"Look at me. I am a big dumb barbarian. I have a god called Chrom. Beware of my axe."
Sam Stone

Onan the Librarian is an enemy that appears in Serious Sam 2.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Librarians are large, muscular axe-wielding barbarians. They were created by Mental after he discovered a "Dead Librarians Society" and that some of his minions had learnt how to read and write. Instead of executing them, though, he decided to transform them into the lowest form of intellect: barbarians.

These barbarians, equipped with axes and chromed shields, will run at the target at full speed. The only evidence of their "crazy" youth is their eyes, which each seem to look in a different direction.

Occurrence[edit | edit source]

Onan the Librarian only appears in the M'Digbo chapter of the game. They are relatively common in the first four levels, but become rarer after that. They often appear with Primitives.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

The Librarian's main attack is throwing its axe at the player. If the player gets close to one, he will hit them with his axe, which deals a bit more damage than thrown axes.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • The axes thrown by Librarians can be easily avoided by strafing.
  • The Double Shotgun works well against Librarians at medium to close range, as five shots will kill it. The Auto Shotgun works better at Librarians at longer range because of its higher range.
  • Dual-wield Uzis are somewhat useful against Librarians, but it will take a long time to kill them due to their health. It is best to deplete their health with the uzis before finishing them off with a stronger weapon.
  • The XPML30 Rocket Launcher is also useful against the Librarian. Three shots will gib it.
  • The RB-45 Hand Grenade is useful as a 'follow up' weapon with the weapons mentioned above. A combination of both of these weapons will inflict a major damage against the Librarian. This tactic works well against multiple Librarians.
  • When compared with other enemies, Librarians are a low to medium-priority threat due to how easy it is to avoid their axes. With groups though or on higher dificulites, they should be treated as a medium-high priority target.

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