Looks Like Magneto Is Not Hydra – At Least Not Yet

Were we all mislead by covers? Or is this a shoe yet to drop?

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In today's Secret Empire #1 by Nick Spencer and Steve McNiven, we see Scarlet Witch joining The Vision, Thor Odinson and Deadpool in the new Hydra Avengers. But what could make a Romani character such as Wanda Maximoff join such Nazi-analogues?

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Well, she doesn't speak, which might be a clue. Bt her role may be a very important one.

Because she may no longer be technically Magneto's daughter, but there is clearly a familial bond between them.

And also in today's Secret Empire, we learn that Magneto is not Hydra. At least not yet. He is part of the Sovereign Republic of New Tian, which has a treaty with the USA. And has a number of familiar mutants in its number, Xorn of course, but also Psylocke, Old Beast, Sebastian Shaw… and Magneto.

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Things may change, of course, And maybe threatening the Scarlet Witch will be a way to recruit Magneto to the Hydra team. That variant cover showing Magneto as a Hydra villain was from later in the run. Though we also note that Quicksilver, her brother, is part of the resistance.

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But for now, Magneto is a New Tianian and not Hydra. Honest.

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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