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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. This shows that the time stone is able to alter objects in localized spaces and allows Thanos to revert Vision to his former self ...


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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 out. BM: Five hours later he's still on your doorstep. There's a strength to him. AO: Stubbornness, arrogance, ambition. I've seen it all before. BM: He ...


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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. Dormammu was exhausted so he couldn't risk to get in the time loop again. In the time loop, he wasn't able to figure it out how he kept coming back after dying ...


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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 little power from mine. This is time. An endless looped time. If the time loop had continued, Dormammu probably would have realised eventually that the ...


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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 has his own moral code! Taken from similar question from sister-site.


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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 with the hallucinogenic drug Mescaline. Since Doctor Strange's character was created in the 60's and the writers (probably incorrectly) were assumed to be ...


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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 first time: WONG: You were born for the Mystic Arts. STRANGE: And yet my hands still shake. MORDO: For now, yes. STRANGE: Not forever? ...


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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: Ragnarok, Strange explains to Thor that part of his role is to protect the Earth from intergalactic/interdimensional threats, Loki being one. STRANGE: So, I keep ...


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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 never having existed at all?   Dormammu: You... what is happening? Strange: Just as you gave Kaecilius powers from your dimension, I've brought a ...


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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 another he just needs to reset time in one locality or for one being. We see him doing the same thing with the apple in the Doctor Strange movie. In Infinity War ...


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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 around the planet: The Time Stone is a powerful weapon that can be used by the Sorcerer Supreme in their fight against darkness, as Doctor Strange uses it to ...


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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 first end credits scene, no more than 3 and a half years have elapsed. The first thing we need to do is ignore a reference to an experimental armour that we hear ...


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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 such as creating branches and time loops. Therefore, it should only be used in desperate times, like when the last sanctum has fallen and earth is about to be ...


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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 not revolve round him, he gains perspective and lets go of his previous selfishness. There is a conversation... AO: You have such a capacity for goodness. ...


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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 stone in the sanctuary, she didn't/couldn't use it while Strange could. So I'm guessing that the Time stone is the key here and it could probably grant Strange ...


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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 his lesson. He is not going to mess with time for his selfish goals anymore. He did mess with time but only to save mankind. Also, we don't know if the Eye of ...


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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 accuses her of being a woo-peddling con artist. He's not convinced magic is real until she pushes his astral form from his physical form and sends him on an acid trip ...


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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 exist in Dormammu's domain, so Strange can effectively bring it with him from our world, an manipulate it however he sees fit, without any of the usual consequences ...


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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 in our world (so to speak) are angels and fallen angels, and you might not be surprised to know that some major theologians have weighed in on the topic of the ...


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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 when he created the equally trippy Doctor Strange back in 1963. Given that his cameos are usually short and quick, we wouldn’t count on it. Source IN ...


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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 did not involve the Eye of Agamotto. (I believe he was actually given the eye by the Ancient One because he defeated Dormammu). In the comics, when Strange ...


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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 disturbed by West's watch noise and he says "your watch is disturbing me". You can hear the watch's ticking sound in that scene. So West put his hand on his watch and ...


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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 explaining to Strange how magic works. She explains that there are many other dimensions, each of which has their own set of rules. Many of these dimensions do not ...


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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 presented by the movie which is depicted by two points of view: Kaecilius' and The Ancient One's. Kaecilius states something like: "Time is an insult" or "Death is an ...


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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 Avengers, the others "retire permanently", and are considered criminals. I'm going to count this as the definition of full-blown Avenger since it's the most ...


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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 Dormammu and Doctor Strange remembered the previous encounters because Dormammu "exists outside of time" and Doctor Strange wielded the eye. This loop continued ...


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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 being a surgeon, loosing his ability to operate, searching for solutions, the whole "superhero in training montage", climax where he finds out his true purpose ...


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Your question implies Dormammu can use the Time Stone, which is not necessarily the case. Dormammu probably didn't try to get the Time Stone because he would have been unable to use it to break the time loop on his own. This could be explained by the Book of Cagliostro, as Dormammu did not read it. (This is just my theory though.)


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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 cursed with knowledge which probably meant he learns things easily (like dr strange with his photographic memory). I'm sure he didn't wake up one day and just guess ...


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