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* AlwaysABiggerFish[=/=]BaitAndSwitchBoss: In the boss fight on Cato Neimoidia in the sequel. It looks like the clone Starkiller is about to face off against a Rancor - and then an even ''larger'' arm reaches out, grabs the Rancor and pulls it into a darkened opening. Out of that opening comes the ''real'' boss, the Gorog.



** UnlimitedWardrobe: In the first game, Starkiller wears a different outfit every level.



* ArtificialBrilliance: Suddenly comes out against the last boss. He adapts to your tactics and punishes any weakness in your style. And if you try to be cheap and and spam him, he'll spam you right back. Of course, since it's [[spoiler: Darth Vader]] if the game gave you any less, people would complain.
** Which leads to some (possibly unintentional) FridgeBrilliance: the best way to take him is to act as aggressively as possible, which is a very Dark Side way of fighting (see Luke's final fight with Vader, for example). Another way is to simply ''duel'' him, without relying too much on Force spam or buffs (see, well just about any duel in the movies).
** Even more brilliant when you consider that the best way to tackle the other final boss is to deflect [[spoiler: Palpatine's]] attacks back at him; a more defensive (and therefore Light Side) way of fighting.
* ArtificialStupidity: Snipers walking off ledges when trying to get a shot at you.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The Gorog in the sequel.

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* ArtificialBrilliance: Suddenly comes out against the last boss. He adapts to your tactics and punishes any weakness in your style. And if you try to be cheap and and spam him, he'll spam you right back. Of course, since it's [[spoiler: Darth [[spoiler:Darth Vader]] if the game gave you any less, people would complain.
** Which leads to some (possibly unintentional) FridgeBrilliance: the best way to take him is to act as aggressively as possible, which is a very Dark Side way of fighting (see Luke's final fight with Vader, for example). Another way is to simply ''duel'' him, without relying too much on Force spam or buffs (see, well just about any duel in the movies).
** Even more brilliant when you consider that the best way to tackle the other final boss is to deflect [[spoiler: Palpatine's]] attacks back at him; a more defensive (and therefore Light Side) way of fighting.
* ArtificialStupidity: Snipers walking will walk off ledges when trying to get a shot at you.
the player character.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The Gorog in the sequel.sequel is a skyscraper sized Rancor.



* AwesomeMcCoolname: ''Starkiller''. Doubles as a DevelopmentGag for [[Film/ANewHope the original film]].
* BackFromTheDead: Starkiller, ''twice''.
** Technically, the second time he's still dead. He just got cloned. The novel hints that it may have been the case first time as well.
*** Who is essentially a continuation of the Starkiller before and there's really no difference between them.
* BadassGrandpa / HandicappedBadass: General Kota. He's blind, but can actually in some respects see better as he is used to sensing his environment with the Force, which basically gives him a mental picture of his surroundings, much like sight-only he can see through darkness, fog, smoke, etc.
* BadassCape: The Sith Robe costume. Oh ''yes''.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: The only name given to the protagonist in the first game is ''Starkiller''. Doubles as a DevelopmentGag for [[Film/ANewHope the original film]].
* BackFromTheDead: Starkiller, ''twice''.
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''twice''. Technically, the second time he's still dead. He just got cloned. The novel hints that it may have been the case first time as well.
*** Who is essentially a continuation of the Starkiller before and there's really no difference between them.
* BadassGrandpa / HandicappedBadass: General Kota. He's blind, but can actually in some respects see better as he is used to sensing his environment with the Force, which basically gives him a mental picture of his surroundings, much like sight-only he can see through darkness, fog, smoke, etc.
* BadassCape: The first alternate costume the player can find throughout the levels is the Sith Robe costume. Oh ''yes''.costume, which gives Starkiller a full-body black cloak typical to the darkest users of the Force.



* BaitAndSwitchBoss: In the boss fight on Cato Neimoidia in the sequel. It looks like the clone Starkiller is about to face off against a Rancor - and then an even ''larger'' arm reaches out, grabs the Rancor and pulls it into a darkened opening. Out of that opening comes the ''real'' boss, the Gorog.



* BeamOWar
* BecomingTheMask: Galen's sent by Vader to [[spoiler: organize the rebellion.]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain That turns out to be his downfall.]]
* BeingEvilSucks: Meta example. Choose the Dark Side Ending and [[spoiler: kill Lord Vader?]] Congratulations. Your reward comes in the form of [[spoiler: Palpatine murdering all of Starkiller's friends and allies, chucking the ''Rogue Shadow'' on top of him, and transforming him into a cyborg much like Vader]]. Not exactly what most people going that way imagined...

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* BeamOWar
BeamOWar: When the player character and a boss fire Force Push or bolt of lightning at each other at the same time, the two will fire two beams at each other (blue for the player, purple for the boss). The player can overpower the enemy beam by either mashing the attack button or moving the control stick back and forth or do nothing and get blown back.
* BecomingTheMask: Galen's sent by Vader to [[spoiler: organize [[spoiler:organize the rebellion.]] rebellion]]. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain That turns out to be his downfall.]]
downfall]].
* BeingEvilSucks: Meta example. Choose the Dark Side Ending and [[spoiler: kill Lord Vader?]] Congratulations. Your reward comes in the form of [[spoiler: Palpatine [[spoiler:Palpatine murdering all of Starkiller's friends and allies, chucking the ''Rogue Shadow'' on top of him, and transforming him into a cyborg much like Vader]]. Not exactly what most people going that way imagined...



* BittersweetEnding: Starkiller manages to save his friends, but he [[spoiler: dies while buying them time to escape]].
** [[spoiler:...[[EpilepticTrees Unless it's ever confirmed]] [[BackFromTheDead that his clone really is him]] [[AmbiguousSituation after all.]]]]
* BladeLock
* BlindSeer: Rahm Kota, who becomes this after he loses his vision in a lightsaber battle

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* BittersweetEnding: In the Light side ending, Starkiller manages to save his friends, but he [[spoiler: dies [[spoiler:dies while buying them time to escape]].
** [[spoiler:...[[EpilepticTrees Unless it's ever confirmed]] [[BackFromTheDead that * BladeLock: If the player character uses his clone really is him]] [[AmbiguousSituation after all.]]]]
* BladeLock
lightsaber at the same time as an opponent, the characters will either lock blades briefly and step backwards to re-commence the duel or the player will have to [[PressXToNotDie mash the attack button]].
* BlindSeer: Rahm Kota, who becomes this Kota was a wise Jedi with a strong connection with a Force before he was blinded, but after Starkiller defeats him, he loses is so devastated by his vision in a lightsaber battleloss of sight that he can do little but offer wisdom and guidance to future Jedi.



* BonusBoss: The climax of the Jedi Temple mission[[note]]Included in the Wii version, optional DLC for the [=PS3=], Xbox 360, and PC versions[[/note]] is a duel with an evil hallucination of [[spoiler: the Dark Side version of Starkiller]]

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* BonusBoss: The climax of the Jedi Temple mission[[note]]Included in the Wii version, optional DLC for the [=PS3=], Xbox 360, and PC versions[[/note]] is a duel with an evil hallucination of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Dark Side version of Starkiller]]Starkiller]].



** The original's Light Side ending. [[spoiler:Starkiller is persuaded to spare Palpatine on grounds of IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim. [[SarcasmMode Because righteous fury toward a complete]] {{Sociopath}} [[SarcasmMode whom had your entire childhood ruined automatically means that you want to replace him as an]] EvilOverlord [[SarcasmMode if you retaliate]].]]
** The original's Dark Side ending. [[spoiler:A revenge-driven moment of weakness -- even if: (A) it's against an AssholeVictim, and (B) you still try to help the good guys afterward -- is automatically a MoralEventHorizon-crossing deserving of a FateWorseThanDeath. [[SarcasmMode Right]].]]
** The sequel's Dark Side ending is perhaps the most glaring of all. [[spoiler:Starkiller just gets immediately killed via BackStab before he can even accomplish anything remotely consequence-worthy.]]

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** The original's game offers the player bonuses for using the Force to creatively crush enemies and kill them in frenzies; despite this, every single game ending supports the message that killing your enemies in battle is morally reprehensible.
** In the first game's
Light Side ending. ending, [[spoiler:Starkiller is persuaded to spare Emperor Palpatine on grounds of IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim. [[SarcasmMode so as not to fall to the Dark side. Because righteous fury toward a complete]] {{Sociopath}} [[SarcasmMode whom the Evil Overlord that had your entire childhood ruined father killed automatically means that you want to replace him you're just as an]] EvilOverlord [[SarcasmMode if you retaliate]].]]
evil]].
** The original's In the first game's Dark Side ending. [[spoiler:A revenge-driven moment of weakness -- even if: (A) it's against an AssholeVictim, and (B) you still try to help the good guys afterward -- is automatically a MoralEventHorizon-crossing deserving of a FateWorseThanDeath. [[SarcasmMode Right]].]]
Right]].
** The In the sequel's Dark Side ending is perhaps the most glaring of all. all, [[spoiler:Starkiller just gets immediately killed via BackStab back stab before he can even accomplish anything remotely consequence-worthy.]]



* TheCameo: Jar Jar Binks, who shows up frozen in carbonite in the Kashyyyk level. In addition, [=R2-D2=] shows up in the background in a few cutscenes and the last hologram PROXY uses during his duel with Galen? [[spoiler: Darth Maul.]]

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
**
Jar Jar Binks, who Binks of ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' shows up frozen in carbonite in the Kashyyyk level. In addition, [=R2-D2=] shows up in the background in a few cutscenes and the last hologram characters PROXY uses imitates during his duel with Galen? [[spoiler: Darth boss fight? [[spoiler:Darth Maul.]]



* CodeName: see above - in fact, more fans know him better as "Starkiller" than his real name. Then again, his real name is only mentioned in the book.
** In the second novel no one calls him anything but Starkiller and his real name is barely used once, and even then the speaker only gets the first syllable out before being cut off.
* CollectionSidequest: The Jedi Holocrons.
* ColonCancer: StarWars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition.
* ContinuityNod: One of the toughest non-boss enemies, the "Imperial Purge Troopers", are prototype Dark Troopers (GiantMook killer robots) from the ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga''.
** And at the end of II, the Rebels [[spoiler: take Vader to Dantooine. Is it any wonder he knows about it and they've evacuated it by ''A New Hope''?]]

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* CodeName: see above - in fact, more fans know him better The main character is only referred to as "Starkiller" than his (a codename assigned by Darth Vader) in the two games he stars in. His real name. Then again, his real name name, Galen Marek, is only mentioned in the book.
** In
novelization of the game. The second novel no one calls him anything but Starkiller and his novelization only uses Starkiller's real name is barely used once, and on one occasion, but even then than the speaker only name gets the first syllable out before being cut off.
* CollectionSidequest: The Jedi Holocrons.
Holocrons are collectibles spread throughout each that restore health and Force energy while also providing the player character with either experience points, different bonuses for melee attacks, or a different color option for the lightsaber.
* ColonCancer: StarWars: The updated re-release of the first game is titled ''StarWars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition.
Edition'' to indicate it includes DLC that goes off from the BadEnding.
* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
**
One of the toughest non-boss enemies, the "Imperial Purge Troopers", are prototype Dark Troopers (GiantMook killer robots) from the ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga''.
** And at the end of II, the Rebels [[spoiler: take [[spoiler:take Vader to Dantooine. Is it any wonder he knows about it and they've evacuated it by ''A New Hope''?]]Hope'']]?



* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Dying just cause you just go back to the last {{Checkpoint}} and lose a few Force points.

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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Dying just cause you causes the player to just go back to the last {{Checkpoint}} and lose a few Force points.



* {{Determinator}}: If Vader took Juno to the gates of Hell, Starkiller would be right behind him.

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* {{Determinator}}: If Vader took Juno Eclipse to the gates of Hell, Starkiller would be right behind him.



* DisposablePilot: Galen mentions that there were seven pilots before Juno.

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* DisposablePilot: Galen Starkiller mentions that there were he had seven pilots before Juno.



* DoomedByCanon: Anyone who appears in the original trilogy has to survive, and, well, one would think an insanely powerful rogue Jedi/Sith would have been mentioned if he was still in the picture, wouldn't you?
** He's still alive for there to be a sequel. Course he has to die one way or another in the end, though this being StarWars, it's possible he's put on-ice or ''did'' die and someone brought him back via cloning. WordOfGod says that the plot of II will deal with finding out exactly who you are.
*** Turns out, [[spoiler: Starkiller doesn't find out who he really is, though he will probably find out if there is a III, since Vader is captured by the Rebel Alliance. It seems likely that original Starkiller was OnlyMostlyDead, since apparently cloning Force-Sensitivity results in psychosis, insanity and suicidal tendencies-and who wants an enraged Starkiller running around screwing up all your stuff?]]

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* DoomedByCanon: Anyone who appears in the original trilogy has to survive, and, well, one would think an insanely powerful rogue Jedi/Sith would have been mentioned if he was still in the picture, wouldn't you?
** He's still alive for there to be a sequel. Course he has to die one way or another in the end, though this being StarWars, it's possible he's put on-ice or ''did'' die and someone brought him back via cloning. WordOfGod says that the plot of II will deal with finding out exactly who you are.
*** Turns out, [[spoiler:
you? This dooms Starkiller doesn't find out who he really is, though he will probably find out if there is a III, since Vader is captured by not to survive into the Rebel Alliance. It seems likely that original Starkiller was OnlyMostlyDead, since apparently cloning Force-Sensitivity results in psychosis, insanity and suicidal tendencies-and who wants an enraged Starkiller running around screwing up all your stuff?]]trilogy, although the sequel leaves it ambiguous what exactly his final fate is.



* DownerEnding: The final and only choice you can make will unlock the non-canon dark side ending. Oh, boy, is it a DownerEnding -- Everybody gets dead or screwed over. And the Sith Edition ''expands on it with new levels.''
** Well, I've got good news and bad news. Good news: [[spoiler: Luke doesn't die and his friends escape Galen.]] Bad news: [[spoiler: Luke succumbs to the dark side and becomes Galen's apprentice. Oh yeah, Obi-Wan's dead and the Rebellion is pretty much screwed, but hey! At least they blew up the Death Star.]]

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* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
**
The final and only choice you can make will unlock the non-canon dark side ending. Oh, boy, is it a DownerEnding -- Everybody gets dead or screwed over. And the Sith Edition ''expands on it with new levels.''
** Well, I've got good news and bad news. Good news: [[spoiler: Luke [[spoiler:Luke doesn't die and his friends escape Galen.]] Bad news: [[spoiler: Luke [[spoiler:Luke succumbs to the dark side and becomes Galen's apprentice. Oh yeah, Obi-Wan's dead and the Rebellion is pretty much screwed, but hey! At least they blew up the Death Star.]]



** In the [=PS3=]/360 version, he's in a bar on Bespin. [[NoOSHACompliance Where the bar tables are scattered around carbon-freezing pits.]]



** Starkiller has does this by default in the second game, but he also pulls this in cutscenes a few times in the first game.

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** Starkiller has does this wields two lightsabers by default in the second game, but he also pulls this in cutscenes uses two at once a few times in the first game.



* EgomaniacHunter: Ozzik Sturn qualifies.

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* EgomaniacHunter: Ozzik Sturn qualifies.prides himself on hunting down sentient aliens like Wookees and Gungans for sport and is openly excited on hearing a Jedi is present just to prove himself.



* EnemyChatter

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* %%* EnemyChatter



* EvilKnockoff: [[spoiler: The dark apprentice at the end of the second game.]]

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* EvilKnockoff: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The dark apprentice at the end of the second game.game is an identical clone of Starkiller, only without his memories or friends.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the prologue, Kento Marek is shown pulling down Tie Fighters. [[Awesome/TheForceUnleashed Guess what his kid does?]]
** Shaak Ti's warning that the Sith always betray one another. It's already shown that Vader is [[spoiler:not actually]] training his apprentice to stage a coup. Then, [[spoiler:Vader betrays his apprentice. ''Twice.'']]
** There's also [[spoiler:Kota's warning to Starkiller that fighting the Empire is pointless and he'll eventually be killed or worse. He's exactly right, the two endings are a HeroicSacrifice and a FateWorseThanDeath.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
**
In the prologue, Kento Marek is shown pulling down Tie Fighters. [[Awesome/TheForceUnleashed Guess what In one of the defining moments of the game, his kid does?]]
son (Starkiller) puts all his energy into crashing an Imperial Star Destroyer and actually manages to succeed.
** Shaak Ti's warning that the Sith always betray one another. It's already shown that Vader is [[spoiler:not actually]] training his apprentice to stage a coup. Then, [[spoiler:Vader betrays his apprentice. ''Twice.'']]
** There's also [[spoiler:Kota's Kota's warning to Starkiller that fighting the Empire is pointless and he'll eventually be doing so get's people killed or worse. He's [[spoiler:He's exactly right, the two endings are a HeroicSacrifice and a FateWorseThanDeath.]]



* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Darth Vader
** TheDragon: Starkiller
** TheEvilGenius: PROXY
** TheDarkChick: Juno
** [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: Palpatine (Starkiller's entire apprenticeship to Vader was part of the Emperor's plan)]]
* FlashStep: Palpatine.
* FlunkyBoss: Palpatine. His guards will step in every once in a while.
** Vader does this in the sequel.
* TheForce: Duh.
* FreeFallFight: Happens in the battle with the Gorog at one point.
* FungusHumongous: The Felucia levels.

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* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Darth Vader
** TheDragon: Starkiller
** TheEvilGenius: PROXY
** TheDarkChick: Juno
** [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: Palpatine (Starkiller's entire apprenticeship to Vader was part of the Emperor's plan)]]
* FlashStep: Palpatine.
In his boss battle, the Emperor uses the Force to dash past Starkiller so fast its hard to see.
* FlunkyBoss: Palpatine. His guards FlunkyBoss:
** Shaak Ti, the game's third boss, can whistle to call upon three alien warriors to help her fight the player. She's immune to attack while making the call, but since Starkiller regains health by killing enemies, the player may not always want to.
** General Ozzik Sturn only fights the player once he has a fully armored AT-KT tank walker and a troop of [[EliteMooks elite Stormtrooper]] to back him up.
** The Emperor
will step occasionally surround himself with a shield of lightning so that his Imperial bodyguards can come in every once in a while.
groups of two or three to attack the player before the boss fight resumes.
** For part of the final boss fight, Vader does this in summons Stormtroopers to attack the sequel.
player while Vader throws platforms from a distance.
* TheForce: Duh.
A core gameplay mechanic is the player's ability to control the Force's mystical power to manipulate objects, shoot lightning, block projectiles by seeing into the future, and moving with incredible speed. Naturally, enemies pop up that are immune to some of these powers and most bosses can rival the player's characters powers with the Force.
* FreeFallFight: Happens in the battle with A giant monster named the Gorog at one point.
chases Starkiller and his friend up a giant tower, only to pull the tower into a pit with it's massive weight. Starkiller is more than willing to let the beast die, but since it managed to grab his friend, he's forced to leap after the beast and use to Force to kill it and grab his friend before jumping into a friendly spaceship.
* FungusHumongous: The Felucia Two levels in the first game take place on the planet of Felucia, which is covered with giant flora and mushrooms that confine the scopes of the levels.



* GladiatorGames: In the second game.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: The novel mentions that Starkiller starts wearing robes more like those of the Jedi in order to be more presentable to the Rebel leaders, who all remember the Jedi as the good guys of times past. His outfits are a bit more ambiguous in the game, where his last outfit is a gray and black robe.

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* GladiatorGames: In the second game.
game, Starkiller finds his old friend Kota Rahm enslaved and forced to fight against increasingly ridiculous monsters in gladiator games. The end of the level sees Starkiller jump into the arena and save Kota from the most massive monster in the whole tournament.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: GoodCostumeSwitch:
**
The novel mentions that Starkiller starts wearing robes more like those of the Jedi in order to be more presentable to the Rebel leaders, who all remember the Jedi as the good guys of times past. His outfits are a bit more ambiguous in the game, where his last outfit is a gray and black robe.



*** These make a comeback in the sequel.



* HailFirePeaks: An Imperial base inside a sarlacc.
* HeelFaceTurn: Starkiller and to a lesser extent, Juno.
* HeroicSacrifice: In the canonical light-side ending, [[spoiler:Galen sacrifices himself to buy time for the senators to escape from the Emperor - and, as Vader and the Emperor note, in doing so, he's become a martyr for the Rebel Alliance that will ultimately be their undoing.]] Also, [[spoiler:PROXY]].

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* HailFirePeaks: An The second visit to Felucia features a steel Imperial base inside functioning as a sarlacc.
sort of EternalEngine, only they decided to make it in the middle of a [[WombLevel Sarlaac's stomach]].
* HeelFaceTurn: Starkiller and to a lesser extent, Juno.
Juno, slowly become more and more sympathetic with the Rebels over the course of the game, although it is ultimately up to the player whether they reject the Dark Side or stay as evil as ever.
* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
**
In the canonical light-side ending, [[spoiler:Galen sacrifices himself to buy time for the senators to escape from the Emperor - and, as Vader and the Emperor note, in doing so, he's become a martyr for the Rebel Alliance that will ultimately be their undoing.]] Also, [[spoiler:PROXY]].



** You can say the same thing about Galen in the sequel [[spoiler: given that he died in the last game.]]
* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: In the new alternate storyline, [[spoiler:it is revealed that if you kill the Rebel Alliance's founding leaders, the Alliance is formed anyway, presumably by the escaped Leia.]] Given that the other members were all known and had to go underground or were under careful watch by the empire this is probably not that far from what happened in the lightside ending either.

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** You can say the same thing about Galen in the sequel [[spoiler: given that he died in the last game.]]
* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: In the new alternate timeline DLC storyline, [[spoiler:it is revealed that even if you kill the Rebel Alliance's founding leaders, leaders died, the Alliance is would be formed anyway, presumably by the escaped Princess Leia.]] Given that the other members were all known and had to go underground or were under careful watch by the empire this is probably not that far from what happened in the lightside ending either.



* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Galen hunting Jedi during the first game, obviously.

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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Galen HuntingTheMostDangerousGame:
** As part of his apprenticeship under Darth Vader, the player character starts the game by
hunting three fugitive Jedi during that survived the first game, obviously.Empire's genocide.



* ILied: After Starkiller [[spoiler:gathers the leaders of the soon-to-be Rebel Alliance]] in an attempt to distract the Emperor long enough for him and Vader to stage a coup, Vader himself crashes the party and tells his "apprentice" that the whole plan was a ploy to [[spoiler:get all the rebels in one place and capture them in one swoop.]]

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* ILied: ILied:
**
After Starkiller [[spoiler:gathers the leaders of the soon-to-be Rebel Alliance]] in an attempt to distract the Emperor long enough for him and Vader to stage a coup, Vader himself crashes the party and tells his "apprentice" that the whole plan was a ploy to [[spoiler:get all the rebels in one place and capture them in one swoop.]]



** Happens again in the sequel[[spoiler:'s Dark Side ending]].
--> '''Vader''': [[spoiler: I lied when I said the cloning process was not yet perfected.]]

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** Happens again in the sequel[[spoiler:'s sequel's Dark Side ending]].
ending.
--> '''Vader''': [[spoiler: I [[spoiler:I lied when I said the cloning process was not yet perfected.]]



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Many attacks involving the lightsaber. Also an ability.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Many attacks involving the lightsaber. Also an ability.ability, where Starkiller lifts an enemy in the air and throws his saber into them as they wrestle helplessly through the air.



* InkSuitActor: Starkiller, Juno Eclipse, Rahm Kota, and Maris Brood all look very much like their voice actors, as Creator/LucasArts used facial recognition technology to incorporate the likeness of the actors into the game. Bail Organa was also voiced by Jimmy Smitts, but he was in the live action movies anyway.
** It's somewhat shocking to see SamWitwer on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and not go "Hey, that's Starkiller!" It's even stranger for some who saw him on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' first; Sam isn't a particularly large man, but he [[http://lh6.ggpht.com/condegerald/SNAVs2Y66vI/AAAAAAAAltE/ovNo_kxlrCY/s512/SamWitwer02.jpg filled out his Colonial uniform well enough for Crashdown to look like a tank,]] and Starkiller is significantly more scrawny-looking in comparison.
** Oddly, the concept art of Starkiller did look just like Sam Witwer before he was cast in the part.

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* InkSuitActor: Starkiller, Juno Eclipse, Rahm Kota, and Maris Brood all look very much like their voice actors, as Creator/LucasArts used facial recognition technology to incorporate the likeness of the actors into the game. Bail Organa was also voiced by Jimmy Smitts, but he was in the live action movies anyway.
**
anyway. It's somewhat shocking to see SamWitwer on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and not go "Hey, that's Starkiller!" It's even stranger for some who saw him on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' first; Sam isn't a particularly large man, but he [[http://lh6.ggpht.com/condegerald/SNAVs2Y66vI/AAAAAAAAltE/ovNo_kxlrCY/s512/SamWitwer02.jpg filled out his Colonial uniform well enough for Crashdown to look like a tank,]] and Starkiller is significantly more scrawny-looking in comparison.
**
comparison. Oddly, the concept art of Starkiller did look just like Sam Witwer before he was cast in the part.



* JediMindTrick: One of Starkiller's powers in the sequel. Taken UpToEleven as it turns stormtroopers into bombs at max power.
* KubrickStare: Pretty much any promotional material has Starkiller doing this nigh constantly.

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* JediMindTrick: One of Starkiller's powers in the sequel. sequel is to use the Force to force enemies to fight alongside him. Taken UpToEleven as it turns can turn stormtroopers into bombs at max power.
when fully upgraded.
* KubrickStare: Pretty much any promotional material has Starkiller doing this nigh constantly.



* KickTheDog: Or drop kick an Ewok in the sequel's Endor DLC level. Or Ugnaughts and Jawas in the original with Sith Punt or Sith Throw.

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* KickTheDog: Or drop kick KickTheDog:
** The player has
an Ewok in ability set aside for smaller, more vulnerable enemies (i.e. Ewoks, Jawas) known as "Sith Punt" where Starkiller grabs the sequel's Endor DLC level. Or Ugnaughts enemy and Jawas in kicks them across the original room with Sith Punt or Sith Throw.the full might of the Force.



* LoveRedeems

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* %%* LoveRedeems



* MultiPlatform: Released on just about anything that plays games.
* MultipleEndings: Like most other Star Wars games, there's Light and Dark Side endings. As with all StarWars games, the Light Side ending [[spoiler:detailed above in HeroicSacrifice]] is canon; the Dark Side ending [[spoiler:has Galen forced to become Palpatine's new cyborg apprentice, much like what happened to Vader... except Palpatine specifically tells him that he will soon cast him aside.]] Quite a DownerEnding if there ever was one.

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* MultiPlatform: Released The first game was released on just about anything that plays games.
the Playstation 2, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Steam.
* MultipleEndings: MultipleEndings:
**
Like most other Star Wars games, there's the first game has Light and Dark Side endings. As with all StarWars games, the Light Side ending [[spoiler:detailed above in HeroicSacrifice]] is canon; the Dark Side ending [[spoiler:has Galen forced to become Palpatine's new cyborg apprentice, much like what happened to Vader... except Palpatine specifically tells him that he will soon cast him aside.]] Quite a DownerEnding if there ever was one.



* MuzzleFlashlight: See Mundane Utility.

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* %%* MuzzleFlashlight: See Mundane Utility.



** Also, Maris Brood.
* MythologyGag: In early drafts of the script for ''StarWars'', Luke's last name was supposed to be "Starkiller."

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** %%** Also, Maris Brood.
* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
**
In early drafts of the script for ''StarWars'', Luke's last name was supposed to be "Starkiller." In reference to that, ''The Force Unleashed'' gave its protagonist the codename "Starkiller."



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Starkiller.
* NeckLift: Using his trademarked Force choke, Vader does this to Juno in the second game.

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* %%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Starkiller.
* NeckLift: NeckLift:
**
Using his trademarked Force choke, Vader does this to Juno in the second game.



* NewGamePlus
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: Darth Vader sends Starkiller to create a rebellion by gathering potential leaders to start it, to distract Palpatine for Vader to start a coup. Ultimately, doing so starts Starkiller's path to redemption. Even after Vader kidnaps them and tells him this all just a ploy to capture all of them in one swoop, Starkiller, who is now on the Light Side of the Force, rescues the Rebel leaders, performing a selfless HeroicSacrifice to stall Palpatine, and the Rebel leaders escape and formally found the Rebel Alliance. Even after he and Palpatine now know who the Rebel leaders are, Vader's plan to exterminate them after capturing them ends up backfiring, thanks to Starkiller]].

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* NewGamePlus
NewGamePlus: Beating the game causes the first level to start up again with the player character in a new outfit based on which ending the player got.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: Darth [[spoiler:Darth Vader sends Starkiller to create a rebellion by gathering potential leaders to start it, to distract Palpatine for Vader to start a coup. Ultimately, doing so starts Starkiller's path to redemption. Even after Vader kidnaps them and tells him this all just a ploy to capture all of them in one swoop, Starkiller, who is now on the Light Side of the Force, rescues the Rebel leaders, performing a selfless HeroicSacrifice to stall Palpatine, and the Rebel leaders escape and formally found the Rebel Alliance. Even after he and Palpatine now know who the Rebel leaders are, Vader's plan to exterminate them after capturing them ends up backfiring, thanks to Starkiller]].



* NubileSavage: Shaak Ti dresses like this. The last 20 years may have been hard for her, but she was a ''Jedi Master''! To be fair though, all those heavy robes probably wouldn't have been very practical in the jungles of Felucia (see [[ShirtlessScene Galen's own outfit]] for the first Felucia level.)
** Her padawan, Maris Brood, isn't exactly fully dressed either. At least from the waist up.

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* NubileSavage: Shaak Ti dresses like this. The last 20 years may have been hard for her, but she was a ''Jedi Master''! To be fair though, all those heavy robes probably wouldn't have been very practical in the jungles of Felucia (see [[ShirtlessScene Galen's own outfit]] for the first Felucia level.)
**
) Her padawan, Maris Brood, isn't exactly fully dressed either. At least from the waist up.either.



* OurGiantsAreBigger: Force Unleashed II figures the only way to top a fight with a Rancor is to have Starkiller fight a beast big enough to ''crush a rancor in its hand''.

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* OurGiantsAreBigger: ''The Force Unleashed II II'' figures the only way to top a fight with a Rancor is to have Starkiller fight a beast big enough to ''crush a rancor in its hand''.



* ThePowerOfLove

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* %%* ThePowerOfLove



* PressXToNotDie: The ends of boss battles use Quicktime Events.

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* PressXToNotDie: After doing enough damage to larger enemies, a prompt will appear that activates a sequence of pre-set button presses that the player must follow in order to complete a cinematic that kills the enemy; otherwise, the player takes damage. The ends of boss battles also use Quicktime Events.Events, although failing to complete them will only Force the player to try again with no threat of death.



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Kota: KEEP! PRESSING! THE ATTACK!
* [[RaisedByOrcs Raised By Sith]]

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* %%* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Kota: KEEP! PRESSING! THE ATTACK!
* [[RaisedByOrcs Raised By Sith]]%%* RaisedByOrcs



* RedShirt: The few AI that help you out include "Kashyyyk" Stormtroopers while playing as Vader, Wookies when Starkiller returns to his own planet, 501st Snowtroopers in the Hoth DLC level and a few scattered Rebel squads in the second game. The PS2/Wii/PSP versions of the first game changed some of these and added more, the Kashyyyk Troopers were replaced by 501st Stormtroopers (these guys had a more noticeably accent), Bail Organa's bodyguards briefly appear on Felucia and Cloud City Wing Guards assist you in the exclusive Bespin level. In spite of all that, these friendly faces aren't of much help in actual combat.

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* RedShirt: RedShirt:
**
The few AI that help you out include "Kashyyyk" Stormtroopers while playing as Vader, Wookies when Starkiller returns to his own planet, 501st Snowtroopers in the Hoth DLC level and a few scattered Rebel squads in the second game. The PS2/Wii/PSP versions of the first game changed some of these and added more, the Kashyyyk Troopers were replaced by 501st Stormtroopers (these guys had a more noticeably accent), Bail Organa's bodyguards briefly appear on Felucia and Cloud City Wing Guards assist you in the exclusive Bespin level. In spite of all that, these friendly faces aren't of much help in actual combat.



* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: Galen.]]

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* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: Galen.*RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:In order to fully become a Jedi, Starkiller sacrifices himself to save the Rebels in the first game's Light side ending.]]



* ResurrectedRomance: [[spoiler: In the sequel Starkiller's primary motivation for breaking free from Vader's control after being brought back from the dead is to find Juno. It's unclear whether he is a clone or not, but she seems quite willing to accept him back into her life.]]

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* ResurrectedRomance: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the sequel Starkiller's primary motivation for breaking free from Vader's control after being brought back from the dead is to find Juno. It's unclear whether he is a clone or not, but she seems quite willing to accept him back into her life.]]



* RPGElements: Defeating enemies earns you points you can spend to upgrade your Force powers.

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* RPGElements: Defeating enemies earns you points you can spend to upgrade your Force powers.powers, unlock new techniques, and generally improve the player character's abilities.



* SendInTheClones: The sequel.
* SequelHook: The second game ends with a rather strong one.

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* SendInTheClones: The sequel.
sequel involves an attempt by Vader to clone the original Starkiller without free will, which ultimately backfires when he creates an even more rebellious clone who busts out and helps out the original's old friends.
* SequelHook: The second game ends with a rather strong one.direct one. [[spoiler:As the Rebels take Darth Vader to their base, Boba Fett's ship is seen emerging from cover and following them]].



* ShippedInShackles: [[spoiler: Vader]] at the end of the second game.
* ShoutOut: Like many other Star Wars characters (Coleman Trebor, Dannl Faytoni), Kazdan Paratus' name is a shout-out to a crew member--namely, Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote ''Empire'' and ''Jedi'' (and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'').

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* ShippedInShackles: [[spoiler: Vader]] The rebels escort [[spoiler:Vader]] onto their ship in shackles at the end of the second game.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
Like many other Star Wars characters (Coleman Trebor, Dannl Faytoni), Kazdan Paratus' name is a shout-out to a crew member--namely, Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote ''Empire'' and ''Jedi'' (and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'').



** In the first game, in the Empirical, Starkiller is refered to as "[[Film/{{THX 1138}} Subject 1138]]". Similarly, in the sequel, the password Kota gives The Salvation is "Talus Haroon Ten Eleven Thirty-Eight".
*** FridgeBrilliance comes in when you realize that the above literally comes out to "Film/THX1138", X being the Roman numeral for "ten".

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** In the first game, in the Empirical, Starkiller is refered to as "[[Film/{{THX 1138}} Subject 1138]]". Similarly, in the sequel, the password Kota gives The Salvation is "Talus Haroon Ten Eleven Thirty-Eight".
*** FridgeBrilliance comes in when you realize that the above
Thirty-Eight". The latter literally comes out to "Film/THX1138", X being the Roman numeral for "ten".



* TheSlowWalk: Darth Vader.
* SpiderLimbs: Kazdan Paratus.
* {{Spotting the Thread}}- In the first game, [[spoiler: Galen has hazel eyes.]] In the second game, [[spoiler: he has brown eyes. Therefore, not only was Galen definitely a clone in the second game, but clones were not perfect, possibly because Vader wanted the clones to be better than the original.]]
* StormingTheCastle

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* TheSlowWalk: Darth Vader.
Vader cannot run or dash when you play as him in the prologue; he can simply menacingly walk forward while throwing Wookee's aside with the Force.
* SpiderLimbs: Kazdan Paratus.
Paratus, the game's second boss, has four robotic legs he uses to scuttle around walls in stead of his tiny legs.
* {{Spotting the Thread}}- Thread}}: In the first game, [[spoiler: Galen [[spoiler:Galen has hazel eyes.]] In the second game, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he has brown eyes. Therefore, not only was Galen definitely a clone in the second game, but clones were not perfect, possibly because Vader wanted the clones to be better than the original.]]
* StormingTheCastleStormingTheCastle: The final level of the first game sees Starkiller invade the Emperor's most dangerous space station in an attempt to finish him off. This gives cause for Starkiller to face the full force of the Imperial army



* SupernaturalMartialArts: Most evident during the ActionCommand sequences. During the final sequence in the duel with Kazdan Paratus, it almost feels like an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' action scene.

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* SupernaturalMartialArts: Most evident during the ActionCommand sequences.sequences, where Force abilities are accompanied by massive leaps and dramatic punching. During the final sequence in the duel with Kazdan Paratus, it almost feels like an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' action scene.



* TakeThat: In one level, you can find [[ThePhantomMenace Jar Jar Binks]] frozen in a block of carbonite.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
**
In one level, you can find [[ThePhantomMenace Jar Jar Binks]] frozen in a block of carbonite.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: A fun overkill at lower levels is to [[Webcomic/PennyArcade pick up an enemy, throw your saber into them, shoot them with lightning, and then force push them]] (preferably into something explosive). [[spoiler:And then you get the stronger force powers.]]

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill:
**
A fun overkill at lower levels is to [[Webcomic/PennyArcade pick up an enemy, throw your saber into them, shoot them with lightning, and then force push them]] them (preferably into something explosive). [[spoiler:And then you get the stronger force powers.]]



* TheyWereHoldingYouBack
* TrailersAlwaysLie: [[spoiler:Trailers for the second game featured the tagline "Unleash Truth". At no point in the game is it ever stated if Starkiller is a clone or the revived Galen. Or both.]]

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* TheyWereHoldingYouBack
TheyWereHoldingYouBack: Vader uses holograms to try to train Starkiller's clones to kill his friends on site. It fails spectacularly, and one of the clones (who may or may not be the original Starkiller) escapes from Vader and goes to reunite with his friends.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: [[spoiler:Trailers Trailers for the second game featured the tagline "Unleash Truth". At [[spoiler:At no point in the game is it ever stated if Starkiller is a clone or the revived Galen. Or both.]]



* {{Tykebomb}}: Galen
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Boba Fett from the second game.]]
** Perhaps justified since [[spoiler:Boba can already be fought in the first game during the Dark Side Tatooine DLC & the developers couldn't come up with a way to make the two fights different enough to warrant it.]]
* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: Is Starkiller a clone in the sequel? Your guess is as good as ours.]]
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: [[spoiler: The Death Star.]]
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: The amount of ways you can kill enemies in the game is ridiculous. ''PennyArcade'' has a comic that [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/8/20/ provides a sample]].
** [[ShoutOut Apparently the developers read that strip, because in the sequel, you get the "Poor Bob" achievement for Force Gripping a Stormtrooper, then stabbing, shocking and pushing him while in your grip.]]

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* {{Tykebomb}}: Galen
Galen Marek was the child of a Jedi, until Darth Vader killed his father and raised him under the codename "Starkiller" to help him kill Jedi and eventually assassinate the Emperor, so Vader can take his place.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Boba Fett from appears in the second game.game to hunt down Starkiller, but the two never fight in gameplay. Perhaps justified since Boba can already be fought in the first game during the Dark Side Tatooine DLC & the developers couldn't come up with a way to make the two fights different enough to warrant it.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: In the first game, Starkiller wears a different outfit every level.
* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler:Is Starkiller a clone in the sequel? Your guess is as good as ours.
]]
** Perhaps justified since [[spoiler:Boba can already be fought in the first game during the Dark Side Tatooine DLC & the developers couldn't come up with a way to make the two fights different enough to warrant it.]]
* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: Is Starkiller a clone in the sequel? Your guess is as good as ours.]]
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: [[spoiler: The last level is a massive Imperial space station with giant lasers flying by every couple of seconds and swarm after swarm of enemy armed to the teeth with the most dangerous weaponry in the game. The name speaks for itself: [[spoiler:the Death Star.]]
Star]].
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: The amount of ways you can kill enemies in the game is ridiculous.ridiculous, from throwing enemies into the vacuum of space or telepathically lifting them high enough that a light drop will send them hurdling to their death. ''PennyArcade'' has a comic that [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/8/20/ provides a sample]].
**
sample]]. [[ShoutOut Apparently the developers read that strip, because in the sequel, you get the "Poor Bob" achievement for Force Gripping a Stormtrooper, then stabbing, shocking and pushing him while in your grip.]]



* WakeUpCallBoss: General Kota. While not too difficult, he is the first opponent that can resist and use Force powers that Galen (who at this time is considerably weaker than Darth Vader) faces.

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* WakeUpCallBoss: General Kota. While not too difficult, he is the first opponent that can resist and use Force powers that Galen Starkiller (who at this time is considerably weaker than Darth Vader) faces.



-->'''Darth Vader''': [[spoiler: I did not summon him. [''ignites his lightsaber through Starkiller's back''] His spies followed you here.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Inverted. [[spoiler:In the Dark Side ending from the sequel, Starkiller goes to kill Vader... Only to be stabbed by a clone that Vader had rid of Galen's personality, with several unlockable videos explaining the Dark Apprentice's origin and where he came from. At no point is he even hinted at during the Light Side ending, making the supplementary videos entirely pointless if that's the Canon ending, since we get the origin for a ''character who canonically doesn't even exist within the game that introduced him''.]]
** Not quite. [[spoiler:Notice that when he reveals himself, he has some kind of invisibility gadget or power? In the DS ending he shows himself because Vader is about to get killed. In the LS ending there's no reason for him to do so, but that doesn't mean he's not there. Invisible. Lurking.]]
** An {{easter egg}} cutscene shows that [[spoiler: Vader told the Dark Apprentice not to intervene unless absolutely necessary.]]

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-->'''Darth Vader''': [[spoiler: I [[spoiler:I did not summon him. [''ignites his lightsaber through Starkiller's back''] His spies followed you here.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Inverted. [[spoiler:In In the Dark Side ending from the sequel, Starkiller [[spoiler:Starkiller goes to kill Vader... Only only to be stabbed by a an invisible clone that Vader had rid of Galen's the original's personality, with several unlockable videos explaining the Dark Apprentice's origin and where he came from. At no point is he even hinted at during the Light Side ending, making the supplementary videos entirely pointless if that's the Canon ending, since we get the origin for a ''character who canonically doesn't may not even exist within the game that introduced him''.]]
** Not quite. [[spoiler:Notice that when he reveals himself, he has some kind of invisibility gadget or power? In the DS ending he shows himself because Vader is about to get killed. In the LS ending there's no reason for him to do so, but that doesn't mean he's not there. Invisible. Lurking.]]
** An {{easter egg}} cutscene shows that [[spoiler: Vader told the Dark Apprentice not to intervene unless absolutely necessary.
]]



* WombLevel: The Sarlacc pit.

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* WombLevel: The Sarlacc pit."Imperial Felucia" level has a segment where Starkiller must navigate through the segment of a creature called the Sarlaac (featured in the first act of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'') and avoid the other creature it's swallowed so he can find an place to be spit out of it.



-->[[spoiler: "I let you live. You tell me I'm a clone but I ''chose'' to spare you. (*beat*) Maybe Kota's right. Maybe this is all a trick --a way to get me so confused... that I'd forget who I really am and become your slave again. But either way... ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I.]]'' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Let. You. Live.]] I've finally broken your hold over me."]]
* WreakingHavok: See PersonOfMassDestruction and VideoGameCrueltyPotential above.
* XanatosGambit: Darth Vader puts one of these types of plans into motion. [[spoiler: Even if, somehow, the members of the new Rebel Alliance escape, he still knows who they are.]]

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-->[[spoiler: "I let you live. You tell me I'm a clone but I ''chose'' to spare you. (*beat*) Maybe Kota's right. Maybe this is all a trick --a way to get me so confused... that I'd forget who I really am and become your slave again. But either way... ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis '' I.]]'' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis '' Let. You. Live.]] I've finally broken your hold over me."]]
* WreakingHavok: See PersonOfMassDestruction WreakingHavok:
** The prologue level takes away camera control to force a shot that displays the game's physics engine as Darth Vader blows a gate away a giant wooden gate.
** The first level with Starkiller drops him off in a long open hallway filled with items that can be thrown
and VideoGameCrueltyPotential above.
cut according to the physics engine.
* XanatosGambit: Darth Vader puts one of these types of plans into motion. [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even if, somehow, the members of the new Rebel Alliance escape, he still knows who they are.]]



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Palpatine, in the original's Dark Side Ending, ''twice''. He's already quite peachy about replacing Vader with Starkiller, and after turning Starkiller into a cyborg, he specifically admits Starkiller's going to be cast aside once Palpatine finds a better apprentice.]]
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: The word "destiny" seemed to be used by Darth Vader a whole hell of a lot but it was never consistent at all. Vader just seemed to use it when he wanted Starkiller to do something.
** This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] a couple times in the novelization for the second game, used to highlight just how insane Darth Vader really is.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: Starkiller shouts this during his final battle with Darth Vader.]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Palpatine, [[spoiler:Palpatine, in the original's Dark Side Ending, ''twice''. He's already quite peachy about replacing Vader with Starkiller, and after turning Starkiller into a cyborg, he specifically admits Starkiller's going to be cast aside once Palpatine finds a better apprentice.]]
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: The word "destiny" seemed to be used by Darth Vader a whole hell of a lot but it was never consistent at all. Vader just seemed to use it when he wanted Starkiller to do something.
**
something. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] a couple times in the novelization for the second game, used to highlight just how insane Darth Vader really is.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: Starkiller [[spoiler:Starkiller shouts this during his final battle with Darth Vader.]]
25th Nov '16 7:14:45 PM TheBuddy26
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Reviews for the game were mixed, with most complaints being a tricky targeting system for flinging objects around and that some of the large creatures were defeated using the exact same methods. The story, however, has been given significant praise, which is unusual for a ''StarWars'' original video game (they are usually an ExcusePlot with some fun action and characters).

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Reviews for the game were mixed, mixed (though [[VindicatedByHistory they got better]]), with most complaints being a tricky targeting system for flinging objects around and that some of the large creatures were defeated using the exact same methods. The story, however, has been given significant praise, which is unusual for a ''StarWars'' original video game (they are usually an ExcusePlot with some fun action and characters).
30th Sep '16 4:13:34 PM DustSnitch
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* BulletproofHumanShield: Appears in the sequel during the "Battle of Endor" DLC level. [[spoiler:Starkiller uses Chewbacca as a shield against Han Solo's blaster.]]

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* BulletproofHumanShield: Appears in the sequel during the "Battle of Endor" DLC level. [[spoiler:Starkiller Starkiller uses Chewbacca as a shield against Han Solo's blaster.]]



** [[spoiler: Yoda and Boba Fett]] make brief appearances in the second game, with [[spoiler:Wedge Antilles]] making a cameo in the novelization.

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** [[spoiler: Yoda and Boba Fett]] Fett make brief appearances in the second game, with [[spoiler:Wedge Antilles]] making a cameo in the novelization.



** And at the end of II, the Rebels [[spoiler: take Vader to Dantooine. Is it any wonder he knows about it and they've evacuated it by A New Hope?]]
* CorridorCubbyholeRun: Inside the Sarlaac and in the Death Star's cannon
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Finishing moves in boss fights.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The creators claim this for the story of the sequel with it being [[ItsPersonal more personal]] for Starkiller. Turned out to be ironic [[spoiler: since the sequel has a far happier ending than the first game]]. Though that's not to say that it didn't have some pretty dark moments.
** Though [[spoiler: they only have one year in-story for Vader to escape custody, Leia to be chased down, and Starkiller, Juno, and Kota to mysteriously disappear]], so III will more than make up for it - [[http://gamerant.com/force-unleashed-3-canceled-lucasarts-silv-35107/ if there is a III]].

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** And at the end of II, the Rebels [[spoiler: take Vader to Dantooine. Is it any wonder he knows about it and they've evacuated it by A ''A New Hope?]]
Hope''?]]
* CorridorCubbyholeRun: CorridorCubbyholeRun:
**
Inside the Sarlaac Sarlaac, Starkiller and in a legion of enemies end up pinned against a wall by gusts of wing as the Sarlacc breathes. Starkiller's smart enough to dodge behind conveniently placed obstructions, but the enemies aren't so clever.
** In the final level of the first game, Starkiller runs through
the Death Star's cannon
canons while dodging Stormtroopers and fighting turrets. This happens all while the Death Star is testing its planet-destroying laser, which will instantly kill any enemy and the player.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Finishing moves in boss fights.
Starkiller's an incredibly powerful Force user as is, but his abilities are boosted for [[PressXToNotDie end-of-boss cutscenes]] where he can juggle Jedi around with ease, steal lightsabers, and produce enough lightning to kill an entire Sarlacc pit.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The creators claim this for the story of the sequel with it being [[ItsPersonal more personal]] for Starkiller. Turned out to be ironic [[spoiler: since the sequel has a far happier ending than the first game]]. game. Though that's not to say that it didn't have some pretty dark moments.
** Though [[spoiler: they only have one year in-story for Vader to escape custody, Leia to be chased down, and Starkiller, Juno, and Kota to mysteriously disappear]], so III will more than make up for it - [[http://gamerant.com/force-unleashed-3-canceled-lucasarts-silv-35107/ if there is a III]].
moments.



* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: You just go back to the last {{Checkpoint}} and lose a few Force points.

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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: You Dying just cause you just go back to the last {{Checkpoint}} and lose a few Force points.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential So what happens when I pick up a TIE fighter, move it above an enemy, and then force push it straight down?]] The game awards me a "Crush Bonus".

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight:
**
[[VideoGameCrueltyPotential So what happens when I pick up a TIE fighter, move it above an enemy, and then force push it straight down?]] The game awards me a "Crush Bonus".



* DidntSeeThatComing: Really, Palpatine. You didn't think your unnecessarily long plan to [[spoiler: unite the rebels behind your apprentice's secret apprentice]] could [[HoistByHisOwnPetard backfire in any way]]?

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* DidntSeeThatComing: Really, Palpatine. You didn't think your unnecessarily long plan to [[spoiler: unite the rebels behind your apprentice's secret apprentice]] could [[HoistByHisOwnPetard backfire in any way]]? It really didn't occur to you or even Vader that [[spoiler:Starkiller may actually turn to the Rebel alliance?]]



* {{DLC}}: In the original, Tatooine and Hoth. The Jedi Temple is available as DLC as well, though it's already included in the {{Wii}} version.
** Preordering the second game from Gamestop gave players Maulkiller costume, as well as silver lightsaber crystals. An Endor mission is available for purchase for II as well.

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* {{DLC}}: {{DLC}}:
**
In the original, the Tatooine and Hoth.Hoth levels are available which continue the story from the BadEnding. The Jedi Temple is available as DLC as well, though it's already included in the {{Wii}} version.
** Preordering the second game from Gamestop gave players Maulkiller costume, as well as silver lightsaber crystals. An Endor mission is available for purchase for II as well.well, again continuing from the BadEnding.



* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: Starkiller may qualify as this for Juno in the sequel.
* DownerEnding: One choice you can make will unlock the non-canon dark side ending. Oh, boy, is it a DownerEnding -- Everybody gets dead or screwed over. And the Sith Edition ''expands on it with new levels.''

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* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: Starkiller The protagonist of the second game may qualify as this or may not be a clone, but one thing is for Juno in sure, he will do anything to be with the sequel.
original Starkiller's love interest, Juno.
* DownerEnding: One The final and only choice you can make will unlock the non-canon dark side ending. Oh, boy, is it a DownerEnding -- Everybody gets dead or screwed over. And the Sith Edition ''expands on it with new levels.''



* DramaticSpaceDrifting: Happens to Starkiller after being spaced at one point.
* DrowningMySorrows: When Galen seeks out Kota for the Rebellion, he finds the Jedi in a bar on Nar Shadaa, slightly tipsy.

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* DramaticSpaceDrifting: Happens to Starkiller after gets thrown out of a the window of an Imperial spaceship and is left drifting until being spaced at one point.
recovered on the ISS Empirical.
* DrowningMySorrows: When Galen Starkiller seeks out Kota for the Rebellion, he finds the Jedi in a bar on Nar Shadaa, slightly tipsy.



* DualWielding: Maris Brood in the first game, Galen in the second game.

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* DualWielding: DualWielding:
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Maris Brood in the first game, Galen game uses two short red lightsabers, which are closer to knives than anything else.,
** Starkiller has does this by default
in the second game, but he also pulls this in cutscenes a few times in the first game.



* EasterEgg: Numerous. Two occur on the Raxus Prime levels in the first game. First time there, [[spoiler: one thing you can pull out of the yellow toxic sludge is Luke's starfighter, a la Dagobah style.]] The second time you're there, [[spoiler: you can spot a piece of junk in the wall - specifically, the front half of the Millenium Falcon.]]
** Pressing the Lightning button while playing as Vader in the first level performs the classic Force Choke.

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* EasterEgg: Numerous. Two occur on the Raxus Prime levels in the first game. First time there, [[spoiler: one thing you can pull out of the yellow toxic sludge is Luke's starfighter, a la Dagobah style.]] style. The second time you're there, [[spoiler: you can spot a piece of junk in the wall - specifically, the front half of the Millenium Falcon.]]
** Pressing the Lightning button while playing as Vader in the first level performs the classic Force Choke.



* EscortMission: Not as frustrating as others, though, as your ward is [[spoiler:a Jedi! He's not invincible, but he has such a huge amount of health that basically the only way for him to die is to ''intentionally'' kill him.]]
* EverythingBreaks / DieChairDie: Even the windows on space ships! Metal shutters automatically seal the holes after about a second, but everything close to them will be sucked through. [[VideogameCrueltyPotential And everyone]].

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* EscortMission: Not Starkiller heads to Bespin and finds the destitute Kota Ram as frustrating as others, though, as your ward Stormtroppers break in to kill the Jedi, forcing Starkiller to fight the Imperial Forces until he can get Kota to a ship. The escort part of the job is [[spoiler:a Jedi! actually pretty trivial, because Kota can defend himself with his lightsaber and his health is practically unlimited. He's not invincible, but he has such a huge amount of his health is so huge that basically the only way for him to die is to ''intentionally'' kill him.]]
him.
* EverythingBreaks / DieChairDie: EverythingBreaks: Even the windows on space ships! Metal shutters automatically seal the holes after about a second, but everything close to them will be sucked through. [[VideogameCrueltyPotential And everyone]].
17th Sep '16 5:25:21 PM BNSF1995
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* ReverseGrip: Galen's lightsaber wielding style.

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* ReverseGrip: Galen's lightsaber wielding style. This is only present in the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions, though, as he holds it normally in the Krome-developed version for PS2, Wii, and PSP.
16th Sep '16 8:01:51 AM Vertiguous
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* Red Shirt: The few AI that help you out include "Kashyyyk" Stormtroopers while playing as Vader, Wookies when Starkiller returns to his own planet, 501st Snowtroopers in the Hoth DLC level and a few scattered Rebel squads in the second game. The PS2/Wii/PSP versions of the first game changed some of these and added more, the Kashyyyk Troopers were replaced by 501st Stormtroopers (these guys had a more noticeably accent), Bail Organa's bodyguards briefly appear on Felucia and Cloud City Wing Guards assist you in the exclusive Bespin level. In spite of all that, these friendly faces aren't of much help in actual combat.

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* Red Shirt: RedShirt: The few AI that help you out include "Kashyyyk" Stormtroopers while playing as Vader, Wookies when Starkiller returns to his own planet, 501st Snowtroopers in the Hoth DLC level and a few scattered Rebel squads in the second game. The PS2/Wii/PSP versions of the first game changed some of these and added more, the Kashyyyk Troopers were replaced by 501st Stormtroopers (these guys had a more noticeably accent), Bail Organa's bodyguards briefly appear on Felucia and Cloud City Wing Guards assist you in the exclusive Bespin level. In spite of all that, these friendly faces aren't of much help in actual combat.
31st Aug '16 8:55:01 AM AzelfandQuilava
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* Red Shirt: The few AI that help you out include "Kashyyyk" Stormtroopers while playing as Vader, Wookies when Starkiller returns to his own planet, 501st Snowtroopers in the Hoth DLC level and a few scattered Rebel squads in the second game. The PS2/Wii/PSP versions of the first game changed some of these and added more, the Kashyyyk Troopers were replaced by 501st Stormtroopers (these guys had a more noticeably accent), Bail Organa's bodyguards briefly appear on Felucia and Cloud City Wing Guards assist you in the exclusive Bespin level. In spite of all that, these friendly faces aren't of much help in actual combat.
** Kota's Militia and the Rebel Troopers in the Hoth DLC level technically count as this although they actually fight the player. Ironically enough, these "bad guys" are also more stronger enemies due to their increased health and damage in comparison to regular Imperial units. In fact, if you hang back and let the two groups fight each other you can watch as they often effortlessly mow down the Stormtroopers.
30th Aug '16 1:53:32 AM Morgenthaler
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A Creator/LucasArts ''Franchise/StarWars''-based multimedia project, like ''ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' eleven years before it. Covers a wide range of media including ComicBooks, a novel (by Creator/SeanWilliams), action figures and a RolePlayingGame, but the VideoGame has received most of the attention. It's something of a TechDemoGame, with a great deal of pre-release hype surrounding its use of Digital Molecular Matter (a physics engine that makes environmental destruction, such as bending metal and tearing plant matter, much more detailed than anything seen before) and Euphoria AI coding (which determines enemy behavior in a much more realistic fashion -- stormtroopers grabbing hold of each other or the environment when lifted by the Force, for example), though the game's inconsistent use of both these elements drew criticism in addition to the elements noted below.

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A Creator/LucasArts ''Franchise/StarWars''-based multimedia project, like ''ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' eleven years before it. Covers a wide range of media including ComicBooks, a novel (by Creator/SeanWilliams), action figures and a RolePlayingGame, but the VideoGame has received most of the attention. It's something of a TechDemoGame, with a great deal of pre-release hype surrounding its use of Digital Molecular Matter (a physics engine that makes environmental destruction, such as bending metal and tearing plant matter, much more detailed than anything seen before) and Euphoria AI coding (which determines enemy behavior in a much more realistic fashion -- stormtroopers grabbing hold of each other or the environment when lifted by the Force, for example), though the game's inconsistent use of both these elements drew criticism in addition to the elements noted below.



** During the final battle with Palpatine, Palpatine will say to Starkiller "You will scream just like your father" in such a way that almost echoes what Andross told Fox [=McCloud=] in the Easy route of Venom in {{Star Fox 64}}.

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** During the final battle with Palpatine, Palpatine will say to Starkiller "You will scream just like your father" in such a way that almost echoes what Andross told Fox [=McCloud=] in the Easy route of Venom in {{Star Fox 64}}.''VideoGame/StarFox64''.
4th Jun '16 10:47:19 PM nombretomado
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: The first game. The PS2 version is notoriously bad about it - the gameplay itself runs smoothly enough, but going through the menus during the rest period between stages quickly becomes a hassle. Scrolling through the various [[AndYourRewardIsClothes custom outfits]] can take between 10-20 seconds per shift, with close to a dozen possible outfits to choose from and no way to skip to the one you want.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: The first game. The PS2 [=PS2=] version is notoriously bad about it - the gameplay itself runs smoothly enough, but going through the menus during the rest period between stages quickly becomes a hassle. Scrolling through the various [[AndYourRewardIsClothes custom outfits]] can take between 10-20 seconds per shift, with close to a dozen possible outfits to choose from and no way to skip to the one you want.
25th May '16 6:44:06 PM nombretomado
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** In the PS3/360 version, he's in a bar on Bespin. [[NoOSHACompliance Where the bar tables are scattered around carbon-freezing pits.]]

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** In the PS3/360 [=PS3=]/360 version, he's in a bar on Bespin. [[NoOSHACompliance Where the bar tables are scattered around carbon-freezing pits.]]
22nd May '16 6:18:21 PM Peridonyx
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** The original's Light Side ending. [[spoiler:Starkiller is persuaded to spare Palpatine on grounds of IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim. [[SarcasmMode Because righteous fury toward a complete]] {{Sociopath}} [[SarcasmMode whom had your entire childhood ruined automatically means that you want to replace him as an]] EvilOverlord [[spoiler:if you retaliate]].]]

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** The original's Light Side ending. [[spoiler:Starkiller is persuaded to spare Palpatine on grounds of IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim. [[SarcasmMode Because righteous fury toward a complete]] {{Sociopath}} [[SarcasmMode whom had your entire childhood ruined automatically means that you want to replace him as an]] EvilOverlord [[spoiler:if [[SarcasmMode if you retaliate]].]]
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