- "Hmmm... nothing here. Oh, aside from several hundred dead bodies..."
- ―Menes, searching for the intruder in the Castle of Uruk
Menes is an antagonist in Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy.
Tutankhamen's Birthday and Murder Edit
Menes was the assistant and adviser to Set. While living in Luxor Palace, he often interacted with Tutankhamen. He also knew Nefertiti, and tried to convince her not to marry Tutankhamen. He and Set (while disguised as Akhenaten) conspired to kill the prince, and, when Tutankhamen walked in on the gathering at the Mysterious Location, he was taken to be killed. When Sphinx interrupted the ceremony and destroyed the device, both Set and Menes were sucked in a vortex to the Castle of Uruk.
Castle of Uruk Edit
Menes continued to work for Set while in the Castle of Uruk, where he created various devices and traps around the castle to protect it from intruders, periodically seen being frustrated at several items going missing around the castle, such as several of the Abydos Jewels. He was last seen shortly after Tut had acquired the last crown, where both Set and Menes had discovered he was the perpetrator all along. What became of Menes after the fall of Set is unknown.
Traits and Appearance Edit
Menes was an older, hunched man who was considerably shorter than Set.
He practised telepathy, dark magic, and mummification.
Connection with Ancient EgyptEdit
Pharaoh Menes united Upper and Lower Egypt into a single country and ruled as the founder of the First Dynasty. After his death, he was buried not in a mastaba like previous rulers, but in the first of the Egyptian Pyramids.
- Menes is one of the few major antagonistic characters in the game whose fate is left unknown by the end of the game. It's possible his fate was left unclear to be used in a potential sequel.
|PCs||Sphinx | Tutankhamen|
|Bosses||Apocalypse | Geb Queen | Pharaoh Spider | Set (True Form)|
|Roaming NPCs||Bas-Ket | Beggar Hippie | Horus | Imhotep | Khonsu | Menes | Osiris | Set|
|Abydos NPCs||Abydos Guards | Big Hat Man | Entertained Woman | Gauntlet Man | Jewel Inspector | Juggler | Kemmet | Mayor of Abydos | Mayor's Advisors | Monster Inspector | Montu | Paneb | Pearl Man | Physician | Sorkon | Tefnut|
|Heliopolis NPCs||Anubis | Athlete | Ben-Ben | Chihuahua Woman | Cursed Farmer | Farmer | Fortune Teller | Gebel | Ketta | Khufu | Monster Collector | Nomad | Pharaoh of Heliopolis | Pharaoh's Guards | Pharaoh's Wife | Scribe | Sekhmet | Shetta | Urbain|
|Luxor NPCs||Akhenaten | Banquet Overseer | Captain of the Guard | Maid | Nefertiti | Palace Guards | Seti|
|Uruk NPCs||Khensu | Ra | Sobek | Urukite Captain|