History Comicbook / KnightsOftheOldRepublic

3rd Feb '16 1:21:55 PM Dirtyblue929
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With so many Republic forces \\
at the front, systems in the Outer Rim \\
teeter on the edge of lawlessness —\\
even the city-world of TARIS, which \\
was once a thriving commercial center. \\
Here, as elsewhere, the Republic \\
relies increasingly on JEDI KNIGHTS \\
and their students to help maintain order.\\

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With so many Republic forces \\
at the front, \\
systems in the Outer Rim \\
teeter \\
on the edge of lawlessness —\\
even the \\
city-world of TARIS, which \\
was once \\
a thriving commercial center. \\
Here, as \\
elsewhere, the Republic \\
relies increasingly \\
on JEDI KNIGHTS \\
and their students \\
to help maintain order.\\



the conduct of the Wars, argue \\
for a more active Jedi role, appealing \\
to others for support. Even from \\
those Jedi—and their untried students —\\
who are struggling to maintain order at home…]]]]

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the conduct of the Wars, argue \\
for a more \\
active Jedi role, appealing \\
to others \\
for support. Even from \\
those Jedi—and Jedi — \\
and
their untried students —\\
who are struggling \\
to maintain order at home…]]]]
3rd Feb '16 1:18:27 PM Dirtyblue929
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[[center:[[AC:It is a time of upheaval \\
for the galaxy. Nearly four thousand years \\
before the birth of Luke Skywalker, \\
the Mandalorian Wars have strained \\

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[[center:[[AC:It is a time of upheaval \\
for the galaxy. \\
Nearly four thousand years \\
before \\
the birth of Luke Skywalker, \\
the \\
Mandalorian Wars have strained \\



teeter on the edge of lawlessness—even \\
the city-world of TARIS, which \\

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teeter on the edge of lawlessness—even \\
lawlessness —\\
even
the city-world of TARIS, which \\



those Jedi—and their untried students—who \\
are struggling to maintain order at home…]]]]

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those Jedi—and their untried students—who \\
students —\\
who
are struggling to maintain order at home…]]]]
3rd Feb '16 1:17:09 PM Dirtyblue929
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->''"The Force wants me alive -- it doesn't want me ''happy'', but it wants me alive."''
-->--'''Zayne Carrick'''

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->''"The Force wants me alive -- it doesn't want me ''happy'', but it wants me alive."''
-->--'''Zayne Carrick'''
[[center:[[AC:It is a time of upheaval \\
for the galaxy. Nearly four thousand years \\
before the birth of Luke Skywalker, \\
the Mandalorian Wars have strained \\
the OLD REPUBLIC's resources \\
to the breaking point.\\
\\
With so many Republic forces \\
at the front, systems in the Outer Rim \\
teeter on the edge of lawlessness—even \\
the city-world of TARIS, which \\
was once a thriving commercial center. \\
Here, as elsewhere, the Republic \\
relies increasingly on JEDI KNIGHTS \\
and their students to help maintain order.\\
\\
But some Knights, frustrated with \\
the conduct of the Wars, argue \\
for a more active Jedi role, appealing \\
to others for support. Even from \\
those Jedi—and their untried students—who \\
are struggling to maintain order at home…]]]]
25th Dec '15 7:47:28 PM Reymma
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''Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic'' is a monthly comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics which ran for 50 issues, from January 2006 to February 2010. It is part of their 20th anniversary retooling of its long-running Star Wars series. It takes place in the same timeline as [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic the video games of the same name]], eight years prior to the first game.

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''Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic'' is a monthly comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics which ran for 50 issues, from January 2006 to February 2010. It is part of their 20th anniversary retooling of its long-running Star Wars series. It takes place in the same timeline as [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic [[Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic the video games of the same name]], eight years prior to the first game.
4th Oct '15 10:49:49 AM moloch
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Tropes found in KOTOR the comic are:

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! Tropes found in KOTOR the comic ''KOTOR'' are:
30th Aug '15 4:16:23 PM RBluefish
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* Irony: An remarkably bitter example. Zayne discovers that the Padawan Massacre occurred early enough for him to miss it (and survive) only because one of his best friends realized he was too incompetent for the Masters' claim that he was being knighted along with the rest of them to be truthful. He does not take this realization well.

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: An remarkably bitter example. Zayne discovers that the Padawan Massacre occurred early enough for him to miss it (and survive) only because one of his best friends realized he was too incompetent for the Masters' claim that he was being knighted along with the rest of them to be truthful. He does not take this realization well.
12th May '15 11:43:11 AM eowynjedi
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* GoodParents: The Carricks. Zayne's mum is seen in a flashback expressing worry over her son's future and safety in the Order. When Zayne runs into his father later, there's no explanation needed--none of the family believed the charges against him for a second.



** The Jedi Covenant in a nutshell.

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** The Jedi Covenant in a nutshell. They'll do anything to prevent the Sith from returning, even if it means killing their own students.
12th May '15 11:33:39 AM eowynjedi
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--> '''Xamar:''' Zayne never wins by brute force, Admiral- but by [[SnakeTalk misssdirection]]. He will find a way!

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--> '''Xamar:''' Zayne never wins by brute force, Admiral- but Admiral--but by [[SnakeTalk misssdirection]]. He will find a way!



* ContinuityPorn: For the games. At one point, Zayne is hanging out with the Hidden Beks in Taris' lower city, which includes Gadon Thek before he went blind, Brejik before he made his FaceHeelTurn, and Mission as a young kid.



** Raana Tey, [stabbed by Shel with the lightsaber she taught the girl how to build.

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** Raana Tey, [stabbed [[spoiler:stabbed by Shel with the lightsaber she taught the girl how to build.build]].



** And the Jedi Crusaders, aka The Revanchists.
*** KnightTemplarBigBrother

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** And the Jedi Crusaders, aka The Revanchists.
Revanchists. They want to stop the Mandalorians in the face of the Council's inaction, but they're destined to become Revan's army of Sith and Dark Jedi.
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*** KnightTemplarBigBrotherKnightTemplarBigBrother
* LaResistance: After the Mandalorians invade Taris, their senator and the swoop gangs take up arms against them.



* MadScientist: Demagol. His name actually means "flesh carver" in Mandalorian.

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* MadScientist: LoveTriangle: A low-level one between Jarael, Alek, and Zayne. Zayne doesn't make any non-platonic feeling clear for a long time, and Jarael pushes Alek away for largely unrelated reasons, but it's there.
* MadScientist:
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Demagol. His name actually means "flesh carver" in Mandalorian.Mandalorian.
** Arkanians [[PlanetOfHats as a whole]] have a reputation for doing really dangerous and unethical things with science.
* MysticalPlague: The rakghoul disease is really the continuing spell from an ancient Sith sorcerer who used it to create an army of slaves who could function as skilled warriors and pilots, but were otherwise mindless. It's still around because it's spread by bite.



* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Zayne and Jarael]]

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* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Zayne and Jarael]]Jarael.]]



* {{Prequel}}: Not only is it before Star Wars Episode I, but it is also a Prequel to the Knights of the Old Republic video games.

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* {{Prequel}}: Not only is it before Star Wars Episode I, but it is also a Prequel prequel to the Knights of the Old Republic video games.


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* SternChase: The first part of the comic is Zayne constantly fleeing from the authorities for his supposed crimes while trying to help people (from the Republic Navy to his friends) as much as he's able.


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* TournamentArc: The issues where Zayne jumps into the swoop-duel arena and ends up exposing a massive slaving operation, which leads into the complete version of Jarael's backstory.
11th May '15 6:09:42 PM eowynjedi
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* AcePilot: Carth Onasi

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* AcePilot: Carth OnasiOnasi as both helmsman for a capital ship and a fighter pilot.



** Chantique as well. She's all smiles when manipulating Zayne, and even goes so far as to put her arm around him and give him a drink

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** Chantique as well. She's all smiles when manipulating Zayne, and even goes so far as to put her arm around him and give him a drinkdrink.



* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Lucien Draay]]

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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Lucien Draay]]Draay, eventually.]]



* BetterAsFriends: Zayne and Shel end up as this; surprisngly, the Zayne Jarael Shippers are able to avoid bashing her, and usually take this route in their fanfics.

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* BetterAsFriends: Zayne and Shel end up as this; surprisngly, surprisingly, the Zayne Jarael Shippers are able to avoid bashing her, and usually take this route in their fanfics.



* BlindSeer: The Miraluka Q'Anilia

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* BlindSeer: The Miraluka Q'AniliaQ'Anilia. This seems to be a trait of the species, but she's particularly talented.



* BornLucky: Zayne's apparent [[BlessedWithSuck disability with learning the Force]] actually [[WindsOfDestinyChange swings the odds in his favor.]]

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* BornLucky: Zayne's apparent [[BlessedWithSuck disability with learning the Force]] actually [[WindsOfDestinyChange swings the odds in his favor.]]]]



* ClearMyName: Zayne's quest.

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* ClearMyName: Zayne's quest.quest for the first half of the comic.



* ConMan: All of the heroes have been one at one time or another.

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* ConMan: All of the heroes have been one at one time or another. Marn is the one who makes a definitive career out of it.



** Shel and Alek do this in Turnabout, when she and Alek dress in pirate like clothing to meet with the Jedi.

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** Shel and Alek do this in Turnabout, when she and Alek dress in pirate like pirate-like clothing to meet with the Jedi.



* DarkActionGirl: Chantique
* DarkLord: [[spoiler:The Revanchist and Alek are destined to be Darth Revan and Darth Malak.]]
** Subverted with [[spoiler:Haazen]] who looks like he's going to become one, even choosing the name [[spoiler:Darth Haze]] but ends up getting killed within minutes.
** Also subverted with [[spoiler:Lucien Draay]], for whom Hazen had even picked out a Sith-apprentice name. Made all the more surprising because [[spoiler:Draay's]] actions up to that point had clearly been leading him down the path of the dark side- and even worse, the name Hazen picked, [[spoiler: Darth Sion]], was already known to be that of a future Sith Lord whose mutilated physical appearance ''could'' have been a match for [[spoiler:Draay]]. The role was prepared for him. He just [[CrowningMomentofAwesome refused to play the part]].

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* DarkActionGirl: Chantique
Chantique .
* DarkLord: DarkLord:
**
[[spoiler:The Revanchist and Alek are destined to be Darth Revan and Darth Malak.]]
** Subverted with [[spoiler:Haazen]] [[spoiler:Haazen]], who looks like he's going to become one, even choosing the name [[spoiler:Darth Haze]] but ends up getting killed within minutes.
** Also subverted with [[spoiler:Lucien Draay]], for whom Hazen had even picked out a Sith-apprentice name. Made all the more surprising because [[spoiler:Draay's]] actions up to that point had clearly been leading him down the path of the dark side- and even worse, the name Hazen picked, [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII Darth Sion]], was already known to be that of a future Sith Lord whose mutilated physical appearance ''could'' have been a match for [[spoiler:Draay]].for him. The role was prepared for him. He just [[CrowningMomentofAwesome refused to play the part]].



* DoomedHometown: Taris.

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* DoomedHometown: Taris.Taris... eventually. Its destruction isn't shown, but we know from the game that it's toast.



* FaceHeelTurn: This isn't a secret to anyone who plays the games but Admiral Saul Karath will end up becoming one of the most evil men in the new Sith Empire. Likewise, [[spoiler:Alek is also Darth Malak]].

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* FaceHeelTurn: This isn't a secret to anyone who plays the games games, but Admiral Saul Karath will end up becoming one of the most evil men in the new Sith Empire. Likewise, [[spoiler:Alek is also Darth Malak]].



* FaintingSeer: Krynda Draay takes this to the point of ''having a stroke''.

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* FaintingSeer: Krynda Draay takes this to the point of ''having a stroke''. Of course, she is quite elderly when it happens.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Several, given the amount of AuthorsSavingThrow the writers manage to pull off. A particularly notable one is hidden in one of the extra bounty hunter bulliten at the end of one of the issues, saying a certain person couldn't be the Corellian Strangler because her's too small. Cue issue 38.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Several, given the amount of AuthorsSavingThrow the writers manage to pull off. A particularly notable one is hidden in one of the extra bounty hunter bulliten ebullient at the end of one of the issues, saying a certain person couldn't be the Corellian Strangler because her's he's too small. Cue issue 38.



* ForTheEvulz: Haazen is ONLY destroying the Jedi Knighthood and taking over the Republic to further spit on Barrison's grave.

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* ForTheEvulz: ForTheEvulz:
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Haazen is ONLY destroying the Jedi Knighthood and taking over the Republic to further spit on Barrison's grave.



* GilliganCut: Gryph says that his false trail is just a temporary one because Zayne's masters will be way too smart to actually follow it into the Undercity. The very next page? Raana Tey chopping up rakghouls.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Arkoh Adasca, Raana Tey, Haazen; Arkoh: eaten by his own weapons; Raana: Impaled through the back with a saber by Shel Jelavan (when Raana had taught Shel how to build it, and who put her up to it.); Haazen: Looses his McGuffin and Annihalated by his own weapons

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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Arkoh Adasca, Raana Tey, Haazen; Arkoh: eaten by his own weapons; Raana: Impaled through the back with a saber weapons.
** Raana Tey, [stabbed
by Shel Jelavan (when Raana had with the lightsaber she taught Shel the girl how to build it, and who put her up to it.); Haazen: Looses his McGuffin and Annihalated build.
** Haazen, [[spoiler:killed
by his own weaponsweapons when he loses his controlling artifact]].



* LaserGuidedKarma: Golliard is captured by his own drones. And is handed over to a man who's father died thanks to his cowardice.
* LateToTheTragedy: The reason for Zayne's survival of the Padawan massacre. It's also revealed that they were forced to act early because his friend Shad was also late, leading to him SpottingTheThread of Zayne's master having his lightsaber and forcing them to act early.



* KarmaHoudini: At least one of Zayne Carrick's villains gets away scott-free. [[spoiler:Lucien Draay, except for being blind]]
* KickTheDog: "Meaningless wasn't it?" That line effectively sealed Chantique as a monster.

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* KarmaHoudini: At least one of Zayne Carrick's villains gets away scott-free. [[spoiler:Lucien Draay, except for being blind]]
the man who orchestrated the massacre, is blinded but otherwise gets to live out his life.]]
* KickTheDog: "Meaningless "Meaningless, wasn't it?" That line effectively sealed Chantique as a monster.



* KnightTemplarBigBrother

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* *** KnightTemplarBigBrother



* LateToTheTragedy: The reason for Zayne's survival of the Padawan massacre.
* LightIsNotGood

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Golliard is captured by his own drones. And is handed over to a man whose father died thanks to his cowardice.
* LateToTheTragedy: The reason for Zayne survives the Padawan massacre. It's also revealed that they were forced to act early because his friend Shad was also late, leading to him SpottingTheThread of Zayne's survival master having his lightsaber and forcing them to act early.
* LightIsNotGood: ''Lucien'' Draay, who also goes around wearing white, is a real bastard for most
of the Padawan massacre.
* LightIsNotGood
comic.



* MadScientist: Demagol.

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* MadScientist: Demagol. His name actually means "flesh carver" in Mandalorian.



* NotSoDifferent: Zayne Carrick and [[spoiler:Haazen. Haazen points out that he too was an abused failed Padawan that no one took seriously. Zayne Carrick rightly sees Haazen as a lunatic.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: Zayne Carrick and [[spoiler:Haazen. Haazen points out that he too was an abused failed Padawan that no one took seriously. The difference is that Zayne Carrick rightly sees didn't expect that he would make it on the coattails of his more-skilled friends, whereas Haazen as let it build into a lunatic.lifelong resentment.]]



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Rohlan Dyre.
** As well as any Mandalorian that makes an apperance. Except [[MadScientist Demagol.]]
* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler:Unlike the other Jedi Covenant member, Lucien Draay survives after he rejects the Sith and helps to kill Haazen and thwart his plans.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Raana Tey dies only seconds after realizing that she was wrong about Zayne and accepting his offer of salvation.
** Also applies to Xamar, although unlike Raana he doesn't die immediately after his redemption.
* ScrewDestiny: Zayne Carrick has this attitude but he was almost certainly never really destined to be a Sith Lord anyway. [[spoiler:Lucien Draay is a more direct case as we find out he was destined to be Darth Sion but rejected this destiny]].
* SecretPolice: The Jedi Covenant is a secret cult of these within the Jedi Order. [[spoiler: They all get killed off or arrested at the end of Haazen's plan.]]
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: The Jedi Covenant more or less gets itself killed off one by one attempting to kill Zayne in exactly how their visions predicted they'd die.

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Mandalorians in general. Rohlan Dyre.
** As well as any Mandalorian
Dyre in particular, who's so much of one that makes an apperance. Except [[MadScientist Demagol.he questions the current crop of Mandalorians.
* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler:Unlike the other Jedi Covenant members, Lucien Draay survives after he rejects the Sith and helps to kill Haazen and thwart his plans.
]]
* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler:Unlike the other Jedi Covenant member, Lucien Draay survives after he rejects the Sith and helps to kill Haazen and thwart his plans.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath:
RedemptionEqualsDeath:
**
Raana Tey dies only seconds after realizing that she was wrong about Zayne and accepting his offer of salvation.
** Also applies to Xamar, although unlike Raana he doesn't die immediately dies a healthy space of time after his redemption.
he turns away.
* ScrewDestiny: Zayne Carrick has this attitude attitude, but he was almost certainly never really destined to be a Sith Lord anyway. [[spoiler:Lucien Draay is a more direct case as we find out he was destined to be Darth Sion but rejected this destiny]].
Sion]].
* SecretPolice: SecretPolice:
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The Jedi Covenant is a secret cult of these within the Jedi Order. [[spoiler: They all get killed off or arrested at the end of Haazen's plan.]]
** The Covenant itself has Jedi Shadows, secret agents wiped from the records who go around doing highly dangerous things like collecting Sith artifacts.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: SelfFulfillingProphecy:
**
The Jedi Covenant more or less gets itself killed off one by one attempting to kill Zayne in exactly how their visions predicted they'd die.



** [[spoiler:Haazen and Zayne Carrick]]

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** [[spoiler:Haazen and Zayne Carrick]]Carrick.]]
5th May '15 3:24:53 AM Bartron
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*Irony: An remarkably bitter example. Zayne discovers that the Padawan Massacre occurred early enough for him to miss it (and survive) only because one of his best friends realized he was too incompetent for the Masters' claim that he was being knighted along with the rest of them to be truthful. He does not take this realization well.
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