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Master of the hybrids
When the xel'naga began uplifting the zerg, they created the Overmind to control and direct the hive mind, so as to try and avoid the "failure" with the protoss. But the Overmind was not given free will. It was given an overriding directive to obliterate the protoss. Amon had a hand in this. Amon saw the zerg as a valuable tool, appreciating their ability to consume essence from other organisms. He thus bound them to the will of the hive mind, with only the primal zerg escaping his control.
While Amon ultimately planned to eliminate the zerg, he considered the hybrids to be proof of the zerg's success in his greater plan. He intended to enslave the zerg and use them and the hybrids to wipe out the terrans and protoss. Once the hybrids were dominant, he would dispose of the zerg and reshape all life in his own image.
At some point prior to the Great War, Amon ceased to live. However, his influence on the Overmind and the Zerg Swarm still remained, and work on the hybrids still continued under the guidance of Samir Duran also known as Emil Narud.
The Countervailing Pawns
The Overmind was not blind to its plight. It foresaw the apocalyptic outcome if Amon, whom it called "the Fallen One", was victorious. The creation of the Queen of Blades was largely the Overmind's attempt to free the zerg and prevent that future. In the future it glimpsed at, Amon recognized the threat that Kerrigan posed.
Kerrigan was reborn as the Queen of Blades after Amon's death. Because of this, while she still felt his lingering influence over her, and had her personality twisted, she was effectively an individual, as opposed to the Overmind. After the Brood War, Amon's will crept into her thoughts through the mutagen within her. She quietly prepared the zerg for four years as per his will. However, while Kerrigan felt his influence, Amon never directly controlled her.
Four years after the Overmind's death, Tassadar, now in spirit form, passed on the creature's vision to Zeratul, who made sure to warn Jim Raynor of Kerrigan's importance and to ensure her survival. Zeratul wondered if Amon (who he only knew as the Fallen One at the time) was a xel'naga. Regardless, Raynor followed through, and successfully de-infested Kerrigan on Char through a xel'naga device, freeing her of Amon's taint.
- Narud's last words.(src)
Emil Narud and Valerian Mengsk convinced Jim Raynor to collect a xel'naga device, at first for profit. This brought him into conflict with the Tal'darim who guarded most of the pieces, as well as Sarah Kerrigan, who feared it. Eventually Raynor took it to Char and used it to restore Sarah Kerrigan's humanity.
Alexei Stukov speculated that the xel'naga device used to de-infest Kerrigan may have actually had a hand in somehow reviving Amon. He noted that the original Queen of Blades had tremendous power, and that the device couldn't just simply erase it, surmising that it had to "go somewhere." Kerrigan wondered if hybrids had been on Char during the battle there to collect the energy on hand.
After returning to the Koprulu Sector, Kerrigan was contacted by a resurrected Alexei Stukov, now an infested terran. He pointed her to Skygeirr Platform, which was producing hybrids under the direction of Doctor Emil Narud. Kerrigan and her forces fought her way through the station, defeating Narud's forces which included Dominion troops, hybrids, and Tal'darim protoss. Eventually she found her way to the xel'naga temple beneath it. There, she battled Narud, revealed as a servant of Amon. Kerrigan defeated the shapeshifter, but in his last moments, Narud revealed that Amon was alive and would be returning soon.
Although Kerrigan nearly died, she was able to glimpse into Narud's mind before he died as well. Having initially assumed that Amon was permanently dead, she discovered that he was in fact alive. She realized that after killing Mengsk, she would have to face Amon one day, as somehow, Narud was successful in resurrecting him.
Legacy of the Void
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Zeratul tracked Amon's place of rebirth to Atrias, where he believed he could learn the final piece of the xel'naga prophecy. During his infiltration of the Temple of Erris, the Tal'darim highlord Ma'lash used a void conduit to contact him. Amon ordered him to prepare the Tal'darim for war. Zeratul oversaw this and led his forces into damaging the conduit. At this point, Tassadar appeared in the conduit and told Zeratul that "the Keystone shall usher you unto hope". Afterward Amon reappeared in the conduit, killed many of Zeratul's troops with his powers and began summoning shadows of the void, weaker reflection of Tal'darim infantry, as well as a few hybrid to prevent Zeratul's escape. Amon set the temple to slowly collapse. Zeratul was able to escape, however, intending to warn Artanis.
Amon returned, hell-bent on setting the galaxy ablaze and remaking it as he saw fit. This was the culmination of a plan he had set into motion millions of years ago. He made his presence known to the protoss in the midst of the Golden Armada's attempted reclamation of Aiur. He was able to corrupt the Khala. Afterwards, he led his hybrid forces in a galactic assault. He also possessed control of some zerg, and was also served by the terran Shadow Corps.
Raw data exists for Amon in the map editor.
- Blizzard has clarified that the Voice in the Darkness is a different entity and not the same thing as the Dark Voice.
- One of Amon's quotes is "I love it when a plan comes together", the signature line of Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith of the A-Team.
- "Amon" is a name that exists in real-world myths, specifically Egyptian, Judaic, and in daemonology.
- According to Kerrigan's StarCraft II hero page, it was Amon who ordered her to retrieve the xel'naga device. This is in contrast to comments made at BlizzCon 2011, where it was established that Kerrigan sought the device from her own volition, and Heart of the Swarm itself, where Kerrigan claims that Amon never directly controlled her. Paradoxically, such an order would have been in opposition to the actions of Emil Narud (his servant).