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WandaVision just Thanos-snapped these old Marvel TV shows out of canon

WandaVision’s season finale is now available on Disney Plus, putting an end to Marvel Studios’ very first TV series. It was a great series, and there’s a lot to discuss. Fortunately we have a year to do it, before Wanda returns in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

If you haven’t seen WandaVision episode 9, you may want to turn back now. We’re going deep into spoiler territory here, because there’s one key plot point that wiped crucial old Marvel TV shows from canon just as casually as Thanos snapped away half of life in the universe.

Are the non-watchers gone? Good, because we have to talk about the Darkhold. Agatha seemed very casual about the Darkhold, casually referring to it as the “Book of the Damned”. But the Darkhold is a big deal, in both Marvel comics and past TV shows. Just not this particular Darkhold.

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Anyone who watched Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will remember that the Darkhold played a crucial role in the show’s fourth season. It also showed up in the third season of Runaways, where it’s used for all sorts of evil deeds by ancient witch Morgan Le Fay.

But it doesn’t appear to be the same Darkhold as the one Agatha has in her basement. In fact, beyond the name and the moniker “book of the damned” the two seem to be completely unrelated. Take a look at Darkhold as we saw it in WandaVision, and then look at the Darkhold from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Runaways.

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See what I mean? The two books couldn’t look more different. For starters only one of them looks suitably magical (and evil) to be the so-called book of the damned. 

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Likewise the actual writing in the book is portrayed differently. In the TV shows the Darkhold is your traditional book with words and diagrams, though every reader sees it in a format that they best understand. WandaVision’s Darkhold is a lot more ancient and ornate, and written in some form of ancient language. 

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