History YMMV / StarCraft

13th Apr '16 1:33:46 PM DrakeClawfang
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* FetishRetardent: As much as Blizzard tries to make Kerrigan into MsFanservice as a CuteMonsterGirl, she has BarbieDollAnatomy with no visible nipples or sex organs, spiked protrusions of bone covering her body, infested tendrils for hair, and overall looks a bit ''too'' monstrous to actually be sexually appealing.

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* FetishRetardent: FetishRetardant: As much as Blizzard tries to make Kerrigan into MsFanservice as a CuteMonsterGirl, she has BarbieDollAnatomy with no visible nipples or sex organs, spiked protrusions of bone covering her body, infested tendrils for hair, and overall looks a bit ''too'' monstrous to actually be sexually appealing.
13th Apr '16 1:33:17 PM DrakeClawfang
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* FetishRetardent: As much as Blizzard tries to make Kerrigan into MsFanservice as a CuteMonsterGirl, she has BarbieDollAnatomy with no visible nipples or sex organs, spiked protrusions of bone covering her body, infested tendrils for hair, and overall looks a bit ''too'' monstrous to actually be sexually appealing.
9th Apr '16 1:59:52 AM YZQ
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* ClicheStorm: The series has always been accused of being this. It pays homage to tons of sci-fi tropes and stories and purposefully invokes and copies them in some places.



* ClicheStorm: The series has always been accused of being this. It pays homage to tons of sci-fi tropes and stories and purposefully invokes and copies them in some places.

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* ClicheStorm: The CreatorsPet: Blizzard loves Nova. She's repeatedly emphasized to be one of the most powerful Ghost agents in history, with psionic powers rivaling Kerrigan before her infestation and completing training in a record two and a half years; she received two novels and a graphic novel series has always been accused of being this. It pays homage to tons of sci-fi tropes focusing on her; and stories she features in ''Starcraft II'' in cameos that serve no real purpose except to have her in the game, then is the focus of the trilogy's first mission pack. Yet for all the attention Blizzard gives her, fans have a lukewarm reception and purposefully invokes and copies them in some places.don't care for her.
11th Mar '16 9:37:15 AM Discar
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!The series as a whole

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!The !!The series as a whole
11th Mar '16 6:39:56 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster:
** Amon, the Dark Voice, is the BigBad of the franchise as a whole. A fallen Xel'Naga who broke the noninterference policy towards other races, Amon sought to shatter the eternal cycle all races were bound to by genetically altering the young Protoss to suit his needs. Finding and enforcing a hive-mind slavery on the Zerg, Amon unleashed the ravenous swarm on the other Xel'Naga when they attempted to stop him from creating Protoss-Zerg hybrids that would be used to annihilate all other forms of life. The Xel'Naga were destroyed, but Amon was imprisoned within the Void. Retaining some influence over the Zerg, Amon was responsible in part for their rampages over the galaxy that claimed countless lives. When freed, Amon had his agents murder the rest of his sleeping enemy Xel'Naga, while also marshaling his forces in the heretic Tal'Darim; Protoss who worshiped him in hopes of 'ascension,' that was only, as Amon knew, horrible death in the end. Amon corrupted the telepathic network of the Protoss, the Khala, possessing multiple Protoss and forcing them to fight their own brethren and then directed his forces to cleanse the galaxy of all other life he could not control. Even while claiming good intentions in ending the cycle races are bound to, a protoss who touches Amon's mind revealed the truth: Amon is filled with nothing but intense loathing towards all the other races and wishes them to suffer and die for the sake of his twisted megalomania.
** The unnamed Xel'Naga best known as Samir Duran or Emil Narud, was Amon's follower who disguised himself as a Terran soldier who allowed the Zerg to overrun the Earth forces in several battles, killing many. When the officer Alexei Stukov realized what Duran had done, Duran framed Stukov as a traitor and had him murdered. Allying with the Zerg, Duran helped the Swarm overrun entire worlds, all while experimenting on captives to create the Protoss-Zerg hybrids Amon sought in order to help free his master from the Void.Devoted to Amon's nihilistic ambitions and seeing all other beings as pawns in his grand game, Duran achieved a level of damage in the galaxy few could match in order to free his master and bring about the end of all other species.
** Arcturus Mengsk is initially portrayed as a [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-meaning freedom fighter]] against a corrupt government that murdered his entire family before nuking his entire world, and willing to take morally dubious methods to defeat them such as taking their Psychic Beacons and using them against the Confederacy to lure the Zerg to their bases. But when he leads the assault on Tarsonis and uses these same beacons to lure the Zerg to a heavily populated world he shows that he’s more fixated with [[ItsAllAboutMe revenge and personal power]], sending Kerrigan down to stop the Protoss from distracting the Zerg from wiping out all of the old families and then abandoning her when the Zerg overwhelm her position, resulting in her transformation into the Queen of Blades. Afterwards he uses the power he has gained as Emperor of the newly established Terran Dominion to oppress any political protesters, continue the Confederacy’s experiments on civilians and orders the death of the last of the old families, a group of teenagers who weren't even aware of what had happened.
** Kerrigan's hated instructor, Lieutenant Rumm, from the "StarCraft: Hybrid" short story and the ''StarCraft: Uprising'' eBook, forced the young girl to use her exceptional psionic powers by injecting a kitten with a tumor-causing chemical, and gave her the option of destroying the kitten's tumor or euthanizing it. When she wasn't willing to fall to his demands, Rumm threatened to shoot the kitten himself. Still uncompliant, Rumm decided not to shoot and left the kitten to die slowly and painfully. Taking more drastic measures, he brought in her father (who had become brain-damaged as a result of Kerrigan's accidentally unleashing her psionic powers) in an adjacent cell to hers and threatened to inject him with the same chemical if she didn't use her psionic powers. When she still refused, threatening to use the power to kill herself and her father, Rumm forced her to be neural resocialized (a form of brainwashing technology used to enforce obedience and shape new memories), turning her into a loyal puppet of the Terran Confederacy. Even after the mind-rape, he continued to mentally torture her for over a year.
** ''VideoGame/StarCraftII: Devils' Due'': In this novel, [[{{Sadist}} Ezekiel Daun]], while a relatively minor character, is utterly monstrous. Daun is a BountyHunter and [[PsychoForHire mercenary]] who, unless his clients specify otherwise, will [[ColdBloodedTorture torture his victims]] to draw out their death, and makes it theatrical by terrifying them and [[MindRape using psychological warfare]] before he moves in for the kill. He also records all his deaths as holograms, both to watch in his spare time for the memories and to show his future victims to terrify them even more.
** ''Starcraft: Frontline'': In this four-part comic series, [[MadScientist Dr. Stanley Burgess]] is a sadistic Terran Dominion scientist who personally oversaw the neural resocialization of Jin-ho Lim, a terran of Asian ethnicity who opposed the Terran Dominion but was conscripted into the Dominion Marine Corps. After the operation, Stanley ordered the now-docile Lim to kill his wife and fellow Terran Dominion opposer, Anna, and he complied by shooting her in the face without a moment's hesitation. He also was responsible for the creation of the terran/Protoss Gestalts by implanting the organs of captured Protoss into terrans controlled by neural conditioning and neural inhibitors. His project came to an end after one of his subjects, Gestalt Zero, was freed from his neural inhibitors by a dying Protoss and stabbed him to death, [[IronicEcho ironically echoing one his previous comments]]: "I should warn you...this is probably going to hurt."

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* CompleteMonster:
** Amon, the Dark Voice, is the BigBad of the franchise as a whole. A fallen Xel'Naga who broke the noninterference policy towards other races, Amon sought to shatter the eternal cycle all races were bound to by genetically altering the young Protoss to suit his needs. Finding and enforcing a hive-mind slavery on the Zerg, Amon unleashed the ravenous swarm on the other Xel'Naga when they attempted to stop him from creating Protoss-Zerg hybrids that would be used to annihilate all other forms of life. The Xel'Naga were destroyed, but Amon was imprisoned within the Void. Retaining some influence over the Zerg, Amon was responsible in part for their rampages over the galaxy that claimed countless lives. When freed, Amon had his agents murder the rest of his sleeping enemy Xel'Naga, while also marshaling his forces in the heretic Tal'Darim; Protoss who worshiped him in hopes of 'ascension,' that was only, as Amon knew, horrible death in the end. Amon corrupted the telepathic network of the Protoss, the Khala, possessing multiple Protoss and forcing them to fight their own brethren and then directed his forces to cleanse the galaxy of all other life he could not control. Even while claiming good intentions in ending the cycle races are bound to, a protoss who touches Amon's mind revealed the truth: Amon is filled with nothing but intense loathing towards all the other races and wishes them to suffer and die for the sake of his twisted megalomania.
** The unnamed Xel'Naga best known as Samir Duran or Emil Narud, was Amon's follower who disguised himself as a Terran soldier who allowed the Zerg to overrun the Earth forces in several battles, killing many. When the officer Alexei Stukov realized what Duran had done, Duran framed Stukov as a traitor and had him murdered. Allying with the Zerg, Duran helped the Swarm overrun entire worlds, all while experimenting on captives to create the Protoss-Zerg hybrids Amon sought in order to help free his master from the Void.Devoted to Amon's nihilistic ambitions and seeing all other beings as pawns in his grand game, Duran achieved a level of damage in the galaxy few could match in order to free his master and bring about the end of all other species.
** Arcturus Mengsk is initially portrayed as a [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-meaning freedom fighter]] against a corrupt government that murdered his entire family before nuking his entire world, and willing to take morally dubious methods to defeat them such as taking their Psychic Beacons and using them against the Confederacy to lure the Zerg to their bases. But when he leads the assault on Tarsonis and uses these same beacons to lure the Zerg to a heavily populated world he shows that he’s more fixated with [[ItsAllAboutMe revenge and personal power]], sending Kerrigan down to stop the Protoss from distracting the Zerg from wiping out all of the old families and then abandoning her when the Zerg overwhelm her position, resulting in her transformation into the Queen of Blades. Afterwards he uses the power he has gained as Emperor of the newly established Terran Dominion to oppress any political protesters, continue the Confederacy’s experiments on civilians and orders the death of the last of the old families, a group of teenagers who weren't even aware of what had happened.
** Kerrigan's hated instructor, Lieutenant Rumm, from the "StarCraft: Hybrid" short story and the ''StarCraft: Uprising'' eBook, forced the young girl to use her exceptional psionic powers by injecting a kitten with a tumor-causing chemical, and gave her the option of destroying the kitten's tumor or euthanizing it. When she wasn't willing to fall to his demands, Rumm threatened to shoot the kitten himself. Still uncompliant, Rumm decided not to shoot and left the kitten to die slowly and painfully. Taking more drastic measures, he brought in her father (who had become brain-damaged as a result of Kerrigan's accidentally unleashing her psionic powers) in an adjacent cell to hers and threatened to inject him with the same chemical if she didn't use her psionic powers. When she still refused, threatening to use the power to kill herself and her father, Rumm forced her to be neural resocialized (a form of brainwashing technology used to enforce obedience and shape new memories), turning her into a loyal puppet of the Terran Confederacy. Even after the mind-rape, he continued to mentally torture her for over a year.
** ''VideoGame/StarCraftII: Devils' Due'': In this novel, [[{{Sadist}} Ezekiel Daun]], while a relatively minor character, is utterly monstrous. Daun is a BountyHunter and [[PsychoForHire mercenary]] who, unless his clients specify otherwise, will [[ColdBloodedTorture torture his victims]] to draw out their death, and makes it theatrical by terrifying them and [[MindRape using psychological warfare]] before he moves in for the kill. He also records all his deaths as holograms, both to watch in his spare time for the memories and to show his future victims to terrify them even more.
** ''Starcraft: Frontline'': In this four-part comic series, [[MadScientist Dr. Stanley Burgess]] is a sadistic Terran Dominion scientist who personally oversaw the neural resocialization of Jin-ho Lim, a terran of Asian ethnicity who opposed the Terran Dominion but was conscripted into the Dominion Marine Corps. After the operation, Stanley ordered the now-docile Lim to kill his wife and fellow Terran Dominion opposer, Anna, and he complied by shooting her in the face without a moment's hesitation. He also was responsible for the creation of the terran/Protoss Gestalts by implanting the organs of captured Protoss into terrans controlled by neural conditioning and neural inhibitors. His project came to an end after one of his subjects, Gestalt Zero, was freed from his neural inhibitors by a dying Protoss and stabbed him to death, [[IronicEcho ironically echoing one his previous comments]]: "I should warn you...this is probably going to hurt."
CompleteMonster: See [[Monster/StarCraft here]].
9th Mar '16 9:37:38 AM ACW
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** Kerrigan's hated instructor, Lieutenant Rumm, forced the young girl to use her exceptional psionic powers by injecting a kitten with a tumor-causing chemical, and gave her the option of destroying the kitten's tumor or euthanizing it. When she wasn't willing to fall to his demands, Rumm threatened to shoot the kitten himself. Still uncompliant, Rumm decided not to shoot and left the kitten to die slowly and painfully. Taking more drastic measures, he brought in her father (who had become brain-damaged as a result of Kerrigan's accidentally unleashing her psionic powers) in an adjacent cell to hers and threatened to inject him with the same chemical if she didn't use her psionic powers. When she still refused, threatening to use the power to kill herself and her father, Rumm forced her to be neural resocialized (a form of brainwashing technology used to enforce obedience and shape new memories), turning her into a loyal puppet of the Terran Confederacy. Even after the mind-rape, he continued to mentally torture her for over a year.

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** Kerrigan's hated instructor, Lieutenant Rumm, from the "StarCraft: Hybrid" short story and the ''StarCraft: Uprising'' eBook, forced the young girl to use her exceptional psionic powers by injecting a kitten with a tumor-causing chemical, and gave her the option of destroying the kitten's tumor or euthanizing it. When she wasn't willing to fall to his demands, Rumm threatened to shoot the kitten himself. Still uncompliant, Rumm decided not to shoot and left the kitten to die slowly and painfully. Taking more drastic measures, he brought in her father (who had become brain-damaged as a result of Kerrigan's accidentally unleashing her psionic powers) in an adjacent cell to hers and threatened to inject him with the same chemical if she didn't use her psionic powers. When she still refused, threatening to use the power to kill herself and her father, Rumm forced her to be neural resocialized (a form of brainwashing technology used to enforce obedience and shape new memories), turning her into a loyal puppet of the Terran Confederacy. Even after the mind-rape, he continued to mentally torture her for over a year.
8th Mar '16 1:49:14 PM ACW
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** Kerrigan's hated instructor, Lieutenant Rumm, forced the young girl to use her exceptional psionic powers by injecting a kitten with a tumor-causing chemical, and gave her the option of destroying the kitten's tumor or euthanizing it. When she wasn't willing to fall to his demands, Rumm threatened to shoot the kitten himself. Still uncompliant, Rumm decided not to shoot and left the kitten to die slowly and painfully. Taking more drastic measures, he brought in her father (who had become brain-damaged as a result of Kerrigan's accidentally unleashing her psionic powers) in an adjacent cell to hers and threatened to inject him with the same chemical if she didn't use her psionic powers. When she still refused, threatening to use the power to kill herself and her father, Rumm forced her to be neural resocialized (a form of brainwashing technology used to enforce obedience and shape new memories), turning her into a loyal puppet of the Terran Confederacy. Even after the mind-rape, he continued to mentally torture her for over a year.
** Arcturus Mengsk is initially portrayed as a [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-meaning freedom fighter]] against a corrupt government that murdered his entire family before nuking his entire world, and willing to take morally dubious methods to defeat them such as taking their Psychic Beacons and using them against the Confederacy to lure the Zerg to their bases. But when he leads the assault on Tarsonis and uses these same beacons to lure the Zerg to a heavily populated world he shows that he’s more fixated with [[ItsAllAboutMe revenge and personal power]], sending Kerrigan down to stop the Protoss from distracting the Zerg from wiping out all of the old families and then abandoning her when the Zerg overwhelm her position, resulting in her transformation into the Queen of Blades. Afterwards he uses the power he has gained as Emperor of the newly established Terran Dominion to oppress any political protesters, continue the Confederacy’s experiments on civilians and orders the death of the last of the old families, a group of teenagers who weren't even aware of what had happened.



** Arcturus Mengsk is initially portrayed as a [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-meaning freedom fighter]] against a corrupt government that murdered his entire family before nuking his entire world, and willing to take morally dubious methods to defeat them such as taking their Psychic Beacons and using them against the Confederacy to lure the Zerg to their bases. But when he leads the assault on Tarsonis and uses these same beacons to lure the Zerg to a heavily populated world he shows that he’s more fixated with [[ItsAllAboutMe revenge and personal power]], sending Kerrigan down to stop the Protoss from distracting the Zerg from wiping out all of the old families and then abandoning her when the Zerg overwhelm her position, resulting in her transformation into the Queen of Blades. Afterwards he uses the power he has gained as Emperor of the newly established Terran Dominion to oppress any political protesters, continue the Confederacy’s experiments on civilians and orders the death of the last of the old families, a group of teenagers who weren't even aware of what had happened.
** Kerrigan's hated instructor, Lieutenant Rumm, forced the young girl to use her exceptional psionic powers by injecting a kitten with a tumor-causing chemical, and gave her the option of destroying the kitten's tumor or euthanizing it. When she wasn't willing to fall to his demands, Rumm threatened to shoot the kitten himself. Still uncompliant, Rumm decided not to shoot and left the kitten to die slowly and painfully. Taking more drastic measures, he brought in her father (who had become brain-damaged as a result of Kerrigan's accidentally unleashing her psionic powers) in an adjacent cell to hers and threatened to inject him with the same chemical if she didn't use her psionic powers. When she still refused, threatening to use the power to kill herself and her father, Rumm forced her to be neural resocialized (a form of brainwashing technology used to enforce obedience and shape new memories), turning her into a loyal puppet of the Terran Confederacy. Even after the mind-rape, he continued to mentally torture her for over a year.
** ''VideoGame/StarCraftII: Devils' Due'': In this novel, [[{{Sadist}} Ezekiel Daun]], while a relatively minor character, is utterly monstrous. Daun is a BountyHunter and [[PsychoForHire mercenary]] who, unless his clients specify otherwise, will [[ColdBloodedTorture torture his victims]] to draw out their death, and makes it theatrical by terrifying them and [[MindRape using psychological warfare]] before he moves in for the kill. He also records all his deaths as holograms, both to watch in his spare time for the memories and to show his future victims to terrify them even more.



** ''VideoGame/StarCraftII: Devils' Due'': In this novel, [[{{Sadist}} Ezekiel Daun]], while a relatively minor character, is utterly monstrous. Daun is a BountyHunter and [[PsychoForHire mercenary]] who, unless his clients specify otherwise, will [[ColdBloodedTorture torture his victims]] to draw out their death, and makes it theatrical by terrifying them and [[MindRape using psychological warfare]] before he moves in for the kill. He also records all his deaths as holograms, both to watch in his spare time for the memories and to show his future victims to terrify them even more.
8th Mar '16 12:54:41 PM ACW
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**Amon, the Dark Voice, is the BigBad of the franchise as a whole. A fallen Xel'Naga who broke the noninterference policy towards other races, Amon sought to shatter the eternal cycle all races were bound to by genetically altering the young Protoss to suit his needs. Finding and enforcing a hive-mind slavery on the Zerg, Amon unleashed the ravenous swarm on the other Xel'Naga when they attempted to stop him from creating Protoss-Zerg hybrids that would be used to annihilate all other forms of life. The Xel'Naga were destroyed, but Amon was imprisoned within the Void. Retaining some influence over the Zerg, Amon was responsible in part for their rampages over the galaxy that claimed countless lives. When freed, Amon had his agents murder the rest of his sleeping enemy Xel'Naga, while also marshaling his forces in the heretic Tal'Darim; Protoss who worshiped him in hopes of 'ascension,' that was only, as Amon knew, horrible death in the end. Amon corrupted the telepathic network of the Protoss, the Khala, possessing multiple Protoss and forcing them to fight their own brethren and then directed his forces to cleanse the galaxy of all other life he could not control. Even while claiming good intentions in ending the cycle races are bound to, a protoss who touches Amon's mind revealed the truth: Amon is filled with nothing but intense loathing towards all the other races and wishes them to suffer and die for the sake of his twisted megalomania.
**The unnamed Xel'Naga best known as Samir Duran or Emil Narud, was Amon's follower who disguised himself as a Terran soldier who allowed the Zerg to overrun the Earth forces in several battles, killing many. When the officer Alexei Stukov realized what Duran had done, Duran framed Stukov as a traitor and had him murdered. Allying with the Zerg, Duran helped the Swarm overrun entire worlds, all while experimenting on captives to create the Protoss-Zerg hybrids Amon sought in order to help free his master from the Void.Devoted to Amon's nihilistic ambitions and seeing all other beings as pawns in his grand game, Duran achieved a level of damage in the galaxy few could match in order to free his master and bring about the end of all other species.
2nd Mar '16 9:43:36 PM AetherMaster
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** On one camp, Nova is an EnsembleDarkhorse, a character with interesting personal story arc and CharacterDevelopment... which was mostly chronicled in printed works thanks to ''VideoGame/StarCraftGhost'''s cancellation. The other camp, especially those who didn't bother reading her story consider her a wasted space, a tool of Arcturus Mengsk's dictatorial Dominion tyranny, a second rate Ghost compared to Kerrigan and/or '[[MsFanservice only there for fanservice on horny gamers]]'. Debates about Nova's worth in the story can get ugly, and we haven't even getting started on [[BrokenBase her]] [[TierInducedScrappy performance]] in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''...

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** On one camp, Nova is an EnsembleDarkhorse, a character with interesting personal story arc and CharacterDevelopment... which was mostly chronicled in printed works thanks to ''VideoGame/StarCraftGhost'''s ''[=StarCraft: Ghost=]'''s cancellation. The other camp, especially those who didn't bother reading her story consider her a wasted space, a tool of Arcturus Mengsk's dictatorial Dominion tyranny, a second rate Ghost compared to Kerrigan and/or '[[MsFanservice only there for fanservice on horny gamers]]'. Debates about Nova's worth in the story can get ugly, and we haven't even getting started on [[BrokenBase her]] [[TierInducedScrappy performance]] in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''...
28th Feb '16 7:33:59 AM ACW
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** ''Frontline'': In this four-part comic series, [[MadScientist Dr. Stanley Burgess]] is a sadistic Terran Dominion scientist who personally oversaw the neural resocialization of Jin-ho Lim, a terran of Asian ethnicity who opposed the Terran Dominion but was conscripted into the Dominion Marine Corps. After the operation, Stanley ordered the now-docile Lim to kill his wife and fellow Terran Dominion opposer, Anna, and he complied by shooting her in the face without a moment's hesitation. He also was responsible for the creation of the terran/Protoss Gestalts by implanting the organs of captured Protoss into terrans controlled by neural conditioning and neural inhibitors. His project came to an end after one of his subjects, Gestalt Zero, was freed from his neural inhibitors by a dying Protoss and stabbed him to death, [[IronicEcho ironically echoing one his previous comments]]: "I should warn you...this is probably going to hurt."

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** ''Frontline'': ''Starcraft: Frontline'': In this four-part comic series, [[MadScientist Dr. Stanley Burgess]] is a sadistic Terran Dominion scientist who personally oversaw the neural resocialization of Jin-ho Lim, a terran of Asian ethnicity who opposed the Terran Dominion but was conscripted into the Dominion Marine Corps. After the operation, Stanley ordered the now-docile Lim to kill his wife and fellow Terran Dominion opposer, Anna, and he complied by shooting her in the face without a moment's hesitation. He also was responsible for the creation of the terran/Protoss Gestalts by implanting the organs of captured Protoss into terrans controlled by neural conditioning and neural inhibitors. His project came to an end after one of his subjects, Gestalt Zero, was freed from his neural inhibitors by a dying Protoss and stabbed him to death, [[IronicEcho ironically echoing one his previous comments]]: "I should warn you...this is probably going to hurt."
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