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As you already know, I’ve never actually played any of the Starcraft games, but good friends of mine do. What I have found out about Kerrigan is that she is truly one of the most loved, yet hated characters in any video game. She is vilified and adored in one, but her story is one that Blizzard seem to like to push a lot. Human gets possessed and turned into something completely evil. We’ve seen it a lot in World of Warcraft with Illidan and Arthas. Kerrigan’s almost Borg-like assimilation automatically made me think of Star Trek, especially since she seems half human, half machine.
Full name of Sarah Louise Kerrigan, nickname of the Queen of Blades, she was designed by the one and only Chris Metzen and is a predominant character and villian throughout the Starcraft games. Kerrigan originally appears in Starcraft as a Terran psychic, trained both physically and mentally as an expert espionage agent and assassin. She reminds me a lot of a certain Greek mythology woman called Medusa. Starting off as a human, Kerrigan was captured by the Zerg to become their ‘most important creation yet’. She becomes a human/zerg hybrid, completely under the control of the Zerg Overmind. During the Brood Wars, she replaces the Overmind- effectively becoming the Zerg Queen, and having complete control of the Zerg.
So why did Blizzard decide on Kerrigan to sit outside the French offices? It might be because she has been critically praised for her believability and character depth- also being ranked one of the top fifty greatest female video game characters of all time. You’ve got to admit that she looks pretty damned fine though, and the detail of the statue is amazing. From what I can see, it’s made of bronze and looks like quite an expensive commission. It’s a very nice piece of work by the creator Steve Wang (who I am assuming is an American), it’s very impressive and yet foreboding at the same time. A bit like Kerrigan herself
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