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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. I voted Zatanna. Her hanging out with Constantine surely added to her bag of dirty, underhanded tricks. It still counts as a win if you win fighting dirty, right?

  2. I think if both characters had their power levels dialled back to an 8, the Scarlet Witch’s probability-shifting powers could tip the scales.

    • Doctor Dinosaur on

      I don’t know man. SW has always had some less than stellar characterization, from slightly unhinged to completely off her rocker. Assuming neither have the omnipotence they occasionally posses I’d say Zatanna wins it based on pure intellect and sanity. She’s got the sleight of hand and stage presence, I can see her tricking Wanda. Power-wise it’s a toss-up. They’ve both been known to juggle universes. So Zatanna on sneakitude.

      But maybe I just prefer the character.. She has had some good writers in the past Morrison, Gaiman, Dini.

      Can we get a Dr. Fate V Dr. Strange match-up as well?

  3. I am going with the Scarlet Witch because she does not need to speak only to think, and as in many of the other fights this will probably be decided by who gets things of first.

  4. Zatanna…if this is battle of MAGIC. Scarlet Witch is a mutant and sometimes she has no idea what her powers will do.

    Black Fishnet Stockings!!! Say “WORD…SON!!”

    Does the Scarlet Witch look a little like Chloe O’Brian (from 24), with no sex appeal at all.

    While Zatanna looks like she is inviting you in. As of this post 59% of the voters don’t know a witch from a mutant.

  5. As i understand, Scarlet witch’s powers are over probability and as result of this, she is able to perform practically any spell and enchantment she puts her mind into. In other words, she’s not “magic” per se, it’s her powers what makes impossible for her to lose against Zatana.

  6. As much as I like Zatanna better than Scarlet Witch, I have to give this to Scarlet Witch solely based on what I’ve seen of the two characters powers in action.

  7. Ashley Victoria Robinson on

    I find Wanda’s convenient as-strong-as-Marvel-needs-them-to-be-for-their-latest-event powers really, very tedious. Zatanna operates under at least the pretense of rules and regulations where her powers are concerned. Plus she’s a decent human being. Plus she’s real purty and I like her the best. The end.

  8. Scarlet Witch wins. Sure, during the times she has near-godlike powers she usually isn’t the protagonist. So what? It’s still near-godlike powers. All Zatanna can do is spell stuff backwards. Whoop dee doo! This aint no spelling bee!

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