No, I…am…Doom!

This one seems to be going around the ScienceBlogs, bunch, and, given the nature of the test and my having collected comics for over 30 years, there was no way I could pass it up. The results are, of course, utterly expected.

Bow before your better! Bow before…Doom!

Your results:

You are Dr. Doom

Dr. Doom
Mr. Freeze
Lex Luthor
Dark Phoenix
The Joker
Green Goblin
Poison Ivy
Blessed with smarts and power but burdened by vanity.

Click here to take the “Which Super Villain am I?” quiz…

Of course, there are many benefits to being Doom:

1. Get to rule a small Eastern European nation as absolute monarch
2. Army of Doom-bots to protect me and to be sent out as decoys
3. Get to dabble in magic and science
4. Lots of great technological toys to play with

Unfortunately, there are significant downsides to being Doom:

1. Three words; Horribly disfigured face.
2. It gets a bit smelly wearing the same armor all the time
3. Pesky Fantastic Four always getting in Doom’s business (which is to take over the word–I mean, to show the world why Doom, is its rightful ruler).

But let’s separate Doom from the Doom-bots. Can any of these Doom impostors, without reference to the Internet or other references, tell us the name of Victor von Doom’s father and what it was he did for a living? Or who was von Doom’s faithful retainer back in the early days? Or what is the vow that Doom made over his mother’s grave?


  1. #1 afarensis
    February 11, 2007

    Feh, “I don’t have to match your pathetic level of detail”, oh silly imposter! Besides, Dr. Doom was not a Tiger’s fan!

  2. #2 Orac
    February 11, 2007

    The name of Doom’s father, a “pathetic level of detail”? Fool! You have insulted the memory of Doom’s father, and that Doom does not forgive.

    Away, impudent pretender!

  3. #3 Chris Hallquist
    February 11, 2007

    The vow was to bring his mother back from the dead… I’m stumped on the other ones, though.

  4. #4 Orac
    February 11, 2007

    Actually, that’s not the one, at least not in the original story of Doom’s origin, first published in 1964.

  5. #5 Dlanod
    February 11, 2007

    I have been a comic collector for 40 years and have worked in the industry for over 20 years, but I’m afraid all the Dr. Doom trivia seems to have leeched out of my brain.

  6. #6 Dave Haasl
    February 12, 2007

    Well my mis-spent childhood can answer some of your questions.

    While I cannot remember Doom’s father’s name, he was a doctor. Doom’s faithful retainer is Boris and he vowed to bring his mum back from the death.

    And if it weren’t for that meddling Richards, he’d have gotten away with it too!

  7. #7 stogoe
    February 12, 2007

    I seem to remember that Doom’s face is disfigured because someone kicked sand in his face at the beach.

  8. #8 Prup aka Jim Benton
    February 13, 2007

    I too was Doomed by the test — though only with 64%, just above Apocalypse and Lex, guess I got to face it, I ain’t evil enough to make a Super Villain. (Has there ever been a SV whose ‘talent’ has been boring people to death or immobility?)
    But what annoyed me is that I scored lowest (32%) for the one I would have ‘picked,’ Two-Face. At least for his original appearances in the 50s — yes, I bought them on the stands. In those pre-Marvel days he stood out as so different, embittered rather than evil, ruling his life by chance — but willing to ’tilt the odds.’ (When he tied Batman and Robin to a giant coin and flipped them, even I knew their weight would make the coin land with them on the underside, right on the spikes, if they didn’t think of something.)
    Speaking of the ‘pre-Marvel’ days, I regret few of you had the chance to share the opportunity, after reading nothing but DC for years, of going to the stands and seeing — and buying — this new comic, #1 of the FANTASTIC FOUR.

  9. #9 Lucas McCarty
    February 15, 2007

    90% Apocalypse. Yeah!

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