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Who dares defy the Dread Dormammu?

Dormammu's entrance quote.

Dormammu is a villain from the Strange Tales series by Marvel. He is a Faltine magician and the ruler of the Dark Dimension, seeking to seize other dimensions to add to his realm.

Dormammu is a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.




Presented as one of the most powerful known mystical entities within the Marvel Universe, Doctor Strange refers to Dormammu as his "most terrible foe"; a threat to "the life of the universe itself", that "at full power no one could stand against."

The character is an extra and inter-dimensional demonic entity composed of mystical energy that can be used to achieve almost any effect he desires, including but not limited to: energy projection, matter transmutation, size shifting, teleportation, body possession, resurrection of the dead, bestowing of power and the creation of demon lords. In certain instances, his power is displayed as approaching a dimensional scale of influence.

Dormammu is apparently stronger in the Dark Dimension, being empowered by the worship of his followers, and can draw upon its power. The character has been shown to have one significant weakness: being vulnerable in environments that cannot fuel his mystical Faltine Flames.


Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds[]

Dormammu creates a portal to the Capcom universe to meet with many Capcom villains which include; Lord Raptor, Akuma, Wesker, and Firebrand who are ready to follow him.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3[]

Dormammu does the same though the number of villains has been expanded to include Dr. Wily, Devilot, and M. Bison who tell Dormammu to look else where.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite[]

Dormammu is one of the rulers of the Dark Kingdom alongside Jedah. The Dark Kingdom is a merging of Dormammu's Dark Dimension and Jedah's Makai. Dormammu agreed to the decision due to wanting some of his power after being weakened by the Convergence. Dormammu fought Doctor Strange and Arthur alongside Firebrand after Strange attempted to release the one million souls Jedah needed for his army. After the fight, Dormammu and Firebrand retreated but were successful in keeping the heroes busy long enough for the symbiote and Jedah to escape.


Dormammu has a very versatile arsenal of projectiles. He can combine his two Empower Spells (Power of the Creator and Power of the Destructor) to make different specials which have different properties (multi-hit, OTG, wall-bounce, etc.). He lacks mobility and is a large character, which makes him an easy target to rushdown characters. This is compensated with his very defensive-oriented zoning game, limiting the opponents movement area.

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  • Capcom intentionally tried to make him look like the game's final boss to surprise people with his playability, but the real villain is Galactus.
  • Dormammu is one of the four final, Cosmically empowered sub-bosses in the game that may appear before fighting Galactus, he is not guaranteed to appear, however, as only 2 of the said 4 appear at a time. the 2 sub-bosses you fight are randomized (there is also Cosmic Doom, Cosmic Akuma and Cosmic Wesker).
  • Dormammu is the only character in Marvel vs Capcom 3 who cannot be fully rotated vertically in the character model viewer. This is likely because the flames he emits are a particle effect that always points straight up, and would look odd if he were positioned upside-down. This is fixed in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and he can now be fully rotated.
  • Dormammu's rival in MvC3 is Viewtiful Joe. Both he and Joe have similarly powerful fire-based attacks and they both are also far stronger in their respective dimensions (Joe in Movieland, Dormammu in the Dark Dimension).

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