Portraits appear in StarCraft, StarCraft 64, and StarCraft: Remastered. In StarCraft 64, portraits are static, while in its PC counterparts, they are animated. The unit portraits were updated in Remastered. In the same game, portraits are available for players by gaining points in multiplayer games.
Portraits return in StarCraft II. They are animated in standard settings, but are still in lower settings. They can be used for player profiles by accomplishing various goals.