History VideoGame / StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm

3rd Jun '17 3:36:42 PM DrakeClawfang
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* ShapeshifterBaggage: Cleverly averted when playing as the broodmother Niadra. You actually have to collect more biomass from dead animals before you can transform into a larger and more powerful form. And you can't change back to a smaller form.
3rd Jun '17 2:37:42 PM viking1911
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* ShapeshifterBaggage: Cleverly averted when playing as the broodmother Niadra. You actually have to collect more biomass from dead animals before you can transform into a larger and more powerful form. And you can't change back to a smaller form.
31st May '17 1:42:04 PM appealus
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->''"I am the Swarm. Armies will shatter, worlds will burn. Now, at last, on this world, vengeance shall be mine. For I am the Queen of Blades."''

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->''"I ->''[[BadassBoast "I am the Swarm. Armies will shatter, worlds will burn. Now, at last, on this world, vengeance shall be mine. For I am the Queen of Blades."''"]]''
7th May '17 5:45:28 PM nombretomado
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* CallBack: A number of events from previous ''StarCraft'' works play a role in the plot of ''Heart of the Swarm'' or are simply mentioned.

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* CallBack: A number of events from previous ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' works play a role in the plot of ''Heart of the Swarm'' or are simply mentioned.



** An amusing one in the second mission that doubles as an EasterEgg; if you start the mission and do nothing for a full minute, Kerrigan comments to Raynor that, six years on, he's still a pig! A callback to their very first conversation in the original StarCraft.

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** An amusing one in the second mission that doubles as an EasterEgg; if you start the mission and do nothing for a full minute, Kerrigan comments to Raynor that, six years on, he's still a pig! A callback to their very first conversation in the original StarCraft.''Videogame/{{StarCraft|I}}''.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: While Kerrigan has had this in [[StarCraft the past]], she actually averts it this time around. The rest of the Zerg, however, have this as their nature.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: While Kerrigan has had this in [[StarCraft [[VideoGame/StarCraft the past]], she actually averts it this time around. The rest of the Zerg, however, have this as their nature.



* ContinuityPorn: The final campaign mission, "The Reckoning". Mengsk's elite marines are called "Sons of Korhal", the name of Mengsk's revolutionary group from ''StarCraftI''; his elite reapers and hellions are called "Death Heads" and "Outback Hunters", who previously appeared in the Blizzard-made custom map [[ZombieApocalypse Left2Die]] and retain the custom models they used in that map; Raynor fields some of the mercenary groups the player could hire in ''Wings of Liberty'', whose models are also used for Mengsk's elite forces to make them seem tougher; finally, all three of Kerrigan's generals can help out by sending their forces in to bolster Kerrigan's advance -- Zagara with her brood of regular Zerg, Dehaka and his [[spoiler:primal]] zerg pack and [[spoiler:Stukov]] leading whatever Infested Terrans remain in the Swarm, including Aberrations.

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* ContinuityPorn: The final campaign mission, "The Reckoning". Mengsk's elite marines are called "Sons of Korhal", the name of Mengsk's revolutionary group from ''StarCraftI''; ''VideoGame/StarCraftI''; his elite reapers and hellions are called "Death Heads" and "Outback Hunters", who previously appeared in the Blizzard-made custom map [[ZombieApocalypse Left2Die]] and retain the custom models they used in that map; Raynor fields some of the mercenary groups the player could hire in ''Wings of Liberty'', whose models are also used for Mengsk's elite forces to make them seem tougher; finally, all three of Kerrigan's generals can help out by sending their forces in to bolster Kerrigan's advance -- Zagara with her brood of regular Zerg, Dehaka and his [[spoiler:primal]] zerg pack and [[spoiler:Stukov]] leading whatever Infested Terrans remain in the Swarm, including Aberrations.
6th May '17 12:27:10 PM viking1911
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* CreepyMonotone: Terran and Protoss units that you have infested and controlled say things like "Awaiting directive" and "For the swarm" with little inflection.
5th May '17 10:14:52 PM Delnoir
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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:At the end of the game, Jim Raynor bursts in and destroys the trigger for the Xel'Naga artifact BigBad Mengsk is using to torture Kerrigan. Raynor crushes the remote in his power-armored fist (while it's ''still in Mengsk's hand'') before grabbing Mengsk by the face and ''hurling'' him a good ten feet across the room.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:At the end of the game, Jim Raynor bursts in and destroys just as BigBad Mengsk is about to hit the trigger for to kill Kerrigan with the Xel'Naga artifact BigBad Mengsk is using to torture Kerrigan. Raynor a power armored hand reaches out of the shadows and crushes the remote in his power-armored fist (while it's ''still in Mengsk's hand'') before grabbing Mengsk by the face just as Raynor's skull pattern visor opens and ''hurling'' he ''hurls'' him a good ten feet across the room.room. Then he pulls his pistol on him just to be sure he can't pull any more tricks out of his bag.]]
1st May '17 3:52:19 PM Mytharosa
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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 -- which can pull everything Jim and Kerrigan have worked so hard to build up utterly downhill in ''LegacyOfTheVoid''.''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid Legacy of the Void]]''.]]
27th Apr '17 1:15:59 PM MarsJenkar
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: Intentionally invoked. After all the time, effort, and [[NintendoHard nearly impossible missions]] spent [[spoiler: de-infesting Kerrigan]], one of the first things she does is [[spoiler: re-infest herself, and massacre the forces you controlled in the previous campaign]]. All the stirring heroic speeches, good men lost, and heartwarming moments of brotherhood are all utterly wasted. The effect this trope has on [[HeartBrokenBadass Raynor]] even becomes a crucial plot point. [[spoiler: This trope is triumphantly averted at the end of the game, when Kerrigan clearly demonstrates that she had taken the opportunity to redeem herself and become a hero. Also, it was revealed mid-game that something did change- she was freed of Amon's control on her when the artifact activated]].

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: Intentionally invoked. After all the time, effort, and [[NintendoHard nearly impossible missions]] spent [[spoiler: de-infesting Kerrigan]], one of the first things she does is [[spoiler: re-infest herself, and massacre the forces you controlled in the previous campaign]]. All the stirring heroic speeches, good men lost, and heartwarming moments of brotherhood are all utterly wasted. The effect this trope has on [[HeartBrokenBadass Raynor]] even becomes a crucial plot point. [[spoiler: This trope is triumphantly averted at the end of the game, when Kerrigan clearly demonstrates that she had taken the opportunity to redeem herself and become a hero. Also, it was revealed mid-game that something did change- she was freed of Amon's control on her when the artifact activated]].activated, and the last of Amon's dark influence was purged with her re-infestation]].



** Kerrigan, being TheChessmaster that she is, anticipated that she might have to go up against something that could use the Zerg's hive mind against them, and it turns out that she had kept Dehaka as an ace up her sleeve for that very moment. In dialogue with other characters before that particular emission, she even discusses the fact that in the past the Terrans had used the Zerg's hive mind against them (read: [[VideoGame/StarCraftI psi emitters and the Psi Disrupter]]). If she'd ignored the possibility that they would try something like that again, she'd be considered TooDumbToLive.

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** Kerrigan, being TheChessmaster that she is, anticipated that she might have to go up against something that could use the Zerg's hive mind against them, and it turns out that she had kept Dehaka as an ace up her sleeve for that very moment. In dialogue with other characters before that particular emission, mission, she even discusses the fact that in the past the Terrans had used the Zerg's hive mind against them (read: [[VideoGame/StarCraftI psi emitters and the Psi Disrupter]]). If she'd ignored the possibility that they would try something like that again, she'd be considered TooDumbToLive.
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.]]
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