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Old 02-18-2020, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by OnyxWatcher View Post
How many of them did you notice?

Except such obvious things that:
- Starcraft races are Blizzard interpretation of Games Workshop's Space Marines, Eldars and Tyranids.
- A lot of "Alien" franchise vibe.
The inspiration goes back even earlier to Starship Troopers, the novel.

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Originally Posted by OnyxWatcher View Post
Starcraft races are Blizzard interpretation of Games Workshop's Space Marines, Eldars and Tyranids.
This isn't entirely accurate.

The terrans draw mostly from Starship Troopers, space westerns, and other non-40k scifi. Also the American Civil War, prior to Metzen deciding to kill off the Confederacy in episode 1. Talk about a complete waste of world building.

The protoss actually seem to draw inspiration from both the Eldar and the Imperium (e.g. religious, super soldiers, dragoons=dreadnoughts, etc), as well as the titular predator from Predator. Plus all the other religious and warrior races in scifi.

The zerg aren't just clones of tyranids. They have brain bugs taken wholesale from Starship Troopers. They had personalities, which have no analogue elsewhere in scifi. (Don't get me started about how stupid Kerry ruined their characterization forever. I hate that stupid harlot with the burning intensity of a trillion suns.)

They're pretty much assembled entirely from existing scifi tropes, not 40k specifically.
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