Was Scarlet Witch powerful enough to not get killed by Black Bolt’s voice? He was a member of the Illuminati, Blackagar Boltagon, and his quasi-sonic vocal cords were featured in an extended cameo appearance in the new MCU film. If he’d had the chance to face Wanda Maximoff, one wonders how his abilities would have fared against one of Marvel Comics’ most powerful beings.
The Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was determined to find her children in another universe, despite the multiversal repercussions. Doctor Strange and his fellow Masters of the Mystic Arts were protecting the new hero, America Chavez, from Wanda. As soon as America and Strange escaped to Earth-838, the Illuminati took custody of them. With the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart, John Krasinki, and Anson Mount making their debuts, the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse included Black Bolt, the King of Inhumans, who made his debut in the short-lived 2017 ABC television series.
As a live-action version of Black Bolt, the live-action version of Black Bolt was still remarkable, with the same destructive vocal cords as his comic book counterpart. With just two soft words, Black Bolt killed the Doctor Strange of Earth-838, but he was unable to use his powers against the Scarlet Witch until she used her chaos magic to remove his mouth (which ultimately killed him). That said, if the Inhuman king could talk, would Wanda have been impacted by his power?
Black Bolt is more powerful than most Inhumans in the comics because he was exposed to the Terrigen Mists while still a fetus. The Marvel character was kept in a sound-proof room from the moment of his birth until he was able to control his powers at the age of 19 because of his quasi-sonic vocal cords. Black Bolt’s power is unquestionable because he was born to the throne. He once screamed so loudly that it ripped a hole in reality. However, his whispers have the power to demolish entire buildings and ships.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this is largely the case. A simple question from the future king resulted in the accidental death of his parents at the tender age of three. Because of this, Black Bolt’s true skill is his limitation and frequency in remaining silent; for example, after being struck by a police officer, he totalled a squad car.
Scarlet Witch removed Black Bolt’s mouth in Doctor Strange 2. Panicked, Black Bolt was bound to speak, and the destructive force of his voice caused his brain to implode. Wanda, on the other hand, would have likely been wiped out by a single word from Black Bolt. One thing is for certain: the Darkhold-corrupted Scarlet Witch is an extremely potent chaotic magic-user.
Given Black Bolt’s comic book and film powers, she would almost certainly have been destroyed like Doctor Strange on Earth-838, or at the very least rendered incapacitated (even if she tried to shield herself). When Mr Fantastic revealed to Wanda about the Inhuman ruler’s voice, it sealed Black Bolt’s doom. It was a move the so-called Smartest Man Alive should have avoided.
The Illuminati, whether in the comics or in the MCU’s new Illuminati of Earth-838, is a group of superheroes who work together to guide and protect their world. So, it’s no surprise that the power levels on display are quite high. As an Inhuman, Black Bolt’s massive power ranks him near the top of his fellow Inhumans.
In spite of Professor X’s telepathic prowess and Mr Fantastic’s remarkable elasticity, it’s difficult to match the devastation that Black Bolt can inflict with a single whisper. In Doctor Strange 2, Scarlet Witch had to kill Black Bolt first because it was meant to be a brief role. Otherwise, she would have been quickly defeated by the Inhuman King.