History Characters / KnightsOftheOldRepublic

26th Jul '16 5:06:17 AM tsstevens
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* InHarmsWay: Discussed and demonstrated throughout the game. He talks about how not letting the Jedi prevent him from doing the right thing, will always be on hand should something happen at the Rakatan temple, then there's this bit near the end.
-->'''Revan:''' I'd rather you were safe. Somewhere else.
-->'''Jolee:''' Oh that's very kind of you. But while elsewhere may be safer elsewhere is not where I need to be.
10th Jul '16 10:43:51 AM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Bastila's role was originally going to be played by Vima Sunrider from the ''Tales of the Jedi'' comics. Due to bizarre trademark issues with the name "Sunrider" that nobody seems to actually understand, this plan was scrapped and a new character was created to take her place. She also has a similar role to Aribeth of the other {{Bioware}} game ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights''.

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* {{Expy}}: Bastila's role was originally going to be played by Vima Sunrider from the ''Tales of the Jedi'' comics. Due to bizarre trademark issues with the name "Sunrider" that nobody seems to actually understand, this plan was scrapped and a new character was created to take her place. She also has a similar role to Aribeth of the other {{Bioware}} Creator/BioWare game ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights''.



* DependingOnTheWriter: BioWare and [[Creator/ObsidianEntertainment Obsidian]] give Revan entirely different personalities and motivations. Revan's gender is another subject: BioWare and Obsidian kept it ambiguous but seems to have been leaning towards Revan being female. David Gaider, one of the game's writers, said in a forum post that he considered Revan a woman, and in KOTOR 2 Atton Rand refers to Revan as a "she" in an early conversation; if you try to correct him, he'll snarkily cast doubts on what Revan's gender was. Lucasfilm and subsequent expanded universe material, however, establish Revan as an unambiguously male character.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: BioWare Creator/BioWare and [[Creator/ObsidianEntertainment Obsidian]] give Revan entirely different personalities and motivations. Revan's gender is another subject: BioWare [=BioWare=] and Obsidian kept it ambiguous but seems to have been leaning towards Revan being female. David Gaider, one of the game's writers, said in a forum post that he considered Revan a woman, and in KOTOR 2 Atton Rand refers to Revan as a "she" in an early conversation; if you try to correct him, he'll snarkily cast doubts on what Revan's gender was. Lucasfilm and subsequent expanded universe material, however, establish Revan as an unambiguously male character.
21st Jun '16 4:26:53 PM Dragon101
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* GeniusBruiser: Despits his reputation as a dumb brute, Malak is actually a skilled and experienced tactician who outflanks and outwits the heroes several times, has a good intellectual understanding of the Force and of Sith lore, and figured out the inner workings of the Star Forge pretty much by himself. His failing is that he is simply a hothead and that his rival is one of the smartest Sith Lords who ever lived.



* MasterSwordsman: One of the most formidable lightsaber combatants of his age and according to WordOfGod, even though he lost his final duel with Revan he is on a technical level actually ''superior'' to him as a swordsman and could have won their last fight if things went his way.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: Revan is one of the most skilled, intelligent and powerful Dark Lords of the Sith who ever lived, and Malak falls short when compared to him. However, despite his shortcomings, Malak is actually a formidable Dark Lord in his own right and showcases a ''very'' wide range of Dark Side powers as well as a decent amount of tactical (if not necessarily strategic) ability. In addition, WordOfGod states that even though he lost his last duel to him, in the final analysis Malak is actually a ''superior'' lightsaber duellist to Revan.

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: Revan is one of the most skilled, intelligent and powerful Dark Lords of the Sith who ever lived, and Malak falls short when compared to him. However, despite his shortcomings, failings, Malak is actually a formidable Dark Lord in his own right and showcases a ''very'' wide range of Dark Side powers as well as a decent amount level of tactical (if not necessarily strategic) ability. In addition, WordOfGod states that even though he lost his last duel to him, in the final analysis Malak is actually a ''superior'' lightsaber duellist to Revan.


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* SorcerousOverlord: He has a wide range of insidious Dark Side powers at his disposal, including Sith sorcery.
21st Jun '16 4:14:54 PM Dragon101
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* AttackAttackAttack: He's not well versed in tactics, so this is his standard response to trouble.

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* AttackAttackAttack: He's not well versed in tactics, so His fighting style is geared heavily towards this is his standard response to trouble.strategy.



* BrainsAndBrawn: Definitely the Brawn to Revan's Brain.

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* BrainsAndBrawn: Definitely the The Brawn to Revan's Brain.Brain. However, while he is more violent, impulsive and hot-headed than the latter, he is still a competent and experienced tactician and not one to be underestimated.


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* OvershadowedByAwesome: Revan is one of the most skilled, intelligent and powerful Dark Lords of the Sith who ever lived, and Malak falls short when compared to him. However, despite his shortcomings, Malak is actually a formidable Dark Lord in his own right and showcases a ''very'' wide range of Dark Side powers as well as a decent amount of tactical (if not necessarily strategic) ability. In addition, WordOfGod states that even though he lost his last duel to him, in the final analysis Malak is actually a ''superior'' lightsaber duellist to Revan.
10th Jun '16 12:07:23 PM CrimsonMoonMist
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* FreudianExcuse: His planet was destroyed by Mandalorians and he later witnessed the genocide by drowning of the Cathar race by another band of Mandalorians in a force vision.
28th May '16 3:05:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil
30th Apr '16 1:30:04 PM captainpat
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* AmazonianBeauty: If played as a female soldier then she is only dwarfed by Malak. She's huge compared to the other characters and classes.
22nd Apr '16 6:38:00 PM PocketFox
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** Alternatively, it's implied a couple of times that the PC's ability to speak so many languages is essentially a Force Power akin to Bastila's Battle Meditation. [[spoiler: The One on the Unknown World specifically mentions Revan using the Force to "rip" knowledge of the Rakatan language from the One's mind and then to essentially [[IncrediblyLamePun Force-feed]] knowledge of Basic into the Rakata in return.]]
27th Mar '16 5:46:38 PM TheFarmboy
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* PersonaNonGrata: Exiled from his homeworld for being a "madclaw" after attacking his brother.
15th Mar '16 12:10:57 PM WikiWitness
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[[caption-width-right:250:"Inquiry: Shall I blast him now, master?"]]

Statement: HK-47 is a psychotic assassin droid that the protagonist purchases on Tatooine to serve as a translator. Addendum: He returns in the sequel, dismantled in the Ebon Hawk's storage compartment, and must be rebuilt with spare parts.

* AntiHero: Answer: See NominalHero below.
* ArchEnemy: Declaration: Those HK-50 droids are mere copycats. Their senseless violence and meaningless murders pale in comparison to their progenitor.
* AxCrazy: Statement: Enjoys nothing more than the slaughter of anything and everything around him.

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[[caption-width-right:250:"Inquiry: [[caption-width-right:250:"Query: Shall I blast him now, master?"]]

Statement: HK-47 is a psychotic assassin droid that the protagonist purchases on Tatooine to serve as a translator. Reluctant Addendum: He returns in the sequel, dismantled in the Ebon Hawk's storage compartment, and must be rebuilt with spare parts.

* AntiHero: Indecisive Answer: See NominalHero below.
* ArchEnemy: Indignant Declaration: Those HK-50 droids are mere copycats. Their senseless violence and meaningless murders pale in comparison to their progenitor.
* AxCrazy: Proud Statement: Enjoys nothing more than the slaughter of anything and everything around him.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Statement: If he activates HK-51 droids, they're confused about what they should do, so he says this:

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Declarative Statement: If he activates HK-51 droids, they're confused about what they should do, so he says this:



* BreakoutCharacter: Statement: Due to his popularity, HK-47 returned in the sequel and the HK-50s were created so versions of him could serve as antagonists. He also got a level devoted to him attacking the HK Factory that foolish meatbags cut due to rushing the game. HK-47 went to also make appearances in ''VideoGame/StarWarsGalaxies'' (meaning his programing survived thousands of years) and ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''.
* CallAHumanAMeatbag: Explanation: HK-47 is programmed to refer to all organics as "meatbags" after his original master witnessed him calling [[spoiler:Darth Malak]] one.
* ComedicSociopathy: Assertion: You'll never hear funnier stories about people getting shot in the kneecaps.
* DeadpanSnarker: Statement: His very dialogue ''drips'' with snarkiness.
* DoomMagnet: Exposition: His various stories in the original KOTOR feature him, directly or indirectly, killing off his masters unintentionally.
* TheDragon: Statement: Willingly loyal to [[spoiler:Darth Revan]], who has earned that respect and admiration, even for a meatbag.
* [[ApeShallNeverKillApe Droid Shall Never Kill Droid]]: Statement: For a time, the self-preservation protocols of HK-47 and HK-50 prevented them from harming one another, due to being made from the same template.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Derision: Finds the HK-50's needless brutality and wanton slaughter unsettling, to say the least.

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* BreakoutCharacter: Proud Statement: Due to his popularity, HK-47 returned in the sequel and the HK-50s were created so versions of him could serve as antagonists. He also got a level devoted to him attacking the HK Factory that foolish meatbags cut due to rushing the game. HK-47 went to also make appearances in ''VideoGame/StarWarsGalaxies'' (meaning his programing survived thousands of years) and ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''.
* CallAHumanAMeatbag: Confident Explanation: HK-47 is programmed to refer to all organics as "meatbags" after his original master witnessed him calling [[spoiler:Darth Malak]] one.
* ComedicSociopathy: Certain Assertion: You'll never hear funnier stories about people getting shot in the kneecaps.
* DeadpanSnarker: Proud Statement: His very dialogue ''drips'' with snarkiness.
* DoomMagnet: Reluctant Exposition: His various stories in the original KOTOR feature him, directly or indirectly, killing off his masters unintentionally.
* TheDragon: Definitive Statement: Willingly loyal to [[spoiler:Darth Revan]], who has earned that respect and admiration, even for a meatbag.
* [[ApeShallNeverKillApe Droid Shall Never Kill Droid]]: Displeased Statement: For a time, the self-preservation protocols of HK-47 and HK-50 prevented them from harming one another, due to being made from the same template.
template. For a time.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Aggrieved Derision: Finds the HK-50's needless brutality and wanton slaughter unsettling, to say the least.



* FantasticRacism: Disgusted remark: Except for a few exceptions like my old master, I would love nothing more than to shoot all meatbags on sight.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Justification: It was sometimes necessary to impersonate a harmless protocol droid in order to get close to the target. As such, he has some of the polite mannerisms.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Explanation: Is the main comic relief of both games. Is also a meatbag-icidal sociopath.

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* FantasticRacism: Disgusted remark: Confused Declaration: Except for a few exceptions like my old master, I would love nothing more than to shoot all meatbags on sight.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Certain Justification: It was sometimes necessary to impersonate a harmless protocol droid in order to get close to the target. As such, he has some of the polite mannerisms.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Noncommittal Explanation: Is the main comic relief of both games. Is also a meatbag-icidal sociopath.



* IAmNotAGun: Statement: [[InvertedTrope Negative]], HK-47 is quite happy to be a precise assassination tool when queried about it in the sequel.

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* IAmNotAGun: Definitive Statement: [[InvertedTrope Negative]], HK-47 is quite happy to be a precise assassination tool when queried about it in the sequel.



* InsistentTerminology: Clarification: Assassin droids are illegal. HK-47 engages in diplomacy [[{{Metaphorgotten}} with extreme prejudice.]]
* MageKiller: Statement: HK-47 was well versed in the assasination of Jedi. In the second game, if you have sufficient Influence with him, he can teach you how to kill Jedi.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Statement: Assassination is HK-47's primary function and he enjoys carrying it out so much that he will prioritize it over all other solutions.
* NominalHero: Clarification: HK-47 can only be considered "heroic" at all if his master points him towards bad people.

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* InsistentTerminology: Unnecessary Clarification: Assassin droids are illegal. HK-47 engages in diplomacy [[{{Metaphorgotten}} with extreme prejudice.]]
* MageKiller: Assertive Statement: HK-47 was well versed in the assasination of Jedi. In the second game, if you have sufficient Influence with him, he can teach you how to kill Jedi.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Confident Statement: Assassination is HK-47's primary function and he enjoys carrying it out so much that he will prioritize it over all other solutions.
* NominalHero: Reluctant Clarification: HK-47 can only be considered "heroic" at all if his master points him towards bad people.



** Explanation: If you don't care about negotiating with the Sand People on Tatooine, you can simply not purchase HK-47. Irony: This means that HK-47 is only necessary for players who want to do a full light-side run.
** Addendum: It is optional to get the parts to repair him in the sequel.
* PunnyName: Assertion: A name similar to "AK-47" befits an assassination droid.
* RoboticPsychopath: Derision: He considers all organics to be inferior, referring to them as "meatbags" and offering/suggesting to murder them horribly whenever they happen to get annoying. Insincere Reassurance: Except you. Master.
* SecondLawMyAss: Clarification: Technically, HK-47 is second-law compliant, and will always follow the orders of the [[PlayerCharacter meatbag in charge]]. Addendum: [[KillerRobot It's the first law that he gleefully ignores.]]

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** Annoyed Explanation: If you don't care about negotiating with the Sand People on Tatooine, you can simply not purchase HK-47. Irony: This means that HK-47 is only necessary for players who want to do a full light-side run.
** Annoyed Addendum: It is optional to get the parts to repair him in the sequel.
* PunnyName: Assertion: [[DontExplainTheJoke Unnecessary Assertion]]: A name similar to "AK-47" befits an assassination droid.
* RoboticPsychopath: Mocking Derision: He considers all organics to be inferior, referring to them as "meatbags" and offering/suggesting to murder them horribly whenever they happen to get annoying. Insincere Reassurance: Except you. Master.
* SecondLawMyAss: Proud Clarification: Technically, HK-47 is second-law compliant, and will always follow the orders of the [[PlayerCharacter meatbag in charge]]. Joyful Addendum: [[KillerRobot It's the first law that he gleefully ignores.]]



* TokenEvilTeammate: Pattern Recognition: Canderous is the "sane evil". HK-47 is a killbot who loves his work. Prediction: Stick them in a party together, and between them they will suggest dealing with any and all problems with flaming death.
* UndyingLoyalty: Specification: To his original master, [[spoiler:Revan]].
* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: Proud statement: No matter how much they tried to present themselves as superior to me, the HK-50 pretenders didn't stand a chance against my unmatched talents.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: Pattern Recognition: Assertive Statement: Canderous is the "sane evil". HK-47 is a killbot who loves his work. Prediction: Stick them in a party together, and between them they will suggest dealing with any and all problems with flaming death.
* UndyingLoyalty: Necessary Specification: To his original master, [[spoiler:Revan]].
* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: Proud statement: Statement: No matter how much they tried to present themselves as superior to me, the HK-50 pretenders didn't stand a chance against my unmatched talents.
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