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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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Not everything or everyone is equally tough Fenrir’s teeth can penetrate Hulk’s skin (and that’s cinematically treated as pretty surprising), but when Bruce Banner tries to shoot himself in the mouth with a bullet, it will just bounce off the Hulk’s digestive tract. BRUCE: I got low. I didn’t see an end, so I put a bullet in my mouth and the ...


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Because Strange has seen over 14 million combinations and variations of the future and they lose in every one of them but 1. It is the writers way to say: I know what you're thinking, but it has to be like this. Because we, the Fate, say so. Presumably, he had tried that exact thing in at least one of the variations and it had failed.


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Because Doctor Strange saw the futures. The Russo Brothers were asked about this in Iowa City High School Q&A they did this spring. The original, famous Reddit recap simply related When asked why strange gave the time stone, he highly alluded to the “this is the only way” and him seeing the future scene so that basically confirmed that strange gave ...


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Maybe Voltorr, also known as Voltorg? In Strange Tales #165 (1968), Doctor Strange went against Yandroth, Scientist Supreme. They fight the good old way (read: lots of punching), and Strange has the upper hand, but the issue ends with the reveal of Yandroth's latest creation, the robot Voltorr. Voltorr's source of power is the "lightning of the universe", ...


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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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Limited to the MCU, it's still on his tab Last we saw of Mordo from the after-credits scene, he was out stealing the powers of other sorcerers, seeing them as corrupters and an affront to the natural order. His view is a product of Doctor Strange and the Ancient One's choices to manipulate reality via the time stone, and so in a sense Mordo himself is the ...


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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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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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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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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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As implied by the scene, at the time of TWS, he really is just a person with the potential to become a threat to Hydra later on. Kevin Feige recently confirmed this: "He is very well-known as a surgeon," Feige said during a recent visit to the set of Doctor Strange. "He has got various awards and plaques you're going to see over there; he attends ...


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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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To answer your question, consider the situation. They had ALREADY sent Hulk very far away, to a distant planet. When he came back, it was as that planet's WARLORD, with an army at his back. In comics, magic is essentially a tool. It can do many, many things, but it can be overcome. Hulk, at this point, is not simply angry. He's intelligent, focused, ...


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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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No. The magic the Asgardians use varies widely in strength depending on the caster. The pronouncements used by Odin are almost unbreakable by the magical abilities of Loki or Carnilla, two of the greatest sorcerers in Asgard. Both of their powers exceed the Sorcerer Supreme's ability. It can be concluded few, if any, have the magical ability to remove Odin's ...


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It's been widely reported that Ant-Man will be Marvel's last "origin story," with all future franchises starting with their heroes fully-developed. In fact, this was reported with specific mention of the Doctor Strange movie: "Marvel's new thing is no more origin stories. So Doctor Strange's movie no longer has an origin. It begins in media res. It's got ...


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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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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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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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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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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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This was addressed in a couple of early issues. In short, Steven really struggles to concern himself with temporal matters. He either forgets that he needs money, assumes he still has it (from his earlier years as a doctor) or just plain buys stuff on credit. Initially he had Wong sell trinkets and gems from the archives. Strange Tales #147 And eventually ...


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We have no reason to believe that the time loop was dependent on Doctor Strange dying. It's possible that if Dormammu did not kill Doctor Strange, that a second Doctor Strange would come into view, or perhaps it would jump back in time and the current Doctor Strange would disappear (More likely in my opinion since we don't see several dead Doctor Strange ...


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