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No, I…am…Doom!

This one seems to be going around the ScienceBlogs, bunch, and, given the nature of the test and my having collected comics for over 30 years, there was no way I could pass it up. The results are, of course, utterly expected.

Bow before your better! Bow before…Doom!

Your results:

You are Dr. Doom

Dr. Doom
Mr. Freeze
Lex Luthor
Dark Phoenix
The Joker
Green Goblin
Poison Ivy
Blessed with smarts and power but burdened by vanity.

Click here to take the “Which Super Villain am I?” quiz…

Of course, there are many benefits to being Doom:

1. Get to rule a small Eastern European nation as absolute monarch
2. Army of Doom-bots to protect me and to be sent out as decoys
3. Get to dabble in magic and science
4. Lots of great technological toys to play with

Unfortunately, there are significant downsides to being Doom:

1. Three words; Horribly disfigured face.
2. It gets a bit smelly wearing the same armor all the time
3. Pesky Fantastic Four always getting in Doom’s business (which is to take over the word–I mean, to show the world why Doom, is its rightful ruler).

But let’s separate Doom from the Doom-bots. Can any of these Doom impostors, without reference to the Internet or other references, tell us the name of Victor von Doom’s father and what it was he did for a living? Or who was von Doom’s faithful retainer back in the early days? Or what is the vow that Doom made over his mother’s grave?

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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