Taking right after the events of StarCraft; the Zerg Overmind is dead, and the Zerg swarms over the war-torn Protoss world of Aiur have run amok without their leader. Only groups of Protoss and Terran survivors remain on Aiur, mainly consisting of Captain James Raynor, Dark Templar Zeratul, Judicator Aldaris, and the newly-elected Praetor Artanis. Without their now fallen leader Tassadar, the Protoss and Terran survivors escape the Zerg to the Dark Templar world of Shakuras; where they plan to rebuild their army and commence their strike upon the Zerg race. Meanwhile, the UED (United Earth Directorate) has come to the Koprulu Sector with plans to neutralize the Terran Empire, now ruled by former renegade Arcturus Mengsk and former Confederate General Edmund Duke; but they are in for more than they expected. As for the Zerg, Kerrigan, the self-styled Queen of Blades has assimilated the Zerg swarms along with the cerebrate Daggoth as they plan their vengeance against the Protoss and ... Written by
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Duran's beret is the same color, and has the same insignia, as the ones worn by soldiers in the ARVN Airborn during the Vietnam War. See more
The Protoss hero Artanis is Praetor of the Templar caste. However, as seen particularly clearly in the ending movie of the Protoss campaign, his psychic tendons (the 'dreadlocks' on top of his head) are cropped in the manner of the Dark Templar. See more
Admiral Gerard DuGalle
[after the player defeats the UED in the game's final level
Kerrigan, I am prepared to offer terms of surrender. It is my wish that you allow my men to live...
You're not in a position to offer me anything, Admiral. And I don't take prisoners. I'll tell you what... Turn your remaining ships around and start heading back towards the Earth. I'll let you have a head start, before I send the Swarms after you. It'll be interesting sport to see how far you get before you die.
References Event Horizon