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The Flesh Golem (also known as King Otto's Monster) is an enemy in Chapter 8 and the final boss of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.

Description[]

The Flesh Golem was one of the creatures created centuries ago by the scholars of King Otto as a weapon of war from documents assumed to be of Da'at Yichud origin. The king commissioned Persian master engineer Abu Rayhan al-Biruni to make large reinforced chains to help keep the beast contained.

In 955 the monsters were used by King Otto's army against the Magyars in the battle of Lechfeld, which was a major victory for the King. The monsters released that day were referred to as angelic war beasts sent by God.

After the battle one of Otto's knights noticed that the beasts had aquired pus-filled wounds and that their bodies were decomposing. One of the scholars, Konrad Acker, gave an alchemical substance created by Siegbald Berger (the same which creates shamblers) to one of the monsters, causing mostly positive effects (muscle growth, strength and agility improvements). Side effects quickly became apparent, however; noxious clouds of toxic green gas emerged from the lungs of each creature with every labored breath. Endangering both friend and foe, for wherever the dead fell, they would soon rise again, reanimated by the creatures miasma.

When Otto saw the destruction that the monsters were capable, he decided to put an end to his creations. He slaughtered the others, burned Wulfburg and entombed the last living monster alive, leaving it undisturbed for countless centuries.

In 1946, the S.S. Paranormal Division arrived in Wulfburg to discover the secrets of King Otto. There, they began digging for clues within the cemetery. Far below Wulfburg, the Nazis triggered dynamite and caused an earthquake that destroyed much of Wulfburg, killing and resurrecting both civilians and Nazis alike, due to one of the explosions breaching the monsters tomb. B. J. Blazkowicz reached the source of the miasma in the Monster's lair, but was captured by Helga, who finally freed the Monster. Much to Helga's affirmation and Schreiner and Blazkowicz’s disbelief, the monster initially submitted to Helga's control but soon grew agitated, mortally wounding Helga and beheading Schreiner, after he feebly shot at it with his Luger pistol. Blazkowicz freed himself and defeated the Monster, putting to rest the Shame of King Otto forever.

Strategy[]

  • To kill it, it is recommended that you shoot at its mouth for maximum damage.
  • It is blind, and only attacks if it hears sounds. Try to stay silent if you're not attacking it.
  • The upstairs floor of the arena has all the supplies needed for this fight. Even if you run out of ammo, more will drop in for you to restock.
  • Use grenades to distract the monster. You can also throw grenades in its mouth, but this takes some practice to do consistently.
  • Use the Kampfpistole to deliver the most damage, Bombenschuss is a good choice too.
  • As the fight wears on, Nazi soldiers, and later shamblers, will pour into the arena from the upper floor. Keep a distance from soldiers, as the monster will attack them as well. Most of them will be instantly killed, while a few will take enough damage to become shamblers. Again, use grenades to also deal with the shamblers, as gunfire will attract the monster.
  • When the Shamblers start to appear, use the Handgun with the suppressor attached to stealthily take them out without alerting the monster.
  • Don't get close to Shamblers, because the monster also responds to their melee attack, and since they're closer to you, you'll also get damaged when it attacks.

Gallery[]

King Otto's Monster in the Extras Tab .jpg


Trivia[]

  • The Monstrosity is referred to as a “golem" in the game files. A golem is an anthropomorphic being in Jewish folklore, originally cast as an inanimate servant conjured by transcendent rabbinical scholars. Similarly, in-game lore reveals that the Monstrosity is the product of re-appropriated Da'at Yichud science.
  • At a closer look at the monster many mechanical parts can be seen, which implies that The Monstrosity is in reality a robot or at least a biomechanical creature like the Super Soldier.
  • The Monstrosity probably loathed King Otto, never forgiving him for locking it away. It was only when Helga mentioned king Otto that the Monstrosity grabbed his head and moaned with grief, and when Helga asked the Monstrosity why King Otto locked him in the cave under the church, the Monstrosity shouted in rage and attacked Helga.
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