The name of the Doom Marine.

Ichor said:

Some more names to consider:


A+++

Thick McRunfast was always a favorite of mine

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I always call the Doomguy "B.J." since the face in the status bar is very much based on B.J.'s in Wolfenstein 3D.

For shits and giggles, I would call the Doomguy Dwayne Arnold Stallone, as allusion to the three action movie stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (who starred as the protagonist in the Doom movie), Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sylvester Stallone.

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I was going to mention the Doom bible too as a name that possibly could be.

but as he is nameless and is meant to be you, it is open for the guy to be called whatever you want him to be called as you are playing. Each copy of Doom could be seen as a parallel world, where he is called whatever he is called in either of them.

But if they were to ever go official (which yeah I know they won't) I'd hope they'd choose the Doom Bible name.

If he is related to the Wolfenstein protagonist he can still have the Doom bibles name, as distant descendant relatives down the line don't always end up having the same surname as their ancestors. However if there were to be a proper name for him, and he is related to him, then for confusions sake, he probably should share the same surname, or combine the Doom Bible name with the Blazkowicz name

At least that's what I think, either of those two options I think would be best.

I've never heard of him being called Stan before though, never played the RPG's.

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Barry. I've decided to name him so I can blame him when I mess up.

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Why's this discussion still going? Doom Marine's name is Huy Pham. Silly people. :P

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I know the Doomguy's REAL last name.

It's Green.

First name, I can't tell. John Green? There may be a better first name out there.

Mickey Green?

Or maybe just last name Green would suffice? At least for now

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gemini09 said:

I know the Doomguy's REAL last name.

It's Green.

First name, I can't tell. John Green? There may be a better first name out there.

Mickey Green?

Or maybe just last name Green would suffice? At least for now

Here is one name I came up for him.
First name:Bill
Middle name:Francis
Last name:Green

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Cathcart. John Cathcart to be precise. A good, clean, wholesome All-American name. Totally unlike all those subversive, seditious, insidious, socialist, suspicious, fascist, and communist unamerican names y'all have proposed!

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the most "canon" name i can think of him is that he was called Doom in Quake 3, which is an id title, and not a novel made by someone else. i think coming up with a name for him just for the sake of giving a name for him is kind of stupid, since he never was supposed to have a name in the first place. if it were to be made canon, though, then retconning him to the Blazkowicz family like mentioned earlier seems like the smartest thing. but really, he's the Doomguy. he doesn't need a canon name.

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Doomguy can't be of the Blazko family because that would make him Blazko Junior. End of story.

Doominator2 said:

Here is one name I came up for him.
First name:Bill
Middle name:Francis
Last name:Green


That would make a good and funny name for a presidential character :)

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He was known simply as "the Janitor" in a certain period of his life...

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He's Cpt. Doomguy Player of the space marine corps.

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His name is so top-secret that even his own mother couldn't tell him. And if you knew it, you would be dead by now.

Besides, Doomguy was a Sergeant at some point, and as the old army joke goes, Sergeants don't even have mothers, but "reproduce by fission ... like all bacteria".

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He is Guy Doom.

It looks like "Doom, Guy" on his driver's license.

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Inkie said:

He is Guy Doom.

It looks like "Doom, Guy" on his driver's license.


Best answer in the thread.

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His name is whatever you want it to be. If your name is Todd, than his name is Todd.

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No, Doomers. In Doom, you ARE the Doom Marine.
And then you were riding a space scooter.

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His name is PLAYA1. He's a straight up playa.

I never liked the name Flynn because it sounds like the name of an artist, author or perhaps dancer, as mentioned. It's isn't a tough-guy name, not by any means. There's nothing wrong with being a male dancer, but damned if it isn't out of place when attached to Doomguy. (The actor Errol Flynn also comes to mind, making the name equally unfitting. EDIT: Just saw someone else mentioned this earlier in the thread, but oh well.)

John Romero himself doesn't like the name Flynn Taggart, as a side note. Buddy Dacote is more acceptable because it was at least created by Tom Hall who had a big hand in developing the game. I guess to me that makes it more 'official.'

Even then, cheesey as it is, I like John Grimm. Short, sweet and to the point, which seems to represent doomguy rather well. Doom is basically every cheesey-but-amazing 80's power trip film rolled into one anyway, so it fits in that regard as well.

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Since it is never said in the main story. I just always assumed that it was Flynn or 'Fly' like in the Doom novels.

Before I read the novels, I just refered to the Marine as 'Doomguy'.

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40oz said:

Hero, Our


"Evenin' maggots, I'd like to introduce you're newest squad mate. Private Our Hero. Give Mr. Hero a big warm welcome by beating his face in like every good Space Marine introduction."

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It's obvious that the name of the Doom Marine is "Doom", from the TITLEPIC itself:



Not only he is Doom, but more specifically he's "The Ultimate" Doom, kinda like e.g. "The Incredible" Hulk or "The Amazing" Spiderman.

And just like Rambo or Rocky, he also got his own sequel:



Also, did you know that Doom stars in all Doom games, and that his name appears in all of the Doom games' titles? A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

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One thing I never liked was the whole concept of "He is you." Doom isn't an RPG, and he has a clear, if shallow, backstory. Clearly this is a defined person with a (somewhat loosely) defined personality. Honestly, I feel he's actually a little more well defined than Gordon Freeman, who literally just reacts to things as they happen to him without ever really making any sort of independent decisions for himself. I mean granted, the entire backstory of the Doomguy is contained in a readme file, not even officially part of the game, and yet in my opinion that readme file defines his character more than Gordon Freeman's character ever got.

I mean, based on the text (and in-game texts), we get the picture of this grim, determined guy who seems to have a death wish but will fight to the last breath for what he believes is right (and he won't let himself be killed until he's gotten the job done). Freeman, on the other hand, is... really good at following orders, and honestly wouldn't know what to do with himself if he had no orders to follow. But that's about it. People tell him to do things, and he does them. He never once independently makes a decision on his own - heck, the only time you are ever given a choice, by the G-Man at the end of HL1, the wrong choice results in instant death - the G-Man basically proves to you that you never really had a choice to begin with. With the Doomguy, yeah, the way the game's designed there never really are any choices, but you get the feeling you know what choices he'd make if given the option. With Freeman, you get the feeling his head would explode if he ever had to make a decision on his own.

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Decisions like firing, running, switching weapons, humping walls and slowly -and painfully- picking up with guns for another bout of fighting?

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Doomkid92 said:

His name is PLAYA1. He's a straight up playa.


Okay, that's it; Doomkid wins, thread's over, everyone go home.

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Maes said:

It's obvious that the name of the Doom Marine is "Doom", from the TITLEPIC itself:

The years weren't so kind to him.

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gemini09 said:

Doomguy can't be of the Blazko family because that would make him Blazko Junior. End of story.



That would make a good and funny name for a presidential character :)


No it wouldn't....He can be of the same family, just generations down the line.

Wolfenstein RPG has an enemy called the Harbinger and he says in the game that he will come back and fight his descendants, when he does come back it is in the Doom games when he meets Doom Guy as the Cyberdemon.

Wolfenstein RPG kinda has already retconned Doom Guy to be a descendant of the Blazkowicz family by making the Cyberdemon another incarnation of the Harginger....Cyberdemon = Harbinger, one and the same.

The guy in Wolf RPG and 3D is called B.J Blazkowicz and in Doom RPG the character is called Stan Blazkowicz, a descendant of the B.J. Due to his similarities to the Doom Guy, it could be assumed that he is the same person....

I think this is mostly open for interpretation....but the most likely names, for the classic universe Doom Guy for me...would be a choice of

Stan Blazkowicz
Buddy Dacote
Or Flynn Taggart....

Dacote and Taggart can still be descendants of Blazkowicz as throughout generations, surnames of families could change. Stan is descended from B.J sometime down the generations, this makes a neat idea that as Doom is a descendent of Wolfenstein 3D in terms of looks and gameplay, then the character in Doom can also be a distant descendant of Wolfenstein 3D's.

So in my eyes first born is B.J Blazkowicz, goes through the adventures of Wolf 3D and RPG and meets Harbinger who promised to come back and haunt B.J's relatives....after this Stan Blazkowicz is born and Stan is such relative. And even though this happens in Doom RPG, the Cyberdemon first appeared in Doom before all of this backstory was given, then shows up again in Doom RPG with backstory and in wolf RPG with backstory....and as we see Cyber first in Doom, this could be his first appearance to terrorize B.J's descendants and then comes back yet again for Doom RPG.

So it could be that Stan is Doom Guy...or if not the same person a relative of Doom Guy, of which his name is Buddy or Flynn and the Cyberdeomon chose to come back and terrorize both descendants at different times.

I know Stan and Doom Guy share the same sprite set out of convenience, but even so it still gives a nod towards them being the same person.

Of course non of it is official, but as the way things are, I think this is most likely.

As far as Doom 3 goes, I think they are each different people in those games. They could all still exist in the same universe as Classic Doom though, just sometime afterwards. Doom RPG I think has some locations of Doom 3, which still could mean they are all set in the same universe but at different times. Or perhaps not, maybe the base exists in both universes but the characters do not....getting a little off topic here.

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fraggle said:

The years weren't so kind to him.
[and then Doom was a (Doom 3) Hell Knight)


Well, that was a reboot of the franchise...plus we don't know exactly what that portal to Hell did to him ;-)

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Xegethra said:

Wolfenstein RPG kinda has already retconned Doom Guy to be a descendant of the Blazkowicz family by making the Cyberdemon, another incarnation of the Harginger....




"THIS IS MY TRUE FORM!"
Said the Cyberdemon

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