Warning: This article contains spoilers forDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The Illuminati made their long-awaited debut in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but fans are at war over their moral code.
The group of gruesome heroes who consist of Reed Richards, Baron Mordo, Black Bolt, Captain Marvel, Captain Carter, and Professor X is so focused on their own existence they do not stop and think much further. This makes fans curious and debating whether or not they should be deemed heroes at any rate.
Discussion on r/marvelstudios sparked, with the Earth-838 group being investigated by diehards.
There''s a general concern that they are not exactly above board, symbolized by killing 838s Stephen Strange on Titan. Though, perhaps it was more of an assisted death. The aforementioned hubris is something the comics version is best known for, completely self-absorbed and unable to see past their cabal.
Others accused Stranges execution of the Darkhold that the Illuminati had no other choice than to kill the Earth-838 Sorcerer Supreme. Strange in this universe is also a strong believer in capital punishment, so he was exposed to his own laws.
Another possibility for the blinded by hubris camp is their inability to comprehend the situation with Scarlet Witch, which leads them to several deadly deaths at the hands of Wanda, according to the Star Wars prequels. Its reminiscent of the Order 66 scene in the Star Wars prequels, with the overly bureaucratic Jedi getting their just desserts for refusing to ignore the Sith threat.
The Illuminati were responsible for such great ideas as putting the Hulk into space, hoarding infinity stones, and generally striving to dictate Earth in comics.
Although Earth-838s Illuminati will not be seen in the near future due to their lack-of-pulse status, there is still possibility for them to come up in Earth-616, although it''s difficult to see 616-Strange as a fan.
The film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently being released in cinemas.