Since the Doctor Strange trailer dropped last night, we've been thinking hard about the Sorcerer Supreme and his fabled history. With a bizarre backstory, seemingly infinite power-set, and fantastical gallery of demonic villains, he's one of the LAST heroes we'd expected to get the full cinematic treatment

So if you're still curious about this man named Stephen, here's some cool comic moments to help you get excited:

 

 

1. He's the hero that freaks people out in a universe full of cyborgs, mutants, and assassins

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2. He mixes unknowable mystery with corporeal charm

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3. At his core, he is a teacher who seeks to protect and enlighten humanity

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4. Born from his creators' real-life experiments with psychedelics and mysticism

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5. While Spider-Man stops mad scientists and purse-snatchers, Doctor Strange routinely stands against eldritch and demonic forces

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6. Which tends to take its toll on a mortal man

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7. Like Daredevil, he's had tumultuous love life

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8. That will tend to happen when your costume is the MOST pimplike in modern comics

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9. Deadpool, because Deadpool

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10. The man is simply unflappable

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11. He stands outside the traditional "sides" in the Marvel Universe, focusing only on the metaphysical world around him

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12. It really has been a long, strange trip

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Bonus Benedict Cumberbatch Meta Moment:

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