Pixel art from the Doom video game franchise of a monster that looks like a floating red orb with one eyes and multiple teeth and horns

Cacodemon

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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.

Origin

On December 10th, 1993, the first-person shooter video game Doom was released.[1] 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).[2] The design of the monster was inspired[10] by the cover image of the Manual of the Planes, an AD&D manual that depicted Astral Dreadnought.



Cookie and Caco-chan refer to antropomorphic representations of Cacodemon originally created by artists Robot Joe[8] and Substance20[9] (shown below, left and right).


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Pogodemon / Cacoggers

On February 8th, 2020, YouTuber[3][4] dakooters (@dkooters) posted a PogChamp fanart of Cacodemon (shown below, left). On February 17th, 2020, dakooters added the Pogodemon emote to FrankerFacez[5] Twitch extension (shown below, right).


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In the following weeks, the image received viral spread on Twitter and other platforms. For example, on February 16th, 2020, Twitter[6] user @ritchardfist used the image as a reaction, with the tweet gaining 270 retweets and over 1,000 likes. On February 29th, 2020, Twitter[7] user @M3m3waznothere posted a Thanos Beatbox meme that utilized the image, gaining over 1,700 retweets and 6,000 likes (shown below).

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External References

[1] Wikipedia – Doom

[2] Doom Wiki – Cacodemon

[3] Twitter – @dkooters

[4] Twitter – @dkooters

[5] FrankerFaceZ – Pogodemon by miilkies

[6] Twitter – @ritchardfist

[7] Twitter – @M3m3waznothere

[8] Twitter – @Robot_Joe

[9] Twitter – @S20_TBL

[10] Games Radar – The ingenious designs behind Doom's most iconic demons

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