In Thor: Ragnarok movie, Doctor Strange consulted a book to check if the portal spell required any Asgardian modification. Why didn't he also check for Jotun modification as Loki is actually a frost giant from Jotunheim, not Asgardian?

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    May be subordinated to the more relevant question, "Was Dr. Strange Just Screwing With Thor When He 'Prepared' For The Spell?"
    – gowenfawr
    Nov 29, 2018 at 2:19
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    Well... he'd prepared to deal with Loki... and had in fact done so.
    – Radhil
    Nov 29, 2018 at 3:24
  • But how did Odin get to the Norway? Or did Dr. Strange just, visited him there.
    – Oni
    Mar 22, 2019 at 16:37
  • @Oni Airplanes. Ships.
    – user931
    Mar 22, 2019 at 16:48

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The script (and movie) show that he was only studying the book of magic for a few seconds. One assumes that it simply said that it works for everyone, regardless of their planet of origin.

[Strange stands up and suddenly they are standing by a bookcase. Strange takes down an ancient book, flips through it.]

STRANGE: I’m just seeing whether this incantation requires any Asgardian modifications.

[Thor reaches out to the bookcase to steady himself.]


Additionally, it's not clear whether Doctor Strange (a human from Earth) would have been aware that Loki isn't a full Asgardian. Although it's common knowledge to us, the audience, this factoid may have passed Strange by.

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