Nova/Quotes

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Voice Lines[edit | edit source]

Availability Quote Audio Background
Default And That Is That
Shard.png40 Ghost Reporting One of the select quotes for ghosts in StarCraft, and the build quote for ghosts in StarCraft II.
Never Fail to Impress
Reap The Whirlwind "You called down the thunder, now reap the whirlwind" is a poke quote for ghosts in StarCraft.
Threat Eliminated

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan Happy.png

Kerrigan

  • Nova: Kerrigan.
  • Kerrigan: That's me.. and who are you again?
Kerrigan and Nova were both ghost agents. When Kerrigan was brought into the Ghost Program, her psionic profile was powerful enough to where they readjusted their scale to put Kerrigan at a 10. While Nova was also a 10, she was never quite as powerful as Kerrigan was. The two characters have also drawn comparison due to their similar models and roles.
  • Kerrigan: Ready to watch a real assassin at work?
  • Nova: Whatever.
Emoji Murky Pack 1 Murky Happy.png

Murky

  • Nova: Ugh. Why did I get partnered with the fish again?
  • Murky: <Response indicating he is excited and ready to fight>
  • Murky: <Playfully questioning the person next to him>
  • Nova: Ugh, I hate sushi.
Emoji Raynor Pack 1 Raynor Happy.png

Raynor

  • Nova: Well, well, well. James Raynor.
  • Raynor: Do me a favor, don't shoot me this time.
During the Heart of the Swarm mission "Back in the Saddle," Nova is ordered to capture Raynor and Kerrigan and raids a base housing them. While Kerrigan escapes, she captures Raynor, shooting him in the head but not killing him.
  • Raynor: You ready for this, blondie?
  • Nova: More than you are, marshal.
Raynor was marshal of the colony of Mar Sara.
Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus Meh.png

Tychus

  • Nova: Keep your eyes on the battlefield, Tychus.
  • Tychus: I never make promises I don't intend to keep.
During his soldier and outlaw days, Tychus was known to be a womanizer, frequenting many bars and brothels.
  • Tychus: You up for this, sweetheart?
  • Nova: Call me 'sweetheart' again and you spit out a bullet. Are we clear?
Emoji Nova Pack 1 Nova Happy.png

Generic

  • Nova: Ready to pop some hostiles?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Nova: What do you say, ready to have a little fun?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Nova: They'll never see me coming.
"They won't see me coming" is one of Nova's attack quotes in Wings of Liberty.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Nova: You gotta ask? (laughs)
Emoji Nova Pack 1 Nova ROFL.png

Generic

(Positive)

  • Nova: Look who it is. This ought to be interesting.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Nova: This might just be fun after all.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Nova: Couldn't agree more.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Nova: Sounds fun.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Nova: Wanna bet on who gets the first kill?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Nova: Let's go feed these guys some humble pie.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Nova: They'll never even see what hit 'em.
"Never know what hit 'em" is a move quote for the ghost in StarCraft and an attack quote for the ghost in StarCraft II.
Emoji Nova Pack 1 Nova Meh.png

Generic

(Negative)

  • Nova: Ugh, I can't believe they stuck me with you.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Nova: It's gonna be great when they wipe you from my memory.
Ghost agents commonly undergo memory wipes after missions in order to ensure classified information cannot be extracted, and in order to ensure their loyalty. Nova joined the Terran Dominion for the promise of them wiping some of the painful memories of her youth, but regained many of them due to exposure to terrazine gas years later. Memories are a common theme of Nova's stories.

Eliminations[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
vs. Valla Hunter? (scoffs) More like hunted. Valla represents the Diablo III demon hunter class.
vs. Brightwing Looks like I can shoot the wings off a butterfly. One of Nova's poke quotes in Wings of Liberty is "I can shoot the wings off a fly. Imagine what I can do to you."
vs. Kerrigan I never get tired of that. In spite of never directly facing Kerrigan in combat, Nova went through her training hearing of how powerful Kerrigan was, and the legacy she left upon the Ghost Program.
vs. King hero I guess I can add regicide to the list. Ghosts serve as assassins for their government, and often have to assassinate prominent senators, rebels, and political figures. However, without much in the way of monarchies aside from the Terran Dominion they serve, Nova has never been sent to assassinate royalty.
vs. Prince hero Good night, sweet prince. A reference to the line "goodnight, sweet prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest" from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet."
vs. Raynor See ya around, marshal. Raynor was marshal of the colony of Mar Sara before its purification by the protoss.
vs. Sylvanas Arrows? (scoffs) How medieval. Sylvanas uses a bow and arrow, while Nova uses a C-20A rifle.
vs. hero with kill streak That's why I make the big bucks.
Generic Nothing personal.
Keep the bullet to remember me by.
Now who's a ghost? A reference to Nova being a psionic soldier named a ghost.
I always get my target.
Hah! (blows kiss) Likely a reference to the kiss she blows during the Heroes of the Storm opening trailer.

Click-quotes[edit | edit source]

Quotes marked "Click-Quotes" are triggered when the player repeatedly clicks on the hero with the Left mouse button.

Quote Audio Background
Nova here. A select quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
Don't have all day.
No! I am not Kerrigan, and if I had my own game you'd know that. Nova was initially the main character of the canceled stealth shooter StarCraft: Ghost. She would however get her own books, comics, appearances in StarCraft II, and finally her own game story in Nova Covert Ops. Due to their similar designs and roles, Nova has drawn many comparisons to Kerrigan.
A ghost's first and best weapon is her mind. Everything else is supplemental. Ghosts are psionic soldiers that can use their powers on stealth and espionage missions. They are trained through brutal conditions to also be adaptable and intelligent in the face of impossible battlefield odds.
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. A reference to one of the ghost poke quotes in StarCraft II "I think the female ghosts have nicer equipment." This is a reference to the fact that both Nova and Kerrigan were hero unit ghosts with improved health and damage, while the standard "male" ghosts were weaker units.
Watch where you're clicking! I'm not just some piece of ass...assin. Much of Nova's promotional art for the canceled StarCraft: Ghost focused on her rear, to a degree that was noted by fans. A play on words with "piece of ass" and "assassin."
You ever heard the one about the– [this joke has been indefinitely postponed] What was to be Nova's debut game, StarCraft: Ghost, was in development for 12 years, being "indefinitely postponed" near the end of its lifecycle before finally being officially canceled in 2014.
Is that a nuclear launch I detect, or are you just glad to see me? When a ghost launches a nuclear missile, the warning "nuclear launch detected" plays across the map. A play on the "Do you have a ____ in your pants or are you just happy to see me?" line of sexual innuendo.
Ghost Academy (installation)|Ghost Academy] all I hear is great Sarah is at this, or how wonderful Kerrigan did at that. Kerrigan, Kerrigan, Kerrigan! Nova and Kerrigan are often compared, as both are powerful female ghosts who have very similar appearances. Nova and Kerrigan were also both class 10 psionics, though Nova was just slightly less psionically gifted than Kerrigan was as a ghost.
One shot, center mass. Poof. One shot center mass is a a term for a sniper shooting someone through the chest.
Boo! One of the ghost poke quotes in StarCraft II. A play on ghosts the name of fictional undead spirits.
You think you have issues with your parents? Clearly, you haven't heard my story. Nova was the daughter of the powerful Terra Family, one of the affluent Old Families who ran the Terran Confederacy. However, her psionic abilities fully awoke with a terrorist group killed her family, causing her powers to destroy her family's skyscraper and hundreds in it. She fled to the slums of Tarsonis, where she was captured and broken by a local crime lord, her powers bent to use for his own schemes. After she was rescued by the Ghost Program, she demanded the tortured memories of killing her family and life in the slums be wiped.
I can't believe I made out with Tosh. Wait, was I mind wiped in that manga]? I always forget. Gabriel Tosh was a friend of Nova who trained with her in the Ghost Program. The two had a romantic relationship briefly. However, an injury prevented Tosh from being fully mind-wiped, and he began to realize the horrors the Terran Dominion were committing, and he faked his death to escape the Ghost Program, joining a group named the spectres to overthrow the Dominion. While Nova was mind wiped several times in the manga Ghost Academy, she would regain these memories due to exposure to terrazine gas.
Blondes have more fun. (gunshot) (man screaming) See? So fun! Bblondes have more fun" quote is a phrase popularized by a Clairol advertising campaign.
Failure is never an option. No, seriously. Go check the menu, I'll wait. Not there, huh? "Failure is never an option" is Nova's build quote in Wings of Liberty.

Commands[edit | edit source]

Command Quote Audio Background
Move On it. "I'm on it" is a move quote of the ghost in StarCraft II.
Strictly business. A move quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
Acknowledged. A move quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
En route. A move quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
Loud and clear. A move quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
Executing. A move quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
I'll make it happen. A move quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
Yeah. I like that.
On the move! A move quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
while

rooted

I can't move!
Attack Initiating assault. An attack quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
On the offensive! An attack quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
Preparing to terminate. An attack quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
I'll give it a shot.
In my sights. "Target in my sights" is an attack quote for ghosts in StarCraft II.
Engaging hostile. "Engaging the enemy" is an attack quote for Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops, and her "under attack" quote in Wings of Liberty. "Engaging hostiles" is also an attack quote for the female "Covert Operative" skinned ghosts.
Advancing on target.
Not Enough

Mana

I'm low on mana.
Low on mana here.
My mana's low.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Use Quote Audio Background
Lock-in Locked and loaded.
Purchase Looks like I'm the best hero in your collection.
Try Mode I never fail to impress.
Ready to have your mind blown? One of Nova's most powerful psionic abilities is named mind blast.
Healed Gotta love this medic! Medics are healer units for terran infantry in the StarCraft series.
Thanks for the heal.
Keep up the healing!
Hearthing I'm making a tactical retreat.
Gotta pull back for now.
Respawn Ghost reporting. One of the select quotes for ghosts in StarCraft, and the build quote for ghosts in StarCraft II.
Can't kill me that easily.
Nova here. A select quote of Nova in Wings of Liberty and Nova Covert Ops.
Resurrected Thanks for the hand.
Okay. I'm back.
Taunting You're in my crosshairs. Ghost agents commonly serve as snipers.
Enjoy these last few moments.
Your time is up.
Talent chosen Oh! You spoil me.
I just get better and better.
Gotta love that.
Upgrade complete. The quote that plays when a terran army purchases and completes an upgrade.
Worth It

(Getting a kill

after getting killed)

Got it anyway.
Booyah!

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Triple Tap

Kill shot confirmed.
Terminating, with extreme prejudice.
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Precision Strike

Orbital cannon synchronized. One of Nova's abilities from the canceled StarCraft: Ghost was to call in an orbital strike from a nearby battlecruiser on her enemies.
Here comes the light show!
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