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'''Gibs''' are the little bits of internal organs, flesh and bone that are left when a [[player]] or [[monster]] has not only died, but has exploded into body parts.
 
'''Gibs''' are the little bits of internal organs, flesh and bone that are left when a [[player]] or [[monster]] has not only died, but has exploded into body parts.
   
Gib death occurs when, after a character has been damaged, its [[health]] is less than the negative of its spawn health (or original [[hit point]]s). In other words, the character has suffered, in total, more than twice the damage needed to kill it in the normal fashion. This may also cause the monster's body to be thrown very far from its actual location of death. [[Telefrag]]ging also results in gib death.
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Gib death occurs when, after a character has been damaged, its [[health]] is less than the negative of its spawn health (or original [[hit point]]s). In other words, the character has suffered, in total, more than twice the damage needed to kill it in the normal fashion. For example, a [[zombieman]] having 1 hit point left (and which had an initial health of 20 hit points), would require an attack dealing 22 points or more of damage to be gibbed. An attack causing gibbing may also cause the monster's body to be thrown very far from its actual location of death.
   
Only six characters can suffer gib death: the player, [[Trooper]], [[Sergeant]], [[Chaingunner]], [[Wolfenstein SS]], and [[Imp]]. A single special death sound, DSSLOP (a squishing sound), is used for all of these.
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[[file:Doom gibs.png|thumb|200px|Three enemies being gibbed, plus two gib corpses on the ground, in [[E4M8: Unto the Cruel]]]]The [[rocket launcher]] and the [[BFG9000]] cause gibbing deaths very easily, although a second shot from the [[plasma gun]] can sometimes gib a zombieman that has survived the first shot. Getting [[telefrag]]ged also results in gib death, as it deals 10,000 damage.
   
In ordinary English, ''gibs'' is short for giblets, or fowl innards. [[Adrian Carmack]] is credited with coining the term as applied to gaming, and [[Doom]] is one of the first games that gibs appeared in.
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Only seven characters in [[Doom]] have a "gibbing death" animation to denote a gib death: the player, [[zombieman]], [[sergeant]], [[chaingunner]], [[Wolfenstein SS]], [[imp]], and [[nightmare imp]]. A single special death sound, DSSLOP (a squishing sound), is used for all of these. While the BFG9000 and telefragging can be used on other monsters to meet the above damage threshold, the normal death animation will still be used for any monster that does not have a gibbing animation. In the [[Sony PlayStation|PlayStation]] port, the [[status bar face]] explodes when the player experiences a gibbing death, and in the [[3DO]] port, it always explodes when the player dies.
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Another form of gibbing occurs when [[corpse]]s are crushed either by a [[crusher]] or a closing [[door]], resulting in a pool of blood.
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An [[arch-vile]] can resurrect a gibbed corpse as though it were not gibbed, although the animation is different. If an arch-vile resurrects a gibbed Lost Soul, when it spawns, it will be invincible. This is a glitch that occurs in Ultimate Doom and Doom 2.
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[[Doom 3]] also features gibbing. However, only [[Zombie (Doom 3)|zombies]] and dead humans can be gibbed. This can work if the player constantly attacks corpses, or if they launch very powerful attacks (i.e. [[Shotgun (Doom 3)|Shotgun]] blast at close range) to zombies.
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In [[Heretic]] and [[Hexen]], the threshold to to suffer a gib death is lower, set at half the health, rather than full health. For example a player is gibbed at -51 health and lower, instead of -101 health. The various player classes, as well as the [[gargoyle]] and [[weredragon]] for Heretic, and the [[affrit]], [[ettin]], [[centaur]], [[chaos serpent]] (both green and brown), [[reiver]] and [[stalker]], as well as [[Zedek]], [[Traductus]] and [[Menelkir]] can all suffer gib death. In addition, if [[Corvus]] or [[Baratus]] is gibbed, his skull will fly into the air; when this happens, the [[camera]] detaches from the player's body and attaches to his skull, allowing him to see his own remains.
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In [[Strife]], the humanoids ([[Strifeguy|player]], [[peasant]], [[beggar]], [[acolyte]], [[rebel]]) and the [[reaver]] can all be gibbed.
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==Notes==
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*''Gibs'' is short for the English word ''giblets'', or [[Wikipedia:Poultry|fowl]] innards. [[Adrian Carmack]] is credited with coining the term as applied to gaming, and [[Doom]] is one of the first games that gibs appeared in.
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* Although the [[Cyberdemon]] only has a normal death animation, it bears much resemblance to an actual gibbing death animation (exploding into a bloody pulp).
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* In the [[Game Boy Advance]] and SNES ports, gibs are notably missing and only the normal death animations are featured.
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* In Doom 2 Beta, [[Arch-vile]]s were able to raise Gibs into [[Lost Soul]]s.
   
 
==External links ==
 
==External links ==
   
* {{Wikipedia|title=Gibs}}
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{{wikipedia|title=Gibs}}
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
   
 
* [[Types of death]]
 
* [[Types of death]]
 
 
[[Category:Gameplay]]
 
[[Category:Gameplay]]

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Gibs anim

Gibs are the little bits of internal organs, flesh and bone that are left when a player or monster has not only died, but has exploded into body parts.

Gib death occurs when, after a character has been damaged, its health is less than the negative of its spawn health (or original hit points). In other words, the character has suffered, in total, more than twice the damage needed to kill it in the normal fashion. For example, a zombieman having 1 hit point left (and which had an initial health of 20 hit points), would require an attack dealing 22 points or more of damage to be gibbed. An attack causing gibbing may also cause the monster's body to be thrown very far from its actual location of death.

Doom gibs

Three enemies being gibbed, plus two gib corpses on the ground, in E4M8: Unto the Cruel

The rocket launcher and the BFG9000 cause gibbing deaths very easily, although a second shot from the plasma gun can sometimes gib a zombieman that has survived the first shot. Getting telefragged also results in gib death, as it deals 10,000 damage.

Only seven characters in Doom have a "gibbing death" animation to denote a gib death: the player, zombieman, sergeant, chaingunner, Wolfenstein SS, imp, and nightmare imp. A single special death sound, DSSLOP (a squishing sound), is used for all of these. While the BFG9000 and telefragging can be used on other monsters to meet the above damage threshold, the normal death animation will still be used for any monster that does not have a gibbing animation. In the PlayStation port, the status bar face explodes when the player experiences a gibbing death, and in the 3DO port, it always explodes when the player dies.

Another form of gibbing occurs when corpses are crushed either by a crusher or a closing door, resulting in a pool of blood.

An arch-vile can resurrect a gibbed corpse as though it were not gibbed, although the animation is different. If an arch-vile resurrects a gibbed Lost Soul, when it spawns, it will be invincible. This is a glitch that occurs in Ultimate Doom and Doom 2.

Doom 3 also features gibbing. However, only zombies and dead humans can be gibbed. This can work if the player constantly attacks corpses, or if they launch very powerful attacks (i.e. Shotgun blast at close range) to zombies.

In Heretic and Hexen, the threshold to to suffer a gib death is lower, set at half the health, rather than full health. For example a player is gibbed at -51 health and lower, instead of -101 health. The various player classes, as well as the gargoyle and weredragon for Heretic, and the affrit, ettin, centaur, chaos serpent (both green and brown), reiver and stalker, as well as Zedek, Traductus and Menelkir can all suffer gib death. In addition, if Corvus or Baratus is gibbed, his skull will fly into the air; when this happens, the camera detaches from the player's body and attaches to his skull, allowing him to see his own remains.

In Strife, the humanoids (player, peasant, beggar, acolyte, rebel) and the reaver can all be gibbed.

Notes

  • Gibs is short for the English word giblets, or fowl innards. Adrian Carmack is credited with coining the term as applied to gaming, and Doom is one of the first games that gibs appeared in.
  • Although the Cyberdemon only has a normal death animation, it bears much resemblance to an actual gibbing death animation (exploding into a bloody pulp).
  • In the Game Boy Advance and SNES ports, gibs are notably missing and only the normal death animations are featured.
  • In Doom 2 Beta, Arch-viles were able to raise Gibs into Lost Souls.

External links

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See also

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