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{{quote|For the [[w:c:wow:Horde|Hor...]] Wait...go, go, go!|Tauren marine|StarCraft II}}
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[[File:TaurenMarine SC2 Art1.jpg|thumb|A tauren marine]]
 
[[File:TaurenMarine SC2 Art1.jpg|thumb|A tauren marine]]
The '''tauren marine''' was an [[April Fool]]'s joke pulled off by [[Blizzard Entertainment]], and a common easter egg in the StarCraft II games. It was portrayed as a [[terran]] unit in [[StarCraft II]]. The tauren marine stems from the race of [[w:c:warcraft:Tauren|tauren]] in ''StarCraft''{{'}}s counterpart ''[[Warcraft]]'' universe.
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The '''tauren marine''' was an [[April Fool]]'s joke pulled off by [[Blizzard Entertainment]]. It was portrayed as a [[terran]] unit in [[StarCraft II]].
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
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They are often seen with another type of alien creatures called [[murlok]]s. It is unknown whether they are mercenaries or mascots. Given that the murlok is seen with a blaster, it is possible that the murloks are indeed mercenaries.<ref>StarCraft II: [http://www.starcraft2.com/features/terran/taurenmarine.xml Tauren Marine]. Accessed on 2008-01-04</ref>
 
They are often seen with another type of alien creatures called [[murlok]]s. It is unknown whether they are mercenaries or mascots. Given that the murlok is seen with a blaster, it is possible that the murloks are indeed mercenaries.<ref>StarCraft II: [http://www.starcraft2.com/features/terran/taurenmarine.xml Tauren Marine]. Accessed on 2008-01-04</ref>
 
Following the defeat of [[Amon]] in the [[End War]], many tauren marines settled back into their peaceful, hunter-gatherer ways. They regularly celebrated the season of life, giving rewards to all who would celebrate with them.<ref>StarCraft II: [http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/20634737/noble-garden-celebration-rewards-3-21-2017 Noble Garden Celebration]. Accessed on 2017-03-21</ref>
 
   
 
==Game Unit==
 
==Game Unit==
 
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|race=[[Tauren]]
 
|race=[[Tauren]]
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{{FlagPanTerran}} LVL80TSM!
 
{{FlagPanTerran}} LVL80TSM!
 
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[[File:Starcraft 2 - Tauren Space Marine Easter Egg - Rooster Teeth|left|thumb]]
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The tauren marine is not available in melee or campaign maps. They are available in the [[Galaxy|map editor]], however, without a unit portrait (unless the player has the Collector's Edition).
The tauren marine appeared as an uncontrollable easter egg in the ''[[Wings of Liberty]]'' mission [[Zero Hour]] and was otherwise only usable through the map editor. It disappears into an [[tauren outhouse|outhouse]]. Selecting the outhouse several times will cause it to liftoff.<ref name="WoL_ZeroHour">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: [[Wings of Liberty]], [[Zero Hour]] (in English). 2010-07-27.</ref>
 
   
[[File:Legacy of the Void Easter Egg - Secret Tauren Space Marine|left|thumb]]
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===Abilities===
One is controllable by the player in the mission [[Templar's Charge]] in ''[[Legacy of the Void]]''. If the player moves the platform in the directions Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, and Right from the initial starting location, and presses the now-visible "Do not push" button on the command card, his drop pod will fall down into a nuclear blast, killing any units on the platform, where a radiation symbol can be seen indicating the ground zero. He will appear in the nuclear blast, and has the same stats as his map editor version. This script can only be activated once in each campaign.<ref name="Tauren">[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qP1bGmY7bY&feature=youtu.be Tauren Marine Easter Egg]. ''Youtube.'' Accessed 2015-11-07.</ref>
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Tauren marines have the same [[stimpack]] ability as terran marines.
 
[[File:StarCraft 2 - Tauren Space Marine Quotes|left|thumb]]
 
Tauren marines turn slowly while attacking and fire explosive rounds. They have the same [[stimpack]] ability as terran marines, though it's unresearched in Templar's Charge. Most of their quotes consist of puns.
 
   
 
===Development===
 
===Development===
 
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[[File:Starcraft 2 Release of Tauren Marine|180x180px|left]]
 
 
The idea for tauren marines stemmed from a piece of promotional artwork by [[Samwise Didier]] for the band [[Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain]]. This sparked the interest of [[Phill Gonzales]] and he began modelling a tauren marine unit in his free time. He was given permission to use it for an [[April Fool's]] joke, and things took off from there.<ref>2010, [http://phillgonzo.deviantart.com/gallery/11039907?offset=72#/d332q4u Starcraft 2: Tauren Space Marine]. ''Deviantart'', accessed on 2011-07-20</ref>
 
The idea for tauren marines stemmed from a piece of promotional artwork by [[Samwise Didier]] for the band [[Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain]]. This sparked the interest of [[Phill Gonzales]] and he began modelling a tauren marine unit in his free time. He was given permission to use it for an [[April Fool's]] joke, and things took off from there.<ref>2010, [http://phillgonzo.deviantart.com/gallery/11039907?offset=72#/d332q4u Starcraft 2: Tauren Space Marine]. ''Deviantart'', accessed on 2011-07-20</ref>
   
 
Tauren marines were trained from the [[mulgore]], taking on the role of shock troops. In a video of them on the official StarCraft II website, they displayed [[splash damage]], and a group of five of them were seen completely devastating a small terran base.
 
Tauren marines were trained from the [[mulgore]], taking on the role of shock troops. In a video of them on the official StarCraft II website, they displayed [[splash damage]], and a group of five of them were seen completely devastating a small terran base.
   
Seen in the April 2008 video, they have a different set of less enthusiastic and punny quotes compared to the modern version.
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===Heroes of the Storm===
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==Known Tauren Marines==
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*[[L80ETC]]
The tauren marine appears as a skin for [https://wow.gamepedia.com/Elite_Tauren_Chieftain E.T.C.] in ''[[Heroes of the Storm]],'' named [[Level 800 Elite Tauren Chieftain|L800]] E.T.C.<ref name="HeroesoftheStorm">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[Heroes of the Storm]]'' (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015</ref>
 
   
One named [[L80ETC]] appeared in early builds of ''Heroes of the Storm''.<ref name="BC10Map">StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-10-22. [http://sclegacy.com/feature/106-blizzcon-2010/898-blizzcon-2010-starcraft-ii-custom-maps-and-editor-panel BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Custom Maps and Editor Panel]. ''StarCraft Legacy.'' Accessed 2010-10-23.</ref>
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==Appearances==
 
==Other Appearances==
 
 
[[File:TaurenMarine SC2 Game1.jpg|thumb|Tauren being studied by the Dominion]]
 
[[File:TaurenMarine SC2 Game1.jpg|thumb|Tauren being studied by the Dominion]]
A tauren marine appears in the secret ''Wings of Liberty ''mission, "[[Piercing the Shroud]]", in the bottom left corner of the room with the [[brutalisk]].<ref name="WoL_PierceShroud">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: [[Wings of Liberty]], [[Piercing the Shroud]] (in English). 2010-07-27.</ref>
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A tauren marine appears in the ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]]'' mission, [[Zero Hour]], as an Easter egg. It disappears into an [[tauren outhouse|outhouse]]. Selecting the outhouse several times will cause it to liftoff.<ref name="WoL_ZeroHour">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: [[Wings of Liberty]], [[Zero Hour]] (in English). 2010-07-27.</ref> Another appears in the secret mission, "[[Piercing the Shroud]]", in the bottom left corner of the room with the [[brutalisk]].<ref name="WoL_PierceShroud">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: [[Wings of Liberty]], [[Piercing the Shroud]] (in English). 2010-07-27.</ref>
   
The tauren marine appears in a television commercial in ''StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty'' story mode.<ref name="SC2_NewsFlash">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. General newscasts, post-[[A Sinister Turn]] (in English). 2010.</ref>
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The tauren marine appears in a television commercial in ''StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty'' story mode.<ref name ="SC2_NewsFlash">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. General newscasts, post-[[A Sinister Turn]] (in English). 2010.</ref>
   
The tauren marine is available as a [[Portrait|player portrait]] for those that bought the [[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty #Collector's Edition|StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Collector's Edition]].
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One named [[L80ETC]] will appear in [[Heroes of the Storm]].<ref name = "BC10Map">StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-10-22. [http://sclegacy.com/feature/106-blizzcon-2010/898-blizzcon-2010-starcraft-ii-custom-maps-and-editor-panel BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Custom Maps and Editor Panel]. ''StarCraft Legacy.'' Accessed 2010-10-23.</ref>
   
== Known Tauren Marines ==
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The tauren is available as a [[Portrait|player portrait]] for those that bought the [[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty #Collector's Edition|StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Collector's Edition]].
*[[L80ETC]]
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==Notes==
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The tauren marine stems from the race of [[w:c:warcraft:Tauren|tauren]] in ''StarCraft'''s counterpart ''[[Warcraft]]'' universe.
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==Video==
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[[File:Starcraft 2 Release of Tauren Marine|425px]]
   
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==References==
 
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[[Category:Silly articles]]
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[[Category:StarCraft II Terran NPC units]]
 
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