Doctor Stephen Strange also known as Dr Strange was a mystical character made by the dynamic duo Stan Lee & Steve Ditko in 1963 a year after the introduced Spider man.
Dr strange is special to the marvel universe as it is one of the characters which brings magic and cosmos together which adds a totally different flavor to the universe unlike 'The Avengers'.
Introduction to Dr Strange:
Dr Stephen strange was first introduced in issue 'Strange Tales' in#110 in July 1963.
Its backstory was introduced later according to which he is born in New York as a common child at the age of 8 how was possessed by a demonic spirit of Baron Mordo who will later on become his arch enemy.
Stephen turned out to be the best Neurosurgeon ever in the city of NY how was of course Egoist and a real pain in a** for the poor people who could not pay his hefty bills. He just like Tony Stark made abundance wealth form his genius mind.Here are some pics giving you idea about Dr Stephens mentality and his Egoist Nature.
But as they say you have to pay for your karma once Dr Stephen meet with a terrible accident in which his hands were smashed and his neural connection to his hands were damaged beyond repair known to any surgeon.
Now the wealthy surgeon who could not perform surgery went to on a quest to find cure to his damaged hand nerves but couldn't find any cure and exhausted all his wealth in its search at last an overheard conversation leads him to find the legend named The Ancient in the country of Tibet.
Dr Stephen goes out to search the Ancient and finds it a joke at first but was later convinced that he knew very little of the world . The Ancient says all the above things about the Dr telling him that the ancient knew a long time ago that he was going to meet him. The Dr asks the ancient to teach him the art of magic,sorcery and the knowledge of other dimensions and their secret. The Ancient had an intern named Baron Mordo the same guy who had possessed Dr when he was age 8. Baron was not liking Dr as he was outsider to him.One day Dr found Baron talking to Dormammo the king of dark relam who wanted nothing but to conquer the human world and enslave humanity. Baron casted a spell on Dr so he could not tell the ancient what he saw as the Ancient was the one sorcerer supreme at that time protecting earth from bad people like Dormammo from other dimensions.But the ancient read Dr's mind and his eagerness to expose Baron even at the cost of his life So Dr had unknowingly passed the Ancient's test as though Dr was Egoist and unfair he had a little good in him. So The Ancient named Dr Strange as his heir to him as Sorcerer Supreme the title given to the one expert of magic in ones Realm.Baron knowing of this became Dr Strange's sworn enemy.
Dr Strange after learning all the magic and knowledge of the ancient returned to the city of New York where he bought a house and lived with his male servant named Wong.He soon become an active element of NY superhero club later on there were crossovers between him and Spider man , Thor & Hulk he also later on made his own Defenders team with Hulk and Prince Neymar.
Stephen Sanders, Vincent Stevens, Sorcerer Supreme
Mastery of magic
Trained in medical science
List of famous Dr Strange villains
- The Big Bad of Dr Strange was Lord Dormammu of the dark realm
Dormammu extra-dimensional energy based being who became greedy and bonded matter to himself to become more powerful. He has boundless magical powers and is even more powerful then Mephisto. Dormammo is trained in mystical fighting abilities, and is a master of hand to hand combat. In physical form he can challenge such heavy hitters as the Hulk. Dormammu's greatest opponents are those of mystic nature and ability. Even though he is more powerful than most he is still vulnerable to the boundaries of magic.
- But Dr Strange fell in love with his beautiful niece Clea :
Clea is the daughter of Prince Orini and Umar, the sister of Dormammo. After Clea's birth, her mother, Umar abandoned her to be raised by Prince Orini. When Clea grew up she aided Dr. Strange in his battles against Dormammo in the Dark Dimension and the two developed a relationship.
Clea was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and first appeared in Strange Tales #126 in November 1964.
Nightmare: sworn to fight against truth, justice and Humanity.
Shuma-Gorath: an evil twisted octopous so mad that he once left Dr no other option but to kill his own mentor The Ancient and become the sorcerer supreme.
There are a hell lot of other villans but this are the main ones .
Dr Strange powers and abilities:
Strange is a practicing magician who draws his powers from mystical entities such as Agamotto, Cyttorak, Ikonn, Oshtur, Raggadorr, and Watoomb, who lend their energies for spells. Strange also wields mystical artifacts including the Cloak of Levitation which enables him to fly, the Eye of Agamotto whose light is used to negate evil magic, the Book of the Vishanti which contains knowledge of white magic, and the Orb of Agamotto which is used as a crystal ball.
In addition to his magical abilities, he is trained in several martial arts disciplines, and has shown proficiency with numerous magically conjured weapons including swords and axes.
Doctor Strange is described as "the mightiest magician in the cosmos" and "more powerful by far than any of your fellow humanoids" by Eternity (the personification of reality itself !) , the sentience of the Marvel Universe. He holds the title of Sorcerer Supreme from 1973 (with the death of the Ancient One) to the present, except during an interruption from 1992 to 1995.
The orb of Agamotto is rumoured to be one of the 6 Infinty stones/Gem ie the Time stone/Gem , or it can be a link to the time stone because of its abilities of messing with time & space.
The orb of Agamotto made an appearance in 2011 marvel movie "The Avengers" as below:
Dr Strange movie theory:
The Dr Strange movie casting Benedict Cumber batch and other other actors like Tilda Swinton ,Mads Mikkelsen etc coming on 4 November,2016 will mostly follow the introductory arc that i have given above .
The cast is as below
Where as Mads Mikkelsen's role is not out yet but it is rumoured to be either "Dormammu" or "Mephisto" , who (Mephisto) even served as a friend and advisor to Thanos for a time and routinely menaced Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Thor, and even Spider-Man. Mads would be fantastic in either role but Mephisto would allow him to be of greater significance to the MCU. And another role he could play the best is "The Nightmare" .
Though i personally think that his role as Dormammu in first movie as big bad would be too much to swallow for the audience who has just been introduced to the mystical side of the MCU. So the chances of him playing The Nightmare and Mephisto is relatively more.
which role is Mads Mikkelsen most likely to play?
Other news rumored about the Dr strange movie is that there is possibility we could see the new Spiderman (Tom Holland) in the movie as a cameo or something like there was a small scene of Falcon from Avengers in Ant Man, I don't know as he was seen on set of Dr Strange or it could even be total coincidence.
And yes we are of course going to see the cloak of levitation, Sanctum Sanatorium,The eye of Agamotto,Astral projection and many other mystical things just hoping for the movie to turn out be MCU's first classic Mystical movie.
That's all about Dr Strange I got to tell please do suggest and comment if you find any other interesting news about Dr Strange.
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