"If Wong has any trepidation to proceed on this matter then it serves you more to heed his instincts rather than insult him."
―Daniel Drumm to Kaecilius[src]

Daniel Drumm was a Master of the Mystic Arts of Kamar-Taj who was charged as the protector of the Sanctum Sanctorum based in New York City. However when a former member of the Masters of the Mystic Arts named Kaecilius betrayed them, he targeted the Sanctorum with his Zealots. Although Drumm attempted to protect the building, he was soon defeated and executed by Kaecilius.


Retrieving the Dark Scepter

"We've been called in to assist in tracking down this relic. This is a situation where the involvement of more than one Master is deemed prudent."
"Maybe so, but it is unnecessary."
―Daniel Drumm and Kaecilius[src]
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Drumm and Tina Minoru assist Wong.

Daniel Drumm and Tina Minoru, two Masters of the Mystic Arts arrived at the Kamar-Taj to assist Wong and Kaecilius track down the Witch who had stolen a powerful relic. Drumm told Kaecilius that Wong's trepidation should be a sign to be careful and heed his instincts rather than just insult him. When Kaecilius asked why they were not doing their other duties Drumm told him the the situation proved serious enough that more than one member of the Masters of The Mystic was needed to subdue the thief. Kaecilius refused however and claimed that he could handle the thief himself. Drumm, Wong, and Minoru later arrived to find an unconscious Kaecilius who had been beaten by the thief and had underestimated the Staffs power.[3]

Masters of the Mystic Arts Prelude

Drumm and his allies defeat the Witch

Later at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the group confronted the thief and after a grueling battle with their combined efforts they were able to overpower her and claim the Scepter. With Drumm and Wong putting it with all the other mystical objects at the Sanctum Sanctorum.[3]

Training with Kaecilius


Drumm training along side Kaecilius

"I can't remember the last time a landed a blow on you... be careful Kaecilius. I feel as if you're letting your distractions get the better of you."
―Daniel Drumm to Kaecilius[src]

Drumm listened to Kaecilius' concerns about the Ancient One not sharing her knowledge to the other Masters of the Mystic Arts during a training session, but Drumm told Kaecilius that it's not for the Masters to question the Ancient One's methods, but only to protect Earth from the forces that lie beyond.[4]

Attack on the Sanctums

Reunion with the Ancient One

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Daniel Drumm with Tina Minoru, the Ancient One and Sol Rama.

As the Master of the New York Sanctum, Drum had a meeting with the Ancient One, Tina Minoru and Sol Rama in Kamar-Taj. The Ancient One stopped the meeting as Karl Mordo wised to talk with her.[5]


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Daniel Drumm defeated by Kaecilius

"Daniel, I see they made you the Master of this Sanctum."
"And you know what that means?"
"That you will die protecting it."
Kaecilius and Daniel Drumm[src]

Drumm encountered Kaecilius and the Zealots in a battle before being defeated by Kaecilius. His death was witnessed by Doctor Stephen Strange, who soon made his presence known to the Zealots. His body was brought back to Kamar-Taj after Strange's battle with Kaecilius and Lucian.[5]

Powers and Abilities


  • Master Sorcerer: To be added.
    • Astral Projection: To be added.


  • Martial Artist: To be added.


  • Quarterstaff:
  • Sling Ring: A mystical object which enables the wearer to open a fiery portal to another location.





  • In the comics, Daniel Drumm was a Haitian magician called Doctor Voodoo who was cursed and killed by the evil occultist Damballah. His soul was linked with his twin brother Jericho Drumm, who inherited his powers and his title.


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  1. Scott Derrickson says that Doctor Strange spans one year. While he goes on to explain that he thinks the film spans from one year's fall to the next year's fall, this does not work with other timeline evidence, not lining up with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 4 at all, and not particularly working with WHiH either. Derrickson goes on to say, "Don't hold me to this, because I haven't thought about this in a long time," allowing for leniency to make the timeline work. To fit with WHiH and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., while also working with the depicted weather (see other references in 2016 and 2017 articles), the film spans 10 months - close to a year, but from May 2016 to March 2017.
  2. The Battle at the Hong Kong Sanctum was reversed internally by the Time Stone, but outside of the area of the incident, time would have continued normally, meaning people far away from the incident might have witnessed some events. Due to this, and the Zealots' appearance in the streets before the incident, rumors are now circulating about Hong Kong. In Lockup, Ellen Nadeer mentions the incident in Hong Kong as a recent reported rumor. The events of Lockup occur on April 2017 (see other references in the 2017 article). It snows during the Ancient One's death scene, meaning the climax cannot occur any later than mid-March at a push. Due to these reasons, and the movie supposedly spanning approximately a year, the climax of Doctor Strange is dated as March 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Doctor Strange Prelude
  4. Doctor Strange Prelude - The Zealot
  5. 5.0 5.1 Doctor Strange
Preceded by:
Master of New York Sanctum
Daniel Drumm
Succeeded by:
Stephen Strange

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