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The Tall Zealot was a sorcerer and a former member of the Masters of the Mystic Arts who joined the Zealots with the intention of defeating the Ancient One and bringing the inter-dimensional being known as Dormammu to Earth.


Early Life

Disillusion with the Ancient One

The Tall Zealot was among the Masters of the Mystic Arts of Kamar-Taj enlisted by Kaecilius to be part of the Zealots and rebell against the sorceres aiming to find their own meaning within the Mystic Arts that the Ancient One was hiding from them.[3]

Theft of the Book of Cagliostro

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The Zealots facing the Ancient One.

Upon joining the Zealots, the Tall Zealot, among others, broke into Kamar-Taj and entered the library. The Zealots restrained the librarian, who was decapitated by Kaecilius. With access to the entire library, they retrieved a dark and forbidden tome known called the Book of Cagliostro, and tore out a page. Inscribed on it, was the details as to how to summon Dormammu and draw from his power. As they were leaving, the Ancient One approached them, demanding them to stop. The Zealots, fled, as the Ancient One chased them down through different cities and dimensions around the world.[4]

Empowering the Zealots

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The Zealots contacting Dormammu.

Having stolen the Dormammu-summoning rituals from the Book of Cagliostro, the Tall Zealot, Kaecilius and the other Zealots all began to summon Dormammu for the first time. All four Zealots, positioned equidistantly around the page, made their first contact with Dormammu. Evidence of this contact could be seen upon the Tall Zealot's forehead, as this was the first time the Dormammu symbol appeared upon their faces, as well as the areas around their eyes darkened, acting as somewhat conduits to the Dark Dimension.[4]

Battle of the Mirror Dimension

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When Doctor Strange trapped the Zealots inside the Mirror Dimension where they could not harm the real world. However while Strange stole his Sling Ring, Kaecilius revealed the Dimension actually enhanced his abilities and he used them to change all the gravity within the Dimension.

The Zealots chased after the Masters of the Mystic Arts throughout New York City, twisting the landscape to ensure that they could not escape through a Sling Ring portal and trying to make them fall to their deaths. Despite his best efforts, the Zealots saw their enemies were still able to counter the distorted physics, Strange with the Cloak of Levitation and Mordo with his Vaulting Boots of Valtorr to survive their attacks.

However, the Mirror Dimension was changed all around him, dragging Strange to safety and trapping them all in a battle arena. As the Zealots looked around, they saw the arrival of the Ancient One who had arrived to save her allies.

As they walked around the battlefield preparing to fight, The Ancient One however tried to insist that she had been trying to save the Zealots from themselves and that what the immortality Dormammu promised him was not the eternal life he claimed it was but rather torment. The Zealots attack her all at once.

As the Tall Zealot attacked the Ancient One, he was stabbed in the back by Kaecilius with a Space Shard. As he looked down in horror as he died he realised that the blade also penetrated the Ancient One, seeing that he was sacrificed for the greater good, the Tall Zealot died peacefully.[4]

Powers and Abilities


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Behind the Scenes


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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. Doctor Strange Prelude - The Zealot
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Doctor Strange