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You know how some games have those really interesting enemy designs or enemies that just look super badass that you totally love the look of? And maybe even you really like fighting them because of their designs. Tell me about em'. What are your favorite enemy designs in video games?

Here's some of mine:

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Dusk (Kingdom Hearts II)

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Wendy (Nier)

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Tiamat (Final Fantasy XII)

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Terminator (Shin Megami Tensei II)

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Hecate (Shin Megami Tensei II)

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I really like enemies that are not just bullet sponges but have specific "weak points" where you need to hit, they have an irrational but telegraphed pattern of attack and shout comical taunts at you

Dark Souls bosses come quite close but not quite

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I mentioned this in General Chat/Timewaster, but.. Urban Assault's Taerkast faction

A monastic order of Neo-Luddite druids hailing from northern Africa who command mysterious metaphysical abilities and World War I era military equipment, who are somehow still a serious force to be reckoned with in a post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with drone hovertanks and hypersonic jets -- as well as not one but two invading alien species.

Whereas everyone else goes at it with fighter jets, flying saucers, and helicopter gunships, the Taerkastens bring biplanes, zeppelins, and WWI Mark I tanks to the party, and actually kick a lot of ass. Their Leonid tank in particular, although the slowest ground vehicle in the game, will go toe-to-toe with nearly every single other ground vehicle and emerge victorious. Their Zeppelin can take as many as three direct hits from a Rhino's tactical nuclear artillery rocket before it goes the way of the Hindenburg, and drops its own blockbuster bombs that can delete entire armored columns in one go.

Each faction maintains a single centralized command center, a floating battle platform that doubles as a factory, known as a Host Station. Most humanoid factions have large armored mother ships using advanced antigravity technologies. What do the Taerkastens do? They take a literal stone fortress and float it with secret metaphysics, which also allow them to draw power from the earth itself. Crazy shit.

 

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Darvograhellix Organism from Super Cyborg is my favorite boss/enemy in video games. I love how nasty and odd he is. Can't really be compared to any one specific enemy really. He melts down humans for nutrients for the embryo that you can see him feeding (the pink tube going off screen) The two little heads that vomit into the mixture is a nice gross touch. It just reminds me of every nerdy science fiction obsessed grade school who just let their imagination run wild on paper and made crazy monsters. I always loved stuff like this myself. 
And even when his face blows up, his eyes still attack you when he should be deader than dead.

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Some other stand outs for me were Alien Cell from Contra Hard Corps, Kimkoh Beast from many other Contra games, and Bacterion from Gradius 3.

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1 hour ago, Battlechili said:

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Terminator (Shin Megami Tensei II)

LMAO! Yippee ki yay thoust defiler of maternal wombs!
EDIT: Nice, didn't merge. :l

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I like this boss here a lot. The stage 3 boss in this game is my second favorite. I always like when shooters have ominous bosses that are restrained to something then after enough damage get released and go crazy.

And goddamn, when a boss explodes in this game, it fucking explodes.

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I'm only going to post enemy mooks because otherwise I would be posting thousands of pictures of Bowser and Wolf O'Donnell.

This cutie from Tales of Legendia:

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This cutie from Zelda:

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These cuties from Golden Sun:

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And of course this cutie from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2:

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I always loved the angular utilitarian aesthetic of the Taiidan Empire from Homeworld, and it had a huge impact on my own starship designs.

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3 hours ago, Victor-933 said:

I always loved the angular utilitarian aesthetic of the Taiidan Empire from Homeworld, and it had a huge impact on my own starship designs.

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These look like the SS Anubis from Jet Force just a bit more intimidating.

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Cave makes my favorite machines. They almost always have an extremely unique shape that look nothing like conventional ships or any vehicle really, but the function is always clear. These are all from the DoDonPachi series.

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Wish I had the sprite for Genbu, the 3D rendered one.

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This one's my absolute favorite though. I like him because he's scary. He gets right in your face close enough where moving forward a pixel would kill you then starts firing massive laser cannons while strafing forcing your movement. He then backs off and sprays bullets in big difficult radial patterns.

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Abadox was something else.

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Further, I can't believe you guys are seriously going to let this perfect thread hit page 2. I know you've all got something.

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Biggy Man (Splatterhouse)

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Sorta goes without saying

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Splicers (Bioshock) GEE, I wonder if these guys inspired anything I made?? 

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Nightmare (Metroid Fusion)

 

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Two of my fav characters to fight and against in soul caliber until I can effortpost after work:

PG-13 Voldo, who was so fun to mess around with

Yoshimitsu! So cool asssss

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Hold on. I have to go back to DoDonPachi for a second. These enemies have the best names. lmao
What do you think you'd name something like these? Tanks? War Mechs? Battle Cruisers? Some serial number like MA-403 or something like that? Welp we got...

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Instrumental Music

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Area of Study (I don't know why they changed his name from Senko to that)

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Ancient Music

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Pink.... That's it. :l

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Cruiser High Drain Jefferies 

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And Fortune of Business

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Why these fine gentleme-- sorry-- FUCKING ASSHOLES from Serious Sam. 

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Splatterhouse again. This time it's these crawling melted fetus things. I feel bad for them.

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I never played FNAF 3 (or any FNAF game) But I always thought Springtrap looked super cool. I guess I have a thing for stuff that is decaying/ rotting, but still somehow functioning.

 

 

 

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I really, really like Lavos' design as just kind of an incomprehensible space tick that kills the shit out of you because it's an animal, and that's what an animal does.
I was actually pretty fucking disappointed that it turns into Cell, and then a space suit... thing (because god forbid Akira Toriyama make aliens that don't look like people), but I can overlook that just because I like its outer design so much.


 

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2 hours ago, Vae said:

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I really, really like Lavos' design as just kind of an incomprehensible space tick that kills the shit out of you because it's an animal, and that's what an animal does.
I was actually pretty fucking disappointed that it turns into Cell, and then a space suit... thing (because god forbid Akira Toriyama make aliens that don't look like people), but I can overlook that just because I like its outer design so much.


 

I notice JRPG's do this a lot. They'll have a game full of these grandiose boss designs and then the last boss or typically the last phase of a last boss is just...a person. lol
Like way to cap off an 80 hour game with the most anticlimactic thing I could possibly fight. Yes, that's very intimidating and raises the scale and tension. Someone my size. Cool.

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ESPGaluda 2's second boss.

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And this guy with legs under his legs.

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Also every Angel in Bayonetta. Seriously...

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Nevi (gravity rush )

 

 

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Gremlin(final fantasy 13 trilogy)

 

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Moja (locoroco series)

 

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Fenrir (patapon 3)

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This kaiju from Nier Automata was pretty rad

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Also the Regeneradors in Resident Evil 4 made for some terrifying looking enemies

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Good ol' Ganondorf

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Also Phantom Ganon from Wind Waker

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Helghast from Killzone: Shadowfall

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On 4/11/2017 at 1:40 PM, Nova said:

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...M-Mr. Popo?

 

 

I really liked Seath the scaleless's design. When I first encountered him I couldn't help but go, "Wow, pretty."

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The Vagina Gaping Dragon.

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Blackmore's cool shadow from Order of Eclesia

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The Dopefish: Simple. Terrifying. Effective.

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Redeads. The rapists of the Zelda universe. *shudder*

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Lunar. The gun-wielding sentai wolf furry that pilots a giant robot wolf-motorcycle whom you fight while riding a cat that's riding a missile. Awesome!

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Lesser Dog and Doggo. All my pets!

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The angry chicken, from From the Depths.

It's legs are massive cannons.

It spits missiles, and has even more missiles on it's "wings"

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