name: Victor Von Doom
Legal status: King of Latveria, with
full diplomatic immunity in the United States
Place of birth: Gypsy
camp outside of Haasenstadt, Latveria
Group affiliation: None
First appearance: FANTASTIC FOUR Vol. 1, #5.
Victor Von Doom was raised by gypsies in a small European county called Latveria.
He lost both of his parents at a very young age. Swearing revenge, Victor began
to increase both his scientific and mystical knowledge with such determination
that he was given a full scholarship to Empire State University. It was at ESU
that Victor met Reed Richards and Ben Grimm, and where he started his extradimensional
research. Doom's vanity prevented him from adjusting the schematics to one of
his experiments, and the end result was an explosion that scarred Victor for life.
Expelled from school, Victor began to travel the world, eventually stumbling upon
a village of Tibetan monks who trained him and crafted him a suit of body armor,
complete with face plate. He soon returned to Latveria, overthrew the government
and crowned himself King. Ruling with an iron fist, Doom began to turn the resources
of his small nation to his plans of world domination.
6 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 225 lbs.
Known Superhuman Powers: While in his armor, Dr. Doom can
lift (press) approximately 2 tons. He is one of the smartest men in the world
and has an almost endless variety of weapons and equipment at his disposal. At
the very least, Doom's armor contains a force field and concussion beams -- though
more weapons may also be included. Dr. Doom also has the ability to switch minds
with another person and he possesses a small amount of mystical knowledge as well.
NOTE: Joseph Culp played
him in Fantastic
Four the movie.