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The Shark is a enemy in Duke Nukem 3D. It is first encountered in the first level of Shrapnel City, Raw Meat.

Description Edit

The Shark is a fearsome predator that strikes terror into the hearts of men. It attacks without warning, inflicts massive damage on its prey and disappears just as swiftly.

At least, that's how they should be. Unfortunately, these creatures are overshadowed by the alien invasion, which relegates the Shark to the position of "weakest enemy".

Much like the cocooned babes the Sharks have red eyes, and strangely, they will never attack the aliens besides they're supposed to be just wild and hostile animals. This make possible that the Sharks have been infected by the protozoid and are being somewhat controlled by the aliens to cover underwater areas.

If the former is false and the Sharks really are on their free will, this is the only enemy in the original game that is not in league with the alien invasion, and will attack Duke Nukem just because its nature.

Appearance Edit

While it hasn't been officially stated, the Shark bears a similarity to the grey reef shark. It is grey, menacing and shark-shaped.

Combat analysis Edit

Weapon effectivenesses
Mighty Foot
MightyBootSprite
2-3 kicks
Pistol
PistolSprite
6 shots
Shotgun
ShotgunSprite
1 shot
Chaingun Cannon
ChaingunCannonSprite
4 shots
RPG
RPGSprite
1 rocket
Pipebomb
PipebombSprite
1 pipebomb
Shrinker
ShrinkRaySprite
Not effective
Microwave Expander
MicrowaveExpanderSprite
3 shots
Devastator
DevastatorSprite
1 rocket
Laser Tripbomb
LaserTripbombSprite
1 mine
Freezethrower
FreezethrowerSprite
2 shots
  • Note: The values given for the Shotgun and the explosive weapons are minimum values only.

The Shark poses very little threat to the player. They have very low health, and can attack only by means of a weak bite. It is also slow-moving, and will usually not chase the player at all. It is just as easy to swim past even a shiver of Sharks as to shoot them.

The Laser Tripbomb is described as a bad weapon to use because pools of water containing Sharks are often too big to effectively deploy the weapon.

Data Edit

Attributes
Hit points35
Speed??
Pain chance??% (??/256)
Clipdist??
Scale? x ?
Sprites & sounds
Actor tile number1550/SHARK
Death soundsquish.voc
Bite
TypeMelee
Speed??
Damage9

LameDukeEdit

The Shark appears in LameDuke, but its behavior and looks are exactly the same as the final’s.

The Shark in other games Edit

The Shark has no significant differences between any of the games it features in.

Trivia Edit

  • The shark coding is not in version 0.99/1.0/1.1 of Duke Nukem 3D
Duke Nukem 3D
Episodes L.A. Meltdown | Lunar Apocalypse | Shrapnel City | The Birth | Alien World Order
Items Access Card | Holoduke | Jetpack | Night Vision Goggles | Portable Medkit
Protective Boots | Scuba Gear | Steroids
Health: Small Medkit | Large Medkit | Atomic Health | Armor
Scrapped: Space Suit | Shield
Weapons Mighty Foot | Pistol | Shotgun | Chaingun Cannon | RPG | Pipe Bomb | Shrinker
Microwave Expander | Devastator | Laser Tripbomb | Freezethrower | Incinerator
Scrapped: Flamethrower | Laser Chainsaw | Sonic Resonator | Tazer | Plasma Cannon
Enemies Assault Captain | Assault Commander | Enforcer | Assault Trooper
Battlelord Sentry | Firefly Trooper | Cycloid Sentry | Overlord Sentry | Octabrain | Pig Cop | Pig Cop Tank | Protector Drone
Protozoid Slimer | Recon Patrol Vehicle | Sentry Drone | Shark | Turret
Bosses: Battlelord | Overlord | Cycloid Emperor | Alien Queen | Cycloid Incinerator
Scrapped: Organic Turret | Snake Head | Bat | Captain | Drone | Drone 2 | Mandroid
| Trooper | Turret | Alien Queen Sentry
Expansion packs
and add-ons
Duke Assault | Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach | Duke: Nuclear Winter | Duke It Out In D.C.
Duke Xtreme | Duke!ZONE | Duke!ZONE II | Plutonium PAK | Duke Nukem's Penthouse Paradise | Unofficial expansion packs
Fan community User maps | Mods & Total Conversions | Level editing (index) | Speedruns
Source ports | High Resolution Pack
Other Difficulty | Hazards | Multiplayer | Cheat codes | Easter eggs
Quotes | Music | Duke Nukem
Build engine | Game bugs | Unused data | LameDuke
LameDuke
Episodes Mrr Caliber | Mission Cockroach | Suck Hole | Hard Landing
Items Holoduke | Jetpack | Oxygen Tank | Shield | Steroids
Health: Soda Can | Six-pack
Weapons Tazer | Pistol | Plasma Cannon | Pipe Bomb | RPG | Sonic Resonator
Enemies Bat | Captain | Drone | Drone 2 | Mandroid
Jellyfish | Protozoid Slimer | Shark | Trooper | Turret

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