History VideoGame / StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm

4th Mar '17 5:23:17 PM Yinyang107
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* ReliableTraitor: Several zerg either betray Kerrigan, or fully admit that they are planning to betray her if she ever weakens. When asked about it, their reaction is basically "Uh...because we're Zerg? You didn't see this coming?" To her credit, Kerrigan [[GenreSavvy usually does see it coming]].
4th Mar '17 1:32:11 PM Yinyang107
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* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: With all his KickTheDog moments over the course of both Wings of Liberty and this game, it's hard not to feel relief when Kerrigan finally kills Mengsk.]]

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* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: With AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:With all his KickTheDog moments over the course of both Wings of Liberty and this game, it's hard not to feel relief when Kerrigan finally kills Mengsk.]]
4th Mar '17 1:30:23 PM Yinyang107
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** [[spoiler: In the closing cinematic, Arcturus Mengsk is revealed to be in possession of the Xel'naga artifact from the previous game. He uses this to zap Kerrigan repeatedly while chiding her, "Really? Did you think I'd keep an animal like you close to me without some kind of insurance policy?"]]
21st Feb '17 2:37:20 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** Near the start of the game, Kerrigan apologises to him that saving her life caused the death of [[spoiler:Tychus Findley]].

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** Near the start of the game, Kerrigan apologises to him Raynor that saving her life caused the death of [[spoiler:Tychus Findley]].
24th Jan '17 8:03:44 AM RainingMetal
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** The Tal'darim appear in 3 other missions, in the Hybrid arc. [[spoiler:Turns out the Tal'Darim are in league with the Hybrid]].

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** The Tal'darim appear in 3 one other missions, mission, in the Hybrid arc. [[spoiler:Turns out the Tal'Darim are in league with the Hybrid]].
17th Jan '17 10:38:36 PM RainingMetal
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* SequelDifficultyDrop: In general, ''Heart of the Swarm'' is much easier than ''Wings of Liberty'' -- the custom evolutions for the Zerg units make them incredibly powerful, Hatcheries produce up to 9 larvae letting the player get an army out very quickly from nothing, and in most missions there's Kerrigan who has an array of powerful abilities that let her steamroll a lot of opposition on her own. Story-wise, this provides a borderline case of GameplayAndStoryIntegration -- WordOfGod is that at the end of ''Brood War'' Kerrigan was fully capable of crushing Mengsk and the Dominion beneath her heel, she just didn't care to do it. Now she does, at least specifically with regards to Mengsk.

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* SequelDifficultyDrop: In general, ''Heart of the Swarm'' is much easier than ''Wings of Liberty'' -- the custom evolutions for the Zerg units make them incredibly powerful, Hatcheries produce up to 9 larvae letting the player get an army out very quickly from nothing, and in most missions there's Kerrigan who has an array of powerful abilities that let her steamroll a lot of opposition on her own. Each mission has two achievements that can be obtained on normal difficulty or above, rather than one normal and one hard achievement almost all ''Wings of Liberty'' missions have. Story-wise, this provides a borderline case of GameplayAndStoryIntegration -- WordOfGod is that at the end of ''Brood War'' Kerrigan was fully capable of crushing Mengsk and the Dominion beneath her heel, she just didn't care to do it. Now she does, at least specifically with regards to Mengsk. In addition, the more genuine threats of the previous Kerrigan and the upcoming threat of [[spoiler:Amon]] aren't present at the moment, leaving BigBadWannabe Mengsk, who is currently playing it defense throughout the entire game.
8th Jan '17 8:24:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Zerg units can be upgraded into one of two forms, with a predominantly green or purple look. The green ones tend towards brute force (Ultralisks with more damage and an auto-damage attack, Banelings that split into smaller Banelings, Brood Lords that pound the enemy and {{Spawn Broodling}}s, [[MookMaker Swarm Hosts]] that release flying locusts, [[FreudWasRight Impalers that ram a very unfortunately-colored spike through enemy armor]]), purples tend towards sneakiness (Ultralisks the ''resurrect'', Banelings that ''jump'' over the heads of melee units, Vipers that abduct the enemy and prevent them from attacking, Swarm Hosts that teleport anywhere there's creep, Lurkers that damage multiple light-armored units).

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Zerg units can be upgraded into one of two forms, with a predominantly green or purple look. The green ones tend towards brute force (Ultralisks with more damage and an auto-damage attack, Banelings that split into smaller Banelings, Brood Lords that pound the enemy and {{Spawn Broodling}}s, [[MookMaker Swarm Hosts]] that release flying locusts, [[FreudWasRight Impalers that ram a very unfortunately-colored spike through enemy armor]]), armor), purples tend towards sneakiness (Ultralisks the ''resurrect'', Banelings that ''jump'' over the heads of melee units, Vipers that abduct the enemy and prevent them from attacking, Swarm Hosts that teleport anywhere there's creep, Lurkers that damage multiple light-armored units).
13th Dec '16 3:10:00 PM Darkfire545
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* TunnelKing: The Primal pack leader Yagdra, and later the ash worm.
9th Nov '16 9:38:45 PM JordanTH
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** Two of the Primal Zerg packleaders are beefed-up versions of the primal Ultralisk and the Swarm Host respectively (where the Host spawns tiny attackers, the primal one spwans ''Banelings'').

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** Two of the Primal Zerg packleaders are beefed-up versions of the primal Ultralisk and the Swarm Host respectively (where the Host spawns tiny attackers, the primal one spwans spawns ''Banelings'').
30th Aug '16 1:55:58 AM n0321
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Kerrigan gets her revenge on Mengsk and the Swarm is free of GreaterScopeVillain Amon's influence. However, Kerrigan is forced to leave Raynor behind to prepare for the coming war with Amon and the Hybrids]] -- which can pull everything Jim and Kerrigan have worked so hard to build up utterly downhill in ''LegacyOfTheVoid''.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Kerrigan gets her revenge on Mengsk and the Swarm is free of GreaterScopeVillain Amon's influence. However, Kerrigan is forced to leave Raynor behind to prepare for the coming war with Amon and the Hybrids]] Hybrids -- which can pull everything Jim and Kerrigan have worked so hard to build up utterly downhill in ''LegacyOfTheVoid''.]]
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