Marine Training
Season 1, Episode 18
Marine training
Air date December 15, 2012
Episode guide
NASL 4 Grand Finals
Christmas Special: The True Meaning of StarCraft

Marine Training is the eighteenth episode in the first season of StarCrafts.

Plot Edit

In the school-like barracks, a marine teacher writes "1+1=" on the blackboard, and he gives student marine a chalk in order to answer the very simple equation. He takes his time to figure out the math result in many seconds until he finally writes "2". The teacher does an applause for a mere correct answer, and gives him a rifle as a "graduation" gift. As the student marine leaves, the colossus appears rampaging the base. The school barracks lifts off and launches away.

Epilogue Edit

He throws his schoolbag at another escaping barrack's opening but unluckily he doesn't reach when he jumps for it.

Characters Edit

Trivia Edit

  • This episode takes place during "Shadow of a Colossus", where the student marine is first seen meeting his demise.
  • There is a zergling keychain on student marine's bag.

Cultural References Edit

  • While the student marine walks toward the blackboard, there is a window (田) drawn on the wall. It is a reference to the "graphical joke" that illustrates "1 + 1 = window," when two top and bottom lines can be arranged to an "=" sign and laid at right side of the remaining pieces to form "|+| =."

In-game Refrences Edit

  • The choice of math equation is a reference to archon's quotation in StarCraft II, "One plus one equals...ONE!" when repeatedly selected.
  • This is a nod to players often teasing the marines as being "Dim-witted"
  • The overall time appearance of the student marine before leaving the barracks is the same to StarCraft II's marine's build time, at 25 seconds.

Video Edit

StarCrafts Episode 18 Marine Training

StarCrafts Episode 18 Marine Training

StarCrafts Episode list
Season 1 ProbelemSupply BlockMicro MarineZerg BMChoked UpA Hellion of a HarassRoach ApproachRoach PoachScouting FactorOnslaughtHalloween Special 2012Shes the BombSpore LoserThe BWC 2012Attention SeekerShadow of a ColossusNASL 4 Grand FinalsMarine TrainingThe True Meaning of StarCraftEpic Mule TimeThe BanePhoenix DownI SpyUneggspectedThree For AllHeart of the Swarm Opening
Season 2 Season 2 Episode 0GL HFGot 99 ProbelemsReaping the BenefitsCore ValuesMine for the TakingSpawning Pool PartyPest ControlHellraiserFog of WarUndermine the OvermindNuclearedPower OverwhelmingMutalatedThunder and LightningDeathBallUnstoppableA Swarm WelcomeUnaVOIDableWin of the CenturyTrust the Nidas TouchThat So RavenHalloween Special 2013It's Nerfing TimeCrude BroodOracle OraKILLThe Twelve Days of StarCraftsBurning TideValentine's Day Special
Season 3 Season 3 Episode 0Not Enough MineralsCheeselingBase to BaseProxologistHatch MatchA Miner Probelem (alternate)You FiredNexus HoldemTvTZvZPvPAll for OneBustedCarrier CareerHalloween Special 2014NimbusA StarCrafts CarolDoomDropBeat by CreepTeam WorkArchon ModeGroup HugOverlord OverloadProtoss PartyAlliance
Season 4 Season 4 Episode 0BroodWar in a NutshellBroodWar Ep 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) • WCS Season 3 FinalsHotS & WoL in a NutshellLegacy of the Void OpeningKerrigan & Karax
Season 5 Season 5 Episode 0Game of DronesReaping RewardsAdeptationNova Covert OopsSplashRavager RavengerFreedom FightersSpineless DefenceAbathur & VorazunJimmity & AlarakStarCrafts Mod OpeningHalloween Special 2016CyclOWNEDColossal MistakeNova & StukovHome AloneNation Wars 2017 Grand FinalsArchOnslaughtThe Magic BoxInChargeMineral Line UpLurking AboutOrders are OrdersExecutive DecisionsThe DuelFenix & ZagaraDehaka & SwannThe Fall
Season 6 Season 6 Episode 0The New TerranThe New ZergThe New ProtossBuild OrdersDeep FeelingsMira & ArtanisDeep ImpactNation Wars 2018StarCraft 20th AnniversaryEvolution CompleteHellfireLabotossDo You Even Lift?"Care Again" ft. Kyle OkalyAn Arm and a LegSpineless CowardA Worm WelcomeTychus & SwannDeep TroubleZeratul & Raynor
Season 7 Beginning of the End
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