Wong was brought to the Ancient One when he was only 4 years old by his father, Hamir the Hermit. While there he became a martial arts master, but doesn't get a chance to practice much as a manservant. Upon reaching adulthood, Wong was sent to America to serve Dr. Strange. While there, Strange has become the new Sorcerer Supreme.
Wong was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and first appeared in Strange Tales #110 (1963).
Major Story Arcs
Later Wong was captured by an other-dimensional sorcerer called the Shadowqueen. Dr. Strange rescued Wong, who helped him defeat her.
Wong and Topaz were then captured by Urthona, in an effort to obtain certain mystic talismans and texts. While there Wong was tortured and disfigured by the fiend. To rescue them, Strange attempted to destroy the artifacts but instead sent the to Agamotto. With the artifacts no longer on Earth, an ancient spell was lifted that protected Earth from various, powerful entities.
Strange then cast a spell to make everyone think he was dead, leaving Wong in charge of his estate. During this period Strange defeated many of the creatures freed by the missing artifacts, like Shuma-Gorath. After Strange defeated Shuma-Gorath, he reversed the spell. Wong was overjoyed to see his master was still alive. Soon the rest of the world learned Strange was still alive.
Bride of Wong
When Imei Chang, Wong's intended bride, was turned into a horrible demonic creature, Wong asked Strange for help. Unfortunately Strange was tied up with other, more pressing matters. This resulted in a small falling out between Wong and Strange. When Strange eventually had the time to aid his long time ally, he found that Imei was dead and that this was just a creature imitating her.
Powers and Abilities
Wong has no superhuman powers, he has great knowledge about the magical and supernatural world. He is also very adept in martial arts having trained Dr. Strange in them. Even Strange himself said 'In some areas he's my servant, in others, my master'. Meaning that Wong trained him.
In Other Media
- Wong was featured in the ill-fated Doctor Strange TV pilot, portrayed by Clyde Kusatsu.
- Wong appears in the film Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, voiced by Paul Nakauchi. In the movie, Wong is part of a group of magical defenders who seek to defend the world from demonic forces. After Stephen Strange is badly injured in a car accident, Wong is the one who convinces him to head to Tibet to heal his hands. After Mordo nearly kills Strange, Wong takes over his job of training Strange in the mystic arts. He later helps Strange battle Dormammu's demons, and becomes his partner after Strange is made the new Sorcerer Supreme.
- Wong appears in the live-action 2016 Doctor Strange movie, portrayed by British actor Benedict Wong. He was heavily reimagined for the film, as the director did not want to be seen as presenting outdated racial stereotypes. He is depicted as a very serious man, with his deadpan reactions providing much of the film's humor. He is also shown to be a closet Beyonce fan. In the movie, rather than being Doctor Strange's butler, Wong is instead a magic instructor and librarian at Kamar-Taj, and assists in Strange's training. He is killed by Kaecillius and his followers during the climax of the movie, but is revived when Strange uses the Eye of Agamotto (revealed to be the Time Stone) to save him.
- Benedict Wong reprises his role in the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War, where he briefly helps fights alongside Strange and some of the Avengers against the forces of Thanos.
- Wong appears during the climax of Avengers: Endgame, helping Strange teleport the various Marvel teams to the destroyed Avengers Compound and leading the sorcerers of Kamar Taj to the final stand against Thanos' army.
- Wong appears in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, where he battles the Abomination at an underground fight club in Macau. He reappears at the end of the film, where he meets with Bruce Banner and Captain Marvel to analyze the ten rings given to Shang-Chi by Wenwu.
- Wong appears briefly in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
- Wong returns for a major role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
- Wong appears an NPC in Marvel Ultimate Alliance, voiced by Michael Hagiwara.
- Wong appears as a playable character in Marvel Future Fight.
- Wong appears as a playable character in Marvel Avengers Academy, voiced by Nicholas Andrew Louie.
- Wong appears as a playable character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, voiced by Dan Li.
- Wong was featured in the HeroClix figure game.
- Wong was featured in Funko's Pop! line of bobbleheads.
- Wong was featured in The Marvel Movie Collection from Eaglemoss Publications.
- Wong was featured in an Infinity War Lego 4-pack alongside Tony Stark, War Machine and the Winter Soldier.
- Wong appears in the Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop Lego kit.
- Wong appears in the Gargantos Showdown Lego kit.
- Wong was featured in Hasbro's Marvel Legends line as part of the Rintrah Build-a-Figure wave.