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The Ancient One is a character appearing in Marvel comics and movies, who was the mentor of Doctor Strange, and his predecessor as the Sorcerer Supreme.

The character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and first appeared in Strange Tales #110 (July 1963). In the comics, the character is portrayed as an elderly man of East Asian descent, while in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character is portrayed as a more youthful-looking woman of European descent, played by actress, Tilda Swinton.