Orb of Agamotto

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Orb of Agamotto
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
In story information
Type Mystic item/artifact
Element of stories featuring Doctor Strange

The Orb of Agamotto is a fictional magical item in the Marvel Comics universe. It is a powerful scrying crystal ball owned and used by Doctor Strange for clairvoyance.[1] It can also be used to detect magic in use anywhere in the world and provide Strange with a location and visual.

The orb rests in Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum in a room called the Chamber of Shadows. It usually is inside a display case with three curved legs. When summoned, the glass covering rises and the ball levitates.

While powerful, the Orb has been blocked by exceptionally powerful mystic forces (such as Umar) who do not want their exact location known.

On at least one occasion, it has been used to open a dimensional portal, to the realm of Agamotto.

The Orb had a cameo appearance in the 2011 film Thor.

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  1. ^ Sanderson, Peter (2007). The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City. New York City: Pocket Books. pp. 24–27. ISBN 1-4165-3141-6.