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Did you know that vanilla Doom can be launched with skill level set to 0, which makes levels empty of all monsters, items, and decorations?

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Lost soul

The lost soul is a flaming, floating skull with horns, first introduced in Doom's second episode, The Shores of Hell. Lost souls use themselves as weapons, charging towards the player with open jaws. Given its tendency to charge suddenly, its quickness to retaliate upon being attacked, and its ability to crowd the player, a lost soul can be a considerable annoyance. Doom II makes additional use of the lost soul by utilizing it as the projectile attack of the new pain elemental monster. They are officially described in the manual with the simple quip, "Dumb. Tough. Flies. On fire. 'Nuff said."
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