The Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) is a fictional comic book character that appears in books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in X-Men #4 (March 1964) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. She is the daughter of Magneto, the twin sister of Quicksilver, and the paternal half-sister of Polaris.
Debuting in the Silver Age of comic books, the Scarlet Witch has been featured in five decades of Marvel continuity, starring in two self-titled limited series with husband the Vision and as a regular team member in superhero title the Avengers. The character has also appeared in other Marvel-endorsed products such as animated films; arcade and video games; television series and merchandise such as action figures and trading cards.
The Scarlet Witch was ranked 97th in Wizard's "200 Greatest Comic Book Characters of All Time" list and 14th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list.
Famous quotes containing the words scarlet and/or witch:
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Is this your love so warm?
The love that loves a scarlet coat
Should be more uniform!”
—Thomas Hood (17991845)
“A witch is one who worketh by the Devil or by some curious art either healing or revealing things secret, or foretelling things to come which the Devil hath devised to ensnare mens souls withal unto damnation. The conjurer, the enchanter, the sorcerer, the diviner, and whatever other sort there is encompassed within this circle.”
—George Gifford (16th century)