Red Ring of Death

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Red Ring of Death

You are fighting a Red Ring of Death.

"Open," you say. "Open the pod bay doors."

An eerie voice replies, "I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."

You try to reply that you're not Dave, but the sudden lack of oxygen is causing you some problems.
Your opponent attacks ...

Hit messages:

  • The ring charges at you. You tried not to look, but now you've seen it, and are destined to die within the week. Or, you know, right now.
  • The ring glows brighter and bricks the console. And then bricks you, right upside the head.
  • You attempt to get rid of the ring by appealing to the console warranty, but you go unconsoled.

It hits you for X damage.

Critical hit message:

Your opponent has a critical hit! It hits you for X damage.

Miss messages:

  • The ring tries to kill you by making you see it, but that only works in movies.
  • You block with your red right hand. I guess it was just a tiny little cog.
  • You trick the ring into complacence by singing it a song about flowers. Or a girl named after a flower. You don't really know what that song is about, but it works.

Fumble messages:

Your foe fumbles! It takes X damage.

Victory! You beat up your foe and win the combat!

You gain 10 experience.

Known resistances/weaknesses

Verified to have no resistances or weaknesses.



Robot.gif This enemy is a robot with an electronic brain.


  • This enemy is named after Red Ring of Death, a notorious Xbox 360 technical failure .The image also resembles an Xbox 360 power button which is where it is normally seen.
  • The description refers to HAL 9000 from Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey saga.
  • The song referred to in the third miss message is Daisy Bell, which HAL sings when it is disconnected.
  • The first hit and miss messages refer to the Japanese film Ring, or its American remake The Ring.
  • The second miss message refers to Nick Cave's song Red Right Hand which ends with the words: "You're one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan/Designed and directed by his red right hand".
  • The second hit message refers to bricking, as in ruining your game console in such a way that it is as useful as a brick.