Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange is trending on the big screens worldwide. Created by Steve Ditko, the character first appeared in Strange Tales #110 in July 1963. Currently, Doctor Strange’s cinematic appearance have brought a brain-melting story by the Marvel universe. The magical and appealing portrayal of the character by Benedict Cumberbatch is an added ingredient in this Marvel recipe. His unpredictable change from being a surgeon to a superhero featured several villainous characters in his stories. So let’s check out five Doctor Strange villains who gave him a hard time.
1) The Nameless One
The Nameless One look very weird and is quite a complex to figure out in the first sight. He first appeared in Submariner #22 in 1970 and was beaten up by Doctor Strange and Namor. Strange along with Hulk, Namor, and Silver Surfer has faced this creepy character several times before. Nameless One is one of the strongest sorcerers than Doctor Strange, but Strange’s defeats explain a lot about his potential.
In the Montesi Formula, in order to free the world from the plague of vampires, Doctor Strange collaborates with Blade. The story revolves between Doctor Strange #58-62 were the plot involves the eradication of vampires through a titular formula. This is one of the interesting team up of Doctor Strange. Dracula and Doctors Strange crossed paths in Tomb of Dracula #44, where Strange was bitten by Dracula.
Loki is one of finest sorcerers in the comic book world. And he has poked the comic book characters in many forms. He brandishes incredible powers of the god and crossed path with Doctor Strange in Strange Tales #123 in 1964. Loki took advantage of Strange’s powers in order to get Thor’s hammer. He has fought with almost every superhero and fall in the list of the strongest villains in this universe.
4) Shuma Gorath
First appearing in Marvel Premiere #5 November 1972, Shuma Gorath is one of the undefeated rulers of the clique of inter-dimensional gods, Old Ones. Shuma Gorath has the potential to handle a large group of dimensions. Gorath is one of the indestructible rogues of Doctor Strange. Once Doctor Strange absorbed so much energy of Gorath that Creature of Chaos actually was merged with him.
Created by Stan Lee and John Buscema, Mephisto first appeared in Silver Surfer #3 in December 1968. He has given hard times to almost every Marvel hero. From reality bending to shapeshifting, he is one of the strongest contenders of Doctor Strange. When he is not fighting he manipulates people’s sole. He once captured the soul of Doctor Doom’s mother.