Real Name: Otkid
Identity/Class: Extradimensional being
Occupation: Prisoner, god of suffering (pantheon unknown)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Dr. Strange
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Otkid the Omnipotent
Base of Operations: Dimension Π
First Appearance: Doctor Strange: The Oath#1 (December, 2006)
Powers/Abilities: The full range of Otkid's abilities are unrevealed. Otkid was dubbed the god of suffering and was complicit in murder. Otkid dwarfed humans and was sufficiently powerful to be one of Dr. Strange's greatest battles.
(Doctor Strange: The Oath#1 (fb) - BTS) - Otkid was the murderous and ancient god of suffering but was banished to a pocket dimension as its eternal prison. Otkid guarded a small vial of a powerful elixir that could cure cancer.
(Doctor Strange: The Oath#1 (fb)) - Seeking a cure for the brain tumor in his trusted friend, Wong, Dr. Strange consulted an unpublished manuscript by the occultist Dion Fortune, which revealed a series of ley lines in Manhattan. Following the guide, he accessed Dimension Π, where he encountered the enormous, monstrous form of Otkid.
(Doctor Strange: The Oath#1 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Strange engaged Otkid in a fierce battle, eventually overpowering the ancient god and gaining the elixir.
Comments: Created by Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Marcos Martin (pencils) and Alvaro Lopez (inks).
An unfortunately short-lived character whose history will hopefully be expanded upon.
Dr. Strange is shown next to the inert form of Otkid with his amulet, the Eye of Agamotto, fully open, so perhaps this played a major role in defeating Otkid.
Otkid's name seems to pay homage to Steve Ditko, one of the defining artists in the early stories of Dr. Strange, especially his depictions of funky dimensions.
The book showing the way to the Otkid's dimension was by Dion Fortune, presumably the real-life magician and mystic, who also apparently helped fight Hitler in the "Magical Battle of Britain."
Although effectively appearing in only 2 (full page) panels, Otkid deserves a full profile as Dr. Strange described his encounter with the god as the "most fierce battle of my career" (even though we don't actually see this).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Otkid has no known connections to:
Dimension Π (or Dimension Pi) was the colorful but disorienting prison where Otkid had been banished to. It was classed as a pocket realm nestled between the third and fourth dimensions, and could be accessed via a magical incantation at the intersection of ley lines in Manhattan.
--Doctor Strange: The Oath#1
Doctor Strange: The Oath#1, p20 (main image)
Doctor Strange: The Oath#1 (December, 2006) - Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Marcos Martin (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 12/08/10
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