How old was Sue originally supposed to be? In FF V1 #81, Crystal says "I'm no younger than Sue herself was - when your team was first formed!" and in issue #82, Reed calls Crystal a minor. Does that mean Sue was jailbait when Reed first dated her?
She was 17 when they met, and they didn't start dating until she was in college. Johnny's her younger brother, and he's at least 16 when the series starts.
Maybe Doom's metal skin and armor protect him from the effects. Johnny's seen swapping the powers when he touches either the skin of one of the other members of the Four, or their Unstable Molecules outfits.
Watch it again. He does get metal skin from the first movie, though it never covers his entire skin.
The point is that the Silver Surfer cured Doom of his mutation when they first confronted each other.
Yeah... Why has nobody revoked Dr. Doom's diplomatic immunity? Or made an attempt to invade Latveria and remove him from power? I know there's the excuse, Depending on the Writer, that Doom is a great leader and takes care of his own people, but the man is constantly attempting to kill certain private American citizens and openly conspires to conquor the world. There's no arguing it- the man makes long, hammy speeches about these things. The UN isn't the least bit bothered about granting this man diplomatic immunity even after he's used it to commit crimes while avoiding arrest on foreign soil multiple times? SHIELD never sits down and decides to invade Latveria to arrest Doom? Reed Richards can't just go to both groups and ask them to just do this as a favor for all those times he and his family fought off Galactus?
The same reason other nations with nuclear weapons aren't invaded: deterrence. Only in Doom's case, the potential threat level includes things next to which the contemporary nuclear arsenal of the United States looks like popguns. Reed Richards & SHIELD both ran simulations/projections once of the maximum amount of firepower Doom could unleash if he stopped fighting like a supervillain and instead devoted his resources to an actual full-on war: it began with light-speed anti-matter city-killers fired from orbit and went up from there. It's entirely comprehensible why the US government takes no official objection to Doom's ongoing vendetta vs. the Fantastic Four; that is, quite literally, one of the least dangerous things Doom could be doing with his time.
The above post sums it up quite nicely, but there are additional reasons as well: many countries in the world are highly reliant on Latveria economically and technologically. It's like the USSR, only functional.
When Doom was recently sent to Hell the FF swooped in to take over the country. IIRC, it didn't end well for them.
The problem, though, was less that Doom was missing and more that the FF botched the situation horribly. They didn't consider that Doom's neighbors would try to annex Latveria and seize Doom's arsenal. They didn't consider the geopolitical ramifications of a bunch of Americans randomly declaring they owned a country. And they didn't foresee Reed hatching probably the dumbest plan in FF history to make sure Doom stayed gone, a plan where step one was acting like an enormous asshole to his family and the Latverian people alike.
Actually they did consider that the neighbors would try to annex Latveria. That was about half the reason Reed wanted to take it over, the other half being Doom himself
The FF did aid the Latverian resistance once, and they overthrew Doom (I think that was FF #200.) Unfortunately, his replacement was a nutcase and the FF eventually let Doom take over again during John Byrne's run on the series. The message was rather clear: Latveria is better off under Doom. Byrne's interpretation seemed to be "Doom is megalomaniacal supervillain to the outside world, but he really does love Latveria.
Crime fighting. Sure, if Terrax is smashing buildings, the Fantastic Four would step in and stop things. But how many crimes could Johnny Storm stop just by flying high and keeping his eyes open? Sue needs to tell him to get off his ass and start melting mugger's knives.
Who says he hasn't?
It should be noted in fairness that, in the Comics!Verse, at least, New York City isn't exactly lacking in super-powered do-gooders in costumes fighting crimes.
In the film, Victor Von Doom's space station has artificial gravity. Not from spinning the station, but outright artificial gravity. No mention of this is ever made, by any character at all. Why is Doom in such financial trouble that his company is in danger, when he has access to literal miracle technology that could revolutionize the entire world?
Maybe that's why his business was a muli-billion doller company, becuase he invented artificial gravity. As for the financial problem, that was brought on by the fact he invested tons of money in the project so he could take advantage of Reed to triple his money, and when it failed lost almost all of his money. It doesn't matter if someone invnts something to completely revolutionize the world and make billions, if they then waist that money, its gone, forever. He could sell it to another company, but that would lead to losing the project as well.
Because the movie gradually shows us that he IS going insane (because he kills people that know about him getting powers instead of spindoctoring the hell out of it to save face). Power Corrupts and all that.
There are a few points where the movie seems to imply Doom's internal organs are converting to metal as well, and that the metal process is painful. That plus his ego plus his perfectly reasonable stress probably didn't do wonders for his psyche.
The page image over on Took a Level in Badass ...Great, yea, we know Sue Storm isn't useless and is indeed the most dangerous member of the FF. But when did that happen? I don't recall the last time she fought Magneto, and the only time I know of her fighting Red Hulk was as part of a team that still nearly got squashed(back in his Villain Sue days). Her taking Loki is laughable at best(same goes for anyone else in the FF), and I don't remember hearing about that, either. Can't recognize anyone else in the pile up at first glance. Was that just a promotional image, fan art, or did that actually happen?
I have that issue. She never actually does that in comic. In fact, it basically had no fights in Marvel Adventures- Super-Heroes whatsoever after the reboot from the Avengers. Thankfully it started reprinting old stories from the first run.
It's on the page for the same reason it's on the cover: it is awesome.
In Rise Of The Silver Surfer, the Fantastic Four swap powers, and hilarity often ensues as a result, such as the scene where Sue Storm got Johnny's power of fire, and Johnny got Sue's power of invisibility. However, in the scene where that happened, Sue's supersuit - which was designed to turn invisible when she turned invisible - was burnt by her fire, while Johnny's suit turned invisible when he turned invisible, when it was actually designed to be fireproof and light up when he lights up. Sure you could make an argument that the Fantastic Four's suits were all designed the same way and all of them could somehow accommodate for each member's powers. But why the hell did Johnny's fireproof suit turn invisible while Sue's suit burnt up.
Sue and Johnny met him during Civil War, though I don't know if this was their first meeting (Johnny seems well aware of the Punisher's reputation).
Does Dr. Doom have the technology around to repair his face, or does he just choose not to? I mean he's done plenty of others stuff that make it seem like he could do that easily.
IIRC, there's a few handwaves doing the rounds. A general one is that it's part of his whole insane "I hate Reed Richards SO VERY MUCH" complex; the scars act as a constant reminder of what Reed 'did' to him, and he keeps them around to fuel his hatred and thus inspire his vendetta. Presumably according to this explanation, once he finally bests Reed once and for all, he'll cure them; insane, perhaps, but then this is a guy who's built a career as a supervillain dictator out of what pretty much amounts to little more than spite — he's a fucking insane guy. Alternatively, some later explanations suggest that Doom's scars are magical or supernatural in nature and that these various techniques won't work to cure them, in a sort of 'science can't fix what magic has wrought' kind of thing.
For the record, his blaming Reed is slightly justified. The night before he tried the device, Doom found Reed with his notes, saying he had some suggestions. Doom thinks Reed tampered with them.
Weeeeeeeell... that's questionable. And also dependent on swallowing Doom's side of the story hook and sinker (he's not exactly a reliable and impartial witness). Pretty much every canon source indicates that although Reed was examining Doom's notes, he was trying to help by making some corrections to Doom's formulas. Doom kicked him out and went with the incorrect ones out of spite. In any case, while the blame might have some slight justification, the murderous vendetta is still rather disproportionate.
My point is, despite the common belief, Doom didn't just blame Reed out of the blue for no reason at all. True, his beliefs were incredibly paranoid, but he still had a reson to think Reed sabotaged him. (Albeit not a very good one.)
Going by one explanation of their origin, the scars were seared into his face by the fires of Hell when Doom tried to technologically breach the afterlife. That's probably not fixable with plastic surgery.
If Dr. Doom still has his time machine laying around, why doesn't he just use to kill Reed Richards before he got his powers?
He probably sees that as too 'lowly' for someone like himself. Odds are he wants to kill him in a grand fight, or execute him in Latveria.
Because attempting things like that has worked so well so far. Besides, even if he succeeded, doesn't he know that would be pointless. I'm sure Dr. Doom is Genre Savvy enough to know that Death Is Cheap for major heroes, so why even bother when he knows Richards has returned from death in the past.
Even better - the "Many Worlds" time travel hypothesis is absolute fact for time travel in the MU. So if Doom goes into the past and just shoots a 17 year old Reed Richards, all he has done is create an alternate reality where Reed Richards died young, and returning to the present would still see Mr Fantastic in charge of the FF. In fact, it's possible that Doom did just that a few dozen times after inventing said time machine.
Additionally, Doom once invented a time machine that would avoid the "Many Worlds" problem. Reed countered by building a 'a time-traveller is trying to kill me in the past' alarm device.
Why does Dr. Doom have a bunch of robots that look exactly like him and do things that even he, Depending on the Writer, would consider immoral, or act like except for getting beaten or killed? They really don't seem to have any purpose beyond an Author's Saving Throw, and even then, if Doom's robots are acting in a way that the writer says he wouldn't, doesn't that mean would act that way himself his robots aren't known for acting without his orders.
In-story reason: AI Is A Crap Shoot, even for geniuses like Doom. (Reed and Tony don't exactly have unblemished records with AI research either.) Out-of-story reason: The entire point of Doombots is to allow unpopular actions of Doom to be retconned away.
Also, if you have as many people trying to pulverize you as Doom does, its a good day when the body double gets blown up instead of you.
If Doom wanted to kill Richards so badly, then how come back right after his accident he didn't just go get a gun and shoot him? Surely Doom is smart enough to clear a simple murder. Or is it not so much that he wants to kill Richards as he wants to assert his superiority over him?
Exactly. He wants to prove he's smarter than Reed.
So, the writers say stuff about Doom being 2nd to Reed in science, but is really? Doom seems to be more physics breaking machines than Reed does.
To be fair, Doom does combine science and sorcery sometimes, which may justify it.
In the 90's cartoon, Galactus (devourer of worlds) has trouble defeating Ego (the living planet). Anyone else see the flaw in the logic here?
Most planets don't put up a fight.
Ego is powerful to fight him in the comics, he can fight him in the adaption.
Just because you eat a lot of beef doesn't mean you can beat up a cow (or a bull) who's intent on not being eaten.
Yeah, but Galactus doesn't have to kill, cook, season, and serve a planet to eat it.
Where do the ideas of Reed being A Villain With Good Publicity that only hasn't tried taking over the world because Doom keeps diverting his attention come from? If Reed were really that, wouldn't he kill Doom the first chance he gets so he's out of the way?
You're asking how a theory on this site makes sense? How many WMG pages can you find that don't suspect someone of being a ime Lord?