The glaive wurm, or glave wurm, is a semi-sentient parasite utilized by mutalisks. Mutalisks attack by firing the parasites with great force. The parasites may bounce off and strike multiple targets while disintegrating explosively, able to ravage entire armies. Glaive wurms are genetically modified in the mutalisk's womb to quickly age as they sped through their air, reaching full maturity upon reaching their final target and inflicting maximum damage. They will change in color from an incandescent green in their "adult" cycle, to an emerald sheen as it ages, finally to a viridian shortly before death.
The glaive wurms are launched from a mutalisk's modified ovipositor. They trace their origins to the glave parasite, which bonded with the mantis screamers prior to their assimilation by the zerg.
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