History TearJerker / TheForceUnleashed

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.
19th Jul '15 7:00:17 PM DeCarta
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!! ''The Force Unleashed''



* 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.
* Shaak Ti's death. After losing her duel with Starkiller, she tries to convince him that [[{{Foreshadowing}} he could be]] [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre so much more]]. When Starkiller stubbornly insists on his loyalty to Vader, she sadly remarks that he will eventually find out the [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder harsh reality]] of the Sith before falling backwards to her demise.
* Vader's [[spoiler:first]] betrayal of Starkiller.
** Starkiller has successfully defeated a Jedi Master, and expects that he will finally be able to do what he's spent his life preparing for: helping his master destroy the Emperor. Instead, Starkiller gets painfully stabbed in the back. His expression of agony, horror, and betrayal is heartbreaking, especially when you remember that Vader is the closest thing to a father that Starkiller knows. In the novel, he's in full-on denial until the Emperor orders Vader to kill him, and Starkiller is completely helpless to stop Vader from following through.
** When the Emperor commands Vader to kill his apprentice, Starkiller desperately appeals to his master, insisting that they can defeat Palpatine together. Vader looks from his master to his student, [[CallForward just like he will]] [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi when he finally chooses to redeem himself]]. Here, however, he [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown savagely beats]] the helpless Starkiller while Palpatine laughs sadistically and cheers him on, ultimately throwing him out into space to ([[NotQuiteDead apparently]]) die.
** In the novel, Palpatine is only present through PROXY, and when the Emperor cuts the transmission, the droid looks stunned and shaken.
** Also in the novelisation, Juno is helplessly watching all of this through a hacked video feed. She's left horrified by Vader's cruelty, and is subsequently arrested as an accomplice to Starkiller's "treason".



* The first time Vader betrays Starkiller, then the ''second'' time he betrays Starkiller.

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* The first time Vader betrays Starkiller, then the Juno discovering that [[spoiler:Starkiller is gathering Rebels under Vader's orders. She looks and sounds so betrayed.]]
* [[spoiler:Vader's
''second'' time betrayal of Starkiller is arguably even crueller than the first]]:
** 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.]]
** Vader's total lack of remorse when
he betrays Starkiller.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]]''.]]
** The last thing Starkiller has to say? [[spoiler:"Without me, you'll never be free."]]




!! ''The Force Unleashed II''



* A scene in the sequel's 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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* A scene in the sequel's novelization, where an unconscious Starkiller remembers his mother's HeroicSacrifice to save her family and as many Wookiees as possible from Trandoshan slavers.
17th Jun '15 1:29:37 PM hr99115
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* Using the Salvation to attack the clone facility is admittedly awesome, but just how many Rebels who'd managed to survive the initial attack died during the impact?
** You have to read the background information a bit but the unit assigned to to guard the cloning facility? It's the 212th Attack Battalion, lead by Commander Cody and Obi-Wan's old unit. They are utterly wiped out when the Salvation hits and if you read some of the databank info, the 212th was miserable on Kamino. Really the attack just seems like the end cap on an very crappy tour. It's also a bit heartbreaking that an character, while not quite beloved, was still very much someone people who'd watched the Clone Wars had grown to like and he's just killed by having a ship dropped on him? This is a man who'd survived the Clone Wars, the turmoil of the Rise of the Empire.
17th Jun '15 1:21:03 PM hr99115
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*Using the Salvation to attack the clone facility is admittedly awesome, but just how many Rebels who'd managed to survive the initial attack died during the impact?
** You have to read the background information a bit but the unit assigned to to guard the cloning facility? It's the 212th Attack Battalion, lead by Commander Cody and Obi-Wan's old unit. They are utterly wiped out when the Salvation hits and if you read some of the databank info, the 212th was miserable on Kamino. Really the attack just seems like the end cap on an very crappy tour. It's also a bit heartbreaking that an character, while not quite beloved, was still very much someone people who'd watched the Clone Wars had grown to like and he's just killed by having a ship dropped on him? This is a man who'd survived the Clone Wars, the turmoil of the Rise of the Empire.
3rd Aug '13 11:31:36 PM ultimomant
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** What makes it even sadder and one of said Starkiller's worst [[MoralEventHorizon MoralEventHorizons]] is that he simply casually tosses him aside to join the junk afterwards.

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** What makes it even sadder and one of said Starkiller's worst [[MoralEventHorizon MoralEventHorizons]] {{Moral Event Horizon}}s is that he simply casually tosses him aside to join the junk afterwards.



* A scene in the sequel's novelisation, 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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* A scene in the sequel's novelisation, novelization, where an unconscious Starkiller remembers his mother's HeroicSacrifice to save her family and as many Wookiees as possible from Trandoshan slavers.
29th Jun '13 7:14:32 PM immortalfrieza
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** What makes it even sadder and one of said Starkiller's worst [[MoralEventHorizon MoralEventHorizons]] is that he simply casually tosses him aside to join the junk afterwards.
21st May '13 8:41:35 AM ultimomant
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-->'''Darth Vader''': Then, you will share his fate. (''raises his lightsaber, only for Galen to steal it with TheForce'') A son?

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-->'''Darth Vader''': Then, you will share his fate. (''raises his lightsaber, only for Galen to steal it with TheForce'') The Force'') A son?
6th Dec '12 1:00:00 AM ultimomant
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--> "'''Kota''''": You're Vader's puppet. Just a body filled with the memories of a dead man.

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