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Appearing in "Secret Origin"

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Supporting Characters:


  • Umar (Main story and flashback)
  • Mindless Ones
  • Captain Orini (Main story and flashback)
  • Royal guard (None named)
  • Creatures within the Warp-Cloaks (Unnamed)

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Synopsis for "Secret Origin"

Doctor Strange joins the rebels in the guise of an Outcast and assists them in stealing a tribute of mystical energies meant for Umar. When they return to base, Strange admires how much Clea has grown into the mantle of leadership since they were separated. When they return to the topic of interrogating Orini, Strange offers to help. With the use of the Eye of Agamotto, he easily cuts through Orini's formidable mental defenses and reveals all his secrets, including the bombshells that Umar is Clea's mother and that Olnar, the ruler of the Dark Dimension before Dormammu, would have been her grandfather. Clea is rattled, but remains focused on her mission, notably refusing the idea that this information could earn her the role of regent after deposing Umar.

Clea sends the whole of the rebel forces after a caravan using the strategic information they pulled from Orini's mind and while they're away, she takes the opportunity to confront her father in private. The rebels' mission goes badly when it turns out Umar anticipated the attack and prepared a trap. Before Doctor Strange can help, he gets whisked away by the Outcasts, who telepathically explain that they needed to act on the news that a rogue Outcast had joined with the rebels, lest his capture lead to Umar wiping out the rest of them. When they find out he's an impostor, Strange demands to be sent back to the battle, but they inform him that it's too late, the rebels have all fallen.

Back at Umar's castle, it becomes clear to her that Orini was captured instead of killed if the rebels had known to attack that caravan. Before she can launch a search for the rebel's base, Orini saves her the trouble with his arrival, carrying an unconscious Clea, with the news that the rebellion has been broken.


  • Although the Cloak of Levitation appears on the cover and is present in the story, it is not actually seen because it remains hidden within Strange's hollow staff throughout the events of this issue.
  • In this issue, Orini is first revealed to be the son of Olnar, a fact which means that he was born before Dormammu took over the Dark Dimension "millennia" ago. This is the first indication that he possesses unusual longevity.

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