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The Zealots were a separatist faction of the Masters of the Mystic Arts led by Kaecilius.


Disillusion with the Ancient One


Kaecilius training with the other sorcerers of Kamar-Taj.

Having lost his wife due to a tragic, neurologic disease, Kaecilius joined the Masters of the Mystic Arts. The leader of the order, known as the Ancient One, promised him to expand his spiritual knowledge, so that he could finally get over the pain resulting from the loss of his family. However, despite becoming quite a talented mystic artist, Kaecilius was not satisfied with the knowledge his mentor shared with him. After confronting her, but once again being denied, he decided to look for answers by himself.

Birth of the Zealots

The Zealots, lead by Kaecilius, about to attack the Kamar-Taj library.

He approached some of his fellow trainers, who also believed they had not found out the "truths" they were promised by the Ancient One, and offered them to teach the answers they were looking for. Together, they formed the Zealots and declared war on the Ancient One.[1]

Theft of the Book of Cagliostro


Kaecilius and the Zealots steal the pages of the Book of Cagliostro.

Infiltrating the Kamar-Taj library, Kaecilius and the Zealots subdued and beheaded the librarian before they proceed in stealing the pages containing a forbidden ritual of the Dark Dimension from the Book of Cagliostro and fled the compound when the Ancient One showed up.

Cornered by the Ancient One's Mirror Dimension in London, Kaecilius and his followers fought their former teacher, but most lost their lives in the one-sided skirmish and forced them to escape, leaving only Kaecilius, Lucian and three other Zealots left.[2]

Empowering the Zealots

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Kaecilius and the Zealots contact Dormammu.

When Kaecilius happened to decipher the spell from the Book of Cagliostro, the spell empowered Kaecilius and the Zealots. The spell also gives new powers and abilities to Kaecilius and the Zealots to defeat the Master of the Mystic Arts and destroy the Sanctum Sanctorums.[2]

Destruction of the London Sanctum

There first attack after they were given new powers and abilities was the at the London Sanctum. There, the Brunette Zealot and Kaecilius fought the Sanctum's protector Sol Rama, a Master of the Mystic Arts, in an intense duel. Rama, sensing the battle was lost, attempted to escape to Hong Kong through a portal, but he fell short, and was stabbed from behind by one of the Brunette Zealot's Space Shards. Soon after Kaecilius and the Zealot destroyed the Sanctum, giving a blow to Doctor Strange in the process.

Battle at the New York Sanctum

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Battle of the Mirror Dimension

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Battle at the Hong Kong Sanctum

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Gaining Immortality in the Dark Dimension

Unknown to the surviving Zealots, Doctor Strange had not surrendered to Dormammu, but rather had bargained with the being to release themselves from a time loop in exchange for leaving the Earth plane alone. As part of the deal, Kaecilius and his surviving disciples were given the immortality they had wanted all along. Unfortunately for them, the warnings they failed to heed turned out to be correct; the three were transformed into Mindless Ones and dragged into the Dark Dimension, condemned to an eternity of torment.


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