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Pietro Maximoff, or Quicksilver, is the twin brother of Wanda. Initially recruited (along with his sister) by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker to take part in a series of tests involving the Scepter, they were given superpowers. Pietro was given supersonic speed. Initally joining Ultron to get revenge on Tony Stark, Pietro and his sister switched sides to help the Avengers. He was killed in the battle, sacrificing himself to save Hawkeye and a civilian boy. Pietro is the Italian version of Peter, meaning “stone” or “rock”.
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