These quotations are from cinematics, mission briefings, and in-game "cutscenes" from StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.


It has been three weeks since the terran invasion of Char. Deep within a secret research facility in the Umojan Protectorate, Sarah Kerrigan wrestles with the darkness of her past and the uncertainty of her future.

Cinematic - SwarmEdit

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Intro SC2-HotS VCine1

Introduction cinematic

A few vikings fly in and launch rockets at the zerg leviathan.
Sarah Kerrigan: I am the Swarm. Armies will be shattered. Worlds will burn.
The leviathan launches dozens of sacs which descend upon the planet. The Zerg Swarm engages the Dominion forces in battle. A couple of ultralisks and a swarm of zerglings charge at the Dominion forces in the central plaza. The siege tanks and marines fire at the charging zerg, when suddenly, a couple of nydus worms surface. The zerg quickly defeat the Dominion forces. The statue of Arcturus Mengsk is toppled.
Sarah Kerrigan: Now at last, on this world, vengeance shall be mine.
A battlecruiser crashes down on the surface, causing a massive explosion. Kerrigan then appears in her primal form, watching the battle from above.
Sarah Kerrigan: For I am the Queen of Blades.
Kerrigan suddenly wakes up in the lab, wearing her ghost suit and still in human form, realizing she was just dreaming.[1]


With the disappearance of the Queen of Blades, the zerg Swarm has been shattered.

Jim Raynor's rebel forces have smuggled Sarah Kerrigan off Char, leaving the planet to General Warfield and the Dominion. Meanwhile, the powerful xel'naga artifact has disappeared.

In a hidden base in the Umojan Protectorate, Raynor and Prince Valerian have begun conducting tests to ensure that Kerrigan's return to humanity is complete.

But they are running out of time. Throughout the sector, Emperor Mengsk's forces carry out a relentless hunt for the Dominion's most hated enemy: Sarah Kerrigan.

Cut LinesEdit

  • Kerrigan: "Or am I?" (cut line after declaring "for I am the Queen of Blades" in the intro cinematic).[2]


Heart of the Swarm quotations
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  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Intro Cinematic. (in English). 2013.
  2. 2014-08-20, Unused HoTS Story Elements. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2014-08-29
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