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Let's do Doom pt:16 - Maggot by Mechanubis Let's do Doom pt:16 - Maggot by Mechanubis
In all honesty, I have no idea why Maggot was in Doom 3, other than adding a new creature into the roster. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the fact that there are tons of different enemies in the game, but it simply mesmerizes me how insignificant the maggot was. They aren't tougher than any other cannon fodder enemy, they have no special attacks or any special kind of attackpatterns. They just lunge at you and die, because you're not stupid, and you have a gun, and you have the tendency to shoot at scary motherfuckers who jump at you, screaming like everything is your fault. I don't know why they have two heads, or why they have those freakishly long tongues, or the extra limbs. They don't use them for any special attacks, do they?

In my trademark manner I completely butchered the design and re-organized the shit out of it. I took out the tongues and turned the extra limb into 2 smaller insect-like claws. I went for a more berzerk-type design. Think Pinky Demon that can punch you across the room, or grab you with it's sexy, muscular arms and start eviscerating you, until you show him the courtesy of point-blank double bullet facial.
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Boomstickboy99 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
i think the maggot's main purpose (from what i could gather) was to attack swarms, overwhelming the player, it happened to me several times when playing doom 3. they are kinda like the clots from killing floor, easy enough to kill, but if a group get you in a corner you are gonna have a bit of trouble
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Pinky Demons do the very same thing. Maybe they'll be able to climb walls in Doom 4.
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
 So far they all look great! Have you considered doing a Blauhornchen/Bird Demon that was showcased in one of the first Doom 3 techreels but never made it into the game?
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words. I will propably skip that one. My next agenda is to start working on the ingame models. But it'll be a while before I sink my teeth into the Doom creatures again. Hopefully in december.
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
 I will stick around.
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome to do so. Thank you very much.
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SpawnFire88 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I always called them "super imps" because they could run after you and crawl on walls.
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha!. Good one : D
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Renkore Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very intriguing take on the Maggot... I always saw them as an incomplete yet potentially highly useful creature due to the way they were introduced and the name they were given, but id never did anything as awesome with them as I originally hoped. I had thought that surely the body had baby maggots in it and that we'd encounter wall-bodies later that would have fully formed maggots burst out of them and come running at you (I had thought that at some point these bloody bastards would form into a Cocoon and then burst out as either a two headed flying Demon that shot Plasma or a pair of smaller Flying Demons who shot streams of plasma out at you, either way I thought that they would be called Flies... But it never happened. If you ever feel like drawing something like that be my guest, its what I thought id was gonna do with them anyways)
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed that would have been kickass. There is a lot that iD could have done with the enemy behaviours, but fell short on time I guess, since it was the dawn of a new generation, and a lot of their efforts went into applying all the new tech into the engine. I wasn't there, so I don't know for sure. But at least I think that's what happened. Then again, I think a lot of obscure things o.O
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