Sunday, May 24, 2015


Real Name
Pietro Django Maximoff


Adventurer, former Genoshan cabinet minister, terrorist

Former citizen of Transia, naturalized citizen of the United States of America 

Place of Birth
Wundagore Mountain, Transia, Europe

Known Relatives
Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch, sister), Lorna Dane (Polaris, half sister), Magnus (Magneto, father), Magda (mother, deceased), Django Maximoff (adoptive father), Marya Maximoff (adoptive mother, deceased), Crystal (wife), Maximoff, Luna (daughter), Medusa (sister-in-law), Black Bolt, Gorgon, Karnak, Triton, Maximus (cousins by marriage), Vision (ex-brother-in-law) 

Group Affiliation
Avengers; formerly X-Factor, Inhumans militia, Queen's Vengeance, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Knights of Wundagore (leader), Acolytes, Zodiac



175 lbs.






Quicksilver possessed superhuman speed, and could travel on foot at speeds exceeding the speed of sound for hundreds of miles before tiring; he could "fly" for short distances by flapping his arms or "vibrating" his legs; he could also use his speed to create cyclones, dodge machine gun and laser fire, and run up walls and across water. When the High Evolutionary's Isotope E upgraded his powers, he did not know the true limits of his speed.

Following the loss of his mutant nature, Quicksilver exposed himself to the Terrigen Mists, resulting in him now possessing the power to vibrate his atoms so quickly he travels forward in time. His molecular speed that he generates displaces him out of the mainstream time/space so that he is able to propel himself into the future. He can leap from thirty seconds to up to twelve days, and remain for several minutes to several hours before being recalled to his present time once his body tires, or he can return at will before his time is up. As he returns from his trip, he returns the exact moment he left so as to appear that he has been gone for half a nano-second. He is able to bring inorganic objects from the future back to his correct time, although it has yet been shown what would happen if he attempted to bring organic objects with him. These new powers are having an affect on his physical health. Each time he meets up with his future self (if indeed the person he meets is his future self), the future self looks more and more haggard.

After the incident on Genosha, Pietro continued to inhale the Mists of Terrigen and has apparently obtained the power, with the shards of the Mists in his hands, to restore other mutants’ powers.

Quicksilver was trained by Captain America in hand-to-hand combat.

Other Info
Pietro and his twin sister, Wanda, were raised by Django and Marya Maximoff--a gypsy couple. As adolescents, Pietro and Wanda discovered that they had peculiar talents. When Django began to steal food to feed his starving family, enraged villagers attacked the gypsy camp. Using his phenomenal speed, Pietro fled from the camp with his sister. Over the next few years, Pietro and Wanda wandered central Europe, living off the land. One day, Wanda accidentally caused a house to burst into flames with her uncontrollable hex powers and the pair were chased by superstitious townspeople. Despite Pietro's attempt to defend her, the twins were soon overpowered and were rescued by MagnetoUnwilling, but believing they owed him a debt, the twins became members of Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants as "Quicksilver" and the "Scarlet Witch." (To learn about the above highlighted characters, just click on their highlighted names above. Also, Quicksilver's costume during his time with the Brotherhood is shown in the third picture posted above)

For months they served in the Brotherhood, coming into conflict with the X-Men. When the extraterrestrial Stranger transported Magneto from Earth, the siblings left the Brotherhood. (To learn about the team and/or character highlighted above, just click on their names.)

Soon after, the two learned the Avengers were seeking new members, and Quicksilver convinced his sister to leave for America and join the heroic team. Alongside Captain America and Hawkeye, they remained with the Avengers for many years. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the team and/or characters. Also, Quicksilver's costume during most of his time with the Avengers is shown in the sixth picture posted above.)
Eventually, Wanda began to become romantically involved with the Vision, and Pietro condemned her relationship with a pseudo-human android, causing their first major rift. The rift was later mended, some time after Wanda married the Vision, when the telepath Moondragon permanently altered Pietro's prejudice toward the Vision in a self-righteous employment of her powers.  (To learn about the characters highlighted above, just click on their names.)

Later, Pietro left the Avenges while the group was engaged in battle with the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots. Sustaining injuries in battle, Pietro was taken to medical care by Crystal, member of the Inhumans and whose dimension-spanning companion Lockjaw happened upon the scene of the battle. Months passed before Pietro was well enough to contact his companions to tell them of his circumstances. In the meantime, Pietro became romantically involved with his rescuer, and he and Crystal were married after a brief courtship. The wedding, held in the Inhuman city of Attilan, was attended by the Inhumans, the Avengers, and the Fantastic Four. (To learn about the teams, character, and/or place, just click on their highlighted names above. Note: Beware of the form-fitting outfit on Crystal's bio page.)

Months later, however, after being mystically abducted by Django Maximoff and freed by Avengers, Wanda and Pietro took a leave of absence from the team to investigate the secrets regarding their childhood origins. Returning to Wundagore Mountain, they met Bova and learned the truth of their parentage--they were, in fact, the children of Magneto. His wife, the gypsy Magda, had fled from Magneto, terrified of the sudden manifestation of his power and intentions of world domination. Magda found her way to the tiny nation of Transia, finding refuge with Bova, a woman evolved from a cow by Wundagore’s High Evolutionary. Magda gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, with Bova as her midwife, but was still afraid of her husband, and left Bova her children. Soon after, Bova instead presented the twins to the High Evolutionary, who found Django and Marya Maximoff--a gypsy couple camped nearby who had lost their own twin children, Ana and Mateo, during World War II. The couple cared for the children as their own. Their abduction by Django also led to the revelation that Wanda held a connection to the demon Chthon, who was trapped within Wundagore Mountain and hoped to escape using Wanda as a host body someday. The return to the mountain allowed Chthon to possess Wanda, but she was soon freed by her brother, the Avengers, and Django Maximoff, who sealed Chthon inside Wundagore before dying. (To learn about the highlighted characters above, just click on their names.)

At one point, Pietro and Crystal had their own child, a daughter, Luna. Not long after, Pietro was confronted by Magneto who wanted to investigate his grandchild's birth. Pietro denounced Magneto for his callous treatment of them when they were members of this Brotherhood and refused to believe he and amended his megalomaniacal ways. Eventually, however, when Magneto appeared to be reforming, Pietro relented in his resentment for his natural father. (To learn about Luna, click on her name above.)

Later, Pietro had volunteered his services to the head of the Inhumans’ small militia and became an officer. During his period of service, however, the Inhuman had no call for military activity. His neglect of his wife led her to become involved with another man. Learning of her infidelity, Pietro refused to forgive her and fled Attilan, vowing vengeance. 

He later tried unsuccessfully to frame the Avengers for treason, using the opportunity to attack the Avengers alongside the android Zodiac Cartel. He relented only after the Vision asked him if he was willing to orphan his and Wanda's infant children. Pietro later allied with the Hungarian government and assisted them in the development of techniques to create super-powered individuals. He proclaimed to believe fully in mutant supremacy and intended to rule the world as its self-proclaimed King of Mutants. He again tried to capture his Avengers teammates, but they escaped. (To learn about the highlighted character above, just click on his name.)

Distraught and addled, Pietro was accosted by the original X-Factor team, who were posing as mutant-hunters at the time. X-Factor helped restore Pietro to the Inhumans, whereupon it was discovered that his criminal insanity had been artificially inflicted by Maximus the Mad, who had been influencing Pietro's actions since he split with Crystal. Maximus was defeated and Pietro remained with the Inhumans. He secretly renewed alliance with Avengers, however, and publicly pretended to rejoin Magneto in order to watch over and influence his sister, Wanda, who had at the time gone mad and rejoined Magneto's service. With Avengers, he helped free Wanda from exploitation by Magneto and Immortus, restoring her to sanity. Pietro then remained alongside the Avengers for long while, remaining estranged from Crystal and the Inhumans. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the team and/or characters.)

Later on, Quicksilver joined the U.S. government-sponsored X-Factor team, serving with the team throughout its public existence. At one point, during psychotherapy with Doc Samson, Pietro explained how his prickly personality stems largely from his frustration at dealing with a world where almost everyone and everything seems slow or stupid, or both. When X-Factor was dropped from government sponsorship and forced to operate underground, Pietro left. ( To learn about Doc Samson, click on his highlighted name above. Also, Quicksilver during his time with X-Factor is shown in the forth picture posted above.)

At one point, when the Avengers were attacked by the alien Brethren, Quicksilver returned to aid the Avengers and found that Crystal had joined the team at the same time. Quicksilver refused to join the team since Crystal remained with them, although he later rejoined while participating in the rescue of his daughter Luna from Magneto's former Acolyte, Fabian Cortez, and his rival, Exodus. Pietro was gravely injured by Exodus and saved by the Avenger Black Knight, who by then was entertaining romantic intentions with Crystal. Recovering from his injuries at the Avengers Mansion, Pietro tried to win back Crystal. Ultimately, however, he began to repair his relationship with Crystal only after the Black Knight left Avengers. (Click the highlighted names above to learn about the characters and/or place.)

Later on, Quicksilver again confronted with Exodus and Magneto's Acolytes, he joined the High Evolutionary in repelling their attack on Wundagore. Quicksilver was asked to become the leader of a small band of the Evolutionary's Knights of Wundagore--animals that the geneticist had endowed with human intelligence and humanoid-like forms. Pietro accepted and exhibited an adeptness at leading the Knights in battles against injustice, although he soon left in order to find his true self. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the teams.)

Some time later, Magneto was given control of the island nation of Genosha. Investigating his father's activities, Pietro was captured by resistance forces and would have been killed if not for the intervention of the X-Men Rogue and the former Acolyte Amelia Voght. After Magneto crushed the resistance, Quicksilver was ready to storm off when Voght teleported him to a Genoshan camp for those mutants infected with the Legacy Virus. Horrified, Pietro chose to stay in Genosha and act as his father's conscience, to remind him that both mutants and humans have to right not to be persecuted. He accepted a cabinet-level position in Magneto's new regime. However, this was all according to Magneto's plan, as he hoped to make Pietro into a loyal and subservient son. During this time with Magneto, Quicksilver was exposed to the mutagenic Isotope E, which boosted his powers to unforeseen levels. However, Pietro could no longer stomach his father's ruthless methods after witnessing him in battle against a Genoshan Resistance. He briefly warned the X-Men about Magneto and rejoined the Avengers. (To learn about the place, characters, and/or virus, click on the highlighted names above.)

At one point, Wanda went mad, causing the deaths of Ant-Man, the Vision, and Hawkeye, and though subdued, she remained a serious threat to the world. Quicksilver was shocked to find out that the Avengers and the X-Men were deliberating over whether to kill his sister. Enraged at this, Quicksilver went to Genosha to find his sister, who had been taken into their father's care, and trying to make everything right, he convinced his sister to use her reality warping powers to make the "House of M" (an alternate reality where mutants ruled). Magneto and his family were the rulers of this new world, and everything seemed to be going well until some renegade heroes informed the royal family of how the world had been before. Magneto's anger caused him to slay Quicksilver who was brought back to life quickly by a distraught Scarlet Witch. Magneto seemed to have calmed her down when Quicksilver's sister changed reality back to its previous state. However this time, blaming all her heartache on the powers she and her family possessed, the phrase she uttered to bring back reality removed millions of mutants' powers, Quicksilver included. (To learn about the character and/or event highlighted above, just click on their names.)

Now, not being able to cope with a world he felt was going too slow, Quicksilver went back to the Inhumans a wreck, and was convinced to use the Mists of Terrigen to gain powers once more. He succeeded in gaining new and fantastic powers, which included being able to move his molecules so fast that he could travel in time, which has had severe effects on the way he is aging, and took his daughter Luna with him to Earth, via Lockjaw. There he took the stolen Mists and used them on Unus, Freakshow, Shola, Wicked, Callisto, and other de-powered mutants still living in Genosha. Soon he gave the de-powered mutants their powers back and encountered the Office of National Emergency and was teleported away once again by Lockjaw. However, Pietro was not satisfied and continued to use the Mists which caused shards of the Mist to become embedded in his hands which he used to give the Reaper his powers back. (To learn about the above highlighted characters and/or team, just click on their names.)

More recently, Quicksilver has joined the newest incarnation of X-Factor alongside his younger sister, Lorna. (To learn about Polaris, click on the highlighted name above. Also, Quicksilver's current costume is shown in the fifth picture posted above.)
To learn a little more about Quicksilver, click on the following link,

Quicksilver has appeared in two films: X-Men: Days of Future Past and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Usually two different studios can not use the same character; however, it was agreed that Quicksilver has a major role in both the X-Men and Avengers storylines in the comics. Therefore, it was decided that both studios (20th Century Fox and Marvel) could use the character. However, in Days of Future Past he is referred to as "Peter" and in Age of Ultron he is referred to has "Pietro." (The Quicksilver for Days of Future Past is shown in the top photo of the second picture posted above. And the Quicksilver for Age of Ultron is shown in the bottom photo of the second picture posted above.)


  1. He is a super cool character in both the XMen movies and in Avengers. It's cool that he's so heavily involved in both worlds

  2. Didn't know the twins were related to magneto. Way cool wish Hollywood would stick too marvel universe. Great read for both this and vision.