The fictional BFG9000 from the Doom series.


Fair use rationale

Non-free media use rationale for BFG 9000

A screenshot showing the two incarnations of the BFG9000


The image may be obtained from id Software.


BFG 9000

Portion used

Single screenshot

Low resolution?

Yes: Screen size is reduced, though pixel-for-pixel resolution is preserved.

Purpose of use

The image is used to display the BFG9000, a subject of public interest. The significance of the image to indicate to readers that they have reached the article containing critical commentary on the subject, contrast the early form of the concept with its later version, and illustrate the nature of the subject in a way that words alone could not convey.


No free equivalent of this image exists. Other non-free images can be easily provided.

Other information

This image does not allow users to make illegal copies of the software, and does not diminish the copyright holder's ability to market the software.

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