Alright Squirtles, listen up and listen good: this week our Man Crush Monday is none other than Dr. Victor Von Doom.
Actually, it should be every week. Forever. Until the sun gasps its last breath and the universe shudders its death knell. Doom. Surrender to Doom.
“Oh, but he’s dopey in the movies!”
OH, YOUR FACE IS DOPEY IN ALL THE TIME: the movies are a pale imitation of the Great Doctor, like how a child’s shell imitates the fury of the ocean. Doom doesn’t need powers, like these movies opined – Doom IS power.
Doom has willed the fabric of reality to its knees. Doom has stood his ground against Thanos, the Silver Surfer, and the cosmos’ greatest players. He made the Panther God, the one who has empowered all Wakandan Black Panthers, submit to him. Hell, Doom has made the mighty Purple Man, the one man who can break the will of the strongest hero, look like a Grade-A chump.
This guy has done it all, and mostly by the sheer unrelenting force of his ego. And yet, the man wields power nearly unmatched in the Marvel Universe, as his mastery of magic is equal to his technological superiority. He marched into hell itself (with small assistance from Dr Strange) and basically made Mephisto eat his dirty ol’ loincloth to save his mother (THE HEART ON THIS GUY, FOLKS).
This is a benevolent overload we can get behind, a man who sampled the bounty of godlike power, and then sneered as it didn’t match up to his expectations.
So yes, Dr Doom (Don’t forget that ‘Doctor’ folks – he didn’t spend, like, a day at university earnin’ it for nothing) is our might #MCM today, as it should be EVERY DAY.