As the details for ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' differ for each form of media it is presented in, this guide mostly uses the novel and the PS3 versions. However, some characters exclusive to other consoles are considered canon, and will be described. A lot of this information is AllThereInTheManual or according to WordOfGod.
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!Starkiller / Galen Marek
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--> Voiced by: SamWitwer

->''"He is no Jedi. A Jedi controls his emotions and his powers. But Starkiller... he does not know restraint. He will bring down an entire Star Destroyer on your head, if that is what it takes to kill you."''
-->'''Juno Eclipse''', after being captured by Boba Fett, ''Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II'' comic

Born Galen Marek on the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk, he was found and adopted by Darth Vader as a small child, after Vader had murdered his father. All his life, he was trained as Vader's secret apprentice, Starkiller. He is Vader's personal assassin, his identity kept secret from all in TheEmpire. According to Vader, all his training and missions are to prepare him for his greatest task, to destroy Emperor Palpatine, so Vader and Starkiller can rule the galaxy as Master and Apprentice, the way the RuleOfTwo dictates.

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive]] ParentalSubstitute: He was raised by Darth Vader, and his childhood consisted almost entirely of [[TrainingFromHell Sith training]]. This is pretty much a given.
* TheAce[=/=]TheGift[=/=]BornWinner: His first sign of greatness? Stealing Darth Vader's lightsaber with The Force, as a small child. He also somehow learns how to use Force lightning, despite Vader being unable to demonstrate it due to his mechanical body.
* ActionGenreHeroGuy
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: He disobeys a direct order from Vader to "sever all ties to his past" and rescues Juno from the ''Empirical''.
** {{Lampshaded}} by Kota in the sequel, as Starkiller's main motivation is to rescue Juno.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He was given no formal lightsaber training by Vader. The reason why he's a MasterSwordsman was that he observed and reverse-engineered Vader and PROXY's moves... while struggling to survive them during his TrainingFromHell.
* BackFromTheDead: Twice, the first time when Vader resuscitates him after impaling him and throwing him out the airlock on Sidious' orders. The second time is when he is cloned, and one clone decides to carry on his legacy.
* {{Badass}}
* BadPowersGoodPeople: In the sequel he still can use [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] and his use of JediMindTrick borders dangerously close to MindRape, considering that he uses it to make mooks attack each other or even commit suicide. Despite all of this, he has still turned away from the dark side and is dead set against going back.
* BattleAura: While using Force Fury.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler: Vader has him impersonate a Jedi, gather enemies of The Empire, and form an army to oppose The Emperor, but Starkiller gets into his role a little too well.]]
* BeenThereShapedHistory: He seems to be present at a lot of really large events in StarWars canon as well as rubbing elbows with a lot of really important and fan favorite characters.
* BrownEyes: When he's not Sithing out like in the picture above, he usually has SamWitwer's [[PuppyDogEyes big puppy dog eyes]].
* CannotSpitItOut:
-->'''Juno''': Why did you defy your Master to rescue me?
-->'''Starkiller''': I needed someone to fly the ship!
-->'''Juno''': We both know that's not true.
* ChewingTheScenery: He has a few moments of this in the second game.
* ChildProdigy: Had a strong connection with the force as a little kid, and during the events of the first game he is only 17.
* ChildSoldier: Was taken in by Darth Vader and raised as his Sith Apprentice.
* CloningBlues: In the sequel Vader clones him, but only two of them turn out successfully: the playable character and the Dark Apprentice.
* CodeName: His real name is Galen Marek but he usually goes by Starkiller.
* CombatPragmatist: Especially in ''The Ultimate Sith Edition''.
* CoveredWithScars: Sith training is rough.
* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: In the bad ending and the Ultimate Sith Edition, Sidious mortally wounds him and then reconstructs him as a cyborg, just like Darth Vader.
* DeadpanSnarker: Usually in his interactions with Kota.
-->(''kicking a dozing and hungover Kota, waking him up'')
-->'''Starkiller''': I was beginning to worry that you'd died in your sleep.
-->'''Kota''': I'm starting to wish that I had.
* {{Determinator}}: His steely resolve to find Juno at any cost in the sequel certainly makes him this. It's pretty much the direct opposite of his hesitant and conflicted attitude in the first game.
* TheDragon: Starts as this to Vader.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome
* EarlyBirdCameo: Starkiller appeared in ''SoulCalibur IV'' as a GuestFighter before the release of ''TheForceUnleashed''.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him The Apprentice]]: At least in the first game, not so much in the second.
* EvilCounterpart: He's what Luke Skywalker would have been if he had joined or been raised by Vader. He also has one in the form of the Dark Apprentice, another clone successfully turned to the Dark Side by Vader.
** GoodCounterpart: Let's see: a person found as a child to be incredibly powerful in The Force, forced to leave his home behind and subjected to rigorous training and pressure, has a droid as a companion, driven by a love for a non-Force sensitive but extremely beautiful ActionGirl... yes, he's Anakin Skywalker if he hadn't been ruled by hubris, hate, and ambition.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: In the non-canonical DarkSide ending, he kills Darth Vader, but Palpatine drops ''The Rogue Shadow '' on him, then rebuilds him as a cyborg, forced to do his bidding like Vader once did.]]
* TheFettered: Especially in the second game.
* GeneticMemory: His clones got all his memories.
* GenreSavvy: The novelization of the second game makes a point that while Starkiller's purpose is still to AlwaysSaveTheGirl no matter what, he is careful to avoid falling onto TheDarkSide, as Juno most likely would not want to remain with the monster it would make of him.
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroKiller: In the first game.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: In the canonical Light Side Ending, he rescues the Rebel Alliance, but is apparently killed while holding Vader and Palpatine off to buy the rebels time to escape.]]
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Hunting Jedi for the first half of the game.
* ImplacableMan: Nothing short of his own death will stop Starkiller from achieving his goals.
* [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]]: With his powers, he could turn a paperclip into a deadly weapon.
* InASingleBound
* InkSuitActor: Modeled after his voice actor, SamWitwer.
* InTheHood: His Jedi outfit at the end of the game.
** [[spoiler: His evil clone, the Dark Apprentice, wears this too.]]
* JediMindTrick
* LaserBlade
* LightningBruiser
* LimitBreak[=/=]SuperMode: Force Fury in the second game. Normally, it only lasts about 20 seconds, but it lasts indefinitely in the FinalBattle, which is understandable as it runs on UnstoppableRage and [[spoiler: Starkiller is ''pissed'' that Darth Vader pushed Juno out a window and seemingly killed her.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Upon seeing Juno for the first time, though it takes him a while to understand his feelings.
* LoveRedeems: As is typical for Star Wars.
* MadeOfIron
* MasterSwordsman
* MeteorMove
* MindOverMatter: Move a Star Destroyer? No problem.
* MundaneUtility[=/=][[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer When All You Have Is The Force]]: He can solve nearly any obstacle with the Force.
* MythologyGag: Starkiller was originally meant to be Luke Skywalker's last name.
* NeckLift: The Force Choke.
* NeckSnap: The ReactionCommand to kill a Shadow Guard (done with his bare hands).
* NotSoDifferent: Starkiller actually states this to Vader during their final fight in the novelization, regarding being used and enslaved by the Emperor, and likewise expressed pity on Vader for not breaking free.
* OneManArmy[=/=]PersonOfMassDestruction: He pulls Star Destroyers out of the sky. We rest our case.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner
-->'''Juno''': They're fortifying all positions to try to keep you out.
-->'''Starkiller''': Let them try...
* [[RaisedByOrcs Raised By Sith]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: In the canonical Light Side ending of the first game, he pulls off a HeroicSacrifice to buy time for Rahm Kota, Bail Organa, and the other rebel leaders to escape from Palpatine and Vader.]]
* ReverseGrip: His standard stance. While he has studied all seven forms of lightsaber combat, he favors the Shien style.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: The "heavy" variant of his training robes (pictured above) includes one of these, which he wraps around his neck and lower head to protect himself from the environment on Raxas Prime, draping the excess down his back.
* ShockAndAwe: Due to his Sith training he uses Force Lighting rather liberally.
* SphereOfDestruction: Force Repulse.
* TalkingToHimself: Sam Witwer also voiced Emperor Palpatine.
* ThatManIsDead: When he officially turns to the Light Side, he tells Juno his real name.
** In the novel for the sequel, this is his reaction to Kota calling him Galen. [[spoiler: Rather more literal in this case; Starkiller believes that he's a clone, and that the original Galen Marek is dead.]]
* TooManyBelts: Some of his outfits in the first game.
** The training gear he starts off with has no fewer than ''five'' belts.
* TrainingFromHell: Being raised by Darth Vader, or any Sith, is not good for your childhood.
** As a child, Vader once injected him with a paralyzing drug and dumped him into a wilderness, ''all to force him to [[DieOrFly quickly figure out how to do the Jedi Mind Trick to get the predators to leave him alone]]''.
** That time Vader kept him shackled in a dark pit with no food or water for ''13 days''.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks
* {{Tsundere}}: Can be considered something of a type A towards Juno, seeing as how he attempted to act tough and aloof towards her during their first conversation.
* TykeBomb
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Vader may have never planned to destroy the Emperor, and even if he did, he certainly would not have let Starkiller help. Starkiller's true purpose was to gather the rebels in one place so they could all be arrested in one move.]]
* UpToEleven: The feats he can do with The Force are incredible even by StarWars standards.
* VillainProtagonist: Starts out as one.
* WouldHitAGirl
* YinYangBomb: Starkiller blends Light Side and Dark Side techniques in battle, like an unrefined version of Vaapad.
* YouHaveFailedMe: In ''The Ultimate Sith Edition'', he pulls this on the incompetent Captain Keenah, Force Choking him to death ''over the radio''.

!Starkiller II
--> Voiced by: SamWitwer

* AchillesHeel: In the sequel, Darth Vader considers Juno this for Starkiller.
-->'''Vader''': Rise above this. She means nothing!
* BackFromTheDead: Kota believes he is the original Starkiller with amnesia, since it was believed to be impossible to clone Force users.
* BerserkButton: Harm Juno Eclipse at your own risk.
* CloningBlues: It is revealed that he was the first successful clone of the original Starkiller. He spends a lot of time angsting over whether or not he is the original back from the dead before accepting that he is a clone and deciding it doesn't matter.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Like the original, he mixes Dark Side and Light Side force abilities. In the second novel, he's dead set against using the DarkSide to help him if only because he knows if he does he'll become Vader's slave again. He still uses Force Lightning, though.
* DoomedByCanon[=/=]TooCoolToLive: If there was a super powerful Jedi running around post ''ANewHope'', we probably would have heard about it.
* DualWielding: He dual wields a pair of lightsabers in a reverse grip.
* EvilTwin: He has one in the form of the Dark Apprentice.
* IllKillYou: His response when Vader seemingly kills Juno in the sequel.
* InTheBack: How he dies in the bad ending, impaled from behind by his Sith Apprentice fellow clone.
* ISurrenderSuckers: A gambit he pulls in the novelization of the sequel. [[spoiler: In the final battle, he has an epiphany and allows Vader to disarm him. Vader puts his lightsaber to his throat and declares victory. Starkiller then blasts Vader with Force Lightning at point-blank range.]]
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Vader had him kill Proxy drones cloaked as his friends and allies as a test. He was unable to kill the Juno Eclipse lookalike, however, and was deemed as a failure.
* LegacyCharacter: He is a clone of the original Starkiller.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He doesn't give a damn about anything except Juno, and when she's captured he considers immersing himself in the Dark Side to get her back, However, he realizes that such a decision would proved disastrous, and tries to limit his use of Dark Side techniques afterwards.
* MasterSwordsman: He's even more skilled than the original, since he dual-wields lightsabers flawlessly. He mainly used the Ataru and Niman lightsaber forms, supplemented by Shien and Juyo.
* MindOverMatter: He can use the Force to psychokinetically lift and push objects and people
* OneManArmy: Possibly to an even greater degree than the original, since he was trained to dual-wield.
* PastLifeMemories: Vader transferred some of the original Starkiller's memories into him to speed up his training, but this had the side effect of giving him memories of the original Starkiller's loved ones.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: He gives one to Vader before the final boss fight.
--->'''Darth Vader''': This is your last chance.
--->'''Starkiller''': I make my own chances.
* ShockAndAwe: He can fire off powerful blasts of Force Lightning.
* ThatManIsDead: He refused to be called by Galen Marek's name.
* TrainingFromHell: To perfect his DualWielding style, he worked his arms out like a maniac so each arm would be as strong as two. Furthermore, Vader would have him fight Proxy drones disguised as his friends and loved ones.
* YouAreNumberSix: His clone designation was Subject 1138.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: In the novel for the sequel, Vader tries to convince him to team up against Emperor Palpatine and Starkiller gets exasperated that Vader would try that after betraying him so many times and hurting Juno.

!Juno Eclipse
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--> Voiced by: Nathalie Cox

->'''PROXY:''' Captain Juno Eclipse. Born on Corulag, where she became the youngest student ever accepted into the Imperial Academy. Decorated combat pilot with over one hundred combat missions and commanding officer during the Bombing of Callos. Handpicked by Lord Vader to lead his Black Eight Squadron, but later reassigned to a top-secret project--
->'''Juno:''' Is there a psychological profile in there, too?
->'''PROXY:''' Actually, yes, but it's restricted.
-->''Star Wars: The Force Unleashed''

Born on Corulag, Juno was raised to believe TheEmpire's propaganda of Palpatine's rule being benevolent and of the Jedi being evil traitors. She is one of the youngest cadets in The Empire's history, being accepted at age 14. After graduating, she rose through the ranks in the Imperial fleet, until joining the Black Eight Squadron, Darth Vader's personal elite unit of TIE fighters. Recently she was reassigned to a top-secret mission: to be Starkiller's personal pilot for his ship, ''The Rogue Shadow''.

* AcePilot
* ActionGirl: Juno gets to do some covert ops work for the Alliance and knock Boba Fett on his ass in the novel of the sequel.
** [[spoiler: She pulls a ShutUpHannibal on Darth Vader by attacking him with Starkiller's lightsaber. Also survives fifty meter falls with nary a scratch to be able to pilot a ship scant hours later.]]
* AntiVillain: Type I at first.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast:
-->(''to Boba Fett'') "He is no Jedi. A Jedi controls his emotions and his powers. But Starkiller... he knows no restraint. He will bring an entire Star Destroyer on your head, if that's what it takes to kill you."
-->(''to Boba Fett'') "Your contract with Vader will last only as long as it serves TheEmpire. Eventually, you will be an outlaw too. And then, Vader will be hunting ''you''."
** BadassNormal
** HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler: Starkiller's death.]]
** TookALevelInBadass
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Much like Starkiller, she's present at important events and is with key players in the Rebel Alliance. Other material states that she helped recruit Admiral Ackbar into the Alliance.
* TheCaptain: Though she holds the rank in the first game, she actually has a crew who listens to her as the boss in the second.
* ChildSoldier
* ClingyJealousGirl: She gets jealous when Starkiller's battle against Maris Brood is described to her by Bail Organa, mainly because Maris is an attractive girl.
* CoolShip: She is the principal pilot for ''The Rogue Shadow'' and by the end of the game she pretty much owns it.
** The frigate ''Salvation'' in the sequel.
* DarkChick: Starts out as an Imperial fighter pilot loyal to the Empire and willing to help Starkiller in his goals to exterminate Jedi.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Close to it when she kisses him after he tells her she probably won't see him again.
* DistressedDamsel: Starkiller rescues her from imprisonment on the ''Empirical''.
** [[spoiler: In the sequel, Boba Fett is hired to kidnap her and lure Starkiller into a trap.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: Can't really blame her given that in exchange for her life long service of unwavering loyalty, the Empire brands her a traitor only because she followed orders.
* InkSuitActor: Modeled after her voice actress, Nathalie Cox.
* LoveInterest: For Starkiller. She was most likely the first woman he met who wasn't an assassination target.
* TheMourningAfter: [[spoiler: After Starkiller's death, Juno finds herself unable to move on.]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Rare dramatic example at first.
* MsFanservice
* MyGreatestFailure: The bombing of Callos, as noted below.
* MythologyGag: Juno Eclipse was originally meant to be Asajj Ventress' name.
* NowOrNeverKiss: Gives one to Starkiller before his final mission, [[spoiler: to rescue the Rebel Alliance from the Death Star.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: While in the Black Eight Squadron, she bombed Callos under Vader's orders, and ended up [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone wiping out all life on the planet]].
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: See ActionGirl.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Shares the task of guiding Starkiller with PROXY.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Girl]]: Her years of service to the Empire were all to get her {{Jerkass}} father (an Empire and Palpatine fanboy) to be proud of her. It didn't work, and he never even showed up to her graduation ceremony. After that, she finally he realized he wasn't worth it and thought no more of him.
* WrenchWench

!PROXY
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--> Voiced by: David W. Collins

->''"I had hoped using an older training module would catch you off guard and allow me to finally kill you. I'm sorry I failed you again, Master."''
-->'''PROXY''', on being defeated by Starkiller after using his Obi-Wan module

A droid Vader gave to Starkiller as a training aid/assistant. Helping Starkiller is only his secondary directive; as Vader is the master of giving TrainingFromHell, his objective is to ''kill'' Starkiller. Every once in a while, he ambushes Starkiller, only stopping if Starkiller lands a death blow. It is explained in the novel that his usual reasons for ambushing the Apprentice are to help Galen blow off steam when he's upset since ThereAreNoTherapists. It is also briefly mentioned that PROXY is the one who raised Galen after the boy had been kidnapped from his home by Vader.

PROXY can use holographic technology to imitate nearly any being, and uses this to impersonate Sith Lords and Jedi Knights while dueling Starkiller, give information on assassination targets, or relay messages from people.

* {{Adorkable}}
* AllYourPowersCombined: The fighting styles of many Sith Lords and Jedi Knights are at his disposal. He can also imitate telekinesis with clever tractor beam and repulsor technology.
* AntiVillain: Type III, to hilarious results. He's a combination of C-3PO and HK-47.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: Effectively an innocent child who treats battle like a game and is too naive to understand what "death" means.
* BattleButler: To Starkiller on occasions.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In the novel, as well as some versions of the game, PROXY patches into The Core, a computer intelligence that runs the junkyard planet they were on. The Core retaliates and takes over PROXY making him attack Juno.
* FreudianSlip: PROXY's holograph malfunctions in the novel of the sequel could be considered this.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: After his primary programing was fried, PROXY took it upon himself to distract Darth Vader long enough for Galen to get away with his life after being betrayed by the Sith Lord. He is eventually rebuilt in the sequel.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Saves one fighting module for last: [[spoiler: Darth Maul.]]
-->"I have one module you've never seen. An enemy I've stored for years."
* LaserBlade: A '''lot''' of them.
* MasterSwordsman
* NiceGuy: Being not programmed to understand the consequences or even the ''concept'' of death, he is a truly sweet fellow who loves his friends dearly even when following his primary directive to kill them.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Though it's hinted many times in the novel that PROXY has a genuine fondness for Starkiller (and later Juno too), he still falls under this category because he really is trying to ''kill'' Galen every time they fight.
* PluckyComicRelief: PROXY is the principal source of humor in the game.
* RobotBuddy: To Starkiller.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: He gets the upper hand on Boba Fett by turning into Jango Fett, his beloved father.
** Though unintentional, he does it to Vader too in the first game by attacking him as Obi-Wan Kenobi so Starkiller can escape. It doesn't do much in the game, but in the book, it catches Vader off guard.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection

!General Rahm Kota
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--> Voiced by: Cully Fredrickson

->''"Vader thinks he's turned you. But I can sense your future--And Vader isn't a part of it! I sense-- I sense only... ''Me?''
-->'''Kota''', during his duel with Starkiller

Born on an unnamed war-torn planet, General Kota had fought in the trenches since he was 10-years-old. A Jedi commander in the Clone Wars, Kota distrusted the competence of clone soldiers and preferred to rely on his own men as his troop. Because of this, he escaped execution from the infamous Order 66. After years of hiding where he still kept in contact with surviving Jedi, Kota finally surfaces to wrack havoc on the Empire and try to draw out Darth Vader.

* AntiHero: Type III.
* AFatherToHisMen: His militia are loyal to the end for him, and he specifically chose natural soldiers recruited from even the Separatists because he felt that clones were untrustworthy, which ended up being well founded due to Order 66.
* TheAlcoholic: Descended into alcoholism when his sight was taken from him.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa: Stealing [[spoiler: the Emperor's ''own lightsaber'' out of his sleeve with the Force and attacking him with it ]] takes guts.
*** Survives endlessly fighting in a gladiator's arena for ''seven days''.
---->'''Kota''': [[BadassBoast You're running out of executioners, Baron]]!
** FourStarBadass
** HandicappedBadass
* BlatantLies: He keeps on claiming that his link to the Force was severed, but he blatantly uses it throughout the game.
* BlindSeer: He's blind, but he has no trouble getting around or fighting off enemies.
* BrownEyes -> GrayEyes: When he was blinded, his brown irises were burned off, leaving nothing but a silvery outline of where they once were.
* CaptainObvious
* ChildSoldier
* CowboyCop: It is mentioned in the [[AllThereInTheManual novels]] that Kota would often lead raids without the Rebel Council's approval.
* CynicalMentor: Was this to Starkiller in the first game, he has mellowed out since.
* {{Determinator}}: He fought in the gladitorial arena for seven days, and, although injured and exhausted, was in no danger of dying by the time Starkiller rescued him.
* DrowningMySorrows: For quite a long time after the incident.
* EyeScream: Being blinded by your own lightsaber has ''got'' to hurt.
* FallenHero: A mild case. After he's blinded, he doesn't turn to the dark side, but instead just complains a lot and wallows in self pity.
* GeneralRipper: Obsessed with destroying the Empire.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Picks up quite a few badass facial scars from his time in the arena.
* HesBack: On Corellia, he shows up to the Rebel meeting sober, tidied up, and ready to take up the good fight once again.
* HiddenDepths: Initially shown as an arrogant GeneralRipper or a drunk FallenHero, but you would see true wisdom bleed through oftentimes.
** In the sequel, he displays a surprising amount of compassion towards Starkiller, consistently reassuring him that he can't be a clone, as well as recognising his love for Juno.
* HotBlooded: A rare Hot blooded ''Jedi'' (see his rant at Starkiller in the sequel for a particularly noticeable example).
* InkSuitActor: Modeled (though with some added hair) after his voice actor, Cully Fredrickson.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In the first game, he spends most of his time complaining and berating everyone after losing his sight. He also helps to redeem Starkiller (alongside Juno).
* KnightInSourArmor: Moreso in the first game, but always present in some form: He has a far darker worldview than most Jedi, but still just as willing to sacrfice himself for the greater good.
* LaserBlade
* LargeHam: In the second game.
* MadeOfIron: Had to have been to survive that fall.
* MasterSwordsman
* MindOverMatter
-->'''Kota:''' You're a Jedi, boy! Size means ''nothing'' to you!
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Even after being blinded and binge-drinking, he's actually as wise and as powerful as he ever was. [[spoiler: At the end of the game, he admits to Juno that he sensed who Starkiller was the whole time, and just pretended to not recognize him.]]
* TheObiWan: Guides Galen to the light side of the Force.
* OldSoldier
* OneManArmy: He may not be as powerful as Starkiller, but his performance in Tarko's gladiator arena speaks volumes.
* ParentalSubstitute: For all their disagreements and sniping at each other, Kota becomes a surrogate father to Starkiller (and a much more nurturing father figure than Vader ever was).
* ProperlyParanoid: Not trusting the clone troops saved his life.
* RefugeInAudacity: That's how his strategies mostly work. Such as in the first game, trying to draw out Vader to fight him by ''declaring war'' at the Empire.
* ShadowArchetype / {{Foil}}: Non-villainous variation: According to the [[WordOfGod Producers]], Kota was specifically built as the anti-thesis of Obi-Wan, being a [[HotBlooded angry]], [[GeneralRipper War-obsessed]] [[KnightInSourArmor world-weary]] Jedi, everything Obi-Wan is ''not''. He maintains, however, the same wisdom.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He was pretty arrogant until Starkiller [[BreakTheHaughty beat the crap out of him]].
** He still is, but less suicidally so.
* SticksToTheBack: His lightsaber. Coupled with his armour and haircut, Kota has a distinct samurai look to him.
* TheStrategist: In fact, his role in the first game is essentially the article's example of "long-lost military genius brought in table to take down a ruthless empire."
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He ''seriously'' underestimated Starkiller in their first meeting.
--> '''Kota''': Ha. A ''boy''? ''Months'' of attacking Imperial targets, and Vader sends a ''boy'' to fight me?!
* VerbalTic: He almost always calls Starkiller "boy".

!Darth Vader
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--> Voiced by: Matt Sloan

As The Emperor's Apprentice, his mission is to hunt down any Jedi who escaped Order 66, as well as any rebels. Finding a powerful, Force-sensitive child named Galen Marek, Vader violated the RuleOfTwo by taking him as his secret apprentice, Starkiller. He is preparing Starkiller for the day he destroys his own Master, and takes over as Emperor of the galaxy.

[[hardline]]
* AbusiveParent: Throughout [[TrainingFromHell teaching Galen the ways of The Dark Side and the Sith]], he never gave him one ounce of encouragement or kindness.
* AlasPoorVillain: InUniverse example from the Novel: Starkiller expressed pity on Vader for his being unable to successfully free himself from Palpatine's grasp, even stating that he intends to put Vader out of his misery.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBoast: He has a lot.
** BadassCape
** HandicappedBadass: Vader's suit is a life-support system, and without it, he will die.
* BadBoss: For example, upon arriving at Kashyyyk:
-->'''Imperial Commander:''' Lord Vader? We were ambushed upon arrival, but I have the situation well in- (''is Force Choked'')
** Also subverted in the same quote, as he actually spares the commander in question (although the Wii version makes it a bit more ambiguous as it cuts to right behind Vader after releasing his grip), although only because he arrived at Kashyyyk for a very different reason.
-->'''Darth Vader:''' I have no interest in your failings, commander. I am here on a mission of my own.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Tries to impress this on Starkiller every chance he gets.
* BeingEvilSucks: Implied by an exchange between PROXY and Starkiller shortly after the latter receives his new orders from Vader.
-->'''PROXY''': I hate being him (referring to Vader).
-->'''Starkiller''': I think he does too.
* BigBad
* BlackKnight
* BossBanter: See BadassBoast above.
* BreakThemByTalking: Gives these non-stop in the sequel.
-->"You are only as strong as I allowed you to be, my apprentice."
-->"You were created to do my bidding!"
-->"Look around you. You are expendable!"
-->"You are not a man. You are a thing, an experiment."
-->"[[spoiler: As long as she lives, I will always control you.]]"
* CastingGag: Is voiced by Matt Sloan, aka WebVideo/ChadVader.
** This is even LampShaded in an achievement/trophy unlocked by killing 12 stormtroopers called "Worst Day-Shift Manager Ever."
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* TheCorrupter: He wants Starkiller on the dark side and will allow nothing to get in the way of that goal.
* {{Determinator}}[=/=]TheUbermensch[=/=]TheUnfettered: Nothing can stop him from having his own apprentice, not even death itself. Also, credits, starships, and Imperial lives are all meaningless to him, he will expend any resources he has to complete a goal.
* TheDragon: To the Emperor.
** DragonWithAnAgenda
** TheStarscream
* EnemyMine: Starkiller actually tries to invoke this in order to get Darth Vader to join the Rebellion since both sides want the Emperor dead. Darth Vader's reply to the offer is downright venomous, he rejects the notion of seeking their help to realize his plans.
* EvilSoundsDeep
* FlunkyBoss: In the sequel, has reinforcements in the form of [[spoiler: Starkiller's own clones.]]
* GeniusBruiser
* GetBackHereBoss: In the sequel, the first stage of his battle has him jumping from platform to platform.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the Wii version of the sequel, he throws one of his cloned mooks at Starkiller, only for him to miss and blow up a power pylon. He then attempts to kill Starkiller by throwing him right into the pylon's energy spike, only Starkiller to evade it and shove him into the pylon. Surprisingly, he survives this.
* ILied: [[spoiler: After betraying Starkiller, Starkiller asks about their plan to defeat The Emperor. He replies with this.]]
** Technically it was a half-truth. He did plan on betraying the Emperor, that much was true, but he wasn't planning on having Starkiller do so.
** The bios and some statements by those involved in LucasArts imply that Vader did genuinely intend to betray the Emperor with Starkiller on his side, but he apparently chickened out at the last moment.
** In the sequel, [[spoiler: he lied about the cloning process not being perfected.]]
* [[IHaveYourWife I've Got Your Girl]]: [[spoiler: Tries to lure Starkiller back to him in the second game by kidnapping Juno.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Vader''': (''releases the force choke on Juno '') Find and kill General Kota. If you refuse, the woman dies. You will return to me and give yourself to TheDarkSide. If you resist, she dies. And when your training is complete, you will hunt down and execute the rebel leaders. If you fail, she dies!]]
* ImplacableMan
* InASingleBound
* InsistentTerminology:
-->'''Starkiller''': The Force gives me all I need.
-->'''Vader''': The Force?
-->'''Starkiller''': TheDarkSide, my Master.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's possibly even more evil here than he was in the ''original trilogy''.
* KamehameHadoken
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Revealing to Starkiller that he doesn't give a crap about him and trying to kill him after completing his life's work.]]
** Everything he does to Starkiller and Juno in the sequel.
* KneelBeforeZod: [[spoiler: Orders Starkiller to do this in the sequel by threatening to kill Juno.]]
-->'''Vader''': ([[spoiler: ''Force-chokes Juno '') Bow before me, or she dies.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Starkiller''': Wait! Wait! (''drops his lightsabers and kneels '') I will do your bidding. Just let her go.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Towards Starkiller and Juno.
* LargeAndInCharge
* LaserBlade
* LoveIsAWeakness: He's so disgusted that Starkiller loves Juno that he [[spoiler: secretly makes a clone that doesn't care about her at all. Vader considers him "perfect".]] Which is also quite ironic, since love was also one of the reasons why Vader ended up turning to the Dark Side in the first place.
* MadeOfIron
* MasterSwordsman
* MindOverMatter
* MightyGlacier
* NeckLift
* OminousWalk
* OneManArmy
* [[AbusiveParents Abusive]] ParentalSubstitute: To Starkiller. An cruel, abusive, altogether unkindly father figure, but a father figure nonetheless.
* PerfectPlayAI
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: In the sequel, he tests Starkiller's commitment to TheDarkSide by having him battle robots disguised as members of the Rebel Alliance. Starkiller can't bear to attack the Juno droid and fails the test. [[spoiler: The Dark Apprentice pleases him by striking down the Juno droid without hesitation.]]
** In the sequel's novel, Vader sends the droids against Starkiller when he returns to Kamino, but he finally realizes they are just enemy droids and destroys them all.
* ShowsDamage
* TheSlowWalk
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: The Saber Throw technique.
** Though in some versions of the sequel, this come back to bite him when [[spoiler: Starkiller catches it and throws it back, cutting off his hand.]]
* TurnsRed
* UsingYouAllAlong: [[spoiler: Vader was working with Palpatine the whole time. To him, Starkiller was nothing but a tool to find the rebels and capture them.]]
* VaderBreath: Obviously.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:His "she dies" speech in the second game shows just how fed up he is with Starkiller.]]
* VillainousDemotivator: It's amazing Starkiller never tried to assassinate ''him'' during his training.
-->(''while giving Starkiller his next mission'') "My spies have located another Jedi. Kazdan Paratus is far more powerful than you. I do not expect you to survive. But if you destroy him, you will be one step closer to your destiny."
* WeHaveReserves
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The novel implies that Vader deeply wants to get out of his master's grip, but cannot. Starkiller even pities him for this during their final fight.
* WouldHitAGirl
* YouHaveFailedMe
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Pulls this on Starkiller when his EvilPlan to capture the rebels comes to fruition.]] It didn't end up well for him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Major Characters]]
!Emperor Palpatine
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--> Voiced by: SamWitwer

The dark Sith Lord who founded the Galactic Empire and nearly exterminated the Jedi. Also goes by Darth Sidious. Considered by many to be the most powerful Sith Lord that ever lived. He turned the young Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker to the dark side and named him, as his apprentice, Darth Vader.

* AlwaysAccurateAttack: His Force Lighting always hits, even if you're hiding behind a wall behind him.
* BadassBoast:
-->"The Rebellion ends here!"
-->"You will scream like your father!"
-->"You're just a worthless Jedi now!"
-->"Hope makes you weak!"
-->"You will never escape the dark side!"
-->"I have always been your ''true'' master!"
* BadassGrandpa
* BadBoss: Of course.
* BlackCloak
* ChewingTheScenery: Much of his lines. The Sith aren't particularly known for restraint.
* DeflectorShields: Sometimes he conjures a force barrier during his fight with Starkiller.
* ElectricTorture
* EvilLaugh
* EvilOldFolks
* EvilOverlord
* FinishHim
-->"Yes! Kill him! He was weak!"
** Earlier, when Vader betrays Starkiller the first time...
-->"YES! KILL HIM, Lord Vader!"
* FlashStep
* FlunkyBoss: His [[SuperPoweredMooks Royal Guard and Shadow Guard]] will step in and help him.
* ForTheEvulz
* InTheHood
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog
* LackOfEmpathy
* LargeHam
* LaserBlade
* MadeOfIron
* TheManBehindTheMan
* ManipulativeBastard
* MasterSwordsman: You can only lightsaber duel him in the Wii version, though. In the Xbox 360/PS3 versions, his combat style is essentially...
* MindOverMatter
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: His XanatosGambit kind of backfired. It ''did'' provide important information that would be used in the trilogy but the main goal of [[spoiler: wiping out all the rebels at once]] was a total bust.
** Averted in the non-canonical bad ending, where he has successfully wiped out Bail Organa, Mon Mothma and Garm Iblis while Starkiller fights Darth Vader instead of the emperor himself (in the Wii[=/=]PS2 versions, they are killed when Paplpatine brings the Rouge Shadow down and crashes it, causing it to explode).
* ShockAndAwe
* ShoutOut: You know the badass boast above, "You will scream like your father!"? Well, that's almost a direct paraphrase of what Andross said to Fox before fighting him in the easy path of Star Fox 64.
* TalkingToHimself: Voiced by SamWitwer (Starkiller), who does a shockingly good impression of Ian [=McDiarmid=].
* ToThePain:
-->"You are all traitors to the Empire. You will be interrogated, tortured. You ''will'' give me the names of your friends and allies... ({{Beat}}) ...and then you will die."
-->"Your very public and painful executions will serve as an example to the rest of the galaxy."
* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: After Galen defeats Vader in battle, Palpatine offers to let him take Vader's place as his Apprentice.]]
* WeHaveReserves
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Pulls this on Vader when he realizes that Starkiller is stronger than him, then is greatly disappointed when Starkiller dies, forcing him to keep Vader as his servant. [[ReturnOfTheJedi It won't be the last time Sidious attempts to pull this on Vader, either.]]]]
* YouKilledMyFather: Although Vader was directly responsible for actually killing Galen Marek's father, Palpatine confirms Starkiller's suspicions that Palpatine was actually behind Kento Marek's death in the first place.

!Shaak Ti
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--> Voiced by: Creator/SusanEisenberg

A Togruta Jedi Knight who survived Order 66 by taking refuge on the jungle world of Felucia. Noting the natural Force-sensitivity of the natives, she struggles to train them, along with her padawan, Maris Brood, in order to resist TheEmpire.

* [[TheBeastmaster The Beastmistress]]: Gains control of a Sarlacc and several Rancors.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* FamousLastWords: "Poor boy. The Sith ''always'' [[ChronicBackStabbingDisorder betray one another]]. [[{{Foreshadowing}} But I’m sure you’ll learn that soon enough]]."
* FlunkyBoss: Her Felucian allies and a Sarlacc assist her.
* FourStarBadass
* GoingNative
* GreenThumb: She's able to control the massive Sarlacc.
* HornedHumanoid
* LaserBlade
* [[MasterSwordsman Master Swordswoman]]
* MindOverMatter
* NeverMessWithGranny: She's about 57 during the time of the game and she's the strongest Jedi that Starkiller had to battle against.
* NubileSavage
* OlderThanTheyLook: Judging by the timeline, she is about 57 years old. Justified in that Jedi age slower than normal thanks to the Force.
* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Red Skinned Space Babe]]
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: What she tried to do with the Felucians.

!Maris Brood
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-->Voiced by: Adrienne Wilkinson

The Zabrak padawan of Shaak Ti. She spent many years in hiding with her Jedi Master on the planet Felucia. After her master's death, she turns to the DarkSide of the Force, along with the rest of the planet.

* [[TheBeastmaster The Beastmistress]]
* CuteMonsterGirl
* DarkActionGirl
* DualTonfas: Her lightsabers.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* GoingNative
* HornedHumanoid
* InASingleBound
* InkSuitActor: Modeled after her voice actress, Adrienne Wilkinson.
* {{Invisibility}}
* LaserBlade
* MindOverMatter
* MonsterAllies: She has a ''Bull Rancor'' for a pet.
* MsFanservice
* NubileSavage
* ShadowArchetype: Starkiller sees himself in Maris and lets her go because he wants to give her a chance to redeem herself like he hopes he can do someday.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks
* VillainTeleportation

!Kento Marek
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-->Voiced by: Creator/TomKane

A Jedi Knight who quietly resigned from the Order after falling in love and marrying a fellow Knight named Mallie (the Jedi Order forbids romantic relationships), thus escaping Order 66 by sheer coincidence. Settling on the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk, he had to raise his son Galen alone after Mallie died, but became a respected comrade to the Wookies. Sadly, when Darth Vader arrived, Kento was defeated and killed. Vader abducted Galen, making him his apprentice. Eventually, his Force Ghost appears before Starkiller to apologize for his failure to protect his son, and to face him in battle for Galen's Trial Of Flesh.

* AncestralWeapon: Starkiller eventually finds his broken lightsaber and uses its blue focusing crystal when constructing a new one.
* BloodKnight: In his backstory, he eagerly joined the Clone Wars, seeing the conflict as a chance to test his skills, and relished in the fighting. When he met Mallie, [[WhatTheHellHero she called him out on this]], leaving him ashamed of his foolishness and un-Jedi-like behavior.
* DeathByOriginStory
* GoingNative
* InTheHood
* LaserBlade
* MindOverMatter
* PapaWolf
* PosthumousCharacter
* UnskilledButStrong: He only knew Shii-Cho, the beginner's lightsaber style taught to younglings, along with a little bit of Makashi. However, he was so strong that he could pull TIE fighters out of the sky with The Force.
* YouShallNotPass: Pulls this when Vader tried to enter his house.

!Senator Bail Organa
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--> Voiced by: Jimmy Smits

Served in the Galactic Senate as the Senator of the Alderaan and now serving in the Imperial Senate after the founding of the Galactic Empire. He has earned a reputation for speaking out against the Emperor and his policies. He is Princess Leia Organa's adoptive father and a friend of Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Rahm Kota.

* {{Ambadassador}}: He's a wicked good shot, apparently.
* DistressedDude: After Galen saves Organa's daughter, he then has to save Organa himself.
* HumansAreDiplomats
* RebelLeader
* RousingSpeech
-->"It is settled then. My wealth will fund the Rebellion, while Garm provides our fleet, and Mon Mothma our soldiers. And with you leading us, we have the power of the Force on our side. Therefore let this be an official declaration of rebellion! Today, we all vow to change the galaxy, and one day the galaxy will indeed be free!"

!Princess Leia Organa
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-->Voiced by: Catherine Taber

Daughter of Senator Bail Organa and a princess of Alderaan. She has a forceful personality and bright intellect, sharing her father's attitude in defying the Empire. Leia is no stranger to danger is willing to risk her life in what she believes in, doing all she can to help her father.

* DistressedDamsel: Was being used as a hostage by the Empire to ensure her father's corporation and had to be rescued by Starkiller.
* HumansAreDiplomats
* PluckyGirl
* RebelLeader
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: In the non-canon Endor DLC, she becomes a Jedi, and puts up a serious fight against the Dark Apprentice before succumbing.]]
-->[[spoiler: "There is much you fail to see, Sith. After my brother fell on Hoth, I fulfilled the destiny that he could not. Now, I am a Jedi."]]
* WomanInWhite

!Boba Fett
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--> Voiced by: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

A Mandalorian warrior and bounty hunter who is a clone of the famed Jango Fett but was raised by Jango as his son. When Jango was killed by the Jedi Mace Windu in battle, Boba took up his father's mantel despite his youth. Years later, he is regularly employed by Darth Vader and the Empire to track down particularly tricky targets and bring them in alive.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal
* BountyHunter
* CombatPragmatist
* TheDragon: To Vader.
** [[spoiler: CoDragons: With the Dark Apprentice.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* IWantThemAlive
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When it became apparent that Starkiller was to arrive at Kamino. See ScrewThisImOuttaHere.
* NotSoDifferent[=/=]WorthyOpponent: Sees Starkiller as this in the comic, [[spoiler: as they're both clones and {{Unwitting Pawn}}s deemed expendable by Vader. To his horror, he finds that Vader had him cloned as well.]]
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* PunchClockVillain
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Tried this, but Vader refused to pay him until the battle was over.
-->"I want to be as far away from here as possible when Starkiller shows up. I've seen what he can do."
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: After [[spoiler: finding himself unable to kill Starkiller as he reunites with Juno]], Fett is seen to wipe away a tear.
* TheUnfought: He and Starkiller do have a brief confrontation in the novel and the Wii version, though.
* VillainProtagonist: Of the comic for the sequel, which is from his point of view.

!The Dark Apprentice
--> Voiced by: SamWitwer

The true perfect clone of Starkiller, who served as an apprentice for Vader.

* TheDragon: To Vader, being the perfect clone of the original Starkiller.
** CoDragons: With Boba Fett.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: He has unnaturally pale skin to match his dark hair.
* EvilCounterpart: To the cloned Starkiller in the sequel.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: His existance isn't even vaguely hinted at.
* HiddenVillain: Only appears if the player decides to try to kill Vader in ''The Force Unleashed II''
* InTheHood: Wears a hooded Sith robe, and in the DLC wears armor similar to Vader's.
* [[KickTheDog Kick The Ewok]]: In the DLC he can literally drop-kick Ewoks
* LaserBlade: Dual-wields two red lightsabers.
* NeckLift: The Force Choke. In the Endor DLC, he does this to Chewbacca, ''with his bare hands''.
* NoNameGiven: He's only ever referred to as the Dark Apprentice.
* OneManArmy: Seen in the DLC, he took on both the Rebel Alliance and the Empire's garrison on Endor and won by himself.
* PsychoElectro: His Force Lightning, which only those converted to the Dark Side use.
* TheSociopath: He was the only clone able to kill the simulations of Galen Marek's loved ones, and denounces his original as a failure. This is why Vader likes him so much.
* StealthExpert: Utter master of it, using a cloaking device to sneak up on his clone brother and backstab him.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: His irises are yellow with a red rim due to his immersion in the Dark Side.
* TheUnfettered: By the end of his training, he cares for ''nothing'', except the will of his master.
* TheQuietOne: He only has two lines of dialogue in the second game.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minor Characters In All Versions]]
!Senator Mon Mothma
One of the founders and the face of the Rebel Alliance. She often frustrates her associates with her insistence of caution and the desire to never take risks.

* TheChick
* RebelLeader

!Senator Garm Bel Iblis
--> Voiced by: Kristoffer Tabori

One of the founders of the Rebel Alliance who favors an aggressive approach.

* DistressedDude: In some versions of the game, Starkiller has to save him on Bespin before the leaders can meet.
* RebelLeader

!Kazdan Paratus
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-kazdanhs_5335.jpg]]
--> Voiced by: Larry Drake

A disgraced Aleena Jedi Knight who only survived Order 66 because he fled in fear, abandoning his comrades to be slaughtered. Settling on the junk planet Raxus Prime, his guilt and isolation has caused him to descend into madness, building a replica of the Jedi Temple and speaking to statues of the Jedi Council as if they were alive.

* BladeOnAStick: His lightsaber-pike.
* FamousLastWords: "I'm sorry, masters. I've failed you… again."
* FlunkyBoss: Animates droids and golems of junk to aid him.
* GadgeteerGenius: He had a natural affinity for machines.
* ImaginaryFriend: Him thinking his statues of the Jedi Council are the real deal.
* LaserBlade
* LonersAreFreaks: Even during his time in the Jedi Order, he preferred hanging out with droids rather than people.
* MindOverMatter
* TheNapoleon: Why he gave himself SpiderLimbs.
* SanitySlippage
* SpiderLimbs: Via a harness he wears.

!Ozzik Sturn
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-ozzik_sturn_530.jpg]]
--> Voiced by: Creator/TomKane

A sleazy Imperial officer who was put in charge of an Imperial-controlled Kashyyyk.

* {{BFG}}
* EgomaniacHunter
* FantasticRacism: Of Wookies and other non-humans.
* HumongousMecha: He pilots an [=AT-ST=] that is larger and more heavily armed than the regular kind.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: He's fond of hunting sentient beings, and his greatest dream is to hunt a Jedi.
-->"Are you ready, Jedi? I'm tired of hunting these filthy Wookiees."
* {{Hypocrite}}: Hunts sentient beings like Wookiees and dreams of doing the same to Jedi, yet begs Starkiller to "be civilized" when the latter is on the verge of killing him.
* InkSuitActor: Modeled after his voice actor, Creator/TomKane.
* PsychicStatic: In the novel, he's so choked with hate and pride that the JediMindTrick has no effect on him.
* SmugSnake[=/=]TooDumbToLive: Even armed with a {{BFG}} and a HumongousMecha, did he, a non Force-sensitive who's ''not'' General Grievous or Boba Fett, really think he could defeat a Jedi?
* TrophyRoom: Holds the remains of creatures he has hunted throughout the galaxy.

!Baron Merillion Tarko
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--> Voiced by: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

The commander of the Imperial outpost on Cato Neimoidia. He uses his influence and power to run a successful slave-trade business, which helps create the bulk of the Empire's laboring workforce used to build outposts on subjugated planets. To further increase his wealth, Tarko established gambling casinos on Cato Neimoidia. He used the money generated from that venture to fund and build a massive arena, which features gladiator combat for both sport and profit.

* BadassBoast
-->"The full might of the Empire is at my disposal. Surrender to me now or be destroyed."
* BadBoss
-->"[[SkewedPriorities Troopers' lives are cheap, but that Neimoidian architecture is expensive]]."
* BaldOfEvil
* GoingNative: By the time Starkiller meets him, he's wearing Neimoidian attire and speaking in a Neimoidian accent.
* GladiatorGames
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Is eaten by his own Gorog.]]
* SmugSnake
* VillainousBreakdown: Progressively loses his cool as Starkiller gets past his defenses. Once Starkiller arrives at the arena, Tarko is furious enough to unleash the [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Gorog]].
* WeCanRuleTogether: When he sees how powerful Starkiller is, he tries to recruit him as a gladiator, even offering to provide him with luxuries and women if he would accept. Starkiller ignores the offer.
* WeHaveReserves
* YouHaveNoIdeaWhoYoureDealingWith: Threatens Starkiller with this line, though obviously Tarko clearly didn't know who ''he'' was dealing with.

!Yoda
--> Voiced by: Creator/TomKane

One of the most renowned and powerful Jedi Masters in galactic history, who is known for his legendary wisdom, mastery of the Force and skills in lightsaber combat. When the Republic collapsed and was replaced with the Galactic Empire, Yoda went into hiding on the remote swamp world of Dagobah. He was a past teacher for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Rahm Kota.

* CoolOldGuy
* EccentricMentor
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: In the novel, Starkiller notes how Yoda is unaffected by the dark energy the Dark Side Cave is emitting.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Minor Characters In Some Versions]]
!The Core
An intelligent scrap gathering computer that runs the junk planet, Raxus Prime.

* AIIsACrapshoot: What other explanation can there be for a salvage AI deciding it wants to take over the universe?
* [[{{Brainwashed}} Brainwashing]]: Does this to droids (including PROXY) and uses them as his minions.
* GeniusLoci
* HackerCave: This is essentially what The Core is, just without a person running it.
* HollywoodHacking: It's plans for galaxy domination pretty much boiled down to this.

!Darth Desolous
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--> Voiced by: Kristoffer Tabori

A long dead Pau'an Sith Lord from ages past. He was once a Jedi, but turned to TheDarkSide, his true name forgotten and lost to history. He gathered an army, savagely waging war until he was finally overwhelmed and killed. He lives on as a Force projection in the abandoned Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Darth Vader eventually sends Starkiller to face him in battle for his Trial Of Skill.

* BadassBoast:
-->"A thousand Jedi died cursing Darth Desolous. Now, you too shall scream my name!"
-->"It took the entire Council to kill me, boy. You have no hope!"
-->"I am more powerful in death than I was in life!"
-->"Your hatred cannot defeat me."
-->"The dark side is truly your ally, but I am its master."
* TheBerserker
* BloodKnight
* CombatPragmatist: Before he even appears onscreen, he attacks Starkiller from behind.
* FallenHero
* GodGuise: He is known in legend as the AnthropomorphicPersonification of hatred and rage.
* HotBlooded
* IShallTauntYou
* LaserBlade
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: In addition to a lightsaber, he wields a cortosis alloy shield that can withstand lightsabers.
* MasterSwordsman
* MeaningfulName: Desolate, as in how he's nearly forgotten by Starkiller's time despite his infamy.
* MindOverMatter
* ThePowerOfHate: All Dark Side users use this, but he claims to be the personification of it.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Pau'ans were a peaceful race, but during his reign as a Sith Lord, he turned them into his army, teaching them his fighting style.
* ShockAndAwe
* SmallNameBigEgo: He ''was'' pretty infamous back in his day, but he still has a very massive ego.
* UnstoppableRage

!Darth Phobos
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--> Voiced by: Creator/KariWahlgren, Nathalie Cox (in Juno Eclipse's form)

A long dead Theelin Sith Lord from ages past. She nearly conquered the galaxy, and was so dangerous that the Jedi and Sith were forced into an EnemyMine in order to take her down. She lives on as a Force projection in the abandoned Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Darth Vader eventually sends Starkiller to face her in battle for his Trial Of Insight.

* BadassBoast:
-->"When Sith have nightmares, I am the face they see."
-->"I will crush you, and your terror will sustain me for another millenium!"
* BreakThemByTalking:
-->"I know your kind. Confused. Alone. And I will learn what you fear most!"
-->"Look inside yourself. You do know fear!"
-->"You stupid boy. [[{{Foreshadowing}} Your entire life has been a lie!]]"
* CuteMonsterGirl: In her true form.
* DoubleWeapon: Her lightsaber.
* TheDreaded: She was feared by her Sith rivals. Even roughly 2000 years after her original death, Jedi told tales of her like ghost stories. Eventually, she got so powerful, the Jedi and Sith [[EnemyMine teamed up]] to kill her.
* EmotionEater:
-->"The scent of your fear is...intoxicating."
-->"Your terror will sustain me for another millenium!"
* FamousLastWords: "Please, don't..."
* GodGuise: She's known in legend as the AnthropomorphicPersonification of fear.
* IKnowWhatYouFear: In Starkiller's case, it's watching Juno Eclipse die.
* LaserBlade
* MasterOfIllusion
* [[MasterSwordsman Master Swordswoman]]
* MeaningfulName: Phobos is the Greek God Of Fear.
* MesACrowd
* MindOverMatter
* MindRape
* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: She probes Starkiller's mind and discovers his attraction to Juno Eclipse, taunting him for it.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner:
-->"You have a lot to learn, boy."
* RedBaron: The Hidden Fear.
* ShapeShifterGuiltTrip: When Starkiller arrives, she imitates an injured Juno, then attacks him when he tries to help her. She adopts Juno's form a few more times to try to get Starkiller to hold back. When she's defeated, she takes the disguise one more time in a desperate attempt to stop him from killing her, which fails miserably.
* ShockAndAwe
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks
* VillainTeleportation
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!Drexl Roosh
A leader of the Rodian scavengers on Raxus Prime.

* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Basically why he turns on Starkiller: his head would fetch a great price to the Empire.
* TooDumbToLive: Go up against the guy who nearly crushed your trachea with his mind, and sell him to the Empire? Yeah, it was only gonna end one way.

!Chop'aa Notimo
A Mandalorian soldier working to capture Senator Garm Bel Iblis on Bespin, Chop'aa was a veteran of the Clone Wars, having fought many battles for the Confederacy, before being hired by notorious criminal organization Black Sun. After some jobs, Chop'aa decided to strike out on his own, and subsequently took over all underworld operations in the Bespin system, including Bespin's most prominent Tibanna gas mining colony, Cloud City. He appears in the Playstation 2, Playstations Portable, and Wii versions of The Force Unleashed.

* BadassBeard: Sports a pretty impressive GoateeOfEvil
* CombatPragmatist: He does use some pretty underhanded tricks when he fights.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has two scars going down his face, straight through his [[EyeScream eye]].
* HumongousMecha: Utilizes a Basilisk war droid to fight Starkiller.
* IShallTauntYou: He's fairly confident in his abilities, and continually tells Starkiller that he will die by his hand.
* OutOfTheInferno: His helmet comes first out of the fiery remnants of his Basilisk war droid. Followed by him with a electrostaff.
* ShockwaveStomp: Capable of doing this with his electrostaff.

!Kleef
During the Clone Wars, Kleef served as part of Senator Jar Jar Binks's security detail for a time, before he became bored with the job. As a result, Kleef decided to follow the path of a mercenary, seeking excitement and easy money. Serving as a bounty hunter during the Clone Wars, Kleef crossed paths with Chop'aa, and was appointed as the Mandalorian's second-in-command. This Gungan bounty hunter prides himself on preparation, ensuring that whatever prey he is sent to capture, he will be ready for anything.

* BewareTheSillyOnes: You may think him to be a typical Gungan, but rest assured, he's Chop'aa's lieutenant for a very good reason.
* BerserkButton: He doesn't like it when his foes consider them above him, particularly when it's because he's a Gungan.
* BladeOnAStick: What he uses to fight Starkiller.
* BodyHorror: His entire right [[EyeScream eyestalk]] is missing and [[EarAche most of his left ear flap]] is mangled.
* CrazyPrepared: This is why Kleef is so successful. He ensures that he has every possibility mapped out before he engages in fighting.
* DisneyVillainDeath: How Starkiller kills him.
* TheDragon: To Chop'aa.
* GiantMook: He sics a pair of Heavy Tactical Fighting Unit droids on Starkiller.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: It's clear he isn't, but he mockingly pretends to be afraid of Starkiller to catch him off guard.

!Captain Ackbar
A Mon Calamari from the water world of Dac, Ackbar was the leader of the resistance against the Empire there long before the Rebel Alliance formed. He was captured when his people were betrayed by an insider and he was force to serve as a slave to the high ranking Imperial officer, Wilhuff Tarkin. In a raid by the Rebel Alliance, Ackbar was eventually freed and is now serving under their crest to try and free his planet and the galaxy from the Galactic Empire.

* DistressedDude: In the backstory, it's mentioned that Ackbar was rescued from slavery by the Rebellion.
* FishPeople
* RebelLeader
* MadeASlave: At one point.

!Berkelium Shyre
A member of the Rebel Alliance who works at a repair shop on Malastare, passing on intelligence and repairing ships and droids.

* ArtificialLimbs: Has mechanical legs after he lost his legs to a thermal detonator explosion.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Known as "The Repairman".
* HeavyWorlder: Malastare's gravity is extremely high, so he's become very strong from living there for over a decade.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Starkiller is trying to avoid news of his resurrection getting out, but Shyre figures out who he is, causing Starkiller to panic and use the JediMindTrick on him to make him forget.
* RomanticRunnerUp: He's attracted to Juno, who sees him as a perfectly good man. However, Shyre simply can't match up to Starkiller, or his memory.

!Wedge Antilles
A Rebel Corellian pilot with a daredevil attitude and the skills to match.

* AcePilot: Given that he survives piloting a Y-Wing with Starkiller riding shotgun and shouting orders to him, it makes sense.
* BadassNormal: He's not Force-sensitive, but he can pilot like the best of them.
* BadassBystander: He meets Starkiller during a battle when the rogue apprentice randomly jumps on his Y-Wing for a ride. Any other pilot would have gotten themselves killed doing the stuff Galen asked of him.
* ImprobablePilotingSkills

!Xasha
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Boba Fett's lover and occasional partner in bounty hunting.

* BadassNormal
* BountyHunter
* GenkiGirl: She's very cheerful and energetic, even on the job, a sharp contrast to the more professional Boba.
* HoneyTrap: [[spoiler: Darth Vader hired her to seduce Boba in order to steal samples of his DNA.]]
* ItMeantSomethingToMe: She says she thought their relationship was true love, but Boba says there is no such thing.
* MsFanservice
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After seeing how powerful Starkiller is, she tries to persuade Boba to abandon his attempt to take him on. When he refused, she sadly left.
* XtremeKoolLetterz
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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!Jabba The Hutt
--> Voiced by: David W. Collins

* FatBastard
* KarmaHoudini

!Obi-Wan Kenobi
--> Voiced by: Rob Rackshaw

* BadassBeard
* BadassGrandpa
* DeaderThanDead: As if [[spoiler: killing him by throwing him into the Millennium Falcon's thrusters wasn't enough, Lord Starkiller then destroys his Force Ghost with Force Lightning.]]
** And he's ''still'' "alive" enough to not only encourage Luke to run, but also teach him a bit about being a Jedi
* {{Determinator}}
* LastStand[=/=]YouShallNotPass: He faces Starkiller to buy time for the Millennium Falcon to take off and escape. And it does.

!Captain Keenah
--> Voiced by: Peter Lavin

* {{Expy}}: Of Admiral Ozzel from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
* KilledMidSentence
-->'''Lord Starkiller''': [[YouHaveFailedMe You've failed me]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness for the last time]], Captain Keenah.
-->'''Captain Keenah''': (''over the radio'') If that is the case, I assure you I take full- (''choking sounds'')
* MissionControl
* TooDumbToLive: [[SarcasmMode Oh sure]], admit to a guy known for executing minions for failure that you made a mistake.
* TheVoice: He is only heard on Lord Starkiller's com-link.

!Lieutenant Marsen
--> Voiced by: Matthew Wolf

* {{Expy}}: Of Captain Piett from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
* FieldPromotion: Once Captain Keenah is killed, he instantly promotes himself.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Unlike Keenah, he provides Lord Starkiller with valuable advice and strategy, and coordinates the stormtroopers.
* MissionControl
* TheVoice: He is only heard on Lord Starkiller's com-link.
* YouAreInCommandNow

!Luke Skywalker
--> Voiced by: Lloyd Floyd

* BadassBoast:
-->"I won't run from my destiny, or from ''you''."
* FallenHero: [[spoiler: Once Lord Starkiller defeats him, instead of killing him, Luke turns to the Dark Side and becomes his apprentice.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: He finds out, from Starkiller, that Darth Vader was his father. Of course, in the DLC timeline, Luke never met Vader, so he's far less distraught by the revelation.
* UnskilledButStrong: He's no match for Starkiller in terms of saber skills, but that doesn't mean he can't put up a good fight when relying on the Force.

!Han Solo

* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: The Dark Apprentice uses The Force to lift him onto his lightsaber.]]

!Chewbacca

* BulletproofHumanShield: [[spoiler: The Dark Apprentice uses him as one when Han opens fire on him.]]
* HumongousMecha: Engages the Dark Apprentice with an [=AT-ST=].
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