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Voice Lines[edit | edit source]

Availability Quote Audio Background
Default Can't Beat Me
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40 For the Swarm "For the Swarm" is a common battlecry of sentient zerg creatures.
No Mercy
Hell, It's About Time Tychus's famous line from "The Deal," the introduction cinematic for Wings of Liberty used to announced StarCraft II.
Tastes Like Victory

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Meh.png


  • Infested Tychus: (growls) Protoss.
  • Alarak: If I desired to hear inane chattering, I would've stayed with Artanis.
Terrans were targeted by the zerg in order to assimilate their psionic potential as a weapon against the protoss. The result of this conquest was Kerrigan.
  • Alarak: Well, if it isn't the mighty zerg. Whose slaves are you this week, I wonder.
  • Infested Tychus: Not Amon's. (laughs)
The zerg have been enslaved to many different factions through their wars, including the United Earth Directorate, Schezar's Scavengers, and Ulrezaj. The Tal'darim, Alarak included, spent much of their existence religiously worshiping and serving the fallen xel'naga Amon until Alarak discovered Amon would destroy the Tal'darim after his conquest was finished. Many feral zerg also fell under Amon's control.
Emoji Ana Pack 1 Ana Happy.png


  • Ana: Ah, good. Someone else with military experience.
  • Infested Tychus: Huh?
Tychus, in life, was a veteran of the Guild Wars before going AWOL.
Emoji D.Va Pack 1 D.Va Happy.png


  • Infested Tychus: Ain't you a.. little young?
  • D.Va: /ignored. Love, D.Va.
At the age of 19, D.Va is one of the younger heroes in the game.
  • D.Va: No one's gonna believe I met someone from StarCraft! Can we take a selfie?
  • Infested Tychus: No pictures! My hair looks terrible.
A poke at how mutated and infested Tychus's body is.
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan Happy.png


  • Infested Tychus: For the Swarm!
  • Kerrigan: No, for me!
Tychus was assigned to kill Kerrigan by Arcturus Mengsk in exchange for his freedom, but instead was killed by Raynor when he attempted to. In the universe of the skin, Tychus was resurrected via infestation, and now must serve the person he was assigned to kill while his free will slowly breaks down in service of the Swarm's hive mind.
  • Kerrigan: You know who I am, yes? Good. Follow your queen!
  • Infested Tychus: I would rather die, than follow you.
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan Happy.png

Kerrigan with

Queen of Ghosts skin

  • Infested Tychus: For the Swarm!
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Wow, this is ironic.
Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan appears to be from the same universe as Infested Tychus. While Kerrigan was zerg and became human, Tychus was human and became zerg.
  • Ghost Kerrigan: Tychus? Oh god.. what did they do to you?
  • Infested Tychus: You will join us... in time.
Emoji Lt. Morales Pack 1 Lt. Morales Happy.png

Lt. Morales

  • Infested Tychus: A medic. (laughs) Ah, what's up, doc?
  • Lt. Morales: Ugh, should've taken you out when we had the chance.
A reference to the catch phrase of Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes.
  • Lt. Morales: Ugh, working with a zerg doesn't feel right.
  • Infested Tychus: Nothing's... felt right... to me in a long time.
Lt. Morales was forced to work alongside the zerg during her time in the United Earth Directorate when they enslaved the majority of the Swarm. Tychus meanwhile is in agony due to his infestation.
Emoji Murky Pack 1 Murky Happy.png


  • Infested Tychus: What in the blue blazes are you?
  • Murky: <Response indicating he is excited and ready to fight>
  • Murky: <Playfully questioning the person next to him>
  • Infested Tychus: Huh?
Emoji Nova Pack 1 Nova Happy.png


  • Infested Tychus: Ready for this, sugarpie?
  • Nova: It's going to be great when they wipe you from my memory.
  • Nova: Keep your eyes on the battlefield, Tychus.
  • Infested Tychus: You mean nothing to me, Terran.
Emoji Probius Pack 1 Probius Happy.png


  • Infested Tychus: Ugh, Protoss machine.
  • Probius: (beeps)
  • Probius: (boops)
  • Infested Tychus: Uh... what?
Emoji Zeratul Pack 1 Zeratul Happy.png

Protoss Hero

  • Protoss hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus:  Purify this, ya jerk!
In cases of zerg infestation, the protoss's response is often to purify the planet, incinerating its crust and wiping it of all life.
Emoji Raynor Pack 1 Raynor Happy.png


  • Infested Tychus: It's just like old times, isn't it, Jimmy?
  • Raynor:  Yeah... not quite.
Tychus and Raynor were old friends, having first serve in the Heaven's Devils, then together as bandits. However, when it was revealed Tychus was working for Mengsk and was assigned to kill Kerrigan, Raynor killed his old friend. In the universe of this skin, Tychus is resurrected, and remembers being killed.
  • Raynor:  Tychus... what happened to ya?
  • Infested Tychus:  Yeah, betrayed me then, too.
Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 1 Sgt. Hammer Happy.png

Sgt. Hammer

  • Infested Tychus: Bama the Hamma, they still let you drive that thing?
  • Sgt. Hammer: And just how would they stop me?
Sgt. Hammer's full name is "Alabama Kowalski," also known as "Bama the Hammer." She was a famed siege tank pilot in the Terran Dominion, and possibly the Terran Confederacy given that Tychus seems to know her in spite of him being in cryosleep until four years after the Dominion's founding.
  • Sgt. Hammer:  Nice gun. Compensating for something?
  • Infested Tychus:  No.
A joke at overcompensating for sexual performance using large objects. According to Lisa Cassidy, Tychus was not.
Emoji Stukov Pack 1 Stukov Meh.png


  • Infested Tychus: Admiral Stukov... command me.
  • Stukov: Apologies but, uh, do I know you? You Zerg tend to blend together.
When Stukov joined Kerrigan during the Second Great War, he was assigned to command her legions of infested terrans. In the skin's universe, Tychus is one of these infested terrans.
  • Stukov: The enemy wants to eliminate us! (laughs) Come, let us disappoint them.
  • Infested Tychus: Yes... (chuckles) It's our time now.
During the mission "Outbreak," which features Tychus and Raynor burning out a mass infestation, Tychus says "aw yes, this is our time, alright?" This is likely a callback to that quote, as now Tychus is one of the infested terrans.
Emoji Blaze Pack 1 Blaze Happy.png

Terran Hero

  • Infested Tychus: Terran... I was Terran once.
  • Terran hero: <hero dependent>
Infestation often erases the previous identity of the terran, assimilating them into the hive mind of the Swarm.
  • Terran hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: You will join us... in time.
"Join us" is a common phrase uttered by infested terrans during the Wings of Liberty campaign.
Emoji Zarya Pack 1 Zarya Meh.png


  • Infested Tychus: Ah, a powerful ally.
  • Zarya: Whatever you say, monster... thing.
  • Zarya: Nice mini-gun! What do you say you let me give that thing a try sometime?
  • Infested Tychus: I... I think it's fused to me. (pukes)
A poke at the fact that Zarya is often compared to the Heavy from Team Fortress 2, both being Russian and with a similar silhouette, and Blizzard artist Phil Gonzo noted that Tychus's minigun appearance was also inspired by the Heavy. Tychus's armor and gun meanwhile are not organically fused to his body with the infestation.
Emoji Dehaka Pack 1 Dehaka Happy.png

Zerg Hero

  • Infested Tychus: For the Swarm!
  • Zerg hero: <hero dependent>
"For the Swarm" is a common zerg battlecry among sentient strains.
  • Zerg hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: I serve and obey... ya jerk!
Infested terrans are looked down upon as cannon fodder or suicidal attackers in the Swarm. "I serve" is a quote of the infested terran unit in StarCraft and StarCraft II.
Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus Happy.png


  • Infested Tychus: Ready to fight?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: You ready?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: Agreed... partner.
Tychus often called Raynor "partner."
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: 'Bout time.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: We move.
Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus ROFL.png



  • Infested Tychus: Look who it is.
  • Hero: Look who it is. (laughs) Now this ought to be fun.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: Let's go kick some ass!
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: Hell, it's about time.
Tychus's famous line from "The Deal," the introduction cinematic for Wings of Liberty used to announced StarCraft II.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: (laughs)
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: Yes...
"Yes" is a move quote for infested terrans in StarCraft and StarCraft II.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: For the Swarm.
"For the Swarm" is a common battlecry among sentient zerg strains.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: Agreed... I guess.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: The Swarm will prevail.
"The Swarm prevails" is a quote of Zagara.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: These jerks will fall.
Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus Meh.png



  • Infested Tychus: You... I hate you!
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: Silence yourself! I mean... shut up!
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: Shut your piehole... or I'll shut it for you!
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: Ugh... can I just die already?
Infested terrans often wish for death, with the expiration animation of infested terrans in StarCraft II being them shooting themselves.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: No one... cares.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Infested Tychus: (scoffs) Even I think that's stupid.

Eliminations[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
vs. Arthas Swarm... Scourge... same crap to me. Both the Swarm and the Scourge are armies that assimilate other species into their own, making hordes of mindless deathless creatures, and desire the assimilation of all life.
vs. Brightwing Useless essence... lousy dragon.
vs. Cho'gall Powerful essence.
vs. Diablo Adios, Diablo. Diablo is Spanish for Devil. While all languages that were not English were banned on Earth in the StarCraft universe, elements of Spanish survived into the Koprulu Sector.
vs. Genji Stay still... would ya? Genji is a high mobility hero and a ninja.
vs. Kerrigan Even death cannot stop me from killing you! Tychus was assigned by Arcturus Mengsk to kill Kerrigan, but when they purified her of zerg, Raynor saw Tychus's act as a betrayal and instead killed him. In death and resurrection, Tychus is completing his mission.
vs. Li Li You're extinct! Pandas are native to Earth and endangered. Given the Earth conflicts of the 21st century in the StarCraft focused on the eradication of communism in the Eastern nations, it's likely pandas are extinct.
vs. Lúcio Music... terrible! Hurting... head. Lucio is a DJ who plays electronic music, while Tychus being from the Fringe worlds has more of a country music sensibility.
vs. Lunara Now you're fertilizer! Lunara is one with nature, and decaying plants are used for fertilizer.
vs. Raynor Hah! How do you like it, Jimmy? In his attempt to save Kerrigan from Tychus, who had been offered a pardon if he killed her, Raynor shot Tychus with the one bullet he had saved for Arcturus Mengsk, killing him. In the universe of the skin, he came back from the dead, and this is his revenge on Raynor.
vs. Support hero Healer down! (laughs)
vs. Thrall Death to the warchief.
vs. enemy Tychus Was that... me? I must be seeing things. Often during the process of infestation, a manifestation of the zerg's hive mind will appear in the mind of the infested as an image of themselves, slowly attempting to break the will of the creature to more easily assimilate them into the hive mind.
vs. Warrior hero How the mighty fall. Tychus's kit is designed to take down high health warrior heroes.
vs. Zagara The weak perish, the strong survive. A quote said by Zurvan summarizing the philosophy of the zerg.
vs. Zerg hero The infested shall rise! Quotes like this and from Stukov seem to indicate the infested have split from the Zerg Swarm after the End War. However, there is no canon source in StarCraft that confirms this.
vs. Zul'jin None can resist the Swarm!
vs. hero with kill streak No sweat.
Generic Join us! "Join us" is a common phrase uttered by infested terrans during the Wings of Liberty campaign.
Death... to the enemies of the Swarm!
(laughs then coughs)
Biomass obtained. The zerg obtains the biomass (or genetic material) of other species, and Abathur weaves the best traits of those creatures into the Swarm.

Click-quotes[edit | edit source]

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

Quote Audio Background
Your command? One of the select quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft and StarCraft II.
Feeling... a little off my game today... Infested terrans experience immense agony during their transformation, which Tychus underplays.
(coughs) Got the black lung... Do I even have lungs? Black lung is a common coal miner's disease, where coal dust coats the lining of the lungs, causing immense amount of coughing like what Infested Tychus has. However, infestation changes the internal structure of many of its creatures, so the question is valid.
Hard to remember... the last... thing... that went through my mind... was Jim Raynor's bullet. At the end of Wings of Liberty, Tychus reveals he had been working for Arcturus Mengsk, and that if he killed Kerrigan, who Raynor had worked to revert back to a human, he would be pardoned of all his crimes, and that he had a trigger in his suit that would kill him if he didn't. Raynor, seeing this as a betrayal, used a bullet he had saved for Arcturus Mengsk to shoot Tychus through the head, killing him.
Ugh. Tentacles... everywhere. A common motif of infested terrans is the transformation of limbs and even the mouth into tentacles, as the zerg hyper-evolutionary virus generates random mutations.
Anyone else's insides... feel a little... explodey? In the first StarCraft, infested terrans served as suicide bombers that exploded in a burst of plasma, doing massive damage to enemies and allies.
I wanted to come back... but not like this. Tychus is often requested as a character who people want to return in StarCraft II. However, this way would be immense torture for Tychus.
Hope she... was worth it... Jimmy. At the end of Wings of Liberty, Raynor saved Kerrigan, but in the process is forced to kill his oldest friend.
Come give ol' Tychus a kiss. (alien sounds) 'Scuse me... sugar. Tychus was known as a womanizer in his early days, something he tries to continue even if his body is a malformed alien horror.
I wonder... which of these orifices do I smoke out of? (puffs) Hmm... all of 'em. Tychus was known for smoking even in his armor. Infestation has opened up new orifices for him to continue his tobacco habit.
Can't feel my leg... or arm... or much of anything. Infested terrans lose much sensation other than a feeling of pain, as a way to ensure they best serve their role as cannon fodder for the Zerg Swarm.
Wait, think I feel something moving... (groans) Starting to wish I didn't.
So very tired... Hard to think. Infested terrans gradually have their free will worn down by the Swarm, though they can resist for a time (albeit without control of their bodies). Eventually though, aside from extenuating circumstances, all infested terrans break to the will of the Swarm.
My life... For the Swarm.

Commands[edit | edit source]

Command Quote Audio Background
Move As you command. "You're command?" is one of the select quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft and units under the effect of neural parasite StarCraft II.
I... obey. One of the move quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft and units under the effect of neural parasite StarCraft II.
Do not rush me.
Yes. One of the move quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft and StarCraft II.
Immediately. One of the move quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft.
Walk the walk. One of Tychus's move quotes in Wings of Liberty.
Gladly. One of the move quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft and StarCraft II.
Attack For the Swarm! A common battlecry for sentient zerg creatures. Also one of the attack quotes for units under the effect of neural parasite in StarCraft II.
Let me serve. One of the select quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft.
Prepare to die. One of the move quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft.
Your end has come.
Always ready to kill. "Ready to kill" is of the attack quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft.
...Daddy like.
For the Queen! "For the Overmind" is of the move quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft. This was modified as Tychus was infested in the skin's universe when either Kerrigan or Zagara lead the Swarm.
Not Enough


Low on mana.
Mana running low.
Mana low.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Use Quote Audio Background
Lock-in Hell, it's about time! Tychus's famous line from "The Deal," the introduction cinematic for Wings of Liberty used to announced StarCraft II.
Purchase For the Swarm! A common battlecry for sentient strains of the Zerg Swarm.
Try Mode I can still fight!
You just watch.
Healed Thank you.
Wounds mending.
Efficient healing... chief.
Hearthing Must retreat!
Need to pull back.
Respawn I serve. The build quote for the infested terran unit in StarCraft.
Lead me... dirtbag. "Lead me" is one of the select quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft II.
I live? ...Damn. Many infested terrans, including Tychus, feel only pain and desire the release of death.
Resurrected More of this, huh?
Wish you'd let me die!
Taunting Get over here!
Don't wet yourself.
You cannot resist the Swarm!
Talent chosen Absolutely. The enunciation of the word is similar to the move command quote for siege tanks in StarCraft and StarCraft II.
Evolution complete. "Evolution complete" is the voice clip that sounds when a zerg player completes an upgrade.
Shock and awe.
Yes... One of the move quotes for the infested terran unit in StarCraft and StarCraft II.
Worth It

(Getting a kill

after getting killed)

Vengeance is mine!
From the grave...

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Quote Audio Background
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Tastes like victory.
The Swarm prevails. "The Swarm prevails" is a quote of Zagara.
You die... next.
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Commandeer Odin

Infestation... spreads.
Unleash the Odin!


Short but sweet.
Miss you already.
The Swarm presses on...
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Drakken Laser Drill

Fury of the Sun! When Tychus activates the Drakken Laser Drill in the Wings of Liberty mission The Dig, he exclaims, "fire it up! One hundred and seventy four gigawatts - the power of the sun at your fingertips."
Burn... baby!

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