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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: What Does The Third Eye Do?

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness came out on May 6. The movie had its own new elements with Sam Raimi in the director’s chair. The movie was full of cameos and interesting concepts. The Marvel movie has incorporated a number of book references. It is exciting to see so many comic book characters finally joining the MCU. But the fans are left asking questions about whether we would get to see more of them. Also, there are certain concepts that confused them too. One of them is the third eye that he gets at the end of the movie.

The third eye of Doctor Strange

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In the film, it was conveyed that the Darkhold corrupts the one who reads it. While Doctor Strange did it to save the life of America Chavez, he did take the wrong path. But it did not seem to have any consequences, not instantly. Until, in the ending scene, he falls to the ground, screaming in pain, and gets the third eye. Similar to the one Sinister Strange has – the Doctor Strange variant from whom he stole the Darkhold to dreamwalk.

The third eye could be a reference to the comics in Doctor Strange
The third eye could be a reference to the comics

Though not much has been revealed yet about the third eye. It is easy for the fans to conclude that it could be the signs of him being corrupted by the Darkhold. But in the comics, the eye is totally different, it is not directly related to evil.

What does the Third eye of Doctor Strange do?

In the Doctor Strange comics, the third eye is a manifestation of the Eye of Agamotto. The same eye that was at the center of events in the first Doctor Strange movie. Though, it was destroyed in the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. Somehow, Strange has managed to reconstruct it. Although it is empty now. Earlier it was where the time stone was kept safe.

The third eye could be a manifestation of Eye of Agamotto in Doctor Strange
The third eye could be a manifestation of the Eye of Agamotto

Now in the comics, during the earlier Sorceror Supreme run, whenever Doctor Strange used the Eye of Agamotto, a manifestation of it would appear on his head. It gave him special powers like enhanced sight. It reveals the truth by reenacting recent events and seeing through the souls of others. Also, it could simply be a sign that he is receiving some new powers. And it depends on him on how he uses it. The movie also has to explain how he got it.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is in theatres now.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.