There is arguably no Marvel lore weirder than that of Bova and Mount Wundagore. With
Who Is Bova?
The history of Wanda Maximoff is a strange one with a long evolution. She first appeared with her brother Pietro in 1964’s
Bova becomes the storyteller five years later in
Magda met the genetically modified humanoid cow while fleeing her husband who developed terrible powers. Bova delivered her two children, and then briefly took them in and cared for them. After Robert Frank declined to raise the children following the stillborn birth of his own child, the High Evolutionary gave the twins to a family of travelers: the Maximoffs.
What Does Bova Have to Do with
During the opening credits of episode two, you may have noticed a sign that reads Bova Milk. That
Who Is the High Evolutionary?
We don’t know much about
This might seem like a thin connection, but with the nod to Bova and the amount of magic characters seemingly inhabiting
Why Would These Magical Characters Appear in
A hint could come from the figure in the beekeeper costume, whom we saw at the end of the second episode. “Beekeeper” is the slang term for A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) operatives, so we think they could be trying to control the magic wielders in order to steal their power.
This organization loves to create mythical and magical weapons, so it would make a lot of sense. And though we haven’t 100% decided on which of Wanda and Vision’s neighbors might be Bova in disguise, there are plenty of options. The bossy Dottie and the kindly Bev could both end up revealing themselves as the creature who raised the twins. But there’s another option, too—one that would be more fitting within the realistic world of the MCU and the trauma of Wanda’s life.
Wanda may in fact be in a prison of her own making, like a pocket dimension she created to deal with the trauma of Vision’s death. Alternatively, as some moments have implied, she may be trapped by some outside force. Regardless, the appearance of Mount Wundagore, Agatha, Bova, and the High Evolutionary could just be her processing her own life and memories. She’s clearly lost when we meet her at the beginning of
So while we might never see a humanoid cow (but we can dream!), if these are truly allusions to Wanda’s past then we’re seeing some of the strangest parts of the comic books become canon in the MCU. Luckily,