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Mephisto Is Headed To The MCU, Here Are All The Clues You Missed

Mephisto is headed to the MCU

I am going to go out on a limb here, and just shout out that I may have unravelled the identity of Marvel’s next big bad.

To borrow a line from esteemed Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner, “Mephisto is coming, Mephisto is coming!

On top of being a brilliant movie, the film also produces the first teaser for Marvel’s next project during the all-important post-credit scene of Spiderman: No Way Home.

In it, we learn that the multiverse has been heavily damaged, due to the events of ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’, America Chavez, aka Miss America, will make her MCU debut and Baron Mordo returns.

Wanda Maximoff will have a huge role to play with Dr Strange (Cumberbatch) going to her for help.

Also, Dr Strange will square off against a dark version of himself.

However, it is the last one that got me thinking that said evil Strange could in actual fact be Mephisto.

Marvel has a reputation of dropping breadcrumbs in their movies, with the title of the last Avengers’ movies having been uttered a few years prior by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) in the ‘Captain America: Civil War movie

One scene caught my eye during the early parts of ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’, which is of a protester holding a sign that reads “Devil in Disguise” that appears just as Parker walks into the police station for questioning.

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Now the term “Devil in disguise” fits Marvel villain Mephisto like a glove, as he is the actual incarnation of the devil.

Also, the disguise will also explain the ‘evil Dr Strange’ we see at the end of the post-credit scene, and if you look closely the long beard resembling the character’s physical appearance in the comics can be seen growing.

The character was heavily hinted at during the Disney show “WandaVision’, and Wanda Maximoff’s inclusion in the Dr. Strange movie could further explain and expand his arrival.

Who is Mephisto?

Well, according to Wikipedia, Mephisto is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

The character first appeared in The Silver Surfer (1968) and was introduced in the Marvel Universe by Stan Lee and John Buscema.

The villain is, based on Mephistopheles – a demon character from the Faust legend, who has sometimes been referred to as Mephisto.

Links to MCU characters

First introduced as a recurring adversary of the Silver Surfer and Johnny Blaze, an incarnation of Ghost Rider, Mephisto has also endured as one of Spider-Man’s adversaries.

He has been part of Spiderman’s defining stories, as well as being responsible for Norman and Harry Osborn’s respective transformations into the Green Goblin and Kindred.

Mephisto claims to have been created, along with many other demons, by the supreme being whose suicide resulted in the creation of the Marvel Universe, as well as the Infinity Gems.

There are also links between Mephisto and ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ as he, at Mary Jane’s request, erases all knowledge of Peter’s identity in the comics.

In another Spiderman story, ‘One More Day, Parker’s identity is revealed and this leads to Aunt May getting injured and dying.

Parker goes to Strange and fails, knocks on many doors successfully until he comes across a child that grants him a wish and offers to erase his identity from people’s minds.

That child turns to be Mephisto.

Now the common theory going into “No Way Home’ was that Dr. Strange was actually not what he seems.

The villain-like appearance and his decision to go through with such a dangerous spell all led many to believe that it was someone else disguised as Strange.

Well, a Strange in disguise turned out to be fake, but could still turn out true albeit in a different movie and story.

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