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The '''gladiator''' is an armored [[Hell knight]]- or [[Baron of Hell|baron]]-like enemy appearing in [[Doom Eternal]] which is momentarily shown in the second trailer released on {{timeline|2020|January 14, 2020}}. It carries a large shield and appears to attack with a sword- or lance-like weapon. It resembles the Hell nobles of the [[Classic Doom|original games]] more strongly than their [[Doom (2016)]] or Doom Eternal counterparts. Nothing else is currently known about this enemy.
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The '''gladiator''' is an armored [[Hell knight]]- or [[Baron of Hell|baron]]-like enemy that appears in [[Doom Eternal]]. It is a boss exclusive to the [[Sentinel Prime]] level, and is the only major encounter in that mission. It protect the medallion that holds [[Deag Grav]]'s soul, so the [[Doom Slayer]] must defeat the gladiator in order to kill Grav. The gladiator carries a large shield and attacks with a {{wp|Morning star (weapon)|morning star}} or {{wp|Flail (weapon)|flail}} weapon, and is fought in two phases.
  
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It resembles the Hell nobles of the [[Classic Doom|original games]] more strongly than their [[Doom (2016)]] or Doom Eternal counterparts, though it is distinguished by the presence of a metal eye patch. The gladiator was momentarily shown in the second trailer released on {{timeline|2020|January 14, 2020}}.
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==Tactical analysis==
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In the first phase of the fight, the gladiator moves slowly and stays behind its shield. When the shield's eyes flash green the gladiator will attack with its flail, but when the shield's eyes blink then it may fire a projectile which the player can dodge with a sideways dash. The player should fire their weapon when the shield's eyes flash green and the gladiator attacks; hitting the gladiator may cause it to stagger, allowing the player to land heavy punches by pressing the glory kill button. Once the gladiator's health is depleted, the shield can be destroyed with a glory kill.
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In the second phase the gladiator becomes faster and more aggressive, replacing its destroyed shield with a second flail; however, it is now more vulnerable to damage. Like the first phase, it is possible to stagger the gladiator by attacking when its eye flashes green, allowing the player to inflict more damage by pressing the glory kill button. When the gladiator spins one of the flails, the player should avoid attacking as any projectiles will be deflected. In addition to striking with and throwing the flails at the player, the gladiator can also throw the two flails so that the player is trapped between the chains; it then fires a series of energy waves which the player must jump over or step between, before charging towards the player. Once the gladiator's health is depleted it can be finished off with another glory kill.
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During the fight, fodder demons will appear which the player can kill for armor or ammunition. The gladiator can also summon heavy demons as its health is reduced.
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==Lore==
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Following the fall of Sentinel Prime to the forces of Hell, the [[Hell priest]]s called for the repurposing of the once-venerable Coliseum. Once meant as a place of trial by combat where prisoners of the Argenta were given a chance to prove their worth as soldiers, it has since become a place of blood sport to entertain the debauched remnants of the Argenta. By the order of the Hell priests, the ancient demon called the Gladiator was sent to the Coliseum so it might act as their executioner.
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Wielding an accursed shield containing its soul, the Gladiator has never been defeated and is effectively immortal until the shield is destroyed. It is infamous for the many lives it has taken.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery mode=nolines widths="250px" heights="141px">
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gladiatorE1.jpg|Gladiator seen in the Collectible Viewer.
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gladiatorE2.jpg|Gladiator seen from the side.
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gladiatorE3.jpg|Gladiator heavily wounded.
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The gladiator attacks.

The gladiator is an armored Hell knight- or baron-like enemy that appears in Doom Eternal. It is a boss exclusive to the Sentinel Prime level, and is the only major encounter in that mission. It protect the medallion that holds Deag Grav's soul, so the Doom Slayer must defeat the gladiator in order to kill Grav. The gladiator carries a large shield and attacks with a morning star or flail weapon, and is fought in two phases.

It resembles the Hell nobles of the original games more strongly than their Doom (2016) or Doom Eternal counterparts, though it is distinguished by the presence of a metal eye patch. The gladiator was momentarily shown in the second trailer released on January 14, 2020.

Tactical analysis[edit]

In the first phase of the fight, the gladiator moves slowly and stays behind its shield. When the shield's eyes flash green the gladiator will attack with its flail, but when the shield's eyes blink then it may fire a projectile which the player can dodge with a sideways dash. The player should fire their weapon when the shield's eyes flash green and the gladiator attacks; hitting the gladiator may cause it to stagger, allowing the player to land heavy punches by pressing the glory kill button. Once the gladiator's health is depleted, the shield can be destroyed with a glory kill.

In the second phase the gladiator becomes faster and more aggressive, replacing its destroyed shield with a second flail; however, it is now more vulnerable to damage. Like the first phase, it is possible to stagger the gladiator by attacking when its eye flashes green, allowing the player to inflict more damage by pressing the glory kill button. When the gladiator spins one of the flails, the player should avoid attacking as any projectiles will be deflected. In addition to striking with and throwing the flails at the player, the gladiator can also throw the two flails so that the player is trapped between the chains; it then fires a series of energy waves which the player must jump over or step between, before charging towards the player. Once the gladiator's health is depleted it can be finished off with another glory kill.

During the fight, fodder demons will appear which the player can kill for armor or ammunition. The gladiator can also summon heavy demons as its health is reduced.

Lore[edit]

Following the fall of Sentinel Prime to the forces of Hell, the Hell priests called for the repurposing of the once-venerable Coliseum. Once meant as a place of trial by combat where prisoners of the Argenta were given a chance to prove their worth as soldiers, it has since become a place of blood sport to entertain the debauched remnants of the Argenta. By the order of the Hell priests, the ancient demon called the Gladiator was sent to the Coliseum so it might act as their executioner.

Wielding an accursed shield containing its soul, the Gladiator has never been defeated and is effectively immortal until the shield is destroyed. It is infamous for the many lives it has taken.

Gallery[edit]