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So I just finished reading the one shot Onslaught Marvel Universe which can be seen as the climax in the whole Onslaught event:

However Onslaught was far from defeated, now in a purely psionic form, Onslaught had the power to spread all over the universe. Reed Richards determined that non-mutant vessels could absorb Onslaught's power leaving him open to be destroyed. Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch, Captain America, Iron Man, Giant Man, Wasp, Scarlet Witch, Black Panther, Namor, the Falcon, Hawkeye, Bruce Banner all willingly entered into Onslaught's energy form, and Dr. Doom was forced into it when he tried to capitalize from the power.

Shamelessly copied from the summary on marvel.wikia

But what I don't understand is why:

Reed Richards holds back Wolverine and Quicksilver because they are mutants but it is no problem that Scarlet Witch goes? She and Quickie are brother and sister (although this is later retconned I believe) and if one is a mutant, then the other one should be on too?

  • It's been a long time since I read that comic, but I seem to remember it being handwaved away when Reed says something like "Scarlet Witch seems to be protected by her hex field". – MartianInvader May 18 '17 at 18:05
  • And, while Namor has also been counted as a mutant (neither his human father nor his Atlantean mother and ankle-wings, or could fly), his status as a hybrid human/Atlantean easily allows for similar hand-waving. – RDFozz May 18 '17 at 22:19
  • @MartianInvader Now that you say it, I seem to recall something like that! – Noosrep May 19 '17 at 12:22

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