Doom

Display Name: 
Doom
Sort Name: 
Doom
AKA: 
Ikkemotubbe
Race: 
Indian
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Indian Tribal Leader
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

As the Man says, Doom was born "Ikkemotubbe" (346), but in the story he is mainly called by the name he prefers, Doom, which he acquired from "by a French chief in New Orleans" (348), where he spends seven years. Earlier he had renamed himself David Callicoat (346), appropriating the name of a steamboat pilot. Also according to the Man, even as a boy Doom has "a bad eye" (346). He is very ambitious, eyeing the position of chief even though, as descended from the Man's sister, he is not in the line of succession. Taking matters into his own hands, he becomes the new Man after returning from New Orleans by ruthlessly poisoning and intimidating his relatives who are rivals for the position. Doom is a slave trader who enhances his home by bringing a grounded steamboat across land to his plantation. We see him ruling his people through violence but also acting as an arbiter of disputes.

Property Status: 
owns land
owns house
owns slaves
Financial Status: 
controls substantial wealth
Social Status: 
has influential social contacts (family, business, political)
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 
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