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Doctor Doom in other media

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Adaptations of Doctor Doom in other media
Created by Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Original source Comics published by Marvel Comics
First appearance Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962)
Films and television
Film(s) The Fantastic Four (1994)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Fantastic Four (2015)
Television
show(s)
Fantastic Four (1967)
Fantastic Four (1978)
Fantastic Four (1994)
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (2006)
Games
Video game(s) Spider-Man and Captain America in Doctor Doom's Revenge (1989)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)

Doctor Doom is the archenemy of the Fantastic Four, and has been included in almost every media adaptation of the Fantastic Four franchise, including film, television, and computer and video games.

Television

  • Doctor Doom's first animated appearance was in 1966 on the Sub-Mariner's segment of The Marvel Super Heroes.
  • Doctor Doom subsequently appeared in several episodes of Hanna-Barbera's Fantastic Four series from 1967, voiced by Joseph Sirola.
  • Doctor Doom appeared in two episodes of DePatie-Freleng Enterprises' The New Fantastic Four, voiced by John Stephenson.
  • Doctor Doom appeared perhaps most significantly in six episodes of the 1981 Spider-Man series produced by Marvel Productions, voiced by Ralph James with heavy modulation akin to Darth Vader. The latter five episodes, written by Larry Parr, comprised a complete story arc, and four of them were at one point edited together into an animated feature.
  • Doctor Doom appeared in the Fantastic Four series (1994–1996), voiced by John Vernon and Neil Ross in season one and Simon Templeman in season two. In the episode "Mask of Doctor Doom ", he captured the Fantastic Four and forced Mister Fantastic, Human Torch and Thing to go back in time and obtain an object for him. In the episode "Silver Surfer and the Return of Galactus", he steals Silver Surfer's powers and destroy the Fantastic Four but is tricked by the FF (who are in the fantastic car with Silver Surfer) to follow them to outer space, but due to Galactus' decree that Silver Surfer may not surf the cosmos ever again is thwarted by the planet devourer himself and the Power Cosmic is returned to the Silver Surfer. In the episode "And a Blind Man Shall Lead Them", he struck at a powerless FF and had his hands crushed by the Thing. In the episode "Nightmare in Green", he directed Hulk to attack the team. In the episode "Doomsday", he again acquired the Power Cosmic in the series finale. Once again, he is tricked into going to outer space, only to hit the barrier that prevents Silver Surfer from leaving Earth.
  • Simon Templeman reprised his role for guest appearances in two episodes of The Incredible Hulk (1996–1997). Doctor Doom held Washington, D.C. captive, only to be defeated by She-Hulk whom he later attempted to claim revenge upon. With his appearance on this show, it can be assumed that he survived the fate he met on the Fantastic Four series if both shows are to be considered within the same continuity.
  • Doctor Doom appears in a three-part guest spot in the final season of Spider-Man (1994–1998) voiced by Tom Kane. Doctor Doom's role is re-imagined in the Secret Wars. In the episode's third part, Doctor Doom turned part of the alien world he was on into "New Latveria" after overthrowing Doctor Octopus's Octavia and renaming it "New Latveria". However, he did not use his ruling powers to oppress and allowed the aliens in his country to live in peace and harmony, protecting them from the other villains. He even kidnapped Thing only to cure him of his deformity, turning him back to Ben Grimm, and healed his own face as an afterthought. In a stark contrast to the comics, in which his face is not revealed, his newly restored face was actually shown onscreen. With Ben's cooperation, he then stole the Beyonder's powers and sent the other villains back to Earth and almost killed the superheroes that Ben fought along with. However, he proved unable to control the power fully, his nightmares and subconscious fears spawning monsters that constantly attacked New Latveria. The Thing turned Doctor Doom's weapon on him, and the Beyonder's powers were returned to the mystic figure himself. Doctor Doom was then returned to Earth with no memory of these events (as well as presumably his scarred face), along with every other villain and superhero apart from Spider-Man.
  • Doctor Doom appears in Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, voiced by Paul Dobson. His appearance consists of a dark green and silver-coloured Adamantium armor that covers his whole body with a glowing green light on the chestplate and sharp claws on his fingers. Over his armor, he wears a large green coat with a hood. Other than his electrical energy projecting powers, his armor is equipped with rocket boots for flight, force blasts to repel his opponents, and gauntlets that generate forcefields. He is also revealed to have diplomatic immunity as a head of state, meaning the American police cannot place him under arrest. His residence is called the Latverian embassy, which is heavily guarded with multiple defence protocols. He commands an army of Doombots which serve as his foot soldiers and personal guards. Due to constantly fighting the Fantastic Four, Doom has equipped them with weapons designed to neutralize each member (e.g. ice cannons for the Human Torch etc.). They are completely loyal to him and will self-destruct if Doom commands them to do so (for "Doom's word is law"). Victor Von Doom was the sponsor of the space mission that was bombarded with cosmic rays, leading to the creation of the Fantastic Four and Dr. Doom. In the pilot "Doomsday", Dr. Doom's sociopathic and Machiavellian tendencies are shown, as he fabricated records of Reed deliberately exposing his teammates to cosmic rays in order to alienate and capture him, subsequently using Reed's own invention to harness the energy from the Negative Zone and unleash the creatures that reside in it upon New York, which he acknowledged would have killed thousands (or potentially millions). In "Doomed", Dr. Doom switches bodies with Mr. Fantastic and he attempts to destroy Reed's reputation by overloading the Baxter Building's power supply, destroying it and several city blocks as well. In the episode, more is revealed about Dr. Doom's life and ruling attitude, as Reed tells Doom that his insecurity, in particular about his personal appearance, is his greatest adversary. In "Bait and Switch", Dr. Doom uses a device to switch the powers of the Fantastic Four, hoping to kill them while they don't know how to control each other's abilities. In "Annihilation", Dr. Doom forms an alliance with Annihilus, only to betray the creature after stealing his Cosmic Control Rod from the Negative Zone. Bringing the Rod back to Earth, Doom attempts to use it to dominate the world, only to be foiled by the Fantastic Four and Annihilus himself. In "Strings", the Fantastic Four are framed for being a danger to the city by the "Puppet Master". Not knowing the culprit behind their misfortunes, the Four split up to interrogate their villains. When the Thing approaches and accuses Dr. Doom, the angered villain orders his Doombots to blast him out of his embassy. In "Doomsday Plus One", Doom launches the Baxter Building into space (with little regard for the remaining tenants inside), hoping to leave the Fantastic Four to die in orbit. In "Out of Time", Dr. Doom warns his past self of the future events, causing Doom to abrupt the space launch so that the Fantastic Four never existed. With no heroes to stand in his way, Doom succeeds in taking over the world and is shown without his mask. However, this is reversed when the Fantastic Four reset the timeline. In "Shell Games", Dr. Doom uses a variation of Iron Man's armor and combines it with his own, becoming a near unstoppable force. However, he is ultimately defeated by the combined efforts of the Fantastic Four and Iron Man. In the final episode "Doom's Word Is Law", Dr. Doom constructs a Doombot with artificial intelligence, but it ultimately defects to the Fantastic Four after learning of its master's evil ways. Though Doom's scarred face is never fully shown to viewers, it was partially seen in "Annihilation".
  • Doctor Doom appears in the The Super Hero Squad Show, voiced by Charlie Adler. In the first season, he is after the Infinity Sword and has enlisted a number of villains to help him obtain it, with MODOK and Abomination as his primary henchmen.[1] He is defeated and sent to prison at the end of the first season. In the second season, he escapes prison and plots to obtain the Infinity Sword and the Infinity Stones, serving mainly as a secondary villain before being captured and imprisoned once again in the series finale.
  • Doctor Doom appears in Iron Man: Armored Adventures, voiced by Christopher Britton.[2] In this show, Doctor Doom's armor was declared so advanced that Tony Stark stated it made his armor "look like a toaster with arms". The character's background and basis is vastly different from his original version: Victor Von Doom is a member of the royal family of Latveria, he was married, his scarring accident happened in Latveria and resulted in him killing the ruling portion of his family to inherit the throne and he has rarely visited the USA. In the episode "The Might of Doom", Doctor Doom appeared in New York to meet up with Obadiah Stane in order to obtain the armor specifications from stolen files and in return would improve Stane's "Monger Core" generator. After the retrieval of the specs occurred, Doctor Doom fought Iron Man and put him into a three-hour deep sleep, also beating War Machine. After the core was upgraded, Doctor Doom activated a timer that would first have the generator absorb all the energy in New York then expel it in one enormous blast. Iron Man, however, was able to stop the timer, angering Doctor Doom. War Machine landed Doctor Doom's plane to which he returned the favor by nearly defeating the two armored heroes in a two-on-one battle. During the battle between Iron Man and Doctor Doom following War Machine's retreat, Doctor Doom prepares to invoke Dormammu's magic to defeat Iron Man. Just then, S.H.I.E.L.D. arrives to end the fight as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents escort Doctor Doom back to Latveria as Doctor Doom vows to fight Iron Man again. As Doctor Doom is given a ride back to Latveria, Nick Fury then states to Iron Man that they have been keeping an eye on Doctor Doom even though he has diplomatic immunity and then quotes "Son, we know all about Doctor Doom. When he makes a mistake, S.H.I.E.L.D. will be there to take him down.". It is later revealed by Pepper Potts to Tony that Doctor Doom's armor was based on Makluan technology. In the episode "Doomsday", Doctor Doom finds the temple of the 9th Makluan Ring and manages to defeat its guardian Grey Gargoyle just as Mandarin and Howard Stark arrive. Doctor Doom uses the 9th Makluan Ring to cause strange phenomena around the world. When Iron Man and Mandarin arrive, they end up in a death trap which they get out of until they encounter Doctor Doom. Iron Man demands that Doctor Doom tells him that he hands Howard to him. Doctor Doom uses the 9th Makluan Ring and ends up attacking Iron Man and Mandarin. When Iron Man gives Mandarin one of his rings, they do a combination attack on Doctor Doom (which turned out to be a Doombot with a fake Makluan Ring). Upon finding a secret chamber in Castle Doctor Doom, they find Howard in a cube cell only to be attacked and imprisoned by Doctor Doom. Doctor Doom mentions that he has tapped into the 9th Makluan Ring which can create wormholes. Doctor Doom then uses the 9th Makluan Ring to summon Yogthul and give him Iron Man, Mandarin, and Howard in exchange to be reunited with his family. Yogthul declares that Mandarin is not a pure soul and ends up rescinding his deal with Doctor Doom. When Iron Man and Mandarin escape from Yogthul's dimension, they end up fighting Doctor Doom again. Howard then turns on the electricity to shock Doctor Doom as Mandarin claims the 9th Makluan Ring from him. Iron Man then traps Doctor Doom in Yogthul's dimension.
  • Doctor Doom appears in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, voiced by Lex Lang. He was first mentioned in the episode "The Breakout" (Part 1) during a trade with A.I.M. was made on his behalf.[3] Doctor Doom made his first physical appearance in the second-season premiere "The Private War of Doctor Doom" where he sends Lucia von Bardas and an army of Doombots to attack the Avengers Mansion and the Baxter Building which ended with the capture of Invisible Woman and Wasp. Doom had both heroes placed in a special machine as the Avengers and the Fantastic Four make their way towards Latveria. Initially not wanting an international incident with Doctor Doom being the head of a sovereign nation on foreign soil, the Avengers try a stealth attack which Doctor Doom anticipates. Doctor Doom effortlessly defeats both the Avengers and the three remaining Fantastic Four members. Invisible Woman and Wasp are freed only by Doctor Doom's mercy and the machine is destroyed enabling the Avengers and the Fantastic Four to retreat. In the final scene, Doctor Doom was going over the data he had received from the machine where he learns that "Invisible Woman" was actually a Skrull imposter the whole time.[4] In the episode "Infiltration", Doctor Doom returns and hands Iron Man a chip with the ability to scan human beings to see if they are Skrulls or not. He then leaves opting not to take part in the eventual rebellion against the full-scale invasion. In the episode "Emperor Stark", where Doctor Doom was seen battling Thor and Iron Man drones under the Purple Man's control. The outcome of the battle is never stated or shown.
  • Doctor Doom appears in the Ultimate Spider-Man, voiced by Maurice LaMarche. In the episode "Doomed", Spider-Man, Power Man, Iron Fist, Nova and White Tiger head to Latveria in order capture Doctor Doom and prove themselves to Nick Fury. When Spider-Man and the other heroes managed to defeat Doctor Doom to bring to Fury, "Doctor Doom" turns out to be a Mark 6 Hoberman Doombot (which contained small models in its compartments) programmed to destroy the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. After Spider-Man and the team destroyed the Doctor Doom bot before destruction of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier's fusion core, the real Doctor Doom leaves a transmission that he has scanned their strengths and weakness and will be ready for them if they ever return to Latveria. The episode "Beetle Mania" shows footage of Beetle making a deal with Doctor Doom. In the episode "Not a Toy", Doctor Doom gets a hold of Captain America's shield when it is accidentally thrown off the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and goes right through the Latverian Embassy's window. When Spider-Man tries to claim that the shield is a replica, Doctor Doom does not buy this and launches a heat-seeking missile. After avoiding the missile, Captain America and Spider-Man begin to infiltrate the Latverian Embassy where Captain America suspects that Doctor Doom might reverse-engineer the shield to reinforce his armor or any weapon. After fighting past the Doom-Dogs and Doombots, Captain America and Spider-Man make their way towards Doctor Doom studying Captain America's shield where they find that Doctor Doom has been using the Latverian Embassy for some invasion and that Captain America's shield is escaping to Latveria in his jet. Upon defeating the Doctor Doom Dogs, Captain America and Spider-Man land on Doctor Doom's jet as he ends up attacking them. Spider-Man crashes Doctor Doom's jet into the park. Spider-Man states that Doctor Doom was taking over the world as Doctor Doom states that he plans to remake North America. Doctor Doom attacks them as Spider-Man claims they were stalling just as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier arrives. Although he is taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, Doctor Doom claims that his Embassy Officials will have him out by sundown and is later deported back to Latveria. According to Fury, he is S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most wanted criminal.
  • Maurice LaMarche reprises his role as Doctor Doom in Avengers Assemble.[5] In the episode "The Avengers Protocol", Doctor Doom is briefly seen receiving a holographic message from Red Skull to join his Cabal. In the episode "The Serpent of Doom", Doctor Doom manages to obtain Ulik's weapon Codgel (following Ulik's fight against Thor) after intercepting it from some HYDRA agents with the help of his Doom-Dogs. Red Skull was not pleased with Doctor Doom obtaining the Codgel upon contacting him. Doctor Doom states that he is the only one capable of handling the Codgel and does not want to take up Red Skull's offer to join the Cabal. The Avengers tracked the Codgel's energy signature to the Latverian Embassy in order to retrieve it. Battling his Doombots, Doctor Doom enters the fight standing toe to toe against Thor. Doctor Doom used the modified Codgel to fulfill the supposed legends release the Midgard Serpent with hopes of enslaving it to conquer the globe. After a battle with the Avengers, he and the Midgard Serpent were banished to the Realm Below using the extra-dimensional portal that was used by Ulik. In the episode "The Doomstroyer", Doctor Doom takes control of the Destroyer which he uses to attack the HYDRA Agents and the A.I.M. Agents that are in Latveria. During his fight with the Avengers, Doctor Doom mentioned that he has seen all of the Asgardian worlds which explained how he was able to gain control of the Destroyer. The effects of Doctor Doom controlling the Destroyer has even caused him to attack his own people. With help from Loki, Thor, Captain America and Falcon were able to trace Doctor Doom to Helheim where he is using the Helhorn to control the Destroyer and is being guarded by the Midgard Serpent. Iron Man was able to get through to Doctor Doom as he deactivates the Destroyer. Captain America then removes the Helhorn from Doctor Doom as he is evacuated from Helheim and returned to Latveria. Doctor Doom then turns down Iron Man's charity offer to help with the relief in Latveria and orders the Avengers to leave as they have more pressing matters to attend to. In the episode "Planet Doom", Doctor Doom uses his Time Platform to go back in time to prevent the Avengers from forming, such as leaving Captain America in ice, saving Tony Stark's life after a bomb was used on him, saving Bruce Banner before he can be transformed into the Hulk (while constructing a special gamma-proof suit), ending all conflict, eliminating all diseases, and solving world hunger. Doctor Doom then takes over the world to save it from the corruption of humanity where he is served by Black Bride (this reality's version of Black Widow), Bruce Banner, and Tony Stark (operating under the name Brain Trust). When Thor returned to Earth- having been on Asgard and hence unaffected by the changes in history when Doom used the Time Platform- he learns of what happened when he meets the Defenders (consisting of Clint "Bullseye" Barton, Peter "Slinger" Parker, and Sam "Snap" Wilson). After the group is captured by Black Bride and the Doombots, Doctor Doom tries to get Thor to divulge the secrets of Mjolnir. Upon not getting any info from Thor, Doctor Doom arranges for their public termination. Before the termination can commence, Black Bride takes the opportunity to turn on Doctor Doom as Punisher (who was disguised as an executioner) destroys the Doombots that held the Defenders. Upon taking down Thor, Doctor Doom tries to lift Mjolnir as Black Bride resuscitates him. The battle was enough to free Captain America from ice as Brain Trust and Bruce Banner help to defeat Doctor Doom. Upon using the Time Platform, Thor goes back in time to the moment that Doctor Doom was about to use his Time Platform at one of his bases and secretly destroys it with lightning. When a Doombot asks if they should commence with the project, Doctor Doom blasts it stating that he will not commence it and leaves, undoing his changes to history. In the episode "The Ambassador," Nick Fury is ordered by his superiors to have S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers protect Doctor Doom while he is speaking at the United Nations, due to the Cabal wanting to attack him when he did not join them. During a fight with Attuma, Dracula and the Red Skull, he was injured, but it was actually a ploy to get him to Avengers Tower to improve his tech using the Avengers. After making it back to Latveria, he discovers that the information he downloaded was a Trojan Horse program and sent him a transmission from the Avengers, stating that they knew Doctor Doom would try something like this. Iron Man then states to Doctor Doom that if he ever leaves Latveria again, he will be arrested. The Trojan Horse program then shuts down Doctor Doom's power grid for weeks.
  • Doctor Doom appeared in the Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. episode "Red Rover",[6] voiced again by Maurice LaMarche. Doctor Doom ends up capturing Red Hulk when he unknowingly ends up in Latveria as part of Red Hulk's plan to find another location for Devil Dinosaur. Using a larger armor, Doctor Doom ended up siphoning Red Hulk's gamma energy as Devil Dinosaur frees Red Hulk as they escape from Latveria. When Red Hulk and Devil Dinosaur arrive back in Vista Verde, Doctor Doom catches up to them as the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. arrive to join the battle. During the fight, Doctor Doom ends up within the Gamma Base to look for the gamma generator where he encounters Leader who offers to team up with Doctor Doom in exchange for freeing him. Doctor Doom turns down Leader stating that he only teams up with villains on the epic level. With help from Devil Dinosaur, the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. disable Doctor Doom's large armor as Hulk sends Doctor Doom flying into the atmosphere.

Film

  • Doctor Doom appears in the unreleased film based on the Fantastic Four which was produced by Roger Corman in 1994, portrayed by Joseph Culp. He was a college classmate of Reed Richards who was nearly killed in an accident when both try to capture the power of a comet called the Colossus.
  • Doctor Doom appears in the 2005 film Fantastic Four, portrayed by Julian McMahon. Billionaire entrepreneur Victor Von Doom has been a rival to Reed Richards ever since they were science colleagues in high school. As adults, they are rivals for Susan Storm's affections. In the beginning of the film, Reed and Ben Grimm approach Victor and ask him to fund a space mission to study a cosmic storm. Seeing the potential benefits of the project, Victor agreed and reintroduced them to Susan, who was now working as Von Doom's assistant. The four then traveled into space a week later, along with Susan's brother Johnny Storm, on Victor's funded ship which was designed to protect them from the cosmic energy given off by the storm. Aboard the hangar, Victor proposed to Susan before the cosmic storm entered orbit earlier than expected. While Reed, Susan and Johnny were attempting to help astronaut Ben Grimm, who was exploring outside the ship, Victor selfishly closed the shields so that he was protected from the shower of cosmic rays. Upon their return to Earth, Reed, Ben, Susan and Johnny were all exhibiting superhuman powers as a result of the storm. Eventually it was revealed that even Victor was exposed to the cosmic dust cloud, despite being thought to have been protected. Victor's skin started to peel away, revealing an organic-metallic compound (described as stronger than titanium and harder than diamonds), which was the metal that the ship's shields were made of. In addition, Victor was now also capable of superhuman strength, electrical manipulation and energy absorption. Seeing the "Fantastic Four" as the only obstacle standing between him and Godhood, Victor reverts Ben Grimm to his human form and captures Reed (now called "Mr. Fantastic"). After adopting a Latverian metal mask and a green cloak to hide his scars, Victor uses a heat seeking missile to try and kill Johnny Storm, only for "The Human Torch" to narrowly escape the missile. When being confronted by Susan while she was trying to free Reed, Victor tells Reed that he was always the better 'doctor' and dubs himself "Doom". After electrocuting Susan, Doom prepares to kill her, only for Ben (who chose to transform into "The Thing" again to help his friends) to stop him. After neutralizing Ben, Doom finds himself surrounded by the Fantastic Four, and absorbs all of the electricity in the nearby area, unleashing his full power in an attempt to kill them. Eventually, the Four combine their efforts; Johnny flies around him, and surrounds him in intense heat, while Sue keeps the heat contained, and after that, Ben knocks apart a water bent, and Reed sprays him with it, freezing and defeating Doom. In the final part of the film, his frozen body is seen in a container on a cargo ship being transported to Latveria, when some of the electrical appliances nearby malfunction, indicating he is still alive.
  • Doctor Doom returns in the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, with Julian McMahon reprising the role. In the beginning of the film, a being known as the Silver Surfer enters earth's atmosphere and passes over many different countries, drastically affecting the natural environment and weather. Eventually, he soars over Victor Von Doom's castle in Hassenstadt, Latveria, 'awakening' Doom with the residual cosmic energy given off by his board. After Doom monitors the mysterious entity's movements and activities throughout the world, he tracks down the Surfer and attempts to form an alliance with him, only for the Cosmic Herald's refusal. An outraged Dr. Doom then electrocutes him, causing the Surfer to subsequently attack but inadvertently heal Doom's scars and skin damage, though he retained his electrical powers. Deceiving both the Fantastic Four and the military, he aids them in capturing the Silver Surfer by using a tachyon pulse to separate him from his board. During his time working with the Four, Doom secretly builds a gauntlet that will link him with the Silver Surfer's board. After the Surfer and the Four are contained in a military base in Siberia, Doom dons a suit of carved armor, a dark green leather cape and a new mask before using the gauntlet to take control of the Silver Surfer's board. Doom then uses his new powers to kill most of the soldiers in the base, including military general Hager. After battling the Four and the Surfer in their Fantasticar, they end up in Shanghai, where he impales Susan with a cosmic spear. After her brief death, Johnny Storm (who was also affected by the Silver Surfer's cosmic energy) absorbs the powers of the other three heroes (effectively becoming a version of Super-Skrull) and battles Dr. Doom, separating him from the board. Ben Grimm then uses a crane from a nearby construction site to hit and send Dr. Doom flying into a nearby harbor. His fate after this is unknown.
  • Victor von Doom appears in the 2015 film Fantastic Four, portrayed by Toby Kebbell, where he is known simply as "Doom".
    Dr. Doom as he appears in the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot film.
    He appeared as the antagonist. It was initially reported that the film's version of the character would be called Victor Domashev, but the character was not named so in the film.[7][8] In the film, Victor Von Doom is an anti-social computer programmer and scientist that works for the Baxter Foundation and is mentored by Dr. Franklin Storm. He reluctantly agreed to complete the Quantam Gate along with Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, and Susan Storm, because of his unrequited love for Susan. Due to not being chosen to participate in the first expedition, Richards recruits Johnny, Victor, and a reluctant Ben Grimm to go on an unsanctioned voyage to a dimension called Planet Zero. During their trip, Victor attempts to touch the planet's green liquid-like substance, which inadvertently causes the structure or the area to collapse and the ground began to erupt the substance. Doom was seemingly killed when he fell into the collapsing surface, not before having some of the erupting green substance to fall on him, and seemingly mutate him. This forces Reed, Ben, and Johnny to leave him and return to Earth, but not before an accident occurs that gives the three survivors and Susan Storm unique superhuman abilities. One year later, Dr. Franklin Storm sends a team to explore Planet Zero, where it is revealed that Doom survived and has been living on Planted Zero ever since. However, the green lava that he fell into permanently fused his spacesuit to his body, as well as granting him telekinetic powers and force field projection, along with the ability to control Planet Zero's elements. He is brought back to Earth, where he is questioned by Dr. Harvey Allen. Believing that they want to sabotage his new home world that's keeping him alive, Doom reveals his plan to destroy Earth so Planet Zero can live on, free from human interference. He then escapes and heads back to Planet Zero, but not before killing Dr. Harvey Allen and dozens of other innocent people. Dr. Storm tries to talk reason with him, but Victor refuses to listen and kills him. Reed, Ben, Johnny and Susan then follow him, where he activates a portal that begins to destroy Earth. After a brief confrontation, Grimm punches Doom into the portal's energy beam, disintegrating him and closing the portal.

Video games

Doctor Doom faces off against Magneto in the 1995 fighting game Marvel Super Heroes.

Parodies

  • In the South Park episode "Krazy Kripples", Doctor Doom has a brief cameo as part of a version of the Legion of Doom led by Christopher Reeve which includes David Blaine, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Professor Chaos, and General Disarray. He is also parodied as Professor Chaos.
  • In the comic series Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham, would-be world conqueror Ducktor Doom (a duck parody of Doctor Doom) appears.
  • In the Duck Dodgers episode "Enemy Yours", the armor that Duck Dodgers wears as the Evil Lord Destructocon is similar to Doctor Doom's armor.
  • In the animated series The Venture Brothers, Baron Underbheit's character is based on Doctor Doom.
  • Julian McMahon reprises his role as Doctor Doom in the Robot Chicken episode "Monstourage", where he voices the character. When Doom attacks the city, the Fantastic Four (and Vic Mackey, whom they believe is the Thing reverted to human form) arrive to stop him. When confronted by the Human Torch, Dr. Doom blasts a hydrant with his electric powers, neutralizing the hero. After the Invisible Woman is accidentally hit by a car, Doom is bound by Mister Fantastic. As the two fight, Vic kills Dr. Doom by shooting him in the eye, claiming that Doom was resisting arrest.
  • On the movie review/podcast website Spill.com, the head member Korey Coleman has a cat whom he named "Doctor Doom".
  • Doctor Doom once made an appearance in the Marvel Comics-published humor magazine Crazy Magazine, mostly in-character but with several self-referential parodic elements (such as owning a dog with the same armor and hood costume, or a radiator seen inside his mouth on closeup). In the article, he presents a card-based "Game of Death" to be cut out and played by the reader and friends.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson", Doctor Doom briefly becomes the head of Thomas Jefferson during Homer's rant about a Principal replacing Football with Soccer due to Football being too violent.
  • In the Grand Theft Auto IV spin-off game The Ballad of Gay Tony, the conspiracy-themed radio station W.K.T.T. features a deranged female conspirator who publishes a book about conspiracy theories aimed at children. In it, she mentions "Doctor Doom " as a member of the Illuminati.
  • In Saints Row IV Commander In Chief Edition, there is a costume called The Iron Rogue which bears a striking resemblance to Doctor Doom, the major differences being that it lacks a cape and hood, and the mask is a different design to Doctor Doom 's.
  • In World of Warcraft and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft there is a goblin villain called Dr. Boom who's assisted by his Boom Bots. Dr. Boom and his Boom Bots are allusions of Doctor Doom and his Doom Bots. The card description in Hearthstone reads "Marvel at his might."
  • In an episode of the popular web series Death Battle, Doctor Doom was pitted against Darth Vader in a fight to the death and won.

Music

  • American Hip Hop artist Daniel Dumile is known by one of his many stage names as MF DOOM, where the "MF" stands for Metal Face Doom due to the Doctor Doom-like mask that he wears when in character. In addition, Dumile released two albums under the separate stage name Viktor Vaughn, again a clear reference to Doctor Doom's alias Victor Von Doom. In the first album there are many audio tracks that conflate the origin of the Doctor Doom character with Dumile's Viktor Vaughn. Dumile has also notably created acclaimed music with a focus on comic book Villain, i.e. the albums Madvillainy and the Mouse and the Mask.[citation needed]
  • Another American hip hop artist, Kool Keith released two albums, First Come, First Served and Dr. Dooom 2, under the alias "Dr. Dooom". Although the spelling is different, the influence comes from Doctor Doom.[citation needed]
  • The Acacia Strain used the title Doctor Doom on its 2008 album, Continent.
  • Doctor Doom is mentioned in the song "Super Villain" by Powerman 5000.
  • The Wu-Tang Clan mention Doctor Doom in the song "Wu-Tang Clan ain't Nuttin to F*ck Wit". Doctor Doom is referenced in the lyric 'There's no place to hide once I step inside/The room, Doctor Doom. Prepare for the Boom!
  • "Dear Doctor Doom " is a song by the 60's psychedelic Texan rock band The 13th Floor Elevators on their 1969 album Bull of the Woods.

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