Nova & Stukov
Season 5, Episode 13
Air date December 17, 2016
Episode guide
Colossal Mistake
Home Alone
Nova & Stukov is the thirteenth episode in the fifth season of StarCrafts. It is the ninty-eighth episode overall.

Plot Edit

Alexei Stukov knocks his infested colonist compound to raise its legs up. The structure lays cocoons of infested civilians, but since its production is slow, he uses the broom to speed it up. Upgrading the colonist compound drops down massive number of cocoons on him.

He leads the countless army of infested terrans such as civilians, siege tank and battlecruiser to the battle. After laughing for victory, he hears his wristwatch that the infested civilians are about to time up. The infested civilians are all exhausted, except infested vehicles.

His cooperative commander Terra Nova laughs at the sudden failure. She executes her strategy by collecting a truckload of minerals and loading them on a funnel on top of the barracks. As the barracks consumes minerals like a trash compactor, it produces an elite marine (described as a bodybuilding marine). The marine catapults himself to the battle against red protoss army. He rips the red sentry apart and stalker, and punching another stalker's head under his arm grip. He then grabs the red colossus and knocks both carrier and deathball away.

Hellbat ranger (with muscled shield arms) does war cry and chases the red protoss and hybrid destroyer away using infernal pre-igniter. Marauder commando (with muscular arm) fires a powerful magrail munitions, causing the hybrid destroyer to be zapped into dust.

Victory screen shows dancing infested structures and running vehicles.

Characters Edit

Trivia Edit

  • This is the fourth entry of the Co-op episodes after "Jimmity & Alarak", "Abathur & Vorazun", and "Kerrigan & Karax".
  • This is the first appearance of infested Alexei Stukov, the former UED vice admiral terminated by Duran for his false treason under DuGalle's order, but turned out that Duran had been rigging DuGalle and is zerg-infested. Stukov's spaced coffin was then abducted by zerg who then infested him.
  • This is the second time the massive army is killed instantly since "Alliance Part 3".
  • Hybrid destroyer uses red protoss army for the first time.
  • Protoss deathball returns since its last appearance in "Alliance Part 2".
  • As the hellbat ranger inflames the protoss army away, the protoss's red color is vividly deeper than usual.

In-game References Edit

  • The infested civilians are produced for free in several seconds depending on upgrade, but the cooldown is 180 seconds. Their time-out at one time is after 90 seconds of lifespan.
  • Terra Nova spends massive amount of minerals to produce elite terran units, which is a reference to her unique units' expensive cost due to their advanced damage and higher health.
  • Muscular terran units are reference to "buffed" abilities and attributes, which is an opposite to being "nerfed."

Cultural references Edit

  • In the "victory" scene, both infested colonist compound's dances are inspired from Roaring 20s flapper dancing moves, such as the Black Bottom, Waltz, Salsa, Charleston and Foxtrot.

Video Edit

StarCrafts Season 5 Ep 13 Nova & Stukov Co-op Mission

StarCrafts Season 5 Ep 13 Nova & Stukov Co-op Mission

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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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