In dedication to the upcoming Doctor Strange film, we look at the titular neurosurgeon's main adversary: Baron Mordo, who will be played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. There is a lot more to him than just magic and ferocity, so get set to have your face blown off with awesome Marvel facts.
WARNING: Spoilers for the upcoming movie character!
Mordo was born a Transylvanian nobleman and followed the teachings of a Tibetan sorcerer known as the Ancient One, who believed in creating an heir to his powerful magic.
Realizing the dangerous power that Mordo could wield if he harnessed the Ancient One's secret to magic, Doctor Strange tried to destroy him. But after Strange received training himself from the Ancient One, together they exiled Mordo. Mordo decided to use black magic and learn how to summon demons, turning him into a corrupt and evil power who hated Strange. He was soon the servant of the demon Dormammu.
Over time Mordo figured out how to exploit many magical gifts, making him a constant thorn in Doctor Strange's side.
Mordo can use many forms of dark magic to hypnotize, become invisible, teleport and project deadly force blasts. He has powerful magic energy that can summon demons whenever he pleases. Mordo is considered one of the greatest magicians of all time and has coming close to killing Strange on several occasions.
Mordo passed away near the end of the X-Factor comics due to terminal cancer he developed from using black magic. Right before his death he renounced evil and was later brought back to life to join a Marvel team, but passed away once again.
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