|“||Let's recap—I was betrayed and killed, shot into space, captured by the zerg, resurrected and infested, cured, given to Moebius to research the protoss cure, and was instead experimented on as the cure slowly failed. Everyone up to speed? Good.||„|
|“||Gerard... old friend. You do indeed have a traitor in your midst, but it's not me. Duran. He has been playing us both from the start. He convinced you to destroy the Psi Disrupter, even though it was our best chance at defeating the Zerg... I came here to activate the one hope we have of defeating them, and you killed me for it. Duran is your enemy Gerard. I suspect that he may even be infested as well. Use the Disrupter, Gerard. Finish our operation. Let my death have at least some meaning.||„|
|~ Stukov to Admiral Gerard DuGalle after being shot by Samir Duran|
Alexei Stukov is a supporting character in the Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm campaign who aided in Kerrigan's destruction of the Skygeirr Platform and saved Kerrigan during her initial confrontation with Narud before becoming fully apart of the Zerg Swarm. In Starcraft: Brood War, he was the deuteragonist of the Terran campaign and was a Vice Admiral of the United Earth Directorate, before he was killed for his supposed betrayal by Samir Duran.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 6-A
Name: Alexei Stukov
Age: 52 before infestation, currently 57
Classification: Infested Terran
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Acid Manipulation, Summoning, Regeneration (High-Low), can improve his allies' regeneration with Regeneration Aura
Attack Potency: Multi-Continent level (Can kill hybrid, which can harm the primal form of Sarah Kerrigan, stated by Abathur that the modifications to Stukov were second only to the Queen of Blades, and that they were made on a level that he cannot achieve)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Multi-Continent Class
Durability: Multi-Continent level (Can survive being harmed by hybrid)
Range: Extended melee with his infested arm, at least tens of meters with abilities.
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: High, was the Vice Admiral of the UED, which nearly toppled the newly formed Terran Dominion, defeated numbers of Protoss forces numerous times, and defeated and enslaved the New Overmind.
Weaknesses: None notable.
- Corrosive Bolt: Fires a blast of acid at the target.
- Corrosive Blast: Fires a larger blast of acid that deals heavy damage and increases the damage the target takes for five seconds.
- Spawn Infested Terrans: Spawns four infested marines that attack Stukov's enemies for thirty seconds.
- Regeneration Aura: Stukov's presence causes his allies to regenerate incredibly quickly.