Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Dark
Group Membership: None
Affiliations:The Avengers (Captain America/Sam Wilson, Hercules/Heracles, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Thor/Jane Foster, Vision/"Victor Shade," Wasp/Nadia), Baron Mordo (Karl Mordo), Brother Voodoo (Jericho Drumm), Luke Cage, Clea, Demon Rider (Kushala), Doc Magus (of Earth-982), Dr. Strange (Stephen Strange), "floating eyeball sorcerer," "four-armed man sorcerer," "glowing eye man in red sorcerer," Howard the Duck, Joao, Krugarr (of Earth-691), "man in pronged hat sorcerer," Margali of the Winding Way, Merlin, Mindless Ones, "Moloid sorcerer" (of Earth-13729), Sir Isaac Newton, Nina the Conjuror, "pink flying creature sorcerer," Professor Imam (of Earth-712), "purple-robed man in pointy hat sorcerer," "rocky monster sorcerer," Strange (of Earth-928), "two-headed man in blue sorcerer," "white hair sorceress," Wiccan (Billy Kaplan of Earth-13729), "woman in red cape sorceress," Yao, Zhered-Na;
Enemies: The Author of the Word of
God, "beast men of the Forgotten," Doctor Doom (Valeria of Earth-13927), the
Forgotten, the Knights of Never;
formerly The Avengers (Captain America/Sam Wilson, Hercules/Heracles, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Thor/Jane Foster, Vision/"Victor Shade," Wasp/Nadia)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, New York City, New York, USA;
formerly the Dark Dimension
First Appearance: Doctor Strange & the
Sorcerers Supreme I#1 (December, 2016)
Powers/Abilities: The Mindful One had a body composed of dense physical matter, granting it superhuman strength and durability. Its eye could project destructive energy beams. Due to the nature of its bodily composition, the Mindful One could store objects within the matter that made up its body, such as storing a key within its finger, storing a shield device within its arm or storing a book within its chest. It also once stored a cannon capable of firing angry dogs.
When damaged, the Mindful One could regrow missing body parts, and in some cases, the broken off body part could form a small simulacra of Mindful itself that could carry out basic orders.
Mindful could also sense beings by smell.
Weight: 900 lbs.
History: (Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers
Supreme I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Sir Isaac Newton used his scientific
laboratory to bring a Mindless One under his control and began using
the unidentified Mindless One to handle any heavy lifting. When Newton
was recruited by Camelot sorcerer Merlin to aid in the battle against
the mystic gestalt Forgotten, Newton brought along his subservient
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#1) - When Merlin arrived with a new recruit, the present-day Dr. Strange, Newton's Mindless One was battling the "beast men of the Forgotten" alongside Newton himself and other Sorcerers Supreme recruited by Merlin. Upon seeing the Mindless One, Dr. Strange dubbed him the Mindful One when the Mindless Ones spoke and suggested Newton let him know when the Mindful One was done "barking." Once the "beast men" had been defeated, the Mindful One helped clean up the battlefield by gathering the lifeless "beast men" and noticed Merlin giving Nina the Conjuror an old key for safekeeping. The Mindful One then returned to Newton's side.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#2) -
After the gestalt Forgotten being erupted from the ground and seemingly
killed Merlin, bringing with it more "beast men," the Mindful One came
to Isaac Newton's defense, blasting the Forgotten's hand. It then
followed by grabbing two of the "beast men" and placing one of them in
a headlock. The Mindful One subsequently watched as Demon Rider held
off the Forgotten while the other Sorcerers Supreme retrieved the
injured Yao and was then enveloped by Wiccan's teleportational cloak.
Deposited on a nearby beach along with the Sorcerers Supreme and
several of the "beast men," the Mindful One watched as the beach's sand
entrapped the Sorcerers Supreme. After the Sorcerers Supreme were
completely drawn under the sand, the Mindful One stood and remarked
"Alone. Sad." Ultimately deciding to reach into the sands, where the
Spirits of the Unholy were plaguing the Sorcerers Supreme, the Mindful
One pulled each of the Sorcerers Supreme to safety, repeating "Alone.
Bad." as he did so. Once safe, Nina the Conjuror asked why the Mindful
One was not trapped along with the sorcerers and Sir Isaac Newton
explained that the sand trap was meant for souls and the Mindful One
had no soul. Demon Rider assured the Mindful One, however, remarking
that she could feel its soul and that she was grateful for it,
prompting Mindful One to call Demon Rider "nice." Mindful One then
watched as Dr. Strange asked Yao about his tattoo, which was a map Yao
had yet to follow. Sir Isaac Newton soon realized they were close to
Merlin's castle and decided to venture there to obtain more magic to
use against the Forgotten and as he traveled, the Mindful One uprooted
trees to create a path for Newton and the other sorcerers to follow.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3) - The Mindful One accompanied Sir Isaac Newton and the other Sorcerers Supreme into Merlin's castle, where they found a locked door to Merlin's study. Once there, Sir Newton asked the Mindful One to present the key that Merlin had given Newton and Mindful revealed the key that had been stored within its dense matter form and unlocked the door. As the Sorcerers went inside to search for magic and weapons to use against the Forgotten, Mindful witnessed Nina tear a page from one of Merlin's books and soon regrouped with the Sorcerers as pursuing spirits attacked them. Mindful One was forced to duck for cover when the Forgotten, having tracked Sir Isaac Newton's magic, arrived and attacked the Sorcerers. During the scuffle against the Forgotten, Sir Isaac Newton secretly met with the Mindful One and gave it an item, commending Mindful One on proving that it was not as slow moving as it was thinking and ordering the Mindful One to hide the item. Following the battle with the Forgotten, the Mindful One remained by Sir Isaac Newton's side as the Sorcerers Supreme of the Forgotten's gestalt nature.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#4) - Mindful One accompanied Sir Isaac Newton and the Sorcerers Supreme into the Forgotten's former prison, where they hoped to learn more about the Forgotten, and Mindful expressed fear for its allies as they ventured inside. Kushala, Demon Rider, comforted Mindful and Mindful admitted that it wasn't used to being shown kindness. The Forgotten soon appeared and revealed its origins after speaking magic words from the Word of God book. Mindful One was unaffected by the spell and quickly checked on the incapacitated Newton, who remarked on the Forgotten's words and informed the Mindful One that it was time to make their move. Newton then magically separated the Forgotten's gestalt form into its component beings and retrieved the Word of God from one of the beings, preparing to make himself a god using the book and forcing the Sorcerers Supreme to fight against Newton as Mindful One watched. When Demon Rider attacked Newton, Newton ordered the Mindful One to retrieve a sphere from its body, which Newton used to absorb Demon Rider's Spirit of Vengeance into himself.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#7) -
When the Sorcerers Supreme freed themselves from a dimensional trap set
by Sir Isaac Newton, they returned to present-day New York, where
Newton was absorbing power from the Word of God book while the Mindful
One and an army of Dark Dimension Mindless Ones were battling the
Avengers. The Sorcerers jumped in to aid the Avengers and Yao magically
disintegrated one of the Mindless Ones, prompting Demon Rider to warn
Yao to be careful, as one of the Mindless Ones could be their friend,
the Mindful One. When Yao asked who cared, Demon Rider replied that she
did and soon demanded to know what Newton had done to Mindful.
Unfortunately, Demon Rider proved unable to cast a proper spell due to
the present day's weak magic and Newton prepared to kill Demon Rider
but the Mindful One intervened, admitting that it had no choice in
hurting others and promising that it would never hurt Demon Rider.
Mindful then punched out another Mindless One and Demon Rider asked
Mindful what Newton wanted and Mindful informed her that Newton sought
something underground. Mindful One was later protected from destruction
by Demon Rider when the Author
of the Word of God tome emerged from underground.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#8) - As the Author of the Word began destroying Sir Isaac Newton's Mindless Ones and announcing his plans to reacquire the Word of God tome, the Mindful One helped the injured Newton to his feet. Realizing that the Author needed the Word of God book, Newton ordered the Mindful One to protect the book at all costs before jumping into battle against the Author. While Newton and Dr. Strange fought the Author, Mindful One gathered up the injured Sorcerers Supreme and Avengers then plunged his fist into the ground, breaking it off at the arm. From the arm emerged a device that generated an energy shield around the injured and Mindful One explained that it was keeping everyone safe and admitted its happiness that Kushala was still alive. The Mindful One then held the shield as long as possible until Dr. Strange was flung into it, shattering the shield. The recovered Avengers then re-joined the battle against the Author while Mindful regrew its broken arm and Nina, Joao, Luke Cage, Howard the Duck and Yao arrived on the scene to assist in the battle. Demon Rider based herself atop Mindful One's form as she renewed battle against the Author as well and Mindful blocked attacks meant for Kushala until Newton, having become one of the Forgotten due to his usage of words from the Word of God, ordered Mindful to give him the Word of God. When Mindful One refused, claiming that the book was safe and Newton was not, Newton blew Mindful into pieces and forcibly took the Word of God back, returning it to the Author. Before the Author could use the tome, however, Earth-13729's Wiccan utilized his Mark of Sorrow to teleport everyone with magic properties, including the crumbled remains of Mindful One, to the Author's dimension.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#9) -
After destroying the Author and returning to Earth, Wiccan used his
magic to restore the Mindful One from the crumbled remains and Kushala
hugged Mindful, happy to see it alive. Mindful hugged Kushala back,
commenting that regardless of whether it was truly alive, it was happy
to see Kushala again.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#10) - Mindful One remained by Kushala's side as the other Sorcerers Supreme tended to the collapsed Wiccan of Earth-13729. It later accompanied the Sorcerers Supreme as they traveled to Earth-13729 to seek a cure for Wiccan's Mark of Sorrow and soon found itself in Hell alongside the Sorcerers.
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#11) -
Mindful One and the Sorcerers Supreme were downed by Earth-13729's Dr.
Doom, who ruled Hell, and placed each of them in a mental Hell of their
own making. Able to communicate despite being trapped in a Hell of its
own mind, Mindful checked on Kushala before Sir Isaac Newton ordered
Mindful to find the vault and break the source of their mental anguish.
Breaking off its own finger, which transformed into a tiny simulacra of
Mindful itself, the Mindful One ordered the simulacra to find the vault
and break the source before being tackled by one of Dr. Doom's demons.
Having a semblance of Mindful's personality, the simulacra soon located
Dr. Doom's vault and found several Earth-13729 sorcerers trapped within
by some sort of orb. Realizing that the orb must be the source of the
Sorcerers' anguish, the Mindful simulacra headbutted the orb,
shattering it and freeing the sorcerers. The simulacra then learned
that Dr. Doom had tempted each of those sorcerers to her Hell realm in
an effort to convert them into her own personal army and the simulacra
informed the now-freed sorcerers that Doom was hurting its friends
before leading the sorcerers outside. With the orb destroyed,
Earth-13729's Wiccan was freed of his Mark of Sorrow and fought back
against Dr. Doom as the now-freed sorcerers joined in the fight. During
the battle, Dr. Doom demanded to know how Mindful One was able to
resist her magic and Mindful informed Doom that it had no soul capable
of being twisted by Doom as it reabsorbed the simulacra back into
itself. Following Doom's defeat, Mindful One watched as Kushala
reabsorbed her Spirit of Vengeance, preferring to handle the burden in
an effort to protect the world. Mindful then commented to Kushala that
she never had to carry the burden alone. Mindful then accompanied most
of the other Sorcerers Supreme as they used Dr. Doom's Time Platform to
return to Earth-616's present day and Mindful waved goodbye to Wiccan
as he stayed behind in his home reality of 13729. After returning Sir
Isaac Newton to the prison of his own time period along the way,
Mindful One emerged from the Time Platform with Dr. Strange, Kushala
and Yao on the Beaches of Nevermore in Yao's time period, where Merlin
(from an earlier time period) greeted them and suggested they finish up
(Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#12) -
The Mindful One remained with Kushala and Dr. Strange as Merlin
explained that the Sorcerers still needed to assure that Yao fulfilled
his destiny to become the Ancient One. As Merlin got into the specifics
of time travel and past and future incarnations of people, Mindful
admitted its confusion and Dr. Strange agreed with Mindful's comments,
neither noticing Yao sneaking off into the woods in search of
immortality. Once Merlin had finished his speech about Yao's destiny
and protection, Mindful noticed Yao was missing and accompanied Strange
and Kushala into the woods, where they found Yao under siege by the
beast-like Knights of Never. After the Sorcerers rescued Yao, Mindful
and the others agreed to accompany Yao during his Trials of the Worthy
to help fulfill his destiny, only to find themselves stopped when they
came across a mystic shield preventing Yao's access to a cave. Mindful
and the others were then met by the returning Merlin, who had assembled
a slew of past and present sorcerers from various realities to assist
Yao in fulfilling his destiny. As the sorcerers greeted each other,
Mindful One accused Merlin of being a different Merlin and Merlin
agreed that he was indeed different than his future counterpart that
had recruited the Sorcerers against the Forgotten. Revealing that he
had not assembled the then-assembled sorcerers against the Forgotten
because each of the Sorcerers Supreme he had brought against the
Forgotten had their own destinies to fulfill, Merlin then opened a door
within the Mindful One's body in which was kept the last burnt piece of
the Word of God tome and revealed that they would need all of the
assembled magic together together to pierce the mystic shield. As the
magicians from numerous time periods and realities combined their
magic, Mindful One closed the door in its chest and the mystic shield
was soon broken, paving the way for Yao to enter the cave. Before Yao
did so, however, Dr. Strange revealed that assembled magicians were to
be Yao's legacy and all of the sorcerers present, as well as the
Mindful One, bowed to Yao as their master. Merlin then activated the
Earth-13729 Time Platform to send the assembled sorcerers home and
revealed to Kushala and the Mindful One that their destinies were not
yet completed and that their fates had yet to be determined, suggesting
Kushala and Mindful One live wisely. Merlin then returned Dr. Strange
to the modern era alongside Kushala and the Mindful One. Dr. Strange
then got pulled away to stop a new threat and promised Mindful and
Kushala that he would give them a proper tour of his Sanctum Sanctorum
when he returned, assuring them that they were welcome to stay as long
as they liked and that no key was needed to those with magic. Mindful
One questioned whether that included it and Dr. Strange replied that it
especially included Mindful.
Comments: Created by Robbie Thompson, Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez.
Mindful One appeared on the cover of Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#5 but does not appear anywhere in the actual issue. In a flashback, we do see Sir Isaac Newton remarking to Dr. Strange about the possibility of acquiring an assistant...
Some online sources list the Mindful One as appearing
in Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#6 but it is nowhere to
be seen in that issue.
Profile by Proto-Man.
The Mindful One has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3, p16, pan1 (Mindful One running, main image)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#9, p14, pan5 (Mindful One's remains, headshot image)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3, p14, pan1 (Mindful firing angry dog from a cannon)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#7, p10, pan1 (Mindful rescuing Demon Rider)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#11, p6-7, pan7 (Mindful creating simulacra from broken finger)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#11, p11-12, pan4 (Mindful reabsorbing simulacra)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#1 (December, 2016) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#2 (January, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#3 (February, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#4 (March, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#7 (June, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez, Guillermo Ortego (inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#8 (July, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#9 (August, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#10 (September, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Nathan Stockman (art), Darren Shan (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#11 (October, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Nathan Stockman (art), Darren Shan (editor)
Doctor Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme I#12 (November, 2017) - Robbie Thompson (writer), Nathan Stockman (art), Darren Shan (editor)
First Posted: 08/28/2018
Last updated: 08/28/2018
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