Doomsday : The Ultimate Lifeform

Doomsday : The Ultimate Lifeform Doomsday : The Ultimate Lifeform

“One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson. A feature on Doomsday. Who it is? What are its abilities? What are the changes it underwent? Who has portrayed it in Comic Book Movies?

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By PollMaster - Mar 31, 2011 05:03 PM EST
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With a new Superman movie flying its way to cinemas soon, it would be nice if we could see a character who could match or overpower the Man of Steel. Doomsday would provide that challenge to the Last Son of Krypton. But for those who has no idea who Doomsday is, here's a brief feature on it.

Who is Doomsday?
Doomsday was best known for bringing death to Superman. It is a creature built to survive at all costs. Created millenia ago, his cruel and inhumane upbringing and long history of battle have made him a ruthless monster.

Doomsday is a fictional character, a supervillain that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appears in Superman: The Man of Steel #18 (Nov. 1992), and was created by writer-artist Dan Jurgens.

What are its Powers and Abilities?
Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with its appearance, is in a constant state of flux.

Evolutionary Regenerative Healing Factor: Doomsday was created and evolved through cloning an infant and having it killed over and over again by one of the most dangerous species of the universe and in one of the harshest habitats in existence, prehistoric Krypton. As such, he returns to life every time he dies and becomes resistant or immune to what killed him before.

Adaptive Resistances: Doomsday can also develop and evolve resistances to whatever injures or harms him.

Adaptive Countermeasures: Doomsday can also develop weapons and evolutions to counter an opponent.

Bone Protrusions: As a result of these evolutions, Doomsday is covered by "Bone Protrusions" all throughout his body that serves as added protection for what few vital organs he has and as weapons.

Absorption Cells: Throughout Doomsday's Kryptonian body the monster can replicate and store the special abilities of any super-beings in his immediate proximity using "Absorption Cells". With every being he encounters, Doomsday becomes even more powerful and virtually unstoppable by copying their powers. Powers gained courtesy of this one are the abilities of Steel, including a stainless, metallic, steel body armor, new stainless, metallic, steel Bone Protrusions, and the power of flight.

Superhuman Strength: Doomsday is able to easily lift in excess of 100 tons.

Superhuman Durability: His other abilities include extreme resistance to extreme temperatures and physical injury allowing him to survive on the most inhospitable worlds as well as survive in the vacuum of space. Doomsday's resistance to injury is increased further due to his lack of internal organs.

Superhuman Stamina: Doomsday possesses almost inexhaustible stamina.

Superhuman Speed & Reflexes: Most surprising are his reflexes and speed for his bulked and built size.

Solar Radiation Absorption: Similar to Superman's Kryptonian DNA, Doomsday absorbs and processes solar radiation and can store it for thousands of years.

Self-Sustenance: As a result of his engineering, Doomsday does not need to eat, drink, breathe, or sleep and can survive in the vacuum of space.

What are the changes it underwent?
1. 1st appearance
When we first see Doomsday, he has wearing some restraining suit and cables but that didn't hold him long. We would see him later going through the ranks of the Justice League easily until he met Superman, and we have one of the most memorable event in comic book history, the Death of Superman.

2. Hunter / Prey
After the events of the Death of Superman, Doomsday was hurled into space bound on a rock, with a careful planned trajectory the creature should not have encountered any living beings but greedy salvagers came upon the rock took it, and brought it to Apokolips, to Darkseid. We learn in this series the origin of Doomsday. Doomsday now has a standardized look, with a bulky frame and bony protrusions all over his body.

3. Doomsday Wars
In Doomsday Wars, another Superman villain Brainiac wanted to transfer his intellect from his damaged body to the seemingly indestructible Doomsday.

4. Worlds at War
In our Worlds at War storyline, Doomsday met one of his demise in the hands of Imperiex.

5. Sentience
Next time we see Doomsday, he has developed sentience, which made him at first more dangerous. But later on sacrificed this intellect to save Superman.

6. Supermen vs. Doomsday
During Infinite Crisis, Doomsday was freed from captivity in a cavern near the center of the Earth by Doctor Psycho and Warp. He was then mind-controlled by Doctor Psycho and used as the "spear-carrier" of a supervillain assault on Metropolis. Kal-El and Kal-L teamed up and made quick work of the creature.

7. Doomsday Mobbed
Doomsday returns again in Metropolis where the Kryptonian representatives of Kandor meet with the President. Doomsday was then apparently killed on Earth's moon when Superman, Supergirl, and many of Kandor's inhabitants pummeled him to death, crushing the monster's skull.

8. Reign of Doomsday
After his death at the hands of the Kryptonians, Doomsday comes back to life more powerful than ever and begins to carve a new path of destruction throughout the DC Universe. This time Doomsday's protrusions are no longer bones but made up of harder metallic substance.

Other days of Doomsday
1. Lifeline
A Doomsday duplicate faced off with Wonder Woman, despite the duplicate possessing all of Doomsday's raw strength, Wonder Woman was able to shatter the false Doomsday when he was given access to so much power that his bone spurs covered his body, leaving him unable to move and reduced to a simple statue that Wonder Woman was able to shatter.

2. AAB
All-American Boy is a Doomsday clone made to be a perfect Superman killing machine with Kryptonite laced bone protrusions. (Chaching! Superman say your prayers!)

As always there are other versions, that I have missed, just be kind enough to point it out in the comment section below.

Who has portrayed it in Live Comic Book Movies?
Doomsday has been adapted to live media once, and in our favorite TV show - Smallville. *wink* *wink* As always Smallville adds their spin to it, Doomsday here is a Hulkesque character that has an alter ego Davis Bloome played by Sam Witwer. Doomsday here is portrayed by bodybuilder Dario Delacio.

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MrReese - 3/31/2011, 5:29 PM
Once again Poll nicely done sir
PaulRom - 3/31/2011, 5:29 PM
You should do a Catwoman one...or Flash.
jondoe297 - 3/31/2011, 5:34 PM
Doomsday for the movie would be great but I think they should wait for #2 to use him
DoctorRobert - 3/31/2011, 5:39 PM
never was a Superman fan but loved it when Doomsday killed him xD lol
WellDrawn - 3/31/2011, 5:49 PM
Good article. Anyone ever read Kevin Smith's Superman Lives script? That Doomsday fight would've been the shit!

Here's the question: Doomsday vs Lobo, who wins?
Neither can die, they just adapt to whatever defeated them and come back stronger.
Rodimus9 - 3/31/2011, 5:51 PM
Nice job. Do the Flash or Namor.
marvel72 - 3/31/2011, 5:51 PM
save doomsday for the sequel.

1st film brainiac

2nd film doomsday

3rd film darkseid

that smallville crap is an insult.
DarkClaw2814 - 3/31/2011, 5:53 PM
Doomsday is covered by "Bone Protrusions" all throughout his body that serves as added protection for what few vital organs he has....
Doomsday's resistance to injury is increased further due to his lack of internal organs.

I'm so confused. Perhaps some X-rays are in order?
chubakka - 3/31/2011, 5:58 PM
Awesome, man! Love these articles. Would still love to see one of the Green Lantern.
RaMan - 3/31/2011, 6:09 PM
I want to see Hulk vs Doomsday. Hulk can defeat & kill Doomsday

Digitaria51 - 3/31/2011, 6:20 PM
@kyle12688 agreed.
capreborn - 3/31/2011, 6:32 PM
@GRIF Did you not read World War Hulk? Hulk would DESTROY Doomsday!!
Akercocke - 3/31/2011, 6:32 PM
@marvel72 I say Brainiac 1st, Darkseid 2nd and Doomsday 3rd.
marvel72 - 3/31/2011, 6:39 PM
@ akercocke

i only put doomsday in second place,so you'd get your cliff hanger ending of superman being killed by doomsday.

then coming back at the start of the third to defeat doomsday then darkseid turns up for the rest of the film.

having doomsday in the third would still work,but you'd have to do his death & rebirth all in one film.
Herosave - 3/31/2011, 6:46 PM
I would suggest a bio be done on She-Hulk!

Other than that, good stuff. Keep em' coming!
tracydavis001 - 3/31/2011, 6:54 PM
Nice read !! How about Captain Marvel (dc)
And more villains !!
Blackmatter - 3/31/2011, 7:38 PM
It all about matchups...just because doomsday beat Supes doesnt mean that the Hulk couldnt beat doomsday. The Hulk could take him.
113 - 3/31/2011, 7:48 PM
Yeah Hulk vs Doomsday is a better matchup...Two mindless beasts who get more powerful the angrier they get.

I'd want Hulk to win, but I think Doomsday may have the edge.
cfho83 - 3/31/2011, 7:49 PM
but oh well, good job
BlackSands - 3/31/2011, 7:50 PM
Hulk unrestrained could go toe to toe against doomsday and maybe win.... the Silver Surfer could simply take him apart at the molecular level from a distance if he had to.

...of course, someone could also always use the Ultimate Nullifier on Doomsday as well as a cheapo kill. :P
DarkClaw2814 - 3/31/2011, 8:22 PM
Doomsday is covered by "Bone Protrusions" all throughout his body that serves as added protection for what few vital organs he has....
Doomsday's resistance to injury is increased further due to his lack of internal organs.

I'm so confused. Perhaps some X-rays are in order?
AlSimmons - 3/31/2011, 8:48 PM
@DarkClaw2814 His insides are all one solid mass. He has eyes, a brain, nervous system, and a skeleton. That's about it.
MassExecutions - 3/31/2011, 9:52 PM
Could Doomsday still starve to death if was deprived of food and solar energy? Everything has to metabolize something. Maybe he would go into suspended animation, or process his own excess mass until he was like a little single celled organism? WHOA! The Doomsday germ! Get on that DC! I expect royalties!

Anyway, I think Hulk could take him at least a couple of times. Each time he dies he should only become immune to dying from being hit EXACTLY that hard, so next time Hulk just has to hit him a little harder, right?
freddblob - 3/31/2011, 10:34 PM
I would you to one about the evolution of the avengers or the JLA.... To see how a whole team concept evolved.
Ceejay - 4/1/2011, 12:47 AM
Doomsday, a contrived tool of a character created to have a means to kill superman so DC could sell more comics and then bring him back to life again. A character who had zero depth to him and a history made up as they went along worse than a Star Wars film. Now he's the subject of the most A-Typical of talk backs amongst the proverbial fanboy, who's stronger than who? Otherwise known as battle of the man-crush or my dick would beat your dick in a sword fight.

I hope this crap never makes it to the big screen, the whole Death of Superman was the biggest load of rubbish that DC have used to ruin their own comics time and time again now repeated with every major character they own! How fans can fall for the same merchandising gimmick time and time again is truly a thing that sets them aside from the normal sensible thinking human being, sorry to diss but this stuff gives comics a bad reputation and makes all other collectors seem just as stupid. I assure you we're not!
avamel - 4/1/2011, 12:59 AM
Doomsday bunkers have been a growth industry as of late. I found this here: Doomsday bunker sales revenue soar as Mayan apocalypse approaches In 2011, the Mayan apocalypse, not a nuclear apocalypse, is the source of all the business. In the 1950s doomsday bunkers were intended for Spartan survival, however today they resemble luxury retreats.
MassExecutions - 4/1/2011, 6:57 AM
@Ceejay - Wow. You sure sound like a fun conversationalist. I'd like to hear your opinions on Sentry. Hell, I'd like to hear your opinions on Superman himself regarding contrived tools. Yeah, contrived gimmicky stuff happens in comics to try and increase sales. Get over it. Don't buy it. I don't even care if you try and convince other people not to buy it too. But what's up with running down the who "Who could beat-up who?" debate? That's half the fun of comics!

(Also, atypical means NOT typical, the OPPOSITE of what you were trying to say.)
nuck82 - 4/1/2011, 8:21 AM
i think hulk could take doomsday or at lest they would both die in the fight.
ThePhantom832 - 4/1/2011, 10:29 AM
you can't put Doomsday in the first movie, unless you intend on killing off Superman, so my suggest is this we've seen Luthor in 5 movies, time to make him the background stories, the one you see on the Daily Planet Paper as the camera pans around in a scene or maybe some comment between 2 of the actors, but for the first movie I would want to see Brainiac, the logic being he ties Luthor and Doomsday together for another movie, then the second bring in Doomsday, and for the third Darkseid, if we are keeping to a 3quil, hopefully we are not, because I would like to see Metallo, and Myzkplick or what ever, Zod, the Kandorians, ToyMan, all sorts of villians on the big screen as secondary villians or what ever
drellik - 4/1/2011, 12:02 PM
@cfho83 - i hear ya.
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