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The following section contains information from StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm that is ambiguously canonical.

The metamorph is a hypothesized zerg breed, which would be developed by Sarah Kerrigan and Abathur.

The breed could direct its own evolution.[1]

Game Use[]

In StarCraft II, a zerg unit that kills 20 or more enemies is referred to as a metamorph.[2] A powerful queen residing in the massive nydus network beneath the surface of Char was labeled a metamorph in the game.[3]


Metamorphs do not appear in the final version of Heart of the Swarm or are even mentioned. The idea of a zerg controlling its own evolution does bear resemblance to the primal zerg however.


  1. Maxwell McGee. 2011-05-31. Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Hands-On Preview - Zerg Campaign. Gamespot. Accessed 2011-06-02.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Belly of the Beast (in English). 2010-07-27.