Agamotto, a powerful mystic being and one of Doctor Strange’s three Vishanti, is said to have used the Eye during his time as Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth dimension. The Eye’s origins are currently unknown, but there are theories of how it came into existence. Some believe that it was discovered by Agamotto among the seas and stars, where it had drifted for ages. Others claim that it was created by Agamotto himself, which makes sense when the Eye’s powers are compared to those of “the All-Seeing.” It is said that the Eye of Agamotto draws on Agamotto’s own mystical ability to span distances and dispel disguises and illusions. Agamotto is also presumably aware of every time the Eye is used and may even record those events for later viewing.
The Eye is a weapon of wisdom that can radiate a powerful mystical light that allows Doctor Strange to see through all disguises and illusions, see past events, and track both ethereal and corporeal beings by their psychic or magical emissions. The light given off by the Eye also weakens a variety of evil mystical beings, such as demons, devils, undead beings, dark extradimensional entities, and even sufficiently corrupt human practitioners of the Dark Arts. Strange can use it to probe the minds of others, project a powerful mystical shield, and create portals to other dimensions. It has also been used to place beings into suspended animation, and it serves as the clasp for his Cloak of Levitation.
Agamotto is created by Steve Englehart and Frank Brunner.