Hmm...it seems anyway that her quest for power got first priority. If not, would she have turned against Jim, Fenix and Arcturus on Korhal?
I don't believe she was blind to the price of her actions at that moment: Alienating Jim.
Actually, I believe she was blind to the price. I didn't read QoB, but I am betting she was drunk with her newfound power and unbridled bloodlust. There was a probably a part of her that took for granted that Jim would forgive anything she did because of how he felt for her. I think she repeated this thought process when she betrayed him on Korhal. His response to her on Korhal seemed to hit her pretty hard. She had slain his Protoss and Terran allies before, but she had never before gotten Jim to the point where he truly hated her.
I find that implausible. This is what she said during the briefing of the mission "True colors" on Brood War, when she turned on Jim, Fenix and Mengsk:
"They are of no futher use to me. Though they have proven themselves useful, it might be dangerous to allow them to live. Without the services of General Duke, Mengsk will be easy to deal with. But Raynor and Fenix are uncannily resourceful. "Sigh" They must all be eradicated. Cerecrate, I want both General Duke's and Fenix's bases destroyed. Leave no one alive".
Though she doesn't explicitly say "Kill Raynor" in same sentence, speaking of them as dangerous and ordering the cerebrate to kill everyone is too strong implication to me to believe that Kerrigan didn't know this would turn Jim against her. She more or less described him as a threat.
Unless Blizzard or an author changed that lore?
Or unless Kerrigan was decieving Duran and the cerebrate, thinking of ways to spare Jim if got he directly involved in a confrontation against her or the Swarm?
Actually, I believe she was blind to the price. I didn't read QoB, but I am betting she was drunk with her newfound power and unbridled bloodlust.
Not that, she realized she was used again, and her anger spiraled out of control.
It happened once again during the Brood War, after Fenix's death. After Raynor swore to kill her, Kerrigan felt she finally lost him, and there was nothing left for her except the bloodlust and killing.
Used again? Anger spiraled out of control? When?
Are you refering to taking Korhal back for Mengsk, from the UED?
If this is lore from some books I haven't read then fine.
Helping Mengsk retake Korhal was part of a deal: He loaned her a psi emitter so that she could gather zerg om Braxis and destroy the Psi Distruptor. And she helped him retake Korhal because that was the UED's primary staging point.
hmm he didnt even get to use his justice bullet
I wonder how long Raynor was in that cell and how long he had been in isolation. After all isolation tends to be rather bad for the human mind. He might have been dreaming about Sarah coming to get him for quite some time. Especially how he imagined her whenever she first broke in the door.
Does anyone think Raynor would have still fired those shots if he had been well wrested and in good health upon seeing Sarah or do you believe after spending all that time in a prison cell that isn't quite up to humanitarian standards his judgment might have been impaired?
It took Jim two weeks to reach Char the first time after plotting the coordinates in QoB.
Zeratul describes Zerus as "far beyond the Koprulu Sector, where no terran has ventured before"
Hmm....I'm making a guess that Jim was in prison for about 2-3 months.