Mordo believes in the natural order of things in Doctor Strange, but Marvel’s What If…? episode 8 makes his plan look incredibly silly.
Warning: This article contains spoilers for What If…? episode 8.
Mordo believes in the natural order of things in Doctor Strange, and Marvel’s What If…? just showed why that’s incredibly silly. What If…? episode 8 released Ultron (voiced by Ross Marquand) on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which may destroy everything. Like in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the evil AI plans to destroy Earth, thinking that extermination is the only way to achieve peace, and he’s successful in What If…?. After destroying Earth, Ultron sets his sights on other worlds, and he eventually discovers the Watcher (Jeffrey Wright) and the Multiverse. The pair then battle across time and space, with Ultron set on burning everything to the ground.
In Doctor Strange, Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) believes in the natural order of things. Unfortunately, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) doesn’t necessarily feel the same way. In the film, Strange manipulates space and time to take down Dormammu, which eventually causes Mordo to become a villain and abandon him after the battle. Mordo is against anyone disturbing the natural law, and he warns Strange that there are consequences for tampering with things. “The bill comes due. Always,” he says. Following the exchange, Mordo takes a dark turn and goes on a mission to remove sorcerers from the world. According to him, people are too reckless with magic.