AKA: The Dread Dormammu
Real Name: As far as anyone knows, it's Dormammu. Being a multi-dimensional entity that is worshipped by others, he may have countless names and endless forms.
First Appearance: Strange Tales 126, although his name was used in various mystical spells many times before he actually appeared.
What's His Problem? Just your basic wanna-rule-everything despot, albeit a lord of chaos made up of pure energy with cosmic powers, mystical might, and all of time to scheme and plot. Not satisfied with his own dark domain, the dreaded one has tried to annex other realities, including this one, time and time again.
Favorite Quote:"I was beaten by a mere human! Oh, the stinging shame of it!" (Strange Tales 136, after Dormammu arranged a physical, no-magicks-allowed combat with Dr. Strange ... and lost!)
Powers: Dormammu is a mystical entity who possesses vast magical and cosmic energies. His energies are supported and replenished by worship of him throughout the cosmos. When in actual control of his realm, the Dark Dimension, Dormammu's face is surrounded by the Faltinian Flame. Umar referred to this as the "flame of regency" when the flame passed to her following one of Dormammu's defeats.
Heroes He Keeps Running Into: Although largely associated with Dr. Strange, this dimension's Master of the Mystic Arts, Dormammu is too vast, too powerful, to be the arch-enemy of only one hero. The combined might of the Avengers and the Defenders barely contained him, and that only with the treachery of Dormammu's sometimes ally Loki, the God of Mischief. Dormammu even went one on one with Eternity, the personification of the living Universe!
People Who Think He's Not So Bad: This reality's Baron Mordo, who craves the title belonging to Dr. Strange, has oft tried to aid Dormammu's trans-dimensional ascendancy. Umar, Dormammu's sister, has been devoted to him and has no qualms in aiding his schemes, although she also has no qualms about usurping his throne in the dark domain if it suits her purpose. In addition, Dormammu is worshipped by many peoples in this and other dimensions. His power is often invoked by incantation-intoning mages throughout the cosmos.
Most Despicable Act: Dormammu has annexed dimensions and enslaved endless realities in his quest to become theuniversal power. On top of cosmic tyranny, he has a petty streak; he tossed Strange's disciple Clea into Limbo in revenge for one of Strange's victories, and kidnapped the Vision and the Scarlet Witch on their wedding day to pay them back for his previous defeat at Wanda's hands. Talk about your sore losers!

Dormammu's Flaming Mug Shots!

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Dangerous Dormammu Sound Bytes!

From Spider-Man: The Animated Series. All sounds in .wav format.

"Now you will know what true power is, Strange!"

"Come to me. Trust me. Obey me!"

"At last! A new world; and new souls to consume."

"You have failed me!"

"You dare to challenge me in my own dimension!? So be it!"

"Mordo, you are a weak fool!"

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