"This is Magellan, a cybernetic construct. Listen to him closely Commander, for he has one of the finest scientific minds in the Terran Dominion."

- Arcturus Mengsk to an Alpha Squadron commander(src)

Commodore Magellan was a cybernetic construct who commanded a science vessel.


Magellan was attached to Alpha Squadron following the rise of the Terran Dominion. Magellan was assigned to an operation to neutralize Alan Schezar and his militia by Emperor Arcturus Mengsk himself, who feared Schezar's control over a zerg cerebrate. Magellan was teamed with Tom Kazansky.[1]

During the briefing, Magellan picked up a transmission on the hyper-waveform emitter, which he showed to Mengsk and the commander. Somehow protoss Praetor Mojo was able to contact him telepathically from a stasis cell. Mojo advised rescuing a number of protoss whom Schezar had imprisoned in the vicinity of the cerebrate. He also advised not killing the cerebrate, as this would cause the zerg to run rampant and overrun both forces.[1]

Mengsk ignored the request, but Magellan chose to honor the protoss and rescue them. He later traveled to Aiur, seeking to rescue the protoss Praetor, Mojo, from the same Scavengers, in which he succeeded.[2]

Magellan (along with Kazansky, Mojo and a number of other terrans and protoss) participated in an assault on Schezar's main base on Aiur along with its associated cerebrate. He quickly detected the presence of a strange breed of ultralisk, the torrasque. Mojo informed him it could reincarnate from death, but Magellan noted its genetic similarity to Schezar's pet cerebrate. He believed killing his cerebrate would prevent the Torrasque from reincarnating. Magellan was last seen attacking the Schezar's Scavengers base on Aiur, seeking to destroy its enslaved cerebrate and Torrasque. His forces were successful.[3]

Game UnitEdit


This unit may detect cloaked and burrowed enemies.

The Defensive Matrix absorbs 250 points of damage and reduces each hit to one damage. The shield is not perfect; some damage will "leak" and reduce the unit's HP.

Hotkey D
Cost 100 Energy Terran SC1
Range 10
Duration 60 secondsTime SC2 Game1
InterEMPShock Terran SC1
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.

Hotkey E
Cost 100 Energy Terran SC1
Range 8
Purchased from Science facility
Hotkey E
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 120Time SC2 Game1
InterIrrad Terran SC1

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.

Hotkey I
Cost 75 Energy Terran SC1
Range 9
Purchased from Science facility
Hotkey I
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 80Time SC2 Game1


Purchased from Armory
Hotkey H
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Science facility
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Science facility


The name Magellan possibly came from the famous Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, whose ship was the first ever to circumnavigate the globe.


  1. 1.0 1.1 StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Enslavers bonus campaign, mission 2A: "Playing with Fire" (in English). 1998.
  2. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Enslavers bonus campaign, mission 2B: "The Rescue" (in English). 1998.
  3. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Enslavers bonus campaign, mission 3B: "The Final Blow" (in English). 1998.
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