YMMV / Doctor Doom

Yes, yes, some of Doom's qualities are open to interpretation, but remember... THE ONLY AND UNQUESTIONABLE TRUTH IS DOOM!!!!
  • Author's Saving Throw: Any time Doom has an Out-of-Character Moment, it's always a Doombot. Always.
  • Awesome Ego: Doom is no mere boaster! Doom is worthy of such praise! For a time Doom was ruler of what remained of several universes until that accursed Richards came along...
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: My creator once called me his favorite villain. Even if I do object to his terminology "villain", I do respect the fact that Mr. Lee does appreciate my genius.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Capcom was wise enough to recognize my greatness and made this theme for their fighting game, Marvel Super Heroes. Marvelvs Capcom 3 uses a very fitting and ominous remix of said theme for me. They also made a victory theme fit for a monarch like myself in Marvel Super Heroes. And someday, I hope to tar and feather the fool who made that caterwauling that passes itself as Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes's music.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: While the foolish writers try to paint Doom as a villain, innumerable readers nevertheless see Doom for the pragmatic, confident, brilliant ruler that he really is.
  • Evil Is Cool: How dare you! Doom resents that you would use a phrase such as "evil" to describe him. However, the second part is true. Many comic fans find themselves impressed with Doom's costume, power and intelligence. As they SHOULD!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the 1981 compilation movie Doctor Doom Conquers the World, Doom's first words are "Of course." Doom understands that this echoes the words of a certain Internet reviewer and a certain less-successful (though not entirely ignoble) would-be conqueror of the world.
  • Foe Yay:
    • With Storm. Though it might have been a Doombot. Such is Doom's charisma that even a mechanical facsimile has charms beyond those of normal men.
    • Not to mention my almost-marriage to the Scarlet Witch.
  • Ho Yay: Many of the vermin crawling on your Internet look at Doom's relationship with that blasted Richards and blithely assume that Doom's righteous hatred and supposed obsession with him is merely a crude mask for sexual desire. This suggestion is nothing more than prurient NONSENSE!
  • Magnificent Bastard: Doom has been accused of many things by fools, but Doom can indeed achieve anything by force of mind and wisdom alone, if he tries.
  • Memetic Badass: Doom is one of the few people who with preparation time can give Batman a run for his money. Genius shall always trump mere physical strength and wealth.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Doom has done many things that fools' paltry attempts at moral reasoning will categorize as "inexcusable". Yes, I could easily explain all of my reasons for doing such "abominable" acts... but then again, I am Doom — he who cares not for whatever judgments your feeble opinions might have of him, and see no need to try rationalizing these deeds for your satisfaction.
    • A moment of recent times has to be Unthinkable, where I reunite with my long-lost love, only to sell her soul to a trio of evil demons and wear her skin as a magical costume. In the same story, I abduct Richards's two children — the son is sent to Hell with said demons; the second, my (self-considered) Goddaughter (named after the aforementioned lost love) I keep safe, but I do consider torturing and/or killing her too just to drive her accursed father even madder. I torture the Four in horrible ways as well, but that doesn't really count.
    • In the novel trilogy 'The Chaos Engine'', an enfeebled 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 psychic police force — to 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 boring) to commit needless slaughter by destroying Paris, running concentration camps, and meting out horrid punishments for the flimsiest of transgressions, like when his wife (Storm, from the X-Men) 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.
    • In the story "Dr. Doom and the Masters of Evil," when I have the chance to wish for anything I could desire — to have any dream fulfilled — I wished for the destruction of my own conscience, so I could continue crossing this line with no bothersome sense of guilt at the back of my mind.
    • Taunting the Asgardian Kelda by saying that a relationship between an immortal and a human is impossible. She tries to avenge her dead lover by attacking my castle, but I easily defeat her and rip her heart out. She recovers, but my words still ring true: Her lover remains dead.
    • Killing Cassandra Lang after she finally reunited with her father and her former lover, Iron Lad. This... Doom regrets. Doom has made amends.
  • Narm:
  • Never Live It Down: Curse you, SQUIRREL GIRL!!!
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • With his Super Science and Literal Magic, Doom has resources for policing, supervising and brainwashing his peons that make Oceania's Thought Police look like bumbling Clouseaus. At least some versions of Latveria are consequently very dystopian, with every citizen living in perpetual fear, knowing that Big Brother Is Watching all they do. As with real totalitarian dictatorships like North Korea, it's often far from clear how much of Doom's all-pervasive personality cult is genuine admiration by the people of their leader and how much it is enforced through terror.
    • Made doubly worse by the fact that some depictions of Doom are not Noble Demons, or even just generic evil overlords, but narcissistic psychopaths who seemingly enjoy abusing this surveillance and people control technology to torment their hapless subjects. In such stories, Doom will often subject his servants to violent verbal and physical abuse, suddenly change the rules on them or feed them to his wild robots on a whim. The most creepy versions basically subject the Latverians collectively to a sort of nationwide Romanticized Abuse — including literal rape of at least some of the women.
    • However, all such depictions are naturally the mere products of American imperialist propaganda. All loyal Latverian subjects may rest assured that the Great Leader DOOM would never so abuse his power, since he is a man of honor and dearly loves his subjects. Thus reassured, you may now return to freely and voluntarily singing your spontaneous hymns of heartfelt praise to your mighty monarch.