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Quote1 See, I'm the child of a witch and an android. I'm their wish come true. Bigger than magic, living information, retro-reincarnated in human form. Now, my brother? He'd give you a physical fight. He'd warp time and space to punch you fifty times a second. But when I warp time and space... I use my words. And I say I'm a bigger deal in this reality than you are. Now sit tight, you little pest... While we clean up the mess you made. Quote2
Wiccan[src]

History

Origin[]

During her marriage to the Vision, the Scarlet Witch used her reality-altering powers to create twin boys William and Thomas from two lost souls. Later Mephisto reclaimed the lost souls. However, their souls had been so transfigured by Wanda's magic that they destroyed the demon and dispersed.[16]

The soul of William was apparently reborn in Billy Kaplan, the eldest of three sons to Reform Jews Jeff Kaplan, a cardiologist, and Rebbecca Kaplan, a psychologist, living on the Upper West Side of New York City.[10]

Billy had trouble with bullies in school due to his sexuality. Once while sitting in front of Avengers Mansion, he briefly met the Scarlet Witch, his favorite Avenger. She gave him some words of encouragement and told him that he "could take care of himself". Billy took her advice and stood up to his bully, John Kesler. Unfortunately, Billy's electrokinetic powers emerged for the first time while protecting another student and he nearly killed the school bully, John Kesler. He sought out the Scarlet Witch for help, only to find out that the Avengers had disbanded.[17]

Billy met Teddy Altman at school and they bonded over comic books. Billy attended Teddy's football games where her met Teddy's mother. After he almost killed Kesler, Teddy found Billy outside of Avengers Mansion and they each revealed their powers to one another and they kiss for the first time.[18]

Young Avengers[]

Iron Lad, a younger version of Kang the Conqueror, found Billy using the Avengers Fail-Safe Program compiled by the Vision to be used to form a new team of super heroes in the event of the destruction or disbanding of the Avengers. Iron Lad requested his help in preventing his future self from returning him to the future where he would eventually become Kang. Alongside his new boyfriend, Teddy Altman, Billy joined the Young Avengers. [18] He chose to style himself after Thor, and adopted the superhero identity of the Asgardian. [2] As Asgardian, Billy choose to use only his electricity based powers, but during the fight with Kang Iron Lad and then Patriot ask him to use his "other powers." Finally he admitted to being a spell-caster and disabled Kang's force field.[19] Vision also revealed that Billy and Teddy are both somehow related to members of the Avengers.[8]

After the battle, fellow Young Avengers Kate Bishop and Cassie Lang suggested that Billy change his code name from Asgardian to Wiccan to reflect his new powers and Billy agreed.[8]

Billy tried to tell his parents that he was an aspiring superhero, but they misread his intentions and assumed that he was revealing his relationship with Teddy (Hulkling). Though his parents thought Teddy would make an excellent son-in-law, they were unaware that Billy was a practicing witch, dating a shapeshifter.[20] The nature of his heroic activities and the danger associated with them, became apparent when the Super Skrull Kl'rt nearly destroyed the Kaplan's Upper West Side home in his attempt to kidnap Hulkling. The altercation resulted in the death of Teddy's mother.[21]

When Hulkling was captured by Kree Sentries, Wiccan and the other Young Avengers determine that they would need reinforcements in order to lunch a rescue. The Vision recommended using the Avengers Fail-Safe Program, which was the same program Iron Lad had used to locate the original Young Avengers.[22]

William Kaplan (Earth-616), Cassandra Lang (Earth-616), and Thomas Shepherd (Earth-616) from Young Avengers Vol 1 10 001

Stature recognizing that Wiccan and Speed look like twins

The Fail-Safe Program led them to high security detention facility for superpowered juvenile offenders, where they found Tommy Shepherd and released him from his cell. Stature noted that Tommy and Billy could be twins.[22] Tommy helped them to save Hulkling by fighting off both Skrull and Kree forces, afterwards officially joining the Young Avengers under the name Speed.[23]

During the rescue, Hulkling saved the life of Super Skrull Kl'rt, and the skrull revealed Teddy's true heritage as the heir to the Skrull Empire and son of Captain Marvel, as well as Billy and Tommy's heritage as the reincarnated twin sons of the Scarlet Witch and the Vision. The current Vision confirmed this by pulling up the former Visions memory files.[16]

Civil War[]

During the Civil War, S.H.I.E.L.D. arrested the Young Avengers. However, Falcon and Captain America intercepted the S.H.I.E.L.D bus which was transporting the prisoners, and Wiccan teleported the team out of the situation, into the Resistance Fighters base of operations.

When the Runaways tried to stay out of the conflict, they barely managed to escape from the government forces. Hearing of this development in the news, the Young Avengers decided to help the Runaways even though Captain America vetoed the plan. Wiccan used his magic to locate and teleport to the Runaways. However, the Runaways believed that the Young Avengers had come to capture them and a fight ensued until Patriot succeeded in convincing Nico Minoru to stop the hostilities. The two teams were later attacked by Marvel Boy, who captured Wiccan, Karolina, and Hulkling, and almost killed Xavin. The young heroes became the prisoners of the Warden, who proceeded to practice vivisection on the unconscious Teddy. The boys were rescued by Xavin, whose Skrull physiology allowed him to recover from Noh-Varr's attack. Billy came close to killing the Warden, but Teddy stopped him.[24]

Wiccan was among the Secret Avengers who took part in the first major battle of the Civil War, and was one of the first two casualties. Tony Stark and Peter Parker realized that the two rebels with teleportation powers needed to be incapacitated to prevent an escape from the ambush. Wiccan and Cloak were both shot with tranquilizer darts and rendered unconscious. This attack on two of his youngest followers infuriated Captain America. A violent battle ensued, by the end of which Goliath was dead, slain by the cyborg clone of Thor. Most of the Anti-Registration group escaped, but Wiccan was left behind and captured by the Pro-Registration side.

Billy and the other imprisoned Anti-Registration heroes were eventually freed in a raid led by Captain America. Teddy's shape-shifting ability played a pivotal role in Captain America's plan allowing him to impersonate Yellowjacket in order to free the imprisoned heroes of Prison 42.

Searching for the Scarlet Witch[]

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Speed and Wiccan searching for the Scarlet Witch in Wundagore Mountain

When Wiccan decided to begin searching for the Scarlet Witch, Tommy agreed to join him. The pair searched through Genosha and Wundagore in Transia before finally encountering Master Pandemonium in Cresskill, New Jersey at a former residence of the Scarlet Witch and the Vision. Master Pandemonium offered some information, but did not know the current whereabouts of the Scarlet Witch.[25]

Secret Invasion[]

When the Skrulls invaded Earth, Wiccan joined the other Young Avengers and Runaways on the front-lines of the battle. Wiccan and Speed saved Hulkling from execution and later assisted Xavin to again rescue Hulkling.[26]

Dark Reign[]

Wiccan gathered the Young Avengers together at the Avengers Mansion to respond to wave of supernatural chaos caused by Chthon. The team was turned to stone by Chthon's magic, except for Vision and Stature, who arrived too late.[27]

After being disclaimed of his position of Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange visited Wiccan to discuss his potential candidacy and ability to assume his former role.[28] When the Hood found Strange and engaged him in magical combat to claim the Eye of Agamotto, Wiccan aided him, contrary to Strange's orders to flee. Strange teleported away with Billy, and left him before seeking help with the New Avengers.[29]

Wiccan, along with the other Young Avengers, helped rescue the fallen from Asgard during the Siege. Together, he and Hulkling also battled the Wrecking Crew.[30]

Children's Crusade[]

After Wiccan's powers overloaded during a battle with the Sons of the Serpent, the Avengers decided to keep him under observation. Hulkling and the other Young Avengers broke Wiccan out of holding and began the search for the Scarlet Witch. Accompanied by Magneto and Quicksilver, the team traveled to Transia and then to Latveria before discovering a depowered and amnesiac Wanda engaged to Doctor Doom. The rediscovery of Wanda did not go unnoticed though, as the Avengers soon arrived on the scene. A battle with Doom's Doombot army soon broke out and was only stopped by the arrival of Iron Lad.[31]

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Wiccan powers overloading

Iron Lad teleported the Young Avengers and Wanda into the time-stream. They all went into the past, and met the reanimated Jack of Hearts, who was about to explode. After that Wanda remembered who she is, regained her powers and returned herself, the Young Avengers and Scott Lang into the present.[32] She then finally confirmed that Billy and Tommy were indeed her reincarnated sons.[12]

Wanda's increased powers were revealed to be the result of her gaining a connection to the life force itself. A ritual intended to undo the Decimation was interrupted by Patriot, leading to the powers being transferred to Doctor Doom. He intended to usher the world into utopia, a utopia in which he would rule.[14] The Avengers and X-Men teamed up to defeat him, in the process, Stature was killed by Doom, and the villain escaped after losing his powers when they overloaded.[33]

Iron Lad proposed to save Stature through the time-stream but Vision refused, ending with both of them battling each other and Iron Lad destroying Vision and then taking off into the time-stream, even after Wiccan warned that this was the moment in time where he became Kang the Conqueror.[34]

In the aftermath of the battles, the Young Avengers disbanded and stayed in low profile during the major events that transpired in the world (the spider infestation, the X-Men's Schism and the resurrection of the Human Torch). Wiccan fell into a severe state of depression, but Hulkling brought him out of it by proposing to him. However, their moment of joy was interrupted by Ms. Marvel who called them to the Avengers Mansion. After a few words from Captain America all the remaining Young Avengers were officially named as full-fledged Avengers.[34]

Return to Heroics[]

For a period of time, Wiccan and Hulkling retired from being super heroes. However, they were unexpectedly brought back into the fray when Wiccan, in an attempt to bring back Hulkling's dead mother, accidentally let an interdimensional parasite called Mother masquerading as Hulkling's mother into their world.[35]

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Billy trying to manipulate reality to make up with Teddy

The parasite's arrival had been a consequence of Loki's manipulations, who wanted to subsequently pose as an ally to Billy and ultimately control him, as Wiccan was destined to become the omnipotent Demiurge.[36] Unaware of the full extent of Loki's intentions, Wiccan and Hulkling allied themselves with the trickster to escape Mother.[37]

However, Loki betrayed Mother, and interfered with the spell, causing it to tie it Wiccan, Hulkling and himself and bring back their dead parents under Mother's influence.[37] They were soon joined by other young heroes, who became infected by the link of the spell, leading to the reformation of the Young Avengers.[38] When they were cornered in Central Park by their resurrected parents and an army of mind-controlled adults only they could see, Loki convinced Wiccan to lend him his power for ten minutes to save them all with his better skill at magic than Wiccan. As soon as Loki was given Billy's powers, he teleported away, leaving the other young heroes to their deaths.[39]

Loki ultimately decided to return and help the Young Avengers fend off the Mother's army and escape. Mother faded away after the Young Avengers escaped. Loki explained they couldn't go back to any place their parents were or had died (in the case of any deceased parent brought back by Mother) or Mother would return, as her powers were distance-based. The young heroes decided to stay together and travel through the universe.[40]

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Wiccan becomes the Demiurge

In the next three months, Loki trained Billy to prepare him to fight Mother, with the ulterior motive of gaining his trust. The Young Avengers were joined by Prodigy, who informed them Speed had been kidnapped by a strange entity dressed as Patriot.[41] The Young Avengers chased the entity through the Multiverse, and were brought to Mother's Dimension. They escaped, but accidentally left Prodigy and Hulkling behind.[42] Using numerous evil alternate version of themselves as a distraction, the Young Avengers distracted Mother and saved Hulkling and Prodigy. Back on Earth-616, Hulkling left the team to figure out if he really loved Wiccan or if it was merely his reality-warping power.[43]

An ally of Mother, Leah, tricked Hulkling into returning to New York City, allowing Mother to come back, and threaten to unleash all of the evil version of the Young Avengers to the world.[36]

William Kaplan (Earth-616) and Theodore Altman (Earth-616) from Young Avengers Vol 2 13 002

Love wins...literally

Since Billy was still too weak to end the spell which had brought Mother, Loki suggested that he would be able to do it if his body was older, thus making Wiccan age him into a young adult. Unfortunately, Loki's powers didn't remain. The trickster had to resort to a second plan, to turn Wiccan temporarily into the Demiurge. Prodigy called all of the teenager heroes available to fight the army of alternate Young Avengers, while the real Young Avengers took care of Mother.[44]

When the Young Avengers faced Mother, Billy tried to tap into the power of Demiurge, but failed.[45] Once Loki freed Hulkling, Hulkling comforted Billy, and reconciled with him. Their reunion allowed Billy to achieve his full potential, and finally destroy Mother, and get rid of the alternate Young Avengers.[46] Celebrating Mother's defeat, the Young Avengers threw a New Years' party, along with many young heroes that had come to their rescue.[47]

New Avengers[]

Eventually, both Billy and Teddy went onto full-time heroics, joining Roberto Da Costa's team of New Avengers.[48] After saving Paris from the Life-Minus entity by combining Wiccan's powers with those of his teammates Songbird and Power Man,[49] the New Avengers were at Avengers Island when a group of aliens using both Kree and Skrull technology kidnapped Hulkling, but took Wiccan with him by accident. The aliens, who called themselves the Knights of the Infinite, were Kree/Skrull hybrids, like Hulkling, and wanted to take him to their base in the Forbidden Asteroids to verify that he was truly the chosen one. Hulkling pulled the sword Excelsior from a stone, passing the test, and the Knights knelt before him.[50]

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Wiccan and Hulkling as New Avengers

When Wiccan and Hulkling were taken to the Knights' home, Castle Tarnala, they discovered the corpse of M'ryn the Magus possessed by the evil wizard Moridun. While Wiccan tried to heal the wounded, Hulkling and the Knights tried damaging Moridun, but their efforts were all in vain. The creature soon absorbed enough power to grow in size and destroyed the castle from the inside out. Soon afterward, the rest of the New Avengers showed up and joined the brawl against Moridun, to no avail. Wiccan tried to use his powers to defeat Moridun, but failed and ended up hurt. While protecting Wiccan, Hulkling accidentally absorbed an energy blast from Moridun with Excelsior and realized he could use it against the evil wizard. The New Avengers distracted Moridun long enough to allow Hulkling to stab him in the face, seemingly killing the creature. Once the dust settled, Billy decided it was time to change his codename and chose Demiurge as his new one. However, unbeknownst to everyone, Moridun had managed to infect Wiccan, and remain inside his mind as sort of a subconsciousness.[3]

Many years into the future, Moridun had killed Demiurge after feeding off his body and powers until only he remained. Moridun then began using his new powers to wreak and destroy all of reality. The Avengers of this future tried to stop Moridun but failed and three of their members were killed. To prevent their horrific future from taking place, the future Avengers traveled into the past and stopped Moridun from taking control of Demiurge.[51] The future Avengers arrived on the Avengers Island of the New Avengers. The future Captain America explained the situation to the New Avengers. Then, Demiurge arrived and confronted the future Avengers, under the influence of Moridun. This led to a fight between the two Avengers teams over what to do about Demiurge. Hulkling was able to reach out to Demiurge in his mindspace, prompting the young hero to fight against Moridun's control and ultimately expel the evil wizard from his mind. Demiurge's victory over Moridun caused a temporal divergence that sent the future Avengers back to their future, a now peaceful one.[52]

Wiccan's Kookie Quartet[]

When A.I.M. decided to rescue and shelter hacktivist Rick Jones, Sunspot decided to put to vote this decision, which would be considered an act of war against both S.H.I.E.L.D. and the United States. The three members that opposed the idea, Billy, Hulkling and Squirrel Girl, were all exiled from A.I.M. for their own safety, and had the name of "New Avengers" bequeathed to them so they could continue operating on their own.[53] This new smaller incarnation of the New Avengers confronted the Plunderer, an adventure after which Hawkeye joined their ranks,[54] and assisted numerous other heroes in fighting the Celestial Destructor, with Billy helping Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch to banish it.[55] Billy and his team were soon pulled back into A.I.M.'s world when they Sunspot requested their help.[55] Once the New Avengers freed A.I.M. agent Songbird from S.H.I.E.L.D. captivity,[56] they assisted A.I.M. in fending off an attack from the New Revengers at their Avenger Base Two in the Savage Land.[57]

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The Kookie Quartet

When Sunspot set out to shut down rogue A.I.M. splinter cells, he requested Wiccan's and Hulkling's help, and lured them to an empty luxurious apartment in Central Park, under the pretense that said location housed the headquarters for one of the cells. When the two young heroes arrived there, they found a note from Sunspot, which revealed the apartment was a parting gift for their help. With Hawkeye having left the team after being put on trial for the murder of Bruce Banner,[58] and Squirrel Girl deciding to rejoin A.I.M. to keep an eye on Sunspot, Hulkling and Wiccan decided to disband the New Avengers and focus on their personal lives for the time being.[59]

Death's Head[]

While at a concert, Wiccan and Hulkling came across Death's Head which led into a fight and Wiccan used a spell to lock him up in their bathroom. Back at the house, Death's Head attacked them and revealed another Death's Head bot[60] that Wiccan stole from an A.I.M. lab under the control of Dr. Evelyn Necker, in hopes of becoming an Avenger again. They call Kate Bishop for help to take "Vee" back into the lab.

Once they get to the lab,[61] they are attacked by a security robot that Dr. Necker designed and the Fearmongers,[4] while she takes control of Vee but is saved by Billy, Teddy and Kate and they free all the Fearmongers to live a normal life.[62]

Strikeforce[]

After being set up the Vridai, Wiccan became part of a team called Strikeforce. Unable to visit Teddy due to the weird circumstances of the mission, Wiccan helped the team find a new home for the Vidrai, who had been left without one after the War of Realms. Along with Strikeforce, he made sure they had a chance for a new beginning at Deadpool's Monster Island and, in the end, was invited by the Avengers to become part of a Black Ops team, an offer he refused, claiming to miss Teddy.[63]

Empyre[]

While Billy was away for his continued adventure with Strikeforce, Hulkling had been approached by representatives of a Kree/Skrull Alliance to use him as a figurehead to cement this coalition, since he was the prophesied unifier of both warring species. The Alliance forbade Hulkling's relationship with Wiccan since he was an Earther,[64] prompting the two of them to set up a hasty wedding in secret before Teddy had to leave to space.[65] The Alliance's formation was prompted by the retaliation against both the Kree and the Skrull by the plant-based race called the Cotati, who proceeded to invade the Earth to turn it into the centerpiece of their empire.[66]

Theodore Altman (Earth-616) and William Kaplan (Earth-616) from Empyre Aftermath Avengers Vol 1 1 001

Wiccan and Hulkling's royal wedding

During the Alliance's war against the Cotati, Hulkling was abducted by his own grandmother, former Skrull empress R'Klll, who impersonated him to authorize the deployment of a Sun-detonating weapon named the Pyre, which Teddy had refused to use. When Captain Marvel and the Human Torch tipped off Billy that something was wrong with Teddy,[13] he used magic to locate Hulkling and bring him to confront R'Klll.[65] Since R'Klll had triggered the Pyre already, Wiccan used his magic to assist Captain Marvel and the Human Torch in containing the detonation until the device was remotely disabled by Tony Stark. Hulkling defeated R'Klll, and Earth's heroes defeated the Cotati. In the aftermath of the war, Wiccan and Hulkling redid their wedding in the Alliance's flagship with a royal celebration, and Billy was formally inducted into the Alliance as prince consort and court wizard.[1]

Court Wizard[]

As regents of the new Kree/Skrull Alliance, Teddy and Billy took part in several galaxy spanning events. When the symbiote god Knull tried to take over the galaxy, he sent the symbiote-possessed members of an Alliance expedition to kill Hulkling. Hulkling and Wiccan were honeymooning at Starbeaches when the planet was besieged by Symbiote Dragons and the symbiote-possessed crewmates. With the help of Wiccan and Accuser Lauri-Ell, Hulkling managed to conduct a mass evacuation of Little Chandilar's patrons, leading their fleet of ships to safety.[67]

When Dormammu possessed Ego the Living Planet Wiccan and Hulkling teamed up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to prevent the galaxy from being consumed by the Dark Dimension. They split up to simultaneously defend two planets against the Mindless army, Wiccan teamed up with S.W.O.R.D. to defend Skrullos while while Hulkling defended Throneworld II alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy.[18]

Attributes

Power Grid[88]
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Powers

Wiccan has a wide range of superpowers, derived from an unconfirmed source. His origins make it possible Wiccan is both mage and mutant.[5][14] His abilities were first triggered when the Scarlet Witch (under the influence of the Life Force) used her powers to heal him.[17] However, even accepting that Wiccan is the reincarnated son of the Scarlet Witch, where exactly his powers come from is unclear. If his was purely a spiritual reincarnation, then he would not necessarily inherit his mother's mutant genes. Recent questions about the Scarlet Witch's parentage make it even less certain she had an X-gene to pass on.[68] Wiccan's power might also be a purely mystical birthright, or derived from Wanda's status as a nexus being.[69] Wiccan's destiny as the Demiurge resembles the fate that the Time Keepers worried about if Wanda ever had children.[70][42]

Wiccan has demonstrated the following powers:

  • Reality Manipulation [Magic]: Quite similar to his spiritual mother The Scarlet Witch, Wiccan's main power is the superhuman ability to warp reality by manipulating magical energies.[71] It was stated by Master Pandemonium that Billy's magic was similar to Wanda's, alluding that his magic could theoretically be Chaos Magic. He has also been described as "[a] chaos-magic user",[72] a "chaos-bringer",[64] and a "son of chaos".[73] As Wiccan has no standard spells usually improvising various incantations on the spot, this mechanism also alludes some similarity to Wanda's magic, due to the fact that their spells work on the same basis, by only saying what they want to happen into reality. While generally his spells are very effective, the spells can be degraded by a lack of willingness to perform them or stress. Wiccan can use magic to increase the powers of himself or others for long periods of time. Some notable spells being: sensing locations of others, levitation, thought-casting, psychokinesis, astral projection, and illusion casting. Wiccan initially cast his magic through a unique form of self-taught spell casting involving stating repeatedly an effect or action he wants to happen (i.e. "I want him to be OK, I want him to be OK!," or "Groundintogluegroundintogluegroundintoglue"), and has managed to precede from this method ever since, being capable of using his abilities without the need to repeat the desired effects.[51][57][59][25] When accessing his Demiurge powers, His reality altering and mystical powers are greatly amplified to near-limitless levels, enabling him to view different timelines, wipe beings from existence, and even quite possibly rewrite the laws that form magic itself across the entire Marvel Universe.[36]
    • Astral Projection Wiccan can use his magic to project his astral self from his physical body and into the astral or physical planes.[citation needed]
    • Binding: Wiccan has been shown to use his magic to bind, trap and inhibit the movement of his opponents. His binding spells were powerful enough to restrain The Sentry.[30]
    • Clairvoyance: Wiccan has shown the ability to gain information by other means than his physical senses. with brief periods of intense concentration, can gain knowledge of a subject's location and its current state. It is notably highly difficult, though not impossible for him to locate those he is unfamiliar with, or only loosely associated with. He can also track down and sense or read someone's energy or those of the environment.[74][25]
    • Concussive Blasts: Can generate and manipulate energy to project blasts of concussive force with different shapes and intensities, including, beams, bursts, bolts and waves.[citation needed]
    • Cosmic Awareness: Wiccan was able to use his reality warping abilities to view and perceive different timelines, realities, and alternate universes, as he did when searching for another variant of Teddy's mother.[44]
    • Creation: Wiccan can use his reality warping abilities in order to warp existence and create anything from nothing. He had created clothing, decor, objects, and food from seemingly nothing to make his "room" in the Avenger's facility more comfortable.[75][40]
    • Elemental Manipulation: Billy has shown the ability to influence and control several elements and aspects of nature.
      • Electricity Generation and Manipulation: The primary form of elemental manipulation Wiccan is most used to is his electrokinetic powers. He can manipulate, generate, and discharge energy projections as either lightning or electricity from his hands or other parts of his body. Which gives him control over electric fields, electric charges, electric currents, electronics, and electromagnetism. This seems to not require the verbal components like his other "spells". Wiccan is capable of combining or performing his electrokinetic powers in unison with spells.[2]
      • Ice Generation and Manipulation: Wiccan has the ability to control, generate, or absorb ice.[citation needed]
      • Hydrokinesis: Wiccan can manipulate and control water.[citation needed]
      • Light Generation: Wiccan can project intense light, capable of repelling Symbiotes controlled by Knull.[67]
      • Heat and Fire Generation: Can generate heat and fire.[citation needed]
    • Energy Construct Creation: Wiccan can generate and manipulate energy to create solid constructs such as disks, orbs, shields, platforms, force fields, and other projectiles or constructions.[8]
    • Erasure: Due to his reality warping powers Wiccan can disintegrate and erase anything from existence. He was able to erase the interdimensional parasite known as Mother from existence and disintegrate a bunch of parents with a burst of energy.[40]
    • Flight: Wiccan can engage in self-propelled flight and has shown to be able to give others the ability to do so. He can also levitate.[76][74][31]
    • Healing: Wiccan can rapidly heal others through his spells (e.g. "I want to heal this man, I want to heal this man!"). However, the effectiveness of this healing can be greatly affected by his will to do it or if he has troubles focusing his mind on healing the target. When healing an enemy, the healing process could be considerably diminished than when healing someone he genuinely has an empathetic desire to heal. When trying to heal Teddy's mother, he fails due to the stress of the situation making it difficult for him to completely focus on the task.[21][14] His magic also enable him to manipulate the biological factors of organisms, including age and sickness.[44][18]
    • Mechanical Manipulation: Wiccan can use his spells in order to control and manipulate machine as well as mechanical objects. Such as when he was able to disable to the defense mechanisms at Avengers Mansion.[19]
    • Physical Augmentation: Due to his reality warping abilities, Wiccan has demonstrated the ability to augment the physical abilities of himself and others to superhuman levels. He displayed this ability when he enhanced his strength to punch and injure Kid Loki.[43]
    • Power Manipulation: Wiccan can use his spells to influence, and control the powers of others to a certain extent.[76]
      • Power Bestowal: He can use his magic to bestow others with temporary abilities, as when he gave Captain America the ability to fly for a limited time,[31] and lent his powers to Kid Loki for 10 minutes.[43]
      • Power Amplification Wiccan can use magic to increase the powers of himself or others for long periods of time.
      • Power Negation: Wiccan can use his magic to, on occasion, negate or disrupt the powers of others. As seen when he negated Magneto's force-fields,[31] and disabled Kang's energy bubble.[19]
    • Teleportation: Can teleport himself and others over undetermined distances with an untested maximum through his spells (e.g. I want to be someplace else) Thought he can teleport without a vocalized spell.[31]
      • Portal Creation[77]
      • Interdimensional Teleportation: Wiccan is able to travel interdimensionally at will, and even teleport throughout the known Multiverse due to his status as the Demiurge.[46] He can also teleport to and open mystical gateways accessing other worlds, places and dimensions.[77]
      • Remote Teleportation: Wiccan has the ability to summon and transport anything or anyone to his location. He has able to combine his electrokinetic powers with his teleportation to summon lightning in order to transport him along with his teammates to Wundagore Mountain. While he went as Asgardian, he used to summon his staff.
        • Banishment: William has shown the ability to banish an object or being from a specific place to a certain place/area he chooses. When he tried to banish the interdimensional parasite known as Mother, he fails due to the strain after bringing her to their dimension; the same happens when he tries to banish Laufey.
    • Telekinesis: Can levitate, propel, and manipulate objects and matter with his mind.[35]
    • Telepathy: Wiccan has been shown to possess telepathic abilities. He was able to manifest the thoughts of someone's mind. He could read Teddy's mind and sense his doubts about his feeling. He also tried to detect Scarlet witch's mind, when he and Speed were looking for clues about their past.
      • Mental Manipulation: Wiccan has shown the ability to influence and manipulate another's thoughts, memories, emotions, and perceptions, achieving a variety of effects. He offered to erase Executioner's mind after he confesses to knowing Kate's secret identity.[78]
      • Illusion Casting[citation needed]
    • Transmutation: Wiccan has shown the ability to turn, transmute, and alter anything into anything else. He has changed his and his teammates' street clothes into their hero uniforms. He has also transformed a bunch of frogs back into humans, right after the Enchantress had transmuted them. His transmutation powers allows him to transform himself into anyone of his desire.[78]
  • Demiurge Form: Wiccan is able to force himself to tap into his true power by loosing connection to all things and becoming a god. In this form Wiccan becomes so powerful that his magical might was able to defeat the interdimensional entity known as Mother. Him in his Semiurge State (Halfway tapping into the Demiurge) he was able to stalemate her, and then once he tapped into his true power was able to return multiversal versions of himself and the Young Avengers back to their original universe, erase mother, and then walk over the multiverse itself. Loki has stated with this power Wiccan could stop all wars, end all things, and even ragnarok itself from even happening.

Weaknesses

If Wiccan can't hear his spells, they don't work at all.[79]

Paraphernalia

Weapons

Billy previously carried a staff.

Transportation

Notes

  • Wiccan is destined to become a being called the Demiurge;[42] however, Immortal Thor #5 reveals that "Demiurge" is a title held by many beings. Wiccan is a "Demiurge-To-Come" and the Demiurge from the Elder Gods' origin is "Demiurge Primordial."

Trivia

Wanda Maximoff (Earth-616), William Kaplan (Earth-616), and Thomas Shepherd (Earth-616) from Avengers The Children's Crusade Vol 1 9 001

Speed and Wiccan finally reunited with their mother, the Scarlet Witch

  • Billy and Tommy Shepherd are reincarnations of the Scarlet Witch and the Vision's twin sons, Thomas Maximoff and William Maximoff.[12]
    • Wiccan first reached this conclusion after meeting Tommy, his identical twin except for the white hair.[22] After an encounter with the Super-Skrull who believed the two to be Thomas and William, Billy decided he and Tommy must be Wanda's children reincarnated. He based this on their names, appearances, Tommy's white hair and speed matching his "uncle" Pietro, and Billy's powers being similar to Wanda's.[16]
    • The Scarlet Witch has confirmed that Billy and Tommy are indeed her reincarnated children.[12]
    • Wiccan met his "father" Vision for the first time in Avengers Assemble Annual #1.
  • Billy refuses to acknowledge that Tommy is the older twin. [25]
  • Wiccan was one of the many possible candidates for the title of Sorcerer Supreme.[80]
  • As Asgardian, Wiccan wore a winged helmet resembling those worn by Thor and other true Asgardians.[2]
  • Wiccan doesn't like the term "Warlock" being applied to him because it literally means "oath-breaker." He prefers mage, magician, witch, or spell-caster.[81][16]
  • Doctor Nemesis and Power Man have commented on a Jewish boy choosing the code-name Wiccan.[82][50]
  • According to his teammate and then-boyfriend, Hulkling, Billy Kaplan learned his spell-casting abilities from a self-help book belonging to Hulkling's mother.[19]
Theodore Altman (Earth-616), William Kaplan (Earth-616), Theodore Altman (Earth-721), and William Kaplan (Earth-721) from She-Hulk Vol 2 21 001

Hulkling and Wiccan facing their Alpha counterparts

  • Wiccan is shown to be a member of the Initiative, along with Hulkling.[83] However, it is later revealed most of the Young Avengers did not actually join The Initiative or even register. They were registered by their Earth-A counterparts; both Wiccan and Hulkling are seen complaining about being registered to their "A Selves".[84] It's been subsequently shown that since registration, Billy has spent most of his time grounded at home with his parents pressuring him to register.[85][25]
  • Billy is a fan of George R.R. Martin's book series A Song of Fire and Ice, as well as its TV series version, Game of Thrones, and Tyrion Lannister is his favorite character.[38]
  • The Sound of Music is one of Billy's favorite films.[6]
  • Wiccan's email is "actualwizard666@super-mail.com".[36]
  • Billy is a member of the Forums social media network.[86]

See Also

Links and References

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