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Side missions include hot-rod races against a demon, defending Eddie's allies from a pending attack, or helping a cannon operator spot his targets. There are about 23 main missions in the story with 30 side missions that the player can optionally take.

The player can also find monuments they can raise that unlock an additional heavy metal song from the game's soundtrack that can be played on the Deuce's radio, "The Mouth of Metal"; the player can further customize its set list with songs they have been rewarded with or have collected.

Several main story missions of the game are Stage Battles based on real time strategy elements.

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The player, while still in control of Eddie, is required to defend a giant stage where new allies will spawn, holding out until a specific objective is completed. The player creates an army for attacks by building merchandise booths on "fan geysers" through Clementine's magic.

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Once enough fans are collected, the player can summon different allies, each consuming a specific number of fans, or upgrade their stage to allow them to produce more powerful allies.

A character known as Mangus acts as the "sound guy" to help in the construction of these units and stage upgrades, and also warns the player of enemy attacks.

Ultimately, Eddie transforms into a winged demon who can fly above the battlefields to issue orders or lay out attacks. Each of the different units, including special allies that Eddie meets in the game, has a special co-op move they can perform with Eddie; for example, Eddie's first ally, Ophelia, can be tossed at foes by Eddie in the style of the Fastball Special.

These co-op moves are also available outside of Stage Battle missions. The number and types of troops that can be summoned is limited by a cap to prevent either team from becoming too overpowered.

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All of the troops can be engaged by the player to initiate various "Double Team" moves as with the single player game. The game can also be played by a single player with computer-controller opponents at one of five difficulty levels. Doviculus is assisted by his glam metal human minion, General Lionwhyte voiced by Rob Halford and based on David Bowie with the name being an allusion to glammetal band White Lion whose hair is so big "and luscious" that he uses it to fly, flapping it like a pair of broad wings.

Their group is later joined by the stage manager Mangus Alex Fernandezthe bass-playing healer Kill Master voiced by, and patterned after Lemmy Kilmister[15] the motorcycle-riding Fire Baron also voiced by Halford, as well as visually inspired by him too[14] and the Amazonian Rima voiced by Lita Ford and based on KISS characters.

They discover writings left by the Titans that Eddie is able to comprehend, and build a hot-rod, the "Deuce", that they use to escape the Temple and travel to Bladehenge, the base for the small human resistance force led by Lars and Lita.

When they meet Eddie and learn he can understand the Titans' messages, they see him as a prophetical "Chosen One", though unsure if he will be the savior or destroyer of the world. However, as they celebrate, Doviculus arrives, sending the group into hiding. Doviculus is aware of the presence of his spy "Succoria" by the smell of her blood as it was at the Temple; Eddie and his allies come to believe Ophelia is Doviculus' spy. Lars leaves his hiding spot to face Doviculus, but is quickly killed.

As the Tainted Coil destroy the tower, Ironheade escapes into the nearby mountains; Eddie is forced to leave with Lita leaving Ophelia behind despite their shared love.

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Heartbroken, Ophelia is drawn toward the Sea of Black Tears, cursed waters that grant humans supernatural abilities at the cost of humanity. After leaping into the black waters, the Sea creates a dark doppelganger of Ophelia, who raises an army of other Black Tear-corrupted humans, the goth "Drowning Doom".

After three months, she leads an attack on Ironheade's mountain camp. Though Ironheade defeats the assault, Eddie determines they must destroy the Sea to end her threat. As they travel through exotic lands and find more allies out of the pyromanical Fire Barons and the amazonian Zaulia tribe, they come across evidence of Eddie's father, the hero known as Riggnarok in this time. It tells that Riggnarok traveled to the future to attempt to learn the secrets of the Titans to bring back to the past in the humans' ongoing fight against the demons, but never returned.

With their new allies, Ironheade manages to push the Drowning Doom back towards the Sea of Black Tears; defeated, Ophelia denies Eddie's belief that she is Doviculus' spy, again claiming that Eddie's the traitor.

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As they argue, Doviculus arrives and confirms that Succoria is not Ophelia, but Eddie's mother. In the past, Succoria, an even more vicious demon empress, also sought the Titans' secrets in the future.

However, after discovering that humans eventually become the dominant species, Succoria fell into a deep despair. Riggnarok, who had followed Succoria through time to assassinate her, took pity on her in her misery, and the two fell in love and bore Eddie.

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Now in the past, Eddie's demon nature has borne out, and has also inadvertently revealed the Titans' secrets to Doviculus as well. Having no more use for Ophelia, Doviculus rips out her heart, taking her powers alongside his own and causing Ophelia to dissipate.

While Ironheade battles Doviculus' forces, Eddie engages Doviculus in a one-on-one confrontation, which ends with the demon emperor's decapitation. As Eddie escapes the Sea, he recovers Ophelia's heart from Doviculus, containing his mother's necklace he gave her when they first met, and then proceeds to rescue the real Ophelia from the ocean floor. Ashore, they rekindle their love as Ironheade celebrates their victory over Doviculus and the Tainted Coil.

Back at Bladehenge, a statue to Lars is erected, while Lita continues to lead the troops against the remaining demons. Eddie insists on maintaining his "roadie" presence, staying behind the scenes and making others look good. She continues this process until there are no limbs left. Mallika Sundaramurthy, Abnormality The newest addition to this line up of veterans is not to be underestimated.

Like the music of Abnormality, she would use sound and technology as her weapon, emitting high-pummeling frequencies that would incapacitate her opponent until she could run up and dig her nails in for the finishing blow. While they are writhing in pain, she would call in a swarm of robotic bees who would continuously stab at the opponent and burrow into their body and cause pain from the inside. This would go on until their sanity was lost and they dropped dead.

Max Cavalera, Soulfly Perhaps the craziest combatant on this list. We could see this Brazilian juggernaut use speedy hand-to-hand combat, while resorting to elemental abilities of fire and nature as his backup. From there, he would use all his power to summon a giant beast from the earth. Part dragon and part plant, this being would begin using vines to suffocate the enemy, before devouring them whole.

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You want to be able to watch two giants go up against one another. We already see the onslaught that comes whenever Nathan is playing live—what do you think would happen if he harnessed that into a weapon? But honestly, we see Nathan as a traditional sort of dude, going aggro into the ring with a battle axe. Once they were clutching their face, Nathan would use said axe to plunge into their head ever so slightly, only to use his hands and tear them apart.

For all his horror shenanigans, we see him using gadgets to take down his opponents before running in to throw in the beat down. Think more along the lines of pumpkin grenades or jack-in-the-boxes that pop out and wield sickles… You know, normal shit. Once he is close enough to his opponent, he injects them with this serum, and within seconds they begin having horrific hallucinations.

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