The Doom Eternal The Ancient Gods Part 2 ending is quite bizarre, especially as there is not much dialogue there to explain exactly what happened during the hectic boss fight. Id has said this is the end of the trilogy that started in the 2016 reboot so it would be important to understand. Here’s the Doom Eternal The Ancient Gods Part 2 ending, explained.
What happened at the end of Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part 2?
Doom sets up the Dark Lord (also known as Davoth), the evil guy that looks like the Slayer that was reborn at the end of The Ancient Gods Part 1, as the actual creator. This information is given to the player in one of the cutscenes during the fight.
The Father, who sounds like VEGA, tells the Slayer that Davoth is the all-creator and the Father ascended as Davoth fell. Essentially, “Satan” became “Satan” because his allies betrayed him and stole his powers. The Father is basically a false god and the Makyrs are big liars. This explains why the Dark Lord is bent on destruction as his creations were turned against him.
The Doom Slayer still kills the Dark Lord and stabs him in the chest, causing his life sphere (that yellow ball players took in the previous episode) to burst. All the demons start disintegrating, which is what was the ultimate goal and why the Slayer brought back the Dark Lord and not the Father.
But the Slayer didn’t make it out unharmed. He also collapsed upon killing the Dark Lord. Since the Doom Slayer became the Doom Slayer through the work of Davoth (as he influenced Samur Maykr to put the Slayer into the Divinity Machine that gave the Slayer his powers), it looks like he is counted as one of Davoth’s creations. His body is then shoved into a stone casket, which echoes to the beginning of the 2016 reboot.
There are so confusing parts as the Father says “By his hand, all things were made… including you.” This says the Dark Lord made everything and implies everything that he made would crumble, but it does not appear that anything outside of the demons and the Slayer were effected. This could mean that things just made by Davoth after he became the Dark Lord would change after his death, but that still doesn’t explain the “all” part in the aforementioned quote. There’s either something we don’t know about the Dark Lord and the Slayer or it could be an odd oversight.
Will there be another game after Doom Eternal?
The Slayer didn’t appear to actually die. It is implied that he fell and is being locked away along with the life spheres in Ingmore Sanctum. He is probably going to be laid to rest until he is needed again. The quote at the end is only a partial quote as the full quote, as seen in a loading screen in the 2016 Doom reboot, gives more context:
“So you walk eternally through the shadow realms, standing against evil where all others falter. May your thirst for retribution never quench, may the blood on your sword never dry, and may we never need you again.”
The first two parts of the second sentence imply that the Doom Slayer’s work is never done and he will always be called upon. The ending even sets up the possible next game to start the same way the 2016 game began: awakening after a long, deep sleep.
But pulling out to the real world, Doom is one of the most recognizable franchises in gaming. There will assuredly be another Doom game in the future. It’s just a matter of when. This is just the finale to this arc and trilogy as Creative Director Hugo Martin explained to Game Informer.
“It is [the finale]. For this arc,” he said. “It is the Doom universe, so there’s so much more to tell! When you look at other IPs and fictional universes, they’re able to go forwards and backwards with their stories.”
It sounds like the team is not through making Doom games. It’s just the end of this specific trilogy. Saying that there “so much more to tell” is a pretty open nod to the idea of making more Doom games at a later time.