These variants exist both in the standard continuity of Earth-616 and in the wider multiverse of infinite realities and dimensions in the comics. Some of them just explored magic to its limits, while others took darker – and sometimes more foolish – paths to becoming entities of extreme power. Today, we bring The 10 Most Powerful Variants of Doctor Strange.
Doctor Strange 2099
Doctor Strange 2099, or Jeannie as she was also known, emerged a hundred years into the future in one of the darkest timelines in Marvel Comics. The Sorcerer Supreme has several magical powers, including immunity to timeline changes from past actions.
But his basic abilities, including casting illusions and healing magic, aren’t as advanced as Earth-616’s Doctor Strange. At the time she appears in the comics, she did not have the level of education that Stephen Strange or others have, although she is naturally very talented in magic.
The alternate universe MC2 of Earth-982 has taken readers into a possible future of Marvel Comics in a few decades. Doctor Strange was no longer the Sorcerer Supreme, but he was still a Master of the Mystic Arts. He retained his Earth-616 powers and used them when he came out of retirement and reformed the Defenders to face his successor, the young Doc Magus.
Strange wanted to test Doc Magus, who actually defeated the old Doctor Strange in this confrontation, showing that the old man had lost his hand when it came to the mystical arts in this universe. Doc Magus then became the newest Sorcerer Supreme on Earth, being part of the Avengers,.
Sir Stephen Strange
Sir Stephen Strange belongs to the 1602 reality of Earth-311, where the Marvel Universe exists in an Elizabethan setting. He has all the same powers and abilities as his contemporary version and used his powers to achieve brief communion with Uatu the Watcher.
This gave him a rare insight into the multiverse and the danger its reality faced. He used his knowledge to help save his world but at the cost of his own life. He was killed for treason by King James, though it wasn’t exactly the end of Strange.
Stephen Strange Jr.
Doctor Strange in the Ultimate Universe of Earth-1610 is actually Stephen Strange Jr., the son of the original Doctor Strange. His father disappeared before his birth, but at the age of 21 the boy is found by Wong and receives mystical training, being able to wield a variety of spells, astral projection and hypnotism.
Virtually all of the spells his father had been passed through magic, or in the case of his skills as a martial artist, intense training. He is less skilled than his father when it comes to the mystical arts, as he has not had much training, but he has a great natural magical aptitude. We already have a video here on the channel just about this version of Doctor Strange.
Ducktor Strange, the Duck of the Mystic Arts, comes from the same reality as Howard the Duck. This variant of Doctor Strange appears to have all of the same abilities as the Earth-616 Strange. He also has the additional natural ability that his avian physiology grants him.
Simon Strange proved his enormous skill in the mystical arts when he used magic to move people from Duckworld, Earth-791021, to the main Marvel Universe of Earth-616 via the Nexus of All Realities.
Ducktor Strange isn’t the only anthropomorphic variant of Doctor Strange in the comics. Croctor Strange joins the ranks of the best variants, as a crocodile version of Strange. Croctor Strange also appears to have all of the same powers and abilities as his human counterpart on Earth-616, with the addition of his reptilian attributes.
Croctor Strange hails from the same universe as Spider-Pig, and with that character having already debuted in theatres, who knows that the cold-blooded variant of Doctor Strange can’t too? He could even be from the same universe as Crocodile Loki, check it out.
Strange-Thing, a powerful fusion of Doctor Strange and Man-Thing, shares the extraordinary abilities of both characters. Not only does Strange-Thing rank as one of the most powerful mages in the Marvel Universe, but being the guardian of the Nexus of All Realities on Earth grants him the ability to shift reality and cross dimensions.
This version of the character hails from Earth-1298, where he helped stop the Goblin Queen from harnessing the power of the Nexus for nefarious means.
Right Arm of the God-Emperor Destiny
While the variant of Doctor Strange that serves as the Right Hand Man of Doom in 2015’s Secret Wars is ostensibly similar in power to his Earth-616 version, he actually contributed to the creation of Battleworld along with the God-Emperor Doom. He also had the power and potential to become the God-Emperor himself in this crumbling version of the multiverse, but he missed his chance.
This suggests that Strange here had terrible power. It wasn’t enough to save him from the wrath of Fate though, who killed him for betraying the throne.
Disciple of Dormammu
Doctor Strange from the animated series “What If…?” corrupts himself to dark magic to save Christine’s life. In issue #18 of the What If..? comic book series, Stephen Strange follows a similarly dark path. Strange achieves enormous power as a disciple of Dormammu, but most of all he loses all his scruples.
This variant of Doctor Strange kills Baron Mordo, even after he heals his injured hands. He frees Umar, Dormammu’s sister, from her dimensional prison and conspires with her against her dark master, bringing this Stranger closer to the power of dark entities.
Doctor Mystery combines the mystical powers of Marvel’s Doctor Strange and DC’s Doctor Fate. The two magical characters feature many of the same powers, but Dr. Mystery has the ability to naturally travel between parallel worlds, making this variant incredibly powerful.
Furthermore, the character, which emerged from the Amalgam Comics crossover in the 1990s, is actually Charles Xavier. With the mental power of Professor X, this fusion of three classic characters is one of the most powerful in comics. We already have a short here on the channel about this character.