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Questions tagged [doctor-strange-2016]

For questions about Doctor Strange, the 2016 superhero film starring Benedict Cumberbatch. This film is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and questions about it should also have the [marvel-cinematic-universe] and [marvel] tags.

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Why does Dormammu's portal open when the New York sanctum hasn't fallen?

In Doctor Strange, the zealots need to destroy the three sanctums protecting Earth in order for Dormammu to consume it. The London one falls, Doctor Strange prevents the New York one from being ...
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Why did Nico embrace Dormammu in Runaways S02E10?

In S02E10 of Runaways, Nico has exhausted herself defending the shelter, but her body snaps into guard position and she uses her staff to destroy the enemies. After her body snaps upright and before ...
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Doctor Strange (2016), was the time loop connected to his death?

In the "Dormammu, I've Come To Bargain" scene, was the time loop keyed to restart immediately after Strange died or was it simply set to start again after a set period of time, perhaps a few minutes?
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Does Doctor Strange lose his medical license?

In Doctor Strange, the titular character, after the car accident, is adamant about others addressing him as "doctor", even though he knows he is no longer able to practice his medical specialty ...
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How did Doctor Strange regain use of his hands?

At the beginning of the movie, Stephen Strange loses most of the mobility in his hands, prompting him to seek out treatments and eventually culminating with his finding Kamar-Taj where he becomes a ...
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Did Killmonger know the location of the sanctums?

In the 2018 Black Panther movie, after Eric Killmonger After that, his plan (heavily simplified) was to supply vibranium-made arms and ammunition to the militia across the world. At this time W'Kabi ...
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How do K'un Lun and Kamar Taj relate?

I'm not much of a follower of comics (perhaps I'm even not using the appropriate term for it), but I have seen the Doctor Strange film and some of Iron Fist - both creations of Marvel. Now, in both ...
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How can Tina Minoru’s timeline be reconciled?

We know that Tina Minoru appears in Doctor Strange, and also in the Runaways TV series, in which she is portrayed by a different actor. The two works are both set in the MCU. However, there are parts ...
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Can it be safely assumed that the MCU sorcerers in Doctor Strange could, with enough time and practice, master each of the six infinity stones? [closed]

I heard someone claim that it was definitely possible for (MCU) sorcerers to master individual use of each of the stones, but gave nothing to back that up other than the fact that sorcerers were able ...
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Is the “Dr. Strange” post credits scene the first to appear in a later movie?

The post-credits scene in Doctor Strange is an excerpt from a longer scene that takes place in Thor: Ragnarok. Is this the first time in the MCU that a mid/post ...
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Why do Kaecilius and his minions never use any relics as weapons?

Thoughout the whole movie, Kaecilius and his minions never use any relics as weapons. They always conjure weapons instead. Does that demonstrate that relics never get to choose zealots as their ...
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Why does Wong laugh for the first time at the end of the movie?

Dr. Strange believes Wong lacks a sense of humor and never laughs. However, at the end of the movie, after Dr. Strange made his bargain and cast out Kaecilius and his minions, Wong laughed like a ...
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How does Mordo come to believe The Ancient One draws power from the Dark Dimension?

At first, Mordo doesn't believe Strange when he claims The Ancient One draws power from the Dark Dimension. However, when The Ancient One appears in the Mirror Dimension, Mordo changes his view ...
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Does Dr Strange remember the pain when dying?

This is sort of related to this question, How does Doctor Strange remember previous loops?, but it does not answer what I am trying to find out. Being that a lot of ...
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How come the Eye of Agamotto worked in the Dark Dimension?

It is my understanding that each universe has its own Infinity Stones and they only work within their respective universes. Dormammu exists within a universe where he controls every bit of energy and ...
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Was Mordo a self-fulfilling prophecy or were there other consequences?

In the MCU film "Doctor Strange", sorcerer/enforcer Mordo splits from the group after Doctor Strange While discussing what just happened, Mordo reiterates his belief that the end does not justify the ...
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How was Kaecilius able to break through Doctor Strange's time magic?

Be aware: the whole question is basically a major spoiler! In the last arc of Doctor Strange (2016), Strange and Mordo But while doing this, Kaecilius managed to break the effect on him. How was he ...
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In the ending of Doctor Strange (2016), why didn't this break the time loop?

It seemed to me that the time loop was created by the Eye of Agamoto, so if Dormamau would have just destroyed the Eye, wouldn't that have broken the time loop? In one scene, we do see Strange and the ...
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In an infinite multiverse, why is there only one Dark Dimension/Mirror Dimension?

So, I was watching the new Doctor Strange movie (cracking film, by the way) and I realised something odd. The Ancient One says during an early section, before Strange's training properly starts, that ...
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What holds Dormammu to Dr. Strange's bargain?

At the end of Doctor Strange, the doctor When I saw this, I immediately wondered, what holds Dormammu to this bargain? Once why not kill Strange and company? He is no longer threatened at that ...
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Where are the Ancient One's reinforcements?

When Doctor Strange confronts the Ancient One, she deflects by pointing out that the zealots will soon return and they will need reinforcements. She leaves, presumably to gather said reinforcements. ...
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How does Doctor Strange remember previous loops?

Doctor Strange plainly changes the inflection of his voice after a few attempts to bargain, suggesting that he is aware this is not his first or second attempt. If the time loop simply goes back ...
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What are the powers of “Staff of Living Tribunal”?

In Doctor Strange (2016) movie, Staff of Living Tribunal was displayed. Living Tribunal is a multiverse being appeared in the comics. What are the powers of his staff? For example, Vaulting Boots of ...
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Why didn't Cloak of Levitation save Doctor Strange the first time he got stabbed?

Just before Doctor Strange got stabbed, Cloak of Levitation saved Doctor Strange lots of times. So why didn't it save him from a surprise attack? Does the Cloak of Levitation see through its master'...
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What happened in the post-credit scene of “Doctor Strange” (2016)?

Needless to say, spoilers follow. In the second post-credits scene, The two fight, and Like this: After this 'procedure' How did he do that? Or rather, what did he do? I thought the magic was ...
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Does the multiverse exist in the MCU?

In Doctor Strange (2016), the Ancient One refers to the 'Multiverse'. But she only talks about the different dimensions inside one universe (Earth - 19999 or the MCU) and not the actual Multiverse. ...
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Why do none of the sorcerers in Dr. Strange have a ranged attack?

They said they could conjure weapons, but all of them chose some sword or whips. No guns or arrows?
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Why does the Dark Dimension have time when Strange arrives?

It's a pretty major plot point that the Dark Dimension is timeless. Strange alters this with his time loop spell after he arrives. But when you observe the Dark Dimension before he casts that spell, ...
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Why is there no world Dormammu wants more than Earth?

In Doctor Strange, when Mordo and Wong are explaining to Strange about Dormammu and the Dark Dimension, they say he wants to devour all the worlds in all dimensions, and there is no world he wants ...
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Does AIDA create a sling-ring portal?

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, Phil Coulson, Leo Fitz, and Robbie Reyes are trapped in some other dimension. In order to get them out, the android AIDA creates a portal similar to the one's ...
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Does Darkforce/Zero Energy come from the Dark Dimension?

A recurring substance in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter is Darkforce/Zero Energy, which has varying effects depending on who it comes into contact with. The creators of Agent Carter stated ...
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How did the Ancient One get her scars?

In the first trailer for Doctor Strange, I noticed that the Ancient One has many scars on her head. This never seems to be addressed in the movie. Is there a comic or something that explains this?
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Would the Ancient One have defended the Earth from a Chitauri invasion in the Avengers absence?

In the film The Avengers, the main characters becoming a team relies on the following: Iron Man: If Stark had gone in the Humvee with Rhodey, he would never have been captured and never would have ...
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How many times did Doctor Strange “loop”?

At the end of Doctor Strange We only see maybe a dozen or so iterations, but the implication is that it went on for much longer. Do we have any information as to how many times they went through ...
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Was Nico Minoru from The Runaways introduced to the MCU in Doctor Strange?

I just saw Doctor Strange and I thought I saw someone with what looked like the Staff of One - is Nico Minoru from Runaways officially part of the MCU? Near the end of the film, there was a brief ...
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In Doctor Strange, what was the title of the book Stan Lee was reading in his cameo?

I'm really curious as to the title of the book Stan Lee was reading in his cameo appearance in Doctor Strange. Is was relevant to the story, and I tried to make a mental note of it, but that mental ...
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What are the books Doctor Strange has finished before being given access to the Master's stacks?

In the movie Doctor Strange, as Strange is developing his magical understanding he returns a stack of books which Wong goes through before deciding to give Doctor Strange access to the library stacks ...
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Why didn't Dr. Strange do this to heal his hands?

In the movie, Why didn't Strange use this to heal his broken hands, one at a time?
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Why is this revelation about the Ancient One significant?

In the Doctor Strange movie, we learn towards the end of the movie that However, after that reveal, it seems to be completely forgotten. In particular, we don't know Therefore: what is the point of ...
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Is there another way out for Dormammu?

At the end of Doctor Strange, So I was thinking about this scene, and my friend told me that there's a way to escape, it's just that Strange shouldn’t be killed? Would that be a better option for ...
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How long was Doctor Strange in training under the Ancient One?

The movie depicts a vague time lapse where Doctor Strange undergoes lots of studying and training. How much time has passed in his whole training arc of the movie?
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Who are the patients that Dr Strange considers while in his car?

In the 2016 movie Doctor Strange, in the introduction Dr. Strange is driving in his car being read a list of potential cases for him to take on. One of these is: An Air Force pilot who broke his ...
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Why does the Cloak of Levitation “accept” Doctor Strange so quickly?

It's never really explained how "relics" choose which sorcerers can wield them, but the Cloak made an exceptionally fast decision about Strange. Only a few minutes after his arrival in the sanctuary, ...
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Why does Dr. Strange have such a high collar?

In the original comics and in the newly released photos of Benedict Cumberbatch from the movie version, Dr. Strange wears an outfit with an excessively high collar. Does this high collar have a ...