Doctor Victor von Doom was the king of Latveria until the symbiote invasion. Doom cast his villainy aside for once and shielded most of Latveria from the attack, but all of the symbiotes converged on him and he became a pure symbiote, his body taking on the properties of the symbiote itself. When everything settled, Doom's Mask was gone - in fact, his face was gone. All that could be seen were two symbiotic eyes and symbiote teeth. Doom and another Latverian symbiote host, Lucia von Bardas fled Latveria and went to the symbiote nest.