When we talk about major sections of entertainment, we all know that Harry Potter and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have dominated the film industry since the last 90s and are still standing strong today. After watching both sanctions, fans started wondering about the powers of their favorite characters, expanding upon theories and backstories and even adding these two universes.
When it comes to magic users, Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Harry Potter’s Professor Dumbledore are clearly the most gifted wizards in their respective universes. Both the characters have many similarities like they’re proficient at playing the long game, willing to sacrifice themselves for the betterment, and need to constantly face their problems (demons.)
Which wizard is the more powerful wielder of magic?
Doctor Stephen Strange was originally a gifted neurosurgeon who came into magic fairly late in life. After a car crash that took away his fine motor control which allowed him to conduct complex surgery, he spiraled into self-destruction until he discovered his magic. Training under the Ancient One and gaining a new sense of purpose, Doctor Strange took on the responsibilities of the Sorcerer Supreme, humanity’s point man for all manner of magical threats.
Can Dumbledore Really Win Against Doctor Strange?
While Doctor Strange got his power quite late, Dumbledore was a real prodigy. Originally appearing in J.K. Rowling’s novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was portrayed as a kind-hearted old wizard who observed the young wizards and witches-in-training at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A purely magical prodigy from a young age, Dumbledore was an ambitious youth who befriended Gellert Grindelwald, a Dark Wizard with dreams of taking over the Wizarding Community with a violent revolution. When his association with Grindelwald led to the death of his sister Ariana, he broke ties with the latter and began teaching at Hogwarts, while also aiding a resistance against Grindelwald.
While Dumbledore wields the Elder Wand, the most powerful wand that ever existed in the Wizarding World, Doctor Strange has his own magical artifacts that includes the Eye of Agamotto, Cloak of Levitation, and Wand of Watoomb, which can absorb and redirect magical energies or even enhance Strange’s other spells. Strange is also skilled at adapting to different forms of magic, which would come in handy if he ever journeyed to the Wizarding World.
This shows that not only Doctor Strange can defeat Dumbledore in a magic fight, but he also has a clear advantage in various other aspects.