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Why can't Zerg use Terran technology?

Although it is never shown that Zerg use Terran technology, nothing speaks against them being able to do it. At least their "leader" types are very intelligent and thus should be able to use Terran ...
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Why can't Zerg use Terran technology?

Zerg are capable of using Terran technology, and it was shown to happen on multiple occasions: This is an Apocalisk, which is an Ultralisk with integrated Terran Thor armour, courtesy of Alexei ...
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How does a medic unit heal someone in Starcraft?

This is addressed in the game's tie-in Field Manual. What you've described as a "beam" in fact contains 'attenuating lasers' (presumably to cauterise wounds) as well as acting as a transport for '...
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How do Protoss eat or breathe?

Questions about the Protoss' eating habits were addressed in a Q&A with the game's makers. Q. What do the protoss eat? (where do they get energy and mass?) A. Protoss gain nutrition from ...
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Why can Protoss use magic in StarCraft?

Clarke's Third Law reads: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. What the protoss do may seem as magic to us, but to them it is simply highly advanced technology ...
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Why can't Zerg use Terran technology?

I would like to supply a more nuanced answer. First of all, clearly, the Zerg do use terran technology. The infested uses terran technology. Now, onto the question of "Why don't pure Zerg use ...
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Why can't Zerg use Terran technology?

Other than being directed by 'Infested' Terrans like Stukov or Kerrigan, the Zerg Swarm doesn't interact (nor really care to interact) with Terran systems, preferring to stick to biological rather ...
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Why can't Zerg use Terran technology?

They use it, check this character, Alexei Stukov. He doesn't only repurpose Terran's buildings, he as well commands originally Zerg units that were upgraded with Terran's technologies, for example, ...
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Are Zerg fully biological beings?

About Zergs: The Zerg have similarities with the Tyranids of Warhammer 40k, these are organic organisms themselves, but can be defined as biotechnological since biotechnology are defined with this: ...
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Why can Protoss use magic in StarCraft?

It's not magic, it's "psionic"... which is essentially a scifi-flavored synonym for Magic. But note that the Protoss are not the only species with psionic abilities in the StarCraft universe. The Zerg ...
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Can Zergs travel use hyperdrive?

In the Starcraft setting faster than light travel is made within the "Warp Space". Zerg have access to the Warp Space by opening portals that connect to a specific planet/place. Those portals can be ...
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What part do the Protoss play in the “Ascension”? And if none, doesn't that make Terrans “pure of form” instead?

I've wondered this too. Upon looking into it, I think the confusion comes from a disconnect in what the Xel'naga plan was, versus what actually happened. My answer is a bit speculative due to how ...
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Why does Kerrigan make the Zerg attack during Valerian's experiments?

She incredibly tired of being a puppet. The point that she is making to Valerian isn't that the Zerg are unpredictable, it's that she is. Yeah, Valerian (and presumably everyone else) wants to know ...
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Did the Starcraft Dominion Terrans evolve directly from the U.S.S.R?

Short answer: no. In the original game manual, pages 26-27, there's a description of Earth history leading up to the launch of the sleeper ships (emphasis mine): By the end of the twenty-first ...
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Why can't Zerg use Terran technology?

They can and they do use Terran and Protoss technology. The Infestor's Neural Parasite is able to take control of other units and use their abilities.
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Are Zerg fully biological beings?

The Zerg are biological by nature. They do have the ability to control alien technology by infesting buildings and beings (such as infested Terrans and Alexei Stukov, who controls many different "bio-...
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Why can't Zerg use Terran technology?

From the "Changeling" short story by James M. Waugh (emphasis mine): Zerg? Hendrix is a zerg? That didn’t make sense. But then Wynne and Jenkins ran down the hall. “Sarge… reactor core. ...
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Why can Protoss use magic in StarCraft?

The Protoss do not use magic they use highly advanced technology and their psionic abilities. I suppose psionic abilities could seem like magic but they are not technically speaking.
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Why is cutting the nerve cords in Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void such a drastic turning point for protoss society?

If i remember correctly, Amon had established the psionic link of all protoss, but in leaving them that connection was lost. Then comes the Aeon of Strife and near its end Adun had reestablished the ...
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