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Doom is a three-headed humanoid and is a rarity among the series because unlike most final bosses in Gradius; Doom actually fights back. He seems to have somehow revived the Zelos Force and a Salamander for his invasion, as seen in the game's intro.

Attack Pattern

Doom fires many purple bullets at the player and can also form and fire green energy balls. When he starts getting close to being destroyed, he makes objects fall from the top of the screen. His bullet patterns also become harder and harder to dodge as he loses health.The bullet patterns that Doom uses are comparable to those of Bullet Hell bosses.

Trivia

  • Due to the soundtrack calling the final boss theme "Giga's Rage",

Doom's name is often mistaken for that of the boss Giga, a unrelated foe from the NES Games.

Salamander
Ships Vic ViperLord BritishSabel Tiger (Iggy Rock) • Thrasher (Zowie Scott) • Super CobraGalaxyPurple EmperorRed Devil
Salamander stages Bionic GermMeteorite SpaceBurning ChaosVolcano AreaSalamander Planetoid
Salamander (MSX) stages Top Flight Speed to LatisConduct to Space Station ZotSet the Crush Blow System - Planet EioneusSet the Crush Blow System - Planet LaviniaSet the Crush Blow System - Planet KierkeWrath of VenomCrush Salamander
Life Force-only stages Organic Speed ZoneTemple Zone
Salamander 2 stages Sub-life SpaceProminence FortressBio HazardHuge BattleshipAsteroidDoom Fortress
Salamander bosses Brain GolemTetranIntruderFortress ValisDeathBig Core X3Jumping MoaiZelos Force
Port exclusive bosses ZylomGawGigaTutankhamonDead EndEnigmaTrue VenomMetal SlaveZelos Barrier
Salamander 2 bosses BiterHydraAbadonTenny RopPlate CoreCerberusDoom
End Bosses & Major Enemies
Major Recurring Foes GoferBacterionDr VenomZelos Force (Zeros)Lars Empire
Minor Enemies Xaerous BrainO.V.U.M.Eleos BrainMother Computer ZGuardian CoreCentral ServerGenocide CoreMetal SlaveZelos BarrierDoom