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The odd origin of Doctor Strange

The odd origin of Doctor Strange
Ah, yes, Doctor Strange. The hero of the Infinity Wars and arguable one of the most powerful people in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The odd origin of Doctor Strange Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Ah, yes, Doctor Strange.Stark is definitely one of the heroes, but if it wasn't for Doctor Strange, the universe would've only had a 1 in 14,000,605 chance of defeating Thanos.The early days of Doctor Strange Marvel / Strange Tales The Doctor Strange that we know today is actually a white-washed version of the original, and, honestly, it might be preferable.On the other hand, the original portrayal wasn't much better, given that the first appearances of Doctor Strange were pretty racist and encompassed every Asian stereotype that was available in the 1960s.

To be fair, Doctor Strange's origins weren't mentioned back in those days, so we can't even say for certain that the character was meant to be Asian.But the Strange that Cumberbatch plays in the MCU is nothing like the Strange who first appeared on the pages of Marvel's Strange Tales back in the 60s.

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