Awesome: Doctor Doom
Do you admire Doom? Do you quail before Doom?! That is your destiny, and you are wise to embrace it!
- Doom once imprisoned the Purple Man, a villain capable of making anybody do anything he ordered, and used his powers to conquer the world. When the Purple Man told Doom he did not deserve to rule because he did not possess any powers, Doom ordered all his servants to leave the room, took down all the barriers holding the Purple Man, removed his mask, and dared him to lend credence to this charge. Note that the Purple Man was in a power amplifier that was boosting his abilities to planetary scale at the time.
Doom: I am removing my mask, Killgrave. Within it is the circuitry that shields me from your power. I am totally vulnerable.Purple Man: Then release me. (Doom doesn't move) I-I said release me! (Again, Doom doesn't move.) Stand on your head! T-take a flying leap! KILL YOURSELF! (Doom doesn't do any of those.) I-impossible! Not this close! No one has a will that strong! No one...Doom: Now, Zebediah Killgrave...who deserves to rule?
- In this same story, Doctor Doom ends up freeing the Earth from his control for the simple fact having no one to oppose him was boring.
- As shown in the main page, the fact that in one dimension I was the only one in the entire universe to resist being consumed by a zombie plague through sheer willpower alone is a perfect example of the iron determination possessed by Doom.
- Another one would be saving Susan Storm, her daughter, and Johnny Storm when Richards couldn't do anything to help them. And then ensuring he would never forget his debt to me by naming the newborn child after my former beloved, Valeria. He should be pleased Doom condescended to give such an honor to an infant. Whom no one will ever harm. Doom guarantees it.
- A "What If..." story in which an In Name Only Fantastic Four (consisting of Spider-Man, Wolverine, The Incredible Hulk and Ghost Rider) is getting beaten by a group of supervillains, only for Doom to drop in and annihilate them. I then told them that Doom-and Doom alone-is worthy of destroying the Fantastic Four, no matter who they are. That incarnation ceased their activities almost immediately thereafter.
- Norman Osborn once thought it wise to sic his omnipotent lapdog the Sentry on Doom. I obviously anticipated this and sent in my stead a Doombot armed with cybernetic locusts that swarmed his pitiful Avengers Tower. Osborn threatened me with retaliation but Doom had foreseen his lack of resolve and called his bluff. Soon after, his own government arrested him. Doom still stood unopposed.
- Doom rescued the soul of his mother from Hell. It required the minor assistance of the Aged Genghis and Doctor Strange — but did I ask either of them for help? No! Doom will be in debt to no one. I magnanimously grant them full credit for deeds that were challenging for their talents, but in the end I was still captain of my own soul. Do not pity Doom! Regardless of what it may have appeared to cost me, I achieved exactly what I wanted!
- And, of course, let us not forget the time that Doom, while being dissected by a god-like entity after being torn limb from limb in the course of a one-man assault on the same, proceeded to kill said entity with Doom's one remaining hand and take his power for Doom's own.
- Of course, there was the time I fought Red Skull on the moon and let Steve Rogers remember that as a Romani, Doom earned his chance to make that Nazi swine pay.
- When Doom was in the time of King Arthur with Iron Man, no mere parlor tricks like Stark used were needed to impress Arthur; the Seal of Latveria I wear as its rightful sovereign was enough for the proper respect.
- When Reed Richards was out of action and the Fantastic Four (or what remained of them) were facing off against an impressive psychic power called.. No, that would be telling. Let the following quote show you why exactly the Fantastic Four came to Doom for aid.
"Turn your eyes from the Torch, Over-Mind — DOOM approaches!"
- In that animated series, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, I faced against the combined might of The Avengers and Fantastic Four alone and showed most clearly why I am not to be trifled with by any of them.
- In Fatal Frontier, Doctor Doom from the future of an alternate universe tells Iron Man that he plans to take over the multiverse.
Iron Man: You're insane.Doom: I would be if I couldn't do it. As it is, I'm merely ambitious.
- Doom's fight against the Mad Celestials. True, Doom did not win that fight, as such, but he survived dying, something all the versions of Richards that had previously fought those creatures failed to do. And as Doom's reward? Not one, but two Infinity Gauntlets.
Doom: "I am Doom... Destroyer of worlds... What Gods dare stand against me?"
- The time Doom was cast into Hell (or at the least, a Hell-like dimension). The creatures that dwelled there tried to destroy Doom. They learned the folly of their lesson, and Doom escaped with ease.
- Any suggestion that Doom had assistance in escaping, via the hammer of that muscle-bound clod of a deity is hearsay.