I just read the following on Marvel's wiki pages: "After Dr. Strange stepped down as the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth, Doom was amongst the candidates considered suitable to replace him." That got me quite interested in a potential future storyline with Doom as the new Sorcerer Supreme, as he is one of Earth's most cunning magicians already as well as a genious in a large variety of other fields. I looked it up, and I read that there already is a "What if...?" story where Doom actually did become the new Sorcerer Supreme, but I couldn't find any further details of that story, so my speculations continue. What I'm further wondering is: would Doom want this title at all? Doom's ultimate goal, as far as I've understood, is to gain as much power as he can, but he also wants to be able to use that power in any way he wants, without restrictions. Whoever holds the title of Sorcerer Supreme is one of the most powerful individuals in the universe, which certainly should attract Doom's attention, but for obvious reasons, the title also comes with a great deal of responsibilities, which I imagine Doom would have little interest in.
Who appoints the Sorcerer Supreme anyway and what are the exact requirements? I guess having a pure heart and a genuinely good and un-selfish will would be a requirement, and if so, I guess Doom wouldn't be eligible (because what fun is power if you have to play by the rules?), but perhaps he could find a way to trick whoever appoints the title that he is the right man for the job, blackmail said appointer into changing the conditions regarding who can become Sorcerer Supreme, or simply usurp the title somehow and use it for his own purposes (after all, he already managed to steal the Power Cosmic from the Silver Surfer and many other types of powers). I only know that Doctor Strange lost his title because he failed his duties, but I don't know if he passed it on willingly or if it was taken from him.
Either way, Marvel has a tendency of making any scenario possible (and of course, writers can make up any excuse to make anything happen if it makes a good story), but the more it makes sense, the better. Can the position of Sorcerer Supreme be used for evil purposes, or will it automatically go to someone else if the current holder of the title abuses it? Would Doom simply have to abandon his evil ways and accept the responsibilities that comes with the title if he would stand any chance of being appointed Sorcerer Supreme (which in that case I wouldn't see much of a point in either for Doom or for a story worth reading)? Would it take extreme measures such as the involvement of one or several Infinity Gems for Doom to gain the title of Doctor Supreme and be able to use if for his own malevolent purposes, or could he find another way?
In short, my two questions are:
1) Is there any plausible scenario where Doctor Doom could become the new Sorcerer Supreme?
2) Would Doom be able to use the position of Sorcerer Supreme to achieve his evil goals?