[118], In the Amalgam Comics community, Dr. Doom was combined with DC's Doomsday to create Dr. [146] These supervillains are genre-crossing villains who exist in adventures "in a world in which the ordinary laws of nature are slightly suspended"; characters such as Professor Moriarty, Count Dracula, Auric Goldfinger, Hannibal Lecter, Joker, Lex Luthor, and Darth Vader, also fit this description. For other uses, see, Articles and topics related to Doctor Doom, Original Guardians of the Galaxy/Earth-691. Later, Doom used sorcery to exchange minds with Richards. [91] In an attempt to atone for past misdeeds, Doom absorbs the Scarlet Witch reality-altering powers and resurrects the dead Cassie Lang, whom he had accidentally killed. The Mighty Avengers invaded Latveria, Von Doom's nation, due to his involvement in creating a chemical bomb that would infect people with the symbiote (though it was recently revealed that this attack was actually set up by Kristoff Vernard to put Doom out of the picture prior to Kristoff's future attempt at a coup). When Mister Fantastic asks what promise Doom made to Valeria, Victor states that he made a promise to help her defeat Mister Fantastic when she calls for it. SKILL", "Comics in Context #166: Megahero Vs. Megavillain", "Comics in Context #165: The Supervillain Defined", "VOA Online Discussion: Comic Book Heroes", List of Ultimate Fantastic Four story arcs, Lego Marvel Super Heroes - Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda, Agent Carter: S.H.I.E.L.D. Victor is introduced as part of the Baxter Building, a government think-tank of young geniuses, which counts among its students Reed Richards and Susan Storm. In the alternate 31st century of the original Guardians of the Galaxy, designated as Earth-691, Doom is revealed to have somehow managed to place his brain inside the adamantium skeleton of Wolverine at some unknown point in the past, hiding this fact with a perfect replica of his original armor, cloak, hood, and simulated flesh intended to give the appearance that he has managed to prolong his life to unnatural lengths. "[9], Due to the rush to publish, the character was not given a full origin story[9] until Fantastic Four Annual #2, two years after his debut. Doom was the child of poor Romani Gypsies. Later she gets Doom, Vincent, Dr. In the "Classic Mini Marvels" section, there's a short story about him in which he tries to read Marvel's comics. The real Doom left a message stating that he had studied the team's strengths and weaknesses and would be ready for them if they ever returned to Latveria. Accessories: Doom managed to convince the little boy to relinquish control of this world with little more than a few errant promises of a better life. He eventually comes face to face with Rancor, a descendant of Wolverine, and offers to become her ally, though he secretly intended to use her as a pawn for his own gain, while she intends to slay him on her quest to determine what happened to Wolverine. [42] Doom reveals to Tony that he is a new man and wishes to help, giving the latter one of the Wands of Watoomb to keep safe from Madame Masque. During the construction of Reed's rocket, Doom notices the flaw in the shielding, but tells no-one, instead creating armor to protect himself. before it disbanded. Now we finally get back to the impending disaster of the black hole that resulted from the destructive sabotage of the Antlion project on the Moon. In the album Mm.. Food several songs contain samples of Doctor Doom's lines in the 1981 Spider-Man animated series. While the Fantastic Four's powers are compared to the four classical Greek elements, Doom has attained the power of one of the additional Chinese elements, metal - his body is almost completely solid metal, possessing no discrete internal organs, somewhat similar to Colossus (though Doom cannot switch back to a flesh-and-blood form). The most notable among them include: In Neil Gaiman's alternative-universe tale, Marvel 1602, Dr. Doom is "Count Otto von Doom", also known as "Otto the Handsome". An unmasked and Future Foundation variant of this figure were later released as a 2011. Doctor Doom transports himself to Morgana's castle to summon up a magical army and captures the Avengers, but they free themselves and he is arrested for terrorist crimes against humanity after a brief struggle that culminated with the Sentry tearing off Doctor Doom's mask. His father, Werner, was the leader of the tribe and a renowned medicine man who kept his wife's sorceress life quiet in order to protect Victor from a similar fate. [67] However, Reed was able to release Doctor Strange's astral self from Doom's traps, allowing Strange to give Reed a sufficient crash-course in magic for Reed to free the rest of the team and trick Doom into angering his demonic benefactors, prompting them to take him to Hell. [54] Doom is saved by Rama-Tut, and he returns to Earth to destroy the Fantastic Four by turning each member against the other using a special berry juice. Doom disappears before the unconscious Tony regains consciousness. [volume & issue needed]. To the disgust of his allies, it is revealed Doom has only chosen the hardiest breeding stock of the Latverian survivors; there are no elderly people or children. In fact, the hatred and persecution of the Romani is so intense that like the Jews, they require a special word... Antiziganism. [50] As Doctor Doom, he would go on to menace those he felt responsible for his accident—primarily, Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. Romani, not the character Roma) heritage of his mother. Victor von Doom is Romani, a highly problematic racial / ethnical and cultural identity within the history of European racism in particular. Dr. Doom is seemingly later seen in Ultimates 3 as the one controlling Ultron. The Avengers also have a photo of Doom in their house, as shown in "World War Hulk". Victor's mother was witch Cynthia Von Doom who died by Mephisto's hand while Von Doom was young. The events of this were deleted from Marvel Comics continuity in the 2015 series Secret Wars. The castle was owned by a "Baron of Iron" centuries prior, who had used his technological genius to protect himself and his people. Doctor Doom isn’t exactly like Jaime Lannister, but the two characters share confidence and some slightly good bits buried deep down. With Wiccan and Doom's help, they seek to use the entity that is possessing Wanda to restore the powers of mutant kinds. Part 98011 (1)Part 11512 (1)Part 50231 (1)Part 6016138 (1)Part 12596 (1). Following the villains' defeat, Victor retreated to the ruins of Castle Doom. During Dark Reign when Norman Osborn is in charge, Doom is released and sent back to Latveria. This is most keenly reflected in Doom's continued refusal to accept responsibility for the accident that fully scarred his face, instead preferring to blame Reed Richards for sabotaging his experiment. Since Doctor Doom is one of Marvel's most popular villains, he has been featured in many forms of merchandise, including various action figures and trading cards: "Dr. Doom" redirects here. To win the battle, simply repeat all previous operations - that is: defeat huge minion, then break down second cannon. Doom’s vanity prevented him from adjusting the schematics to one of his e… He was [respected]…but through a flaw in his own character, he was a perfectionist. Opting to heal rather than harm, Reed finally uses the Beyonder's power to heal Doom's face, and to purify his soul. Doom has his own area of land called New Latveria. His exploits attracted the attention of the dean of Empire State University, who sent someone to the camp. The ensuing radiation exposure turns Ben into a hulk-like being who, calling himself "Grimm", beats back Doom, forcing him to flee. Doom denounces Reed as a 'freak' during their initial confrontation when he finally learns what Reed's powers are. During the battle, he killed Logan, which allowed the Phoenix Force to go to Thor right before Doom was about to use his Penance Stare to Thor. Doctor Doom™ How he survived remains unknown. [volume & issue needed] Doctor Doom's main objective was to secure Wakanda's store of vibranium, which he could mystically enhance to make himself unstoppable. [15] The comics site Panels of Awesome ranked Doctor Doom as the number one villain in their listing of the top ten villains in comics;[149] Wizard Magazine went a step further by declaring Doctor Doom the fourth greatest villain of all time. When enemy is stunned, smash his face with the Thing, taking his mask off. Doctor Doom and Scarlet Witch by Jim Cheung The Romani may be the most widely discriminated against ethnic group on this planet. [43], Doom finds Iron Man again and teleports the two to the Jackpot Club in Chicago to confront Madam Masque. [42] He reveals to Tony that he has relinquished his dictatorship over Latveria to give the land back to its people. Richards proceeds to trick Doom into rejecting the demons, resulting in them dragging Doom to Hell. Once, he even went so far as to let his soul lay bare and be judged by the Panther God of Wakanda, who determined that he genuinely wished for a utopian future where humanity thrived, albeit one where he was in power.[114]. Strange stepped down as the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth, Doom was amongst the candidates considered suitable to replace him. [60] Doctor Doom also attempts to use the Hulk as his slave during two issues of The Incredible Hulk. [88] He later returned to again rule Latveria, upon ruling the council for a millennium. Swearing revenge, Victor increased both his scientific and mystical knowledge with such determination that he was given a full scholarship to Empire State University. Osborn's mysterious ally, the Void, violently attacks Doom, and an apparently amused Loki tells the Hood that he should go, as there is nothing here for either of them, which the Hood, now loyal to Loki due to his hand in the restoration of his mystical abilities, agrees. Beginning with issue #42, he also had appearances in Marvel Team-Up (February 1976). As an immigrant, Victor was bullied by Reed and his contemporaries with him learning to harbour a deep hatred for Richards. Rescued by a clan of monks, Victor quickly mastered the monks' disciplines as well as the monks themselves. He is capable of energy absorption and projection, manipulating electricity, creating protective shields, dimensional travel, healing, creating blizzards, and summoning hordes of demonic creatures. He demonstrated behavior very uncharacteristic of him, however, which may or may not become a plot point later. Doctor Doom was ranked #4 by Wizard on its list of the 101 Greatest Villains of All Time[5] and #3 on IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time. [23] Despite a tempestuous temper, Doom occasionally shows warmth and empathy to others; he tries to free his mother from Mephisto and treats Kristoff Vernard like his own son. Doom, loathing Thor and the Asgardians all the more due to his recent defeat at their hands claims that he will support Osborn's "madness" should Namor be returned to him, but Osborn refuses. To do that, wait for him to start charging at you, then jump aside. Doctor Doom: "Philosophically we are much alike! UDDA, UDDA Trying to get the slang down pat, using verbs and syllables, shit But I'll flip the style like half a brick So give me space like NASA, one. Doctor Victor von Doom is a long-running villain who got his start back in 1962 and has gone on to become one of the most recognizable evildoers of the Marvel world. [102] Doom managed to come in second in a magic tournament held by the ancient sorcerer the Aged Genghis. [137], Unlike most Dooms this version is portrayed as an old, senile man with delusions of retaining his old authority and physique- seen by Layla Miller as a natural 'evolution' of Doom's inability to accept that he might be the reason for his failures-, although with periods of lucidity in which, while physically decrepit, he is still as smart and devious (and in turn, dangerous) as ever. There was considerable blurring at the boundaries, of course. He establishes a "paradise" on Earth by eliminating global warming, poverty, war and providing a device for unlimited energy. [31] Due to Ultron's interference, the bomb was dropped on Manhattan, but the Mighty Avengers are able to stop the effects on the people. [15] During the 1970s, Doom branched out to more Marvel titles such as Astonishing Tales,[16] The Incredible Hulk,[17] and Super-Villain Team-Up (1975). Y'know, if you list just their resumes, Scarlet Witch and Dr. Doom seem like a compatible couple. Despite his helping, Doom ended up falsely incarcerated at The Raft. [43] The two later travel to Chicago in order to confront Madam Masque. McCallum, Pat (July 2006). Inspired by Stark, and informing his A.I. However the majority of his powers came from the Hazareth Three, and upon angering them most of his sorcery was removed and … Doom later appeared giving Beetle instructions, implying Beetle worked for Dr. Doom. "100 Greatest Villains Ever". Victor's mother was the witch Cynthia Von Doom who died by Mephisto 's hand while von Doom was young. The son of a Romani witch, Cynthia von Doom, he was orphaned at a young age and grew into a brilliant, stubborn man who used his technology to protect his people. As in the real world he seeks the hidden sect of monks, but now becomes a force for good known simply as Doom. [135], In What If: Iron Man: Demon in an Armor, Tony Stark is Doom's college roommate rather than Reed Richards, inspiring Doom to develop a machine that allows him to transfer his mind into Stark's body while leaving Stark trapped in his body with no memory of his past. Magic: Doctor Doom was introduced to the mystic arts by his mother (who was of Romani and Latverian blood). On the other hand, Richards managed to process all the computer calculations necessary to save the life of a disintegrating Kitty Pryde by himself, which is a feat that Doom at the time professed to be unable to do. Doctor Doom revealed that he came to Iron Man because he heard about the new armor he is wearing and wants to extrapolate it to improve his own armor only for Iron Man to turn him down. [12] Typical of Lee's writing characterization of Doom is his arrogance; his pride leads to Von Doom's disfigurement at the hands of his own machine, and to the failures of many of his schemes. 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