History Characters / TheForceUnleashed

17th Aug '16 11:36:24 AM EuroBurro
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* BodyHorror: If you choose the Dark Side ending and kill Darth Vader, Palpatine ends up chucking the Rogue Shadow on him. When he wakes up, Starkiller have been reconstructed in a similar manner to Vader, with pale white skin, cybernetic arms unevenly mixed with flesh, and your fingers replaced with sharp metallic claws. Behind the mask, Lord Starkiller is completely bald, with dead looking eyes and three unexplained scars across his forehead.
** The Cybernetic Reconstruction costume available in the Jedi Temple DLC is even more horrifying. The lower portion of his face is replaced with cybernetics, and what is left of his head has bits of metal on his head. His torso is only half human, with the lower half being a skeletal replacement, with bits of skin hanging from his back. His hands and arms are once again a blend of metal and flesh, with sharp claws replacing his fingers.



* LaserBlade: He starts out as a Sith apprentice, then becomes a Jedi. It's ubiquitous in both roles.

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* LaserBlade: He starts out as a Sith apprentice, then becomes a Jedi. It's ubiquitous in both roles. In the novel Starkiller uses Kota's blue blade after redeeming himself.


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* MachineMonotone: Lord Starkiller in the DLC packs sounds distinctly robotic, as a result of his cybernetic reconstruction.


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* VaderBreath: After being reconstructed as Lord Starkiller and the DLC packs based on this ending. Ironically he got it after killing the [[TropeNamer]].
8th Jul '16 3:13:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: Guides Galen to the light side of the Force.



* TheObiWan: Guides Galen to the light side of the Force.
24th Jun '16 6:35:13 PM DeCarta
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--> Voiced by: SamWitwer

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--> Voiced by: SamWitwer
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* AffablyEvil: When he was Vader's apprentice.

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* AffablyEvil: When he was Vader's apprentice.apprentice, he was pretty decent to anyone he wasn't trying to kill. He mainly shows this side of himself to [[OnlyFriend PROXY]] and [[LoveInterest Juno]].



* AntiVillain: Despite being a ruthless Jedi killer, Starkiller is rather innocent and non-malevolent, showing no real hatred for his victims beyond what was instilled in him by Vader. He definitely has a number of positive traits before his HeelFaceTurn, with his time as an "[[BecomingTheMask undercover]]" Jedi giving these traits the chance to thrive.



* CannotSpitItOut:

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* CannotSpitItOut:CannotSpitItOut: Starkiller wasn't exactly raised with emotional well-being in mind, so he has real trouble expressing his feelings for Juno.



* GeneticMemory: His clones got all his memories.

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* GeneticMemory: His clones got all his memories. [[DeconstructedTrope It really screws them up mentally]], driving most of the clones insane, and even the more stable ones have trouble separating his memories from their own.



* GoodIsNotSoft: Even after his HeelFaceTurn, Starkiller is pretty brutal to his enemies. The [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown absolutely savage]] beating he dishes out to Vader after winning their duel in the first game stands out.



* ThatManIsDead: When he officially turns to the Light Side, he tells Juno his real name.

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* ThatManIsDead: ThatManIsDead:
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When he officially turns to the Light Side, he tells Juno his real name.



* TooManyBelts: Some of his outfits in the first game.
** The training gear he starts off with has no fewer than ''five'' belts.
* TrainingFromHell: Being raised by Darth Vader, or any Sith, is not good for your childhood.
** As a child, Vader once injected him with a paralyzing drug and dumped him into a wilderness, ''all to force him to [[DieOrFly quickly figure out how to do the Jedi Mind Trick to get the predators to leave him alone]]''.
** That time Vader kept him shackled in a dark pit with no food or water for ''13 days''.

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* TooManyBelts: Some of his outfits in the first game. \n** The training gear he starts off with has no fewer than ''five'' belts.
* TrainingFromHell: Being raised by Darth Vader, or any Sith, is not good for your childhood.
** As a child,
childhood. Vader once injected him with a paralyzing drug and dumped him into a wilderness, ''all to force him to [[DieOrFly quickly figure out how to do the Jedi Mind Trick to get the predators to leave him alone]]''.
** That time
alone]]''. We first see him in the sequel after Vader has kept him shackled in a dark pit with no food or water for ''13 days''.



* AchillesHeel: In the sequel, Darth Vader considers Juno this for Starkiller.

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* AchillesHeel: In the sequel, Darth Vader considers Juno this for Starkiller. Considering that [[spoiler:Starkiller was willing to surrender to Vader to save her life]], he might have a point.



* AmbiguousSituation: Whether or not he actually is a clone or the original Starkiller somehow brought BackFromTheDead is unclear. Starkiler himself angsts over this for quite some time before concluding that it doesn't matter.



** BadassBoast:

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** * BadassBoast:



** BadassNormal: No Force powers, just raw skill and talent.
** HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler: Starkiller's death.]]
** TookALevelInBadass: In the novelisation of the sequel, Juno is a captain and covert agent for the Rebel Alliance. She also [[spoiler:takes a shot at Darth Vader with one of Starkiller's lightsabers]]. The latter feat [[spoiler:nearly gets her killed]], but it still took a ''lot'' of guts.

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** * BadassNormal: No Force powers, just raw skill and talent.
** HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler: Starkiller's death.]]
** TookALevelInBadass: In the novelisation of the sequel, Juno is a captain and covert agent for the Rebel Alliance. She also [[spoiler:takes a shot at Darth Vader with one of Starkiller's lightsabers]]. The latter feat [[spoiler:nearly gets her killed]], but it still took a ''lot'' of guts.
talent.



* {{Deuteragonist}}: In the novelisations, she's the only point-of-view character other than Starkiller and gets a great deal of CharacterDevelopment and her own subplots.
* DistressedDamsel:
** Starkiller rescues her from imprisonment on the ''Empirical''.
** [[spoiler: In the sequel, Boba Fett is hired to kidnap her and lure Starkiller into a trap.]]



* DistressedDamsel: Starkiller rescues her from imprisonment on the ''Empirical''.
** [[spoiler: In the sequel, Boba Fett is hired to kidnap her and lure Starkiller into a trap.]]

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* DistressedDamsel: Starkiller rescues her from imprisonment on the ''Empirical''.
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HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler: In the sequel, Boba Fett is hired to kidnap her and lure Starkiller into a trap.Starkiller's death.]]



* SatelliteLoveInterest: In the games, she receives very little characterisation apart from her love for Starkiller. Averted in the novels, where she's much less of a FlatCharacter.



* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: See ActionGirl.

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* TookALevelInBadass: In the novelisation of the sequel, Juno is a captain and covert agent for the Rebel Alliance. She also [[spoiler:takes a shot at Darth Vader with one of Starkiller's lightsabers]]. The latter feat [[spoiler:nearly gets her killed]], but it still took a ''lot'' of guts.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: See ActionGirl.ActionGirl



** BadassBaritone[=/=]EvilSoundsDeep: Matt Sloan does an admirable imitation of Creator/JamesEarlJones' bass voice.
** BadassBoast: He has a lot.
** BadassCape: As always.
** HandicappedBadass: Vader's suit is a life-support system, and without it, he will die.

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** * BadassBaritone[=/=]EvilSoundsDeep: Matt Sloan does an admirable imitation of Creator/JamesEarlJones' bass voice.
** * BadassBoast: He has a lot.
** * BadassCape: As always.
** HandicappedBadass: Vader's suit is a life-support system, and without it, he will die.
always.



** DragonInChief: Is the BigBad in both games.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: He trained Starkiller without Palpatine's knowledge.
** TheStarscream: His entire purpose in training Starkiller was so that Vader could use his own apprentice to help overthrow his master.

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** * DragonInChief: Is the BigBad in both games.
** * DragonWithAnAgenda: He trained Starkiller without Palpatine's knowledge.
** TheStarscream: His entire purpose in training Starkiller was so that Vader could use his own apprentice to help overthrow his master.
knowledge.



* HandicappedBadass: Vader's suit is a life-support system, and without it, he will die.



* TheStarscream: His entire purpose in training Starkiller was so that Vader could use his own apprentice to help overthrow his master.
* TheStoic: He maintains a cold detachment throughout the games, until [[VillainousBreakdown the climax]] of the second.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He forces Vader to betray and try to kill Starkiller, then tries to convince Starkiller to kill Vader after he wins their duel.



* KickTheDog: Commanding Vader to kill Starkiller, who had already been stabbed through the back, and was therefore helpless. Later, he encourage Starkiller to kill Vader, just so Palpatine can have a stronger apprentice.

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* KickTheDog: Commanding Vader to kill Starkiller, who had already been stabbed through the back, and was therefore helpless. Later, he encourage encourages Starkiller to kill Vader, just so Palpatine can have a stronger apprentice.



* {{Sadist}}: While Vader brutalises Starkiller, Palpatine is laughing his head off and cheering Vader on.



* TheSociopath: As expected.

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* TheSociopath: As expected. Human suffering (or that of any other sapient being for that matter) is a source of amusement for Palpatine, and he tries to throw Vader aside in favour of Starkiller as soon as it's convenient.



* {{Badass}}: A veteran Jedi Master who gives Starkiller his toughest fight as a Sith assassin.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: Shaak Ti accepts her death with a serene remark, showing more pity for Starkiller than fear of death.




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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: She tries to convince Starkiller that he can be something more than Vader's attack dog. He doesn't listen. Not at first, anyway.




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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her fate after being spared by Starkiller is unknown, and she isn't even mentioned in the sequel.



* RousingSpeech

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* RousingSpeechRousingSpeech: Delivers quite a good one as the Rebel Alliance assembles for the first time. [[spoiler:Vader kind of steps on it, though.]]



** BadassNormal: No Force powers, yet he's a match for any Jedi.

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** * BadassNormal: No Force powers, yet he's a match for any Jedi.



* BrutalHonesty: He doesn't bother pretending that the stormtroopers he needs to hunt down Starkiller have any chance of surviving. Fortunately, [[BadBoss Vader]] values the lives of his troops about as much as other people value pocket lint.



* UnexpectedCharacter: Even in-universe, he comes completely out of nowhere.




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* WalkingSpoiler: His existence spoils the Dark Side ending.



* BadassMustache: An aggressive Rebel leader with an impressive mustache.



* BloodKnight

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* BloodKnightBloodKnight: He's legendary as one of the most bloodthirsty Sith Lords in history.



* FallenHero

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* FallenHeroFallenHero: He was once a Jedi, but turned to the Dark Side and became a brutal Sith Lord.



* IShallTauntYou
* LaserBlade

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* IShallTauntYou
IShallTauntYou: Endlessly taunts Starkiller as they fight.
* LaserBladeLaserBlade: Wields a lightsaber.



* MindOverMatter

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* MindOverMatterMindOverMatter: A given for both Sith and Jedi.



* ShockAndAwe

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* ShockAndAweShockAndAwe: Uses Force lightning as a weapon.



* LaserBlade
* MasterOfIllusion

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* LaserBlade
LaserBlade: Wields a double-bladed lightsaber.
* MasterOfIllusionMasterOfIllusion: Uses illusions to torment her opponents.



* NiceGuy: To the point that Juno feels bad for turning him down.



* FatBastard

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* FatBastardFatBastard: As per usual.
4th Jun '16 10:47:27 PM nombretomado
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** Averted in the non-canonical bad ending, where he has successfully wiped out Bail Organa, Mon Mothma and Garm Iblis while Starkiller fights Darth Vader instead of the emperor himself (in the Wii[=/=]PS2 versions, they are killed when Paplpatine brings the Rouge Shadow down and crashes it, causing it to explode).

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** Averted in the non-canonical bad ending, where he has successfully wiped out Bail Organa, Mon Mothma and Garm Iblis while Starkiller fights Darth Vader instead of the emperor himself (in the Wii[=/=]PS2 Wii[=/=][=PS2=] versions, they are killed when Paplpatine brings the Rouge Shadow down and crashes it, causing it to explode).
25th May '16 6:44:22 PM nombretomado
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As the details for ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' differ for each form of media it is presented in, this guide mostly uses the novel and the PS3 versions. However, some characters exclusive to other consoles are considered canon, and will be described. A lot of this information is AllThereInTheManual or according to WordOfGod.

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As the details for ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' differ for each form of media it is presented in, this guide mostly uses the novel and the PS3 [=PS3=] versions. However, some characters exclusive to other consoles are considered canon, and will be described. A lot of this information is AllThereInTheManual or according to WordOfGod.



* MasterSwordsman: You can only lightsaber duel him in the Wii version, though. In the Xbox 360/PS3 versions, his combat style is essentially...

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* MasterSwordsman: You can only lightsaber duel him in the Wii version, though. In the Xbox 360/PS3 360/[=PS3=] versions, his combat style is essentially...
23rd May '16 8:29:05 AM Peridonyx
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* InvincibleVillain: In both games. In the original, he's mostly successful in his plan to [[spoiler:lure the soon-to-be Rebels out of hiding -- only failing to kill them right then and there -- not to mention his [[spoiler:MadeOfIron against Starkiller's SuicideAttack in the Light Side ending and CurbStompBattle against him in the Dark Side ending, respectively]]. And in the sequel's post-Dark-Side-ending DLC, [[spoiler:Palpatine just {{Electric Torture}}s Vader to death (or at least into paralysis) before he can even draw his lightsaber.]]

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* InvincibleVillain: In both games. In the original, he's mostly successful in his plan to [[spoiler:lure the soon-to-be Rebels out of hiding -- only failing to kill them right then and there there]] -- not to mention his [[spoiler:MadeOfIron against Starkiller's SuicideAttack in the Light Side ending and CurbStompBattle against him in the Dark Side ending, respectively]]. And in the sequel's post-Dark-Side-ending DLC, [[spoiler:Palpatine just {{Electric Torture}}s Vader to death (or at least into paralysis) before he can even draw his lightsaber.]]
23rd May '16 8:26:59 AM Peridonyx
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* InvincibleVillain: In both games. In the original, he's mostly successful in his plan to [[spoiler:lure the soon-to-be Rebels out of hiding -- only failing to kill them right then and there -- not to mention his [[spoiler:MadeOfIron against Starkiller's SuicideAttack in the Light Side ending and CurbStompBattle against him in the Dark Side ending, respectively]]. And in the sequel's post-Dark-Side-ending DLC, [[spoiler:Palpatine just {{Electric Torture}}s Vader to death (or at least into paralysis) before he can even draw his lightsaber.]]
20th Apr '16 4:04:22 PM ultimomant
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--> Voiced by: Matt Sloan

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* AxCrazy: Cuts down Wookies as casually as one would use a windshield wiper on a rainy day

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* AxCrazy: Cuts down Wookies as casually as one would use a windshield wiper on a rainy dayday.
2nd Apr '16 4:03:27 AM Turtler
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*** He does, however, effortlessly frag said officer and a squad of stormtroopers later in order to save himself the trouble of [[EvilIsPetty telling them not not shoot the young Marek.]]


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* HeroAntagonist: A faithful, humanitarian Jedi Knight. Which is precisely why Vader wants her dead.


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* HeroAntagonist: Of the first game's prologue; he's a light aligned ex-Jedi Knight and father, so naturally Vader needs him dead.


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* FallenHero: Not villainous, but cowardly and tragic. He fled the holocaust while his brethren were murdered (though to be fair most surviving Jedi did) and by the end the guilt drove him into the abyss. But he did not fall to the Dark Side.


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* HeroAntagonist: A darker, more tragic take given his fearfulness and guilt. But he did not fall to the Dark Side even at the end of his sanity.
7th Mar '16 7:59:27 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: After his primary programing was fried, PROXY took it upon himself to distract Darth Vader long enough for Galen to get away with his life after being betrayed by the Sith Lord. He is eventually rebuilt in the sequel.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: After his primary programing was fried, PROXY took it upon himself to distract Darth Vader long enough for Galen to get away with his life after being betrayed by the Sith Lord. He is eventually rebuilt (on the way to Kashyyyk in the comic) and reappears in the sequel.]]
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