Mancubus (Doom 3)

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why schoolbuses? also, 3 -> three
Compared to the original design, the Doom 3 mancubus is more elephant-seal- or [[Wikipedia:Cthulhu|Cthulhu]]-like (the ''Making of Doom 3'' book points out the latter as a source of inspiration). The 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), while both side tentacles were actually supposed to be tusks. 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 is unknown whether they have a beak inside their mouth or not. In Doom II, the mancubus had a mouth, leather-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 at the end of amputated legs.
Mancubi Mancubuses are quite rare, and only appear in two levels of Doom 3. They first appear in a sort of "mini-boss" fight against 3 mancubi 3three mancubuses in Recycling Sector 2 (possibly mirroring the mancubus's introduction in Doom II's [[MAP07: Dead Simple (Doom II)|seventh level]]), and several are also encountered throughout Hell. They also appear in the expansions [[Resurrection of Evil]] and [[The Lost Mission]], although again they are mostly confined to Hell.
==Combat characteristics==
==Tactical analysis==
Mancubi Mancubuses( are real powerhouses, with the highest health for a non-boss creature, 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 most effective against the mancubus are the [[Chaingun (Doom 3)|chaingun]], the [[Rocket launcher (Doom 3)|rocket launcher]], [[Plasma gun (Doom 3)|plasma gun]], and the [[BFG 9000 (Doom 3)|BFG]]. [[Grenade]]s also work well due to the lumbering speed of these behemoths. 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.