In the groundbreaking Disney+ series ‘Wandavision’, Maximoff resides in a literal sitcom neighbourhood, featuring a full cast of characters and even a disembodied laugh track. Leaving behind her former life as an Avenger, Wanda and her (somehow not dead) husband Vision attempt to live a simple life all while concealing their supernatural abilities from their oblivious neighbours.
Of course, no cheesy family sitcom would be complete without the addition of progeny for this odd couple. After an implausibly short pregnancy, Wanda’s twin boys Billy and Tommy seem to grow up just as quickly, a sentiment that rings true even for non-superpowered parents.
And just like most parents, Wanda isn’t immune from the unexpected challenges of motherhood, such as confronting the topic of mortality after the tragic death of the family dog, or having to balance parental duties while also struggling with depression.
Sure, she’s made mistakes, but what mother hasn’t? Despite her seemingly invincible power, Wanda has a vulnerability that resonates with anyone first starting their journey as a mother. And lest we forget, Wanda is fiercely protective of her children, as any mother would be. Combine that maternal nature with supernatural powers and you have a one woman army capable of destroying worlds should any harm come to her children.
Sure, her children were really just a magical construction invented to avoid processing the trauma of her past, but that doesn’t mean Wanda Maximoff isn’t a super mum, both figuratively and literally!