Fandom

StarCraft Wiki

Torrasque

6,667pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk3 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

"Assimilation of infectious compound provided key to evolution of torrasque strain. Process requires exorbitant energy. Once, provided by Overmind. Now, energy result of tissues being devoured by compound. Upon death, torrasque strain enters cocoon. Uses energy to resuscitate tissues. Extremely resilient."
Torrasque SC2-HotS Story1

A torrasque

The Torrasque (a.k.a. Tarrasque)[1] is a specialist zerg strain based on the ultralisk.

OverviewEdit

Extremely resilient, the torrasque is known for its abilities to resurrect itself, though the process requires an exorbitant amount of energy. Once, this energy was provided by the Overmind. Currently, torrasques regenerate through the energy generated by an infectious compound breaking down their tissue. Upon death, the torrasque enters a cocoon, and the energy generated is used to resuscitate them.[2]

Other InformationEdit

Alt-SE Cover1

The following article or section contains lore from the StarCraft RPG, which is not regarded as canon. Elements may be regarded as 'flavor lore' however.

Torrasque Alt-SC Art1

A torrasque

Only a few torrasques are known to exist. Larger and faster than the more common ultralisk, whole squadrons of infantry and artillery are required to take it down. Without these, the best one can do is flee. Or, better yet, take to the air.[1]

HistoryEdit

"It got back up! Oh, that ain't right!"

- A marine witnessing a torrasque's resurrection(src)

The Enslaved TorrasqueEdit

The first terrans known to have encountered the Torrasque were the Schezar's Scavengers mercenary organization. Schezar's psychics used khaydarin crystal technology to control a cerebrate on Aiur and its brood, along with the Torrasque. The Torrasque had already proven deadly against protoss forces sent against Schezar before a renegade former Alpha Squadron detachment led by Wraith pilot Tom Kazansky and science vessel commander Magellan arrived to arrest the Scavengers' leader, Alan Schezar.

Joining forces with Mojo, the renegade terrans assaulted the rogue brood and its keepers. They discovered that the Torrasque regenerated after being "killed". Magellan noted that the Torrasque's genetic signature was similar to the cerebrate's and Mojo theorized that slaying the cerebrate would prevent the resurrection of the Torrasque. The terrans and protoss destroyed the cerebrate, preventing the Torrasque's reincarnation.[3]

The Torrasque on CharEdit

"Sir, we've just had a whole cargo-ship full of whoop-ass dumped on us! We ran into a new strain of Ultralisk and it took a lot o' pepper to bring it down. To top it all off, our recon squad reports that the critter's been reincarnated by a nearby cerebrate and is on its way back for more!"

- A UED marine on Char(src)

The Torrasque would appear again during the United Earth Directorate's assault on Char. There one of the three cerebrates guarding the Overmind was surrounded by ultralisk caverns that could create the powerful Torrasque. Once again, a cerebrate could resurrect the Torrasque upon its death. The UED's psi disrupter, however, prevented the Overmind from resurrecting its cerebrates. As on Aiur, the death of the controlling cerebrate put an end to the Torrasque.[4]

A Torrasque on BraxisEdit

A Torrasque would find its way to Braxis where it would be placed under Sarah Kerrigan's control by a psi emitter and used to destroy the psi disrupter.[5]

Heart of the SwarmEdit

"Integrating with atrophied evolutionary path. Ultralisk strain: Torrasque. Resuscitates dead tissue. Revives creature."

- Abathur(src)

Torrasque SC2-HotS Game1

The first of the new torrasques

During the Second Great War, the Zerg Swarm under the leadership of Sarah Kerrigan would seek to bolster its strength and recover formerly lost strains of zerg. With the aid of Abathur, Kerrigan could recreate the torrasques. While older torrasques required the power of cerebrates to be revived, new torrasques were genetically modified to use nuclear and radiological components to fuel their regrowth.[6]

Game UnitEdit

StarCraftEdit

For StarCraft gameplay information see: Torrasque (StarCraft).


StarCraft IIEdit

For StarCraft gameplay information see: Torrasque (StarCraft II).

Heroes of the StormEdit

Heroes DevLog2

The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

A torrasque may be summoned by Kerrigan's level 20 upgrade to her ultralisk ability in Heroes of the Storm.[7]

Known TorrasquesEdit

TriviaEdit

The torrasque may have been inspired by the creature from Dungeons & Dragons called the Tarrasque and/or the Tarasque, from which the former creature was derived.

Torrasque SC2-HotS Decal1

Torrasque decal

A torrasque skin is available for ultralisks in StarCraft II's multiplayer for players who purchased the digital deluxe or collector's edition of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.[8]

A Torrasque decal is available in StarCraft II upon reaching level 26 with zerg. The decal is the outline of an ultralisk head.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bill Slavicsek, David Eckelberry, Shawn F. Carnes (March 1, 2000). Alternity: StarCraft Edition. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786-91618-4
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Evolution pit units (in English). 2013.
  3. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Enslavers bonus campaign, mission 3B: "The Final Blow" (in English). 1998.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: To Chain the Beast (in English). 1998.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Reign of Fire (in English). 1998.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Ultralisk Evolution (in English). 2013-03-12.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Collecstor's Edition. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). April 21, 2016
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). March 12, 2013

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki