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Mancubus (Doom 3)

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The '''Mancubus''' is one of the few Doom 3 monsters that is very similar to its classic counterpart. It is greenish -grey in colour, rather than brown like the [[Mancubus|classic Doom version]]. Like the original version, the Mancubus is a very large, fat demon with a fireball launcher for each arm, but unlike the original, it does not fire the two launchers simultaneously, firing each in turn instead. The Mancubus stands about 2 heads taller than a normal human, and its bulk is about 2 to 3 times as wide.
Compared to the Classic Doom Mancubus, this one is more elephant seal-like or [[Wikipedia:Cthulhu|Cthulhu]]-like since the Making of Doom 3 book states the latter. Their strange head was explained by the game designers. The centre tentacle is a breathing tube, consisting of tiny holes along its sides (which are visible if viewed closely). Both side tentacles were actually supposed to be tusks, making them even more like elephants. Due to a graphical and model design glitch they were reduced to feeding tools, and are stated to be used like the mouth of an [[Wikipedia:Octopus|octopus]]. It it unknown whether they have a beak inside their mouth or not.
The main diferences between the Doom 3 Mancubus and the [[Doom II]] Mancubus is the skin color, the face, and the feet. In Doom II, the Mancubus had a mouth, light leather-imitating colored skin, and elephant-like feet. In Doom 3, the Mancubus has a small "trunk" instead of a face, pale skin, and their feet look like fanned out pieces of flesh.
Mancubi are quite rare, and only appear in 2 levels in Doom 3. They first appear in a sort of "mini-boss" fight against 3 Mancubi in Recycling Sector 2, and several are also encountered throughout Hell. They also appear in ''[[Resurrection of Evil]]'', although again they are mostly confined to Hell.
==Tactical Analysis==
Mancubuses Mancubi are real powerhouses, with extremely high health and a powerful ranged attack with a reasonably high rate of fire. Players are fully justified in using their most high-powered weaponry to bring one down. The weapons that are effective against the Mancubus are the [[Chaingun (Doom 3)|Chaingun]], the [[Rocket launcher (Doom 3)|Rocket launcher]], [[Plasma Gun]], and the [[BFG 9000 (Doom 3)|BFG]]. Headshots are effective and quite easy to score on a Mancubus, since they are a slow moving and very large target. A Mancubus can be killed with about 4 rocket launcher headshots. If the [[Soul Cube]] or [[The Artifact|Artifact]] is available, by all means use it.
==Trivia==
* Some of the original [[Mancubus]] grunts from [[Doom II]] are used for this version as well.
* If the noclip cheat is used to get up close, nipples can be seen on the mancubusMancubus.
* The [[Vagary]]'s transparent abdomen contains a malformed Mancubus fetus, leading to speculation that the Vagary is the "mother" of the Mancubi species.
* These monsters are usually accompanied by [[Cherub]]s. This has lead to some believing they are the offspring of Mancubi. This is highly unlikely, since they look and act completely differently, though it still may be possible.
* Unlike the [[Mancubus|classic variant]], the Doom 3 Mancubus no longer screams "''Mancubah!''" when firing its cannons.
==Combat Details==
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