An octobrain in Duke Nukem

Generic octobrain


Duke Nukem 3D was a deliberately trashy, lowbrow action/shooter video game released in 1996. It was big back then, since the gameplay was good, the levels intriguing, there weren’t too many good FPS  games, and the stupidity wasn’t as grating as it would soon become.

These octoblokes are part of the opposition. Like, opponents.

Powers and Abilities

Floating brains with three eyes, mental blasts, claws and teeth and tentacles, oh my.


Octobrains are part of the invasion force, although their role in it is unclear.


Here’s the Duke Nukem Forever version of an octobrain :

Modern model for the octobrains


Vicious, aggressive alien types.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 06 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Soldiers ? 
Inf: 04 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Wealth: 004
Init: 017 HP: 015

Claws: 05, Flight: 03, Mental blast: 07, Water freedom*: 06

Possibly some Gadgetry skills.

SIH of humans (though the “I” is debatable).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Duke Nukem games.

Helper(s): (long since defunct).