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"These noble cats are truly one of nature's finest and deadliest creations."
Bengalaas SCR HeadAnim

A bengalaas

The bengalaas is a felinoid life-form native to Aiur[1] and other planets of the Koprulu Sector.[2]

The bengalaas hunts in packs and is a fearsome predator. It has been noted to play with their prey like a house cat plays with a mouse. Their pack hunting tactics are acutely intelligent, capable of bringing down prey several times their size.[3] The colors of their pelts range from purple[1] to grey with purple spots.[2]

Even prior to the Great War, bengalaases were hunted by terrans for sport.[2] Some bengalaases are kept in the terran-operated Bengalaas Exhibit[4] and by 2504, had been introduced to Korhal's ecosystem.[5]

Game UnitEdit

Bengalaas appear as critters in StarCraft on the jungle (Aiur) tileset. If killed, they will disappear in a blue flash, akin to protoss organic units. For the protoss this is caused by a teleportation device to retrieve wounded soldiers, while the reason for the flash is unknown for the bengalass.[6]

NotesEdit

The feline's name is a variation on the Bengal Tiger, but it is actually closer to a panther in appearance and habitat preference.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-24. Koprulu Sector Systems: Aiur. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Golden, Christie (April 12, 2011). StarCraft II: Devils' Due. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). ISBN 978-1416-55085-3.
  3. 1999-12-30, Mousetrap. StarCraft Compendium Map Archives. Accessed on 2008-01-01
  4. 2000-08-04, Pridelands. StarCraft Compendium Map Archives. Accessed on 2007-11-20
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-24. Koprulu Sector Systems: Korhal. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
  6. Karune. 2007-01-22. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 26. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-01-22.