View Poll Results: Should Scarlet Witch be called The Pretender?

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    Arrow Is wanda the pretender or no? Poll

    Is Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, a Pretender? Or should names like these be reserved for those truly evil, like the Patchwork Man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cane_danko View Post
    Is Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, a Pretender? Or should names like these be reserved for those truly evil, like the Patchwork Man?
    Uh... "the pretender" makes me think of 1600's New England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by From The Shadows View Post
    Uh... "the pretender" makes me think of 1600's New England.
    It remind me of the british/american rock band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cane_danko View Post
    It remind me of the british/american rock band.
    "I'm Special, So special..."
    Also, the Pretenders did a song entitled "My city was gone" which was used for decades as the opening theme of the Rush Limbaugh show.
    Also "the Pretender" is the name of a Jackson Browne song from the mid-1970s.
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    she's a mutant and since her crime was against mutants she should be trialed in mutant court.

    Magneto/Polaris should be the defense. make amends and unite the family. prosecution could be literally anyone.

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    Anyone else remember that late 90s show, The Pretender?



    Scarlet Witch was nothing like that show.

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    No, now I am curous about rock bands
    what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 8

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    The X-Men hang out with Sinister and Apocalypse. Being mad about Wanda is stupid. Further, I am against Avengers and other franchise characters being made important in the X-Books. Either restore her mutancy or leave her out entirely.

    The Decimation, and its remnants, I find far more annoying than compelling.
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    I would label her as more of a Swindler! Also she is so Iconic the way she gets a new thread every other day who is doing it like Wanda!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whim View Post
    she's a mutant and since her crime was against mutants she should be trialed in mutant court.

    Magneto/Polaris should be the defense. make amends and unite the family. prosecution could be literally anyone.
    Except she's not a mutant anymore, nor Magneto's daughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Alpha View Post
    Except she's not a mutant anymore, nor Magneto's daughter.
    He's probably like the rest of the world outside of ya know die hard comic fans who just ignore Axis & the effects of it! I also ignore Axis not because of the Wanda thing just because it was boring.

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    No, Pretty much because if you go by The Merriam-Webster Definition of the Word of Pretend~ "1: to give a false appearance of being, possessing, or performing or 2: to claim, represent, or assert falsely."

    Most it is to claim falsehood by knowing you do and when a character from their very concept was to be said to be born and lived as a mutant right down to their powers and blood, it is hard to "pretend" you are something or in this case a Mutant, when it is a truth for the vast majority of your life to all who you know and espically to yourself with measured back-up by near ever concivable measure to say you are a mutant in that world.

    By that pretender does not make sense in context by how Krakoa is trying to come across in seeming to represent it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Alpha View Post
    Except she's not a mutant anymore, nor Magneto's daughter.
    While I don't care enough for whatever stories changed that, and I definitely do not trust Marvel not to change that again, I do think it is interesting to look at Wanda not as one pretending to be a mutant, but one who was a pretender with regards to being an heir of Magneto, the throne of Magneto, and more putting herself in that exact role in House of M.

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    Wanda genuinely believed herself to a be a mutant. Everyone else, including a bald telepath with a mutant detection machine, believed her to be a mutant. Pretending requires intentional deception, so she clearly wasn't pretending. She was just as deceived as everyone else regarding her status as a mutant. The same goes for Pietro. The same goes, unfortunately, for Franklin Richards.

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    The (old) Hank McCoy thread. https://community.cbr.com/showthread...on-Thread-2020

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