- In Children’s Crusade after regaining her memories the first thing Wanda sets out to do is to restore the mutant gene, thus she acknowledges that her actions were wrong
- At the end of AvX Scott says that he would do it all over again, he doesn’t think what he did was wrong. He has no…
Yes, Wanda went out to try to fix what she did wrong. That’s great. But the thing is that her “doing wrong” led to the depowering and death of millions of people.
So yes, fixing that is a good thing. Undoing that, if possible, would be even better.
But the difference with Scott is that his “doing wrong” restored the flipping mutant race. Admittedly, people died and there was a lot of destruction. But if he tried to fix/undo what he’d done…the mutants would be pretty much extinct again.
It’s a false comparison because it assumes that redemption or rehabilitation is warranted.
Both Wanda and Scott made some bad decisions prior to ending up under external influence/mind control that caused them to do some very terrible things that neither of them would have done if circumstances were different.
Both of them have in various books expressed varying levels of acceptance and excuses for their behavior.
Neither of them are likely to be in a situation where they would ever commit the same acts again.
So whether one is rehabilitated and the other isn’t is pretty much pointless. (Besides, if I went out and robbed a bank today, it wouldn’t matter how sorry I was, or how much self-blame I acknowledged, or whether I would ever do it again. My ass would still be in jail.)
Ultimately both characters are pretty much the same level of guilty or innocent of the same crime. However only one is really facing the consequences of it. I’m not complaining because it’s an interesting story. But it’s a story of hypocrisy, so far, not justice.