7ft (2.13 m)
385lbs (174 kg)
- "Do you not understand who I am?"
- — Uriel, upon being victorious
Uriel is an Arena Lord and a playable character in Quake 3 single player. He is a so called "Angel of Death" and a descendant of the creators of the arena eternal. Uriel welcomes you at the end of Tier 5, The Fatal Instinct.
He appears to have a somewhat skeletal face, tan brown skin, an orange hood which covers his shoulders and eyesight, and small, flightless wings on his back. His other names in the chat line are; "Old Gargoyle", "Gargoyle-breath", "Lizard-face" and "Rag-head". As being mysterious he's deadly too, he won't step out of the fog and face you until he's sure that he can crush you. He might forgot how to fly but he well remembers the smell of fear emitting from his first victims.
Warrior description from Quake III Edit
Ages before anything even vaguely human was drawn into the Eternal Arenas, Uriel, the Dark Angel of Death reigned supreme. Rumored to be a descendant of the Masters themselves, Uriel's race inspired lesser creatures to cower in terror at the mention of their rending claws and mystic might. Although defeat will be the only release from a life of never-ending combat, the angel of death and destruction will only be beaten by one worthy to ascend to the next tier of combat...
For untold eons, Mankind has known and feared Uriel's diabolical kind. The aura of evil and death hanging around this gladiator is enough to send a chill down the spine of any opponent. -Quake 3 Arena Manual Gladiator Description
The first thing that player notices that map is full of thick orange-light brown dust fog that obstructs the vision. That fog cannot be removed from the map in any way, and makes it pretty hard to locate Uriel when he's respawned but don't let that scare you; firstly "The Fatal Instinct" is the smallest map in game and secondly Uriel has pretty slow reaction time for an Arena Lord. That makes him pretty open to close quarter surprise attacks like a jumping out from a corner. If player is well-dedicated he/she can listen to the sharp armor pickup noise on player respawn to locate Uriel.
In this map, players spawn with light armor (50) and extra machine gun bullets (200) so respawn killing Uriel over and over again is not really easy. Although when he's newly respawned or you're possessing a power-up he'll tend to avoid you as long as possible. If you want to keep him away from pickups using the Rocket Launcher to throttle down the corridors is a nice action.
If you want to stay tough against him you need to have a nice Rocket Launcher aim. Controlling the Rocket Launcher spawn in the middle of the map is equal to controlling most of gold health pickups which is pretty vital while fighting against Uriel. Shotgun is pretty dominant here since Uriel has a pretty slow reaction time and fog obstructs player vision. If player can keep the Light Armor and Armor Shards under control, grab Quad Damage in time and defy him in the middle of the arena, Uriel will be strangled in his own mystery.
Uriel's name interpreted as; "God is Light", "Radiation of God", "God is My Light", "God is the Radiating Principle of Light", and, "Fire of God." Uriel is also known as Arch-angel of Earth, who warned the Noah about impending flood. This kinda explains why this tourney map is full of thick dust fog. *cough*
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