"You were right, Billy. I am the Red Witch... and I remember everything." The Red Witch, Avengers: The Children's Crusade
Get ready for reality to twist and warp around you!
Lost, wandering around Europe for years with her brother Pietro, Wanda Maximoff had no idea of the arcane powers she possessed. Until she unleashed her magic of chaos, distorting reality to protect the innocent. Now, under the guise of the Red Witch, Wanda has joined the Avengers, fighting alongside her brother!
Few heroes can rival the power of the Red Witch when she uses chaos magic to reshape reality at her whim. But few, too, come so close to the border of madness, when a single misstep can condemn you and your comrades to total destruction.
You will get a glimpse of this dichotomy with its heroic capacity. When you play as Red Witch, you can shape and modify the Encounter deck. Each time you count the boost icons on an Encounter card, you can instead discard the top card of the Encounter deck and count its number of icons instead. With the ability to potentially mitigate a deadly attack or prevent the villain's Shenanigans from advancing, the Red Witch is a valuable ally.
Of course, this ability comes at a cost: You reduce the Encounter deck, and you're one step closer to the appearance of an Acceleration marker. The choices are sometimes difficult, and the price you pay for power can be heavy. A simple little card to be discarded is not much... but it may be one too many. Reducing the size of the Encounter deck is the signature of the Red Witch's strategy.
Targeting the villain with the Sphere Hex spell gives you a range of powerful effects, depending on which cards from the Encounter deck you discard. Chaos Magic allows you to completely ignore the resource cost of a card. Instead, you discard an equal number of cards from the top of the encounter deck. Reality Distortion completely cancels an encounter card and the discard, but once again, you will have to pay the price by discarding cards from the encounter deck. All of these effects are undeniably powerful, but they must be used wisely and at the right time. If you succumb unrestrainedly to the attraction of magic, you may lose yourself forever...