Valley Johanssen was a Koprulu Liberation Front team leader. She joined the group to seek revenge against the Terran Dominion, which killed her brother. She was a zealous believer in the KLF's cause.

The New Sydney IncidentEdit

A Koprulu Liberation Front team led by Valley Johanssen attacked New Sydney, site of an advanced Terran Dominion munitions factory. The KLF troops had access to new munitions and sensor equipment, and could hold the plant employees hostage. Johanssen waited six days for her reinforcements, who were taking a less-traveled route to avoid the Dominion, to arrive at New Sydney. She planned to take over the planet, which would be the KLF's greatest victory to date.

Unfortunately for her, Dominion Emperor Arcturus Mengsk was spooked by the take-over, which indicated a flaw in Dominion intelligence. He sent one of his best ghost agents, Nova to rectify the situation, along with the Annihilators as backup. Nova was ordered to minimize casualties so they could be interrogated by the Dominion.

Although there were impressive defenses, such as winding tunnels and state-of-the-art weaponry stolen by the KLF, they were mostly bypassed by Nova.

Johanssen took shelter behind a force field, which could only be activated by a keypad tagged to her DNA. Nova simply took control of Johanssen's body, forcing her to key in the code (Nova was a telepath and could read Johannsen's mind). When Johanssen tried to attack her with a P1000, Nova caused it to explode, injuring Johasnsen.

Nova realized Johanssen's motives, and told her that fighting the Dominion would not get her brother back. Realizing that she had been defeated, Johanssen tried to commit suicide by stabbing herself in the heart, but was stopped by Nova.


DeCandido, Keith R. A. (November 28, 2006). StarCraft: Ghost: Nova. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7134-2.