10 Most Legendary Heroes from Blizzard Games : Page 4 of 10

Legends of the gaming world
Legends of the gaming world

4. Jim Raynor


Beacon of hope

StarCraft’s Jim Raynor is the quintessential space cowboy. Initially an outlaw-turned-marshal, he became part of a revolution to overthrow the oppressive Terran Confederacy. When his leader, Arcturus Mengsk, began exhibiting a genocidal streak, Raynor left the revolution to form his own, with the express purpose of bringing Mengsk to justice.

Raynor is beloved for many reasons, not least of which is his thick southern twang, courtesy of the marvelous voice work by Robert Clotworthy. Raynor is also tough and resourceful. Most importantly, he serves as the moral compass in a sector where shady political maneuverings and the disregard for the sanctity of life run rampant. He was the only one who saw the good in Kerrigan, which was instrumental in her transformation from mass murderer to something more heroic. Indeed, it’s in the darkest events that Raynor’s humanity shines the brightest, and it’s for this reason he sits at number four on our list of best Blizzard heroes.


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