'Scarlet Witch for $2?': Build Your Own Avengers challenge undervaluing Wanda Maximoff enrages fans
While characters like Black Widow and Hawkeye got placed in the top tiers, powerhouses like Scarlet Witch and Vision (Paul Bettany) were left at the bottom, priced at $2 and $1 respectively
There are some characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe whose importance and power are constantly overinflated while others, who may actually pack more punch, are woefully underrated.
It's pretty understandable considering the movies really only allow a few select characters to shine, relegating the others to the sidelines either with some convenient injuries or just plain bad writing.
However, that's no excuse for the disrespect that Scarlet Witch / Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) seems to be getting. On April 21, a challenge was posted on Twitter asking fans to build their own Avengers team from a select list, with characters ranked and assigned pricetags.
"Which #Avengers would make your team if you were given ONLY $15?" The post asked. "Share your picks with us!"
While that sounds like some good fun, the rankings seem to have been assigned at random because while characters like Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) got placed in the top tiers, powerhouses like Scarlet Witch and Vision (Paul Bettany) were left at the bottom, priced at $2 and $1 respectively.
In fact, the Scarlet Witch was placed in the same category as Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) and while we love the Stark Industries (Fore)Head of Security, he's not even an actual Avenger for crying out loud!
Anyway, the fans have obviously been losing their minds over this and here's what they've been saying:
"I guess I'll spend $2 for Scarlet Witch and keep the rest of the money," one fan tweeted while another wrote, "I hear people are talking s*** about Wanda Maximoff so lemme be real with you: scarlet witch is as powerful as captain marvel I will not be taking questions."
"Ok but Scarlet Witch was nerfed in the movies, they clearly wanted Captain Marvel to be stronger but she's definitely stronger in the comics point blank period," another fan declared.
"Scarlet Witch for $2???? wtf," another fan wrote incredulously. "They put her in the same category as Happy."
One fan asked, "In what world is Hawkeye and Black Widow more valuable than Vision and Scarlet Witch?"
"SCARLET WITCH IS 2 DOLLARS? MCU Wanda is dollar store Scarlet Witch and still worth more than MCU Hawkeye," another fan commented.
Scarlet Witch's next adventure will be on the Disney+ series 'WandaVision' that's expected to release in December. Perhaps that will show people that Wanda's not someone to be trifled with (and she's definitely worth more than $2).