Beheaded bomber in the Serious Sam video games

Beheaded Bombers


Serious Sam is a series of silly, old-school video games about shooting all the things with all the guns all the time. The first game was published in 2001. It involves an alien invasion, total war, time travel — and guns. Which you shoot at things.


  • Group Affiliation: Mental’s Army
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’6” Weight: 170 lbs
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Red

Powers and Abilities

Beheaded Bombers carry a large supply of inflatable bombs in their pockets. Unlike Beheaded Rocketeers or Firecrackers, Bombers are not shielded from attacks from their own weaponry.



Like all of the Beheaded Troops, Beheaded Bombers are executed Sirian soldiers who have been brought back to life by the interstellar warlord Mental. They receive their commands from an implanted Life Control Unit (LCU).


Beheaded Bombers look like normal human beings in excellent physical condition, except for the fact that they’ve been decapitated and had their heads grafted to one hand.

Beheaded bomber in Serious Sam HD

The not-so-beheaded bombers in Serious Sam HD.

The Beheaded Bombers wear the standard Sirian soldier garb: a T-shirt, gray pants, and highly stylized boots and a belt in dull metallic bronze. The Beheaded Troops have different colored T-shirts to distinguish their function — green for Bombers, red for Firecrackers, purple for Rocketeers, and shirtless for Kamikazes.

All of the Beheaded Troops make a distinctive shout when they spot an enemy. Any character with a Familiarity, Expertise, or Scholar regarding Mental’s troops can automatically tell from that sound that a Beheaded Trooper is attacking them. This also makes it impossible for Beheaded Troopers to Surprise an opponent.

In the Serious Sam HD remaster of the original game, the Bombers are no longer beheaded and their bombs no longer seem inflatable, which is clearly absurd. Their description hasn’t changed either despite the changes in the model.


Hurl bombs at enemies.


“Raaaaa !”

DC Universe History

The simplest route to introducing the Beheaded Troops would be to find an interstellar warlord in the DCU that is both sick enough to use cyber-zombies as his troops and whimsical enough to make them this silly. I cannot think of any suitable candidates, though.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Beheaded Bombers

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Serve Mental
Int: 01 Wil: 01 Min: 02 Occupation: Soldier
Inf: 01 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: N/A
Init: 007 HP: 005

Weaponry (Missile): 03

Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes.

Strange Appearance.

Inflatable Bombs (x20) [BODY 01, Bomb: 06, Grenade Drawback, Note: Each bomb weighs -1 AP, allowing a Bomber to throw it up to 4 APs. Beheaded Bombers usually carry one grenade at the ready at all times. This means that if a Bomber is knocked unconscious or killed, it will drop the bomb it is currently holding, causing the bomb to detonate].

By Roy Cowan.

Source of Character: Serious Sam: The First Encounter and Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (PC & Xbox games).

Helper(s): Mark Ayen.