In this week’s issue of All new X-Factor, Wanda says she never hung out in a social setting with her brother , but as we see here, that clearly isn’t the case. Seriously, I got worked up when I read that in X-Factor. I was like “Whachu talkin bout Wanda? Pietro always hangs out with you, and does the lame things he has no interest in just to be with you.”
Also, reading these panels, I was surprised to learn that Pietro is soft-spoken. That changes my perception of him dramatically.
I side-eyed that panel too. I think PAD was trying to combat the rampant assumption of an unhealthy relationship between he two twins, and the people who ship them in the 616. I think he over compensated. The twins are shown many times being in each other’s company when not on a mission. particularly in the OLD comics. I think maybe he meant to imply that they had grown apart? Or maybe things had always seemed forced? Like said above, Pietro did things he didn’t like because she did. Wanda isn’t stupid, anyone spending time with another person who doesn’t enjoy the activity WILL notice. I think outside of missions they tried to have a civil family relationship, but neither really knew how. once they stopped struggling for their lives, and when not fighting for their lives, they had an awkwardness hanging over their relationship with little to bond over but negative memories, and incapable of making good new ones because Pietro is ADHA to the extreme. He want to do to the circus, it’s stimulating, Wanda wants to watch Downtown Abby, which he finds tedious and drawl. I gathered from PAD’s comics that, while they tried, the twins just lack a lot of common interests, and were very codependent for support for a long time, and once they found support from other people (spouses and team-members) they found the need for one another to diminish. I headcanon that Pietro felt guilt over this, and over-compensated, unwilling to let Wanda go. She sees this to it’s fullest manifestation when the House of M takes hold. She see’s his inability to let go of her put the whole world in peril, so she splits, and forces Pietro to be on his own. no contact. I honestly believe she vanished to help him become his own person. and while he looked for her, it wasn’t until he was ready to be separate from her that he found her. After The Children’s Crusade, I think they each did their own thing, giving each other space, but their relationship was forever changed. Pietro felt abandoned and Wanda felt guilt, and they still had no common interests.
THAT is what I think PAD meant, he just said it in much fewer words that lead to a lot of confusion?
thats just my take.
I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.
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Pietro and Wanda are about to add two more Russian speaking assholes to the team!!!! Yeeeeeasssssss!!!!!!!!
unlike wanda, pietro worked to get rid of his slavic accent after coming to america. however when he gets really agitated he often slips back into it, and also when he’s alone with wanda (or, god forbid, magneto).
My problem with this is…Pietro is ALWAYS agitated. Read up on his character, his powers make everyone move in slow motion and it drives him crazy. lol.
I also headcanon that he and Wanda BOTH have their accents and it REALLY needs to be acknowledged in comics. EVERYONE is written WITH accents (Kurt, Gambit, Colossus, etc) but they are not. But we know they speak German and Russian as well as whatever language/dialect is spoken in Transia.
Also, I headcanon that when alone with Magneto or Wanda they do NOT speak in english, as well as with people like Kurt and Piotr.
I headcanon that Pietro and Piotr bond in Russian over both being named Peter.
They aren’t as close as people think. While they do love each other, it isn’t the exaggerated, us-against-the-world thing you see in fandom. People have trouble with moderation. They love to take one trait and crank it up to 9000. That’s how we ended up with a fanon Natasha who does nothing but sharpen knives, buy bullets, and poison Hawkeye (and it’s how we got the alternate fanon Natasha who does nothing but play pranks and tease Steve). Wanda and Pietro can still care about each other without their entire lives being devoted to their super special sibling relationship.
The notion their entire lives revolve around each other comes from the limited modern canon people have to work with. If you look for comics featuring both of them from the past decade, you end up with House of M, Avengers Origins, and Avengers: Children’s Crusade. Pietro is in Avengers VS. X-Men too, but that doesn’t deal with their relationship. Their apparent codependency in those stories is due to extenuating circumstances; it’s not a reflection of their baseline relationship. During House of M, he is dealing with the very real possibility his friends will show up murder her. Avengers Origins takes place at a point in their lives when them relying on each other is a necessity, not a choice (and also, it is a terrible story). Children’s Crusade, again, is special circumstances. None of those are an accurate depiction of the often tumultuous relationship they’ve had throughout their adult lives.
When we are first introduced to them as characters in early X-Men, they are exceptionally close, but it’s a closeness born of desperation. They’ve spent years as homeless orphans (with bonus amnesia!) who had to stick together for their own survival. The environment in the Brotherhood is hostile and unsafe. Their choices are still very, very limited.
Joining the Avengers gives them freedom and safety, but initially, they’re stuck in that survival mode. They protect each other because that’s what they’re used to. Then Roy Thomas starts writing Avengers and things begin to shift. Wanda wants independence from Pietro, and he begins to come across more as a misogynist than a protector.
And then, suddenly, a wild android appears…
Steve Englehart is the worst thing to happen to Pietro. Ever. I will forever hate that man’s writing and that time in Marvel because of him. Pietro was written completely OOC.
He took a golden opportunity to show Pietro’s hypocrisy and the irony of him being a persecuted minority turning around to harbor his own prejudices and hate a different minority and turned him into a bumbling idiot asshole. Pietro could have been an amazing social commentary about how good people can still have bad opinions/feelings. Instead of making the story being about Pietro learning that in his heart he harbors ugly hatred and wanting to be a hero meant learning to grow and look past those things and made him stupid overbearing brother who is emotionally abusive to his sister and his wife.
Pietro is shown not liking Homosapians, or Synthroids. That is fascinating for someone who paints himself a hero! He could even be shown being overbearing and misogynistic, so long as it’s shown as a fault in a good man, showing us that people we think of a “good” can still do bad things, instead of whiplashing him into a villain of douche doom. Because it sends the message that only bad people do bad things, absolving all people we picture as “good” from ever harboring normalized racism and sexism.
I think this is very much the product of the Comic Book Code. BUUUUUT….i Think it’s a shame. a real shame.
Wanda, at least, was shown to be more independent and strong willed during that time, standing up to her brother even tho that meant losing him for a time. So for that i’m grateful? But true feminism is equality. I don’t like seeing Wanda as a woman hoisted up at the expense of Pietro as a man being thrown into the dirt.
"Civil war : House of M" shows the history of the House of M timeline, specifically how Magneto came to rule the world.
The beginning is retelling Magneto’s origins for the umpteenth time. In here though, Magneto is shown to have white hair from the get go. I think in other stories, his natural hair color is brown, it just got white with age.
This is where the discrepancy with Pietro’s hair comes from I think. Pietro has white hair from birth, but Magneto is implied to just have aged to silver except here and people latched onto it.
So we have to wonder, is Pietro’s hair genetic as in: hereditary like Magneto’s, genetic as in part of a physical mutation along with his powers, or genetic like he has a lack of melanin? I always thought he was an albino with oculocutaneous but albinos have dreadful eyesight due to poor eye development and he clearly sees just fine. so either his mutation makes up for it, or it is simply part of his mutation?
I had headcanon for a long while that he was close to blind in his young life due to his oculocutaneous and only when his mutation manifested at 12 did his eyesight correct itself when his abilities caused the physical mutations that allow him to see and comprehend his surroundings at an elevated rate. So Wanda had cared for him then, and he turned around to care for her when her powers made it so she needed him to do things for her.
just headcanon fun.
Seriously, Pietro is getting sweet on Crystal while she is married to Ronan. Dude, if you tap that Ronan is going to start a freaking Kree war with your ass and the Avengers are gonna be pissed.
Dude, give up on that woman. She’s a ho. Don’t start interstellar genocide with your trouser snake, please!
Tommy Shepherd is a cishet white male. He’s one of the few Young Avengers who isn’t, or doesn’t currently identify as, queer in anyway. BUT LET ME TELL YOU THAT JUST BECAUSE HE IS “PRIVILEGED” IT DOES NOT MEAN HE ISNT IMPORTANT AND IT DOES NOT MEAN HE SHOULD BE PUSHED ASIDE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM. OKAY?!?!
Let’s take a close look at Tommy Shepherd:
He comes from a broken home and it should really tell you something when one of the few things we know about he family is his mother and fathers names and how young he was when they got divorced.
He was arrested, sent to Juvie, and thEN HE IS EXPERIMENTED ON. BECAUSE HE’S A MUTANT. BECAUSE HE CAN BLOW SHIT UP. BECAUSE HE CAN RUN FASTER THAN SOME JETS.
And whatever they did to him, it was enough to cause him to go on a rampage when he’s finally free.
And then suddenly, he has a family again. He has a nerdy little brother, and a badass mom, and an uncle who’s just like him. And he has friends and a team and crazy odd people just like him who do good. And so of course SHIT GOES AND HITS THE FAN.
DO YOU REALIZE THAT TOMMY SHEPHERD WAS TRYING TO KEEP THE YOUNG AVENGERS TOGETHER? DO YOU REALIZE THAT THIS WAS TOMMY’S FAMILY?! DO YOU REALIZE THAT TOMMY SHEPHERD, WHO’S FAMILY DECIDED TO CALL IT QUITS WHEN HE WAS 6, IS HAVING YET ANOTHER FAMILY OF HIS SEPARATE?
TOMMY TRIES TO HELP GET BILLY BACK TO HIS FEET.
TOMMY WANTS THE YOUNG AVENGERS TO FUCK UP THE DAYS OF EVIL DOERS.
ALL TOMMY WANTS IS THE YOUNG AVENGERS BACK.
SO OF COURSE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE YOUNG AVENGERS COME BACK?!
"Hey you know what would be a great idea? Let’s haVE TOMMY SHEPHERD SUFFER GOD KNOWS WHEN THE YOUNG AVENGERS COME BACK EVEN THOUGH IT WAS EVERYTHING HE FOUGHT FOR."
So no, don’t tell me that because Tommy Shepherd is a cishet white male, he is privileged. Don’t tell me that he’s boring. DONT TELL ME HE ISNT IMPORTANT. DONT YOU TAKE AWAY TOMMY SHEPHERD’S IMPORTANCE BECAUSE HE WAS BORN WITH A SKIN COLOR, AND SEX, AND GENDER, AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION THAT GIVE HIM AN UPPER HAND IN SOCIETY.
Tommy suffers from his powers/abilities the same way his uncle does. Life DRAAAAAAGS for him. People move so slow, things happen at such a sluggish rate, that it literally drives him crazy! He is anxious and annoyed constantly because he is living a lifetime a hundred times longer than ours. He micro-naps throughout a day rather than sleeping through a night. He has no peace or escape. His body is efficient at going fast, but that’s no good when everyone else in the world is stuck going one frame a minute. Its agony. Yet he want to do good and be a hero, and tries to inspire and hold the team togther while everyone else moans about their personal problems. Tommy never complains about how slow everyone is (like Pietro frequently does) because Tommy isn’t about the drama, he’s about being proactive. Instead of whining (cough Billy) he goes out and does shit.
Don’t EVER shit-talk Tommy Shepherd; he is the hero the rest of the Young Avengers wish to be.
preview for Magneto #10!!
I’m a couple issues behind! WHAT IS GOING ON!
THE WHOLE FAMILY (aside from the kids and Lorna) are here!!
Oh Pietro and your pissed off face, I just want to pinch it!!!
I met the tiniest most adorable Quicksilver at #DragonCon :) BROTHER! #DragonCon14 #dragoncon2014 #ScarletWitch #ScarletWitchCosplay #ScarletBitch #quicksilver #pietromaximoff #WandaMaximoff #cosplay #marvel
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Carpooling with Quicksilver. He’s complaining about how slow we’re going. 14 hour drive to Atlanta? Normally that is 14 seconds for him. #quicksilver #pietromaximoff #plushie #avengers #marvel #DragonCon #dragoncon2014
I have a lot of feelings in regards to Pietro and Wanda. I’m worried after All New X-factor 12. I’m certain an Avenger will come and speak to him about his past discretions. Will they actually make him say that he tried to commit suicide, was taken to the moon by the Inhumans to heal, saw that they mutated themselves with terrigen mists, and in his insanity thought he could remutate the mutants he had a hand in depowering, leading to multiple deaths, all because the Avengers decided to kill him and his sister? They really gonna make him admit that?
Honestly, when you say all that out loud, it makes the Avengers look like the assholes in the situation.
Don’t mind me. I’ll just be over here, crying forever. #wednesdayspoilers #allnewxfactor #quicksilver #lunamaximoff #pietromaximoff #marvel I AM SOBBING FOREVER!!!!
That awkward moment when Peter Parker has more sense and concern for Wanda’s wellbeing than Pietro during a time when Wanda’s body is being possessed. Wait, that’s all the time. Back in the day Quicksilver was very poorly written. Makes things very face-palming-inducing.