Beheaded rocketeer in the Serious Sam video games

Beheaded Rocketeers


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: White Hair: Red


Powers and Abilities

Beheaded Rocketeers have a gun grafted to one hand that fires mystical blasts. The Rocketeers’ guns are more powerful than the Firecrackers’ guns, but they fire a single bolt instead of a spread and are thus less likely to hit their targets.

Rocketeers are shielded against blasts from Rocketeer Guns, though the shielding is not perfect. For example, Rocketeers may still be pushed back by the impact of Rocketeer Gun hits.

In the HD version, rocketeers have a working buzzsaw mounted where their head used to be. It can be used as a deadly “headbutt”.


Like all of the Beheaded Troops, Beheaded Rocketeers 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 Rocketeers 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 rocketeer in Serious Sam HD

The Beheaded Rocketeers 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.


Fire guns at enemies.


“Raaaaa !”

DC Universe History

The simplest route to introducing the Beheaded Troops would be to find an interstellar warlord in the DCU. One 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 Rocketeers

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: 005 HP: 005

Magic Field: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Magic Field Protects User Only (-2FC).
  • Magic Field Allows Attacks Through the Field (BC: 40, +1FC).
  • Magic Field is only effective vs. the Rocketeer Gun’s Mystic Blast

Weaponry (Firearms): 03

Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes.

Strange Appearance.

ROCKETEER GUN [BODY: 04, Mystic Blast: 04, Limitation: Mystic Blast has No AV (use Weaponry Skill instead)].

Design Notes

In the HD version, the rocketeers can attack with the buzzsaw that is mounted on their neck stump. They use DEX as AV, and the saw has Claws: 04.

By Roy Cowan.

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

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet.