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When he is killed, he comes back to life, resistant to whatever killed him. Although Doomsday may be a biological Kryptonian, his powers do not seem to stem from the Photonucleic Effect -- that is, they aren't induced by exposure to the yellow sun.
His incredible strength and resilience seems to have been "evolved", from Doomsday dying so many times and regenerating.
Super Strength - Doomsday's muscular density is extremely high. Doomsday's physical output and strength astronomically exceeds that of humans and is significantly stronger than Kryptonians. The exact magnitude and exertion that he is capable of remains undefined and unclear, however he can most likely pick up multiple-mega-tons. Like Superman, he can achieve feats such as super-leaping which comes from his enhanced strength, though he is incapable of flight.
After being bestowed with certain gifts his strength grew to a crazy, virtually unparalleled degree. Super Speed - Despite his large size, Doomsday can move, react and respond at superhuman speeds that cannot be followed, perceived or detected by the human eye. Eventually, after he was bestowed with certain gifts his speed grew so high, that he could likely transverse around the solar system in seconds. Kryptonian Sense - Doomsday has the ability to sense and locate anyone with Kryptonian genes in his vicinity.
Invulnerability - Doomsday, like Superman, possesses a very high durability capacity, which can only be penetrated by other strong forces, certain radiation exposure can harm him. Military weaponry like bombs, missiles, grenades, rockets and laser beams cannot harm Doomsday. Promotional art by Dan Jurgens. He started as genetic matter and later evolved into a large spiked-creature. Regeneration - Generally, Doomsday can sustain and maintain himself while battling, but he can still take damage and be harmed while fighting against other Kryptonians.
Doomsday can recover and heal himself from any physical injury at a rapid pace; this ability is linked and connected with his reactive adaptation. Reactive Adaptation — Doomsday develops and adapts an immunity to any attack that harms him; a key component of this ability is that he cannot die the same way twice.
To a certain point, Doomsday is practically impervious to blunt force trauma of a punch from an opponent like Superman, seeing as he has been killed by Superman with his fists. However, Doomsday can be injured by exceptionally powerful blows though not be killed by normal means. Theoretically, based on the knowledge of doomsday, he can be harmed to a certain degree by something he died from before, but cannot be killed by it again. This adaption also offers him an extremely powerful Healing Factor.
It is unknown if he could have regenerated from the damage dealt to him by Imperiex. Immortality - He is practically immortal, and in this capacity, Doomsday does not need food, air or water to survive. His lungs have been enhanced to the point that Doomsday can breathe under water for long periods of time. Power Absorption - In the New 52 version of Doomsday, he was granted the power of absorbing the energy from objects, and absorbing the life force from other living creatures.
On more powerful beings such as Superman, this process can take as long as 4 hours to completely drain him of his power. Biology Doomsday is humanoid, perhaps even human. He was the subject of a genetic experiment on Krypton, but it was stated by Bertron that he was not native of that planet. He is covered in bony protrusions. Breaking these seems to cause him extreme pain.
However, they are extremely difficult to break, and these bones get bigger and cover more parts of his body as he gets more stronger. When sliced open, his insides seem to be some sort of uniform, smooth, metal-like substance. Doomsday: Year One Deaths Main Article: Doomsday's deaths Doomsday has died numerous times over the course of his existence, each time becoming immune to the previous thing that killed him.
He died many times as a baby at the hands of Bertron , which was the process by which he was first created. He died once to The Radiant , once to Superman , once to the entropy at the end of the universe, once to Imperiex , and so on.
Thousands of years into Krypton 's obscure past, long before the humanoid Kryptonian race managed to gain dominance over the planet, Doomsday was originally an infant humanoid, probably a Kryptonian; he was known at this point simply as baby. An alien scientist known as Bertron saw the environment of his home world. During this time, Krypton was a violent and harsh world equivalent of hell, where only the absolute strongest lifeforms could afford to survive.
Because of this, Bertron was influenced to create the perfect creature that could be suitable for the Kryptonian environment and decided to perform experiments on a baby. Due to the cruel nature of the experiments, the baby evolved into a killing monster, with a hatred of all life. After a long period of dormancy, Doomsday awakened within his holding cell below the Earth and burrowed his way to the surface. He then started rampaging across the countryside, slowly making his way towards Metropolis.
Superman then had to fight the monster himself. The battle finally worked its way into Metropolis, where finally, the two beat each other to death.
There was one final, cataclysmic blow which killed both combatants. The Death of Superman Doomsday would survive the battle, however, to rampage through the universe for some time. Lara was a soldier at the time, and engaged the monster, but failed to stop it despite hitting it repeatedly with her lasers.
While helping a civilian, she was nearly killed herself before General Zod intervened and saved them. Zod was able to seal the creature inside the Phantom Zone. However, the monster was returned to the Phantom Zone, and the creature escaped. Action Comics : " At the End of Days " This event has been mentioned a few times in the New 52, and it is implied to be essentially the original Death of Superman story. However, it is unclear how much of that story can be assumed to have taken place in the New Doomed Doomsday began emerging from the Phantom Zone on Earth, where he was first encountered by Wonder Woman as she was rescuing a ship.
She fought the monster, and it broke her arm before returning to the Phantom Zone. There, it formed a cocoon with giant spikes, and it began to morph inside. When it emerged, the creature was able to kill everything nearby without ever touching them. It seemed to be absorbing their life forces, growing larger as it did so. Wonder Woman and Steel attacked it, soon joined by Superman, but before Superman could engage the creature retreated into the Zone. The next time Superman engaged Doomsday, he was committed to killing it despite his aversion to killing.
He punched it into the air, flew with it to Venus, where he attacked it with his heat vision, seemingly putting it down. He then returned to Smallville, where Doomsday followed him and attacked again. In the ensuing fight, Superman ripped him in half.
Doomsday exploded into a shower of particulates, all of which were inhaled by Superman. Following that event, he became infected and began transforming into Doomsday himself. In the space of a few issues of the Superman comic book series, Doomsday battled Superman in a titanic struggle, leading the hero to conclude that the creature would continue to attack relentlessly and endlessly, with no fear or compassion.
Matters came to a head in Superman vol. This "Superman" took custody of Doomsday's body. After strapping the body to an asteroid with an electronic device attached, the cyborg flung Doomsday into deep space on a trajectory supposedly certain to never intersect any other planet.
The issue ended with a panel of a reawakened and laughing Doomsday, still chained to the asteroid but otherwise alive. Upon closer examination of the peculiar-looking drifting rock, the ship's crew retrieved the object, hoping to find something of value. The scavenger vessel happened to be on a route to Apokolips, the home of the now-powerful tyrant Darkseid, empowered by the fabled Omega Force long after his first encounter with Doomsday.
Doomsday was fully rested and, after slaughtering the crew of the salvage ship, found himself landing on the harsh world.
This was to be the setup for a final showdown between Doomsday and Superman, who had been uneasy about the possibility of Doomsday's resurrection. With the help of his Justice League contacts, Superman procured a Mother Box , a sentient computer, after Darkseid's servant Desaad contacted Earth about a problem on Apokolips. Unknown to Superman, Doomsday had faced and beaten Darkseid in single combat, even after withstanding the full effect of Darkseid's Omega Beams, and was laying waste to Apokolips.
Unfortunately, before Superman could deal with Doomsday, Desaad opened a boom tube to Calaton—the first world where Doomsday was successfully defeated—and sent Doomsday through, to what he believed was his defeat at the hands of the Radiant. Doomsday was able to adapt, however, and overcome any opponent because of the process by which he was created, so, although the Radiant had defeated him once, he would not be able to defeat him again.
Likewise, even though Superman had killed Doomsday once before, he was unable to do so again. Superman, while knowing this — having been filled in on Doomsday's history by the time-manipulating Waverider — was obsessed with stopping Doomsday and followed him to Calaton. He fought Doomsday again with the help of the Mother Box, but, despite it providing him with extra weapons such as an ultrasonic gun and an energy sword , Superman met with defeat as Doomsday's evolutions rendered him immune to Superman's attacks, such as his auditory channels being sealed by new bone growths or his knuckle-bones being able to shoot out of his body to 'pin' Superman in the air.
Eventually, with his left arm having suffered a compound fracture and most of his weapons lost, Superman was forced to use one of Waverider's time travel devices to leave Doomsday stranded at the End of Time, where Doomsday met the one force he could not overcome: entropy.
Upon returning Superman to the present, the Mother Box healed Superman's injuries and then "died. In this series, Prin Vnok, an underling of Brainiac , uses his technology to travel to the End of Time to retrieve Doomsday in order to combine the beast's massive power with Brainiac's formidable intellect after Brainiac's original body was badly injured in his last fight with Superman this was explained as having taken place at the time of the timeline's reconstruction following the events of " Zero Hour "; the reconstruction of time meant that Brainiac was able to change the events of Doomsday's defeat.
He was unable to erase Doomsday's consciousness with drugs, however, because he reacted too fast for the process to work. With Doomsday's strength of will too strong for Brainiac to permanently overwhelm him on his own, Brainiac instead opted to use a human host to genetically engineer a Doomsday clone without the mind of the original, while temporarily lodging in Doomsday's head to use the creature's strength until he would be forced out.
He chose to use Pete Ross and Lana Lang 's newborn baby, born eight weeks premature and transported by Superman to a hospital. Brainiac intercepted Superman and stole the baby to hurt his long-time foe, correctly deducing that it was the child of someone close to Superman and feeling that the baby's still-malleable DNA would make him ideal for the plan.
In the end, Superman thwarted Brainiac's plot by driving him out of Doomsday's body via the use of a telepathy-blocking "psi-blocker", simultaneously rescuing the baby from Brainiac's equipment after his foe's treatments brought the child to full-term before infusing him with Doomsday's DNA.
He then lured Doomsday to the moon, where he placed him in a kind of stasis with four Justice League teleporters. Our Worlds at War[ edit ] Following these events, Doomsday was released by Manchester Black 's Suicide Squad to battle Imperiex , a threat that was judged to be even greater than Doomsday himself.
Doomsday tore through numerous probes with seemingly little effort, while aided by Superman—the only time the two enemies would come close to teaming up—before finally confronting Imperiex himself. Imperiex proved too much for Doomsday—he blasted the creature, reducing him to a glowing skeleton. Sentience[ edit ] Superman vol. By this time, Doomsday had evolved intelligence and sentience. Luthor arranged for the Joker to set Doomsday loose in Washington, D.
It also happened to be the anniversary of the day that Superman had died while stopping Doomsday. Despite being weakened by kryptonite exposure when Luthor attempted to exploit Doomsday's Kryptonian origins, Superman's heart was restarted by Black Lightning and he reached Doomsday just as the monster was struggling with the Martian Manhunter J'onn J'onzz. Learning from J'onzz that Doomsday wanted to kill Luthor because he blamed Luthor for his "death" in the Imperiex War, Superman would soon fight Doomsday again and, this time, humbly defeat the creature by knocking him out and proving to himself and the world that Doomsday would never be Superman's equal anymore: You're different now.
You can think for yourself. So think about this. Before, you were a mindless thing.
Nothing could hurt you. You couldn't feel pain, much less understand it. But once you have felt it—it changes you—forever. And you'll begin to understand something new. I've lived with it all my life. You don't want to die again, do you?
The agony of what's happened to you affects your speed—your strength You understand now, don't you? You will never hurt me again.
You will never kill me again. Never again! Darkseid attempted to replicate Doomsday, producing an army of Doomsday "clones". Darkseid was not able to duplicate perfectly the creature in all its raw power but still uses the replicates as his foot soldiers. Doomsday's short freedom was quickly halted by Steel in the Entropy Aegis, an armor with incredible power that had been built out of the remains of an Imperiex probe.
With his newfound intelligence, Doomsday managed to escape Apokolips and return to Earth. Upon his arrival, Doomsday encountered a series of emotions previously alien to him—love, compassion, and kindness. Exploring the full range of these new emotions, Doomsday made his way to Metropolis once more, though not in the destructive manner he had before.
Upon his arrival in Metropolis, Doomsday found Superman at the brink of death at the hands of Gog and intervened to help Superman in an ultimately futile fight against Gog's army. In a new future, Doomsday was remembered as one of Earth's greatest heroes, who continued Superman's legacy by leading an army under his name against the army of Gog.
This new timeline ended when it was revealed that Superman was still alive, trapped and tortured with kryptonite for two centuries by Gog. Ultimately, Superman managed to convince Gog of the error of his ways. Gog offered to correct the past by returning Doomsday to an earlier point in the timeline but, in the process, Doomsday would lose his intelligence and humanity. Returned to the present, an unconscious Doomsday was transported away by a younger version of Gog to an unknown location for an unknown purpose.
Doctor Psycho mind-controlled him and used him as the "spear-carrier" of a super villain assault on Metropolis. Doomsday was then apparently killed on Earth 's moon when Superman, Supergirl, and many of Kandor's inhabitants jumped him to death in Action Comics , crushing the monster's skull.
After the fight, Doomsday's mangled corpse ended up in the hands of General Sam Lane , who was in charge of a mysterious government agency determined to halt the Kryptonian "invasion" of Earth. It has been hinted at that General Lane sent Doomsday after the Kandorians in the first place, and the creature is only one of the "weapons" at Lane's disposal. General Lane put Lex Luthor to work on apparently "improving" Doomsday who, by the end of New Krypton, had still not awoken from his most recent death.
During the fight, Zor-El Superman's uncle told him that Doomsday was created by Kryptonians on ancient Krypton through "forced evolution" and, as a result, the creature hates all Kryptonians. Superman discovered that this was all part of a plot by Lex Luthor, which had become obsolete.
After locating the satellite, Superman attempted to free his allies, only for them all to discover the apparently still-inert body of Doomsday, as well as three separate clones or copies—each with a different power set.
Their attempt to divert the ship was interrupted by a being called "Doomslayer", who resembled a cyborg version of Doomsday and was later revealed to be a Doomsday who was tossed down an infinite tube that gave it time to evolve.
Doomslayer effortlessly tore Eradicator apart and proclaimed that Earth must die for the future. Superman and his friends escaped the ship with the original Doomsday and stopped the ship from crashing on Earth, pushing it into Metropolis's bay. Afterward, Doomslayer attacked the city with the Doomsday clones, determined to erase all trace and knowledge of Doomsday from existence. Labs , Superman's allies used the original Doomsday's body to try to find a way to stop the Doomsday clones.
Doomsday awakened, but Eradicator who was thought to be killed by Doomslayer was in control. As Eradicator and the heroes attacked the Doomsday clones, he warned that Doomsday's mind was beginning to awaken. Meanwhile, the Doomsday clones were defeated by Earth's heroes and sent back into the pit in which the tower was located.
Eradicator arrived and defended Superman, now very weak, from Doomslayer, quickly throwing Superman out of the tower and allowing himself to be trapped with Doomslayer before the tower teleports away. Colonel Zod faced him wearing an ancient armor of Krypton's warrior founders but their battle caused the death of thousands of Kryptonians.
Zod apparently defeated Doomsday sending him to the Phantom Zone. Years later, General Zod, now also imprisoned in the Phantom Zone, communicated with the child Kara Zor-El , telling her how he admired the creature because it destroyed everything, an attribute he seeks in order for his people to be strong as years of complacency have made the Kryptonians weak.
Zor-El narrates a prophecy in which the last knight of the House of El will travel to a distant planet after the destruction of Krypton. Doomsday will find and battle the last knight to save his people, but sacrificing his own life to do so.
After describing her attacker to Superman, both travel to the Fortress of Solitude where Diana identifies Doomsday on a Phantom Zone viewing device. Superman assumes that the walls of the Phantom Zone are failing, which has allowed the momentary escapes for Doomsday. Months later, the creature once again escapes the Phantom Zone to wreak havoc across the globe, changing as it goes into an even deadlier form; now, every living thing in its vicinity dies, and even physical structures crumble.
Superman, Wonder Woman, Steel and the Justice League struggle to defeat it, even calling on the aid of Lex Luthor; in the end, Superman drags Doomsday's body to the planet Venus and incinerates it. Believing Doomsday dead, Superman returns to Earth, only to watch in horror as the creature teleports to Earth. Finally realizing he has no choice, Superman kills Doomsday, slicing the monster in half and, as it disintegrates, inhaling its ash-like remains to contain them within his indestructible body.
However, soon after, he starts to change; mentally showing signs of exacerbated stress and aggression, and gradually physically as well, resembling Doomsday itself more and more. It is revealed Doomsday was released by the Phantom King Xa-Du , on instigation of Brainiac ; the latter orchestrated it to get rid of Superman as he prepared to assimilate the consciousnesses of all human beings in the world.
Superman managed to take control of the raging power and fury of Doomsday for long enough, however, to attack and defeat Brainiac's gigantic mother ship, dragging it into a black hole—ridding himself of the Doomsday infection in the process. He subsequently manages to lure Doomsday to his own makeshift Fortress and use the Phantom Zone projector to trap his foe, but he is unaware that the unknown group led by Mr. Oz intercepted the Phantom Zone beam and have captured Doomsday for their own unknown future purposes.
Through cloning technology, the infant continually returned to life and evolved, becoming resistant or immune to whatever killed him before, ultimately permanently acquiring the capability to regenerate and evolve without technology. After the Radiant killed him the first time they fought, Doomsday grew immune to the Radiant's energy-projection and even managed to withstand Darkseid's full Omega-Effect.
During his outwardly undamaged death at Superman's hands, he only needed some days to recover, but when Imperiex reduced him to a skeleton, it took months.
His entombment in a Calatonian burial suit and metal vault lasted hundreds of millennia. After being killed by the Radiant and subsequently undergoing the impact of the casket on Earth, his body was sealed underground in total darkness.
Deprived of solar energy, necessary to nourish his Kryptonian anatomy, he could only revive extremely slowly and naturally. When his side was cut by Superman with a plasma sword, it closed within moments.