Apart from introducing us to the multiverse, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness also explained how a person who possesses Darkhold becomes a monster. Doctor Strange reincarnated as a horrific example of the same. Even though Wanda destroyed all the Darkholds, Strange used Darkhold to save America Chavez in the MCU. Darkhold’s impact on Strange was depicted in the film when a third eye appeared on his forehead.
There are suspicions and speculations circulating the internet that MCU’s Doctor Strange has turned evil as well. At the very least, the third eye indicates that he is on the path to evil. How much of this is true, though? Especially since the film doesn’t go into great detail to explain it.
Let’s take a look at what we know about the third eye from the comics and how it might affect Doctor Strange’s trip in the future. Let’s look at how the third eye initially emerged in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness to see what I mean.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness: The Third Eye
Wanda manages to capture America Chavez during their battle for the Book of Vishanti. She used her abilities to transport Strange and Christine to a universe that had been destroyed. Strange came across a darker version of himself during their time in this universe in ruins. This version had exploited the Darkhold to the point where he had destroyed his own reality.
Apart from having Darkhold around his waist, and being corrupted by it, one of the intriguing things about this Strange was probably his third eye. Although MCU’s Doctor Strange managed to beat him in combat, the question remained what this third eye was capable of.
Even Doctor Strange from the Marvel Cinematic Universe used Darkhold and Dream Walk to save America Chavez. Strange received a similar third eye as a result of this. After his travel caused a number of intrusions, Clea, played by Charlize Theron, emerged in the mid-credits scene and begged him to tag along to preserve the multiverse.
For the time being, we may state that employing Darkhold resulted in the third eye. Something that may have partially, but not fully, corrupted Strange. Strange has learned the ability to use the third eye, according to the mid-credits scene. Does this imply that Strange is following in the footsteps of his darker incarnation and becoming evil?
Explanation of the Third Eye
Doctor Strange’s Third Eye is derived by the use of Darkhold. However, it lacks the ability to turn someone evil. The third eye is a manifestation of the Eye of Agamotto, one of Vishanti’s members, according to the comics. Doctor Strange’s debut film featured the Eye Of Agamotto, which was utilised to imprison the Time Stone. In Avengers: Infinity War, we saw it being destroyed by Thanos. Only to return in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The third eye’s powers are most effective when the person has a pure heart. So it’s not at all wicked. The Dark Doctor Strange may have obtained it through Darkhold, but he never put it to good use. Doctor Strange, in the MCU, has a pure heart, and he is ready to use it in the post-credits sequence.
Individuals with the Third Eye have the ability to see into someone’s soul and even detect hallucinations. Aside from that, the eye allows them to reenact specific events, as well as discharge energy and unlock portals in some situations.
These are the examples in comics, therefore we’re curious how Strange’s third sight will function in the MCU. He was shown travelling into the dark dimension with Clea in the post-credits scene, which might be his next adventure in a possible third Doctor Strange picture.