Quake Zombie


(Quake monster)


This is a monster from the landmark Quake video game in 1996. For more context, see our Quake Player Character profile.

Powers and Abilities

Zombies will tear parts of their own bodies free and hurl them at opponents, harming them with the residual necromantic energies, and can quickly heal from all but the most devastating injuries.



These savage beasts are the result of mystical experimentation by Shub-Niggurath. As such, they are ubiquitous throughout Shub-Niggurath’s realms.


Zombies are nude, rotting humans, their ragged skin haging off of them in tatters. They frequently reach into the most disturbing places of their bodies to tear out segments. Then they can hurl these at their enemies.

This usually means reaching into the brain cavities, their guts, or their anuses.

Zombies can only be permanently killed if they are torn completely apart. Otherwise they will quickly rise again.

A trio of zombies in Quake


Guard a specific location. Charge and attack any intruders.

DC Universe History

Any malevolent mystical entity could seize control of a S.T.A.R. Labs teleportation experiment. These beats would haunt the invader’s dimension in great numbers, posing a great threat to unwary PCs.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 02 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 01 Wil: 02 Min: 01 Occupation: Servitor
Inf: 02 Aur: 03 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: N/A
Init: 005 HP: 000

Hurl Rotting Flesh (Mystic Blast): 05, Invulnerability (ML): 07

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Invulnerability takes two Phases to take effect.
  • Invulnerability automatically fails if the Zombies take enough from a single attack to drop them to -4 APs of Current BODY Condition (i.e. their bodies are torn or blown apart).

Iron Nerves.

Catastrophic Rage (if hit by an attack that does not come from another creature of the same type as itself, this monster will always attack the offending creature even if it is an ally), Strange Appearance.

Two Quake zombies (Dark Places textures) in water

By Roy Cowan.

Source of Character: Quake (PC game).

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet (DooM write-ups).