Dormammu, I’ve Come to Bargain


What does Dormammu, I’ve Come to Bargain mean?

Dormammu, I’ve come to bargain is a popular quote said by the titular character of the 2016 Marvel superhero title; Doctor Strange.

Online, the phrase is featured on image macros, depicting a screenshot of the original scene, associated with repetition and time loops.


What's the origin of Dormammu, I’ve Come to Bargain?

Doctor Strange premiered in the United States on October 20th, 2016.

Toward the end of the film, Doctor Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is confronting an interdimensional being and villain of the movie; Dormammu with the intention of striking a deal, saving Earth.

He does so by casting a magical glyph, that gets himself and Dormammu trapped in a time loop, resulting in him dying a myriad of times, before Dormammu finally allows him to negotiate.

Spread & Usage

How did Dormammu, I’ve Come to Bargain spread?

Not long after the successful debut of the motion picture, the scene would be referenced in multiple sources online, including Twitter, Reddit as well as 9GAG and Imgur.

YouTube would also get flooded with “Dormammu, I’ve come to bargain” content over the years, including isolated clips of the scene, as well as looped ones, with 1 hour and 10-hour versions both being available for those with a significant amount of time on their hands.

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