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A Zerg Brood (or Brood) is a formation of the Zerg race in the StarCraft universe — a fictional universe in which the StarCraft series of computer games and books are set. This article is about the military unit. ... 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. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... For the racehorse, see Starcraft (horse). ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ...


Broods act under the authority of a Zerg Cerebrate, and each one of them has a particular function and characteristics best suited for its duties. Each Brood is made up of sub-Broods whose Cerebrates serve the main Cerebrate. Though little is known of the Broods, and their Cerebrates, Terran explorers have managed to learn about them and named each one after beasts of Earth's mythology. Zerg Cerebrates are fictional characters from the StarCraft series of video games and books. ... ... The Marines of the Terran Confederacy. ... Adjectives: Terrestrial, Terran, Telluric, Tellurian, Earthly Atmosphere Surface pressure: 101. ... // For the Derek Sherinian album, see Mythology (Derek Sherinian album). ...

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Broods featured in StarCraft

Baelrog Brood

The Baelrog Brood consists of the most fearsome of all Zerg warriors. Ravenous and bloodthirsty to the extreme, the Baelrog Brood is often called upon by Gorn to sow terror and confusion among enemy ranks. The Brood manages to make even other Zerg uncomfortable, as it is not only known for its savage battle tactics, but also for its voracious cannibalism. The Baelrog are bred and trained to attack without hesitation, mercy or self-consideration. Terror is a pronounced state of fear, an overwhelming sense of imminent danger. ... Look up Confusion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Confusion can have the following meanings: Unclarity or puzzlement, e. ... This article is about eating ones own species. ...


Baelrog was destroyed when its Cerebrate, Gorn, was slain on Aiur by Zeratul. Zerg Cerebrates are fictional characters from the StarCraft series of video games and books. ... Categories: Stub | Protoss | StarCraft planets ... Zeratul is a Protoss character in the fictional Starcraft universe. ...

Baelrog Brood

Cerebrate commander Gorn
Estimated size 6,000
Primary directive terror squad
Distinctive color white (appears green in Starcraft: Brood War icelands)
Named after Balrog (Tolkien mythology)

In the fire service a Squad is a Engine Company with a compliment of rescue tools. ... StarCraft: Brood War is an expansion pack released in 1998 for StarCraft — an award winning real-time strategy computer game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. ... A Balrog fighting Gandalf, as depicted by Ted Nasmith. ...

Fenris Brood

The Fenris Brood's role is to systematically hunt down and eliminate opponents of the Zerg Swarm. The creatures of this brood are known for their formidable tracking skills and their deadly efficiency. One of the brood's main tasks is to find new races suitable for assimilation into the Zerg Swarm; once such a species has been identified by the Fenris Brood, the Grendel Brood carries out the assimilation. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Fenris Brood

Cerebrate commander Nargil
Estimated size 5,500
Primary directive hunter swarm
Distinctive color Teal
Named after Fenrisulfr (Norse mythology)

School of juvenile herring - many fish have the opercula wide open for ram feeding and you can see the red gills The term swarm (schooling or swarming) is applied to fish, birds and insects and describes a behavior of an aggregation (school) of animals of similar size and body orientation... According to the Edda Fenrisulfr bites off the hand of Týr (John Bauer, 1911) In Norse mythology, Fenrir or Fenrisulfr is a monstrous wolf, the son of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. ...

Garm Brood

Lead by the cunning Cerebrate Zasz, the Garm Brood is part of the Zerg Swarm's main attack wing, along with numerically far superior Jormungand and Surtur broods. The brood makes up for its relatively small numbers by employing guerrilla tactics, including surprise attacks and frequent raids. It is known both for its extreme ferocity and the speed at which it attacks. This brood was supposedly destroyed by the Jormungand Brood after the death of Zasz on Char, but in Starcraft: Brood War, the Brood appears again under a new Cerebrate on Shakuras. This new Cerebrate is also killed, but a third appears on Char. It too is killed, and presumably there is a fourth in the wake of the third Cerebrate's death. As well, a portion of the Brood is controlled by Alan Schezar via yet another Cerebrate in Enslavers. Zasz is a Zerg Cerebrate and the leader of the Zerg Garm Brood in the StarCraft universe. ... Look up guerrilla in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Char is a planet in the StarCraft universe. ...

Garm Brood

Cerebrate commander Zasz
Estimated size 10,000
Primary directive primary assault force
Distinctive color orange
Named after Garm (Norse mythology)

Zasz is a Zerg Cerebrate and the leader of the Zerg Garm Brood in the StarCraft universe. ... In Norse mythology, Garm is a huge dog which guards Hel, the land of the dead, alongside of Hræsvelgr and living in a cave called Gnipahellir. ...

Jormungand Brood

The Jormungand Brood is The Swarm's main support force, and one of the most numerous. Its commanding Cerebrate, Araq, relies on brute force and numeric superiority to overrun opponents to the Zerg.


The Jormungand Brood captured Sarah Kerrigan, and a sub-Brood was created from some of its members to serve her. This brood's Cerebrate is the player's character. Sarah Louise[1] Kerrigan— who is styled the Queen of Blades in her role as mistress of the Zerg Swarms— is a major character in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...

Jormungand Brood

Cerebrate commander Araq
Estimated size 3 million
Primary directive primary support force
Distinctive color purple
Named after Jörmungandr (Norse mythology)

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Surtur Brood

The millions-strong Surtur brood, under the control of Cerebrate Kagg, is sent forth by the Zerg Overmind when the Jormungand is unable to break enemy ranks alone. This brood is described as so destructive it is kept as reserve if possible. This brood appeared in the original Starcraft in the Terran mission Norad II. The broods is named after Surt (or Surtr), the fire giant in norse mythology who would destroy everything at the end of time, it is appropriate considering that that is what this brood will do once released. The Zerg Overmind, sometimes known simply as the Overmind, is a character in the StarCraft universe. ...

Surtur Brood

Cerebrate commander Kagg
Estimated size 2.6 million
Primary directive heavy support force
Distinctive color blue
Named after Surtr (Norse mythology)

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Tiamat Brood

The Tiamat brood is the most important and the most powerful brood of The Swarm. Its role is to protect the Zerg Overmind itself. The Tiamat is specialized in tactical space combat and rarely fields any ground creatures. The Tiamat Brood is infamous for breeding specialized Zerg, such as the Devouring Ones, the Hunter Killers, and the mighty Torrasque. It was also one of the two Broods trusted enough to guard the Overmind on Aiur. The Zerg Overmind, sometimes known simply as the Overmind, is a character in the StarCraft universe. ... The Devouring One is one of several Zerg heroes in the real-time strategy game Starcraft and its sequel StarCraft: Brood War. ... 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 Torrasque is a powerful Zerg breed in the StarCraft universe. ...

Tiamat

Cerebrate commander Daggoth
Estimated size 6.5 million
Primary directive command fleet
Distinctive color red
Named after Tiamat (Babylonian and Sumerian mythology)

Other Broods have appeared in StarCraft, but their histories are mostly unknown. Daggoth is a Zerg Cerebrate and the leader of the Zerg Tiamat Brood in the StarCraft universe. ... A rare occurance of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... Tiamat is a mother goddess in Babylonian and Sumerian mythology, and a central figure in the Enûma Elish creation epic. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mesopotamian mythology. ... Chaldean mythology is the collective name given to Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian mythologies, although Chaldea did not comprehend the whole territory inhabited by those peoples. ... For the racehorse, see Starcraft (horse). ...


References

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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Zerg Brood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (595 words)
Ravenous and bloodthirsty to the extreme, the Baelrog Brood is often called upon by Gorn to sow terror and confusion among enemy ranks.
The Jormungand Brood captured Sarah Kerrigan, and a sub-Brood Brood was created from some of its members to serve her.
The Tiamat Brood is infamous for breeding specialized Zerg, such as the Devouring Ones, the Hunter Killers, and the mighty Torrasque.
Zerg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3947 words)
The Zerg have been said to be similar in appearance and behavior to the Tyranids of Warhammer 40,000 as well as the 'bugs' of Starship Troopers and the Xenomorphs of the Alien movies (in fact the Zerg were referred to as Xenomorphs in an early demo version).
Each brood serves a specific purpose and is controlled by a Cerebrate that is physically incapable of disobeying the Overmind (the ultimate power for the Zerg).
The Zerg were surprised at the Terran response, and were defeated by a sudden attack by the Protoss, led by Executor Tassadar.
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