Let’s Talk: What is a Nexus and Who Cares?

Remember when the X-Men movies first started and the problem always ended up being containing Jean’s power because she was about to destroy the world? Does this sound familiar?

Jean Grey, Wanda Maximoff, Kang the Conqueror and even Vision are known as Nexus Beings. A Nexus Being is a person who can alter the probabilities of the universe or rewrite reality. Did the voice of Jimmy Woo just enter your head because it did for me! The definition goes on to say that the person is a focal point of the universe, or rather their universe. Let me explain further and nerd alert.

The “Nexus” commercial from this past episode within an episode of Wandavision is as follows:

Feeling depressed? Like the world goes on without you? Do you just want to be left alone? Ask your doctor about Nexus, a unique antidepressant that works to anchor you back to your reality. Or the reality of your choice. Side effects include: feeling your feelings; confronting your truth; seizing your destiny; and possible more depression. You should not take Nexus unless your doctor has cleared you to move on with your life. Nexus, because the world doesn’t revolve around you. Or does it?

So there’s so much within this that I had to do some hardcore research one because if you follow me, I always say that I am a MCU girl and not a comic book girl. I’m going to use Wanda and Jean as my examples. Wanda, currently, is in a state of depression due to watching her love die twice, by her hand and by Thanos’, and Jean is usually angry about something when she gets to the point where she is ready to blow up. Usually, someone has hurt her or betrayed her in an unbearable way which I guess you could say started as depression and turned into anger. Either way, the power of the Nexus I believe lies in their feelings.

Then, there is the part about this “drug” anchoring you back to your reality or the reality of your choice. You see, Nexus Beings are not bound to one single reality. They have the power to go between realities; however, there can only be one Nexus Being per reality. Now, I don’t know what happens when there is more than one in a single reality or what could happen if they meet up but Wanda and Vision were fine for awhile. I imagine if they were against each other this could prove catastrophic for the universe. Haven’t seen that…yet.

I mentioned earlier that Kang the Conqueror, who will be played by Jonathan Majors, is a Nexus Being. His character will be introduced in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania but the motivation for his character, in the comics, is to alter history to his liking. Either he will start as his alter ego Nathaniel Richards and become Kang or he will come out of the Quantum Realm. Fun fact, Kang has been linked to Mr. Fantastic better known as Reed Richards. Later, we’re supposed to introduce the X-Men. Too many Nexus Beings on Earth-616. This looks like a job for the TVA. Do they sound familiar? The Time Variance Authority will be featured in the new Loki series set to debut on Disney+ in May. The TVA will probably offer more insight into Nexus Beings and how the TVA maintains time, and space.

What do you think? What does happen when two Nexus Beings walk into a bar?

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