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Health 3, 1 on Easy
Gib threshold {{{gibthresh}}}
Attacks Lava bomb
Drop nothing
1st appearance e1m7
Game version Shareware
Death message {{{deathmessage}}}
† The data files for monsters that appear only in the registered version of Quake reside in pak1.pak rather than pak0.pak.

Chthon is the end boss of the first episode, Dimension of the Doomed. You can find him in The House of Chthon, which is preceded by The Door to Chthon. He resides in a pool of lava, emerging once you pick up the episode's rune. He attacks by hurling explosive lava bombs (which, on Hard difficulty, are aimed ahead of moving targets). The lava bombs do the same amount of damage as a player's rocket (which is at least 100 upon a direct hit).

He is immune to player based weapons (via self.takedamage = DAMAGE_NO;), and can be damaged only by electrical prongs residing in the ceiling of his house, the code for which can be found in boss.qc. Switches are located near both of the prongs, and at the center-end of the level is a switch to activate them, electrocuting Chthon. On Easy skill you only need to do this once, but otherwise it will take three jolts. Upon death he sinks back into the lava, and a bridge forms over the sulfurous mass allowing you access to an exit from the arena.

"As the corpse of the monstrous entity Chthon sinks back into the lava whence it rose, you grip the Rune of Earth Magic tightly. Now that you have conquered the Dimension of the Doomed, realm of Earth Magic, you are ready to complete your task."

See Also

Monsters from Quake
Chthon | Death Knight | Enforcer | Fiend | Grunt | Knight | Ogre | Rotfish | Rottweiler | Scrag | Shambler | Shub-Niggurath | Spawn | Vore | Zombie