History SelfDemonstrating / DoctorDoom

25th Jul '16 11:05:40 AM AgentSkyblueM7
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* AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: The name of this trope fills Doom with rage. There is ''no'' universe where Reed Richards is "awesome"! Alternate ''Dooms,'' on the other hand, tend to become cosmic beings, defenders of Earth, or both.

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* AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: The name of this trope fills Doom with rage. There is ''no'' universe where Reed Richards is "awesome"! Alternate ''Dooms,'' on the other hand, tend to become cosmic beings, defenders of Earth, or both. Doom is aware that it is meant to be the opposite of [[ReedRichardsIsUseless the far more appropriately named trope]], but I stand by statement. Doom prefers ''that'' trope's name much more.


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* BeamMeUpScotty: Admittedly, Doom has not yelled Richards' name as much as this page would suggest, not within the boundaries of the Marvel Universe anyway, but more in [[ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre a satirical comic series that ran in a magazine no longer in print]]. ''However'', who's to say that this ''doesn't'' sound like Doom?!
24th Jul '16 8:12:56 AM AnotherGuy
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** I even prepare for those from another continuity, as [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-easV2yayOww/VKSFDFwkN0I/AAAAAAAAIAw/hepNwz53hBk/s1600/img094.jpg the Parasite]] discovered the hard way.
17th Jul '16 6:29:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Doom is a dictator scientist that wears a suit of PoweredArmor and dabbles into the supernatural and has an army of robots. A storyline involving Comicbook/TheMightyThor had me create zombie cyborg Asgardians, and created a suit of armor from Asgardian magic that I modeled after the Destroyer, though it sadly proved a poor imitation and was destroyed by Thor. Doom thankfully [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy had a teleportation device set up in case of that outcome.]]

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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Doom is a dictator scientist that wears a suit of PoweredArmor and dabbles into the supernatural and has an army of robots. A storyline involving Comicbook/TheMightyThor had me create zombie cyborg Asgardians, and created a suit of armor from Asgardian magic that I modeled after the Destroyer, though it sadly proved a poor imitation and was destroyed by Thor. Doom thankfully [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy had a teleportation device set up in case of that outcome.]]
16th Jul '16 1:43:58 PM R.G.
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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.]]

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** During the SecretWars2015 ''Comicbook/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.]]


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** As of ''Comicbook/SecretWars2015'', that is no longer the case.
1st Jul '16 11:14:13 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* TheCaligula: Some American comics unaccountably portray Doom this way. Naturally, such mischaracterizations have no foundation in fact.
-->'''Servant''': But -- what of my freedom, Sire? What of your ''promise''?
-->'''Doom''' (''Grabs the man by the throat''): You dare speak to ''me'' of promises? Have you forgotten that your very life is in my hands? Each breath you take -- each ''moment'' you live -- is only because '' '''I''' '' allow it!


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* CultOfPersonality: Doom's loyal subjects love and worship their just and benevolent ruler. Naturally, they find comfort in the shadow of the great statues of their mighty monarch that have been erected to his honor by the grateful indwellers of every Latverian city. Festivals in celebration of the greatness that is Doom are held whenever he indicates that he will indulge such completely spontaneous expressions of popular joy at his benevolent rule.


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* DroitDuSeigneur: [[DependingOnTheWriter Some writers]] have alleged that Doom practises the ''ius primae noctis'' with regards to the maidens of Latveria, even to the point of depicting it. Naturally, this is pure American imperialist propaganda. Being an enlightened monarch who dearly loves his people, Doom would never stoop so low.


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** In some decadent American comics, Doom is depicted as abusing his royal station to [[DroitDuSeigneur legally take advantage]] of the young women of Latveria against their will, and in such comics this is appropriately portrayed as an especially vile act of villainy. However, such prurient nonsense is naturally the mere product of anti-Latverian imperialist propaganda, with no foundation whatever in truth. '''DOOM''' would never stoop so low.
24th Jun '16 7:53:21 AM KingZeal
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* MoralPragmatist: In the AlternateTimeline of Earth-1191, Doom had become older and unsound in mind and body--by ''Doom's'' standards. I was still vastly superior to all other insignificant insects. Still, Doom chose to help the so-called "heroes" simply because it allowed me to stretch his still-impeccable intellect and retain mental lucidity for greater periods of time. It was made knownn no uncertain terms, however, that if he ever became healthy again, Doom would once again put the world in its proper place.
10th Jun '16 11:50:43 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** I've taken to wearing [[BadassInANiceSuit a finely tailored suit]] instead of my more familiar armor, no longer refer to myself [[ThirdPersonPerson in the third person]], and while [[ManOfWealthAndTaste I once had one of the finest French chefs on my staff]] I recently waited for Tony Stark at a children's hospital while consuming a bag of potato chips. I've also decided that I no longer wish to rule over Latveria, as I've seen my true calling ahead of me. And when Tony Stark lobbed several insults at me and lashed out at me with repulsor blasts and his Hulkbuster armor, I calmly waited for him to finish his tantrum before explaining to him that he would benefit working with me, instead of rebuking his foolishness with force.

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** I've taken to wearing [[BadassInANiceSuit a finely tailored suit]] instead of my more familiar armor, no longer refer to myself [[ThirdPersonPerson in the third person]], and while [[ManOfWealthAndTaste I once had one of the finest French chefs on my staff]] I recently waited for Tony Stark at a children's hospital while consuming a bag of potato chips. I've also decided that I no longer wish to rule over Latveria, as I've seen my true calling ahead of me. And when Tony Stark lobbed several insults at me and lashed out at me with repulsor blasts and his Hulkbuster armor, I calmly waited for him to finish his tantrum before explaining to him that he would benefit working with me, instead of rebuking his foolishness with force.



** Recently, I pointed out to Tony Stark that if he truly wished to help the infirm children at the hospital he was visiting, he would do better to simply find cures for their ailments. He should have some perspective. He's a scientist. Granted, a mere roboticist, but still.

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** Recently, I pointed out to Tony Stark that if he truly wished to help the infirm children at the hospital he was visiting, he would do better to simply find cures for their ailments. He should have some perspective. He's a scientist. Granted, a mere roboticist, but still.



** After recent events, I must concede that this trope may not apply wholly to Richards, who [[spoiler: restored my face and the whole of the Multiverse.]]

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** After recent certain events, I must concede that this trope may not apply wholly to Richards, who [[spoiler: restored my face and the whole of the Multiverse.]]



** I have recently ceased with this particular habit. My reasons are my own.

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** I have recently since ceased with this particular habit. My reasons are my own.



* TomatoInTheMirror: In the Marvel2099, though ultimately subverted. It's implied initially that I might not be the real Doom, given I don't recall how I ended in the future and my face was healed when I first appeared [[spoiler: but that was later explained that I am really Doom, and what happened with my memories was a trick to mess with me.]]

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* TomatoInTheMirror: In the Marvel2099, though ultimately subverted. It's implied initially that I might not be the real Doom, given I don't recall how I ended up in the future and my face was healed when I first appeared [[spoiler: but that was later explained that I am really Doom, and what happened with my memories was a trick to mess with me.]]
10th Jun '16 11:46:35 AM ChaoticNovelist
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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!!!!'''''
* {{Badass}}: The use of such degenerate jargon is beneath Doom, but the sentiment is nonetheless accurate.



* BadassNormal: "Normal" is the last word that could be used to describe one such as Doom. But it is true that I have reached my current status using only my unprecedented genius.

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* BadassNormal: "Normal" is the last word that could be used to describe one such as Doom. But Doom, but it is true that I have reached my current status defeated super-powered humans and being still greater than they using only my unprecedented genius.



** What Richards and his family often insist Doom is.

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** What Richards and his family often insist Doom is.is the greatest villain in whatever misadventure they are undertaking.



* 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!'''



* DeadpanSnarker: DependingOnTheWriter Doom is this or has NoSenseOfHumor.

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker: DependingOnTheWriter Doom is this or has NoSenseOfHumor.



* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: 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?! History teaches us that slaves have been known t] ''escape!'' But here, in my kingdom, ''none'' can escape! I am the master -- they are the subjects -- '''forevermore!'''



* EvilIsHammy: '''You ''dare?!'''''

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* EvilIsHammy: '''You ''dare?!'''''''dare?!''''' '''say Doom is overacting?!'''


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* {{MeaningfulName}}: 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!!!!'''''
9th Jun '16 7:33:16 AM AnotherGuy
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* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: Doom prefers to let the so-called heroes justify their existence by dealing with most threats to the world, which is probably why in many a BadFuture I am depicted as being deceased. Hm... [[IgnoredEpiphany Bah]], they were lesser Dooms! I would have survived.

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* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: Doom prefers to let the so-called heroes justify their existence by dealing with most threats to the world, which is probably why in many a BadFuture I am depicted as being deceased. Hm... [[IgnoredEpiphany Bah]], they were lesser Dooms! I would have survived. The real Superman? Bah. He threatened me at my embassy but diplomatic immunity is better than any Kryptonite.
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.
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