ok wheres that comic where its junkrat and roadhog and junkrat’s like “lets see whats under your mask” and takes it off and they have the same exact face because i keep thinking about it and it CRACKS ME THE FUCK UP
Okay, I’m not mad because it’s like “OH LOOK HOW FUGGO DOOM IS” or anything like that. I feel like that scene in Secret Wars #3 was just done for cheap shock value, and goes against the whole Doom mythos.
You, the viewer, are never supposed to see what is under the mask. That is supposed to be left to your imagination. Doom thinks he looks like this horrifying monster that should never see the light of day. But is he really horrifying? Or is his facial scarring really a mark of his failure – for he was scarred when he miscalculated his equations and blew up his lab. His face was marked with the mark of failure, which for someone with such a massive ego, was something that Victor could not tolerate and face. This failure was so hideous, so apalling, that he had to hide it away forever, and reinvent himself.
There is also the factor of Victor’s vanity. He at one point was a handsome man, and a vain one, so even just a small scar on his cheek was a horrifying thing to behold for him. Notice, how, every time he has someone gotten his hands on some godlike powers, the first thing he does is restore his face to its previous glory. For examples of that, see the original Secret Wars, or Children’s Crusade.
I mean, I guess the writers may be attempting, at best, some sort of cheesy Beauty and the Beast scenario??????!!
I know this is not the first time this happened, and probably not the last.
TL, DR:Having an on-panel reveal of what lies under the mask of Doctor Doom and confirming that he looks like some sort of monster is a cheap shot and lazy fucking storytelling THE END.