(Author's note: This was written on October 2014, well before ScrewAttack's official version. As such, any decisions made from that battle will differ in regards to this one as there was no collaboration between the creation of the two battles. In any case, I think anyone for reading this and thank you all for your on-going support to keep making badass fights.
Johnny Zealous: "Well, we're back folks!"
Lucas Zaboot: "Yes, we had one, uh, rather unforeseen issues with a previous battle that resulted in apologies, footage destruction and…particular backdoor bribes…"
Johnny Zealous: (pats his back) "You didn't need to do all that with the gamblers to win back their favor…"
Lucas Zaboot: "We're lucky enough to have finally gotten this battle completed..."
Johnny Zealous: "Yes....yes we are..."
Lucas Zaboot: "Hey, where's the other guy? The guy who gave us all that information on Dr. Doom, where'd he go?"
AlphaBeta: (sitting back on a porch, a rifle in his arms as he looks at the crowd of New Jersey mutant-zombies rushing towards him and only a few rounds of ammo left) "sigh* this vacation sucks…"
Johnny Zealous: "Eh, he's probably busy."
Lucas Zaboot: "Well, he's gonna miss out on all the fun."
Johnny Zealous: "Righto, without any further delays, as they say, it's time for a Death Battle, but as we say here to get the fights going: let's get it on!"
Latveria - Europe
A lush country. Sanctuary to the wayward gypsy looking for a place to call their home from persecution. Overlooking the villages and farms was an ominous castle that housed it's master and their king. Sure, he was a tyrant of sorts, but he was never unfair to his subjects. If they failed to deliver crops on time, he would only harshly scold them with words but insist they try harder next year. Fail a second time, well, a new farm and house was suddenly on the market.
Still, fear aside, the citizens of Latveria were happy to call this land home, it was the only place where persecution was not permitted and they could feel safe so long as they worked hard.
But that feeling of safety was going to be challenged.
High above in the skies, the clouds parted as an imposing triangular shape came out, revealing itself to the panicking citizens below. Lasers were exchanged, both from the sky above and from the ground below as Doom's security bots fired upon the shape above. During the firefight, many flying vehicles known as TIE Fighters flew out to combat the Doombots, lasers fired back and forth, explosions constant in the sky, it was glorious, well, not for the citizens.
During the skirmish, several transport ships touched down on the ground, at least, the ones that weren't shot down, allowing for stormtroopers to exit and begin their ground assault. From one transport ship, out came the man in black himself, the feared Sith Lord of the galaxy, Darth Vader.
He casually looked over the carnage around him, the stormtroopers dropping like flies along with the broken remnants of this country's defense. At that moment, a laser shot fired past Vader's head and hit the ship behind him. He only casually looked behind at the damage before he turned, drawing his lightsaber, began to make his way in the direction of a large castle that contained a strong presence Vader sensed all the way from Coruscant, a strong will that could rival his own. Vader casually walked through the battlefield, cutting down Doombots, making his way towards the heavily fortified castle.
It took roughly the good part of an hour before Darth Vader and his Imperial forces broke through the castle walls, taking down more Doombots that stood in their way. As the stormtroopers spread out to search the castle, Vader marched onward, the Force guiding him to the one who brought him here. Vader came to a set of doors, Stromtroopers behind him backed him up as Vader raised his hand and force pushed the door, the Doombots taken out by the stormtroopers as they entered with Vader in a large room that held a mighty throne where a man in a metallic suit of armor, green tunic and long-flowing green hood and cape sat in the shadows that his his face, unaffected by the intrusion with a cup of tea in his hands.
"Intruders have entered the master's chambers! Eliminate them!" the Doombots guarding their master called out as they fired some lasers towards Vader, only to have their blasts be redirected back at them by Vader's lightsaber. The Stormtroopers stepped forward, guns aimed at the man sitting in the shadows.
"OH DO PUT THOSE THINGS AWAY. YOU'VE DESTROYED MY GUARDS, NOW I SUGGEST YOU LEAVE MY HUMBLE ABODE." The man said calmly-
[Lucas Zaboot: "Calmly? You call that calmly? No, no, f*ck that, I'm turning off caps lock for this guy's dialogue."]
-the man said calmly sipping his tea until Vader reached out his hand and used the Force to take the cup from this man's hand where the cup flew into Vader hand to be crushed. The man sitting in the dark sighed as he placed something on his face before he sat up and stepped into the light, revealing the metallic face of Dr. Doom.
"I was willing to be reasonable with you intruders, but now you've gone and ruined my peace. What business do you have with the King of Latveria?"
"By the orders of the Emperor of the Galactic Empire, you are to surrender your country to Imperial control."
"And if I refuse?" Dr. Doom replied almost sarcastically.
"This is not a request." Darth Vader responded in his robotic low tone, but in a way that was clearly meant to be a threat.
"You dare to threaten the King of Latveria to sign over his country? You DARE to threaten the will of DOOM?!" Dr. Doom cried aloud as the stormtroopers opened fire, missing him with the first four shots until the fifth and sixth made contact on his chest and arm, leaving not a mark. On a beat, Dr. Doom whipped out a small pistol and fired with pinpoint accuracy at the stromtroopers, the second one to be shot crying out "Aiyee!" upon being shot. 'The stormtrooper must have come from the Wilhelm Training Branch,' Darth Vader thought to himself upon seeing his stormtroopers die, 'their particular troopers had a habit of screaming like that.' Vader looked up to this man in the suit who fired upon him. Vader raised his hand as the bullets bounced off his hand before Doom's pistol flew out of his hand and landed in Vader's hand, where he promptly crushed it without a second thought. Dr. Doom stared at Vader before giving a single "heh" to these proceedings.
"It would seem I was mistaken to judge you." Dr. Doom casually stepped down the small stairs that led to his throne as he stepped onto the carpet on his stone floor and took a few steps forward before stopping a few meters from Vader. "It will not happen again."
"Do not be quick to assume your victory." Vader retorted, holding his lightsaber up with both his hands.
"Assume? Doom does not assume. Doom KNOWS he will be victorious!" Dr. Doom pulled out his sword as he took the stance of a fencing master. The two stared each other down with their weapons readying themselves for battle.
It was on.
Darth Vader threw his lightsaber at Dr Doom, who easily dodged it with ease as it spun past him, Doom only chuckled.
"What did you hope to accomplish with that attack against Doom?" Dr Doom retorted. Vader's breathing was the only response he gave as Doom's audio receivers picked up a distinct humming behind him, he turned around in time to see the lightsaber Vader had thrown was coming back like a boomerang. Doom dodged this as well, but the amount of time given for him, the lightsaber managed to clip his cape and Doom's armor for his arm as the lightsaber returned to Vader's hand. Dr. Doom looked at his arm, the lightsaber had only clipped it, but it left a distinct burn line across his arm. Had Doom moved away any later, he just may have lost his arm. Doom looked back to Vader who held the lightsaber in his hands again.
"Impressive technology. When I kill you, I will enjoy looking it over it myself." Dr Doom mused.
"That is an honor you will never have." Vader said as he moved forward and slash at the King of Latveria, Doom, however, was faster than Vader expected as Doom not only managed to evade Vader's attack, but he also cut his sword across Vader's arm and also clipped his cape. Vader swung the lightsaber behind him, but Doom only dodged it and slashed at Vader yet again. Vader backed off this time as he swung his lightsaber, but kept his position, Doom found Vader cutting right through the bottom hilt of his sword.
"Impressive. A weapon that displaces large amounts of energy for cutting metals and defense. Too bad for you, Doom had figured out the same thing with concentrated plasmic ion energy." Dr Doom said as he pushed a button on his arm that sent energy shooting into the weapon in Doom's hand. Vader was not impressed, swinging the lightsaber again, he was surprised to find this metal sword was now strong enough to resist the lightsaber's brutal cutting power. Darth Vader gave strong swings to break through Doom's defense, but Doom's knowledge of combat and speed kept Vader from being able to get a shot in. Subsequently, as Doom tried to get in and jab Vader, Darth Vader used his weapon to knock the blade's direction away from his body.
It was fierce sword-fight, but one that was left at a stalemate.
After several minutes of this, the two weapons finally collided, the gap between the two allowed the both of them to stare each other down.
"Your fighting style lacks finesse. You are clumsy compared to Doom." Dr. Doom taunted, trying to push back Vader, Vader refused to budge.
"I do not need style, I simply need an opening and you've given me one." Darth Vader said as Doom's internal sensors detected something hurtling towards him from behind. Doom forced Vader out of this lock as he turned to slash at his own throne that was force thrown at him, at the moment Doom turned to face Vader, Vader reached out his hand as Doom suddenly lost his breath.
He felt he was suffocating, but the suit's oxygen emitters were functioning. Dr. Doom gasped for air as he swung his sword at Vader, but Vader only lifted Doom off the ground with his hand as Doom struggled for air.
This typically would have been the end for most people.
But Victor Von Doom was not 'most people.'
His genius mind immediately made the connection to his suffocation and Vader reaching out his hand to be the cause. He had safeguards for the case that this happened, but he didn't expect someone like Vader to pop into his home with that kind of power unexpectedly. Taking a gamble, Doom fought against the blackness that tried to overtake him as he used his free hand and his remaining breath to cast an incantation. As Vader squeezed tighter, light shined behind Vader as he locked back and saw hordes of the undead rising to defend their master. Vader swung his lightsaber at them to keep them away while holding up Doom, but more kept coming. Darth was starting to become overwhelmed by the hordes of undead surrounding him, it seemed the more he slashed, four more took the place of the one he killed. Without much of a choice, Vader released Doom from his Force grip as Vader used his Force power to send the undead away from him, many of them being slammed into the walls where they dissolved to ashes upon impact. Just as Vader turned and tried to choke Doom again, Doom stood up, a force field around him, Doom took several slow deep breathes before he turned to look at Vader with a look of accomplishment.
"One of my many enemies can do the same trick and her weakness is the same: distract them and they lose their focus on you. This force field should stop more of your foolish notions." Dr. Doom said aloud with such confidence. It was like being choked by an unseen force was just a nuisance rather than an actual risk to his being. Darth Vader hated people like this.
"The technology you possess is insignificant next to the power of the Force." Darth Vader said. Doom only scoffed.
"Then prove me wrong." Doctor Doom crossed his arms confidently as Vader lowered his lightsaber. Doom looked around and saw the stones in his castle shifting as the stones flung themselves from his walls and launched themselves towards Doom. But, not so surprisingly, when the stones hit his force field, the stones fell apart. Eventually, Vader began to raise his hand as larger stones from his castle flew towards their master, but the force field never shifted. Vader became frustrated as he went forward and slashed his lightsaber across this energy shield, but it was a fruitless effort as Dr. Doom stood in this shield calmly, even yawning as Vader hacked and slashed at this shield. But this was a ploy, Darth secretly reached out with the Force and tried to tap through Doom's armor to find a way to weakness with this shield, but all Vader felt was a wall.
"Reading my mind are you? How rude." Dr. Doom quipped as, to Vader's surprise, Doom reached out of the shield and grabbed Vader's lightsaber arm before Doom's other hand fired off a concussive energy blast in Vader's face, causing Vader to be thrown back into a tapestry of the fictional account of Dr. Doom standing over the bodies of the Fantastic Four. Vader breathed harder as he fell to his knees after falling out of the wall, his head reeling from the blast, thankfully his internal organs were protected by the insulation. Doom stepped forward and tossed Vader's lightsaber towards him.
"Your mind is very strong…" Darth Vader said, looking at his lightsaber before him.
"This fight is pitiful, it bores me." Dr. Doom said aloud.
[Lucas Zaboot: "You and me both dude."
Johnny Zealous: "Shut up!"]
"My apologies then." Darth Vader said, a hint of sarcasm emitting from his voice box. "Allow me to enlighten you of the power of the Dark Side." Vader reached out his hand as the ceiling broke down in large chunks atop of Doom. Vader stood up and reclaimed his lightsaber, normally that would have been it and he'd go home, but Vader sensed that wasn't enough and sure enough, the large rubble blew away as Dr. Doom stood there, his shields still active.
"Not impressive in the slightest. I thought you were going to be a worthy opponent."
"Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side." Darth said as he reached out his hand and flung Dr. Doom out through the hole in the ceiling and far out of the atmosphere of the planet, into the range of the Star Destroyers floating above. With that, Vader sent out a thought to his subordinates above.
Inside one of the destroyers, the commanding officer perked his head up as though he heard a voice.
"Outside the ship, there is target inside a shield. I want it eliminated. Do not fail me." this voice said. The commanding officer looked out the window and, sure enough, there he saw what looked like a man inside an orb. It was smaller than a TIE fighter, this should be easy.
"Focus all firepower on that target there!" The commanding officer called to the gun battalions as they turned their aim to Dr Doom and opened fire.
Down below in the wrecked remnants of the main hall of Castle Doom, Vader reached out with his mind to see if his adversary was eliminated. He sensed nothing, but he could see the exchange of green laser blasts from down below. Vader put down his hand as he turned and left the throne room. His job was done.
However, as Darth Vader casually stepped down the stairs, making his way to the castle's entrance hallway, Vader felt a prink in his mind that warned him of danger. He turned around just in time to see his own star destroyer crashing through the ceiling, heavily damaged and on fire. Vader quickly tapped into the power of the Force and created a barrier around himself to guard himself from the explosion as the Destroyer crashed hard, the impact alone was enough to send Vader flying back up the stairs, flinging him through several walls and floors before Darth Vader found himself inside the laboratory of Doom, with limitless equipment that was more advanced than the Empire. Vader landed into some chemicals that would have burned a normal man's skin.
Vader forced himself back on his feet, breathing hard as Vader looked up and, through the smoke, the metallic man himself flew into the room on his rocket boots. Not even a scratch, a couple burn singles on his cape and tunic, but not even a mark on his armor.
"Well played, a shame you underestimated the might of Doom. A mistake you shall never make again." Dr. Doom said boldly as he unleashed electric blasts at Darth Vader. Vader raised his lightsaber, the lightsaber taking the full force of Doom's electricity, but some of the sparks tapped on Vader's suit. It was starting to hurt, Vader just needed an opening, despite forcing all his attention to keeping himself standing, Vader reached out at everything surrounding him and flung them at Doom, a desperate bid to at least distract Doom.
From beakers of chemicals, tools, failed prototypes, unfinished technology, to even more of the walls and ceiling, Vader reached out with his mind and threw everything in a desperate bid to stop this man. The beakers slammed against the armor, the electricity destroying many of the things flying towards him, but with all the things being flung at him, Dr. Doom refused to let up. Eventually, Vader reached out and flung an orb, ripping the wires out, Doom's eyes widened like dinner plates as he stopped and jumped towards the orb, rescuing it before it could make contact with the ground.
"You fool! You almost destroyed years worth of research!" Dr. Doom yelled out. This device was pivotal to his communication with the dead. As Doom placed the device somewhere safe, he turned to find Vader rushing towards him with the lightsaber. Surprisingly, Doom evaded this dodge and threw a punch right into Vader's shoulder. A blow so hard Vader actually felt it through his durasteel armor.
Dr. Doom was tired of this, he was going to finish this intruder off.
Vader backed up and masterfully wing his lightsaber, but each swing or jab, Dr. Doom was just too fast and he reciprocated with a blow towards Vader's pressure points, chest, joints, neck, etc. Vader felt the blows, but his durasteel armor was the only thing keeping him standing.
During one lunge, Dr. Doom grabbed Darth Vader by his arms, pulled him forward and swiftly rammed Vader's face right into his metallic knee, after doing this, he pulled Vader back up, rammed his arm into Vader's neck which sent Vader back into a table, knocking over more beakers. Vader placed a hand to his face as Doom saw he had hit Vader hard enough that a bit of Vader's face mask had cracked away, revealing behind this imposing face, a human eye with scarring around it. Doom mused.
"Well, well, it would seem we have more in common than I thought." Dr. Doom said. Vader only looked at him frustrated and angry.
"We have nothing in common." Vader came back swinging, even with the Force on his side to speed his attacks, Doom only dodged Vader, landing another fist into Vader's face.
Eventually, Vader swung down onto Doom, but Doom, charging magical/ion energy through his gloves, grabbed the hot end of the lightsaber, shocking Darth Vader at this impossible accomplishment. With this distraction, Doom pulled the lightsaber out of Vader's hand and flung it across the room before he delivered a heel kick to Vader's chest, short-circuiting some of the machinery and flinging Vader back out into a hallway where medieval suits of armor stood at attention in rows. Vader, however, refused to stand down as he got back to his feet while Doom stepped out of the hole in his wall. Darth Vader looked behind him as he extended his fingers and his hands, Vader reaching out with the Force, causing all the suits of armor in this hallway to shake as Vader moved his hands forward, flinging the heavy suits of armor like missiles towards their master. Doom, however, only smacked each piece of the suits that flung towards him away, or casually moved his head to the side if some of the weapons came towards him. Doom rushed forward as he grabbed Vader's hand, charging electric energy right through Vader's cybernetic limbs, sending immense pain through Vader's body, causing Vader down to his knee as Doom continued to dominate.
"Let his be a lesson to you and all you dare stand in my way! No man is a match for Doom! My will is unmatched, my strength unmeasurable and my mind is the greatest in the universe!" Darth Vader's breathing was starting to become wheezes through his breathing device as his body was beginning to steam. "I know this hurts you! Surrender, puny fool. Surrender to Doom!"
Darth Vader, however, was not one to surrender so easily. Vader looked back at Doom, the exposed eye showed determination as Vader, tapping into the Force with all the might he had, actually forced himself back on his feet and even pushed Doom's arms back slightly, slowly pushing Doom down this hallway, back towards the hole made from the laboratory, despite the continuous amount of electricity running through his body.
"Your display of determination is impressive, but it serves nothing! The power I wield in my hands have done battle with the strongest in the universe!" Dr. Doom shouted, forcing Vader to stop pushing.
"Then perhaps…your use of them…has finally expired." Darth Vader said through his wheezing as, reaching out with his mind again, Vader telekinetically grabbed his lightsaber laying inside the lab, activating it, the red energy weapon flew out and rammed right through Doom's wrists, causing Doom to cry aloud as he recoiled back, allowing Doom to force Push Doom into a suit of armor Vader hadn't grabbed with his mind.
Doom groaned as he looked down and realized his hands were gone, cut off by the glowing red weapon that resided in the lab. As doom looked over his hands, laying on the carpet, Vader approached Doom, now Doom was the one on his knees, looking up at the battle-worn Darth Vader, holding his lightsaber close to Doom's face, forcing Doom to look up at his foe.
"You are beaten. It is useless to resist. Surrender your country to the Empire while you draw breath." Darth Vader said in his mechanical voice. his breathing starting to steady. Doom stared at Darth Vader for a moment before Doom began to break out laughing.
"Oh you poor, poor fool. You think taking away my hands gives victory into yours?" Dr. Doom said with the same confidence as he had always demonstrated. Vader only stared into this man's eyes, trying to comprehend this confidence.
"Your hands are gone, you have nothing to fight back with." Darth Vader said, staring into this man's eyes intently.
"True. So I may have to borrow another pair." Dr. Doom said, keeping his unblinking eyes square on Vader's exposed eye.
"Perhaps I shall use yours." Darth Vader suddenly said as Dr Doom suddenly looked around confused until he saw his own stumps for hands.
Dr. Doom had swapped his mind with Darth Vader to use against him.
As of now, the two were, at least as this battle will name them; Dr. Vader and Darth Doom.
Dr. Vader looked at his new body, his breathing became regular and he flexed his fingers while keeping the lightsaber close to Darth Doom's face, who only stared back in fury.
"Yes, perhaps not the best choice for a new body, too slow for Doom. Oh, but this sensation…" Dr. Vader spoke dramatically through his voice box as he sent out his mind and caused the entire hallway to shake through the power of the Force. Darth Doom continued to stare angrily at this intruder inside his body, but deep inside his mind, he was surprised that someone who clearly had no training with the Force had enough willpower to actually control the entire hallway into shaking. "Yes…this wondrous sensation that everything around me is in my grasp, the grasp of DOOM!"
Unexpectedly, Dr. Vader found himself lost for breath as Darth Doom lunged forward and rammed his head right into Dr. Vader's chest, forcing him to back off.
"Return my body to me or I will make you suffer." Darth Doom said in a low threatening tone, raising his arms as though ready to throw punches, despite the lack of hands. Dr. Vader looked at Darth Doom and laughed.
"Without my hands, you have no way of using my own weapons against me!" Dr. Vader laughed as he raised his lightsaber while keeping his other arm behind him, assuming the stance of a swordsman.
"Perhaps, but I know my own body more than you do." Darth Doom said as he lunged forward, Dr. Vader swung his lightsaber, finding, however, he was surprisingly top-heavy and he nearly fell over, giving Darth Doom and opening to ram his elbow into Dr. Vader's back, Dr. Vader swung the laser sword behind him but Darth Doom, now in the body of a speedier opponent, dodged this easily. Eventually, after a few more failed swings and jabs, Dr. Vader finally realized that he was fool for taking this body. Despite having the mind of a master swordsman and a powerful weapon in his hands, this body Doom inhabited was not made for the level of mobility and speed Dr. Doom had trained for and, for the first time in this battle, Doom was now taking the beating from his own elbows, feet and knees.
This dragged on until Dr. Vader finally pooled together the collective energy he felt around him and expelled it outward like an explosion, said explosion caused the walls to shake violently, shifting stones from the walls to fall around them and flinging Darth Doom into a suit of armor, but Darth Doom was back on his feet and quickly. Dr. Vader extended his hand and, despite his lack of Force training, managed to grab Darth Doom and ram him into the walls of the castle before slamming him into the wall closest to him. But all this did was scruff up the Doom armor.
"If you are deserving of any praise, it's the craftsmanship of your armor. I hardly feel a thing inside here." Darth Doom said in his usual low tone. Dr Vader growled, he truly was a fool; he was so confident in his adversary knowing little about his own tools that he thought he could end this battle quickly, but his own armor proved to be his own undoing as well as his lack of understanding this sensation he felt as it was costing great fatigue on this body he inhabited.
"For once, we are at an agreement. Only one man deserves the armor of Doom and that is DOOM HIMSELF!" Dr. Vader turned the lightsaber and rammed it into his own chest, causing Darth Doom to widen his eyes in surprise, all while Dr. Vader just chuckled through the pain.
"Now you're doing yourself in. You're mad." Darth Doom said as he pulled himself out of the wall, looking over himself dying.
"Doom, Mad? You're mistaken, fair Alice." Dr. Vader quipped dramatically, wheezing painfully, staring into Darth Doom's eyes yet again. "For the truth is…"
"…we're all mad here." Dr. Doom finished as pain ran through Darth Vader's entire body, the realization they had switched again only came as Darth Vader looked down at his own chest and saw the lightsaber still inside. As Darth Vader painfully deactivated the lightsaber to remove the laser blade, Dr. Doom lunged forward and knocked Vader to the ground. Vader, reeling from pain, tried to force choke Doom, but the King of Latveria swiftly rammed his titanium foot down on Vader's arms, smashing the circuitry that connected into his nerves. All this pain reeling through him made it difficult to properly focus as Doom rammed his foot right on Vader's open chest wound, his breathing became shorter as blood found it's way leaking out of Darth Vader's breather. Eventually, Doom stepped over Vader's head and stared at him yet again.
"Now I have an order to you. Surrender yourself to Doom and you shall be spared a painful death and be given Latverian justice for your crimes against my country." Dr. Doom said, breathing slightly heavy from the physical activity. Darth Vader only reached out with his mind and lifted his lightsaber, activating it's red glow as it flew towards Doom. Doom, however, heard it activate behind him and swiftly dodged it.
"You reject the mercy of Doom? Then you shall feel Doom's Wrath!!" Dr. Doom raised his foot and, in one swift dowered motion followed by the sound of cracking, both the mechanical and organic kind, the lightsaber fell to the floor, deactivating upon impact.
Dr. Doom removed his foot, and stared at the corpse that laid beneath him. Such a worthy opponent, a shame he never knew his name, he would have sent his apologies to his next of kin, if he had any. At that moment, several DoomBots came up the stairs and approached their master.
"My lordship. The insurgents are retreating, Latveria is safe once more." The DoomBot with burn-marks on it's body spoke to it's master.
"Good work, Unit 00385. Are there any prisoners?"
"Yes sir, almost 300 accounted for, 156 of them wounded."
"Execute the 144 survivors, tend to the injured until they can walk. Once they can, we will give them a chance to renounce their allegiance to this "empire" and live under Latverian citizenship." Dr. Doom said with authority. He was a dictator, but he wasn't that cruel to war prisoners who clung to life.
"Yes sir. What about this one? Shall we dispose of it's body?"
"Nay. Remove his armor and take him to the top of the North tower. He is a worthy adversary, he deserves an honorable funeral."
"Your wisdom is great, my lord."
"Now, Unit 07410, retrieve my hands, I only have precious time to re-attach them to my arms before they're useless and I refuse to allow any other hands on these arms than my own!" Dr. Doom commanded to his DoomBots. "Take that weapon and have it studied, I want to replicate this weapon." Doom turned and headed towards medical, his slightly burnt cape flapping behind him as the Doombots carried off the body of the once great Sith Lord.
Darth Vader was cremated atop Castle Doom, the only outsider to ever receive the honor, as for Vader's suit, or what remained of it, was tied to a post and hung near the border of Latveria to act as a sign to any who dared to enter.
Latveria was safe once again.
For no one could contend with the might of Doom.
AlphaBeta90: "Yikes, that was brutal."
Lucas Zaboot: "Yeah, it was f*cking awesome- hey wait, when did you come in?!"
AlphaBeta90: "I came in just before the fight started."
Lucas Zaboot: "Damn, that was quiet, anyways!"
Johnny Zealous: "Darth Vader's power is remarkable as well as his lightsaber, which proved to be strong enough to cut through titanium alloy, given that the lightsaber is strong enough to penetrate shielded blast door with his re-enforced steel. But despite Vader's display of power, victory was in Doom's hands from the beginning."
AlphaBeta90: "Most of Darth Vader's Force powers, from force-choking to telekinesis, are no different than the mutants and super-powered heroes he fights constantly, combined with his magic-infused shields along with his out-standing willpower, Vader couldn't even reach inside Doom's mind without running into a brick wall of Doom's willpower."
Lucas Zaboot: "The man is a tank! Coupled with the fact that Doom's armor is SO strong, he could resist being thrown around and flung into space, yet still keep walking strong. Now all you Star Wars fans who complain about Doom breaking Vader's suit, shut up! Doctor Doom crushed a diamond the size of a pumpkin in his hand into dust! A f*cking diamond!"
Johnny Zealous: "Also to consider, despite Vader's suit being laced with Sith magic in combination with Dura-steel, the suit was intentionally designed to restrict Vader's full potential so Emperor Palpatine wouldn't feel threatened with having Vader around to take his place. Doom, on the other hand, designed his armor to not give him any problems. His magic-imbued Titanium alloy armor is designed to enhance his abilities and not interfere with his movements. Many times, Vader's suit has been broken and penetrated, while Doom's armor has only once been destroyed through disintegration while he battled Terrax, a scenario Doom managed to escape out of by transferring his mind with a stray passerby. Since then, Doom has strengthen his armor to avoid letting that happen a second time."
AlphaBeta90: "Heck, even when the match began, Doom didn't take the fight seriously and he didn't have to. He started the fight toying with Vader, letting him try his best to wear him down until Doom finally came in for the kill, with plenty of energy to spare."
Johnny Zealous: "Even when he made the mistake to switch his mind with Darth Vader, Doom had a back-up plan in advance, ready to finish off Vader, even without his hands."
AlphaBeta90: "When Doom has gone toe-to-toe with gods, then a man whose suit restricts his power is like throwing a molotov cocktail at a tank. It'll leave it mark, but the tank won't stop."
Lucas Zaboot: "It looks like the Force just wasn't with Darth Vader."
Johnny Zealous: "The winner is Doctor Doom."
DOCTOR DOOM - VICTOR
+Far stronger armor that withstood almost anything Vader threw at him and had plenty of energy for fighting to spare
+For more maneuverable to dodge and fight inside his suit
+Willpower made Vader's mind-reading abilities worthless
+Magic combined with science bested Vader's Force powers
+Despite setbacks, never stopped coming
-Arrogance gave Vader openings
-Underestimated the weight and restricted movement of Vader's body
DARTH VADER - LOSER
+Lightsaber withstood Doom's attacks, to an extent
+Force Powers threw Doom for a loop a few instances
+Determination surprised even Doom
-Vader's durasteel armor could not hold up against Doom's titanium alloy armor
-Force Powers largely had little effect on Doom
-Durasteel armor restricted full mobility against a master swordsman
-Became fatigued as the fight wore on, making it difficult to concentrate on Force powers