Did that kill it?
That's how we kill it.
The Book of Vishanti!
We can't let it take your power. Get to the book.
How do we get across?
No, no, no!
It's too strong.
I can't hold it.
I'm so sorry.
This is the only way.
What're you doing?
I can't let that thing take your power.
You can't control it.
But I can.
But we're friends.
You're killing me.
But in the grand calculus of the Multiverse...
your sacrifice is worth more than your...
Excuse me. May I?
Haven't seen you in a while.
Yeah, I was a little preoccupied being dust there for five years, so...
So were a lot of us.
While I was gone...
thank you for asking...
I lost both my cats...
and my brother.
I'm very sorry.
I guess what keeps me up at night is wondering...
did it have to happen that way?
Was there any other path?
No, I made the only play we had.
Well, of course you did.
The best surgeon and the best superhero.
But you still didn't get the girl.
Glass of red, please.
Oh, allow me, miss.
Little too on the nose?
What? For you, at my wedding?
Nah. I think it was perfect.
I have to introduce you because he's kind of...
It's embarrassing, but he's a big fan, so...
I wish I'd have been different.
I never stopped caring about us.
But I had to make sacrifices...
to protect you.
It was never gonna work out between us.
you have to be the one holding the knife.
And I always respected you for it, but I couldn't love you for it.
How long you had that one in the barrel?
Yeah. I bet.
Truly, I'm just glad that you're happy.
I really, really am.
You deserve it.
Oh, man. Look out! What is that?
Do I know you?
You know it's ancient custom to bow in the presence of the Sorcerer Supreme?
Yeah, I'm aware of the customs.
Hold it, hold it!
Yeah, I was gonna ask the same question.
What did that creature want with you?
Where're your parents?
We'll take her back to the...
She took my Slingie.
She took your Slingie.
Yeah, it was crazy, man.
Oh, my God!
I'm not gonna kill you, kid.
I just bust my ass trying to save your life, remember?
Giant monsters I can clearly handle...
but what bothers me is that last night, you were in my dream.
That wasn't a dream.
It was another universe.
How much experience do you guys have with the Multiverse?
We have experience of the Multiverse.
Most recently, there was an incident with Spider-Man.
-Spider-Man. He has the powers of a spider. -Hence the name.
Does he look like a spider?
No. No, more like a man.
Climbs walls, shoots webs.
-Yeah. Bingo. -Out of his butt?
Well, maybe, I don't know.
Honestly, I hope not.
You're gonna get a stomach ache.
I'm from another universe.
How do you know my stomach works the same as yours?
I don't even know if you're from another universe...
which is why I'm still sitting here, waiting for you to enlighten us.
of the two Doctor Stranges I've met so far...