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Adeptation
Season 5, Episode 3
Air date April 29, 2015
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Adeptation is the third episode in the fifth season of StarCrafts. It is the eighty-eighth episode overall.

Plot Edit

An SCV finishes constructing a supply depot beside the barracks at the entrance to the terran base. He then runs down the ramp and plants himself against the cliff where the probe had done the same. The scene cuts to marine eating a sandwhich. The marine sees the SCV caressing the cliff. He pushes the supply depot down and the SCV enters.

However, the adept using psionic transfer rushes forth, entering the base, and the marine is alarmed. The adept stops at mineral field, scaring the mining SCV. She then attacks the depot, but as a group of two marines rush to fight back, she uses psionic transfer again towards the mining field. The adept's shade reaches the mining SCV, punching him down after the teleport was made. Marines chase down the adept at the distance, but they couldn't reach her as her shade escapes, allowing her to physically teleport from the marines.

She grabs an unfortunate SCV, pulling him apart brutally. Marines continue to chase her, but she continues using the same ability back and forth. The marine guns her around, but she trips him as she goes after another marine. She punches him against structure, and prepares to fire glaive cannon. The marine is dead-scared and shivered to die, but he watches her swinging her weapon very slowly. He waits impatiently for her effect, checking his wristwatch and reading a magazine.

Epilogue Edit

The adept finally aims the marine after several seconds of delay, and fires the cannon. The marine ricochets against sensor tower, whose body was severely chomped, leaving him one leg, one arm and crunched helmet. He hops away using his only leg, and adept continues to chase.

Characters Edit

Trivia Edit

  • There are less SCVs in this episode than in "Season 5 Episode 0."
  • Ironically, the marine checks his wristwatch to wait for adept's slowest attack speed, like she did on "Legacy of the Void Opening" where she waits for archon's transformation.
  • This is the second appearance of marine eating a sandwich since "TvT."
  • Adept is shown splitting the SCV in half, which is one of the violent nature since "Core Values."
  • Adept uses psionic transfer seven times in a row.

In-game References Edit

  • An SCV sticks himself against the wall is a reference to SCVs (or other building units in most real-time strategy games) randomly stop at any location after finishing the construction. Also, he ends up running outside the base after blocking off the entrance using buildings.
    • Leaving the SCV rubbing the cliff means that he is attempting to enter the base until the supply depot allows him to enter automatically.
  • When an adept attacks the mining SCV, the other SCVs continue to mine, strangely. It may be due to player's choice to continue the mining when the enemy's cheesing tactic is initially low.
  • As this episode was shown, using adepts during the first part of the game is considerably feared by other players, similar to "Game of Drones" when harassing the mining units.
  • Adept attacking the marine exaggeratedly slowly is a reference to adepts' slow attack speed, compensating with high damage, unless the resonating glaives upgrade (increases their attack speed by 45%) from twilight council is made.

Cultural references Edit

  • Marine reading the "TIME" magazine with a protoss character on its illustration is similar to Time Magazine showcasing any famous people on the front cover.

Video Edit

StarCrafts Season 5 Ep 3 Adeptation02:39

StarCrafts Season 5 Ep 3 Adeptation

StarCrafts Episode list
Season 1 ProbelemSupply BlockMicro MarineZerg BMChoked UpA Hellion of a HarassRoach ApproachRoach PoachScouting FactorOnslaughtHalloween Special 2012Shes the BombSpore LoserThe BWC 2012Attention SeekerShadow of a ColossusNASL 4 Grand FinalsMarine TrainingThe True Meaning of StarCraftEpic Mule TimeThe BanePhoenix DownI SpyUneggspectedThree For AllHeart of the Swarm Opening
Season 2 Season 2 Episode 0GL HFGot 99 ProbelemsReaping the BenefitsCore ValuesMine for the TakingSpawning Pool PartyPest ControlHellraiserFog of WarUndermine the OvermindNuclearedPower OverwhelmingMutalatedThunder and LightningDeathBallUnstoppableA Swarm WelcomeUnaVOIDableWin of the CenturyTrust the Nidas TouchThat So RavenHalloween Special 2013It's Nerfing TimeCrude BroodOracle OraKILLThe Twelve Days of StarCraftsBurning TideValentine's Day Special
Season 3 Season 3 Episode 0Not Enough MineralsCheeselingBase to BaseProxologistHatch MatchA Miner Probelem (alternate)You FiredNexus HoldemTvTZvZPvPAll for OneBustedCarrier CareerHalloween Special 2014NimbusA StarCrafts CarolDoomDropBeat by CreepTeam WorkArchon ModeGroup HugOverlord OverloadProtoss PartyAlliance
Season 4 Season 4 Episode 0BroodWar in a NutshellBroodWar Ep 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) • WCS Season 3 FinalsHotS & WoL in a NutshellLegacy of the Void OpeningKerrigan & Karax
Season 5 Season 5 Episode 0Game of DronesReaping RewardsAdeptationNova Covert OopsSplashRavager RavengerFreedom FightersSpineless DefenceAbathur & VorazunJimmity & AlarakStarCrafts Mod OpeningHalloween Special 2016CyclOWNEDColossal MistakeNova & StukovHome AloneNation Wars 2017 Grand FinalsArchOnslaughtThe Magic BoxInChargeMineral Line UpLurking AboutOrders are OrdersExecutive DecisionsThe DuelFenix & ZagaraDehaka & SwannThe Fall

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