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Thousand Pounder

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The [[Thousand Pounder]] is a special [[monster]] of a mini-[[boss]] variety. He is slow, but deals massive damage with his two huge maces. He appears to be a [[demonDemon]].
|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 movieGameplay 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, [[demonDemon]]s, or if he's a special, one-of-a-kind demon. He's not an [[act bossAct Boss]] or a major [[quest Quest boss]] though, that much was made clear in the panels at the WWI event.
The demon Demon is summoned (as is described below), and sets to attack the player. Once he's ready to rumble, Thousand Pounder moves slowly, but with tremendous power, and deals heavy damage with his two large maces. When he smacks his two maces together, you don't want to be standing in the impact zone. In the gameplay movie, a [[Barbarian]] avoids damage by jumping around the beast with [[Leap Attack]] and uses [[Furious Charge]] to smash through the fatty monster. Other classes will likely be able to have some sort of similar mobility skills, like the [[Wizard]] skill [[Teleport]].
Thousand Pounder don't have any additional minions or other monsters to help him out, so if the player use uses an avoidance tactic, and tries to damage him with ranged attacks, or using skills to make him activating his slow attacks in the wrong direction, he should be relatively easy to kill. 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 movie]] is running through the [[Forgotten Tombs]], when he comes upon a circle of five [[Dark Cultist]]s channelling their energy to call up a [[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 conjuredmade 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?
===Thousand Pounder 'Title'===
The title '[[Gluttony]] [[Incarnate]]' is a mystery. Comparing this big fella with the [[Siegebreaker Assault Beast]], he seems to have a 'title' that would work very much like Diablo 2 {{iw|Monster_Modifiers Monster Modifiers}}. Still, 'Gluttony Incarnate' could be his ''title'' just like the Siegebreaker's 'Living siege Siege Engine of Hell' obviously must be. The [[Thousand Pounder]] could also very well be an equivalent of a Diablo II {{iw|Superunique Superunique}}, with a different name than other units that look the same (as the Thousand Pounder has been depicted to come in packs in concept art).
Other players have speculated that perhaps we'll see mini-bosses with names inspired by all [ seven deadly sins]. It's purely speculation at this point, but it's as good a guess as any.
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* Can be used in "Goatman" or the like
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* Example: Warrior, Archer, Mage
Nothing is specifically known about the background of the Thousand Pounder. Is he a "[[Superunique]]" of this "fat demonFat Demon" kind, or is it a type of monster all together? The concept art seems to indicate that it's not a unique entity, showing a Barbarian with several of these creatures, but the matter in which he is summoned could suggest he is a little bit of a personality anyway. He is in either way powerful enough to require a quite advanced summoning to enter the physical realm.