Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom
Personal Info:
Real Name: Kristoff Vernard
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Latveria
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol.1 278
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: The Fantastic Four
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Genius: Kristoff possesses the advanced scientific knowledge and mystical knowledge of the original Doctor Doom.
Armour: Kristoff wears an exoskeleton that enhances all his physical attributes and provides him with some protection from physical and energy attacks. The suit also has a built in Force Field, Energy Weapon, Rockets (For Flight) and is capable of providing Doom with Food, Air and Water for several weeks.
On returning to his kingdom of Latveria after a successful revolution against him its monarch, Doctor Doom encountered a young boy named Kristoff and his mother, a Latverian woman still loyal to Doom. A robot under the control of Zorba, the current ruler of Latveria, slew the woman for violating curfew, thereby outraging Doom, who considered the woman to have been under his protection and destroyed the robot in retaliation. After regaining the Latverian throne, Doom took the orphaned Kristoff under his care and had him raised in the royal palace. Doom became quite fond of Kristoff and decided to make him his heir.
Later, Doctor Doom's body was destroyed by the explosion of cosmic energy in which the alien Tyros, formerly known as Terrax, perished. Doom survived by psionically transferring his consciousness into the body of an onlooker just before Doom's own body was destroyed.
Back in Latveria, Doctor Doom's robots, believing their master to be dead, implemented a plan of his by which Doom hoped that his legacy would carry on after his death. The robots began programming Kristoff's mind with the recorded memories of Doctor Doom in chronological order. As a result Kristoff came to believe that he himself was the original Doctor Doom.