Who Is This Huge New Character In ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Post-Credits Scene

What’s a Marvel movie without a surprise mid-credits cameo? Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continues this great tradition with its mid-credits scene. If you are unfamiliar with comics or not sure who that nobody was and what it means for Doctor Strange moving forward, we’ve got you covered.

At the end of Doctor Strange 2Steven Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) returns to the New York Shrine after Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) destroys the Darkhold and dies in the process. No longer the Sorcerer Supreme, he leaves Wong (Benoit Wong) to rebuild Kamar-Taj, with America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) as his new student. Strange repairs the watch that Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams) gifted him, and he begins to move on with his life instead of ignoring his regrets and unhappiness. As it seems to end on a hopeful note, Strange begins to scream in the middle of the street and a third eye appears on his forehead; it’s the same eye found on the alternate dimension’s Strange Supreme. This begs the question: does this version of Strange walk in dreams in 616-Strange?


Later in the mid-credits scene, as he continues to walk the streets of New York, Strange is confronted by Clea, played by Charlize Theron; she approaches him for creating a foray into the multiverse. Clea asks for his help to right her mistakes as she opens up the Multiverse to a realm reminiscent of the Dark Dimension. Strange’s Third Eye appears and he follows Clea on another adventure.

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Comic book fans have been waiting for Clea to hit the big screen for years. Clea is the daughter of Prince Orini, son of the Olnar, in line to rule the Dark Dimension – the same dimension where the Elder (Tilda Swinton) drew its power from. She is also the niece of Dormammu, the villain of the first strange doctor film. She first encounters Doctor Strange in the comics during his journey to the Dark Dimension to stop Dormammu’s plans to invade Earth. After being impressed with his skills, she attempts to save his life but is eventually captured by her uncle. Once Dormammu owes Strange for helping him contain the Mindless Ones, Strange negotiates Clea’s release, as well as sparing Earth from Dormammu’s plans.

Clea is half Faltine, a being born of pure magic, and half mortal from the Dark Dimension; she is trained by Doctor Strange in the ways of sorcery and can even fly on her own. In the comics, Clea and Doctor Strange grow closer through their adventures, so much so that they end up romantically linked. The back and forth of their relationship through the comics leads to a heartfelt goodbye, an emotional reunion, and a future marriage. That’s right, Clea is Strange’s future wife.

Casting an actress as notable as Theron for an important character in the Doctor Strange story, it’s clear that there are likely big plans for her to be a part of the MCU in the future. The Oscar-winning actress has lent a hand to popular franchises, such as Quick Saga and the madmax franchise. Plus, she’s starred in a handful of action movies, like Atomic Blonde and The old guardshowing off his physique and reach.

It’s interesting how Strange at the start of Multiverse of Madness attends the wedding of Christine-616, his former lover, and meets his future wife from the comics at the end of the film. Christine told him to face his fears and move on, and now he’s jumping into another dimension with a new love interest. Do you know what they say? When a door closes, someone rips through the multiverse.

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