The Ending of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Explained

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The much-awaited sequel finally arrives in theaters and it really delivered its promise of being the perfect mixture of action, adventure, comedy, horror, and drama. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness introduces new things into the MCU and it sets the stage for what comes next in the future of the franchise. Here is the ending explained of the movie.

Warning! Spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness! Do not read if you haven't seen it yet or if you don't like spoilers!

The Ending of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Explained

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The Ending of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Explained

As America Chavez arrives bringing chaos with her, there are a lot of things that changed in the MCU, things that even Earth's mightiest heroes cannot fathom. However, it is also an Avenger who brings forth the main reason of the teen's pursuit: Wanda.

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See, in the finale of WandaVision, Wanda gets ahold of the Darkhold, the Book of the Damned, and not only does the book bring destruction to everything around it, the Darkhold also consumes its reader to break into the darkness within.

Wanda only wants to be with her children, Billy and Tommy, and through the Darkhold, she can access into the consciousness of her other variants living in other realities to be with her children and feel as if they are still there.

She hunts for America Chavez, the only being in existence known to travel the multiverse, and Wanda wants to take her powers to be with her children. Wanda accesses a variant of her to deliver America right to her hands at the temple of Chthon.

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Strange gets to another holder of the Darkhold in a different reality and he opens the Darkhold himself to get through his version he left in Earth 616, whilst already dead, Strange was able to connect to him and fight off the souls of the damned with the help of Christine from Earth 838.

Strange tries to save America with the help of Wong who does his best in containing Wanda temporarily. Even when Wong tells Strange to take America's powers, he knows America can fight Wanda on her own.

With her newbuilt confidence, America punches a hole through another reality where Wanda would see her children. Knowing that Billy and Tommy are Wanda's anchors, Wanda sees her children scared of her and the variant of her living in that reality makes her realize what damage she caused.

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In the end, Wanda, herself, knew that the Darkhold has consumed her and to make sure that no one else would be able to access the Darkhold ever again, Wanda brings down the whole temple of Chthon, where the original spells of the book of the Damned are written on the walls.

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Wanda went down with the temple but there's a hint that she may still be alive given thag after it crumbled down the mountain, Wanda was able to destroy every version of the Darkhold in the whole multiverse as the version beside Strange gets destroyed by Wanda.

America Chavez now trains with the sorcerers at Kamar Taj and she thanks Strange for being different and believing in her. Back at the Sanctum Sanctorum, Strange repairs his watch and while he casually walks outside, he fell on his knees in the middle of the street, in pain. A third eye comes out of his forehead.

Notable points in the end of the film are first, Wanda may or may not have survived the destruction of the temple of Chthon but given her powers, she may be very well alive as the darkness in her fades away along with the Darkhold's destruction.

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Then, there's America Chavez. Her future is bright in the MCU and she could be a pivotal character in the next projects which would be dealing with the multiverse. As she safely trains at Kamar Taj, she'll finally be able to understand how to use magic and her own powers as well, put it to good use, given that she now has Wong and the sorcerers as her mentors.

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Lastly, Doctor Strange having a third eye only means one thing: he now has the Eye of Agamotto. The Eye of Agamotto in the comics is a magical talisman that was made by none other than Agamotto himself, one of the three mystical god-like beings known as the Vishanti.

It is held by the Sorcerer Supreme, and Agamotto is the first to hold that title. The Eye sees and shows the truth and it casts an all revealing light which shows what happened to get to the real truth. It cannot be used for evil, the very reason why Doctor Strange finally had one, he reached the peak of being the supreme version of himself.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now in theaters.