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Movies: Which movies do you remember seeing that featured Doctor Doom?
This question was only asked for people who had answered "Yes" or "Not sure" to the question asking if the remembered seeing Doom in any movies. The results were as follows:
|Movie||Yes||No||Don't Know or Missing|
|Fantastic Four (2005)||154||25||46|
|Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007)||117||60||48|
|Fantastic 4 (2015)||84||92||49|
|The Fantastic Four (1994)||78||98||49|
Even the most widely known movie was known by only 154 of the respondents, which is less than the top four series in the comics section. This may be due to the bias towards comics fans in my recruitment, although it may also be because none of the films listed were particularly successful
As one might expect, the most widely known film appearance by Doom was the film that did best commercially, and the least known was the Roger Corman version which has never been officially released. Much to my relief, nobody entered any answers in the "Other" section - I didn't think there have ever been any other Doom appearances in movies, and it looks like I was right!
Animated TV shows: Which animated TV shows do you remember seeing that featured Doctor Doom?
Similarly to the previous question, this one was As before, This question was only asked for people who had answered "Yes" or "Not sure" to the question about animated TV shows earlier. Results were as follows:
|Animated TV Show||Yes||No||Don't Know or Missing|
|Fantastic Four (1967)||85||77||63|
|Fantastic Four: The Animated Series (1994)||83||79||63|
|Spider-man And His Amazing Friends (1981)||79||82||64|
|Spider-man: The Animated Series (1994)||64||98||63|
|The New Fantastic Four (1978)||60||101||64|
|Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (2006)||52||106||67|
|The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)||49||113||63|
|The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)||48||110||67|
|The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)||39||120||66|
|The Incredible Hulk (1996)||34||125||66|
|Avengers Assemble (2013)||25||132||68|
|Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)||22||136||67|
|Ultimate Spider-man (2012)||21||137||67|
|Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)||11||145||69|
The main point of interest for this list is that it appears to favour the older TV shows. One explanation for this could be that TV shows like this are generally aimed at children, so older respondents would not necessarily be familiar with more recent shows.
Video games: Which video games do you remember seeing or playing that featured Doctor Doom?
|Video game||Yes||No||Don't Know or Missing|
|Marvel vs Capcom (1995-2011)||77||34||114|
|Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006-2019)||74||35||116|
|Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013)||45||66||114|
|Marvel Heroes (2015-2016)||26||82||117|
|The Amazing Spider-man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! (1989)||23||86||116|
|Spider-man: The Video Game (1991)||15||95||115|
|Marvel Super Hero Squad (2009-2011)||14||96||115|
The "Other" answers included 18 different games, including 3 which were included in the list above and some which Doom definitely does not appear in. I was quite surprised that Lego Marvel Super Heroes was not higher in the list, as that was the one I was most aware of, but again there does not seem to be any particular trend in the dates for different games.
So what have we learnt so far? If nothing else, these and the previous results demonstrate that the survey respondents had a broad knowledge of Doctor Doom in different media and different time periods. On average, each respondent was aware of Doom appearing in 3.89 out of the 8 different media types (median 4), with the overwhelming majority (77.78%) being aware of him in 3-6 media types. Similarly, on average respondents had some familiarity (score 3-5) with 3.72 out of the 6 eras, with a slight bias, as described previously, towards the period of this thesis.
There were other biases, such as for comics or for Squirrel Girl, which came from the method of recruitment, and if I was to run such a survey again I would make a greater effort to engage with fans of other media, but I think it is fair to say that this group of respondents could be trusted to give an informed view of who Doctor Doom was generally thought to be.
Next time we'll start having a look at what that view actually was!
posted 6/8/2020 by Mark Hibbett
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