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Discrepancy in Thanos's use of time stone in Infinity War

As seen in the Doctor Strange movie, the whole universe doesn't have to be affected by the time stone. One of the first things he does with the Eye of Agamotto is age and reverse age an apple. ...
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Why was the Ancient One so hesitant to teach Dr. Strange the art of sorcery?

So why was the Ancient One hesitant to accept him in Dr. Strange? She explains her reasoning immediately after Strange is thrown out, when speaking with Mordo. AO: You think I was wrong to cast him ...
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Why did Dormammu keep his promise?

Dormammu got tired of that time loop Dr. Strange created. If he didn't keep his promise, it's a matter of time Dr. Strange will again bind him in the loop. Remember Strange still has the Time Stone. ...
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Why didn't Dormammu try to steal the Time Stone?

Dormammu knew that Dr Strange had trapped him in a time loop, but he didn't know how. All Strange told him was: Doctor Strange: Just as you gave Kaecilius powers from your dimension, I've brought a ...
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What will Doctor Strange protect now?

The Time Stone ain't the only thing in this world that needs protection. Sure, it was a big deal to protect it while it was here, but it's not the only thing wizards do. Remember that in Thor: ...
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Why did Dormammu keep his promise?

Because he is man of his word and have moral code like his comics counterpart Strange Tales No. 127: STRANGE: He is evil, true…but only by our human standards. According to his own lights, he ...
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What was Stan Lee's character reading on the bus in Doctor Strange

According to this article on comicbook.com (and a personal confirmation when I went to see it again) he was reading The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley - an essay detailing Huxley's experiences ...
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Is Dr. Strange a Member of the Avengers?

Is Dr. Strange a Full-Blown Avenger? Dr. Strange is exclusively a member of the Masters of the Mystic Arts. From the Dr. Strange film, just after Strange is caught using the Eye of Agamotto for the ...
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How did Doctor Strange repeat the scene where he made the deal with Dormammu?

Mordo: Temporal manipulations can create branches in time. Unstable dimensional openings. Spacious paradoxes! Time loops!!! You want to get stuck reliving the same moment over, and over, forever, or ...
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Given what happens in Endgame, why doesn't Dormammu come back to attack the universe?

The Time Stone itself doesn't do anything to protect Earth, in Doctor Strange it is explained that Dormammu is kept out by the three Sanctums (New York, London and Hong Kong) forming a magical shield ...
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Discrepancy in Thanos's use of time stone in Infinity War

There are several possible reasons for this: We don't know the full capabilities of the Time stone / Amulet of Agamotto. When fighting Dormamu he needs to reset time in an entire dimension, in ...
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When is Doctor Strange actually set?

At most, Doctor Strange is set over a period of 3 and a half years. Between out-of-universe information and in-universe references, we can safely assume that between the start of the movie and the ...
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Why didn't Dr. Strange reverse time?

In my opinion, maybe the thought even crossed his mind, but he chose not to do it. Keep in mind that, as Mordo said, messing with the time-space continuum is dangerous, it can have collateral effects ...
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What caused Doctor Strange to repent of his selfishness and become Earth's protector?

Obviously, this is a hero origin story so it would be pretty pointless for Strange NOT to evolve into the hero of the tale. However, essentially, he learns from The Ancient One that the universe does ...
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How can Dr. Strange use the Time Stone to do this?

I can't back this up or anything, but I think it has to do with the fact that Strange can use the Time stone, while the Ancient One can't. The Ancient One was powerful, but she just guarded the ...
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Why didn't Doctor Strange use the Eye of Agamotto to heal his hands?

Because it doesn't matter anymore to Doctor Strange. When he gets the Eye Of Agamotto, things go fast paced and he didn't have any opportunity to do so. In the end, he accepted his role and learned ...
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Why was the Ancient One so hesitant to teach Dr. Strange the art of sorcery?

Her initial refusal to train Dr. Strange is entirely due to his attitude. When he first meets the Ancient One, Strange sees the idea that magic might actually exist as laughable, and basically ...
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How many times did Dr. Strange loop?

Unfortunately, we just don't know the answer to any of those questions, though I think we can make an educated guess on at least one. To start with, Strange's first battle with Dormammu in the comics ...
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How can Dr. Strange rewind time in these circumstances?

Yes, Strange set up the "time loop" as soon as he entered Dormammu's domain, effectively locking himself and Dormammu into it. This appears to work only because time, as we understand it, doesn't ...
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How did the Time gem work in Dormammu's dimension?

The answer here is the key revelation that Strange comes to in the climactic scene: he takes time with him into Dormammu's domain. To understand this, we have to backtrack to the Ancient One ...
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What was Stan Lee's character reading on the bus in Doctor Strange

He was reading a copy of Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception – a 1954 essay about the writer's experiences tripping on mescaline. No doubt the counterculture icon Huxley was an inspiration for Lee ...
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Why did Dormammu keep his promise?

Creatures that exist outside of time "proceed" differently than we do Dormammu exists outside of time, so his way of thinking and making decisions must be different from ours. The closest parallels ...
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What's going on with the watch?

In that scene, Strange was trying to focus (might be showing off as per West) to take out the bullet from the patient's head without using scan reports (directly using micro glaces). But he was ...
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What is the significance of the multiple references to watches throughout the film?

The whole movie revolves around time: Strange defeats Dormammu setting a time loop with the Eye of Agamotto, which is the time Infinity Stone: Also, there is the philosophical nature of time ...
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Is Dr. Strange a Member of the Avengers?

As far as the MCU is concerned, Dr. Stephen Strange is not a member of the Avengers in any way. As of the end of Civil War, only signatories to the Sokovia Accords are official members of the ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation as to why the Ancient One is bald?

According to Marvel: The youth who would eventually be called the Ancient One was born over five hundred years ago in Kamar-Taj, a village in a hidden land in the Himalaya Mountains in the area now ...
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How did Doctor Strange repeat the scene where he made the deal with Dormammu?

Doctor Strange essentially created a "backup save" with the Eye of Agamotto (which has the time infinity stone stored inside it). Every instance in which he died time reverted to this point, albeit ...
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How much of Doctor Strange is origin story?

This is a highly opinionated question because people will feel different about what is considered "end of origin story". I argue the whole movie is an origin story. It starts in the beginning of him ...
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How did Thanos know how to use this item?

How did he learn how to use any of the stones, or that collecting all six would give him his final desires? He must have researched on the whole thing long before he started, and he said he was ...
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Why was the Ancient One so hesitant to teach Dr. Strange the art of sorcery?

"Reluctant teacher / persistent student" is a standard trope where Asian martial arts are concerned, and this follows the flavor of that. Another example is The Ronin by William Dale Jennings, or ...
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