There's been some confusion as to where Kerrigan got Raynor's gun, as well as why the gun doesn’t appear in the shot before she hands it to him during the "Believe in Me" cutscene at the end of the "Conviction" mission. So we went ahead and asked Brian Kindregan, lead writer of Heart of the Swarm, for more info. Here are the answers he gave us:
How does Kerrigan get ahold of Raynor's gun?
- The key ingredient here that some players might have missed during their first play-through can be found in the last room of the mission. Just before you enter Raynor's cell for the cutscene, there's a locker. This locker is where prisoners' personal effects are kept, and it's also where Kerrigan got Raynor's gun.
Why isn't Kerrigan depicted holding the gun at the beginning of the cutscene?
- We tried showing Kerrigan with the gun when she first appears during this scene, but after watching it a few times, we felt that it stood out just a little too much. So rather than have it distract from the moment where we see her as Jim does, we just decided to remove the gun from the shot. To give that moment a bit more logic, you can imagine Kerrigan had the gun holstered behind her back.
At this point, Blizzard's explanation for dumb behavior is starting to get adorable.
"Blizzard, where did all the cookies go? Did you eat them?"
"No," says Blizzard.
"Then why is your face smeared in crumbs and frosting? And why did you draw a picture of yourself celebrating how you stole the cookies and ate them?"
"Um. It was a creative decision to look guilty as sin, but in reality
, the thing you wanted
to be true is exactly what I did. In a creative, alternative sort of way," says Blizzard.
Blizzard. You can admit you wrote terrible, terrible plot holes in there and that the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing. We won't even be mad at this point. By now I think we're basically expecting it.