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For questions about the background story of the science-fiction computer games series "Starcraft" from Blizzard Entertainment. Questions about the game play mechanics are off topic here but may be on topic on Arqade (https://gaming.stackexchange.com/).

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What part do the Protoss play in the “Ascension”? And if none, doesn't that make Terrans “pure of form” instead?

In StarCraft 2, the “Infinite Cycle” which the Xel'naga initiate is described as the coming together of “purity of essence” (ostensibly the Zerg) and “purity of form” (ostensibly the Protoss), to ...
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Why does Kerrigan make the Zerg attack during Valerian's experiments?

After being restored to her human form, Kerrigan is contained and experimented on by Valerian. During this period, Valerian wants to find out whether she can still command Zerg, and asks her to take ...
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Are Zerg fully biological beings?

Are the Zerg fully biological beings or are they bio-technological as described here, like the Protoss who are half machine and half Protoss?
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Why can Protoss use magic in StarCraft?

Like in the title said why can they use magic in StarCraft? Shouldn't it be the science fiction genre, and if they can why can't the Terran use it ?
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Why can't Zerg use Terran technology?

Why can't Zerg use Terran technology? They're intelligent enough to use technology. They have hive mind, Kerrigan, Terran-Zerg hybrids, etc.
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How does a medic unit heal someone in Starcraft?

As in the title, how does the medic unit heal soldiers by simply beaming at them and what is the (pseudo-)scientific explanation?
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How do Protoss eat or breathe?

The Protoss are depicted as having neither nostrils or a mouth (unless this was retconned and no one told me). This might sound freaky and alien at first but when one stops to think about it- without ...
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Who are these Blizzard characters?

I came across this article that has an image with a bunch of Blizzard characters. *Please note this a editted(poorly) version that I made to group the characters together better. Click to enlarge. ...
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Why is cutting the nerve cords in Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void such a drastic turning point for protoss society?

I've just finished watching the Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void "movie", and I just don't understand the whole "oh no, if I cut off my nerve cords the Khala will die" thing. I might not know something ...
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Why was Sarah Kerrigan abandoned by Arcturus Mengsk?

Sarah Kerrigan, former Terran Ghost and later the Queen of Blades, leader of the Zerg, was a major character in both the Starcraft I and Starcraft II video game series and has appeared in several ...
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Why does Jim Raynor change his mind about killing Kerrigan?

In StarCraft, Jim Raynor says "It may not be tomorrow, darlin'. It may not even happen with an army at my back. But rest assured: I'm the man who's going to kill you some day. I'll be seein' you." ...
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How can we refer to the people of Tarsonis?

This may be a question in regards to English grammar: I am wondering how people of the planet Tarsonis refer to themselves? Is it Tarsonian?
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In Starcraft, are the Protoss inspired by anything special?

In Starcraft, the terrans are obviously humans, and Zerg are obviously inspired by Alien. Is there any particular inspiration source for the Protoss ? The answer would either present a source ...
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What is the nature of the Terran Dominion?

I recently started playing Starcraft II, and I remember hearing about the Terran Dominion, and indeed, in the game, you play against them. My question is, what type of government is the Terran ...
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Did the Starcraft Dominion Terrans evolve directly from the U.S.S.R?

The Terran backstory (animation scenes) in Starcraft has multiple Russian Generals. Why? Did that arm of Terrans evolve directly from the U.S.S.R?