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22nd Nov '15 1:51:36 PM Siggu
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* Arcturus Mengsk is capable of doing something that can be considered BeyondTheImpossible: fooling Kerrigan, someone with the highest psionic power (First among Terrans and then overall) and can read minds. At first it can seem like Mengsk being CrazyPrepared or this being an outright AssPull to ensure Kerrigan does not learn about Mengsk's plan until it's too late, but it's actually neither according to ''I, Mengsk'': [[spoiler: Kerrigan was the ghost that killed Arcturus's father Angus, and he knew that when he met her at Vcktor 5 (As he was told that one of the three ghosts that killed his family was there). If he wanted to enact his revenge, he had to ensure she would not find out what he wanted to do...]]
19th Nov '15 1:51:25 PM Siggu
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** Or he's stating that the Confederacy created the Zerg ''threat'' by letting them consume fringe planets and kill its inhabitants to investigate ([[{{Hypocrite}} Something Mengsk himself ends up doing in the second game]]) and seemingly intending to use them to quell uprisings. Granted, by the time, everyone thought the Zerg were just a bunch of bugs and not an organized force...




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* Archons and Dark Archons are stated to have immense psychic power but a limited lifetime. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration Their very high Shields and the lowest HP in the game show that]].
11th Jun '15 12:53:16 PM cookieman
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* In Protoss Mission 09 of the Original Campaign, you get access to a Protoss Arbiter, where in the two previous missions, the Conclave sent them against you. Arbiters are part of the Judicator Caste (said to be piloted by a Judicator), and they were out to arrest your forces and kill Tassadar for "betraying the Khala". Well this could mean that although the Judicators still couldn't do anything to get at you, they sent someone to make sure that Tassadar was with good intentions. This makes a lot more sense when Aldaris comes and tells you how wrong he was in the final Protoss mission.
17th Sep '13 8:13:07 PM Discar
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* In {{StarCraft}}, when you click on the Terran Academy, you hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3WimCPUkQY this]]. I never quite figured out what it was supposed to be until a friend of mine realized that it's an Academy, full of learning. Blizzard was making a joke about how people hate school.
** I was given a similar explanation, but the one I got had that it wasn't just any school, but a ''military'' school, with back-breaking chores and whatnot, the kind of stuff that is ''bound'' to make newcomers want to scream.
*** I always thought it was some sort of training involving falling from a great height, or else someone falling to their death on an extremely hardcore space-marine training course from hell
** You may want to remember that the Academy is where you research the Stim Pack. Uh, those screams may not be the students...
** Remember the majority of the the space marines are ''re-educated'' criminals. So the scream you hear may be the ''re-education''.
** It is a mixture of all of them, the stimpack research is attempting to create an onsite stimpack and the screams of resocialized marines being tested on. They also do weapons research on the side.
* Everyone in the Confederacy has an American accent... except Duran, who has a thick African/Middle Eastern/Indian accent. It wouldn't be a problem, especially since he's not human, except that no one ever questions it.
** Maybe they have minorities in their military like we have in ours?

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* In {{StarCraft}}, when When you click on the Terran Academy, you hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3WimCPUkQY this]]. I never quite figured out what it was supposed to be until a friend of mine realized that it's an Academy, full of learning. Blizzard was making a joke about how people hate school.
** I was given a similar explanation, but the one I got had that it wasn't just any school, but a ''military'' school, with back-breaking chores and whatnot, the kind of stuff that is ''bound'' to make newcomers want to scream.
*** I always thought it was some sort of training involving falling from a great height, or else someone falling to their death on an extremely hardcore space-marine training course from hell
** You may want to remember that the Academy is where you research the Stim Pack. Uh, those screams may not be the students...
** Remember the majority of the the space marines are ''re-educated'' criminals. So the scream you hear may be the ''re-education''.
** It is a mixture of all of them, the stimpack research is attempting to create an onsite stimpack and the screams of resocialized marines being tested on. They also do weapons research on the side.
* Everyone in the Confederacy has an American accent... except Duran, who has a thick African/Middle Eastern/Indian accent. It wouldn't be a problem, especially since he's not human, except that no one ever questions it.
** Maybe they have minorities in their military like we have in ours?
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* The Terran unit, the spider mine, likely gets its name from the fact that it looks like a spider. But think about it: how do spider mines kill enemies? By sitting completely still and remaining invisible until some enemy unit walks right into into it. Spiders in the real world kill their prey in the exact same way, by constructing large intricate webs and then waiting for some poor sucker to run straight into it.
** Even cooler when you consider that the spider waits until the web gets something and then the spider ''salvages'' the kill. Another animal renowned for salvaging its food? How about a ''vulture''?

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* The Terran unit, the spider mine, likely gets its name from the fact that it looks like a spider. But think about it: how do spider mines kill enemies? By sitting completely still and remaining invisible until some enemy unit walks right into into it. Spiders in the real world kill their prey in the exact same way, by constructing large intricate webs and then waiting for some poor sucker to run straight into it.
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it. Even cooler when you consider that the spider waits until the web gets something and then the spider ''salvages'' the kill. Another animal renowned for salvaging its food? How about a ''vulture''?
17th Sep '13 7:10:03 PM fetchystick
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* The Terran unit, the spider mine, likely gets its name from the fact that it looks like a spider. But think about it: how do spider mines kill enemies? By sitting completely still and remaining invisible until some enemy unit walks right into into it. Spiders in the real world kill their prey in the exact same way, by constructing large intricate webs and then waiting for some poor sucker to run straight into it.
** Even cooler when you consider that the spider waits until the web gets something and then the spider ''salvages'' the kill. Another animal renowned for salvaging its food? How about a ''vulture''?
16th Jul '13 2:09:18 AM IsaacG
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* In Brood War, Gerard [=DuGalle=] acts like a complete idiot throughout the campaign; only the PC and Stukov make sure the mission is a success. However, remember that he only ''really'' started showing incompetence after Duran joined them, and had time to influence them. Duran, who was able to pose convincingly as a Ghost, who is most certainly not human, and likely has even greater powers then he's shown. MindControl DuGalle, anyone?

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* In Brood War, Gerard [=DuGalle=] acts like a complete idiot throughout the campaign; only the PC and Stukov make sure the mission is a success. However, remember that he only ''really'' started showing incompetence after Duran joined them, and had time to influence them. Duran, who was able to pose convincingly as a Ghost, who is most certainly not human, and likely has even greater powers then he's shown. MindControl DuGalle, [=DuGalle=], anyone?
16th Jul '13 2:09:03 AM IsaacG
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* In Brood War, Gerard DuGalle acts like a complete idiot throughout the campaign; only the PC and Stukov make sure the mission is a success. However, remember that he only ''really'' started showing incompetence after Duran joined them, and had time to influence them. Duran, who was able to pose convincingly as a Ghost, who is most certainly not human, and likely has even greater powers then he's shown. MindControl DuGalle, anyone?

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* In Brood War, Gerard DuGalle [=DuGalle=] acts like a complete idiot throughout the campaign; only the PC and Stukov make sure the mission is a success. However, remember that he only ''really'' started showing incompetence after Duran joined them, and had time to influence them. Duran, who was able to pose convincingly as a Ghost, who is most certainly not human, and likely has even greater powers then he's shown. MindControl DuGalle, anyone?
1st Jun '13 8:49:08 AM Andaria
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* Mengsk claims that the Confederacy created the Zerg in Terran Mission 07. However this is contradicted by the Overmind (Zerg Mission 10) and Zeratul (Protoss Mission 09) who reveal that the Zerg were created by the Xel'naga. At first this might seem by a plot hole, but then you realize that Mengsk was trying to rally the Raynor and Kerrigan against the confederacy, being the cunning schemer that he is.

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* Mengsk claims that the Confederacy created the Zerg in Terran Mission 07. However this is contradicted by the Overmind (Zerg Mission 10) and Zeratul (Protoss Mission 09) who reveal that the Zerg were created by the Xel'naga. At first For new players this might seem by like a plot hole, hole at first, but then you realize that Mengsk was trying lying in order to rally justify his use of the Raynor and Kerrigan against Zerg on Confederacy, as if to say "I'm going to use the confederacy, being Zerg, but I didn't create them in the cunning schemer that he is.first place like they did."
1st Jun '13 8:42:34 AM Andaria
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*Mengsk claims that the Confederacy created the Zerg in Terran Mission 07. However this is contradicted by the Overmind (Zerg Mission 10) and Zeratul (Protoss Mission 09) who reveal that the Zerg were created by the Xel'naga. At first this might seem by a plot hole, but then you realize that Mengsk was trying to rally the Raynor and Kerrigan against the confederacy, being the cunning schemer that he is.
4th Mar '13 10:36:14 AM StarSword
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