In the Doctor Strange movie, his cloak of levitation only worked when he entered the mirror dimension but was afterwards never used in that dimension. (If the cloak would have worked, he could have very easily escaped Kaecilius without falling down all the time and leave the mirror dimension.)

Was this a plot hole or is there a reason behind its malfunction inside the mirror dimenion?

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    How do you know it "didn't work" inside the mirror dimension? He was fighting Kaecilius, not trying to get away...
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 14:29
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    It levitated him into Dark Dimension at the end of the movie, while they were outside the Mirror Dimension. There is no relationship (AFAIK) between the Cloak of Levitation and the Mirror Dimension. Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 14:30
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    Well then why didn't he leave the mirror dimension? He did "try" to leave but then just let himself fall onto the bus where Stan Lee was reading a book.
    – Alox
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 14:33
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    The cloak is portrayed as sentient, so maybe the cloak didn't want Strange to leave, seeing as it also didn't want Strange grabbing the Axe
    – DLE
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 15:11
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    The claim that his cloak "was never used" was in your question from the start, and is untrue, so the edits to your question aren't the problem... it was already confusing for me (I mis-read it twice) as soon as you posted it.
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 18:35

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The cloak always worked in all situations throughout the movie. No scene or moment showed the cloak failing. There is no link or issue with it working in the mirror dimension. In all falling scenes, it slowed his fall. Otherwise he or any normal person would have died.

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