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You have to pay attention to the dialog throughout the movie. When Steven Strange first discovers the Eye of Agamotto, he reads an ancient manuscript which instructs him on how to manipulate time. Wong and Mordo rush in and stop him, and Wong angrily tells Strange that his actions could have had serious consequences (creating a time loop, or altering the ...


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Doors of perception by Aldous Huxley. Its a well known book about "expanding mind" using mescaline and other halucinogenic drugs, which author describes as almost religous in their nature. This book became some sort of bible in the 60s, Jim Morrison called his band after this book. It is quite fitting, since we can see it during pretty "tripping" scene


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Roughly one quarter of MCU movies have recycled end credits scenes. The post credits scene from Iron Man 2 was used in Thor. The post credits scene from Captain America: The First Avenger was used in The Avengers. The post credits scene from Ant-Man was used in Captain America: Civil War. ...


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She doesn't think he's worthless. She just acts that way in Doctor Strange because that is pretty much standard for the "Eastern martial arts teacher" trope. In the western teacher trope, the teacher searches out and courts brilliant but reluctant students, and bends over backwards to extract their greatness, in a game of Pygmalion: like Robin Williams ...


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It appears to be part of Strange’s training and his journey to become who he is supposed to for The Ancient One to treat him as she does in Doctor Strange. Like with what Strange does in Avengers: Infinity War she has looked into his possible futures. The Ancient One: Do you wonder what I see in your future? Doctor Strange: No. Yes. The ...


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He had nerve damage on his hands, and thus had lost the fine motor control needed to perform brain surgery. That does not mean he could not use his hands for daily things. He did email people, for example. In a deleted scene, not long before meeting the Ancient One, he treated this dog's broken paw: During training, we see him using this hands quite nimbly ...


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Collider asked this very question earlier. And now, with the introduction of Doctor Strange, the question becomes, where the hell have these mighty sorcerers been when shit got real in the past? Producer Kevin Feige answered, explaining that the Sorcerers are more solely focused on other things, not whether or not we're invaded by aliens; they're ...


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I seem to remember that he regains some more use of them over time, but it's never shown him regaining their use fully. Does he ever regain full use of his hands? Yes...and No His hands heal enough for a normal person and for him to be be able to make whatever mystical gestures are required...but... ...not enough to be a surgeon again Certainly he could.....


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Doctor Strange initially discovers the ability and perhaps would have attempted to heal his hands if he was not interrupted. After he was interrupted, he did not have another opportunity because of the fast paced action afterwards. By the end of the movie, his focus is no longer on healing himself and he may view his hands of a reminder of how he got where ...


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No. The stinger in Ant-Man was later reused and expanded upon in Captain America: Civil War. Ant-Man was released June 29, 2015, while Doctor Strange was released October 20, 2016.


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At the very most, Doctor Stephen Strange was in training for 3 and a half years. It's virtually impossible to figure out the exact length of time that Stephen Strange was in training in Doctor Strange thanks to the lack of reference points for when he starts training and when he stops. However, we can safely assume that between the start of the movie and ...


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Another possibility that has been raised on sites like TVTropes is that it's about master-subordinate systems, and a callback to an earlier exchange where Strange points out that people usually laugh at his jokes, and Wong queries whether those people are subordinates. Strange's prior jokes are uttered with the expectation of laughs. This one is spontaneous, ...


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The collar, along with the cape attached to it, is actually an arcane artifact - one that responds to the mind of its wearer - called The Cloak of Levitation. The high collar itself does not serve a purpose, but that is indeed how the cloak was originally designed when it first appeared in Strange Tales #127 (December 1963). Even before the cape's debut, ...


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The same symbol that Kaecilius and his disciples bear shows up on her forehead in that scene. Between that and her sheer strength in manipulating the mirror dimension (which Kaecilius and company also had), it was pretty conclusive that she was pulling the same power they were.


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Assumedly yes This is the Marvel universe; although their remit is supernatural threats the Ancient One and the sorcerers probably would have stepped in to stop the Chituri had the Avengers not been there. Heroes will be heroes, after all. In the comics Doctor Strange has fought the Skulls more than once (such as during the Kree-Skrull war and as part of ...


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We don't know exactly, but it's more than a few times The Hollywood Reporter asked this question of screenwriter Jon Spaihts, who responded: There is a deliberate ambiguity there. It's one of those places where you want not to over explain. But I think he [things] dozens of times, if not hundreds of times in there. I think he really gets a taste of ...


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Doctor Strange lost his licence to practice medicine some time during his time as the Sorcerer Supreme. He was, we assume, simply too pre-occupied to notice or care when it happened. Doctor Strange #382


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The reveal in question tells us that; This reveal shows us that regardless of her intentions for why she did it, she is a hypocrite, which Kaecilius calls her at the start of the movie. This is the reason that Kaecilius and his followers abandoned her, which helps us further understand the motivations of the films villains. Maybe more importantly, it also ...


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In this Cloak of Levitation TV spot, Mordo says "it likes you," refering to the cloak choosing Doctor Strange. Marvel Studio President Kevin Fiege said this: He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn’t fly like Superman or like Thor. It’s almost got a consciousness of its own, this cloak, which, ...


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In the mid-credits credits scene of Doctor Strange It is possible that the Ancient One has different standards to determine when to intervene in "mundane" conquest of the world. They had many rules, and maybe "let the mundanes be mundane" is one of them. Aliens are, in a sense, just another kind of mundane. The other infinity gems — the mind and space ...


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I think you're missing a couple of key points from the movie. The man who regained the use of his legs (Jonathan Pangborn) never actually healed his injury. Instead, we're told he learned enough Astral Magic to make his legs work again and quit there. In a bonus scene, we see Pangborn attacked by Mordo for that reason (after Mordo robs him of his power, ...


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Tilda Swinton discussed this in a 2016 interview with Screen Crush; according to her, the Ancient One's history is left intentionally obscure, with the scars merely meant to hint at a violent past of some nature: The Ancient One's fairly mysterious in terms of her background, and that’s sort of how it stays in the whole film. I'm curious: Was there more ...


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It's never said why, but it is implied We find through the movie that The Ancient one draws power from the Dark Dimension to prolong her life The Ancient one is immortal, because 1 There's a recurrent theme about the consequences of your choices coming back to meet you. It affects Dr. Strange in his injury, it affects Kaecilius in how his choices result in ...


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Infinite universes is not the same as every possible universe existing in every possible variation. There are infinite real numbers, but only one of those is zero, and none of them are the square root of -1.


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That was Nico's mother, Tina It's been reported for ages that Linda Louise Duan was cast as Tina Minoru in the film; Duan's personal website reported in late October 2016 on a promo piece in the Essex County Standard: MoviePilot.com also had an interview with Duan in October 2016, where they claim that her scenes were cut from the final film; evidently she ...


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The period of time the good Dr. Stephen Strange spends with the Ancient One in her mountain fastness is not ever clearly delineated, possibly intentionally since there is no reason for anyone to keep track of anything other than the days. Several articles reviewing the potential clues indicate the time between elements listed in the movie make the time from ...


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While we do not know who they are, we do know that the Air Force pilot is not War Machine: Director Scott Derrickson spoke to Digital Spy and set us right on just when the events of Doctor Strange occur. "That's not War Machine, actually," he said. "It sounds like it. And maybe in some other iteration we were even thinking it could be. The movie led ...


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Because Kaecilius understood Time and how to operate outside it During that battle, Kaecilius and his Zealots had been infused with the power of the Dark Dimension (Dormammu's realm), a dimension without time. While Strange was rewinding, Kaecilius and his Zealots were aware of the change and used their dark power to make themselves effectively "timeless", ...


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Wong tells Strange about the dangers of using the Eye, including the possibility of time loops and paradoxes. There is no evidence in the movie that the Eye can be used to reverse time for a single object, so using it to fix his hands would require reversing time all the way back to prior to the accident. This would create a paradox, since he would no ...


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