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"Every terran commander who’s worth their salt understands the value that a faithful adjutant brings to any dust-ups that may arise in the Koprulu Sector. An adjutant’s ever-present gaze over the field of battle offers a strategic edge, and helps command keep their troops in line. Who knows, deploying one of your own might just save your hide when it all hits the fan."
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Second Great War adjutant

Adjutants are a form of artificial intelligence utilized by the terrans of the Koprulu sector and United Earth Directorate.

OverviewEdit

"Adjutant online. Good morning, Captain."

- A UED Adjutant(src)

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Adjutant design

Adjutants are sometimes simply addressed as "computer",[1][2] though they're physically humanoid in design.[3] Significant portions of the original ATLAS coding and functionality still exist in them.[4] Terran commanders understand the value that adjutants bring, as their ever-present gaze over the field of battle offers a strategic edge, and helps commanders keep their troops in line.[5] Their functions include navigation,[2] administration,[6] decryption,[7][8] presenting history,[9][10] acting as advisers for terran commanders,[11] storing recipes[12] and storing data. When playing an audio feed, their eyes change color in accordance with speaker.[13][14]

Other InformationEdit

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This following section contains information from concept art that may not be canonical.

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II that is ambiguously canonical.

The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm that is ambiguously canonical.

"Update. You are now dead. Encouragement activated. You will do better next time."

- A glitchy adjutant(src)

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A modern adjutant

Heat sinks are located on the back of the adjutant's head. When doing complex calculation, steam rises off the 'fins' there.[15]

In the past, adjutants were cybernetic, possessing organic components. In contrast, modern adjutants are synthetic.[16] While adjutants are designed to be appealing to the terran eye, they're bereft of social skills; akin to a terran with Aspergers. They were intentionally designed to fall into the uncanny valley.[15]

A adjutant can function for decades, but their AI can break down and become erratic over extended service. They can enter a "repair mode" if needed.[17]

Game EffectEdit

StarCraftEdit

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The adjutant as it appears in StarCraft

In StarCraft, the adjutant serves as the terrans' racial icon, and as the adviser in-game.

StarCraft IIEdit

In StarCraft II, the adjutant remains as the terrans' racial icon and adviser. The adjutant portrait is available upon completion of the Mar Sara Mastery achievement. They are the de facto announcer for terrans in multiplayer, and also serve as the portrait for the AI in multiplayer (as displayed on loading screens).

It is voiced by Julianne Buescher.[18]

Heroes of the StormEdit

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The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

The adjutant serves as the map adviser of Warhead Junction in Heroes of the Storm, and as a secondary adviser for Braxis Holdout. It is also unlockable as an announcer.[17]

Known AdjutantsEdit

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An adjutant

NotesEdit

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Early adjutant portrait in StarCraft II

Lemon ChickenEdit

If a player waits long enough in the briefing of Boot Camp, an adjutant will ask the magistrate if he's all right. Eventually, the adjutant will deliver a recipe for Chinese lemon chicken, which is as follows:[12]

  • 1 pound sliced chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon of corn starch
  • 3 teaspoons of soy sauce (dark)
  • 1 sliced lemon[12]

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Neilson, Micky (December 18, 2000). StarCraft: Uprising. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-1898-0 (eBook).
  3. Research Lab. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2010-05-15
  4. Project Blackstone: Are we safe?. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-05-01
  5. 5.0 5.1 2016-09-08, KICK YOUR STREAM INTO AUDIO-OVERDRIVE WITH TWO NEW VOICE PACKS. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2016-09-09
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Wasteland (in English). 1998.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, The Outlaws (in English). 2010-07-27.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, The Dig (in English). 2010-07-27.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-06-28. A New Era. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-03.
  10. Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-10. Uncertain Future. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-10.
  11. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Desperate Alliance (in English). 1998.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Boot Camp (in English). 1998.
  13. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Conversations after Cutthroat (in English). 2010
  14. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Laboratory (in English). 2010.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Toyama, Kevin. The Art of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (hardcover). Insight Editions, July 27, 2010.
  16. 16.0 16.1 2011-05-31, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Hands-On Preview - Zerg Campaign. Gamespot, accessed on 2011-07-08
  17. 17.0 17.1 Blizzard Entertainment. Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015
  18. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Credits. (in English). 2010.
  19. Maxwell McGee. 2011-05-31. Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Hands-On Preview - Zerg Campaign. Gamespot. Accessed 2011-05-31.
  20. SoMuchMass. 2011-10-22. BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm - Campaign and Lore Panel (Full). Youtube. Accessed 2011-10-22.
  21. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010