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Origin

Doom Marine
Doom Marine

The Doom Marine was stationed on Mars and was ordered to go to Phobos after the UAC experiments had caused an invasion of demons. He killed nearly the whole demon army, and reached the teleporter to Deimos. The Marine eventually faced off against the massive Cyberdemon, the guardian of the Tower of Babel, and defeated him. He would later encounter the Spider Mastermind and destroy him. The final boss, Icon of Sin, is an immense baphomet that the Marine defeats at the end of Doom II.

Creation

Created by id Software, the Doom Marine had no name, as it wasn't necessary. The original game's co-designer John Romero said this was to increase player immersion. Romero said, "There was never a name for the DOOM marine because it's supposed to be YOU."

Tom Hall's original design draft, "The Doom Bible", described several planned characters, but they were not used for the final version. The sole non-playable character, Buddy Dacote, bore the most similarities to the original game's eventual protagonist. "Dacote" is an acronym for "Dies at conclusion of this episode", and Buddy was supposed to be killed by a boss at the end of the planned third episode. In the finished product, this nearly happens to the Marine in the final level of the first episode, but he continues his adventure.

Major Story Arcs

Knee Deep In The Dead!

The Doom comic starts with the Doom Marine going insane from using a berserker pack and ripping out the spine of an Imp. He goes on to encounter the massive Cyberdemon who he punches and retreats to look for a gun. The marine faces off against the Zombies and Cacodemons, getting the Shotgun and Chainsaw in the process. He then encounters a Demon and then a Spectre, and gets a hold of the Chaingun and Plasma Rifle.

The marine finally finds the ultimate weapon, the BFG-9000 past an all-out demon brawl. Barons, Revenants, Zombies all tearing apart each other, the marine finally gets the BFG and goes off to face the Cyberdemon. The Doom Marine dodges the giant demon's attacks and fires the BFG, destroying the Cyberdemon at last.

Weapons

Doom using his shotgun on Barons of Hell
Doom using his shotgun on Barons of Hell

Other Media

Video Games

Doom

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The Doom Marine was stationed on Mars and was ordered to go to Phobos after the UAC experiments had caused an invasion of demons. He killed nearly the whole demon army, and reached the teleporter to Deimos. The Marine eventually faced off against the massive Cyberdemon, the guardian of the Tower of Babel, and defeated him. Created by id Software.

Doom II

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The forces of Hell invades Earth and it is up to the Doom Marine to destroy the invasion and defeat the Icon of Sin.

Final Doom

TNT Evolution, the Master Levels and the Plutonia Experiment are included in PSX's Final Doom

Doom 3

Doom 64

Doom RPG

Mobile game created by id Software

Doom RPG 2

Quake 3 Arena

The Doom Marine makes an appearance as a playable character.

Other Media

Films

Doom

Starring Karl Urban. Scientists perform experiments and a virus causes humans to mutate into monsters.

Animated

Arenas Fan Movie - Quake\Doom

Arenas
Arenas

Quake 3 Arenas, also called Arenas: The Episodes and Quake: Arenas, is a series of animated fan films made by Joe Goss that adds an in-depth plot to the Quake III Arena game. The main character is the Doomguy who, unlike in the original Doom games, now talks.

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