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The Holoduke is an inventory item in Duke Nukem 3D and its ports.

Description Edit

The Holoduke is a device that projects a fully realistic image of its user in the position it is used in (it drops to ground level if used in the air). It rotates depending on its user's direction (see "Trivia" below), but does not copy any other action its user does.

If used underwater, the Holoduke will appear as a swimming Duke, even if the player is above water. The opposite is also true.

In deathmatch, the holoduke is most useful as a surprise, scaring opponents into shooting and giving away their location. Under night vision goggles, it shows up different than a player, being darkened instead of bright green.

Trivia Edit

  • The direction the Holoduke faces in depends on the direction the player is facing. The player and the Holoduke will both face the same direction when looking up or down the main y-axis of the level (up/down), but the Holoduke rotates in the opposite direction to the player (so when the player faces left, the Holoduke faces right; and vice versa).
  • The Holoduke is completely ignored by the enemy AI, except that it may block their movement. The Octabrain is the only enemy that will attack it and actually fulfill its intended purpose.
    • Because of this, the Holoduke is widely regarded as the most useless inventory item in the game, due to its ineffectiveness in single player. It is still useful against human opponents, however.

The Holoduke in other games Edit

  • The Holoduke features in every port and expansion pack of Duke Nukem 3D.


Duke Nukem 3D
Episodes L.A. Meltdown | Lunar Apocalypse | Shrapnel City
Plutonium PAK: The Birth
Anniversary Edition: Alien World Order
Items Access Card | Holoduke | Jetpack | Night Vision Goggles | Portable Medkit
Protective Boots | Scuba Gear | Steroids
Health: Small Medkit | Large Medkit | Atomic Health | Armor
Scrapped: Space Suit | Shield
Weapons Mighty Foot | Pistol | Shotgun | Chaingun Cannon | RPG | Pipe Bomb | Shrinker
Microwave Expander | Devastator | Laser Tripbomb | Freezethrower | Incinerator
Scrapped: Flamethrower | Laser Chainsaw | Sonic Resonator | Tazer | Plasma Cannon
Enemies Common enemies: Assault Captain | Assault Commander | Enforcer | Assault Trooper | Battlelord Sentry | Octabrain | Pig Cop | Protozoid Slimer | Recon Patrol Vehicle | Sentry Drone | Shark | Turret
Plutonium PAK: Pig Cop Tank | Protector Drone
Anniversary Edition: Firefly Trooper | Cycloid Sentry | Overlord Sentry
Bosses: Battlelord | Overlord | Cycloid Emperor
Plutonium PAK: Alien Queen
Anniversary Edition: Cycloid Incinerator
Scrapped: Organic Turret | Snake Head | Bat | Captain | Drone | Drone 2 | Mandroid
| Trooper | Turret | Alien Queen Sentry
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Duke Assault | Duke Nukem 3D Level Design Handbook (CD levels) | Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach | Duke: Nuclear Winter | Duke It Out In D.C.
Duke Xtreme | Duke!ZONE | Duke!Zone 150 | Duke!ZONE II | Plutonium PAK | Duke Nukem's Penthouse Paradise | Unofficial expansion packs
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Source ports | High Resolution Pack
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LameDuke
Episodes Mrr Caliber | Mission Cockroach | Suck Hole | Hard Landing
Items Holoduke | Jetpack | Oxygen Tank | Shield | Steroids
Health: Soda Can | Six-pack
Weapons Tazer | Pistol | Plasma Cannon | Pipe Bomb | RPG | Sonic Resonator
Enemies Bat | Captain | Drone | Drone 2 | Mandroid
Jellyfish | Protozoid Slimer | Shark | Trooper | Turret
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