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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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    By the way: "This movie is dumb and makes no sense," while accurate, is not an acceptable answer. – Rogue Jedi Jul 29 '16 at 1:11
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    Since the movie made no sense and was internally inconsistent, I would choose to close this question but I will leave this to the community to decide. – Thaddeus Howze Jul 29 '16 at 1:47
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    @ThaddeusHowze - What struck me is that the OP gave more thought to this excellent question than the writers gave to the film :-) – Valorum Jul 29 '16 at 8:13
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    @praxis - So the Director says. The Studio's take on it is that his management was chaotic and that he would turn up at work "tired and emotional", forcing them to edit and reshoot the crap out of what he'd made. – Valorum Jul 29 '16 at 16:36
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    @Praxis - After watching a few minutes of this film, I wanted to get drunk and break things too. – Valorum Jul 29 '16 at 17:45
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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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