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"Come on you bastard, I can do this all day."
Vandal after defeating the Boss
The Boss
Mobile Chapter 12 Boss
Description:
  • Possesses four tentacles: Two to hold up the creature, and two for attacking prey.
  • Long spiked tongue used to attack prey.
  • Glowing orange tumor-like growths around it's body.
Attack(s):
  • The Boss can fire sharp projectiles from it's tentacles.
  • It uses it's tongue to trip or slam into it's prey.
 

The Boss is the final Necromorph boss in Dead Space (mobile). It is responsible for the overheating of the Titan Shard reactor core; The Boss has ten yellow weak spots: four on its chest, one on each of its limbs (two), one on each tentacle (two, before the head), one on its back and another large one on its head, all of which need to be destroyed to defeat the creature.

Overview Edit

The Boss is a large Necromorph of an unknown type. It has two tentacles that it uses to hook onto the opposing walls. These tentacles have yellow tissue in them that are revealed when the creature is disoriented. The rest of the body seems to be larva-like and long with a big lower section. The Boss does not have eyes and has 4 jaws with razor sharp teeth with a hole in the middle of the mouth rounded with teeth or spikes as well. The Boss launches its tongue from this hole. The tongue appears to have spikes on its front as well as the front appears to be boulder-like. The Boss's main attack is to launch the tongue at its target, knocking it down or smashing it onto it. However, it requires it to pull its head way up, exposing 4 yellow tissue weak spots on its neck. It also has a large sack of yellow tissue hidden inside its top jaw, that will become exposed when Vandal launches an object on its head. The Boss also has 2 tentacles somewhere on its neck, that it uses to launch spiky projectiles at its target. The tentacles heads have a big, long spike and the sides are riddled with smaller spikes. These spikes are connected to the tentacle with yellow tissue.

The Boss, along with the Ubermorph, is a very highly mutated Necromorph, barely if at all resembling anything human-like features. It is unknown how did it end up in the reactor core but it is possible that it was evolved from corruption and possibly other Necromorphs that fused together that ventured into the core. It is presumably created from at least ten bodies and most likely way more.

The Boss is possibly a hive mind variant, as it can command other Necromorphs to attack Vandal as she attacks the creature.

After Vandal successfully takes down the creature, it drops into the reactor shaft but before it can do that, it tries to take Vandal with it to its doom. However, its plan failed as she managed to climb back onto the platform overlooking the reactor. If the creature didn't die from the fall or from the damage sustained during its final battle, it was completely destroyed when Isaac took down the Site 12 Marker along with the entire Titan Station.

StrategyEdit

The Boss attacks by lashing its tongue out at Vandal, as well as firing projectiles at her from its tentacles. Only during the end will the Boss actually attack using its mouth (in this case only if you fail to kill it within the time limit). The Boss' tongue has several blades on the tip, used to cause harm to Vandal. It attacks with its tongue in several ways; by swinging across the floor to trip Vandal, by shooting it out, and by slamming it onto the platform that Vandal stands on (which also instantly kills any Necromorph it touches. It will signal this attack by lifting its head). It also attacks by shooting blades out of two of its arms like a Lurker.

During the course of the battle, the Boss will call upon several different Necromorphs for assistance: Slashers, Exploders, and Lurkers. These lesser enemies poses a distraction from the attacking Boss, but if the player is careful enough, the tongue attack of the Boss will kill Necromorphs instantly if Vandal manages to lure them into its path. Stasis can help in achieving this. Necromorphs slain by the Boss will drop valuable ammo and Credits for Vandal to collect.

In order to reveal the weak spots on its tentacles, you must first shoot both the weak spots on its chest that correlate with the tentacle you want to shoot. Note that even after shooting and destroying one tentacle, the weak spots on its chest grow back, but shooting them then is just a waste of ammo and time. After shooting the two tentacles holding the Boss up it will collapse and hang onto the floor. Shoot the tentacles and activate the Core control panel to enter the final part of the fight. Once the Boss is weakened by the drill, the weak spot on its head will be exposed. Vandal must destroy it to win the fight, the Core Extractor's secondary fire is recommended for this. Alternatively, using a Plasma Cutter is also a viable option.

TriviaEdit

  • The Peng Treasure is found behind the core control panel used to defeat the Boss.
  • When you are shooting at its weak spots, the Boss makes the same sounds as the Hive Mind.
  • The Boss possesses attacks normally associated to other Necromorphs (i.e. the Lurker's tentacle blasts, the Hive Mind's drag tentacles, the external organs and the inner mouth.
  • The Boss may be an immature Hive Mind. What supports this is the song that plays during the final boss fight, which is "The Hive Mind", the song that plays during the Hive Mind fight in Dead Space.
  • The Boss makes the same sound effects as the Hive Mind.

Death SceneEdit

After sending the drill onto the creature's back, the Boss will be momentarily stunned and its frontal weak spot will be exposed to attack. This is the only viable target for this section.

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Dead Space Boss Death

Death screen from The Boss

  • If Vandal manages to shoot the yellow weak spot on the Boss' head, the Necromorph will thrash around and die, falling into the very pit it was obstructing. 
  • However, if Vandal takes too long to destroy the weak spot, she will try to aim for it, but the Boss will grab her with its mouth and chew on her. The Boss then throws Vandal into the air and bites down on her body, decapitating her. While the Boss devours her body, the camera closes up on her severed head.

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