Heroes of the Storm – Nova – Talents
November “Nova” Terra is a ghost of the Terran Dominion and one of the most powerful psionic soldiers ever known. Nova is highly focused, determined, and extremely deadly. Even Jim Raynor wouldn’t want to be caught within her crosshairs.
Automatically cloaks while out of combat. Snipes enemies from afar, and creates Decoys of herself to fool enemies.
Store Cost: 10,000 gold | $9.99
Role: Ranged Assassin
November “Nova” Terra spent the best parts of her youth as the golden child of one of Tarsonis’ wealthy Old Families. Though she exhibited signs of burgeoning psionic potential, Nova’s parents insisted that she was merely sensitive or “empathetic,” hoping to keep her abilities a secret (as much from the Ghost Academy that would conscript their child as from Nova herself).
When her family was violently betrayed and her telekinetic powers became destructively apparent, Nova was forced into hiding in the crime-ridden slums of Tarsonis’ Gutter. The story of Nova’s emergence from the Gutter is apocryphal, but the burden of psionic abilities and the pain of her family’s ruin led her to seek refuge among the very Ghosts her parents hoped to keep her from.
Supremely dedicated, Nova excelled as a trainee in the Ghost Academy on Ursa, eventually earning the questionable reward of a mind-wipe that erased all recollection of her tragic youth – and the majority of her long-term memory with it.
As a full-fledged Ghost operative, Nova’s duties have included battling zerg, investigating the psionic killers known as Spectres, and even dealing with noted enemy of the people Jim Raynor. Her service record has seen her assigned tasks of increasing importance to the leadership of the Dominion, and she stands ready to be dispatched on missions that will make her past pale in comparison.
Nova was first introduced in StarCraft: Ghost, an FPS video game developed originally by Nihilistic & Blizzard Entertainment. The video game was first announced at the Tokyo Game Show 2002. The game was later transferred to Swingin’ Ape Studios. Blizzard Entertainment acquired the studios time later, and in 2006 the game was deemed postponed (not cancelled).
The novel was meant to ship the same day as the game, but the game was postponed. Nevertheless, Blizzard and Pocket Star Books decided to launch the novel months later, on November 28, 2006 … Starcraft: Ghost–Nova by Keith R.A. DeCandido.
Nova was also featured in the Tokyopop manga StarCraft: Ghost–Academy Vol. 1-3. Nova was introduced as an NPC in a cutscene shown in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and the player controls her as a unit during an optional mission. Nova also appears briefly in the initial missions of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
Voice Over Quotes
These are the voice over quotes repeated by Nova when the player clicks on her multiple times. Transcript courtesy of Egrem. (Thank you)
“Don’t have all day.”
“No, I am not Kerrigan… and if I had my own game, you’d know that.”
“A Ghost’s first and best weapon is her mind. Everything else is supplemental.”
“If they’re not dead, it’s just because I haven’t killed them yet.”
“What can I say? I do have the best equipment.”
“Watch where you’re clicking! I’m not just some piece of assassin.”
“You ever hear the one about the… is that a nuclear launch I detect, or are you just glad to see me?”
“Well all day long at Ghost Academy, all I hear is how great Sarah is at this, or how wonderful Kerrigan did at that. Kerrigan, Kerrigan, Kerrigan!”
“One shot, center mass. Pew.”
“You think you have issues with your parents? Clearly you haven’t heard my story.”
“I can’t believe I made out with Tosh. Wait, was I mind-wiped in that manga? I always forget.”
“Blondes have more fun! See? So fun!”
Basic Hero Quests
Basic Hero Quests are unique to each Hero. Usually they are focused on using a spell/ability “X” amount of times against any enemy Hero; and the last one asks you to play 10 games with your Hero.
Epic Hero Quests
The Epic Hero Quests are not available until you reach level 10, and until your Hero has completed the 3 Basic Hero Quests. These are not unique for each hero. All Heroes must complete the same Epic Hero Quests.