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A Liberator escape pod

Escape pods are small escape craft used to evacuate starships in the event of an emergency.

Terrans[edit | edit source]

Terran escape pods, also referred to as "lifepods" or "lifeboats," are small terran craft used for transport in emergencies. They are attached to capital ships[1] such as Behemoth-class battlecruisers,[2], liberators,[3] science vessels and cargo ships. However, their presence is not a given.

Terran escape pod

Pods contain basic supplies that are bolted to the walls and/or carried in mesh pouches,[1] such supplies including MREs[2] and a med-kit. A weapons locker is also present, containing at least five types of pistol, a Torrent SR-8 shotgun and AGR-14 rifle.[2] It is equipped with harnesses for six individuals[1] and a cockpit for both a pilot and co-pilot. Pods are capable of planetary landings and travel through space. Gravity is maintained even when in the latter, suggesting compatibility with gravity accelerators.

Escape pods can travel a fair distance, at least between worlds. However, due to limited fuel and food, a pod cannot remain in space indefinitely and has to land eventually.[2]

Battlecruisers are outfitted with an escape pod variant named a jump-pod.[4]

Protoss[edit | edit source]

The protoss have their own escape pods,[5] designed to carry one or two protoss. They can carry ten days worth of oxygen and protective suits, and are protected by shields. They are carried by carriers[6] and motherships.[7] Many have a similar design to scouts, and retain the fighter's maneuverability, though lacking their weaponry and only fitting one to two protoss within.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rosenberg, Aaron (June 1, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7133-4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Golden, Christie (May 22, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7125-3.
  3. Houser, Jody (w), Guzmán,Gabriel (p, i). "StarCraft: Scavengers: Issue 4" StarCraft: Scavengers 4 (7) (October 31st, 2018) Dark Horse Comics.
  4. Bogdanove, Kal-El. "Frenzy." (Feb. 28, 2013). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: Frenzy Accessed 2013-02-28.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Enemy Within (in English). 2013-03-12.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Golden, Christie (June 30, 2009). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #3: Twilight. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7129-9.
  7. StarCraft II, mothership unit quotations
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