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13 Dark Details About Doctor Strange Collected By Fans

Dr. Stephen Strange, also known as the Master of the Mystic Arts, like many of his Marvel counterparts, has a dark side. He was a conceited surgeon who lost everything before studying the mysteries of the mystical arts, rather than having a history involving arms selling, interstellar thievery, or a boyhood as a former Soviet agent.

Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is already in theaters, and fans have used social media to offer a few dark details about their favorite Sorcerer Supreme. Below are the 13 dark details about Doctor Strange collected by fans.

1. The Live/Die/Repeal Infinite Loop Finale Is Predicted Early In The Film

Source: Marvel Studio

Posted by u/EAZYG247:’

In Doctor Strange, the live/die/repeat finale is hinted at early in the film, just before Strange gets in the car accident. When he picks up his watch, the face reads February 2nd, aka Groundhog Day, aka also happens to be the name [of the Bill Murray film] about a timeloop..’

Posted by u/westondeboer:

;In Doctor Strange (2016) on the night of his crash, the watch reads Tuesday, Feb 2. The date is Groundhog Day in the US, which is also the name of the film in which Bill Murray’s character is doomed to repeat the day [again and again]. Towards the end of Doctor Strange, he traps Dormammu in an endless loop of time until he agrees to his terms;

2. The Origin Of The Ancient One Had To Be Changed To Calm China

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/CHAD_J_THUNDER:

‘Doctor Strange (2016) changed the character “The Ancient One” to be Celtic instead of Tibetan, otherwise the movie would not be allowed in China which does not acknowledge Tibet as a place.’

3. A Funny Detail

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/wow_your_stupid:

‘In Doctor Strange, Stan Lee is reading Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley, an essay on his experiences with taking mescaline.’

4. His First Test Contains A Deeper, Darker Meaning

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/ChristopherAntilope

‘Doctor Strange first uses the Eye of Agamotto on an apple, which is the biblical symbol for forbidden knowledge.’

From Redditor u/LtPinkerton:’

In Doctor Strange, when Strange practices with the forbidden time spell and the Book of Cagliostro, he targets an apple. Apples are symbolic of forbidden knowledge.’

5. An Essential Warning At The Film’s Ending

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/commander212:’

There is a warning to not get distracted while driving at the end of the credits for Doctor Strange. For those who haven’t seen it, earlier in the film Doctor Strange crashes his car while on the phone and looking at a screen.’

6. Stephen Strange Was Detected As A Danger

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/JustSomeDude049:

‘In Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) When Cap is interrogating Sitwell about Zola’s Algorithm (An AI that uses people past to predict their future) he lists a few people that come up as threats, one of them being Dr. Strange. This movie was set two years before the events of Doctor Strange.’

7. Small Details

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/Idk_Very_Much:’

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos temporarily knocks Doctor Strange’s soul out of him after using the Soul Stone.’

8. Killmonger’s Assaults Are Close To Strange

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/discover_your_world:

‘In Black Panther, the first three locations Killmonger decides to attack are also where the three sanctums from Doctor Strange are located’

9. The Ancient One Covers Her Powers By The Hood

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/nehyolaw:

‘At the start of Doctor Strange (2016), the Ancient One is wearing her hood while she bends matter freely to stop Kaecilius. This is to cover her forehead to hide the fact that she is channeling power from the Dark Dimension (which is revealed later), which is why Kaecilius calls her a hypocrite.’

10. Benedict Cumberbatch Was Mixed By Strange And Evil

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/GBernat01:

;In Doctor Strange (2016), Benedict Cumberbatch played the protagonist and also the main antagonist, Dormammu. He provided both the voice and the performance capture for the CGI face of Dormammu.;

11. The Final Stage Prior To He Found His Way

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/rolandhorn27:’

‘Doctor Strange wasn’t shown the path to Kamar Taj until after he had lost all of his earthly belongings. His last belonging, his watch, is shown broken right before Mordo shows him the way.’

12. The  Consequence

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/Top_Hat_Squirrel:

‘In Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Strange’s hands still shake from the nerve damage he suffered from his car accident in Doctor Strange (2016)’

13. Doctor Strange Influenced Mysterio’s Costume

Source: Marvel Studio

From Redditor u/marcbwid:

‘This credit tag at the end of Spider-Man Far From Home (2019) shows how Mysterio modeled his costume after aspects of Thor, Doctor Strange, and Black Panther. (Specifically the texture, the magic, and the glowing highlights, respectively.)’

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