Death of Doctor Strange: Here’s who killed the Sorcerer Supreme

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Who killed Doctor Strange? The answer will either shock or underwhelm you.

The Death of Doctor Strange was guaranteed to shock the Marvel Comics universe. Why wouldn’t it be? The Sorcerer Supreme was killed. The title is held by one of the most powerful beings in existence. And Stephen Strange is looked at as one of the strongest of all-time.

With his death came a mystery. Who killed Doctor Strange? In issue No. 3 of 5, it was made to look like Baron Mordo killed him. In this issue, however, we find out it wasn’t Mordo. Whoever killed Stephen Strange was framing Mordo. A bad decision. Mordo said that he would brag about it if it was him – something that Strange admitted was true.

Strange was frustrated that he couldn’t figure out who killed his future self. After taking a walk with his ghost dog Bats, he thought of something. There was a connection between Doctor Strange’s items appearing in Mordo’s castle and Strange’s death. Who would benefit from killing Doctor Strange and framing Baron Mordo? The answer came to him.

It turns out that it was Baron Mordo’s former disciple Kaecilius who killed Stephen Strange. He was a pawn for the Four Dread Warlords, who used him to come to Earth and be protected from the Three Mothers and the Peregrine.

Doctor Strange’s underwhelming murderer

If you’re a fan of Stephen Strange and followed his time in Marvel Comics, this may have been a welcomed surprise. He could be a character that you believe is overlooked. If you’re one of the few people who remember Kaecilius as the villain in the first Doctor Strange movie, this may have been cool as well. If you’re none of these, though, this wasn’t a great reveal.

Kaecilius was Baron Mordo’s pawn and continued to be one for the Four Dread Warlords. Having him turn out to be the one to kill Stephen Strange seemed weak. However, it makes sense. Because Kaecilius’ not rated high on the list of villains, he took Strange by surprise. Had anyone like Doctor Doom or Mordo appeared on his front steps, Strange would have had his guard up. So, while this writer may not have enjoyed the reveal, it makes sense. In the end, that’s what’s important.

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What do you think? Was Kaecilius a good pick to have killed Doctor Strange? Let us know in the comments below.