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Real Name
First Appearance
Strange Tales #126 (Nov. 1964)
Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Team Affliations
The Dread Dormammu
Base of Operations
The Dark Dimension
Seemingly countless magic powers
Abilities and Skills
Manipulation, Coercion, Strategy
Tools and Weapons

Dormammu is a fictional villain that appears in the Marvel Universe and a recurring enemy of the superhero Dr. Strange.

Debuting in the Silver Age of comic books, Dormammu has appeared in over four decades of Marvel publications, featuring prominently in the Doctor Strange titles and limited series as the recurring nemesis of the mystic hero. The character has also appeared in associated Marvel merchandise including animated television series, toys, trading cards, video game and flash game in Facebook.


The true origins of Dormammu are unknown, save that he is an ancient entity and a member of the extra-dimensional community known as the Faltine.


Dormammu, along with his sister Umar, are beings who belong to the Faltine, a society of extra-dimensional energy beings.  Early in his modern day attempts to conquer the Earth, he first worked through the sorceror Baron Mordo, the apprentice to the sorcerer known as the Ancient One, who attempted to overthrow his master in Dormammu's service.  In an attempt to save the ancient one, Doctor Stephen Strange tried to warn the Ancient One, only to be thwarted by Mordo.  However, Mordo's plot was predicted by the Ancient One and he defeated Mordo and was inspired by Strange's act of goodness to take him on as a new apprentice.

Dr. Strange is finally forced to confront Dormammu when Dormammu's servant sends a message to the Ancient One letting him know of his intent to conquer the universe.

Other Media

- Dormammu appears as one of the playable characters in the video game Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.

As seen in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3