What If…? S1E4 Review – What If Doctor Strange Went Down a Dark Path
We're back with another episode discussing What If...? This time we get to witness what would have happened if Doctor Strange hadn't been motivated by selfishness to become the Sorcerer Supreme. See, what ultimately motivates Stephen Strange to become a sorcerer in the movie is that he loses the ability to use his hands as a gifted surgeon. But in this What If episode he's motivated by the loss of Christine and trying to bring her back. It's an interesting idea that in this reality, its love and selflessness that leads the Doctor down a very dark path that ultimately destroys his universe. It also represents the first time we witness The Watcher be noticed by an individual and interact with them.
Considering what we might see with the Doctor in the next Spider-Man movie and his own, this episode is a good reminder that Strange 1. can be reckless 2. Is extremely powerful and could be a big problem.