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Doctor Doom (II)
Real Name: Kristoff von Doom
Occupation: Monarch, would-be conqueror
Identity: The general public is unaware that Doctor Doom II is not the original Doctor Doom.
Legal Status: Citizen of Latveria with no criminal record, still a minor
Other Aliases: Victor von Doom
Place of Birth: Doomstadt, Latveria
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Mother (name unrevealed deceased)
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operations: Doomstadt, Latveria
First Appearance: (as Kristoff) FANTASTIC FOUR #247, (as Doctor Doom II) FANTASTIC FOUR #278

History: On returning to his kingdom of Latveria after a successful revolution against him its monarch, Doctor Victor von 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, 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, 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. Upon receiving the memories of Doom's first partnership with the Sub-Mariner and Doom's theft of the Baxter Building, the former headquarters of Doom's arch foes, the Fantastic Four, Kristoff commanded that the programming stop. Seeing where that plan to destroy the Fantastic Four had gone wrong, Kristoff resolved to try it again, but this time to make it work by avoiding the mistake of involving the Sub-Mariner

Kristoff garbed himself in a variant version of the original Doctor Doom's armor. This armored suit was designed so as to make Kristoff appear to be the size of an adult Kristoff decided that the reason he possessed a child's body was that his consciousness had been transferred into it by an enemy.

Using the original Doctor Doom's advanced technology, Kristoff entrapped the Fantastic Four within the Baxter Building, drew it outside Earth's atmosphere, and then blew the building up. However, the Fantastic Four survived by means of the ability of one of the team members, the Invisible Woman, to generate protective force fields. The Fantastic Four invaded Latveria and defeated Kristoff. Learning to their astonishment that the Doctor Doom who had tried to kill them was really a small, brainwashed child, the Fantastic Four took Kristoff back to New York City with them in the hope of returning him to his normal personality.

Eventually Kristoff, still believing himself to be the original Doctor Doom, was placed in confinement at Four Freedoms Plaza, the Fantastic Four's new headquarters. The entity calling himself the Beyonder recreated the body of the original Doctor Doom, whose consciousness returned to it.

Subsequently, the real Doctor Doom used one of his robots in kidnapping Franklin Richards, the son of Reed and Susan Richards of the Fantastic Four. In order to use his powers to battle the demon Mephisto. Kristoff summoned the robot and had it free him from captivity and transport him to Latveria, where Kristoff donned a suit of his special armor. He then confronted the real Doctor Doom as the latter was using Franklin as a pawn in bargaining with the demon Mephisto for the soul of his deceased mother Cynthia. When the real Doctor Doom admitted to a human weakness - his inability to trust Franklin to defeat Mephisto in combat Doom's robots decided that he could not be their true master, and that Kristotf must be the true Doctor Doom instead. His robots having turned against him, the real Doctor Doom was forced to flee Latveria.

Kristoff, as Doctor Doom, was then ruler of Latveria, and believed that it was the real Doctor Doom, whom he believes to be an imposter, who has entrapped him within a childs body. This began a long civil war between the two, as one or the other were deposed and set up as the true Doom, and often came to blows personally. Then, on their last encounter, Doom went up to Kristoff and uttered a code word that returned Kristoff’s true personality. Doom then placed Kristoff into stasis in a Tibetan monastery-lab under his control.

Much later, Kristoff was awakened by Nathaniel Richards when Reed Richards and Dr. Doom were presumed dead. Nathaniel was actually after Boris, Doom's former guardian, in an adjoining stasis chamber, who was actually the Tomorrow Man in disguise. Kristoff returned with Nathaniel and Sue Richards to the Fantastic Four and joined them on several adventures, becoming a close, but carefully watched, associate. Kristoff soon developed a crush on Ant-Man's young daughter, Cassie.

When the Fantastic Four seemingly died fighting the menace known as Onslaught, Kristoff teamed with Nathaniel Richards in securing the Fantastic Four's equipment in the Negative Zone before returning to Latveria to have Kristoff assume the vacant throne. Somehow, Kristoff was blocked from entering due to the usurper Dreadknight, and fled with Nathaniel, vowing to return.

Height: 4 ft. 11 in. (in armored suit) 6 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 103 lbs., (in armored suit) 293 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

Strength Level: Without his armored suit, Kristoff possesses the normal human strength of a boy of his age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise. Doctor Doom's armored suit contains an electrically powered exoskeleton which enables Kristoff to lift (press) approximately 2 tons. The endoskeleton enables Kristoff to move easily while wearing the heavy armor.

Known Superhuman Powers: None known, possibly, he possesses the original Doctor Doom's psionic ability to exchange his consciousness with that of another person, an ability given to the first Doctor Doom by the alien Ovoids.

Other Abilities: Kristoff possesses the advanced scientific knowledge and mystical knowledge of the original Doctor Doom. However, as far as is known, Kristoff does not possess the original Doctor Doom s scientific genius. Hence, Kristoff presumably cannot make new advances based on his existing scientific knowledge.

Weapons: Kristoff's most important weapon is his nuclear-powered, micro-computer enhanced suit of iron armor, modeled after the original Doctor Dooms. The armor is an exoskeleton which enables Kristoff, though he is a child, to appear to be the size of an adult. By moving his legs within the armor, he can move the armored suits longer legs. He can also manipulate controls within the armor that enable him to move the suit's arms, hands and fingers as if they were his own.

For a time Kristoff wore a child-sized version of the original Doctor Doom's armor, but he has since abandoned this armored suit. Besides his portable armor and its armaments, Kristoff had access to the vast arsenal of technological weaponry designed and constructed by the original Doctor Doom, far too large and varied to be described here, as well as a number of advanced means of vehicular conveyance, including vessels capable of interplanetary travel through hyperspace.

Kristoff employed a small army of semi-humanoid robots which guard his castles and Latveria itself. He also commanded a large number of androids that were constructed by the original Doctor Doom in his own image, and were programmed to think and behave for the most part as he does. Each of these robot simulacrums believes itself to be the actual Doctor Doom except when it is in the presence of the being it believes to be the original Doom or of other robotic Doom simulacrums.

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