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The term Nemesis commonly refers to an archenemy, from the Greek goddess Nemesis (mythology).

Nemesis may also refer to:

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Video games

  • Nemesis (Resident Evil), a.k.a. the Pursuer, a fictional character in Resident Evil universe
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, a 1999 home video game by Capcom, the third in the Resident Evil series
  • Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands, a 1996 PC based adventure game, the 11th in the 1977 Zork series
  • Nemesis, some releases of the Gradius series of arcade, home console and handheld video games
  • Nemesis, a monster in the 2008 home video game Dark Sector by Digital Extremes

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Etymology

From the Greek goddess Nemesis, from némein (to allot) and -sis[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈnɛməsɪs/

Noun

Singular
nemesis

Plural
nemeses or (rare) nemesi

nemesis (plural nemeses or (rare) nemesi)

  1. An archenemy
    • "Batman is in constant conflict with his nemesis, The Joker."
  2. The principle of retributive justice
  3. (usually singular, formal) Punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided
  4. (Greek Mythology) The goddess of divine retribution and vengeance (always capitalized)
  5. The polar opposite of a character
  6. A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent

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  • Notes:
  1. ^ "Nemesis" at Dictionary.com

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