History YMMV / DoctorDoom

3rd Jun '18 9:01:45 PM Tomodachi
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: According to my knowledge, the Spanish-community is quite divisive when it comes to translations. Doom's name was translated to "Muerte" (Death), and while that name was accepted in Spain for many decades, the Latin American community despises the translation, even bashing the ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' Mexican dub for using said translation, adding it to another pile of off-putting translations coming from Spain. Doom will not participate in such trivial matter, but never the less, changing his name is quite an insult.
30th May '18 12:30:10 PM twofacetoo
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* FridgeBrilliance: Doom's face is hideously scarred because of an experiment that literally blew up in his face back in college. The experiment itself was a machine to let Doom contact his mother in the afterlife, and it's often explained that Doom, due to his outrageous arrogance, ignored a flaw in the design which Reed pointed out to him, and it was this flaw that led to the machine's failure. However... Doom is an incredibly smart man, always has been and always will be. Yes, he's arrogant to the point of stupidity, constantly shooting himself in the foot through the sheer size of his ego, but even he is smart enough to notice a blatant design flaw. So what if the machine actually worked? It's revealed in a later story that Doom's mother is trapped in hell, full of fire and brimstone. And what happened when Doom activated his machine? He got blasted in the face by a cloud of searing flames. What if the machine, that we've all thought for years malfunctioned, actually worked PERFECTLY...?
22nd May '18 3:52:47 AM jormis29
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** In the novel trilogy ''The Chaos Engine'', an elderly version of Doom announces that he will use his Cosmic Cube -- which he had used to set up a despotic tyranny with an invasive [[PoliceState psychic police force]] -- to [[OmnicidalManiac kill everyone on Earth]] just before he dies. As ruler, he used said Cube to get Magneto (replacing the defeated Richards as his enemy, Doom finding total victory [[VictoryIsBoring boring]]) to commit needless slaughter by destroying UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, running concentration camps, and meting out horrid punishments for the flimsiest of transgressions, like when his wife (Storm, from the ComicBook/XMen) was accidentally seen naked by her bodyguard -- said bodyguard had his eyes gouged out (and delivered to Doom), a more merciful fate than that given to the man's wife and daughter.

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** In the novel trilogy ''The ''[[Literature/XMenChaosEngineTrilogy The Chaos Engine'', Engine]]'', an elderly version of Doom announces that he will use his Cosmic Cube -- which he had used to set up a despotic tyranny with an invasive [[PoliceState psychic police force]] -- to [[OmnicidalManiac kill everyone on Earth]] just before he dies. As ruler, he used said Cube to get Magneto (replacing the defeated Richards as his enemy, Doom finding total victory [[VictoryIsBoring boring]]) to commit needless slaughter by destroying UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, running concentration camps, and meting out horrid punishments for the flimsiest of transgressions, like when his wife (Storm, from the ComicBook/XMen) was accidentally seen naked by her bodyguard -- said bodyguard had his eyes gouged out (and delivered to Doom), a more merciful fate than that given to the man's wife and daughter.
14th May '18 9:56:51 AM 43110
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* MagnificentBastard: Doom has been accused of many things, but it seems that he can indeed achieve anything by force of mind and wisdom alone, if he tries.

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* MagnificentBastard: Doctor Doom has been accused of Marvel's go-to BigBad since the 1960s, and with good cause. An EvilSorcerer, MadScientist, and tyrannical despot, Doom is respected and feared throughout Marvel's supervillain community, with both a Norse God and the Devil seeing him as someone to step lightly around. While many things, but villains want to TakeOverTheWorld, Doom is one of the few who can actually pull it seems off, and at times he's reached well beyond even that he can indeed achieve anything by force goal, grasping for godhood with both hands. Capable of mind punching well out of his weight class, Victor Von Doom is the most dangerous man in the Marvel Universe and wisdom alone, if he tries.always bears watching.
1st Jan '18 1:15:04 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: In the {{novelization}}s of ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' & ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', by Creator/PeterDavid & Daniel Josephs respectively, [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]] is portrayed as [[AdaptationalVillainy nothing like his regular iterations]], but rather a complete psychopath obsessed with hurting others and [[AGodAmI making himself a god]]. His entire motive stemming from a [[EvilIsPetty petty hatred of Reed Richards for not being as smart as him]]. Doom's sociopathic nature is first on display when he attempts to leave his own fiancée, Sue Storm, to die alongside Reed and others to [[DirtyCoward save his own skin]] with nothing but [[LackOfEmpathy cold apathy]]. After gaining metallic skin and electromagnetic abilities, Doom [[AxCrazy slowly loses his carefully built up affable persona]], starting when he murders his doctor for trying to tell others of his "condition", and going further downhill after he [[DisproportionateRetribution murders a business partner for insulting him]]. By the end of the first novel, Doom's true personality of a {{narcissist}}ic lunatic has come into full display, as he attempts to sadistically freeze Reed to death. In the second novel, Doom [[EnemyMine allies with Reed and rest of the Fantastic Four]] to stop the titular Silver Surfer, however it is quickly revealed that it was a ploy on Doom's part to steal the Surfer's power, which he immediately uses to [[CruelAndUnusualDeath gruesomely kill an army general and murder numerous soldiers]]. In the end, as Gah Lak Tus arrives and begins destroying the Earth, Doom, rather than stop Gah Lak Tus with his power, only laughs as countless innocents die and the world crumbles beneath him, proclaiming himself a god who no longer needs the Earth or anyone else, [[ItsAllAboutMe just himself]].

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* CompleteMonster: Not usually, but it does happen:
**In [[Film/TheFantasticFour the Roger Corman film]]: he was once a friend of Reed Richards who was nearly killed and crippled by an experiment gone wrong.
In vengeance, Doom spent the next ten years plotting the death of Reed and anyone associated with him. When the titular team gains their powers, Doom captures them and plots to drain them. In order to steal a diamond to power a [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beam]], Doom massacres the Jeweler's gang and takes Alicia Masters as a hostage. Giving the Four an ultimatum of either surrendering to him or have New York City be destroyed by the laser, Doom starts a painful process to drain their powers, and plans to execute Alicia just to torment Ben Grimm. When they escape, Doom fires the laser at New York and confronts Reed once last time. Defeated, Doom lets himself fall just to rid Reed of the satisfaction of saving him.
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the {{novelization}}s of ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' & ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', by Creator/PeterDavid & Daniel Josephs respectively, [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]] Doom is portrayed as [[AdaptationalVillainy nothing like his regular iterations]], but rather a complete psychopath obsessed with hurting others and [[AGodAmI making himself a god]]. His entire motive stemming from a [[EvilIsPetty petty hatred of Reed Richards for not being as smart as him]]. Doom's sociopathic nature is first on display when he attempts to leave his own fiancée, Sue Storm, to die alongside Reed and others to [[DirtyCoward save his own skin]] with nothing but [[LackOfEmpathy cold apathy]]. After gaining metallic skin and electromagnetic abilities, Doom [[AxCrazy slowly loses his carefully built up affable persona]], starting when he murders his doctor for trying to tell others of his "condition", and going further downhill after he [[DisproportionateRetribution murders a business partner for insulting him]]. By the end of the first novel, Doom's true personality of a {{narcissist}}ic lunatic has come into full display, as he attempts to sadistically freeze Reed to death. In the second novel, Doom [[EnemyMine allies with Reed and rest of the Fantastic Four]] to stop the titular Silver Surfer, however it is quickly revealed that it was a ploy on Doom's part to steal the Surfer's power, which he immediately uses to [[CruelAndUnusualDeath gruesomely kill an army general and murder numerous soldiers]]. In the end, as Gah Lak Tus arrives and begins destroying the Earth, Doom, rather than stop Gah Lak Tus with his power, only laughs as countless innocents die and the world crumbles beneath him, proclaiming himself a god who no longer needs the Earth or anyone else, [[ItsAllAboutMe just himself]].
18th Dec '17 7:45:26 PM KingClark
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* CompleteMonster: In the {{novelization}}s of ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' & ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', by Creator/PeterDavid & Daniel Josephs respectively, [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]] is portrayed as [[AdaptationalVillainy nothing like his regular iterations]], but rather a complete psychopath obsessed with hurting others and [[AGodAmI making himself a god]]. His entire motive stemming from a [[EvilIsPetty petty hatred of Reed Richards for not being as smart as him]], Doom's sociopathic nature is first on display when he attempts to leave his own fiancée, Sue Storm, to die alongside Reed and others to [[DirtyCoward save his own skin]] with nothing but [[LackOfEmpathy cold apathy]]. After gaining metallic skin and electromagnetic abilities, Doom [[AxCrazy slowly loses his carefully built up affable persona]], starting when he murders his doctor for trying to tell others of his "condition", and going further downhill after he [[DisproportionateRetribution murders a business partner for insulting him]]. By the end of the first novel, Doom's true personality of a {{narcissist}}ic lunatic has come into full display, as he attempts to sadistically freeze Reed to death. In the second novel, Doom [[EnemyMine allies with Reed and rest of the Fantastic Four]] to stop the titular Silver Surfer, however it is quickly revealed that it was a ploy on Doom's part to steal the Surfer's power, which he immediately uses to [[CruelAndUnusualDeath gruesomely kill an army general and murder numerous soldiers]]. In the end, as Gah Lak Tus arrives and begins destroying the Earth, Doom, rather than stop Gah Lak Tus with his power, only laughs as countless innocents die and the world crumbles beneath him, proclaiming himself a god who no longer needs the Earth or anyone else, [[ItsAllAboutMe just himself]].

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* CompleteMonster: In the {{novelization}}s of ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' & ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', by Creator/PeterDavid & Daniel Josephs respectively, [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]] is portrayed as [[AdaptationalVillainy nothing like his regular iterations]], but rather a complete psychopath obsessed with hurting others and [[AGodAmI making himself a god]]. His entire motive stemming from a [[EvilIsPetty petty hatred of Reed Richards for not being as smart as him]], him]]. Doom's sociopathic nature is first on display when he attempts to leave his own fiancée, Sue Storm, to die alongside Reed and others to [[DirtyCoward save his own skin]] with nothing but [[LackOfEmpathy cold apathy]]. After gaining metallic skin and electromagnetic abilities, Doom [[AxCrazy slowly loses his carefully built up affable persona]], starting when he murders his doctor for trying to tell others of his "condition", and going further downhill after he [[DisproportionateRetribution murders a business partner for insulting him]]. By the end of the first novel, Doom's true personality of a {{narcissist}}ic lunatic has come into full display, as he attempts to sadistically freeze Reed to death. In the second novel, Doom [[EnemyMine allies with Reed and rest of the Fantastic Four]] to stop the titular Silver Surfer, however it is quickly revealed that it was a ploy on Doom's part to steal the Surfer's power, which he immediately uses to [[CruelAndUnusualDeath gruesomely kill an army general and murder numerous soldiers]]. In the end, as Gah Lak Tus arrives and begins destroying the Earth, Doom, rather than stop Gah Lak Tus with his power, only laughs as countless innocents die and the world crumbles beneath him, proclaiming himself a god who no longer needs the Earth or anyone else, [[ItsAllAboutMe just himself]].
29th Oct '17 12:17:13 AM BatmanKalEl
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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]]. But who's to say that this ''doesn't'' sound like Doom?
29th Oct '17 12:16:20 AM BatmanKalEl
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Doom is quite certainly one of Marvel's most polarizing characters, for some he's a cool MagnificentBastard and one of Marvel's best villain for others he's an overrated VillainSue, and Marvel's most [[CharacterShilling shilled character.]]

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Doom is quite certainly one of Marvel's most polarizing characters, for some he's a cool MagnificentBastard and one of Marvel's best villain for others he's an overrated VillainSue, InvincibleVillain, and Marvel's most [[CharacterShilling shilled character.]]
11th Oct '17 8:35:34 AM GrigorII
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* WhatAnIdiot: In his OriginStory, he's a college student, aiming with a private project to open a portal to hell. That cursed Reed Richards, who was passing by, points several mistakes in his formulas. Doom shows him the door.\\
'''You'd expect:''' That, once Richards is gone and nobody will take undue credit for his project, Dr. Doom would check again the formulas, to confirm if they are right indeed, or if there is some mistake to fix. If Richards ''was'' right, nobody would know it, and Doom can deny him any credit. In any case, checking and double-checking his work several times should be a must when he does a project like this all alone, even if Richards never interfered.\\
'''Instead:''' Doom ignores Richards' warnings and proceeds with the experiment. It goes wrong, there is a huge explosion, and his face gets scarred beyond heal.
30th Aug '17 7:54:45 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: In the {{novelization}}s of ''Film/FantasticFour'' & ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', by Creator/PeterDavid & Daniel Josephs respectively, [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]] is portrayed as [[AdaptationalVillainy nothing like his regular iterations]], but rather a complete psychopath obsessed with hurting others and [[AGodAmI making himself a god]]. His entire motive stemming from a [[EvilIsPetty petty hatred of Reed Richards for not being as smart as him]], Doom's sociopathic nature is first on display when he attempts to leave his own fiancée, Sue Storm, to die alongside Reed and others to [[DirtyCoward save his own skin]] with nothing but [[LackOfEmpathy cold apathy]]. After gaining metallic skin and electromagnetic abilities, Doom [[AxCrazy slowly loses his carefully built up affable persona]], starting when he murders his doctor for trying to tell others of his "condition", and going further downhill after he [[DisproportionateRetribution murders a business partner for insulting him]]. By the end of the first novel, Doom's true personality of a {{narcissist}}ic lunatic has come into full display, as he attempts to sadistically freeze Reed to death. In the second novel, Doom [[EnemyMine allies with Reed and rest of the Fantastic Four]] to stop the titular Silver Surfer, however it is quickly revealed that it was a ploy on Doom's part to steal the Surfer's power, which he immediately uses to [[CruelAndUnusualDeath gruesomely kill an army general and murder numerous soldiers]]. In the end, as Gah Lak Tus arrives and begins destroying the Earth, Doom, rather than stop Gah Lak Tus with his power, only laughs as countless innocents die and the world crumbles beneath him, proclaiming himself a god who no longer needs the Earth or anyone else, [[ItsAllAboutMe just himself]].

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* CompleteMonster: In the {{novelization}}s of ''Film/FantasticFour'' ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' & ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', by Creator/PeterDavid & Daniel Josephs respectively, [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]] is portrayed as [[AdaptationalVillainy nothing like his regular iterations]], but rather a complete psychopath obsessed with hurting others and [[AGodAmI making himself a god]]. His entire motive stemming from a [[EvilIsPetty petty hatred of Reed Richards for not being as smart as him]], Doom's sociopathic nature is first on display when he attempts to leave his own fiancée, Sue Storm, to die alongside Reed and others to [[DirtyCoward save his own skin]] with nothing but [[LackOfEmpathy cold apathy]]. After gaining metallic skin and electromagnetic abilities, Doom [[AxCrazy slowly loses his carefully built up affable persona]], starting when he murders his doctor for trying to tell others of his "condition", and going further downhill after he [[DisproportionateRetribution murders a business partner for insulting him]]. By the end of the first novel, Doom's true personality of a {{narcissist}}ic lunatic has come into full display, as he attempts to sadistically freeze Reed to death. In the second novel, Doom [[EnemyMine allies with Reed and rest of the Fantastic Four]] to stop the titular Silver Surfer, however it is quickly revealed that it was a ploy on Doom's part to steal the Surfer's power, which he immediately uses to [[CruelAndUnusualDeath gruesomely kill an army general and murder numerous soldiers]]. In the end, as Gah Lak Tus arrives and begins destroying the Earth, Doom, rather than stop Gah Lak Tus with his power, only laughs as countless innocents die and the world crumbles beneath him, proclaiming himself a god who no longer needs the Earth or anyone else, [[ItsAllAboutMe just himself]].
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