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In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, a large statue was used to crush an opponent. More precisely:

During Earth-838's Captain Marvel's fight with the Scarlet Witch, the aforementioned statue fell on Maria Rambeau.

screencap of described statue

Who did this statue depict?

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  • Is there a spoiler tag for post headlines? Jun 28 at 23:57
  • @DoscoJones: No, there is not.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jun 29 at 1:50
  • I've seen theories that it was of Jocasta but I'm not convinced that the appearance is the same.
    – Paulie_D
    Jun 29 at 4:38
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    @Paulie_D - Doesn't look like Jocasta to me. Looks a lot more like Xena: Warrior Princess, as per the current answer. Also, it's not obvious why the Illuminati would have a giant statue of Jocasta, from either an in-universe or out-of-universe perspective, whereas Xena makes sense as an out-of-universe nod to Sam Raimi. Jun 29 at 8:08
  • @LogicDictates I didn't say it WAS Jocasta, just that I've seen theories, Personally, I'm doubtful as stated.
    – Paulie_D
    Jun 29 at 12:16

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It is indeed supposed to be Xena from Xena: Warrior Princess which Sam Raimi developed. It is just an out of universe Easter egg. I can't confirm it since I don't have access to it but in the audio commentary for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Raimi and Palmer talk about the statue.

Raimi: That was patterned after Xena. And I think it was your idea. The great Lucy Lawless. This scene pays tribute to female heroes and villains.

Quote taken from this tweet

I can't find the rest of the quote but this article by startefacts confirms that this is just meant as an Easter egg and nothing more.

Yes, the iconic Xena, played by Lucy Lawless, did make an appearance in an MCU movie! Years ago Sam Raimi produced the series for 6 seasons, and he certainly looks back fondly on his time working on the fantasy saga, sneaking this important reference into a huge Disney blockbuster. However, this does not mean that Xena is now an MCU canon and a member of the Multiverse's Illuminati – Raimi confirmed that this is just a fun Easter egg with no narrative subtext.

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    Oh, if a producer of Xena: Warrior Princess says a reference has no subtext, it must be so.
    – Davislor
    Jun 29 at 23:53
  • See also: Lucy Lawless's brief cameo in Raimi's first Spider-Man movie as a punkish "random person on the street" giving an approving opinion of the titular hero. Jun 30 at 11:49
  • I didn't think it made sense for Captain Marvel to be killed by a falling statue; surely flying through Thanos's battleship requires more strength than having a statue land on you. Maybe Xena the Warrior Princess is her version of Kryptonite.
    – Nathan K.
    Jul 1 at 13:13
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On IMDB, they say it's Xena:

When Wanda is in the main lobby preparing to fight against Mr. Fantastic, Captain Carter, Captain Marvel and Black Bolt, you can see a large female statue in the background [SKIP SPOILER]. This statue is Xena from Xena: Warrior Princess (1995). A TV show that Sam Raimi developed and was executive producer on.

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  • It does resemble Xena, and the Sam Raimi connection makes sense, out-of-universe. Would be nice to have confirmation from an official source though. Jun 29 at 8:02

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