**You know the drill, this post contains spoilers for Doctor Strange.**
Rachel McAdams plays Christine Palmer, a friend, colleague and former love of Stephen Strange, but if you look back at comic book history, she’s actually a combination of two different characters. The Marvel Universe does have a character named Christine Palmer, but she has her own series known as “Night Nurse” and has little ties to Doctor Strange.
That version of the nurse with super-healing powers may not be very connected to the doctor, but the version before that, “Linda Carter,” does. There’s even a famous scene between Linda and Stephen recreated almost exactly in the film, except her name is Christine of course.