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"The language of the Mystic Arts is as old as civilization. The sorcerers of antiquity called the use of this language 'spells,' but if that word offends your modern sensibilities, you can call it a program; the source code that shapes reality. We harness energy drawn from other dimensions of the Multiverse to cast spells, to conjure shields and weapons, to make magic."
Ancient One to Stephen Strange[src]

Magic is the practice of harnessing various forms of energy to manipulate one or more aspects of the infinite realities that are present within the Multiverse. It encompasses many different activities, including astral projection, divination, teleportation and spell-casting and includes the practices of many cultures and religions, as well as many books and writings from ancient times. Depending upon the individual, some magic users study and practice their power by certain belief systems, such as Shamanism, Voodoo, Wicca, or any number of other practices from cultures around the world.

Magic Sources[]

"You think you know how the world works? You think that this material universe is all there is? What is real? What mysteries lie beyond the reach of your senses? At the root of existence, mind and matter meet. Thoughts shape reality."
Ancient One to Stephen Strange[src]

Magic is divided into three different categories: Personal energies, Universal energies and Dimensional energies. Supposedly, all magic is built on the concept that all realities can be reshaped by tapping into the existing power that is found in either themselves, the Universe, or other dimensions.[1]

Personal energies are those derived from the life force of the sorcerer. Personal energies can only be used to power abilities developed through mental studies and are thus limited to mental abilities such as astral projection, hypnotism, telekinesis, and telepathy. However, because it is known that the continual use of such energies will fatally deplete the individual by consuming their life force, sorcerers must also learn to harness external forces through meditation techniques and trained willpower. It is known that the students enrolled at K'un-Lun are trained to harness an internal force known as Chi as a means to strengthen their own minds and willpower, as well as their physical capabilities to varying degrees.

One of the easier sources that a sorcerer can draw power from are the Universal energies of their home dimension. Universal energies can be used for conjuration, transmutation and teleportation purposes and are commonly used in battle to create shields, weapons and other constructs made from energy. Universal spells usually require specific gestures and/or words in order to be activated. Some Universal energies can also be used by astral bodies who contain a dimensional anchor in the form of an artifact or an individual. For example, the Ancient One was able to force Stephen Strange's consciousness to safely travel throughout the Multiverse and to return to their physical world by using herself as an anchor.

Lastly, Dimensional energies are those that are drawn from other planes of existence throughout the multiverse or are bestowed upon magic users from one or more extra-dimensional entities. These entities must be entreated by the sorcerer(s) using ritualistic spells and possibly a promise, contract or sacrifice of some method. For example, Kaecilius and his followers promised to give Dormammu access to the Earth Dimension in exchange for eternal life and superior power. Once their agreement had been made, Dormammu proceeded to bestow his power unto the Zealots. However, the Ancient One has proven that some such Dimensional energies can be channeled without the awareness or participation of the entities involved as she successfully managed to siphon power from the Dark Dimension for hundreds of years without any allegiance or loyalty to Dormammu.

Most sorcerers, especially those that harness extra-dimensional energies, such as the Masters of the Mystic Arts, train in the art of spell-casting, which was explained by the Ancient One as being conceptually similar to programming and coding in computer sciences and are utilized to produce various effects. In the same vein as scientific formulas and mathematical equations, achieving specific phenomena can require certain words, gestures or rituals of some sort, while others may require the use of relics and other items imbued with supernatural power. Furthermore, these effects can be accompanied by the appearance of varyingly intricate and elaborate geometric configurations and patterns, wether in the form of projected constructs of energy or inscribed onto a physical surface, object or location. As magic is practiced by various different cultures and pertains various disciplines, these formations can appear as symbols most associated its practitioners. A most notable example of this phenomenon are the appearance of mandalas, spiritual symbols commonly associated with Earth religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, in the magic practiced by the sorcerers of Kamar Taj.

Some uses of magic primarily manifested through the use of verbal incantation or chanting, such as the rituals of the Book of Cagliostro regarding contacting Dormammu, with some incantations on Earth being of Latin or Sanskrit origin and archived by those who study and research it. Alternatively, some magic users were capable of solely relying on concentration and movement in order to utilize their magical abilities, specifically Asgardian sorcerers such as Loki and Frigga, users of Witchcraft such as Agatha Harkness and users of Chaos Magic such as Wanda Maximoff.

Magic Schools[]

Due to the fact that all creatures have an inherent connection to the Multiverse, this subsequently means that all creatures, especially those with the mental capabilities to learn of its mechanisms, have the potential to wield these powers through study and practice. Nevertheless, all practitioners, natural-born or not, are required to study the sciences of the forces that are channeled, not only as a means to better understand them but also as a means to better control them.

History[]

Asgardian Magic[]

Taking Power

Odin takes the power of Thor away from him

"Your ancestors called it magic and you call it science. Well, I come from a place where they are one and the same thing."
Thor to Jane Foster[src]

Asgardians are well aware of magic and have studied it for millennia. The Asgardian people do not see their magic as some elusive "mystical energy," they instead consider it to be an advanced field of science and part of every living being. Their transportation, architecture, weapons and even medical care are based upon using a blend of magical forces and technology. Their society features many legends about magical creatures and sorcery. Individuals such as Frigga, Heimdall, and Loki are able to tap into otherworldly forces to gain abilities beyond that of their fellow Asgardians through sorcery. Similarly, various kings of the Asgardian people are capable of wielding the Odinforce, which was connected to the user's own life force and was named after Odin, its most notable wielder. Asgard was also home to many relics, weapons, and artifacts that do contain many magical properties before it was destroyed by Surtur.[3]

Eldritch Magic[]

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The Ancient One demonstrates Eldritch Magic

"I control it by surrendering control? That doesn't make any sense."
"Not everything does. Not everything has to. Your intellect has taken you far in life. But it will take you no further. Surrender, Stephen. Silence your ego, and your power will rise."
Stephen Strange and Ancient One[src]

Eldritch Magic[4], also known as Sorcery,[2] utilized by the Masters of the Mystic Arts, is light-based magic that produces sparks and fiery energy in a yellow/orange color palette that is capable of giving off not only light, but also warmth and uses energy from alternate dimensions and supernatural beings as it power source. Being highly versatile, it can be shaped into different forms, from tangible energy constructs such as shields and weapons to specific formations such as symbols and geometric patterns that are often used to produce various effects known to sorcerers as spells, which are utilized for various purposes. While many of these arrays of intricate symbols commonly appear as disks projected in front of the caster's hands, others can appear as rings or bands that surround the caster's arms. Similarly, certain spells can manifest as an aura of arcane energy that emanates from the hands and forearms of the caster.

Additionally, this form of dimensional energy can be channeled into one's own body to bypass physical disabilities and limitations through sustained concentration, which allowed Jonathan Pangborn control over his body despite his paralysis and for Stephen Strange to make the proper gestures with his hands to cast magic despite their severe nerve damage. Without providing continuous conscious effort to maintain the effect, such disabilities resume, as Strange's damaged hands still shook when the Sorcerer Supreme was not utilizing magic to control and steady them.

Other beings in the galaxy, like the Ravager sorcerer Krugarr, are adept in this type of magic.[5]

An alternate Stephen Strange demonstrated a form of this magic that was blue and white instead of orange.[2]

Chaos Magic[]

Unleashing Chaos Magic

Wanda Maximoff's Chaos Magic unleashed

"Your children, and Vision, and this whole little life you made? This is Chaos Magic, Wanda, and that makes you the Scarlet Witch."
Agatha Harkness to Wanda Maximoff[src]

Chaos magic is an extremely powerful and rare form of magic, as its wielder, Wanda Maximoff, was deemed to be a mythical being known as the "Scarlet Witch" by Agatha Harkness. This form of magic is primarily indicated by a mist like red energy mixed with white and black hues. Maximoff, born with latent magical abilities, had her powers drastically augmented by the Mind Stone. Chaos Magic seems to generate large quantities of CMBR, relic radiation that dates back to the Big Bang.

Maximoff unwittingly used Chaos magic to build a house, completely transform the town of Westview, and conjure an alternate version of Vision, as well as her children later on. Within the reimagined Westview, known as the "Hex," Maximoff could warp reality to her every whim, create and transform objects, manipulate time, teleport herself and others, and manipulate the natural elements. Additionally, once objects left the Hex, they would remain in the form they were in whilst under its control, while on a microscopic level, they would be composed of the same basic elements of their original form. This was prominently demonstrated by Monica Rambeau's S.W.O.R.D uniform, being composed of 87% kevlar, was reshaped into 1970's style clothing while still retaining its elements of kevlar.

Maximoff's powers seem to be influenced by her emotions, as various objects in her home changed on their own as her mental state started to deteriorate.[6] Once the Hex was disapelled by Maximoff, everything and everyone changed by it, provided they were still inside it, reverted back to their original forms, including the clothing Maximoff herself was initially wearing when she inadvertently created it. Due to its very nature chaos magic is extremely unstable and requires a massive amount of energy and control in order to master it. Maximoff for example was only able to control people in her immediate vicinity whereas people on the edge of the Hex were merely just reduced to do the same actions in a loop.[7]

Witchcraft[]

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Witch Trial

Agatha Harkness being attacked by her own coven.

Witchcraft is a form of magic that is practiced and utilized by all witches and manifests as a luminescent blue mist or vapor. Magicians who use this kind of magic, called witches, are usually the one who got their power at birth, which means they are born with witchcraft and have the ability to control it. Its main user is the witch Agatha Harkness, a former member of the extinct Salem Coven, being responsible for its destruction

Also, it is shown that Witchcraft can be passed down from generation to generation. For example, Agatha Harkness, inherited her magic from her mother, Evanora.

In order for Witchcraft spells to perform correctly, it may be necessary for verbals incantations to be uttered or symbols (such as runes) to be used for them to work. If the sorcerer or the witch is prevented from using their mouth and/or doing the rituals, the Witchcraft spells may not work properly.

Dark Magic[]

Purple Magic

Agatha Harkness practicing dark magic

This section requires expansion

Dark Magic is an extremely powerful and difficult type of magic used by sorcerers and witches to achieve their goals through morally questionable means. Its main users are Agatha Harkness and Wanda Maximoff. Some sorcerers appears to see Dark Magic and Witchcraft as the same, but despite that, they are in fact, two different branches of magic.

Simillar to Witchcraft, it may be necessary for verbals incantations or rituals to be uttered for them to work. If the sorcerer or the witch is prevented from using their mouth and/or doing the rituals, the spells may not work properly.

Dark Magic can also be combined with other types of magic, which Dark Magic makes the practitioner original magic manifests as a luminescent purple mist or vapor mixed with black smoke, such as when the yellow/orange Eldritch Magic from Sinister Strange became purple when combined with Dark Magic and the Darkhold Magic, although it can also maintain the same color that the practitioner possesses, since Wanda Maximoff's chaos magic remained the same scarlet color even when practicing this magic.

Some Asgardians can infuse their own Magic with Dark Magic to summon portals or gateways. For example, Odin had to conjure Dark Magic to summon Thor to Earth when the Bifrost Bridge was destroyed. Heimdall used this ability when he called upon to the Allfathers to allow him to use Dark Magic to transport Hulk to Earth through summoning the Bifrost. Wanda Maximoff also combined her Chaos Magic with the Dark Magic she learned from the Darkhold and gained new dark powers such as the ability to summon creatures from the Multiverse and empower them with runes.[2]

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The Darkhold

An notorious ancient book of spells and unspeakable power, the Darkhold has been sought after by Red Skull, Daniel Whitehall, and Nick Fury.[8] The book itself is made of dark matter having been written by Chthon, a demonic entity, and it contains within it all the knowledge of magic that exists, incluinding all known spells and rituals of Dark Magic.

However, the Dark Magic spells contained in the Darkhold work even if no sound comes out of the practitioner's mouth, just say the enchantment mentally. The Scarlet Witch was able to cast spells just by mentally saying the incantations in her native language, Sokovian.[2]

A physical characteristic of practitioners of Dark Magic is that their hands turn black starting at the fingers, the more the sorcerer or witch uses it, the more their hand will darken, indicating the magical form they possess. Additionally, their skin can become paler while their behavior becomes more obsessive, psychotic, and sociopathic.[2]

Dark Dimension Magic[]

Dark Dimension Magic

The Zealots practice magic from the Dark Dimension

"Master Kaecilius, that ritual will bring you only sorrow."
Ancient One to Kaecilius[src]

Dark Dimension Magic is a magic that is forbidden by the Ancient One, (who used it, however, to expand her lifespan so she could live longer to keep an eye on other members of the Masters of the Mystic Arts). The reason why she forbade this magic was that channeling energy from the Dark Dimension would open oneself to Dormammu's influence. The effects of using this spell include having a symbol burned on the user's forehead and an expanded lifespan to the point of near-immortality, which can further extend to amplify the user's health, vitality, and overall physical capabilities to potentially superhuman levels, with the Ancient One being unfazed by the freezing temperature atop Mount Everest, surviving for almost an hour after falling from several stories before succumbing to her wounds and overpowering several Zealots without effort.

However, any user who did not fully understand the Dark Dimension would gradually become a Mindless One, potentially condemning the user to an eternity of suffering. When Kaecilius and his fellow Zealots used stolen pages of the Book of Cagliostro to contact Dormammu and channel energy from Dark Dimension, Dormammu's influence over them (which marked the skin around their eyes dark purple and outlined silver and cracked, signifying their eventual transformation into Mindless Ones) allowed them to warp reality and even conjure Space Shards as weapons.

During her time on the run, Nico Minoru began to channel energy from the Dark Dimension, enhancing her and the Staff of One's power.[9]

During his time at the Lost Library of Cagliostro, Stephen Strange learned how to summon mystical beings from other dimensions and absorb them into his spirit. However, as Strange absorbed more and more creatures, he became corrupted with power and sought out greater power in the form of an alternate version of himself. Using the Dark Dimension's magic, he absorbed his alternate self and temporarily revived Christine at the cost of his universe.[10]

Divine Magic[]

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Arthur Harrow firing energy generated from Ammit

Divine Magic is a very powerful form of magic that draws energy from deities and channels it to achieve impossible feats. The Ennead and their avatars are the primary users of this form of magic. If the avatar's deity is imprisoned in an ushabti, the avatar loses access to the deity's energy and becomes unable to use Divine Magic. When used by avatars of the Ennead, Divine Magic manifests as various forms, such as strands of white energy, as was the case with Osiris and his avatar Selim, or a luminescent pink mist or vapor mixed with purple smoke, as was the case with Ammit and her avatar Arthur Harrow.

Similar to Dark Magic, some spells require their incantations, spoken in Egyptian due to the Ennead’s association with Egyptian culture, to be uttered aloud in order to work. Because of this, if the avatar is prevented from using their mouth, Divine Magic spells may not work.[11]

Necromancy[]

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Hela using Necromancy to ressurect her army.

Necromany is a form of magic that revolve around manipulating the dead, death, the death-force and/or souls for good (i.e., resurrecting the dead), evil (in various ways), or neither. They can also communicate with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily.

Its main use isto ressurect the dead. Hela was able to use Necromancy to resurrect her army despite them being dead for centuries. Agatha Harkness considerated using Necromancy to resurrect Pietro Maximoff, Wanda's brother.

Mirror Dimension Magic[]

Mirror Dimension

Ancient One and Doctor Strange entering Mirror Dimension

Mirror Dimension Magic is a form of magic that gives the mage the power to manipulate and take control of the Mirror Dimension, it is used by Masters of the Mystic Arts to be able to access the Mirror Dimension and be able to practice dangerous spells without affecting the Earthly Plane.

Mirror Dimension Magic grants its practitioner the power to open portals to the dimension, lead themselves and/or others into the dimension and can also create traps that trap the enemy, who if they try to react will be threatened by sharp shards of glass coming out on all sides. More powerful practitioners can reach the walls of the Mirror Dimension and through them use the Earthly Plane's reflections to interact with Earthly Plane even when trapped.

Mirror Dimension Magic can be combined with other forms of magic, as more advanced sorcerers use Mirror Dimension Magic alongside Eldritch Magic. And also, other forms of magic, such as Chaos Magic, grant the most powerful users the power to manipulate the Mirror Dimension without necessarily using Mirror Dimension Magic.[2]

Ta Lo Magic[]

Shang-Chi and woman training

Ta Lo Magic is the form of magic created, developed and practiced by the inhabitants of the Ta Lo dimension.

This form of magic grows stronger in the presence of the Great Protector. The main users were Ying Nan and Ying Li, the latter's son, Shang-Chi was born with natural abilities to manipulate Ta Lo Magic that were awakened upon arriving there.[12]

Types of Magic[]

Asgardian Magic[]

  • Illusion Manipulation: Loki[13] and Frigga[14] can generate holographic images used to create illusions. They have both used this ability to either make decoys of themselves or another person or to project themselves into another location to speak to someone, similarly to astral projection. Loki was also able to use illusions to alter his appearance, usually altering his Asgardian armor into human clothes to blend in, as well as disguising the Scepter as a walking cane with a glowing handle. Through illusion, Loki was also able to disguise himself as both Odin and Captain America and was able to make Thor appear as Sif. Later, Loki made it appear as if he had cut Thor's hand off and stabbed him. Similar to this, Loki was able to make wine look like several purple snakes.[15] Loki was even able to project his illusions over his entire cell to make hide the fact that he was disheveled and that he had destroyed the room in anger over Frigga's death. Frigga was able to fool the Dark Elf sorcerer Malekith with a projection of Jane Foster during the Sacking of Asgard. Loki's illusions could also allow him to mesmerize people with visions, such as when he made Valkyrie relive her defeat by Hela and the loss of her fellow Valkyries simply by placing a hand on her head.[3]
  • Presence Concealment: Loki can use magic to make himself and others imperceptible to whoever he wants, allowing them to be completely unseen and unheard. He was able to remain unseen by Heimdall, an impressive feat very few could accomplish, and he was also able to walk through a S.H.I.E.L.D. base completely undetected. However, this was not true invisibility, as his reflection was shown in a mirror at the Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility, while neither Nick Fury nor Erik Selvig could see or hear him. He was also able to ambush and fatally wound Phil Coulson despite otherwise being in full view of Thor, with the latter only being able to notice him after he had attacked Coulson.
  • Telekinesis: Loki can influence objects and move matter with mere gestures and focus. Upon hearing of Frigga's death, he unleashed a telekinetic blast that sent various objects and pieces of furniture in his cell flying away from him.[14]
  • Enchantment: Odin enchanted Mjølnir so that only those who the hammer deemed worthy of its power could lift it and use its powers.[13] The enchantment made it impossible to lift Mjølnir through brute force alone, as not even Hulk was able to lift it.[16]
  • Transdimensional Perception: Heimdall possesses sensory capabilities far beyond that of any Asgardians, which made him the gatekeeper to Asgard. His sight itself extends itself to all of the Nine Realms, and his hearing is so precise that he heard the Warriors Three and Sif conspiring against Loki before he decided to passively help them. Heimdall is able to hear other Asgardians calling him from other realms, such as Earth, Jotunheim or Vanaheim. Despite his phenomenal ability, however, his senses have been deceived for a degree by Loki and the Dark Elves.[13][14] Wielders of Gungnir are able to control the Destroyer from anywhere within the Nine Realms, as they are able to see through its 'eyes' despite being in a separate location.[13]
    • Transdimensional Communication: When Heimdall was called upon by Thor from Sakaar, he was able to allow Thor to temporarily see his own surroundings on Asgard, and to thus communicate with him as if they were in the same place. Axl Heimdallson did the same thing, transporting Thor to the Shadow Realm where many Asgardian kids had been kidnapped by Gorr the God Butcher. While engaging in this process, Thor's irises turn orange-colored, like Heimdall's.
  • Odinsleep: A powerful rejuvenative sleep magic that Odin uses to heal himself and recharge his powerful abilities including the Odinforce and his immortality.[13]
  • Mind Control: Lorelei possesses a unique ability that Sif described as Sorcery: an inhumanly persuasive voice that allows her to enthrall men. This ability is usually effective through voice, but if Lorelei's victim proves to have a higher will capable of resisting her power, she is able to strengthen the enthrallment through touch.[17] Loki seemed to demonstrate a similar ability when influencing the thoughts and decisions of Erik Selvig through his speech, all the while being imperceptible to the latter.[13] Sylvie has shown the magical ability to control people's minds just by touching them, she can also enter the minds of his victims to see their memories or restore erased memories.[18]
  • Energy Manipulation: Some Asgardians are able to channel esoteric energy that allows them to summon the Bifrost Bridge and transport people across space at will, though at the cost of the health of both the conjurer and the traveler. Due to the great difficulty and strain of this power, Asgardian's used the mystical structure of the Bridge on Asgard to travel using the Bifrost effortlessly and harmlessly, acting much like a mystical relic that channeled energy safely for sorcerers to sustain magic that would normally be too powerful to sustain. In the times that the physical structure of the Bifrost was destroyed, both Odin and Heimdall had been shown to channeled dark energy to transport others, with the former sending Thor to retrieve Loki on Earth and the latter sending Hulk to Earth to warn it of Thanos' imminent arrival.[16][19]
  • Death Transference: After Frigga's death she, as well as the other fallen Asgardian warriors, were given a grand funeral ceremony and at the end Odin slammed Gungnir on the ground, and the bodies of the dead transformed into a glittering mist that flew up into the night sky.[14] Upon dying, Odin himself transformed into golden energy and flew into the sky.[3]
  • Conjuration: Loki demonstrated being able to cause the Casket of Ancient Winters to appear and then disappear into thin air in a warped, swirling blur of motion when he used it to freeze Heimdall.[13] He later appeared used this skill to make his daggers suddenly appear in his hands when attempting to attack Doctor Strange. Hela also demonstrated such an ability, allowing her to make her various weapons, her armor, helmet, and eventually, metallic structures, appear or vanish with little effort, her power being drawn from and amplified by the realm of Asgard itself.[3] On the Statesman, Loki had the Tesseract hidden on his person until he made it appear in his hand when Thanos attacked his people, before materializing a dagger in a failed attempt to kill him.[19]
  • Clairvoyance: Frigga was able to detect Thor when he attempted to covertly spy on her, knowing it was her last day alive. However, due to her ability to see with more than eyes, she was able to detect Thor's presence as well as deduce the fact that he had arrived from the future.[20]
  • Energy Projection: Loki, Sylvie, and other Loki variants have demonstrated the ability to shape their signature green magical energy into projectiles or concussive blasts capable of staggering and repelling fully grown humanoids on impact and even stun other Frost Giants like themselves.
  • Portal Creation: Hela was able to open a portal from Hel in Niflheim to Norway on Midgard after Odin's seal on her was broken.

Eldritch Magic[]

  • Eldritch Whip: The Masters of the Mystic Arts are able to conjure fiery lines they can use as whips or lassos for combat. They constantly emit sparks, evoking a serrated appearance, and generate more force than the user normally can produce alone. This allows a user to effortlessly restrain and drag humans with the rope or strike someone with enough force to send them flying across a room. However, more powerful sorcerers can resist the whip's strength if it is used on them, allowing a skilled sorcerer to turn the whip's great force back on the user to effortlessly disarm them. This was evident when the Ancient One was unfazed by the Zealots that entangled her ankles with the whip, while she then proceeded to effortlessly pull those who were holding the other end of it to the ground with a tug of her leg.[1] Also, a sufficiently strong entity can overcome it, as Thanos was able to clench the Gauntlet even while restrained by thousands of Eldritch Whips without much effort to disperse the replicas of Strange.[19]
  • Tao Mandalas: Sorcerers can use their fiery energy to form holographic Mandalas, religious and magical symbols used as shields or melee weapons.[22][1] During the Battle of Titan, Doctor Strange was able to conjure multiple Mandalas to serve as a platform for Star-Lord to reach Thanos. The size and shapes of these magical symbols could vary when conjured, as Wong was able to project a shield that was large and wide enough to block off an entire city street. During the Battle of Earth, the Masters were able to conjure large mandalas to protect their allies from the Sanctuary II bombardment.[20] Mandala could also be shaped to express emotion, such as Krugarr's conjuration of two thumbs up and a laughing face.[23]
    • Shield of the Seraphim[24]: Doctor Strange was able to conjure a large spherical barrier around himself, Iron Man and Spider-Man that was strong enough to protect them from an entire ship collapsing around them.[19] He used the spell again during the Scarlet Witch's Siege of Kamar-Taj.[2]
    • Transmutation: During the Battle of Titan, Strange conjured a large mandala that transformed a singularity sent by Thanos into multitudes of blue butterflies. [19]
  • Dimensional Awareness: Agamotto was able to discover and become aware that within his universe there were multiple overlapping dimensions. He was also able to be aware of the beings that inhabited these dimensions, like when he discovered that Dormammu inhabited and ruled the Dark Dimension.
    • Dimensional Travel: The Ancient One was able to travel to all dimensions in her universe, she was also able to become a spiritual anchor to send others safely on interdimensional travels.
  • Cosmic Awareness: Stephen Strange was able to feel the presence of powerful beings in the Earth, like Odin. And he was also able to feel when Thor and Loki came to Earth looking for Odin.
  • Portal Creation: Using the Sling Rings, sorcerers are able to create fiery portals of various sizes to another location on Earth or throughout the Multiverse. The size and duration of these portal could be consciously controlled by the sorcerer generating it, as Strange was able to make several portals small enough for him to reach through and grab things on the other side, which allowed him to seamless grab various books from Wong's library. Alternatively, the various sorcerers of Kamar-Taj were capable of collectively making portals to various places on Earth and even to other planets such as Contraxia that were large enough to fit entire armies through.[1][20] Portals could even be made to physically move by sorcerers, as the Ancient One directed a portal she conjured to collide with and engulf her, therefore returning her from the Mirror Dimension after she first battled the Zealots and Doctor Strange sent a portal into the path of both Thor and Loki to not only prevent the latter from attacking him with his daggers, but to send the duo to Odin's location. Wong was also able to use a portal to suck in demons during the Skirmish at the Mystic Castle.[25]
    • Locator Spell: Using a strand of Thor's hair, Doctor Strange was able to use a spell to find the location of Odin on Earth and create a portal to his location.[3]
  • Illusion Manipulation: While explaining the Infinity Stones to Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, Wong generated a holographic display of the universe and the Stones by conjuring Eldritch Magic formations.[19] The Ancient One also used the same skill to show Banner the dangers of taking an Infinity Stone out of its universe.[20]
  • Telekinesis: The Ancient One was able to influence objects and people with mere gestures, as seen when she moved the body of Hulk towards Bruce Banner's astral form to return it to his body. While using this ability, a golden mist appeared around the object she was influencing.
    • Winds of Watoomb[24]: Doctor Strange was able to create glowing bands on his arms, which then emanated a large wave of golden light to clear the street of New York City of smoke and debris after Ebony Maw's Q-Ship landed in Greenwich Village. The wind was able to redirect the smoke out of the street and up into the sky.[19] Strange would later use this spell, this time manifesting as golden mists generated from his hands, to hold back the lake outside the Avengers Compound from rushing into the battlefield after its foundations were breached, gathering the water into a funnel and pushing it away.[20]
  • Enchantment: Due to the strain of sustaining certain magical effects, various researchers of Eldrich Magic have resorted to imbuing objects and even entire structures with magical properties and abilities. This resulted in the creation of Relics, such as the Wand of Watoomb or the Sling Ring. Examples of magical structures created by sorcerer's include the Orb of Agamotto and the three Sanctums scattered across the world.
    • Warding Spell: To protect the Time Stone, Doctor Strange put a spell on the Eye of Agamotto preventing anyone from trying to remove it. When Ebony Maw attempted to take the Eye from Strange, the amulet glowed brightly with Eldritch Magic, burning his hand severely.[19]
    • Enchantment Revelation: One of the spells contained in the Eye of Agamotto allows its user to discover hidden enchantments and spells. Doctor Strange used it to reveal the hidden Gargantos.[2]
  • Summoning: Doctor Strange had demonstrated the ability to summon otherworldly beings, such as giant disembodied cat heads.[2]
    • Vipers of Valtorr: During the Siege of Kamar-Taj, Doctor Strange conjured hydra-like snake creatures with both his hands to fight the Scarlet Witch.[26]
  • Bolts of Balthakk[24]: During the Battle of Titan, Doctor Strange was able to infuse the ground beneath him with energy to generate powerful streams of fiery energy that ricocheted off several floating boulders to attack Thanos.[19]
  • Seven Suns of Cinnibus: While fighting Wanda at the Gap Junction, Strange created a concentrated beam of intense energy. It was powerful enough (when reflected by the Scarlet Witch) to destroy the Book of Vishanti.[2][citation needed]
  • Images of Ikonn[24]: Doctor Strange was able to create dozens of duplicates of himself to surround and attack Thanos. However, Thanos was able to use the Soul Stone to destroy all the copies and reveal the real Strange.[19]
  • Mystic Moons of Munnopor: During the Battle of Earth, Doctor Strange opened up numerous chasms in the earth, producing glowing purple tendrils of energy that forcefully lifted up Chitauri and Sakaarans and dragged them into the ground before resealing themselves and vanishing.[20][citation needed]
  • Guardian Vishanti: With help from Wong, Doctor Strange was able to cast a heavy-duty protection spell on himself to prepare him for the fight with the original version of himself.[10] This Strange, having learned from this, later casts a vastly stronger version of this spell on the Guardians of the Multiverse to give them a fighting chance against Ultron.[27]
  • Runes of Kof-Kol: A spell used to erase people's memories. Doctor Strange had used it in the aftermath of a full moon party at Kamar-Taj, and in wider use during the Spider-Man Multiversal Crisis. Doctor Strange had initially cast a spell for their universe to forget Spider-Man's secret identity, bar exceptions, until the spell was interrupted by Peter's continuous ramblings. The spell was later successfully re-cast throughout the Multiverse to reseal the multiversal rifts during the Battle at Liberty Island.
  • Transmutation: During his meeting with Thor, Doctor Strange was able to turn a cup of tea into a mug of beer after Thor said he does not drink tea. The mug, which Thor suddenly found in his hand in the place of the teacup, was also able to magically refill itself, much to the pleasant surprise of Thor.[1] When Bruce Banner crashed into his Sanctum, Strange caused his civilian clothing to rapidly transform into his sorcerer garb.[19] While at Christine Palmer’s wedding reception, Strange turned a glass of water into a glass of wine for Palmer, and then transformed his suit into his sorcerer garb.[2]
  • Conjuration: Strange was able to make an umbrella stand appear in front of Thor for him to put down Mjølnir, which had been disguised as an umbrella, as well as make a tea cup appear in Thor's hand.[3] He also was able to hide the Time Stone after secretly removing it from the Eye of Agamotto and later made it appear between his fingers, allowing it to float over to Thanos.[19]
    • Flames of the Faltine: While fighting Gargantos in New York, Strange summoned a handful of green flames to weaken the creature.[2]
    • Talons of Farallah: While restrained by Gargantos, Strange created two large purple clawed hands possessing enough strength to rip a streetlight from the ground.[2][citation needed]
    • Teleportation: Strange, while in the New York Sanctum, was able to seamlessly transport himself and Thor around the building with ease, which was heavily disorienting to the Asgardian. He was even able to cause Thor to appear inside the Sanctum as he was knocking on its front door. At one point, he accidentally caused an entire bookshelf Thor was leaning against to be brought along with them before returning it and Thor to its previous location. [3]
  • Astral Projection: The Masters of the Mystic Arts are able to leave their material bodies and enter the Astral Dimension.[1] They can also do this to others if necessary and can even perceive their astral forms despite them being normally imperceptible. While in this state, they are capable of flight and intangibility.[1]

Mirror Dimension Magic[]

  • Cross-Dimensional Awareness: The Ancient One was able to sense when portals to the Mirror Dimension were open. After Strange, Mordo and the Zealots were taken to the Mirror Dimension, the Ancient One sensed the portal and entered the dimension, she searched for them until she found them fighting.
  • Dimension Creation: Doctor Strange was able to create a pocket dimension made of mirror to trap Erik Killmonger and the Arnim Zola-possessed Ultron body.
  • Dimensional Travel: Both the Ancient One and Doctor Strange have demonstrated being able to manifesting gateways into the Mirror Dimension that can occupy large amounts of space, with the latter being able to trap himself and an entire room of people within the parallel reality with ease. Strange also was able to bring Spider-Man within the Dimension in an effort to get the Macchina di Kadavus from him.
  • Dimensional Constructs: Strange was capable of conjuring a large construct of the Mirror Dimension in the form of crystalline fractals that acted as a shield, absorbing an energy beam from the Power Stone, and was also able to send the fractals at Thanos.
  • Dimensional Imprisonment: Strange later trapped Wanda Maximoff in a trap, causing the Dimension to enclose her in a confined space and produce glass shards.
  • Dimensional Interaction: More powerful users can reach walls and use the Earthly Plane's reflections to interact with the Earthly Plane while imprisoned in the Mirror Dimension. With her Chaos Magic, Maximoff was able to warp the Mirror Dimension in her favor, using the reflections to interact with the Earthly Plane, Maximoff was able to fend off Hamir and other sorceres, and was also able to open an interdimensional rift that allowed her to pass from the Mirror Dimension to the Earthly Plane.

Chaos Magic[]

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  • Reality Warping: Wanda Maximoff can warp reality with Chaos Magic. Maximoff can also create small zones where reality follows her wishes and rules. The areas are surrounded by a partially invisible force field and appear normal from the outside, as when she took control of Westview the town looked normal from the outside even though the reality had completely changed inside. When a person or object enters the area, it automatically becomes part of the reality. Using this ability, Maximoff was able to take control of Westview by placing a hexagonal force field around the town called the Hex, which emits a type of radiation known as CMBR, a remnant radiation from the Big Bang. Inside the Hex, Maximoff has absolute power and can change anything to suit her thinking, being able to create a perfect world based on classic sitcoms, as well as use her powers to rewrite reality and make any person and any object adapt to the time in which they were live in Westview, demonstrated when she had Rambeau's bulletproof vest changed to fit the clothing of her world of classic sitcoms. In fact, every rewritten object inside the Hex, when it exits Westview, remains the same as it was inside, containing the same microscopic elements of their original forms. Due to the authentic sitcom setting, certain abilities also took on different forms within the Hex, such as the lack of energy discharge in the early eras, or the appearance of red smoke rather than energy when imitating Harkness's teleportation. This extended to Vision as well, whose powers were symbolized by the appearance of sparkles during the 1950s. The Hex could alter almost all aspects of reality, including the behavior, thoughts, and memories of the people living inside it, as well as the entire flow of time, all to Maximoff's will. However, inadvertently, the spell was flawed, which caused the suppressed consciousnesses of the Westview residents to still be capable of basic sentience, but removing their willpower. Essentially, they were aware of what they were doing, but were not capable of controlling their own actions. Additionally, every resident ended up feeling the same grief and sorrow Wanda felt over Vision. This was so emotionally taxing on them that it led to some residents becoming suicidal. Although at first the Hex was only found around Westview, when Vision came out of the barrier and nearly died, Maximoff expanded the Hex to save him, also causing everything in his path to be rewritten, transforming the S.W.O.R.D. base into a circus and its agents into clowns. The Hex is able to do this even if Wanda is not aware of it, as the Hex began to immediately disassemble Vision's vibranium body after he left, but Wanda was unaware of it happening. Due to the nature of the Hex, Harkness described it as "Magic on autopilot!" because the Hex was capable of rewriting reality to fit Wanda's vision automatically without Wanda needing to say any incantations or even having to think about it. However, the magic of the Hex does not seem to work on people or objects that have not passed through its border first, as when Hayward's troops entered the Hex, they weren't affected by it because they never passed through the Hex itself. After gaining more control of her power by transforming into the Scarlet Witch, Maximoff was able to make the Hex disappear completely, reversing the changes it caused to everything and everyone that were still inside.
    • Biological Manipulation: Wanda was able to completely remove Black Bolt's mouth, causing his scream to kill him.
  • Conjuration: With a wave of her finger she was able to create wedding rings for herself and Vision. During the magic show on Westview, Maximoff was able to conjure a small crane to cover up Vision's flight. Later on she was able to create a dog collar for Sparky. It was later revealed this was how she was able to conjure a copy of her deceased lover, Vision, within Westview with Chaos Magic, as well as creating an entire house for them to live in.
    • Life Creation: Within the Hex, Maximoff could create living organisms, like her twin sons Billy and Tommy, though they would be destroyed if they left the Hex. During when she was pregnant, Maximoff breathed life into plastic butterflies and accidentally brought life to a stork from a painting.
  • Time Manipulation: Within the Hex, Maximoff could control the passage of time for all of Westview, notably causing the time period within the town to change overnight and even accelerating the day and night cycle to fit the length of her sitcom episodes. Maximoff reverted a whole chicken into its egg form and later reversed the entire flow of time inside her reality by saying "no" in response to a S.W.O.R.D. agent crawling out of a sewer. While expanding the Hex to save Vision, Maximoff caused time in Westview to completely stop.
  • Teleportation: During the talent show she instantly transported Geraldine from backstage into the magic box. In her battle with Harkness, Maximoff was also able to disappear and reappear behind her, leaving behind a trail of red smoke as she did, imitating Harkness's own teleportation.
  • Transmutation: Maximoff was able to change her dress, transformed a real piano into a fake cardboard cutout, turned her and Vision's beds into a single bed, brought color to Westview and also brought fake butterflies on a mobile to life without meaning to. Maximoff was able to make herself four months pregnant inadvertently, and also caused her to give birth at a logarithmic rate. When dealing with pain from her contractions Maximoff inadvertently changed her coat several times and also accidentally brought life to a stork from a painting, however, when Maximoff tried to get rid of the stork, she was unsuccessful, as the most she could do was cause a puff of red dust to erupt around it. As her mental stability deteriorated, she further lost control of her surroundings, and began to inadvertently change objects in her home into versions from previous sitcom eras. While battling Agatha Harkness, Wanda used this ability to appear as if her life force had been drained by Agatha, including masking and hiding her psionic energy while flying in order to trick Harkness into thinking she had lost, when in actuality, she was preparing runes around the Hex to strip Harkness of her magic. Once the Hex was reversed by Wanda, everything and everyone changed by it, provided they were still inside it, reverted back to their original forms, including the clothing Wanda herself was initially wearing when she inadvertently created it. Maximoff also can transform herself from her civilian clothes to her Scarlet Witch uniform and back at will.
  • Elemental Manipulation: Wanda can use elemental manipulation. Maximoff turned a light on and off with her hand, and later caused a power surge that intensified the light from a ceiling light and caused a power outage that affected the whole block. While experiencing contractions, Maximoff ignited a fire within the fireplace and caused it to intensify before dying down. When Maximoff's water broke she caused a rainstorm to erupt within the Vision Residence. After the rain stopped, she generated intense winds to pour in from outside in order to dry herself, Vision, and her house. In her battle against Agatha Harkness in the skies of Hex, Maximoff created dark clouds of lightning and thunder to cloud the runes she was secretly placing in the Hex energy walls.
  • Power Bestowal: Wanda Maximoff has displayed the ability to grant superhuman abilities to others, either directly or indirectly. Maximoff birthed Tommy and Billy Maximoff with Super-Speed and Psionics respectively. While Monica Rambeau was bestowed powers by walking into the Anomaly.
  • Illusion Manipulation: Wanda Maximoff could cast very life-like illusions, as she demonstrated by casting a very effective illusion on herself that was realistic enough to trick an experienced witch like, Agatha Harkness.
  • Probability Manipulation: When Maximoff was younger, to save herself and her brother, she subconsciously cast a spell to decrease the probability of a Stark Industries bomb exploding in her apartment in Sokovia.[28]
  • Power Negation: Learned from Harkness, Maximoff used a protection spell via magic runes on the walls of the Hex that neutralized Harkness's magic, and revitalised Maximoff's own magic, even after having been drained of it.
  • Energy Absorption: Maximoff displayed the ability to absorb Harkness's Dark Magic and transform it into Chaos Magic, amplifying her own magic to an even greater extent. Much later, during her fight with Captain Marvel, she demonstrated the ability to absorb her cosmic energy to weaken her.
  • Astral Projection: Unlike traditional astral projection, Maximoff was able to project her astral form without losing consciousness of her physical self. She accomplished this by manifesting the Scarlet Witch outside of her own body, as demonstrated when she studied the Darkhold in her astral form, whilst also brewing a cup of tea in her physical form.
  • Cross-Dimensional Awareness: The user can sense activity of interdimensional portals in their universe. Maximoff was able to become aware of America Chavez's presence in her universe because she felt the interdimensional portal opened by the last, as a result of which Maximoff summoned Gargantos and ordered him to kidnap Chavez and bring her to her.
  • Power Absorption: The ability to absorb the powers of others and consequently acquire them. In Darkhold Castle, Maximoff was able to absorb some of America Chavez's power, but was not able to use it yet because due to being a power that comes from outside the Multiverse, it may be necessary to extract the entire power (which would kill Chavez), and this is something she was unable to do.
  • Energy Conversion: The user can absorb and convert one form of energy into another form. While fighting with Doctor Strange at the Gap Junction, Scarlet Witch was able to convert Strange's Eldritch Magic whip into a Chaos Magic whip.

Eye of Agamotto[]

  • Time Manipulation: When the Eye of Agamotto is wielded by someone possessing the necessary knowledge and skills, it is able to control the flow of time through the Time Stone, be it on a small or massive scale, notably to turn back something to a previous state, to accelerate its time in order to apply changes that have not happened yet, or to lock it in a time loop, resetting its state until the wielder chooses to cease its effect.
    • Time Slip: Another application of time manipulation that can be performed by a highly skillful user is to put a target within a time slip where a reverse effect of time won't affect that target. Using this method, one can revive a person who died through conflict by reversing the time around them, and then enact the time slip so that once the spell is broken, it won't redo their death. This method was used when Doctor Strange put Wong into his time slip while reversing the destruction of the Hong Kong Sanctum and as a result, Wong's previous death was avoided.[1]
    • Precognition: Using the Eye, the Ancient One was able to review all possible futures ahead of her in her long life, notably remarking on Doctor Strange's possible futures. When using Time Magic for the first time, Strange's inexperience and ignorance with the spell caused a fracture in time to appear before him, showing multiple versions of the same event happening.[1] While preparing for the Battle of Titan, Doctor Strange was able to see over 14 million possible futures to see if he and his allies had any chance of defeating Thanos. Of the millions of futures, Strange only saw one where they were able to beat him.[19]

Witchcraft[]

  • Energy Manipulation: Sorcerers and witches who practice Witchcraft can shape their energy to create tangible constructs, such as ropes.
  • Telekinesis: Sorcerers and witches who practice Witchcraft can control matter. Agatha Harkness has demonstrated telekinetic abilities to control matter as well as energy and was able to close a door with a single movement of her fingers as well as break energy binds placed on her by her coven during her trial.
  • Energy Detection: Agatha Harkness was initially drawn to the Westview Anomaly after sensing the afterglow of its complex network of spells.
  • Mental Manipulation: Sorcerers and witches who practice Witchcraft can get inside people's minds to manipulate them and force them to do their bidding. Through this it is also possible to access memories and change their personalities.
  • Spell Negation: The ability to easily break or twist spells cast by other sorcerers and witches, for Agatha Harkness was able to easily break the mind control spell on the townspeople and twist Wanda's illusion and turn it against her.
  • Summoning: The ability to summon beings from other dimensions and make these do the summoner's will, Maximoff using witchcraft invoked to many monsters and dark demons among them the powerful demon Gargantos to go after America Chavez.
  • Psychic Shield: Sorcerers and witches who practice Witchcraft can create shields that inhibit telepathic powers and prevent their minds from being invaded.
  • Illusion Manipulation: Sorcerers and witches who practice Witchcraft can project extremely realistic and convincing illusions.
  • Transmutation: Agatha Harkness was able to change her appearance and witch costume for that of a normal neighbor. She was also able to change a cicada into a bird and back. In her witch form, Harkness' fingers turn black.
  • Enchantment: Sorcerers and Witches who practice Witchcraft can place enchantments on objects. As for example when Agatha Harkness enchanted a necklace that when worn would make the necklace wearer be possessed by a fake Pietro.
  • Teleportation: Agatha Harkness has the ability to teleport herself and others, leaving a distinctive purple energy each time she uses this ability. She was able to teleport from within the Vision Residence to the street, and at the same time bring Billy and Tommy Maximoff from the basement of her house.
  • Conjuration: Harkness was capable of causing the Darkhold to materialize out of a small purple portal to read the description of Wanda Maximoff's future as the Scarlet Witch before sending it back through it.
  • Rune Magic: Sorceres and witches who practice Witchcraft can use runes with magical proprieties to cast some powerful spells.
    • Power Negation: Using a basic protection spell via magic runes on the walls of the structure beneath her house, Agatha Harkness was able to suppress Maximoff's Chaos Magic. As she explains to Maximoff, only the person who cast this spell can use magic in the radius of the protection spell's range, the spell is ineffective on powers of non-magical origin, this is demonstrated because Wanda's psionic powers continued to function even with the runes traced, indicating that these were powers distinct from her Chaos Magic and did not depend on it to activate. This was the first known rune spell cast by Agatha Harkness to block Wanda's magic, and Wanda cast the same spell again later to suppress Agatha's magic.
    • Power Augmentation: Sorcerers and witches who practice Witchcraft can cast runes that are painted on the user or other's skin to amplify and enhance their powers and attributes such as physical or magical resistance, accelerated healing, strength, speed and reflexes. Scarlet Witch used these spells on Gargantos and other interdimensional beings she summoned to that their power be stronger and they could not be stopped until they capture America Chavez and bring to her.

Dark Dimension Magic[]

  • Reality Warping: After performing the ritual to contact Dormammu and tap into the powers of the Dark Dimension, Kaecilius and the Zealots were able to manipulate space without being in the Mirror Dimension. This allowed them to warp and twist the landscape of the Mirror Dimension, as well as the inside of the New York Sanctum. They could also run on walls and ceilings, completely disregarding gravity. In addition, their momentum seemed enhanced to the point where they could easily send someone flying with their attacks, especially while defying gravity. Additionally, Kaecilius was able to use his abilities to defy time manipulation, resulting in him removing himself from the Eye of Agamotto's influence so as to stop Doctor Strange from restoring the Hong Kong Sanctum.[1]
  • Space Shard:[4] Space Shards are blades made of space that are warped into a glass-like material. These weapons can be summoned relatively quickly from space, and just as easily dissolve back into space (causing spacial ripples that appear as crystalline projections). While they can physically interact with the world as a very sharp blade, they have unique properties. For example, while Doctor Strange was pierced by a Space Shard, which subsequently resulted in cardiac tamponade and cardiac arrest, his clothes were completely undamaged and after mild stitching was done to the wound, Strange had apparently recovered fully.[1]
  • Extra-Dimensional Energy Projection: Through the manipulation of energy from the Dark Dimension, Stephen Strange is able to generate magical energy blasts that can be used to defend and attack his enemies, like he did against his good counterpart and against Ultron.
    • Dimensional Energy Absorption: Stephen Strange and 616 Ancient One are able to absorb energy from the Dark Dimension and use it to amplify their powers.
  • Immortality: The Ancient One achieved near immortality by drawing power from the Dark Dimension to extend her life span beyond typical human terms. However, this form of immortality only suppresses the aging process, meaning that she can still be fatally injured. She was notably resilient enough to not be killed instantly by falling from a great height after being stabbed through the torso by Kaecilius. Furthermore, she lasted several minutes afterward to be brought into an operating table, just so she could astral project and watch the snow fall outside before her clinical death. [1]
  • Timeline Splitting: The Ancient One was able to split the timelines into alternate timelines that coexists simultaneously in the same universe. She used that when she splitted the timeline and created a time paradox where two versions of Doctor Strange coexists simultaneously in the same timeline in different moments.
  • Shapeshifiting: After absorbing countless mystical beings, Stephen Strange was able to shift into each of them right after absorbing them. For example, he was able to manifest a tentacled-being in his hand to grab his alternate self and create ripples of large serpents. He was also able to shift into a mesh of all those creatures, either at will or by accident. Additionally, Strange was able to hide himself within his alternate self's shadow before grabbing him from behind as a mass of darkness and drag him into a Mirror Dimension illusion space in a final attempt to convince him to join him willingly. After he absorbed his other half, he shifted into a mesh of all those creatures when he used the powers from all of the mystical beings that he had absorbed and combined with the power of the Time Stone in order to resurrect Palmer. Later, he once again shifted into this form when he used the powers from all of the mystical beings that he absorbed, creating Dark Dimension energy blasts and binding spells to attack Ultron.
  • Cosmic Awareness: Due to his absorption of various mystic beings, Stephen Strange eventually became powerful enough to sense The Watcher's presence, and later even see and communicate with him.
  • Life-Force Absorption: After Strange had conjured the mystical beings, he was able to absorb them into his spirit, making him more powerful. Using the Dark Dimension's energy, it significantly boosted Strange's powers. For example, he was able to manifest the Champion of HYDRA in his hand to grab his alternate self and create ripples of large worms. He was even able to absorb his alternate self after he removed the protection spell from his other. However, this came at a cost as Strange had become a monstrosity from the absorbed beings.[10]
  • Imprisonment Spell: Using an imprisonment spell, Doctor Strange was able to trap an alternate version of himself. His alternate self was not able to use his magic within the barriers of the spell.[10]

Dark Magic[]

  • Longevity: Sorcerers and witches who practice Dark Magic can absorb other people's life energy and use it to maintain their own and live longer.
  • Energy Absorption: Sorcerers and witches who practice Dark Magic can absorb magic energy from other sorcerers and convert it to Dark Magic for use, increasing their power.
  • Energy Projection: Sorcerers and witches who practice Dark Magic can project powerful lightning bolts and blasts of mystical purple energy from their hands, an example being Agatha Harkness.
  • Banishment: Through the use of the powerful Darkhold, Tina Minoru was able to cast a spell that sent the powerful witch, Morgan le Fay back to the Dark Dimension after containing Morgan's magic through the use of a magical salt.[29]
  • Power Augmentation: Agatha Harkness used the book to amplify her powers, which enhanced several of her spells, allowing her to manipulate the Westview Anomaly without being noticed.[30] However, the more Harkness used the Book's dark magic to augment her abilities, more dark her fingers became due to the Book's corruption.[31] Likewise, when Wanda Maximoff used the book extensively, her fingers became dark and her eyes appeared darker. The book also allowed for the practice of dreamwalking, which was a forbidden ritual known to desecrate reality.[2]
  • Physical Augmentation: With the Darkhold, Wanda Maximoff could heighten her physical abilities. During the battle of Kamar-Taj, she was able to easily withstand a blast from one of the cannons without any injuries, even after her clothes were caught on fire. Later, during the battle of Mount Wundagore, Maximoff was able to withstand many punches and kicks from America Chavez even when she used extra-dimensional energy to boost the power of her attacks, which only temporarily staggering and knocking her a few steps back but with no injuries.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: With the Darkhold, Wanda Maximoff was able to increase her regenerative healing factor to a level far superior to an average human. When crossing an interdimensional rift to return from the Mirror Dimension, Maximoff was mortally wounded, but recovered from all of her injuries in just a few seconds.
  • Dreamwalking: The ability to possess user's variants in another universes, Maximoff was able to possess her alternate self without physically being in her universe.
  • Multiversal Projection: The ability to project images of people living in other universes, through the Scarlet Witch projected a holographic image of her variants and her children playing and being happy together in through the Multiverse.

Necromancy[]

  • Ressurection:
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    Hela, as the "Goddess of Death," was being able to resurrect her allies, using a handful of flame from the Eternal Flame and tossing it against the ground to create a huge blast of green infernal energy. As such, she was able to revive her pet wolf Fenris and her Berserkers after discovering their corpses under Odin's Vault. During her imprisonment, she was the ruler of Hel, the realm where the souls of those who died without honor come to rest.

Divine Magic[]

  • Divine Energy Manipulation: When the Ennead deities elect their avatars, they allow part of their divine energy to be absorbed and channeled by the avatar to achieve feats unavailable to the user by their own magical energy.
  • Transformation: The avatars are able to summon a suit of ceremonial armor over themselves. The armor's appearance can be altered, as Steven Grant manifested it as a business suit by mistake.
  • Superhuman Strength: Moon Knight was able to completely overpower the jackal, who was strong enough to knock down a metal museum bathroom door, with him beating it to death with only a few hits. While fighting another jackal, Mr. Knight dented a car bumper when he squeezed it tight and pulled it out from the car with ease. When Mogart's henchmen riddled his cape with bullets, Moon Knight returned them with force and accuracy by flourishing his cape in their direction. He was able to send one man flying with a punch, as well as break other men's arms and legs with ease. He also quickly broke free of the spears impaled into him.
  • Superhuman Durability: Moon Knight can withstand a great deal of damage. Moon Knight was able to land on his feet after falling down several stories and withstood numerous attacks from the jackal without any injuries. He was also able to take bullets with no issues.
  • Superhuman Speed: Moon Knight outran the jackal that was chasing him, running extremely fast across rooftops in order to best the fast creature. He quickly did parkour between the buildings to outmaneuver the creature.
  • Superhuman Agility: Moon Knight was able to run across rooftops while performing acrobatic moves and leaping from one building to another.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Moon Knight was able to scale buildings and jump across rooftops while chasing the jackal, without being worn out or tired. He performed many acrobatic moves while jumping from building to building, also without showing any sign of needing to stop.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Moon Knight can react and dodge attacks or objects traveling at high speeds.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: Spector is able to heal from any external wounds he's received, even when he was not Moon Knight. Grant was able to heal his jaw very quickly when it was knocked out of place. However, his healing factor is tremendously increased upon wearing the suit. Khonshu suggested that Spector put on the suit so that he could heal. He was able to immediately heal himself after being impaled by several spears.
  • Flight: During the Battle of Cairo, Moon Knight was able to fly to the pyramids to stop Arthur Harrow from killing more people. However, only Spector has this ability as he utilizes his cape to do so.
  • Weapon Summoning: Whenever summoning the ceremonial armor as Moon Knight or Mr. Knight, the transformation also allows for the conjuration of weapons such as Crescent Blades or truncheons, with the former demonstrating the ability to return to Moon Knight's hand after being thrown.
  • Sky Manipulation: Mr. Knight, with the help of Khonshu, was able to alter the night sky to reveal what the stars had looked like 2,000 years ago. Doing this comes at a price, however, as the other gods disapproved and banished Khonshu, due to the stars changing being visible to everyone, not just Mr. Knight. When he alters the night sky, the stars appear to be spinning so fast they become blurred lines.
  • Judgement Inducement: The Staff of Ammit serves as an extension of Ammit's will, inflicting judgement on those it is placed on. The Staff can determine whether a person will be evil by peering into their past and future. Should they be deemed guilty, the Staff will take their life force. Harrow sees this judgement as absolute.
  • Conjuration: Arthur Harrow can use the Staff of Ammit to open a portal of purple energy to another dimension and summons Jackals to Earth.
  • Energy Manipulation: Harrow was able to use the power of the Staff to destroy a sarcophagus in the collection of Anton Mogart.
    • Energy Projection: Harrow was able to project energy blasts from the Staff to attack his enemies.
  • Life-Force Extraction: Harrow was able to extract life-force of others and send their souls to the Duat, the Ancient Egyptian afterlife.
  • Weapon Summoning: Scarlet Scarab is able to summon weapons whenever she is wearing her ceremonial armor, such as swords.
  • Power Augmentation: With the help of other Ennead avatars, an avatar can increase its power by combining its energy with the energy of others. Scarlet Scarab with the help of Moon Knight, Scarlet Scarab was able to imprison Ammit within the body of Arthur Harrow.

Ta Lo Magic[]

  • Enhanced Strength: Through bonding with the Great Protector, Shang-Chi had enhanced strength, as seen in the Battle of Ta Lo, he managed to fight with Xu Wenwu while being empowered by Ten Rings.
  • Enhanced Durability: Through bonding with the great protector, Shang-Chi has enhanced durability, as seen by how he withstood multiple attacks from Wenwu's Ten Rings.
  • Enhanced Speed: Through bonding with the great protector, Shang-Chi has incredible speed.
  • Enhanced Agility: Shang-Chi gains incredible agility after bonding with the great protector.
  • Enhanced Stamina: To be added
  • Enhanced Reflexes: To be added
  • Air Manipulation: As inherited from his mother, Shang-Chi can freely manipulate air and thus enhanced several physical attributes including strength, durability, speed and agility.
    • Force-Field Generation: Shang-Chi can create a barrier of air in order to evade attacks from his opponents.
    • Air Blasts: Shang-Chi can generate powerful air blasts against his opponents.
    • Hurricane Generation: Shang-Chi can use the Great protector's blessing to cause small but intense storms with high wind speeds.

Magic Items[]

Magic can also have a presence in not only individuals, but in objects as well, wether naturally or otherwise. As explained by Karl Mordo, some sorcerers either imbue objects with magical properties, which are labeled relics on Earth, in order for said objects to take up some of the strain when sorcerers are unable to, due to some magic being too powerful to sustain. Aside from conventional items such as weapons or accessories, this affect can be achieved on structures and even entire locations.

Trivia[]

  • Eli Morrow's ability to create matter by drawing energy from another dimension is strikingly akin to magic.
  • Despite their prominent power and knowledge, the Masters of the Mystic Arts are shown to be limited in their ability to use magic for healing compared to other mystical sources, such as the Spirit of Vengeance, and Chi energy.
  • When discussing the ritual process involving the heart-shaped herb that grants the abilities of the Black Panther and transports the user to the Ancestral Plane, Kevin Feige stated, "That’s partially spiritual. We certainly don’t call it magic, but there’s vibranium that has been interwoven within that soil and that land for thousands of years, so there are other things going on with it."[32]

Behind the Scenes[]

  • The writers room of WandaVision discussed at one point for a long time about a Chaos Dimension emerging from the Chaos Magic, trying to design it by the time Matt Shakman was hired. However, the concept was dropped for its uselessness and not being necessary to the plot.[33]

Appearances[]

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References[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Doctor Strange
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Thor: Ragnarok
  4. 4.0 4.1 Doctor Strange article on Framestore
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  6. WandaVision: 1.07: Breaking the Fourth Wall
  7. WandaVision 1.06: All-New Halloween Spooktacular!
  8. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire
  9. Runaways: 2.10: Hostile Takeover
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 What If...?: 1.04: What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?
  11. Moon Knight: 1.06: Gods and Monsters
  12. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Thor
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Thor: The Dark World
  15. Thor Deleted Scene
  16. 16.0 16.1 The Avengers
  17. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.15: Yes Men
  18. Loki: 1.03: Lamentis
  19. 19.00 19.01 19.02 19.03 19.04 19.05 19.06 19.07 19.08 19.09 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 Avengers: Infinity War
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 Avengers: Endgame
  21. 'Avengers: Infinity War' Writers Retcon Doctor Strange's Crimson Bands Of Cyttorak
  22. The Art of Doctor Strange
  23. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Jay Funk on Twitter, May 3, 2018
  25. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: 1.04: Is This Not Real Magic?
  26. Every Secret & Reveal In Doctor Strange 2's Audio Commentary
  27. What If...?: 1.09: What If... The Watcher Broke His Oath?
  28. WandaVision: 1.08: Previously On
  29. Runaways: 3.10: Cheat The Gallows
  30. WANDAVISION'S CREATIVE TEAM DISCUSSES THE DARKHOLD, THE SCARLET WITCH, AND FAN THEORIES
  31. WandaVision: 1.09: The Series Finale
  32. Black Panther trailer decoded: Secrets of the new Marvel movie
  33. The Oral History of ‘WandaVision’

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