Marvel character highlight #10: Dr. Strange

NAME: Stephen Vin­cent Strange

AFFILIATION: Avengers, Squadron Supreme, Defenders

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Over­all, the most Supreme mas­tery of magic and mys­ti­cal ener­gies than any­one else on Earth. Astral pro­jec­tion, tele­pathic com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pos­ses­sion of mys­ti­cal objects that enable flight as well as invisibility.

BACKGROUND: Stephen Strange was a mas­ter sur­geon who was bril­liant yet arro­gant. Strange injured his hands, depriv­ing him of his liveli­hood. Using all of his money and resources, Strange went broke and became an alco­holic. Seek­ing a cure to restore the use of his hands, Strange jour­neyed to Tibet and met with the Ancient One. Strange stayed for years, train­ing along­side Baron Mordo in a com­pe­ti­tion to suc­ceed the Ancient One as sor­cerer supreme of Earth. When Mordo revealed him­self as a trai­tor, Strange took the posi­tion as appren­tice. After the Ancient One died, Strange took on the full title and position.

RELATIONSHIPS: Ancient One, men­tor; Clea, lover

FIRST VERSUS GAME APPEARANCE: Ulti­mate Mar­vel vs. Cap­com 3

APPEARANCES IN OTHER MEDIA: Mar­vel Ulti­mate Alliance (mul­ti­plat­form), The Amaz­ing Spider-Man vs. The King­pin (Sega Mas­ter Sys­tem and Sega Game Gear), Mar­vel Super Heroes: War of the Gems (SNES), Mar­vel Super Hero Squad Online (PC), X-Men the Ani­mated Series (tele­vi­sion), Spider-Man the Ani­mated Series (tele­vi­sion), Dr. Strange (film), Dr. Strange: The Sor­cerer Supreme (ani­mated film)

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