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11 "Doom" Demons To Get Reacquainted With (Before You Send Them To Hell)

In Doom for Nintendo Switch, demons have taken over Mars! Here's a handy guide of who you may run into.

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The Possessed (Scientist)

These poor souls are (erm, were) individuals working under Dr. Samuel Hayden, who became possessed when the research facility was hit by the Lazarus Wave. They are very common and are almost always encountered shuffling aimlessly in groups. (Use the Nintendo Switch motion controls to dispatch them quickly with a swift punch.)


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The Possessed (Soldier)

Possessed Soldiers are former humans turned into zombies by the Lazarus Wave. They are interesting in that, in their demon transformation, they still retain some of their Soldier memories. It is said that this is due to the intense training the soldiers undergo.


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Unwilling

The Unwilling are fully transformed Possessed that have been transported to Hell. They worship at shrines in Hell and, much like their earlier stages, fight on the front lines of battle. They are relatively easy to dispatch, but keep an eye on them! In large groups, they can prove to be a challenge.


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Imp

The Imp is the first Hell monster encountered in Doom. It is the most common monster in the game, along with Possessed Humans. The Imp doesn't get along with higher-ranking demons in Hell, which causes infighting amongst them. They jump around the stage, making it difficult to land attacks. Once near you, they will charge, so use that as your opportunity to knock the ever-loving crap out of them.


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Summoner

The Summoners are thought to be a highly evolved form of the Imp that can summon other demons. If you get too close, it will teleport away, so attack from afar! Because of its ability to summon other demons into the fight, it is a huge pain in the ass! You should focus on eliminating it before any other enemy.


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Baron of Hell

The Barons of Hell are ferocious fighters with an unparalleled bloodlust. Barons, larger and faster than their lesser demons, also possess the ability to generate Hell-energy fireballs that they hurl at targets. While their attacks are very strong, they are more of a glass cannon, and a few well-placed blasts should take them out!


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Revenant

Revenants are UAC military operatives who have been methodically transformed into demonic combatants through cybernetic augmentation and repeated Lazarus Wave exposure. The rockets on its back allow it both to attack its target and to fire mobility boosters, allowing it to chase you around the stage. Knock it out of the sky for a bit of a challenge, or wait until it lands and put your fist through that toothy grin!


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Mancubus

The Mancubus is a lumbering behemoth demon. It feasts upon anything it can find, and the food then rots in its digestive system, making its insides highly flammable. A well-placed shotgun blast to the belly should put this one out of commission!


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Hell Guard

The Hell Guard is actually a very small demonic parasite housed within a powerful exoskeleton. The parasite powers the Hell Guard suit and controls its actions entirely. Before slithering inside the exoskeleton, the Hell Guard exoskeleton is a lifeless husk. Once powered up, its energy shield makes it one tough SOB, so once it goes down, fire away!


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Pinky

These demonic animals are one of the few that are unnamed in Hell but colloquially referred to as "Pinkies" due to their skin pigmentation. They are extremely aggressive and will charge at high speeds. Dodge them, whittle down their health, and then use your chainsaw to cut off their big ugly heads!


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Cacodemon

The Cacodemons are gigantic demons driven only by their desire to feed. They are thought to have limited intelligence but are frequently sent out into battle as their size and psionic powers make them a formidable weapon for the demons. They move very slowly, so you should be able to take them out before they get to you!


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