The medic is a terran unit that can heal friendly biological ground units.
Marines suffered high casualties, but retained their strength through aggressive recruitment practices. By the Great War, Confederate medics remained at bases to care for wounded soldiers but were sometimes assigned to squads/platoons. Confederate medics had a distinct appearance (white armor with a red cross). Raynor's Raiders medics operated on the front lines, at least on some occasions.
As conflict escalated to include the protoss and zerg, marine losses became prohibitive. The United Earth Directorate pacification fleet included combat medics in its front lines. Recruitment for medics drew in mostly women.
The UED's technological prowess included the field of medical science. Medic tools have been expanded to chemical modifiers increasing marine survival rates and the use of nano-conveyed anesthetic and attenuated lasers to carry out on-site surgery. However, casualties will still occur and for dying marines, medics administer a drug known as the "Final Protocol".
Medics are often specifically targeted on the battlefield, hence the provision of an arm-mounted shield in addition to their armor. Despite this protection, medics are still vulnerable on the battlefield. Generally, their only armament is the A-13 flash grenade launcher, which is used to provide illumination and 'blind' enemy targets. The Alliance's medics use the C-7 gauss pistol and wear CMC-405 light combat suits.
Following the Brood War, the Koprulu Sector factions continue to use medics. The Terran Dominion still maintains a combat medic program, as medivac dropships are expensive to deploy. During the Second Great War, medics gained access to stabilizer medpacks, allowing them to use injectable nanobots for cellular hyper-repair.
- For StarCraft gameplay information see: Medic (StarCraft).
- For StarCraft in-game quotations see: StarCraft I Medic Quotations.
- For StarCraft gameplay information see: Medic (StarCraft II).
- For StarCraft in-game quotations see: StarCraft II Medic Quotations.
Heroes of the StormEdit
- Lieutenant Rosa Morales (Heroes of the Storm)
- Lieutenant Mari Suzek
- Lieutenant Zimmerman
- Sergeant Scheeler
- Petty Officer Lisa Cassidy
- Corporal Sawn
- Private Maren Ayers
- Private Cat
- Private Gina Elani
- Private Slug
- Private Trent
- Doctor Egon Stetmann
- Amanda Haley
- Lily Preston
- Romy Pyrius
Campbell has stated that "the Medic is a completely different character (as opposed to Kerrigan)--young, innocent, helpful." She has commented that voicing the medic in Brood War was easier as the unit's persona was closer to her own personality. She has also joked that the medic's death cry were what put her off playing Brood War, as she had to listen to her own death cry.