The trailer of Doctor Strange 2 – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has revealed to us that the Sorcerer Supreme is going to be stronger than ever. He could show the fans a few new secret abilities he has. The character has already been able to control and manipulate with his magic spells. But in this live-action appearance, he’s coming back stronger than ever. Teaming up with the Scarlet Witch, he is going to fight the enemies from the multiverse as he tries to mend the things he meddled with in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
We have already seen that Doctor Strange can look into the future and manipulate time to some level in the MCU. But never has he actually traveled through time. Though, the Sorcerer Supreme is capable of doing this in the comics. Time travel was taken off the table for him after Time Stone was destroyed in Avengers: Endgame, but by the looks of it, this movie makes it possible again. Doctor Strange will be wearing the Eye of Agamotto. He could acquire it from a different timeline.
In the comics, Doctor Strange can influence minds weaker than his own. He does this by sending psionic blasts from his mind to the one he wants to control. The Sorceror can hypnotize, instill fear, read their mind, communicate telepathically, and erase memory. He has already cast a spell to erase Spider-Man‘s identity from people’s minds. And also because he has this power, he isn’t susceptible to mind control. He can resist telepathic intrusions.
Doctor Strange has been entrusted to protect the Earth from magical threats. It might not come as a surprise that the Sorceror Supreme is the to banish beings from this dimension. The master of mystical arts has always had this power in the Marvels comics. In the comics, he has been seen banishing creatures and demons and sending them back to where they came from. With this power, Strange becomes one of the most challenging adversaries. And judging by what the Sorceror has to face in the upcoming film, the power will come in handy.
For fighting against most creatures, banishment can be a quick solution to defeat an enemy. But it is not the only quick way Doctor Strange is a master. In the comic books, he has also used magic draining on several occasions. It is similar to the ability of the Ancient One being able to draw powers from the dark dimension. Strange can drain the powers of magical creatures. This ability weakens his foes and makes him stronger. The fans might get to see their favorite sorcerer now do this in the live-action as well.
We have seen Vision phase through walls and solid objects, but Doctor Strange has this ability too. The only difference between the ability of the two is that the Sorcerer can induce a state of intangibility on anyone he wants. In other words, he can send his enemies phase through walls in order to make them harmless. Though this power might not be as cool as his other powers it might come in handy in certain combat situations.