In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Doctor Strange offers Scarlet Witch a promise to help her find and bring back her children, who were erased from existence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, upon further examination, it becomes clear that this promise doesn’t really make sense, given the circumstances and the characters involved.
Doctor Strange’s Vow to Scarlet Witch
Firstly, it is important to understand the depth of Scarlet Witch’s grief and desperation. After losing her brother, Quicksilver, in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and then losing Vision in Avengers: Infinity War, Wanda’s world crumbled around her. She turned to Doctor Strange for help in dealing with her immense pain and loss, hoping that he could fulfill his promise and bring her children back.
However, the problem lies in the fact that Doctor Strange isn’t actually capable of fulfilling this promise. While he is undoubtedly a powerful sorcerer, his abilities are limited to manipulating and working within the realms of magic. Bringing back erased characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is far beyond his scope of power.
Furthermore, Scarlet Witch’s children, Billy and Tommy, were created by her own magic and the reality-warping powers she possesses. Their existence was a result of her desire for a family and her ability to manipulate reality. Therefore, the only way for them to be brought back would be through Scarlet Witch’s own powers. Doctor Strange simply does not have the ability to recreate or resurrect them.
Additionally, Doctor Strange’s primary role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is to protect the fabric of reality and maintain balance. His focus is on preventing threats and ensuring that the universe remains intact. While he may be sympathetic to Scarlet Witch’s loss, his priority lies with preserving the stability of the multiverse. It would be out of character for him to make a promise that goes against his core mission.
In the end, the promise made by Doctor Strange was a hollow one. It was a moment of desperation and hope for Scarlet Witch, but one that ultimately could not be fulfilled. While Doctor Strange may have offered a sympathetic ear and a glimmer of possibility, the reality is that his abilities and responsibilities as the Sorcerer Supreme prevent him from fulfilling such a promise.
Moving forward, it will be interesting to see how Scarlet Witch’s journey continues in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With her upcoming appearance in the Disney+ series “WandaVision,” it is possible that she may find a way to bring her children back using her own powers or explore alternative avenues for reuniting with them. Doctor Strange may play a role in her journey, but it is important to acknowledge the limitations of his abilities and the promises he can make.
In conclusion, while Doctor Strange’s promise to Scarlet Witch may have provided a momentary glimmer of hope, it ultimately doesn’t make sense given the characters and circumstances involved. His role as the Sorcerer Supreme and the limitations of his powers prevent him from fulfilling such a promise. As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand and evolve, it will be intriguing to see how Scarlet Witch navigates her grief and seeks resolution for the loss of her children.