Marvel Cinematic Universe: 15 best MCU fight scenes of all-time

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Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE..Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

14. Doctor Strange vs. Dormammu

Movie: Doctor Strange

During a hero’s origin story, they have to overcome one of their biggest flaws. This was no different in Doctor Strange. Stephen Strange was one of the most arrogant people in the world. It may have been justified because of his skill as a surgeon, but that didn’t mean anything to the people he hurt.

After becoming a sorcerer, he was charged with humbling himself and was tested during his fight with Dormammu. Strange used the Eye of Agamotto (the Time Stone) to sacrifice himself by repeatedly dying. The first time he’s done anything like this.

Winner: Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange died who knows how many times, but he won the fight. He bet on Dormammu wanting to fight another day rather than continue an endless battle. A gamble that paid off. Not only did Strange save the world, but he also got rid of Kaecilius (who killed the Ancient One) and his goons in the process.

What made this fight so special was its creativity. We could have easily gotten a magical fight between the two and everyone would’ve gone home happy. Instead, we got to see Doctor Strange use his intelligence to win. It was a smart scene and pretty funny the way Strange sarcastically kept saying he was there to bargain. Also, there no way Strange still being a novice would have won a magical bout with Dormammu. This was a more believable ending.