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A List of notable characters from the ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga''.

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[[folder:Protagonists]]

!!Kyle Katarn
->'''Voiced/portrayed by:''' Nick Jameson (''Dark Forces''), Jason Court (''Jedi Knight'', FMV and voice), C. Andrew Nelson (''Jedi Knight'', FMV hand and feet close-ups), Creator/RinoRomano (''Mysteries of the Sith''), JeffBennett (''Jedi Outcast'' and ''Jedi Academy''), Brian Bascale (''EmpireAtWar''), Randal Berger (audio dramatizations)

The main character of the saga. Kyle started as an Imperial soldier before finding out that the Empire was behind the death of his father, [[HeelFaceTurn after which he defected and became a mercenary]] serving the Rebellion and later the New Republic against the Empire, especially when it came to tasks of infiltration and sabotage, as his inside knowledge of the layout of Imperial ships and bases gave him an advantage. In the second title, Kyle became a Jedi and was charged with the task of defending the legendary Valley of the Jedi on Rusaan. He appears as a NPC [[spoiler: and, in the dark ending, as a BonusBoss]] during the events of Jedi Academy.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard: From the second game onward.
** BadassNormal: In the first title, he managed to stop the Dark Troopers project without Force powers. And this is when he wasn't ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Dragon2.jpg punching out a Kell Dragon]]''.
** BadassTeacher: In Academy.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: He can use Dark Side powers like Grip and Force Lightning, but is still on the side of good.
* [[spoiler: BonusBoss: In Jedi Academy, if you've chosen the Dark Side ending. And you're fighting in order to escape him.]]
* BreakoutCharacter: One of the few video game characters to appear in the main expanded universe and easily one of the most prominent of them.
* CombatPragmatist: Being a Jedi doesn't stop him from carrying blasters, disruptor rifles and thermal detonators along with his lightsaber. Not to mention that he makes use of both Light and Dark Side powers.
* TheChosenOne: He, Jan, and as of ''Jedi Outcast'', Luke, are the only people who know the location of the Valley of the Jedi.
* DeadpanSnarker: Characters, situations, [[LampshadeHanging tropes]]... very little is safe from his snarking.
* EscortMission: In some areas of Academy. Rather than guiding him to the next spot, you have to walk to the next objective while he calmly chops up every enemy in his path when he isn't dropping them into deep pits or using Force Lightning ForMassiveDamage on Hazard Troopers.
* FanNickname: [[http://darth.wikia.com/wiki/God God]]
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss]]: In the bad ending of ''Academy'' and in ''Mysteries of the Sith'', although in the latter [[spoiler:you must unequip your lightsaber]].
* GenreSavvy: He seems to be well-versed in first-person shooter tropes by ''Jedi Academy''.
-->'''Kyle''': They always lock the door. You’d think they’d have learned by now. Doesn’t look like there’s a key – that would be too easy. The console to unlock the door is probably hidden in some room twelve floors up or something... how does that make sense?
* GoodOldFisticuffs: He even uses it during the dark-side ending boss fight with him in Academy.
* TheGunslinger: Before becoming a Jedi, he mainly used guns.
* HopelessBossFight: He ''cannot'' be defeated either time he's fought. The best even power-mad dark side Jaden can do is inconvenience him long enough to run away.
* LaserBlade: Started out with a green lightsaber in ''Jedi Knight'', then a yellow one (courtesy of [[spoiler:Yun]]), and finally a blue one in Outcast and Academy.
* MadeOfIron: Kyle survived being impaled by a lightsaber through the chest (and then having an infection get a hold of that wound) during the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' saga.
* MasterSwordsman: To the point he holds the title Jedi Battlemaster. Most obvious in ''Jedi Academy'' when Jaden fights alongside him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After [[spoiler: killing Maw in anger.]]
* TheMusketeer: After becoming a Jedi, he continued using those guns as necessary; excluding his later students, he's one of the only post-Empire Jedi in the entire series to do this.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In ''Outcast'', [[spoiler: he returns to the Valley of the Jedi in order to regain his powers to fight Desann. By doing so, he allowed Desann to follow him, reach the Valley and use the Force Nexus to power him up and create the Reborn.]]
* OneManArmy: The amount of enemies he hacks, blasts, and punches his way through over the course of the series is quite immense.
* PuzzleBoss: [[spoiler: Trying to defeat him in combat at the end of ''Mysteries of the Sith'' is pretty hopeless. However a hieroglyph on the wall of the boss room provides a hint on how to win...]]
** [[spoiler: It's the one of a woman kneeling with her lightsaber deactivated on the ground in front of her.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When Desann and Tavion [[spoiler: apparently kill Jan]].
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: During the events in ''Mysteries of the Sith'', he falls victim to the Dark Force Nexus in the Temple on Dromund Kaas.
* WeaponOfChoice: His Lightsaber and Bryar blaster pistol.

!!Jan Ors
->'''Voiced/portrayed by:''' Julie Eccles (''Dark Forces''), Angela Harry (''Jedi Knight''), Creator/VanessaMarshall (''Jedi Outcast''), Mo Collins (audio dramatizations)

A space pilot and partner of Kyle Katarn. She helped him in many situations. She's the only other person who knows the location of the Valley of The Jedi.

* ActionGirl
* BigDamnHeroes: Her first appearance in ''Jedi Knight'' consists of her saving Kyle.
* DemotedToExtra: She doesn't appear at all in ''Academy'' besides two short mentions by Kyle.
* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]]: In ''Outcast''.
* DistressedDamsel: In ''Jedi Knight'' she's captured by Jerec and kept as a hostage.
* TheLancer: To Kyle.
* OfficialCouple: With Kyle.
* [[spoiler: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: If you choose the Dark Side in ''Jedi Knight'', Kyle kills her when he finds out that she's been captured.]]

!!Jaden Korr
->'''Voiced by:''' Philip Tanzini (male), Creator/JenniferHale (female)

Kyle's student and the main character of ''Jedi Academy'', Jaden is a youth full of talent from Coruscant who managed to build a lightsaber by himself. He's sent to Luke's Jedi Academy on Yavin in order to learn the ways of the Force. Players can choose different races and genders for Jaden, but canonically, he's a male human with a purple (later green) standard lightsaber. Jaden has since stared in two EU novels, ''{{Crosscurrent}}'' and ''Riptide'', set nearly 30 years after the game.

* {{AFGNCAAP}}: You can choose six different models (male and female human, male Kel-Dor, male Rodian, female Twi-lek and female Zabrak)
* TheAtoner: Following his actions during the Battle of Centerpoint, in which he ordered a deck be spaced to quickly clear his strike team a path even though there were civilians inside. He takes a leave of absence from the Jedi Order to sort everything out.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Like Kyle, he can learn both Light Side and Dark Side powers. However, Luke and Kyle will warn you if you focus only on Dark Side powers.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not as much as Kyle, but he does have his moments.
* DoubleWeapon: After his mission on Vjun, he can build a double-bladed lightsaber.
** DualWielding: Or he can learn this.
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: If the player decides kill Rosh, Jaden turns to the Dark Side.]]
* {{Fingore}}: He loses three fingers in a lightsaber duel during {{Crosscurrent}}.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: If you choose Twi'lek.
* MsFanservice: Female Jaden, particularly as a Twi'lek.
* TheMusketeer: Like Kyle, he always at least takes his lightsaber and a DL-44 blaster pistol with him on missions, along with using various other guns he procures during them.

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[[folder:Supporting Characters]]

!!Qu Rahn
->'''Portrayed by:''' Bennet Guillory

A Jedi knight killed by Jerec. His spirit guides Kyle during his journey to the Valley of the Jedi.

* {{Badass}}: Despite his low chances of survival, he fought back all seven dark Jedi at once and even ''bisected Maw'' in a single blow.
* BaldOfAwesome
* BlackDudeDiesFirst
* MrExposition: Before each boss fight, he describes Kyle's opponent.
* SacrificialLion: Killed by Jerec in the first cutscene of the game.
* SpiritAdvisor: To Kyle.
* WhatTheHellHero: He stops helping you if you choose the dark side.

!!Morgan Katarn
->'''Voiced/portrayed by:''' Jacob Witkin (''Jedi Knight'', ''Jedi Outcast''), David Chase (''Dark Forces'' audio dramas)

Kyle's father, an old man sensitive to the Force and a leader of the Rebellion. He was slain by Jerec. His ghost later appears to both Luke and Kyle. He knew the location of the Valley of the Jedi and made a map built inside the stone roof of his lab.

* CoolOldGuy
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Jerec [[OffWithHisHead chopped his head off]] and later mounted it on a spike.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He gave up using Force Powers in his youth when he accidentally killed a bully.
* PosthumousCharacter
* SpiritAdvisor

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!!!Villains

[[folder: Dark Trooper Project]]

!!Moff Rebus
The paranoid imperial scientist working on the Dark Trooper project, in order to create invincible warriors for the Empire.

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Where his lab is located, which spans an entire level, featuring large rooms and twisting passages.
* EvilGenius
* MadScientist
* ProperlyParanoid
* SlouchOfVillainy

!!Rom Mohc
->'''Voiced by:''' Jack Angel (''Dark Forces''), Tim Russell (''Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire'' audio adaptation)

-->''It has been a long time since I've challenged a man to battle. I'm glad my opponent is so worthy.''

The BigBad of the first game and the man behind the Dark Trooper project. He fight Kyle on his ship using the Phase III Dark Trooper armor.

* AmbitionIsEvil
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BigBad: Of the first game.
* GeneralRipper
* PowerArmor: The Phase III Dark Trooper armor.

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[[folder:Seven Dark Jedi]]

!!Yun
->'''Portrayed by:''' Rafer Weigel

->''Yun, a young and willing Dark Jedi; the newest addition to the cause. Brash and eager, he is ready to prove himself to his dark master at any cost. These elements make him a dangerous and unpredictable foe.''
-->-'''Rahn'''

The youngest member of the Dark Jedi, an [[HumanAliens Epic]][[AllThereInTheManual anthix]] with a yellow lightsaber. Is fought by Kyle in Jerec's Palace at Barons Hed, but is spared. [[spoiler: If you choose the light side path he makes a HeelFaceTurn, performs a HeroicSacrifice and give his lightsaber to Kyle.]]

* AmbitionIsEvil: He's pretty ambitious on his own.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He's extremely puzzled when Kyle spares him after their fight.
* GoodPowersBadPeople: Can use Persuasion and Blind.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: If you choose the Light Side.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Get sliced by Sariss when he saves a weaponless Kyle, and gives him his own lightsaber.]]
* HumanAliens: He's actually an Epicanthix, an alien species with resistance to telepathy.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He was seduced by [[FemmeFatale Sariss]] into killing his father and joining the Dark Jedi.

!!Picaroon C. "Pic" Boodle
->'''Voiced by:''' Denny Delk

->''It is a mystery why one would call Gorc and Pic twins. Even though one is a miniature version of the other, they look nothing alike...they also don't battle alike. Pic is the energy and Gorc the counter. They are the clashing balance of opposites, one the voice, the other the body. This combination is deadly.''
-->-'''Rahn'''

A modified Kowakian monkey-lizard who became sensitive to the Force. He's a tiny Jedi warrior who's always seen with Gorc. He and his "brother" attack Kyle on the Suulon's Star when he tries to recover 8t88's head. Wields an orange lightsaber.

* LightningBruiser
* OddCouple: He and Gorc are also known as the Sith Brothers despite being of different species.
* PintSizedPowerhouse
* VillainousValor: He really cares about Gorc, considers him his "little brother" and always tries to protect him.

!!Gorc
A modified Gamorrean who became sensitive to the Force. He's a huge warrior who fights with Pic. Wields a gargantuan orange lightsaber.

* {{BFS}}
* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle
* TheSpeechless: He never speaks in game.

!!Maw
->'''Portrayed by:''' Morgan Hunter

->''To the one called Maw; a bitter individual, who loathes all and holds loyalty to few. A strong and formidable foe, for every cord of muscle there is hatred. It is this hate that keeps his aging body strong.''
-->-'''Rahn'''

One of the vilest Dark Jedi, was cut in half by Rahn but managed to survive. He uses the Dark Force to float in the air and fights with a blood red lightsaber. He fights Kyle on Russaan and gets killed, almost pushing Kyle towards the Dark Side.

* EvilLaugh
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe
* KillHimAlready: He taunts Kyle into killing him and is successful.
* PowerFloats
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: Uses this as his means of enticing Kyle to kill him.

!!Sariss
->'''Portrayed by:''' Valerie Wildman

->''Out of all the Dark Jedi I have met Sariss is the one I can say I fear. Powerful, strong in both the physical and mental arenas of the Force, she is a master, a perfectionist, quiet and reserved. This makes her a very dangerous foe.''
-->-'''Rahn'''

Jerec's right hand woman, a cold temptress who serves her master with uncanny devotion. Has a blue lightsaber. [[spoiler: She sides with Kyle in the Dark Side ending.]]

* AscendedExtra: Retconned in 2005 to be a background character in ANewHope. One of the Star Wars RPG books even includes a picture of her in her robes from the first movie, wielding her lightsaber. One of the few characters to appear in another video game series due to the movie footage being used in RogueSquadron II or III.
* {{Badass}}: Rahn fears her, and she's considerably more difficult than [[spoiler:the rematch with Yun]].
* BlondesAreEvil
* DarkActionGirl
* DeathGlare: Literally; she has the ability to use the ultimate Dark Side ability, Deadly Sight, on Kyle.
* TheDragon: To Jerec. [[spoiler:And then to Kyle in the Dark Side ending]]
* FemmeFatale
* [[MasterSwordsman Master Swordswoman]]

!!Bocas "Boc" Eca
->'''Portrayed by:''' Time Winters

->''I can't abide this creature named Boc! He is one of the few that actually uses two lightsabers in battle. He is a crude individual that lacks both tact, and teeth. Only a Dark Jedi can he be.''
-->-'''Rahn'''

A perverse Twi'lek jedi serving Jerec. An insane warrior who fights with a large purple lightsaber (actually two held together). He's killed by Kyle in the Valley of the Jedi.

* AxCrazy
* CoDragons: With Sariss.
* DualWielding: But only for special occasions.
* LaughingMad
* LightningBruiser: His fighting style involves jumping around a lot.
* PsychopathicManchild
* PunnyName: "Bocas Seca" means "Dry Mouth" in Spanish.

!!Jerec
->'''Portrayed by:''' Christopher Neame

->''His heavy brow overshadows the empty recesses that normally embrace eyes. Jerec has the uncanny power to absorb and overshadow one's connection to the Force...like a dark cloud. A deep, empowering grasp of your will is what you need.''
-->-'''Rahn'''

The leader of the Dark Jedi, is a Miraluka Jedi with great power and ambition. He seeks for the location of the Valley of the Jedi in order to absorb its power and become an almighty being capable of eradicating star systems with a whisper.

* AGodAmI: His final objective.
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad
* EvilOverlord
* HandicappedBadass: Being a Miraluka he's blind, but can sense people and items with the Force.
* KillHimAlready: Attempted on Kyle, [[spoiler: who simply gave him back his lightsaber and struck him down with a counterattack.]]
* LargeHam
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: He wanted the power of the Valley and ended up being part of it.]]

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[[folder: Jedi Outcast]]

!!Desann
->'''Voiced by:''' Mark Klastorin

Former Jedi under Luke, is a powerful [[LizardFolk Chistori]] who turned to the Dark Side. He despises the weak, and plans to eradicate the Jedi once and for all [[spoiler: using the Force Nexus in the Valley of the Jedi to create an army of "Reborn", Force-sensitive warriors with Jedi-like powers.]]

* BadBoss: Implied to be prone to YouHaveFailedMe moments quite often.
* BigBad
* {{BFS}}
* CurbStompBattle: Delivers one to Kyle on Artus Prime.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Because of his unusual Force powers, he was mistreated and bullied as a child.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: When Kyle offer him redemption, he simply refuses and calls him weak.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep
* FreudianExcuse: See DarkAndTroubledPast above.
* HopelessBossFight: The first encounter with him.
* {{Jerkass}}: When he was a Jedi at the academy.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In hindsight, it wasn't such a good idea to [[spoiler: falsely execute Jan, since Kyle became stronger than ever after visiting the Valley of the Jedi.]]
* TheSocialDarwinist: So much that he murdered his sparring partner in the Academy for being too weak.
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: Has one when he realizes that his plan has failed and that most of his Reborn were stopped.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: Makes this offer to Kyle at one point. [[spoiler: Kyle counters by offering him redemption.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Sees Luke and later Kyle as this.

!!Tavion Axmis
->'''Voiced by:''' KathSoucie

A Dark Jedi serving Desann as his right hand woman. She's defeated by Kyle on Bespin and forced to escape. She reappears in Academy as the new BigBad bent on [[spoiler: gather enough energy in Ragnos' scepter in order to resurrect the legendary Sith Lord Marka Ragnos.]]

* AintTooProudToBeg: Pleads for her life when Kyle defeats her.
* DarkActionGirl
* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession: She's eventually possessed by Ragnos' ghost.]]
* DirtyCoward: She begs Kyle to let her go when she's defeated and clearly states that she doesn't want to die. By ''Academy'' she's gotten over this, [[spoiler:where in the Dark Side ending she instead begs Jaden to finish her off.]]
* TheDragon: To Desann.
** DragonAscendant: In ''Jedi Academy''.
* DualWielding: [[spoiler: A lightsaber and the Scepter of Ragnos during her boss fight.]]
* {{Stripperific}}
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Jedi Academy''.

!!Admiral Galak Fyyar
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SteveBlum

Officer of the Remnants and ally of Desann. He's an evil genius working for the Dark Jedi. He sends his men mining for Force Crystals and Cortosis (a metal resistant to lightsabers) [[spoiler: in order to procure material for the anti-Jedi Reborn.]] He eventually faces Kyle on his spaceship, [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom the Doomgiver]], but is bested.

* BarrierWarrior: He can use a barrier shield to protect himself.
* EvilGenius
* EvilGloating: He gets so wrapped-up in his speech that Kyle eventually just destroys the shield generator he was guarding while he's distracted.
-->'''Fyyar''': Worlds will tremble, stars will shudder—
-->'''Kyle''': ''[throws lightsabre into power generator]'' Your ''shields will fall.''
* GeneralRipper
* LargeHam
* PowerArmor: His battlesuit.
* SmugSnake: He's not nearly as good as he thinks he is. Also, despite Desann clearly outranking him, he has some serious delusions about becoming "Ruler of a new Galactic Empire" himself.

!!Reelo Baruk
->'''Voiced by:''' KevinMichaelRichardson

A Rodian gangster from Nar Shaddaa. He supplied Desann with thugs, who took over Bespin, for money.

* TheBrute
* FatBastard


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[[folder: Jedi Academy]]

!!Marka Ragnos
->'''Voiced by:''' Peter Lurie

The ancient and now mummified Sith Lord. [[spoiler: He eventually possesses Tavion in order to return to life, but is stopped by Jaden Korr.]]

* BeardOfEvil: Or it might just be a flesh protrusion since he's a member of the Sith species.
* BiggerBad
* DemonicPossession: Pulls it off on [[spoiler:Tavion]].
* HumanoidAbomination

!!Alora
->'''Voiced by:''' GreyDeLisle

A red-skinned Twi'lek Sith serving Tavion as her new apprentice.

* TheDragon: To Tavion.
* DualWielding: One of the "many things" Tavion teaches her between her two boss fights apparently includes how to use two lightsabers at once.
* LightningBruiser
* {{Ninja}}: Her first feat onscreen is infiltrating Luke's chambers and stealing valuable information.
* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Red Skinned Space Babe]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler: Cuts Rosh's arm off when Jaden spares him.]]

!!Dasariah and Vil Kothos
->'''Voiced by:''' Peter Lurie

Two high ranking members of the Disciples of Ragnos.

* {{The Brute}}s
* WolfpackBoss: They fight alongside [[spoiler: Rosh]] on Vjun.


[[/folder]]

[[folder: Others]]

!!8t88
->'''Voiced by:''' Denny Delk

A droid appearing in ''Jedi Knight'' as a ruthless dealer of information and knowledge. He's hired by Kyle Katarn to learn the truth about his father and is later hired by Jerec in order to find out the location for the Valley of the Jedi. [[spoiler: He gets decapitated by Pic and Gorc when he asks for his reward.]]

* FantasticRacism: He hates humans and delights himself in being served by "organic creatures" just like people are usually served by droids.
* KnowledgeBroker: "When someone desires information, they come to me."
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: Which is later used by Kyle to see the map to Ruusan.]]
* [[spoiler: RewardedAsATraitorDeserves]]
* RightHandAttackDog: In the novel of the game he's followed by a huge, [[SavageWolves wolf-like monster]] called Grendel.
* ShoutOut: Pronounce his name, and you get 8088. The 8088 was an early Intel microprocessor.
* SmugSnake

!!Ka'pa' the Hutt
->'''Voiced by:''' Roger Jackson

A Hutt crimelord who decided to cooperate with the New Republic in order to avoid trouble. He helps Mara Jade in her quest in ''Mysteries of the Sith'' after she helps him against his rival Takara.

* DirtyCoward
* GenreSavvy: Ever since Jabba's demise, he's extremely careful when dealing with Jedi.
* HeelFaceTurn: He decided to support the New Republic in order to avoid troubles with the Jedi.

!!Rosh Penin
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JasonMarsden

One of the students of the Jedi Academy and rookie member who trains with Jaden. [[spoiler: Later, he falls to the Dark Side and can be redeemed (Light Side) or killed (Dark Side).]]

* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn]]
* [[spoiler: FlunkyBoss: He fights alongside a pair of Reborn Twins that heal him when necessary.]]
* TheRival
** [[spoiler: RivalTurnedEvil]]
* [[spoiler: YouHaveFailedMe: If you spare him, Alora will cut his arm off.]]

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