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Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness' Wundagore Explained

Contains spoilers for "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness"

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is all about the strange things that hide in other universes, and the fact that the borders between these alternate realities are absolutely not America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) proof. Yet, one of the most important locations in the movie is a mountain on plain, old Earth-616. Not just any mountain, though — this is Wundagore, the mystical location Wong (Benedict Wong) reveals to Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) under duress. The ominous mount is said to be the canvas the original Darkhold was written on, and before long, the Scarlet Witch and the Sorcerer Supreme head out to breathe some not-so-fresh mountain air.

Apart from having one of the most metal names in the MCU, Wundagore turns out to be a pretty definitive location for Wanda — and not only because she spends a good portion of the movie covered in gore herself. With its massive rock monsters and creepy decor, Wundagore turns out to be more than just a mountain-shaped stone tablet that houses the original Darkhold. It's a full-on throne room for the prophecied Scarlet Witch, and Wanda is all too happy to set up shop. 

Like many other iconic places in the MCU, Wundagore also exists in the Marvel comics — and on their pages, the location's full backstory is revealed.

Wundagore is connected to multiple Marvel characters

It turns out that the comic book version of Wundagore is pretty much what it says on the "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" tin, right down to Chthon the Darkhold author's association with the place. However, there are some differences. In the comics, Wundagore is actually the place where Wanda and his brother, Pietro (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the MCU) were born, and where Chthon played a first-hand role in infusing Wanda with her magical prowess. 

An even bigger difference between the MCU and comic book Wundagores is the comics version's close association with multiple MCU-adjacent characters — as well as the X-Men, who are yet to make their on-scereen debut in the MCU, with the exception of the Illuminati universe's version of Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart). See, the comics Wundagore is a favorite base of the High Evolutionary, an evolution-themed semi-villain who has clashed with folks like the X-Men and Thor. Interestingly, the High Evolutionary is also an ally of a certain Adam Warlock, who's set to make his MCU debut in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3." 

The final moments of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" aren't exactly easy on Wundagore, but since the place has connections like that, it wouldn't be a huge surprise if fans saw the place again. Or its remains, anyway.