Spoilers Ahead: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the first MCU film to really delve into the multiverse and with that comes many twists & surprises.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has plenty of twists and turns, major game-changing cameos, and an ending that leaves things open for more storytelling in the MCU. The sequel is the second solo film featuring Doctor Strange, though this one is more of an ensemble that introduces America Chavez and focuses on Wanda Maximoff, whose story continues from the end of WandaVision.
The film, the 28th entry into the MCU, lays the foundation for what’s to come while also offering plenty of intrigue and a close-ended story. Here are the biggest spoilers from the film, including which characters die.
Scarlet Witch Is Doctor Strange 2’S Biggest Villain
Following the events of WandaVision, Wanda Maximoff was seen using the Darkhold while hearing voices of her children from across the multiverse. Although it seemed like Wanda had grown from the events of the Disney+ series, she is convinced that her sons need her in every universe. By the time Doctor Strange catches up with her in the film, Wanda has been using the Darkhold for quite some time, using its magic to conjure creatures to go after America Chavez throughout MCthe multiverse in a bid to steal her powers.
America Chavez Doesn’t Have A Doppelgänger
While the film establishes that Doctor Strange, Wanda, and many others, including Christine Palmer and Mordo, have doppelgängers in other universes, America Chavez reveals she has none. She’s been to various parts of the multiverse and has found there is only one version of her. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness doesn’t spend much time contemplating what this could mean, but it’s a detail that could certainly play a role in the MCU’s future.
The MCU Officially Introduces Fantastic Four & X-Men
For a long time the Fantastic Four and the X-Men were off-limits to Marvel because they were owned by 20th Century Fox, which Disney acquired the rights to back in 2019. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness manages to incorporate Reed Richards (aka, Mr. Fantastic), wearing his famous blue Fantastic Four uniform, and Professor Charles Xavier, a telepath who is the founder of the X-Men.
The Illuminati Are All Murdered By The Scarlet Witch
The Illuminati — Reed Richards, Professor Xavier, Maria Rambeau’s Captain Marvel, Captain Carter, Black Bolt, Mordo — go toe-to-toe with Scarlet Witch in one of the best and most gruesome fight scenes in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange Has Third Eye After Using The Darkhold
The trailers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness teased that Sinister Strange possessed the Third Eye, the Eye of Agamotto. After Doctor Strange fights his evil doppelgänger, he uses the Darkhold in a bid to stop Wanda and it doesn’t seem to corrupt him in the way it did his predecessor.
Earth-838’S Doctor Strange Was Killed By The Illuminati
When Doctor Strange arrives in another world, designated Earth-838, he discovers that his doppelganger died fighting Thanos. However, he soon discovers that this alternate version of himself went after the Darkhold in a bid to stop Thanos, only he grew to have more power and began dream-walking into his other selves.
Scarlet Witch Topples The Darkhold Temple & Dies
After realizing that was causing fear in her sons from another universe, Scarlet Witch takes a moment to step back. And once she had the reassurance that the Wanda from Earth-838 was going to always love Billy and Tommy, Scarlet Witch understood what she had to do, and so she decided to destroy the Darkhold temple in its entirety so that no one would use the magic book again.
Doctor Strange Goes With Clea To Fix An Incursion
After Wanda destroys the Darkhold temple and the multiverse is more or less righted for the time being, Doctor Strange is visited by a mysterious woman (who is credited as Clea, a sorceress), who appears from a portal beckoning Doctor Strange to come with her to fix an Incursion — when the boundaries of universes collide and are annihilated from existence — he caused.
All Versions Of The Darkhold In The Multiverse Are Destroyed
By the end of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda realizes that she’s scaring her kids from another world, seeing their fear of her written squarely on their faces. With the promise by her doppelganger that Tommy and Billy will be loved, Wanda decides to destroy the Darkhold temple, using her powers to collapse the entire ancient foundation.
Doctor Strange Possesses His Dead Body From Another Earth
Doctor Strange wouldn’t go down without a fight and, despite being held back by the Illuminati for a bit, managed to use the Darkhold to possess another version of himself’s dead body, which he’d buried on the roof of the New York Sanctum at the start of the movie.