Yeah, I posted before about Ultron's original construction having pretty much nothing in common with Dragon Man's apart from both being robots. Remember, Professor Gilbert's creation didn't even work at all until Diablo added alchemy into the mix, so I'm not sure studying Dragon Man would have been much help to Hank even if he was really that imitative. Which he clearly isn't, as we have plenty of other examples of his original scientific and technological thinking to look at.
Pym and magic. He says he can explain magic, because it's just science we haven't discovered yet. Who knows what Pym gleaned from Gilbert's robot and Diablos magic?
Visited NY and DC and saw Spider-Man Turn off the Dark.
there's one hard set in stone fact about Doom. he cannot abide subservience. it's why everything fell apart for him in House of M; despite him having his kingdom and a high position within that reality. he will fight to the death, if that's what it comes down to. the Doombots have his personality.
Except they're programmed to be subservient to him, remember.
Hank could probably have avoided the use of the booby trap bomb just by telling the Doombot that's he's really Victor using the Ovoid mind transfer technique to pretend to be Pym.