Few strong characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have made more of a good impact than Doctor Strange. Over the years, the magically-inclined and incredibly arrogant superhero has done everything from beating Dormammu into submission. As well as assisting in saving the universe on more than one occasion and even aiding his fellow heroes in need.
I’m talking about those massive and potential cataclysmic lapses in judgment that the character has made in various Marvel movies. Including his latest adventure in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Bad Decisions Doctor Strange Has Made in the Multiverse of Madness
According to some fans, Doctor Strange 2 is recycling MCU storylines. I’m talking about those massive and potentially cataclysmic lapses in judgment that the character has made in various Marvel movies. Including his latest adventure in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The moment that completely dislodged some fans from Doctor Strange 2 was when they realized that Wanda has been turned evil. But, thanks to her experiences reading the Darkhold, which led to visions of her sons. That’s a complete rerun, but not from WandaVision it’s from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Yes, Wanda’s story is more complex and Elizabeth Olsen’s performance is strong. But her plan was so short-sighted.
In the lead-up to the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, multiple trailers were showing the different versions of the character. We would see throughout the movie, each having its faults. This was clear in the film’s opening moments when Defender Strange was running through the space between universes with America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez). They searched for the Book of Vishanti. Believing that the young girl couldn’t control her ability to travel through the multiverse, this Strange variant tried to kill her and take her power instead of trusting her.
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I know, this isn’t the Doctor Strange we’ve come to know and love over the past 6 years. But it’s hard to argue that our Strange wouldn’t do something similar if he were put in that situation. Sure, he probably wouldn’t have tried to kill her. But he does have a history of not listening to anyone, let alone trusting them.
Earth-838 Strange uses “The Darkhold” and almost destroys his universe. After being captured by the Illuminati, Doctor Strange learned about his Earth-838 counterpart’s fall from grace. He used the Darkhold to find the Book of Vishanti to kill Thanos. But in doing so, it destroyed another reality. You can also see how the other members of the group dealt with him after the Mad Titan was slain. And while those living on Earth-838 lived on, countless others weren’t as lucky. 838-Strange was killed for his actions and to prevent him from doing that again.