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Bad Ass Motherfuckers
January 21st 2006, 16:29 CET by deadlock

OK, this topic is intentionally dumb but may turn out to be fun for the 10 or so posts that it stays on topic (assuming that it escapes the bin to begin with). I want you to list your most memorable game baddies of all time ever. The only rules are that they have to be baddies and they have to have featured in video or computer games. They don't have to be bosses, they don't have to be the main evil protagonist (e.g. Alexis Sinclair) although they can be either of those things. They don't even have to be unique to gaming - so if you find habitually find yourself saying "You're not authorised here" in a dodgy English accent á la the stormtroopers in Dark Forces then feel free to mention them.

Mine are, in no particular order:

1. The zombies from the original Quake: scary as fuck.
2. The headcrab zombie guys from either Half-Life game. Scary in both.
3. Zombies in general creep me out.

OK, my list is lame and should probably include the Combine and, for that l33t factor, any number of old-skool, now-obscure bad guys so let's see you lot do better.
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#1 by m0nty
2006-01-21 16:30:18
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Zombie manboobs!
#2 by Greg
2006-01-21 16:33:34
The topic text is leading, so I'll go with the FPS theme and say the rocket shooting cyberdemon thingers from Doom. They were badass at the time.

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#3 by deadlock
2006-01-21 16:39:09
http://www.deadlocked.org/
How is it misleading? It's simple: list your most memorable bad guys from any game in any genre ever. Just cos I listed some FPS badguys doesn't mean that you do too.

Crapfeed. Some git hacked my server so I'm rebuilding. Woe is me!
#4 by Squeaky
2006-01-21 16:45:52
1. Rebel Scum from TIE Fighter.
2. Murlocs. Not really badass, but the fuckers gotta die.
3. bishop with his pant stealing ways.

thats about all I can think of for now. I'm sure there's a bunch more, but it's too early for me to think them up.

Aeternum vale
#5 by Jibble
2006-01-21 16:47:09
Mecha Hitler from Wolf3D. Can't get any badder than that.

Die Allied Schweinhund!

With your plan they'd be all like "everyone with weasels in their pants thinks they're great dancers but they're not, they've just got weasels in their pants."

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#6 by Greg
2006-01-21 16:56:29
I didn't say misleading, I said leading. You seemed to have figured that out in your 2nd sentence. :P

And because I just woke up it was easier to think of examples similar to yours.

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#7 by Ashiran
2006-01-21 17:00:57
Just of the top of my head:

1) Any Terminator in Skynet:
Walking in the dark, in a shot up urban enviroment and hearing those mechanical fuckers closeby but not being able to see them yet. Creepy stuff.
2) Cybermonkeys from System Shock:
Same as above really. Make very creepy sounds and do way too much dmg if you don't spot them in time.
3) The Kadesh from Homeworld:
Not really badguys, but I found them distinct enough to remember.

Nihil nequit.
#8 by UncleJeet
2006-01-21 17:06:45
Minax from Ultima II

Any terminator in FUTURE SHOCK, not Skynet. Bleh to Skynet!

The gollems or whatever they were from Thief II. When I first hooked up my 7.1 setup and encountered those things stomping around, calling out in their creepy voice was excellent.

The threat of Hecatomix in Blair Witch: Rustin Parr. I say the threat of, because actual monster encounters and the end fight were anti-climactic and mostly bleh. However, the constant threat of attack along with the top-notch sound design was brilliant.

The cybernannies from System Shock 2. Creepy voices as they looked around for you.

And last, but certainly not least, THE TERROR OF THE SEVEN SEAS, THE PIRATE CAPTAIN LECHUCK!

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#9 by UncleJeet
2006-01-21 17:07:37
My list clearly beats Ashiran's list. I think it's self-evident.

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#10 by anaqer
2006-01-21 17:17:05
- Black Dragons in HoMM2. They may not always be baddies, but they are the epitomes of ultimate badassery regardless.
- Pyramid Head.
- Paratroopers in RtCW, I remember thinking 'cripes, this is gonna be BAD' when they first appeared on the airfield level.
- Archvile!
- The tentacle monster on the blast pit level (and while we're at it, the female assassins later on).
- Blood's hellhounds, especially in close quarters.
- The ThiefBot of Descent2. CURSES!!
- Frank Horrigan, but only in the Boo! encounter. By the time I got to the Enclave, nobody posed any real threat. (Apart from electrified floor tiles. Ugh.)
- The Shambler. Seriously.

Add a dab of lavender to milk, leave town with an orange, and pretend you’re laughing at it.
#11 by Wudi
2006-01-21 17:21:12
1. King Bowser
2. Boomarang Brother
3. Koopa Kids

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#12 by Squeaky
2006-01-21 17:23:21
The fuck? I just got the weirdest spam ever. the messege is empty, but the recipiant is labeled dkiid@telus.net.

Aeternum vale
#13 by Ashiran
2006-01-21 17:58:11
My list clearly beats Ashiran's list. I think it's self-evident.

I can smack you down with my superior WoW catassery any time I want so shush!

Nihil nequit.
#14 by Penguinx
2006-01-21 18:23:12
I used to loathe the spectre-pinky demons from Doom II.

#15 by Gunp01nt
2006-01-21 18:59:37
supersimon33@hotmail.com
I played Doom when I was like 11 or 12 years old, and I remember being really scared running around one of the hell levels, looking for the way out. As I wandered around, I heard monster idle sounds everywhere and it really creeped me out that I really didn't want to confront those monsters, but would eventually have to while looking for the exit.

After I learned of my [Dutch] heritage the rate at which I pushed passerbys off of bridges shot up significantly.
 - Penguinx
#16 by Penguinx
2006-01-21 19:08:22
Yeah, Doom is really the only game aside from Silent Hill that creeps me out.

#17 by UncleJeet
2006-01-21 19:23:30
If you're WoW Catassing, Ashey - then get your eurotrashed ass to Kul Tiras, unless you're too good for the rest of us. If you don't show, we will hate you forever - so toss Juicyribeye a message when you get there. DO IT!

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#18 by UncleJeet
2006-01-21 19:32:50
I've said this before, but I shall say it once more! If you want to be creeped out, then get some good headphones, secure yourself alone in the house (or at least your computer room), wait until late at night and turn out all the lights, then put on the headphones and load up Blair Witch: Rustin Parr. You have to go through some lame training bit first, and the very start of the town is more adventure game/talking to everyone than creepy, but once you make your way out into the woods to investigate the goings on, creepiness ensues. Gameplay wise, the title leaves a lot to be desired....combat is meh, there's a lot of running in circles and even a maze (that changes!) but in spite of all that, the game is still great because it's saved by its atmosphere and presentation. The sound design alone will creep you out so much that the first thing you'll do when you get too creepified is to pop off the headphones and get back to the real world. There are also all sorts of subtle graphical touches too, like bits of leaves being kicked up by unseen feet or the very quick flash of a spectral child over in some corner of the screen that makes you wonder if you actually saw anything or not.

The game is helped along, of course, if you didn't hate The Blair Witch movie. That's not to say that the movie really plays any part in the game, though, since it takes place many decades before the events of the film. Still, I really loved TBW movie and I wanted to love all three games, but the other two were mostly bleh. The second one had some good points, but it was insanely short along with a few other problems....mostly it just felt too rushed. The third one was just downright horrible. The first one, however, the one I'm recommending, was brilliant in its presentation. Ignore the downsides of the different gameplay elements, get into the Blair Witch mythology (watch that "documentary" that's on the movie DVD before you play, for example) and you'll be in for a treat.

I can't think of any other games that have ever really creeped me out at all, except for the occasional moments of the Thief and System Shock series. Silent Hill always left me horribly cold, since it felt too much like it was trying way too hard to be SHOCKING and X-TREME and DISTURBING. It was a case of showing too much, showing everything, and what it showed was just "shocking/disturbing" for the sake of being "shocking/disturbing" - I'm of the school that horror should be implied through sound and glimpses and a progressive feeling of terror and of being unsettled rather than just shown in as much gorey detail as possible.

Hrmmmm, I should also mention Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth for the Xbox. It's a little rough around the edges and the graphics and voice acting won't be winning any awards, but it's got some great moments in there and the gameplay manages to be good as well. I'd certainly give it at least a rental, if you're in the mood for something creepy.

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#19 by anaqer
2006-01-21 20:09:06
Silent Hill always left me horribly cold, since it felt too much like it was trying way too hard to be SHOCKING and X-TREME and DISTURBING.

Cold..? That's strange, because every time the game comes up you seem to grab the opportunity with both hands to chime in (with almost the exact same expressions, too) how very, very boring and unscary you find it. Every time. Whence the obsession? Did it kill your puppy dog?

Add a dab of lavender to milk, leave town with an orange, and pretend you’re laughing at it.
#20 by UncleJeet
2006-01-21 22:06:06
I'm sorry you take it so personally. In case you haven't noticed, the same topics seem to come up time and again on PC and since I, apparently unlike you, tend to maintain consistency in my opinions, they tend to remain the same each time.

Might I suggest you get over it?

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#21 by UncleJeet
2006-01-21 22:09:21
You might be interested to learn that your cited example of my repetition is something I have not once said about the game. I found the Silent Hill series several things, but I've never declared it boring. You seem to need to point out something about me when I post. Every time. Whence the obsession? Did I kill your puppy dog, or are you just confused and/or just looking to point out something, regardless of its validity?

Paraphrased: bite me.

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#22 by anaqer
2006-01-21 22:17:59
Eh, I dunno... do you taste like chicken?

Add a dab of lavender to milk, leave town with an orange, and pretend you’re laughing at it.
#23 by UncleJeet
2006-01-21 22:19:03
Only on Tuesdays...

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#24 by Hugin
2006-01-22 00:06:23
lmccain@nber.org
Pfft, just wait till the next WW2 and/or Elf bearing RPG comes out.  Then you'll hear some repetitive complaining brother!
#25 by Hugin
2006-01-22 00:06:44
lmccain@nber.org
WW2 shooter, rather.
#26 by UncleJeet
2006-01-22 01:39:35
Bleh, you got me all excited for a WW2 RPG and, more importantly, an Elf shooter. I hate you.

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#27 by UncleJeet
2006-01-22 01:44:26
So has anyone else seen The X's on Nick? Yes, I just called it Nick - that means I'm hip. Anywho, it's not a bad show at all. The point of interest for the rest of you is I believe The Tick voices the dad. Check it out sometime.

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#28 by UglyBob
2006-01-22 02:23:09
Just off the top of my head, here's some of the stuff I used to get creeped out by...:
- The ninja guys (throwing knifes or stars) from Wolfenstein 3D
- The shambler from Quake
- The zombies from Quake
- As stupid as it sounds, those jumpy water blob things from Quake
- And to sound even dumber still, in Return To Zork a brief video would play whenever you perform an action that resulted in your death.  The video shows this guy in a trenchcoat appear from the darkness and he simply tells you that you've lost or something like that...  It was completely non-threatening, but for some reason that guy scared the fuck out of me when I was younger.
#29 by Hugin
2006-01-22 02:40:16
lmccain@nber.org
The black poison headcrab carriers in Half Life 2 were pretty nasty.
#30 by Squeaky
2006-01-22 02:54:45
The fast zombies from HL2. 'Sccccccrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeee'

Aeternum vale
#31 by Wudi
2006-01-22 02:59:00
1. Red Whammy Balls
2. Coily
3. Ugg and Wrongway

Zep--

Matt Davis: If you had kids you'd learn to tune out the screaming baby and carry on watching TV as normal.
#32 by schnee
2006-01-22 04:42:08
david@snowdesign.com
1. Fiends from Quake 1. Those fuckers were so fast and brutal. Not difficult in an open space, but they had a habit of lurking in a corner with absolutely no light and leaping out right at me. Scared the piss out of me on more than a few occasions.

2. The first big boss in Duke Nukem. The campaign to that dude was the most dramatic build-up of any video game I've ever seen. Getting to the moon, dropping down that big pit, all the gieger-esque art and huge proportions... made me think I was really moving in to my doom. He was the most difficult boss for me to beat too, for some reason.

3. MIBs from Deus Ex. They really intimidated me. Also, hearing their musings when they were just sitting around ('It's so dark and empty...') were creepy. They were tough as nails, and the fact that they blew up after you killed 'em made them even more dangerous. Great dramatic build-up before ever facing them, too.

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#33 by McBain
2006-01-22 06:16:46
I really liked Silent Hill 2 and thought it was very creepy.

The black poison head crab guys from HL2 were indeed very good enemies.

Kid: Because you went to the bathroom on mommy's dishes?
Willie: What the fuck? No!
#34 by jjohnsen
2006-01-22 06:39:38
http://www.johnsenclan.com
System Shock 2 and the poison headcrabs are good.

Upon hearing that he was played by Kiefer Sutherland, Jack Bauer killed Sutherland.  Jack Bauer gets played by no man.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#35 by Shadarr
2006-01-22 09:13:14
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
I don't have much of a memory, so the only guys I can think of are the chainsaw guys and the spikey regenerators in RE4.

I hate my life and I want to die.
#36 by gaggle
2006-01-22 12:50:56
But that isn't funny Jj? Jack Bauer is a lame pseudo-idiot tv character, and I certainly feel like the author of the site is trying too hard to force a "new wacky fun" meme.

"The gun settles all arguments. The boot silences criticism. The tank crushes protest."
#37 by Wudi
2006-01-22 16:44:53
[08:17] <BobJustBob> morn, did you kill the crazy topic?
[08:18] <morn|away> ?
[08:18] <BobJustBob> guess not
[08:18] <morn|away> What crazy topic?
[08:18] <Whisp> If you didn't, it died the quickest death of any topic, ever
[08:18] Blade (~luvblake@12.212.225.139) joined #planetcrap.
[08:18] <Whisp> Or maybe whatisname pulled it
[08:18] <morn|away> What was it?
[08:18] <BobJustBob> some crazy guy named Wudi created a profile today, posted some huge crazy topic, and then apparently pulled it
[08:18] <morn|away> Crazy.
[08:19] <BobJustBob> it was complete gibberish, and quite funny
[08:19] <Whisp> zep@fuckheads.com
[08:19] <BobJustBob> yeah
[08:19] <Whisp> We wanted a copy for archival purposes, but PC doesn't cache anymroe.

I <3 Bob. Extra Points if you remember the subject of said submission bin topic (my first).

Zep--

Matt Davis: If you had kids you'd learn to tune out the screaming baby and carry on watching TV as normal.
#38 by Warren Marshall
2006-01-22 16:47:23
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
So Bob still reads the site.  So LEAVING FOREVER, but only kind of.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#39 by Wudi
2006-01-22 16:47:34
RE 4 was ok, but no game of the year. DQ VIII beats it in every way.

Zep--

Matt Davis: If you had kids you'd learn to tune out the screaming baby and carry on watching TV as normal.
#40 by Wudi
2006-01-22 16:50:19
I don't know if he does or not...I came about that old log (2002) while searching for something else.

Who is/was whisp?

Zep--

Matt Davis: If you had kids you'd learn to tune out the screaming baby and carry on watching TV as normal.
#41 by UncleJeet
2006-01-22 16:59:23
That list is an awful lot like the Chuck Norris list that someone linked some time ago.

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#42 by Wudi
2006-01-22 18:25:51
quit lurking and post something, faggots.

Zep--

Matt Davis: If you had kids you'd learn to tune out the screaming baby and carry on watching TV as normal.
#43 by bishop
2006-01-22 18:40:02
http://www.darkintel.org/00FF00/
poof.

stab stab stab.

running away as squeaky.
#44 by eggbert
2006-01-22 18:52:00
http://www.stuffresearch.com
The black poison headcrab carriers in Half Life 2 were pretty nasty.

That's mine as well, for some reason those gave me the shudders. Oddly enough I was fine with the stubby legged white headcrabs from the original game and HL2, but give them longer legs and an extra joint for crawling and uugh...
#45 by Warren Marshall
2006-01-22 18:54:36
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
One of the worst for me was the big blue baddie from Half-Life.  The one where you had to run down the hallway where he's right on your ass the whole way down to the power switch.  That made me sweat.  He also appears later where he does a similar chase through a parking garage.  *shudder*

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#46 by Wudi
2006-01-22 19:33:50
1. Flippers
2. Spikers
3. Pulsars

Zep--

Matt Davis: If you had kids you'd learn to tune out the screaming baby and carry on watching TV as normal.
#47 by LordDrucifer
2006-01-22 22:37:58
Yasta11@hotmail.com
1.Chainsaw guy (Resident Evil 4)
2. Rocky Marciano (fight night round two)
3.The Red C shaped enemies (geometry wars)

Rocky Marciano

Slack ass, slap face, slack rope, and slap Bass. Fold in a cup of cocaine. Now you have Drucifer's Quintessence.
#48 by Wudi
2006-01-22 23:53:04
1. Giant Sidehopper
2. Shaktool
3. Torizo

Zep--

Matt Davis: If you had kids you'd learn to tune out the screaming baby and carry on watching TV as normal.
#49 by Wudi
2006-01-23 00:25:51
1. Steelers
2. Steelers
3. Steelers

Zep--
*sports still gay, but it's good to see my hometown FTW!

Matt Davis: If you had kids you'd learn to tune out the screaming baby and carry on watching TV as normal.
#50 by Wudi
2006-01-23 00:28:15
50!


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