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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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chiefmageddon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, if I ever made a Doom game, these guys would be able to suck your blood until you die of bloodloss with their tongues. Or roll up into a ball and roll around and stab their little barb thingies into you, sorta like the Armored Kantus from gears of war (3?).
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Could be neat. Doom could use more leaping/dashing style enemies.
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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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DlyanBlake1666 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD I HAVE BEEN PLAYIN' TEAM FORTRESS 2 FOR TOO LONG!

lol I just though of the RED team Soldier standing in front of a bunch of these saying "You are all Maggots!" and an Imp in the back row rapidly nodding it head.

10/10, I like this one, more detailed than the game version, not to nit pick but I think the crab claw was the other arm. :)
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! I'd imagine the Imp would shyly raise one finger and politely add "I.. I'm not" in Monty Python's "the aqueduct"-manner :D

Yeah, the had an extralimb, but I really didn't see any point in them having one, because I'm such a marvelous chunk of man-flesh :P
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DlyanBlake1666 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Soldier: You are a spineless worm! You are a mistake of...*gets burned by a flame blast from a Archvile*

lol
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Unidad26 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Yhea tehis guy should know better running at a guy with a shotgun and screaming tehyr ehad out, maybe they just whant a hugh or die maybe both, odd all enemies should do something not just be there for show, it looks od to me mm what is that.well looks good.
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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dracon-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
I think the idea of the Maggot in Doom3 was that they're low to the ground, and most monsters aren't. Their attack's main purpose is to fuck with your aim.
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dracon-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
also, they can sneak up on your and be kind of annoying... sometimes...
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That could have been the idea, but that never came across that well. Maybe I'm just that damn good of a player, even with the bacon grease clogging mah brainz.
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dracon-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Nah, they were pretty easy to kill, I think they would have served their purpose better if you were in a smallish room with a few imps or other monsters firing at you.
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Most of the monster would have worked a lot better if there had been a whole bunch of them attacking you simultaneously, but they usually popped up one at a time. And now I'm starting to sound like a broken record :P
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dracon-dragon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Despite that Doom 3 was still a very good and enjoyable game (even more enjoyable with Sikkmod and random encounters on, also new enemies enabled, such as pain elemental, specter, and hellknight.)
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Of course. Despite all my bitching and moaning, it is still a good game. The BFG-edition was a breath of fresh air after all these brown, pseudo-realistic military shooters.
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Damn, its more ugly than the Doom 3 version.
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's just my inner beauty that I pour into these designs :'D
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bloodyconquest Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Outstanding redesign as always. Maggots were actually one of my favorite new enemies introduced in Doom 3. Not sure why I like them so much, but I do. This design is way more vicious and fierce than the original. Great job!

I really like the heads in particular. Reminds me of the old school Baron of Hell and Hell Knight faces, minus the horns.
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. The heads were my main focus. I wanted to deviate from the usual skull/eyeless/multieyed humanoid skull a bit, so I went with some goat/elk head-like design. I actually tried out some horns until I realized that this guy would be in serious danger of stabbing itself in the head with one of them.
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LordMazinkaiser Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Great
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Kamaelion Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
... Skinned sheep heads
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Delicious skinned sheep heads *drool*
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LuisSalazarArt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, Yes, it is very satisfying putting a 12 gauge slug in their twin faces. I do hope they bring the chainsaw back in Doom 4...whenever that comes out. :chainsaw:
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure they will. Id really needs to give us some info about Doom 4. It's been in developement for ages.
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GabeHash Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
these just keep getting better and better!!
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3 Not that many monsters left, though :/
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GabeHash Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
yeah :c, you could start doing these for other video game monsters, just an idea tho,
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I got plans :) Although right now I've painted myself into a corner (no pun intended) with the wraith monster, since I sorta turned Vulgar into one with the long arms and whatnot :/
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GabeHash Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
lol yeah, in reality a wraith is like a ghost, not a bat demon lol, are you going to do the maledict?
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know. That's why I'm thinking about having the wraith to double for spectre, not just teleport around. Would be cool if they behaved more like the ninjas in the original F.E.A.R. Yes, I'm doing Maledict. I'm only skipping the Zombies and Sabaoth. Because I have absolutely nothing to contribute to zombies and Sabaoth is utterly stupid :P
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LuisSalazarArt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about the bruiser?
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I already have some initial scetches of him :3
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GabeHash Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
true, i havent seen the ninjas from fear, imma go look them up, i like your design for the revenant, from what ive read, a revenant is someone whos risen from the dead to get revenge on the living, people usually like depicting them as skeletal creature's which is cool.
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