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Encyclopedia > Jim Raynor
James Raynor

Concept art of Raynor for StarCraft II.
First game StarCraft
Creator(s) Chris Metzen & James Phinney
Designed by Chris Metzen
Voice actor(s) Robert Clotworthy
In-universe information
Species Terran
Affiliation Raynor's raiders
Position Captain of the Hyperion, commander of Raynor's raiders

James Raynor, usually referred to as Jim and less frequently as Jimmy, is one of the central characters in the fictional StarCraft universe. Originally appearing in the original game as a twenty-nine year old[1] Terran, Raynor is a marshal on the Confederate colony of Mar Sara. In both StarCraft[2] and its expansion Brood War[3], Raynor is voiced by Robert Clotworthy. Raynor normally appears in-game on a vulture scavenger bike, although he has also appeared in-game as a marine unit and as the commander of the battlecruiser Hyperion. As one of the main characters of StarCraft, he has been described and praised by several gaming sources. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... StarCraft II is a computer game currently under development by Blizzard Entertainment as a sequel to the popular real-time strategy game StarCraft. ... “Starcraft” redirects here. ... Chris Metzen is the Vice President of Creative Development at the computer game developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment. ... Chris Metzen is the Vice President of Creative Development at the computer game developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Raynors Raiders are a fictional unit of Terran troops in the StarCraft universe, led by Jim Raynor. ... Raynors Raiders are a fictional unit of Terran troops in the StarCraft universe, led by Jim Raynor. ... “Starcraft” redirects here. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Marshal (also sometimes spelled marshall in American English, but not in British English) is a word used in several official titles of various branches of society. ... Flag of the Terran Confederacy. ... In the fictional StarCraft universe, Mar Sara was a core Terran Confederacy colony in the Koprulu Sector. ... StarCraft: Brood War is an expansion pack released in 1998 for StarCraft — an award winning real-time strategy computer game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. ... Space Marines are fictional soldiers that operate in outer space. ... A space battleship is a spacefaring warship in science fiction which functions similarly to a contemporary aircraft carrier and/or battleship. ...

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Development and character

A character created by Chris Metzen[1] and James Phinney[1], Jim Raynor was the first video game character Robert Clotworthy voice acted.[4] Clotworthy decided to voice Raynor without raising his voice much, as Raynor is a "badass" who does not need to raise his voice:[4] if people do not listen to him, it was their own fault. He based this on concept art of Raynor showing him on a hoverbike and outfitted with futuristic weaponry, which gave him the impression Raynor was someone people "wouldn't mess with".[4] He also mentions that Raynor is willing to do the right thing, no matter how difficult it may be, such as his assertion to kill Sarah Kerrigan despite his former love for her. Such sacrifices make Raynor a hero of the truest sort in Clotworthy's eyes. In the event that a StarCraft movie was produced, Clotworthy believes Clive Owen would be the perfect choice to play Raynor due to him "being dangerous".[4] Chris Metzen is the Vice President of Creative Development at the computer game developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment. ... This article is about the StarCraft universe character. ... Clive Owen (born October 3, 1964) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning critically acclaimed English actor, now a regular performer in Hollywood and independent American films. ...


In StarCraft II, Raynor's character is based on a character of the same name in the film Rush, who Chris Metzen describes as a "gritty, undercover cop". Metzen also explains that the fact that Raynor, an ordinary man, has personally met and worked with the most influential characters in the games, makes him a personal favorite character of his. Metzen has explained that the years of media attacks from Arcturus Mengsk in the time before StarCraft II has made Raynor jaded and bitter, to the point where "he's still trying, but he's a little lost". Metzen has confirmed that the game will turn Raynor into a "true" hero.[5] Rush is a crime drama from 1991. ...


Appearances

StarCraft

During the initial Terran campaign of StarCraft, Raynor is a Confederate marshal on Mar Sara.[1] The early missions center on his attempts to protect the colony from the Zerg, but he is quickly arrested for doing so.[6] During his time in prison, the player's character - the magistrate in governing the colony - makes a deal with the Sons of Korhal for evacuation in order to escape the Zerg infestation. Arcturus Mengsk has his men rescue Raynor from the prison for political reasons.[7] Later in Episode I, Raynor accompanies the Sons of Korhal to Antiga Prime, where he assists in helping the colony rebel and reluctantly participates in ensuring Edmund Duke's defection.[8] During this time, Raynor becomes infatuated with Mengsk's second-in-command, Sarah Kerrigan.[9] Towards the end of Episode I, the Sons of Korhal attack the Confederate capital world Tarsonis, and Mengsk abandons Kerrigan to die at the hands of the Zerg. As a result, in the final mission of Episode I, Raynor defects and leaves Tarsonis with men still loyal to him,.[10] The group is eventually labeled Raynor's raiders, and in their second act against Mengsk they steal his capital ship Hyperion, which serves as their mobile base of operations. Flag of the Terran Confederacy. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The Terran Dominion was created after the fall of the Confederacy at the height of the war between the Terrans, the Zerg and the Protoss. ... Arcturus Mengsk is a character in the StarCraft universe. ... In the StarCraft realm, Antiga Prime is the name of a former Terran Confederacy colony world. ... General Edmund Duke was the Terran Confederate officer in charge of Alpha Squadron, a military force in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... This article is about the StarCraft universe character. ... Tarsonis was the capital of the Terran Confederacy in the StarCraft universe. ... Raynors Raiders are a fictional unit of Terran troops in the StarCraft universe, led by Jim Raynor. ...


Instead of being killed, Kerrigan is captured by the Zerg and taken to Char. In Episode II, Kerrigan calls out to Raynor for help via telepathic dreams, but by the time he arrives she has been fully infested by the Zerg. She destroys Raynor's base camp, but allows him and his men to leave.[11] However, the rebels are stranded on the planet with the high templar Tassadar and the dark templar Zeratul. In the middle of Episode III, a Protoss force under command of the player rescues Raynor and Tassadar from an orbital platform. Raynor and his remaining forces return to Aiur with a fleet loyal to Tassadar and take part in the final mission of the game against the Zerg Overmind.[12] Char is a planet in the StarCraft universe. ... An Infested Terran is a breed of Zerg. ... Tassadar is a fictional character in the StarCraft universe. ... Zeratul is a fictional character in the StarCraft universe. ... The Zerg Overmind, sometimes known simply as the Overmind, is a character in the StarCraft universe. ...

Chris Metzen's "Easy Rider" concept art, from which Clotworthy based the personality of Raynor.
Chris Metzen's "Easy Rider" concept art, from which Clotworthy based the personality of Raynor.

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 465 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 645 pixel, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Image Easy Rider by Blizzard concept artist Metzen. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 465 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 645 pixel, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Image Easy Rider by Blizzard concept artist Metzen. ... Chris Metzen is the Vice President of Creative Development at the computer game developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment. ...

StarCraft: Brood War

Although Raynor makes only sporadic appearances in Brood War, he still has a major role in the progression of the story. In the Protoss campaign, Raynor remains on Aiur with Fenix to assist the evacuation to Shakuras, later locking down the warp gate[13] to prevent Zerg pursuit. During this time, the two become good friends despite being different species. In Episode V, they are contacted by Kerrigan, who convinces them that the United Earth Directorate is a greater threat than her.[14] As a result, Raynor and Fenix kidnap Mengsk from right under the UED's fleet,[15] and the allied forces led by Kerrigan recapture Korhal IV[16] in Episode VI. Afterward, Kerrigan betrays the group by killing Raynor's friend Fenix.[17] In his final Brood War appearance, an outraged Raynor vows that Kerrigan will die by his hands. Illustration of Aiur, homeworld of the mighty Protoss. ... Fenix is a fictional character in the StarCraft universe. ... Shakuras is the homeworld planet of the Protoss Dark Templars in the StarCraft Universe, a fictional universe in which a series of computer games and books are set. ... // Khalis and Uraj Crystals Khalis and Uraj are the names of a pair of powerful psionic crystal in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... Logo of the United Earth Directorate. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Korhal IV was an important Terran Confederacy core world, considered the jewel of the Confederacy. ...


StarCraft II

Raynor and his raiders will be the focus of the Terran campaign in StarCraft II. The Hyperion crew is overworked and underpaid, and is considering a mutiny. In the single-player demo shown at Blizzcon in August 2007, Raynor and his second-in-command Matt Horner steal an unknown artifacts from a Protoss base camp in the hopes a group called the Moebius Foundation will pay well for them.[18] In the demo, Raynor's voice was not that of Clotworthy; Blizzard has since explained that Clotworthy is willing to return, and they understand the fan connection to his work, but they also enjoy the new voice actor they've found, and the final decision has not been made yet. StarCraft II is a computer game currently under development by Blizzard Entertainment as a sequel to the popular real-time strategy game StarCraft. ...


Other appearances

Raynor participates in a secret mission exclusive to StarCraft's Nintendo 64 version[19]. Artanis sends Raynor with Taldarin,[20] a veteran Protoss dragoon, to Braxis to rescue and deinfest the resurrected Alexei Stukov. With the assistance of Stukov's former Terran allies, Stukov's humanity is restored and he leaves the planet with Raynor. The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, was Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Artanis is a young Protoss Praetor in the StarCraft universe. ... Braxis Braxis is a small, cold celestial body in the StarCraft universe (it is not yet known whether it is a moon or a planet). ... Vice Admiral Alexei Stukov (also spelled Alexi Stukov) is a character in the fictional StarCraft universe created by Blizzard Entertainment. ...


Several StarCraft novels also feature Raynor; he is a prominent character in StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade, which reveals that Raynor had a wife and son.[21] His son is conscripted for the Confederate ghost program, and the intense training kills him. Afterward, Raynor's wife Liddy dies after a period of depression and illness.[21] As a result, Raynor immerses himself in his work and develops a penchant for operating alone. He is also the primary protagonist in StarCraft: Queen of Blades, a novelization of the events of StarCraft Episode II.[22] // Khalis and Uraj Crystals Khalis and Uraj are the names of a pair of powerful psionic crystal in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


The tactical shooter StarCraft: Ghost was to feature Raynor, as Clotworthy was brought in to voice the character;[4] however, the game has been postponed indefinitely, and Raynor's role has never been revealed. Also, Bill Roper, Blizzard North's vice president, stated that the game would not center on Kerrigan or Raynor.[23] StarCraft: Ghost StarCraft: Ghost is a tactical action game for video game consoles, currently under development by Blizzard Entertainment. ...


Critical reception

Raynor's critical reaction has been generally positive. Gaming's Edge.com describes Raynor as "almost the prototypical action movie figure who does things his own way and to hell with the rest of the world",[24] and says that he has a "healthy dose of arrogance".[24] The article draws note to the fact that despite being a moral man, Raynor's attempts to do the right thing almost always end with him getting the poor end of the deal due to circumstances beyond his control. Gaming's Edge also brings attention to the similarities between Tassadar and Raynor, often displayed through their friendship in-game,[24] in that both have little interest in politics and formalities and prefer to act for the greater good. A 1999 reader's poll for Gamespot voted Raynor one of computer gamings top ten heroes, complimenting Raynor's character on his humanity, his resilience in the face of consistent loss, as well as his progression from backwater Marshall to galactic hero. Additional praise was also given to the quality of Clotworthy's voice acting.[25] Tassadar is a fictional character in the StarCraft universe. ... This article is about the year. ...


In addition, other reviewers have praised the StarCraft characters as a whole; for instance, Gamespot states that the voice acting "brings the characters to life".[26]. Another reviewer of StarCraft at GamePro.com stated that he started to feel an emotional attachment to Raynor and that he felt the "characters were actually talking to me"[27].


References

  1. ^ a b c d Underwood, Peter (1998-04-01). "Roster of Heroes", StarCraft (manual) (in English). Blizzard Entertainment, page 91. 
  2. ^ Casting of StarCraft. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-07-08.
  3. ^ Casting of StarCraft: Brood War. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-07-08.
  4. ^ a b c d e Interview with Robert Clotworthy. BlizzPlanet. Retrieved on 2007-07-11.
  5. ^ Transcript of Blizzcon Q&A Sessions. StarCraft Legacy. Retrieved on 2007-08-15.
  6. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. PC. Level/area: Episode I, mission 2: "Backwater Station" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  7. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. PC. Level/area: Episode I, mission 4: "The Jacobs Installation" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  8. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. PC. Level/area: Episode I, mission 6: "Norad II" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  9. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. PC. Level/area: Episode I, mission 5: "Revolution" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  10. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. PC. Level/area: Episode I, mission 10: "The Hammer Falls" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  11. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. PC. Level/area: Episode II, mission 4: "Agent of the Swarm" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  12. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. PC. Level/area: Episode III, mission 10: "Eye of the Storm" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  13. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. PC. Level/area: Episode IV, mission 2: "Dunes of Shakuras" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  14. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. PC. Level/area: Episode VI, mission 1: "Vile Disruption" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  15. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. PC. Level/area: Episode V, mission 5a: "Emperor's Fall (Ground Zero)" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  16. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. PC. Level/area: Episode VI, mission 4: "The Liberation of Korhal" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  17. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. PC. Level/area: Episode VI, mission 5: "True Colors" (in English). 1998. Transcript.
  18. ^ Pardo, Rob. StarCraft II Under Construction [Promotional gameplay video]. Blizzcon: Gamespot. Retrieved on 2007-08-04.
  19. ^ Resurrection IV. StarCraft Wiki (2006-08-24). Retrieved on 2006-09-06.
  20. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. N64. Level/area: Secret mission: "Resurrection IV" (in English). 2000. Transcript.
  21. ^ a b Grubb, Jeff (2001). StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade (in English). Simon & Schuster. 
  22. ^ Rosenburg, Aaron (2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades (in English). Simon & Schuster. 
  23. ^ Interview with Bill Roper. StarGhost.com (October 2, 2002). Retrieved on 2007-07-27.
  24. ^ a b c Jim Raynor. Gaming's Edge. Retrieved on 2007-07-11.
  25. ^ Tenspot Reader's Choice: Top Ten Heroes review. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2007-07-18.
  26. ^ Dulin, Ron. StarCraft for PC review. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2007-07-18.
  27. ^ Olafson, Peter (November 2000). StarCraft for PC review. GamePro.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-06.

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