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|“||Attachment to the material is detachment from the spiritual.||„|
|~ Wong to Doctor Strange.|
|“||I know this is a lot to take in, but you're gonna have to start getting used to that. From now on, the trajectory of your lives will be like nothing you've ever experienced before, and there's no going back.||„|
|~ Wong to Shang-Chi and Katy Chen.|
Wong is a major character of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Specifically, he is the tritagonist of Doctor Strange, a major character of Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, and a minor character in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Spider-Man: No Way Home. He is set to return in the upcoming film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
He is a member of the Masters of the Mystic Arts, a group of sorcerers led by the Ancient One to protect the world from mystical threats. He helped Doctor Strange battle against Kaecilius and the Zealots stop Dormmamu's return, and became one of the protectors of the New York Sanctum.
When Thanos decided to collect the Infinity Stones to erase half of the universe, Wong protected New York after Doctor Strange was kidnapped by Ebony Maw. He survived the decimation and replaced Strange as the new sorcerer supreme. When all of the victims were resurrected by Hulk in 2023, Wong helped the heroes defeat Thanos and his army during the Battle of Earth. He later attended Iron Man's funeral alongside Strange to honor his sacrifice in stopping the Mad Titan and his army. After the blip, Wong would become a challenger in the Golden Daggers Club, and became an ally to Shang-Chi and Katy Chen, informing them that they were on a hero path.
He is portrayed by Benedict Wong, who voices a different iteration of the character in the animated Disney+ series, What If...?
Wong was one of the monks studying with the Ancient One in the city of Kamar-Taj. Eventually Wong would be made the curator for Kamar-Taj's vast achieve of spells, artifacts, historical records and equations. When encountered during the film, Wong gives doctor Stephen Strange his beginner literature to help him adapt to the concept of magic. Strange had come to Kamar-Taj to seek the magic needed to restore his hands after his nerves were shot in an auto-accident so he could return to his career as a surgeon. Wong stresses that Strange must take his studies slowly. Strange's initial desire just to return to heal his injury is dropped once he sees what Wong kept in his archive.
As soon as Strange mastered the ability to open portals he began reaching into the archive literally behind Wong's back to get more and more advanced spells. Eventually Strange discovers spells to alter time however doing so is the line neither the Ancient One nor Wong are willing to let him indulge, stating to alter time is to create chaos in the universe. Strange is disciplined for using time manipulation to recover a spell stolen from Kamar-Taj by the rogue former student, Kaecilius. Strange's willingness to use a spell that manipulates time indicates he would be willing to go as far as Kaecilius and so it is something Wong takes very seriously.
After encountering Kaecilius himself Strange finds out that Kaecilius and a few other exiled students have banded together as a cult to the inter-dimensional entity known as Dormammu. The Ancient One is killed and passes her artifact, the Eye of Agamotto, onto Strange. The Eye of Agamotto holds power of time and is how the Ancient One delayed her own death for centuries. With the Ancient One gone though, and one of three important sanctums on the planet destroyed in Kaecilius's first attack, he and his cult begin their ritual to merge Earth with Dormammu's realm, The Dark Dimension.
Wong appears in Shanghai, another of the two remaining sanctum locations to stop the cult. Through manipulation of time - fighting the battle backwards in time, both wizards are able to hold off Kaecilius after/as/before he started his onslaught, ending with Strange traveling to the Dark Dimension to confront Dormammu. Strange would return, triumphant, with Wong awarding him a newfound respect. Wong joins Strange in the third sanctum in New York.
Avengers: Infinity War
In film, Avengers: Infinity War, Wong and Doctor Strange encounter Bruce Banner, who is beamed down to Earth from space. Hulk had been lost in space with Thor, both men members of the previously established "Avengers" team, who had earned their fame fighting off an alien invasion years before. Hulk was blasted back home by Thor's ally, Heimdall. With Thor captured by Thanos - the Mad Titan, and Heimdall about to die, Heimdall did not wish for one of their last living friends to die and so called on the last of his magic to beam Hulk all the way home before Thanos could kill him. Hulk was beamed right out of his fight and down to the Sanctum Sanctorium, it is ambitious if this was by chance, Heimdall's intent, or if the Sanctum's status as one of the mystically crucial hot-spots of the planet attracted the energy.
When he arrives, he is no longer in his alternate form/persona of The Hulk and is Bruce Banner again. Bruce's warns Doctor Strange and Wong of Thanos and that he is coming, looking for the Infinity Stones. The Infinity Stones are the manifestation of base universal concepts left over from the big-bang. Having all of them together would make whoever possessed them omnipotent and Thanos is intent on gaining them to wipe-out half the universe. Doctor Strange warps Tony Stark, another member of the Avengers over to his sanctum to hear Banner's story. Wong and Strange both know that the Eye of Agamotto has one such Infinity Stone in it, The Time Stone. Both Wong and Strange want to stop Thanos but also that the must maintain their oath to the Ancient One to keep the Eye/Stone safe.
While Wong encourages Strange to run and keep the Stone as far away as possible, when Thanos's forces arrive on Earth Strange is compelled to join Stark and his new apprentice, Peter Parker, to stop the invasion force. Wong uses his teleportation skills mostly to keep Spider-Man safe and warp away Cull Obsidian - one of Thanos's main generals, to the arctic. Wong needs to trust Iron-Man and Spider-Man to save Doctor Strange when he is captured as he can not leave the Sanctum unguarded any-longer. Wong teleports back to the Sanctum to stoically guard with Doctor Strange taking the fight to Thanos, but Stephen was among the many victims of the decimation when the Mad Titan snapped his fingers.
After the snap, Wong would become the new sorcerer supreme since Strange was one of the countless victims of Thanos' victory. Wong participates in the Battle of Earth to stop Thanos and his army alongside Doctor Strange, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Asgardians, and the Ravagers. Thought they succeed in stopping the mad titan, it was at the cost of Iron Man, who stopped the former. Wong later attended Tony's funeral alongside Strange, honoring his sacrifice.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
After the blip, Wong would act as a freelancer while still being a member of the mystic arts, and soon became a challenger in the Golden Daggers Club. He would participate in the tournament with the Abomination, whom he would defeat before the two left the tournament in a portal. Wong would detect a beacon that was emitted by the ten rings obtained by Shang-Chi, and would meet him and Katy Chen after they stopped the Dweller-In-Darkness. Brining them to the sanctum, he introduced the two to Bruce Banner and Carol Danvers, informing them that they were now on a hero path that they couldn't turn back on.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
In the fall of 2024, Wong maintained his role as the new sorcerer supreme, and would greet Peter Parker when the latter arrived at the New York Sanctum. He would overhear Parker ask Strange to cast a spell to undoe Mysterio's actions, but Wong warned Stephen that the spell was too dangerous to cast. However, Strange reminded Wong that they casted the spell previously at the Kamar-Taj, and Wong decided to trust Stephen's judgment. Strange would cast the spell, but would have to help Parker deal with "visitors" that arrived when spell was first disrubted by Peter.
Powers and Abilities
- Master Sorcerer: Wong is one of the most powerful members of the Masters of the Mystic Arts, possessing a considerable mastery of the mystic arts, which he uses to defend his native reality. Wong's overall knowledge of magic is incredible, as he is knowledgable of many dangerous spells and artifacts that were forbidden to all other members of the Masters of the Mystic Arts, such as the Eye of Agamotto and the Dark Dimension ritual.
- Eldritch Magic Manipulation: Wong is able to create, shape and manipulate Eldritch Magic into weapons, shields or spells.
- Teleportation: Using a Sling Ring, Wong is able to open a fiery portal to another location, gaining ability to move tremendous distances instantaneously.
- Interdimensional Travel: Using a Sling Ring, Wong can travel between different dimensions and universes, crossing over different planes of existence or travelling across various forms of reality.
- Illusion Casting: While explaining the Infinity Stones to Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, Wong was able to generate, create and project a holographic illusion of the cosmos and the stones.
- Astral Projection: Wong is capable of separating his astral form from his body, gaining access to the Astral Dimension.
- Wand of Watoomb: Wong utilizes the Wand of Watoomb as one of his weapons of choice, it is a durable weapon and can be used to channel magic into it; therefore making it a powerful relic.
- Quarterstaff: Wong utilizes a quarterstaff as one of his weapons of choice.
- Sling Ring: A mystical that enables Wong to open a fiery portal to another location to allow instant transportation to any location he desires.
|“||I am now the guardian of these books. So if a volume from this collection should be stolen again, I'd know it, and you'd be dead before you ever left the compound.||„|
|~ Wong to Doctor Strange.|
|“||You might have a gift for the mystic arts, but you still have much to learn. Word of the Ancient One's death will spread through the Multiverse. Earth has no Sorcerer Supreme to defend it.||„|
|~ Wong to Doctor Strange.|
|“||That hurt, Emil! Do you want me to show you how it feels?||„|
|~ Wong to Abomination.|
- Though Wong was a victim of the snap, his "Avenge the Fallen" poster for Avengers: Endgame isn't darkened like the rest who were killed in Infinity War.
- With Spider-Man: No Way Home, it's confirmed that Wong survived the decimation since he took Strange's title as sorcerer supreme before the events of Endgame.
- According to Doctor Strange's director and co-writer, Scott Derickson, he was originally going leave Wong out of the film due to the stereotype associated with the character.