Kerrigan/Quotes/Queen of Ghosts

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Voice Lines[edit | edit source]

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Gem.png75 / Shard.png40 One Woman Army One of ghost Kerrigan's attack quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
Reporting for Duty "Lieutenant Kerrigan reporting" is one of ghost Kerrigan's select quotes from StarCraft.
Waiting on You One of ghost Kerrigan's select quotes from StarCraft.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

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Emoji Abathur Pack 1 Abathur Meh.png


  • Ghost Kerrigan: Wow, you think I'd remember something like you.
  • Abathur: For the Swarm.
After Kerrigan was purified by the Keystone, she forgot many of her memories of being infested, including the existence of Abathur.
  • Abathur: Organism Abathur. Will serve Queen.
  • Ghost Kerrigan: I'm not your queen! Get it through your exoskeleton.
Zerg have exoskeletons as they are more insect based. When Kerrigan reconnects with the Broodmother Naktul in the mission Rendezvous, she similarly denies being the queen of the zerg.
Emoji Artanis Pack 1 Artanis Meh.png


  • Ghost Kerrigan: Artanis, is that you? Someone's been taking his vitamins.
  • Artanis: We will settle this after the battle, abomination.
In StarCraft: Brood War, Artanis was much skinnier and less clothed, but became much more muscular in his StarCraft II redesign. At that point in the timeline, Kerrigan had not personally encountered Artanis since the Brood War.
  • Artanis: I must ally with a Zerg!? (sigh) So be it.
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Just be glad I'm not the Queen of Blades. I've seen her around here, you know.
The Queen of Blades was the title Kerrigan took while infested, and a divide existed between her personality and terran Kerrigan. This also lampshades that both terran and zerg Kerrigan can exist in the Nexus simultaniously.
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  • D.Va: Kerrigan? You're real? I'm such a huge fan!
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Uh... thanks?
D.Va, having grown up on the StarCraft franchise, is a fan of Kerrigan. However, due to her rampant slaughter of the sector, Kerrigan is used to being hated.
Emoji Dehaka Pack 1 Dehaka Meh.png


  • Ghost Kerrigan: What are you, some sort of dinosaur Zerg?
  • Dehaka: Yes. Always much essence when fighting with you.
The primal zerg are more dinosaur based than the insectoid Swarm zerg.
  • Dehaka: Queen of Blades. Looking forward to fighting with you again
  • Ghost Kerrigan: No way. I know I would remember something as weird as you.
Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan has her timeline diverge shortly before Heart of the Swarm. As such, she did not visit Zerus and recruit Dehaka to her cause.
Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus Happy.png

Tychus with Infested skin

  • Ghost Kerrigan: Tychus? Oh god.. what did they do to you?
  • Infested Tychus: You will join us... in time.
  • Infested Tychus: For the Swarm!
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Wow, this is ironic.
Tychus was assigned to kill Kerrigan by Arcturus Mengsk. However, Tychus died and became infested, while Kerrigan lived and became human.
Emoji Murky Pack 1 Murky Happy.png


  • Ghost Kerrigan: Hold on, is one of our teammates a fish? Who do we report this to?
  • Murky: <Response indicating he is excited and ready to fight>
  • Murky: <Playfully questioning the person next to him>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Heh, you're alright, kid. Stick with me.
Kerrigan is psionic and a telepath, so she can read the thoughts and emotions of creatures. As such she can understand Murky.
Emoji Nova Pack 1 Nova Meh.png


  • Ghost Kerrigan: Hmm, you look familiar. Should I know you?
  • Nova: Whatever.
Kerrigan and Nova are often compared, as they were both female ghosts and have a similar appearance and role. However, Nova was recruited to the Ghost Program after Kerrigan fell to the zerg.
  • Nova: Kerrigan.
  • Ghost Kerrigan: The one and only.
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  • Ghost Kerrigan: It's you and me, Jim. You ready?
  • Raynor: Always.
Raynor and Kerrigan fell in love during their time in the Sons of Korhal, but Kerrigan was infested and had her well subsumed to that of the zerg. Jim Raynor used a relic named the Keystone to purge her of zerg, returning her to human. In canon, some zerg remained in her, but in the Queen of Ghosts timeline Kerrigan was fully purified.
  • Raynor: You up for this, darlin'?
  • Ghost Kerrigan: C'mon, do you have to ask?
Emoji Tassadar Pack 1 Tassadar Meh.png


  • Ghost Kerrigan: I am not your enemy, Tassadar. Things have changed.
  • Tassadar: Yes. You radiate a purple glow now, how very different.
Used normally for her regular primal appearance. When she became a primal zerg, Kerrigan was supposidly restructured from the base strands up as a fully new creature. However, in gameplay appearance she looked exactly the same as she did as the Queen of Blades, only purple.
  • Tassadar: It has been a long time, oh Queen of the Zerg.
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Tell me about it. Also, not zerg anymore. Try to keep up.
Lampshading that Kerrigan has changed many times between zerg and human over the course of the campaigns of StarCraft.
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  • Ghost Kerrigan: Tychus... Ugh, I can't believe it.
  • Tychus: I can't believe it either.
  • Tychus: I can't believe I got stuck babysittin' you.
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Well, now I'm kinda glad you end up infested.
Tychus canonically does not end up infested, but this likely refers to his Infested Tychus skin, which may be in the same universe as Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan.
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  • Ghost Kerrigan: Zagara. If you're as tough and mean as I remember, this should be easy.
  • Zagara: Undoubtedly.
Oddly while Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan does not know Abathur, she remembers Zagara. Zagara was created by Kerrigan as the first of her Broodmothers, a breed of intelligent sub-commanders for her Swarm.
  • Zagara: My queen.
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Not even close.
Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan is terran, and thus has rejected the Swarm.
Emoji Zeratul Pack 1 Zeratul Meh.png


  • Ghost Kerrigan: Zeratul.. huh. Alright, this could be fun.
  • Zeratul: You and I interpret this 'fun' very differently.
Kerrigan and Zeratul have a checkered past, as Kerrigan hunted him across Char, tricked him into wiping out the Renegade_Zerg for her, and forced him to kill his matriarch, Raszagal. However, due to her being part of a prophecy to prevent the end of the universe, Zeratul was forced to help her.
  • Zeratul: Kerrigan. I hope your anger will not become a liability.
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Can you blame a girl for wanting to let loose?
Emoji Stukov Pack 1 Stukov Silly.png

Zerg hero

  • Ghost Kerrigan: Keep your claws away! I've had enough of the Zerg for one lifetime.
  • Zerg hero: <hero dependent>
As a terran, Kerrigan tried to deny the Swarm beckoning her to return. In the timeline of this skin, Kerrigan fully rejected the Swarm.
  • Zerg hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: I'm done with you. Go find a new queen.
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  • Ghost Kerrigan: So, ready for action?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
"Ready for action" is one of ghost Kerrigan's select quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Almost time. You are ready, right?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Let's do this.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Oh yeah.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Been through a lot worse than this.
During the mission "Back in the Saddle," Kerrigan tells Raynor "We've been through worse together."
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  • Ghost Kerrigan: Looks like we're on the same team. This should be fun.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Let's go tear them apart.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Sure, why not?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Come on, I'm ready to kick some ass.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: I've got this, don't worry about it.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Here we go, let's take care of business.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: When these gates go down, we're taking it to the enemy.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: This is going to be good.
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  • Ghost Kerrigan: Ugh, great. It's you.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Don't get in my way... or do, and see what happens.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Once Mengsk is dead, you're next.
Kerrigan swore revenge on Arcturus Mengsk, her former leader and revolutionary, for leaving her to the zerg on Tarsonis
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Whatever. Don't you have someone else to bother?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Kiss your mother with that mouth?

Eliminations[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
vs. Abathur What was that thing? After she was purged of zerg mutagen, Kerrigan lost her memories of Abathur, having to slowly piece her dislike of him for remaking her as a zerg back together.
vs. Arthas Lot of bratty princes around here. Likely a comparison of Arthas to Valerian Mengsk, another blonde prince who helped Raynor organize their assault to purge Kerrigan of zerg.
vs. enemy Kerrigan Better you than me. Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan seems aware they were other iterations of herself in the Nexus.
vs. Leoric Now you go be a ghost for a while. A jab at Leoric's trait to become a ghost, and the fact Kerrigan is a ghost agent.
vs. Nova I wear it better, blondie. Both Nova and Kerrigan wear the ghost Hostile Environment Suit. However, Kerrigan was a ghost long before Nova was.
vs. Protoss Have fun in the Khala.. or whatever you have now. The Khala is the protoss mind link all Khalai protoss shared. However, after the events of Legacy of the Void, the protoss were forced to destroy the Khala.
vs. Raynor Jim? No.. I would never! Raynor and Kerrigan are lovers, with Raynor having risked everything to make her human again.
vs. Sylvanas That's what you get for cramping my style. The stories of Kerrigan and Sylvanas are often compared, both forced into an all consuming antagonist faction against their will, but eventually rising to lead a portion of that faction.
vs. Terran hero Never get in the way of a ghost in a mission. Ghosts are feared by a great many terrans, being powerful psionic assassins and the most elite of the terran forces.
vs. Zeratul Zeratul. Kerrigan's inflection seems to express regret. This is likely regret over the events of Brood War, where Kerrigan manipulated Zeratul, forced him to kill Matriarch Raszagal, and allowed him to live as he would exist in torment over what he was forced to do.
vs. Zerg hero Weird being on the other side of this. Kerrigan is used to leading the zerg against the terrans, not destroying the zerg.
vs. hero with kill streak Hah! That's it?
Generic Nothing can stop me.
Gotta admit, that one felt pretty good.
Kill confirmed.
Tag, you're it.
Ugh, come on, give me a challenge.

Click-quotes[edit | edit source]

Quotes marked "Click-Quotes" are triggered when the player repeatedly clicks on the hero with the Left mouse button.

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Lieutenant Kerrigan reporting. One of ghost Kerrigan's select quotes from StarCraft.
What now? One of ghost Kerrigan's select quotes from StarCraft.
Magistrate? I mean, uh, Commander? ...Wait, what do I call you again? In the first terran campaign of StarCraft "Rebel Yell," the unnamed player character first starts as the magistrate of the planet of Mar Sara, who then becomes a commander in the Sons of Korhal separatist group. This is a poke at her addressing the player once again.
Still easily amused, huh? "Easily amused, huh?" is one of ghost Kerrigan's select quotes from StarCraft.
I'm just glad Jim decided to help the fight to Mengsk. Can't imagine what I'd do without him. At the beginning of Heart of the Swarm, Nova captures Raynor for Mengsk, who reports that Raynor died. This spurs Kerrigan to return to the zerg and reinfest herself to attempt revenge on Mengsk. Raynor meanwhile was trying to bring down Mengsk for a better future for the Terran Dominion free of his tyranny.
The goggles? Yeah, they do nothing. A reference to the quote from The Simpsons "My eyes! The goggles do nothing!" Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan has additional goggled on her suit, different from the usual ghost visor.
It's been a while since I've worn a hostile environment suit. When did they get all these glowing lines? Hostile environment suits are the light armor used by ghost agents. In Heart of the Swarm, Kerrigan gets a skin tight variant of the hostile environment suit, with glowing lines across her body, different from her appearance in StarCraft.
Never had much love for Valerian. But I have to admit, his boys in the lab whipped up some neat toys. Remind me to thank that Reigel guy when I get the chance. At the beginning of Heart of the Swarm, Valerian Mengsk, having betrayed his father, takes Kerrigan to his birth nation of the Umojan Protectorate, who run tests on her. According to the skin, Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan uses Umojan technology. Reigel meanwhile is Valerian Mengsk's personal weapon's specialist, who helped him in his Moebius Foundation. In the canon, Reigel becomes an advisor to Nova in Nova Covert Ops.
Considering how much they spent on these wings, you think they could've sprung for a cloaking device. Normally ghost agents are almost always equipped with cloaking. However, as Kerrigan's kit is based off of her Queen of Blades form, she lacks it.
Reminds me of an old Academy joke: What do you call a ghost that's not invisible? A corpse. Ghost Academy is where ghosts are trained into psionic assassins. A prod at the fact ghosts and corpses are both dead.
It's nice to be human again, but you really can't make up your mind, can you, Blizzard? What's next, a Xel'naga!? (laughs) That'll be hilarious. Kerrigan started as human, became infested by the zerg, was purged of her infestation by a relic named the Keystone, then infested again as a primal zerg to get the power she needed to get revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. At the end of Legacy of the Void, Kerrigan ascends to a xel'naga, the projenitor species of the universe, in order to kill a fallen xel'naga named Amon.
You look stressed, got something on your mind? ..Uh, remind me not ask you that again. Kerrigan is a telepath, and thus can read thoughts.
Yes, the idea of a robotic ultralisk is completely crazy. But have you seen how cool it looks? One of Kerrigan's ultimate abilities in this skin summons a robotic ultralisk. While impractical, zerg-bots exist as training robots for terran forces. A robotic ultralisk was created as part of Project Simulant, created in spite of the project staff's wishes.
It's not hair, by the way. It's a series of tubes. Kerrigan's hair is a series of neon tubes. A reference to the famous statement of United States senator Ted Stevens that the internet was a "series of tubes."
I am the Swarm! ..oh, sorry. It's a little tough getting the thoughts of an entire alien race out of your mind, you know. Evolve! Survive! Ugh, this is gonna take a while. "I am the Swarm" was a common statement by Kerrigan when she ruled the Swarm. "Evolve" and "Survive" are core tenants of the Swarm.

Commands[edit | edit source]

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Move I got ya. One of ghost Kerrigan's smove quotes from StarCraft and 'Heart of the Swarm.
Thinking the same thing. One of ghost Kerrigan's move quotes from StarCraft.
Easy enough.
I read ya. One of ghost Kerrigan's move quotes from StarCraft.
Pushing ahead. One of ghost Kerrigan's move quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
Right. One of ghost Kerrigan's move quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
Work to be done. One of ghost Kerrigan's move quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
Sweeping. One of ghost Kerrigan's move quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
Covering ground. One of ghost Kerrigan's move quotes from Heart of the Swarm.


I can't move!
Attack This one's mine. One of terran queen Kerrigan's attack quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
Press the attack! One of terran queen Kerrigan's attack quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
One woman army. One of ghost Kerrigan's attack quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
Target identified. One of ghost Kerrigan's attack quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
Time for some payback. One of ghost Kerrigan's attack quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
I've got this.
It'd be a pleasure. One of ghost Kerrigan's move quotes from StarCraft.
Not Enough


Running low on mana here.
Not enough mana.
Low mana, need to recharge.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

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Lock-in Unbridled energy!
Purchase Time for the real deal.
Try Mode Diagnostics running. Let's unleash some hell. Ghost agents undergo diagnostics before going out into the field, undertaken by specialists who ensure they are prepared.
Performance test, huh? Just like the good old days.
Healed Glad you're backing me up.
Thanks! I needed that.
Good heal.
Hearthing Heads up, I'm returning to base.
I need to evac.
Respawn Okay, that hurts a lot! Let's not do that.
Not time to waste.
I'm waiting on you. One of ghost Kerrigan's move quotes from StarCraft.
Let's get back on the field.
Resurrected I'm alive? Thanks! Seriously.
Alright, I'm back. One of ghost Kerrigan's spawn quotes from Heart of the Swarm.
Taunting I can read your thoughts, you know. Kerrigan is a telepath, who can read the thoughts of others.
Bring. It. On.
These wings aren't just for show.
Talent chosen Sounds good to me.
Loadout received. Ghost agents receive different loadouts for their missions. Nova switches between loadouts for her missions in Nova Covert Ops.
Upgrades, huh? Don't mind if I do.
Love it.
Looking forward to using that.
Worth It

(Getting a kill

after getting killed)

Whatever it takes to bring you down.
Totally worth it.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Summon Ultralisk

Look! I found you a friend.
Get 'em, robolisk!
Programmed to kill.
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Unbridled energy!
Activating overload!
Capacitors overloading!

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