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->''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqcn_TPu4qQ I'm gonna sing the Doom Song now!]]''
-->-- '''[[RobotBuddy GI]][[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} R]]''', ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''

There's something primal about saying "Doom". The deeper, the more echoey, the more stretched-out, the better.

People also often forget that "doom" (related to "deem," ''i.e.'', "judge" or "estimate") comes from the idea in Old English and Norse mythology of an ultimate destiny, which need not necessarily be a bad one -- you could re-translate the phrase "He met his doom" as "He [[YouCantFightFate met his fate]]". File that one away, fact fans! Another possible re-translation would be "He met his (ultimate) judgment.", as the Modern English word "doom" is derived from the Old English word "dōm" (pronounced like "dome"), meaning "judgment" or "law". Hence that wonderful word "doomsday," meaning "day of judgment." Feeling comforted yet?

This trope is parodied so easily and so often it has become an UndeadHorseTrope.

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Tropers are especially susceptible to this.

!!!Trope names that have themselves met their doom
[[index]]
* AdvancingBossOfDoom
* AdvancingWallOfDoom
* AmusementParkOfDoom
* ArtifactOfDoom
* ButterflyOfDoom
* ConveyorBeltODoom
* CometOfDoom
* TheCretaceousIsAlwaysDoomed
* DoomDoors
* DoomedAppointment
* DoomedByCanon
* DoomedDefeatist
* DoomedHometown
* DoomedMoralVictor
* DoomedNewClothes
* DoomedProtagonist
* DoomItYourself
* DoomMagnet
* {{Doomsayer}}
* DoomTroops
* DoorOfDoom
* FacePalmOfDoom
* FallingChandelierOfDoom
* FerrisWheelOfDoom
* FingerPokeOfDoom
* FiveMovesOfDoom
* FogOfDoom
* ForDoomTheBellTolls
* ForeheadOfDoom
* FryingPanOfDoom
* GiantEyeOfDoom
* GiantHandsOfDoom
* GiantWallOfWateryDoom
* GlovedFistOfDoom
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* HighCollarOfDoom
* LegionOfDoom
* LiftOfDoom
* LotteryOfDoom
* LuridTalesOfDoom
* MessengerOfDoom
* OperationGameOfDoom
* PaperFanOfDoom
* RailroadTracksOfDoom
* RedFilterOfDoom
* RollingPinOfDoom
* ShadowOfImpendingDoom
* ShouldersOfDoom
* SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom
* SneezeOfDoom
* SpikesOfDoom
* SpikeBallsOfDoom
* SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom
* TempleOfDoom
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom
* WhiteMaskOfDoom
* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed
[[/index]]

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!!Examples of Doom

[[folder:Advertising of Doom]]
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=potlDrRI01A commercial]]. Just watch it, okay? "Take care of this package or we're... doomed!"
** '''DOOMED!!!'''
*** ... doomed.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga of Doom]]
* ''Anime/LupinIIIDragonOfDoom''... in the English release, anyway. The original Japanese translates more to "''Burn! Iron-Cutting Sword''".
* Planet Doom from the Lion version of ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''.
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[[folder:Card Games of Doom]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' features, as of this writing, a relatively modest ten cards with "Doom" in their name. This includes the ''Unhinged'' joke card [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=74263 Pointy Finger of Doom]].
* The card game ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' plays to this with the "... Of Doom!" card, which gives a bonus to any weapon item, and can (intentionally) lead to some interesting constructions: Cute Shoulder Dragon OF DOOM, Sword of Slaying Everything Except Squid OF DOOM, Rat on a Stick OF DOOM, etc.
** The "Duck of Doom" trap card. ''[[KillerGameMaster You should have known better than to pick up a duck in a dungeon.]]''
** There is good satisfaction gained by adding ''... of Doom!'' to ''The Other Ring''. It sorta completes the circle.
** ''Munchkin Cthulhu'' has a card whose name is already the Sushi Knife of Doom. In a blender game, it could possibly become the Sushi Knife of Doom OF DOOM.
** Continuing with this trend, the [[RecycledInSpace in space]] version of this game has combinable gun cards, leading up to a "Bananafanafofaser Bobaser Dazer Maser Shmaser Raser... of DOOM", which actually would follow through with the 'of doom'ing as it would be insanely powerful.
* ''Tabletopgame/YuGiOh'''s card game also features Doom a lot, even more so in the TCG version where "Death" tends to get replaced with "Doom".
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[[folder:Comics of Doom]]
* [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom]] (whose real name ''is'' Victor Von Doom, but [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate who never actually finished his doctorate]]) of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. He talks about himself in [[ThirdPersonPerson third person]], too, which means he refers to ''himself'' as Doom. (Wouldn't you, if your name was Doom?) He was doing this before it became cool, and still does this even though it's long since become a DeadHorseTrope. [[GrandfatherClause Doom will change his ways for no one!]]
** At one point in a ''Spider-Man'' cartoon, he replaced the U.N. Security Council with robots and was briefly "elected" as ruler of the world. Cue robot security council members chanting "DOOM! DOOM! DOOM! DOOM!..."
** He also renamed his nation's capital city to [[{{Egopolis}} Doomstadt]].
* Also from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, the lead-up to one of their big {{Crisis Crossover}}s in the 1980s involved [[NorseMythology Surtur the fire giant forging Twilight]], also called the Sword of Doom. For months before the series actually began readers saw him in various comics, striking the glowing sword blank on an anvil with a hammer that made a ringing "DOOM!" with each blow.
* Marvel Comics has the Elements of Doom. Take the elements of the Periodic System, give them sentience and let them carry out the urge to KillAllHumans.
* An early issue of ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' has the title character remarking that he was always being "doomed" by every villain he met.
* Famously, ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' has his right hand of Doom. It's the literal Key to the Apocalypse.
* Doomsday, who is best known for killing Comicbook/{{Superman}} himself. His arrival was even preceded by the sound of him smashing against the walls of his subterranean prison (naturally, "Doom! Doom!") and the final blow freed him with the ominous onomatopoeia, ''"Krakadoom."''[[spoiler: "Crack of doom," naturally.]]
* An old British comics character named Disaster Des caused trouble wherever he went without meaning to. He had a habit of singing to himself, but instead of "dum dum dum" he always sang "doom, doom, doom".
* ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' had its fair share of Dooms:
-->Satan:...they never know what they've been doomed to be. ''God I'' love that word. '''DOOM!'''
* As Starr [[SanitySlippage cracks up]] in ''{{Preacher}}'' he decides he needs a much bigger gun (partly to make up for something he's lost) and begins posing with it, muttering "''Doom''cock..."
* There's the "Satanic Cheerleaders of Doom", the {{Fanservice}} minions of the {{Fanservice}} villaines latex in the {{Fanservice}} comic ''Three Little Kitten: Purr-fect Weapons'', from the makers of ''ComicBook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose''.
* In ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'', during the "[[ZombieApocalypse Judgement Day]]" arc, a movement arose in Mega-City One called the Doomsayers, who constantly ranted about how everyone was doomed, and doom had come to the city. Doom!
* Thulsa Doom, major villian of King Kull.Thulsa Doom is a fictional character first appearing in the Kull short story "Delcardes' Cat" by Robert E. Howard. He has since appeared in comic books and film as the nemesis of Kull and, later, one of Howard's other creations, Conan the Barbarian. Thulsa Doom is the prototype for many of the future evil wizards, such as Thoth Amon, Thungra Khotan, and Xaltotun in later Conan stories.
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[[folder: Fan Works of Doom]]
* [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace The Doom Satellite]] from ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''.
* In ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', the marching song of the Chaos Legion is the [[Franchise/StarWars "Imperial March"]] with words. The words are all "doom".
* Chapter 3 of ''Fanfic/TroubleIsland'' is named "The Vacation Spot of Doom".
* The Brothers of Doom in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''.
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[[folder:Film of Doom]]
* In ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'', VincentPrice saying "Nine killed you, nine shall die and be returned your loss, nine times nine! Nine killed you, nine shall die, nine eternities in DOOM!"
* ''Film/CannibalTheMusical:''
-->'''Ralph:''' [thrusts a pointing finger at the group] The Rocky Mountains. I gotta warn ya! You're doomed! ''Doomed! Doomed!'' [lowers the finger] You're ''doomed!'' [walks away] ''Doomed.'' [the man walks around the group. The miners follow his walk with their eyes] Turn back, while you still can. You're ''doomed.'' You're all ''doomed.''
-->'''Packer, Swan:''' [pause] Thank you.
* In ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'', Vincent sits with his cased Balabushka pool cue watching Mozelle finish a match. Finally Mozelle walks over and says "What you got in there?" Vincent: "In here? (opens case, smirking even more) Doom."
* In the Hudson Brothers' spoof movie ''Hysterical'' (1983), the village idiot-cum-prophet was prone to wander up to the heroes while riding his bicycle, pronouncing "You're DOOOOOMED!" in a loud and mournful tone.
* Though few films actually follow the trope in the title itself, except for ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom.''
* In ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', after Bagheera interrupts Kaa's meal of Mowgli, Kaa tells Bagheera, "You have just sealed your doom." Followed by [[spoiler:extreme whiplash when Mowgli shoves Kaa's coils off the treebranch.]]
* In ''Film/{{Orgazmo}}'', where IdiotHero Orgazmo is held by the Ass-Fuck Twins, Natsuko und Haruka, who are speaking in a cutesy Japanese accent: "Dere is no escapin us, Ohgazmo." "Plepare to meet cha dum!" (---> "Prepare to meet your doom!").
* [=C3P0=] of ''Franchise/StarWars'' was quite fond of saying "We're doomed!" in the face of any small difficulty.
** A straighter example is in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' where Grievous during his during his duel with Obi-Wan proclaims, after the cavalry arives, "Army or not, you must realize... you are DOOMED!"
* Judge Doom from ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''
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[[folder:Gamebooks of Doom]]
* The ''Literature/LoneWolf'' series and extended universe give us the [[SavageWolves Doomwolves]], [[ArtifactOfDoom Doomstones]], the Doomlands of Naaros in Southern Magnamund, and Book 4 is titled ''The Chasm of Doom'' (guest star: Barraka the Doomslayer).
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[[folder:Literature of Doom]]
* Aunt Ada Doom in ''Literature/ColdComfortFarm'' by Stella Gibbons, "There have always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm." TheParody of GothicHorror.
* Thulsa Doom, the Evil Overlord's EvilOverlord from ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'', whose name comes from a King Kull story by Conan's creator Robert E. Howard, who was given to quite doomy and poetic descriptions.
* Lampshaded in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/SoulMusic,'' wherein Susan Sto Helit visits Death's home and expects it to "loom, and involve other words ending in 'oom,' like gloom and doom." She's in for a disappointment.
* Used frequently by Slartibartfast in ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' when describing the Krikkiters. On one occasion, it was a sentence.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' employs [[AllThereInTheManual the convention]] that the word keeps its original meaning of ''destiny'', as in other names in the legendarium.
** Mount Doom fits both the older and the more modern definitions.
** And the Moria sequence with the "drums in the deep" going "''doom, doom''" -- very effective.
** The actors in TheFilmOfTheBook seem to like saying "Doom" with all the weight they can.
** Elrond says at one point that they must determine the fate of the Ring: "That is the doom that we must deem." (This comes in handy for those of us who did not know the active tense of dooming something.)
** There is one half-serious reference to the [[ArtifactOfDoom One Ring]] as the "Ring of Doom". The Rankin/Bass animated version of ''Return of the King'' turned this reference into a song, showing that it wasn't a very serious adaptation.
** While more focused on in ''TheSilmarillion'', the mortality of mankind, first known as "The Gift of Men" soon became known as the "Doom of Men".
*** ''The Silmarillion'' also has the Doom of Mandos (whose domain is sort of a combo of Death and Fate).
*** Also, in case ''The Silmarillion'' was not confusing enough, in it the "Ring of Doom" refers to a completely unrelated meeting circle where the Valar hold council.
* Used memorably in ''[[{{Narnia}} The Horse and His Boy]]'' when Aslan confronts Rabadash: "The doom is nearer now. It is at the door; it has lifted the latch--"
* Unsurprisingly, a motif in Creator/HPLovecraft's ''The Doom That Came to Sarnath'', sometimes in all-caps:
-->And before he died, Taran-Ish had scrawled upon the altar of chrysolite with coarse shaky strokes the sign of DOOM.
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': the Pit of Doom, underneath Shayol Ghul, a mountain. This is where the barrier that separates [[TheDevil The Dark One]] from the world is at its thinnest.
** Also the Mountains of Dhoom, in a ShoutOut to [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Tolkien]].
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', repeated references are made to the Doom of Valyria. It's not clear what exactly this was, except that it was very hard on Valyria. Euron Crow's Eye claims to have "seen the Doom," so whatever-it-was may still be going on (although Euron shows every sign of being an inveterate liar). Given that Valyria seems to be the birthplace of the dragons, along with various references to smoke, fire, and poison, fans have speculated that the Doom was actually the eruption of one or more very large volcanoes.
* The Hendreck character from Craig Shaw Gardner's ''[[Literature/TheExploitsOfEbenezum A Malady of Magicks]]'' and its sequels uses DOOM! as his catchphrase.
* Creator/JohnMoore's ''Literature/HeroicsForBeginners'' uses this repeatedly, including the Fortress of Doom (above the Village of Angst). The gift shop is shown to have the usual merchandise bearing the Fortress of Doom logo.
* In ''Literature/TheThirdWorldWar: The Untold Story'', [[spoiler: Minsk]] receives a "gigantic and hideous doom"... [[spoiler: It gets nuked by four missiles.]]
* Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''Book of Enchantments'' has a story set in the [[Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles Enchanted Forest]] revolving around the Frying Pan of Doom. It's actually a mighty weapon, but surprisingly few heroes want to go into battle with it.
* Averted by ''The Domesday Book,'' which is simply a land survey and census -- the original meaning of "doom" is "accounting" or "reckoning," and a doomsday was the day a lord would take stock of his landholdings' production, whence the metaphorical sense of "day of reckoning, Last Judgment."
* ''A Malady of Magicks'' and it two sequels have the heavy axeman wielding a Club Of Doom. Either because of this or simply as a predisposition to the word, he is constantly saying "DOOM", "Doomed", and "of Doom!" (And, memorable, "Doom doom de-doom doom.")
* The word doom appears in the Qur'an [[http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/topics/doom.html hundreds]] of times.
** It appears in ''that particular translation'' hundreds of times; there will be more or less doom depending on the translator.
* Frank [=McCourt=], in ''Literature/AngelasAshes'' cynically observes at one point: "Doom. The favourite word of every priest in Limerick." Or something to that effect.
* In Carl Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories" a chapter is entitled "Four Stories about the Deep Doom of Dark Doorways" but none of the stories are dark, nor do they involve deepness, doom or doorways.
* In Susan Kay's ''Phantom'' Erik is know as "The Angel of Doom" in Persia.
* The word is often used in ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', in references to prophecy and fate, such as, "There is a doom upon you," or "Now Eragon's doom would be decided." Given the context, it is unclear whether it means "anyone's ultimate fate" or "a dark fate in specific" but it is definitely tied to destiny and prophecy. Also, Angela the herbalist provides us with this in ''Eldest'', when Eragon asks what she thinks of Nasuada's plans: "Mmm... she's doomed! You're doomed! They're all doomed! ... Notice I didn't specify what kind of doom, so matter what happens, I predicted it. How very ''wise'' of me."
* In the StarTrekNovelVerse, Fabian Stevens of the ''StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers'' is fond of the trope. He's named one of his engineering breakthroughs the "Magical Paint of Doom", using it to good effect both in the series proper and in the novel ''Literature/ASingularDestiny''.
* In ''StarTrekTheGenesisWave'', Krussel's method of informing his fellows of a supposed threat from the titular Wave is to cry "DOOM!" at the top of his lungs.
* The main antagonist in the first two ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' books is called [=DomDaniel=].
* ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: The Doomsday Ship''.
* The working title of ''Literature/HarryPotterandtheGobletofFire'' was Harry Potter and the Doomspell Tournament.
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[[folder:Live Action TV of Doom]]
* The ''Series/MythBusters'' crew frequently refer to their especially dangerous rigs as the "[Whatever] of Doom" (occasionally slipping in an "... of Death" to break up the monotony).
* The good folks at ''TelevisionWithoutPity'' have dubbed the Princeton Plainsborough Teaching Hospital MRI machine from ''Series/{{House}}'' the "MRI... of DOOM" (ellipses mandated), because every time it's used, something invariably goes wrong.
* Private Frazer of ''Series/DadsArmy'' had a great way of saying this in a Scottish accent while rolling his eyes madly.
* The resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}} of ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' once gave the line "I hate to be a doomsayer, but, uh,... DOOM! Doom, doom, doom."
* Z'ha'dum, the planet of the bad guys (the shadows) in ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]''. How is it pronounced? "Za-ha-DOOM".
** And it's a ShoutOut to the ''LordOfTheRings''' Khazad-dm, pronounced similarly but with two consonants swapped.
* The "of Death" variant, like so many tropes is {{lampshaded}} in ''Series/{{Eureka}}'':
-->'''[[GenreSavvy Carter]]:''' It's a ''ray'' that causes immediate ''death''! Why can't you just call it a DeathRay?
* From one particular bit on ''Series/TheDailyShow'': [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=218357&title=future-shock-roombas-of-doom Roombas of doom! Doombas!]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' seems to prefer the words "death" or "evil" to spice up the title of a story, but they've throw a few dooms in over the years. There's "Doomsday", ''Four to Doomsday'', ''The Seeds of Doom'' and the episode of ''The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve'' called "Bell of Doom".
** The 'death' variant is most iconically associated with the Tom Baker era due to three of his most memorable stories having the word 'death' shoehorned into the title - "City of Death", "The Robots of Death" and "The Deadly Assassin" (the title of the first has basically nothing to do with the story, the title of the second is one of the most glaring {{Spoiler Title}}s in the series's history, and the title of the third is [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment laughably redundant]]). This association with the Fourth Doctor led to it being used consciously in some of his expanded universe stories: novels "A Device of Death", "Festival of Death", "Dreamers of Death", "Colony of Death", with the stories "The Valley of Death" and "The English Way of Death" playing on the formula for [[LiteraryAllusionTitle literary allusions]]. Other stories with this formula are "The Seeds of Death" (not to be confused with "The Seeds of Doom" above), "The Ambassadors of Death", "The Green Death", the novels "Empire of Death", "Game of Death", "Island of Death", "The Art of Death", "Army of Death", "Kiss of Death", "The Doll of Death", "The Paradise of Death", "Scarab of Death", "The Android of Death", "Plague of Death", "The Masquerade of Death", "The Green Death" and "Death to the Daleks". The Steven Moffat parody "The Curse of Fatal Death" was a skewering of the formula.
* In a sketch on [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook]], a MadScientist named Professor Death tries to destroy all his doomy inventions when he learns to his horror that [[JustThinkOfThePotential governments may be interested in their military applications]]. This culminates in his taking a hammer to the "Doom Melon."
* Anything remotely scary on ''TopGear'' becomes the "_____ of Death" (Plunger of Death, Ball of Death, etc.)
* [[Series/{{Firefly}} "Oh my God, what can it be? We're all DOOMED, WHO'S FLYING THIS THING?"]] [[note]]"Oh, right. That would be me."[[/note]]
* The ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' episode "Doomed" dealt with two plots: a) Buffy and Riley's budding relationship may be doomed, and b) the earth may soon be doomed by a group of demons.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. The trope is lampshaded when Team Angel discover an EldritchAbomination has an Army of Doom. Spike responds sardonically, "Now there's a shock."
* The unproduced season finale of ''TheMiddleman'' was called [[MadLibThrillerTitle The]] Doomsday [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypse]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Armaggedon]].
* One of the ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' video diaries has Creator/BradleyJames (doing a voiceover parody) declaring a nearby van the "evil, mystical van...of Doom!"
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. ''[[ExcitedShowTitle The Adventures of Captain Proton!]]'' holdeck program has its MadScientist BigBad lurking in a SupervillainLair called The Fortress of Doom, which Tom Paris introduces in a [[WorldOfHam suitably dramatic tone of voice]].
* Episode "The Midnight Sun" of the original ''Series/{{TheTwilightZone}}''
-->'''Mrs. Bronson''': There was a scientist on the radio this morning and he said it would get a lot hotter each day now that we're moving closer to the Sun and that's why we're ... that's why we're ...
-->'''Serling''': The word that Mrs. Bronson is unable to put into the hot still sodden air is 'doomed'.
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[[folder:Music of Doom]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_metal Doom Metal]] and its subsequent subgenres.
** The apotheosis of this genre, at least in terms of naming tendencies, is the doom metal solo project Doom:Vs. The etymology of this (quite ridiculous) name goes as follows: he chose the Latin word "domus", meaning house, then respelt it as "doomus" (meaning "doom house", one supposes), then respelt ''that'' as doom:us (meaning that we, "us", are doomed) then replaced the "u" with a "v", simply because a "v" looked so much... doomier than a "u".
*** Actually, in Roman times, "u" and "v" looked the same when written. And since the "-us" part of domus is the ending (and thus, the part changed depending on usage), the name could actually have a fair amount of research behind it.
* Music/{{Rammstein}}'s drummer, Christoph "Doom" Schneider. He took his nickname from the [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} game of the same name]], but lamented in a 2010 interview that he would have chosen a different nickname if he'd known it was going to be on every record Rammstein had ever done.
* Hip hop artist DOOM (or MF DOOM), who uses all caps and a mask for extra doominess. Named after DoctorDoom.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling of Doom]]
* Wrestling/{{WCW}} once had a tag team called Doom, who were a pair of {{Scary Black M|an}}en in black masks. They were eventually unmasked as Wrestling/RonSimmons and Butch Reed, but were no less scary, no less black, and no less men. And no less doomy.
** They also had the infamous "FingerpokeOfDoom" match, which many fans consider the promotion's [[JumpingTheShark shark-jumping]] moment.
* Then there's the Legion of Doom, who already had a team name (Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors) but inherited the Legion of Doom name from a stable they were part of that imploded. The name was just too doomy to lose.
** And is itself a ShoutOut to the ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' villains.
* The Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom, led by Wrestling/KevinSullivan
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[[folder: Stand-Up Comedy of Doom]]
* In 1990, Richard Lewis had a TV special titled ''Richard Lewis: I'm Doomed.''
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[[folder:Tabletop Games of Doom]]
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' spell "Doom" may be a bit of a subversion -- it presumably fills its (single) target with appropriate dread if it works, but as it's only a first-level cleric spell, that means "only" a -2 penalty to most d20 rolls in terms of mechanics.
** The 1st and 2nd-edition spell "Creeping Doom", on the other hand, was seventh-level and conjured a quite deadly [[TheSwarm swarm of venomous bugs]].
** The ''Dungeons & Dragons'' module, "The Red Hand of Doom".
*** GURPS Thaumatology has a ritual named Doom that lives up to its name. It first makes you wish you were dead. Then it kills you.
* The Marvel SAGA game system has players use cards to determine the success of their characters' actions instead of dice. The card suits are: Intelligence, Willpower, Strength, Agility, and '''Doom'''. (Doom cards do not go back into the discard pile after being played, but get saved out by the GM, who can use them later to force villainous [=NPCs=]' actions to succeed.)
* The Skaven in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' - Doomrocket, Doomwheel, Doomglaive, Doomflayer... plus "Your doom has come, man-thing!". Ahem.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Doomrider [[MemeticMutation NA! NA! NA!]].
** No! To the Warp with Doomrider! '''DOOMBREED''', greatest of Khorne's Daemon Princes and Genghis Khan in he 41st Millennium! BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
* TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}} authors love their doomy dooms. There are Tables o'Doom, a Canyon o'Doom, the blood magic spell Doom, and lots of other uses.
* ''TabletopGame/MarvelHeroicRoleplaying'' has its "doom pool" as a GameMaster resource. Over the course of the game, this pool will grow and shrink as the GM (a.k.a. "Watcher") collects, trades up, and spends "doom dice", which serve both as an expendable LuckManipulationMechanic for {{NPC}}s (and may be outright needed just to power up some of their special tricks) ''and'' as a general indicator of the current challenge and tension level of the ongoing scene -- player actions not directed against another character, which in other games might have a fixed difficulty rating to beat assigned to them, are here simply opposed by the doom pool itself.
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[[folder:Theater of Doom]]
* In ''FiniansRainbow'', Og the {{leprechaun}} wails about "doom and gloom -- d-o-o-m and gl-o-o-m!"
* ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', a scientist sings a perky, cheerful number explaining how the human race is "Doomed, Doomed, Doomed."
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[[folder:Video Games of Doom]]
* The computer game series ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', naturally.
** This led to the odd situation where, during the time period that the in-vogue FirstPersonShooter was a version of ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'', MoralGuardians tended to complain about ''Doom'', report that violent teenagers were fans of the game, etc., simply because "Doom" sounds scarier than "Quake".
** The name ''Doom'' was chosen as an homage to the Creator/TomCruise film ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'', where "Doom" is the name of the pool cue used by Cruise's character. The developers hoped that their game would have a similar effect on the entire gaming industry as the cue stick "Doom" had in the movie. Which it did.
** In a ShoutOut from ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'', a pair of Agent 9 sidequests are missions played from a first-person perspective. The mission names? "You're Doomed!" and "You're Still Doomed!"
* In a possible homage to ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', Deekin sings "Doom doom dooooom" while travelling in the Underdark in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'' expansion. (One wonders why there isn't an option for the PC to complain to Deekin about that)
** Because if you're likely to complain about it, you probably found Deekin annoying enough to get rid of him long before going to the Underdark.
* Artix Entertainment's online games often take RefugeInAudacity, and the Doom weapons in ''Dragonfable'' are no exception. The description for one is just "DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!" and another is "So much DOOM, it hurts!"
** And when you used them, the special status effect is called "Engulfed by DOOM! Hahahaha!" and for a few turns the opponent takes a bit of damage. From DOOM!
** Interestingly, the axe version of the Doom weapon actually has a backstory instead of just randomly shouting DOOOOOOOOOOOM!
** Curiously, there isn't much difference between the Doom Weapons and their "purified" counterparts, the Destiny Weapons. The Destiny Weapons deal light damage as opposed to darkness. Hilariously enough, the Destiny Weapons also inflict a special status effect, called "Engulfed by Destiny! Hahahaha!". Yes, the "good" counterparts of the Doom Weapons have the ''same EvilLaugh!''
** Artix Entertainment's ''Mechquest'' also has weapons capable of inflicting DOOM! on enemies. These are the trademark of the main enemy faction the Shadowscythe.
** Sepulchre the Doom Knight, the BigBad of ''Dragonfable'', or his chatty Doom Blade [[spoiler: that might be the one really calling the shots]].
** [[spoiler: Oddly enough, despite the vast time gap between Mechquest and the other two games, and the five year time difference (and implied reality break) between Dragonfable and Adventurequest, the same NPC (the Mysterious Stranger) is connected to matters of DOOM! in all of the games(and he has made his move in two of them!]].
* Although it might owe itself more to onomatopeia, there is a song in Pop'n Music 14 (part of a franchise that runs alongside VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution and Konami's other music games) called "[[http://vjarmy.com/wiki/index.php/BBLLAASSTT%21%21 BBLLAASSTT!!]]". The associated character is an anthropomorphic drum set. Called DOOOOOM.
* The determinedly pessimistic pilot Doomsday from ''VideoGame/WingCommander II''.[[note]]Ironically, in spite of his predictions of his impending death, he survives well beyond the war, still flying (as a mercenary) in 2701 according to the ''Wing Commander Arena'' manual.[[/note]]
-->'''Doomsday:''' Now all we need is Maniac, so we can all die together.\\
'''Spirit:''' What an uplifting sentiment.
* The ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' ultimate spell of the Pit Lord, which slowly kills the target and spawns a demon from the corpse? "Doom".
** The spell makes a return in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' as the "Curse of Doom", but was nerfed and doesn't kill by default, reducing its doominess (Doomness?).
** It's called this because the demon summoned is a DOOM GUARD. But if he's here, then who's guarding the doom?
** While we're at it, Thrall's weapon? The Doomhammer, the hammer wielded by the great Orgrimm Doomhammer.
** Props to the 'Pendulum of Doom.' Yes, a pendulum. Ok, it's an axe with a 4.0 speed, get over it. PENDULUUUUUUM.
** World of Warcraft has more items, creatures and spells with the word "Doom" in them than we could possibly count here. Let us only mention one more notable item: in the cult video "Leeroy Jenkins", the titular player's weapon was? The "Blackhand Doomsaw". In the occurence, Leeroy doomed his own guildmembers rather than enemies...
*** But we can count them [[http://www.wowhead.com/search?q=doom here]].
** [[BigBad Archimonde's]] timeless classic "Tremble mortals and despair, DOOM has come to this world!".
** Also, at one point in the fight, the members of the Twilight Counsil in the instance Bastion of Twilight in Cataclysm will yell: ''Behold your DOOM!'' with alot of emphesis on the word doom.
** The version of Millhouse Manastorm you fight in Brawlpub has an ability called "Dooooooom!" That's right, it includes the extra 'O's and the exclamation point.
** In a ''parody'' of the game in ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'', the main character (almost) gets the most powerful weapon in the game, "Doomulus Prime." An actual weapon ''named'' Doomulus Prime was added to the game in homage, when the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj were opened.
* ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' has a hero known as the Doom, whose [[LimitBreak ultimate spell]] is called "Doom".
* The Sanctioned Psyker from the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' RTS games ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar: Winter Assault'' and ''Dark Crusade'' is famous for crying "'''''Witness your dooooooom!!'''''" when he attacks with the Lightning Arc ability.
* ''VideoGame/AlteredBeast'': while sound compression lead to the infamous "[[ElmuhFuddSyndwome WISE FWOM YOUW GWAVE!]]", the pre-BossBattle "WELCOME TO YOUR DOOM!" is perfectly audible.
* In ''VideoGame/JediAcademy'', when one pushes an enemy into a BottomlessPit, it says "(Name) was thrown into their doom by (name)".
* The [[GuideDangIt dreaded]] [[FanNickname Barrel of Doom]] from [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Carnival Night Zone Act 2]].
* The Doomlore Shrine in ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', which is the Town in the Charr Homelands.
* [[http://www.mariowiki.com/Fawful "The mustard of your doom!"]], perhaps?
* In ''VideoGame/MarioParty 2'', when you land on a Bowser space, Bowser announces his entrance with "Doom doom doom DOOM!"
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' has a BrutalBonusLevel called "Spinning Platforms of Doom".
* Starting with the second game, the ''Master of Orion'' series has had the Doom Star, an CaptainErsatz of the [[StarWars Death Star]]. Like the Death Star it can [[EarthShatteringKaboom turn planets into asteroid fields]]. Unlike the Death Star, you're never limited to [[ArbitraryHeadcountLimit just one at the time]].
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Juhani's battlecry: "'''I''' vill be your '''DOOM!'''"
* ''VideoGame/{{Ketsui}}'''s TrueFinalBoss is called "DOOM."
* The ''TetrisTheGrandMaster'' clone ''Heboris: Unofficial Expansion'' has "DEVIL-DOOM" mode, which replicates the HarderThanHard "Shirase" mode from ''Tetris: The Grand Master 3''.
* In the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'':
-->'''Kilik''': "Haha, this rod will be your doom!"
* From ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'', Doctor N. Gin ''loves'' this. "Adopt me... or I will put doom in you!!"
* Cespenar the imp in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''. His reaction to the artifact weapon "Hindo's Doom":
-->'''Cespenar''': Hindo's Doom! Can you say it? Hindo's Dooooooooooooooooom...
* Whenever there's a particularly large amount of complaining about a recent change on the ''CityOfHeroes'' official forums, veteran forumgoers cry DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! in mockery.
** Also, the indicators for whether an archvillain's super-resistance power is active have the FanNickname "Purple Triangles of Doom."
* ShootEmUp game ''Big Bang Mini'' names all of the bosses this way in the manual.
--> THE CRAZY 80'S PUNK WALRUS OF DOOOOOOM!
* There are many one-use plants in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'', mostly because they explode the instant they activate. The most powerful of these is called the Doom Shroom, complete with [[RedEyesTakeWarning angry-looking red eyes.]] It has a huge blast radius and actually leaves a crater where it was planted.
** Additionally, the onomatopoeia for when they explode is... wait for it... "DOOM!"
* The main dungeon of ''VideoGame/NetHack'' is called the Dungeons of Doom.
* ''[[VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery ADoM]]'' has the ''ring of doom'', which is autocursing, almost worthless to shopkeepers, and gives you the "doomed" status when you put it on. Being doomed in this game should be taken seriously, as it gives a large negative modifier to most rolls and is very likely to get you killed.
* ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}'' has a type of cursed item called the Amulet of DOOM. It is the only item in the game which is capitalized like that.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'', the Plague Rat of DOOM!
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' gives us this memorable quote by Higashizawa - "The proof is in the pudding...the pudding of their DOOM!"
* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', the final boss has a move with the FanNickname of the Red Rings of Death.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has a summonable demonic CoolTrain called the Doomtrain.
** There is also a UselessUsefulSpell common throughout the series called simply "Doom".
* ''VideoGame/TheClueFinders 3rd Grade Adventures'' involved entering a place called the Bottomless Pits of Doom.
* For some reason "''Nintendo'' is always doomed!", even while it's having 60% market share of total video game sales...
** These days it's become a very tongue-in-cheek RunningGag on gaming forums. "Doomed Nintendo is best Nintendo," as they always say.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has the character Mu-12, whose {{Leitmotif}} is titled "Sword of Doom".
* In ''VideoGame/FableIII'', during "The Game", the PC gets attacked by [[strike: cute]] fire-breathing [[RunningGag chicken]] of Doom
* From ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', we get this gem from SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom:
-->Doctor Doom:'''[[ThisCannotBe FAILURE IS BENEATH]] [[NoIndoorVoice DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!]]
* SamAndMax Bright Side of the Moon: in order to get the [[FunWithAcronyms Computer Obsolescence Prevention Society's]] magic trick, you have to help them test their ultimate AI in a game of TIC '''TAC''' '''''[[MundaneMadeAwesome DOOM!]]'''''
* The SNES game VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1JIAcbCbs&feature=player_embedded You need the PLUNGER OF DOOM!]]
* All of Bowser's mini games in MarioParty 4 are called [something] of doom. Darts of Doom, Fruits of Doom, Balloon of Doom...
* ''VideoGame/TheSimsMedieval'' includes top-tier gear like Doomplate, Doomsword, and Doomstaff.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Dungeons of Doom, and the skill Disco Dance of Doom]]. And lots of things in the game are doomed.
-->"Its power would consume us, and we would be known as the Kee-Blurr Elves, doomed to forever bake the cookies of evil."
* Kaos of ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' is quite fond of naming his spells "of DOOM!" or the like. Most famously, his favorite water-based spell involves summoning '''[[ThreateningShark DOOOOOOOOM SHARKS!!!]]''' In addition, one Skylander, Whirlwind, has an attack called the Rainbow of Doom.
** It also helps that the guy saying "DOOM" is the same person as [[LargeHam ZIM!]]
* The most common miniboss in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland'' is the Sphere Doomer, and the boss Grand Doomer. There's also the final stage of the game, which are full of regular Doomers. Their names are [[MeaningfulName indicative of their task]], which is [[CaptainObvious to bring doom to Kirby and his friends]].
* One of the first Flags in ''VideoGame/PuzzlePirates'' was simply called "of Doom" to take advantage of the way character pages listed Flag affiliations. They were shown as "Member of the Flag [Flag Name]" so any member of that flag would be listed as "Member of the Flag of Doom".
* In ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', whenever Franchise/RatchetAndClank use their Level 2 super Clank says "You are doomed." Clank also sometimes says "[[OhCrap We may be doomed]]" after respawning.
* In the mobile CCG ''VideoGame/RageOfBahamut'', the final form of Vania's card has the ability "Malinda's Breath of Doom".
* One of [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Lavos]]' second form's magic attacks is called "Shadow Doom Blaze".
* Doctor Doom's goal in [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO]] [[Main/MarvelUniverse Marvel Superheroes]] is to build...DOCTOR DOOM'S DOOM RAY [[Main/DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment OF DOOM]]!
* Level 3-4 of ''GianaSistersTwistedDreams'' is "Temple Doomdidoom".
* ''HeroinesQuest'' has Ratatosk the DOOM Squirrel, who keeps proclaiming how he will doom you and destroy the world! Made slightly less imposing by the fact that he's, well, a squirrel.
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[[folder:Web Animation of Doom]]
* The Evil Machine Thing O' Doom from ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie''.
* The 2009 ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' Halloween cartoon is called "Doomy Tales of the Macabre."
** Strong Bad once left the following message on Marzipan's answering machine:
-->"Hello, Marzipan! This is Professor Tor Coolguy! I was just calling to see if you'd be interested in [[PrepareToDie PREPARING FOR YOUR DOOM]]!! Er...e... not really calling to see, uh... I shouldn't have really given you a choice, I mean, uh... you should just go ahead and prepare for your doom. Cause it's on its way, man. It's gonna be some doom."
** Strong Sad, in the 23rd main page, pulls out a tape recording that says, "I'm the floating head of doom!" Presumably, the wooden cutout that floats by is painted of doom on the opposite side.
* Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'', faced with a Nazi Flak tower in ''MedalOfHonor: Airborne'' ([[AluminiumChristmasTrees which he didn't realise was real]] until he received a [[IncrediblyLamePun barrage]] of e-mails informing him it was), referred to it as a "Doom Fortress".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics of Doom]]
* See [[http://www.middlecenter.com/comic/display.php?pg=27 this map]] and the [[http://www.middlecenter.com/comic/display.php?pg=39 Cave Of Doom]] in ''Webcomic/TheHeroesOfMiddlecenter''.
* In ''[[http://www.graphicsmash.com/comics/brathalla.php Brat-halla]]'', during the [[http://www.graphicsmash.com/comics/brathalla.php?view=single&ID=13816 Pantheon Games]], Odin revealed a move that he'd learned from his kids: the [[http://www.graphicsmash.com/comics/brathalla.php?view=single&ID=15095 Twirl Wedgie... of Doom]].
* ''TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom''.
* In ''QuestionableContent'', the coffee shop that half the cast works at is called Coffee Of Doom!
** And also has a Toilet Of Doom!
*** Which is also known as the Cave of Twenty/Forty Asses.
* An apropos UnsoundEffect in ''{{Erfworld}}'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0107.html page 107]].
* Played with in the "Radio Play" based on the WebComic ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', ''Minor Heroes'' (online in comic form [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140113 here]]):
-->'''Squib:''' You've doomed us all... doomed us all... Doomed us all!\\
'''Dr. Bonefish:''' Done?\\
'''Squib:''' Not yet... [=DOOOMmmmed=]!
** Also, the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070704 Doom Bell]].
** The Doom Bell [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20111104 has been rung!]] DOOM!
* [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0145.html The title of this]] incredibly GenreSavvy and trope-savvy episode of ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids''.
* In ''[[http://www.smbhq.com/nc/ Neglected Mario Characters]]'', the AntiVillain Dr. Donez has a Secret Evil Lab of Doom. A variant example is the tendency of Fred the Spanyard's abilities to have the word "death" in their names, leading to the "Death Ray", "Ray of Death", "Spanyard Flight of Death", and the most extreme, the "Deathly Deathray of Deathly Deathness".
* In the sequence of parodying ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' in ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', the party must cross the bridge of Khazad-Doom. Khazad-''Doom'', not Khazad-dm. Not quite subtle, hm?
-->'''Dwalin''': We dwarves are nae a soobtle race.
* In ''Goats'', maniacal geneticist Gregor Mendel offers a scone. A scone of '''[[http://www.goats.com/archive/030221.html doom]]'''.
** Later, a villainry contest is won by a Delicate Lemon Custard of [[http://www.goats.com/archive/040324.html Doom]].
** And [[http://www.goats.com/archive/050120.html Lampshaded]]:
--->'''Fineas:''' Your meal of doom is getting cold.\\
'''Diablo:''' That was terrible. Now you're not even trying.
* [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/05/20/episode-284-what-could-it-be/ This]] ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'':
-->'''Drizz'l:''' To put quite simply, you're doomed.\\
'''Black Mage:''' Just once I'd like to go a day without being doomed.\\
'''Red Mage:''' It would be a pleasant change of pace.
** Another comic had the "heroes", while in a volcano, encounter a "Fire Dragon (possibly a guardian) of Doom (probably ours)".
* ''[[http://experimental.comicgenesis.com/ The DOOM Army]]''
* ''WebComic/ElGoonishShive'' loves this.
* ''WebComic/{{Precocious}}'': [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/01/01 Muffins]] ''of doom.''
* From ''Webcomic/PhilLikesTacos'':
-->'''Manager:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext Is there a problem here?]]
-->'''Doug:''' Yah, the manager is here to save us from our DOOM!
-->'''Manager:''' Actually, I was just going to say "Take it outside."
-->'''Doug:''' No, we're still DOOMED!
-->...
-->'''[[EvilTwin Zoug]]:''' Ah haha, I'm here to crash your gaming party!
-->'''Doug:''' Yah, Zoug is here to even the odds against our DOOM!
-->'''Zoug:'''
-->'''Doug:''' What, I need to stand up for meself? [[DirtyCoward I'm out of here!]]
-->'''Doug:''' No, we're still DOOMED!
-->...
-->'''[[AlphaBitch Dolores]]:''' Just what is going on in here without us?
-->'''Doug:''' Uhm... I'm not sure about this one, but I'm still going to keep shouting the word '''DOOM''' for fun. DOOOOOM!!
* ''Webcomic/TheWayOfTheMetagamer''.
* Played with in ''Webcomic/OnceUponATable'':
--> "Everything's better when you add "of doom" to the end."
--> "Even doom?"
--> "Dunno, let's try it."
--> "Doom...OF DOOM!"
--> "Nice."
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a chapter titled "[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0174.html Interlude of Dooooooom!]]", and then there's always 'helldeathdoomfire volcano' in start of darkness.
* ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'' falls afoul of the power of the word "Doom". [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/ffn/index.php?date=2009-12-02 "Don't make me get the fire hose."]]
* In an early episode of ''Goblins'', two low-level clerics assail each other with D&D spells. When the goblin cleric casts ''Doom'', the dwarf cleric cringes to hear her invoke such a grim-sounding spell name, then {{Lampshades}} how poorly it lives up to its title (see "Tabletop Games", above).
* ''Webcomic/SquidRow'': [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=282 Evil death cat of doom]].
* [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com Girls With Slingshots]] features a ghost kitty which [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1024/ likes]] to say [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-1271/ dooom]]
* ''Webcomic/FarOutThere'' has a series of Voting Incentive comics titled "The Killer Station of Deadly Doom".
* In Mansion Of E, second stage Framebreaker blooms attract doombees. [[http://mansionofe.comicgenesis.com/d/20090503.html Observe]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has among the aspects of the characters titles, the aspect of Doom. The two canon characters with this aspect are the Mage and the Heir of Doom. The creator has intentionally has left it ambiguous on what the aspect means in this though, so it's anyone's guess which meaning they mean.
* In ''Webcomic/ZitaTheSpacegirl'' the galactic police are called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doom Squad]].
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[[folder:Web Original of Doom]]
* The video podcast ''[[http://www.tikibartv.com Tiki Bar TV]]'' features an episode where the guest star -- Cally from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' -- plays an alien who must return to space, "or else... doom..." Cut to the unperturbed main characters, one of whom says lightly, "Doom is not a good thing."
* The book review blog [[http://bookshelvesofdoom.blogs.com/ Bookshelves of Doom]].
* The ''LoadingReadyRun'''s Trick or DOOM video involved an evil villain's series of Halloween schemes codenamed "Trick or DOOM". Most of them had nothing to do with neither tricks nor doom.
* ''Doom House'', naturally. Among other things, the protagonist develops a habit of incredulously asking, "A ''Doom'' House?" to the point of total non-sequitur.
* Boy, does {{Neopets}} have fun with this trope. First off there is the Lever of Doom that steals your neopoints if you pull it, as well as plenty of items. To give you a taste, there is the Evil Toy of DOOM, Ice Lolly of Doom, Immense Rubber Axe of Doom, and Nimmo of Doom (a book).
* From the ''WebVideo/HitlerRants'' parodies, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyWdzl6tyAI Hitler's Pencil of Doom]].
* An enemy in ''GaiaOnline''s 2010 Halloween event (a near-universally-mourned stack of buttermilk pancakes that was left on the counter overnight, in case you were wondering) has an attack named "Wail of Syrupy Doom".
* {{Podiobook}} DeathByCliche has [[QuestGiver Convenient Plot Exposition Man]], a one-shot NPC who gives the party the adventure hook for the main quest, before collapsing and apparently dying from the effort of screaming DOOOOOOOOOM! so much and so hard. His catchphrase is used as a CreditsGag, as well as a RunningGag on the remaining episodes' PreviouslyOn.
* Roleplay/TheDoomyAdventuresOfIrkenDoominess In the title alone there are 3 Dooms, Although this is to be expected since it's a Online Roleplay of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''.
* ''WebVideo/DoomHouse''.
--> '''Officer Cop:''' You seem like a man of many words. But let me tell you this, how about? [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment If you don't move out of the doom house, it could spell your doom!]]
--> '''Reginald P. Linux:''' A "doom house"?!?
--> '''Officer Cop:''' Yeah. '''DOOOOOOOOOOOM.'''
--> '''Reginald P Linux:''' A "doom house"?!?
* How come nobody has posted LarryTheLittleKnight? Doom is a central theme; no surprise, as the main character was picked by the BigBad to be the FakeHero. Luckily, Larry is 19, badly dressed, and even more badass violent.
--> '''Kickit:''' Doom.
* ''SuburbanKnights'' has [[TheSpoonyExperiment The Gate Cleaner]], who even states he's contractually obliged to start every sentence with "DOOOOOOM!".
* One of the [[IHaveManyNames many names]] that [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1370 1370]] has given itself is "Doom-Master Thirteen Seventeen, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Master of all Doom]]".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation of Doom]]
* '''"Doom"''' is [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim]]'s FAVORITE word. (Well ... second to [[ThirdPersonPerson his own name.]])
** The Mega Doomer HumongousMecha (... er, that needs to be plugged in). From the same show we have [[TheDitz hyper dimwit robot]] GIR's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqcn_TPu4qQ Doom Song]]", to wit, "Doom doom doom doom doom!" ''[[OverlyLongGag ad nauseam]]''. In the pilot it is the crowner for both the show and the trope. In universe, it lasts for ''six. '''[=MONTHS.=]''''' And, in fact, the show seems to be overly fond of the term doom in general, stuffing it in where-ever it fits, and where it doesn't, such as the episode titles "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom" and "Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom." And Miss Bitters...
*** The show had a total of 10 episode titles (including the non-produced ones) with the word 'doom' in it. The first DVD is also called "Doom Doom Doom".
*** A version of the show's theme song was recorded and released by a group called the Bass Kittens, who labeled it "The Impending Doom Mix".
*** Creator/JhonenVasquez, the show's creator, has certain words he [[AuthorAppeal likes]]. Besides "doom", he uses "piggy," "weenies," "moose," "dookie," "bees," and "taco". He is also fond of !s. Really, ''really'' fond of them.
*** I dare you to play the Invader Zim Drinking game. Take a shot every time doom is said. Your liver will die in minutes.
*** So my liver is DOOMED?!?!?
* Paranoid and hypochondriac Stork says "We're doomed!" in almost every ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' episode. Slight variation in episode 29, "Stratosphere": "Our next stop will be the Cyclonian battle platform... of DOOM."
** Those "doom-laden weather balloons of doom."
* Bender from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' seemed fond of this. In one memorable example, after Earth is invaded by aliens, this exchange took place:
-->'''Professor Farnsworth:''' Dear Lord, they're back!\\
'''Amy:''' We're doomed!\\
'''Hermes:''' Doomed!\\
'''Bender:''' ''(takes a deep breath)'' DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-- ''(scene cuts away)''
** "The Farnsworth Parabox", in which Bender ''and'' his glorious golden opposite hold each other and yell "Doooooomed!" in unison.
** The movie ''Bender's Big Score'' actually has a meter that measures levels of doom. Also [[spoiler: replicates made by time travel]] are [[InsistentTerminology exclusively refered to]] as "doomed".
*** The meter uses a unit of measurement known as "millidooms." Apparently, emitting ten times the background level of milidooms is quite alarming.
--->'''Nibbler:''' Alas! Our kitten-class attack ships were no match for their mighty chairs! The universe is doomed! Doomed!\\
'''Fry:''' Can I pull up my pants now?\\
'''Nibbler:''' DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!!!!
** [[ColdOpening Tonight at 11]]: [[LargeHam DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM]]
** In a tale of two Santa's, when preparing for santa's yearly assault we got this:
--->'''Farnsworth:''' Oh, we're doomed! Every year we're doomed.//
* As was Chuckie Finster on ''{{Rugrats}}''. Lampshaded when he met another:
-->'''Kid:''' This is very bad. Without the sacred water fountain, we are doomed! Doomed! Doomed I tell you!\\
'''Chuckie:''' Hey, I think I kinda like this guy.
* The ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' cartoon used this so often and in so many variants it was virtually a CouchGag; "We're doomed! Doomed, I tell ya! Doomed, from the middle English meaning condemned to ruination or death! DOOOOOOOMED!" Variations such as "Doomed, in case you weren't paying attention!" and "Doomed, for those of you at home keeping score!" are almost certainly LampshadeHanging.
* Fans of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' [[FanNickname referred to]] Rhinox's weapons "Chainguns of Doom". Transmetal Tarantulus's new gun was dubbed "Pizza Cutter of Doom".
* Several Episodes of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' make reference to "spinning tops of doom", which are... well, pretty scary for spinning tops, I guess, but also apparently an extremely desirable evil gadget.
** Somewhat ironic as they were invented by the main characters sidekick.
** The villain Aviarus (arch-foe of the Go Team) released a giant mecha bird called the Flamingo of Doom. Naturally, Aviarus gives it the full treatment: "Release the Flamingo of DOOOOOOOM!" Made even more delicious by the fact that Aviarus was voiced by Richard Horvitz, AKA Zim. Ron Stoppable noted that the Flamingo of Doom was "the second-largest flamingo I've ever seen!"
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Almost Got 'Im" had [[VillainsOutShopping Villains Playing Poker]] and swapping stories. Cue the Penguin's story:
-->'''The Penguin:''' ''(narrating)'' Welcome, my ebon-winged adversary. You have taken the bait, just as I knew you would. Now, prepare to meet your end within my Aviary of Doom!\\
'''Poison Ivy:''' ''(interrupting the story)'' Aviary of ''what''?...\\
'''The Joker:''' Sheesh, Pengers. How corny can you get?\\
'''The Penguin:''' Fah! Just because you mundane miscreants have no drama in your souls!... Anyway, there he was in my Av... * Sigh* ... My "big birdhouse"...
* The 1982 RankinBassProductions movie ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'' includes a very nice [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rkeoqVP4N9g doom speech]] by Ommadon, voiced by Creator/JamesEarlJones, emphasized by Doomy Drums of Doom.
* The '''LegionOfDoom'''! Dreaded foes of the [[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} Super]] ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} Fools!]]'' The originals, accept no substitutes. Or Solomon Grundy will crush you!
* The ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'''s TeamPet Doomageddon.
* Doom Kitty from ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom''. Much like her owner Ruby, her name is less an indicator of actual doom than an excuse to pair them as "Gloom & Doom".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersFlub'' had many Doom gags, usually in the character Fraz. One of the show's VHS collections is entitled "Doom Wears Funny Tights!".
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins'' has as its main villain 'Caractacus P Doom', and thus many of the episode titles had the 'Of Doom' tag.
* All ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'' villains love the word "doom", but Carl the Evil Coakroach uses it so much that it's downright aggravating.
* The people behind ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' are fond of this word, sprinkling it liberally through episode titles and sometimes even the opening of the episode narration.
* In the story-telling episode of ''WesternAnimation/AngryBeavers'', the tendency for LargeHam villains to keep saying "doom" was parodied in the {{animesque}} story portion of Treeflower.
--> ''Villain:'' "Prepare to meet your ''dome!''"
--> ''Norbert'': "Dome?"
--> ''Villain:'' "I mean 'doom!' Yes... YOUR DOOM!"
* In episode XVI of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''.
--> ''Arena Master:'' "Welcome... to the Dome... of DOOM!"
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': When he discovers the last challenge in a series [[SpringtimeForHitler he's trying to fail at]] is eating a cupcake in one minute, [[BigEater Beezy]] correctly states "I'm ''doooooomed!''"
* [[WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog "Dog, prepare to meet your doom!"]]
* In the "Death Punchies" episode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', the martial art of Death Kwon-Do uses the 'Of Death' version. Moves include Death Jump, Death Punch of Death, and Pelvic Thrust of Death. The sensei at the Dojo even threatens to beat up Rigby if he's not gone by the time he counts to "3 of Death", then proceeds to count by adding "Of Death" to each of the numbers.
* ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' once had a wrestlier named Doomien who is new to their school. During the match it turns out that Doomien is actually an evil demon.
* Fij Fij of ''WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy'' often proclaims that they are all doomed, even when the circumstances are rather benign.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
** From the episode, The Beak:
--> Phineas: (upon completing the construction of a very elaborate skate track) Here it is! The Phineas-and-Ferb-[[OverlyLongGag edge-of-insanity-kiss-your-butt-goodbye-gravity's-a-stone-cold-sucker-nightmare-rail-skate-track-obstacle-course of doom!]]
--> *Ferb accidentally drops his skateboard and it is subsequently mutilated by their dangerous obstacle course. And [[MadeOfExplodium explodes]]*
--> Phineas: Y'know, it occurs to me we could get hurt. I guess the "of doom" in the name should have tipped us off.
** From the episode "Phineas and Ferb Busters!":
--> Baljeet: It is called "[[MundaneMadeAwesome spinning tops]]."
--> Buford: Lame!
--> Baljeet: Of DOOM!
--> Buford: Alright I'll give it a shot.
** [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension The movie]]:
--> Doofensmirtz-2: Send them to their doom!
--> Platyborg: *points to Candace questioningly*
--> Doofensmirtz-2: Yes, her too.
--> Platyborg: *points to Perry questioningly*
--> Doofensmirtz-2: Yes yes, everyone. *while pointing* Doom, doom, doom aaand--
--> Doofensmirtz-1: DOOM!! Jinx! You owe me three sodas!
--> Doofensmirtz-2: Okay, doom for him too.
--> Doofensmirtz-1: What? But-but I'm you!
--> Doofensmirtz-2: DO-OM!!!
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[[folder:Real Life of Doom]]
* The Swedish language retains the old Germanic meaning for the word. Swedish word ''dom'' (pronounced "doom") means "judgement" or "sentence", and the verb "to judge" or "to sentence" is ''dma''. The Swedish word for judge is ''domare'' (literally "doomer") - the same word is also used for umpires or referees in games and sports. ''Domstol'' (literally "doom-chair") means "justice department" or "court". So if you are "doomed" in Sweden, it only means that justice has come to a solution in your issue.
** Some examples however, such as "Your plan is doomed to fail" retain the ominousness while still using "dmd". You can also be doomed to death.
* One columnist for ''Computer Shopper'' magazine has dubbed his basement computer lab the "Basement of Doom and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Pepsi-Cola]]".
* There is a professor at Wright State University named [[http://www.wright.edu/~travis.doom/ Dr. Travis Doom]]. On [[http://www.whitedoom.com/Travis/drDoom2.html his webpage]], he stated that one of the reasons he got his [[NotThatKindOfDoctor doctorate]] was just so he could be called Dr. Doom.
** Probably the archnemesis of [[http://www.eecs.umich.edu/OSL/Steel/ Professor Steel]]? Seriously, the man was in charge of blowing up asteroids.
* The infamous hacker group the "Legion of Doom", again taking the name from ''SuperFriends''.
* The Legion of Doom line of the mid-90's [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Philadelphia Flyers]] (John LeClair, Eric Lindros, and Mikael Renberg) may or may not have been evoked by ''SuperFriends'', but between their offensive potency and physical dominance it's hard not to see it.
* The rapper (and sometime voice actor) Daniel Dumile, better known as MF DOOM. Inspired by Dr. Doom, he performs in a metal mask. He has also recorded as "Viktor Vaughn" among other aliases.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Duma Russian parliament]] is called Duma, and pronounced, yes, you guessed it, DOOMER.
* The term "doomcock" was coined on a LiveJournal group to refer to the BiggerIsBetterInBed trope in {{fanfic}} it itself is a reference to a character from ''{{Preacher}}'' who uses big guns because he's CompensatingForSomething.
* AustralianWildlife was damn weird in the past, too. Case in point: ''Bullockornis planei'', probably better known as the [[FeatheredFiend Demon]] [[MorallyAmbiguousDucktorate Duck]] Of Doom. (Seriously, it's called that.)
* The Blue Screen of Death, an error screen on Windows operating systems that usually comes out of nowhere and forces you to shut down or restart your computer. Thankfully, it is much less common now than it was ten years ago, due to newer versions of Windows being far more stable.
** And simply rebooting instead of showing the old [=BSOD=].
** Mac users have been known to refer to the "spinning pinwheel of doom," which serves much the same purpose as the blue screen of death.
* In French, a similar expression could be translated by "...of death". Sometimes elongated as "...of ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment murderous]]'' death". Yeah...
** Technically, a better translation would be "of death that kills" if you want it to sound as silly as it does in its original language. Yeah... indeed.
** Since french doesn't have a literal equivalent for "doom", translation is often done using "cursed" or even "of the curse".
* Out of sheer coincidence (or thanks to an editor with a werid sense of humor), the Romanian Dictionary of Ortography Orthoepy and Morphology (the newest rules of written and spoken Romanian language, released around 2005) is a large black book with DOOM written on it in red letters.
* In Sweden, it's not uncommon to find a centuries old "Church of Doom" in any given village, town or city. Technically just a local variant of the Latin ''Domus Dei'', "God's house", but you take a look at the word ''Domkyrka'' and judge for yourself.
** And that goes for all of Scandinavia. The provost residing under the bishop of Oslo is known as the "provost of doom", actually the ''Domprost'' of Oslo. Every Bishopry in Norway is known as a "bispedmme", actually the area where the bishop has jurisdiction. Translated into a "bishop`s doom area" it may sound more scary than it actually is...
** The Finnish have this as well, as "Tuomiokirkko." "Tuomio" is the Finnish word for "Doom", though in this case it simply refers to "Domus."
* On Flickr, a bit of a meme has started for calling the [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/tenpoundhammer/8393725192/ late-2000s design]] of McDonalds buildings "Giant [yellow] eyebrow of doom".
* Doom Chris, comic artist. (Of course not his real name - he's a Dr. Doom fan)
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mydoom Mydoom]] computer worm.
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Doom doesn't even sound like a word anymore...