WandaVision’s Kathryn Hahn revealed in a fan Q&A that her favorite fan theory was that Agatha was Mephisto’s puppet, a character she hadn’t heard of.
WandaVision’s Kathryn Hahn responds to an Agatha/Mephisto theory. Hahn played Agatha Harkness in the hit MCU series, a centuries old witch who was Wanda Maximoff’s (Elizabeth Olsen) perfect magical foil. One of the reasons WandaVision generated such a huge buzz on social media during the show’s run was the plethora of fan theories that grew exponentially week by week.
A prevalent theme among the fan theories was the appearance of the Marvel comic book villain, Mephisto. The character was Marvel’s version of the devil in the comic books, and Mephisto was involved in several dark storylines that further traumatized Wanda (like when Wanda’s twins Billy and Tommy were actually shards of Mephisto’s soul.) Naturally, due to Mephisto’s involvement with Wanda in comic book storylines, fans theorized that certain show moments were hints that he was the villain pulling the strings. That fan theory turned to be wrong, and it was actually Agatha all along.
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Hahn recently revealed her favorite WandaVision fan theory during an MTVAwards fan Q&A. The actress didn’t have social media accounts when WandaVision episodes were being released on a weekly basis, so she heard about the show’s buzz from friends. Check out the fan theory Hahn said she enjoyed the most below:
I remember hearing [from friends] that I [Agatha] was a puppet of Mephisto and I immediately had to say, ‘Who is Mephisto?’ Don’t hold that against me! Now I know who it is.
It’s challenging to imagine anyone holding anything against Hahn after her phenomenal performance as Agatha Harkness. Hahn did say she read up on Mephisto after hearing the theory, but she still doesn’t use social media. What’s interesting is that even WandaVision’s showrunner, Jac Schaeffer, didn’t know who Mephisto was before doing press for the show, so Hahn has always been in good company.
Even if Schaeffer had known about Mephisto, the WandaVision team ultimately made the right choice by not bringing Mephisto into the mix. As Schaeffer has noted repeatedly in interviews, the main villain was always Wanda’s grief. Agatha forced Wanda to face her inner demons before Wanda really wanted to, resulting in their epic season finale fight that won Hahn and Olsen an MTV TV award for “Best Fight.”
It’s rather unfair to Hahn’s portrayal of Agatha to simply classify her as a WandaVision villain. Although Agatha’s intentions towards Wanda weren’t exactly pure, and she wanted to steal Wanda’s chaos magic, Agatha was also ironically responsible for snapping Wanda out of her grief. While it’s yet to be officially confirmed, more than likely, fans will see Agatha return in some capacity in the future of the MCU. The devil’s always in the details.
Source: MTV Awards
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