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The Game of the Name

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  1. helvete

    helvete Diabloii.Net Member

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    Been running a little lately, and out of boredom I started thinking about the random boss names, and what I associate them with. As a little game, I will list ten of those associations, and see how many of the boss names I started with you people can come up with and screenshot. The prize will be *drumroll* my admiration for at least half a minute ;)

    The list:

    The Bulimic
    The Fire Mage*
    The ISP Commercial
    The Metal Singer*
    Captain Sheridan
    The Duellist**
    The Chopper
    The Scepter
    Diablos Backup
    The Lethal Spider***


    Points will be awarded to the FIRST person with the correct answer. You may post as often as you like, and a bonus point is still available if it wasn't taken by the first person to get the base point.

    *bonus point for the right "title" (as in bone fist "the wraith")
    **this one needs to have a title to make sense
    ***bonus point if the screenshotted boss actually is a spider

    May the most linguistically inclined win =)
     
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    Dazliare Diabloii.Net Member

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    Is there more than one correct answer for each?
     
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    helvete Diabloii.Net Member

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    "The Metal Singer" has at least two variations, but the rest have only one correct combination.
     
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    Ariadne Diabloii.Net Member

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    To be honest, it sounds to me like Iron Maiden.
    The duellist is an Iron Maiden song.

    But then Diablo often does.
    You have The Apparition: http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/monsters/act1-wraith.shtml (it's on Fear of the Dark)
    The invader http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/monsters/act2-sandraider.shtml (That's the opening track on Number of the beast)
    and then the Necromancer can do his Iron Maiden curse.
    Although they don't swear that much to be honest.

    I'm guessing this is not the answer.
     
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    helvete Diabloii.Net Member

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    Not the answers (as none of these are bosses, but I love Iron Maiden, and I have done so for 20 years =)

    Both Diablo and Starcraft universes have lots of musical references, some subtle, some obvious. Not sure about warcraft universe, but I've heard there's a "Corpsegrinder" boss in WoW. (Singer in Cannibal Corpse).
     
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    pharphis Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    Pretty sure you're right about the Cannibal Corpse boss. Lol Corpsegrinder is such a hilarious name and CC such a terrible band
     
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    Dazliare Diabloii.Net Member

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    I'm really confused - are these random unique spawns that spawn with a certain name that means your hints? Or are you talking about super uniques like Izual?
     
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    helvete Diabloii.Net Member

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    Random uniques. As an example, if the hint is "Jaws", then the name might be "Steel Grin", which gives me associations to a James Bond villain.
     
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    helvete Diabloii.Net Member

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    Just to remind you, this can be done one boss name at the time.
     
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    redragon Diabloii.Net Member

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    This thread is making me pay attention to those random bosses, am trying.

    Question: are these Hell bosses / are boss names specific to different difficulties?
     
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    helvete Diabloii.Net Member

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    I *think* boss names aren't affected by difficulty, but they might be affected by what base monster the boss is.

    I'll start posting hints (on one boss at a time) after a while if I think you need them =)
     
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    Korlic Diabloii.Net Member

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    Ok so is the metal singer, Doom Growler? I've always lolled at that name :)
     
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    helvete Diabloii.Net Member

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    Doom or Death Growler would be correct, yes =) One down, nine to go.
     
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    felixbavaria Diabloii.Net Member

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    The Bulimic:

    [​IMG]
     
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    helvete Diabloii.Net Member

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    Boom! Two points :D
     
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    Maltatai Diabloii.Net Member

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    There are a lot of combinations that could be associated with fire and magic, but here is one guess of the fire mage;

    Fire Spell the Witch

    The lethal spider could be Black Widow. Diablos Backup...Devil Call, or Devil Wing if he is airborne.

    Also, applause for getting a screenshot, felixbavaria.
     
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    felixbavaria Diabloii.Net Member

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    What a coincidence, shortly after Puke Feast I met Doom Growler with his stage microphone.

    [​IMG]
     
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    helvete Diabloii.Net Member

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    Nice screenshotting! About the fire mage, I don't think monsters can have "fire" as their first name, but very close. Diablo keeps his backup online, btw.
     
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    felixbavaria Diabloii.Net Member

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    Devil Cloud?
     
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    Puke Lust the Bulimic is what came to mind instantly...
     

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