Marvel Characters Who Can Travel Through Multiverse
The Marvel universe is rife with so many different characters and their stories. It only stands to reason that the most famous science-fictional world would constitute more than just one universe. There are several alternate universes in the Marvel Comics and lately in even the Marvel Cinematic Universe, wherein exist a slightly different version of all of your favourite characters. Though a version of the same characters might exist in different universes, not all of them can travel freely through the Multiverse. Today, we will look at Marvel characters who can travel through the Multiverse.
Marvel Characters Who Can Travel Through Multiverse:
Stephen Strange was a world-renowned neurological surgeon before a tragic accident caused irreparable nerve damage to both his hands. On a mission to get control of his hands back so he could return to the job he loved, Stephen set out on a journey to Kamar-Taj. This is where Stephen met the Ancient One and began learning to become a Master of the Mystic Arts, which is how he would eventually become the superhero, Doctor Strange.
Doctor Strange, along with the other members of the Kamar-Taj, all use a Sling Ring in order to travel through space and time by creating a portal. By using a similar principle and a destination in mind and the magic available to them as users of the Mystic Art, they could also travel from one universe to another.
America Chavez is a universe-breaking hero in more ways than one. As one of Marvel’s very first LGBTQ+, Latina superhero, she made her first appearance in the comic ‘Vengeance’ in 2011. Despite her introduction, it would be quite a while until readers would find out more about her backstory. America was also a part of the Young Avengers, along with her fellow new generation of superheroes. In 2016, America was finally featured in her very own solo comic series.
America’s powers involve literally punching a hole through the Multiverse, and travelling from one universe into another. As one of the only few people from the Marvel universe who can pass through the Multiverse as freely as she can, America considers herself to be the ‘Protector of the Multiverse’. With her introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the new ‘Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness’, fans of the MCU can expect to learn a lot more about her in the future.
Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Wanda Maximoff from the comics and Wanda Maximoff from the Marvel Cinematic Universe may differ in some aspects, but they also share some similarities. While Marvel Comics’ Wanda Maximoff and her brother Pietro were born in a Romani tribe but grew up as orphans. They both received powers through genetic experimentation done on them by the High Evolutionary. Whereas the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Wanda Maximoff and her brother lost their parents in an explosion caused by a Stark Industries missile and grew up as orphans. They both gained powers as a result of the experimentation done on them by HYDRA involving an infinity stone.
Though the Wandas may not share the same origin stories, they do share their powers. As the Scarlet Witch, they can manipulate reality and dabble into the incredibly dangerous chaos magic with ease. They also possess the power to control people’s minds and are well-versed in witchcraft.
As if the list of her abilities wasn’t already long enough, Wanda can also travel through the Multiverse. It has become evident from ‘Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness’, that MCU Wanda can transport her consciousness into another version of herself in any universe, with the help of a sinister book of spells called ‘The Darkhold’. As far as her comic counterpart is concerned, The Scarlet Witch is considered the Nexus Being of Earth-616, meaning she controls the probability and is crucial to the happenings of their particular universe, while also possessing the ability to disrupt the Time Stream.
Loki is the Prince of Asgard as well as the God of Mischief. Throughout the time we come to know Loki, he has played the hero, the villain and sometimes the unwilling participant in a scheme or two. Born as a Frost Giant and rescued by Odin of Asgard as a baby, Loki grew up in the shadow of his magnificent older brother, Thor.
All Loki has ever craved all his life is love and acceptance, and it is clear from his actions that he does not care whether it is real or forced. Though Loki may have started off as a villain, he still managed to charm the hearts of many people and redeemed himself at various points in the story.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Loki can now move freely through the Multiverse, as seen on the Disney+ series of the same name. Loki, who is now an anomaly in time himself, can move through time with the technology created by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) and enter different alternate universes. Fans even get a glimpse at some of the many Lokis from the Multiverse in the show.
Agatha Harkness is an astonishingly old being. She was a witch back in Salem during the Witch Trials and tried to create her own coven to practice magic, though she had her own ulterior motives behind it.
Similar to Wanda, Agatha can also control chaos magic. However, her powers do not lend her the same control that Wanda has. Agatha also has the ability to manipulate dimensions and travel through them. Her abilities work in such a way that she could also send other people to different universes from the Multiverse, without leaving her own place.
Kamala Khan, better known by her alias, Ms. Marvel, is a Pakistani-American teenager with superpowers. Kamala is an Inhuman and receives her powers as a result of her lineage. She idolized Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers, and aspired to be like her.
Kamala’s powers are peculiar and give her a great edge over her enemies. Besides super-strength, she can elongate her limbs or neck or basically any part of her body, by borrowing mass from different versions of herself from different points in the timeline.
Using the same principle that lends her the powers, she could easily travel through the Multiverse, as it essentially exists as branches from a timeline. As Kamala is set to make her first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it will be interesting to see how her powers are explored.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Hank Pym’s invention, the Pym Particles, can modify a person’s size. They are also capable of shrinking a person to such a microscopic level that one could, essentially travel into a Quantum Realm, where neither concepts of time nor space exist.
As Hank Pym’s technology of the Pym Particles was the main principle behind the creation of the suits and the superheroes ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Wasp’, it is potentially possible for them to travel to the Quantum Realm of the Multiverse. In fact, Hank Pym’s wife, former Wasp, Janet Van Dyne was stuck in the Quantum Realm for a considerable time before being rescued.