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The Zergrinch appeared to lack the abilities of defilers, though aside from his ability to speak, could pop up in the middle of nowhere and disappear just as quickly. If he was killed, he would reincarnate. Sometimes he would claim he was "eternal."
- Main article: Operation Claws
Leading his own brood, the Zergrinch Followers, he attacked Planet Christmas at least twice. On his final attempt, set some point after the Brood War, after enlisting the aid of some protoss bandit minions, he succeeded in capturing Santa Claus, the individual's "elitist ways having been the bane of our existence". It was a hollow victory however, given the lack of cookies available. In the end, the victory itself was only temporary, the Zergrinch being defeated by the Santa Helpers.
The Zergrinch Attacks!
- Contest summary(src)
The Zergrinch made a return to the Koprulu sector, once again intent on destroying the Christmas spirit. Only by submitting best holiday wishes could his 100 minions be defeated, cleansing the sector of his presence once and for all and restoring peace to the galaxy.
The Zergrinch appears in the map "Operation Claws". It will respawn indefinitely until all its forces are defeated.