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Grunty is a murloc marine. He is quite hyper and wets himself a lot. 
Grunty once protected
Azeroth from interstellar invasion by occasionally firing his gauss rifle into the air to make sure no invisible spacecraft are swooping in to attack. All that changed one Tuesday night when he took part in a 25 man raid. Sucked into a magical vortex and transported across dimensions, Grunty wound up in the  Koprulu Sector. There, he often took shelter among the zerg, as murlocs are the only creatures the Swarm has refused to infest.
Grunty about to drop the bomb
Failoc-alypse, he helped a number of heroes (including Jim Raynor) by dropping nukes on the invading failocs at a cost of 250 gold pieces. Grunty was not harmed by any of the attacks and always teleported out afterward.
Second Great War, Grunty, or some very similar murloc marines, were sighted on Bel'Shir and the  Castanar space platform. Ads with Grunty's likeness could be seen in cities.
Game Unit Edit
A billboard with Grunty's likeness
Grunty or a similar murloc appears in a few missions in
. He is always unselectable. Wings of Liberty  Grunty also appears in the ads on some city tilesets. 
Heroes of the Storm Edit
Grunty's "evil" form in
Heroes of the Storm
Grunty was set to appear in early builds of
. Heroes of the Storm He was good at supporting heroes,  was the fastest hero in the game  and benefited from dexterity items, but was easily killed.  He was classed as an agility, carry-type hero. 
He was similar to a stealth assassin from DotA with a ranged attack rather than cloaking.
He later became a skin for
The Grunty statue
Grunty was the
pet at World of Warcraft BlizzCon 2009. Grunty attacks zergling vanity pets, and they'll attack him too.
A statue of Grunty was on display at Blizzard's GamesCom 2015 booth, corresponding to his
Heroes of the Storm skin. A statue of Grunty is likewise located in Blizzard's European office. 
Starcraft 2 murloc marine tauron in a tank
1.0 1.1 2010-10-24,
BlizzCon 2010 Art Panel. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2010-12-09 ↑
2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
Grunty Profile, StarCraft Legacy. Accessed on 2010-12-09
↑ Mike Schramm. 2009-05-12.
Blizzard confirms Grunty, the Marine Murloc, as BlizzCon giveaway. WoW Insider. Accessed 2009-05-16.
↑ Blizzard staff. 2009-05-31.
Failoc-alpse. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2009-05-31. ↑
5.0 5.1 Blizzard Entertainment.
(Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Wings of Liberty, Welcome to the Jungle (in English). 2010-07-27. ↑
6.0 6.1 Blizzard Entertainment.
(Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Wings of Liberty, Piercing the Shroud (in English). 2010-07-27.
↑ Blizzard Entertainment.
(Activision Blizzard) (in English). November 10, 2015 StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. ↑
8.0 8.1 8.2 StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-10-22.
BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Custom Maps and Editor Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-10-23.
↑ Robin Torres. 2009-08-25.
Grunty vs. Zergling battle video. Wow.com. Accessed 2009-09-10.
GamesCom 2015 – Behold the Awesome Blizzard Entertainmet Booth. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-08-20 ↑ 2017-03-07,
Blizzard on Twitter. Twitter, accessed on 2017-03-11