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    Baron of Hell

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    These baddies were originally the boss of the original Doom's first episode, but they would become normal enemies in Doom II.

    Short summary describing this concept.

    Baron of Hell last edited by Marino on 10/31/21 08:47PM View full history

    Overview 

    Tough as a dump truck and nearly as big, these Goliaths are the worst things on two legs since Tyrannosaurus rex.

    -- Doom manual (this same description was used for Hell Knights in Doom II)

    The Hell knight was bad news but this is Big Daddy. These bruisers are a lot like Hell knights, but look a little different and are twice as tough to kill.

    -- Doom II manual
     Baron of Hell sprites
     Baron of Hell sprites
    Only below Cyberdemons and Spiderdemons in terms of strength, a Baron of Hell will scratch like an Imp when close and hurl green fireballs from a distance.
     
    The Baron character first appears as a duo, as the end bosses, in Episode 1 (Knee-Deep in the Dead) of Doom. In the following Episodes, Doom II and later games, Barons appear more frequently as regular enemies. 
     

    Baron of Hell numbers by game 

    Broken down by game and difficulty.

    • Difficulty 1: I'm Too Young To Die
    • Difficulty 2: Hey, Not Too Rough
    • Difficulty 3: Hurt Me Plenty
    • Difficulty 4: Ultra-Violence
    • Difficulty 5: Nightmare! (note: monsters respawn in this mode) 
    DoomDifficulty 1, 2Difficulty 3Difficulty 4, 5
      Ultimate Doom 26 44 82
      Doom II 24 27 31
      TNT: Evilution 15 44 61
      Plutonia 58 76 90
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