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For the Nemesis 2 boss, see Doom (Nemesis).
Not to be confused with Death.

I'm going to scare you like you've never been scared before!
I'll take you to hell with me!
~ Doom

Doom (ドゥーム Dūmu?) is the final boss in Salamander 2.


Doom is the last boss of the sixth and final stage, Doom Fortress. It is a three-headed humanoid, being a rarity among the series because, unlike most final bosses in the Gradius series, Doom actually fights back. He seems to have somehow revived the Zelos Force and a Salamander for his invasion, as seen in the game's intro.

Attack patterns

Doom fires several purple projectiles at the player and can also form and fire green energy balls. When he starts getting close to being destroyed, he makes objects fall from the top of the screen. His bullet patterns also become harder to dodge as he loses health. The bullet patterns that Doom uses are comparable to those from "bullet hell" games.


  • Due to the soundtrack calling the final boss theme "Giga's Rage", Doom's name is often mistaken for that of the boss Giga, an unrelated foe from the NES games, Life Force and Gradius II: GOFER no Yabō.
Characters and ships Vic ViperLord British (Lord British)• Saber Tiger and Thrasher (Iggy Rock and Zowie Scott) • Van Landroth FrehleyLars XVIIISuper CobraGalaxyPurple EmperorRed Devil
Salamander stages Bionic GermMeteorite SpaceBurning ChaosVolcano AreaSalamander Planetoid
Salamander (MSX) stages Top Flight Speed to LatisConduct to Space Station ZotSet the Crush Blow System - Planet EioneusSet the Crush Blow System - Planet LaviniaSet the Crush Blow System - Planet KierkeWrath of VenomCrush Salamander
Life Force-only stages Organic Speed ZoneTemple Zone
Salamander 2 stages Sub-life SpaceProminence FortressBio HazardHuge BattleshipAsteroidDoom Fortress
Salamander bosses GolemTetranIntruderFortress ValisDeathBig Core X3Jumping MoaiZelos Force
Port exclusive bosses ZylomGawGigaTutankhamonDead EndEnigmaTrue VenomMetal SlaveZelos Barrier
Salamander 2 bosses BiterHydraAbadonTenny RopPlate CoreCerberusDoom
End bosses and major enemies
Major Recurring Foes GoferBacterianDr VenomZelos Force (Zeros)Lars Empire
Minor Enemies Xaerous BrainO.V.U.M.Eleos BrainMother Computer ZGuardian CoreCentral ServerGenocide CoreMetal SlaveZelos BarrierDoom