Meta wrote:johnnythewolf wrote:Except Fenix hasn't been retconned out of existence; last time I checked, he's still mentioned in SC2's online manual (i.e. Braxis's description). Blizzard may have been indeed minimizing his role (which wasn't much to being with) but ultimately chose not to mention him in-game because he wasn't needed by the Terran-centric plot.
Yeah, Blizzard seemed to minimize the roles of nearly everyone who died in SC1 and whose legacy didn't extend past BW. But I don't think these are retcons unless they downright state that these characters never existed in the first place, or if you develop your (surviving) characters in a direction that specifically doesn't need Fenix or Duke, for example.
"Minimizing", I think not. He was one of the many victims of the Brood War, and there's really no reason why Raynor should care more about him than any of his other dead war buddies. Yeah, he vowed revenge, but I think it had more to do with Kerrigan's backstab than the death of some alien guy he's been with for only a few months. It's not as if Raynor isn't already used to see people around him die; remember his first time on Char and Aiur?
Let's face it: Fenix had more or less the importance and depth of Chief of Security Generic Redshirt in Star Trek. In Brood War, Artanis was pretty much the only Protoss to give a rat's ass about him - another hint that he was indeed the original Executor - and I suspect it had more to do with the two having been friends for centuries.
It'd have been cool to feature an anti-Zerg dominion billboard with Duke's photo and a message saying "we will never forget" or something like that.
I'm so not seeing that happening, as Duke had the reputation of being an asshole, no matter side he was with, and he did a truly terrible job at keeping the Sector safe.
A stranger omission is the UED: you'd think that a massive army of quasi-Nazi Terran invaders that, for a while, overran both the Zerg and the Dominion would have had a bigger legacy, or at least be mentioned by the Koprulu citizens.
With Kerrigan now being the undisputed ruler of the entire Swarm after pretty much single-handely wiping out the whole UED fleet, you'd think that people would regard her as a bigger threat than some invaders from far away whose lasting impact on the sector was minimal at best.
That and Blizzard openly admitted the UED was clumsily handled anyway.