Wanda Maximoff’s Scarlet Witch became the White Witch in Marvel’s Amalgam crossover, as she combined powers with DC’s Zatanna.
The Amalgam Universe shared between DC and Marvel Comics created some powerful heroes and villains, but few were more intriguing than Scarlet Witch and Zatanna Zatara’s combined form, the White Witch. In Dr. StrangeFate #1, Wanda Zatara was introduced as a powerful magic user tasked with tracking down a hero stuck between two worlds. The antihero was a combination of two of the most fantastic magical comic book characters into one incredible new form.
The Amalgam Universe was a joint crossover between Marvel and DC Comics, where iconic heroes and villains were merged into one. The event saw the likes of Captain America and Superman becoming Super-Soldier, Dr. Strange and Dr. Fate becoming Dr. StrangeFate, and Wolverine and Batman becoming the singular hero, Dark Claw. One thing that connected both universes was a hero named Access, the only character that both publishers own together. In Dr. StrangeFate’s attempts to track down the Multiversal hero, he called upon his greatest agents, including White Witch, who was part Scarlet Witch and part Zatanna.
In Doctor Strange Fate #1 by Ron Marz, José Luis García-López, Kevin Nowlan, Matt Hollingsworth, and Chris Eliopoulos, Dr. StrangeFate summons his agents to help track down the hero Access, a dangerously powerful anomaly who’s appeared in the Amalgam universe. The three agents, Bruce Banner’s Skulk, Frankie Rayner’s Jade Nova, and Wanda Zatara’s White Witch, are tasked with bringing Access to StrangeFate, as they are in debt to the sorcerer. Ultimately, White Witch kills Access, brings him to StrangeFate, and revives him, showing off the incredible combined powers of Scarlet Witch and Zatanna.
White Witch sports a white body suit, similar to the red costume Scarlet Witch normally wears, and a red headpiece. She has fishnet gloves extending to the top of her arm and matching leggings like Zatanna. Personality-wise, White Witch is flirtatious and seems to have a history with StrangeFate, although the DC and Marvel Amalgam sorcerer ignores her romantic endeavors. In the end, readers get just a taste of the White Witch’s powers, as she kills Access with a kiss and revives him with a spell. It’s safe to assume the issue only hinted at what she was capable of. Zatanna and Scarlet Witch are two of the most powerful magic users in their respective universes, so imagining what they can do as one hero is tantalizing.
Dr. StrangeFate remains the best comic to come from the Amalgam crossover from Marvel and DC Comics, as it did a brilliant job in creating combination heroes in a world that felt surprisingly lived-in. Scarlet Witch and Zatanna’s combined form, the White Witch, may have only had a small role in the comic, but in a short time, she proved that if Marvel and DC Comics ever do another Amalgam crossover, she needs her own story as she’s an enjoyable and powerful combo character.
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