Robert Prince (also known as Bobby Prince), the sound designer and composer for both Doom I and II has used a recording of a young girl saying "why" for the Arch-Vile's death sound effect. He then pitch shifted the recording down and mixed it with other sounds.
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The final boss of the game, from Map 30: Icon of Sin, utters a garbled message as you teleport into the room. If you play said message backwards it says, "To win the game, you must kill me, John Romero". Indeed, if a player activates the 'no clip' cheat and walks behind the wall on which the boss is held they'd find an object that looks like the head of John Romero, co-founder of ID Software and one of the main designers of Doom.
Doom II was released in 1994, the same year in which Kurt Cobain (singer of the band Nirvana) committed suicide via a shotgun. It is unknown if the "Nirvana" map, which contains a shotgun in the starting area, is an intentional connection to Cobain.
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Connection to Other Media
Numerous musical tracks of the game contain samples of real-life classic rock and heavy metal tracks. The following tracks of the game are (possibly) inspired by these songs:
Running From Evil (Maps 1 & 15) - "Hangar 18" by Megadeth
Shawn's Got the Shotgun (Maps 7, 19 & 29) - "South of Heaven" by Slayer
Into Sandy's City (Map 9) - "Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots
The Demon's Dead (Maps 10 & 16) - "After All the Dead" by Black Sabbath
Waiting for Romero to Play (Maps 18 & 27) - "This Love" by Pantera
Message for the Archvile (Maps 20 & 26) - "Skeletons of Society" by Slayer
Bye Bye American Pie (Map 23) - "Them Bones" by Alice in Chains
Adrian's Asleep (Map 25) - "Angry Chair" by Alice in Chains
The Ultimate Challenge/The Ultimate Conquest (Map 32) - "YYZ" by Rush & "Mars, the Bringer of War" by Gustav Holst
Intermission Music - "Thela Hun Ginjeet" by King Crimson
Endgame Music - "The Spectral Sorrows" by Edge of Sanity
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