Explanation of the shocking ending of ‘Doctor Strange 2’: is it [Spoiler] really dead?

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Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch goes to great lengths to reunite with her sons, Billy and Tommy from Wanda Visionin Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness. She embraces the Darkhold to try and search for a permanent reality in the Multiverse where she could be with her children. Despite Doctor Strange’s pleas, it isn’t until Wanda (who is from Earth 616, the main timeline of the MCU) comes face to face with her boys on Earth 838 that she stops the destruction of she.

When Wanda tries to reunite with her children as the Scarlet Witch on Earth 838, they are terrified of her. They call her mother Wanda from Earth 838. At the end of the day, no one can say that Wanda doesn’t love her children, but the lengths she went to for love made her unrecognizable in any universe.

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Elizabeth Olsen in ‘The Multiverse of Madness’. (Walt Disney Studios/Marvel Studios/Everett Collection)

Wanda realizes that she is hurting her children and the alternate universe version of herself. She finally accepts the fact that her children no longer exist in her world, but in others. And that has to be enough for her.

Wanda decides to destroy the Darkhold once and for all. “I opened the Darkhold. I have to shut it down,” Wanda tells Strange, who is dream walking an alternate dead version of himself. She brings the entire temple on Wundagore Mountain on top of her, destroying the original version of the Darkhold in the process. She doesn’t just destroy the original version. Wanda destroys the Darkhold in everyone universes.

It looks like Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch died in the collapse. But is she really she is she dead? Her body is never shown on screen. If you don’t see a body, you can never tell for sure if a character is really dead. Wanda has seen her fair share of do-or-die moments over the years. Knowing the magnitude of her powers, Wanda could easily have found some way to escape.

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Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch. (Walt Disney Studios/Marvel Studios/Everett Collection)

At the moment, Wanda’s fate in the MCU is unclear. The character has been killed off multiple times in Marvel comics and has come back from the grave. There are also alternate versions of her in the Multiverse. She in the credits she says that “Doctor Strange will return”. How and in what way remains to be seen. Let’s hope this isn’t the end for Wanda/Scarlett Witch. Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness is now in theaters.


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