"Only good against knives and spoons."—Rollover text
Forkboy is a cheat unit in Age of Mythology. By typing
TINES OF POWER into the chat bar, players receive the Forkboy at their Town Center. It appears as a cartoon farm boy in overalls wielding a trident that can increase its length in battle.
- Copper Weapons, Bronze Weapons and Iron Weapons increase attack by 10%.
- Hammer of the Gods (Thor) increases attack by 10%.
- Copper Mail, Bronze Mail and Iron Mail decrease hack vulnerability by 10%.
- Meteoric Iron Mail (Thor) decreases hack vulnerability by 10%.
- Copper Shields, Bronze Shields and Iron Shields decrease pierce vulnerability by 10%.
- Dragonscale Shields (Thor) decreases pierce vulnerability by 10%.
- Medium Infantry, Heavy Infantry, and Champion Infantry all increase LOS by 1 and attack by 10%, and increase hit points by 10%, 15% and 20% respectively.
- Oracle (Apollo): increases LOS by 6.
- Bacchanalia (Dionysus): increases hit points by 5%.
- Aegis Shield (Athena) decreases pierce vulnerability by 10%.
- Eyes in the Forest (Loki) increases LOS by 3.
- Lemurian Descendants (Theia) increases LOS by 9.
- Jade Rabbit (Chang'e) increases movement speed by 10%.
- Unbridled Anger (Zhong Kui): increases HP by 20%.
- Dragon Scales (Ao Kuang): increases hack armor by 10%.
Unlike other cheat units, he is a specific type of unit, an Infantry unit, which means he is weak to Archers. As a matter of fact, due to its lower (but still relatively high) speed, HP and armor, the Forkboy is the weakest cheat unit available. It is vulnerable to the special abilities of Myth Units such as the Cyclops or the Carnivora and to god powers such as Curse. But unlike Lazer Bears or Flying Purple Hippos, they can be upgraded with Armory technologies and any other technologies that improve units in general. Some god powers, such as Bronze and Flaming Weapons, will also enhance them. Finally, they can be massed easily by simply typing their cheat code over and over in the chat box.
- Forkboy has the same icon as the Axeman.
- The Forkboy is similar in appearance to the mascot of Big Boy Restaurants.
|Cheat units in the Age of Empires series|
|Age of Empires|
|Baby Prez · Big Bertha · Black Rider · Flying Dutchman · Medusa · Nuke Trooper · Photon Man · St. Francis |
Stealth Archer · Stormbilly · Winsett's other Z · Winsett's Z
|Age of Empires II|
|Alfred the Alpaca · Cobra Car · Furious the Monkey Boy · Penguin · Saboteur · VMDL · Sharkatzor · Photon Man|
|Age of Mythology|
|Bella · Flying Purple Hippo · Forkboy · Lazer Bear|
|Age of Empires III|
|BigAndy · Fluffy · Flying Purple Tapir · George Crushington · Flaming Hot Dog Cart · Monster Ice Cream Truck · Lazerbear|
Learicorn · Mediocre Bombard · The Tommynator