BRUMAK (GEARS OF WAR)
Gears of War
The Brumak were one of the largest species of Hollow creature, believed by COG scientists to be the apex predator of the Hollow. COG research indicated that they were bred from apes by the Locust, often growing to about 12+ meters in height (39 feet) and weighing around 10,000 kilograms (22,046 lbs). These huge monsters had extraordinarily thick hides, even without their heavy armor. Unlike the Corpser, Brumaks only had two eyes, but their helmets are covered in luminescent lenses, giving the illusion that they have more.
They were equipped with wrist-mounted chainguns and a back-mounted rocket launcher, (making them deadly at both close and long range) and possessed incredible strength, capable of pushing over an Assault Derrick with a single shoulder-shove.
The giant reptillian-like creatures were enslaved by the Locust and used in battle as massive, sentient tanks. There were rumors of Brumaks carrying energy beam cannons instead of the chainguns, but this was never confirmed. Despite several sightings of Locust riding on the backs of the beasts, no Human had attempted to ride one until Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago, during the last hours of the Sinking of Jacinto.
Evacuation of Ilima
During the evacuation of Ilima, Zeta-Six found a Brumak while searching for Echo-Five. Michael Barrick wanted to take it out but Lt. Minh Young Kim reminded him they were on a rescue mission. Soon after, several blasts from a Hammer of Dawn satellite attempted to kill the beast but were off target and instead destroyed some of the buildings around the Brumak as it advanced through the city.
Right after Zeta-Six finished off three Seeders, another Brumak came crashing through the building right in front of them and, depending on how quickly the player killed the creature in RAAM’s Shadow, it may or may not have destroyed some of the Armadillos that were loading up civilians for evacuation. Zeta-Six was able to kill the Brumak by shooting directly at its wrist-mounted chain guns and firing Boomshot rounds at the missile launcher mounted on its back, which ignited the rockets housed inside. The resulting explosion destroyed it, along with half of the building it emerged from.
The role the Brumak played in the Locust army was a tactical one, being deployed to act as a walking arsenal, laying waste to any and all human forces in its path. It used its weapons to devastate Human military forces and level infrastructure. When the Locust Horde invaded a city, the Brumak was used to cause heavy casualties and large amounts of destruction. Besides offensive purposes, Brumaks have been seen in and around Nexus, being used for defensive purposes; in this case, protecting the city.
The Brumak is armed to the teeth with deadly weapons used to take out groups of infantry and vehicles, as well as groups of civilians and surrounding buildings to wreak havoc. The Brumak is armed with two wrist-mounted chain guns, as well as a massive rocket launcher mounted on its back. There are rumors of the Brumak being seen with two energy beam cannons instead of the chain guns. Besides its standard weapons, the Brumak is also massive, at least 49 feet tall and weighing around 33,069 pounds. Coupled with its imposing size, the Brumak also has enough strength to topple over an Assault Derrick.