- Wong (comics)
Strange Tales" #110 (Jul 1963)
Stan Leeand Steve Ditko
relatives=Kan (ancestor), Hamir (father), cousin
Wong is a fictional character in the
Marvel Universe. He is the sidekickof Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth. Wong was first mentioned in the comic "Strange Tales #110" and first appeared in "Strange Tales #147". In the 2006 miniseries "Dr. Strange: the Oath", it was revealed that Wong stems from a family of monks living in Kamar-Taj. He has a cousin currently in training in the occult and has talked to him about one day replacing Wong as a servant to Dr. Strange.
Fictional character biography
Wong's father is
Hamir the Hermit[Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts #44] , the former manservant to Doctor Strange's mentor, the Ancient One. Hamir still tends the Tibetan monastery as the Ancient One's spiritual successor (while Dr. Strange was the Ancient One's mystical successor) [Dr. Strange: Shamballa] .
Wong traveled to America to serve as both
bodyguardand manservantto the doctor. He has faithfully served Doctor Strange through many times, such as when Strange led the Defenders, Secret Defendersand partly through his leadership of the Midnight Sons.
Wong almost loses his life when he was kidnapped and mauled by a brutal, alien sorcerer. Wong was one of the very few outside, involved entities to the
Infinity Gauntletincident, though he iniatially perceives it as a troubling dream or vision.
Romances and Relationships
Sara Wolfe, Strange's neighbor and old friend, enters Wong's life. Ancient demons, 'Eye Killers', slay Wolfe's boyfriend, Douglas Royce. Strange later encounters the monsters in battle. Wolfe eventually becomes Strange's secretary and becomes involved romantically with Wong.
Wong has also been romantically involved with Imei, a woman betrothed to him when he was much younger. After many adventures with Wong and Dr. Strange, Imei perishes, killed by
Sister Nil. This is during a difficult battle when Strange is faced with a choice of saving Imei, or saving many others. He did not choose Imei. This incident causes Wong to become mentally unhinged. For a while he operates as a staunch opponent of Strange, allying himself with other forces in order to battle him. The two eventually make their peace, re-establishing their old relationship.
Said relationship then changes for the better, as both try to treat each other as equals, instead of master and servant.
Wong has been a supporting character in the pages of "New Avengers". A small grouping of superheros have taken refuge in Doctor Strange's home, hiding from the Superhuman Reigstration Act. Wong has taken to serving them just as ably as Strange himself.
Powers and abilities
He is a master
martial artist, capable at incapacitating all manner of terrestrial foe with speed and efficiency. Moreover, he is well-acquainted with the dark arts as servant to Strange. Although Wong can hold his own against mystical forces, he has no magical abilities of his own.
Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness#3, Wong, while alone in the Sanctum, is slain and eaten by an infected Doctor Druid.
In this limited series, a pony-tailed Wong fights side by side with a rookie Doctor Strange and Clea against the assembled forces of
Baron Mordoand Dormammu. After they defeat their enemies, Wong, unsure if it is a 'good thing', willingly takes the position as Strange's servant.
Wong also made several appearances in the
Ultimate Universe, where he was once again a servant to Dr. Strange, Junior.
Wong appeared alongside Doctor Strange in the 1990s "Spider-Man" animated series voiced by
George Takei. Wong wielded twin swords that were mystically enhanced.
Wong is a former master sorcerer and Strange's mentor in "" voiced by
Wong appeared as a non-playable character in the game "" voiced by
Michael Hagiwara. He is seen in Sanctum Sanctorum and even requests for the heroes to find the Eye of the Shadow Queen in Mephisto's Realm. He has special dialogue with Doctor Strange.
* [http://www.marveldirectory.com/individuals/w/wong.htm Wong at MarvelDirectory.com]
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