10 Simple Questions That Break Famous Video Game Stories In Half

9. Why Was The Locust Horde's Leader A Human Woman?

Gears Of War 3 Myrrah
Epic Games

Whatever you think about the quality or entertainment that Myrrah brought to Gears of War 3 aside, isn't it really hard to understand just why the leader of the Locust Horde is human woman? Adam Fenix even questions her appointment and origin himself, but that still leaves us none the wiser as to what makes it a believable idea.

For a start, we have to wonder why the Locust Horde would so easily become devoted to their self-proclaimed queen? The game does a good job of making her out to be some sort of idealistic freedom fighter for the downtrodden Locust early on, but would a race whose fate forced them to revile humanity truly be so quick to put their faith in one?

Myrrah makes for a solid antagonist, and by the end of Gears of War 3 she's just despicable and power-maddened enough to really make you want her dead. While the dust settles on her perforated corpse at the end of the game, it's still so difficult to get to grips with the idea that the Locust would've allowed a still-very-human woman to lead their plight.

Surely an overly intelligent Locust brute would have been easier for players to accept?


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