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"Terran marines are the toughest frag magnets in the galaxy. But when they're in trouble, guess who they call?"

- Lieutenant Rosa Morales(src)

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The medic

The medic is a terran unit that can heal friendly biological ground units.


"Bein' a medic isn't too different from being a soldier. I just kill in reverse."

- Petty Officer Lisa Cassidy(src)

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A medic

During the Guild Wars, the Terran Confederacy experimented with adding Colonial Fleet medics to front-line infantry units.[1]

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[2] but were sometimes assigned to squads/platoons.[3] Confederate medics had a distinct appearance (white armor with a red cross).[4] Raynor's Raiders medics operated on the front lines, at least on some occasions.[3]

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.

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A medic (post-Brood War)

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.[5] However, casualties will still occur and for dying marines, medics administer a drug known as the "Final Protocol".[6]

Medics are often specifically targeted on the battlefield, hence the provision of an arm-mounted shield in addition to their armor.[7] 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.[5] The Alliance's medics use the C-7 gauss pistol and wear CMC-405 light combat suits.[8]

Following the Brood War, the Koprulu Sector factions continue to use medics.[8][9][10] The Terran Dominion still maintains a combat medic program, as medivac dropships are expensive to deploy.[11]

Game UnitEdit


For StarCraft gameplay information see: Medic (StarCraft).
For StarCraft in-game quotations see: StarCraft I Medic Quotations.

StarCraft IIEdit

For StarCraft gameplay information see: Medic (StarCraft II).
For StarCraft in-game quotations see: StarCraft II Medic Quotations.

Heroes of the StormEdit

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The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

Lt. Morales appears as a playable medic hero in Heroes of the Storm. Uther the Lightbringer's Medic Uther skin borrows iconography from the StarCraft medic. [7]

Known MedicsEdit

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A medic


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A medic


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A UED medic

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.[12]


  1. Dietz, William C. (April 6, 2010). StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.
  2. Metzen, Chris & Samuel Moore (March 29, 1999). "StarCraft: Revelations." Amazing Stories 596 (Spring): 20-27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rosenberg, Aaron (May 23, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7133-6.
  4. DeCandido, Keith R. A. (November 28, 2006). StarCraft: Ghost: Nova. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0743-47134-3.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Underwood, Peter, Chris Metzen and Bill Roper. StarCraft: Brood War (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  6. Blizzard Trivia. Gissar's Scratch Pad. Accessed 2007-10-27.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Blizzard Entertainment. Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015
  8. 8.0 8.1 Bill Slavicsek, David Eckelberry, Shawn F. Carnes (March 1, 2000). Alternity: StarCraft Edition. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786-91618-4
  9. Elder, Josh and Ramanda Kamarga. "Why We Fight." In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 1, pp. 6–47. Tokyopop, August 1, 2008. ISBN 1427-80721-3.
  10. Benjamin, Paul, Shramek, Dave and Hector Sevilla. "Weapon of War." In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 1, pp. 94–139. Tokyopop, August 1, 2008. ISBN 1427-80721-3.
  11. Exam Personality=Medic, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2010-06-19
  12. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named CampbellInterview

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