Her beatific appearance fits neatly with a character whose ability includes hopping between parallel dimensions and spiritual levels of existence.
And they elevated the Wong character (played by Benedict Wong, the film’s only Asian in a speaking role).
In the comics, Wong was merely Doctor Strange’s cabana boy (yet another stereotype, the Asian sidekick).
Early in the film, Strange is recovering from a car accident that destroys his ability to perform surgery.
But it will take you no further,” the Ancient One coos to Strange, asking him to bridge a better understanding of the world around him.