In the 2015 "film" Fantastic Four, Doom has the ability to instantly kill people.

Doom Hallway 1

Doom Hallway 2

However, when he faces the Four, he doesn't use this ability on them. While their powers might protect them, this is never made clear.

Do we know for sure what kept Doom from instantly killing the heroes?

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Mr. Fantastic states it while they are fighting him. I can't remember his exact words, but they were something along the lines of 'we got our powers from the same place as him, we can beat him.'

Also a lot of the death Doom causes seems to be kinetic in nature, either reflecting bullets back or exploding things. This is in contrast to the two cases where he focuses and just kills some one, where it seems to take a lot longer than an instant.

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