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|caption2 = Hermit's weak point is its head}}Type-6803, codenamed "'''The Hermit'''," (''ハーミット'') was one of the mutations created by [[Dr. Roy Curien]] during the events of the original ''House of the Dead''. When [[Thomas Rogan]] and [[G]] confronted him in a strange greenhouse-like room in Chapter Three, he escaped down a moving floor he was standing on. As the agents were about to give chase, Hermit dropped down from the ceiling to attack and distract the agents whilst Curien escaped back to his laboratory to continue work on the [[Magician]]. Its head is its weak point.
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|caption2 = Hermit's weak point is its head}}Type-6803, codenamed "'''The Hermit'''," (''ハーミット'') is an armored, eight-legged insectoid creature. Originally created by [[Dr. Roy Curien]], it is the third [[Bosses|boss]] in ''[[The House of the Dead]]''.
   
Hermit itself appears to be a huge, armored spider crab-like insectoid creature, and fights in an animalistic way, based upon some of the natural instincts of the creatures it was based on. It starts its assault by diving down the hole where Rogan and G encounter it, and it would hold itself between the edges, quickly crawl toward the agents, and slash them with its unique front claws.
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The Hermit uses its legs offensively and defensively while firing web-like projectiles; its [[Boss weaknesses|weak point]] is its head.
   
After enough damage is given to the creature, it will drop down the hole and continue its assault as the agents chase it along a metallic tunnel. At this point, it starts firing dangerous web-like projectiles at the agents, and will cover its head as it slowly crawls toward them to repeat the attack pattern it attempted in the first part of the battle. At this point, it is only vulnerable when it lowers its guard to approach the agents more quickly, or when it raises its front claws to attack.
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== Bestiary Overview ==
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The Hermit is a large spider-like creature, complete with eight legs, multiple eyes, a thorax, and an abdomen. Writhing tentacle-like attachments protrude from its mouth.
   
When it is finally overpowered, Hermit collapses and dies in the tunnel, allowing Rogan and G to progress to the final stage of the game.
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== Role in ''[[The House of the Dead]]'' ==
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The Hermit was one of several [[Zombies|creations]] unleashed by the insane Curien on December 18th, 1998. When [[AMS]] agents [[Thomas Rogan]] and "[[G]]" confronted him in a cultivation dome, Curien escaped as the Hermit ambushed them. Upon death, it collapsed and died, allowing Rogan and "G" to enter Curien's underground laboratory.
   
==Bestiary Overview==
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== Offense ==
The creature is a horrific hybrid of spider and hermit crab thus tranforming it into this abomination. His 8 legs provide faster movement and his exoskeletal biological skin offers tough protection from ammuntion. However, when his head is harmed, the creature will recoil back giving the attacker the advantage to finish it unless the creature dodges and finds a new pathway.
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The Hermit can only be damaged with headshots. At first, its head is unobstructed when it approaches players directly for a slash attack. After enough damage is given to the creature, it will drop down into a hole.
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In the next stage, the Hermit fires web-like projectiles and covers its head while attacking. At this point, creature is only vulnerable when it lowers its guard to approach the agents or raise its front claws to attack.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Strangely, it is also the only boss that is not fought in the final chapter, although this may be due to the fact that the developers did not wish to make the player fight the same boss in two consecutive chapters.
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*The Hermit is only boss that is not fought in the final chapter. It is unknown while, though possible that the developers did not wish to make the player fight the same boss in two consecutive chapters.
**This makes the Hermit the only boss to be only fought once in a non-final stage of the series prior to the release of the third and fourth installments, the other being [[Strength]] (unless being counted as a transformation attack from the [[Emperor]]).
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**This makes the Hermit the only boss to be only fought once in a non-final stage of the series prior to the release of the ''[[The House of the Dead III]] ''and ''[[The House of the Dead 4|4]]'', the other being [[Strength]] (unless being counted as a transformation attack from the [[Emperor]]).
*Hermit is the only boss in ''[[The House of the Dead]]'' to have its own unique death cry.
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*The Hermit is the only boss in ''[[The House of the Dead]]'' to have its own unique death cry.
*The Hermit makes a brief appearance in [[The House of the Dead 2]]'s opening sequence.
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*The Hermit makes a brief appearance in [[The House of the Dead 2|''The House of the Dead 2'']]'s intro on console ports.
 
*This boss bears resemblance to the [[Lovers]] in terms of type number, weak point, and box-like tunnel fighting grounds, though the Lovers are fought inside an elevator.
 
*This boss bears resemblance to the [[Lovers]] in terms of type number, weak point, and box-like tunnel fighting grounds, though the Lovers are fought inside an elevator.
*In the The House of the Dead's home console and PC ports, Hermit's mouth lacks the tentacles present in the arcade version.
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*In the ''The House of the Dead'''s home console and PC ports, Hermit's mouth lacks the tentacles present in the arcade version.
*Hermit is the only boss in ''[[The House of the Dead]]'' that has not yet made a return in later installments as Magician returned in The House of the Dead 2 and The House of the Dead 4 Special and both Chariot and Hangedman made a return in House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn.
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*The Hermit is the only boss from the original game that has not returned in later installments (the Magician returned in 2 and ''4''<nowiki/>'s ''[[The House of the Dead 4: Special|Special]] ''version, while the [[Chariot]] and [[Hangedman]] returned in ''[[House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn]]'').
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==

Revision as of 23:24, December 15, 2018

Type-6803, codenamed "The Hermit," (ハーミット) is an armored, eight-legged insectoid creature. Originally created by Dr. Roy Curien, it is the third boss in The House of the Dead.

The Hermit uses its legs offensively and defensively while firing web-like projectiles; its weak point is its head.

Bestiary Overview

The Hermit is a large spider-like creature, complete with eight legs, multiple eyes, a thorax, and an abdomen. Writhing tentacle-like attachments protrude from its mouth.

Role in The House of the Dead

The Hermit was one of several creations unleashed by the insane Curien on December 18th, 1998. When AMS agents Thomas Rogan and "G" confronted him in a cultivation dome, Curien escaped as the Hermit ambushed them. Upon death, it collapsed and died, allowing Rogan and "G" to enter Curien's underground laboratory.

Offense

The Hermit can only be damaged with headshots. At first, its head is unobstructed when it approaches players directly for a slash attack. After enough damage is given to the creature, it will drop down into a hole.

In the next stage, the Hermit fires web-like projectiles and covers its head while attacking. At this point, creature is only vulnerable when it lowers its guard to approach the agents or raise its front claws to attack.

Trivia

  • The Hermit is only boss that is not fought in the final chapter. It is unknown while, though possible that the developers did not wish to make the player fight the same boss in two consecutive chapters.
    • This makes the Hermit the only boss to be only fought once in a non-final stage of the series prior to the release of the The House of the Dead III and 4, the other being Strength (unless being counted as a transformation attack from the Emperor).
  • The Hermit is the only boss in The House of the Dead to have its own unique death cry.
  • The Hermit makes a brief appearance in The House of the Dead 2's intro on console ports.
  • This boss bears resemblance to the Lovers in terms of type number, weak point, and box-like tunnel fighting grounds, though the Lovers are fought inside an elevator.
  • In the The House of the Dead's home console and PC ports, Hermit's mouth lacks the tentacles present in the arcade version.
  • The Hermit is the only boss from the original game that has not returned in later installments (the Magician returned in 2 and 4's Special version, while the Chariot and Hangedman returned in House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn).

Gallery

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Characters
Thomas RoganGDr. CurienSophie RichardsDBR researchers
Enemies
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Bosses
ChariotHangedmanHermitMagician
Chapters
TragedyRevengeTruthThe house of the dead
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