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|“||My name is Dr. Stephen Strange. As Earth's Sorcerer Supreme, I have a unique and demanding responsibility to protect it from any mystical menaces that may threaten it. But I'm also the world's greatest neurosurgeon, and the Hippocratic oath is a lifetime vow. So I've reached an arrangement with the hospital: They call me in only for the operations that no one else -- no one else -- has the skill to perform.||„|
|~ Doctor Strange|
Doctor Stephen Strange is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by artist Steve Ditko and writer Stan Lee, the character first appeared in Strange Tales #110 (cover-dated July 1963). Doctor Strange serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Inspired by stories of black magic and Chandu the Magician, Strange was created during the Silver Age of Comic Books to bring a different kind of character and themes of mysticism to Marvel Comics.
The character begins as an egotistical surgeon who loses the ability to operate after a car crash severely damages his hands. Searching the globe for healing, he encounters the Ancient One, the Sorcerer Supreme. Strange becomes his student, and learns to be a master of both the mystical and the martial arts. He acquires an assortment of mystical objects, including the powerful Eye of Agamotto and Cloak of Levitation, and takes up residence in a mansion referred to as the Sanctum Sanctorum, located in 177A Bleecker Street, New York City. Strange assumes the title of Sorcerer Supreme and, with his friend and valet Wong, defends the world from mystical threats.
The character was first portrayed in live-action by Peter Hooten in the 1978 television film Dr. Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Doctor Strange (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Cumberbatch will reprise his role in the sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home (2021) and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).
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- Doctor Strange appears in Marvel: All New, All Different Chronicles, voiced by Marc Worden in a British accent. Depicted as having the same principles of his counterparts from the comic books and the MCU, Doctor Strange is introduced as a hundred-year-old wizard from Victorian era, and has been one of Captain America's secret allies during World War II. Also, unlike most of his counterparts who are depicted as American, this version is introduced as a British character.
- Doctor Strange appears in A Marvel Christmas Carol, voiced by Liam O'Brien. He plays a supporting role in the film, on which he helps Spider-Man and his fellow Champions on their goal to help the Dawson family by reforming Franklin Todd's wicked ways. He conjures a special spell which sends the young heroes to the Dream Realm, where they become their versions of the Ghosts of Christmas; with Ant-Girl becoming the Ghost of Christmas Past, Groot acting as Ant-Girl's Sprite, Spider-Man as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Cloak and Dagger as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come/Future and "Soul Chain" respectively.
- Doctor Strange returns in the A Marvel Christmas Carol sequel Marvel's Superhero Adventures: Infinity War, voiced again by Liam O'Brien. As in the MCU, Strange is one of the keepers of the Infinity Stones; with the Eye of Agamotto housing the Time Stone, enabling its user to control the flow of time.