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For the original ''[=StarCraft=]'', see [[TearJerker/StarCraftI here]].

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For the original ''[=StarCraft=]'', see [[TearJerker/StarCraftI [[TearJerker/StarCraft here]].

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** Of course, think about the greater ramifications this had--[[spoiler:all the progress the Raiders made against Mengsk in the previous game, such as broadcasting his war crimes to gain public support was undone; the supposed death of their hero broke their spirits and silenced their dissent. It's even harder for the Raiders themselves; although Matt could still lead them, he doesn't carry the same charisma Raynor had to continue their rebellion against Mengsk, so their commander's supposed death put their revolution to a halt]].


---> ''Dominion Officer'': General! The zerg pulled back! It's a miracle! We're going to make it! ...General! ...General?

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---> ''Dominion Officer'': '''Dominion Officer''': General! The zerg pulled back! It's a miracle! We're going to make it! ...General! ...General?

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---> ''Dominion Officer'': General! The zerg pulled back! It's a miracle! We're going to make it! ...General! ...General?

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** And on the flipside of this, the report didn't come until after Kerrigan [[spoiler: killed Warfield. The General died thinking that all of this men were about to be slaughtered mercilessly, and never found out they would survive.]]


* [[spoiler:Lessara's [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong final fate]].]]

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* [[spoiler:Lessara's [[spoiler:Lassara's [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong final fate]].]]


** Not to mention, Kerrigan spends the entirety of the following Leviathan sequence [[spoiler: looking away from the player towards the Hyperion, and from 'talking' to the other zerg around her, we hear that she has shut herself off '''''completely''''' psionicly]]. Click on her, and the only thing you'll hear is her [[spoiler: lamentations. She really loved that man, and now, there's nothing left for them.]]

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** Not to mention, Kerrigan spends the entirety of the following Leviathan sequence [[spoiler: looking away from the player towards the Hyperion, and from 'talking' to the other zerg around her, we hear that she has shut herself off '''''completely''''' psionicly]]. Click on her, and the only thing you'll hear is her [[spoiler: lamentations. She really loved that man, and now, there's nothing left for them. Also if you click on everyone in the room, they all express great concern over her and wonder why she is depressed. A bit of a heartwarming moment to see creatures that are described as barbaric monsters show concern for their queen.]]

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** The man's life pretty much sucked since ''Starcraft II''. He was recalled to active duty from retirement, only to be confronted with the fact that he helped an ambitious bastard rise to power, a bastard who ''lured the zerg'' to destroy their enemy, killing countless innocent civilians. Then, he opts to help the son, who is a better person and potential ruler. Then, Arcturus crushes Valerian's armies, and Warfield was brought back into Arcturus's fold.


** Consider the imagine spot at the start from Jim's perspective. We knew what had happened,[[spoiler: Jim didn't know Sarah had been reinfested. He hears fighting outside, the door to his cell is blown in, and for an instant he seems to see Sarah, as he knew her, come to the rescue. And then just as he's starting to smile her wings unfold, almost guiltily, while she looks at him sadly.]]
** Special mention goes to [[spoiler: The scene where Kerrigan guides Raynor's revolver towards her own head, sorrowfully asking if he still trusts her. Raynor, having just seen the woman he loves back to her zergified looks, is understandably angry at her. having just chewed her out for everything the original Queen of Blades had done, as well as how many people she's killed, including [[HeterosexualLifePartners Fenix]]]]. We still hear the bullets, one by one, being shot out of the revolver while looking at [[spoiler: Raynor's]] angry face. Then the camera pans and it shows that [[spoiler: Raynor has deliberately aimed off course. Despite everything Kerrigan has done, he just can't get himself to kill her--or, perhaps, ''only'' stops himself from killing her because [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou if she dies, the universe is doomed]]. She tries to comfort him, saying that she'll always love him, and two words conveying his anger and disgust are all that he has for her: "''We're done''"]]. You may cry now.

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** Consider the imagine spot at the start from Jim's perspective. We knew what had happened,[[spoiler: Jim didn't know Sarah had been reinfested. He hears fighting outside, and the door to his cell is blown in, and for in. For an instant instant, he seems to see Sarah, as he knew her, come to the rescue. And then then, just as he's starting to smile smile, her wings unfold, almost guiltily, while she looks at him sadly.]]
** Special mention goes to [[spoiler: The scene where Kerrigan guides Raynor's revolver towards her own head, sorrowfully asking if he still trusts her. Raynor, having just seen the woman he loves now back to her zergified looks, zerg form, is understandably angry at her. her, having just chewed her out for everything the original Queen of Blades had done, as well as how many people she's killed, including [[HeterosexualLifePartners Fenix]]]]. We still hear the bullets, one by one, being shot out of the revolver revolver, while looking at [[spoiler: Raynor's]] angry face. Then Then, the camera pans and it shows that [[spoiler: Raynor has deliberately aimed off course. Despite everything Kerrigan has done, he just can't get himself to kill her--or, perhaps, ''only'' stops himself from killing her because [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou if she dies, the universe is doomed]]. She tries to comfort him, saying that she'll always love him, and two words conveying his anger and disgust are all that he has for her: "''We're done''"]]. You may cry now.



** Yes, one of his men joyfully reports a successful escape...... [[spoiler: at the end of the cutscene one can imagine he might have realized that the General won't be joining them.]]
** For most of the two missions where you fight Warfield, he just tosses out generic banter and taunts. Then deep into the final battle comes this BrutalHonesty that really hits home.

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** Yes, one of his men joyfully reports a successful escape...... [[spoiler: at At the end of the cutscene cutscene, one can imagine he might have realized that the General won't be joining them.]]
** For most of the two missions where you fight Warfield, he just tosses out generic banter and taunts. Then Then, deep into the final battle comes this BrutalHonesty that really hits home.


** [[spoiler:The worst part was that she wasn't even a professional soldier, and was merely a civilian researcher. She also came across as a genuinely nice person that even attempted to talk Kerrigan into sparing her friends and work towards peace while she is held captive. In the end, not only was given a painful and gruesome death, she died knowing that by rescuing her from the zerg, all her friends are now going to die as well. [[DirtyBusiness Even Kerrigan was not pleased that she had to do that]], if her subsequent discussion with Abathur is any indication.]]

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** [[spoiler:The worst part was that she wasn't even a professional soldier, and was merely a civilian researcher. She also came across as a genuinely nice person that even attempted to talk Kerrigan into sparing her friends and work towards peace while she is held captive. In the end, not only was she given a painful and gruesome death, she died knowing that by rescuing her from the zerg, all her friends are now going to die as well. [[DirtyBusiness Even Kerrigan was not pleased that she had to do that]], if her subsequent discussion with Abathur is any indication.]]

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For the original ''[=StarCraft=]'', see [[TearJerker/StarCraftI here]].

For ''Wings of Liberty'', see [[TearJerker/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty here]].

For ''Legacy of the Void'', see [[TearJerker/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid here]].
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** For most of the two missions where you fight Warfield, he just tosses out generic banter and taunts. Then deep into the final battle comes this BrutalHonesty that really hits home.
-->"Dammit, girl, we saved you! How could you return to this? You gave up your humanity, for this? To kill more people?"


** [[AllThereInTheManual According to the backstory]] in the novels, [[AbusiveParents he did]]. It's a testament to his inner strength that he's overcome that, striving to be a better man than his father.

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** [[AllThereInTheManual According to the backstory]] in the novels, [[AbusiveParents he did]]. It's a testament to his inner strength that he's overcome that, striving to be a better man than his father.father.
* This conversation with Stukov. Hits harder when you remember the UED Victory Report in ''Brood War'' said he was a married man with four kids.
-->'''Stukov:''' When I see the stars arrayed before me like this, I think of Earth. I remember its green hills. \\
'''Kerrigan:''' You can't go home again. \\
'''Stukov:''' I know. I have no place on Earth now.


* The whole concept of [[spoiler: Amon's corruption]] to Kerrigan, it was so strong that even after she was deinfested it still controlled part of her, pretty horrible in itself, but the worst is that, to finally be free of it, [[spoiler: Kerrigan had to reinfest herself, giving up her own humanity and any chance of a future with Raynor]].


** Yes, his men joyfully report a successful escape...... [[spoiler: at the end of the cutscene one can imagine the one doing the reporting might have realized that the General won't be joining them.]]

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** Yes, one of his men joyfully report reports a successful escape...... [[spoiler: at the end of the cutscene one can imagine the one doing the reporting he might have realized that the General won't be joining them.]]

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