Dr. Strange

Stephen Strange was a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon whose career is cut short when a car accident resulted in nerve damage to his hands. Hoping for a miracle, a despondent Strange traveled to the Himalayas to seek the counsel of the Ancient One, a Tibetan sorcerer.

As the Ancient One's guest, Strange learned that the sorcerer's pupil, Baron Mordo, was plotting to kill his mentor. Attempting to warn the Ancient One of his student's treachery, Strange was discovered by Mordo and mystically restrained. Witnessing Mordo's power and uncovering his murderous intent shocked the jaded Strange into a realization of evil's true nature and the need to combat its forces. The Ancient One freed Strange from Mordo's spell and revealed that he had known of his student's treacherous plans all along. Having peered into Strange's soul, the sorcerer saw the wayward doctor's potential for great goodness and power, and adopted him as his disciple. When Strange's studies with the Ancient One reached an end, he returned to New York.

Though the world at large believes he is no more than an eccentric occult authority, Dr. Strange has defended Earth from an assortment of mystical menaces and godlike entities -- all the while working diligently to strengthen the barriers between our world and any number of other mystic realms.


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