The Baron of Hell

baronofhell-c2We’re back in the hellish world of Doom with another of its cast of devilish demons – this time, the Baron of Hell. Known as ‘The Brusier Brothers’ for reasons that quickly become apparent on introduction, a pair of these minotaur-esque clients pose the final challenge of Doom‘s first episode, set on Phobos. If ill-equipped of ammunition or experience, they make a lethal adversary and can easily thrash you with their razor claws and green fireballs.

It was these who gave me surely the scariest moment of my Doom-ing, as I alluded to in my previous Spider Mastermind post. The level is eerily simple – at least on easier difficulties – to an extent that even a six-year old should have sensed that something dreadful was going to happen any moment. Going up a lift, you are taken to a huge star-shaped arena, immediately before a staircase and two large doors. Leave it to me to run happily up to said doors and be greeted with the wonderful consequences.

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I’M OUTTA HERE!

The doors open and the beasts behind yell like some sort of murderous bull. That was quite enough for me; off I ran, terrified, missing their putting me out of my misery. I don’t think I’ve ever been so frightened by a video game before or since (and that includes running into the much larger Doom characters). But hey, I beat them in the next round, which was a very satisfying revenge. After that, I was happy to call it even and move on. I’m not sure the Barons feel the same way, however, as they seem to continue to attempt murder on every encounter, but I’m sure it’s just a game we play. They’re cool.

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23 comments
  1. p2d2 said:

    Yeah, these guys would just pop up at the wrong time everytime I played!

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    • Jacob said:

      Ha ha, yes! They ended many of my games, especially in Doom 2 where they’re far more frequent; the best strategy, I found, was to try and lure them to infighting other monsters!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Teresa! Haha, I definitely wasn’t LOL’ing when I first saw these guys!! 😮 😮 😮

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  2. I’m not familiar with the character, but this is a very cool drawing, Jacob.

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  3. Yikes!!!!!! Scared my pants off, so it’s a great rendition and worked well! Hehe. Though Baron of Hell as a title should have give me a heads up.😊 This is so fun Jacob! I honesty think I only played the original Doom once. It was the “hot” game back then though. So advanced! Lol

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Charlie – haha, sorry for the scare! 😉 At least the pants coming off was a consolation for the rest of us. 😉 😉 This was a challenging draw, what with the reference being a group of about four pixels! But still fun.

      Doom was huge! Or at least I understand it was – I was only a year old at the time!

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      • Jacob said:

        Moving into mid-twenties at the end of the month, Charles… I am terrified! You are young at heart, I am just immature – there’s a big difference!

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      • Jacob said:

        Nope, not quite! Bah – don’t feel old! You’re much more youthful than me (and I’m ever jealous of that!)

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      • Yeah…I actually am. What’s up with that?! No wonder I thought you were older. Hehe You need to do something unabashedly childlike this instant! Then start watching the movies I’ve instructed you to see, of course. That should fix you right up! Lol 😉

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      • Jacob said:

        Well, it is almost 5PM and I’m still in my Minions pyjamas. Is that childish enough? 😉

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      • Jacob said:

        Yay – thank goodness! Here’s to never growing up! 😀

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    • Jacob said:

      Ha – an indescribable pleasure it is to be your hero, Michael! 😉

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  4. Bill Fufkin said:

    Now there’s one you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley! B

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    • Jacob said:

      Definitely not, Bill! Thanks!

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