The most fascinating aspect of the Avengers is that it’s also the reason I’ve never felt a
connection with them. They’re an extremely talented group of colleagues. For the Earth’s
Mightiest Heroes, being super is part of the job.
The initial Avengers film grafted the concept of conflicting office egos into the idea of an alien
invasion in hyperbolic allegory. The group was initially an extra-governmental organization that
was partnered with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Their break-up at the time of the Civil War
was mostly about who they were working for. And the Marvel TV shows The Falcon and The
Winter Soldier included an entire story based on the idea that the Avengers were not paid,
despite Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) enormous fortune. The reason these heroes don’t
have to talk to Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) asking for medical insurance and overtime
reimbursement is beyond me.
The Avengers are coworkers first, and friends in the course of chance.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’s spin on the idea is the most thrilling feature of the
flashy and ultimately indifferent film. Written by the horror-comedy savant Sam Raimi and
written by Michael Waldron, Multiverse of Madness Suggests that, despite having saved the world several times and going through various victories and losses together the characters don’t
consider each other as a part of the story apart from those events that end the world.
As individuals, they each have their individual lives. They don’t care about each other. They
don’t text, call, or even check in. They’re not family. Nothing makes this more evident than when
one gets lost.
From the very beginning, Multiverse of Madness Requires its viewers to understand everything
that transpired in the life of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) in WandaVision and every action
In the nine-episode Disney+ show, Wanda in reaction to the pain of losing her android soulmate
Vision (Paul Bettany) changed the nature of reality and gave herself two twins, while also
mentally enslaving a large number of people. Imagine: ” gaslight, gatekeeper girl boss,” but with
the power of telekinesis and chaos – WandaVision
Then, after a battle with an old witch called Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) and the memories
she has of Vision and also because she’s a truly kindhearted person, Wanda realizes that
mind-controlling New Jersey townies are not morally sound and she reversibly shafts her Hex.
Yet, even when she reached the epiphany, Wanda also found the most enticing evil book known
as The Darkhold (in episode’s Post-credits scenes).
In the Marvel mythology, The Darkhold is a cataclysmic source of magical power, yet it is tied to
a Faustian deal that corrupts the owner’s soul and rotten it from the inside out. In a state of
denial, Wanda becomes consumed with an uncontrollable desire to live with her magical
children. (You can tell that she’s becoming more sinister because she’s wearing extravagant
headgear like the ones she wears in comics.)
Anyone who is familiar with X-Men comics or the shocking ending of each X-Men film trilogy will
be looking their faces at the way Multiverse of Madness plops Wanda into the comic book
character of a woman who is red-headed and experiencing enormous emotions which put the
whole world in danger. The pleas for sanity painful end of the road the way in which culpability
and justice are inevitable there’s nothing new here.
In the current Marvel universe there is a sinister and evil force following an extra-dimensional
creature known as America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) across the multiverse, and fortunately, that
of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Chavez declares that she’s the only person with the
ability to travel through the multiverse. This could explain why the huge villains are obsessed
Strange consults Wanda and it is evident that the evil that is seeking America, as well as
Wanda, are identical. It’s shocking to Strange but it’s not for anyone who’s had the pleasure of
watching the WandaVision.
It is possible to imagine that the second most powerful wizard on the planet, whose job is to
defend the world from supernatural threats and threats, would be able to check on one of his
team members who had mentally enslaved an entire city, crafted two children out of the air, and
then received an upgrade in power via Marvel’s version Necronomicon. This assumption is an
The absence of interaction with Strange and Wanda can be seen as a weak point in the script or
as a Marvel plot flaw. A lot of cataclysmic events occur in the MCU such as the celestial birth
story in the Eternals and the demons who eat your face and soul that appear in Shang-Chi
however there’s always an inexplicable absence of Avengers in the scene when these terrible
events occur. But, it’s more intriguing when you think about the absence of connection to be
deliberate and that, despite being able to save humanity time and again, Strange fails to see the
humanity of his fellow team members.
Since her debut role during Age of Ultron, Wanda has always looked at The Avengers as a
family of choice — mostly due to the fact that she has lost all those close to her when she joins
She moved into the Avengers headquarters. Wanda formed an enduring father-daughter
connection with Hawkeye as Ultron struck, and he helped her escape from her house detention
in Civil War. Wanda was also in love with Vision who she was tragically forced to kill as part of a
film plan to defeat Thanos at the end of Infinity War. In the end, when they defeated the
Avengers and took on Thanos In the Endgame, Vision and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett
Johansson) are the only two Avengers who haven’t been revived.
In relation to Natasha, It’s also interesting that she as well as Wanda have two Avengers who
see the Avengers team as friends and family. This is a common occurrence with certain
characters in Marvel stories, such as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark or the
Guardians of the Galaxy, however, we rarely observe individual characters thinking of the whole
Avengers group as one unit, the family group. (Both Wanda and Natasha are both women who
wear red hair, struggle with children and, in a bit of uninformed, awkward writing, compare their
motherly position with the word ” monster.”)
It was Natasha who managed to keep a semblance of the Avengers functioning following
Thanos’s snap and was always looking for any clue that could bring her old friends back.
Natasha gave up her life to find the Soul Stone to save her Avengers teammates and beloved
family members, only to see some of the same Avengers grieve her loss by pondering out loud
about how little they were aware of her.
After Thanos was defeated and defeated, the Avengers (sans Natasha) disbanded, and
Wanda’s improvised family. Nobody — not even Hawkeye nor Okoye or Shuri whom Wanda
briefly met in Wakanda and neither Falcon nor Bucky who she fought in Civil War; not any of the
female Avengers together with whom she team together in that ” she’s got help” Endgame
moment. She also was in contact with her.
It’s not easy to determine if this is an accusation of Wanda who is a bit too demanding from the
team or her team members who don’t care enough about her. Perhaps the lack of clarity is the
issue and how strongly you feel (or do not feel) towards Wanda is indicative of your own views
about the notion of what belonging to a team is about and the role of friendship in this aspect.
Similar to Strange’s conduct towards his colleague.
While Strange is present to guard the universe, he’s not there when Wanda is in need of his
assistance most. He’s also not particularly interested in finding options that could save Wanda’s
soul from Darkhold. In the film, he is unable to explain why he is constantly reminding Wanda
that she’s not technically an actual mother. The idea of criticizing a woman grieving the loss of
her children while her soul is consumed by an old evil, a hilariously insensitive mix of words
appears to be an extremely cruel strategy.
Strange’s lack of tact isn’t entirely out of the character. His comic book career and even his
debut film are filled with instances of coldness, arrogance, as well as unintentionally sexist and
paternalistic relations with females. Strange will do anything to finish the job and the task of
destroying Wanda at any cost for Strange is the only way to do it.
The multiverse of Madness is a display of the way Doctor Strange and his Avengers teammates
are great at saving the world, however, they are rotten in their ability to save one another.
Heroes can accomplish good things with no kindness. This is the way that the Avengers operate
and have always operated. Perhaps the problem then isn’t so much the fact that no one was
around to assist Wanda instead, it’s that Wanda did not expect anything more than a handful of
people who are world-saving.