Emperor Doom

Zebediah Killgrave (Earth-616) from Marvel Graphic Novel Vol 1 27 0002

Indomitable Will of Doom

Zebediah Killgrave the "Purple Man" was relaxing on an island in Polynesia, he was captured by Doctor Doom, who imprisoned Killgrave within a gigantic psycho-prism he had constructed on Doom Island. Doom magnified the Purple Man's will-sapping power and manipulated it to make himself the master of Earth, also using the help of Sub-Mariner. Virtually every one on Earth was compelled by the Purple Man’s power to obey Doom, and he succeeded in capturing a number of crime fighting superheroes. The Sub-Mariner himself was also enslaved.

Due to his unusual physiology, the Avenger Wonder Man was unaffected, however, and was able to free Captain America from Doom's mental control, who in turn freed Hawkeye, Iron Man and the Wasp. Together they freed the other captured superheroes. Infuriated at having been enslaved by Doom, the Sub-Mariner smashed the psycho-prism, thereby both killing Kiligrave and freeing the world from Doom's control.[1]

Alternate Realities

Crossoververse (Earth-7642)

Psycho-Prism from New Avengers Transformers Vol 1 2 001

On Earth-7642, Dr. Doom was recreating his Psycho-Prism, but it was stolen by Decepticons. They constructed a mysterious dome in Latveria, with the Prism emitting radiation causing people to become more violent.[2] The Psycho-Prism was eventually destroyed by Wolverine, but Doom collected its remnants.[3]

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Earth-8096)

Killgrave mastermind a plan for the Avengers becoming world-controlling tyrants within a month by controlling Iron Man after a defeat, and manipulating him into developing a satellite that could spread his mind-controlling powers to the other Avengers. Only Vision is left immune when being left on self-repair, and he manages to save the other Avengers from control. Upon Killgrave's satellite being destroyed, the Avengers gather at Stark Tower and defeat the villain.[4]


The book Machines of Doom mistakenly lists this item's first appearance as Marvel Graphic Novel #26 instead of #27; the typo is only in the number, as the Novel's title, "Emperor Doom", is correct.

See Also

Links and References


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Bring Your Marvel Movies Together