With most or all sequel games come a whirlwind of new character archs that branch out into many facets of the game. With Starcraft 2, it is only natural that new and improved units have come about in subsequent years after the fall of the Overmind. For the Terran a new unit that looms over the battlefield with formidable power is the Thor. This mech-tank walker is slow to be sure, but with the ability to hit land, air and unleash a devastating siege attack, this unit is one that should not be trifled with.
But what does this unit bring to the battlefield other than carnage and mayhem? Well, it brings Arnold Schwarzeneggar. Really. I'm sure it had to crop at some point or other - I mean we have the hillbilly, the "sexy" girl with innuendos, the Russian, the disembodied voices, the jarhead - the list goes on. So we get to be heralded by the thick Austrian accent that we know and love from the current Governator. But I feel that the longer a franchise has been around, the more likely an impression of Arnold will weedle its way through the voice-acting cracks. So what does this heavy-hitter have to say when you click him enough to get carpal tunnel? Well... the following: (and yes, the missing h's are intentional)
"Got something for me?"
"Get me back into the fight!"
"Fix me up will yuh?"
"Get me back in da fight!"
"Fear the tunda!"
"I hear you!"
"Don't waste my time!"
"I AM the destroyer!"
"I could aim, but wit dis thing, I don't have to."
"What's wrong commander? They have you pushing too many pencils?"
"I am a tunder god!"
"And I hurl tunderbolts!"
"AIIIIYYAARGHHHH!" (Predator reference - usually coupled with "Get to duh choppa!")
"Quiet, I am trying to sneak up on them!"
"Tunder your lightning, this is crazy!"
"I am rated "T" for "Tor"
"If somebody asks me if I'm really a God, I say yes!" (Ghostbusters reference)
"I'm wasting away here!"
"I'm heavy metal!"
"I'm here, click me!"
"If somebody asks me if I've killed any zerg, I say yes, but... they were all bad."
"What is best to crush the zerg? See them driven before you, hear the lamentations of the protoss." (A reference from Conan - compliments to espensor for knowing this)
Personally, I'm just sad that we didn't have to "GET TO DAH CHOPPA!" Nor did he warn us that the bridge was out. I suppose the voice is enough to know who it's supposed to be, and it's still pretty funny either way. But! As always, post your comments and let me know if I missed a quote, a reference, and let us know what your favorite is!