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Encyclopedia > Terran (StarCraft)
The Marines of the Terran Confederacy.

The Terrans are the name given to the Humans in the StarCraft universe. They are descendants of criminals and cybernetically-enhanced Humans exiled from Earth. A small number of Terrans possess psionic abilities, although they are still generations away from reaching their full potential. The Terrans found themselves caught in the middle of a war between the Protoss and the Zerg. After the central government of the Terrans, the Confederacy, was brought down during the events of StarCraft, a force dispatched from Earth attempted to take control of the sector (including the newly-established government, the Dominion) during the events of StarCraft: Brood War. Amid continued infighting, some Terrans have stricken up allegiances with the Protoss, who have done all in their power to protect them from the Zerg. Despite their best efforts and the efforts of a united Terran front, they suffered grave defeats during the events of Brood War. Image File history File links Information. ... 1998(c) Blizzard Entertainment, All rights reserved File links The following pages link to this file: Terran (StarCraft) ... 1998(c) Blizzard Entertainment, All rights reserved File links The following pages link to this file: Terran (StarCraft) ... Flag of the Terran Confederacy. ... This article is about modern humans. ... The StarCraft universe is a fictional universe in which the StarCraft 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... StarCraft is a real-time strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment. ... StarCraft: Brood War is an expansion pack released in 1998 for StarCraft — an award winning real-time strategy computer game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. ...

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Fictional race history

Background

Humanity, now in the twenty-third century, is plagued by corruption, injustice, and overpopulation, among other things. In order to solve these problems, most of the world's governments band together to form the United Power League, a tyrannical world government that controls almost all activity on Earth. The government launches a worldwide genocide to purge Earth of criminals, hackers, and others.[1] The scientist Duran Routhe gathers forty thousand such prisoners, and launches them into space on four super carriers, with the first controlled by a computer called ATLAS. Over the course of the trip, ATLAS malfunctions and sends the ships into warp-space, causing each ship to crash land on a different planet thousands of light-years from Earth, in what becomes known as the Koprulu Sector. Each group of survivors emerge from their ships, unaware of the survivors on the neighboring planets.[1] It has been suggested that World Federation be merged into this article or section. ... Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of an ethnic or national group. ...


Sixty years pass before technological advancements enable the neighboring worlds to re-unite. This creates a period of prosperity, which leads to the colonization of other uninhabited worlds. During this period, the Terrans on the planet Tarsonis unify and form the Terran Confederacy. The Confederate exploration and colonization of the Koprulu Sector alarm the neighboring Terran Kel-Morian Combine, who begin to aid the enemies of the Confederacy. The growing tensions between the Confederacy and the Kel-Morian Combine eventually sparks a war between the two. By the end of the war, the Confederacy gain control over the other's assets, but soon become antagonized by the other Terran worlds.[1] In the StarCraft universe, the Koprulu Sector —nicknamed the Terran Sector— is a sector in space colonized by the Terrans. ...


The Confederacy face the strongest opposition within their original colonies. Korhal, one of the first planets Confederate colonies, is politically destabilized by the radical senator Angus Mengsk, who convinces his followers to rise against their Confederate leaders. The ensuing uprising originally forces the Confederacy to abandon their posts on Korhal, and retreat to Tarsonis. The Confederacy then brutally responds in order to suppress the opposition. They deploy three Ghosts to assassinate Mengsk and his family.[1] Angus' son, Arcturus, succeeds his father as the leader of the opposition. He forms alliances with neighboring worlds and leads an offensive against the Confederacy. This incites the Confederacy to launch a series of nuclear strikes on Korhal's capital city, which kills millions.[1] Arcturus survives the attack, and swears vengeance. A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... Arcturus Mengsk is a character in the StarCraft universe. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter A nuclear weapon derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fusion or fission. ...


Events in StarCraft

Mengsk and the Sons of Korhal struck many Confederate bases, but each attack was responded by to by a media that portrayed him as a terrorist. The group was outlawed, and many colonies refused to associate with anyone who was connected with the group. During this time, Mengsk made a personal goal of killing all the Ghosts who had killed his father. Although he killed two of them, one of them, Sarah Kerrigan, he instead made his second-in-command. This article is about the StarCraft universe character. ...


During this time, the sister worlds of Chau Sara and Mar Sara were under attack by mysterious organisms that had manifested on Chau Sara. However, an alien fleet appeared from warp-space and bombed the planet, destroying all life. The Confederacy raced to meet the aliens, having never encountered them before. The fleet took up orbit over Mar Sara when the Confederacy attacked. The fleet identified itself as the Protoss, and agreed to spare the colony. Shortly afterwards, insect-like aliens very different from the Protoss appeared on the planet. Chau Sara was an important colony world in the Terran Confederacy in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... In the fictional StarCraft universe, Mar Sara was a core Terran Confederacy colony in the Koprulu Sector. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • Note: the following takes place in the StarCraft storyline.

As Mar Sara was consumed by the aliens, identified as the Zerg, the colonists, including Jim Raynor, were herded into containment grounds while the Confederacy avoided action against the Zerg. Fearing the colony would be abandoned, the Magistrate (the player's character) contacted the Sons of Korhal. The bulk of the colonists escaped, although in doing so they were branded as traitors for associating with the Sons of Korhal. Mar Sara was subsequently bombed by the Protoss. StarCraft is a real-time strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... James Raynor, usually referred to as Jim, is one of the central characters in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


Raynor, Mengsk and his lieutenant, Kerrigan, assisted in the revolt of Antiga Prime, a Confederate world. During the revolt, the Confederate flagship, battlecruiser Norad II crashed, and its commander, General Duke, was rescued and conscripted into the Sons of Korhal, along with Duke's Alpha Squadron. Also, with Confederate blueprints stolen during the evacuation of Mar Sara, Mengsk built a "Psi Emitter" that could lure Zerg to their signals. In a control experiment, the Emitters were used to lure Zerg to the Confederate bases on Antiga Prime and destroy them. As the Sons of Korhal left the planet, the Protoss again unleashed an attack to exterminate all life. 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. ...


Moving his fleet into orbit over Tarsonis, Mengsk began the attack that would consolidate his power in the sector. Sending Duke with a repaired Norad II to the orbital platform New Gettysburg, Duke destroyed the Confederate forces there and activated Psi Emitters. Mengsk admitted to authorizing this, shocking Raynor and Kerrigan. In the subsequent wave of Zerg, most of the citizens were killed, shattering the Confederacy's heart and establishing Mengsk as the new power.


As the Terran Dominion began to form, the Protoss took up orbit once again, but the Executor Tassadar attempted to destroy the Zerg directly to spare the survivors. Mengsk sent Kerrigan to combat the Protoss, despite Raynor's objection. The Zerg took this opportunity to overwhelm both forces. Kerrigan was abandoned as Mengsk fled the system. Raynor, having his fill with Mengsk's recent actions, took command of a small force and left on his own. Tassadar is a fictional character in the StarCraft universe. ...


With the Dominion capitol established at Korhal, Mengsk annexed several colonies and planets, and conscripted most of the remnants of the Confederate army. He then set to work ensuring the safety of his rule and building up his power. Duke accompanied a small force to Char, where the Zerg had recently nested, but was forced to pull back. The Dominion continued to grow in power during the war on Aiur. Illustration of Aiur, homeworld of the mighty Protoss. ...


Events in StarCraft: Brood War

Following the discovery of extraterrestrial life in the universe, the United Powers League began to grow in power and influence following wide-spread panic that was incited by thoughts of a possible alien invasion.[2] As many nations began to ally themselves with the United Powers League, the government was reborn as the United Earth Directorate. Upon its formation, the government began diverting a great sum of its resources to examining, analyzing, and eventually defeating the Zerg and Protoss forces in an attempt to protect Earth.[2] During the events of StarCraft: Brood War, the United Earth Directorate deploys an expeditionary fleet to establish control in the Koprulu sector. “Green people” redirects here. ... The Universe is defined as the summation of all particles and energy that exist and the space-time in which all events occur. ... The alien invasion is a common theme in science fiction stories and film, in which a technologically-superior extraterrestrial society invades Earth with the intent to replace human life, or to enslave it under a colonial system, or in some cases, to use humans as food. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... StarCraft: Brood War is an expansion pack released in 1998 for StarCraft — an award winning real-time strategy computer game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. ... Expeditionary Force is a generic name sometimes applied to a military force dispatched to fight in a foreign country. ... In the StarCraft universe, the Koprulu Sector —nicknamed the Terran Sector— is a sector in space colonized by the Terrans. ...

A Marine appears during the Directorate's victory report.

Led by Admiral Gerard DuGalle, a famed and experienced military leader, and his longtime friend, Vice Admiral Alexei Stukov, the fleet enters the Koprulu sector in hopes of subduing the Zerg, Protoss, and Dominion.[2][3] The fleet achieves initial success by disrupting the Terran Dominion's activity within the sector, forcing Mengsk on the run. With the assistance of Samir Duran, the United Earth Directorate is able to activate the Psi Disrupter, which inhibits Zerg activity. The Directorate launches ground offensive on the Zerg home world of Char, and ultimately captures the Overmind. However, Duran, who attempts to hinder the Directorate's progress throughout the campaign, betrays and kills Stukov. Nevertheless, the news of the victory on Char galvanizes Directorate forces and followers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ... Admiral Gerard DuGalle is a character in the StarCraft universe. ... Vice Admiral is a naval rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority. ... Vice Admiral Alexei Stukov (also spelled Alexi Stukov) is a character in the fictional StarCraft universe created by Blizzard Entertainment. ... Samir Duran is a character in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... The Psi Disruptor is a powerful piece of technology in the StarCraft universe. ... Look up char in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In StarCraft, the Zerg Overmind is the master of the Zerg. ...


The Directorate's offense is halted towards the latter portion of Brood War. Sarah Kerrigan manages to rally the forces of Fenix and Raynor with Mengsk to launch a united counter attack on the Directorate. The alliance manages to cripple the expeditionary fleet by destroying the Psi Disrupter and Overmind, allowing Kerrigan to gain complete control over most Zerg forces. Realizing that they had been pawns in Kerrigan's master plan, the Dominion and Protoss side with Directorate for a final confrontation with the Zerg. Kerrigan's forces defeat the alliance above Char, and afterward hunt for the remnants of Directorate's expeditionary fleet. During the game's final sequence, the Zerg proceed to destroy the remainder of the Directorate fleet, including DuGalle's flagship. Blizzard Entertainment has hinted that the Directorate may make a return in the upcoming Starcraft II.[4] This article is about the StarCraft universe character. ... Fenix can refer to: Fenix Project, a GNU project to create a free compiler of a scripting language for videogame development Fenix (StarCraft), a fictional character in the StarCraft universe Fenix (magazine), a Polish science fiction magazine published from 1990 to 2001 Fenix (Swedish magazine), a Swedish magazine devoted to... James Jim Raynor is a fictional character in the StarCraft universe. ... The pawn (♙♟) is the weakest and most numerous piece in the game of chess, representing infantry, or more particularly pikemen. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... StarCraft II is a computer game currently under development by Blizzard Entertainment as a sequel to the popular real-time strategy game StarCraft. ...


Future

In StarCraft II, the Dominion has become the dominant Terran power again, although there is still resistance. The Confederacy still has a few scattered forces, but at the time of Brood War were not a threat. The UED still maintains their control of Earth, and are hinted to have a few soldiers stranded in the Koprulu sector. The Kel-Morian Combine still exists and is still a large, wealthy mining guild. The status of various other independent militias have just yet been divulged. StarCraft II is a computer game currently under development by Blizzard Entertainment as a sequel to the popular real-time strategy game StarCraft. ...


Terran Units

  • Marine
  • Firebat
  • Goliath
  • Seige Tank
  • SCV
  • Science Vessel
  • Battlecruiser
  • Vulture
  • Ghost
  • DropShip
  • Wraith

Brood War

  • Medic
  • Valkyrie

Heroes and other notable Terrans

From StarCraft / StarCraft: Brood War StarCraft is a real-time strategy game by Blizzard Entertainment. ... StarCraft: Brood War is an expansion pack released in 1998 for StarCraft — an award winning real-time strategy computer game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. ...

  • Emperor Arcturus Mengsk I
  • Captain James Raynor
  • Lieutenant Sarah Kerrigan
  • General Edmund Duke
  • Admiral Gerard DuGalle
  • Vice Admiral Alexei Stukov
  • Lieutenant Samir Duran

From StarCraft: Ghost Blizzard Entertainments 1998 bestselling real-time strategy game StarCraft revolves around interstellar affairs in a distant sector of the galaxy, with three species and multiple factions all vying for supremacy in the sector. ... James Raynor, usually referred to as Jim, is one of the central characters in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... This article is about the StarCraft universe character. ... Blizzard Entertainments 1998 bestselling real-time strategy game StarCraft revolves around interstellar affairs in a distant sector of the galaxy, with three species and multiple factions all vying for supremacy in the sector. ... Blizzard Entertainments 1998 bestselling real-time strategy game StarCraft revolves around interstellar affairs in a distant sector of the galaxy, with three species and multiple factions all vying for supremacy in the sector. ... Blizzard Entertainments 1998 bestselling real-time strategy game StarCraft revolves around interstellar affairs in a distant sector of the galaxy, with three species and multiple factions all vying for supremacy in the sector. ... Blizzard Entertainments 1998 bestselling real-time strategy game StarCraft revolves around interstellar affairs in a distant sector of the galaxy, with three species and multiple factions all vying for supremacy in the sector. ... StarCraft: Ghost StarCraft: Ghost is a tactical action game for video game consoles, currently under development by Blizzard Entertainment. ...

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From StarCraft 2 The storyline of StarCraft II would almost certainly follow on from the events in the StarCraft storyline, which last ended with the end of game cutscene in StarCraft: Brood War, which mainly featured Kerrigan, Queen of Blades. ...

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e Blizzard Entertainment, Starcraft - Terran History, Blizzplanet, Retrieved on July 4, 2007
  2. ^ a b c (1998) StarCraft Expansion Set: Brood War Instruction Manual (in English). Blizzard Entertainment, 9
  3. ^ (1998) StarCraft Expansion Set: Brood War Instruction Manual (in English). Blizzard Entertainment, 18
  4. ^ Park, Andrew (2007-05-20). Blizzard outlines Starcraft II gameplay. Gamespot. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.

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General references

  • Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.

External links

  • Battle.Net: Terran

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