|Dr. Doom (Story series)|
|Real Name||Victor Von Doom|
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
|Voice Actor||Gideon Emery|
- "Call me Doom."
- ―Dr. Doom
Dr. Doom (Victor Von Doom) was the main antagonist of the Fantastic Four: Story series, serving as the main antagonist in Fantastic Four and as the secondary antagonist in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. He was one of the members who were exposed to the cosmic storm and his face became scarred in the process. He gained the ability to absorb electricity and could turn lights off.
Victor Von Doom was a science associate and rival of Reed Richards. He was born and raised in the country of Latveria, located in Eastern Europe. He was approached by Richards to fund a space mission to research the origins of the Big Bang. At this time, Reed realized that his former girlfriend Sue Storm was working for Victor. Victor was in the spaceship with the Fantastic Four when they were exposed to the cosmic dust cloud. He, too, absorbed some of the foreign substance. As a result of his exposure and cutting himself on a piece of metal, he started transforming into a metallic humanoid, capable of controlling and harnessing electricity. The Fantastic Four showed themselves to the public and Sue and Reed rekindled their relationship.
Meanwhile, Victor lost millions as a result of his failed space mission and his company's stock plummeted. His investors cut funding and he was nearing bankruptcy. He attacked the investor that ruined him by electrocuting him in a car park. He adopted a metal mask and a cloth green trench coat, calling himself "Doom". He then kidnapped Reed and nearly froze him, but Ben Grimm, Sue and Johnny Storm stopped him and in the climax, Doom's metal body is super-heated and then immediately cooled with water from a fire hydrant, which turns him into a frozen statue. Afterwards, he was transported back to Latveria via a cargo ship.
Doom is in a crate, still frozen after his fiery defeat. After the Silver Surfer flies by on a quick patrol around the Earth, disrupting the energy waves all around him, it inadvertently awakens him. After removing his mask and killing a welder that was trying to separate his face from his body, he hides his horribly scarred face behind a dark green cloaked hood. He begins to study the Silver Surfer in an attempt to steal the extraterrestrial's vast array of cosmic power. He then traveled to the Russell Glacier, Greenland, and attempted to form an alliance with the Silver Surfer. He refused and blasted Doom. However, this attack only served to heal Doom's scars and skin damage, though he still retained his electricity-based powers.
He then deceived both the Fantastic Four and the United States Military by pretending to help them capture the Silver Surfer in the Black Forest, Germany. Once accomplished, he dons a new mask and full-on body armor with mystical figures carved into the pieces, along with a dark green leather cloak (both closer resembling his usual appearance) and took control of the Silver Surfer's board. After flying around and battling the Fantastic Four in their Fantasticar, they end up in Shanghai, where he impales Sue with a metal spear.
After her brief death (being revived by the Silver Surfer), the Human Torch absorbs the powers of the other three heroes (effectively becoming a version of Super-Skrull) and battles Doctor Doom, separating him from the board. Ben then comes from behind with a crane and sends Doom flying into a nearby harbor where he is last seen sinking.
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Powers and Abilities
- Superhuman Physiology: Due to exposure to the same cosmic storm that granted the Fantastic Four their powers. Doom has been granted a organic-metallic body which is "harder than titanium or carbon steel and harder than diamonds". This has granted him superhuman strength, durability, electrokinesis and energy absorption.
- Superhuman Strength: Doom's strength is sufficient enough to go toe-to-toe with the Thing and eventually overpower him. This could be due to the organic-metallic allow his body was turning into at the time, as it was said to be stronger than titanium or carbon steel.
- Superhuman Durability: Due to the "organic" alloy all over his body, Doom's body is now composed of was stated to be harder than diamonds. Bullets can bounce off him and he can withstand fire, although it made his metal state red.
- Superhuman Immunity: Doom has proven that he has an extremely high tolerence for heat, as he was able to still move after the Human Torch went supernova until he was rapidly cooled.
- Superhuman Stamina: Doom can take unbelievable amounts of punishment, taking a tremendous beating at the hands of the entire Fantastic Four with only a loud scream (sounding more of anguish than of pain, though), and has never technically been shown to tire.
- Energy Absorption: Doom has the ability to absorb energy from light sockets (aka electricity). He has also the ability to absorb the Silver Surfer's cosmic blasts to heal himself.
- Electrokinesis: After his exposure to the cosmic cloud, Victor gained the power to manipulate electrical energy. He could use it in various ways, such as absorbing electrical discharges from nearby power sources, shooting electrical blasts from his hands and body, affecting the lights around him, etc. It is questionable whether or not this is his primary power.
- Energy Beam Projection/Electrogenesis: Doom has shown to be capable of projecting intense, electric blasts able to disintegrate a normal person. He has also shown he can blast an almost-invisible blast of "Force" (similar to Susan Richards' ability) this was used against the Silver Surfer.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Using his electrokinesis, Doom is able to heal his injuries within a much faster rate. However, this is speculation.
- Genius-Level Intellect: He is highly intelligent and considerably smarter than most of humanity.
- Ziegfred Von Doom - Ancestor.
- Leonard Kirk - Assistant.
- Mr. Fantastic - Arch-rival.
- Invisible Woman - Ex-lover and enemy.
- Human Torch - Enemy.
- Ben Grimm/Thing - Enemy.
- According to a deleted scene in Rise of the Surfer, Doom still retained his metallic affliction, but hid under a synthetic skin he wore, indicating that, while he was healed of his skin injuries, he wasn't rid of his metallic condition.
- In the first film, as time progressed before he used Reed's machine to complete his transformation, the scar on Victor's head got larger, presumably from every time he used his electrical powers.
- While the Fantastic Four's powers revolve around the four classic elements, Doom's usually revolve around the Chinese fifth element: Metal.