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For the Inter-Dimensional Portal created by Aida, see Inter-Dimensional Gate

"He started doing that yellow sparkly thing he does all the time."
Spider-Man to Iron Man[src]

An Inter-Dimensional Portal is a portal that acts as a mystical wormhole, creating a gateway between two locations in space-time. The Masters of the Mystic Arts have the ability of opening these portals using Sling Rings. It is also possible to create these portals using either science or other types of magic.

History

Discovery of the Multiverse

"All you have to do is focus. Visualize. See the destination in your mind. Look beyond the world in front of you."
Karl Mordo[src]

The Sorcerer Supreme Agamotto became the first known human to learn about other dimensions. He dedicated his life to protecting the Earth realm from extra-dimensional threats using magic. The Masters of the Mystic Arts also discovered a way to open portals using Sling Rings.[1]

Discovery of the Darkforce

During the 1940s, humans began experimenting with nuclear energy; during one such experiment performed by Isodyne Energy, a rift was created where a substance dubbed Zero Matter entered this dimension. Eventually, the scientists Whitney Frost and Jason Wilkes became infected with the substance.[2] Frost actively sought more of the Zero Matter and reopened the rift; however Wilkes entered the opening.[3] Upon his return, he described his experience in another dimension outside the Earth realm.[4]

Battle on Sovereign

"We've been hired to stop an inter-dimensional beast from feeding on those batteries and I'm going to stop it with a sword?"
Gamora to Star-Lord[src]

The Abilisk travels between dimensions

In 2014, the Abilisk had been using its inter-dimensional abilities to get to Sovereign and feed on Sovereign's Anulax Batteries, resulting in the Sovereign recruiting the Guardians of the Galaxy to destroy it. As the Guardians awaited the arrival of the Abilisk, Star-Lord had used the Inter-Dimensional Tracker to ensure that he knew exactly when it would arrive, before they the battled and eventually killed the Abilisk.[5]

Theft of the Book of Cagliostro

"One of the rituals was stolen by a former Master. The zealot Kaecilius. Just after he strung up the former librarian."
Wong to Stephen Strange[src]

Kaecilius' Zealots escape through the portal

As part of his mission to contact Dormammu and help him to merge the Earth with the Dark Dimension, Kaecilius broke into Kamar-Taj and stole the Book of Cagliostro. However, Kaecilius was then discovered by the Ancient One, who advised against his actions, resulting in Kaecilius escaping into London. Kaecilius was soon cornered by the Ancient One, who trapped him and his Zealots in the Mirror Dimension, resulting in a fight between them.

Ancient One departing the Mirror Dimension

During the battle, Kaecilius had realised that the Ancient One was easily overpowering his Zealots, using Tao Mandalas to block their attacks while manipulating the Mirror Dimension around them. Knowing he would lose this fight, Kaecilius was able to use his Sling Ring to then open an Inter-Dimensional Portal out of the Mirror Dimension and escape, leaping down into the field and running away. With the Zealots having escaped her, the Ancient One used her own Sling Ring to leave the Mirror Dimension.[1]

Doctor Strange's Training

Ancient One travels with Doctor Strange

In 2016, during Doctor Strange's trainings in Kamar-Taj, the Ancient One sent him through a portal to Mount Everest so that he could practice wielding Sling Rings. Strange barely managed to open his own portal in time to prevent himself from freezing to death.[1]

Attack on the Sanctums

"A powerful sorcerer, who gave himself over to an ancient entity who can bend the very laws of physics, tried very hard to kill me, but I left him chained up in Greenwich Village, and the quickest way back there is through a dimensional gateway that I opened up in the mop closet."
Doctor Strange to Christine Palmer[src]

As the London Sanctum was destroyed, its remains flew through a portal to Kamar-Taj, which sent Stephen Strange through a different portal to the New York Sanctum. There, Strange fought several Zealots, as well as Kaecilius. During the fight, Strange sent Lucian Aster through a portal to a rain forest and another Zealot through a different portal to a desert.

Strange was injured while fighting Kaecilius, so he created a portal to Metro-General Hospital and left it open in the mop closet while Christine Palmer operated on him. Strange projected into the Astral Dimension and occasionally created portals which allowed him to talk to Palmer from the Astral Dimension and allow her to see his astral form. After Palmer treated Strange, he returned to the portal in the mop closet and left the hospital, returning to the New York Sanctum.

Kaecilius returned to the New York Sanctum, so Strange attempted to contain them by trapping them in the Mirror Dimension. This led to a fight between the Zealots, Strange, and Karl Mordo, in which Strange desperately attempted to leave the Mirror Dimension. However, the portals he created were affected by the different gravity in the Mirror Dimension, destroying the portal.

The Ancient One then intervened in the battle, but was defeated by Mordo, who was pushed through a portal to Earth, causing her to fall hundreds of stories as Strange and Mordo failed to save her.[1]

Ghost Rider's Return to Hell

Ghost Rider taking the Darkhold into Hell

"The gateway's almost ready."
"Don't need it. Learned a few things since you saw me last."
Jemma Simmons and Ghost Rider[src]

In the wake of Eli Morrow's defeat, Ghost Rider found himself transported to Hell, only for him to eventually be able to escape through the Inter-Dimensional Gate, which had been designed to mimic the effects of an Inter-Dimensional Portal.[6] Ghost Rider had then assisted S.H.I.E.L.D. with destroying Aida, after which, he had then used his Hellfire Chain to create a new Inter-Dimensional Portal and returned to the Dark Dimension, where he intended to hide the Darkhold so that it was safe from danger.[7]

Loki's Arrival

Doctor Strange opens a portal to Norway

"I have been falling for thirty minutes!"
Loki to Doctor Strange[src]

In 2017, Doctor Strange summoned a portal upon Thor and Loki's arrival to New York City, sending Loki to a dimension where he would fall non-stop. Shortly afterwards, Strange opened another portal that transported Thor and Loki to Norway.[8]

Infinity War

Recruiting Tony Stark

Doctor Strange finds Tony Stark via a portal

"Tony Stark, I'm Doctor Stephen Strange. I need you to come with me. Oh, congratulations on the wedding by the way."
"I'm sorry, you giving out tickets or something?"
Doctor Strange and Tony Stark[src]

In 2018, Doctor Strange conjured a portal from the New York Sanctum to Central Park to meet and recruit Tony Stark. When Stark was hesitant to assist Strange, Bruce Banner then walked through the portal to reassure him that they needed him, resulting in Stark following Strange through the portal.[9]

Attack on Greenwich Village

Doctor Strange and Wong fight Ebony Maw

"Where are you going?"
"Time Stone's been taken. The Sanctum remains unguarded."
Bruce Banner and Wong[src]

Soon after, Doctor Strange and Wong used portals to combat Ebony Maw, a member of the Black Order, while they were in the streets of Greenwich Village. Strange also sent Bruce Banner through a portal to the Greenwich Village Park in order to get him out of the fight.

Wong returning into the New York Sanctum

Wong soon arrived at the park and saved Tony Stark, transporting Cull Obsidian, another member of the Black Order, to Antarctica via portal. Wong then told Banner that he had to return to guard the New York Sanctum and went back there through a portal.[9]

Battle of Titan

Spider-Man is sent through portals

"Magic! More magic! Magic with a kick!"
Spider-Man[src]

On the planet Titan, Doctor Strange used portals in the fight against Thanos. He sent Mantis through a portal to land on Thanos' head when they were trying to get the Infinity Gauntlet off of him. During the fight, he sent Star-Lord and Spider-Man through portals, so that they could attack against Thanos, with Star-Lord using gun blasts and Spider-Man using his powerful kicks.[9]

Escape from the Dark Dimension

In order to prevent the Magistrate and his family from leaving Earth and calling a Scrub Squad to Earth, Nico Minoru followed Morgan le Fay's advice and cast a spell which freed le Fay from the Dark Dimension,[10] killed the Gibborim, and sent herself, the Runaways, Tina Minoru, Victor Stein, and Stacey Yorkes to the Dark Dimension, although they ended up separated. The Runaways, Tina, Stein, and Yorkes all reunited except for Alex Wilder. However, Molly Hernandez began to lose her memories, so they decided to leave Wilder and return to Earth. Nico and Tina Minoru cast a spell together which open a portal to Earth. The group entered the portal, and realized that the time dilation in the Dark Dimension caused them to return six months after they left.[11]

Morgan le Fay's Campaign

Morgan le Fay attempted to open a portal and combine Earth with the Dark Dimension.[12] She confronted the Runaways, wanting Nico Minoru to join her, but the group refused and fought her. An alternate version of Chase Stein then confronted le Fay and trapped her in a salt circle, while Tina Minoru cast a spell which sent le Fay back to the Dark Dimension, closing le Fay's portal.[13]

Battle of Earth

The Avengers' allies arriving for their battle

"Is that everyone?"
"What, you wanted more?"
Doctor Strange and Wong[src]

In 2023, having been returned to life by the Blip, along with trillions of other lives, Doctor Strange and Wong recruited the other Masters of the Mystic Arts, who summoned Inter-Dimensional Portals into the ruins of the Avengers Compound, bringing along thousands of heroes to join the Avengers in their battle against Thanos and his entire army. Once Doctor Strange returned from Titan, he asked if Wong brought everyone there, as Wong questioned who else he wanted.

Giant-Man pushes Leviathans into a portal

With more and more allies of the Avengers coming through these portals, who brought the armies of Wakanda and Asgard with them, among other armies, the heroes then charged at Thanos and battled for the fate of the Earth. During their ongoing battles, Giant-Man had taken one of Thanos' Leviathans out from the sky, and forced it through an Inter-Dimensional Portal, either killing it or trapping it away from the battlefield.[14]

Wong's Travels

Abomination vs. Wong

Wong uses the portals to beat Abomination

"That hurt, Emil! Do you want me to show you how it feels?"
Wong to Abomination[src]

In 2024, Wong used a portal to transport himself to Macau, China to the Golden Daggers Club to participate in cage fights. During one fight, he was partnered up with Abomination and eventually used the portals to defeat Abomination, having Abomination's arm sent through one portal and entering right above him, knocking himself out.

Abomination follows Wong through a portal

Afterwards, Wong summoned another portal to transport himself and Abomination from Macau to another location, returning to his cell.[15]

Recruiting Shang-Chi

Wong arrives in San Francisco to recruit Shang-Chi

Wong opened up a portal in the middle of a restaurant in San Francisco, California and asked for Shang-Chi and his friend Katy Chen to accompany him. Wong then led them through the portal and into Kamar-Taj. Later, he summoned another portal to transport them back to San Francisco.[15]

Trips to Kamar-Taj

Wong returning back into Kamar-Taj

As the new Sorcerer Supreme, Wong was responsible for the Masters of the Mystic Arts and took several trips back and forth from Kamar-Taj, the New York Sanctum, and the other Sanctums. In November 2024, as he was packing to go to Kamar-Taj, he summoned a portal from the Sanctum’s second level to the main level. After gathering his belongings, he then opened another portal from the Sanctum to Kamar-Taj.[16]

Multiverse Crisis

Spider-Man Multiversal Chaos

Doctor Strange uses portals to try to stop Spider-Man

"So, I opened a wrong portal to the wrong Peter Parker."
"Yeah, I guess you just keep doing it until you find the real one."
Ned Leeds and Michelle Jones[src]

In November 2024, Peter Parker tampered with the Runes of Kof-Kol by asking Doctor Strange to make several modifications to the spell, causing it to open up rifts in the Multiverse. Parker was then tasked by Strange to capture the universe-displaced; consisting of Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Lizard, Flint Marko, and Electro, and to send them back to their native universes using the Macchina di Kadavus. However, when he learned about their fates in their universes, he stole the Macchina from Strange. Strange then was forced to use his Sling Ring to open up portals to stop Parker.

When Parker was able to get away again, Strange brought Parker into the Mirror Dimension to retrieve the Macchina. Strange and Parker fought over it, with the Cloak of Levitation and Parker going through several repeating portals, until Parker managed to cause them to collide. This shattered the Dimension and Parker managed to trap Strange and steal his Sling Ring, entering an already opened portal and trapping him in the Dimension.

Parker gave the Sling Ring to Ned Leeds to keep safe, who brought it to his house. In an effort to locate Parker, he tried to open a portal to him using the Sling Ring, but accidentally opened a portal to an alternate Parker, who came through the portal and greeted them. Leeds tried again to open a portal to Parker, but instead opened a portal to another alternate version.

Leeds later opened a portal from Midtown School of Science and Technology to the Statue of Liberty, hoping to keep the Macchina away from the universe-displaced people who had betrayed Parker despite his attempts to help them. However, Leeds could not close the portal, and Lizard nearly attacked them, but was stopped by the native Parker. Leeds and Michelle Jones went through another portal from Midtown to the Statue in an effort to evade the Lizard.

Leeds then opened another portal, sending waves of water onto the Lizard. He then accidentally opened up another portal, in which Strange walked out of, having found a way to get out of the Dimension. Strange then took back his Sling Ring.[16]

Darkhold Campaign

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Attack on America Chavez

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Journey to Wundagore Mountain
"You couldn’t portal us up there?"
Scarlet Witch to Wong[src]

To be added

Alternate Universes

Battle at the Hostel

In an alternate universe, Morgan le Fay attempted to combine the Dark Dimension with Earth, asking Nico Minoru to join her. However, Gert Yorkes trapped le Fay in a salt circle, allowing Tina Minoru to cast a spell and close the portals le Fay had opened.[12]

Red Skull's Plan

In an alternate universe, Red Skull opened a dimensional portal into another dimension in order to bring the Champion of HYDRA into their universe to fight on HYDRA's side. As the Champion began to come through, however, it crushed Red Skull and Howard Stark attempted to close the portal. Captain Carter pushed the Champion back through the portal as Stark closed it, causing her to be trapped in there until 2011, when the Tesseract opened a portal that freed her.[17]

Strange Supreme

In an alternate universe, Stephen Strange learned to cast portals with the Masters of the Mystic Arts. He traveled back in time to the Lost Library of Cagliostro and studied ancient texts. While doing so, he opened interdimensional portals and used them to absorb their power, killing them. This resulting in reality falling apart, and the Ancient One warned a split version of Strange about his darker self's actions. The darker Strange opened a portal beneath his counterpart's feet in order to challenge him and absorb his power.[18]

Zombie Apocalypse

In an alternate universe, a zombified Doctor Strange opened a portal behind Ebony Maw's head, allowing a zombified Iron Man to blast Maw, knocking him to the ground. Strange and a zombified Wong opened several portals and jumped through them in order to overpower and infect Maw and Cull Obsidian, turning them into zombies as well.[19]

Battle for the Multiverse

A large portal was created by Strange Supreme to bring in zombies to stall Ultron. Several zombies fell through the portal, but were then killed by Ultron.[20]

Capabilities

"All we have to do is figure out how we're gonna get there."
"Oh, we can portal there."
Peter Parker and Ned Leeds[src]
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To be added

Appearances

Trivia

  • Wormholes created by either the Bifrost or other means like the Monolith or the Tesseract share a lot of functions with some of the inter-dimensional gates listed here. The difference is that a wormhole can only create a "short-cut" between places inside the universe and not to other dimensions.
  • Inter-dimensional travel is also possible through other means beside portals. For instance, Ant-Man was able to travel to another dimension without using a portal; he shrunk until he caught a glimpse of the Quantum Realm. The Spirit of Vengeance is also capable of travelling between dimensions without the need for a portal.

References

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