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Cerberus Program

Black ops/military science unit




Lars Trakken (?—October 2502)

De Facto Leader

Confederate Command (?—2500)
Tamsen Cauley (February 2500—)


Tamsen Cauley
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Dominion Internal Security Division
Special Units

Cerberus "heavies"

Formed From

Cerberus Recon Squad

Date Established

February 2500



  The Cerberus Program was a Terran Confederacy black ops unit formed from the late Cerberus Recon Squad.[1]

As of February 2500 it was led by Confederate bureaucrat Tamsen Cauley, who quickly defected to the side of Arcturus Mengsk. The unit remained under the control of Cauley—now a Terran Dominion official—as of 2502.[2]


Fall of the ConfederacyEdit

"Meet the next evolution, Valevoss. Two--ah--conscripts in my new, upgraded Cerberus program."

- Tamsen Cauley describing the program.(src)

By February 2500 the Cerberus Program was reborn under the command of Tamsen Cauley. It used neurally resocialized soldiers, rendering them less innovative but more obedient than non-resocialized groups such as the War Pigs.[2]

When the War Pigs, a band of "throw-away" outlaws employed by the Confederacy became a liability to Cauley, he decided to replace them with the Cerberus Program. Cauley lured them to Tyrador VIII where Cerberus marines and goliaths tried to kill them. However, the War Pigs killed all of the attackers and escaped.[3]

Many of Cerberus' members were killed defending the Confederacy during its fall and the outfit vanished. However not all of its members were accounted for.[4]

Cauley's AscentEdit

"Not Mengsk's. Not the Dominion's. Mine."

- Tamsen Cauley on the program in 2502.(src)

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Cerberus troops

Tamsen Cauley became a Terran Dominion official, even meeting with Arcturus Mengsk. He built up a power base at the Dominion Internal Security Division where he assembled Cerberus troops, whom he considered his own rather than the Dominion's. He planned to use them to kill the War Pigs after they carried out the mission he had recruited them for—to assassinate Jim Raynor.[3]

Cerberus troops under the command of Lars Trakken followed the War Pigs to Moria, where the War Pigs had been seeking the trail of Jim Raynor. Trakken, who had not been neurally resocialized, led his troops in aggressively questioning the Kel-Morian Combine, learning that the War Pigs had asked questions about Raynor. Trakken contacted Tamsen Cauley and made comments about Cole Hickson which Cauley found suspicious and began investigating. The Cerberus Program force would continue to track the War Pigs at a distance with their Wraiths.[5]

Consumed By RevengeEdit

Lars Trakken's Cerberus forces tracked the General Lee to Urona Sigma. Tamsen Cauley believed they had tracked Jim Raynor there. He had discovered Trakken's connection to Hickson, and warned him not to let the mission become personal. After most of the War Pigs left the General Lee and located Raynor underneath the planet, Trakken disregarded Cauley's instructions and used his cloaked Wraith to attack the General Lee.[6]

Cerberus troops later boarded the General Lee, seeking its pilot, Nuura Joss, but she was able to elude the resocialized troops and crash-land on the planet in an escape pod. Cerberus later found the empty pod and the heavies weren't able to locate their targets.[7]

Unable to control his hatred of Hickson, Trakken took a dropship with a squad of troops to the surface. He demanded the War Pigs surrender him, and was surprised when they did. However, it was a ruse by the War Pigs and Jim Raynor to steal his dropship and escape. The War Pigs and Raynor got the drop on the squad, and during the battle the zerg emerged onto the battlefield. Between them, the Cerberus troops were killed.[8]

Organization and MembershipEdit

Lars Trakken serves Cerberus as a field commander. The Cerberus Program uses neurally resocialized troops, Cerberus Goliaths, and Wraiths. Trakken himself is not resocialized.[5] The troopers carry C-14 rifles.[8]

Cerberus has a surveillance team called the Delta Unit.[7]


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  4. Chris Metzen, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-03. SC:L Metzen Interview - Lore Exclusive. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18
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