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The Torrasque is a fictional, non-unique hero-level unit (meaning that it is very powerful form of a unit, but is not the only one of its type) appearing in certain campaign missions of StarCraft, a real-time strategy game made by Blizzard Entertainment. Some other types of hero-level units in StarCraft are the Hunter Killer and the Devouring One. StarCraft is a real-time strategy computer game by Blizzard Entertainment. ... Blizzard Entertainment is an American PC game developer and publisher. ... The StarCraft universe is a fictional universe in which the StarCraft series of computer games and books are set. ... Zerg Hydralisk The Hydralisk, which derives its name from its serpentine body (hydra + basilisk), is a Zerg breed in Blizzard Entertainments real-time strategy game, StarCraft. ... The Devouring One is one of several Zerg heroes in the real-time strategy game Starcraft and its sequel StarCraft: Brood War. ...


In Starcraft Map Editor, he appears as the hero version of the Zerg Ultralisk.


Overview

In, StarCraft the Torrasque is an extremely powerful Ultralisk. It is the ultimate siege weapon of the Zerg swarm. These elephantine beasts are by far the strongest of the Zerg's (a race in StarCraft) ground forces. Used as a living war machine, it charges into the ranks of the enemy and wreaks havoc amongst them. It is characterized by its massive Kaiser Blades which are capable inflicting over double the damage of normal Ultralisks. The Torrasque was supposedly bred from larger Ultralisks to become bigger and stronger, then mutated by repeated exposure to raw Vespene Gas. This obviously was a success considering the effectiveness it had on the UED during its debut on Char. The StarCraft universe is a fictional universe in which the StarCraft series of computer games and books are set. ... The Ultralisk is a high-level Zerg ground unit in the 1998 Blizzard Entertainment RTS (real-time strategy) game StarCraft. ... A Zerg Hydralisk The Zerg are a vaguely insectoid race in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... A Zerg Hydralisk The Zerg are a vaguely insectoid race in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... The StarCraft universe is a fictional universe in which the StarCraft series of computer games and books are set. ... The Ultralisk is a high-level Zerg ground unit in the 1998 Blizzard Entertainment RTS (real-time strategy) game StarCraft. ... A Vespene gas geyser on Shakuras In the PC strategy game StarCraft, Vespene gas is a basic resource used to produce advanced units for all races. ... Logo of United Earth Directorate. ... Look up char in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


History

It makes its first appearance in The Enslavers campaign which came as an extra with the game. In the last level of the campaign it is employed against the allied Protoss and Terran forces by a cerebrate under the control of the Terran criminal Alan Schezar. It continually attacks the players base and is reincarnated by the cerebrate 30 seconds after its death to attack again. Only when the cerebrate is destroyed do its attacks cease. The Torrasque makes its next appearance in Brood War during Episode V Mission VIII (To Chain the Beast) as a favorite weapon of the Zerg forces defending Char from UED forces who were attacking the Zerg defences there in order to enslave the leader of the Zerg, the Overmind. The Torrasque then attacks the Terran soldiers under the leadership of Admiral DuGalle and the captain commanding them. It charges the Terrans, destroying much of their defenses before being killed. However, it is soon reincarnated (much like the Cerebrates) to once again attack the UED forces and destroy much. This cycle of attack, death and reincarnation continues until the Cerebrate who reincarnated the Torrasque is killed. The Torrasque cannot reincarnate without its Cerebrate, so it remains dead. The time it takes the Torrasque to be reincarnated is significantly longer during Episode V than during The Enslavers campaign. After this, a Torrasque appeared in Zerg Campaign Episode VI, Mission II as a rescueable unit. When an SCV carring a psi emitter approaches the Torrasque, it becomes active and supports the aims of the Cerebrate to destroy the Psi Disruptor. After this point, the Torrasque disappears from the StarCraft Universe until it is brought back in Resurrection IV when James Raynor and Taldarin attack the base of Infested Stukov on the planet Braxis. In the climax, four Torrasques simultaneously burst out of Zerg buildings to attack the Protoss coming to destroy the Zerg led by Infested Stukov. The Torrasques were defeated and have not been seen since in the StarCraft Universe since. Artanis, a young Protoss Praetor in the StarCraft universe. ... Terran means of Terra, i. ... Alan Schezar is a smuggler, crime lord and Goliath pilot in the fictional StarCtraft universe. ... Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 science fiction film directed by Irvin Kershner. ... A Zerg Hydralisk The Zerg are a vaguely insectoid race in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... Look up char in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Logo of United Earth Directorate. ... In StarCraft, the Zerg Overmind is the master of the Zerg. ... Admiral Gerard DuGalle of the UED Admiral Gerard DuGalle is a character in the StarCraft universe. ... Captain is a nautical term, an organizational title, and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ... Terran means of Terra, i. ... ... Logo of United Earth Directorate. ... Zerg Cerebrates are fictional characters from the StarCraft series of video games and books. ... Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi is a 1983 science fiction film directed by Richard Marquand. ... SCV can refer to: Sons of Confederate Veterans StarHub Cable Vision, a subsidiary of Singapore-based telecommunications company StarHub Limited. ... The psi emitter (also known as a Transplanar Psionic Waveform Emitter) is a piece of Terran technology in the StarCraft universe. ... The Psi Disruptor is a powerful piece of technology in the StarCraft universe. ... The StarCraft universe is a fictional universe in which the StarCraft series of computer games and books are set. ... James Jim Raynor is a fictional character in the StarCraft universe. ... Taldarin is a Protoss fictional character from them StarCraft video game. ... Alexei Stukov (also known as Alexi Stukov) is a fictional character in the StarCraft universe. ... Braxis is a small cold moon in the StarCraft universe. ... The StarCraft universe is a fictional universe in which the StarCraft series of computer games and books are set. ...


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StarCraft by Blizzard Entertainment
StarCraft Universe Gameplay of StarCraftStarCraft storylinePsionic technology
Species TerranProtossZergXel'NagaHybrid
Factions and Organizations Judicator Caste • Kel-Morian Combine • Khalai CasteProtoss ConclavePirate MilitiasRaynor's RaidersSons of KorhalTemplar CasteTerran ConfederacyUmojan ProtectorateUnited Earth DirectorateZerg Brood
Locations AiurAntiga PrimeBraxisCharChau SaraKorhalMar SaraMoriaShakurasTalematrosTarsonisUmojaZerus
Characters AldarisArtanisGerard DuGalleEdmund DukeSamir DuranFenixSarah KerriganArcturus Mengsk • Nova • RaszagalJim RaynorAlexei StukovTassadarZeratulZerg OvermindMinor Characters

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Torrasque's mother, still blaming the Romulans for the heritage of her son abandoned him, leaving him on an outlying Romulan outpost before turning her weapon upon herself and ending her life.
Torrasque was raised from this point on by the Romulans, the first race to see beyond his hybrid heritage and see his potential.
Torrasque demonstrated a knack for his chosen field of infiltration and sabotage, impressing his superiors with his brute strength and resistence to the extent that they increased his training, using him to gether field intelligence on the Cardassians and Klingons as the war progressed.
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Torrasque is also liable to attack Missile Turrets, so you may wish to use those as a diversion.
Torrasque's Cerebrate is almost defenseless against a Battlecruiser attack from the east.
In the end, be careful not to concentrate all your defenses in one place, since Torrasque or other Zerg forces may attack you from virtually any angle.
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