Trite

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Trite
Health

20

Attack Damage

8-12 (bite and explosion)

Found in
  • Doom 3: Alpha Labs Sectors 2-4, Communications Transfer, Recycling Sector 1, Monorail, Central Processing (both sectors), Caverns (both areas)
  • RoE: Erebus - Levels 2, 3, and 6
  • Lost Mission: Underground (Part 1)
Cheat spawn

"spawn monster_demon_trite"

The trite is an enemy found in Doom 3. Trites resemble spiders, being an upside-down human-like head with several spider-like legs, albeit only six of them. They possess a cluster of multiple spider-like eyes where the normal 2 human eyes should be. They usually attack in swarms, and are rarely seen alone. They are characterized by their sharp throaty roar.

Trites attack by jumping at the player from more than a dozen feet away, or by biting at close range. Although individually weak, a large swarm of trites can be deadly and should be considered a major threat. Fortunately, trites do not appear in huge groups often, and they have a low amount of HP, so only a couple of pistol shots are all that is needed to kill one. Another good weapon to use against trites (especially when you are greatly outnumbered by them) is the Machine gun. Trites die differently from other enemies; they curl up into a ball and explode in a splash of green blood. Sometimes the trite is able to commit suicide by exploding if the player is at an altitude where the trite is completely unable to harm them. Players that experience this will not have to use any ammunition to kill them, as they would eventually all die off themselves.

They tend to surprise the player by crawling out of narrow spaces where the player cannot fit, or by dropping from ceilings with the aid of spider thread. Although new trites often emerge to replace those the player kills, trite swarms are not infinite and will eventually cease once the player kills enough of them. In Resurrection of Evil, they can be killed instantly with the Grabber; however, it is not recommended to use when facing a large swarm, due to the slow rate of fire caused by the weapon's cooldown.

Trivia[edit]

The name "trite" means two things:

The trite's appearance is similar to that of the Tick. This could suggest that that they are either related as different species, are the same species but of different ages (Trites could simply be older Ticks), or they are actually different sexes of the same species.

Owing to their spider appearance and tendency to appear around the vagary, it is conceivable to think that perhaps vagaries are "adult" or "queen" trites.

The trite bears a striking resemblance to one of the monsters in John Carpenter's movie The Thing. Trites are also somewhat reminiscent of the facehugger in the Alien series, given leaping behavior, skeleton-like body segments, and green blood.

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