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12th Jun '16 12:19:01 AM Raxis
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** The Terran campaign has a single but painful instance of this. In the fifth mission, the Norad II crashes and General Duke radios for help, asking anyone who can hear to come to his aid. Raynor and Kerrigan snort that it's about time he knows what it's like to be getting his hands dirty fighting the Zerg, and protest when Arcturus orders them to save Duke. In the very next mission, Arcturus plans to use a Psi Emitter to lure Zerg to a Confederate base and overwhelm them so their forces can escape, and Kerrigan is disgusted by the idea. Her quote "I don't think anyone deserves to have the Zerg unleashed on them" rings hollow when the last mission, she thought exactly that about Duke.

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** The Terran campaign has a single but painful instance of this. In the fifth mission, the Norad II crashes and General Duke radios for help, asking anyone who can hear to come to his aid. Raynor and Kerrigan snort snorts that it's about time he knows what it's like to be getting his hands dirty fighting the Zerg, and protest he and Kerrigan protests when Arcturus orders them to save Duke. In the very next mission, Arcturus plans to use a Psi Emitter to lure Zerg to a Confederate base and overwhelm them so their forces can escape, and Kerrigan is disgusted by the idea. Her quote "I don't think anyone deserves to have the Zerg unleashed on them" rings hollow when the last mission, mission she thought exactly that about Duke.was willing to leave Duke to die to them.
8th May '16 11:39:14 AM Discar
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* OutOfContextVillain: The Terrans never expected ''Earth'' to come crashing into their corner of the galaxy.

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* OutOfContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: The Terrans never expected ''Earth'' to come crashing into their corner of the galaxy.
10th Apr '16 9:05:32 PM viking1911
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[spoiler: Sarah Kerrigan]] starts calling herself the Queen of Blades after being infested by the Zerg.
15th Mar '16 1:19:43 AM morenohijazo
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* ProfaneLastWords: Subverted in ''Brood War''. What Vadm. Alexei Stukov meant as his last words to his killer Samir Duran, "To Hell with you!" ended up not being such: he lingered on for about a minute, long enough to reveal to the UED [[spoiler:that Duran had been working with the Zerg the whole time]].
23rd Feb '16 3:47:01 AM DrakeClawfang
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*** Not the same thing. Yes, she was thinking about leaving Duke in a planet already infested by the zerg. But in the next mission they unleash the zerg on a planet that has no infestation whatsoever.
23rd Feb '16 12:41:55 AM corax
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*** Not the same thing. Yes, she was thinking about leaving Duke in a planet already infested by the zerg. But in the next mission they unleash the zerg on a planet that has no infestation whatsoever.
6th Jan '16 3:04:10 PM darkknight109
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Individually, Battlecruisers are these because they only fired a single shot with low rate of fire ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation despite being supposedly armed with laser batteries]]), unless you mass a fleet of them and hotkey-Yamato-Cannon everything. Nukes were at the same level tech as Battlecruisers, but by the time you actually get the required tech to build Nuclear Silos, build the Nuke itself, train a Ghost and upgrade it to the point it can sneak into the opponent's base undetected to launch said Nuke, your opponent will have detector units to spot your ghost and kill it before the Nuke finishes targeting. Also, good luck getting that sort of tech without your opponent scouting and seeing it.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: AwesomeButImpractical:
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Individually, Battlecruisers are these because they only fired a single shot with low rate of fire ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation despite being supposedly armed with laser batteries]]), unless you mass a fleet of them and hotkey-Yamato-Cannon everything. everything.
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Nukes were at the same level tech as Battlecruisers, but by the time you actually get the required tech to build Nuclear Silos, build the Nuke itself, train a Ghost and upgrade it to the point it can sneak into the opponent's base undetected to launch said Nuke, your opponent will have detector units to spot your ghost and kill it before the Nuke finishes targeting. Also, good luck getting that sort of tech without your opponent scouting and seeing it.it.
** The Dark Archon's MindControl ability. First you need to research it at the Templar Archives. Then you need to get a Dark Archon up and running by training two Dark Templar and merging them. THEN you need to wait until said Dark Archon gains at least 150 energy of its 200 cap (it starts with 50 upon creation). Your reward is an ability that permanently transfers a single unit to your control, albeit at the cost of 75% of the Dark Archon's energy AND, uniquely, ALL of its shields (it only has 25 HP, meaning it will die to a stiff breeze at this point). It's not impossible to make this work - you can mind control a big unit (robbing an opponent of a carrier/ultralisk/battleship AND adding it to your own forces is a significant boon), nab a transport (which also gets you any units inside), or, for the truly insane, try and nick a worker unit (which allows you to start building a base/army of that race, complete with separate headcount limit) - but it takes a lot of effort to apply correctly and is generally more trouble than it's worth.
9th Dec '15 6:42:01 PM Anorgil
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** From a story perspective, the first two or three scenarios of the Zerg campaign of ''Brood War'' are this, as the UED has taken control of most of the Zerg in the Koprulu Sector, and their Psi Disrupter has nearly annihilated the last of Kerrigan's forces on Tarsonis.
9th Dec '15 6:33:26 PM Anorgil
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* HonestyIsTheBestPolicy: Kerrigan, with regard to Arcturus in ''Brood War'': "We can't afford to let petty hatreds jeopardize our plans for the UED." [[spoiler: True. Kerrigan's "plans for the UED" were specifically to destroy the Psi Disrupter on Braxis and the UED base on Korhal, and she couldn't afford to let a grudge against Arcturus get in the way of that.]] Then: "The only thing I can assure you of, Arcturus, is that without my help, you'll be the Emperor of your own little eight by eight cell for the rest of your life."
9th Dec '15 2:33:51 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[BadassBoast Only Blizzard could reinvent the RTS]].''

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->''[[BadassBoast Only ->''Only Blizzard could reinvent the RTS]].RTS.''
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