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I am Doom, destroyer of worlds! What Gods dare stand against me?
~ Doctor Doom
Rivals... No one rivals Doom! NO ONE! Doom is supreme! There is no power on Earth, no intellect in all creation to equal mine!
~ Doctor Doom
Dr. Victor Von Doom, better known as simply Doctor Doom, is one of the main antagonists of Marvel Comics, most commonly serving as the main antagonist of the Fantastic Four comic book series and a major antagonist in both the Spider-Man and the Avengers comics. He is a Vengeful, Tyrannical Monarch who is a powerful sorcerer and the ruler of the technologically-advanced country Known as Latveria, and is so destined to prominently seek and expand his rule over the Earth as well as the Entire universe, as he believes that it is the only way for them to survive.
He serves as the secondary antagonist of the 1984 Secret Wars storyline, the titular main antagonist of the Doomwar story arc, the villainous protagonist of the 2015 Secret Wars event and the titular protagonist of both the Infamous Iron Man and the Doctor Doom comic book series.
The world must not lose a magnificent brain like mine!
~ Doctor Doom.
Doom is an extremely vain individual, and spites Mr. Fantastic for being a rival to his genius. Some accounts say the explosion of his machine only caused one scar, which he could not handle, as "Doom should be perfect". He also places his own importance over others, and has no problem killing people when the situation calls for it, regarding life much like a game of chess. But Doctor Doom is a gentleman and is bound by his honor and pride. He seems to value science heavily, preferring to build machines that have the same function as some of his magic spells. The only people he's seemed to ever care for are his parents, vowing to avenge them once they were gone. He is known for going to great lengths, showing no fear whatsoever yet honorable and wants godlike powers for himself.
Although a major threat to the Marvel universe, Doom can also prove a valuable ally. He has been seen to team up with numerous superheroes on numerous occasions, even his arch-rivals, the Fantastic Four. In most cases however, the alliance works in Doom's favor, and he will often abandon the person as soon as he gets what he wants. Such as when he helped defeat the god-like Beyonder, only for his plan to involve stealing the Beyonder's power.
Dr. Victor Von Doom is the arch-enemy of the Fantastic Four, and is the self-proclaimed unquestioned smartest man on Earth. Doom was born in a Romani family in the nation of Latveria, as the son of a witch and a herbalist. When his mother Cynthia was killed by demons (which she herself summoned to fight Latverian soldiers), he promised revenge, and the death of his father because of a Latverian tyrant only fueled his desire.
Doom began to master both magic and technology, and when his fame reached the United States, he gained the opportunity to study in America. There he met Reed Richards, one of the few men on the planet whose intelligence can even approach his own (and then not by much). Wishing to resurrect his dead mother, he attempted to construct a portal to hell; however, due to miscalculations that Richard Richards warned him about and he refused to acknowledge, the device exploded and damaged his face. Though Doom was responsible for the incident, he still blamed Richards for the accident, considering that to admit his own culpability would mean acknowledging Richards' superior intelligence, and withdrew from society for some time.
He then joined a mysterious order which taught him secret knowledge, including metallurgy. He used it to create a suit of power armor that he has been using (with some modifications) since that day. Unfortunately, in Doom's haste, he had put on the armor's mask before it had adequately cooled and his face was severely burned, an incident which Doom blamed Richards yet again for despite it being clearly Doom's own fault.
From that moment, and forevermore, he has been known as Doctor Doom. He overthrew the previous ruler of Latveria and claimed it as his own, becoming the new ruler of his country. Quickly his path crossed with the Fantastic Four, who became his sworn enemies. However, he has also fought with almost every mega-hero in the Marvel Universe, and even some heroes outside of the Marvel Universe (example: Superman).
On that account, he has had more than a few serious setbacks such as when Reed Richards caused him to be deposed in favor of Prince Zorba. However, he eventually regained the throne with the help of Richards and his compatriots when he showed them that Zorba was laying waste to Latveria in his murderous madness. True, in their eyes they were participating in his retaking of the throne entirely for the sake of the oppressed people of Latveria, and that was good enough for him.
Unlike many other villains, Doom does not want to rule the world out of greed or hunger for power. Doom genuinely believes he should rule the world in order to shield it from the various possible futures he has seen thanks to his ability to travel through time. Thanks to these motives, Doom has, on several occasions, joined forces with heroes, even becoming part of the Fantastic Four's Future Foundation despite them being his archenemies.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance series
I have little time for your petty threats, Colonel. Surrender your ship now, or I shall destroy it.
~ Doctor Doom to Nick Fury in the opening of the first game.
Doctor Doom also appears as the main antagonist in Marvel Ultimate Alliance. He was voiced by Clive Revill, who originally voiced Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.
It's assumed that this iteration of the character still has the history of the comic book supervillain, having become an archenemy to the Fantastic Four.
Victor Von Doom made an alliance with Ultron, Loki, Baron Mordo, and the Enchantress, creating the Villainous Group The Masters of Evil to take over the world by gaining the powers of the Norse God Odin. Additionally, he recruited other villains to aid him with his goals, such as Mandarin, Scorpion, Bullseye, Rhino, Shocker, and many more who wanted to defeat the superheroes.
The Masters of Evil's plan was to distract S.H.I.E.L.D. with an attack on their helicarrier, while they stole the Super Soldier Serum and the Mutant Amplifier from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Omega Base. Doom later kidnapped Jean Grey and Nightcrawler, and stole the Tome of Asarius, a magical text that was needed for his goals. He forced Nightcrawler to teleport himself and Doom into Mephisto's realm by the use of the tome and amplifier, and acquired the Twilight Sword.
Next, Doctor Doom created an army of super soldiers from the Super Soldier Serum, giving them to Loki and Enchantress to defeat the hold of Asgard. Doom was aided by the frost giant Ymir, and drew Odin to fight in combat, succeeding with the powers of the Twilight Sword. Doom used his magic to drain the Odinforce from his body, becoming a god like deity that could manipulate reality. Doctor Doom quickly took over the world after imprisoning Odin in Castle Doom, killing or converting all the superheroes into his slaves, and corrupting them. In addition, he also created evil clones of the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Captain America, and Thor to deal with anyone who rejected his rule. Doom's actions also started tears to develop in space, and if left unchecked, the universe would die soon.
However, Uatu the Watcher have saved the heroes from death, and tasked them with finding the M'Kraan Crystal, and steal the Muonic Inducer from Galactus. The heroes succeeded in their tasks, and traveled to Latveria to confront the supervillain. Doom was defeated and lost the powers of the Odinforce, and was imprisoned by Odin to suffer the consequences of their crimes against the Gods.
In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, Doctor Doom is mentioned to be still being punished by Odin, alongside Loki. During his absence, Lucia von Bardas became the ruler of Latveria, and everyone on Earth assumed he was dead after they were free of his corruption.
Doctor Doom returns as a playable antagonist and the fifth playable character within the Fantastic Four DLC pack for the DLC storyline "Shadow of Doom" depicted in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3. Here, he was voiced by Maurice LaMarche.
After the heroes' war against Thanos is over, Doom assaults Wakanda to steal the Soul Stone and transport the heroes into the Negative Zone, where they are attacked by Annihilus' army and rescued by the Fantastic Four. Doom uses the Soul Stone to transform into a God Emperor, having taken his people's souls and awakened one of the Celestials. After Doom is defeated and all Latverian citizens return, Mr. Fantastic reveals that what Doom has been doing is noble, but too twisted to do it himself to save the Earth.
Both scientists learned from their time absences from the war against Thanos that, as a result from Thanos' suicide clash with his fallen son Thane, somehow unleashes the worst threat which is about to destroy their universe soon. Eventually, Doom joins the alliance to stop this new threat.
Marvel vs. Capcom
Doctor Doom appears as one of the two main antagonists in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, (alongside Albert Wesker). He joins forces with Wesker to combine their universes in an effort to conquer them both, but unbeknownst to them, this awakens Galactus, who threatens to destroy both universes.
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
He is an exclusive character for the PSP game Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects.
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Doctor Doom was a supporting character in the 2012 Xbox 360 Kinect video game Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, or B4E for short. The game takes place in New York City, where the heroes must battle the extraterrestrial alien doppelgängers known as Skrulls, lead by Super-Skrull and Queen Veranke, reminiscent of the Secret Invasion Marvel storyline. He was one of the playable characters of the game.
Lego Marvel Superheroes
Dr. Doom also appears in the 2013 Lego video game Lego Marvel Superheroes as a major antagonist. Galactus sent the Silver Surfer to herald his arrival before the Surfer was shot down by Doom's jet. Iron Man witnessed the event and then caught Abomination and Sandman trying to steal the cosmic bricks found in the Silver Surfer's surfboard.
After a long war between the heroes and the villains, Nick Fury revealed to all of the heroes of what he realized about the threat: Loki and Doctor Doom were gathering the cosmic bricks to invent a weapon out of them. Fury sent a strike team to their space station to stop them. Captain America, Spider-Man, The Thing and Storm arrived at the bridge, where they found Loki and Doom, destroyed his defenses and eventually defeated Doom. Ben quotes his famous catchphrase "It's finally clobberin' time!" before delivering a giant punch to Doom and hurling him out into space.
After Doom's defeat, Loki revealed that the weapon was actually being used to aid Galactus in his quest to consume Earth and the heroes formed an alliance with all of the villains to stop him.
In the final battle, the villains and heroes managed to destroy the weapon and receive the cosmic bricks back and managed to defeat Loki and Galactus, sending them both through a portal that cast them both out into space again and away from Earth.
After that, the villains left and the heroes reconstructed the Surfer's board from the cosmic bricks and the Surfer said that he would use it to find Galactus and drive him away from Earth and set out to do this.
Doctor Doom is an unlockable outfit in Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 2, Season 4, titled "Nexus War".
Doctor Doom appears in Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009–2012), voiced by Christopher Britton. In this show, Doom's armor was declared so advanced that Tony Stark stated it made his armor "look like a toaster with arms". The character's background and basis is vastly different from his original version: Victor Von Doom is a member of the royal family of Latveria, he was married, his scarring accident happened in Latveria and resulted in the accidental deaths of his family. In the episode "The Might of Doom", Doctor Doom travels to New York to meet with Obadiah Stane in order to obtain Iron Man's armor specifications from stolen files, and in return improve Stane's "Monger Core" generator.
After the retrieval of the specs occurred, Doom fought Iron Man and put him into a three-hour deep sleep using a magical attack, also beating War Machine. After the core was modified, Doom betrays Stane and activates a timer that will first have the core generator absorb all the energy in New York then expel it in one enormous blast. Iron Man, however, is able to contain the blast, angering Doom. War Machine intercepts Doom's plane to which he responds by nearly defeating the two armored heroes in a two-on-one battle. As Doom states he was prepared to invoke Dormammu's magic to defeat Iron Man, Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. arrive, end the fight, and escort Doom back to Latveria as he vows to fight Iron Man again.
As Doctor Doom returns to Latveria, Fury states to Iron Man that they had been keeping an eye on Doom even though he has diplomatic immunity and then states they'll be there when he missteps. At the end of the episode Tony and Pepper Potts learn that Doom's armor was based on Makluan technology. In the episode "Doomsday", Doctor Doom finds the temple of the 9th Makluan Ring and manages to defeat its guardian Grey Gargoyle just as Mandarin and Howard Stark arrive searching for the ring. Doom captures both and takes them back to his castle, and uses the 9th Makluan Ring to cause strange phenomena around the world. Mandarin manages to escape and recruits Iron Man for help. They arrive at Doom's castle, escape a death trap and finally encounter Doom. They combine their powers and apparently defeat Doom, which turns out to be a Doombot with a fake Makluan Ring. Upon finding a secret chamber in the castle, they find Howard in a cube cell only to be attacked and imprisoned by the real Doctor Doom.
Doom reveals that he has used the 9th Makluan Ring, which can create portals between dimensions, to summon the demon Yogthul to make a deal and give him "three pure souls" (Iron Man, Mandarin and Howard) in exchange to be reunited with his deceased family. Yogthul, however, declares that Mandarin is not a pure soul and ends up rescinding his deal with Doctor Doom. When Iron Man and Mandarin escape from Yogthul's dimension, they end up fighting Doom again. Howard then uses one of Doom's own machines to stun Doom as Mandarin claims the 9th Makluan Ring from him. Iron Man then traps Doctor Doom in Yogthul's dimension.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Ms. Van Dyne, I am not some common criminal that can be distracted by your prattling. You are nothing to Doom. And your pathetic attempts to play mind games with me amount to exactly less than nothing. So please, stop embarrassing yourself.
~ Doctor Doom telling Van Dyne to quit.
Doctor Doom appears as an antagonist in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, where he was voiced by Lex Lang. He was first mentioned in the episode "The Breakout" (Part 1) during a trade with A.I.M. was made on his behalf.
Doctor Doom made his first physical appearance in the second season premiere "The Private War of Doctor Doom" where he sends Lucia von Bardas and an army of Doombots to attack the Avengers Mansion and the Baxter Building which ended with the capture of Invisible Woman and Wasp. Doom had both heroes placed in a special machine as the Avenger and the Fantastic Four make their way towards Latveria.
Initially not wanting an international incident with Doctor Doom being the head of a sovereign nation on foreign soil, the Avengers try a stealth attack which Doctor Doom anticipates. Doctor Doom effortlessly defeats both the Avengers and the three remaining Fantastic Four members. Invisible Woman and Wasp are freed only by Doctor Doom's mercy and the machine is destroyed enabling the Avengers and the Fantastic Four to retreat.
In the final scene, Doctor Doom was going over the data he had received from the machine where he learns that "Invisible Woman" was actually a Skrull impostor the whole time.
In the episode "Infiltration", Doctor Doom returns and hands Iron Man a chip with the ability to scan human beings to see if they are Skrulls or not. He then leaves opting not to take part in the eventual rebellion against the full-scale invasion. In the episode "Emperor Stark", where Doctor Doom was seen battling Thor and Iron Man drones under the Purple Man's control. The outcome of the battle is never stated or shown.
Maurice LaMarche reprises his role as Doctor Doom in Avengers Assemble. In the episode "The Avengers Protocol", Doctor Doom is briefly seen receiving a holographic message from Red Skull to join his Cabal. In the episode "The Serpent of Doom", Doctor Doom manages to obtain Ulik's weapon Codgel (following Ulik's fight against Thor) after intercepting it from some HYDRA agents with the help of his Doom-Dogs.
Red Skull was not pleased with Doctor Doom obtaining the Codgel upon contacting him. Doctor Doom states that he is the only one capable of handling the Codgel and does not want to take up Red Skull's offer to join the Cabal. The Avengers tracked the Codgel's energy signature to the Latverian Embassy in order to retrieve it.
Battling his Doombots, Doctor Doom enters the fight standing toe to toe against Thor. Doctor Doom used the modified Codgel to fulfill the supposed legends release the Midgard Serpent with hopes of enslaving it to conquer the globe. After a battle with the Avengers, he and the Midgard Serpent were banished to the Realm Below using the extra-dimensional portal that was used by Ulik. In the episode "The Doomstroyer", Doctor Doom takes control of the Destroyer which he uses to attack the HYDRA Agents and the A.I.M. Agents that are in Latveria.
During his fight with the Avengers, Doctor Doom mentioned that he has seen all of the Asgardian worlds which explained how he was able to gain control of the Destroyer. The effects of Doctor Doom controlling the Destroyer has even caused him to attack his own people. With help from Loki, Thor, Captain America and Falcon were able to trace Doctor Doom to Helheim where he is using the Helhorn to control the Destroyer and is being guarded by the Midgard Serpent. Iron Man was able to get through to Doctor Doom as he deactivates the Destroyer.
Captain America then removes the Helhorn from Doctor Doom as he is evacuated from Helheim and returned to Latveria. Doctor Doom then turns down Iron Man's charity offer to help with the relief in Latveria and orders the Avengers to leave as they have more pressing matters to attend to.
In the episode "Planet Doom", Doctor Doom uses his Time Platform to go back in time to prevent the Avengers from forming, such as leaving Captain America in ice, saving Tony Stark's life after a bomb was used on him, saving Bruce Banner before he can be transformed into the Hulk (while constructing a special gamma-proof suit), ending all conflict, eliminating all diseases, and solving world hunger.
Doctor Doom then takes over the world to save it from the corruption of humanity where he is served by Black Bride (this reality's version of Black Widow), Bruce Banner, and Tony Stark (operating under the name Brain Trust). When Thor returned to Earth- having been on Asgard and hence unaffected by the changes in history when Doom used the Time Platform- he learns of what happened when he meets the Defenders (consisting of Clint "Bullseye" Barton, Peter "Slinger" Parker, and Sam "Snap" Wilson). After the group is captured by Black Bride and the Doombots, Doctor Doom tries to get Thor to divulge the secrets of Mjolnir.
Upon not getting any info from Thor, Doctor Doom arranges for their public termination. Before the termination can commence, Black Bride takes the opportunity to turn on Doctor Doom as Punisher (who was disguised as an executioner) destroys the Doombots that held the Defenders. Upon taking down Thor, Doctor Doom tries to lift Mjolnir as Black Bride resuscitates him. The battle was enough to free Captain America from ice as Brain Trust and Bruce Banner help to defeat Doctor Doom.
Upon using the Time Platform, Thor goes back in time to the moment that Doctor Doom was about to use his Time Platform at one of his bases and secretly destroys it with lightning. When a Doombot asks if they should commence with the project, Doctor Doom blasts it stating that he will not commence it and leaves, undoing his changes to history.
In the episode "The Ambassador," Nick Fury is ordered by his superiors to have S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers protect Doctor Doom while he is speaking at the United Nations, yet due to the cabal wanting to attack him when he did not join them. During a fight with Attuma, Dracula and the Red skull, but it was actually a ploy to get him to Avenger's tower to improve his tech using the Avenger's. After making it back to Latveria, he discovers that the information he downloaded was a Trojan Horse program as a transmission from the Avengers state that they knew Doctor Doom would try something like this.
Captain America then states to Doctor Doom that if he ever leaves Latveria again, he will be arrested. The Trojan Horse program then shuts down Doctor Doom's power grid for weeks.
Super Hero Squad
Dr. Doom appeared as the main antagonist of the first season of the Super Hero Squad He had the Abomination and MODOK working with him.
He once tried to rule the world by using the Infinity Sword. However, Iron Man interfered by grabbing onto the Infinity Sword that made it shatter to a million pieces. These pieces had a different variant of the Infinity Sword's power. However, these pieces had strange effects on what they first had in contact with. Other villains wanted these powers to rule the world. So the entire first season had conflict with these pieces between Doom and the Superhero Squad. At the end of the season, all of the pieces were found and reassembled as the sword. The sword's power attracted the attention of Galactus to devour the Earth.
Doom's power is well known to be far greater than any other so-called "superhuman" on earth, and is only surpassed in power by those such as Galactus and Dormammu. But even they have not worked half as much as he in achieving that power. Doom's power is so great that he has actually stolen and stored the powers of those "cosmic" beings, namely, the Beyonder.
Genius Level Intelligence: The most powerful and most dangerous weapon of Doctor Doom is his intellect. Though one of the top minds on earth, his vast intellect has proven that he is perhaps one of the smartest beings in the entire multiverse with the only significant rival to him being his mortal enemy, Reed Richards. It is Doom's genius that has allowed him to accomplish feats such as creating advanced technology, stealing power from cosmic entities and gods alike, and outsmarting any enemy that dares to cross him.
Doom's Armor: The armor used by Doctor Doom was forged using both Sorcery and Science, making it nearly indestructible and is well-equipped with many weapons of all types, because Doom is always prepared for a battle. Besides just protecting him from physical harm, the armor also removes its wearer from reality, making him completely immune to any kind of mind control, reality warping or matter manipulation. Due to its near indestructibility Doom's Armor is capable of taking blows from most super humans to some cosmic level entities; even managing to withstand a blast from the Infinity Gauntlet. Doctor Dooms armor provides him with Superhuman levels of Strength and Durability, allowing him to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, the Hulk and the Thing. His armors energy manipulation capabilities allow Doom to create impenetrable force fields, project energy from his gauntlets and mask (Only when his mask is off does this feature work), generate a lethal electric shock, etc. Dooms armor also grants him the power of flight, technopathic abilities, and a molecular expander to turn pebbles into rocks.
Master Scientist: Doom's mastery of science enabled him to create a massive army of Servoguards and other robotic weapons. His greatest creations are the Doombots; cybernetic copies of himself, which have also been infused with small portions of his own magical powers. A single Doombot poses more of a threat than many other supervillains would on their own, while posing no risk or personal harm to Doom himself.
Magical Powers: His mastery of magic allows him to emit powerful blasts, create mystical force fields, cast curses and summon demons. It also allows him to travel through time and grants him the power of teleportation. It also allows him to manipulate matter itself to some extent, such as increasing the size of small objects to turn harmless pebbles into weapons. Doom acquired his vast magical powers by travelling back in time to learn about magic in its earliest stages and then returning to the present by simply waiting. This effectively makes Doom thousands of years old and strongly implies that he is immortal (though not invincible).
Doctor Doom was created by the late Stan Lee and the late Jack Kirby.
In many incarnations, Doom is directly defeated by Ben Grimm.
In the 1967 Fantastic Four cartoon show, he was voiced by the late Joseph Sirolla.
Joseph and Anthony Russo, producers and directors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame once stated in an interview that Doctor Doom was the character they would most like to see appear in the MCU, possibly as the next Big Bad after Thanos. Unsuprisingly, when Marvel Entertainment themselves asked fans who they want as their next Big Bad, Doom and Kang the Conqueror were the most popular choices.
In Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #36, which featured the Marvel characters dealing with the events of September 11, 2001, Doctor Doom (along with Magneto, Doctor Octopus, and Kingpin) came to Ground Zero to aid the first responders, with a panel showing Doom himself shedding a tear over the tragedy.
Doctor Doom won against Darth Vader from the Star Wars series in the 49th episode of DEATH BATTLE! He returned to fight against fellow Season 2 veteran Lex Luthor in the 142nd episode, and won again.
In the Ultimates Comics of Earth-1610, Doctor Doom is related to Vlad Dracula III.
Due to his popularity, Doom is seen as one of, if not the, greatest Marvel villains of all time.
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