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"You have prevailed for now. Word of this sacrilege will echo across the stars, James Raynor. The day of reckoning draws near."

- Nyon expresses his anger.(src)

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Late 2504, Sigma Quadrant Worldship (optional storyline)[1]








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Tal'darim Mothership commander

Real Life
Voice Actor

Gary Anthony Williams[2]

Nyon was an executor of the Tal'darim,[3] a group of fanatical protoss.


According to Alarak, Nyon was sent to extract terrazine until he lost his mind, which Alarak considered to be a fate worse than death.[3]

Defending the Breath of Creation

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This article or section contains information from the optional Covert Missions in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.

Main article: Welcome to the Jungle

Like many other relics from the xel'naga, the terrazine found on Bel'Shir was sacred to the Tal'darim. During the Second Great War, Raynor's Raiders were hired by Gabriel Tosh to steal some of the gas from the protoss shrines. Nyon oversaw the local Tal'darim presence and could not dissuade the terrans with threats and he refused to negotiate with the terrans; the executor ordered the faithful to evict the interlopers by force. Neither this, nor attempts to seal the shrines, were enough to prevent the Raiders from stealing enough terrazine for Tosh's plans.[4]

Defending the Artifacts

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The outbreak of the Second Great War was driven by a hunt for the components to a xel'naga device. Nyon led the Tal'darim guarding many of the component sites, and suffered a long string of defeats at the hands Raynor's Raiders as the terrans stole each in turn.

Main article: The Dig

A Moebius Foundation expedition found a component in a xel'naga temple on Xil, but was destroyed by the Tal'darim before they could complete the excavation. The Raiders followed the expedition and completed the work, despite Nyon's attempt to destroy them as well. At the battle's end, the executor threatened Raynor of his day of reckoning, unnerving Raynor. The executor also identified the Raiders,[5] and correctly predicted the terrans would attempt to steal the component on Typhon XI.[6]

Main article: Supernova

Nyon was waiting for the Raiders when the terrans arrived on Typhon XI. The executor refused to back down even with the impending supernova of the local star; he judged the sacrifice of his troops to be worth the destruction of the sacrilegious terrans. The protoss' preparations were for naught again, and the executor followed the victorious terrans in abandoning the planet.[6]

Main article: Maw of the Void
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Nyon in the Tal'darim mothership

The final component was on a derelict xel'naga worldship, and the Raiders inevitably raided it as well. The executor directly intervened aboard a powerful mothership as the terrans closed on the vault, and it was insufficient.[1]

Plot branch : Raynor's Raiders destroy the Tal'darim Mothership.

The mothership was destroyed and Nyon killed. Antagonistic to the end, Nyon declared the Raiders as fools and claimed his spirit would go to the xel'naga.[1]

Plot branch ends here


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Old portrait

  • Nyon is never mentioned by name in Wings of Liberty, and sub-titles refer to him as the "Tal'darim Executor." The name is derived from sources such as his official portrait.[7] He would get mentioned by name in Legacy of the Void in one of Alarak's quotes.[3]
  • During development, Nyon was known as "Lhassir".[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Maw of the Void (in English). 2010-07-27.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Credits. (in English). 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Alarak Lines
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Welcome to the Jungle (in English). 2010-07-27.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, The Dig (in English). 2010-07-27.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Supernova (in English). 2010-07-27.
  7. Nyon Portrait, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2014-10-07
  8. 2010-08-15, Beta Gamestrings. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2010-08-15