The magical characters in the MCU, such as Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange, and Loki, have become substantially stronger throughout Phase 5. The newfound preponderance of magic in the MCU could lead to even greater magical feats in the future. Examples of impressive magical acts include Doctor Strange trapping Dormammu, Loki enchanting Odin, and Scarlet Witch breaking through realities.

Magic has become an essential part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with several incredible feats performed by key characters. Unfortunately, this does not include Scott Lang’s impressive card tricks in Ant-Man and the Wasp, but the accomplished magical acts from the MCU’s timeline. Primarily, magic in the MCU is performed by a select few, most notably Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange, and Loki – each of whom has performed some pretty impressive magical deeds.

The magical characters from the MCU have each become substantially stronger throughout Phase 5. The conclusion to Loki season 2 suggested that Loki might be the most powerful wielder of these mystic powers yet, but Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange certainly rival his abilities. With several exciting developments in the MCU’s future, the newfound preponderance of magic could prove even more crucial, with potentially even greater magical feats than have already been witnessed.


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10 Doctor Strange Traps Dormammu

Doctor Strange (2016)

The climax of Doctor Strange showcases the eponymous Sorcerer Supreme’s ingenuity and magical talent as he confronts the mighty villain Dormammu in the Dark Dimension. Doctor Strange utilizes the Eye of Agamotto to create an infinite time loop and, through this, negotiates a bargain: breaking the time loop in exchange for his departure from Earth. This clever resolution not only highlights Strange’s intellect and mastery of the mystic arts but also underscores the character’s ability to outwit even otherworldly entities. It is a remarkable display of power that demonstrates Strange’s newfound status as the head of the Masters of the Mystic Arts.

9 Loki Enchants Odin

Thor: The Dark World (2013), Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

In the early MCU, Odin is established as one of the most powerful characters. Nevertheless, at some point during Thor: The Dark World, Loki manages to enchant Odin and take his place on the Asgardian throne. Loki is ultimately unveiled in Thor: Ragnarok when Thor returns to Asgard and recognizes his poor acting. Odin, he explains, is enchanted and hidden away in a retirement home on Earth. It is a startling display of power that demonstrates Loki’s magical prowess and how much his illusions have improved since the first movie. Loki manages even greater feats later in the MCU, but enchanting Odin is one of the earliest and most impressive.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Doctor Strange showcases impressive magical mastery when he uses the Time Stone to peer into millions of possible futures in Avengers Infinity War. Faced with the imminent threat of Thanos and his quest for the Infinity Stones, Strange utilizes the Eye of Agamotto to scan potential outcomes of the impending confrontations. The mesmerizing scene unfolds as a pivotal moment, illustrating the sorcerer’s mastery over time manipulation. This act underscores Doctor Strange’s strategic brilliance, as he discernes the crucial sequence of events necessary for the heroes to achieve victory. The feat is notable because of the speed at which Strange performs the act and the highly consequential ramifications it has.

7 Classic Loki Conjures A Fake Asgard

Loki Season 1, Episode 5 “Journey Into Mystery”

In the first season of Loki season 1, episode 5 “Journey into Mystery,” Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant) demonstrates his impressive enchantment abilities. Throughout the series, several variants of Loki are introduced, each with distinctive abilities. Classic Loki is proficient in illusion and enchantment – as opposed to Hiddleston’s Loki, who often relies on physical combat. During the season’s dramatic showdown with Alioth, Classic Loki conjures a fake Asgard to distract Alioth and hold the monstrous entity back. It is an exceptional act that demonstrates the potential power inherent within the Loki variants and, in many ways, foreshadows the Loki season 2 finale and Loki’s magical mastery.

6 Scarlet Witch Destroys The Masters Of The Mystic Arts

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (2022)

In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the Scarlet Witch engages in an intense battle with the Masters of the Mystic Arts at Kamar-Taj, led by Doctor Strange and Wong. The sequence is visually spectacular, blending Scarlet Witch’s reality-bending chaos magic with the mystical prowess of Doctor Strange. The confrontation is a pivotal moment in the movie, demonstrating the extent of Scarlet Witch’s newfound powersafter reading the Darkhold in WandaVision. The Masters of the Mystic Arts are perhaps the only people capable of stopping Wanda, but she defeats them all with relative ease. The scene cements Scarlet Witch as a villain while also showcasing her mighty talent.

5 Doctor Strange Dreamwalks With His Dead Body

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (2022)

When Doctor Strange becomes stranded in an alternate dimension, he utilizes the Darkhold to dreamwalk. Dreamwalking is the magical process that allows sorcerers to possess a counterpart of themselves in the Multiverse. Doctor Strange uses the spell to continue his pursuit of Scarlet Witch. However, Doctor Strange from that universe is very much dead. Astoundingly, this does not hamper Strange’s plans, and he possesses the variant’s dead body, reanimating it temporarily. It was an impressive feat that pushes Doctor Strange to the limits of his magical abilities and tests his resolve against the corrupting allure of the Darkhold’s power.

4 Scarlet Witch’s Hex On The Westview Residents

WandaVision (2021)

Grief-stricken after losing Vision, Wanda unconsciously harnesses her reality-warping powers to construct a sitcom-inspired world where she can live a blissful life with her synthetic husband. The mystical anomaly enveloped the town of Westview, transforming its residents into characters within Wanda’s sitcom. Wanda’s Hex served as a manifestation of her immense grief and desire for a utopian existence. However, the consequences of this reality manipulation extended beyond her control, with unsuspecting individuals trapped within its confines. As the series unraveled, viewers witnessed the ethical and emotional dilemmas associated with Wanda’s actions, emphasizing the complexity of her character and the unintended impact of her extraordinary abilities.

3 Doctor Strange Changes Reality

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Doctor Strange played a pivotal role in Spider-Man: No Way Home, casting two incredibly powerful spells. The first was an attempt to erase the knowledge of Peter Parker’s alter ego from the public’s minds. While the spell did go awry, it wasn’t due to Strange’s inability. At the dramatic climax of No Way Home, Strange performed the spell again and was successful. Strange returned the movie’s pantheon of Spider-Man adversaries back to their original universes and saved the entire multiverse from collapsing in on itself. The spectacular achievement was one of Doctor Strange’s greatest and exemplified why he bears the title of Sorcerer Supreme.

2 Scarlet Witch Breaks Through Realities

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (2022)

In an attempt to locate a universe where her children were alive, Scarlet Witch also used the Darkhold to dreamwalk only with far deadlier consequences. Wanda managed to completely break through realities and possess a version of herself with her Scarlet Witch powers. As a result, Wanda faced the Illuminati, whom she infamously defeated with ease. Using her powerful magic, Wanda killed each member of the Illuminati, including Captain Marvel and Professor Xavier. It was a startling display of power that cemented Wanda as the Scarlet Witch and was her most impressive magical act throughout her tenure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

1 Loki Saves The Multiverse

Loki Season 2, Episode 6 “Glorious Purpose”

Loki season 2 ended with a momentous finale that significantly impacted the MCU and the God of Mischief himself. The season explored the aftermath of He Who Remains’ demise and the resultant surge in branched timelines, straining the Temporal Loom of the Time Variance Authority. Mastering time-slipping, Loki faced a dilemma, learning that stability required the continued existence of He Who Remains and the TVA. Opting to break the loop, Loki assumed the role of a living Temporal Loom, ensuring the preservation of branched timelines. Loki took his place upon a throne as a god, reconciling his previous Asgardian god identity issues. The magical act was unmatched in the MCU, demonstrating Loki’s magical prowess as a genuine deity.

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