Who Is The Other Marine In The Doom Box Art?

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In the classic Doom box art, is the player character the marine in the foreground? Or the guy waving in the back? Or the guy watching the scene unfold in first person? Or the marines that die before the game starts?

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Illustration for article titled Who Is The Other Marine In The Doom Box Art?
Illustration for article titled Who Is The Other Marine In The Doom Box Art?

This is the manual, found at Wolfenstein goodies:

Illustration for article titled Who Is The Other Marine In The Doom Box Art?

Via R/Gaming.

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DISCUSSION

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Clearly the player is ACTUALLY the "space marine" in question. The "space marine" in the foreground is about to be disemboweled by demons. Therefor the box art captures the final moments prior to the start of the game. Alternatively, it's just fucking box-art. Case in point: