10 Most Legendary Heroes from Blizzard Games
Here they are: the best Blizzard heroes and the legends of PC gaming!
There was a time when all you needed was a plumber and a princess to save. But as video games as a medium matured, so did their stories and, as a direct consequence, their characters.
Blizzard Entertainment has gifted the industry with some of the most complex, conflicted, fallible, and interesting characters. If you think about it, we can attribute the success of these characters to the fact that in many of them, we can see a reflection of ourselves, while in the others, we see what we aspire to be, or fear we may become if our wanton lusts continue unabated. It is for these reasons these stalwart champions and nefarious malefactors have become legends – the heroes of the gaming world.
There are so many great Blizzard characters that to extol all their virtues would take hundreds and hundreds of pages. So we’re just going to have this limit this list to the 10 most legendary heroes from Blizzard games.
1. Sarah Kerrigan
"I am the Swarm."
Who hasn’t heard of the dreaded Queen of Blades?
Sarah Kerrigan is not only one of the most beloved characters in Blizzard’s StarCraft, she is, hands down, one of the most prominent figures in all of gaming. She has consistently topped popular opinion polls, and in 2010 beat 63 of the biggest gaming evildoers to become GameSpot’s “Greatest Video Game Villain of All Time.”
But the Queen of the Zerg wasn’t always so villainous. Once, she was an elite Terran Ghost – a psychic trained in assassination and espionage – until she was abandoned by Arcturus Mengsk and left for dead at the hands of the Zerg.
Not long after her transformation into a powerful Terran/Zerg hybrid, she took control of the entire Swarm. She then proceeded to crush all opposition in the galaxy’s Koprulu Sector. Driven by vengeance and a hunger for power, Kerrigan nevertheless exhibited benevolent, even heroic intentions in StarCraft II – a sign that her human side is anything but dead.
Critics have lauded Kerrigan’s evolution, vulnerability, and the intricacy of her internal struggles. When it comes down to it, though, Kerrigan is simply a total badass – and perhaps the only gaming villain who can commit a horrific act of genocide and look sexy while doing it.