Born a gypsy in the Balkan kingdom of Latveria, the man who would become Dr. Doom was a college friend of Reed Richards' until the rivalry between the two brilliant students caused a disfiguring accident to Doom's face. Already a powerful sorcerer, Doom became a technological wizard as well, taking over Latveria (where his army of Doombots awaits deployment) and becoming one of the most powerful threats to S.H.I.E.L.D. and the civilized world.
Dr. Doom was a college friend of Reed Richards' until their rivalry led to a disfiguring accident. Using magic and technology to become ruler of his native Latveria, he is one of the world's greatest threats.