Friday, November 26, 2010

Calvin's Supervillain Psychological Analysis - Dr. Doom

I saw this panel today and I got to thinking about Dr. Doom, my favorite comic book villain after Magneto. For all his bragging about what he is going to do, this numnut has a worse success record than Cobra Commander and we all know that CC couldn't take over an ant hill.

I have come to the conclusion what with all his abilities that Dr Doom COULD and SHOULD be able to take over the world and the universe but he is such a vain poser who knows that he could never KEEP his newly gained omnipotent power, that he just goes through the motions and sabotages himself at every possible turn. How else do you explain how he gets close enough to the brass ring but can never quite grab it and keep it for himself?

Maybe that is why I love him. I know that he is going to fail, he knows he is going to fail but he will always find someway to blame it on someone else like Reed Richards, who he has had a hard-on for since University, rather than do some post scheme analysis to see where and when he fucked this latest plan up.

Let it go, man. Stop livin' in the past, man. Like the dog who chases the cars, first figure out what you want to do with the car once you catch it, then come talk to me.


M. D. Jackson said...

Perhaps some sort of therapy group. Maybe the same ones that Wile E. Coyote and Arnold Rimmer go to.

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

Ha Ha :D

Pat Tillett said...

Cal, this is one of them that my wife's cousin worked on...

Kal said...

I still think that is amazing, Pat. I am like one degree of separation from my beloved Marvel because of who you know.

Unknown said...

The reason that Doctor Doom fails horribly is simply due to the fact that you can't have a bad guy win.

No one wants to read about how the bad guy wins unless another hero comes to defeat the bad guy.

It is the same way with Thanos any bad guy character that you like that you can think of.

To let Doctor Doom win would be admitting that the bad guys should win and if the bad guys win then there is no point in being a good guy and if there is no point in being good then it is good to be bad.

The only time a bad guy will win is if the bad guy is the anti-hero.