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Biographical
Born

June 7, 2486

Physical
Race

Terran

Gender

Female

Hair

Auburn

Eyes

Green

Political
Affiliation

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Ghost Program
Team Blue (Early 2501)
Team Purple
Occupation

Ghost

Delta Emblock a.k.a Agent X10128B is a Terran Dominion ghost. She grew up on New Sydney[1] and has a "bubbly" personality.[2][3] She has a psi index of 7, and known for her powers of precognition.[4]

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

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Delta Emblock's mother and father.

Delta Emblock grew up in poverty. Emblock's mother died when she was seven; her mother worked at a factory with poor working conditions, and contracted a fatal lung infection. Her father spent the factory's compensation on alcohol, forcing Emblock to work in a factory at age seven.

Work prevented her from going to school, learning to read, or having friends. She knew she was a telepath, but could not do anything about it.

She was nearly killed during a zerg attack on New Sydney, and would later suffer nightmares about it.

A wrangler rescued Emblock, and she enrolled at the Ghost Academy. Formal training was delayed while she learned to read.[1]

She developed a liking for Tirian beef sandwiches with mustard and McCallister lettuce, and framberry juice.[1]

The Ghost AcademyEdit

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Emblock's literacy training with "Sparky"

Emblock underwent literacy training in the Academy library. A week before the literacy test, she encountered Nova Terra of Team Blue; Emblock already knew of the Terra because of the latter's PI 10 rating. Terra accidentally scanned and learned of Emblock's past when asking about the training. Emblock was more embarrassed by her illiteracy than by the scan. Terra helped Emblock study.

Emblock passed the literacy test. She befriended all of Team Blue, except for Aal Cistler who mocked her late development of literacy. Emblock had a nightmare where zerg took on traits from Team Blue, mocking her lack of literacy. When Cistler was expelled for drug use, Emblock replaced him as Team Blue's fifth member.[1]

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Concept art

Not long after Cistler's expulsion, Emblock and the rest of Team Blue took part in an exercise with zerg-bots, one that rival Team Red would follow. During the session, Emblock unlocked pyrokinetic ability. Nova helped take out the controlling consciousness, delaying Team Red's leader, Dylanna Okyl. To further worsen the situation, Travski was taken away for secret rehabilitation for his drug use. His unexplained absence made Emblock uneasy, and the rest of Team Blue began to share her doubts. Finally, Cistler was able to use his father's political clout to return to the academy.[2]

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Girl talk

Events were further complicated when Terra privately confided to Emblock that she was in a relationship with Blue Team's leader Gabriel Tosh. Emblock was initially thrilled, but became worried for Terra as she pointed out that such fraternization was against Academy regulations. Not long after, Travski returned to Team Blue, but as Emblock and Terra could tell, as a far different person, making them uneasy. To top it off, both Blue and Red Teams would be taking part in an urban combat exercise, one that Travski had returned in time for. Emblock had been told of Travski's past stuff-ups and wasn't enthusiastic about having him on the same team.[2]

Emblock was downed by Red Team member Andie Dessai, but Travski's technopathic abilities carried the day for Team Blue. In the aftermath, Director Kevin Bick and Superintendent Angelini combined the teams into a single unit for an exercise on the fifth planet of the Baker's Dozen.[2]

The Baker's DozenEdit

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Emblock and Travski repairing Cyrus

Upon the anniversary of the Fall of Tarsonis, Teams Red and Blue were combined into Team Purple under the leadership of Gabriel Tosh. The team was sent on a training mission to The Baker's Dozen, transported by the battlecruiser Cyrus. While onboard, they learnt of its history at the zerg attack on Tarsonis. And speaking of zerg, it was discovered that they were present on the system's fourth planet, besieging Old Family heirs that had taken shelter there for months. The decision was made to engage the Swarm and rescue the children. Initially the battle went well, but soon Emblock and co. found themselves stranded on the surface with the Cyrus crippled and the zerg without number. A decision was made for Tosh and Terra to engage the zerg hatchery directly while the soldiers and survivors made for the Cyrus, where it could hopefully be repaired.

Emblock helped Travski with the repairs initially, but was soon called to defend the perimeter against the approaching Swarm. Luckily, the zerg retreated to defend the hatchery, and the battlecruiser was able to depart with the survivors. Upon their return to the academy however, the trainees had their minds wiped, the mission to the Baker's Dozen having supposedly been canceled.[3]

In the ShadowsEdit

Emblock later became a fully fledged ghost. She was targeted for 'recruitment' by Project Shadowblade, but thanks to her precognitive abilities, she was able to remain hidden and avoid abduction.[5]

In 2503, Delta graduated from Ghost Academy. She was noted to be functionally behind other operatives due to her delayed training. She participated in Operation: Exodus, but after a failure in Operation: Dark Fire in 2504 she was recalled to Ghost Academy for psychiatric evaluation. The team evaluating her noticed that due to the trauma she had suffered, she had become more cold and distant. As such, she was assigned to Nova for the duration of her rehabilitation.[4]

She participated in three more operations after this period, Operation: Queen's Gambit, Operation: Silent Runner, and Operation: Thunder Struck. Years after the End War, she was sent in an operation to gain intelligence on a Defenders of Man base with Nova, Stone, and Theodore Pierce. The squad went missing shortly after. Her profile appeared in a secure Defenders of Man database.[4]

Later, after Nova broke out of a facility in Sharpsburg, she found Delta, who was under attack by Defenders of Man forces. Nova saved her and escaped the facility, and Delta and Pierce decided to split from the main group to better their escape chances. Nova escaped the planet, but was not able to contact Delta or the rest of her squad.[6]

PowersEdit

"Delta, how did you do that?"
"I'm not sure what I did...I-I told the spores it was alright to ignite and they did."

- Gabriel Tosh and Delta after the latter's first use of pyrokinesis(src)

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Delta Emblock using pyrokinesis

Emblock powers include pyrokinesis[2], telepathy, telekinesis,[4] and precognitive dreams.[3] Her PI rating was probably 6 or below during training, as she was assigned to Preceptor Ryke's thought-blocking class for students with PI of 6 or below.[1] She was noted to have a PI of 7, and was seen as highly social by her team leaders.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 DeCandido, Keith R. A. (w), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (p, i). StarCraft: Ghost Academy: Volume 1 (paperback binding). Tokyopop, January 1, 2010. ISBN 978-1427-81612-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Gerrold, David (w), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (p, i). StarCraft: Ghost Academy: Volume 2 (paperback binding). Tokyopop, August 10, 2010. ISBN 978-1427-81613-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gerrold, David (w), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (p, i). StarCraft: Ghost Academy: Volume 3 (paperback binding). Tokyopop, March 8, 2011. ISBN 978-1427-81614-6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Ghost Profile: Delta. Ghost Profile: Delta, accessed on 2016-03-24
  5. Kenyon, Nate. (September 27, 2011). StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1439-10938-0.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, The Escape (in English). 2016-03-29.


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