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Fog of War
Season 2, Episode 8
Air date June 29, 2013
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Fog of War is the eighth episode in the second season of StarCrafts. It is the thirty-third episode overall.

Plot Edit

At Xel'naga tower, group of marines, marauder and ghost guard the area. A marine tries to contact the base using the radio transmitter, but the contact remains static. Another marine checks the sightings with a pair of binoculars (not noticing bumps ahead as burrowed zerg units) until he spots the viper suddenly enshouding the area with blinding cloud. The green cloud creates a zero-visibility for terrans to hardly detect attacking zerg forces. The marines panic as they aimlessly fire their weapons in different directions, but are outnumbered by unseen enemies.

The marauder escapes the fog, but is captured by viper's abduct tongue. Suddenly, a hydralisk slashes an unlucky marine to death. Another marine spots the beast stabbing the body until it gives a jump scare. Baneling rolls behind the group of marines and explodes with acid. The ghost focuses his target but is impaled by poison darts. The last marine nervously aims his rifle anywhere until the cloud fades away. As the area has been cleared, his comrades are already killed. He grabs a suspicious marine (a changeling in disguise) and runs toward the terran base.

Epilogue Edit

The marine wheezes in exhaustion as he let the disguised changeling enter behind the supply depot. The latter turns its head at him, snickering.

Characters Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The viper reappeared since its first appearance in "Heart of the Swarm Opening."
  • Viper's ability is known as "Blinding cloud" which was used by the deflier in StarCraft: Brood War as "Dark Swarm."
  • This is the first episode of hydralisk using claws to stab enemies.
  • Hydralisk's jump scare is reused from "Halloween Special 2012."
  • Baneling does its suicide attack again (but it still requires two banelings to kill a marine) since "The Bane."
  • Changeling marine appears since its first appearance in "I Spy", but the overseer that casts changelings does not appear in this episode.
  • Ghost's dramatic death is applied to ghost unit in StarCrafts Mod.
  • Unit quotations from StarCraft II used:
    • Marauder: "What the hell are smithereens, anyway?"
    • Marine: "Man, am I just being paranoid?" cutting "...or is that medic following me?!"
  • Soundtrack used: To be updated.

Cultural References Edit

  • Last marine's point of view reveals a first-person shooter camera view, which was used in Doom games and Quake.
  • Episodes title, "Fog of War", means that, in almost every real-time strategy games, the chartered area of the battlefield map is darkened again after the player occupies it using scouting units. Only terrains and enemy buildings are visible under partial darkness but the enemy units in motion are not revealed.

Video Edit

StarCrafts Season 2 Episode 8 Fog of War01:44

StarCrafts Season 2 Episode 8 Fog of War

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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