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"My Brood shall aid you, Cerebrate, should you require assistance."

- Daggoth aids the junior cerebrate during the escape from Tarsonis(src)

Daggoth
Daggoth SC1 HeadAnim1
Biographical
Died

2500

Physical
Race

Zerg

Gender

N/A

Political
Affiliation

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm (?—2500)

Tiamat Brood

Zerg SC1 Logo Daggoth's Renegade Swarm (2500)
UnitedEarthDirectorate SC1 Logo1 UED Slave Broods?

Occupation

Master of the Tiamat Brood (?—2500)
Zerg SC1 Logo Leader of his own Renegade Swarm (2500)

Family and
Relatives
Properties
Detection range

yes

Protection
Hit points

1500

Armor

1

Daggoth, the Overmind's right hand and one of its greatest cerebrates, was the master of the Tiamat Brood, the largest and most powerful brood within the Zerg Swarm. Daggoth served the Overmind with ferocity and valor.[1] In order to support his own operations, Daggoth had access to the Hunter Killer, a special and powerful type of hydralisk.[2][3]

Daggoth was easily one of the strongest willed cerebrates, often advising other cerebrates as to how they could best serve the Overmind,[1] even issuing orders to other cerebrates.[4]

During the Brood War, Daggoth took control of approximately half[5] or more of the Zerg Swarm.[6]

BiographyEdit

Like all cerebrates, Daggoth was created to help the Overmind keep control over the Zerg Broods.[1]

The Great WarEdit

While a full account of Daggoth's activities is not available, it is known that he provided considerable assistance and advice to the newest cerebrate of the swarm, created partway through the Great War, and the newly infested Sarah Kerrigan in her first days of life as part of the swarm.

Daggoth advised the cerebrate as the cerebrate protected Sarah Kerrigan's chrysalis - teaching the new cerebrate how to build a colony on Tarsonis[7] and later providing the young cerebrate with a few Hunter Killers to aid in transporting the chrysalis away from the former Confederate homeworld to Char.[2] After General Duke's attack on Char to reclaim Kerrigan was repelled, Daggoth ordered the new cerebrate to hold its position while it gave chase. [8]

When Infested Kerrigan awoke from the Chrysalis, she immediately sought to unravel the ghost conditioning that kept her psionic powers in check, opting to infiltrate the science vessel Amerigo to acquire details of her mental conditioning. Daggoth aided this mission by providing Hunter Killers.[3]

After Zasz was slain and the Overmind was paralyzed by the Dark Templar, Zeratul, Daggoth filled in for the Overmind's absence and issued the necessary commands to maintain the Zerg Swarm including ordering the destruction of Zasz's Garm Brood and sending his own forces against the offending protoss forces,[4] though Kerrigan would perform the latter task. [9] Upon the Overmind's reawakening, it informed the cerebrates of Zeratul's involvement, prompting Daggoth to make a plot to destroy the Dark Templar. While sending Kerrigan out to act as a lure, the junior cerebrate sent its forces to surround the Dark Templar and destroy them. Daggoth provided oversight for the mission by monitoring the junior cerebrate's troop placements - specifically, the overlords which could detect the Dark Templar - and ensuring that they never moved out of position sufficiently to allow the Dark Templar to escape.[10] Though the mission was a success, the protoss forces on Char had not been completely destroyed and Zeratul remained alive.[11]

Daggoth went with the majority of the Zerg Swarm as it began its invasion of the protoss homeworld of Aiur. He monitored the battle to retrieve the powerful khaydarin crystals and celebrated once they had been claimed, stating, "now, all shall tremble before the might of the Swarm!".[11]

The Brood War and the New OvermindEdit

The Overmind did not survive its mission on Aiur.[12] For a brief time, the zerg roamed mindlessly across Aiur, slaughtering every protoss they encountered. Eventually, Daggoth gained control of a considerable faction - possibly even the majority - of the Swarm.

The cerebrates were not designed to exist without their creator, and so Daggoth felt compelled to rebuild the Overmind.[13] Daggoth ordered several other cerebrates to merge into a new Overmind. It was immature and unable to properly command the Swarm,[6] but Daggoth, with the help of his fellow cerebrates, retained control over several broods, forming a faction that Kerrigan referred to as the Renegade Swarm. The new Overmind nestled near the powerful Khalis crystal.[14]

The United Earth Directorate later took control of the second Overmind and enslaved much of the zerg as UED Slave Broods.[15] In response, Kerrigan formed an Alliance, and coerced Zeratul into helping to slay the second Overmind.[16]

The Fate of DaggothEdit

Kerrigan quickly destroyed the other cerebrates.[17] Daggoth did not survive past the Overmind's destruction.[13][note 1]

Game UnitEdit

While Daggoth has identical game stats and abilities as other cerebrates, his unit portrait is different. Throughout StarCraft: Brood War, his portrait is used, in place of the Overmind's, on virtually all zerg structures.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Egression (in English). 1998.
  3. 3.0 3.1 StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Amerigo (in English). 1998.
  4. 4.0 4.1 StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Culling (in English). 1998.
  5. Kerrigan: Queen of Blades. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-10-13.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Kerrigan: "Apparently, many of the renegade Cerebrates, commanded by Daggoth, have merged into a new Overmind. Fortunately, the creature is still in its infant stages. It can't control the Swarm yet, but Daggoth and the others still have control over most of the Broods." StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Quest for Uraj (in English). 1998.
  7. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Among the Ruins (in English). 1998.
  8. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Choosing Sides (in English). 1998.
  9. Rosenberg, Aaron (June 1, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7133-4.
  10. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Eye for an Eye (in English). 1998.
  11. 11.0 11.1 StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Invasion of Aiur (in English). 1998.
  12. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Cinematic: The Death of the Overmind (in English). 1998.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Chris Metzen, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-03. SC:L Metzen Interview - Lore Exclusive. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2013-03-03
  14. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Return to Char (in English). 1998.
  15. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Vile Disruption (in English). 1998.
  16. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: To Slay the Beast (in English). 1998.
  17. Infested Duran: My Queen, with the Overmind and its cerebrates destroyed, all of the Zerg in this sector have reverted to your direct control. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Level/area: The Reckoning (in English). 1998.

NotesEdit

  1. Blizzard Logo1 The fate of the cerebrates

    by Chris Metzen

    Daggoth is dead, along with the rest of the cerebrates. Kerrigan is the sole power behind the Swarm now. It’s possible that Daggoth could not sustain himself without the Overmind and other cerebrates to power him. We’ve suggested before that the Overmind and its cerebrates were symbiotically linked. The cerebrates were not designed to exist without their creator. That’s a partial reason behind the cerebrates’ merging into a new, singular Overmind during the early events of Brood War.


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