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Every Superhero That Died In Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

"Avengers: Infinity War" and "Endgame" signified the end of an era in the MCU. Many popular heroes met their demise in these movies as they perished trying to save the universe from Thanos' nefarious plan for total domination. Well, if those two movies were designed to break our hearts, then "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" went full "Game of Thrones," stuck the knife in and twisted it, leaving us questioning if anyone will ever be truly safe in the MCU again.

The film might have only been two hours in running time, but the "Doctor Strange" sequel racked up a body count that would make John Wick blush in comparison. Naturally, due to the nature of the Multiverse and these deaths only being specific to their relevant Earths, there's a good chance that many (if not most) of these characters could return in future films. Nonetheless, keep the box of tissues at hand and grab the big tub of ice cream as we revisit every superhero that died in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." Here's to the fallen ones ...

Doctor Strange

Maybe the title for "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" should have been "The Suicide Squad" since hardly anyone got out of the movie alive. Not even the titular hero — although it wasn't the Earth-616 version of Stephen Strange who met his maker, but the variants. That said, the main universe's sorcerer must be experiencing night sweats and looking over his shoulder a lot more after witnessing his Multiverse selfs crumble before his eyes. A word of advice for the good doctor, courtesy of "Final Destination 2": Don't drive behind log trucks for the foreseeable future.

Right at the start of "The Multiverse of Madness," we witnessed a Strange variant pass away after a fight with a demonic creature and be transported to Earth-616. Eventually, his corpse ended up being the reanimated zombie used to stop Scarlet Witch in the finale. A flashback also showed how Earth-838's Strange was obliterated by Black Bolt after becoming too obsessed with the Darkhold for anyone's liking. Then, to solidify the belief that all bad things happen in three, the 616 Strange had to put a stop to Sinister Strange after playing a fun game of musical magic. Unfortunately, Sinister Strange ended up impaled on the fence's spikes.

Scarlet Witch

Wanda Maximoff experienced the final act of a Shakespearan tragedy in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." After all the disappointment and hurt suffered in her early years, it appeared as if she had found her own ray of sunshine in the form of Vision and the Avengers. But it wasn't meant to be as Thanos' best impression of "The Addams Family" theme song turned her world upside down, ripping away everything that mattered to her. Suddenly, all the pain trapped her in a darkness that gave rise to the Scarlet Witch: One of the most powerful beings on Earth.

Scarlet Witch went full Rambo in "The Multiverse of Madness," as she was responsible for the deaths of nearly everyone on this list as she tried to create her own perfect reality. In the end, though, she realized that her methods had turned her into the kind of monster she despised. Faced by what she had become, she destroyed the Darkhold in every universe and the ruin of Mount Wundagore, burying herself under the rubble. Look, there's no guarantee that Wanda is well and truly gone now, since this is the comic book movie world and deaths are about as permanent as rub-on tattoos. If this was her last appearance, though, at least she died as a hero and not the villain.

Professor X

Comic book movies can be extremely cruel. "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" marked the third time that we witnessed Patrick Stewart's Charles Xavier die onscreen. First, we watched him be vaporized by Jean Grey in "X-Men: The Last Stand," then he made us all bawl our eyes out as he met his demise in "Logan," and now this? Can this madness end now, please? Poor Charlie is quickly becoming the Sean Bean of superhero films.

Much like before, Professor X was prepared to die for what he believed in "The Multiverse of Madness." While the rest of the Illuminati wanted to stop Scarlet Witch through the threat of violence, he tried to reach out to Wanda through her mind and reason with her. What he found was the real Wanda trapped away in her mind as the Scarlet Witch took over her body. Professor X was also close to liberating her from the power of the Darkhold; however, the Scarlet Witch proved to be too powerful for him in the end and snapped his neck in the psychic world. Sadly, the consequences of this violent act were fatal in the conscious world as well.

Captain Marvel

In "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," fans received a memorable MCU moment as Lashana Lynch's Maria Rambeau appeared as Captain Marvel, dispelling all theories that it was Tom Cruise as the Invincible Iron Man in the trailer footage. However, this was Earth-838's version of the character — not the main universe's Captain Marvel, who is presumably still Carol Danvers. It was a nice tribute to Maria, who was introduced as Danvers' best friend and went on to found the alien-intelligence agency S.W.O.R.D. Plus, it laid an excellent foundation for "The Marvels," as Maria's daughter, Monica, developed cosmic powers in "WandaVision."

Unfortunately, Captain Marvel flew too close to the sun in "The Multiverse of Madness" as Scarlet Witch crushed her by using one of the building's main pillars. While Maria's powers were as impressive and fiery as expected, she was no match for Wanda in the battle. Sure, out of all of the Illuminati members, she was the one who put up the most resistance, but her biggest failure was the same as the others: They underestimated just how powerful the Scarlet Witch really was.

Captain Carter

Sometimes, trailers spoil the biggest surprises. That's what happened in the case of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" as many fans predicted the arrival of Captain Carter in the movie, thanks to one of the final trailers that showed off the iconic shield. It wasn't the first time that we saw Peggy Carter as the super soldier, however, as she flung the mighty shield in "What If... ?" as well. That said, there was something special about seeing Hayley Atwell's Captain Carter in live action, too.

While Earth-838's Cap put up a valiant fight against Scarlet Witch and even uttered the unforgettable "I can do this all day" phrase, the shield ended up being her downfall. It worked well as a frisbee when Cap flung it around and used it to bounce off enemies and walls, but it also demonstrated how dangerous it could be if it wasn't caught on time. Unlike a normal frisbee that might knock us in the face and dislodge a tooth or two, this was far more severe for Captain Carter. Let's put it this way: After this incident, there were two Caps in Earth-838 and neither of them would be of any use. The only good news is Captain Carter will still show up in future episodes of "What If... ?"

Reed Richards

It finally happened! The casting that every MCU fan demanded: "The Office" star John Krasinski as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic. For years, Fantastic Four fans have wondered when and how Marvel's First Family would debut in the shared cinematic universe, and the answer arrived emphatically in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." The stretchy superhero appeared as part of the Illuminati and did his best to halt Scarlet Witch in her tracks, but Wanda turned Mister Fantastic into her own personal Play-Doh and sent him to the big clay resting place in the sky.

Expectedly, many fans are wondering if this will be a one-and-done deal for Krasinski's Richards in the MCU. Considering how vocal the people have been about this casting in the past and how well received it was by the general audience, it would feel like a missed opportunity if Marvel Studios didn't introduce Krasinski as Earth-616's Mister Fantastic as well. The only question is, who will be making up the remaining members of the Fantastic Four? Maybe his wife, Emily Blunt, might be suiting up as Susan Storm in due course, even if she claims to not be interested in superhero movies.

Black Bolt

What happens when plans for the Inhumans shuffle around more than a Spotify playlist? They tend to flop like those questionable song recommendations. While ABC's "Inhumans" series was far from a resounding success and constantly cited as one of the MCU's biggest misses, Ansel Mount's Black Bolt received a chance at redemption in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." Introduced in a comics-accurate costume and as a member of the Illuminati, he only showed up for a brief moment in the film; however, it was arguably a much better depiction of the character than the first time we met the big shot of Attilan in the 2017 television show.

While fans found out how destructive a whisper from Black Bolt can be and Reed Richards threatened to unleash him on Scarlet Witch if she didn't back down, the Inhuman's death quickly became an online meme after the film's release. Wanda showed her love for David Cronenberg's body horror movies and magically stitched up Black Bolt's mouth, causing him to panic, make the slightest of peeps, and blow up his own head. Kenny from "South Park" would have been so proud of that ending.

The Masters of the Mystic Arts

Think of Kamar-Taj like Hogwarts. It's meant to be the safe place where sorcerers learn more about the Mystic Arts from the Sorcerer Supreme, Wong. Well, after the events of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," it might be a good idea for the Masters of the Mystic Arts to find a new secret location for their studies. Preferably a place that no one else knows about and they can avoid attacks from super-powered individuals altogether. Wakanda, for example, seems like a prime spot with terrific weather and picturesque surroundings.

"The Multiverse of Madness" treated the Masters of the Mystic Arts like cannon fodder. While they held firm at first against Scarlet Witch, she quickly turned it into a game of Whac-A-Mole as she obliterated the magical army without much fuss. It was embarrassing at one point as they all comically tumbled one after the other. Judging by that poor display of defense, Wong must have wondered what they had all been doing during his lessons. Were they magically tuning into Netflix and watching "Cobra Kai" instead?