|The Ancient One|
In his prime, the Ancient One was a master of the mystic arts, with a vast knowledge of magical lore.He possessed the ability to manipulate the forces of magic for a vast number of effects and was able to tap into extra-dimensional energy by invoking entities or objects of power, existing in dimensions tangential to those of the Earth, through the recitation of spells. The Ancient One was capable of astral projection, levitation, interdimensional teleportation, and a large number of other effects. However, in his extreme old age, the Ancient One was unable to perform any major feats of sorcery without placing great physical strain upon himself.
- The character is traditionally male in the comics, but is portrayed as female in the 2016's Doctor Strange. In the 2016 movie, Doctor Strange, the Ancient One is played by Tilda Swinton.