Doctor Strange! Us MCU fans know that Benedict Cumberbatch's appearance as the supreme sorcerer is going to be big and effect the Avengers in a massive way. For those of you who don't know who Doctor Strange is: He was surrounded with magic and sorcery as a kid. At age eight, Strange was beset by demons controlled by apprentice sorcerer Karl Mordo, but was rescued by Mordo's mentor, the Ancient One, a millennia-old sorcerer who protected the Earth dimension as its Sorcerer Supreme, a role Strange was destined to inherit. At age eleven, a year or two after his brother Victor's birth, Strange aided an injured Donna, the experience inspiring him to pursue a medical career. This is where he received the title "Doctor". He has many abilities, powers and more!
Doctor Strange's Abilities
The avengers are going to get ALOT more powerful with Strange on their team! He (in my opinion) is probably one of the most powerful superheroes so far on the team! Sure he doesn't have Hulks strength, Hawkeye's aim or the Panthers agility, but he can channel magical energy and sorcery from objects and direct that magic in great volumes to targets and more! . Like most sorcerers, he draws his power from three primary sources: the invocation of powerful mystic entities or objects, the manipulation of the universe's ambient magical energy, and his own psychic resources. Strange's magical repertoire includes energy projection and manipulation, matter transformation, animation of inanimate objects, teleportation, illusion-casting, mesmerism, thought projection, astral projection, dimensional travel, time travel and mental possession! So he is like Scarlett Witch but 148x better. You can see now what he is capable of and how strong he is!
Tools and Weapons
As i said before, Doctor Strange mostly channels his energy by absorbing by objects around him, therefore sorcerers like himself carry around important objects with them to make themselves even MORE powerful! In his case? The Eye of Agamotta, a necklace Strange wears with him at all times. The Eye is a weapon of wisdom that can radiate a powerful mystical light that allows Strange to see through all disguises and illusions (This can possibly lead to be the match for Scarlett Witch?). Which ALSO happens to have the Soul Infinity stone within it! The Cloak of Levitation, as its name suggests, has the primary purpose of granting its wearer the ability to levitate. Book of the Vishanti: It is the greatest known source of "white" magical knowledge on the Earth of the Marvel Universe dimension. It contains many spells of defensive magic and is indestructible. Its counterpart, the Dark-hold, which contains all the knowledge of black magic in the Marvel Universe, is likewise indestructible. Last but not least, the Orb of Agamotto! It can also be used to detect magic in use anywhere in the world and provide Strange with a location and visual. It basically acts as a crystal ball for Strange.
With all of his abilities and tools, do you think Strange will have a massive impact to the MCU and also Avengers fire power? I personally think he could take Vision all on his own! Let me know what you think in the comments below! :DD