Theory Thursday: Dottie’s True Identity
Dottie is the key to everything in this town…
With the debut of WandaVision last week, the first 2 episodes certainly left viewers with a lot more questions than answers. Why is everything in black and white? Why are we in the past? Why is there a laugh track? How did Wanda rewind the tape? All very valid questions. But perhaps one of the most important ones being asked is, Who is Dottie? There have been a number of theories popping up here and there. Some believe Dottie is the leader of her own cult or coven of witches in Westview. Others believe she is the sorceress Clea. Others think she may actually be the supernatural being known as Mephisto. I actually have another interesting idea in regards to who Dottie may be. But for this character, we’re going to have to dig deep into the Marvel Comics lore.
Dottie is…Arcanna Jones
Arcanna Jones is a very classic Marvel Comics character, dating back to her debut in the 1980s, as part of the Squadron Supreme. While very little of her personal history is known, she has 1 unique characteristic: Arcanna was born with magical abilities. And not only that, but she is a full-on sorceress. Arcanna has magical ability over the elements of nature, earth, air, fire, and water, as well as the ability to cast illusions. Perhaps her connection to nature is why her roses are “divine” and “grow under penalty of death.” But how did I come to this conclusion? There’s one key character that connects it all together.
Phil Jones looks more than meets the eye.
At first glance, Phil Jones looks like the stereotypical side character of the show. But I assure you, he’s far from it. In the comics, Phil Jones is actually Arcanna’s husband and in WandaVision, we know that Phil Jones is married to Dottie. So perhaps in this new reality inside WandaVision, Arcanna underwent a similar change to that of Kathryn Hann’s Agnes, whom many believe to be Agatha Harkness, and assumed a new identity as Dottie.