Who is Quicksilver?

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Who is Quicksilver?
Quicksilver is a Marvel character who has been depicted as both a villain and a hero.  He is a mutant with the super power of super speed.

Real Name: Pietro Maximoff

First Appearance: X-Men #4

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Quicksilver Multimedia:
Quicksilver scene in X-Men Days of Future Past
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Quicksilver Cosplay by Jessica Nigri

Pietro Maximoff along with his twin sister the Scarlet Witch are the offspring of Magneto.  Magneto does not know of their existence while they are being raised.  The story of their birth is a little weird.  It involves the twins being born amongst the New Men of Wundagore mountain who are basically part animal and part human people.  They hide the twins with a family called the Maximoffs.  There is also a demon that has a presence near Wundagore mountain and he gives the Scarlet Witch magical powers. Both twins also develop mutant powers.  Quick Silver develops super speed and Scarlet Witch gains the mutant power of hexing (altering probability).  While, they do not know their father, they end up joining his group the evil brotherhood of mutants.

Scarlet Witch first appearance
The twins never are very evil though and part with the group rather quickly and join the Avengers.

House of M - Scarlet Witch at a very high power level alters reality.  She utters the words "No more mutants" and removes the powers of most of the worlds mutants.

Pietro is the twin brother of Scarlet Witch and daughter of Magneto.
Quicksilver disapproves of her relationship and marriage to the android Vision but eventually

He himself is a terrible husband to the Inhuman Crystal.  He has a daughter with her named Luna.

Quicksilver is often portrayed as a jerk.   He says this is in part due to how fast he is relative to everyone else.  To Quicksilver it is though as everyone else and the entire world is moving in slow motion.

Super speed - Can run at speeds up to Mach 10
Super reflexes
Super fast thought
Immunity to friction while running

MCU and X-Men Foxverse:
Quicksilver film's rights are shared by Fox and Marvel.
Quicksilver appeared in the X-Men Days of Future Past and will appear in the sequel X-Men Apocalypse.
Quicksilver will appear in Avengers Age of Ultron.

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Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver have new comic parents and are Mutants no more!
Cool Pix: Quicksilver
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