Doctor Strange Could Be Responsible For Kang’s Arrival (But Not MoM)

Kang the Conqueror is coming to the MCU, and Doctor Strange might be responsible for his arrival – but not because of the Multiverse of Madness.


strange doctor could be responsible for Kang’s arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not because of his actions in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The introduction of Kang the Conqueror in Phase 4 meant that the multiverse had to be restored. Loki featured the breaking of the Sacred Timeline as part of the One Who Remains plan, but theories continued to swirl about the particular event that led to the re-creation of the multiverse. It was commonly thought Doctor Strange 2 would provide the answer and go on to cast Kang as the villain of the Multiverse Saga, but it didn’t come.

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It’s possible that Doctor Strange’s actions before the sequel were actually what led to Kang’s arrival. In 2016 strange doctor, the arrogant wizard manipulates the natural laws of nature to stop Kaecilius and Dormammu’s invasion. While it was a heroic moment for Doctor Strange, the film ended with Mordo teasing that there would be massive repercussions for these actions. Audiences have since interpreted the line as a tease of Thanos’ actions in Avengers: Infinity War or even Mordo’s quest to eliminate wizards. However, it could be that the arrival of Kang the Conqueror is the true consequence of Doctor Strange’s actions.

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Doctor Strange Could Have Shattered The Multiverse In 2016

Doctor Strange Concept Art Reveals Dormammu's Original Design

The Multiverse became a central part of the MCU’s storyline in Phase 4, but strange doctor includes several teases of its existence. Since wizards draw their power from other dimensions of the Multiverse, Doctor Strange’s powers have always been tied to the Multiverse. The MCU has since proven that it can have a huge impact on the multiverse if its spells aren’t cast properly. Spider-Man: No Coming HomeThe Multiverse plot ties directly into Strange’s spells. This is all the more remarkable as Doctor Strange is very experienced in the ways of the mystical arts at this point, while still a novice when strange doctor.

There are a few different times in strange doctor this could now be retconned to be the moment he shatters the multiverse and allows Kang’s conquest to return. The first time he uses the Time Stone doesn’t go as planned, but this event has more to do with Dormammu than Kang. It would make more sense for Doctor Strange to reverse time in Hong Kong or for the Dark Dimension time loop to be the incident that somehow breaks the natural laws that hold the MCU timeline together.

Doctor Strange’s Kang Connection Sets Up Pivotal Role In Secret Wars

Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness trailer makes loki kang confusing

The Possibility That Doctor Strange Is Responsible For Kang’s Arrival Could Help Marvel Establish The Wizard’s Central Role In Avengers: Secret Wars. He may currently be exploring the multiverse with Clea to stop the incursions, but Doctor Strange must be a key figure if the MCU’s heroes have any chance of stopping Jonathan Major’s multiverse villain. It may even be through this adventure that Doctor Strange will learn that Kang is the consequence of his actions. This would create a strong bond between Doctor Strange and Kang, much like the one Marvel formed between Iron Man and Thanos. With this parallel in mind, the Kang connection can do strange doctor reevaluate his past.

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