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- — A Butcher, when encountered in the Hollow
Butchers were Locust Boomers who served as chefs in the Locust army. The Butcher Boomers appear to be the lowest rank of all the Boomers in the Horde, as they aren't 'assigned' to kill anything, just chop up the Rockworms. They wore a large apron over the standard Boomer armor, with meat hooks attached, and wear a flat helmet.
A Boomer and a Butcher are basically the same creature, although the Butcher has less armor and a large meat cleaver used for cutting up Rockworm meat to feed Locust soldiers, The Rockworm meat is taken from Locust hunting parties (generally consisting of 1-2 Kantus with 'so many' Locust). The Kantus summon the Rockworm, the Locust kill it, the Butcher chops it, the Locust eat it.
Butchers are pathetically easy to kill when found alone (for example, on Horde): their movement speed allows them to catch up with a player, but rolling away from them means that, unless cornered, the player is faster. Their melee attack is deadly, but unless they sneak up on you (which will be difficult as the controller vibrates when Boomers approach) you should be fine. It is also very easy to avoid, considering it's possible to melee one to death without ever taking a hit. If you have any trouble, use a shotgun on the Butcher and this should kill it within two to four hits depending on the difficulty and how close it is. In fact, it is even possible to kill one without firing a single shot. By using a weapon with a high melee regularity, such as a Snub Pistol or a Gnasher, it is possible to melee them, dodge their own melee attacks, before meleeing them again.
Despite the fact that they are incredibly easy to kill, however, Butchers can occasionally sneak up on the player without the controller vibrating and upon this, will attempt to hack at the player with their cleavers. The cleaver only takes a small amount of health from the player upon contact, but can take far more on the harder difficulty settings.
Destruction of Halvo BayEdit
Several Butchers attacked Halvo Bay as part of General Karn 's army. Kilo Squad fought several Butchers while defending the Great Hall inside the Museum of Military Glory. Inside the vaults of the Museum the dust almost blinded Kilo Squad and were forced to close quarter combat, the Buchers inside the vault tried to take advantage over the gears but were killed with the rest of the Locust.
Operation Hollow StormEdit
As Delta-One, comprised of Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago, made their way into the Hollow to deploy their beacon, they found what it appeared to be the corpses of some Rockworms and a pair of Butchers cutting them in pieces, the Butchers tried to defend themselves but were no match for the gears. As they continued another pair of Butchers attempted to flank them while dealing with the Locust above them, a platform fell to razor blades and the Butchers were left without protection and were easily dispatched by the duo.
Gears of War 2Edit
Butchers are one of the enemies encountered in Horde mode appearing in waves 2 to 4.
Gears of War 3Edit
Butchers are among the available Locust to play as in Beast mode costing $300. They are quite slow in movement and attack speed, which results in them being one of the least popular creatures to choose from. One Savage Butcher appeared on the Centennial Bridge with other Savage Locust.
In Beast mode, Butchers can damage barriers and melee attack enemies, but are of limited use due to their size and speed.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Butcher's may say "Hunger!" when spawning.
- Butchers spend their day inside the Hollow chopping up Rockworm meat and preparing meals for hungry Locust soldiers. Beware of their razor sharp cleavers or you might become dinner.
- The Lambent Gunker is a mutated version of the Butcher.
|Locust Horde (Queen's Guard, Savage Locust)|
|Berserker · Boomer (Butcher, Flame Boomer, Grinder, Mauler, Mauler Elite, Savage Boomer, Tremor) · Drone (Beast Rider, Bolter, Cyclops, Flame Grenadier, Grappler, Grenadier, Grenadier Elite, Gunner, Hunter, Hunter Elite, Miner, Palace Guard, Sniper, Spotter, Theron Elite, Theron Guard , Theron Sentinel, Savage Drone, Savage Grenadier, Savage Grenadier Elite, Savage Hunter, Savage Marauder, Savage Theron) · Kantus (Armored Kantus, Savage Kantus) · Rager|
|Bloodmount · Brumak · Corpser · Digger · Gas Barge · Heart Leech · Hydra · Kryll · Leviathan · Mangler · Nemacyst · Reaver · Riftworm · Rock Worm · Seeder · Serapede · Shibboleth · Shrieker · Siegebeast · Tempest · Ticker · Torture Barge · Wretch|
|Imulsion · Lambent Berserker · Lambent Brumak · Lambent Drone · Lambent Drudge · Lambent Gunker · Lambent Leviathan · Lambent Polyp · Lambent Stalk · Lambent Wretch|