Who is Clea? All you need to know about the hero in ‘Doctor Strange 2’ post-credit scene

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Warning: this article discusses spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has blown the MCU wide open and even in its final moment fans were left guessing what’s next.

As usual, Marvel has provided a post-credits scene to set up what’s coming next as the multiverse is further explored and in doing this a new character was introduced to fans.

Those who aren’t familiar with Marvel Comics may not know who this character is or what purpose she serves in the greater multiverse. So here’s everything you need to know about the newest addition to the MCU in the Doctor Strange 2 post-credits scene.

Doctor Strange 2 post-credits scene explained

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In the post-credits scene for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we see Strange walking the streets as Clea played by actress Charlize Theron appears behind him.

Clea tells Strange he has caused an incursion, but together they are going to fix it. Strange agrees, and the pair head back into the portal to another dimension.

While this scene doesn’t really give a lot away, given Clea’s history in the comics it’s highly likely that they’re headed to the Dark Dimension, as it seems that is where the portal is headed. Apart from this, we can’t confirm what universes have suffered an incursion.

Who is Clea?

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Clea is a sorceress much like Doctor Strange himself though she has deep connections to the Dark Dimension.

In Marvel Comics, Clea is the niece of Dormammu who rules over the Dark Dimension and is an entity that fans would have seen during the first Doctor Strange movie.

Unlike Dormammu, Clea is generally a good character that rebelled against her uncle Doctor Strange’s help. Ultimately she would return to Earth with Strange living out her time at the Sanctum Sanctorum and becoming Strange’s wife.

Clea’s powers include shooting energy blasts, teleportation, mind control, illusion casting, and telekinesis. In the comics, while she is old, she still boasts the appearance of a younger woman.