What is the name of the final boss of Quake? The meme explained

Why Twitter Users Are Being Told 'Don't Look Up The Name Of The Final Boss Of Quake'

Twitter users are being warned to never search for the name of the final boss of Quake, a 1996 first-person shooter game, after a meme telling them not to do so went viral. But why are users being discouraged from making the potentially risky search, and is the name really that bad? We did the Googling so you don't have to, and here are the results.


What Is The Name Of The Final Boss In 'Quake?'

Yesterday, Twitter user @OOCBoomShoots posted a meme captioned, "Don't look up the name of the final boss of Quake" over an image of a screaming, bloody head. The meme has become significantly popular over the past day, with over 13,000 likes and 300,000 views, leaving many wondering why they shouldn't look it up.

A quick Google search for the final boss in Quake will tell you that the final boss is a demon named Shub-Niggurath. She is described as the "absolute ruler of the monsters" and is fought in a room surrounded by lava. But why didn't the meme want you to know that? It's because the latter half of the monster's name is pronounced similarly to the n-word.

Is The Name Of The Final Boss Of Quake 'Shub-Niggurath' Racist?

Shub-Niggurath is an outer god created by author H.P. Lovecraft, also known for creating Cthulhu. Shub-Niggurath is also called the Black Goat of the Woods. In the Cthulhu mythos, Shub-Niggurath has no connection to Black people. The name is likely derived from the Latin word for black, "niger," which is also likely why H.P. Lovecraft's black cat had such a sus name.

This isn't the first time the name of the demon has been joked about, though. In the game South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the demon Shub-Niggurath appears as a boss battle and is shown to eat Black people, while his weakness is white meat. This, however, is just a joke.

For the full details on Quake, be sure to check out our entry on the game here for even more information.

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