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Crash is the tutorial bot who introduces the player to Quake III Arena. Welcoming the player at Q3DM0: Introduction. This match is an easy one; needing the first to five frags to win.

The bot has the highest auto response ratio, where every time you say something to her, she says something random back. She is the only bot who does this, giving the impression of talking to the player.


Manual biography

Once, she was Doom's military instructor. Now the Arena Eternal tests Crash's mettle to the extreme—extreme patience, that is. She is the trainer who introduces new warriors to the skills of battle.

Prima Guide biography

Long ago, Crash was Doom's instructor and helped turn him into a one-man killing machine. Now, Crash's function is to act as the trainer for all new combatants in the Arena Eternal. For the most part, she keeps her temper and offers sound advice for the trials to come. However, she occasionally expresses some anger at particularly slow students.


Crash puts your battle skills to test at the very start of the game. You'll spawn in a single room with a mirror and a teleporter. This room also has a Light Armor, a Shotgun and some 5 Health bonuses. The room also has a mirroring teleporter which will teleport you to your first eternal arena.

Crash will meet you in the main arena for a deathmatch up to 5 frags only. She has walking characteristics and a responsive chatter box. She's the only bot to have walking characteristics and rarely seen running or jumping for short periods, also the only bot to say something back whenever someone mentions her.

As you step in the actual map, keep the Light Armor room to your right in control, stay out of her way when she enters the little Shotgun room just in front of you, as she will get out with an accurate jump blast. As much as she has stingy comments, she has a stinging weapon of choice too.

Crash, like a few other bots, such as Bones, Mynx and Sorlag, prefers the Shotgun all the time. She has high priority on the use of Shotgun. Even if she picks up other weapons, she does not change them. Yet none of the mentioned bots can keep up with Crash's reaction time and accuracy.

Try to get more personal and try to keep the Shotgun room under control to engage right away when she respawns there, then slip to the Light Armor room. You can weaken her with a few rounds of the Machine Gun then do the finishing touch by switching back to the Shotgun.

When she enters the middle room, things may get rough. Getting the Plasma Gun at the right room may help while trying to keep the Light Armor spawnpoint under control from halls by pressure fire.


  • Slash has the same voice as Crash speed up by 2x. [1]
  • Crash will occasionally drop hints via chat regarding her relations and memories with other characters. Her quotes suggest that before becoming an Arena Master, Xaero was a trainee under Crash. Doom used to call her often. When beaten, knowing that Ranger is the next arena bot to challenge the player, she sometimes comment that he's gonna "toast biscuits" of the player.
    • Other bots refer to her in chat such as "Doom Girl", "Doom Lady", "Doomette" and "Shiny-Butt", that first three of which reference her as a female version of Doomguy.
  • In Quake Live she has a sister bot called Trainer. The mild difference being Trainer likes the Lightning Gun more and perhaps uses a wider arsenal.
  • In the Doom source port Skulltag she was introduced as a bot complete with a unique skin done in the style of the classic Doom games, she also had the ability to chat in there as well though much simpler than Quake III's. Crash can be found as a skin model together with Phobos in a number of skin model mods for classic Doom altogether.