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Knowledge Waits: Nine Times Doctor Doom Cheated Death Itself

In Fantastic Four #260 (by John Byrne), Doom is manipulating Tyros (the Galactus herald known as Terrax) and, well, things did not work out his way...

But as we see clearly (which is why I ommitted it from the first list of Doom "deaths"), he uses the mind-transfer gimmick from Fantastic Four #10 to transfer his mind into that bystander, which he reveals in Fantastic Four #288 (by John Byrne and Joe Sinnott)...

There was a bit of a continuity snag there, though, as while Doom was "dead," he appeared in Secret Wars, where, in #12 (by Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck and John Beatty) he was killed once again after Doom stole the Beyonder's power and then lost it...

In the aforementioned Fantastic Four #288, Byrne also explained this by having the Beyonder split Doom off from the Norm version above and send him back in time to Secret Wars, with Doom returning from the blast at the end of Secret Wars #12 at the end of the issue...

Finally, in Fantastic Four #381 (by Tom DeFalco, Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi), Doom appears to take out Reed and himself in one final blast...

In Fantastic Four #406 (by DeFalco, Ryan and Bulanadi), however, we discover that the villainous time and space manipulator Hyperstorm really kidnapped Doom and Reed at that moment...

That Doom, he is quite a survivor!

That's it for this installment! If you have suggestions for future installments, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!

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