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Skaarj Queen

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Health 3000
Projectile Damage 16
Melee Damage 50-80
Abilities: Teleporting
Calling Pupae
Creating a Shield
Main Appearances:

The Skaarj Queen is the final boss in Unreal, and is the most important of all the Skaarj. She is over 20 feet tall, and has 2 fully-developed arms and legs, much like other Skaarj classes. Her legs are quite different and appear to be avian in structure and allow her to move faster than the player. The Queen also has 2 less developed secondary legs, which she uses to keep her balance and to stab her prey (explaining the blood stains). When walking, these limbs seem to examine the surface in front of her feet, similar to how insects use their antennas to get a sense of their surroundings. The Queen probably uses these limbs as an extension to her eyes, as her eye height of roughly 19 feet limits her view on the surface underneath/near her feet.

The Queen normally seems rather peaceful, as her main occupations are meditating and looking after her Pupae. Interestingly enough, she won't hesitate to send her Pupae into battle when she is approached by danger. When her Pupae die, she will simply call in for more. And of course, being the top-class in the Skaarj hierarchy, she is more than capable of defending her hive, The Source. Her main weapon is a series of projectiles coming from her 8 breasts. These are the same projectiles as the Skaarj Warriors use, with the exception that they move faster. The projectile damage of 16hp may not seem much, but if the player is hit by all 8 projectiles, it will sum up to a total of 128. She will also use up to 5 of her Pupae to fight the prey. When one is killed, the Queen will belch out a ground-shaking scream. Many believe that the Queen screams out of anger that her Pupa was killed, but it is actually a scream to call new Pupae to the hive to take the killed Pupae's place.

Queen's size compared to the player

In battle she will often teleport to a good spot, some distance from her target but with a clear view, and rapid-fire her projectiles. When the target moves out of sight, she will simply teleport to a new location and try again. When this doesn't work, she will run or teleport to the target and try to stab/punch it to death. A stab from her secondary legs will cost 80hp, so it goes without saying that one needs to away from her as much as possible. The Queen will also try to tear you to gibs, if you have have a good amount of health and armor points, you should be okay. If you play on Monster Hunt maps for Unreal Tournament, such as HA-Queens, you're screwed if she tries to tear you. So here is a tip: DO NOT GO NEAR THE QUEEN!!! If you do need to get close up, thats fine, just don't get too near her. When shot at, the Queen will use her impenetrable energy shield (similar to the ones Skaarj Troopers use) to nullify the damage. The Skaarj Queen is also temporarilly invunerable while teleporting, so be careful not to waste too much ammo. Visit The Source in the Unreal Walkthrough for tactics on how to beat the Queen.