The following section contains information from StarCraft: Retribution.

Jenson Archimedes was a Terran Dominion scientist. He called himself Head Counsel to Emperor Arcturus Mengsk.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Quest for the Stone[edit | edit source]

Archmedes was put in charge of the Dominion expedition to Aridas, tasked with acquiring the powerful artifact, the Argus stone.[1]

Archimedes concluded that there were multiple xel'naga ruins on Aridas. However, the military situation had turned dire against the Aridians, especially since a zerg cerebrate had somehow taken control of a protoss tribe using xel'naga technology. Archimedes wanted to capture it for further study, but this would not prevent the zerg from fighting the terrans.[2]

Archimedes was exploring a huge cavern beneath excavation sites when he was captured by the zerg. They surrounded his science vessel with minions. He was able to contact the Dominion forces and request a rescue, which was successful. Archimedes told the Dominion commander he would let the emperor know of his courage.[3]

Archimedes located the Argus stone on the far side of Aridas, protected by numerous protoss tribes.[1] The protoss, in a last-ditch effort to protect and use the stone, placed it within a temple they had warped in from Aiur, which would focus the energies of the stone. Archimedes' forces shattered the temple, defeating the protoss. Archimedes picked up the stone, putting it on his science vessel.[4]

Losing the Stone[edit | edit source]

In an effort to recover the stone, the Zerg Crusaders destroyed Archimedes' battlecruiser escort, then pursued him through multiple Dominion bases.[5] The zerg captured some of his allies, infesting them in order to gain information on Archimedes' whereabouts.[6][7] The zerg eventually stole the stone from Dominion forces.[8]

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

This unit may detect cloaked and burrowed enemies.

The Defensive Matrix absorbs 250 points of damage. The shield is not perfect; some damage will "leak" and reduce the unit's HP by half a point per hit.

Usage
Hotkey D
Cost 100 Energy
Range 10
Duration 60 seconds seconds
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EMP Shockwave

Reduces shield and energy to 0 for all enemy or allied units within the blast radius. Particularly useful against protoss units and buildings.

Usage
Hotkey E
Cost 100 Energy
Range 8
Acquisition
Purchased from Science facility
Hotkey E
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 120seconds
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Irradiate

Reduces the hit points of biological units near the targeted unit (and the targeted unit itself if it is biological) by 250 over 30 seconds. Mechanical units are immune, but biological units passing near an irradiated mechanical unit will still be affected.

Usage
Hotkey I
Cost 75 Energy
Range 9
Acquisition
Purchased from Science facility
Hotkey I
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 80seconds

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey H
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 266seconds
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals 225 Vespene gas 298seconds
Required Science facility
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals 300 Vespene gas 330seconds
Required Science facility

Notes[edit | edit source]

Archimedes shares his surname with the famous Ancient Greek scientist, Archimedes.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 StarCraft: Retribution. WizardWorks Software. Terran campaign: “Strongarm”, mission 1: “On the Field of Battle” (in English). 1998. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "SC:Ret_T1" defined multiple times with different content
  2. StarCraft: Retribution. WizardWorks Software. Terran campaign: “Strongarm”, mission 2: “The Fragile Alliance” (in English). 1998.
  3. StarCraft: Retribution. WizardWorks Software. Terran campaign: “Strongarm”, mission 8: “In the Depths of Hell” (in English). 1998.
  4. StarCraft: Retribution. WizardWorks Software. Terran campaign: “Strongarm”, mission 10: “In the Presence of the Stone” (in English). 1998.
  5. StarCraft: Retribution. WizardWorks Software. Zerg campaign: “Dynamic Evolution, mission 1: "Cutting off the exits” (in English). 1998.
  6. StarCraft: Retribution. WizardWorks Software. Zerg campaign: “Dynamic Evolution, mission 2: "Ascension” (in English). 1998.
  7. StarCraft: Retribution. WizardWorks Software. Zerg campaign: “Dynamic Evolution, mission 5: "Beginning of the End” (in English). 1998.
  8. StarCraft: Retribution. WizardWorks Software. Zerg campaign: “Dynamic Evolution, mission 7: "Guardians of the Stone” (in English). 1998.
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