Vital statistics
Aliases Kingfestor
Race Zerg
Gender Unknown
Affiliation Purple Zerg

Red Team (formerly)

Allies Purple zerg
Enemies Blue protoss

Blue terran

Purple zerg (formerly)

Status Active
Debut A Hellion of a Harass

Derpfestor is a recurring infestor and the main antagonist of the StarCrafts series.

Biography Edit

Purple Zerg Edit

Derpfestor first appeared in A Hellion of a Harass, where he mind controlled a hellion and smashed it into scrap metal.

Derpfestor tried to defend a hive cluster from an attacking protoss force in Onslaught, but was shot by an immortal.

Derpfestor was part of the audience in NASL 4 Grand Finals. A zealot was occupying his assigned seat. When the zealot ignored his request to move, Derpfestor used his neural parasite tentacle to toss him away from the seat. They saw a marauder's popcorn bucket and decided to buy some popcorn, but not before spawning an infested marine to guard their seat.

Derpfestor tried to decorate a christmas sensor tower with an infested swarm egg in The True Meaning of StarCraft, but it repeatedly fell off. Derpfestor later stuck it on with fungal growth.

Derpfestor used fungal growth to root an attacking terran force to allow banelings to hunt them down. However, a ghost used EMP on it to drain their energy before they could use fungal growth again.

Derpfestor spawned some infested marines for the spawning pool party in Spawning Pool Party. They used a fungal growth ball as a volleyball for the marines.

Derpfestor's debut in A Hellion of a Harass

Derpfestor snuck into the protoss base while the protoss were occupied with attacking zerg in Pest Control and spawned some infested marines to destroy their base.

In Nucleared, Derpfestor put some larvae in his mouth while the zerg were evacuating a nuclear strike. It is unknown whether this was done to transport the larvae or eat them.

In Win of the Century, Derpfestor used fungal growth to root the protoss deathball. Derpfestor later spawned infested marines to kill an archon and immortal.

Derpfestor was nerfed in It's Nerfing Time.

In Burning Tide Part 2, Derpfestor used fungal growth to root some protoss forces, preventing them from escaping from the rising lava tide. A stalker attacked him in retaliation. However, derpfestor used neural parasite on a battlecruiser and smashed the stalker with it. In the epilogue, Derpfestor was seen riding on a captured battlecruiser with a drone, probe and SCV.

Red Team Edit


Seeds of an empire

In Season 3 Episode 0, Derpfestor betrayed the purple zerg by escaping with the aforementioned drone, probe and SCV. Derpfestor used the drone to create a hatchery and the probe to warp in a nexus. They spawned infested marines to blackmail the SCV into building a command center for him, creating the Red Team which featured all 3 races.

In Cheeseling, Derpfestor tied a cheese on a string to a red zergling's head to lure its pack into attacking the purple zerg.

In TvT, Derpfestor faced off against a blue terran commander but ended up repeatedly using scanner sweep on his forces. They spotted a button for calling down MULEs and used it to spawn a mule in the middle of the blue siege tank line, causing the tanks to fire at them and kill many of their own forces with splash damage.

Derpfestor applaud

Derpfestor applauding at an endless locust fight

In ZvZ, Derpfestor used fungal growth on invading mutalisks to give a spore crawler time to move over and attack them. A mutalisk screamed in horror but Derpfestor used his neural parasite tentacle to silence it. Derpfestor later applauded at an endless locust fight.

In Team Work, Derpfestor utilized many "combined race tactics" against his enemies, combining his fungal growth and infested marine spawning with abilities such as time warp, force fields and auto-turrets.

In Protoss Party, Derpfestor appeared to give his subjects a speech with infested marines as security detail. However, instead of giving a speech, Derpfestor ate the microphones. Nevertheless, his subjects applauded and cheered.

In Alliance, Derpfestor mind controlled a blue protoss mothership and switched it to WoL mode to allow it to recall troops to any location. They recalled the entire red team to a blue protoss base. However, despite being severely outnumbered, the blue terrans, blue protoss and purple zerg formed a three-way alliance to defeat the Red Team. While hiding in a red barracks, Sgt. Patches and Crackhead encountered them while trying to free the aforementioned blackmailed SCV. Derpfestor spawned infested marines to kill them, but they timed out before killing them. Sgt. Patches and Crackhead then began shooting at him. However, they used his neural parasite on Sgt. Patches, forcing him to turn on his own ally. The blackmailed SCV managed to escape and used his fusion cutter to break the neural parasite tentacle, removing his mind control. The blackmailed SCV used his drill to push Derpfestor out of the lifted building, presumably killing them.

Red is not dead

However, a transmission in Season 4 Episode 0 flashes the words "Red Is Not Dead" and an image of Derpfestor, hinting at Derpfestor's return.

Derpfestor returns

Still alive

Appearance Edit

Derpfestor appears as a regular infestor, with their only distinguishing attribute being his tongue, which is always stuck out.

Personality Edit

Despite his humourous appearance, Derpfestor is shown to be very malicious, as they created the red team to wipe out all the other teams, even his own purple zerg team. However, Derpfestor is quite clumsy, as they repeatedly stumbled over throughout the series in episodes such as NASL 4 Grand Finals and Alliance.


Derpfestor possesses standard infestor abilites such as fungal growth, neural parasite, infested marine spawning and moving while burrowing. However, Derpfestor has much more energy than a regular infestor, being able to spawn hundreds of infested marines in few seconds.

Trivia Edit

  • Derpfestor, Laughing Viper and Mineral drone are the only recurring characters who have perished.
  • Being portmanteau of "derp" and "infestor" by many fans even CarBot Animations, he is because of his tongue sticking out and his cute face.
  • Derpfestor's gender is unknown. However, given that Derpfestor possesses a disconnected adjutant in TvT and that CarbotAnimations refers to Derpfestor as "Kingfestor" in the CarbotAnimations mod, it is likely that Derpfestor is male.
StarCrafts Characters
Terran Characters Sgt. PatchesCrackheadMedivac pilotSmoking MarauderFootball MarauderBurnt-Leg ReaperProbe-phobic SCVSlave SCVNuking GhostDonut MarineDerp GoliathJames Raynor
Zerg Characters PatchlingDerpfestorTowelingMineral DroneMineral OverlordHi-draliskScreaming HydraliskTiny TimLaughing ViperSarah Kerrigan
Protoss Characters Bob the RagelotGrinchlotGrinch ProbeObnoxious ExecutorSwag TemplarProxy ZealotZeratulTassadarArtanis

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