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  • Bizarrely for this game—and more specifically, this protagonist—the Doom Slayer has at least one of these:
    Samuel Hayden: I'm willing to take full responsibility for the horrible events of the last 24 hours, but you must understand: our interest in their world was purely for the betterment of mankind. Everything has clearly gotten out of hand now, yes, but it was worth the risk, I assure you.
    [The Doom Slayer looks down at the mangled human corpse next to him, cracks his knuckles, and proceeds to smash the elevator comm unit.]
    • By not even speaking, he lays out exactly how many fucks he doesn't give for Hayden's Utopia Justifies the Means attitude at the cost of every life he has trampled over to achieve it. Although the Doom Slayer cooperates with him because their interests are temporarily aligned, he is not happy about how many people Hayden's actions have gotten killed, and he really does care about stopping Hell's incursion into this plane of existence.
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    • This is actually a recurring theme for the Doom Slayer. While he shows no hesitation smashing equipment and slaughtering demons, he actually show's a surprising amount of gentleness with the human corpses, only using enough force to get what he needs from them and otherwise leaving them intact.
  • And, despite his being hyper-violent, he makes sure to make a backup copy of VEGA before a procedure that will kill "him". Which, all things considered, was nice of the Doom Slayer.
    • You even see the Slayer hesitate from pressing the self-destruct button when he sees the "VEGA Backup" button. He quickly presses the backup option and takes the chip now holding VEGA, as if hoping no one would notice his Out-of-Character Moment. It might be because VEGA actually helped him, instead of trying to control him like Hayden did, and the Doom Slayer is returning the favor.
      • Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you understand why he did it. VEGA is willing to sacrifice his life to stop Hell. The Doom Slayer is explicitly said to have chosen to remain in Hell to keep killing them. He sees a kindred soul in VEGA, and respects and cares about him because of it. The Doom Slayer’s definition of a person isn’t defined by organics, it’s defined by personality, and to him, VEGA is the most human guy left.
  • One of the collectable dolls of the game is of Doomguy himself. What does he do when he picks it up? Give the doll a fistbump.
    • This fistbump might be a reference to Big Hero 6.
  • Upon the Doom Slayer reclaiming the Crucible, there's a brief moment of peace when several spirits of his people—more specifically the Night Sentinels—show up to admire him. The one in the center even salutes him. They show up later in the ruins of Argent D'Nur, guiding the Slayer as he frees the Wraiths, and stand watch as he goes to confront Olivia Pierce/The Spider Mastermind.


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