Note: Post spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has brought the audience to follow Stephen Strange into a fascinating, thrilling and somewhat horror multiverse adventure. Not only must he find a way to stop Wanda’s plot, Strange also has to face many evil forces from other universes, including a variant of himself – Sinister Strange, who can open his eyes. weird 3rd on forehead. In the final segment of the movie, Strange himself also possesses this ability, even confidently mastering it like what the mid-credits showed.
So what is this third eye? And how does it affect Doctor Strange’s powers?
Doctor Strange’s 3rd Eye in the MCU
In the latest Marvel Studios blockbuster, Strange encounters Sinister Strange in a universe ruined by invasive phenomena. Similar to Wanda, this variant used the Darkhold magic book to uncover the secret of the multiverse, how to make sleepwalking work in another reality, and was also the one to reveal the second face. 3 on the forehead.
After defeating Sinister Strange, Stephen borrowed the power of the Darkhold to stop Wanda. Although it doesn’t appear that he is as metamorphosed as his variant, the possibility that this magic book has affected Stephen’s physical as well as strength cannot be ruled out. Currently, this is the most reasonable explanation as to why he was able to open his eyes at the end of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Both Strange used the forbidden book, and both formed an additional eye. Whether this is a coincidence or not, we can only have the most accurate answer in future MCU projects.
The Origin of Doctor Strange’s 3rd Eye in Marvel Comics
If the Darkhold book was the cause of Strange’s “eye opening”, then this eye is more or less related to witchcraft. In the original, however, it is the exact opposite.
The third eye, also known as the Mind’s Eye, is an ancient concept that appears in many spiritual traditions concerning perceptions beyond human senses. In the Marvel comics, it is seen as the manifestation of Agamotto’s eye. The Eye of Agamotto is also a treasure that was used to hold the Time Stone in the MCU.
One of Mind’s Eye’s most prominent abilities is “seeing through the naked eye”, easily exposing the truth and exposing the fakes. This will be an extremely useful thing to deal with the Skrull race – the main characters of the upcoming “Secret Invasion” series. In addition, it also enhances Strange’s eyesight, allowing him to re-enact new events as well as see the souls of others.
When Strange returned to his universe 616, he suddenly opened his third eye while walking on the streets of New York. The scene where the magician suddenly collapsed in the middle of the road, curled up and constantly screaming, worried fans. However, just a few minutes later, in the mid-credits scene, Strange was much more comfortable with the Mind’s Eye, even confidently using it before entering the Dark Dimension with Clea. This shows that perhaps Marvel Studios is still faithful to the original when exploiting this eye – simply a portal to a better, further and wider perception for Strange.
In addition, in the comics, the Eye of Agamotto is only given to those who have pure thoughts and a kind heart, specializing in doing good deeds, except for eradicating violence. It is true that Strange used the Darkhold, but he only did it to stop Wanda. Strange never lost himself, even though he knew he could use America Chavez and the multiverse to do what he wanted, especially to be with Christine Palmer. That is probably also the reason why he was able to open his third eye.
The only puzzling point here is that in the MCU, the Eye of Agamotto was destroyed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. It’s not clear how, Strange was able to open the eye of this treasure’s embodiment. Besides, obviously we also cannot rule out the possibility that Marvel Studios has decided to change a bit, linking the new eye with Darkhold. Perhaps the answer will lie in future projects like the series Agatha: House of Harkness, revolving around the witch Agatha – who brought the magic book to the MCU; or Doctor Strange’s solo sequel.
In short, it seems that the third eye is simply an upgrade and development of Stephen Strange’s powers and abilities. And our task is to keep our eyes open to see how he will choose to use it in upcoming projects.
According to ScreenRant