The Hive Crone is the Tyranid's answer to a fighter jet. No, seriously. Created to allow the Hive Mind to establish aerial dominance over a world it has targeted, they fight with tooth, nail and claw for the Hive. That, and a variety of nasty living weapons; living missiles known as Tentaclids, a Drool Cannon (lol) which fires acidic spit, and bladed spurs on their wings. Despite how they look (and considering they are flying by flapping their wings) they are freaking fast and have to be to catch enemy fighters.
These creatures also serve as the Hive Fleet's jet escorts in space as well, protecting their bio-ships and ripping open the hulls of enemy vessels. This is a bit retarded though when you consider the vastness and vacuum-ness of space - and, as mentioned, these things are literally flapping to get around, which we are expected to believe makes them a match for fast moving, supersonic space attack craft. This makes further less sense when you realize that space is a vacuum so if anything, having wings is the WORST thing to have in space combat as there is nothing there for the wings to propel itself. It doesn't even makes sense even in atmosphere as no living creature with wings, no matter how flappy it is, can match the sheer speed of jet engines and rocket boosters. Unless of course, the Hive Crone just so happens to have a biological rocket somewhere up its anus that GeeDubs conveniently forgot. It's even dumber when you remember there are theoretical ways to make biological pulse jets. Regardless these pests are a danger and anti-Nid spray should be applied at the same sighting. Or just, you know, they're psychic-powered like most likely every Tyranid organism is. Probably something like the Ork WAAGH!!! field. They mindlessly believe, therefore it is true.
They are cousins to the Harpies, another Tyranid aerial strain. This means that Tyranids are content with building a single base creature that works, and slap a variety of bio-weapons onto it (although not to the extent of the Imperial Guard- seriously, how many different guns can you put on a Leman Russ chassis?).
|Leader Organisms:||Broodlord - Hive Tyrant - Norn Queen |
Swarmlord - Tyranid Warrior
|Small Creatures:||Gargoyle - Genestealer - Hormagaunt - Ripper - Termagant|
|Biovore - Hive Guard - Lictor - Neurothrope - Pyrovore |
Ravener - Tyrant Guard - Venomthrope - Zoanthrope
|Monstrous Creatures:||Carnifex - Dimachaeron - Exocrine - Haruspex - Malanthrope |
Maleceptor - Mawloc - Tervigon - Toxicrene - Trygon - Tyrannofex
|Gargantuan Creatures:||Cerebore - Dactylis - Hierodule - Malefactor - Nautiloid - Viragon|
|Flying Creatures:||Harpy - Harridan - Hive Crone - Mucolid Spore|
|Spaceborne Creatures:||Tyrannocyte - Mycetic Spore - Ether-Swimming Brood|
|Bio-Titans:||Dominatrix - Hierophant - Hydraphant - Viciator|
|Floral Structures:||Capillary Tower - Reclamation Pool|
|Other Organisms:||Bio-Weapons - Cortex Leech - Meiotic Spore |
Spore Mine - Sporocyst - Zoats
|Unique Creatures:||Deathleaper - Laius Horror - Old One-Eye - The Red Terror|