16 Facts About Ancient One


Ancient One is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Ancient One was the mentor of Doctor Strange and was his predecessor as Sorcerer Supreme.

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Character who would eventually become the Ancient One was born in Kamar-Taj, "a hidden land high in the Himalayas", more than 500 years ago.

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Ancient One spent his youth as a peaceful farmer, until his friend Kaluu discovered the power of magic.

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The Ancient One wished to turn their village into a utopia, while Kaluu desired power and conquest over nearby villages.

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Ancient One settles in the Himalaya Mountains and builds a palace as his home, together with an order of monks that he forms for his own protection and support.

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The Ancient One then accepts Strange as a student when Strange discovers Mordo and Dormammu had become collaborators and that Mordo had perpetrated an attack against the Ancient One.

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Ancient One briefly regains his corporeal form, during which time he lives as an alcohol-dependent derelict in the Bowery section of Manhattan, New York, United States.

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Ancient One resumed his oneness with the universe upon Doctor Strange's defeat of the Creators.

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Ancient One appears as a teacher to multiple magical students in school started by Stephen Strange.

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Ancient One possessed the ability to manipulate the forces of magic for a vast number of effects and was able to tap into extra-dimensional energy by invoking entities or objects of power, existing in dimensions tangential to those of the Earth, through the recitation of spells.

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The Ancient One was capable of astral projection, levitation, interdimensional teleportation, and a large number of other effects.

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However, in his extreme old age, the Ancient One was unable to perform any major feats of sorcery without placing great physical strain upon himself.

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Ancient One possessed a variety of mystical objects, such as the Book of the Vishanti, the Orb, Amulet, and Eye of Agamotto, and devices gathered throughout his lifetime.

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Ancient One appears in the animated film Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, voiced by Michael Yama.

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Ancient One's appears in the live-action film Doctor Strange while alternate timeline versions appear in the live-action film Avengers: Endgame and the Disney+ animated series What If.

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