triumph & torment

VISHANTI


MembershipAgamottoHoggothOshtur

Purpose: Mystic guardians (of Earth and of Earth's universe)

Aliases: The Eternal Vishanti, Those Who Sit Above, Undying Vishanti, Primal Forces

AffiliationsAged Genghis, Ashake, Ancient One (Yao), Andromeda Attumasen, Ayesha of Balobedu, Balkis (aka Queen of Sheba), Victoria Bentley, Caius of Lacedaemon, Cognoscenti (Al, Joshua Pryce, Rose Stedbaur),  Sofia di Cosimo, Manuel Diego, Dr. Victor von Doom, Dr. Stephen Strange, Empedocles of Agrigentum, Epimenides of Knossus, Abu Ben Hakim, Hamir, Khalid Inshallah, Interloper, Zhang Jiao, Rama Kaliph, Kaluu, Living Tribunal, Lord PhyffeManslaughter, Ian McNee, Nightmare, Pale Horseman (including the current incarnation, Cadaver/Cody Fleischer)Pherecydes of Syros, Pythagoras of Samos, Jacob Roark, Jules St. Thomas, Shamhat Saraswati, "Screamer," Amanda Sefton, Silver Fox (Bayan), King Solomon, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), TarevaThales the Milesian, Hermes Trismegistus, Valkyrie (Brunnhilde), Wong, Wai Chee Yee, Zoroaster, unidentified shape-changer (see comments), unidentified Secret Empire member, unidentified prisoner of Tazza, humanity;  unidentified emissary
    presumably any other Sorcerer Supremes and many other magic users

    briefly/loosely allied with Marie Laveau and Llyra in gathering the Cornerstones of Creation and preventing Chthon from getting them

    formerly Shamhat Saraswati, Salome'/Semiramis;
    the relationship between the Vishanti and each of the other Mystic Principalities is unclear, although they share some alliances with those granting power to benevolent sorcerers. They opposed the following in the effort of attempting to enlist Dr. Strange into their service in the War of the Seven Spheres:
Cyttorak, Denak, the Faltine, Ikonn, Munnopor, Raggadorr, Satannish, the Seraphim, Valtorr, and Watoomb

EnemiesBaron (Karl) Mordo, Chthon, Dormammu, Dragon of the Moon, N'Garai, Nightmare, Salome', Serpent MenSet, Shuma-Gorath, Sligguth, Slorioth, Trinity of Ashes, Wolf-Men;
    formerly the 
Seraphim, Dr. Stephen Strange, Wong

Base of Operations: Unidentified extradimensional realm

First Appearance: (Mentioned) Strange Tales I#115 (December, 1963);
    (full appearance) Marvel Premiere#5 (November , 1972)

Powers/Abilities/Traits: Immensely powerful mystic entities, the Vishanti are masters in egocentric, ecocentric and exocentric magic, derived from self, the environment, and from extradimensional mystic principalities (such as themselves), respectively. Individually, the are very powerful, but collective the mystic might is even superior, presumably greater than the sum of their individual abilities. They only become all-knowing when joined together as a triumvirate.
    Even the Vishanti could be controlled for increasing durations by those who held one to three Rings of Compulsion.

    The Vishanti are unaging and not affected by mortal/physical limitations. Their true forms are allegedly unrevealed and they take forms that lesser beings (even adepts such as Dr. Strange) can look upon without being driven insane.

    The Vishanti often grant power to others via exocentric magic:
 The collective might of Agamotto, Oshtur and Hoggoth is usually invoked to dispel evil energy or reveal truth.

    The Symbol of the Vishanti cannot be looked upon by any being consecrated to evil; such beings are affected much like vampires are affected by religious symbols

    The Hand of the Vishanti guides being in mystic journeys, such as to the astral plane.


    The Book of the Vishanti will get its own profile at some point. It was largely written by Agamotto and is one of the most powerful books of White Magic in existence. 
    For now, it is pictured and briefly mentioned under 
Agamotto's abilities section.

    The Scrolls of the Vishanti contain mystic spells; I am not sure what distinction exists between the Book of the Vishanti and the Scrolls of the Vishanti...maybe they are older pages that didn't make it into the book? 

    The Ring of the Vishanti can stop the fall of beings and levitate them in space.


    They also lend power to absorb mystic force;
alter the passage of time; banish and/or exorcise demons; banish mists or other sources of darkness; block flight; communicate across distances; compel others; conjure mystic light (which can also contain others); conjure psychic shields; destroy a page from the Book of the Vishanti; destroy dark forces and/or objects (sometimes with mystic bolts from "beyond time and space"); determine the source of abduction/possession; dispel other mystic energies or incantations (including illusions); enhance the power of Strange's Cloak of Levitation; facilitate the ritual of delivery of the Crystal of Bas-Lyonesse; form mystic shields (sufficient to vanquish the shades of the Seraphim); free others from mental control; generate mystic flames; immobilize others; manipulate or control objects; mentally control others; neutralize distortions; neutralize mental barriers; neutralize mystic prisons; protect and/or strengthen the caster or another specified person; restore things as they previously were; return an astral self to the physical plane; reverse an attack back on the attacker; revert a vampire from bat to human form; strengthen other spells; strike with mystic force (bolts or explosions); summon all of a portion of the Book of the Vishanti; transport across space, dimensions, and time; translate foreign languages (and arrange communication between beings speaking different languages); and weaken foes.
    A listing of spells invoking the Vishanti are listed here (please let me know if you have others to add):


    The Beard of the Vishanti, Varicose Veins of the Vishanti, and Vapors of the Vishanti have all been referenced, although I don't believe we have ever seem them as anything more than explanations.

History
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Agamotto is said to have emerged from Oshtur's eye circa 25,000 BC as she watched the play of human children and worried at their vulnerability. Through Agamotto, Oshtur was able to defend and aid mankind. Agamotto's early life was spent tirelessly teaching and tending to early man.
    As Agamotto reached adulthood, he joined with Oshtur and Hoggoth to form the mystic trinity known as the Vishanti.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Agamotto used his remarkable mystic talismans known as the three Eyes of Agamotto to battle against demonic forces. He wrote The Book of the Vishanti so humans could learn magic and become enlightened. Mankind did prosper, and Agamotto helped the early sorcerers, alchemists and scientists to develop the great city of Atlantis. 

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Around 19,000 BC when conflicts broke out again among the four surviving Elder Gods -- Chthon, Gaea, Oshtur, and Set -- Agamotto summoned their representatives to Atlantis for the legendary Assemblage of Avatars. The summit was attended by all the greatest sorcerers of the ancient era, including Zhered-Na with her apprentice Dakimh, Lady Linnea, Rotath, Sorrow, Teyanoga, Tuzun Thune, Akoos the Red Wizard, Thulsa Doom, Lord Varnae (still human at the time), and the spirit of C'Thunda, but very little was accomplished.

    Soon after this Agamotto began to express frustration with mankind's limitations. Impressed with Zhered-Na, Agamotto continued to observe and assist her, and he began grooming her to become his successor as humanity's protector.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) <18,000 BC> - Agamotto's frustration with humanity turned to fury when, during the Great Cataclysm that sank Atlantis, Valusia and Lemuria and wiped out much of civilization, he learned that his beloved friend Zhered-Na had been killed by a fearful superstitious mob (under the influence of the demonic Dweller-in-Darkness). 

    Agamotto withdrew into a world he created within his Orb, turning a blind eye to the horrible suffering that the world endured after the Fall of Atlantis. 

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS) - Agamotto held the unofficial title of Earth's Sorcerer Supreme from 18,000 BC - 15,000 BC.

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS) <18,000 BC - see comments> - Agamotto prepared Zhered-Na to be his successor, but she was slain as the Great Cataclysm occurred. Agamotto was so upset that he abandoned humanity for 500 years. 

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - The official title of "Sorcerer Supreme" was not used until roughly 15,000 BC, when Agamotto chose his successor. Agamotto became the paradigm that all future Sorcerer Supremes would aspire towards.

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - <Circa 15,000 BC> - Agamotto chose Shamhat Saraswati of Akah Ma'at to succeed him as the next mystic protector of Earth. He gave her the Book of the Vishanti and the three Eyes of Agamotto, and she was the first to officially hold the title of "Sorcerer Supreme" circa 15,000 BC. 
<more detail on the Sorcerer Supremes here>

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Shamhat served as 15,000 to 10,000 BC (see comments), until she became entangled in a civil war within Akah Ma'at that grew so destructive that Oshtur banished the entire race from the Earthly plane to the Plane of Sephirot.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - The sorcerer Genghis advised Agamotto to hold a contest to determine the next Sorcerer Supreme, after which Genghis held the Time of the Vishanti contest once every hundred years. In return, Genghis was granted knowledge of the Vishanti (or perhaps Agamotto in specific).

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment (fb) - BTS) - Genghis made a pact with forces beyond the Earthly sphere (the Vishanti, at least). In return for knowledge, he agreed to bring together the world's greatest mystics once every hundred years. He would then preside over a contest of sorcery which would sorely test their skills, and would determine and acknowledge one among them as Earth's Sorcerer Supreme.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment (fb) - BTS) - Genghis performed his duty, conducting the contest during the Time of the Vishanti every century.

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) <10,000 BC> - Ayesha, the Rain Queen of Balobedu, emerged as the first champion, accepting Agamotto's talismans and the title of Sorcerer Supreme until voluntarily stepping down after serving for nearly 5000 years (see comments)

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Hermes Trismegistus of Egypt was Sorcerer Supreme from 5,000 BC to 1800 BC (see comments)

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Next to "wear the Eyes" (from 1800 - 1300 BC) was the Persian Wizard Priest Zoroaster

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Zoroaster was succeeded by the Assyrian Sorceress Queen Semiramis (aka Salome';1300 - 1100 BC). 

    Semiramis went mad and demanded worship as a goddess. The Vishanti were displeased and banished her from Earth, and Agamotto began to withdraw again.

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - The legendary King Solomon replaced Salome's madness with wisdom and stability from 1100 to 800 BC. 

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Solomon was succeeded by his love, Balkis the Queen of Sheba who served until 550 BC when a series of Greek Philosopher/Sorcerers attempted to fill the position of Sorcerer Supreme with a mystic triumvirate (to mirror the Vishanti's triad) with mixed results.  The triad included Thales the Milesian (replaced by Epimenides of Knossos 500 BC), Pythagoras of Samos (replaced by Empedocles of Agrigentum 470 BC), and Pherecydes of Syros. 

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Caius of Lacedaemon defeated all three of the Sorcerer Supremes in the year 400 BC and reunited the Eyes of Agamotto, but the Vishanti seemed not to care. The role of Sorcerer Supreme became less visible and less important as time progressed.

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - Zhang Jiao took over in 100 AD, but with the emergence of Christianity and its anti-magic sentiment, Agamotto and the Vishanti remained mostly in the background. 

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - The line of succession almost came to an end when the wizard Merlin won the Battle of the Vishanti in the year 500 AD, but rejected the role of Sorcerer Supreme. 

    A nameless sorcerer took up the mantle that Merlin had rejected. This mysterious wizard was especially gifted at the art of illusion, so accounts of his or her appearance are radically different in every historical record. There is no information as to why this individual wished to keep his or her true face and identity hidden (see comments).

(Marvel Premiere#5 (fb) - BTS) - The Vishanti separated themselves from intervening directly in matters on Earth.

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - The title did not truly return to prominence until 1450 AD, when a young Yao (later the Ancient One) took the title and began to reestablish the importance of the Sorcerer Supreme. 

    By this point, the Vishanti had become so distant that the Ancient One actually received the Amulet of Agamotto from Eternity and had to retrieve the Book of the Vishanti from a Babylonian Griffon. Yao was able to reconnect with the Vishanti and other mystic principalities

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - In the 1960s, the Ancient One took as a disciple a crippled surgeon named Stephen Strange. Becoming known to the world as the hero, Dr. Strange, he has guarded this dimension against an endless series of threats. It wasn't until the 21st century, years after the Ancient One's physical death, that the Aged Genghis held the next Time of the Vishanti, and Strange won the contest, officially claiming the title Sorcerer Supreme.

(Dr. Strange: Season One (fb) - BTS) - Despite having the heart for mysticism during his training in Kamar-Taj, Wong never mastered the words, and so the Vishanti never answered his calls. 

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7: Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) (fb) - BTS) - In the 1960s, Dr. Strange became the Ancient One's disciple, regularly invoking the Vishanti, individually and as a collective. 

(Dr. Strange: Season One - BTS) - Although repeated invoking the Vishanti -- individually or together -- the neophyte disciple Stephen Strange was repeatedly denied as unworthy because he primarily sought power to help himself. 

    On a quest aided by Wong and Sofia di Cosimo, Strange gathered a trio of mystic rings, the Rings of Compulsion (the existence of which was discovered by the mystics of Tsar Simeon in 915 AD), which would allow one to command the Vishanti. 

(Dr. Strange: Season One) - Attacked by angered spirits, after the Vishanti again refused his spell, Strange donned the first ring, and exclaimed, "All right Vishanti, you show yourselves, you damn sons of..."; and he fell silent when the Vishanti indeed appeared. 

    Oshtur stated, "Souls of the dead, spectral bane! The Vishanti command you -- begone from this plane." The spirits vanished, but the Vishanti remained, and they (or at least Hoggoth, or whoever was in the tiger's form) encircled and lifted Strange into the air with a mystic tendril; Hoggoth stated, "Unworthy worm! You have stolen the first ring of compulsion. And now you have but three heartbeats left...to command our infinite power."

    Strange swiftly replied, "Might Vishanti...lords of power arcane...by this ring, I enjoin you...begone from this plane!" And they vanished as well.

(Dr. Strange: Season One - BTS) - After Strange began to sacrifice of himself to help others, he began to be able to sense mystic energies. 

(Dr. Strange: Season One - BTS) - When they were attacked by demon-possessed sheep, Strange led Wong in invoking Hoggoth and the Faltine to banish the demon-spirits. 

(Dr. Strange: Season One - BTS) - After they gathered the third ring, however, Mordo appeared, intending to steal the rings. 

(Dr. Strange: Season One) - To prevent this, Wong donned the rings and commanded the Vishanti, but he failed to tell them to defend him; as a result, Mordo mystically enslaved Wong, placing the Vishanti at his command. When Mordo tried to strike down Strange and Sofia, however, he found her protected by a pre-existing spell from the Ancient One. As the Ancient One drew his power from the Vishanti, Mordo was able to eventually break the protective spell, but not before Sofia convinced Strange that he was now worthy and could call on the Vishanti. He did so, and they finally answered his spell, granting him flame power, which he used to blast Mordo. Strange then battered Mordo into submission, and when Mordo called on Dormammu to kill Strange, Mordo lost his concentration and was caught in his own spell, which transported him away.

    Strange then calmed and supported Wong until he could release the rings to Strange; finally having the power to heal himself or get whatever he wanted, Strange instead noted the rings weren't his and transported them back to the Vishanti.

(Marvel Premiere#5 (fb) - BTS) - Long ago, the Vishanti fought the unspeakable wickedness of Shuma-Gorath. 

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment (fb) - BTS) - Shortly after the dawn of humanity, the sorcerer Genghis made a pact with forces beyond the Earthy sphere (the Vishanti, at least). In return for knowledge, he agreed to bring together the world's greatest mystics once every hundred years. He would then preside over a contest of sorcery which would sorely test their skills, and would determine and acknowledge one among them as Earth's Sorcerer Supreme.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment (fb) - BTS) - Genghis performed his duty, conducting the contest during the Time of the Vishanti every decade for countless millennia.

(Marvel Premiere#5 (fb) - BTS) - The Vishanti separated themselves from intervening directly in matters on Earth.

marvprem5-pg16-pan1(Marvel Premiere#5) - Battered and weakened by Sligguth, Dr. Strange beseeched the Vishanti to prevent Sligguth's then-master Shuma-Gorath from conquering the world. The Vishanti then appeared before Strange, taking fleshly forms that Strange could comprehend without going mad. Despite sensing Shuma-Gorath's evil influence in Sligguth, they were unwilling to directly aid Strange lest they upset the cosmic balance and open the door to chaos. However, upon returning to their realm, they suspended the aura of evil that deprived Strange of his mystical strengths. As Oshtur stated they would do so, Strange felt himself free of the weakening aura of evil, which allowed him to overpower Sligguth and his minions.

(Marvel Premiere#8 - BTS) - While trapped on the sentient planet Kathulos, Strange considered that he might turn to the Vishanti if need be. Their images appeared before him (or perhaps just in his mind?).

emissary speaking to Dragon Circle(Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#3 - BTS) - After the former Defenders Andromeda Attumasen, Interloper, Manslaughter and Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) defeated the forces of the cosmic Dragon of the Moon at the Borders of the Land of the Dead, an emissary of the Vishanti appeared to them and asked them what they requested as reward for their service. At Manslaughter's request, the Vishanti returned them to life via aid from Dr. Strange, who bound their spirits to mortal hosts.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment - BTS) - As the Time of the Vishanti approached, the senile Aged Genghis regained his mental clarity. He then transported himself to the jungles of South East Asia, to the Javan Rainforest, to the Temple of the Three. Clearing a century's worth of plant growth from the Temple, he then sent out a call heard only by those most learned in the ways of sorcery. At least thirteen mystics responded, including Manuel Diego, Dr. Doom, Dr. Strange, Khalid Inshallah, Jules St. Thomas, Screamer, Sen-Yu, Tareva, and Wai Chee Yee (see comments).

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment) - After Genghis explained the purpose of the gathering,  the Vishanti themselves then appeared and confirmed his statements. Hoggoth specified that the victor would become the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth, and Agamotto added that after that mage had been identified, a boon would be granted, and lives would be changed. Oshtur further clarified that any such changes must be of each of the attendant's doing and by their own free will: "No mortal shall be forced to take part...this is not the way of the Vishanti." 
    Finally, Agamotto instructed the kneeling attendants to rise, and to let any depart who so wished.
    None chose to leave.

    The Genghis then called upon the Vishanti to encase him in mystic crystal, after which they explained that the one who freed the Genghis from their embrace would win the contest. 

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment - BTS) - Succeeding in overcoming the others and releasing the Genghis, Dr. Strange accepted the honor, though he declined the boon, but the Genghis explained that the Sorcerer Supreme does not receive the boon...he must grant it...to any other mystic who evaded the power of the crystal. Only one other mystic had done so: Dr. Doom. Genghis told Strange that he was duty-bound to fulfill Doom's wishes to the best of his ability. Strange reluctantly agreed when Doom revealed his desire to free his mother, Cynthia von Doom, from the clutches of Mephisto.

    Stating that his duty was done for another century, Genghis vanished, returning to his cave, his mind quickly degenerating into senility once again, and the Temple collapsed without his magic to support it.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#43 (fb) - BTS) - During the "Infinity War," when the Magus threatened Reality-616, Agamotto transported Dr. Strange, and Amulet, Eye, and Orb of Agamotto to his realm because he was upset that Strange was allowing them to be used by others for whom they were not attended (specifically Galactus and Rintrah, who were searching for the Magus and Strange, respectively). Unable to escape on his own, Strange transported Galactus to Agamotto's realm, and Galactus and Agamotto fought furiously over the right to the magic items. Strange used the distraction to escape the Orb and hurl mystic energy in all directions, which alerted Hoggoth and Oshtur of these events.

Hoggoth & Oshtur in Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#43(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#43) - Hoggoth and Oshtur appeared in Agamotto's realm and entreated him to hold and avoid lowering himself to Galactus' arrogant violence. Oshtur further clarified that had Strange not made them aware, they might not have learned until it was too late. When Agamotto asked if they had come to help him annihilate the intruder (Galactus), Hoggoth explained that they wished him to allow Galactus and Strange to depart, and Oshtur added that mystic vibrations from the forces Strange and Galactus were seeking/opposing were already wreaking havoc with other dimensions, including their own. They further reminded Agamotto of the first law of the Vishanti, "With great power, there must also come great responsiblity" (see comments). 

    Agamotto humbling agreed they were right and explained that his concern over his Orb and "Amulet Eyes" caused him to lose sight of his ultimate duty to the multiverse. Oshtur and Hoggoth then departed, and Agamotto returned to his cartoon-ish caterpillar form, granting Strange leave to take the Amulet, Eye, and Orb of Agamotto with him and depart, but advised him to hurry before he changed his mind. 

(Guardians of the Galaxy#39 - BTS) - Upon his return from the planet Moord, Dr. Strange sensed things were not well.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#48) - When Dr. Strange invoked the Vishanti against Ygothic Cyclopeans, they provided him the power they sought and then summoned him into their realm. Agamotto (in his feline-visage) told Strange he was wise to call upon them, as he could not have survived the entropic bombardment much longer. Hoggoth confirmed that the mystic planes were in upheaval and many ancient agreements abrogated, which was why the cyclopeans were able to manifest in a relativistic universe. Oshtur further warned that the War of the Seven Spheres would soon rage across the planes of Heaven and added that the cyclopeans were agents of forces wishing to prevent Strange from becoming a participant. After Hoggoth showed Strange images of their primary antagonists, the Trinity of Ashes, Agamotto explained that the other principalities had their own enemies. Oshtur then shared this was the enactment of a predestined cyclical conflict, and that the Vishanti and Trinity were assigned the roles of opposing forces, while Strange's destiny was intertwined with the Vishanti's. 

docss48-p14-pan2    Strange expressed interest in helping, and Oshtur told him they had grave need of mystic warriors of his power level and that he must travel with them to the designated plane of combat. After Hoggoth told Strange that they expected the battle to last "scarcely 5000 of your years...an eyeblink in the lifetime of the cosmos," however, Strange countered that it was an eternity in the life of a mortal. Hoggoth(?) assured him that extending his lifespan to the necessary period would be a simple matter, but Strange told them that as he was Earth's Sorcerer Supreme, 5000 years was too long to leave Earth unprotected. When Strange regretfully declined, the Vishanti were collectively irate that he who had received their assistance in the course of his own battles countless times past now rejected their call. Agamotto told Strange his karmic debt to the Vishanti was vast and must be repaid, and when Strange tried to tell them his responsiblities to his own world must take precedence, they insisted he aid them (as had been decreed) and that they would compel him. 

    As the trio unleashed mystic bolts of enthrallment, Strange -- realizing he had no hope of combatting them and could not hide within their dimension -- attempted to escape in what he saw as the only means, transmigration through singularity. He appeared to succeed, but was then cast into a threatening mystic realm. 

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#49) - As Dr. Strange invoked other mystic principalities, such as Watoomb, Ikonn, and Cyttorak, they, too, tried to conscript to their services in the War of the Seven Spheres. To escape these forces without further invocations, he activated the Eye of Agamotto, which led him back to the Vishanti. As the other Principalities -- including Cyttorak, Denak, the Faltine, Ikonn, Munipoor, Raggadorr, Satannish, the Seraphim, Valtorr, and Watoomb,  -- arrived and challenged the Vishanti for the right to utilize Strange as their agent, Strange recited the Emancipation Incantation, freeing him from servitude to any of these Principalities, but also denying him further access to their support and power. After he confirmed that he was willing to sacrifice that to retain his freedom on Earth, Strange was cast back to his Sanctum Sanctorum. 

full body distant vs. trinity of ashes(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#54 (fb) - BTS) - The Vishanti engaged in battle with the Trinity of Ashes, who were at least their equal in power. 

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#54 - BTS) - Sensing the menace of the Goddess (Adam Warlock's "good" aspect split off by the Infinity Gems), Dr. Strange decided he needed to regain the backing of the principalities (and the title of Sorcerer Supreme).

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#54) - Dr. Strange traveled to the Vishanti's realm and was overwhelmed by the blinding waves of forces released from their battle with the Trinity of Ashes. Realizing he could not regain their support at this time nor the support of any other principalities, he soon appeciated that it was all he could do to flee and to pray, to any who might be listening that the War of the Seven Spheres did not break its dimensional bonds and spill over into Earth's universe. 


(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#61 - BTS) - Dr. Strange -- exhausted from a recent conflict against the demoness Lilith -- unofficially surrendered the Sorcerer Supreme to Salome'.

(Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#80 (fb) - BTS) - Realizing Strange could only fight with their power, the Vishanti backed off. 

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#71 (fb) - BTS) - As the Sorcereress Supreme Salome repeatedly called for the Vishanti, they refused to answer her. 

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#71) - Eventually, the Vishanti shifted Salome out of her reality and into theirs, where Oshtur told her, as ever, she was obstructing her own desires: "Your obsession makes screeching charges of what should be humble prayers! How dare you invoke our names?"

    Salome asked them to have mercy, acknowleding that her own passions sometimes made her impertinent and that only they could help her. She told them that they shared her insatiable desire for the utter destruction of the renegade Dr. Strange.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#72 (fb) - BTS) - While their immediate thought was to destroy her, the Vishanti felt that her desire to humble Strange may yet serve the greater good of all. 

(Avengers: Roll Call#1: Agamotto entry (fb) - BTS) - The Vishanti accepted Salome's offer.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#72 - BTS) - Based on cryptic guidance from Agamotto, Strange harnessed the magical forces he could control and returned to Earth with plans to confront Salome anew.

(Secret Defenders#25) - Joshua Pryce of the Cognoscenti battled the Slorioth-influenced Dr. Druid, unleashing enough mystic energy to cause the Vishanti to manifest. The Vishanti acknowledged that to oppose Slorioth directly might ravage the entire Earthly plane; thus, on Earth's behalf, the acceded to binding arbitration.

   The Living Tribunal then appeared, noting their summons was answered: "Let all present bow before the judgment of he who is the Living Tribunal!" Joshua Pryce of the Cognoscenti argued that while the War of the Seven Spheres must inevitably be fought, the predestined schedule had been accelerated through the Slorioth's intervention; Dr. Druid countered that Slorioth had fairly entered this plane. The Tribunal silenced them both, noting that the trinity had achieved epiphany: "The all of Slorioth has ever been too vast for any lone dimensionality and -- though his omnivorous nature demands a steady, continual expanse -- at this juncture he must content himself with other vistas for the nonce!" 
    And, with that, Slorioth was banished extradimensionally

    Agamotto raised Cadaver, destroyed during the battle, and promised him he would walk the Earth until the War of the Seven Spheres was over.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#75) - Strange defeated and banished Salome', reclaiming the title he had never officially lost.

(Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#80 (fb) - BTS) - After Strange began deriving power from the Gaian aura (the magical field emanating from the planet itself), the Vishanti came back, realizing he was now excellent soldier material. As he owed the Vishanti a debt and the alternative involved incineration, Strange accepted their offer.

    Over "some considerable time," Strange performed as needed, eventually exhausting the Gaian aura. 

    Strange spent a great deal of time in the Vishanti's library, learning of a new source of occult potential -- catastrophe magic accessed via a solar system syzygy from which he could derive power 4 months after he had left Earth to serve the Vishanti. Learning the spell to acquire this power via the Vishanti's library, Strange had a long time to work out all the theory.

    During this time, the Vishanti's skills ensured he only aged a year in their service, while, at his request, they agreed to return him to Manhattan over 4 months after he left.

(Avengers: Roll Call#1: Agamotto entry) - The war apparently severely damaged the structure of magic.

(Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#80 (fb) - BTS / Avengers: Roll Call#1: Agamotto entry) - The Vishanti returned Dr. Strange to Manhattan, but by Times Square, instead of in Greenwich Village as he had requested, and with his memories of the conflict mostly suppressed.

(Mystic Arcana#1-4 - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Vishanti) - With Strange succumbing to more serious corruption, the Vishanti used Ian McNee as a champion, aiding him -- with Oshtur acting more directly -- in his quest to acquire the Cornerstones of Creation and preparing to use the Cornerstones to help heal the apparently damaged foundations of magic itself.

(New Avengers#54 - BTS) - After Dr. Strange had lost the role of Sorcerer Supreme for repeatedly using black magic (most specifically in utilizing the demon Zom's dark magic), the Eye of Agamotto chose Brother Voodoo as the most deserving and ready to take on the role of Sorcerer Supreme; the Eye was delivered to Brother Voodoo and the situation explained by the spirit of the Ancient One (or perhaps just another aspect of Agamotto; see comments).

(New Avengers II#5 (fb) - BTS / Avengers: Roll Call#1: Agamotto entry / New Avengers II#1-6 - BTS) - Apparently cast out of the Vishanti, Agamotto lost most of his powers and sought to reclaim the Eye of Agamotto to protect himself from the other Vishanti. This apparently leading him to seek to reclaim the Eye of Agamotto by force, as he seemingly could not otherwise recover it by other means. Agamotto was seemingly destroyed in battle with the Eye-wielding Dr. Voodoo.

(Iron Man 2.0 #5-7 - BTS) - Agamotto apparently possessed Iron Fist (using him as his Immortal Weapon), using him to prevent the closing of the gate to the Eighth City of Heaven until Dr. Strange helped War Machine subdue Iron Fist.

(New Avengers II#34 - BTS) - The "Ancient One" (quite likely Agamotto posing as the Ancient One) returned Dr. Strange's magic items and fully restored his title as Sorcerer Supreme.

CommentsName given by Stan Lee; 
    fleshed out by
Gardner F. Fox, Irv Wesley, and Don Perlin.

    This profile focuses on the Vishanti; Agamotto, Hoggoth, and Oshtur have their own profiles now, whew!

    I have the Vishanti listed as appearing in Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#50, but I only see them pictured in a flashback discussing the events from #48-49.

    As far as I could determine from my reviews, the first time the membership of the Vishanti was spelled out as Agamotto, Hoggoth, and Oshtur was during a spell in Dr. Strange II#49. If you're aware of an earlier such revelation, please let me know!
    Also, as far as I now, it was the Vishanti profile in the Deluxe version of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe that identified who was who among the images of the group.

    "With great power, there must also come great responsiblity" -- obviously this saw print first in the origin of Spider-Man circa Amazing Fantasy#15, 1962, this is apparently the First Law of the Vishanti.

   I had wondered about the identity of the unidentified shape-changer who had taken over the role of Sorcerer Supreme after Merlin refused it circa 500 AD...I asked Marvel Tarot writer David Sexton who this was meant to be, and he revealed  "My idea was that this would actually turn out to be Rintrah. Traveling back in time and using his mystical Weaving skills to weave disguises for himself. In my brain he is only in the past for awhile and then he returns to the present as strong as Strange."

    The Marvel Tarot listed Shamhat Saraswati as having been Sorcerer Supreme from 15,000 to 11,000. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7 (2009): Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) lists the succession of Sorcerer Supremes in much greater detail, and notes that she was active until 10,000 BC, at which point the Bird Men of Akah Ma'at were banished from Earth. It makes sense that the Tarot was McNee's preliminary investigations, while his journal detailed the final information, which also matched the info in the Book of the Vishanti.
    Since Shamhat was apparently banished from Earth with all of the Bird-Men of Akah Ma'at by Oshtur, and the Bird Men were around circa 10,000 BC when Conan encountered them, they would have to have been banished after that, so the 10,000 BC date makes the most sense.

Dr. Strange: Season One. Is it in-616-continuity? Could it be in-616-continuity?
    I can tell you for a fact from experience that there are certain editors who, if asked, will make a shoot from the hip decision without evaluating individual stories based on their merits. For example, we've been told repeatedly that Marvel Knights stories are not-616 continuity, only to see it consistently revealed otherwise in-stories. We are forced to shoe-horn in continuity-contradicting stories by certain popular writers, but have to ignore others because the title of the book made it "not count." Certain editors hate ret-con series (like the First Class stories or Lost Generation) and do their best to automatically rule them out. "Because I said so...not canon!"
    Ham-handed judgments aside, and disregarding other Season One stories (Spider-Man and Fantastic, which I have yet to read, but am told have significant contradictions), let's examine the story on its merits and decide could it be in-continuity.

    Mystics I didn't see at the Temple of the Three included Turhan Barim, Count Carezzi, Jaine Cutter (though she may not have yet gained her power at the time of this story), Dr. Druid, Agatha Harkness, "Dust" Johannsen, Rama Kaliph, Omar Karindu, James Mandarin, the Obeahman, Amanda Sefton, Avram Siegel, Margali Szardos, Jakita Wegener, or any of Strange's other mystic allies and associates. However, they could have been in the shadows.
    Also, there are a BUNCH of long-time sorcerers introduced in Jason Aaron's Last Days of Magic story arc. Presumably, some, if not many, of these invoked the Vishanti. I'll let the story complete and then wind down for a few years, and then we'll cover all of those characters eventually, too.

    Oshtur noted that "many" present at the Temple of the Three had called on them to empower their spells, and that they had answered.

    According to the story in New Avengers, the Vishanti had rejected Agamotto, after which Agamotto perished. Fortunately for everyone, we at least have some in-story evidence that Agamotto did not perish, as Strange contacted and viewed him in Axis Revolutions. Either that was not Agamotto in the New Avengers story, or perhaps it was the real Agamotto, manipulating others for his own ends; who knows...that story fails to convince me that the Vishanti are no longer together.

Strange Tales I#158/2, pg. 3, panel 2 pictures various netherworlds; and panel 3 pictures various sorcerer supremes -- I'll have to look into that at some point...remind me in 2036...

CLARIFICATIONS:

The Vishanti should be distinguished from:


Spells invoking the Vishanti

Compiled by Spidermay

There is a list of spells and invocations involving the Vishanti collectively. The invocations which produced an effect could means that the subject called was "behind the scenes".
Some invocations are taken by Catherine Yronwode's web site: The Lesser Book of the Vishanti, the greater part were added by me. Nonetheless the list is not complete and some spells are still in Italian version (or poorly translated via Babelfish).
    If it is highlighted, the spell from the English version is needed...please sent the English versions to Snood.
    Thanks to Markus Raymond for providing English versions of the ones Spidermay could not.
    Further BIG THANKS to Proto-Man for providing information on many of the spells invoked by Strange and others in the Bendis Avengers issues from 2005-2010
    If not specified otherwise, the caster is Doctor Strange.--Spidermay

Dr. Strange: Season One (fb):

Banish:

Forces of Darkness...

By the light of the Vishanti,
Protectors of Earth,
Return to Dormammu,
Source of your birth!

[The demons of Dormammu attacking the Ancient One were sent back to the Dark Dimension]

Summon and project fire:

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth,
By Oshtur's ancient name,
Agamotto hear this novice,
Vishanti give me flame

        [Stephen Strange projected mystic fire from his hand sufficient to stun Mordo]

Wong asked the Vishanti's forgiveness as he attempted to punch Stephen Strange (having mistaken him for Mordo), and Strange blocked him with the Book of the Vishanti, causing Wong to punch it.

Strange Tales I#115: Banish: Vapors of Valtorr

I summon the powers of the Vishanti!
By the spell of the Dread Dormammu,
in the name of the All-Seeing Agamotto --
all thy powers I summon ---
begone, Forces of Darkness!!

[Note: Cast by the Ancient One. A flash of light, and the Vapors vanished.]

Strange Tales I#169 (fb): Banish: Flames of the Faltine

Begone, forces of darkness!
By the power of the all-knowing Vishanti--
by the vision of the all-seeing Vishanti,
I command you... begone!
[Ancient One]

Strange Tales I#117/2: Conjure: Enchanted Light

By the power of the Vishanti --
in the name of the All-Seeing Ancient One --
I summon all the forces of good --
and focus their blinding power upon you,
through the facets of this ring!

Strange Tales I#118/2: Strange neutralized the mental barrier of an alien.

By the grey specter of the Vishanti,
I summon all the mystic forces of the shadow worlds...
I call on the hosts of darkness...
strike...strike at the command of your master!

Strange Tales I#119/2

Exclamation: By the beard of the Vishanti!

Enchanted Incantation:

Hoggoth, protect me!
To my aid, Dormammu and the mighty Vishanti!

Strange Tales I#120/2:

Banish Eerie Imprisoning Mists

In the name of the Dread Dormammu!!
By the Hosts of the Hoary Hoggoth!
I call upon the Mystic Realm!
Let the fury of the ageless Vishanti show itself --
Dr. Strange commands!
By the twelve moons of Munnopor --
my will must be done!!

[after the mists dissolved]

It is done!
In the name of the venerated Ancient One, I dismiss the powers that be!
They have served me well!

Banish: a Being to its Home Dimension

Let the vapors of the Vishanti drive you from the sight of man!
Let the mystic Hosts of Hoggoth prevent you from ever returning again!

Strange Tales I#121: Strange protected his physical body with the power of the Vishanti before leaving it in his astral form [BTS].

Strange Tales I#123: Conjure: Hand

In the name of the Dread Dormammu --
by the power of the deathless Vishanti --
I call upon the Hosts of Hoggoth!
heed the words of thy mortal servant!

[Note: Strange conjured a diamond-hard, metallic giant hand, under his mental control. The Hand came from a shadowy dimension, possible home of Hoggoth's Hosts. It was so strong that it was capable of seizing Mjolnir from the very hand of Thor. It was probably the first appearance of the Hand of Hoggoth, also called the Fist of Hoggoth.]

Strange Tales I#125:

Exclamation: ...By the powers of the eternal Vishanti...

Conjure: Blinding light of the Vishanti.

Strange Tales I#126/Doctor Strange II#3 (fb): Conjure: Light of the Vishanti. The beam from the amulet pierced through the pocket which engulfed Strange, and then it hit the minion of Dormammu. Once the minion was bathed in the light, Strange could imprison him for as long as he desired.

Strange Tales I#127: The Ancient One strengthened Doctor Strange:

May the light of the Vishanti shine upon Dr. Strange...
and may the omnipotent Oshtur grant him wisdom and strength.

Strange Tales I#127: Stan Lee's greetings in the last balloon: May you and your loved ones bathe in the light of the Vishanti!

Strange Tales I#128: Strange used the powers of the eternal Vishanti to create a shield which vanquished the Shades of the Seraphim launched by the Demon.

Strange Tales I#129:

Control: Mind

May the Hosts of the Vishanti help me!
...
Put down you wand! Put down your wand!

[Note: with the only force of thought and the help of the Hosts of the Vishanti (!) Strange forced Tiboro to drop his wand.]

Exclamation: Help me, oh hosts of the Vishanti, to weaken this menace!
Claim by Stan Lee in the last balloon: And now, as truly as the Vishanti exist in the cosmos we shall surely meet again!

Strange Tales I#130: Control: Paralyze (Hold Person):

In the name of the eternal Vishanti, I command you, let your limbs become like stone --
Let the power of movement be lost to you -- Until I am gone!

Strange Tales I#131:

Banish: lackeys:

By the power of the Vishanti
I order you... disperse!

Exclamation: The Vishanti be thanked!
Banish phantoms:

By the omnipotent Oshtur!
By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
In the name of the eternal Vishanti!
Begone! Return to the nothingness
from whence you have come.

Last comment: ... may the Vishanti speak your name softly! [Stan Lee]

Strange Tales I#132: Exclamation while in astral form: The Vishanti be praised!

Strange Tales I#133: Time: delay: By the powers of the Vishanti, I conjure up a brief delay! [Note: Strange cast the incantation without speaking. It worked, a distraction swayed Shazana.]

Strange Tales I#134:

Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised! [Hamir]
Comment by Stan Lee in the last balloon: ...May the eternal Vishanti softly speak your name!

Strange Tales I#135: Control: Mind:

In the name of the eternal Vishanti...
I claim complete control over your thoughts!!
No other command can supersede mine!
The thought I now give you will became your own!

[Strange took control of the evil spirits sent by Mordo and Dormammu.]

Strange Tales I#136: Banish:

In the name of the eternal Vishanti,
may the light of the all-seeing eye of Agamotto send them back from whence they came!
Begone, helpless ones, You are free! The demon controls you no longer!

Strange Tales I#137: Exclamation: May the Ancient Vishanti be ever at thy side! [Hamir]

Strange Tales I#141: Banish: Vapors:

May the Shades of the Seraphim banish the Vapors of Valtorr! In the name of the Vishanti I speak! [Ancient One]

Strange Tales I#142:

Exclamation: Praised be the eternal Vishanti!
Exclamation:

The Vishanti be praised!...
Each passing second is more precious than the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak themselves!

[Strange, while in astral form.]

Strange Tales I#145: Exclamation: May the eternal Vishanti aid me!

Strange Tales I#146:

Exclamation: I greet you in the name of the Vishanti, my son! [Ancient One]
Exclamation: By the eternal Vishanti...
Exclamation: May the Vishanti protect you! [Clea]
Explanation: The Vishanti are almost the same as the hosts of Hoggoth, except they have blue eyes! [Letters page, Stan Lee.]

Strange Tales I#149:

Banish: Mystic bonds:

By the omnipotent Oshtur --
by the enchanted realm of the Vishanti --
let these mystic bonds melt into the void!
Thus do the Ancient One and Dr. Strange command!

[Dr. Strange and the Ancient One freed themselves from Kaluu's enchantment]

Strange Tales I#153:

Exclamation: Blessed be the Vishanti!
Banish: an Enchanted Prison

Venerated Vishanti,
I do supplicate thee!
Everlasting Vishanti,
let fair Clea be free!

Strange Tales I#154: Exclamation: Vishanti be praised!

Strange Tales I#155:

Exclamation: Once again the eternal Vishanti have smiled upon us... praise to their name!

[Note: Trapped in a realm of non-existence, Strange had to wait for his true self to pass, in order to merge with him. The true selves of Doctor Strange and Clea arrived soon.]

Exclamation: ...praise be the eternal Vishanti! [Ancient One]

Strange Tales I#156: Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised...

Strange Tales I#157:

In the name of the eternal Vishanti--
by the omniscience of my departed mentor--
let the distortion cease!

Strange Tales I#158:

Exclamation: May the eternal Vishanti protect me!

[Even so, the prison created by the Living Tribunal, made of Rings of Raggador, continued to shrink around Strange. Strange had also to use the power donated to him by the Ancient One to shatter the mystic bonds.]

Praise: ...be to the eternal Vishanti...[The restoring spell worked.]

Strange Tales I#159:

Exclamation: ...by the eternal, undying Vishanti...
Exclamation: May the deathless, divine Vishanti ever guide thy steps!

Strange Tales I#160: Oath: ...Thus, do I swear by the Power of the eternal Vishanti.

Strange Tales I#161: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Strange Tales I#162: Exclamation: By the eternal Vishanti!

Strange Tales I#163: Exclamation: By the eternal Vishanti!

Strange Tales I#164: Exclamation: ...eternal Vishanti!...

Strange Tales I#165: Exclamation: Vishanti be praised!

Strange Tales I#166:

Exclamation: By the eternal Vishanti!
Exclamation: May the Vishanti be praised!
Praise: Vishanti grant that I am in time!

Strange Tales I#169: Praise: May the unresting Vishanti grant...

Strange Tales I#170: Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised...

Strange Tales I#171: Exclamation: ...Vishanti be praised!

Strange Tales I#174: Exclamation thought: May the Vishanti guide my step!

Strange Tales I#175: Banish: Flight:

In the name of the ever-watchful Vishanti...
let waves of mystic force now waft the girl back to Earth!

[Strange forced Clea to break her flight]

Strange Tales I#178: Conjure: Net: And, by the deathless Vishanti-- save you they shall! [Strange created a net which stopped Black Knight (Dane Whitman)'s fall in a bottomless abyss.]

Strange Tales I#179: Exclamation: May the Vishanti watch over thee!

Strange Tales I#180: Exclamation: May the deathless Vishanti... watch over you... my love...! [Clea]

Marvel Feature I#1: Conjure: Psychic Shield: In the name of the Eternal Vishanti...Touch me not!

Amazing Spider-Man#109: Mind Control: Free

In the name of the eternal Vishanti..
let the trance be done!
Let the veil be torn!
With new life begun..be you now..reborn!

[Strange broke a protective trance of an old oriental sage.]

Marvel Premiere I#5: Control: Stop a Truck: Halt -- In the name of the Vishanti! [Note: Dr. Strange only imagined he had spoken this spell.]

Conjure: Crystals of Cyttorak:

May the all-wise Vishanti...aid me!
Let the Crimson Crystals of Cyttorak...strike Sligguth!

Summon: Vishanti:

You who are the Vishanti..
you good ones of the Universe!
Lend me your powers!

[The three Vishanti appeared before Strange.]

Marvel Premiere I#6: Control: By Means of a Cloak: By the Sacred Vishanti -- Let my Cloak of Levitation rise -- and pull that trident from her grasp!

Marvel Premiere I#8:

Open Door: In the name of the all-freeing...we shall prevail! [Strange closed door of a haunted house.]

Banish: Hounted house:

In the name of the eternal Vishanti..I call upon your mystic powers!
Heed my summons you who dwell in other spheres and distant universes!
Let those who watch our world in their eternal guardianship add their mystic mights to mine
Now, you powers of good! Now you who protect our world from lurking evil..strike!

[Clouds condensed. Darkenss fell above the house. Thunders roared louder and louder until golden lightinings beyond time and space fell and destroyed the hounted house.]

Marvel Premiere#9: Exclamation: By the name of the eternal Vishanti and of the Omnipotent Oshtur...

Marvel Premiere#10: Exclamation: In the name of the eternal Vishanti... [Strange interrupted the casting and converted the spell in a Defensive Shield from Shuma-Gorath's attack.]

Defenders I#9:

In the Exalted name of the eternal Vishanti--
and other gods beyond and below--
let the strength and cunning of these, my enemies--
from their mortal bodies flow!

Doctor Strange II#4: Spell Against Death Which Was "Not Permitted": In the name of the Eternal Vishanti, through the hands of omnipotent Oshtur -- [Strange did not finish the casting, so probably Oshtur and the Vishanti did not intervene.]

Defenders I#15: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Defenders I#16: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Defenders I#17: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#7: Conjure: The Circle of Cyttorak: In the name of the Eternal Vishanti, grant me the Circle of Cyttorak!

Defenders I#26: Space: Teleportation + Control: Mind: Record erasing:

Close your eyes,
Envision the house wherein you dwell,
And by the power of the eternal Vishanti,
You shall be there!

Defenders I#29: Strange invoked the eternal Vishanti to cast a spell of mass sleep over the Badoon army in the town.

Doctor Strange II#10: Conjure: the Illusion of Reality:

In the name of the Eternal Vishanti,
I conjure the illusion of reality for humanity's minds once more!

Defenders I#36: Exclamation: By Vishanti! [Interrupted]

Defenders I#37:

Control: plants: 

In the name of the Vishanti..
let the vines which imprison us be sundered! [Failed]

Control: plants

By the eternal Vishanti...
by Oshtur...
I shall be free!!

Defenders I#45:

And by the hoary hosts of Hoggoth,
let the Star of Capistan be no more!

[Strange destroyed the Star of Capistan.]

Doctor Strange II#16:

Exclamation: No, by the Vishanti, no! [Strange resisted to the thirst of blood in his mind.]
Exclamation: Satan? Vishanti preserve us! [Lord Phyffe]
Exclamation: But may Vishanti protect me--!

Doctor Strange II#19: Banish: Skeletal Illusion

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth --
Away with you! Away! --
In the name of the Eternal Vishanti --
Return to the earth & mud which spawned you!
Begone!

Doctor Strange II#20:

Banish: Winds of Watoomb: In the name of the Eternal Vishanti -- let the Winds of Watoomb cease!
Banish: Bands of Cyttorak: In the name of the eternal Vishanti...

[Note: Strange cast an Incantation of Dispel on the Bands created by Xander; the bands were green?]

Doctor Strange Annual#1:

Exclamation: In the name of the eternal Vishanti...
Exclamation: In the name of the eternal Vishanti...no!
Control: Power Over Others:

In the name of the Eternal Vishanti -- cease!

[Note:  "An Enchantment that None Can Resist.", accompanied by a mudra linking the little fingers of both hands together]

Doctor Strange II#23:

In the name of the all-seeing Vishanti,
that demon must be stopped!


Banish: Misbegotten Roots:

By the power of the dread Dormammu --
by the omniscience of the venerated Ancient One --
I call upon the Eternal Vishanti --
for all misbegotten to begone! Begone!

Doctor Strange II#24:

Exclamation: ...by the eternal Vishanti! [Note: the previous enchantment did not work, so Strange tried to draw more power from another source.]
Exclamation: 
...by the Vishanti! The door is resisting my spell of admittance?! Then I must call upon more...eh?

Doctor Strange II#26: Exclamation: By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange II#27: Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised..I have emerged in the very vicinity of the wheel!

Defenders I#57: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Defenders I#58:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#30:

Exclamation: By Vishanti [Clea]
Exclamation: Vishanti be praised! [Clea]

Doctor Strange II#32: Exclamation: By the Vishanti,...

Doctor Strange II#33: Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#34:

Exclamation: ...my power is great enough to challenge the Vishanti themeselves. [Cyrus Black]
Exclamation:  By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#36: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#38:

Summon: Astral Body to Earth Plane

In the name of the Eternal Vishanti!
Let the trances by done
let the veil be torn,
with new life begun,
be you now -- reborn!

Exclamation: By the Vishanti,...
Exclamation: By the Vishanti,...

Doctor Strange II#39:

Banish: Illusion:

By the Omnipotent Oshtur!
By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
In the name of the Eternal Vishanti!
Spirit form -- begone!
Return to the dust from whence thou came!

Exclamation: Vishanti be praised-- [Clea]
Exclamation: By the eternal--

Doctor Strange II#40:

Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised!
Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti!

Man-Thing II#4:

Conjure: Hoggoth's Fist

In the name of the dread Dormammu,
by the power of the deathless Vishanti,
I call upon the Hosts of Hoggoth,
heed the words of thy mortal servant--
and strike!

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#41:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Defenders I#71: Translation Incantation

Large folk and small folk and folk in between.
All have a way to tell what they've seen.
By the powers that beckon and the powers that reach,
let each of these folk understand the other's speech.
By the all-seeing Vishanti let this spell be sealed!
[Clea]

Defenders I#72: Exclamation: ... By the Eternal Vishanti, so be it!

Defenders I#73: Exclamation: The Vishanti be praised...

Defenders I#79:

Exclamation: Oshtur be praised...

Illusion: to end a spell of disguise

By the Vishanti's deeming,
no threat to fear,
let fade the seeming,
let truth appear!

[Note: it does not work if any enemy could see the disguised ones.]

Defenders I#80: Exclamation: ...by the Vishanti... [Clea]

the symbol of the vishanti drawn by BayanDoctor Strange II#43:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Conjure: The Symbol of the Vishanti

[Note: no sorcerer consecrated to evil could stand to look at the Symbol. The signal affects them as a crucifix affects Vampires. Cast by Bayan/Silver Fox and Doctor Strange.]

Doctor Strange II#44: Exclamation: The Vishanti be thanked--

Doctor Strange II#45:

Exclamation: By the Eternal... [Clea]
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!!
Exclamation: Vishanti, forgive me,...

Marvel Fanfare#6/2: Exclamation: By the Vishanti! [Ian McNee]

Doctor Strange II#46/1: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#47:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti, it worked! [Note: Strange had cast the Disks of Denak.]

Doctor Strange II#48: Exorcism:

By the grace of the Vishanti, by the wastes of Ikthalon--
let these ciphers live as men now, and let loa's hold be gone!

Doctor Strange II#49:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Exclamation: Clea, Vishanti be praised! [A native of the Dark Dimension.]
Banish: Mordo

And now, by Agamotto, by Hoggoth and Oshtur--
by you three who are Vishanti,
famed beyond all spheres or star...
heed the call of Doctor Strange,
scion of the Ancient One!
By the power that you grant me
shall Mordo be undone!

[Note: it worked only partially. Mordo faked his defeat.]

Doctor Strange II#51: Exclamation: By the Vishanti! [Note: Doctor Strange saw Adolf Hitler.]

Doctor Strange II#52:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti,...
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#53:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!
Restraining Spell:

By the all-wise Vishanti, let the soul shard halt here,
and return to its own time that no life need ever fear!.

Doctor Strange II#54: Exclamation: By the Vishanti...

Doctor Strange II#55:

Exclamation: By... the ... Vishanti! No!!
Conjure: Illusions of Ikonn: Blessed Vishanti, let the Illusions of Ikonn confuse my foe!

Doctor Strange II#57:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

By the mighty Vishanti, by the three over all--
hear the plea of this mystic, and bring my foe's fall!

Restoration Spell:

Now by mystic light expanding from far Nirvalon's bright sea,
hear me once again, Vishanti,-- and let what was 'gain be!

Doctor Strange II#58: Exclamation: May the Vishanti smile upon you! [Strange to Genghis]

Doctor Strange II#60: Exclamation: By the Vishanti, no!

Doctor Strange II#61: Conjure: Sphere of Nirvalon

By the three who are Vishanti let me end this reign of fear!
Hold back this force infernal, with a Nirvalonic sphere.

[Note: the sphere cut off the power coming out from the Darkhold.]

Doctor Strange II#62:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti! [Note: While erecting a Seraphimic Shield.]

By the three who are Vishanti, by the power over all,
stryke ye down this thing infernal! Lead him to his final fall!

Doctor Strange II#64: Exorcism:

By the all-wise Vishanti
by Ikonn's ritual of ever-shifting sand
let this soul have what is it's own...
and let the demon begone from the man!

Doctor Strange II#65:

Banish:

Hear me now o wise Vishanti! Grant my plea for strength anew--
that I might save all innocents from this unholy crew!
Winds of Watoomb build and swirl 'round these creatures so profane...
let the flawless Flames of the Faltine drive them back to Pohldahk's plane!

[Note: the winds drew back the demons in the portal from whence they came. The invocation of the Vishanti could be given to strengthen the spell or to exclude and save the innocents from the cyclonic winds.]

Exclamation: Vishanti be praised!

Dottor Strange II#68: Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti!

Dottor Strange II#69: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#70:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti! [Strange recognized some spires, typical of the dimension of Kobar and suspected the Kobarian mage Tymon.]
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Marvel Fanfare#20: Exclamation: By the all-powerful Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#71:

Exclamation: May the Vishanti protect you all!
Conjure: Bolt of Bedevilment: Vishanti save us! [Rahl, while attacking Strange.]

Doctor Strange II#72: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#74:

Exclamation: ...by the Vishanti!
Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#75:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti,...
Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti,...
Banish: demonic form:

Hoggoth grant me the skill to reverse the spell this woman is under.
...
Rise and surge, ye roiling waters-- rage and swirl and rise again!
That the three who are Vishanti might restore the one within!

[Note: Strange needed a good amount of water. The rocky layer which covered the demon was consumed by water and by the spell, leaving the human form of Topaz.]

Doctor Strange II#76: Exclamation: Vishanti, grant that I be in time!

Doctor Strange II#77: Exclamation: ...Vishanti!

Doctor Strange II#78: Exclamation: By the Vishanti, what's going on?

Marvel Fanfare#41/1: Exclamation: By the Eternal Vishanti...no!

Marvel Fanfare#31/2: Exclamation: In the name of the Vishanti!

Strange Tales II#8: Exclamation: O Vishanti...

Strange Tales II#12: Ritual of delivery of the Crystal of Bas-Lyonesse

In the name of Hoggoth I give it. [Catherwood]
In the name of Vishanti I accept it. [Victoria Bentley]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#5: Exclamation: Praise be to the Vishanti--!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#6: Exclamation: By Hoggoth!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#7/1:

By the power of the eternal Vishanti,
I abjure thee--
[Interrupted.]

Marvel Comics Presents#44: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#11/1: Conjurer's Sphere:

O Vishanti three--Agamotto, Oshtur, Hoggoth--
may the forces you did use 'gainst the demon-cult of Sligguth--
all prevent the dread Hobgoblin from drawing to me near--
by formin 'round me now--a mighty Conjurer's Sphere!

[Note: An oil black globe surrounded Strange, protecting him from Goblin-blasts and grenades.
A secondary effect put on the Sphere was to absorb all magical force in a given area.
A third effect was that time passed more quickly in the immediate vicinity of the Sphere.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#15:

May the Vishanti's power, like a mystic wave
which gives them any shape they crave--
upon yon vampire's spell now place their ban--
revert him from his bat-like form--to man!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#18:

Sacred Vishanti--you three who are one--
though your Book be inviolate, to be sundered by none-
now bathe me in scorn--cascade me with curses--
but deliver to me--the Vampiric Verses!

[Note: A page from the Book of Vishanti was teleported from New York to Strange's location.]

Eternal Vishanti--I call you en toto--
great Oshtur, pale Hoggoth, many faced Agamotto--
though no else might destroy it--ye gods, I implore--
let this page of your spellbook be on Earth--nevermore!

[Note: the page was destroyed.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#19: Exclamation: The Vishanti preserve us--

Marvel Fanfare#52/2: Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

Black Knight II#1:

In the name of the All-Seeing, conferred..
in the name of the Vishanti, incurred..
..show us, crystal, in your brilliant glow..
..all the the Brazier's fragments know!

[Note: Victoria Bentley performed the incantation using the Crystal of Bas-Lyoness and a brazier.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#21/1:

May the three Vishanti and crimson Cyttorak now grant me power o'er these Dark Hordes--
that they all be hurled back!

[Note: Strange recited the spell over and over with minor variations, cornering the Mindless Ones until he hurled back them to the Dark Dimension]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#24: By the Eternal Vishanti, by the power of Satannish... [Interrupted.]

Marvel Super Heroes III#5:

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, hear my spell and magic's song...
in the name of the Vishanti, now make right what has gone--

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#27/1:

By the grey specter of the Vishanti, I summon all the mystic forces of the shadow worlds!
I call on the hosts of darkness--
strike--strike at the command of your master!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#28:

Exclamation: By the three who are the Vishanti!

By the power of triple Vishanti--let thy
... [Interrupted by one of the Dykkors.]

the scroll of vishantiDoctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#33/1: Time: Distortion:

Yecyotl talxicco onoc--
Ka-tzih ta ch'uxoc Vishanti!

[Note: reading the Scroll of Vishanti. It finally freed Strange and Clea from the Time-maelstrom.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#36: Exclamation: ...by the eternal Vishanti!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#38:

Exclamation: Thank the Vishanti... [Rintrah]
Exclamation: ...the Vishanti be our witness!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#39: Exclamation: Thank the Vishanti...

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#40: Strange invoked the Vishanti, Oshtur and Hoggoth but he was already under the D'Spayre's influence and he did not put his heart in the spell. So, the spell was too weak to have effect.

Infinity War#1: By Vishanti!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#42: Exclamation: The Vishanti preserve us!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#44: Exclamation: The Vishanti preserve us!

Defenders I#85: Exclamation: Praise the Vishanti! [Clea]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#45:

Exclamation: By the Vishanti! [Strange was surprised at seeing Death.]

Let the hoary hand of Hoggoth now scatter bones like dust--
let the power of mighty Oshtur do that which Oshtur must!
Let the gaze of Agamotto wither him who takes no breath--
let the wrath of all be pointed-- the way to dusky death!
[Strange attacked Death, but he only destroyed one of its images.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#47:

Exclamation: Thank Hoggoth!
Exclamation: ...thank the Vishanti!
Conjure: power [Note: Strange called every entity he knew to contrast Necromancer's power.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#48:

Font of wisdom, source of light--
heed now your servant's plight!
Mine eyes dim, my limbs grow weak--
grant now the sanctuary that I seek!
Aid me now, O great Vishanti--
against the loath-- some spawn of Ygoth.
By the names, I call thee--
Aggamotto, Ostur and Hoggoth!

[Note: a great explosion burned the cyclopeans. The Vishanti summoned Strange before them.]

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#49: Emancipation Incantation:

Satannish Watoomb and Ragadorr
Ikonn, the Seraphim and Cyttorak
Agamotto, Oshtur and Muniporr
Hoggoth, the Faltine, Valtorr and Denak
Those whom I've named plus others I've omitted
Those who threatened my cherished liberty
Hark to this irrevocable decree:
Such an enslavement will not be permitted
Your claims on my person I now reject
All demands of servitude I must deny
For your wisdom and might I've the utmost respect
But the price of its use is far too high
Better the path I walk be mine alone
Hear now these words: let my fate be my own!

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#74: Exclamation: Or by the Power of the Undying Vishanti... [Salome']

Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#75:

Harken now immortal Vishanti, our Avatar is at the core!
Nihility beckons your former servant, and Salome' would open the Door!

Doctor Strange & Doom Triumph and Torment

Attend me now Vishanti...let your servant share your might!
Hoary Hoggoth, grant me power--Agamotto 'loose your light!
Blessed Oshtur, graceful lady, in your hallowed hands I place
all my mortal form encircles... let it change in your embrace!
Join with me, o Great Vishanti, join now with your servant true!
Aye! And let use come together--assume one form... anew!
[Genghis]

Exclamation: By the Vishanti!

What is it that disturbs you, Stephen?:

Great Vishanti.
Guide me for I fear what I may find!

Exclamation: By the Vishanti...

X-Men: Soul Killer

              Amanda Sefton called upon the Vishanti to help free her from a dark spell she had been duped into performing by Dracula; and the spell was dispelled...

Doctor Strange Flight of Bones#3:

I, Stephen Strange...
I, the vessel...
in Oshtur's name, let wisdom fill me.
I, Stephen Strange...
I, the conduit...
in Agamotto's name, let my eyes truly see.
I, Stephen Strange...
I, the servant...
in Hoggoth's name, let strength fortify my bones.
Great Vishanti, let your power come to rest in me.
Guide my hand as this task approaches.

Doctor Strange: The Oath#5:

Conjure: Sands of the Nishanti [Note: this spell cancels magic for three minutes.]

Defenders II#1: Exclamation: Vishanti!

Defenders II#7: Exclamation: By the Vishanti...

Defenders II#8: Exclamation: In the name of the Vishanti!

Defenders II#12/1: Exclamation: Thank the Vishanti...

Defenders III#1: Exclamation: By the Vishanti...

Defenders III#3: Exclamation: Varicose veins of the Vishanti! [Umar]

Defenders III#5: Conjure: Vapors of Valtorr: Vapors of the Vishanti--cloak us! [Note: a mist hid the Defenders from the world around them.]

Fantastic Four III#7: Exclamation: Sacred Vishanti!

Ghost Rider III#12: Banish:

And, by the Flames of the Faltine...
and the power of the Vishanti...
this will be done.

[The demons were hurled back in the portal from which they came.]

Marvel Comics Presents#146/3: Exclamation: By the unbending Vishanti!

Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The Way to Dusty Death

May the ever-wise Vishanti now keep two souls safe from harm...
as the Eye of Agamotto lights...
each the way to his true form!

hand -petrifiedhand-energizedHand of the Vishanti energizing Spider-Man

Amazing Spider-Man II#42: Unable to join Spider-Man due to a prior commitment with Death, and needing the Eye of Agamotto for that mission, Dr. Strange gave Spider-Man the Hand of the Vishanti.

Strange got it out of a cabinet, and it initially appeared petrified, although it glowed white with mystic energy.

Strange futilely instructed Spider-Man not to move, and when he did, the Hand's energy violently struck him.

Strange advised Spider-Man that the glow would fade, but when the portal to the Astral Plane opened again, "they" (the Vishanti) would bring his astral self to the place of magical power;
there Spider-Man could confront his foe (Shade) and follow him wherever he may go, even into the depths of the astral planes itself.

Strange cautioned Spider-Man not to leave the path no matter how familar or inviting things may appear.

Spider-Man's astral self was indeed transported to the astral plane to defeat Shade, but he also traveled from the path and confronted an insectoid creatures, which led to a summoning of a trio of mystical beings to Earth to confront him...

Deadgirl#1:

In the name of the eternal Vishanti and the omnipotent Oshtur,
I cleanse you and allow you to enjoy your time in this world.
[Strange exorcised the demon in Richard Young.]

ring(s) distantRing of the Vishanti (close)Deadgirl#4: Ring of the Vishanti

Space: Levitation: By the ring of the Vishanti... stop. [Strange stopped Dead Girl's fall.]

New Avengers (2010) #1: Strange cast "The Gorgerell Transportation Spell. From the Book of Vishanti. Page 567." 
When later fighting a possessed Dr. Strange & Hellstorm, Dr. Voodoo used "Colotor's Protective Spell. Book of Vishanti. Appendix XIII"

New Avengers (2010) #2: Dr. Voodoo used "The Gorgerell Transportation Spell. From the Book of Vishanti. Page 567."

New Avengers (2010) #5: Strange cast a protection spell on the Eye of Agamotto using "Yoovies Spell of Itemized Protection. From the Book of the Vishanti. Page 497."
Dr. Voodoo used "The Corelli's Exorcism Reversal Battle Attack. From the Book of the Vishanti, Page 7."
Dr. Voodoo -- in preparation to combat Agamotto (see comments) -- utilized "Colognener's Preparation Spell, From the Book of the Vishanti, Page 10."

New Avengers (2010) #6: Dr. Voodoo used "The Gorgerell Transportation Spell. From the Book of Vishanti. Page 567" to teleport himself to the astral plane

New Avengers (2010) #32: On the Astral Plane, Strange used "The Vishanti Spell of the Spiritual. Book of Vishanti, Page 348." in an effort to determine that Victoria Hand had been recently mystically abducted.
Upon encountering Daniel Drumm's spirit, Strange used "Colodor's Reversal Spell. Book of Vishanti, Page 453."
Strange later used the "Vishanti Spell of Communication. Book of Vishanti. Appendix 6" to communicate with Wong.
New Avengers (2010) #33: When SHIELD agents were mystically forced to turn on Maria Hill, Strange used "Colotor's Protective Spell. Book of Vishanti. Appendix XIII." to protect Hill 

Silver Surfer VI#5
Exclamation (said by Nightmare): Ahhh! Praise the Vishanti!

A ray of light awakened Nightmare from his dreams.

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Marvel Premiere#5, pg. 16, panel 1 (Oshtur/green lady with brown hair and headband; Agamotto/male with composite eyes & pointed ears; Hoggoth/leonine/feline with fiery eyes and some symbol on his head)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#3, pg. 3, panel 4-5 (emissary of the Vishanti appearing before Dragon Circle)
Doctor Strange II#43, p3, pan5 (The Symbol of the Vishanti)
Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme#33, p13, pan1 (Scroll of Vishanti);
Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment, pg. 14, panel 1 (Oshtur/golden skin, golden eyes, forehead glow; Hoggoth/pink skin, green eyes; Agamotto/ tiger face with fiery eyes)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#43, pg. 17, panel 4 (Hoggoth/light purple face; Oshtur/golden skin, blue hair, glowing eyes, forehead gem)
    #54, pg. 5, panel 2 (full body group image vs. Trinity of Ashes);
X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl#4, pg. 19, panel 4-5 (Strange uses the Ring of the Vishanti tp rescue a falling Dead Girl);
Amazing Spider-Man II#42, pg. 4, panel 5-6 (Doc gets Hand of Vishanti out of a cabinet, and it glows with energy);
        pg. 5, panel

Dr. Strange: Season One, pg. 41 (summoned by Strange);
        pg. 85, panel 4 (commanded by Rings of Compulsion)


Appearances:
Strange Tales I#115 (December, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Steve Ditko (artist)
Marvel Premiere#5 (November , 1972) - Gardner F. Fox (writer), Irv Wesley (penciler), Don Perlin (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Premiere#8 (May, 1973) - Gardner F. Fox (writer), Jim Starlin (penciler), Frank Giacoia & David Hunt (inkers), Roy Thomas (editor)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#3 (March, 1989) - Peter Gillis (writer), Richard Case (penciler), Randy Emberlin (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Marvel Graphic Novel: Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment (1989) - Roger Stern (writer), Mike Mignola (pencils), Mark Badger (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#43 (July, 1992) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Geof Isherwood (artist), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#48 (December, 1992) - Len Kaminski (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler), Charles Barnett III, Donald C. Hudson, Bob Petrecca (inkers), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#49 (January, 1993) - Len Kaminski (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler), Donald C. Hudson, Bob Petrecca (inkers), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#54 (June, 1993) - Roy Thomas (writer), Frank Lopez (penciler/layouts), Geof Isherwood (inker/finishes), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#39 (August, 1993) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Kevin West (penciler), Steve Montaino (inker), Lynaire Brust (assistant editor), Craig Anderson (editor)
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#61 (January, 1994) - David Quinn (writer), Melvin Rubi (penciler), Fred Harper (inker), Evan Skolnick (edtor)
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#71-72 (November-December, 1994) - David Quinn (writer), Peter Gross (artist), Evan Skolnick (editor)
Secret Defenders#25 (March, 1995) - Tom Brevoort & Mike Kanterovich (writers), Bill Wylie (penciler), Tony DeZuniga (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#80 (August, 1995) - Warren Ellis (writer), Mark Buckingham (penciler), Kevin F. Sutherland (inker), Marie Javins (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man II#42 (August, 2002) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), John Romita Jr. (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), John Miesegaes (assistant editor), Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl#4 (June, 2006) - Peter Milligan (writer), Nick Dragotta & Mike Allred (artists), Michael O'Connor (assistant editor), Axel Alonso (consulting editor), Warren Simons (editor)
Marvel Tarot (2007) - David Sexton (writer/designer), Doug Sexton (technical consultant), Jeff Christiansen (continuity consultant), Michael Short & Cory Levine (assistant editors), Mark D. Beazley & Jennifer Grunwald (associate editors), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Mystic Arcana#1 (Mystic Arcana Magik per cover; August, 2007) - David Sexton (writer), Eric Nguyen (artist), Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
    #1/2 - Louise Simonson (writer), Steve Scott (penciler), Kris Justice (inker),
Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Mystic Arcana: Black Knight#1 (September, 2007) -
David Sexton (writer), Eric Nguyen (artist), Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
    #1/2 - Roy Thomas (writer), Tom Grummet (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker),
Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor); special thanks to Jean-Marc L'officer
Mystic Arcana#3 (Mystic Arcana Scarlet Witch per cover; October, 2007) - David Sexton (writer), Eric Nguyen (artist), Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
    #3/2 - Jeff Parker (writer), Juan Santacruz (penciler), Raul Fernandez (inker)
, Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor);
Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm#1 (January, 2008) - David Sexton (writer), Eric Nguyen (artist), Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
    #1/2 - C.B. Cebulski (writer), Phil Noto (artist),
Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 7 (2009): Appendix: Magic (from the journals of Ian McNee) - David Sexton (writer), Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Madison Carter, Mike Fichera & Stuart Vandal (coordination assistants), Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer Grunwald (editors)
New Avengers#54 (August, 2009) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Billy Tan (penciler), Batt and Billy Tan (inkers), Jeanine Schaefer (associate editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) Vol. 12 (March, 2010) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator)Dr. Strange: Season One (2012) - Greg Pak (writer), Emma Rios (artist), Alvaro Lopez (additional inks), Ellie Pyle (editor), Alejandro Arbona & John Denning (consulting editors)
New Avengers II#1-5 (August-December, 2010) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immomen (penciler), Wade von Grawbadger (inker), Lauren Sankovitch (associate editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers II#6 (January, 2011) -
Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immomen (penciler), Wade von Grawbadger (inker), Lauren Sankovitch (associate editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Iron Man 2.0 #5 (July, 2011) - Nick Spencer (writer), Ariel Olivetti (artist), Alejandro Arbona (editor), Stephen Wacker (senior editor)
Iron Man 2.0 #6-7 (August-September, 2011) - Nick Spencer (writer), Ariel Olivetti (artist), Carmine Di Giandomenico & Matt Wilson (prologue & epilogue art), Alejandro Arbona (editor), Stephen Wacker (senior editor)
Avengers: Roll Call#1 (2012) - Jeff Christiansen, Mike O'Sullivan, Stuart Vandal, & Sean McQuaid (head writers/coordinators), Dalibor Talajic (art), Jennifer Grunwald & Mark D. Beazley (assistant edtiors), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Dr. Strange: Season One (2012) - Greg Pak (writer), Emma Rios (artist), Alvaro Lopez (additional inks), Ellie Pyle (editor), Alejandro Arbona & John Denning (consulting editors)
New Avengers II#34 (January, 2013) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato (artist), Jake Thomas (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch with Tom Brevoort (editors)


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