Doctor Strange

Who he is: Doctor Strange, a.k.a. Stephen Strange

His power: Same abilities as the other Masters Of The Mystic Arts, but possibly a little stronger than most. He can use the Eye Of Agamotto to manipulate time (even though he’s not supposed to), and he possess the Cloak Of Levitation. He’s also an expert surgeon, but he can’t operate now that his hands are all smashed up.

His story: As seen in Doctor Strange, Stephen Strange was a surgeon whose skills were only matched by his arrogance, at least until a bad car accident wrecked his hands so bad that he sought out a magical solution to his problems. Strange found himself at Kamar-Taj, a secret magical temple where a woman called the Ancient One teaches people how to use the mystic arts. Strange got the wi-fi password from Karl Mordo, one of the Ancient One’s students, and he began his education. When he decided that he wasn’t learning fast enough, he started secretly sneaking books out of Wong’s library, which is how he learned about Kaecilius and his fascination with Dormammu. When Kaecilius tried to destroy the world’s Sanctum Sanctorums, Strange defended the New York location and managed to rally Wong, Mordo, and the Ancient One to fight against Kaecilius and his followers.

After the Ancient One died, Strange and the others went to Hong Kong to defend the entire universe from Dormammu, but they were too late. Luckily, Strange possessed the Eye Of Agamotto, an Infinity Stone with power over time. He used to undo some of Kaecilius’ destruction, and he entered the Dark Dimension to deal with Dormammu himself. Strange created a time loop that would bring him back to life every time Dormammu killed him, and he convinced the all-powerful force that an eternity not conquering Earth would be better than an eternity where he has to deal with Doctor Strange all the time. With the universe saved, he returned the Eye and picked up the Ancient One’s work defending all of reality.

Played by: Benedict Cumberbatch

Currently, Doctor Strange is: Most likely at 177A Bleecker Street in New York City, hanging out with other cool people in Greenwich Village.

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Where will we see him next? Strange is set to appear in Thor: Ragnarok.