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* BadassInCharge: Nova is an undeniable badass, and she's in charge of a Covert Ops crew.

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** Several units, such as Marines and Goliaths can use an upgrade that massively reduces their build time. Great for both getting started and when your bases is being swarmed.


** SpacePlane: Unlike [[ISOStandardHumanSpaceship]] most terran spaceships]], it looks nimble and streamlined like a supersonic jet.

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** SpacePlane: Unlike [[ISOStandardHumanSpaceship]] [[ISOStandardHumanSpaceship most terran spaceships]], it looks nimble and streamlined like a supersonic jet.


* AwesomeButImpractical: Putting [[JumpJetPack Jump Jets]] on Siege Tanks certainly sounds like an awesome idea, allowing them to move up onto otherwise-unreachable plateaus to rain down death upon all nearby enemies with no fear of reprisal... except they're still just as helpless against air units, and putting them up on those otherwise-unreachable areas generally leaves them out of support-range of any of your anti-air defenses (at least before Nova gains access to her air force), leaving them ''very'' exposed.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: AwesomeButImpractical:
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Putting [[JumpJetPack Jump Jets]] on Siege Tanks certainly sounds like an awesome idea, allowing them to move up onto otherwise-unreachable plateaus to rain down death upon all nearby enemies with no fear of reprisal... except they're still just as helpless against air units, and putting them up on those otherwise-unreachable areas generally leaves them out of support-range of any of your anti-air defenses (at least before Nova gains access to her air force), leaving them ''very'' exposed.exposed.
** Starting on the penultimate mission, Battlecruisers can be given cloaking technology, meaning they can warp in undetected and rain hell upon enemies. Unfortunately, cloaking takes energy which is better spent on Yamato Cannons. In the end, it's better to give the cloaking technology to Liberators, Reapers, or Banshees, particularly since the latter two become permanently cloaked with the upgrade.


** SpacePlane: Unlike [[OurWeaponsWillBeBoxyInTheFuture most terran spaceships]], it looks nimble and streamlined like a supersonic jet.

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** SpacePlane: Unlike [[OurWeaponsWillBeBoxyInTheFuture [[ISOStandardHumanSpaceship]] most terran spaceships]], it looks nimble and streamlined like a supersonic jet.


* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:General Davis would rather destroy the Dominion than serve Valerian, whom she blames for his father's death, and Alarak completely ignores the fact that the Dominion's Emperor and innocent civilians are in the firing line when he attacks the Defenders of Man's compound.]]

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* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:General Davis would rather destroy the Dominion than serve Valerian, whom she blames for his father's death, and Alarak completely ignores the fact that the Dominion's Emperor and innocent civilians are in the firing line when he attacks the Defenders of Man's compound. Nova kills Davis in cold blood after destroying her HumongousMecha, despite strict orders from Valerian that she be captured alive to stand trial.]]

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To the aborted ''Starcraft: Ghost'' first-person shooter. Nova had originally been created and billed as the player character before it folded, and much of the plot that had been written for that game was adapted into the story, which is why it features many locations from the original ''Starcraft'' campaign such as Tarsonis and Antiga Prime.


* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: The seventh mission has a part where players need flashbangs to pass a sensor. If they don't have them, they can use the goggles they just picked up to mind control an enemy into blocking it. Likewise, the second half of the mission has several alternate routes based on your loadout along with a few spots to change your gear.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: The seventh mission has a part where players need flashbangs to pass a sensor. If they don't have them, they can use the goggles they just picked up to mind control an enemy into blocking it. Likewise, the second half of the mission has several alternate routes based on your loadout along with a few spots to change your gear.

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** In fact this is one of the easiest methods for beating several missions on Brutal difficulty. EVERY Ghost Academy you build auto-constructs nukes for free - and they all have independent cooldowns. Build 10-15 or so in the back of your base and Nova can effectively nuke on command with no cooldown.


* BookEnds: The first and last boss battle have Nova go up against [[spoiler: experimental Terran aircraft.]]. Additionally, both the second and second-to-last mission are a HoldTheLine against waves of enemies channelled into chokepoints by the geography (Zerg in canyons for the second mission and [[spoiler: the Tal'darim in city steets in the second-to-last]]).

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* BookEnds: The first and last boss battle have Nova go up against [[spoiler: experimental Terran aircraft.]]. Additionally, both the second and second-to-last mission are a HoldTheLine against waves of enemies channelled into chokepoints by the geography (Zerg in canyons for the second mission and [[spoiler: the Tal'darim in city steets streets in the second-to-last]]).


** Alarak orders the Tal'darim to indiscriminately attacks Terran civilians, not caring at all whether they're affiliated with the Defenders or the Dominion. Nova is forced to fight off the Tal'darim attackers which then causes Alarak to accuse her of betrayal.

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** Alarak orders the Tal'darim to indiscriminately attacks Terran civilians, not caring at all whether they're affiliated with the Defenders or the Dominion. Nova is forced to fight off the Tal'darim attackers which then causes Alarak to accuse her of betrayal. To be fair to Alarak, however, as noted under his character page, Nova ''did not'' discuss what he plans to do with the Defenders and ''how'', and as he is infamous for utilizing LoopholeAbuse, he just went through with "don't attack them ''until'' the leader of the Defenders of Man are found.


** The Defilers return to the ranks of the Swarm after being absent for all of StarCraft II (their corpses could be harvested in one ''Wings Of Liberty'' mission) and failing to return with the many units that returned in Legacy of the Void.

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** The Defilers return to the ranks of the Swarm after being absent for all of StarCraft II VideoGame/StarCraftII (their corpses could be harvested in one ''Wings Of Liberty'' mission) and failing to return with the many units that returned in Legacy of the Void.


* PacifistRun: There is an achievement for finishing the third mission without killing any Defenders of Man. Zerg are fair game, though, and you can stun Defenders so that the Zerg kill them instead.
** The fifth mission also has an achievement for completion without killing any [[spoiler: Tal'darim]] units.

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* PacifistRun: PacifistRun:
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There is an achievement for finishing the third mission without killing any Defenders of Man. Zerg are fair game, though, and you can stun Defenders so that the Zerg kill them instead.
** The fifth mission also has an achievement for completion without killing any [[spoiler: Tal'darim]] units.[[spoiler:Tal'darim]] units.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: If you skip some of the optional mission objectives.



* PlotTailoredToTheParty: The mission where Nova gets a JumpJetPack is set in canyons, so she can exploit high ground to the fullest.

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* PlotTailoredToTheParty: PlotTailoredToTheParty:
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The mission where Nova gets a JumpJetPack is set in canyons, so she can exploit high ground to the fullest.



* RealityEnsues: The campaign deconstructs TheGoodKing trope. [[spoiler: Valerian finds out that even with him being an objectively better emperor than his father, there is still resistance to his rule, resistance that may one day need to be dealt with through overt violence. It's up to Nova to save his reputation. It seemingly got so bad that he abdicates the throne at the end of the sixth mission, but it turns out to be a ruse to capture the leader of the Defenders of Man.]]
** Nova also reminded Valerian that [[spoiler: General Davis was loyal to his family, and ''not'' to him personally. Through this, it is implied that Davis was a beneficiary of the corruption within the Dominion under Arcturus's reign, and that she and others like her will fight to resist Valerian, whose reforms would almost certainly mean the end of easy money/power for them.]]

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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The campaign deconstructs TheGoodKing trope. [[spoiler: Valerian [[spoiler:Valerian finds out that even with him being an objectively better emperor than his father, there is still resistance to his rule, resistance that may one day need to be dealt with through overt violence. It's up to Nova to save his reputation. It seemingly got so bad that he abdicates the throne at the end of the sixth mission, but it turns out to be a ruse to capture the leader of the Defenders of Man.]]
** Nova also reminded Valerian that [[spoiler: General Davis was loyal to his family, and ''not'' to him personally. Through this, it is implied that Davis was a beneficiary of the corruption within the Dominion under Arcturus's reign, and that she and others like her will fight to resist Valerian, whose reforms would almost certainly mean the end of easy money/power for them.]]



* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Starting on the second mission, Nova can choose to use a shotgun instead of her rifle.
** OneHitPolykill: A single shot can kill dozens of zerglings.
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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Starting on the second mission, Nova can choose to use a shotgun instead of her rifle.
** OneHitPolykill:
rifle. [[OneHitPolykill A single shot can kill dozens of zerglings.
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zerglings.]]



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* UnlockableContent: Starting from the second mission you unlock additional equipment for Nova and her troops by completing mission objectives.
** LostForever: If you skip some of the optional mission objectives.

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* UnlockableContent: Starting from the second mission mission, you unlock additional equipment for Nova and her troops by completing mission objectives.
** LostForever: If you skip some of the optional mission
objectives.



-->'''Reigel''': [[spoiler: The Tal'darim death fleet is invading this world...]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: None of the rescued Ghosts are mentioned after the first mission until the seventh mission where you find out that [[spoiler: two of them are currently being mindwiped and the third has already undergone the process and is trying to cut you off from your target]].

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-->'''Reigel''': [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Tal'darim death fleet is invading this world...]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: None of the rescued Ghosts are mentioned after the first mission until the seventh mission where you find out that [[spoiler: two [[spoiler:two of them are currently being mindwiped and the third has already undergone the process and is trying to cut you off from your target]].


* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:General Davis]] claims Valerian's weakness led to the [[spoiler:Tal'darim attacking Verdona]], ignoring that it was [[spoiler:her]] men that provoked them to begin with.

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[[spoiler:General Davis]] claims Valerian's weakness led to the [[spoiler:Tal'darim attacking Verdona]], ignoring that it was [[spoiler:her]] men that provoked them to begin with.with.
** Alarak orders the Tal'darim to indiscriminately attacks Terran civilians, not caring at all whether they're affiliated with the Defenders or the Dominion. Nova is forced to fight off the Tal'darim attackers which then causes Alarak to accuse her of betrayal.

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* HisOwnWorstEnemy: The High-Ranking members of the Defenders counted on Alarak and the Tal'darim, with their aggressive and vindictive nature, to act in a predictable fashion that will undermine the Dominion and benefit their cause. Alarak unknowingly does exactly what the Defenders wanted him to do: Indiscriminately Attack any and all Terran civilians.

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