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'''Colors''' are used to distinguish different players in ''[[StarCraft]]'' and ''[[StarCraft II]]''.
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[[File:StarCraft Terran.png|Terran Factions in StarCraft|thumb]]'''Colors''' are used to distinguish different players in ''[[StarCraft]]'' and ''[[StarCraft II]]''.
   
 
==StarCraft==
 
==StarCraft==
There are eight player colors, linked to each player slot. Unless specified by the map, players can choose their own color before a game starts.
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In multiplayer matches, players cannot choose their own color before a game starts.[[File:Brood War Terran Factions.png|thumb|Terran Factions in Brood War]]
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In [[Brood War]] two of the colors bring special variations into the game. Player 6 appears as [[Atlas Wing]] instead of [[Omega Squadron|<nowiki/>]][[Omega]] Squadron, and on Desert tileset it uses the Green color instead of Brown. Player 7 appears as [[Cronus Wing]] instead of [[Alpha Squadron]], and on Ice tileset it uses the Green color instead of White.[[File:StarCraft Zerg Broods.png|thumb|Zerg Broods in StarCraft]]
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Zerg Brood names and Protoss Tribe names are the same in [[StarCraft]] and [[Brood War]].[[File:Brood War Zerg Broods.png|thumb|Zerg Broods in Brood War]]
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In the original [[StarCraft]] manual the Color of [[Omega Squadron]] "the Death's Head Legion" is Black instead of Brown. Also Purple is associated with the [[Nova Squadron]] instead of [[Antiga]], and every Teal factions appear as Green in the manual.[[File:StarCraft Protoss Tribes.png|thumb|Protoss Tribes in StarCraft]]
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In the manul the Aqua color appears as the Militia Color of the [[Umojan Protectorate]], but it is not used ingame.[[File:Brood War Protoss Tribes.png|thumb|Protoss Tribes in Brood War]]
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There are two different yellow colors, one slightly paler than the other. Custom map editors also include tan and dark aqua (the neutral blue color), and various other options.<ref>[https://us.battle.net/forums/en/starcraft/topic/20757667394 Starcraft Player Colors]. ''Battle.Net.''<span> Accessed 2019-10-24.</span></ref>
 
 
Patch 1.23.1 extended the selectable color palette to 22.<ref>Blizzard Entertainment. [https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/starcraft/t/patch-1-23-1-notes/640 Patch 1.23.1]. ''Battle.Net.'' Accessed 2019-10-24.</ref>
 
   
 
==StarCraft II==
 
==StarCraft II==
Players are usually able to choose their color before a custom match starts.
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Players areThe Umojan Protectorate able to choose their color before a custom match starts.
 
There are eight primary player colors: red, blue, teal, purple, yellow, orange, green and light pink, with white being reserved for neutral units. More colors are available typically in games with more players. Colors are changed depending on the tileset as to not impact gameplay.
 
   
As of Patch 3.3.0, players are able to choose what colors appear for the player's, allied, neutral and enemy units under options.<ref>Blizzard Entertainment. [http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/20118329 Patch 3.3.0]. ''Battle.Net.'' Accessed 2016-05-23.</ref> There is also a color intensity slider.
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As of Patch 3.3.0, players are able to choose what colors appear for the player's, allied, neutral and enemy units for ladder and unranked matches.<ref>Blizzard Entertainment. [http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/20118329 Patch 3.3.0]. ''Battle.Net.'' Accessed 2016-05-23.</ref>
   
In single-player missions, colors are not explicitly associated with force names, but red terrans are usually [[Terran Dominion|The Dominion]], blue are [[Raynor's Raiders]], and pink [[Mira's Mercs]]. [[Moebius Corps]] are yellow and the [[Covert Ops Crew]] are black terran and use a different skin set. [[Kerrigan's Swarm]] is consistently colored purple in the single player campaigns, with feral zerg usually being colored orange and [[Amon Brood]] being colored red. In the ''Legacy of the Void'' campaign, player controlled protoss [[Daelaam]] are colored blue or teal, [[Purifier (race)|Purifiers]] are colored orange, and [[Nerazim]] are purple. Both Tal'darim and corrupted [[Khalai]] are red. The [[Tal'darim]] [[protoss]] faction are teal/aqua in the ''[[Wings of Liberty]]'' campaign, blue in ''[[Heart of the Swarm]]'', and given their own red skins in ''[[Legacy of the Void]]''.
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There are eight player colors available in games of less than 7 players: red, blue, teal, purple, yellow, orange, green and white. More colors are available in games with 8 players. Colors are changed depending on the tileset as to not impact
   
In [[Co-op Missions]], each commander has their own default color.
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In single-player missions, colors are not explicitly associated with force names, but red terrans are usually [[Terran Dominion|The Dominion]], blue are [[Raynor's Raiders]], and pink [[Mira's Mercs]]. [[Moebius Corps]] and the [[Covert Ops Crew]] are both black terran, but the Covert Ops Crew uses a different skin set. The [[Tal'darim]] [[protoss]] faction are teal/aqua in the ''[[Wings of Liberty]]'' campaign, dark blue in ''[[Heart of the Swarm]]'', and given their own red skins in ''[[Legacy of the Void]]''. [[Kerrigan's Swarm]] is consistently colored purple in the single player campaigns, with feral zerg usually being colored orange and [[Amon Brood]] being colored red.
* Raynor - Blue
 
* Kerrigan - Magenta
 
* Artanis, Nova - Teal
 
* Swann, Fenix, Stetmann - Orange
 
* Zagara - Dark Blue
 
* Vorazun - Purple
 
* Karax, Abathur - Yellow
 
* Alarak - Dark Red
 
* Stukov - Light Purple
 
* Dehaka - Blue Grey
 
* Han and Horner - Rose
 
* Tychus - Tuscany
 
* Zeratul - Aquamarine
 
* Mengsk - Red Brown
 
   
== Images ==
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In the ''Legacy of the Void'' campaign, player controlled protoss [[Daelaam]] are colored blue, [[Purifier (race)|Purifiers]] are colored orange, and [[Nerazim]] are green. Both Tal'darim and corrupted [[Khalai]] are red, but the Tal'darim use a different skin.
<gallery>
 
Starcraft color palette.png|StarCraft color palette
 
Starcraft extended color palette.PNG|StarCraft extended color palette
 
Commander colors 3.png|StarCraft 2 color palette
 
SC2 Default alliance colors.PNG|StarCraft 2 Default alliance colors
 
SC2 Alliance Colors.PNG|StarCraft 2 Co-op colors
 
</gallery>
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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