Doctor Doom Vs Sinestro: Who will lose?
A fight between the imposing and know-it-all ruler of Latveria and the fearsome and arrogant leader of the Sinestro Corps? You have got to be kidding me. These two confident and motivated villains having a brawl would be a real treat for the fans to witness. The greatest comic villain of Marvel vs the arch nemesis of Green Lantern would be a total colossus! Let’s compare and find out who among these two would be the ultimate winner.
Doctor Victor Von Doom is both a genius inventor and a sorcerer. While his chief opponents have been the Fantastic Four, he has also come into conflict with Iron Man and other Avengers from time to time. Though normally portrayed as Marvel’s greatest Super Villain but after the events of Civil War II in the comics, he became a good guy, one of the best Superheroes Marvel has ever produced.
Even though he is a little under-rated on the big screen because of badly written character arcs, he has a great potential and is going to get another shot in a solo movie. He is extremely powerful and a scientific genius. The powers he possesses are extreme mystical capabilities. He is capable of energy projection, creating protective shields, and summoning hordes of demonic creatures. Along with that, he can exert technopathic control over certain machines and his armor augments his natural physical strength to superhuman levels, to the point where he is able to overpower normal humans and hold his own against superhuman foes like the Hulk.
Thaal Sinestro was born on the planet Korugar in the space sector 1417. His dedication to preserving order originally established in his previous career, where he was an anthropologist specializing in reconstructions of ruins of long-dead civilizations. One day when he was working, a Green Lantern named Prohl Gosgotha crash-landed into the site, injured and apparently dying and that is when Sinestro got his Green Lantern Ring (similar to Hal Jordan). But later on, he was dishonourably discharged from the Green Lantern Corps for abusing his power. He then wielded the Yellow Ring of Fear and became the arch enemy of Green Lantern.
Sinestro wielding a yellow power ring which functions similar to those of the Green Lanterns, grants him flight, the ability to survive in any environment and the ability to create constructs of any shape and size. This power ring also must be regularly recharged with the aid of a power battery shaped like a lantern. But unlike the Green Power ring which is driven by the bearer’s will, the yellow power ring is driven by Fear. Sinestro will be able to dominate upon any opponent if he has any sort of fear, and that fear would be exploited by him in the greatest possible way. Sinestro, later on, became the founder of the Sinestro Corps having members like Parallax Entity, Manhunter Cult, The Weaponer, Karu-Sil, Kryb, Lyssa Drak, etc. Just like the Green Lantern Corps, the Sinestro Corps also has an oath which is just the inversion of the GL Corps Oath.
In blackest day, in the brightest night!
Beware your fears made into light
Let those who try to stop what’s right,
Burn like my power, Sinestro’s might!
Sinestro V Doctor Doom
While both these individuals have similar personalities, their means of fighting are very different from each other. While Thaal Sinestro uses a Yellow Power Ring, Victor Von Doom utilizes a mix of magic and technology for all of his defensive and offensive attacks. The Yellow power ring offers more options in a direct fight, but if this occurred in a story and Doom had time to prepare for the encounter, this could turn into a jaw-dropping battle between these two frightening big bads.
Doom’s strength is augmented by his armor making him almost as strong as The Hulk, and as he can generate protective shields, and use his mystical abilities at the same time, Sinestro would have quite a lot on his plate to defend. This battle would be a long one as both these have equally effective offenses and defenses, but ultimately, Doctor Doom could end up having the upper hand as he could bring in the various machines that he can technopathically control and go all-out assault on Sinestro at once. Sinestro would have to give in at the end even though he might dominate at the beginning.
But, when all is said and done, the only thing more entertaining than watching these two take each other out would be the idea of them joining forces. Whether it’s Doctor Doom with a Yellow Power Ring or a simple agreement to work together, any hero, or even a group of them would have no chance against these two ultimate tyrants.