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Thousand Pounder

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|spells= Enrage
|found= [[Forgotten Tombs]]
}}[[Image:Mon-thousand-pounder-concept1.jpg|left|thumb|220px|Concept art of the Thousand Pounder(s).]]Thousand Pounder is a special boss monster, seen in the [[WWI 2008]] [[gameplay movie]] and a few related screenshots. It's not known if he's one particular individual out of a whole class of big, fat, dual-wielding, tattooed, [[Demon]]s, or if he's a special, one-of-a-kind demon. He's not an [[Act Boss]] or a major [[Quest boss]] though, that much was made clear in the panels at the WWI event.
The Thousand Pounder doesn't have any additional minions or other monsters to help him out, so if the player uses an avoidance tactic, and tries to damage him with ranged attacks, or forcing forces him to use his strong but slow attacks, dodging dodges them, and counter attacking attacks before the Pounder retaliates, he can be taken down easily. Just remember not to get hit by the maces, and you'll be fine.
===Summoning Ritual===
Thousand Pounder is summoned up in a scripted event. The [[Barbarian]] in the [[Gameplay_WWI2008| Gameplay movie]] from WWI 2008 is running through the [[Forgotten Tombs]], when he comes upon a circle of five [[Dark Cultist]]s channelling their energy to call up the [[Demon]]. At first there are three pale-skinned youths dancing in the circle. They explode one by one, and then from their blood and flesh the demon is made incarnate.
[[Image:Mon-thousand-summon1.jpg|center|thumb|600px|Youths dance, then are sacrificed to call forth Thousand Pounder.]]
While the Barbarian watches, lights began to glow and the Thousand Pounder takes form. First his bones appear, then muscles, then skin over the top, until with a final explosion that sends the Cultists flying, Thousand Pounder bursts into life.
The brainstorming and work that went into creating this sequence was discussed between [[Bashiok]], [[Julian Love]], and [[Mike Nicholson]] during Blizzcast #8, in March 2009. []
::'''Bashiok:''' At WWI we unveiled the Thousand Pounder and it had this really grand entrance where it was assembled out of the pieces of these sacrificed uh... I guess virgins, if you will. It was such a grand entrance for that monster, how did that come about?