Case Study

How PTSD Made Wanda Maximoff Go From Superhero To Supervillain

How the character of  in the MCU Franchise Highlights  Poor Mental Health  Plagued By  Grief And Trauma

Wanda Maximoff

Before Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest installment, ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, the 2021-miniseries ‘Wanda Vision’ had its central character 

“The Scarlet Witch” Wanda Maximoff highlights the effects of trauma and grief on mental health.

Wanda is shown suffering from grief, trauma, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and dissociative identity disorder (DID).

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Her poor mental health is the result of piled-up tragedies: 

The murder of her parents and twin brothers,  Her incarceration and torture in an experimental setup,  The death of her soulmate Vision by her own hands,  And, the loss of her twins.

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Her confusion is further compounded by her inability to make sense of her own massive power and lack of purpose.

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