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"It's just business. Do what I say, and you'll walk out of here rich. Hell, I'll even give you a deal on a better arm."

- James Sykes to Elms(src)

James "Sirius" Sykes was a terran warhound pilot and lifelong mercenary.

BiographyEdit

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Sykes in 2506

Sykes spent his younger years running with a dedicated merc band, where he befriended Rob "Cannonball" Boswell and Elms in particular. Elms went her own way, with Sykes saying he "owed" her a great deal. Sykes continues to rely on Cannonball's help for all of his biggest jobs. His time as a mercenary has seen him through a few good times, and a whole lot of bad.[1]

Altered TimelinesEdit

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This article or section contains information derived from Co-op Missions, and should not be considered part of the official StarCraft storyline.

In a theoretical timeline where Tychus survived the Second Great War, Sykes was recruited into Tychus's new Heaven's Devils to fight in the End War against Amon's Forces, once again alongside Boswell.[1]

Just BusinessEdit

"Elms?"
"Long time, Sykes. You look like hell."
"Speak for yourself. I've still got both my arms"

- Sykes and Elms upon their reunion(src)

During or after the End War, Sykes lost his left eye. He had it replaced with an ocular implant.

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"Just business"

After the Battle of Adena, Sykes ran with a new mercenary crew who operated out of the outpost of Last Junction. He was visited again by Elms, who offered to sell him jorium. However, Sykes double crossed Elms to steal her jorium haul, and had his mercenaries cohorts surround Elm's dropship. Sykes shot Elms's companion Turan, and offered that if Elms did as he said, they'd both walk away rich. Elms managed to grab Sykes's gun with her robotic arm, blocking his shot, then choked him on the floor before breaking his neck.[2]

Game UnitEdit

"Warhound walkin'!"

- Tychus Findlay on James Sykes(src)

Sirius is a heroic Warhound that can be deployed by Tychus Findlay in Co-op Missions. Sirius can deploy warhound turrets in an area, allowing him great flexibility in defensive situations.

AbilitiesEdit

Warhound Deploy Turret Ability Icon
Deploy Warhound Turret

Detector. Deploy an automated defensive turret. Turrets gain the same gear bonuses as Sirius himself. Times out after 60 seconds. Holds up to 5 charges. Can attack ground and air units.

Usage
Hotkey Varies
Cooldown 15Time SC2 Game1
ve
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SA-55 Thunderbolt Missiles

Equips Sirius with missiles that deal 100 damage to 8 air targets. Warhound turrets deal 100 to 2 air targets.

Usage
Hotkey Z
Cooldown 15Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 6.
Acquisition
Purchased from Gunslinger's hideout
Hotkey Z
Cost 750 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 0Time SC2 Game1
ve

UpgradesEdit

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Moebius M34 Terror Rounds

Provides a 30% chance for Sirius to cast Fear in a small area with each attack. Enemy units in the area will run around in fear for 3 seconds. Warhound Turrets have a 3% chance to cast Fear with each attack.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 6.
Acquisition
Purchased from Gunslinger's hideout
Hotkey X
Cost 750 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 0Time SC2 Game1
ve
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D99 Detonator

When Sirius is defeated, he triggers an explosion, dealing 300 damage to enemy units in an area around him. Warhound Turrets deal 50 damage on death.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 6.
Acquisition
Purchased from Gunslinger's hideout
Hotkey C
Cost 750 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 0Time SC2 Game1
ve
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Umojan Turret Frame

Increases the life and weapon damage of Sirius' Warhound Turrets by 75%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 14.
Acquisition
Purchased from Gunslinger's hideout
Hotkey V
Cost 1200 Minerals Terran SC1 400 Gas Terran SC1 0Time SC2 Game1
Required Research all previous gear for Sirius.
ve
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ITC-E Triggers

Increases the attack speed of Tychus, Crooked Sam, and Sirius by 25%. (40% with full Tri-Outlaw Research Improvement mastery)

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Tychus Level 5.
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey S
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
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Outlaw Weapons

Upgrades the damage dealt by Tychus and his Outlaws.

Usage
Passive
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 120Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 140Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 4
Cost 325 Minerals Terran SC1 325 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 180Time SC2 Game1
Required Reach Tychus Level 13
Level 5
Cost 400 Minerals Terran SC1 400 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 200Time SC2 Game1
Required Reach Tychus Level 13
ve
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Outlaw Life and Armor

Upgrades the armor of Tychus and his Outlaws and increases their life by 10%.

Usage
Passive
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 120Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 140Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 4
Cost 325 Minerals Terran SC1 325 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 180Time SC2 Game1
Required Reach Tychus Level 13
Level 5
Cost 400 Minerals Terran SC1 400 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 200Time SC2 Game1
Required Reach Tychus Level 13
ve

TriviaEdit

  • In the Galaxy Map Editor, Sirius's SA-55 Thunderbolt Missiles are named "Tornado Missiles."
  • Sirius is the name of a real-world star, sometimes called the "Dog Star." Fittingly enough, Sykes pilots a mech named after a canine.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. Co-op Missions. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Tychus Findlay (in English). 2018.
  2. Valerie Watrous (w), Andrés Guinaldo (i) and Sandra Molina (c). (September 6th, 20178). StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 8 Accessed 2018-09-06.