Stealing Thunder is a short web story, by Micky Neilson, set in the StarCraft universe. It concerns the life of Isaac White, a marauder who specialized in disarming explosives, a skill known as "stealing thunder".
Bomb disposal expert Isaac White, a Confederate soldier fighting in the Guild Wars, disarmed bombs on an important bridge on Gamma Dorian. White discovered a bomb easily and disarmed it. However, as Confederate transport vessels crossed the bridge, he noticed another bomb. The first one had been a decoy. White tried to warn the others.
Sixteen Years Later
Sixteen years later, Isaac White was a first sergeant and marauder in the Dominion Armed Forces, serving on the battlecruiser Tahoe. He was still haunted by his failure at Gamma Dorian. He had been demoted for that, but refused to leave the military. Now he had to deal with Commander Rindge, who loathed him.
Based on the low-gravity moon of Chanuk, the miners had carved it up looking for minerals. White took part in the Dominion assault on the pirates. He tangled with Smokin' Joe, a pirate firebat. White managed to hurl "Joe" away, but ended up stuck in an elevator shaft.
By the time White awoke, the Dominion had cleared out. They weren't interested in rescuing the miners, only in killing some pirates, as the Players' Club had tangled with the Dominion in the past.
Neilson, Micky. "Stealing Thunder." (Oct. 13, 2010). Blizzard Entertainment. Stealing Thunder Accessed 2010-10-22.