* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/JenniferHale as the Female Republic Trooper, having also voiced the [[Franchise/MassEffect Female Commander Shepard]].
** Creator/KharyPayton as Agent Galen, who [[spoiler:is unwillingly transformed into a cybernetic Power Guard, much like Cyborg of the WesternAnimation/TeenTitans]].
** Catherine Taber as Vette, having also voiced another [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic young, blue-skinned Twi'lek girl with a penchant for snark]].
** If playing as a male Jedi Knight, Creator/DavidHayter runs around stopping potentially planet-destroying superweapons. [[Franchise/MetalGear Where have we seen this before]]?
* FanNickname:
** Jace Malcom, a completely ordinary Republic Trooper, has been dubbed "Sithpuncher", after he is shown fighting Sith hand-to-hand after losing his weapon in one of the trailers.
** Darth Malgus is known as "Darth Gus", or just plain ol' "Gus", in certain circles.
** Nico Okarr has been called "[[Film/IndianaJones Indiana Solo"]] and "[[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption Han Marston]]" by fans.
** Bowdaar: Just as Chewbacca was sometimes called "Chewie", so is Bowdaar called [[Music/DavidBowie "Bowie"]]. This is used in-game at a few points, but the nickname is so obvious it was in use before release.
** Many people critical of the game have taken to calling it "[=TORtanic=]", joking how the game didn't live up to its expected status as a ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''-killer despite its huge budget and hype, similar to the disaster that befell the ''HMS Titanic''.
** The Esseles, the first flashpoint available to Republic players, is affectionately known by several monickers, including "the Glitch-sles", "the Bugboat", and "the Cheer-sles" due to the many GoodBadBug-laden cutscenes.
* FountainOfExpies: Each class is specifically modeled off a popular Star Wars character. Wanna Luke Skywalker? Play a Jedi Knight. Wanna Han Solo? Play a smuggler. Wanna be Boba Fett? Play a bounty hunter. Each class was specifically inspired by a character or set of characters in the films, and much of the artwork and designs are evocative of them. (The Bounty Hunter and Trooper design, for example). The Dark Side Jedi Knight on the other hand very nearly quotes some of Anakin's lines. The only class that doesn't have a direct source of inspiration is the Imperial Agent, who instead represents the Imperial officers in the movies.
** This is perhaps most evident in the Sith classes: the Juggernaut is based on Darth Vader, the Marauder on Asajj Ventress, the Sorcerer on Darth Sidious, and the Assassin on Darth Maul.
** Jindo Kraay, a boss from the False Emperor Flashpoint, is an {{Expy}} of Jango Fett.
** For a non-Star Wars example, the Female Republic Trooper is essentially [[Franchise/MassEffect FemShep]] in the Star Wars Universe. Both characters even share the same [[Creator/JenniferHale voice actor]].
** This isn't just the classes; companions are designed to channel Star Wars tropes like the [[TheBigGuy Big Aliens]] and [[RobotBuddy protocol and astromech Droids]]. Even the ships resemble starships from the movies. And then we get to the non-Star Wars examples...
** Alternatively, the six player classes are expies of the main characters in media set during the Great Galactic War, some of whom are also in the game.
*** The Sith Warrior is Darth Malgus, especially if a Juggernaut and/or a dark side male romancing Vette.
*** The Sith Inquisitor is Darth Thanaton, especially if a Sorcerer. [[spoiler: Their similarities make their feud [[YouAreWhatYouHate more poignant]].]]
*** The Imperial Agent is Grand Moff Kilran.
*** The Bounty Hunter is Shae Vizla.
*** The Jedi Knight is Ven Zallow. They’ve even had the [[OneDegreeOfSeparation same astromech droid]] accompanying them.
*** The Jedi Consular is Satele Shan, especially if a Shadow and/or romancing Lt. Iresso.
*** The male Smuggler is Nico Okarr, the female is Hylo Visz.
*** The Trooper is Jace Malcolm.
* IKnewIt: ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' predicted that this game was being made [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/03/29/ in 2006]].
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/JenniferHale is the Female Republic Trooper (which is practically [[Franchise/MassEffect an encore]]) and Satele Shan.
** Creator/LanceHenriksen is Gnost-Dural.
** Creator/SteveBlum is Andronikos Revel, Baron Deathmark, and Bouris Ulgo.
** Creator/NolanNorth is the male Jedi Consular.
** Creator/DavidHayter is the male Jedi Knight.
** Creator/KariWahlgren is the female Jedi Knight.
** The female Imperial Agent is [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Female Hawke]].
** The male Imperial Agent is [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Seb Wilkes]].
** Creator/NeilKaplan is Skadge..
** Kaliyo Djannis is [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Sniper Wolf]], [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Poison Ivy]] and [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Shaak Ti]].
** The Sith Warrior instructor is [[Series/BlakesSeven Avon]].
** Creator/BrianBloom is the male Trooper.
** [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Teyrn Loghain]] is several of the Imperial commanding officers, including the Grand Moff.
** The FinalBoss of the Esseles flashpoint is [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Hawke]], so it looks like the Sith have the support of the Hawke Estate.
** [[{{Psych}} Lassie]] is Aric Jorgan.
** [[VideoGame/StarCraftI Jim]] [[VideoGame/StarCraftII Raynor]] is Senator Evran and Supreme Chancellor Janarus.
** Creator/JohnDiMaggio is Nico Okarr.
** Vette is [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Mission Vao]], [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Padme]], and [[VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed Leia]].
** M1-4X is voiced by Creator/TomKane.
** Creator/DougBradley is the Sith Emperor/Lord Vitiate.
** Agent Fauler, one of the main Republic questgivers on Tatooine, is voiced by Creator/KharyPayton, who also voices Agent Galen.
** Courtenay Taylor ([[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Jack]], [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Juhani]]) is Netula Pahn, Lady Aitalla, Kalda Biss, and Casey Rix.
** Vyvan Pham ([[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Julie Yamamoto]]) is Alilia, Ashaa, Trea Kobbeth, and Wraith.
** Gary Schwartz ([[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Heavy, Demoman]]) is Guss Tuno.
** Risha and Holliday are voiced by Creator/TaraStrong.
** The female Bounty Hunter is voiced by Music/GreyDeLisle.
** The female Smuggler is voiced by Creator/KathSoucie.
** The Male Smuggler is [[Film/SmokinAces Lester Tremor]].
** Jari Orez, the Jedi overlooking Guardian Hold Six on Corellia, is voiced by Creator/RobinAtkinDownes.
** Zenith is voiced by Creator/TroyBaker.
** Creator/JeffBennett is Revan.
** Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson is Jace Malcom.
** Creator/DaranNorris is Gault Rennow.
** Creator/QuintonFlynn is Hunter.
** Kristoffer Tabori is [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic once again]] HK-47.
** Creator/RachaelLeighCook is Jaesa Willsaam.
** Creator/LauraBailey is Kira Carsen.
** Creator/LaceyChabert is Mako.
** Creator/AliHillis is Ranna Tao'Ven.
** Creator/JohnnyYongBosch is Torian Cadera.
** Creator/JimCummings is Master Oteg and General Skylast.
** Elara Dorne is [[WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot Brit Crust]].
** Creator/OliviaHussey is Master Yuon Par.
** Creator/MauriceLaMarche is General Var Suthra.
** Gianna is [[VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed Maris Brood]] and [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars the Daughter]].
** Creator/DCDouglas is Lekk-Ji, Kal Bedo, Bosann Lor'kor, and Zarik.
** Crista Flanagan is also among the voice cast.
** Ensign Temple is none other than [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Oerba Dia Vanille]].
* NamesTheSame: No, Ayrn Lenieer is ''not'' related to [[Series/BabylonFive Lenier]].
* TalkingToYourself: Satele Shan speaks with the the female Trooper; both are voiced by Creator/JenniferHale.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** According to WordOfGod, there [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXZaOGd3ucU were originally going to be]] ''three'' factions: Republic, Sith Empire, and Underworld. And before that, a developer said that they were going to have Voss Mystics as the third faction, so that's two factions that didn't pan out. They are focusing on creating more content for the iconic Republic and Empire classes, but have left open the idea of adding classes post-release.
** Originally, there was going to be possible for players to ''permanently'' lose their companions. Due to the complaints from testers who figured it would be a case of LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt (and assuming that paying players would make the same error in judgement), this feature was removed, as the goal of the game is to "[[RuleOfFun be fun]]" first and foremost.
** Existing sound files suggest that same-sex romances were originally planned for some companions. Three lines of Quinn's were [[http://pixelpandemic.tumblr.com/tagged/malavai-quinn found]], apparently with identical dialogue to his romance with a female Warrior.
** Before settling with the "Jedi Sage", it was originally called the "Jedi Wizard". Fan reactions were mostly negative and Bioware held poll to see how it should be named. The "Jedi Sage" got the most votes, followed by the "Jedi Adept", the "Jedi Seer" and the "Jedi Wizard" got the least votes.
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