This article has some major spoilers for Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness. Turn back now if you have not watched the film yet. You have been warned. From now on, I’ll refer to the film as simply Dr. Strange 2
In Dr. Strange 2, The Marvel Illuminati is a group of super-powered beings who are dedicated to helping keep the balance between universes in check. They are led by Professor X, who is their unofficial leader. The group consists of some of the most powerful beings in the Marvel universe, including Mister Fantastic, Baron Mordo, Photon Captain Marvel, Captain Carter, and Black Bolt.
Professor Charles Xavier is a powerful telepath and the founder of the X-Men. Xavier is one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel universe and has used his powers to fight for peace and justice throughout his life.
Charles Xavier has a wide range of telepathic abilities which allow him to read minds, communicate telepathically, and control the thoughts and actions of others. He can also project powerful mental illusions and use his telepathy to shield his mind from other telepaths. Xavier is also a skilled strategist and has years of experience leading teams of super-powered mutants.
Reed Richards, also known as Mister Fantastic, is a genius inventor and one of the founding members of the Fantastic Four. Richards possesses a superhuman intellect which allows him to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems and create advanced technology. He is also an expert in physics, robotics, engineering, and other scientific disciplines.
Richards can stretch his body into any shape he desires and can extend his limbs and torso to great lengths. He also has enhanced strength, agility, and reflexes. These abilities make him extremely versatile in combat and allow him to survive dangerous situations that would kill most people.
Baron Karl Amadeus Mordo is a powerful sorcerer and one of Doctor Strange’s greatest enemies. Mordo was once a student of the Ancient One, and he possesses a wide range of magical abilities that allow him to control the elements, summon demons, and create energy blasts. He is also an expert in black magic and has used his skills to curse his enemies and summon dark spirits.
Mordo is a skilled fighter and has defeated Doctor Strange in combat on several occasions. He is also a master manipulator and often uses mind-control techniques to get what he wants.
Photon Captain Marvel is a superhero who exists in the Marvel multiverse. In this reality, she is a member of the Illuminati, an organization of superheroes who work together to protect the world from various threats.
Photon Captain Marvel is a superhero who possesses a variety of superpowers, including flight, super strength, and energy projection. She is also capable of harnessing the power of the photon force, which allows her to manipulate light and energy.
Captain America is a superhero who exists in the Marvel multiverse. In this reality, this mantel was worn by Captain Carter. As a member of The Illuminati, an organization of superheroes who work together to protect the Multiverse from various threats.
Captain Carter is a super-soldier who was created by the United States government during World War II. He possesses enhanced strength, speed, agility, and reflexes, as well as an unbreakable shield made of Vibranium. He also has a high level of tactical training and experience in hand-to-hand combat.
Black Bolt is the king of the Inhumans, a race of superpowered humans who were created by aliens and live on the moon. He possesses several superhuman abilities, including flight, superhuman strength, and invulnerability. He also has a powerful sonic scream that can level entire buildings.
Black Bolt’s powers come from his voice. Because he cannot control the volume or intensity of his voice, even a whisper could cause massive damage. As a result, Black Bolt has had to learn to communicate entirely through sign language.
Scarlet Witch is one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel universe. She possesses a wide range of abilities, including telekinesis, energy projection, and mind control. Her mutant powers give her the ability to alter reality itself.
Wanda Maximoff was born with extraordinary powers which she first began to manifest after her parents were killed by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. Wanda was taken in by Magneto and raised alongside his other children as members of his Brotherhood of Mutants. After a falling out with her father, Scarlet Witch joined the Avengers.
There is no greater love in this world than a mother’s love for her child. It is a selfless and unconditional love that knows no bounds. Mothers will do anything to protect their children and make them happy, even if it means sacrificing their happiness. This deep and powerful bond between mother and child is one of the strongest forces in the universe. And this is what made Scarlet Witch a force to be reckoned with in Dr. Strange 2
You are still here? from this paragraph onwards, it’s Major Spoilers time, baby~!
WARNING: The paragraphs to follow are how furious I am at the Illuminati. Apart from my man-crush Tom Cruise that did not make it in this movie. It’s just my ranting about how pathetic The Illuminati in this film is and why I think they should just roll over and die without even trying.
Black Bolt. What can you do when faced with a foe with such a powerful voice? Of course, take away his mouth. Scarlet Witch created a spell that prevented Black Bolt from having a mouth, to begin with, and his vocal power reverberated back inside his head, blowing his brains out in a humorous fashion. The Illuminati is 0 for 1 (1 headshot)
The Fantastic Four’s Mister Fantastic. Scarlet Witch went all out with this one and destroyed his extendible body piece by piece until she reached the head, and pfft! She blew his head off like a balloon. The Illuminati is 0 for 2 (2 headshots).
Captain Carter. It’s a no-brainer (pun intended). When you’re just some athletic guy with an indestructible shield as a weapon, the shield will inevitably return to you someday when you aren’t ready and split you in half, isn’t it? Isn’t this inevitable? The Illuminati is 0 for 3 (2 headshots, 1 brutality)
Photon. Now, this is more of a fight, they exchanged blows, and beam struggles happened (almost like DBZ). And then Photon made a crucial error that enables the Scarlet Witch to gain the upper hand. As Photon falls to the ground, beaten, Scarlet Witch watches but took no chances as she pulls down a big statue on top of Photon ending her life mercilessly. Illuminati 0, Scarlet Witch 4 (2 headshots, 1 brutality, 1 Stage Fatality)
Charles Xavier. All my respect to Professor X. Being a typical Mentor / Father Figure for all beings with Superpowers, for when even facing a great threat, he still tries to save them from themselves. I mean, he could get inside Scarlet Witch’s head and blows it to pieces if he wanted to, instead, he always chose the righteous path, and this time, it’s his downfall. He tried to save the possessed Scarlet Witch but the Evil one crept behind his back and snap his neck. For the record, in The Illuminati, it was only Charles that decided to give this Doctor Strange from another universe a chance even after the Strange in theirs was overcome with evil. And maybe, just maybe that the move he pulled on Scarlet Witch was what steered The Scarlet Witch into the righteous path/mindset.
Now after all the steam of anger dissolves from my mind after writing this article, I can think more clearly now and decided that this conclusion would be in a more positive or justifying manner. I still hated that Superior Iron Man was not in the movie even though all the Ultrons are. And my Tom Cruise… well let’s not get into that 🙁
It is no wonder that fans of the Marvel Universe will hate The Illuminati for being what they are currently, but some of the members do represent something far greater and members of The Illuminati always changes, and we might see more familiar faces come back into the franchise if that is what Marvel Cinematic Universe is still all about these days.
One of the reasons to be positive about this movie is the power of a Mother’s Love. Yes, “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” but remember, “A Mother’s Love Knows No Bounds” and in the case of Dr. Strange 2, even Universes. So I think Sam Raimi, nailed it with this one to let us know of the most important woman in our lives.
Remember that this coming day, Mother’s Day falls on May 8th. It will be a special day to spend with your mother or the mother of your children. It can also be a day to remember all the mothers who have been lost in our lives.
No matter how you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day, make sure you take some time to appreciate all that mothers do for us every day. They are the backbone of our families and our communities, and we would be lost without them.
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