Fans are hilariously wondering where Doctor Strange is as timeline mayhem ensues on 'Loki'

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"Loki" has fans wondering if Doctor Strange even cares about preserving the multiverse. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Disney+'s "Loki."

  • The "sacred timeline" is in danger of collapsing on the show.

  • Fans are wondering the location of Doctor Strange, who's supposed to be the protector of Earth.

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At the end of the second episode of "Loki," all mayhem breaks loose when "the sacred timeline" (more on that here) starts breaking apart into multiple branches of time.

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The main MCU timeline is branching off into alternate timelines. Marvel Studios

As the Time Variance Authority (TVA for short) scrambles to restore balance to the multiverse, many fans are asking the same questions: Where's Doctor Strange? Shouldn't he be taking care of this problem instead of the TVA?

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Since Strange's job as Sorcerer Supreme is to protect Earth against both magical and mystical threats, fans are calling out Benedict Cumberbatch's Marvel hero for seemingly sitting on the sidelines as timeline mayhem ensues on "Loki."

Why is the TVA, instead of Strange, hunting down a mysterious Loki variant who is traveling through time?

If "Loki" were a movie, instead of a show, wouldn't Strange be the obvious choice to swoop in and save the day?

Fans also pointed to Disney+'s first Marvel series, "WandaVision," where Wanda's magic got so out of control that she held an entire town in New Jersey hostage, threatening their safety.

Where was Strange then?

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Fans simply don't understand why Benedict Cumberbatch's isn't on these shows.

Is Cumberbatch too big of a star to appear on a Marvel series?

No.

Marvel Studios' head Kevin Feige told Rolling Stone in May that Cumberbatch was supposed to appear in the "WandaVision" finale.

He was cut so that it didn't look like a "white guy" was coming to save the day.

"It would have taken away from Wanda," Feige told Rolling Stone. "We didn't want the end of the show to be commoditized to go to the next movie - here's the white guy, 'Let me show you how power works.'"

Could Cumberbatch show, in theory, show up on "Loki"? Maybe.

It seems like anything's possible at this point. We still have four episodes of the Marvel series to go.

If he doesn't appear, at least fans are taking it in stride.

Some are joking and are giving Strange a pass since he had to see over 14 million possible outcomes for the universe in "Avengers: Infinity War" and say the hero is just tired.

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That's right, Strange.

Rest up for "Multiverse of Madness" because after "Spider-Man Far From Home" and then end of "WandaVision," we're sure things are going to ramp up and get wild in the MCU.

You can follow along with our ongoing "Loki" coverage here.

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