History SelfDemonstrating / DoctorDoom

29th May '16 3:37:56 AM Doug86
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** When Shadowcat, a member of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, was very grievously injured and on the verge of death after a battle with the villainous Marauders, the X-Men foolishly asked Reed Richards to heal her. When Richards displayed his utter incompetence in failing to do so, in my infinite kindness I used my own far superior talents to restore Shadowcat to life. Although Doom does not care whether such a meager being as Miss Pryde lives or dies, it was worthwhile simply to demonstrate Richards' chronic inferiority.

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** When Shadowcat, a member of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ComicBook/XMen, was very grievously injured and on the verge of death after a battle with the villainous Marauders, the X-Men foolishly asked Reed Richards to heal her. When Richards displayed his utter incompetence in failing to do so, in my infinite kindness I used my own far superior talents to restore Shadowcat to life. Although Doom does not care whether such a meager being as Miss Pryde lives or dies, it was worthwhile simply to demonstrate Richards' chronic inferiority.
28th May '16 1:07:29 PM bweb
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** During the SecretWars2015 event, I was forced to concede that Reed Richards could and would have used the Beyonder's power far more effectively than I, myself. This admission caused a sudden reversal in my fortunes, as Owen Reese then decided to gift Richards with the power. However, I shall curse neither of them for this, for as a parting gift,[[http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Secret-Wars-09-Doctor-Doom-Finale-77f79.jpg Reed Richards restored my once ruined visage.]]
15th May '16 6:12:55 PM Scorntex
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Doom's first encounter with Luke Cage, which resulted in severe damage to my armour, could in hindsight have been avoided if Doom had saw fit to simply pay the fool what Doom owed him for services rendered.



* OpeningACanOfClones: Doom's time is precious, so he sends out Doombots to do his bidding. Because of the superior Latverian handiwork that goes into their construction, many foolish heroes think that when they defeat a Doombot it is actually Doom they've beaten. [[ActuallyADoombot Preposterous!]] Doom ''never'' loses!

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: An incident involving that musclebound "Hero for Hire" Luke Cage, who saw fit to lay hands upon Doom over a mere two hundred American dollars ended with Doom not only... ''thanking'' Cage for rendering some small assistance with another matter, but also bemused Doom enough to laugh.
* OpeningACanOfClones: Doom's time is precious, so he sends out Doombots to do his bidding. Because of the superior Latverian handiwork that goes into their construction, many foolish heroes think that when they defeat a Doombot it is actually Doom they've beaten. [[ActuallyADoombot Preposterous!]] Doom ''never'' loses!loses! ... unless, of course, Doom wishes it.
13th May '16 5:42:10 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Doom, of course, never misses the point, whatever lesser intellects might believe. For example, Reed Richards once libellously called Doom a slaver, and Doom's loyal subjects, slaves. Doom, of course, understood why this comparison is not relevant, even if Richards himself did not.
-->'''Doom''': He dares compare ''me'' to a slave-owner?! [[CompletelyMissingThePoint History teaches us that slaves have been known to]] ''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint escape]]!'' But here, in my kingdom, ''none'' can escape! I am the master -- they are the subjects -- '''forevermore!'''


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* DomesticAbuser: Doom resents all such baseless slander. I do not abuse my domestics. And if I sometimes physically discipline them, this is no concern of sanctimonious American busybodies and their childish fantasies of unrealistic equality.


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* HappinessIsMandatory: Thanks to Doom's benevolent rule, there is no suffering or want in Latveria. Doom takes a personal interest in the happiness of ''every one'' of his loyal subjects.
-->'''Doom''' (''to a servant''): But, why so glum, my loyal one? You know the ''penalty'' for looking discontented!
-->'''Servant''' (''quickly assumes a big, albeit slightly sickly-looking smile''): Y-Yes, Excellency!


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* {{Yandere}}: In the sense of a true monarch, applying the trope to my entire population. Doom protects his people from all oppression and exploitation. Even from their own folly, should any misguided souls wish to leave Doom's loving care. And all Doom expects in return is their free and uncoerced love and gratitude.
-->'''Doom''' (''to a would-be Latverian defector''): Have I not told you how I dearly ''love'' my subjects? Did you think I would [[EntitledToHaveYou allow a single one]] to ''leave'' this realm?
11th May '16 8:54:33 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: LIES! No doubt spawned by that accursed '''''RICHARDS!''''' Doom is ''of course'' superior, [[HypocriticalHumor DEMONSTRATIVELY SO, and does NOT overcompensate!]] [[spoiler:At the end of Comicbook/SecretWars2015, I finally got over it and admitted that Richards was smarter than me. And then immediately tried to kill him for it.]]

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* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: LIES! No doubt spawned by that accursed '''''RICHARDS!''''' Doom is ''of course'' superior, [[HypocriticalHumor DEMONSTRATIVELY SO, and does NOT overcompensate!]] [[spoiler:At the end of Comicbook/SecretWars2015, I finally got over it and admitted that Richards was smarter than me. And then immediately tried to kill him for it. Then there really would be no one superior to Doom.]]
12th Apr '16 6:57:17 AM NightShade96
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I have also granted my presence to several television series, right back to the days [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperheroes when your pathetic animators couldn't document events of the Marvel Universe through anything other than]] [[ClipArtAnimation sliding drawings in front of a camera]]. I have been portrayed in cinema by [[Film/TheFantasticFour Joseph Culp]], [[Film/FantasticFour Julian McMahon]], and [[Film/FantasticFour2015 Toby Kebbell]]. Hubris, yes, but done with enough skill and respect to stay Doom's wrath.

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I have also granted my presence to several television series, right back to the days [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperheroes when your pathetic animators couldn't document events of the Marvel Universe through anything other than]] [[ClipArtAnimation sliding drawings in front of a camera]]. I have been portrayed in cinema by [[Film/TheFantasticFour Joseph Culp]], [[Film/FantasticFour [[Film/FantasticFour2005 Julian McMahon]], and [[Film/FantasticFour2015 Toby Kebbell]]. Hubris, yes, but done with enough skill and respect to stay Doom's wrath.
30th Mar '16 2:46:52 AM Geoduck
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* EvilVersusEvil: Doom must often forcefully correct certain criminals, lunatics, and presumptuous 'cosmic' beings. These have included the
ComicBook/RedSkull, the underwater warlord Krang, the demented Onslaught, and self-styled 'higher beings' such as the Over-Mind and the Celestials.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Of course! It is Doom's destiny to eradicate the chaotic foolishness of mankind and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans create a perfectly ordered world]] [[LawfulEvil under my iron-fisted rule]]!

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* EvilVersusEvil: Doom must often forcefully correct certain criminals, lunatics, and presumptuous 'cosmic' beings. These have included the
the ComicBook/RedSkull, the underwater warlord Krang, the demented Onslaught, and self-styled 'higher beings' such as the Over-Mind and the Celestials.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Of course! It is Doom's destiny to eradicate the chaotic foolishness of mankind and [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans create a perfectly ordered world]] [[LawfulEvil under my iron-fisted yet benevolent rule]]!



* GadgeteerGenius: Long before that layabout Stark constructed his armour, Doom did fashion his own in a cave, from ''less'' than scraps, along with a fully functioning nuclear-powered jetpack. Doom's is the superior mind, as are his creations!

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* GadgeteerGenius: Long before that libertine layabout Stark constructed his armour, Doom did fashion his own in a cave, from ''less'' than scraps, along with a fully functioning nuclear-powered jetpack. Doom's is the superior mind, as are his creations!



* HijackedByGanon: When my 'master', the Marquis of Death, seemingly deposed me and attempted to defeat the Fantastic Four himself, the fool did not realize that his new 'apprentice' was actually myself, having survived my fate in the past, in a devious plot to finally gain my revenge, In the end, it was I who dealt the final blow to the ill-fated Marquis. He should have known that Doom would never truly call anyone else Master.

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* HijackedByGanon: When my 'master', the Marquis of Death, seemingly deposed me and attempted to defeat the Fantastic Four himself, the fool did not realize that his new 'apprentice' was actually myself, having survived his pathetic attempts and prepared my fate in the past, in a devious plot to finally gain my revenge, vengeance. In the end, it was I who dealt the final blow to the ill-fated Marquis. He should have known that Doom would never truly call anyone else Master.
29th Mar '16 10:51:06 PM BookReaderUSA
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** MeaningfulName/PropheticName: The name "Victor" means "conqueror" in Latin, which is quite appropos for the majesty that is Doom. '''''ALL WILL KNOW THE GLORY OF VICTOR VON DOOM!!!!'''''

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** MeaningfulName/PropheticName: {{MeaningfulName}}/PropheticName: The name "Victor" means "conqueror" in Latin, which is quite appropos for the majesty that is Doom. '''''ALL WILL KNOW THE GLORY OF VICTOR VON DOOM!!!!'''''


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* CaptainPatriotic: I might not share [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Rogers']] sanctimonious "morals", but I can qualify for this trope. The people of Latveria love me, and I won't let them forget it. '''''EVER'''''.
27th Mar '16 7:15:29 AM AnotherGuy
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* WeCanRuleTogether / BreakingSpeech:
-->'''Doctor Doom:''' You and I are THE MIGHTIEST beings on this planet! I choose TO EXERT my power to impose my will upon the world. You choose not to! And yet, even THAT choice does indeed AFFECT the lives of every man, woman and child on earth, CONDEMNING them, in fact, to POVERTY, DISEASE, FAMINE... AND to the hideous suffering they inflict upon one another! You cannot escape it, Superman! YOU Dictate the fate of mankind... one way or the other
-->'''Superman:''' I know! But what can I do? Seize power and try to remake the world into a utopia? That would put me in a class with men like Hitler and you.
-->'''Doctor Doom:''' You misjudge me, Superman. I am no raging Fuehrer, wringing hatred from misfit followers! My kingdom is a a place of peace and contentment! You must visit Latveria - [[BlatantLies you are always welcome!]]
17th Mar '16 2:16:31 PM AnotherGuy
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** I met the real ComicBOok/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''Superman & Spider-Man #2''. Being the MagnificentBastard that I am, Superman could do nothing to me since I resided in my embassy and was under Latverian law. The magnificent part? I did it out in the open on the embassy's doorstep to his face.

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** I met the real ComicBOok/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''Superman & Spider-Man #2''. Being the MagnificentBastard that I am, Superman [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fZ37jdy-g4M/SkUhSwW0v1I/AAAAAAAAAYQ/okocGHmZi64/s320/Spiderman%26Superman-2-28.jpg could do nothing to me me]] since I resided in my embassy and was under Latverian law. The magnificent part? I did it out in the open on the embassy's doorstep to his face.
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