Marvel Database
Advertisement
Marvel Database


Quote1.png We have to stop us. How can we stop us? Quote2.png
-- Doctor Strange


Appearing in "The Impossible End"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Inhuman Royal Family (Only appearance; vision)
    • Medusa (Medusalith Amaquelin) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Karnak (Only appearance; vision)
    • Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltangon) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Lockjaw (Only appearance; vision)
    • Crystal (Crystalia Amaquelin) (Only appearance; vision)
  • New Avengers (Only appearance; vision)
  • X-Men (Only appearance; vision)
    • Colossus (Piotr Rasputin) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Wolverine (Logan) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Cyclops (Scott Summers) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Lockheed (Only appearance; vision)
    • Iceman (Bobby Drake) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Cable (Nathan Summers) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Storm (Ororo Munroe) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Emma Frost (Only appearance; vision)
    • Rogue (Anna Marie) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Gambit (Remy LeBeau) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Doop (Only appearance; vision)
    • Archangel (Warren Worthington III) (Only appearance; vision)
  • Secret Avengers (Only appearance; vision)
  • Future Foundation (Only appearance; vision)
  • Young Avengers (Only appearance; vision)
    • Asgardian (Billy Kaplan) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Patriot (Eli Bradley) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Hulkling (Teddy Altman) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) (Only appearance; vision)
  • Ghost Rider (Alejandra Blaze) (Only appearance; vision)
  • Avengers (Only appearance; vision)
    • Iron Man (Tony Stark) (Vision)
    • Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) (Only appearance; vision)
    • Captain America (Steve Rogers) (Vision)
    • Vision (Only appearance; vision)
    • Thor (Only appearance; vision)
  • Punisher (Frank Castle) (Only appearance; vision)
  • Deadpool (Wade Wilson) (Only appearance; vision)
  • Hulk (Bruce Banner) (Vision)
  • God (Yahweh) (Invoked)
  • Molly (First appearance)
  • Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)
  • Grace MacIntire (Mentioned)
  • Nul (Recap)
  • Dora (First appearance)
  • Prester Omega (Death)
  • Hulk (Bruce Banner)
  • Wong

Races and Species:

Locations:

Items:

Synopsis for "The Impossible End"

Once upon a time, mad gods came to destroy the world. They had grown bored with their reality, and in this profound, soul-deep numbness they decided to render all of reality useless. They entered finite systems and made them more finite. Until one day, they came to a world full of super heroes...

In Doctor Strange's home in Greenwich Village, the Silver Surfer shows Dr Strange what he was shown: the Presters Omega, escaping a universe that was destroyed by the Death Celestials. Taking stock, the Presters decided to see if anyone else had managed this feat. Looking across time and space, they found singular marvels that had temporarily held back Armageddon. So they decided to replicate them. Building the Concordance Engines, they bent physics, setting the stage for the fantastic, the amazing, the uncanny, for brave avenging souls and men without fear. They built a world designed to stand against the impossible.

Doctor Strange realises that the system was able withstand everything except their efforts to understand it. To give the world a fighting chance, they need to stop themselves. In a flash, Doctor Strange vanishes into time to do just that. The other heroes strategize about what to do next: Nick Fury wants to get drunk, Ant-Man wants to use the Concordance Engines to get the surviving civilians to safety, Namor says they need to destroy the engines before the Death Celestials discover them, so that this plan can be tried again elsewhere. They decide to do everything.

Doctor Strange lands a month in the past, watches his first meeting with Molly and the subsequent one-night stand. With the benefit of hindsight, he shouts abuse at his younger self for his self-destructive behaviour. The following morning, Doctor Strange tails himself into town, thinking about the day ahead: a divination alerting him to the Hulk, the subsequent adventure fighting Nul, Breaker of Worlds, and the discovery of the Concordance Engine which started this whole sad affair. Realising what he must do to avert his future, he changes the outcome of the divination, making his younger self go after Molly.

Returning to the future, Doctor Strange hears the news: the Defenders died destroying the Concordance Engines after the civilians got free, and now the Death Celestials are here. Prester Omega finally speaks, wishing him good luck in his next life.

Everything you love dies.

But with the destruction of the universe, paradoxical events are given the space to unfurl. The Hulk came to Doctor Strange for help, but without him, the Hulk decided to confront Nul alone. Doctor Strange mended fences with Molly and the two parted as friends. Because sometimes a kind gesture is all it takes to save the world.

Solicit Synopsis

• Series finale! The end of the Defenders!

• All your questions answered!

• Everybody dies! Everything ends! So how do the good guys pull it off?

Notes

Trivia

  • The scene at the end with Strange and Molly in the diner is an homage to Edward Hopper's Nighthawks.

See Also

Footnotes



Like this? Let us know!

Advertisement