The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Gypsy/Roma CBR Scale: M

Name: Valeria

Other Names: Invincible Woman; Valeria von Doom

Classification: supporting character supporting character   hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes (vol. 1) #20 (May 1969): "This Man...This Demon!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (as Invincible Woman) Fantastic Four: House of M #1 (Sep. 2005): "A Doctor in the House"

Creators: Larry Lieber, Roy Thomas, Frank Giacoia, Vince Colletta

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 20

Teams/Affiliations: Fearsome Four

Nation: Latveria

Gender: female

Note: Doctor Doom's childhood sweetheart

Valeria was a childhood friend of Victor von Doom. She may be the only person (aside from his mother) that von Doom ever truly loved.

Valeria belonged the Zefiro, the impoverished Roma (or "Gypsy") tribe that Doom was born into.

In the "House of M" alternative reality, Valeria survived into contemporary times. She married Victor von Doom (so that her married name was "Valeria von Doom"), gained super-powers and was a member of the Fearsome Four as the heroic "Invincible Woman." Valeria first appeared as "Invincible Woman" in Fantastic Four: House of M #1 (Sep. 2005), by John Layman, Scot Eaton and Don Hillsman.

This character is in the following 4 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Fantastic Four: House of M #1 (Sep. 2005): "A Doctor in the House"
Marvel Double-Shot #2 (Feb. 2003): "Masks" (6-panel cameo)
Marvel Super-Heroes (vol. 1) #20 (May 1969): "This Man...This Demon!"
What If? (vol. 1) #22 (Aug. 1980): "What If... Doctor Doom Had Become a Hero?"

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