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Why does Wong laugh for the first time at the end of the movie?

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. ...
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Is the "Dr. Strange" post credits scene the first to appear in a later movie?

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 ...
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Why does The Ancient One think differently about Doctor Strange in Endgame than the film Doctor Strange?

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 ...
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Why does The Ancient One think differently about Doctor Strange in Endgame than the film Doctor Strange?

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: ...
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In Doctor Strange, what was the title of the book Stan Lee was reading in his cameo?

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 ...
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How did Doctor Strange regain use of his hands?

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 ...
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Has Doctor Strange become the Sorcerer Supreme?

Strange is yet to become the Sorcerer Supreme in the MCU. At the end of Doctor Strange he has been made Master of the New York sanctum. The Ancient One: You defended the New York Sanctum from attack. ...
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Where were the Avengers during “Doctor Strange”?

Wong: While heroes like the Avengers protect the world from physical dangers, we sorcerers safeguard it against more mystical threats. Doctor Strange The Avengers weren’t involved in the events of ...
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Would the Ancient One have defended the Earth from a Chitauri invasion in the Avengers absence?

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? ...
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Where were the Avengers during “Doctor Strange”?

Consider how little of the major events actually take place where the general public would be able to see them. The initial fight takes place entirely within the Mirror Dimension so the only part ...
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How did Doctor Strange regain use of his hands?

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 ...
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Why didn't Dr. Strange do this to heal his hands?

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 ...
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Is the "Dr. Strange" post credits scene the first to appear in a later movie?

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 ...
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Would the Ancient One have defended the Earth from a Chitauri invasion in the Avengers absence?

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 ...
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How long was Doctor Strange in training under the Ancient One?

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 ...
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How does Mordo come to believe The Ancient One draws power from the Dark Dimension?

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 ...
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Why does Wong laugh for the first time at the end of the movie?

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 ...
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Why does Dr. Strange have such a high collar?

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 ...
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Why is this revelation about the Ancient One significant?

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 ...
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Does Doctor Strange lose his medical license?

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 #...
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Why does the Cloak of Levitation "accept" Doctor Strange so quickly?

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: ...
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Would the Ancient One have defended the Earth from a Chitauri invasion in the Avengers absence?

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, ...
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How many times did Doctor Strange "loop"?

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 ...
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How did the Ancient One get her scars?

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 ...
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How did Doctor Strange regain use of his hands?

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 ...
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In an infinite multiverse, why is there only one Dark Dimension/Mirror Dimension?

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 ...
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Why is there no world Dormammu wants more than Earth?

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 ...
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Was Nico Minoru from The Runaways introduced to the MCU in Doctor Strange?

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 ...
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Who are the patients that Dr Strange considers while in his car?

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 ...
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