Heroes of the Storm – Tychus Findlay – Talents
Tychus Findlay is a big man with a big ego and even bigger gun. Fortunately enough, his loyalty is easily won. Buy him a whiskey or three and promise him enough credits, and there’s no job in the whole universe too dangerous for this outlaw.
Fights enemies up close and personal, and then shoots them as they run away.
Store Cost: 5,500 | $7.49
Role: Ranged Assassin
Tychus was originally introduced as the main character shown in the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty cinematic teaser revealed by Blizzard Entertainment at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals — celebrated in Seoul, South Korea May 19, 2007. Tychus was known from that moment forward for his iconic sentence: “Hell. It’s about time!” — in reference to the long wait StarCraft fans experienced for a StarCraft sequel.
The truth about Tychus Findlay’s past is hard to come by. Stories about him are common enough, but distilling fact from fiction is another matter entirely. Some tales describe Findlay as a scoundrel who would sell his own mother to Kimeran pirates for the right sum, while others portray him as a loyal soldier who risked his life to save his fellow Marines during the Guild Wars. Even the one man who knows him best, Jim Raynor, isn’t sure if all of the stories are true. He can only attest to what he saw with his own eyes after he and Findlay became friends in the Confederate military.
Findlay and Raynor first met in Fort Howe on Turaxis II, a bloody focal point in the war between the Terran Confederacy and the Kel-Morian Combine. Findlay had just finished doing time in a military correctional facility, and he had a history of insubordination. Raynor, a humble and forthright farm boy fresh out of boot camp, had already been promoted for distinguishing himself in battle. These differences aside, both Marines were equally expendable in the eyes of the Confederacy, and the two men had to count on each other for survival.
As the war progressed, Findlay and Raynor became members of the 321st Colonial Rangers Battalion, an elite fighting force tasked with high-priority missions on Turaxis II. Tychus and Jim were exceptional soldiers, and their unit—nicknamed the “Heaven’s Devils”—quickly earned a reputation as a daring and effective military asset. After a successful stint in the Heaven’s Devils, however, Findlay’s and Raynor’s military careers came to an abrupt end. Both marines went AWOL after a botched mission into Kel-Morian territory that resulted in the friendly fire deaths of Confederate soldiers. Findlay and Raynor blamed the incident on their commanding officers, but the two men knew that they might be held accountable for the operation’s deaths. Their intuitions were correct: the Confederate military charged the duo in absentia with manslaughter.
Findlay and Raynor spent the next few years on the run as outlaws. Together they stalked the Koprulu sector, pulling off heists and amassing a small fortune. Findlay in particular became the stuff of legend due to his habit of embellishing the details of his exploits to everyone he met. He was well suited to this life of crime, and the credits he obtained allowed him to enjoy what he considered the finer things in life: booze, brothels, and the best cigars in the Koprulu sector. But the good times didn’t last. Echoing Findlay and Raynor’s earlier misfortune during the Guild Wars, the outlaws’ crime spree came to a sudden end. Authorities cornered Tychus and Jim during a risky heist, and Findlay was apprehended. Raynor, however, escaped in the ensuing chaos.
Tychus Findlay is now rumored to be locked away in New Folsom Prison. Convicts who are sent to this maximum security facility are rarely heard from again, but Findlay is a survivor. Even when all of the cards are stacked against him, he always manages to find a way out of tough situations. Raynor knows this better than anyone, and it wouldn’t surprise him if the two men crossed paths again someday.
Tychus Findlay has appeared in the following media:
- StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- StarCraft II: Heaven’s Devils (Year 2488 – The Guild Wars)
- StarCraft II: Devils’ Due (early days as Outlaw, year 2494)
- Starcraft II: Flashpoint (20 seconds after Jim Raynor shot his gun at Tychus)
- Heaven’s Devils: Lost Transmissions (Part 1)
- Heaven’s Devils: Lost Transmissions (Part 2)
- Heaven’s Devils: Lost Transmissions (Part 3)
- Heaven’s Devils: Lost Transmissions (Part 4)
Voice Over Quotes
These are the voice over quotes repeated by Tychus Findlay when the player clicks on him multiple times. Transcript courtesy of Egrem. (Thank you)
“I am a bad, bad man.”
“So, you gonna bark all day?”
“Stick your hand in the cage, and you just might lose it.”
“Steppin’ all over my last nerve, kiddo.”
“Yeah, I ain’t much of a team player. ‘specially when there’s cow-men, zombies and other weird crap like that involved.”
“You know, they could at least let me out of this suit between matches. Startin’ to stink in here! Yuck! Smells like liverwurst and tobacco.”
“Heh heh, yeah, I love it when… oh, (beep), (beep)ing cigar fell in the (beep), oh, oh, (beep)! Wait, okay, it’s out… (sniff, sniff) Whew, nothin’ got burned. It’s alright everybody, just calm down.”
“They say odd objects attract gunfire… and that red team sure looks pretty odd to me.”
“Here’s how this is gonna work. I spray, you pray.”
“It’s like they always say – you can’t fix stupid.”
“Friendly fire… ain’t.”
“You ever been inside a barracks? Let’s just say there’s a reason most marines would rather die than go back in there.”
“(snoring) I love you mama… (snoring) Mama… (grunting) Hey, didn’t anyone ever tell you to let sleeping dogs lie?!”
“So what’s the deal with this Nexus place? We just fight each other forever?”
Basic Hero Quests
Basic Hero Quests are unique to each Hero. Usually they are focused on using a spell/ability “X” amount of times against any enemy Hero; and the last one asks you to play 10 games with your Hero.
Epic Hero Quests
The Epic Hero Quests are not available until you reach level 10, and until your Hero has completed the 3 Basic Hero Quests. These are not unique for each hero. All Heroes must complete the same Epic Hero Quests.