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Impostor (Among Us)

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The Impostor is one of the two possible randomly assigned roles in the 2018 social deduction game Among Us. Their goal is to kill off the crewmates in order to win.[1]

Role[edit]

The Impostor is a randomly assigned role that is designated to 1-3 players. It is privately assigned, although other impostors can who else is an impostor.[2] The aim of the game for the crewmates to find out and vote off the imposter. The Imposter must find and eliminate all of the Crewmates before they are found out.[3] Impostors are able to use vents to travel around maps quickly and are able to "sabotage" various parts of the map; this means they can cause lights to turn off and doors to close.[4][5]

The term "third impostor" is used for crewmates who secretly work together with the impostors.[6]

In-Game Lore[edit]

The Imposter is a parasitic shapeshifter who has replaced a Crewmate. They can see in the dark and do not need Oxygen.[7]

Impact[edit]

After the 2020 popularisation of Among Us, the Impostor inspired many fan creations. One example is a short story based upon the Impostor.[8]

References[edit]

  1. Marshall, Cass (2020-10-26). "Playing Among Us' impostor is sweet, tasty catharsis". Polygon. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  2. Marshall, Cass (2020-09-18). "New Among Us players keep accidentally outing themselves as aliens". Polygon. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  3. Lorenz, Taylor (2020-10-14). "Everyone's Playing Among Us". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  4. October 2020, Marloes Valentina Stella 08. "Among Us Impostor tips: 10 ways to win as an impostor". gamesradar. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  5. "Forget Impostors. 'Among Us' Is a Playground for Hackers". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  6. "What does 'third Impostor' mean in Among Us?". Shacknews. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  7. Wilde, Tyler (2020-11-03). "Among Us lore: What are the crewmates actually doing out there?". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  8. Diaz, Ana (2020-10-20). "Among Us fans are creating stories and skits that expand its world". Polygon. Retrieved 2020-12-13.


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