Imp in vintage Doom videogames - AI-based upscale by Hidfan

Generic Doom imp

(Doom video game)


One of the memorable monsters from the 1990s landmark Doom video games. See our profile for an unnamed marine for a lot more context.

As of this writing the 2016 version of the game has just been released, but this isn’t reflected in these stats yet.


  • Known Relatives: Other demons.
  • Group Affiliation: Forces of Hell.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’3″ Weight: 240 lbs.
  • Eyes: Glowing Red Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

Dirty little dogshit-coloured bastards that heave balls of fire around, and have electrified bone spikes jutting from their bodies.

They can take a few hits from most handguns without stopping (a shotgun at close range is another matter – Imp kebab). Luckily, their aim is not too good and their balls of fire are pretty slow-flying.

Doom imp sprite front view


For the general background, see the Doom marine writeup. The Imps are among the least powerful creatures from Hell, but when in a pack can be a problem.

Doom imp sprite in combat


Brown, vaguely reptilian humanoid with red eyes, bone spikes protruding from their bodies and long fangs and claws. Grr.

Doom imp sprite shambling


Roar at enemies, then advance while throwing flames until they are close enough to claw at their enemy, assuming said enemy has survived the prior attacks. Grr.

DC Universe History

See the Doom marine writeup.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Doom Imp

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Carnivorous
Int: 01 Wil: 02 Min: 01 Occupation: Minor monster
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 00
Init: 006 HP: 000

Claws: 04, Flame Immunity: 05, Flame Project: 05, Lightning: 05, Skin armour: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Flame Immunity only works against the fire generated by Imps (-3).
  • Flame Project has No AV (use DEX instead) (-0 or -1 depending on house rules).
  • Flame Project is a small fireball, not a stream of flame (-0).
  • Lightning has No Range (-1).




Strange Appearance, Catastrophic Rage, CIA toward attacking anything that hits them and is not a fellow Imp.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Doom video games (Ultimate DooM, DooM ][, Final DooM).

Helper(s): Roy Cowan. Sprites rendered by Elite Sniper 177. Main illustration by Hidfan .