History YMMV / StarCraft

23rd Aug '17 4:46:36 PM superslinger2007
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* {{Mondegreen}}: Some of the unit quotes seem to fall into this. For example, the Protoss battle cry "My life for Aiur!" can be heard as '''[[MemeticMutation MY WIFE FOR HIRE!]]''' or "[[ProfessionalKiller MY LIFE FOR HIRE!]]"

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* {{Mondegreen}}: Some of the unit quotes seem to fall into this. For example, the Protoss battle cry Zealot's speech when created, "My life for Aiur!" Aiur!", can be heard as '''[[MemeticMutation MY WIFE FOR HIRE!]]''' or "[[ProfessionalKiller MY LIFE FOR HIRE!]]"
19th May '17 9:48:48 AM dvorak
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* {{Fanon}}: All Zerg can be reincarnated, not just Cerebrates and Tarrasques. This comes up way more than you'd think.
5th May '17 8:26:02 AM StFan
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Competitive ''Franchise/StarCraft'' is absolutely dominated by South Koreans. Of the ten most successful tournament players in the world (as measured in dollars earned via tournament play), only one of them is a "foreigner"--that is, a player who grew up outside Korea. It's something of a RiteOfPassage now for a foreign player to defeat a Korean in tournament play.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Competitive ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' is absolutely dominated by South Koreans. Of the ten most successful tournament players in the world (as measured in dollars earned via tournament play), only one of them is a "foreigner"--that is, a player who grew up outside Korea. It's something of a RiteOfPassage now for a foreign player to defeat a Korean in tournament play.
26th Mar '17 10:27:53 PM DrakeClawfang
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** Valerian Mengsk. Though some of it is a result of others, the fact remains he instigated and took part in a grand plan that has currently culminated with [[spoiler:Valerian sitting on the Dominion throne, and Raynor and Kerrigan, previously the biggest threats to Arcturus's reign, are his allies, or at least are not his enemies anymore.]] ''And'' it's public knowledge that he [[spoiler:helped de-infest Kerrigan]] and coordinated the [[spoiler:evacuation of Korhal's cities during her attack]], so he's likely going to be hailed as a war hero that helped bring peace and stability to the sector. He may be a far better man for it, but Valerian is definitely his father's son when it comes to planning and acquiring power.

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** Valerian Mengsk. Though some of it is a result of others, the fact remains he instigated and took part in a grand plan that has currently culminated with [[spoiler:Valerian sitting on the Dominion throne, and Raynor Raynor's Raiders and Kerrigan, previously the biggest threats to Arcturus's reign, are his allies, or at least are not his enemies anymore.allies.]] ''And'' it's public knowledge that he [[spoiler:helped de-infest Kerrigan]] and coordinated the [[spoiler:evacuation of Korhal's cities during her attack]], so he's likely going to be he was hailed as a war hero that helped bring peace and stability to the sector. He may be a far better man for it, but Valerian is definitely his father's son when it comes to planning and acquiring power.
26th Mar '17 10:26:29 PM DrakeClawfang
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* 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 focusing on her; and 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 don't care for her.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: For someone who is the star of a game that never comes out, having her appearance path being minor and then considered non-canon in ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', and then only being a OneSceneWonder in ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm''... Nova has garnered a lot of popularity. Must be [[MsFanservice because of her looks]]. Eventually Blizzard answered on that, and gave Nova something to star on... well not exactly a game, but DLC missions as a post-release content of ''VideoGame/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid''
18th Feb '17 2:49:17 PM Arima
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* PortingDisaster: The Nintendo 64 is the only console that ''Starcraft I'' has been ported to. Although the effort to put both the original game and the expansion into a cartridge had been respectable, a LOT of concessions were made in order to make it possible.
15th Jan '17 2:39:44 PM DustSnitch
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** Zeratul is put into basically a living hell in the first game, where almost every single choice he did led to doom for what he cared for the most. His first in-game action was killing Zasz on Char, which while definetly {{Badass}} as no one thought cerebrates could be permanently slain, it gave the Overmind information on where Aiur was, leading the vast majority of the Zerg Swarm there, while Zeratul was stranded on Char with Tassadar and Raynor due to Kerrigan's presence. He finally arrives on Aiur... only to find out the Conclave wants to arrest Tassadar. After this problem is solved, Zeratul lends a hand in killing some cerebrates and aiding on the Overmind's destruction to send the zerg in disarray... which ends up dooming Aiur, and forcing the survivors to take Zeratul's idea of using Aiur's warp gate and going to Shakuras, the then-safe Dark Templar homeworld... which gets invaded by the zerg due to that plan. After activating the Xel'naga temple, Zeratul does not appear until Kerrigan kidnaps Raszagal to have Zeratul kill the new Overmind in exchange of letting the matriarch go, which he does... only to find out Raszagal was {{Brainwashed}} long before he met with her back in Shakuras. As a result, Zeratul decides he would rather see Raszagal dead than brainwashed, takes her back and kills her - something he could not forgive himself for (Even though Raszagal did so). With a remnant of the Protoss fleet that was alongside him, Zeratul finds a dark moon, believing Artanis's forces are there... but Samir Duran and his hybrids-in-development were what his fleet detected. It's as if there had been a CosmicPlaything on Zeratul in the first game. While the second game is much nicer to him, [[spoiler: ''Legacy of the Void'' reveals he had a very poor reputation among most Protoss for what he did in the first game - letting the zerg invade Aiur and killing Raszagal - and it's not until his researching of the prophecy turning out to be right that he got some respect. Shame he had to die to [[DemonicPossession an Amon-controlled Artanis]] beforehand]].

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** Zeratul is put into basically a living hell in the first game, where almost every single choice he did led to doom for what he cared for the most. His first in-game action was killing Zasz on Char, which while definetly {{Badass}} badass as no one thought cerebrates could be permanently slain, it gave the Overmind information on where Aiur was, leading the vast majority of the Zerg Swarm there, while Zeratul was stranded on Char with Tassadar and Raynor due to Kerrigan's presence. He finally arrives on Aiur... only to find out the Conclave wants to arrest Tassadar. After this problem is solved, Zeratul lends a hand in killing some cerebrates and aiding on the Overmind's destruction to send the zerg in disarray... which ends up dooming Aiur, and forcing the survivors to take Zeratul's idea of using Aiur's warp gate and going to Shakuras, the then-safe Dark Templar homeworld... which gets invaded by the zerg due to that plan. After activating the Xel'naga temple, Zeratul does not appear until Kerrigan kidnaps Raszagal to have Zeratul kill the new Overmind in exchange of letting the matriarch go, which he does... only to find out Raszagal was {{Brainwashed}} long before he met with her back in Shakuras. As a result, Zeratul decides he would rather see Raszagal dead than brainwashed, takes her back and kills her - something he could not forgive himself for (Even though Raszagal did so). With a remnant of the Protoss fleet that was alongside him, Zeratul finds a dark moon, believing Artanis's forces are there... but Samir Duran and his hybrids-in-development were what his fleet detected. It's as if there had been a CosmicPlaything on Zeratul in the first game. While the second game is much nicer to him, [[spoiler: ''Legacy of the Void'' reveals he had a very poor reputation among most Protoss for what he did in the first game - letting the zerg invade Aiur and killing Raszagal - and it's not until his researching of the prophecy turning out to be right that he got some respect. Shame he had to die to [[DemonicPossession an Amon-controlled Artanis]] beforehand]].
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.
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