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The mystical entity Dormammu in a panel from Defenders vol. 3, #1 (September 2005).
Art by Kevin Maguire.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Strange Tales #126 (November 1964)
Created by Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
In-story information
Species Faltine
Team affiliations Mindless Ones
Partnerships Umar
Notable aliases The Dread One; Lord of Chaos; The Great Enigma; Master of the Mindless Ones
Abilities Mystic energy manipulation
Mastery of dark magic
Dimensional teleportation

Dormammu is a fictional character, a powerful mystical being that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Strange Tales #126 (November 1964), and was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

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

In 2009, Dormammu was ranked as IGN's 56th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.[1]

Publication history


Dormammu first appeared in Strange Tales #126 - 127 (November - December 1964), but had in fact having already been mentioned, as was his realm the "Dark Dimension", in passing in the title.

Writer Mike Conroy stated

To Lee and Steve Ditko, the Lord of the Realm of Darkness and the associated invocations were just another piece of business, another way of adding depth to the otherwordly nature of Strange's adventures. However, the readers were intrigued. They wanted to know more. "It seems there was something about that nutty name, Dormammu, that was keeping Doc's devoted disciples awake at nights trying to figure out who Dormammu was," Lee explained. "I knew I was in big trouble. I had made up the name - now I had to dream up a character to go with the name. But who? How?

Ditko visualized the answer. "He gave the demoniac DD...a visage totally different from any villain I had ever seen in comics before," proclaimed Lee.[2]

After being established as the ruler of an alternate dimension (later described as the god-tyrant of its denizens),[3] Dormammu became a perennial foe of Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange, who until this time had dealt almost exclusively with off-beat "one-off" mystical threats in Strange Tales #110 - 125 (July 1963 - October 1964). Strange's first encounter with Dormammu in the "Dark Dimension" also introduced Clea - eventually revealed to be the niece of the villain (like Clea's name, this was not initially revealed in Strange Tales #126 (November 1964) and the monstrous and imprisoned Mindless Ones.

Major appearances include starring in an epic fifteen issue storyline in Strange Tales #131 - 146 (April 1965 - July 1966); the discovery that Dormammu has a sister, Umar, and both are in fact mystical beings called Faltine in Strange Tales #150 (November 1966); teaming with fellow villain Loki to instigate the "Avengers-Defenders War" in Avengers #115 - 118 (September - December 1973) and Defenders #8 - 11 (September - December 1973); Thor Annual #9 (1981); Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1 - 2 (November 1988 & January 1989) and the limited series Doctor Strange: The Flight of the Bones #1 - 4 (February - May 1999) and Hellcat #1 - 3 (September - November 2000).

After a major appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #498 - 500 (October - December 2003), Dormammu became the patron of small-time villain the Hood in New Avengers #46 (December 2008).

Fictional character biography


Dormammu is first mentioned by Karl Amadeus Mordo, senior apprentice of the appointed "Sorcerer Supreme" the "Ancient One", who, in the entity's service, attempts to slowly weaken the sorcerer, but is stopped when his fellow pupil Stephen Strange manages to alert his master to the betrayal.[4]

The character later appears in person when sending a messenger to boast his renewed intentions of conquering his universe before his aging adversary. In response, Doctor Strange travels to Dormammu's "Dark Dimension" as the Ancient One does not consider himself powerful enough to defeat Dormammu, and manages to overcome all supernatural servitors sent against him. Dormammu engages Strange in mystic combat and shows himself to be far more powerful, but, when drawing upon the realms energies, inadvertently weakens the barrier containing the horde of Mindless Ones. Since they threatened Dormammu's subjects, Strange helped his enemy to re-seal the juggernauts by letting power from his amulet flow into Dormammu. Indebted to Strange for his help, Dormammu ends the fight, and in return Strange demands a binding vow to never enter the "Earth realm" again and to not harm Clea. Dormammu complies, but gains a burning hatred against Strange for the humiliation.[5]

Dormammu uses a loophole to his oath by granting Mordo vast power, whereupon the sorcerer leads his minions on a lengthy hunt for Strange, and abduct the Ancient One as a bargaining chip. Dormammu's niece, Clea, assists Strange by weakening the barrier of the Mindless Ones, forcing her uncle to focus elsewhere. Dormammu learns of her betrayal, brings all three Earth sorcerers to a neutral realm, to let her see his disciple destroy Strange, and summons fellow "Lords of the Netherworlds" to watch the spectacle. When Strange begins to get an advantage against Mordo, Dormammu decides to face the sorcerer in a contest of pure hand-to-hand-combat. The physically stronger entity eventually falls to his foe's greater familiarity with martial arts. To Dormammu's humiliation, before the gathered Lords, Strange forces him to vow not to menace the Earth even by proxy. The villain strikes a parting blow by banishing Clea, and inciting another lord to attack Strange.[6]

In an apparent bid for power the character engages the universal embodiment, Eternity, in single combat, but is defeated and banished.[7]

Dormammu captures Clea, and overpowers and imprisons Strange, but after the sorcerer manipulates Umar to free him, and then surprises Dormammu by pushing him through a portal to the Earth. This makes the entity wither from the curse cast by his own power, when vowing to never enter the Earth realm, and he departs to his own plane.[8]


Dormammu enters into an alliance with the Asgardian god Loki (adopted brother of the thunder god Thor) and tricks superhero teams the Avengers and Defenders into fighting each other for components of the artifact the Evil Eye. The Eye is reassembled, and allows Dormammu to merge his own universe with all the planets of the "regular" Marvel Universe without breaking his vow. Dormammu imprisons the traitorous Loki and effortlessly overwhelms all of his other opponents, leaving only the Scarlet Witch. When Loki escapes and distracts Dormammu, the Scarlet Witch casts a hex on the Eye that causes it to absorb Dormammu into itself, which costs Loki his sanity as a side effect.[9]

After being seen in flashback,[10] the character manages to reintegrate himself on Earth, but is recovering slowly to full strength. Together with sister Umar, Dormammu captures the elder goddess Gaea,[11] and seeks revenge against the Scarlet Witch by kidnapping her, and her mentor Agatha Harkness, from her intended marriage to the android Avenger the Vision, but after Wanda and Harkness remove the heat needed for his regeneration, he seemingly departs for his own realm.[12] In fact, Dormammu does not feel bound to hold this vow, due to not owing the Witch any favors, and almost immediately following attempts to destroy Doctor Strange and Clea. He is betrayed by Umar, who steals his power and allows the character to be banished from Earth.[13]

Dormammu tricks Strange into battling both the demon Ghost Rider and the Bounty Hunter in an unsuccessful attempt to kill Strange.[14] Dormammu appears in a "What If...?" alternate universe story as Strange's master in that reality.[15]


Dormammu acts as the envoy of Lord Chaos by playing King of the Norse gods Odin in a cosmic chess match that controls the universal balance of chaos and order. Umar attempts to rig the game in her brother's favor through manipulating Odin's son Thor, but it ultimately ends in a draw after the hero realizes this.[16]

Dormammu's agent Baron Mordo travels back in time to London in the year 1943, where he allies with the aristocrats Viscount Krowler and Sir Anthony Baskerville. Dormammu possesses Krowler, and begins to manifest on the Earth plane by absorbing power from the destruction wreaked during World War II, but is banished by Doctor Strange.[17]

The character reappears during the "Inferno" storyline. Strange, following an arduous confrontation with Shuma-Gorath, heals through processes that takes him through various mystical realms. This allows Dormammu to attach himself to his foe, and possess the sorcerer’s body, which exempts him from the vow to not directly enter the Earth-realm. Summoning extraterrestrial sorcerers as his lieutenants, Dormammu vows to "burn" and replace the Celestials as the greatest power in the Earth's universe, but is distracted and tricked by Clea and Strange (his consciousness occupying a rat), while their ally Topaz exorcises Dormammu’s presence.[18]


The character reconstitutes again, regains control of the Dark Dimension from Clea by subverting her will, and summons her parents, Umar and Orini, back from exile. However, Umar and sometimes-pawn Baron Mordo eventually decide to join forces with Clea and Doctor Strange. The enraged Dormammu threatens to completely destroy the "Dark Dimension" in retaliation, but Umar convinces him to accept a compromise as the ruler of a sub-realm, whereas his sister takes over rulership from Clea, with Mordo as her consort. Clea accepts to abdicate as a better temporary solution than seeing all of her people killed, but promises to return if Umar becomes a tyrant again. Dormammu finds that he has been tricked into being trapped as the ruler of the realm of the Mindless Ones. [19]

After two brief appearances,[20][21] Dormammu, in the guise of another Faltine, lures his niece Clea into gathering mystic allies among the Lords of the Netherworlds to depose her mother. This freed Dormammu to reclaim his realm, as he absorbs Umar and Mordo into himself, becoming more powerful than ever before, and he dismissively disintegrates the assembled entities.

Strange, at the time weakened without support from the "Principalities", confronts Dormammu alongside his allies Clea, the Silver Surfer, Hulk, and the modern Ghost Rider, but they are unable to cause any damage to the villain, who is ecstatic with his victory and overwhelming power. Strange journeys into the core of Dormammu's essence and uses the Eye of Agamotto to strip away his self-delusion, and make him acknowledge that his thirst for chaos, power, and conquest are unworthy for a being of his stature, as a desperate gamble to make him see reason. Dormammu is momentarily shaken, and appears to be defeated, but it is shown to be a mirage. The villain gloats that he has not shown "one tenth" of his true power against the heroes, but that he now realizes that rulership of "one puny" universe is beneath his notice, as he now has far greater and "more interesting" ambitions, and contemptuously dismisses the "insignificant mortals".[22]

The character observes the Guardians of the Galaxy - adventurers from the 31st century of Earth-691 - travel to the mainstream era of Earth-616. Now curious, Dormammu follows them back to their dimension, merges with his counterpart in this timeline, doubling his power, and attacks their headquarters, demanding the presence of the Doctor Strange of their time. Strange, now called the Ancient One, arrives with his disciple, the alien Krugarr, and battles Dormammu, assisted by the Guardians, the "Galactic Guardians", and the cosmic entity the Phoenix Force. Dormammu kills the elderly Strange, and almost overwhelms his other foes, but is defeated when Krugarr summons the spirit of Strange, and they channel the combined power of everyone in the assembly to banish Dormammu to his home dimension.[23]

Dormammu appears as the guiding force behind an attack on the self-titled Goddess[24] during the "Infinity Crusade" storyline. During The Flight of the Bones storyline the character is revealed as the instigator behind a series of spontaneous combustions of criminals and an attack on an ally of Strange by cultists.[25]


Dormammu uses the demon lord Satannish (revealed as his creation) and warlock Nicholas Scratch to lead his armies to capture five of the inter-dimensional places of Hell, in a plot to eventually conquer all life and afterlife. Dormammu, however, is thwarted when the heroine Hellcat rallies the powers of Hell to weaken the character by engineering a complete absence of mystic flame.[26] Dormammu also allies with the entity Mephisto to drive an attacking force out of their respective dimensions.[27]

Dormammu sends an army of Mindless Ones to attack the city of New York, and trick several prominent Marvel superheroes into unintentionally making him materialize on Earth by tricking them into combining dimensional energies in an attempt to dispel the Mindless Ones. Doctor Strange engages Dormammu in combat, and sends the hero Spider-Man back in time to a critical moment to stop his enemy from being able to re-enter Earth's universe, Spider-Man warning the heroes to delay in their attempts to stop the Mindless Ones long enough for the younger Strange to show up and banish them himself.[28]

Dormammu returns, now in a symbiotic link with Umar due to their previous merged state. Together they petition the "Pan-dimensional Oversight Council" (counting Strange and Nightmare among its members) to perform a preemptive strike against Earth's superhumans, as "potential weapons of mass-destruction", and when the petition fails, Dormammu eats most of the present council-members, whereas Umar reduces the rest to "screaming blobs of mindless jelly". The siblings then attack and overcome an avatar of the entity Eternity and use the acquired power to remake the universe in their image. The pair are opposed by a reuniting of some of the original Defenders (Strange; the Hulk; and Namor the Sub-Mariner), with Dormammu retreating when Umar steals his power.[29] The character also appears briefly during a storyline in which Strange contemplates his past.[30]

Acting in secrecy, Dormammu empowers criminal mastermind the Hood, who in turn resurrects several dead supervillains and forms a crime army.[31] When the Hood asks for information about his "benefactor" from the demoness Satana, she claims that Dormammu disposed of his sister off-page.[32]

The character temporarily takes control of the "zombie" virus that decimates Earth-2149,[33] and also takes advantage of the fact that Strange loses the title of Sorcerer Supreme, but the latter eventually exorcises his influence from the Hood together with Daimon Hellstrom and Doctor Voodoo.[34]


Dormammu briefly appears when the newly appointed "Sorcerer Supreme" Doctor Voodoo enters his domain. The villain dismisses Voodoo as an "unworthy" opponent and refers to his vastly inferior "gutter gods". This, however, causes Voodoo to strengthen the seals to the entity's realm.[35] The character also appears as one of the prospective "suitors" (holders of a slave-contract) for the hand of Satana.[36]

During the Fear Itself storyline, Dormammu attended the Devil's Advocacy where they talked about the threat of the Serpent on Earth.[37]

Dormammu appears in Uncanny X-Men. After Illyana Rasputin is pulled into Limbo it is revealed that Dormammu is responsible for taking over the realm.[38] Inexplicably far weaker than previous portrayals as a cosmic threat, Dormammu is apparently killed by Illyana off-page.[39]


Dormammu has been described as "something worse than a demon".[32] It is unknown exactly how ancient he is, as he inhabits a wholly alien, conventional-laws-of-physics-defying realm separate from the regular Marvel Universe, and certain similar beings, such as the Dweller-in-Darkness are known to predate it. He is known to well precede the creation of the current demonic netherworlds;[26] to have clashed with Agamotto hundreds of millions of years ago, to have served as the primary enemy of the Vishanti ever since, and to have been considered an extreme threat by the mages of "pre-cataclysm" Atlantis.[33]

Dormammu is presented as the most powerful and malevolent of "the Faltine",[22] fictional higher-dimensional mystical energy beings. Not native to the "Dark Dimension", Dormammu and "his" sibling Umar were exiled for slaying their progenitor "Sinifer" (and what was considered a morbid/unclean obsession with physical matter), whereupon they journeyed there in search of experience, and assumed corporeal forms.[40] Dormammu merged with the local "Flames of Regency" to further enhance his power, and returned to an energy state, whereas Umar had grown accustomed to physical pleasure. After imprisoning the horde of marauding virtually unstoppable Mindless Ones behind a barrier Dormammu enslaved the entire realm to be worshipped as its sole deity, and continued to gradually merge other mystical universes to his own, while spreading his worship to any sorcerers throughout the multiverse who invoked his powers.[41]

The character is sometimes shown as incredibly patient, with certain plots to achieve his goals spanning billions of years,[26] whereas others are planned far more recently or even improvised through opportunity.[22] However, although extremely intelligent, with tremendous knowledge of the mystic arts, he is overwhelmingly arrogant, generally does not adapt well to sudden confusion and unexpected developments,[23] and has a tendency to indulge, and brag to, technically outmatched foes rather than swiftly finish them off.[6][9][22][35]

What makes Dormammu different from other prominent Marvel supervillains with similar aims, is that he has been shown as fully capable of personally defeating cosmic entities, even without external power sources and outside of the "Dark Dimension".[23][29]

Dormammu and his sister (originally genderless siblings) Umar have an unpredictable love-hate relationship. Sometimes being loyal and collaborating, and other times gladly betraying and taking the other's power for themselves.[22][29] Umar has an occasional tendency to sarcastically puncture her brother's obsessive histrionics with more pragmatic sadistic hedonism.[29]

Writer Keith Giffen has described them as "Donnie and Marie from hell. The brother-sister sibling rivalry relationship blown up to nightmarish, universe-shattering proportions." Whereas Dormammu himself is "completely inhuman",[42] the kind of character that "commits mass murder... on a whim".[43]

Powers and abilities

Presented as one of the most powerful known mystical entities within the Marvel Universe, Doctor Strange refers to Dormammu as his "most terrible foe";[44] a threat to "the life of the universe itself", that "at full power no one could stand against."[45]

The character is an interdimensional entity composed of mystical energy that can be used to achieve almost any effect he desires, including: energy projection; matter manipulation; resizing, teleportation, possession; necromancy; bestowing of power; and creating demon lords.[46] In certain instances Dormammu has been displayed approaching a universal scale of influence.[47]

Dormammu is apparently stronger in the Dark Dimension, being empowered by the worship of his followers,[48] and can draw upon its power.[31] The character has been shown to have one significant weakness: being vulnerable in environments that cannot fuel his mystical Faltine flames.[26][49]

Other versions

Marvel Mangaverse

Dormammu is summoned into Marvel Mangaverse by The Incredible Hulk (Nick Fury is revealed to be behind the attacks by the Hulk as well).[50]

Ultimate Marvel

In the Ultimate Marvel universe, Dormammu first appears in Ultimatum introduces him as a powerful demon who succeeds in killing Doctor Strange (actually the son of the original).[51] The demon was then confronted by Susan Storm and Ben Grimm in front of the destroyed Sanctum Sanctorum. Dormammu was then defeated after Susan sealed his entire head with her force-field and being overwhelmed by Johnny Storm's power, turning him into a powerless human being.[52]

In other media


  • Dormammu appears in the 1979 Spider-Woman episode "Realm of Darkness." This version bears little relation to his comic book look aside from the flaming head. He is summoned to Earth by worshipers from Grand Cayman Island. He plans to stop the Moon in its orbit when the eclipse occurs so that he can engulf Earth in complete darkness.
  • Dormammu appears in the 1990s Spider-Man series' episodes "Doctor Strange," "Venom Returns," and "Carnage", voiced by Ed Gilbert.
  • Dormammu appears in The Super Hero Squad Show episode "Enter: Dormammu", voiced by Robert Englund. Doctor Strange (whose Eye of Agamotto is holding an Infinity Sword fractal) ends up unleashing Dormammu from his Dark Dimension into Super Hero City. A recurring gag during this episode was Falcon asking Dormammu if he knows that his head is on fire. When Dormammu unleashes his Mindless Ones upon Super Hero City, Dormammu manages to steal the fractals from the Vault and Villainville while taking Captain America and Doctor Doom hostage. When the fractal is extracted from the Eye of Agamotto, Doctor Strange then uses a spell to banish Dormammu back into the Dark Dimension. In "This Al Dente Earth," Doctor Strange briefly pulls Dormammu's head out of the Dark Dimension in order to damage Galactus' machine. In the episode "Soul Stone Picnic," Dark Surfer called up Dormammu where he tells him that he plans to destroy the universe in the next two episodes.
  • Dormammu appeared in the Ultimate Spider-Man episode "Cloak and Dagger", voiced again by Phil LaMarr. Dormammu gains control of Cloak so that he can obtain Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, and White Tiger as part of a plot to power the Siege Perilous and lead the Mindless Ones into invading Earth. Dormammu's skill with intangibility is featured in this episode.
  • Dormammu appears in the Avengers Assemble episode "Widow's Run". Due to the effects that the Infinity Gems are having on reality, Dormammu and the Mindless Ones emerge from a portal to the Dark Dimension causing the Avengers and Doctor Strange to fight them. Dormammu and the Mindless Ones are repelled by Black Widow using the powers of four Infinity Stones, namely Time Stone, Space Stone, Mind Stone and Reality Stone.


Video games


  • "Umar Dumps Dormmamu", a song from the album Slave to the Game by American deathcore band Emmure.[citation needed]
  • Dormammu is mentioned on Monster Magnet's 2013 album The Last Patrol in the song "Mindless Ones".


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         Steve Ditko; Stan Lee (w). "Face-to-Face at Last With Baron Mordo!" Strange Tales 132 (May 1965), Marvel Comics
    • Energy projection
         "Avengers/Defenders War" (September - December 1973), Marvel Comics
    • Size shifting, teleportation
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    • Creating demon lords
         Steve Englehart (w). Hellcat 1-3 (September - November 2000), Marvel Comics
    • Resurrection of the dead
         Garth Ennis (w). Punisher v7, 2-7 (March - August 2004), Marvel Comics
    • Matter transmutation
         J.M. DeMatteis; Keith Giffen (w). "Almost a Good Idea..." Defenders v3, 1 (September 2005), Marvel Comics
    • Body possession
         Brian Michael Bendis (w). New Avengers 46 (February 2009), Marvel Comics
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  49. ^ The powers and abilities section covers the general list of powers that Marvel has presented as part of the character profile within:
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