Why Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are Awesome!

  1. They’re twins. By this time I don’t think I need to explain why we like twins so much on this blog.
  2. They both have cool super powers: super-speed (Pietro/Quicksilver) and probability manipulation (Wanda/Scarlet Witch). Kudos go to any superhero who manages to possess decent powers that aren’t punchy powers or the Superman pack.
  3. They’re mutants. We freaks have to look out for one another.
  4. They’re the offspring of one of the biggest, baddest mutants on the planet.
  5. Their nursemaid was a humanoid cow. I kid you not.
  6. They’re both going to appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now that’s movie cred!
  7. Quicksilver is set to appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past, one of the few things about that film which I’m generally excited about.
  8. Scarlet Witch was trained by Agatha Harkness, a bona fide witch. Witches are naturally cool.
  9. Wanda rocks that hot Goth chick look.
  10. Quicksilver can run at supersonic speeds of up to Mach 10 and resist the effects of friction, reduced oxygen, and kinetic impact while moving at super-speeds. Dude can’t drive 55.
  11. Pietro can create cyclone-strength winds; run up walls and cross bodies of water. Jealous, Sonic?
  12. Dude was once involved with Crystal of the Inhumans. Have you ever made it with an Inhuman?
  13. Scarlet Witch briefly got to use the New Age-y battle cry, “Winds of destiny…change!”
  14. Scarlet Witch was once involved with an android. You don’t get too much more nerd culture than that.
  15. Wanda once short-circuited Ultron with her powers, whereas Windows ME would just crash on its’ own.
  16. Scarlet Witch was a member of the Super Hero Squad, where she was voiced by the legendary Tara Strong.
  17. On Super Hero Squad, Quicksilver was voiced by Scott Menville, who also voiced Robin on Teen Titans; we’ve already covered why Robin is awesome.
  18. Wanda can use her hex powers to light flammable objects, contain or remove air from a particular volume, deflect objects, stop the momentum of projectiles, open doors, explode objects, create force fields and deflect magical attacks, etc. Not to mention slice, dice and make Julian fries.
  19. The Ultimate version of Wanda has “do the math” in order to use her powers — she must calculate the mathematical probability that the effect she intends to create will actually happen, with the more unlikely the effect, the more complex the mathematical formula. We like sexy math nerds.
  20. They were both model pretty as teenagers.
Eat your hearts out, Brandon and Brenda Walsh!

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