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Basic Information:
Name: The Specter
Identity: Dr. Victor Von Doom
Alias: Dr. Victor Dumas
Player: Chad Stratton
Nationality: Latverian
Legal Status: Political refugee granted permanent asylum
Occupation: Hero, Freelance scientist
Group Affiliation: Avengers
Base of Operations: Castle Dumas, Glen Cove, Long Island, NY
Power Source: Altered Human
Ethnicity: Caucasian-Latverian
Gender: Male
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 235 lb.
Hair: None
Eyes: Dark grey
Skin: Grey and clay-like
Age: 38/0
Build: Very fit, broad-shouldered
Primary Attributes:
Fighting: Good (10)
Agility: Typical (06)
Strength: Remarkable (30)
Endurance: Amazing (50)
Reason: Amazing (60)
Intuition: Good (10)
Psyche: Good (10)
Secondary Attributes:
Health: 96
Karma: 223
Resources: Good (10)
Contacts: Tony Stark, Avengers
Talents: Victor is the world's foremost scientific mind. His work is on a level that is beyond what most humans can even conceive of.
  • Physics - +1 Column Shift (Monstrous)
  • Electronics—+1 Column Shift (Monstrous)
  • Engineering—+1 Column Shift (Monstrous)
  • Repair/Tinkering—+1 Extra CS (Unearthly)

Powers/Power Stunts:

  • Body Armor. Victor's clay-like form has Excellent (20) resistant to physical and electrical attacks.

    Note: Victor no longer is able to access his phasing abilities.


The man now known as Victor Dumas was born to the top two theoretical scientists in Eastern Europe in-between world wars. These two scientists, named Ratovan and Herlia Von Doom were contemporaries of Albert Einstein and studied under the famous scientist prior to the second world war. But once the conflict started, Von Doom's secret relation to the ruling family of the nation of Latveria was revealed and soon they were interned in Biadept, one of the most infamous Nazi concentration camps in Eastern Europe. Their son, Victor was also interned and he spent his formative years in the camp seeing first, his father, then later his mother put to death by the Nazi guards. Victor just barely escaped death himself before the camp was liberated by the Soviets in 1945.

While in the camp his parents taught Victor about their family's history and years later when he was finally freed as a young man, the Soviets placed Doom in charge of the newly created communist puppet government of Latveria. Doom ruled as a young man for a few years but when he openly went against the Soviets in 1961, he was deposed and sent to prison in Siberia. Victor was held for several months before escaping and making the solo trek across the Eastern Soviet Union's vast barren territory. It was through sheer force of will that he finally reached the Bering Straights and soon after to Alaska and the United States where he was granted political asylum.

Doom settled in New York City, where after learning the United States had no interest in recognizing his government in exile, he legally changed his name to Victor Dumas and built a castle on Long Island with the vast wealth his family had secreted away in Swiss bank accounts before the war.

When he first arrived in New York, Victor met fellow scientist Reed Richards and the two men became fast friends and professional but friendly rivals. Victor and Reed together came up with the idea to build a rocket ship that would carry them into space.

They both worked on the project but soon found out that the federal government was going to shut down the project due to cost over-runs. They decided to act quickly and soon, Reed Richards, Victor Dumas, Johnny Storm, Susan Storm and Ben Grimm blasted off into space.

Unfortunately the shielding on the rocket had not been completed due to the hasty departure. The ship was bathed in cosmic rays and over the next several days, all of those who had been aboard except Victor and Susan sickened. Johnny and Benjamin eventually died from radiation-related illness. Richards has been in a coma, hovering between life and death, for the last six months.

Both Susan Storm and Victor Dumas developed fantastic powers that allowed them to phase through both matter and energy. Victor surmised that it is what helped the two of them to survive the exposure of the cosmic rays. A short romance blossomed between Storm and Dumas, but they broke it off after they both became busy with their careers.

Today Victor Dumas is recognized as the foremost scientific mind of the world and he works hard to achieve freedom for his people in Latveria and hopes to one day go back to be their leader.

Recently Victor was killed by the KGBeast and remained in a death-like state for some time. While 'dead' he was imprisoned within the dimension of Limbo where he encountered a man named Kang who aided him in his escape. Once he returned to the land of the living, he was unable to communicate with anyone and remained in the same ghost like state.

Finally he managed to contact the Avengers with the help of Ravdna and Delta V. After communications was established, Delta V and Union, led by Victor, constructed a device based on his transdimensional traveling machines that allowed Victor to return to the land of the living. His current body is made up of some other-transdimensional substance and provides him with with certain levels of resistance to physical harm and electricity. His strength and endurance have both been enhanced as well. It remains to be seen whether Victor will regain his phasing abilities.

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