Major Plothole Between Darkhold And Trial Of Magneto? (Spoilers)

Okay, so. Marvel's Darkhold comic book event series was delayed rather, courtesy of a pandemic. Originally planned to be published alongside the TV series Wandavision, it saw Scarlet Witch dealing with the magical side of her powers, specifically those tied to the Darkhold grimoire, and saw a number of Marvel characters infected with demonic overspill. When it was finally published last year, it came out alongside The Trial Of Magneto, which also featured the Scarlet Witch – notably her murder, on the island of Krakoa.

So Marvel Editorial was keen to point out that Darkhold was to occur before The Trial Of Magneto. Which did indeed see the death of Wanda Maximoff, but also that she was resurrected using the Krakoan resurrection protocols for mutants – even though she wasn't a mutant, at one point she had convinced the X-Men telepathic computer network Cerebro that she was. And in the final issue out last year, it was revealed that this was all part of Wanda's plan. She needed to die, and be resurrected, to redeem herself in the eyes of the mutant population by extending the resurrection protocols far into the past, bringing back Thunderbird among millions of other mutants.

Major Plothole Between Darkhold And Trail Of Magneto?

But in this week's Darkhold Omega, we see the Scarlet Witch take control of the dark powers associated with the Darkhold that had been threatening her and her loved ones.

Major Plothole Between Darkhold And Trail Of Magneto?

That she had subsumed it all into herself, granting her new power in the process. Possibly even that which she needed to carry out her mission for the mutants of Krakoa. Which worked a lot better than her last attempt on Genosha.

Major Plothole Between Darkhold And Trail Of Magneto?

Except there was a glitch. Scarlet Witch had introduced a reason for the demons not to kill her as a result of her actions.

Major Plothole Between Darkhold And Trail Of Magneto?

If she dies, Cthon, the author of the Darkhold is free to wreak vengeance upon all. But in The Trial Of Magneto, she did die. Properly and everything. Um…

Major Plothole Between Darkhold And Trail Of Magneto?

I have asked. No reply yet. Anyone?

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Cian Tormey (CA) Joe Bennett
THE FATE OF ALL EXISTENCE LIES IN THE HANDS OF FIVE TWISTED MINDS! Five of the world's greatest heroes – Spider-Man, Black Bolt, Blade, Wasp, and Iron Man – took a chance and read from the cursed Darkhold. They were meant to gain the power to fight back the dread elder god Chthon – but instead they've lost their minds and all they once held dear. Was it worth the cost? And who is their bold new ally – a product of Chthon's dark dimension, or something else entirely? Steve Orlando and Cian Tormey deliver a heart-pounding conclusion to the epic Darkhold event – and introduce a hero who will take the Marvel Universe by storm! RATED T+In Shops: Jan 05, 2022 SRP: $4.99

(W) Leah Williams (A) Lucas Werneck, David Messina (CA) Valerio Schiti
JUSTICE IS SERVED. The mystery surrounding Magneto and Scarlet Witch is resolved. The guilty will be judged, the innocent absolved, the victims avenged… and all shall endure their own trials. RATED T+In Shops: Dec 22, 2021 SRP: $3.99

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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