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Subj: never cool to me
Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 at 11:11:32 pm EST (Viewed 128 times)
Reply Subj: Is Dr. Doom still Marvel's coolest villain?
Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 at 04:11:25 pm EST (Viewed 27 times)

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Personally, I feel he stopped being so by "Unthinkable", if not earlier. Frankly "Unthinkable" seemed like a symptom of the character's exhaustion rather than his actual shark jump moment. Is he still the coolest, and if so, why? Try to keep the evidence from within the last, say, fifteen years.

Honestly I never seen an appearance of doom that to me felt cool.

His arrogance and bluster always outstrip his actual ability. When you mix in his habit of overly alliterative insults he comes off as cartoonish and buffoonish.

Their have been many villains whose stories made me think "how are the heros ever going to be able to overcome that scheme." but never with doom.

Maybe it is because I never got into FF and his is mostly a Fantastic Four foe. But every Doom appearance I have seen left me with the impression that his bluster and arrogance vastle outstrip his abilities. Only his being a national leader and having political power makes him a worthwhile threat.

I never seen a story that makes him use his much vaunted intelligence in a way that makes me think "he is smart" sure he invented a time machine, but i never seen him use smarts in battle. He always just strives for the super weapon of the week and fails due to arrogance. All bluff and bluster.