According to the Ancient One and Doctor Strange, the costs of eternal life outweigh the benefits greatly. Through unknown means, the Ancient One was able to draw power from the Dark Dimension to stop herself from aging, but not suffering the cost of becoming a Mindless One.
Determined to prevent Kaecilius and the Zealots from destroying the Hong Kong Sanctum, Wong ordered the Masters of the Mystic Arts to prepare for battle. Despite their best efforts, the Masters were defeated and the Sanctum was destroyed, leaving the Earth vulnerable to Dormammu. However, Doctor Strange and Karl Mordo managed to reverse the deaths and destruction by using the Eye of Agamotto, incapacitating the Zealots in the process. Eventually, the Zealots freed themselves and managed to tamper with the Eye of Agamotto, temporarily stopping the flow of time. Doctor Strange fled the scene and confronted Dormammu, eventually convincing him to leave Earth and take the Zealots with him. As they were pulled away from Earth, the Zealots began to transform into Mindless Ones.
Notable Mindless Ones
- In the comics, the Mindless Ones were created by the entity Plokta as unstoppable engines of destruction. When Dormammu was expanding his domains across the Multiverse, the Dark Dimension and the Mindless Ones were among his new acquisitions.