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Donny Vermillion
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Physical
Race

Terran

Gender

Male

Hair

Brown

Eyes

Brown

Political
Affiliation

Universe News Network

Occupation

Chief anchor (?—2504)

Family and
Relatives

Deceased brother

Real Life
Voice Actor

Blair Bess[1]

Donny Vermillion[2] was the mustachioed chief anchor for Universe News Network, specifically for Vermillion Live.[3]

BiographyEdit

Donny Vermillion's brother was killed in the Fall of Tarsonis.[4]

At the outbreak of the Second Great War, Vermillion reported the massive zerg invasion of the Sector.[5] His war reporting dispensed Dominion propaganda and portrayed Raynor's Raiders very negatively, often deliberately twisting facts to cover up the heroic nature of many of their missions and cutting off field reporter Kate Lockwell before she could say anything praising Raynor and his men.[6]

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When Raynor and his men broadcast the news that Arcturus Mengsk had used psi emitters to lure the zerg to Tarsonis,[7] Vermillion was shocked by the news, muttering to himself on the air that his brother had lived on Tarsonis.[4]

He shortly began to miss his work, prompting Kate Lockwell to "hope" he would get well soon.[8]

End of an EraEdit

After he reported the zerg retreating back to Char, he took a sick leave for unknown reasons and eventually committed himself to the Dominion Mental Health Center, clad only in his socks and rumored to have been in possession of Emperor Mengsk's manifesto and a pound of peanut butter. He was replaced as chief anchor by Lockwell.[9]

NotesEdit

  • The Galaxy Map Editor has a character model called SMDonnyVermillionDeath. The model shows the top half Donny's body lying on the floor. Some of the skin on his face is gone, revealing smoking machinery underneath leaking oil and spitting sparks.
    • Blizzard initially planned on having Vermillion shot during the Korhal riots, and he would have been revealed to be a robot.[10]
  • Vermillion has a golden ring with some type of a green gem in it. The ring is on his left hand's ring finger.[6]
  • Both in name, appearance, and behavior, Vermillion is reminiscent of the character Ron Burgundy from the 2004 movie Anchorman.
  • Vermillion closely resembles Tom from Newsworthy in both appearance and role at UNN.[11]

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Credits. (in English). 2010.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Liberation Day (in English). 2010-07-27.
  3. Vermillion. Accessed on 2010-05-03
  4. 4.0 4.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. UNN newscast after "Media Blitz." (in English). 2010.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Escape from Mar Sara. (in English). 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. General newscasts (in English). 2010.
  7. (July 27, 2010) Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty bonus dvd (in English).
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mengsk Scandal: UNN newscast after "Piercing the Shroud." (in English). 2010.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. UNN newscast after "Belly of the Beast" or "Shatter the Sky." (in English). 2010.
  10. Chris Metzen, Brian Kindregan, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-10-23. BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Lore Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-10-25.
  11. Randolph, Grace (w), Nan Kim (p, i). "Newsworthy." In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 2 (paperback binding), pp. 68-121. Tokyopop, January 1, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-80831-8.

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