I'm surprised it took this long for me to think of this, but oh well. I was playing Marvel: Ultimate Alliance last night, and I've once again reached Doom's Castle. I'm cruising through, reading these excerpts from books he has sitting on pedestals throughout, when I get to one talking about his accident in college.
Naturally, in Doom's version it wasn't an accident. Rather, Reed Richards jealously sabotaged Doom's device, in an attempt to kill the future ruler of Latveria. The passage concludes by saying something like 'fortunately, our great leader survived, however he must hide his scarred face behind a mask.'
And then it struck me, why the hell does Doom still have to wear the mask? He's got the freaking power of Odin! If he can use that to make evil doppelgangers of some of the good guys (AAAH! It's Infinity War all over again!), or bring other heroes under his influence, how hard can it possibly be to fix a little damage to your face? I mean really Vic, I know you're concentrating on making the world a "better" place, but you could at least stop and think about your situation a little more thoroughly.