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WARNING! This article contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Doctor Strange. Keep reading this article at your own risk.
"There are other ways to save lives."
―Christine Palmer to Doctor Strange[src]

Christine Palmer is a surgeon and former colleague of Doctor Stephen Strange, who helps him anchor his humanity.


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Working at Metro-General

Christime Palmer began working at Metro-General Hospital, where she developed a relationship with colleague Stephen Strange but later broke off the relationship due to his ego. 

Despite this, she remained Strange's closest friend and continued to work alongside him, even helping him come up with new surgical techniques. When Strange was preforming surgery one day, Palmer came to him to get his opinion on a patient Nicodemus West had claimed was deceased which she didn't feel right about. Strange then figured out that the patient was in fact still alive so the two rushed to stop West who was going to harvest the patients organs.

Palmer and Strange stopped West from killing the patient and Strange went to preform surgery on the patient with Palmer assisting him. Palmer helped Strange successfully removed the bullet from the patient which he hadn't to do it by hand. Palmer and Strange then told the family of the patient that he was alive.[1]

The Strange Policy

"I have a very strict rule against dating colleagues."
"Oh really?"
"I call it the strange policy."
―Christine Palmer and Stephen Strange[src]
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Palmer and Stephen Strange argue together

After saving the patient, Palmer told Strange that he didn't have to humiliate West in front of everyone which Strange arrogantly stated that he didn't have to save the patient either. When Palmer told Strange that she needed a second opinion on the patient, Strange told her that she needed a competent one which led to Strange telling Palmer that she should be his neurosurgeon on call as she could be doing more than working in a ER. When Strange asked if she and West were sleeping together, Palmer informed Strange of her strict policy she came up with which would be known as the "Strange policy" named after Stephen Strange who she was in a relationship with previously. After learning about the policy, Strange sarcastically stated that he was glad something's was named after him.

Strange told Palmer that he was talking at a Neurological Society dinner later that night and he invited her to join him which she declined. Strange thought Palmer loved coming to his talks believing they had fun to only find out that he only had fun as it was all about him. [1]

Helping Strange Recover

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Palmer visits Stephen Strange in hospital

"There are other things that can give your life meaning."
"Like what? Like you?"
"And this is the part where you apologize."
―Christine Palmer and Stephen Strange[src]

When Strange was found after his car crash, he was brought to Metro-General Hospital where Palmer stayed by his side as he went into surgery that lasted eleven hours. When Strange woke up Palmer was by his side and informed him about his injuries saying that no one could of done better which Strange believed he could of. While Strange recovered in hospital, Palmer stayed with him and looked after him until he was able to leave. As Strange tried different operations and numerous rehabilitation techniques to heal his hands faster, Palmer always stayed with him and watched as he went through the many operations.

Palmer came to Strange in his apartment and tried to convince him to stop trying to fix his hands a second he had spent all his money. Palmer tried to tell him that there were other things that could give meaning to his life. However, Strange did not want to move on but instead focus on finding other ways of healing his hands. Palmer then started to leave Strange as she couldn't watch him suffer any more when Strange, in his anger started to have a go at Palmer saying that she is pitying him as she loves a sob story which Strange saw himself as. After being hurt by what Strange had said, Palmer couldn't go on trying to helping him so she's left Strange and stayed out of his life. When Strange was training at Kamar-Taj, he sent Palmer e-mails but she never replied.[1]

Operating Room

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Palmer helping Doctor Strange

"Oh, so you joined a cult?"
"No, I didn't. No, well, not exactly. They did teach me to tap into powers I never even knew existed."
"Yeah, that sounds like a cult."
"It's not a cult."
"Well, that's what a cultist would say."
―Christine Palmer and Stephen Strange[src]

Palmer was still working at the hospital after Stephen Strange left for the Kamar-Taj. He returned having been stabbed by Kaecilius and asked her to operate him alone. Palmer was bewildered and horrified when Strange's Astral appeared to assist with the operation on himself. While operating on him, Palmer was informed about all that Strange has been doing and how he went to Kamar-Taj and met the Ancient One which Palmer believed that Strange had joined a cult.

He managed to calm her down long enough for her to perform the operation but she became nervous after objects in the room began shaking, due to Strange's Astral fight with the Zealot which she could not see.

Treating The Ancient One

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Palmer kisses Stephen Strange

Later she was part of the operating team on the dying Ancient One after the sorceress was stabbed and thrown from a great height by Kaecilius. The operation was unsuccessful and she later comforted Strange over his mentor's death.[1]


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  • In the comics, Christine Palmer is the third Night Nurse, originally from a Midwestern suburb, with no connection to Dr. Strange.

Behind the Scenes

  • Kevin Feige commented they used Christine Palmer over Strange's traditional love interest Clea because, "We wanted a grounded character. We wanted a character that was a connection to Strange's life in New York City, in the normal world. Somebody that could be his anchor to the real world, to his present in the beginning of the film, and by the time he re-encounters her, wearing that, someone who can comment on his transformation as a character."[2]


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