History TearJerker / TheForceUnleashed

26th May '18 7:37:05 PM Anarky17
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** Everything seems great. The Rebel Alliance is officially formed, with Starkiller as it's leader. Even [[TheAlcoholic Kota]] seems to have found a new life. [[spoiler:Then Vader arrives and calls Starkiller "his apprentice", ruining the trust he'd built up in his new allies, before violently attacking him.]]

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** Everything seems great. The Rebel Alliance is officially formed, with Starkiller as it's its leader. Even [[TheAlcoholic Kota]] seems to have found a new life. [[spoiler:Then Vader arrives and calls Starkiller "his apprentice", ruining the trust he'd built up in his new allies, before violently attacking him.]]
27th Apr '18 1:21:26 AM Connor2107
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27th Apr '18 1:20:18 AM Connor2107
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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[I should have stayed here..."]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[I [[caption-width-right:350:"[[ItsAllMyFault I should have stayed here..."]]]]"]]
27th Apr '18 1:19:35 AM Connor2107
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13th Feb '18 6:23:33 PM Trogdor7620
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* In the sequel's Endor DLC, [[spoiler: [[ShootTheShaggyDog Chewbacca's death]]. Made even worse by the fact that Starkiller [[BulletproofHumanShield moved him so that he would be in the path of Han Solo's blaster shots]]. After that, the death of Princess Leia Organa and the last hope for the galaxy.]]

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* In the sequel's Endor DLC, [[spoiler: [[ShootTheShaggyDog Chewbacca's death]]. Made even worse by the fact that Starkiller [[BulletproofHumanShield moved him so that he would be in the path of Han Solo's blaster shots]]. After that, the death of Princess Leia Organa and the last hope for the galaxy.]]]]
** What makes it worse is Han's death... [[HarsherInHindsight almost exactly how he died in]] ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens''.
8th Mar '17 12:20:27 PM DinoMaurus
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* Kazdan Paratus' death. He was left insane by the trauma, guilt, and isolation he experienced after Order 66, and with his dying breath, he apologises to his dead masters for failing them again.

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* Kazdan Paratus' death. He was left insane by the trauma, guilt, and isolation he experienced after Order 66, and with his dying breath, he apologises apologizes to his dead masters for failing them again.again. However, Paratus' body promptly becomes one with The Force upon his death, implying he may have found some peace before his demise.
22nd Aug '16 4:02:22 PM Jaro7788
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** Made even more tragic when you consider that instead of saving himself when he had the chance [[SenselessSacrifice he died protecting mere dummies that years of isolation caused him to believe were the powerful Jedi Masters of the Council in the flesh]].
24th Jun '16 5:25:41 PM DeCarta
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--> '''Shaak Ti''': You are Vader's ''slave'', but your power is wasted with him. You could be so much more...\\
'''Starkiller''': You will never convince me to betray my master!\\
'''Shaak Ti''': Poor boy. The Sith always betray one another. But you'll find out soon enough...
* This exchange between Starkiller and PROXY shows that, even in the eyes of his apprentice (who knows nothing about Vader's backstory), Vader's existence is an agony.
--> '''PROXY''': I hate being him.\\
'''Starkiller''': I think he does, too.



* Meeting Kento's Force Ghost. Especially sad in the novel, where it's made clear that before this meeting, Galen had all but forgotten his biological parents.

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* Meeting Kento's Force Ghost. Especially sad in the novel, where it's made clear that before this meeting, Galen Starkiller had all but forgotten his biological parents.parents. The novel, this comes at the end of a horrifying sequence where Starkiller sees himself as a cyborg monstrosity fighting and brutally killing Kento. The novel also changes Kento's line, having him use [[spoiler:Galen's]] name (the first time that Starkiller can remember ever hearing his real name).



** Vader's total lack of remorse when he tells Starkiller that [[spoiler:he never planned to betray the Emperor, and that he basically sees Starkiller as completely expendable, is a ''major'' gut punch, demonstrating that Vader has fallen so far that Starkiller's UndyingLoyalty means virtually nothing to him, and he's perfectly willing to kill his apprentice, whom he raised from childhood.

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** Vader's total lack of remorse when he tells Starkiller that [[spoiler:he never planned to betray the Emperor, and that he basically sees Starkiller as completely expendable, is a ''major'' gut punch, demonstrating that Vader has fallen so far that Starkiller's UndyingLoyalty means virtually nothing to him, and he's perfectly willing to kill his apprentice, whom he raised from childhood. This man [[FallenHero used to be]] ''[[FallenHero a hero]]''.]]



** In the novelisation, the first thing the battered and barely conscious Starkiller says to Juno is [[spoiler:to tell her his true name, which he's only recently discovered and embraced as his new identity.]] She breaks down crying after hearing this, devastated by [[spoiler:the death of PROXY, Vader's treachery, and the apparent end of the Rebel Alliance.]]
---> '''Starkiller''': Juno. [[spoiler:My name... My name is Galen.]]



* Juno's POV in the novel demonstrates that she's had a very hard life, growing up with a harsh and unloving father (with whom she was so miserable that she joined the Imperial Academy at 14) and being manipulated by Vader into causing a massive ecological disaster. She's dealing with these issues throughout the book, and just when it looks like she and Starkiller are forming a real romantic bond, [[spoiler:he dies]].



* In the sequel's Endor DLC, [[spoiler: [[ShootTheShaggyDog Chewbacca's death]]. Made even worse by the fact that Starkiller [[BulletproofHumanShield moved him so that he would be in the path of Han Solo's blaster shots]]. After that, the death of Princess Leia Organa and the last hope for the galaxy.]]
* In the sequel's Dark Side Ending, [[spoiler: the last thing Starkiller sees before he dies is Juno's dead body.]]
* A scene in the novelization, where an unconscious Starkiller remembers his mother's HeroicSacrifice to save her family and as many Wookiees as possible from Trandoshan slavers.

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* In Starkiller's POV in the sequel's Endor DLC, [[spoiler: [[ShootTheShaggyDog Chewbacca's death]]. Made even worse by the fact novel has him constantly reminding himself, whenever he has memories of his past or something that Starkiller [[BulletproofHumanShield moved him so happened in the first book/game, that he would be in isn't the path of Han Solo's blaster shots]]. After that, the death of Princess Leia Organa and the last hope for the galaxy.]]
* In the sequel's Dark Side Ending, [[spoiler: the last thing Starkiller sees before
original Starkiller. [[AmbiguousSituation Whether he dies is Juno's dead body.]]
* A scene in the novelization, where an unconscious Starkiller remembers
or not]], it's clear that being told he was a clone has left some real scars on his mother's HeroicSacrifice to save her family and as many Wookiees as possible from Trandoshan slavers.sense of self-worth.



* In the novel, when Kota tries to call him by his real name ([[spoiler:Galen Marek]]), Starkiller cuts him off, insisting that he's just a clone, a "bad copy" of the original Starkiller.
* Vader's callous abuse of the various clones of Starkiller is yet another harsh reminder that the good man who was Anakin Skywalker is, at this point, completely gone. He even tries his best to convince Starkiller that his love for Juno is an unacceptable weakness, implying that he's either abandoned the love his former self had for Padmé, or that this belief is driven by the painful memories of losing her and what he became in trying to prevent her death.



* Juno's whole plotline in the novel is quite sad, as she is still coping with losing Starkiller and finds herself totally unable to move on. A friend she made as a Rebel tries to ask her out at one point, but she can't bring herself to say yes, feeling that he deserves someone better and that she'll never fully get over Starkiller.



--> "'''Kota'''": You're Vader's puppet. Just a body filled with the memories of a dead man.

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--> "'''Kota'''": You're Vader's puppet. Just a body filled with the memories of a dead man.man.
* A scene in the novelization, where an unconscious Starkiller remembers his mother's HeroicSacrifice to save her family and as many Wookiees as possible from Trandoshan slavers.
* In the sequel's Dark Side Ending, [[spoiler: the last thing Starkiller sees before he dies is Juno's dead body.]]
* In the sequel's Endor DLC, [[spoiler: [[ShootTheShaggyDog Chewbacca's death]]. Made even worse by the fact that Starkiller [[BulletproofHumanShield moved him so that he would be in the path of Han Solo's blaster shots]]. After that, the death of Princess Leia Organa and the last hope for the galaxy.]]
8th Jun '16 8:00:02 PM Deacon911
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** Vader's total lack of remorse when he tells Starkiller that [[spoiler:he never planned to betray the Emperor, and that he basically sees Starkiller as completely expendable, is a ''major'' gut punch, demonstrating that Vader has fallen so far that Starkiller's UndyingLoyalty means virtually nothing to him, and he's perfectly willing to kill his apprentice, whom he raised from childhood. [[FallenHero This man used to be a]] ''[[FallenHero hero]]''.]]

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** Vader's total lack of remorse when he tells Starkiller that [[spoiler:he never planned to betray the Emperor, and that he basically sees Starkiller as completely expendable, is a ''major'' gut punch, demonstrating that Vader has fallen so far that Starkiller's UndyingLoyalty means virtually nothing to him, and he's perfectly willing to kill his apprentice, whom he raised from childhood. [[FallenHero This man used to be a]] ''[[FallenHero hero]]''.]]
10th Aug '15 2:57:06 AM koolkame
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* Starkiller actually sounds hesitant in speaking with Proxy, especially when asking for his help. When Proxy helps him leave the room, the man that used to be Galen Marek softly tells him, "thank you" before he leaves.
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