E4M9: Fear (Doom)

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This level occupies the map slot E4M9. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E4M9.

E4M9: Fear is the secret map of Thy Flesh Consumed in Doom and can be accessed from E4M2: Perfect Hatred. It was designed by Tim Willits and uses the music track "Hiding the Secrets". In the Doom Classic port, it has a par time of 3:00.


Map of Fear
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


The yellow skull key is the only key to collect in this level. In the starting outside area enter the door ahead. Grab the shotgun of the dead man and head into another door before you. In the next room, there are two switches located east and west. It is enough to press just one or if you want press them both. After that, return back to the starting place. Enter the northern corridor, as the blocking-way bars (or just one) are lowered. Go to the east of the corridor. Face south here and walk on the narrow ledge toward the yellow skull key.

After collecting it, backtrack into the corridor and open the northeastern door. Advance on the corridor toward two exit doors in the north. Enter either one, then flip the lever to end this level.


  1. Once in the large circular room in the south, go through the door to the west and continue right up the stairs. After passing through the next door, turn around and open the differently textured wall just left of it. Inside is a berserk pack. (sector 53)
  2. Open the wall directly across from the exit switch to get a backpack. (sector 234)


There are 25 uncategorized anomalies in this level's REJECT table.

It is possible to get stuck without being able to die or exit the level by straferunning or rocket jumping into the pool of water next to the chaingun.

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Current Compet-n records[edit]

The Compet-n records for the map are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 00:08 Hi Jango 2006-01-19 u4m9-008.zip
NM speed 00:09 Thomas Pilger (Panter) 1999-06-04 n4m9-009.zip
UV max 02:19 Radek Pecka 2003-03-11 u4m9-219.zip
NM100S 00:20 Adam Hegyi 1999-08-13 n4s9-020.zip
UV -fast 02:19 Chris Ratcliff (Ryback) 2015-11-09 f4m9-219.zip
UV -respawn 01:59 Radek Pecka 2001-12-08 r4m9-159.zip
UV Tyson 03:49 Radek Pecka 2002-12-05 t4m9-349.zip
UV pacifist 00:08 Hi Jango 2006-01-19 u4m9-008.zip

The data was last verified in its entirety on July 6, 2020.

Current DSDA records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 0:08.29 deeperjungle 2022-08-17 e4m9uv0829.zip Cross-listed from Pacifist
NM speed 0:08.71 Percy T 2020-11-28 e4m9n871.zip
UV max 2:01.80 Teedre 2022-11-30 e4m9-201.zip
NM 100S 0:18.91 Brian Martin 2021-05-28 n4s9-018.zip
UV -fast 2:19.77 Chris Ratcliff (Ryback) 2015-11-09 f4m9-219.zip
UV -respawn 1:48.71 Blake Collins (Rayziik) 2023-04-20 e4m9r148.zip
UV Tyson 3:49.09 Radek Pecka 2002-12-05 t4m9-349.zip
UV pacifist 0:08.29 deeperjungle 2022-08-17 e4m9uv0829.zip
NoMo 0:08.40 Percy T 2020-09-28 e4m9nomo840.zip
NoMo 100S 0:16.69 Percy T 2020-10-21 e4m9os1669.zip
Stroller 0:20.51 Pleymo 2021-02-13 e4m9str020.zip

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 26, 2023.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains six spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 22)
  2. facing north. (thing 23)
  3. facing north. (thing 24)
  4. facing west. (thing 25)
  5. facing east. (thing 26)
  6. facing south. (thing 136)


Map data[edit]

Things 247
Vertices 1565*
Linedefs 1644
Sidedefs 2417
Sectors 248
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1344.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:


In multiplayer games it is possible to get stuck in the cage located at the centre of the southern egg-shaped area. This is because the switch to lower the cage walls is blocked by a short green pillar decoration that only appears in multiplayer. The only way for the stuck player to get out of the cage is to die and respawn elsewhere or if another player lowers the cage walls from outside of the cage.


Location used for the background of Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3.

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