A collection of quotes from Karl Mordo.


Doctor Strange

Spoken by Mordo

"The bill comes due. Don't you see? Her transgressions led to the Zealots to Dormammu. Kaecilius... was her fault! And here we are... in the consequence of her deception. A world on fire."
Karl Mordo[src]
"You still think there will be no consequences, Strange? No price to pay? We broke our rules. Just like her. The bill comes due. Always!"
―Karl Mordo to Doctor Strange[src]
"This is a relic, some magic is too powerful to sustain so we imbue objects with it, allowing them to take the strain we cannot. This is the Staff of the Living Tribunal, there are many relics, the Wand of Watoomb, the Vaulting Boots of Valtorr."
―Karl Mordo[src]
"You're ready when the relic decides you're ready... For now, conjure a weapon. Fight! Fight like your life depended on it! Because one day it may."
―Karl Mordo to Doctor Strange[src]
"Their connection to the Dark Dimension makes them more powerful in the Mirror Dimension. They can't affect the real world, but they can still kill us. This wasn't cleverness. It was suicide."
―Karl Mordo to Doctor Strange[src]


"You think I'm wrong to cast him out?"
"Five hours later, he's still on your doorstep. There's a strength to him."
"Stubbornness, arrogance, ambition... I've seen it all before."
"He reminds you of Kaecilius?"
"I can not lead another gifted student to power, only to lose him to the darkness."
"You didn't lose me. I wanted the power to defeat my enemies. You gave me the power to defeat my demons. And to live within the natural law."
"We never lose our demons, Mordo. We only learn to live above them."
"Kaecilius still has the stolen pages. If he deciphers them, he could bring ruin upon us all. There may be dark days ahead. Perhaps Kamar-Taj could use a man like Strange."
Ancient One and Karl Mordo[src]
"What's this? My mantra?"
"It's the wi-fi password. We're not savages."
Doctor Strange and Karl Mordo[src]
"Stop! Tampering with continuum probabilities is forbidden!"
"I-I-I was just doing exactly what it said in the book!"
"And what did the book say about the dangers of performing that ritual?"
"I don't know, I hadn't gotten to that part yet."
"Temporal manipulations can create branches in time. Unstable dimensional openings. Spatial paradoxes! Time loops! You wanna get stuck reliving the same moment over and over forever or never having existed at all?"
"They really should put the warnings before this spell."
Karl Mordo, Doctor Strange and Wong[src]
"That one looks a little more Kamar-Tajey."
"I once stood in your place. And I, too, was... disrespectful. So might I offer you some advice? Forget everything you think you know."
Stephen Strange and Karl Mordo[src]
"How’s our new recruit?"
"We shall see. Any second now."
"Oh, no, not again."
―Karl Mordo and the Ancient One[src]
"These Zealots will snuff us all out and you can’t muster the strength to snuff them first?"
"What do you think I just did?"
"You saved your own life! And then whined about it like a wounded dog!"
―Karl Mordo and Doctor Strange[src]
"You lack imagination."
"No, Stephen. You lack a spine."
Doctor Strange and Karl Mordo[src]
"You were right. She wasn’t who I thought she was."
"She was complicated."
"Complicated. The Dark Dimension is volatile, dangerous."
―Karl Mordo and Doctor Strange[src]
"The Sanctum has already fallen. The Dark Dimension. Dormammu is coming. It's too late. Nothing can stop him."
"Not necessarily."
―Karl Mordo and Doctor Strange[src]
"Can I help you?"
"They carried you into Kamar-Taj on a stretcher. Look at you now, Pangborn."
"Mordo. So what can I do for you, man?"
"I've been away for many months now and I've had a revelation. The true purpose of a sorcerer is to twist things out of their proper shape. Stealing power. Perverting nature. Like you."
"I've stolen nothing. This is my power. Mine."
"Power has a purpose."
"Why are you doing this?"
"Because I see at long last what's wrong with the world. Too many sorcerers."
Jonathan Pangborn and Karl Mordo[src]


Doctor Strange Prelude


"They always want a fight, don't they?"
"Unfortunately for them, yes."
―Karl Mordo and Ancient One[src]
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