History Literature / Doom

17th May '16 1:10:07 AM appealus
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* DungeonBypass: Subverted. Fly gets fed up with hunting for key cards and fighting monsters over them so he blasts a door open with a few rockets. This is the only locked door he ever destroys: he meets the barons of hell shortly afterward and they can withstand four to fix rockets a piece. From that point on rockets are reserved for emergencies and "boss fights" and he and Arlene run the dungeons looking for key cards. One time he suggests the option to Arlene to avoid entering a maze of unnatural darkness to find the key. Their rocket supply is dangerously low so they brave the dark maze instead of risking taking the next baron without ammo. They encounter a baron in the maze and they kill it for the key. Running the dungeon cost them all their rockets when the Dungeon Bypass would have used a few.

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* DungeonBypass: Subverted. Fly gets fed up with hunting for key cards and fighting monsters over them so he blasts a door open with a few rockets. This is the only locked door he ever destroys: he meets the barons of hell shortly afterward and they can withstand four to fix six rockets a piece. From that point on rockets are reserved for emergencies and "boss fights" and he and Arlene run the dungeons looking for key cards. One time he suggests the option to Arlene to avoid entering a maze of unnatural darkness to find the key. Their rocket supply is dangerously low so they brave the dark maze instead of risking taking the next baron without ammo. They encounter a baron in the maze and they kill it for the key. Running the dungeon cost them all their rockets when the Dungeon Bypass would have used a few.
17th May '16 12:26:01 AM appealus
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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Lampshaded by Fly in the Newbie computer. There is an eleven character password to open the backdoor out of the system, and like a smartass he attempts "PASSWORD___". He is stunned when it works and then he mentally rages at the idiot who would do such a thing, given he attempted as a joke. It could be actually be Invoked by him given as he and Arlene have Reality Warper powers while in the computer.

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Lampshaded by Fly in the Newbie computer. There is an eleven character password to open the backdoor out of the system, and like a smartass he attempts "PASSWORD___". He is stunned when it works and then he mentally rages at the idiot who would do such a thing, given he attempted as a joke. It could be may actually be have been Invoked by him given as he and Arlene have Reality Warper powers while in the computer.
16th Mar '16 1:12:03 AM aye_amber
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** Cacodemon - pumpkin. Later on, the military formally designates the monster as "cacodemon".

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** Cacodemon - pumpkin. Later on, the military formally designates the monster as "cacodemon"."cacodemon."



** Clyde is the name assigned to the vat-grown humans and fills the role of the chaingun zombies. Fly doesn't get the reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_and_clyde Clyde Barrow]], and he asks why they don't call the clones [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]] or [[Series/TheHoneymooners Ralph and Norton]].

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** Clyde is the name assigned to the vat-grown humans and fills the role of the chaingun zombies. Fly doesn't get the reference to [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_and_clyde Clyde Barrow]], Barrow,]] and he asks why they don't call the clones [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]] or [[Series/TheHoneymooners Ralph and Norton]].Norton.]]



** The Mormons have their own conventions using Biblical/demonic terms. The only confirmed name, by an Albert POV chapter, is moloch for cyberdemon. A force of "brownies" and "baphomets" attack Salt Lake City; brownie is almost certainly the imp and baphomet is probably the demon, as both are the grunts of the alien monsters. "Shelobs" are mentioned in the same vein as moloch-cyberdemons, the biggest and most powerful of the monsters. Given the name comes from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', shelob is probably the spiderminds.

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** The Mormons have their own conventions using Biblical/demonic terms. The only confirmed name, by an Albert POV chapter, is moloch for cyberdemon. A force of "brownies" and "baphomets" attack Salt Lake City; brownie is almost certainly the imp and baphomet is probably the demon, as both are the grunts of the alien monsters. "Shelobs" are mentioned in the same vein as moloch-cyberdemons, the biggest and most powerful of the monsters. Given the name comes from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings,'' shelob is probably the spiderminds.



** An imp talks to Fly early in ''Keep-Deep in the Dead''. This is a minor plot over the series and becomes a major plot point in ''Endgame''. However, there was a second talking imp the first book. All it did was crack a bad joke but this is never mentioned again. Every time the subject of monster intelligence comes up, "that talking imp" was the only time it ever happened so far as the characters are concerned.

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** An imp talks to Fly early in ''Keep-Deep in the Dead''. Dead.'' This is a minor plot over the series and becomes a major plot point in ''Endgame''. ''Endgame.'' However, there was a second talking imp the first book. All it did was crack a bad joke but this is never mentioned again. Every time the subject of monster intelligence comes up, "that talking imp" was the only time it ever happened so far as the characters are concerned.



** Jill's last name changes between the second and third books. She's Hoerchner in ''Hell on Earth'' and Lovelace in ''Infernal Sky'' and ''Endgame''.
** Fly nicknamed the imps "spiny" in the first book, Arlene demanded to call them "imps". After ''Infernal Sky'', both POV characters repeatedly insist that it's Arlene who calls them "spiny".

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** Jill's last name changes between the second and third books. She's Hoerchner in ''Hell on Earth'' and Lovelace in ''Infernal Sky'' and ''Endgame''.
''Endgame.''
** Fly nicknamed the imps "spiny" in the first book, Arlene demanded to call them "imps". After ''Infernal Sky'', both POV characters repeatedly insist that it's Arlene who calls them "spiny"."spiny."



** Fly makes a comment about how dangerous and weird the facility is, saying that any random door may have machine gun-toting Nazi Schutzstaffel behind it. This is a reference to the secret levels of ''Doom II'' that recreate levels from ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', complete with machine gun-toting SS.
** Fly and Arlene, with Bill in tow, find themselves repeating the first area after they left the hyperspace tunnel. Arlene says "Deja", Fly follows with "Vu", and Bill quips "Dejah Thoris". Arlene catches the reference to ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' and snickers.

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** Fly makes a comment about how dangerous and weird the facility is, saying that any random door may have machine gun-toting Nazi Schutzstaffel behind it. This is a reference to the secret levels of ''Doom II'' that recreate levels from ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D,'' complete with machine gun-toting SS.
** Fly and Arlene, with Bill in tow, find themselves repeating the first area after they left the hyperspace tunnel. Arlene says "Deja", Fly follows with "Vu", and Bill quips "Dejah Thoris". Arlene catches the reference to ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' and snickers.



* StandardFPSGuns: The first book makes use of the trope, not surprising given the novel is an adaptation of the TropeMaker.

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* StandardFPSGuns: The first book makes use of the trope, not surprising given the novel is an adaptation of the TropeMaker.{{Trope Maker|s}}.
11th Aug '15 2:59:04 AM WanderingBrowser
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* AdaptationExpansion: For the first book, though things start going well off the rail from the second book on, peaking in the third and fourth books.


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* {{Defictionalization}}: As noted on the ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' page, CoversAlwaysLie in that the original game's cover depicts the Doomguy wielding an automatic rifle (which never appears) and with a buddy running to his aid. In the books, Fly wields a 10mm single-shot rifle called the "Sig-Cow" and is backed up throughout the invasion by a fellow Marine, although they have been genderswapped into the female Arlene.
17th Sep '14 11:09:37 AM Rotpar
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* MagneticWeapons: The Fred ship comes under railgun fire when crashing on Skinwalker. This frightens Fly as last he had heard about railguns they would destroy their target and then suffer a catastrophic meltdown. If the Newbies have functional anti-ship railguns then they have already surpassed human technology.

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* MagneticWeapons: The Fred ship comes under railgun fire when crashing on Skinwalker. This frightens Fly as last he had heard about railguns they Fly, on Earth rails were still experimental would destroy their target and then only to suffer a catastrophic meltdown. If the Newbies have functional anti-ship railguns then they have already surpassed human technology.



* TheNeidermeyer: Hidalgo starts this when when introduced to Fly and Arlene. He instructs them that he's not going to fraternize with them, demands proper uniform maintenance, and tells Fly that almost saving the world nearly makes up for punching his last CO. Fly's natural dislike of officers, their experience with Lt. Weems, and the high stakes of the mission lead Arlene to suggest killing Hidalgo if he's a liability.

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* TheNeidermeyer: TheNeidermeyer:
** Lieutenant Weems. He was so incompetent and cowardly that he ordered his men to fire on a bunch of harmless monks protesting their war efforts, mistaking them for suicide bombers even after one of his scout Arlene told him they were harmless. Throughout the novel Fly has unflattering thoughts about Weems, believing that he's the kind of guy who would side with the alien invaders if it meant saving his own skin, only changes his mind after finding the
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Hidalgo starts invokes this when when introduced to Fly and Arlene. He instructs them that he's not going to fraternize with them, demands proper uniform maintenance, and tells Fly that almost saving the world nearly makes up for punching his last CO. Fly's natural dislike of officers, their experience with Lt. Weems, and the high stakes of the mission lead Arlene to suggest killing Hidalgo if he's a liability.
9th Sep '14 12:36:18 PM REV6Pilot
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* DoingInTheWizard : The attacking "demons" are, in fact, alien biological constructs made to look like humanity's worst nightmares, based on reconnaissance from TheMiddleAges. Fly was raised Roman Catholic, and is perfectly aware that being able to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu blast apart actual demons with a gun as if they were simple physical beings doesn't make any sense]], so these are clearly fake, and he's right. While some of the monsters can seemingly vomit fire and lightning from thin air, the others have cybernetic components and weapons installed.

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* DoingInTheWizard : The attacking "demons" are, in fact, alien biological constructs made to look like humanity's worst nightmares, based on reconnaissance from TheMiddleAges. Fly was raised Roman Catholic, and is perfectly aware that being able to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu blast apart actual demons with a gun as if they were simple physical beings doesn't make any sense]], so these are clearly fake, and he's right. While some of the monsters can seemingly vomit fire and lightning from thin air, the others have cybernetic components and weapons installed. Not that it makes them any less dangerous, as Fly himself notes.
--> ''They pointed their clawed hands at me; but instead of the usual balls of flaming snot, these "demons" fired green energy pulses out of wrist-launchers. I hugged the dirt as the stuff crackled over my head and made every hair on my head stand on end. Not very demonic, but pretty damned deadly!''
16th Feb '14 2:21:13 PM Rotpar
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** Fly makes a comment about how dangerous and weird the facility is, saying that any random door may have machine gun-toting Nazi Schutzstaffel behind it. This is a reference to the secret levels of ''Doom II'' that recreate levels from VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', complete with machine gun-toting SS.

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** Fly makes a comment about how dangerous and weird the facility is, saying that any random door may have machine gun-toting Nazi Schutzstaffel behind it. This is a reference to the secret levels of ''Doom II'' that recreate levels from VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', complete with machine gun-toting SS.SS.
** Fly and Arlene, with Bill in tow, find themselves repeating the first area after they left the hyperspace tunnel. Arlene says "Deja", Fly follows with "Vu", and Bill quips "Dejah Thoris". Arlene catches the reference to ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' and snickers.


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* StakingTheLovedOne: Arlene and Fly find that Arlene's lover, Wilhelm Dodd, is now a zombie. She freezes at first and Fly prepares to kill him. Before he can, Arlene steels herself and guns down her lover. They both knew that Fly killing Dodd would be the end of their friendship and Arlene did the unthinkable to protect that.
14th Feb '14 2:16:15 PM Rotpar
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* CutTheJuice: Arlene's plan to escape the Newbie computer: kill the power running the simulation. When Fly brings up the point that killing the computer they're trapped in may kill them as well, Arlene just shifts tactics to finding the connection out of the simulation and into the main computer.



* {{Mondegreen}}: As Fly and Arlene are being connected to the Newbie computer simulation, he sees Arlene mouth a message to him: "Patrick". Fly has absolutely no idea what she's trying to convey with that message or how it could help them, all that comes to mind is the story of Saint Patrick who converted the Irish. Once in the computer, he decides to trust Arlene and attempts to convert the monsters. He succeeds and rallies a growing army of the enemy, awed by his Real Warper powers. Once they regroup in the computer, Fly learns that she said "''battery''", as in "kill the power".

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* {{Mondegreen}}: As Fly and Arlene are being connected to the Newbie computer simulation, he sees Arlene mouth a message to him: "Patrick". Fly has absolutely no idea what she's trying to convey with that message or how it could help them, all that comes to mind is the story of Saint Patrick who converted the Irish. Once in the computer, he decides to trust Arlene and attempts to convert the monsters. He succeeds and rallies a growing army of the enemy, awed by his Real Reality Warper powers. Once they regroup in the computer, Fly learns that she said "''battery''", as in "kill "Cut the power".Juice".
14th Feb '14 2:02:29 PM Rotpar
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* {{Mondegreen}}: As Fly and Arlene are being connected to the Newbie computer simulation, he sees Arlene mouth a message to him: "Patrick". Fly has absolutely no idea what she's trying to convey with that message or how it could help them, all that comes to mind is the story of Saint Patrick who converted the Irish. Once in the computer, he decides to trust Arlene and attempts to convert the monsters. He succeeds and rallies a growing army of the enemy, awed by his Real Warper powers. Once they regroup in the computer, Fly learns that she said "''battery''", as in "kill the power".
14th Feb '14 12:45:46 AM Rotpar
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Albert and Arlene. They're reluctantly attracted to each other shortly after they meet. Albert tries not to argue with her but Arlene hates the Mormon church, blaming it as part of her brother's downward spiral, so she picks fights and challanges his beliefs. Eventually, after a few missions together, they start flirting and the point of contention becomes their mutual sexual attraction. Arlene is willing to sleep with him but Albert's faith forbids pre-martial sex, and so the religion arguments continue.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Albert and Arlene. They're reluctantly attracted to each other shortly after they meet. Albert tries not to argue with her but Arlene hates the Mormon church, blaming it as part of her brother's downward spiral, so she picks fights and challanges challenges his beliefs. Eventually, after a few missions together, they start flirting and the point of contention becomes their mutual sexual attraction. Arlene is willing to sleep with him but Albert's faith forbids pre-martial sex, and so the religion arguments continue.



* ImprovisedWeapon: Arlene likes to make creative use of things around her. First was her Chainsaw Good moment on Deimos. On Earth, she uses a fire extinguisher to surprising effect on an arch-vile.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: Arlene likes to make creative use of things around her. First was her Chainsaw Good moment on Deimos. On Earth, she uses a fire extinguisher to surprising effect on an arch-vile. Fly wonders if he can nominate her for an "improvised weapons commendation".
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