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The Cacodemon is a one-eyed red flying monster that appears in the Doom video game series. A signature monster of the Doom series and one of the most famous video game monsters of all time, the Cacodemon has been a popular subject of memes and fanart online.
On December 10th, 1993, the first-person shooter video game Doom was released. On level E2M1, the one-eyed spherical red flying monster Cacodemon is introduced. In Doom, the Cacodemon floats through the air, fires balls of plasma at the player and attempts to bite him (gameplay video shown below, left). The monster also appeared in all the following installments of the series, including Doom 64, Doom 3, Doom (2016) and Doom Eternal (comparison video shown below, right). The design of the monster was inspired by the cover image of the Manual of the Planes, an AD&D manual that depicted Astral Dreadnought.
Cookie Demon / Caco-chan
Pogodemon / Cacoggers
On February 8th, 2020, YouTuber dakooters (@dkooters) posted a PogChamp fanart of Cacodemon (shown below, left). On February 17th, 2020, dakooters added the Pogodemon emote to FrankerFacez Twitch extension (shown below, right).
In the following weeks, the image received viral spread on Twitter and other platforms. For example, on February 16th, 2020, Twitter user @ritchardfist used the image as a reaction, with the tweet gaining 270 retweets and over 1,000 likes. On February 29th, 2020, Twitter user @M3m3waznothere posted a Thanos Beatbox meme that utilized the image, gaining over 1,700 retweets and 6,000 likes (shown below).
Just for fun I'm going to play nightmare in Doom on the switch version pic.twitter.com/mw7H8MTxXg
— M3m3 (@M3m3waznothere) February 29, 2020
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