The title of this article is conjectural. The subject has no canonical name.

"We didn't get a good look at it. But it took out a whole bunch of our people. More than half a dozen. And none of our crew even got a shot off at...whatever it was. I don't know why that ship's here or what happened to it. But I think we're all in a lot of danger."

- Caleb relating his encounter with the prisoner(src)

The Nerazim prisoner (name unknown) is a dangerous protoss criminal. She was imprisoned aboard a protoss vessel that went derelict, but was released by a group of terran scavengers, and used the last survivor to gain the power to continue her killing spree.



"The wreckage was a prison ship. Holding only one prisoner. A Nerazim. What we would call a dark templar. She killed other protoss. She took pleasure in it. She was...a heretic? A worshiper of...I'm not sure. So they were transporting her...and then the record just cuts off. I don't know what happened to her jailers, or what damaged that ship."

- Davis, relating the events on the derelict(src)

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The Nerazim prior to her incarceration

The Nerazim was a known murder and criminal of protoss society, who killed other protoss and reveled in their deaths. She was considered a heretic of some sort among the greater protoss society. Some time before the End War, she was imprisoned aboard a prison ship as its sole inmate. However, the records of what happened to her jailers cut off, and the ship went derelict.[1]


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The prisoner's cage is opened

Later, her ship was uncovered by a group of Kel-Morian Combine scavengers under Captain Nero Theban and the crew of the Magpie boarded the vessel, looking for protoss technology. Unknowingly, a group of the scavengers opened the door leading to her prison chambers, which was bathed in a strange light. The prisoner, who was able to cloak, truck at the terrans with her claws, and killed Orry as she tried to report the situation to her captain.[2]

The Nerazim slowly went through the ship and picked off the scavengers with brutal efficiency as they fled back to their ship. However, the scavengers were soon apprehended by forces of the Terran Dominion, who saw their vessel illegally scavenging protoss technology.[3] The Dominion apprehended the scavengers, and looking through the ship's logs discovered the history of the Nerazim and the danger they faced. The Dominion captain Barlow decided that it would be best to destroy the ship with the Nerazim on it. However, the prisoners soon broke out, resulting in the Dominion using their liberator to destroy both the Magpie and the prison ship. In the end, the scavengers were victorious, but the prisoner had managed to sneak onto the liberator. She spoke through the Dominion marines' corpses, telling them they would all die.[1]

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The Nerazim kills Kyra

The scavengers destroyed the corpses, but soon the stress caused the scavengers to turn in on themselves. Though Caleb wanted to vent the protoss, Theban demanded they hunt it down. The Nerazim slaughtered them one by one, leaving only Kyra and Caleb. She appeared before them, telling the two that she needed someone to pilot the liberator. Kyra said it should be her that lived and not him, and the Nerazim agreed, giving her a gun and telling her to kill him. As she prepared to, the Nerazim stabbed her in the back.

She told Caleb that he was the stronger of the two, but that his pain was malleable, and ergo, she could use him. She then guided him to the cockpit, and had him take the liberator into warp space.[4]


"It hides the power. It thinks it can wield such strength itself."
"I was new to the crew. They didn't tell me what they were planning..."
"Search. Find the power this one could be enough for my needs..."

- The Nerazim and Caleb(src)

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The Nerazim directs Caleb

The Nerazim glimpsed in the mind of those she killed, revealing the existance of a "Umojan job," and that a secret lab was hidden on the Umojan world of Aeneas. She ordered Caleb to infiltrate the world, and he took a job as a munitions worker on the nearby Spearpoint Base. She waited as he attempted to locate the lab.

One night, Caleb crept out of the base, using a device he created to disable the laser grid. He told her that he was trying to blend in as to not arouse suspicion. Though he expected her to be angry, she accepted this. When she saw the device he used to disable the laser grid, he took it from him and shoved him through the open laser gate, telling him that he would not escape, and that he would stay inside the base.

Several days later, the Nerazim brutally murdered one of the factory workers named Russell, tearing out his chest and leaving his body for all to see.[2]

After ten days with no results from Caleb, the Prisoner killed the shift manager of Caleb's group Jace by impaling him through the chest with her claws, and threw him on Caleb's bed. She forced Caleb to say that he belonged to her, and gave him five more days to find the Umojan lab.[5]

Personality and Traits

"Such a clever little thing. Still, it will die just as quickly. All little things will die. So many little things have already died. By my hand. By their own."

- The Nerazim prisoner(src)

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The prisoner

The imprisoned Nerazim is a brutal and ruthless killer. She has a hatred toward "little things" (e.g. terrans) and revels in their bloodshed and pain, both physical and emotional.[4] However, her love of killing extended to taking the lives of her fellow protoss.[1] She is a capable hunter, seeing those she murders as prey. Yet to gain power she is capable of greater planning and patience.

The Nerazim can cloak itself in the shadows much like her kin. She can kill with a warp blade, but also uses her long claws, which have extended sharp nails capable of ripping open a terran. She is able to psionically speak through corpses, which she uses to taunt her prey.[4] She is able to blink.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Houser, Jody (w), Guzmán,Gabriel (p, i). "StarCraft: Scavengers: Issue 3" StarCraft: Scavengers 3 (7) (September 26, 2018) Dark Horse Comics.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Houser, Jody (w), Guzmán,Gabriel (p, i). "StarCraft: Scavengers: Issue 1" StarCraft: Scavengers 1 (7) (July 25, 2018) Dark Horse Comics.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Houser, Jody (w), Guzmán,Gabriel (p, i). "StarCraft: Scavengers: Issue 2" StarCraft: Scavengers 2 (7) (August 29, 2018) Dark Horse Comics.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Houser, Jody (w), Guzmán,Gabriel (p, i). "StarCraft: Scavengers: Issue 4" StarCraft: Scavengers 4 (7) (October 31st, 2018) Dark Horse Comics.
  5. Houser, Jody (w), Guzmán,Gabriel (p, i). "StarCraft: Survivors: Issue 2" StarCraft: Survivors 2 (24) (August 21, 2019) Dark Horse Comics.
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