A ''Franchise/StarWars'' fanfiction written by Matt "Gahmah Raan" Mosher (not to be confused with a character in-story of the same name; he actually chose the alias after him).

Shortly after the end of the [[NewJediOrder war with the Yuuzhan Vong]], the Galactic Alliance is struggling to rebuild the galaxy after all the damage the alien invaders had done. Now they are at war with a group known as the Valkoran Empire. Starting with a terrorist attack on the rebuilding planet Ithor, Jedi Knight Zolph Vaelor is already familiar with this group after an attack by them five years prior that left him orphaned. However, this group has a more dangerous goal in mind: the summoning of several ancient creatures - part of a group known as the Forceless Collective - that could bring an even darker age to the galaxy than the Vong did.

This series started not as a fanfiction, but a series of concept art that began in 2006. It wasn't until early 2012 that Gahmah decided to actually write it as a full-out story. This in-progress trilogy features a main cast made mostly of original characters and concepts. Such characters include - but are not limited to - the protagonist Zolph Vaelor, a Jedi Knight who has put up with the weirder aspects of the universe he lives in; Maesterus - a Force user, one of the Valkoran leaders and most prominent antagonist in Episode I; and the [[EldritchAbomination Forceless Collective]] - a group of bizarre creatures that go against the nature of TheForce and a much bigger threat than the Valkoran. As light-hearted as this series is - especially with aspects like a certain character [[TheyKilledKennyAgain who dies repeatedly]] as a RunningGag, an eccentric bounty hunter, a sadistic astromech droid, and its awareness of the general tropes of fiction and Star Wars universe - it's not afraid to get really dark at times, especially when the Collective gets involved.

The trilogy has just started Episode II. It can be found on [[http://gahmahraan.deviantart.com/art/Paranormalities-Episode-I-Prologue-Crashdown-286905768 DeviantArt]] (where you can also find some of Gahmah's concept art for the trilogy, as well as cover art for individual chapters) and on [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8436479/1/Star-Wars-Paranormalities-Trilogy FanFiction.net]].

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Provides examples of:
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: There is one infested with [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Dianogas]] on Sleheyron. Lampshaded by Grein.
** Bast Castle on Vjun also has one.
* ActionGirl: Grein, Hiriss Moraana, [[SamusIsAGirl R9-C4]] and Dynn Manthis, before and [[DarkActionGirl after]] she joins the Valkoran.
* AffablyEvil: Maesterus. Others like [[FourStarBadass Admiral Marx Gravlek]], Dynn Manthis (when she joins them) and Arcidus also qualify. Subverted somewhat in that (most of) the Valkoran aren't necessarily evil.
** Gahmah Raan is this as well as LaughablyEvil, [[PunchClockVillain at least if he's working with the Valks.]]
** Surprisingly among the Forceless Collective (and for someone who was part of it since birth), Fafniros is one of the only known Archfiends with a code of honor.
** Also in the Forceless Collective, Stythanyx, who offers Zolph a chance to back out and make use of remaining days after being given a four-day death curse by the Hands.
* AllThereInTheManual: Gahmah also supplies out of story material like concept art and profiles.
* AndIMustScream:
** Those who are possessed by Forceless are consciously aware of what their bodies are being used for and there is nothing they can do about it. The only ones who avoid this trope are those who serve the Collective willingly and those who have developed an immunity to their possession.
** [[TheChewToy Private Will Helms]] almost suffers this when he gets eaten by a Sarlacc. He gets regurgitated [[TheyKilledKennyAgain (and killed again)]] not long after falling into its mouth. Unlike most examples in this story, this one is played for laughs.
** This is what happens to those who are eaten by Valkor. They are put in a state between life and death, where they are stripped of their bodies and trapped in a void filled with millions of crystal-ball like eyes. Those eyes are the people he's eaten, the static sound is their feeble attempt at communication and most of them don't understand one another or even realize they are giant disembodied eyes.
* AnIcePerson: In addition to being able to [[MakingASplash liquefy herself]], Grein can also freeze those liquefied body parts into ice blades.
** Archfiend Cryosmn is also one if Grein is to be believed. [[TheUnfought Of course, we never see this firsthand]].
* AntiHero: Zolph Vaelor. He will only threaten or hurt people if they are damaging enough to deserve it (or if peaceful negotiations don't work), whether they are armed or not. [[FatBastard Va'Za the Hutt]] learned this the hard way... twice. However, he doesn't do that enough to be slipping close to the Dark Side.
* AntiVillain: Most of the Valkoran, especially Maesterus and Dynn Manthis. They aren't interested in ruling the galaxy: they just want the galaxy to have a more efficient government. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, they are also unwitting pawns in the Forceless Collective's plan to take over the galaxy. However, Maesterus seems to be on his way to a full HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ArmorIsUseless: Lampshaded by Zolph when he's wearing Valkoran Trooper armor. When he's fighting Gahmah Raan on Kratzar, he notices his armor getting sliced up by the bounty hunter's arm blades.
-->'''Gahmah Raan:''' "Some armor that is!"
-->'''Zolph Vaelor:''' "Yeah. Why do I get the feeling they never properly tested this armor?"
-->'''Gahmah Raan:''' [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall "Probably because someone out there had to make the grunts easy to kill."]]
* ArtificialLimb: Zolph Vaelor gets one ([[MegatonPunch with a charge punch feature]]) after Maesterus cuts off his right arm during a rescue mission on [[LethalLavaLand Kratzar]].
** [[spoiler:Dynn Manthis got one earlier after Zolph cut her right arm off on Tatooine. Except this is one is actually a [[EldritchAbomination Forceless symbiote]] and it eventually hijacks her body as part of the Collective's plan for killing Zolph.]]
* ArtEvolution: In terms of the concept art.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: This line from Sergeant [[TheChewToy Helms]] when being attacked by [[KillerRabbit Seefor]] says it all.
-->'''Helms:''' MY SPINE!!! [[SamusIsAGirl HE]] TORE OUT MY SPINE!!! [[LampshadeHanging HOW AM I STILL ALIIIIVE???!!!!]] [[ComedicSociopathy AND NOW HES BEATING ME WITH IT!!!!]] WHYYYYY????!!!!
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Lampshaded in that the laws of physics in that universe are sometimes inconsistent.
-->'''Zolph:''' And how does an engine explosion propel... you know what, forget that last one. I shouldn't bother questioning the laws of physics if they break all the time.
** And later in the same chapter when trying to escape from the Conqueror while on its collision course.
-->'''Zolph:''' Come on, physics, don't fail me now.
** Lampshaded again by both Zolph and Arcidus in the prologue of Episode II, just after Arcidus ignites his [[BlackSwordsAreBetter black-bladed]] lightsaber.
-->'''Zolph:''' Ah. If it isn't the color physics-defying laser. I've always wanted to study that thing. How does that work?\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Arcidus]]:''' [[SpaceIsNoisy How does sound travel through space?]]\\
'''Zolph:''' Never mind.
* AssholeVictim: Toydarian crimelord Girdretto gets possessed by a Forceless symbiote during the invasion of Sleheyron. [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice He is killed by Grein]] shortly after being possessed. [[DirtyCoward And he was willing to abandon his men once he was alerted to how dangerous they were]].
* AxCrazy:
** Doctor Thilid is a [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} Quarren]] [[MadScientist scientist]] working with the Valkoran that makes a habit of [[BrainFood eating prisoners' brains]] when she finds them no longer useful, not unlike the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Anzati]].
** Belluzub really enjoys torturing his foes as he kills them, even if it isn't exactly practical.
** [[PsychoForHire Gestroma]]. He's willing to use living creatures as bombs [[ForTheEvulz just to watch them explode]] and threatened to mount Zolph's head on his wall the next time they meet.
** PlayedForLaughs in [[HeroicComedicSociopath R9-C4's]] case. She isn't as blatant as the above characters, but she tends to be sadistically creative when killing people outside the astromech socket. And she does this as a way of [[PsychopathicManchild entertaining herself]].
** Archfiend Harphscor is about as psychotic as Belluzub.
** [[TheCaligula Masochus]] deserves special mention, as he was considered insane by even Sith standards.
* BadAss: Most characters qualify for different reasons.
** BadAssNormal: Admiral Marx Gravlek, Gahmah Raan [[spoiler:[[TheForce (or is he?)]]]], Besh Squad
** BadAssLongCoat: Zolph again. There's also Arcidus.
** [[spoiler:HeartbrokenBadass]]: [[spoiler:Zolph, after Dynn's death.]]
* BadBoss: The Valkoran leaders mostly avert this trope, but Masochus plays this straight if [[spoiler:Sergeant]] Will Helms is to be believed.
** Belluzub also plays this straight. The first thing he does once summoned is eat and kill the acolytes who summoned him.
** Gestroma in Episode II is like this to some of the Valkoran, [[InvertedTrope despite being a mercenary working for them]]. Most notably during the Battle of Taris, he killed a Tuk'ata Fighter Tank's driver so he could use it for transportation after his Swoop bike was destroyed, and took one of the [[ActionBomb Skakoan Commandos]] aiding them hostage so he could use him as an unwitting suicide bomber later (when the Skakoan Commandos would only do such a thing on their own volition).
* BatmanGambit: Zolph pulls one in Episode I Chapter 3. In the Mos Eisley Cantina, he openly mocks the assumption of the local criminals being even more ruthless than ever [[WretchedHive (let's not forget that this in Mos Eisley)]] and lets himself get mugged in a back alley shortly after, only to [[CurbstompBattle curbstomp]] them and [[JediMindTrick make them]] give him what they know.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Maesterus. [[spoiler:Whether it's because of his armor (which can already protect him from lava) or Forceless mutations is unknown. It's most likely the latter considering he has exposed flesh (his wings and the spike bones).]]
** [[BizarreAlienBiology Belluzub]].
* BenevolentBoss: Most of the Valkoran leaders don't even view their troops as expendable and they aren't [[YouHaveFailedMe executed for failure]] or [[ForTheEvulz for sick kicks]]. In fact, doing that in Maesterus's service is likely to get you punished.
* BerserkButton: Do not threaten or kill anyone Zolph cares about. [[spoiler:For that matter, don't even try to trick him into killing those he cares about]]. Also, [[RelativeButton don't make any nasty comments about anyone dead who mattered to him]].
** Maesterus: [[spoiler:[[PapaWolf Do not threaten the lives of his descendants]], even if they are generations apart. [[HurlItIntoTheSun Belluzub took a one way trip to Krantisi's sun for this]].]]
* BigBad: Valkor.
* BigDamnHeroes: Zolph is saved from being captured twice by Maesterus this way. The first time by Luke Skywalker, the second by Grein. Even he is aware of this trend of bailouts.
* BigDamnVillains: Gahmah Raan pulls this off at least twice throughout Episode 1: Chapter 9 to prevent the other bounty hunters from killing Zolph.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Episode I. The [[KillSat Death Star Forge]] has been destroyed, Belluzub has been killed, Maesterus seems to be on his way to a HeelFaceTurn, and Zolph is to be awarded for his part at Krantisi. However, Zolph is now heartbroken from being forced to kill Dynn Manthis.]]
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Two of these are some Gahmah Raan's other weapons of choice.
* BlobMonster: The [[EldritchAbomination Forceless Black Matter]] is described as sentient black goo.
* BloodKnight: R9-C4, Zolph's astromech droid as of Episode II, is very [[KillerRabbit unusual]] for a droid of her programming. She enjoys combat maybe a little too much. [[TokenEvilTeammate And she's on the heroes' side!]]
* BodyHorror: One of the main symptoms of Forceless possession. Aside from the [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and sometimes jet black skin, other mutations may include ExtraEyes [[EyesDoNotBelongThere (usually in places they shouldn't be)]], extra body parts (like wings for Maesterus), extra layers of skin, or [[spoiler:rearranging your internal organs so you will be dependent on the Forceless symbiote for survival.]]
** Forceless Archfiend [[MakingASplash Hydrojus]] is also capable of doing this to people since most living creatures are mostly made of water. From what a few Alliance soldiers witness, it isn't pretty.
* BountyHunter: They are a nuisance for Zolph in Chapter 9 of Episode I. Most notable of these is Gahmah Raan.
** Gestroma in Episode II. He's much more [[PsychoForHire brutal]] than the ones in Episode 9.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Gahmah Raan is an unusually eccentric mercenary that is supposedly prone to Spice-induced hallucinations, but by the end of the arc he debuts in, [[spoiler:he has killed almost all of his competitors, captured Menbar Mun, lured Zolph to Kratzar, and evenly matched him in a duel.]]
** R9-C4. Despite her [[BloodKnight psychotic]] [[HeroicComedicSociopath tendencies]], Zolph keeps her around around because she aids with his starfighter's systems, she can effectively fill in as the pilot when Zolph's on the ground, and Zolph's able to keep her from killing everyone. She can even fight outside the astromech socket.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: A heroic example comes on Zolph's part when he encounters Cinydra, the older brother of an Archfiend [[NoodleIncident he killed out of story]]. He doesn't remember his sister because he never heard her name before and fights a lot of Archfiends, until Cinydra name calls the planet he fought her on.
* ButtMonkey: [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Private Will Helms]]. Most of his deaths are accidents on the parts of his peers. [[TookALevelInBadass He does get promoted to Sergeant sometime before Episode II though]].
** While not to the same extremes as Helms, Zolph Vaelor also qualifies. The galaxy doesn't seem to respect him enough. On a serious note, let's not even get into both the [[IronButtMonkey physical]] and [[HeroicBSOD psychological]] damage he receives over the course of the story.
* ChargedAttack: Gahmah Raan's pistols have this function, and it can be [[YourHeadAsplode lethal depending on where it is applied.]]
** Zolph's [[ArtificialLimb replacement arm]] has this function too. It is capable of sending Valkoran troopers flying and rendering a disruptor field generator permanently inoperable.
* TheChewToy: Will Helms again.
* ClippedWingAngel: Hydrojus is hardly a threat if it isn't making any physical contact with water.
* CloudCuckoolander: Gahmah Raan usually comes off as one thanks to his interface with a [[FourthWallObserver "creator"]].
* CombatPragmatist: Zolph is willing to use weapons besides his lightsaber and TheForce in battle to throw his enemies off-guard.
** In the same vein, Arcidus and many non-Force Users are willing to be this against Zolph in turn.
* ComedicSociopathy:
** This is pretty much what Private Helms exists for.
** R9-C4. This droid pretty much defines it by ripping out Sergeant Helms' spinal cord and bludgeoning him with it.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: [[LethalLavaLand Kratzar]] naturally, especially since it's an ocean of lava. [[HandWave Hand Waved]] in that it's unusually cool for a lava world. [[spoiler:Maesterus even survives falling in lava on this planet.]]
* ContinuityNod: A lot of them, especially for a mostly OC-driven FanFic.
* CoolStarship: It has a few original ships considering it's mostly original content, but to name a few...
** The Blazing Manta: a [[{{Expy}} Corellian YT-3300]] (basically in the same series as the Millennium Falcon) owned by Grein.
** The Vriknash: Gahmah Raan's starship.
** The Doomsayer: Maesterus's personal flagship and the largest ship in the Valkoran fleet.
** Zolph Vaelor eventually gets his own before Episode II: a modified X-Wing with 6 wings.
* TheCorruption: [[spoiler:Dynn Manthis goes through a case of this when her right arm gets replaced with what can be described as an arm-like Forceless symbiote. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]] [[AndIMustScream from there]], and eventually results in her death.]]
** In fact, this could be the best way to describe the process of Forceless possession.
* CosmicHorrorStory: It somewhat becomes this once the Forceless Collective enters the scene, although it's closer to LovecraftLite since the heroes don't usually have any problems defeating these things. However, they are still taken very seriously, and it's suggested they've already conquered several galaxies prior.
* CosmicPlaything: Will Helms again.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Where do we begin...?
** [[TheChewToy Private Will Helms]] [[TheyKilledKennyAgain is usually on the receiving ends of these]], [[ComedicSociopathy usually for our own amusement]].
** Archfiend Hydrojus's [[MakingASplash water manipulation powers]] also extend to living creatures too. Guess what it [[BodyHorror does]] to an Alliance trooper and [[LudicrousGibs several Valkoran soldiers]] in its temple.
** If you are a [[LittleGreenManInACan Skakoan]] and away from home (in other words, any planet with a normal pressure atmosphere or lower), you better hope your pressure suit [[ExplosiveDecompression doesn't]] [[MadeOfExplodium get]] [[LudicrousGibs breached]].
** Bounty hunter Maushh gets his [[YourHeadAsplode head blown to pieces]].
** [[spoiler:Dynn Manthis got her [[BodyHorror internal organs rearranged]] by her symbiotic Forceless arm to the point that she would be dependent on it for survival, [[AndIMustScream but she would still be conscious while it controlled her body]]. Zolph cutting the arm off is what eventually (and eliminating its nasty life-support) is what sealed her fate).]]
** [[spoiler:Belluzub tried to [[JustEatHim swallow Zolph and digest him alive]] at the climax of Episode I. Instead, [[PapaWolf Maesterus]] ends up giving him a [[HurlItIntoTheSun one way trip to Krantisi's sun]] after cutting his arms, tongue and tail off for trying to do that.]]
** Invoked with Harphscor, who uses [[HollywoodAcid acid]] to melt his enemies beginning with their feet. [[spoiler: However, he himself ends up on the [[KarmicDeath receiving end of one]], when Zolph [[OneWingedAngel transforms]], cuts of his tail, then his wings, and telekinetically crushes his skull.]]
* CurbStompBattle: Luke Skywalker vs. Maesterus, round 2. Luke wins (and saves Zolph) by throwing Maesty through the academy walls, and this was not too long after the latter cut off the former's robotic hand previously.
* {{Cyborg}}: [[spoiler:Admiral Gravlek became one after the Battle of Ithor, due to barely surviving the Conqueror's crashlanding.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Some of the villains Zolph encounters border on this.
* DarkIsEvil: Forceless Collective plays with this trope. Despite their dark and sometimes demonic appearance, Forceless (or more specifically, the Black Matter) aren't really on the light-dark spectrum of TheForce. They're still evil, however.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Subverted with Maesterus. He dresses like a stereotypical Sith Lord, but he is not a Dark Jedi and [[WellIntentionedExtremist has noble intentions, despite how extreme his actions can be sometimes.]] [[spoiler:Him killing Belluzub might be the sign of a HeelFaceTurn to come.]]
* DarthVaderClone: Maesterus qualifies in many ways aside from not being a Sith. [[BlackKnight Full set of black armor?]] Check. Red lightsaber? Check. [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather Blood-relation to the hero?]] Check. [[PapaWolf Very protective of those related by blood?]] Double-check. Now all that's left is a full-circle redemption.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Zolph Vaelor, along with several other characters.
* DeconstructionFic: For starters, this trilogy takes place only [[CrapsackWorld a few months]] after the end of NewJediOrder. The main protagonist - Zolph Vaelor, who is also just a little older than the average KidHero - is an AntiHero at worst. The main villains - the Valkoran - are mostly [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]] or [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]] who think the Galactic Alliance will only make the galaxy worse place than it already is and whose [[TheHeavy supposed leader]] is a mostly light-sided Force User who allegedly dresses like a Sith Lord. The true villains of the story - the Forceless Collective - aren't strictly associated with the Dark Side of the Force, but rather, they are what can be described as [[EldritchAbomination dead spots in the Force]], and are arguably just as much of a threat as the Sith, if not more so.
** Also, TheHero has a love interest [[FaceHeelTurn that is working]] [[DatingCatwoman with the main villains.]] [[spoiler: It doesn't end so happily for either [[ShootTheDog Zolph]] [[MercyKill or]] [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Dynn]]. Zolphs ends up suffering a massive amount of [[HeroicBSOD psychological]] [[PsychologicalHorror trauma]] as a result of this.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:Grein possibly.]]
* DemonicPossession: The Forceless Collective's MO. Unlike most examples of this trope, [[AndIMustScream the beings possessed are consciously aware of it]]. [[spoiler:However, those who serve willingly don't get body-jacked and some are just immune to it.]]
* DemotedToExtra: The canon characters are pretty much on the sidelines (or name-dropped) in this story, although Luke Skywalker gets the most screentime out of all the canon characters thanks to his MissionControl status. Justified in that this story is mostly OC driven.
* DestinationDefenestration: Zolph Vaelor tries to do this to Arcidus in the prologue of Episode II. [[FakingTheDead It doesn't kill him]].
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight]]: [[spoiler:Dynn in Zolph's arms.]]
* DishingOutDirt: [[SandWorm Terraris's]] powers.
* DoubleWeapon: Dynn Manthis's weapon of choice is a double-bladed lightsaber.
* TheDragon: Maesterus is this to Valkor, although you might not think that at first since [[TheHeavy he's the most prominent villain]] in Episode I.
** In turn, Dynn Manthis and Arcidus are this to Maesterus.
** [[spoiler:In the Forceless Collective, Belluzub and Facadma are CoDragons to Valkor.]]
* DysfunctionJunction: The mental issues of the main characters become prevalent enought in Episode II that Gahmah Raan lampshades it. Ironically, he himself [[HypocriticalHumor also contributes to the junction with his insanity]].
--> '''Gahmah Raan''': You Jedi really need psychiatrists.
* EldritchAbomination: Forceless, or more specifically, the Black Matter and any creature ([[HumanoidAbomination including the Warriors]]) made solely from it, in that they defy the nature of the living Force. According to Grein, what Force Sensitives feel from them is a perpetual Force Wound (i.e. what Obi-Wan felt when Alderaan was destroyed), and it's suggested that they are born from those wounds. In other words, they are basically dead spots in the Force. Some of the creatures they possess - especially some of the Archfiends - [[spoiler:(and those willing to serve)]] may also qualify.
* EliteMooks: The Valkoran Black Guard. These guys are Maesterus's bodyguards and they can match Jedi in combat.
* EnemyMine: Zolph Vaelor forms one with [[spoiler: Juganak]] to kill Archfiend Mandoculus.
* {{Expy}}: Some of the Valkoran military units are based on pre-existing vehicles in the Star Wars universe.
** Character-wise, there are several others.
*** Gahmah Raan is like a combination of Boba Fett and [[SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool]].
*** Gestroma is basically a modern [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Durge]].
*** Admiral Gravlek's armor is based on [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Galak Fyyar's]].
*** Maesterus is to Darth Vader. Just read the DarthVaderClone entry above.
*** [[FourStarBadass General Ven Choi]] is [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Plo Koon]] with very little Jedi training, especially since he's a Kel Dor too.
*** Admiral Cephal is one for Admiral Ackbar. Same position, same species.
*** From Besh Squad, Boltz seems to be an Expy of [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic Sergeant Yuun]], being both a Gand and a [[TheEngineer military tech expert]].
*** Forceless Archfiend Hydrojus is basically [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Morpha]] with [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender blood-bending powers]] used to [[BodyHorror their]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath extreme]].
* EyelessFace: The Pyrons of Kratzar. They don't need them. They have their smell, hearing, and a sonar.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Admiral Gravlek gets his eyes melted out by a deflected shot from his plasma pistol during his second duel with Zolph on the Doomsayer.]]
** [[spoiler: This happens to Zolph in the cave on Dagobah when an apparition of a mutated Dynn Manthis cuts his eyelids open. Thankfully for him, this never actually happened to him.]]
** A Kur'Ada warrior gets his optical sensor torn out by a Wookiee in "The Return".
* FaceHeelTurn: Dynn Manthis does this early on as a way of [[ReverseMole infiltrating the Valkoran]], but then she legitimately joins them.
* FanDisservice: [[spoiler:The only time you see Dynn Manthis naked is when she is [[BodyHorror forcefully mutated and mutilated]] by a Forceless symbiote. [[http://gahmahraan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5d4ch9 If her physical appearance after the mutation wasn't unnerving enough (I would avoid clicking the link if you are sensitive to that kind of stuff)]], the fact that she's [[AndIMustScream being physically and psychologically tortured and that there is nothing she can do about it]] will make you cringe.]]
** Neur is an adorably optimistic [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Twi'lek]] [[CuteMonsterGirl girl]] (although [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]]). However, you notice those head-tails? Those are cybernetic. She had her real ones lobotomized as a child and those replacements are the only thing keeping her mentally stable. If they break or malfunction, her mentality regresses to that of a [[CuteAndPsycho violently]] [[AxCrazy insane]] [[PsychopathicManchild child]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Some of the more characterized Forceless and Archfiends can come off like this, especially Belluzub.
** Gestroma.
* FluffyTheTerrible: Pipsqueak, an unusually-intelligent, cybernetically-modified Rancor that is stationed on the Doomsayer.
* ForTheEvulz: Pretty much Belluzub's main motivation for everything he does.
** [[PsychoForHire Gestroma's]] excuse for kidnapping a [[ExplosiveDecompression Skakoan]] and [[GrievousHarmWithABody using him as a bomb]] instead of just using grenades.
* FourthWallObserver: Gahmah Raan. HandWaved as him having [[TheStoner spice-induced hallucinations]]. It is unconfirmed as to whether this is actually true or not. However, he may not actually be aware that he is in a fanfic.
* GatlingGood: Gestroma's weapon of choice is an assault cannon.
* GenreSavvy: Zolph Vaelor and Grein.
** For example, after fleeing from a battle [[spoiler:in which Maesterus was knocked in lava]], Zolph doesn't believe that Maesterus would die that easily, especially since he can fly at that point.
* GunsAkimbo: Gahmah Raan.
* GunsAreUseless: Averted with Zolph and Arcidus.
* GroinAttack: Zolph Vaelor tries to do this to a [[HumanoidAbomination Forceless Collective warrior]] during a fight with a trio of them in the Flying Lamp Cantina. It has little (if any) effect on [[NoBiologicalSex it.]]
* HandCannon: Gahmah Raan's pistols have charge shot functions, capable of making people's [[YourHeadAsplode heads explode]].
* HealingFactor: Grein can regenerate (or more accurately, reform) lost parts through her [[MakingASplash Force Liquefaction]] ability, but she needs to either reassimilate her lost body parts or some more water to make it effective (since that water is part of her body mass). In other words, she can still die by normal means, but just not as easily.
** [[LizardFolk Gahmah Raan]] can also regenerate as long as the wounds aren't cauterized. Otherwise, he may scrape off the cauterizations.
** [[spoiler:Belluzub also has this. Of course, he can't regenerate from [[KillItWithFire incineration]].]]
* TheHeartless: The Forceless Collective, of course.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Zolph goes through a [[SanitySlippage major one]] after (supposedly) killing a [[AndIMustScream Forceless-hijacked]] Dynn Manthis.]]
* HeroicComedicSociopath: R9-C4's unusual bloodlust for an astromech droid is PlayedForLaughs.
** Gahmah Raan is also when he's working with the [[PunchClockHero heroes]]. The narration says he and Seefor would get along just fine.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Subverted with Maesterus at the end of Episode I. He seems to be playing this straight at first when he flies out of the Death Star Forge's with Belluzub and plummet dives with him towards a sun, but he just flies away once he gets the Archfiend close enough to guarantee his death.]]
* HiddenHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Dynn Manthis and Maesterus.]]
* HumongousMecha: The Valkoran [[{{Expy}} Gundark-class combat walkers]]. Taken UpToEleven with the Fortress Tank, which is even bigger than an [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack AT-AT]].
* HurlItIntoTheSun: [[spoiler:How [[PapaWolf Maesterus]] kills Belluzub.]]
* IdiotBall: While Zolph's usually pretty cunning and intellgent, that doesn't prevent him from occasionally having lapses in his decision-making.
* [[spoiler:IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim]]: [[spoiler:Subverted in Chapter 15, when Belluzub is at Zolph's mercy after he pushed his BerserkButton. Zolph withdraws his blade after he catches onto [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Belluzub's scheme to break him]] (and having gone through the same crap in the previous chapter). However, Zolph knows that sparing his life would defeat the purpose of why he came there in the first place, [[TakeAThirdOption so he just traps him in a force-field cage to be blown up with the space station instead of striking him down in anger]].]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Va'Za the Hutt has a habit of eating his own slave girls. [[spoiler:[[KarmicDeath This gets him killed by Zolph the next chapter after his debut appearance]].]]
** Belluzub may be big enough to swallow a man whole with his tongue, but he's still sapient enough to qualify for this trope.
** Valkor is also this, and [[EldritchAbomination he doesn't need to be big enough to swallow people whole]].
* ImplacableMan: Maesterus is very hard to kill. He has survived the following (probably because of his armor [[spoiler:and Forceless semi-possession]]):
** Force Pushed through one or more stone walls.
** Having a chunk of a statue thrown at him and hurled out a window, and being soaked in acid rain.
** [[spoiler:Being shot by ship-mounted laser cannons and falling in lava.]]
** [[spoiler:The vacuum of space and flying close to a star.]]
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: [[LaserBlade Lightsabers]] are already this, but Grein takes it up a notch with a [[ShoutOut cross-guarded]] [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes lightsaber]]. Since it is [[HealingFactor Grein]] who wields it, the [[AwesomeButImpractical safety issues of wielding it]] (and learning how to wield it properly and effectively) are hardly a problem for her (and possibly keep potential lightsaber thieves away). Of course, she has the advantage of being the only known person to use the weapon.
** Arcidus has not just any lightsaber, but one with a black blade (also referred to as a Darksaber and a stealth lightsaber).
* ImprovisedWeapon: During the infiltration of the ''Doomsayer'', Besh Squad member, Boltz - a Gand - used his own respiratory mask as an ammonia bomb when it got shot. [[spoiler:Thankfully for him, this wasn't fatal, as he was actually a [[BizarreAlienBiology lungless Gand]] retaining his anonymity.]]
* TheInfiltration: Zolph pulls this twice in Episode I. Once on Kratzar and again on the Doomsayer. Too bad his disguise was seen through both times. Appropriately, the title of Chapter 12 is "Infiltration".
** Does it again in the prologue of Episode II on Charros IV. Except this time, he got captured and was without his lightsaber until he ran into Arcidus.
* ItIsDehumanizing: Forceless are rarely referred to with gender-specific pronouns. Justified in that they are [[EldritchAbomination hardly normal]] and [[NoBiologicalSex they don't always have genders.]]
* JediMindTrick: Zolph uses this to trick one of Va'Za the Hutt's enforcers into giving him his location after [[BatmanGambit deliberately provoking the enforcer into ambushing him.]]
** He does it again at the beginning of Episode II on [[spoiler:Sergeant]] [[ButtMonkey Will Helms]] to let himself out of a prison cell and then finish his mission. Afterwards, he describes it as feeding suggestions [[IdiotBall (regardless of how idiotic)]] and even lampshades [[RefugeInAudacity the more ridiculous things you can get away with doing that]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Grein will typically make Zolph handle Archfiends and other missions on his own, as [[SinkOrSwimMentor she does want him to be strong enough to battle the more dangerous Archfiends on his own]], but [[BigDamnHeroes she will step in if Zolph really does need help]] (or set a back-up plan into motion). She also seems somewhat emotionally detached, a trait stereotypical of the Chiss species, and occasionally warns Zolph about the dangers of emotional attachments. [[spoiler:However, when Zolph goes on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge after being forced to fatally wound Dynn Manthis, she promises to Dynn as she lays dying that she will calm him down and let him see her one last time. She's not even afraid to beat the shavit out of Zolph to make it happen.]]
* KillerRabbit: On [[AmbiguousGender its]] own, Hydrojus is the smallest of the Forceless Archfiends. However, [[MakingASplash it can manipulate massive amounts of water]], [[BodyHorror including the human body.]]
** R9-C4 is an astromech droid. She's also very violent and can destroy an entire Valkoran fleet when told to. She can even tear your own spine out and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill then bludgeon you with it.]]
* KillItWithFire: The Valkoran are very fond of plasma weapons.
* KillSat: The "Death Star Forge". It's an ancient Rakatan space station [[spoiler:and summoning site for Belluzub]] that looks like the child of the [[ANewHope Death Star]] and the [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Star Forge]].
* KnightOfCerebus: The Forceless Collective. Zolph's encounter with them via Terraris on Tatooine doesn't do them justice, but the Sleheyron arc in Episode I (Chapter 5 and 6) pretty much exemplifies how ruthless they are. [[spoiler:Another good example would be what they do in Chapter 13 of that same episode.]]
** Valkor became one as soon as we was introduced in Episode II, and probably creepier than the entirety of the Forceless Collective.
* LackOfEmpathy: So far, the more willing servants of the Forceless Collective. They have no problem robbing sentient beings of their free will, [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing the people they possess]], or resorting to psychological warfare. [[spoiler:Notable examples include Dynn's demonic arm and Belluzub.]]
* LargeHam: Belluzub, especially in contrast to the [[TheQuietOne previous Archfiends Zolph fought]].
** Gahmah Raan.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Episode II pretty much spoils all the reveals of Episode I if you didn't read it first.
* LaughablyEvil: Gahmah Raan, [[PunchClockVillain that is when he's your enemy]].
** When he isn't being an [[KickTheDog akk dog-punting monster]], Masochus can be one as well.
* LethalLavaLand: Kratzar. Almost the entire planet is an ocean of lava. Justified in that the planet is only 5,000 years old.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Zolph's reaction after escaping from a two-headed worm that [[JustEatHim swallowed him whole]].
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to every post-ReturnOfTheJedi EU following NewJediOrder, especially with the [[LampshadeHanging self-aware]] and sometimes [[BlackComedy dark]] [[ComedicSociopathy humor]], [[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVsSeriousness but at the same time]], the premise of this series is a war against a group of [[AntiVillain Anti Villains]] and that changes some when the [[EldritchAbomination Forceless Collective]] [[CosmicHorrorStory enters the scene]].
* LizardFolk: Gahmah Raan, [[InsistentTerminology although he's actually a reptomammal.]]
* LivingShip: The Forceless Collective fleet has a few of these, such as the Levioths and the Eyewings.
* LoadBearingBoss: Admiral Gravlek in the first chapter of Episode I. HandWaved with bombs that react to the Admiral's vitals, and they were triggered when he got his limbs cut off.
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather: Or rather, Zolph, Maesterus is your distant ancestor.]]
* MakingASplash: Grein can turn herself (or individual parts of her) into a liquid form. She can also [[AnIcePerson freeze these parts]].
** There's also Hydrojus. It can manipulate large bodies of water... [[BodyHorror including]] [[PeoplePuppets you!!]]
* MoodWhiplash: As lighthearted as this story can be most of the time, it's not unheard of for it to turn dark whenever the heroes are dealing with [[EldritchAbomination Forceless.]]
** Episode II - Chapter 2 is a freaking experiment in this trope.
* MookHorrorShow: [[spoiler:Zolph's RoaringRampageOfRevenge after being forced to kill Dynn Manthis can be described as such.]]
** There's also Seefor's massacre during the attack on Mt. Yoda.
* MrExposition: A few characters like Luke Skywalker, Grein, and General Ven Choi. [[spoiler:Maesterus too.]]
* MrSeahorse: [[AmbiguousGender Unlike]] [[NoBiologicalSex most]] Archfiends, Belluzub is explicitly said to be male, and can give birth to smaller bug-like larvae in a matter of seconds [[WeAreAsMayflies (and they don't live very long compared to him)]] on his own. [[BodyHorror However, he wasn't always able to do this.]]
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The Kur'Ada Equalists are on a crusade to exterminate all Force-sensitives.
* NestedMouths: Belluzub, and [[OverlyLongTongue it's several feet long]]. Fittingly, Belluzub does look like an overgrown demonic [[Film/Alien xenomorph]] with eyes.
* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe. Almost everyone seems intent on reminding Zolph about the incident where he lost the body of a YT-series freighter while flying it. Even worse, it has become something of a meme for the galaxy as a whole.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: This happens to Zolph early in Episode I when cutting off all four of Admiral Gravlek's limbs causes [[LoadBearingBoss his ship's engines to detonate]] [[HandWave (life-sign bombs)]]. This gets lampshaded by both of them.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Oh [[StupidEvil Belluzub]], if you hadn't taunted Zolph about his [[BerserkButton dead girlfriend]] you wouldn't have had your throat at Zolph's blade. He does it twice in a row (second time when trying to get Zolph to fall to the Dark Side) when he inadvertently [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim reminds Zolph of what he's doing]].]]
* NoBiologicalSex: Aside from the creatures they possess sometimes, Forceless are decidedly genderless, especially noted that the Warriors don't have any gender-specific organs.
* NoodlePeople: The best description for the build of [[HumanoidAbomination Forceless Warriors]].
* NoOSHACompliance: Apparently, the Valkoran ship interior designers are guilty of this too, especially with the Obliterator-class Star Destroyer having corridors that lead right into the plasma cannon's firing tunnel. Naturally lampshaded by Zolph.
** Chapter 7 of Episode I also takes the opportunity to mock the [[TheEmpire Galactic Empire's]] problems with this trope in Darth Vader's castle.
-->'''[[TheChewToy Private Will Helms]]:''' ''(as he loses balance and falls to his death [[TheyKilledKennyAgain again]])'' Careful with physical contact! There aren't any guardraiiiiilllllls!

-->'''Zolph:''' ''(after witnessing Helms' death)'' By the Force! I'm really beginning to feel bad for the poor souls who worked here.
* NotSoStoic: If Grein shows signs of this, you know [[PardonMyKlingon shavit's]] about to get real.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Admiral Gravlek survives the crash on Ithor, but is then rebuilt as a cyborg.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: The Forceless Collective.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Grein is in her early forties. She looks like she is about twenty years younger. Justified in that [[WizardsLiveLonger Force Users age slower]] and that Chiss tend to be in good shape.
** [[spoiler:Maesterus, thanks to a combination of being a generally light-sided Force user ([[EvilMakesYouUgly Dark Force users]] experience the [[YoungerThanTheyLook inverse]] of this trope) and Forceless symbiosis. He's also [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KOTOR-era]] old.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Maesterus goes through this twice in Episode I. First, he [[BodyHorror grows]] [[WingedHumanoid a pair of wings]], and later, [[SerialEscalation he grows a second pair of wings on those wings]]. [[JustForPun Four-winged Angel?]] Of course, the wings stay on him for the rest of the story.
** [[spoiler: Zolph gets in on this in "The Return", where he his inherited Forceless immunity (which develops with every generation) can be used to convert Black Matter into Force energy and temporarily transform him into a creature with incredible power. Unfortunately, if he's feeling strongly emotional when he's channeling this power, he will [[AxCrazy go]] [[PsychoactivePowers berserk]].]]
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Lampshaded by Zolph when he learns of the ZombieApocalypse on Guaymar and asks if they are viral or supernatural zombies, even going so far as to mention that he learned this from horror films in-universe.
* PoweredArmor: Admiral Gravlek uses this in the first chapter of Episode I against Zolph. [[MightyGlacier It's very protective and powerful, but pretty slow in movement speed]]. [[spoiler:This same type of armor later became standard-issue for the [[EliteMooks Valkoran Exo-Troopers]]]].
* PsychoForHire: [[spoiler:Belluzub voluntarily joined the Forceless Collective just so he could kill more people.]]
** Gestroma. He almost always kills his targets [[FantasticRacism (especially if they're human)]], he's willing to use Skakoans as bombs, and threatens to mount Zolph's head on his wall.
* PsychologicalHorror: Zolph's experiences with [[spoiler: the mutated Dynn Manthis and psychotic apparitions of her after her death]] come off as this.
* PsychopathicManchild: R9-C4 is a non-villainous example. Through her beeping that can be interpreted as faux mathematical equations, she will sometimes make a mischievous giggle out of them when she's about to cause some mayhem. Zolph also has to make sure she won't kill everyone. She also has a habit giving people descriptively derogatory names upon meeting them for the first time. She's more of a thrill-seeker than anything, but some of her ideas of fun include killing people in [[CruelAndUnusualDeath creatively sadistic]] ways.
** While far from AxCrazy, Gahmah Raan can be violently childish when the people he's talking to ignore him, sometimes (non-fatally) shooting at them or barely missing to get their attention. And that's aside from his general [[CloudCuckoolander eccentricity]]. He also cracks jokes when he's killing people sometimes. Still, he's relatively tame compared to most examples of this trope.
** [[EldritchAbomination Mandoculus]] isn't really psychopathic, but it's being bullied into fighting the Collective's foes out of fear of possession and it can't speak properly.
** Neur, usually a cheerful GenkiGirl, is this as a result of an abusive upbringing under the Nightsisters' wing. The psychopathic part really shows when her cybernetic head-tails malfunction.
* PunchClockVillain: Gahmah Raan, obviously because he's a BountyHunter. This is even further emphasized when he just [[KnowWhenToFoldEm leaves Kratzar after a duel with Zolph where they were evenly matched]]. However, he has also worked with the Galactic Alliance during the Yuuzhan Vong War.
* PurpleEyes: Grein, of the [[MonochromaticEyes monochromatic]] variety, and this is one of her key physical traits. She is an anomaly in that her species, the Chiss, usually have red eyes. The in-universe reason for this trait has yet to be revealed. Out of universe, this was specifically to avert the RedEyesTakeWarning trope since Forceless have red eyes already (and that the [[TheThrawnTrilogy most]] [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic notable]] of Chiss have been portrayed as villainous or working with villains).
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Zolph goes through a rather disturbing one against the Valkoran after being forced to fatally wound Dynn Manthis (who had been hijacked by a Forceless symbiote). Grein eventually talks him out of it.]]
* [[spoiler:Really700YearsOld]]: [[spoiler:Maesterus. Also the Valkoran Empire and the Forceless Collective.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The most recurring symptom of Forceless possession, complete [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing cores]] that make them look like crystal balls. [[WordOfGod Word of Gahmah]] says that Grein (a Chiss) had her eye color changed to purple specifically to avoid this trope (that and Gahmah wanted her to be distinctive from other Chiss).
* SamusIsAGirl: It takes Zolph three months to realize that R9-C4 actually has feminine programming.
* SealedEvilInACan: The Forceless Archfiends. Subverted in that the "cans" are actually just [[TeleportersAndTransporters hypergates]] for them to travel from galaxy to galaxy, and each Archfiend is at different parts of the universe.
* SelfDeprecation: [[FourthWallObserver Gahmah Raan]] is a source of this in his appearances. First in Episode I: Chapter 9, he compares [[AntiClimaxBoss the lack of an actual fight with Bom Pintor]] [[HypocriticalHumor (although, that was his own fault)]] to there [[TheUnfought not being a fight with Archfiend Cryosmn]] in the previous chapter (something he otherwise shouldn't know about). Then, in Chapter 10, he says it's been three week, while in-universe, it was actually five hours since Zolph encountered him in the last chapter. Early in Episode II: Chapter 11, he calls back to the previous instance by saying [[ScheduleSlip "the god of time is slacking off"]].
** More on that last one: If you read the chapters when they were first posted on Deviant Art (or check the posting dates if you didn't see it the first time around), it was about three weeks between chapters. Therefore, Gahmah is also taking potshots at the author's [[ScheduleSlip lack of a set-in-stone schedule]]. Also taking into account that the author derived his pen name (and frequent online alias) from this character, it makes this even more hilarious.
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Averted with Grein's Force Liquefaction. Losing some of the water formed from her body also takes from some of her physical mass, hence why she has to reassimilate her body parts (or some extra water if that's not possible) if she loses them.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Zolph tends to have this reaction when Grein assumes he and Dynn were in a relationship. [[spoiler: At least, that was the case before Dynn's death.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: [[TheStoic Grein]] of all people does this with Zolph and Dynn after the former explains their history.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Dynn Manthis.
** [[EvilRedhead Anti-Villainous Redhead]]
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Grein is this to Zolph Vaelor.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror
* SmugSnake: Va'Za the Hutt and Girdretto.
** Some of the bounty hunters in Chapter 9 of Episode I qualify, especially the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Skakoan Skakoan]], Bom Pintor. He didn't think any of the competing hunters would dare [[ExplosiveDecompression shoot him]] [[MadeOfExplodium lest they vaporize Zolph in the process]]. Gahmah Raan certainly did, and Zolph just contained the explosion. Oh, and to add insult to injury, Episode II confirmed him to be a former Skakoan Commando.
** [[spoiler:Dynn's Forceless Arm and Belluzub.]]
* StarfishAlien: There are a lot of these to be found in the Forceless Collective.
* StupidEvil: Belluzub. He doesn't care for pragmatism [[ForTheEvulz as long as he gets to make his enemies' deaths painful]]. Lampshaded by Zolph.
* SuicideAttack: The Skakoan Commandos are unusually courageous for their species in that not only are they willing to fight for whatever cause despite being at a [[ExplosiveDecompression major]] [[MadeOfExplodium biological disadvantage]] off of their homeworld, they are willing to breach their pressure suits to self-destruct when they deem necessary (or for pulling a TakingYouWithMe ). Their enemies need to be wary of this when disposing of them. Also, they do not take being forced to be suicide bombers very well.
* TheSymbiote: Forceless are like this when possessing people, and can come in both the Mutualism and Parasitism variations. Mutualism if the host serves the Collective willingly, but Parasitism if the host doesn't.
* TakeThat:
** Episode I - Chapter 9 "Hunters": Zolph's experience with most of the [[TooDumbToLive people]] he guards kicking the bucket is one [[ArtificialStupidity towards]] [[EscortMission Escort Missions]] in video games.
** Episode II - Chapter 4 "The Damaged": When Zolph is thinking of ways to distract himself from the Dark Side's influence on Korriban, one of those he thinks of is [[Film/AttackOfTheClones the sand]]. And to make it even more hilarious, Luke Skywalker was talking with his father's ghost when Zolph brought it up, and Anakin is [[OldShame not amused by that]].
** Episode II - Chapter 7 "The Return": When Zolph mispronounces Kashyyyk as [[Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial "Kazook"]], Hiriss slaps him for it and tells him not to do that on planet. Even better, ''The Holiday Special'' has an in-universe counterpart as an [[ShowWithinAShow old Imperial propaganda film]]. Another TakeThat towards the special happens when Attichitcuk is described as being not as horrifying as the costumes made him out to be.
** Episode II - Chapter 8 "The Enforcer": To the midi-chlorian concept and [[DoingInTheWizard the general controversy of them]]. When Mursama is seen trying to train some of the Kur'Ada warriors to use the Force, they attempt to complain that their shortage of midi-chlorians makes them incapable of using the Force. Mursama then tells them that their counts don't really matter, that they are a mere biological indicator that isn't always accurate and that all living things can potentially use the Force.
** Episode II - Chapter 11 "Deranged": Gahmah Raan gives one towards the fan-based assumption that Mandalorians should only be ProudWarriorRaceGuys and never pacifists.
* TokenEvilTeammate: R9-C4 for Zolph. She's basically what would happen if [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic HK-47]] were an astromech droid.
* TheUnfought: Forceless Archfiend [[AnIcePerson Cryosmn]]. As far as we know, it is the only Archfiend Zolph has prevented from being summoned.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Belluzub goes through this twice. First, when Zolph trapped him in a force field to be blown up with the Death Star Forge after failing to play TheCorrupter. The second time, when Maesterus kills him.]]
* WasOnceAMan: Machinus is a combat droid that used to be a Natoulan Jedi.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Valkoran only wish for a more efficient government (especially after the catastrophe of the Vong war), but their methods include terrorism and [[SealedEvilInACan summoning dangerously powerful creatures]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for them, they are mere tools for the Forceless Collective.]]
* WhenTreesAttack: Subverted with the trees on Krishar. They don't move around, but they are Force-sensitive enough to shoot [[ShockAndAwe Force lightning]]. The Force is in all living things, remember?
* WouldHurtAChild: The Forceless Collective aren't afraid to possess children and [[ChildSoldiers have them fight for them]].
** Subverted with Grein. She normally wouldn't, but if the child in question is a [[AndIMustScream Forceless possession host]], [[MercyKill there isn't really anything else she can do for them]] (although in the scene in question, it was Zolph that struck down a Forceless-possessed child; Zolph wouldn't hurt a child either, but in that case, he had to defend himself).
** Belluzub calls Zolph out on this when he kills [[MrSeahorse his larvae]]. Of course, he's [[{{Hypocrite}} very unconvincing]] since he sees his own children as [[WeHaveReserves expendable]] and [[TheSociopath he's already outright evil]].
* Yandere: [[spoiler: Dynn Manthis herself isn't this trope, but the apparitions of her that Zolph experiences throughout Episode II months after her death definitely qualify.]]
** Neur can be like if her brain stops working properly.
* YouKilledMyFather: And mother. Zolph's main vendetta against Maesterus and the Valkoran Empire. [[spoiler:This eventually extends to his love interest, but he is brought to reason not too long after. With the revelation of Maesterus being [[LukeIAmYourFather one of Zolph's distant ancestors]], [[DemonicPossession that the deaths of Alec and Veene Vaelor weren't entirely his fault]] and that the Forceless Collective is far worse than he is (especially with them being behind all of it), Zolph seems to be putting this grudge aside.]]