In the MCU film "Doctor Strange", sorcerer/enforcer Mordo splits from the group after Doctor Strange

uses the Eye of Agamotto to 'rewind' time and restore the Hong Kong sanctum.

While discussing what just happened, Mordo reiterates his belief that the end does not justify the means, believing that the act can only bring even worse consequences:

Wong: We did it.

Mordo: Yes. [scoffs] Yes, we did it. [pauses] By also violating the natural law.

Strange: Look around you. It's over.

Mordo: You still think there will be no consequences, Strange? [pauses] No price to pay? [shakes head] We broke the rules... just like her. The bill... comes... due. Always! A reckoning.

[Mordo begins to turn away]

Mordo: I will follow this path no longer.

We later find that Mordo is now

hunting down magic-users, apparently now believing that none are responsible enough to possess the power of magic.

Since everything else seems to have turned out okay, it seems to me that Mordo himself is the only negative consequence of Strange's actions.

Has anyone involved with the film mentioned that this event will have other consequences down the road, or has Mordo become a self-fulfilling prophecy?

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    Or the possible consequence of Strange bringing the Time Stone out into the open like that brings it to the attention of Thanos.
    – phantom42
    Jun 2, 2017 at 2:47
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    @phantom42 - true, we may have to wait for future movies to find out. I was just wondering if anyone had said something about it already.
    – Omegacron
    Jun 2, 2017 at 2:53

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Yes, there are other consequences.

Mordo will

return in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022). He is in the trailer released as an after-credits scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The full extent of his involvement is as-yet-unknown (the film releases in the U.S. on May 4, 2022). However,

Mordo is portrayed as a villain in the trailer.

It is unknown whether or not he Blipped (was snapped away by Thanos for 5 years). However, regardless of that fact, his goal is to fix what he thinks is wrong with the world:

MORDO: Power has a purpose.

PANGBORN: Why are you doing this?

MORDO: Because I see at long last what's wrong with the world. Too many sorcerers.

Doctor Strange (2016); emphasis added

Mordo is attempting to destroy the sorcerers of Earth and to take people's magic, because they do not use it to honor natural law.

  • I may not have been clear in the original question. Mordo becoming a bad guy appears to be the only negative consequence of Strange's actions. Anything ELSE that Mordo does beyond that point is on Mordo, not Strange. Perhaps I should have asked... were there any consequences OTHER than Mordo.
    – Omegacron
    Jan 19 at 23:12

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