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Holograms, often nicknamed "holos", are a form of photography utilized by terrans that allow an image to be recorded in three dimensions. They are present in many forms of communication, ranging from military matters to televised media. Unlike flatscreen imagery, holograms are notoriously hard to fake and as such were the favored form of communication for the Sons of Korhal in the broadcasting of propaganda, making it difficult for authorities to edit them.[1] Some holograms are molecular in nature, allowing terrans to manipulate them with their hands.[2]

Holographic images also exist in forms akin to posters and photographs.[3]



In the public sector, the quality of hologram equipment varies. A basic set will display a single image while more advanced equipment can show a background. The image can be frozen and the size of the image can also vary, ranging from a life-size image of an individual to being scaled down to fit on the side of a desk[4] or in the palm of one's hand.[5] Holographic images can be recorded by holocams.[6]


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The Queen of Blades using a hologram

In the military sector, holograms are capable of creating 'light banners'[3] and tactical displays[7] such as starmaps.[8]


  1. Grubb, Jeff (February 27, 2001). StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04148-7.
  2. Kenyon, Nate. (September 27, 2011). StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1439-10938-0.
  3. 3.0 3.1 McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). StarCraft: I, Mengsk. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 1416-55083-6.
  4. DeCandido, Keith R. A. (November 28, 2006). StarCraft: Ghost: Nova. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7134-2.
  5. Benjamin, Paul and Dave Shramek (w), Sevilla, Hector (p, i). "War-Torn." In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 3 (paperback binding), pp. 6-47. Tokyopop, July 14, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-80832-5.
  6. Burns, Matt. "Collateral Damage." (May 13, 2010). Blizzard Entertainment. Collateral Damage Accessed 2010-05-16.
  7. Neilson, Micky (December 18, 2000). StarCraft: Uprising. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-1898-0 (eBook).
  8. Mesta, Gabriel (July 1, 2001). StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel'Naga. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04149-5.

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