A Swarm Welcome
Season 2, Episode 16
Air date August 31, 2013
Episode guide
A Swarm Welcome is the sixteenth episode in the second season of StarCrafts. It is the forty-first episode overall.

Plot Edit

The episode begins with three locusts crawling around a swarm host. They time out and one bursts goo over swarm host's face, and swarm host wipes his face. Swarm host then burrows and spawns three locusts. The locusts wander around aimlessly until the swarm host orders them to move toward the terran base.

A marine sees the approaching locusts and prepares to shoot them, but flees at the last minute. He hides behind the supply depot, which the locusts easily destroy. He then takes cover inside the bunker, but the locusts destroy the bunker as well. A group of marines and marauders arrives to kill the locusts but get defeated easily. The marine, now out of tricks, prepares for his death but the locusts time out before they can attack him. The marine then runs toward the swarm host and begins shooting him. The swarm host burrows to escape. Oddly, the marine cannot find it despite half of its body protruding from the ground. The swarm host then spawns three more locusts but the marine flees before they hatch.

Characters Edit

Trivia Edit

  • This episode's title is a pun on the term "warm welcome".
  • The marine throws gauss rifle four times in a row.

In-game Refrences Edit

  • Locusts idling and jumping on the swarm host is a reference to locust's inactivity until the player commands them in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.
  • Swarm host burrowing in half of itself so that the marine doesn't see him happens in-game as swarm hosts are invisible by burrowing unless detectors should turn them visible.

Video Edit

StarCrafts Season 2 Episode 16 A Swarm Welcome

StarCrafts Season 2 Episode 16 A Swarm Welcome

StarCrafts Episode list
Season 1 ProbelemSupply BlockMicro MarineZerg BMChoked UpA Hellion of a HarassRoach ApproachRoach PoachScouting FactorOnslaughtHalloween Special 2012Shes the BombSpore LoserThe BWC 2012Attention SeekerShadow of a ColossusNASL 4 Grand FinalsMarine TrainingThe True Meaning of StarCraftEpic Mule TimeThe BanePhoenix DownI SpyUneggspectedThree For AllHeart of the Swarm Opening
Season 2 Season 2 Episode 0GL HFGot 99 ProbelemsReaping the BenefitsCore ValuesMine for the TakingSpawning Pool PartyPest ControlHellraiserFog of WarUndermine the OvermindNuclearedPower OverwhelmingMutalatedThunder and LightningDeathBallUnstoppableA Swarm WelcomeUnaVOIDableWin of the CenturyTrust the Nidas TouchThat So RavenHalloween Special 2013It's Nerfing TimeCrude BroodOracle OraKILLThe Twelve Days of StarCraftsBurning TideValentine's Day Special
Season 3 Season 3 Episode 0Not Enough MineralsCheeselingBase to BaseProxologistHatch MatchA Miner Probelem (alternate)You FiredNexus HoldemTvTZvZPvPAll for OneBustedCarrier CareerHalloween Special 2014NimbusA StarCrafts CarolDoomDropBeat by CreepTeam WorkArchon ModeGroup HugOverlord OverloadProtoss PartyAlliance
Season 4 Season 4 Episode 0BroodWar in a NutshellBroodWar Ep 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) • WCS Season 3 FinalsHotS & WoL in a NutshellLegacy of the Void OpeningKerrigan & Karax
Season 5 Season 5 Episode 0Game of DronesReaping RewardsAdeptationNova Covert OopsSplashRavager RavengerFreedom FightersSpineless DefenceAbathur & VorazunJimmity & AlarakStarCrafts Mod OpeningHalloween Special 2016CyclOWNEDColossal MistakeNova & StukovHome AloneNation Wars 2017 Grand FinalsArchOnslaughtThe Magic BoxInChargeMineral Line UpLurking AboutOrders are OrdersExecutive DecisionsThe DuelFenix & ZagaraDehaka & SwannThe Fall
Season 6 Season 6 Episode 0The New TerranThe New ZergThe New ProtossBuild OrdersDeep FeelingsMira & ArtanisDeep ImpactNation Wars 2018StarCraft 20th AnniversaryEvolution CompleteHellfireLabotossDo You Even Lift?"Care Again" ft. Kyle OkalyAn Arm and a LegSpineless CowardA Worm WelcomeTychus & SwannDeep Trouble