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Fans Establish The Appearance Of Cyttorak In Doctor Strange 2

By Abraham George
February 21,2022

The new trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness takes viewers for a ride into a new, vastly confusing imagery of Strange.

Stephen Strange and America Chavez fall into an animated world in the trailer, as does Wanda Maximoff in the same room with two different versions of her. This makes the movie look like Marvel’s weirdest and most visually ambitious movie yet. Especially in the first few seconds of the trailer, which show a lot of weird images, like a shot of a demonic entity screaming in the face of a bound Chavez.

Marvel hasn’t confirmed the creature’s identity, but some comic book fans think they know who it is already, even though Marvel hasn’t said so.

They are called the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak. A lot of people who are fans of the MCU think that Cyttorak is the strange thing that appears early in the Multiverse of Madness trailer.

During the comics, Cyttorak is both a demon and a god. He was banished to a dimension called the Crimson Cosmos a long time ago, and now he lives in that dimension. He is best known for making Cain Marko, Charles Xavier’s step-brother, into the Juggernaut.

However, in the comics, Cyttorak is often shown as a huge red figure. There’s no way that he looks like the monster in Multiverse of Madness. So why do people think the monster in this movie trailer is Cyttorak?

Cyttorak In The Comics

Cyttorak in the Marvel Comics

Cyttorak in the Marvel Comics

To answer a big question about the Sorcerer Supreme, Marvel Comics’ Death of Doctor Strange event could have the answers for you. In the new Avengers tie-in issue, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are having a hard time protecting the world from supernatural threats without the help of Doctor Strange.

New enemies that look like the Juggernaut have been given power by Cyttorak himself. The Avengers are facing them now. When someone calls on Cyttorak’s name, he can give them some of his powers, like when Doctor Strange uses Cyttorak’s Crimson Bands to help him fight. It’s also interesting to note that since Doctor Strange died, was it possible for his enchantments to work on people?

The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1 was written by Alex Paknadel and drawn by Ryan Bodenheim. In this issue, Captain America and the others have to deal with these new Juggernauts  in New York.

The Death of Doctor Strange Avengers 1

Marvel Comics’ The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers #1

Iron Man is trying to figure out the chaotic world of magic that Dr. Strange chants. Because of Strange’s death, Tony Stark even goes to the Crimson Cosmos on his own. He finds out the truth about the new Juggernauts, and that they are all decoys controlled by a child who is afraid.

After the attack, Cyttorak fled the Crimson Cosmos and used what little magic he had left to get away from the Three Mothers, who were going to banish him and kill him.

As a result, this raises a question about some of Doctor Strange’s magic sources, like the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, or other spells where he draws on the power of an interdimensional being or races for power. The fans enjoyed it and it was even used by Strange in Avengers: Infinity War.

Using The Crimson Bands In Infinity War

Crimson Bands used by Strange against Thanos in Avengers Infinity War

Crimson Bands used by Strange against Thanos in Avengers Infinity War

If the comics show that Strange is relying on the existence of dark beings for some of his biggest spells, that would also mean that Cyttorak and other dark entities are more than likely in the MCU as well. However, it could be different for each spell. Because of this, it would be nice to learn more about the Sorcerer Supreme’s magic in this way.

Dr. Strange may not be able to use the Crimson Bands at the moment because Cyttorak hasn’t been around. If this is the case, that spell may be off the table. It would also make a strong case that the villain is in the MCU as well. In any case, it’s an interesting thought about the Sorcerer Supreme that’s worth thinking about. The Death of Doctor Strange will give us the answer as the event goes on.

The Crimson Bands of Cyttorak look a lot like the strips of material that make up the creature in the Multiverse of Madness trailer at the start. This is important to note. So, fans think the creature could very well be Lord of Oblivion himself, as they say.

While it’s possible that the two events don’t have anything to do with each other, the way the camera moves shows that they could be linked in the movie. He also doesn’t have the same hand injuries he had before becoming a master of the mystic arts when he was in the MCU’s main world.

Would This Be A Nightmare Or A Reality?

Strange's nightmares

Strange’s nightmares

In Multiverse of Madness, Defender Strange falls into a star portal. Is it possible that this is what causes us to end up in a world where Stephen Strange never became a sorcerer?

The trailer misdirects the audience in a way to discuss what might happen. Marvel Studios is notorious for shifting to parallels that can change the perception of viewers. You watch the movie with some knowledge of the leaks and come out surprised. That’s what they intend to do.

Until the movie itself comes out, we can speculate. There’s no way to tell if the creature in the Multiverse of Madness trailer is Cyttorak. Or, if the Strange who wakes up in his bed isn’t the same Strange that viewers have come to know. This could be a simple continuity error. Sometimes, it could be something Marvel plans to fix in the last stages of post-production. Strange doesn’t have any scars on his hands. But, at least, the new trailer has shown us a lot of exciting things that could happen.

Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness premieres worldwide, May 6th 2022.

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