The Ancient One (bTsaan Saa)

The Religious Affiliation of
The Ancient One
bTsaan Saa

Religion: Tibetan Buddhism; Order of the Ancient Ones; occult; spirit CBR Scale: D

Name: The Ancient One

Alter Ego: bTsaan Saa

Other Names: The Master; High Lama; Sorcerer Supreme; Spirit Leopard; Young Ancient One; The Lama; Yao

Classification: supporting character supporting character   hero hero   clergy/religious leader clergy/religious leader  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Strange Tales (vol. 1) #110 (July 1963): "Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!"

Creators: Steve Ditko, Stan Lee

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 93

   Comic Book Appearances: 90

   TV, Film Appearances: 2

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 1

Occupation: framer

Nation: Tibet

Birth Place: Kamar-Taj, Tibet

Race: Asian

Gender: male

Note: belonged to an unnamed order of sorcerers

This character is in the following 29 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America / Nick Fury: The Otherworld War (Oct. 2001): "The Otherworld War!"
The Defenders (vol. 1) #107 (May 1982): "On Death and Dying..." (cameo)
Doctor Strange (vol. 2) #46 (Apr. 1981): "A Moment's Peace"
Dr. Strange Annual #1 (Dec. 1976): "...And There Will Be Worlds Anew!"
Epic Anthology #1 (Apr. 2004): "The Mark of the Ancient Ones Part 1" (lead character)
Marvel Double-Shot #4 (Apr. 2003): "The Bottle Imp!" (mentioned)
Marvel Feature
Marvel Graphic Novel #49 (1989): "Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment" (cameo)
Marvel Premiere
Marvel Universe #5 (Oct. 1998): "Creature on the Prowl!" (cameo)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)
The New Avengers
The Secret Defenders #15 (May 1994): "Strange Changes, Part 1: Strangers and Other Lovers" (cameo)
Strange Tales
The X-Men

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