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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness End Credit Scenes Explained

There are two Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness end credit scenes — one silly one, but one that sets up for a potential plot of Doctor Strange 3.

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Warning: Spoilers for Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness ahead.

Move over America Chavez, you aren’t the newest addition to the MCU anymore. During the first Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness end credit scene comic book fans likely had their jaw drop to the floor with the introduction of someone we should have all seen coming — Clea Strange. She is played by Charlize Theron and dons a very comic book accurate suit.

This all takes place during the mid credit scene, but those who stick around until the last second with be greeted with a fun end credit scene, that allows them to leave giggling. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness End Credit Scenes Explained

Here’s the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness End Credit Scenes Explained — Who is Clea Strange and what are her powers? And is that final Multiverse of Madness end credit scene worth sticking around for?

First End Credit Scene – Who Is Clea Strange?

Clea Strange should have been on everyone’s radar. Not only because of how important she is in Doctor Strange’s life, but because she has a tie in with the big bad from his first solo film — Docmammu. In Marvel comics, Doctor Clea Strange is the love interest of Doctor Stephen Strange. She’s a wielder of the mystic arts just like he is. But there is a whole lot more to her. She just so happens to be the heir to the Dark Dimension.

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How is she next in line? Well, Clea is the daughter of Prince Orini, who is the legitimate heir to the government of the Dark Dimension, and Umar, sister of the ruler Dormammu. As it turns out, Clea is Dormammu’s niece. Even casual Marvel fans know that Doctor Strange and Dormammu butt heads quite a bit, and this rivalry is how he met, and fell in love with, Clea.

When Doctor Strange traveled to the Dark Dimension to battle Dormammu, Clea was by his side, aiding him in the fight. This is when the two fell in love, and as the battles continued, their love only grew. Clea’s mystical potential grows stronger and stronger as the comics go on, likely in part due to her working so closely with Strange. She becomes a member of his team, the Defenders, at one point, and readers even see her take up the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme.

The two have worked together numerous times, and have defeated Domammu together. Feels like a real set up for Doctor Strange 3 after the events of the first Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness end credit scene, doesn’t it?


Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

To breakdown the post credit scene, which is quite short, we see Earth 616’s Doctor Strange going about his day. Clea shows up (again, she is played by Charlize Theron), opens a portal to the Dark Dimension, and asks Doctor Strange if he will her help save the universe again. The scene ends with Doctor Strange opening his third eye, revealing that he is still corrupted by his time using the Darkhold, and they prepare to leap into the portal.

What Are Clea’s Powers?

Clea is a mortal being. She is half Faltine and half being of the dark dimension. She is gifted with magic and can fly through the air. Clea was once a pupil of Doctor Strange and eventually becomes the Supreme Witch of the Dark Dimension. She possesses incredible magical power and a vast level of knowledge.

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Second End Credit Scene – Bruce Campbell

When Marvel movies have two end credit scenes, one of them is usually a throwaway silly moment (talking to you ant playing drums), and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is no different.

For context, during the movie Doctor Strange and America Chavez encounter Bruce Campbell as an angry pizza vendor (in his defense, America stole from him and did not pay for her food). Strange casts a spell cast on him so that they can go on their merry way looking for this universe’s Doctor Strange counterpart. it is said that this spell will cause him to continuously beat himself up for three weeks. 

The final Multiverse of Madness end credit scene shows the spell lifting and Campbell is finally free from its effects. He stares directly into the camera and yells, “It’s Over!”, before the scene fades to black. A hilarious touch to the movie, but not something every fan will need to stay for.

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About Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

In Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending anddangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams.

The film is directed by Sam Raimi, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Michael Waldron.

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is in theaters now!