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MF DOOM (also known as DOOM, Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, etc.) is a particularly {{Troperiffic}} {{rap}}per.

DOOM, born [[AlliterativeName Daniel Dumile]], had some success as a rapper in the early '90s under the name Zev Love X. However, the [[DeathByOriginStory tragic loss of his brother in a car accident]] in 1994 caused him to retreat from the hip-hop world and sink into a deep depression. He eventually became homeless on the streets of New York; in interviews, he describes himself in this period as "recovering from his wounds" and swearing revenge "against the industry that so badly deformed him." If this sounds like a SuperVillain [[SuperHeroOrigin origin story]], well, the similarity didn't escape him either. When he recovered and returned to the world of hip-hop he adopted the identity of MF DOOM, an {{Expy}} of the ComicBook/FantasticFour villain SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. DOOM has consistently worn a CoolMask since he returned to performing; it is nearly impossible to find pictures of him from after 1998 or so in which he shows his face.

DOOM's raps often play with the ideas of the SuperHero and SuperVillain, or use those tropes to {{deconstruct|ion}} hip-hop culture. His lyrics are marked by a vast knowledge of popular culture, and commonly allude to ScienceFiction, {{Fantasy}}, WesternAnimation, and ComicBook characters. In addition to the ComicBook/FantasticFour mythos from which his identity is borrowed (and from where he gets a lot of [[RuleOfFunny hilarious]] {{sampl|ing}}es of people complaining about "Doom") he's fond of Franchise/StarTrek, commonly comparing himself to Worf. The potential for {{Narm}} in this is tempered by DOOM's lyrical skill and playfulness and support by a range of excellent producers. DOOM maintains a good degree of popularity in both underground and mainstream hip-hop circles: his 2004 album Madvillainy with producer Madlib is regarded by some as a classic.

In 2005, MF DOOM and hip-hop producer Music/DangerMouse collaborated as DANGERDOOM on ''The Mouse And The Mask'', an album produced in cooperation with Creator/AdultSwim. The album featured songs explicitly about ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'', ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', and ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever'' (for which DOOM had done voice acting), and other raps on the album made reference to ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Voice actors from various Creator/AdultSwim shows made contributions, and samples from Creator/AdultSwim shows permeate throughout.

'''Discography:'''
* As MF DOOM
** ''Operation: Doomsday'' (1999)
** ''Mm... Food'' (2004)
** ''Live From Planet X'' (2005)
** ''Born Like This'' (2009)[[note]]released as just DOOM[[/note]]
** ''Unexpected Guests'' (2009)
** ''Gazzillion Ear EP'' (2010)
* As King Geedorah
** ''Take Me To Your Leader'' (2003)
* As Viktor Vaughn
** ''Vaudeville Villain'' (2003)
** ''Venomous Villian'' (2004)
* With Madlib as Madvillain
** ''Madvillainy'' (2004)
** ''Madvillainy 2 - The Madlib Remix'' (2008)
* With Danger Mouse as DANGERDOOM
** ''The Mouse And The Mask'' (2005)
** ''Occult Hymn'' (2006)
* With J Dilla and Ghostface Killah
** ''Sniperlite EP'' (2008)
* With Jneiro Jarel as JJ DOOM
** ''Key to the Kuffs'' (2012)
* With Bishop Nehru as NehruvianDOOM
** ''NehruvianDOOM'' (2014)

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!!MF DOOM makes use of the tropes:

* AlliterativeName: Daniel Dumile, also Viktor Vaughn
* AntiVillain
* ComicsRuleEverythingAroundMe
* CoolMask
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom
* FrameBreak: In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewc1hixzYPY music video]] for All Caps (which takes the form of an animated comicbook), the main character escapes from confinement by jumping hard enough to break through the bottom of every panel all the way down to the bottom of the page.
* HaveAGayOldTime: The clips used in the intro to ''Batty Boyz''.
---> Sharpen up your spirit of adventure! The fabulous gay way!
* {{Homage}}: The MF DOOM persona to Dr. Doom. Viktor Vaughn is also a Dr. Doom allusion.
* IHaveManyNames: Not uncommon among rappers, but DOOM does it more than the average.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: His real name is actually prounced Daniel "Doom-eel-ay."
* MalevolentMaskedMen: {{Lampshaded}} to hell and back. Specifically, in ''The Mouse and the Mask'''s "Basket Case", where DOOM feebly defends himself by saying "Just since some people wear a mask doesn't mean that they did something."
* MyNaymeIs: "And remember, ALL CAPS when you spell the man's name."
* [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Real Life Writes the Album]]: ''Keys to the Kuff'' came about partially because DOOM was stuck in London and unable to return to the US due to visa issues while on tour in Europe.
* RunningGag: "He holds the mic like x" shows up in many of the songs.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Dude drops some big, big words here and there.
** From "Guv'nor"
--->Catch a throatful from the fire vocaled
--->Ash and molten glass like Eyjafjallajökull
--->The volcano outta Iceland
** From "All Outta Ale"
--->One for the money, two for the better green
--->Three four methylenedioxymethamphetamine
* ShoutOut: Frequent in his songs.
* StartOfDarkness: Several tracks on ''Operation: DOOMSDAY'' expound on DOOM's backstory using sound clips from ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967''.
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: He has a habit of acting like he's about to say something vulgar only to trail off and begin the next line with something that rhymes with the obscenity you were expecting. A couple of examples:
** From "Batty Boyz"
--->Wrote this lyric from in the bed with a chick
--->She had the tightest grip around the head of my...
--->Bic, now I can't get my pen back
** From "Space Ho's"
--->That destructo ray's a played out gag
--->And the cape and the pantsuit looking like a straight out...
--->Dag! Don't mean to sound crunchy
** Not quite the same thing, but from "Great Day"
--->Last wish, I wish I had two more wishes
--->And I wish they fixed the door to the Matrix, there's mad glitches
--->Spit so many verses sometimes my jaw twitches
--->One thing this party could use is more...
--->Booze, put yourself in your own shoes
* SuperVillain: [[PlayingWithATrope Screwed around with]] in every way possible.
* ThemeNaming: The titles of all the songs on his "Mm...Food?" album have ''some'' reference to food in them.
* UnreliableNarrator: Can you keep track of all the reasons he's given for wearing a mask? Because he probably can't.
* WordSaladLyrics: A lot of his stuff just [[RuleOfCool sounds cool]], even though it doesn't mean anything.

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