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The Empirikul were motivated by the death of their leader Imperator's parents at the hands of the magic authorities in his home dimension.[1] They embarked in a crusade across dimensions to "purify" magic users. Some of their victims included Ice Duchess, Crimson Gypsy, Dr. Warlock, and Magister Szandor Sozo.[2]

When they reached the dimension of Doctor Strange, the Empirikul assaulted several magical landmarks of the Earth until they reached the strongest of them all, Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum.[3] The Imperator confronted Doctor Strange himself and defeated him even after the sorcerer had siphoned all of Earth's magic to empower himself.[4] The most prominent magic users of this dimension were defeated and brought to the front of the Sanctum Sanctorum to be sacrificed. However, old mage Monako interfered and teleported Strange and his colleagues away to safety at the cost of his own life.[1]

The Empirikul razed the Sanctum Sanctorum and searched the Earth for the sorcerers while Imperator rested in their mothership. When he returned, Imperator confronted the threat of the Sanctum none of his minions had managed to combat, the so-called Thing in the Cellar. While he was battling it, Doctor Strange and the other sorcerers arrived, armed with several items which contained the last traces of magic in the world.[5]

After being weakened and blinded by the milled powder of the Ancient One's skull, Imperator fell to the combined power of Doctor Strange and The Thing in the Cellar. Imperator's fall severed his connection to the rest of the Empirikul and his mothership, causing both to simply fall flat.[6]

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