This time around, Doom teams up with the wise Maria von Helm to create the Harrower, a device that will rescue his long-gone mother from the depths of Hell. The armor has an arsenal of high-tech weaponry and gadgets integrated within it, including gauntlets that can discharge lasers and force blasts, a defensive force field generator,[111] and a lethal electric shock that can stun or kill anyone who comes into contact with Doom. Doom is smart and has created many inventions that prove his brilliance. However this was not granted. After the birth, Doom's only apparent condition for his aid is that he be allowed to name Sue and Reed's daughter, calling her 'Valeria' after his long-lost love. Doom states that the technology the Red Skull gave him is more advanced than what he currently has and that he will become the Baron of Iron in his future; although he does not agree with the Red Skull's principles, the time paradox the situation causes forces him to comply. 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. Teen Titans: Nightwing's First 10 Comic Issues (In Chronological Order), 10 Best Manga With Supernatural Themes (According To MyAnimeList), All Of Batman's Pets In The Comics (In Chronological Order), 10 Marvel TV Characters That Deserve To Be Rebooted In The MCU, Batman: Every Woman Bruce Wayne Revealed His Secret Identity To. However, it is revealed that "Doctor Doom" who had been involved with the Cabal was actually an upgraded Doombot, which releases swarms of Doombot nanites against the Cabal, tearing down Avengers Tower and forcing its denizens, such as the Dark Avengers, to evacuate. However, much like his nemesis Reed Richards/Mr. Death is connected with armor and the inhuman-like steel. In the alternative Wolverine centric future where the supervillains of the Marvel universe finally won and divided America up amongst themselves. [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. [115], In more of an anti-hero role, the Earth-2149 version of Doom is still ruler of Latveria. Doom first used the device after inviting the Silver Surfer to his castle in Latveria. [39] Doom decides to hold a symposium on how to finally defeat Reed Richards. He is killed while on the run and sent to Hell at the hands of Mephisto, but is sent back to Earth by Death as he is to be her "greatest servant of all". [volume & issue needed], At the start of the story arc Fantastic Four: Three, Doom feels that he needs to be "reborn" and makes plans to abdicate his throne and give it to Kristoff when Valeria teleports to his room unexpectedly asking for his assistance. Doctor Doom is a genius to be sure but also a man convinced that only he knows how best to save the world. Doom has never forgiven Reed and has sworn revenge. Powers/Abilities: Doctor Doom was a manic inventor with delusions of conquering the world using his mechanical inventions. 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. Notorious villain Doctor Victor von Doom has finally found a solution for his oldest obsession: rescuing his mother’s soul from the clutches of Hell. "[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. "[153], A ride called Doctor Doom's Fearfall is located at Islands of Adventure in the Universal Orlando Resort.[154]. The monarch of the fictional nation Latveria, Doom is usually depicted as the archenemy of the Fantastic Four, though he has come into conflict with other superheroes as well, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, the X-Men, and the Avengers. Earth has suffered from the conflict and Doom uses his remaining power to restore it. He spurns Beast by stating that genetics does not number among his talents. 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. Doom would spend most of his time in exile planning his return, but Englehart left the title before he could resolve the storyline. [7], The character has been substantially adapted from the comics into several forms of media, including television series, video games, and merchandise such as action figures and trading cards. They talk and she accepts that she made a mistake and hopes he's right that people can be reformed. Victor grew into a headstrong and brilliant man, combining sorcery and technology to create fantastic devices which would keep the Baron's men at bay and protect the Roma people. [volume & issue needed], In Alan Davis' mini-series, Fantastic Four: The End, Dr. Doom appears as a four-armed cyborg with little of his humanity left. The Fantastic Four, the majority of the Avengers, and the Hulk-less Banner followed in short order, with Doom being forced to join the sacrifice when Iron Man tackled the villain into the energy mass. Good Doctor It … [volume & issue needed], Doom (Victor Von Doom) is a Marvel Comics anti-hero featured in the Marvel 2099 comic book Doom 2099. [volume & issue needed], Doom seemed reappeared in issue six of Ultimate Power, a crossover between the "Ultimate Universe" and the universe of the revamped Squadron Supreme, seemingly intent on taking over the Supremeverse. [133], In What if Doctor Doom had Become the Thing?, Recounting his college days, Doom again listens to Reed when he tells him of the flaw in his machine and becomes Reed's friend after this, but in this reality he is simply using Reed to further his own goals. Using this information, Doom created an armor that allowed him to connect with every particle of Vibranium that had been spread across the planet, which he then was able to control and manipulate to bring the world to its knees. ", a fact that later led to the character's redemption. [30] Brubaker's version of Doom was heavily influenced by the original Lee/Kirby version; responding to a question if he would ever show Doom's face, Brubaker stated "[F]ollowing Kirby's example, I think it's better not to show it."[29]. [52] Doom then forms an alliance with the Sub-Mariner, who places a magnetic device in the Baxter Building. 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. van Damme is caught in the same accident, and his flesh was changed into a metallic hide (with a somewhat reduced ability to perceive tactile sensations and pain), clawed hands, his legs transmogrified into demonic goat-hooved legs, and he re-appeared on Earth in Copenhagen. Doom rejects his future self by pointing out that he would never do such a thing, for even if he seeks power, he always watches the cost of it, and knows that nothing he seeks could be worth such an affront to his dignity. While Doom uses Stark's connections and company to establish himself, the amnesic Stark- believing himself to be Doom- works to rebuild his life, creating his own company and forming his own reputation from the ground up. In 2020, Doctor Victor Von Doom was added as a boss to the popular game, This page was last edited on 10 January 2021, at 17:37. [66] With this new power, Doom trapped Franklin in Hell, immobilised Doctor Strange, and then neutralises the FF's powers, torturing the other three while taunting Reed by leaving him in his magical library, comparing it to giving a dog a road-map as he concluded that it would be impossible for Reed to master sufficient magical skill to be a threat to him. Leaving his tribe in Latveria, Victor Von Doom moved to the United States to study at the Empire State University where he combined sorcery and technology to create fantastic inventions. The final panel shows Doom back in his lair, surrounded by newspaper cuttings detailing his past defeats and wondering how he would do in a fight with Thomas the Tank Engine. [10], Jack Kirby modelled Doom after Death, with the armor standing in for that character's skeleton; "It was the reason for the armor and the hood. However, there are drawbacks to his association with the team. He has survived getting run over by the Juggernaut, blasted by Doctor Doom, is totally bulletproof, and at his strongest, was able to briefly force back the Pheonix Force with the aura. A mastermind genius of physics and even genetics, Von Doom keeps the Four of the Fantastick imprisoned in his castle, continually tapping Richard Reed for knowledge. Mind Transferal: Doom can trigger his Am ability with anyone in 3 areas of him who makes eye contact with him. [81] Doom becomes omnipotent with powers surpassing those of beings as the Beyonder or the Cosmic Cube. NEXT: 10 Times Doctor Doom Actually Saved The Marvel Universe. [33], It has been revealed that the Scarlet Witch seen in Wundagore Mountain is actually a Doctor Doombot which apparently means that the real one has been captured by Doom sometime after the House of M event. In issue eight, it is revealed to be simply a Doombot (the first seen in the Ultimate Marvel continuity). This storyline ultimately ended with the controversial Fantastic Four #350, where writer Walt Simonson had the Victor Von Doom who had been seen in the book during the Englehart run being revealed to be a robotic imposter and the real Von Doom, in a newly redesigned armor, returning to claim his country from his usurper. Beginning with issue #42, he also had appearances in Marvel Team-Up (February 1976). He was thrown back in time (perhaps about 50 million years) by the Marquis of Death. Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter co-wrote the story with Marv Wolfman, and recalled choosing Victor Von Doom based on his iconic status: "I figured I needed the heaviest-duty bad guy we had to offer — Doctor Doom. Disregarding the warnings of fellow classmate Reed Richards, one of his inventions malfunctioned resulting in an explosion that severely damaged his face. Iron Man was able to create a vaccine and managed to track back the creation of the Symbiote Bomb to Doom, who hadn't yet planned to unleash what would have been a very effective weapon. His facial scar is the result of a mutant uprising in Latveria. He is revered by the citizens, who refer to him as "the good doctor". The story took its title from the "unthinkable" act Doom had to perform to acquire this new magical might from a trio of demons: killing his first love, Valeria. Doom agonises over this choice, but his ambition and pride are still stronger than his love and he chooses Valeria. After fighting off multiple assassins including Taskmaster and M.O.D.O.K., Doctor Doom sends Reed Richards his solution to the black hole threatening Earth and leaves to deal with his enemies by regaining his power. [103] After Strange relinquished the title of Sorcerer Supreme, he admitted that Doom wielded enough magical power and abilities to become the new Sorcerer Supreme.[104]. When the attacks from Iron Man and Santa Claus collide, it purges the Symbiote and Iron Man discovers that Santa Claus is actually a man named Mike Dunworthy who owns a Christmas decoration store. [62], A particularly detailed plan saw Doom ally with the Puppet Master to trap the Fantastic Four within the miniature artificial city of "Liddleville", their minds trapped inside tiny cybernetic, part-organic copies of their original bodies. When Richards and his three companions hijacked a spaceship in order to be the first humans in space, Von Doom unsuccessfully attempted to talk him out of it. Richards proceeds to trick Doom into rejecting the demons, resulting in them dragging Doom to Hell. Doctor Doom is the subject of a ride at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida, known as Doctor Doom's Fearfall. Panther spurned the invitation, detonating an EMP that blacked out a local portion of Latveria before Doctor Doom's robots could destroy his ship. [volume & issue needed], In this reality, visited by Ben Grimm while attempting to recover the coordinates of the Ultimate Nullifer, divided between the subconscious minds of four alternative Johnny Storms, Doom was the leader of the 'Challengers of Doom' consisting of himself, Reed Richard, Sue Storm, and the Hulk-, with Latveria having been destroyed in an unspecified past disaster and Doom relocating to New York to become a hero. You’ve been brought to Doom’s lab to become a test subject for a new sinister invention of his. Having witnessed Doom saving the refugees by using his portal for their escape, the zombified Thing suddenly attacked Doom. The most notable among them include: Doombots - Doombots have the face of the real Doctor Doom but with no hood and have guns. The events of this were deleted from Marvel Comics continuity in the 2015 series Secret Wars. In an attempt to save her series and possibly join the Avengers, Gwenpool (unaware that Doom has "reformed") attempted to attack him using an AI Doombot who goes by the name Vincent Doonan to lead her to him. [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. In 1998, ToyBiz released a Doctor Doom figure in their Marvel Comics Famous Cover series. Doctor Doom later defends Latveria from the Mighty Avengers, following a revelation that it was one of Doom's satellites that carried the 'Venom Virus' released in New York City (which was actually hacked by an enemy of Doom). 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