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Sith Warrior & Companions
The Sith Warrior
"Korriban... the birthplace of my power. I arrived as a Sith Acolyte, trained in the Dark Side, and now an apprentice to a Sith Lord. My rage has purpose. I will hunt the Jedi... and destroy the Galactic Republic."
A scion of a distinguished Sith bloodline, the Sith Warrior's prominent lineage and powerful command of the Force lead to an early appointment to the Sith Academy on Korriban and an unusually accelerated training schedule. Becoming an apprentice to the powerful Darth Baras, the Sith Warrior soon becomes a power to be reckoned with in their own right. The male Sith Warrior is voiced by Mark Bazeley, the female's voice actress is Natasha Little.
- An Adventurer Is You
- Immortal: Avoidance tank
- Vengeance: Blademaster/Burst-heavy melee DPS
- Rage: AoE-heavy melee DPS
- Annihilation: Scrapper/DoT-heavy melee DPS
- Carnage: Scrapper/Burst-heavy melee DPS
- Rage: AoE-heavy melee DPS
- Asskicking Equals Authority: At least once in the storyline the Warrior is designated the leader in charge of Imperial forces. Naturally they lead the charge (and more often than not handle the whole mission themselves).
- Badass Boast: Can drop this very nice one on Makeb.
Warrior: I am the Wrath of the Emperor. There is no soldier, Sith or machine that is my equal. Send me to Makeb, and that world will fall.
- Badass Cape: Several Sith Warrior armors sport them.
- Berserk Button: Dialogue choices show the Warrior doesn't like dishonorable behavior or being viewed as a simple thug.
Warrior: Keep calling me names Baal, you are playing with fire.
- Black Knight
- Blood Knight: Prone to this outlook, even when played relatively light-side.
- Blue Blood: The warrior is a scion of some Sith bloodline, which is why Tremel favours them over Vemrin.
- The Brute: How other characters, especially rival Sith, tend to regard the Sith Warrior. When you first join Lord Baras, he actually spells this out as your job.
Darth Baras: You are my enforcer; deployed to protect my interests, intimidate my rivals and silence my enemies.
- Bullying a Dragon: Vemrin on Korriban, Draako Baal on Dromund Kaas, a certain arrogant Alderaanian nobleman; all-in-all there are a lot of people in the galaxy who seem to think it is a good idea to piss off lightsaber-wielding Blood Knight. Needless to say, most of them don't tend to survive the experience.
- Catch Phrase:
- "Looks like it is time for a blood bath."
- "There won't be a heart left beating!"
- "Perhaps I could be of assistance."
- "A Sith is honor-bound to serve."
- Where other classes would just ask someone to identify themselves, the Sith Warrior demands "Your name, now!"
- "Now you'll see what a Sith is capable of."
- "I don't appreciate dramatic pauses."
- Comedic Sociopathy: Shows up a lot in conversations with Vette when she is wearing her slave shock collar.
- Cool Big Sis: To Vette, if the female Warrior is on good terms with her. Vette notes that she tends to seek out women to fill that role in her life. Risha, Taunt and, most recently, the Warrior.
- The Corrupter: Light or Dark, you do a number on Jaesa's friends, family and mentor, either killing her parents or forcing them to defect to the Empire; killing Yonlach or humiliating him and making him reconsider his beliefs in the Jedi cause and the evil of the Sith and eventually torturing Nomen Karr or causing him to call upon the dark side, which convinces Jaesa to leave the Jedi Order because of their hypocrisy or because Evil Is Cool.
- Cruel Mercy: Like Paragon Commander Shepard, the Light Side Warrior doesn't kill their most despicable enemies - they leave them to suffer the consequences of their faults for the rest of their lives. Especially at the end of Chapter One, where you trigger Nomen Karr's embrace of darkness, destroy all he's ever hoped to accomplish, revealed how horrible of a person he is to his apprentice, recruit her by being a much better person then him, and to top it all off send him back to the Jedi Order so they can know how far he has fallen.
- Dark Is Not Evil: You can play a Light Side Sith Warrior. Their recruitment path for Jaesa lampshades this.
: Your actions reflect only light. You appear to be an agent of the Dark Side, but it is only a mask
. Master Karr also wears a mask, but his deception is a much uglier
- Deadpan Snarker: Can become quite the wisecracker, should you desire.
- Gentleman Snarker: Light Side Warriors in particular come across as unfailingly polite, even whilst hurling insults.
- Deflector Shield: Juggernauts can equip a personal shield generator for tanking purposes.
- The Dragon: Is effectively this to Darth Baras. After Baras betrays you, the Warrior becomes this to the Emperor.
- Dragon with an Agenda: If you so choose, which is more than likely.
- Noble Top Enforcer: The Light Side Warrior tends to come across as this.
- Co-Dragons: Briefly with Lord Draahg to Darth Baras since the end of Chapter 2, until Baras and Draahg betray the Warrior at the beginning of Chapter 3.
- Dragon Ascendant: Act three ends with you killing or exiling Baras and becoming the second most powerful man in the Empire.
- The Dreaded: You become this as you advance through the story, with several plot important characters having Oh, Crap moments when they see you.
- Dual Wielding: A specialty of the Marauder advanced class.
- Enemy Mine: You end up working with a Jedi on the Belsavis quest chain (whether or not he survives the experience is up to you). You can also potentially end up fighting for an Organan General against House Ulgo troops on Alderaan in exchange for the general supplying you with information you need, and on Nar Shadda you can convince a bunch of Republic soldiers to help you with your fight with Lord Rathari.
- Establishing Character Moment: The light side choices when transporting a prisoner from the hanger in Kaas City. You trick two different mercenary groups into blasting each other over your prisoner while your troops are sneaking away with the prisoner, and you sit back and watch the idiots do your work for you. Alternatively, you can scare them off by threatening to kill and eat them.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Throughout the story you end up either killing, or destroying the career of: Overseer Tremel, Darth Baras' master Darth Vengean, and later Baras himself. You also convince Jaesa to turn on Nomen Karr and Quinn turns against you under pressure from Baras.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Both male and female Sith Warriors speak in a deep voice, it depends on how evil you play the Warrior though.
- Expy: Of Darth Vader. Progress in a certain path and you'll be a full out Darth Vader Clone.
- There is also a red armor◊ that can make the Sith Warrior look similar to Darth Malak.
- The Marauder Advanced Class is more like Asajj Ventress; as with Vader, you can easily make a near-clone of the original. Also Dark Side Starkiller.
- Finger Poke of Doom: The Force Choke ability functions as this.
- Five-Man Band: The Warrior and their companions:
- Foil: To the Inquisitor's rival on Korriban, Ffon Althe. Like the Warrior, Ffon is the scion of a prominent Sith family who enjoys special treatment at the hands of a prejudiced overseer who deliberately rigs the various tests to help him succeed. Like a Dark Side Warrior, Ffon is quite proud and dismissive of his social inferiors, killing one with force lightning just to show off, and certainly has the raw power to back it up. However, unlike the Warrior, whose tests still test their abilities and whose skill and power are backed up with a strong work ethic and genuine bravery, Ffon is very lazy and never really improves as the result of his soft, easy "trials." He's also rather cowardly: after failing his test and stealing the player's map to present to Darth Zash, he quickly crumbles under interrogation and pays with his life. By contrast, the Warrior remains cool and calm under pressure from Darth Baras's interrogation.
- Also, narratively, to the Jedi Knight, especially in chapter 3. Both interact directly with the Emperor and his power base, the Jedi Knight tearing it down and the Wrath shoring it up against Baras; Sel Makor binds the Voice of the Emperor on Voss, requiring the Wrath to free him, while the Jedi Knight's light-side path is to destroy Sel Makor. Finally, the Wrath receives word from the Hand that the Emperor, "slain" by the Jedi Knight, is Only Mostly Dead...
- And to the Consular, especially if played with opposing alignments. In Chapter 1 of their stories, the Light Side Consular cures Jedi twisted to the dark side, while the Dark Side Warrior hunts down a Jedi and his Padawan and corrupts them. By the end of their stories, they both have special titles that mark them as unique among the order: the Warrior becomes the Emperor's Wrath while the Consular becomes the Barsen'thor of the Jedi Order.
- Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: Any Light Side Warrior will at least have hints of this.
- Genius Bruiser: Again, if you so choose.
- Glory Seeker: Several dialog options paint the Warrior as such.
- Guile Hero: A Light Side Sith Warrior tends to come across as this, repeatedly Taking A Third Option to avoid unnecessary bloodshed and outright manipulating enemies to allow them to get the outcome that they want.
- Hidden Depths: Vette often comments that a light-side Sith Warrior is not what you'd expect him/her to be.
) Who are
you and what did you do with the Sith
- Honour Before Reason: Most dialogue options paint the Warrior this way, only seeking strong enemies in a sense of honour. It seems that the only difference between the Light and Dark Side Warrior, is the former believes there are still rules that must be abided to.
- Implacable Man: In story you are viewed as this (just ask Jaesa and Nomen Karr) and when playing as an Immortal Juggernaut you are this.
- I'm a Humanitarian: You can threaten to eat the corpses of a handful of thugs at one point on Dromund Kaas. A follow up dialog choice is to tell your allies that you weren't joking.
- In the Blood: The Warrior is heir to a great Sith Bloodline, a fact you remind people of several times in the game.
- In a Single Bound: Force Charge.
- Invisibility Flicker: Force Camouflage, a level 30 Marauder ability.
- The Juggernaut: One of the advanced classes for the Sith Warrior is actually called this.
- Kick the Dog: A definite option at times. One of the more prominent examples takes place on Alderaan. A House Organa general has information that you need, however, she refuses to tell you anything unless you help her. Instead, you can threaten to kill her officers one at a time until she talks. She calmly replies that they are soldiers who knew the risk when they signed up and still refuses to talk...but as soon as you start Force choking an officer, the general (who, according to her codex entry, is famous for being a cold, calculating military commander) cracks, revealing that the officer you are choking is her lover. She immediately gives you the information that you want, all the while on her knees weeping and begging you to spare him. You have two dark-side options to kill either one of the two lovers, even though she had already given you what you wanted and there is no benefit for you to do so. And then, you can kill the other one.
- Lady of War: A female Sith Warrior, especially a light-side one, tends to come across as this.
- Legacy Character: In the third act the Warrior takes up the mantle of The Emperor's Wrath.
- Limit Break: The Marauder advanced class has abilities that can only be activated after you get 30 stacks of the gauge.
- Magic Knight: Black Magic Knight, to be precise.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Several of the Warrior's abilities involve sound-related powers, most notably Force Scream.
- Manipulative Bastard: There are opportunities to be this, especially when it comes to Jaesa.
- Note that many of the light side choices are this.
- Master Swordsman: More than once, NPCs will refer to you as the Master of the Lightsaber.
- Noble Demon: The Light Side Sith Warrior.
- Good Is Not Soft: Even so, the Light Side Warrior isn't afraid to carry out executions or cut down opponents.
- Pragmatic Villainy: How the Warrior will justify most light side options, wanting to avoid unnecessary bloodshed.
- Rage Helm: A couple of your helmets are this.
- Shadow Archetype: To the Jedi Knight. Both Force-powered melee fighters. Both eventually become the most publicly recognizable face of their respective orders. Both their destinies are tied to the Emperor (one as his destined destroyer, one as his top enforcer). And especially when played Light-Side, both have a similar sense of honor, fair-play, and patriotism.
- Spikes of Villainy: Some of your armors have large spikes on them.
- Stalker Without a Crush: Towards Jaesa in Act One.
- Talking Your Way Out: Yes, even this textbook example of a Blood Knight is capable of using this method.
- Terror Hero: When played light side, due to the combination of your typical armor look and your reputation.
- The Tease / Troll: Female Warriors can tell Quinn that the reason they flirt with him so much is because they love seeing him get flustered.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Possible dialogue options when dealing with Darth Baras. Becoming his apprentice? Getting a ship? Being promoted to Sith Lord? "It took you long enough."
- Unstoppable Rage: More-or-less the Sith Warrior's normal state of behavior.
- Villain Takes an Interest: The Warrior's dealings with Jaesa in Act One. She's just a lowly padawan who has attracted the personal attention of The Dragon of her master's greatest enemy.
- War Is Glorious: Several dialogue options show that the warrior firmly believes this.
- Warrior Poet: For a Blood Knight, the Warrior comes across as surprisingly eloquent, with an exquisite vocabulary. For example, the Warrior's way to describe someone being arrogant is "[their] ego is overinflated". Then again, as a scion of an ancient and presumably wealthy Sith bloodline, they probably had an excellent mundane education in their adolescence.
- Wielding One-Handed: Wields a single lightsaber one-handed as opposed to the Jedi Knight who uses both hands when holding a single saber.
- You Have Failed Me: You'd better believe this comes up as an option now and then.
A female twi'lek, Vette was separated from her her family at an early age and sold as a slave to series of minor crime lords. When Nok Drayen, a legendary pirate utterly destroyed her latest owners' holdings, Drayen gave Vette and the other slaves a choice of freedom or joining up with Nok; Vette agreed to become a pirate, traveling the known worlds and learning to get in and out of places she wasn't allowed.
Years later, after Drayen suddenly released all of his people from service, Vette was left on Nar Shaddaa, where she joined up with other young, idealistic twi'leks and used her criminal abilities to rob and ruin those who exploited Ryloth's cultural artifacts and people...which eventually led to her capture and second enslavement on Korriban. An unquenchable spark, Vette is older than her years but far from mature, delighting in silly pranks and always ready to laugh at people who think too much of themselves.
She's a potential love interest for male Warriors. Mechanically, she is the Sith Warrior's ranged damage companion. Voiced by Catherine Taber
- A Match Made in Stockholm: Romance option.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Was looting a tomb on Korriban when she was captured.
- Babies Ever After: Admits that she's getting ahead of herself with "the whole baby thing", but she'd still like to adopt some. She even plans to convert the medbay into a nursery and make Quinn the nanny.
- Battle Couple: With a male Sith Warrior, if romanced.
- Blue-Skinned Space Babe: Or green, red, or a lighter shade of blue thanks to customization items.
- Born Into Slavery: She escaped, adventured, and was enslaved again. This time by Sith. (Technically she was only arrested by the Sith, but given how Sith treat their prisoners there's not much difference—and then she's given like property to the Sith Warrior anyway.)
- Bring It On: One of her battle cries.
- Butt Monkey: This largely depends on what kind of master you are, though.
- Deadpan Snarker: Very much so. In fact a good way to score affection points with her is to have the Sith Warrior be the same to other Imperials. Avoid snarky lines that make the Warrior look bloodthirsty, though.
- Expy: Same species, default skin colour, personality and voice actress as Mission Vao from Knights of the Old Republic.
- She could also potentially be seen as one of Eleena Daru if the Sith Warrior romances her; both are Twi'leks Born Into Slavery who manage to escape, get recaptured, and end up "rewarded" to a promising young Sith who eventually freed, fell in love with, and married them.
- Genki Girl: She'll actually Glomp the Warrior if he proposes to her.
- Glass Cannon
- Guns Akimbo: Her preferred style. She can use blaster rifles as well, but considering she can't use any offhand besides a pistol and several abilities requiring two pistols, few players will ever see her diverging from this style.
- The Gunslinger: Her combat capabilities revolve around using twin blaster pistols to lay down a hail of energy fire.
- Happiness in Slavery: Depending on the player: she can become Type 1, Type 2, or a combination of both. If you take the collar off there's not really anything tying her to you other than her desire to stay, though, as demonstrated by one conversation you have with her. She mentions that she's tracked down her old gang, and you have the option of asking, "Are you thinking of going back to your old life?" She playfully responds, "What? Are you worried I'll leave you?"
- I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Her reaction if a male Sith Warrior attempts to romance her.
- Interspecies Romance: Usually and most commonly, since the player can't initially create a Twi'lek Sith Warrior. The game only lets you do that if you've already reached level 50 with another Twi'lek character on that server, or reach Legacy level five and then pay 1.5 million credits to unlock the species for all classes.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: Probably; after all, "Vette" doesn't seem like a Twi'lek name. Her real name is Ce'na.
- Morality Pet: Potentially, and particularly if the Warrior is dark sided.
- Oblivious to Love: Oh yeah. Pretty much all the Sith Warrior's Chapter 1 flirts will go straight over her head, even when he's dropping hints the size of a battlecruiser. He has to actively spell out that he has a romantic interest in her before she gets it.
- Plot Armor: The Sith Warrior can casually kill a number of NPCs for behavior far less disrespectful than Vette's repeat dialogue. No explanation is ever given why the Sith Warrior would be remotely inclined to spare her for it, even when the warrior's other victims would be far more useful than Vette.
- One could infer part of the reason is because Vette is at least somewhat amusing when she's being rude to people. Another reason might be that the Sith Warrior can demonstrate quite a sarcastic personality as well, making them more likely to appreciate her sense of humour. The player can demonstrate this through some dialogue options, where the Warrior responds to Vette's comments favourably, much to Quinn's exasperation.
- Plucky Girl
- Professional Killer: She's actually worked as an assassin before. The Sith Warrior can express a good amount of surprise at this.
Vette: It depends on how much money is being offered, and how much the target deserves to die.
- Running Gag: Depending on your environment she'll ask you if she's ever told you that she's had a fear of dying in some relevant circumstance, such as being poisoned on Quesh and freezing to death on Hoth. Even standing on a bridge on Alderaan will make her wonder if she's ever told you about her fear of plummeting to death.
- Sarcastic Devotee: She'll still be snarky to a Light Side Warrior.
- Shock Collar: She starts off with a slave collar that delivers a shock to her at the press of a button. You can either remove it or keep it around in case you don't want her mouthing off. If you marry her, you discover she kept it after you took it off, and apparently has "ideas" for its use..
- Shout-Out: In combat, she may yell to the Warrior that "if I die, I'm haunting you", much like Jack from Mass Effect 2.
- Stepford Smiler / Sad Clown: Doesn't let any of the shit she goes through affect her. Outwardly, anyway.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Averted. She tries to pretend it doesn't hurt, just to spite whoever's pushing the button, but the tortured face and wavering voice tells otherwise.
- Video Game Caring Potential/Video Game Cruelty Potential: Remove her shock collar when she first suggests it, or keep shocking her for every minor offense? Your call.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Potentially, with the Warrior. She'll ask what family means to them:
Vette: Cute. I'm going to take that as a compliment.
- When reminiscing about her family:
Vette: I remember having the memories more than I remember the actual events. Does that make any sense?
Warrior: On the Vette weird scale, I'll give it a three.
Vette: And on the Sith joke scale...hmm, I guess no one's needed one of those before.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Will yell at the male Warrior if he forces her sister to sleep with him as "payment" for freeing her from her life as a Sex Slave.
- You Are Too Late: Towards the end of her companion questline, she manages to track down her mother, but sadly her mother had died a few days before you arrive.
Captain Malavai Quinn
A male human Imperial operative recruited on Balmorra. He descends from an Imperial military family line, and his father was a colonel; however, his promising career ground to a halt when he turned the tide of battle by defying incompetent orders
. Only Darth Baras' intervention kept him from being dismissed from the service outright, and he ended up stuck at a dead-end post on Balmorra for years until you came along. Potential love interest for female Sith Warriors. Mechanically, he's the Sith Warrior's healer companion. Voiced by Richard Teverson.
A female human former Jedi Padawan with the unique ability to sense an individual's true nature and pierce any deception
, acquired after Alderaan. Notably, there are two distinct ways to recruit Jaesa Willsaam, and the Sith Warrior's choice of how determines whether she is a renegade from the Jedi Order but still an adherent of the light side, or a true dark side Sith. Mechanically, she is the class's melee damage companion. Voiced by Rachael Leigh Cook
- All Amazons Want Hercules: When romanced she wants to be dominated and feel helpless before her lover. It's worth noting that only the Dark Side version of her has a full "romance" path.
- Ax-Crazy / Cute and Psycho: If Dark.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her starting outfit. If Dark it's because she wants to wear it. If Light she wears it as most other Sith women wear such things.
- Captain Obvious: Light Side Jaesa is this when she fights, as she will often say to whatever is trying to kill her and you "I sense your hostility!" Another of her lines is "You're not going to surrender, are you?", which is a bit hilarious when the aggressor is an animal instead of a person.
- Combat Sadomasochist: She links pain with pleasure when Dark Side.
- Corrupt the Cutie: Combined with Break the Cutie in order to make her evil.
- Defector from Decadence: If Light, disgusted with the hypocrisy of the Jedi Order and in particular, her old Master.
- The Empath: An unusual variation, in that it's an ability she can turn on and off, but Jaesa can read an individual's emotions and even their very nature through the Force.
- Evil Feels Good: If Dark.
- Friends with Benefits: If the player has not pursued a romance with Vette, Light Jaesa can be convinced of the "logic" of having a powerful Force-sensitive child with the Warrior.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: If you reject her.
- Hero-Worshipper: Between one of two extremes; Light Side Jaesa admires the Light Sith Warrior for being a paragon among their kind, and an example of what she believes are the best qualities of both the Jedi and Sith. Dark Jaesa revels in the Dark Side, along with all that it entails, and admires the Dark Sith Warrior for embodying the pure chaos and "evil" of the dark side.
- The Infiltration: If Light, Jaesa decides to do this when she joins you...sort of. Rather than trying to bring the Empire down from the inside, she and the Light Side Warrior conspire to redeem it from the inside by attaining positions of power and then using their influence to get rid of all the evil policies and practices. Her companion quest involves finding a group of Sith who secretly follow the Light path and helping them avoid discovery and execution.
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: The Sith Warrior is offered several opportunities in the romance arc to belittle Jaesa and she's either aroused or takes it in total stride. Dark Side Jaesa fantasizes about being dominated, told what to do, and treated violently after the marriage (and even before it).
- Mind Screw: You can cause her to have one if you're neutral when you try to turn her to your side; she's legitimately confused at how a Sith's actions and heart can be so grey that their actions are "unknowable". This also lets you decide if she stays light or if you corrupt her.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: With herself in an odd twist. If you're light she'll stay light. If dark, she'll become dark. Either one has completely different personalities and reactions.
- My Biological Clock Is Ticking: At the end of the romance arc she literally offers her womb as incentive for getting married, and promises to give you as many babies as you can fill her with. Conversely, if Vette hasn't been romanced by the end of her storyline, her Light Side counterpart accepts the "logic" of letting the Warrior procreate with her.
- Not Afraid to Die: One of her battle quotes if she's Light.
- Orgasmic Combat: She makes comments indicating this if Dark.
- Pregnant Badass: What she wants to be at the end of the romance arc.
- Reluctant Warrior: If Light. During combat, Jaesa will lament that she has no other option but to kill whatever she's fighting, and when her opponent dies she sadly recites "There is no death, only the Force..." She will also mention on Taris that she doesn't like killing Jedi, which is understandable.
- Shadow Archetype: To Kira Carsen. Both have similar personalities (Brash, not afraid to speak their mind, and like combat) but opposite backgrounds: Kira was groomed to be one of the Emperor's "Children" but fled and joined the Jedi after experiencing genuine kindness from the Jedi, Jaesa could have been a great Jedi but fell (possibly to darkness) after being let down by the hypocrisy of the Jedi. If anything, she's what Kira would have become if her mentors and the rest of the Jedi Council hadn't been as kind and supportive.
- Skilled, but Naïve: Light-side Jaesa tends to come off as this.
- Teacher/Student Romance
- The Tease: Her entire romance arc is based on emotional lust without immediate physical gratification.
- Undying Loyalty: To you, her new Master.
- Unequal Pairing: Jaesa makes a demand to be an equal as your wife, but the Sith Warrior can deny her that right and still force her to marry him. She's disappointed if that's the case, but content to at least have you. Either way, Jaesa only calls you husband in private: in public she calls you, "My Lord" or "Master."
- Women Prefer Strong Men: If Dark.
- Worthy Opponent: Becomes one for the Republic if Light.
- Yandere: In one of her love letters to you, Jaesa admits that she planted a tracking device on you to see if you are cheating on her. It turns out that you have been loyal, and she expresses her disappointment that she will not get to hunt down and kill your mistresses.
A human Imperial Trooper. Pierce joined the Imperial military out of a lust for action rather than patriotism. Reckless and anti-authoritarian, Pierce has served in the Empire's special operations division and is recruited by the Sith Warrior on Taris. Minor romance option for female Sith Warriors. Mechanically, he is the class's ranged tank companion. Voiced by Adam Leadbeater.
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: His sidestory consists of him and his old Black-Ops team getting ready for and eventually following through on a plan to assault the Bastion, the Republic's base of operations on Corellia. They succeed.
- The Big Guy: To the Sith Warrior's crew and to his former Black-Ops team.
- Blackmail: He managed to get his CO to authorize his transfer to the Warrior's crew by threatening to reveal that he has a Rodian mistress.
- Blood Knight: Oh yes.
- Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: Quinn as the Captain and Pierce as the Sergeant. Downplayed slightly, in that both of them are commissioned officers.
- Do-Anything Soldier: Like all ranged tank companions, he can be a Stone Wall or Glass Cannon depending on the player's needs.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Uses this on his Black-Ops comrade Sergeant Arlos to avoid him becoming complacent and making a mistake that costs him his career (and probably his life as well). The Warrior can agree.
: No officer in the military would accept his failure
: No Sith Lord either. Could be Arlos' head if he doesn't stay careful.
- Elites Are More Glamorous: He's a Black-Ops trooper.
- Friends with Benefits: His romance with a female Warrior. Both parties seem purely in it for the sex.
- Lower-Class Lout: His accent and Hot-Blooded nature are a clear contrast to the higher ranking Quinn's calm and sophisticated demeanour.
- Military Maverick: His default personality and the central reason why he and Quinn don't get along.
- Properly Paranoid: His dislike of Quinn is eventually vindicated: Quinn has been working as a mole for Baras for a long time. Pierce notes that for some reason he wanted to stick a gun to Quinn head the moment they met, and now he knows why.
- Reassigned to Antarctica: As far as Pierce is concerned, being stationed on Taris was this in the extreme.
- Shadow Archetype: To Sergeant Fideltin Rusk. Both are special forces soldiers with Blood Knight tendencies in their countries' respective militaries. Both refuse to back down from a fight or show signs of weakness. Both kick serious ass despite a relative lack of rank. Both end up joining the personal crew of the best Knight / Warrior of the Jedi / Sith orders.
- Space Marine: Well, technically not a Marine but otherwise meets all the criteria.
- The Spartan Way: Imperial Special Forces.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Talks fondly about using prisoners as target practice.
- Terse Talker: Early on. As the Warrior earns his respect, he opens up to them.
- Up Through the Ranks: If his demeanour, modus operandi and equipment are an indication.
- War Is Glorious: He's big on this concept.
A Talz commando who joins the Sith Warrior on Hoth. Mechanically, he's the Sith Warrior's melee tank companion.
The Sith Warrior's master. A surprisingly unambitious and impressively rational Sith Lord, Baras was an ambassador to Alderaan during the peace talks at the close of the war. He hates
Jedi, viewing them as hateful hypocrites that betrayed their own beliefs. He was instrumental in the Treaty of Coruscant, according to his biography. Voiced by Jim McCance.
- Affably Evil
- Acrofatic: At first, you'd be tempted to think Baras fights like a sorcerer, and he does show skill with lightning, yet his class in the actual boss fight you fight him in is Sith Warrior, complete with acrobatic jumps and leaps.
- Badass Long Robe
- Bad Boss: He isn't averse to killing minions, though he usually reserves it for when he feels there is no alternative and tries to make sure that his men die with dignity. On his bad days, he's much, much worse.
- Bald of Evil
- Believing Their Own Lies: His Villainous Breakdown reveals he genuinely believes that he is the Emperor's Voice.
- Big Bad: For the Sith Warrior storyline.
- Big Brother Worship: Darth Ekkage thinks very highly and has nothing but praise for Darth Baras.
- The Chessmaster
- Cool Old Guy
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Baras is quite the competent schemer. You get an early taste of how slick he is when he sends you to kill Tremel (if Tremel won the fight he would have destroyed his own plans, if you won Tremel would be dead and he would potentially have a powerful new soldier). He keep tabs on everybody of importance including his own apprentice (isn't that right Quinn?) and works quickly to neutralize any potential problem, no matter how far-fetched and unlikely.
- Evil Mentor
- Family Business: Darth Ekkage comments that betraying loyal minions is a family tradition... not to mention being Sith.
- The Faceless: The purpose of his mask is to prevent anyone from seeing his facial expressions, making him more unpredictable. When he removes his mask during his final duel with the Sith Warrior, it's a sign that he really has snapped.
- Fat Bastard: He gained a significant amount of weight sometime after Threat of Peace.
- Large and In Charge
- Manipulative Bastard:
- In The Threat of Peace, he tried to use Dar'Nala's own machinations to sway Satele over to the Dark Side, but didn't succeed.
- In the Warrior's Chapter Two, he tricks his master, Darth Vengean, into re-declaring war on the Republic before the Dark Council was ready to do so, allowing Baras to assassinate and replace Vengean on the Dark Council as well as enabling Baras to lead the Empire into war.
- In the Warrior's Chapter Three, he convinces most of the Dark Council that he is the Emperor's Voice despite not having any real proof, manages to convince Quinn to try to assassinate the Warrior, and tries to trick the Warrior into believing that the Emperor's Hand are the real traitors to the Emperor.
- My Greatest Failure: Failing to realize that his closest Sith ally was actually Jedi Master Nomen Karr in disguise until it was too late to prevent his escape.
- Not So Stoic: He's normally rather composed and polite, though being a Sith Lord, he gets really scary when he's pissed off, which can lead to this gem during the end of the prologue.
Sith Warrior:I feel your anger, Master.
Darth Baras: A blind, deaf, comatose lobotomy patient could feel my anger!
Vette: Okay, I'm officially scared.
- Properly Paranoid: It depends. If you play the Sith Warrior as a treacherous apprentice waiting to stab him in the back, then his decision to betray you is sensible. Of course, he still betrays you even if you're loyal.
- The Spymaster: He has an extensive spy network that stretches throughout the galaxy.
- The Starscream: To his own master, Darth Vengean.
- Thicker Than Water: Despite their backstabbing ways, Darth Ekkage and Darth Baras truly appear to actually love each other. His first act as a Dark Council member is to free Ekkage, and she out outright states that her loyalty is first and foremost to her brother: not the Emperor or the Empire. The Hands claim her death greatly enraged Baras.
- The Usurper: His ultimate plan is to take over the Empire by posing as the Voice of the Emperor.
- Villainous Breakdown: Suffers a really nasty one, changing from confident mastermind to screaming lunatic.
Darth Baras’ longtime enemy and the primary opponent of Act One. Karr is a veteran Jedi Master who, in his youth, touched and triumphed over the dark side in order to infiltrate the Sith. Baras still hates him because of the deception. Recently, Karr has come dangerously close to exposing Baras’ spy network within the Republic, thanks to his new Padawan, Jaesa Wilsaam.
Darth Baras's master and member of the Dark Council, who urged the Empire to continue persecuting the war against the Republic. Appears in Chapter Two and oversees the enactment of Plan Zero. Becomes an Unwitting Pawn for Baras's ambitions.
Darth Vowrawn is a charming and sophisticated elder statesman who has served on the Dark Council for decades—no small feat in the Empire, where the tenure of new Council members is often measured in weeks. (The events of the game, inside and outside the Sith Warrior storyline, bear that out.) His passionate, almost hedonistic pursuit of challenge is well known among his peers, who have learned never to underestimate his cutthroat enthusiasm. Vowrawn revels in the game of conquest and Sith power plays, driven to euphoria by all the rich details of his favorite sport. Many upstart Sith have attempted to best Vowrawn over the years through a variety of strategies, from complex schemes to bluntly direct surprise attacks. Although some scored temporary victories, Vowrawn's talent for adjusting his strategy on the fly has left him the final victor in all these confrontations. He is the main antagonist to Baras during the third act. As such, he becomes your ally on and access to the Dark Council.
- Affably Evil: He's polite, charming and funny, but he's also a Sith Lord.
- Benevolent Boss: He's probably the only Dark Council member to actually show any type of concern for his soldiers and bodyguards. So much so that the first thing he says when you meet him is ask you to spare them. He thought you were still working for Baras and was sent to assassinate him.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He's a 76-year-old Sith Lord and has been a Dark Council member for decades. He might be funny and charming, but just for keeping himself alive to his golden years in a Chronic Backstabbing Disorder society like the Sith, never mind while holding such an enviable position, he is hardly someone you want to take your eyes off of.
- Chekhov's Gunman: That giant statue back on Dromund Kaas, which remains unfinished because its slave builders rebelled? That's his likeness. It doesn't bear much resemblance to him and he doesn't mention it at all when you finally meet him, probably because one of his apprentices commissioned it.
- Deadpan Snarker:
Darth Baras: Your champion is failing, Vowrawn. And you'll be next.
Darth Vowrawn: Is that coming from you or the Emperor, Baras? It's hard to tell the difference.
Darth Baras:: Don't mock me, fop!
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: On one hand, as the head of the Sphere of Production and Logistics, he's supposedly in charge of the Empire's oppressive slave trade. On the other, he's one of the few Dark Council members who doesn't support the Empire's typically anti-alien attitude.
- Evil Mentor: Becomes one to the Sith Warrior.
- Evil Sorcerer
- Foil: To Darth Baras. Baras is a usually serious Fat Bastard who's content to let his minions do the hands-on parts of his schemes and has no qualms sacrificing them at the slightest hint of their position being compromised. Vowrawn is an animated, perpetually smiling old Sith hidden in the front lines of battle and is enough of a Benevolent Boss to willingly sacrifice himself in place of his followers. Baras gives praise sparingly and rarely interacts with your crew members besides Quinn, while Vowrawn finds them delightful. Vowrawn is still loyal to the Emperor, Baras is not.
- Not So Different: They're both progressive when it comes to accepting aliens into the Sith and both enjoy political machinations. At some point before the Cold War, Vowrawn even wore a mask similar to Baras'.
- Witness Protection: In Shadow of Revan, the Emperor's Hand turns on Vowrawn, possibly because he's been doing some digging on them. He vanishes to the uncharted Rishi Maze dwarf galaxy, though not before warning the warrior that he's being watched.
The Sith Warrior’s first master. Tremel is the one who orchestrated the Warrior’s early arrival on Korriban...defying Darth Baras in the process.
An apprentice of Darth Vengean, who really serves Darth Baras.
- Co-Dragons: Briefly with the Sith Warrior to Darth Baras since the end of Chapter 2, until Baras and Draahg betray the Warrior during the beginning of Chapter 3.
- The Dragon: To Darth Baras. He's an old-school version of the trope as well; if you can take him out his boss will present no challenge.
- Friendly Enemy: Constantly refers to the Warrior as "friend" even after the two of them become enemies.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: He believes he cannot be killed—and not without reason. The specifics are never elaborated, but it allowed him to survive, in the past, gutting, being thrown into space, and other grisly fates. In the story proper, he survives being thrown into a fiery pit long enough for Baras to retrieve him. The Warrior manages to kill him for good without needing to do anything fancy though. Probably.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: According to his Codex entry, his main strategy for surviving Sith power games is to appear to be too weak to be considered a threat.
- We Can Rebuild Him
Baras's agent on Balmorra, with the public face of a resistance agent.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Genuinely cared for his son.
- He Knows Too Much: Ultimately the reason he is killed as the Jedi have become aware of him being a possible sleeper agent and Baras is afraid of him being captured and revealing information Baras would like to keep hidden.
- Face Death with Dignity
- Foreshadowing: Commander Rylon is a loyal operative of Baras and has been so for decades. But Baras has him killed because he is potentially compromised and he might potentially harm Baras if caught; not because Rylon failed in his duties in anyway. Kind of keys you into Baras's long term plans for your ass; you have done so much of his dirty work, know where a lot of bodies are buried (figuratively and literally) and even though you accomplished all of his tasks he set before he tries to have you killed because you might pose a problem sooner or later.
- The Mole: In the Balmorran Resistance.
- Undying Loyalty: Feels awful for all the actions he had to commit against the Empire to hold his position.
Baras's rival and an upstart Sith Lord protecting Agent Dellocon.
Sith Inquisitor & Companions
The Sith Inquisitor
"The true power of the dark side... it is claimed by many, yet known by few. My potential promises so much more. I know that treachery can break even the mightiest foe. And, for those who study its secrets, the Force offers... unlimited power..."
An Imperial slave discovered to be strong in the Force, the Sith Inquisitor is sent to Korriban to become a Sith or die trying, and subsequently delves into the darker mysteries of the Force. The female Sith Inquisitor is voiced by Xanthe Elbrick, and the male by Euan Morton.
- A Father to His Men: On Corellia, the Inquisitor can express their frustration with having to balance internal bickering with Thanaton against fighting the Republic, and can vow to not allow any more Imperial personnel to die on their account.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: The Inquisitor spends a lot of their time tomb raiding or otherwise searching for Sith relics.
- An Adventurer Is You
- Agony Beam: Force lightning can be used in conversation.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: If Dark Side, the Inquisitor can invoke this, suggesting to Ashara that this is why she's attracted to him.
Inquisitor: Of course [you're attracted to me]. I'm the kind of man the Jedi Council has been warning you about your entire life.
- Almighty Janitor: Averted. When the Inquisitor joins the Dark Council, one of its members objects to a mere lord being a ruler of the Sith. Darth Marr says it doesn't matter and makes the Inquisitor a Darth on the spot anyway.
- Ambiguously Evil: Light Side Inquisitors come across as this.
Andronikos: I just can't figure you out, Sith.
Inquisitor: That's that way I like it.
- Apologetic Attacker: Light side options frequently try to avoid conflicts unless forced to. Likewise, throughout the feud with Thanaton, the Inquisitor has the option to state that it's not personal, you are simply tired of his repeated attempts to murder you.
- The Apprentice: The Inquisitor's storyline starts with them as an nearly arrived acolyte on Korriban, competing to become the new apprentice for the up-and-coming Lord Zash. "Apprentice" is even awarded as a title upon reaching that part of the story.
- Lord Zash often uses this as her nickname for the Inquisitor, even after she's trapped in Khem Val's body and forced to serve them instead.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: At the end of the Inquisitor's Class Quest, s/he is made a member of the Dark Council by the other members, who give them a Darth name based on their Light/Dark Side rating (Darth Nox if Dark Side, Darth Occlus if neutral and Darth Imperius if Light Sided).
- Badass Boast: The following introduction;
: I just exploded
and rendered your master unconscious. You don't want to test my patience.
- Berserk Button: The Inquisitor can have this reaction to being called a slave.
- During the Kaggath, they can call the gathered Sith slaves to their dogmatic rules, practically spitting the word.
- Black Cloak: A good number of your armor sets feature this.
- Black Mage: The Sorcerer, if specced into the Lightning or Madness trees.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The Light Side Inquisitor is seen as such by just about everyone s/he meets. Imperials, Republic forces and independents alike are consistently taken aback by her/his unexpected level-headedness, tendency to honor promises and occasional displays of genuine compassion, and most of them obviously think s/he's more than a little bit weird compared to other Sith they've met in that regard.
- Even the Dark Side Inquisitor has shades of this, though whereas the Light Side Inquisitor is rational and compassionate, the Dark Side Inquisitor is zany, hammy, and just a little bit crazy. They are still, however, very dangerous.
- According to the Inquisitor, people are rarely insane, they're just "differently rational".
- Butt Monkey: Downplayed, but the Inquisitor's storyline frequently has them get knocked on their ass by some sort of enemy or trap.
- Catch Phrase:
- "You have my complete, undivided attention."
- "I really am the best."
- "Just show me where the fun is?"
- "Murder and mayhem await!"
- "There will be no survivors!"
- Chain Lightning: One of the Inquisitor's abilities.
- The Chessmaster: Light Side options tend to invoke this, opposed to the Dark Side options.
- Chronic Back Stabbing Disorder: Can engage in this should you so choose. It's the Sith way, after all.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Several of the Inquisitor's dialogue options suggest this.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: ...though it's also implied the Inquisitor is acting like this deliberately to make people underestimate them.
- Co-Dragons: With the apparent death of the Emperor, Darth Marr and the Inquisitor become the de facto leaders of the Dark Council at the end of the Rise of the Hutt Cartel, each controlling one resource that the other (and the Empire) needs to survive.
- Comedic Sociopathy: [Shock him] is a valid Dark Side dialogue option. Very often.
- Cult: Establishes one on Nar Shaddaa, as part of a much larger gambit to destroy Lord Paladius' influence.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: How the final battle against Darth Thanaton ends. The Inquisitor withstands the Yamato Cannon of Sith Lightning, one-handedly deflects lesser blasts, stops Thanaton's lightsaber attack in mid-strike, slams him into a wall, uses telekinesis to force him to kneel in abject humiliation, and then beats him an inch away from death off camera. The other Dark Council members visibly react to this awesome display of power in silent awe.
- Cutting Off The Branches: Unlike all the other classes, the Inquisitor is the only one to have a canonical alignment assigned, revealed via their Darth name—Darth Nox, meaning they were Dark sided. Their gender and race are still left unclear, though.
- The Dark Arts: A master of the more mystical aspects of the dark side.
- Dark Is Not Evil: It's certainly possible to play a Light Side Inquisitor.
- To the point where the Light Side Inquisitor is often more rational and diplomatic than many Jedi they might face.
- Deadpan Snarker: Gets a lot of opportunities to act like this.
- The Snark Knight: One could even suggest that every word out of the Inquisitor's mouth is pure, unadulterated sardonicism.
- Stepford Snarker: Hinted at. When Ashara wonders what you wish you could have been if not a Sith, one response is;
I'd have settled for "Not a slave
- Deal with the Devil: In Rise of the Hutt Cartel, Inquisitors of all alignments have the opportunity to be the devil and can demand that Darth Acina, a fellow Dark Council member, pledges allegiance to them in exchange for finding the Dread Seeds that were lost on her watch. There's a few flirt options with her for males (which amount to Belligerent Sexual Tension), and if you so choose, you can flat-out stab her in the back if you chose the Dark Side Option during the quest line climax, sending a rather clear message of "Welcome to the Dark Council, sucker."
- Asskicking Equals Authority: She's not the only one. Play your cards right, and you forge another alliance with Darth Marr, another (and far more influential) Dark Councilor, at the end of the Makeb storyline, but that's less of a Deal with the Devil and more mutually beneficial after cleaning up the Makeb mess. There's also Darth Mortis, whose respect you earned simply by kicking Thanaton's ass, and Darth Decimus, who supports the Inquisitor's ascendance to the Dark Council after cleaning up the Imperial military's mess on Corellia.
- Double Weapon: Assassins specialize in a double-bladed lightsaber.
- The Dragon: Definitely can be considered one to Lord Zash.
- Elemental Barrier: Static Barrier, which forms a sphere of lightning around them.
- Evil Chancellor / The Good Chancellor: Your eventual fate depending on whether you play dark or light-sided.
- Evil Sorcerer: Naturally, especially the actual dark-side Inquisitors.
- Expy: The Sorcerer advanced class channels Palpatine and Count Dooku, while the Assassin is based on Darth Maul. Both seem to be based upon Exar Kun.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From slave to Dark Councillor to be precise.
- Five-Man Band
- Foil: To the Warrior's rival on Korriban, Vemrin. Vemrin, like the Inquisitor, is a former slave who has fought and clawed every step of the way to Sithhood on pure hard work and merit, is driven by ambition to rise to greatness and power, and holds the privileged upper-crust Sith heirs in disdain. Like a Dark Side Inquisitor, he is ruthlessly pragmatic and charismatic, and he's not afraid to try for the odd assassination if he thinks it will up his chances. But, tellingly, he lacks one important quality that makes the Inquisitor move From Nobody to Nightmare, and leaves him as a mere Starter Villain: cunning. Vemrin's inability to outthink or outmaneuver the tests in front of him ultimately results in him challenging the Warrior head-on, with messy results.
- Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: The Light Side Inquisitor. So. Very. Much.
- Gentleman Wizard: The Sith equivalent.
- Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!: Light Side Inquisitors are still staunch believers in the Sith Code, but they reject the traditional Social Darwinist interpretation. Instead, they view passion, strength, and victory as the best tools for liberating not only oneself, but others as well. It's particularly noticeable during the Kaggath, when Thanaton begins the duel by quoting the first four tenets, one of the dialogue options is "Don't forget the rest".
Inquisitor: Through Victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: In the prologue, a Light Side Inquisitor can convince an imprisoned acolyte in possession of knowledge that he's the good cop... and the only good cop around for miles and miles (maybe for lightyears!), so if the acolyte doesn't start talking, someone else will conduct the next interrogation...
- A Dark Side Inquisitor just tortures the information out of him.
- Guile Hero: Has shades of this, particularly during the Kaggath, as Thanaton's Dark Council resources vastly outmatch their own.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: If Dark, the Inquisitor often shocks people over the smallest missteps.
- Healing Shiv: Magical variant - Sorcerers can use the Dark Side of the Force to heal and aid allies.
- Heroic RROD: The Inquisitor finds out the hard way, and at the worst possible moment, that this is what happens when you try to bind more than one Force Ghost to yourself, setting the plot of Chapter 3 in motion.
- Hidden Depths: As noted above, numerous individuals comment on the strangeness of a Light Side Inquisitor. Conversely, people underestimate the sheer cunning of the Dark Side Inquisitor, despite them nominally just being a power-hungry Sith.
- During one conversation with Ashara, the Inquisitor can reveal that they always wanted to be a pirate, or a shopkeeper, or "not a slave".
- Immortality: Of the Resurrective Immortality variety. So long as at least one ghost is bound to the Inquistor, they cannot be killed, except by the ghosts themselves.
- Improvised Weapon: On Corellia, the Inquisitor takes down Thanaton's guards at the museum using zoo animals!
- The Infiltration: Similar to the Light Side Sith Warrior, a Light Side Inquisitor tells Ashara that that Empire needs "sane rulers" in order to ensure peace. The Inquisitor begins putting money where their mouth is in a big way as Darth Imperius in Rise of the Hutt Cartel.
- Insistent Terminology: It's subtle, but the Inquisitor seems to prefer the term "Servant" for individuals or populations who either willingly choose or are forced to submit to Imperial authority. Given their backstory, it makes sense why they might dislike using the word "Slave", even though it's very likely that the Empire might very well enslave some of them.
- I See Dead People: Which is good, because the Inquisitor interacts with them a lot.
- Jerkass Façade: Throughout most of the class story, the Light Side Inquisitor maintains this towards most everyone, except Ashara. The mask loosens a bit in Rise of the Hutt Cartel and beyond, with Darth Imperius routinely giving pep talks to the Makeb and Oricon strike teams.
- Join or Die: After being discovered to be Force-Sensitive, they were given this option by the Sith.
- Journey to the Center of the Mind: On Voss, in order to regain control over the restless Force Ghosts bound to them.
- Keeper of Forbidden Knowledge: Upon ascending to the Dark Council, their domain is Sphere of Ancient Knowledge.
- Klingon Promotion: Happens often. The Inquisitor becomes Zash's apprentice by virtue of being the last acolyte standing, then helps her pulls this on Darth Skotia. Later, the Inquisitor does this to Zash when she tries to possess them and ultimately takes Thanaton's seat on the Dark Council.
- Knight in Sour Armor: One possibility for Light Side Inquisitors.
- Last of His Kind: The last living descendant of Lord Kallig. A conversation with Andronikos can imply that the Inquisitor's family was still alive when the Empire invaded their world. Considering they are the sole surviving member, one can infer they were killed either during the invasion or after being enslaved.
- Legacy Character: Is eventually bequeathed the title of the new Lord Kallig.
- Life Drain: One of the Inquisitor's abilities.
- Lightning Can Do Anything: The entire Dark Side Sorcerer is built around using lightning for all of life's challenges, from healing, to boss fights, to minor annoyances.
- Made a Slave: The class's backstory. Some NPCs will frequently remind the Inquisitor of this.
- Magic Knight: How the Assassin advanced class works.
- Machiavelli Was Wrong: Invoked word for word by a Light Sided Inquisitor, that they intend to win the loyalty of Lord Paladius' cult on Nar Shaddaa through love rather than fear.
- Most of the Light Side options during the questlines to bring planets under Imperial control end up invoking this, opting for acting honourably and taking down La Résistance with as little collateral damage as possible, pointing out that plans that involve unnecessarily stopping to Kick the Dog only give their enemies more incentive to oppose the Empire.
- Manipulative Bastard: Dark Side options tend to be this. Case in point, if you trick Ashara into falling to the Dark Side you can play her like a fiddle if you so desire.
- Many Spirits Inside of One: Due to binding too many restless spirits to them via Force-walking.
- Meaningful Name: The Darth name bestowed depending on their Light/Dark rating. Nox is because they have a soul as black as night, Occlus is inscrutable from switching between light and dark like changing socks, while Imperius' Bunny-Ears Lawyer tactics often result in the Empire gaining strength.
- Necromancer: Has shades of this after learning how to Force-walk. It allows the Inquisitor to bind ghosts to them, willingly or not, and feed upon their strength and power.
- Weirdness Magnet: Explained by Lord Kallig to be a very rare Force ability that the Inquisitor possesses, allowing them to draw forth restless spirits, as well as stir up powerful emotions within them. Lord Kallig even describes the Inquisitor's presence as being that of an overwhelming pull.
- Noble Demon: A Light-Side Inquisitor.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: To all Sith and Jedi who deride him/her as just a slave or just another Sith.
- Only Sane Man: The Light Side Inquisitor story can be easily summarized as one long, Running Gag where, despite your eccentricities, you appear to be the only level-headed person in the galaxy while facing off against both stereotypical Jedi and stereotypical Sith.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Inverted. Possibly as part of their public persona, the Inquisitor is usually sarcastic, deadpan, and downright condescending at worst. The only time they can express genuine joy is when receiving surprises, meeting pirates, and being told they have to deal with bugs.
- Order Versus Chaos: The Inquisitor, especially the light-sided Inquisitor, views the Jedi/Sith conflict primarily as this instead of Good Versus Evil.
- A House Divided: The Light Side Inquisitor and Ashara can eventually make peaceful overtures and attempt to ally themselves with Grey Jedi, in the belief that co-existence requires both the Sith and the Jedi to change and find a balance, if there is ever to be peace between them.
- Power Floats: Sorcerers, when channeling Force Storm.
- Pragmatic Villainy: How the Inquisitor tends to justify light side choices in their story arc.
- Purple Eyes: The Inquisitor's eyes occasionally flash this colour, particularly when using Force-Walk.
- Running Gag: The conversation choice of "Shock him."
- Screw You, Elves!: On Alderaan, a Light Side Inquisitor can deliver an epic verbal smackdown towards the Jedi for their Holier Than Thou attitude and dogmatic belief that any emotion will inevitably lead to the Dark Side.
Inquisitor: I have more light than you'll ever have... and I love!
- This attitude effectively carries over to conversations with Ashara, where the Light Side Inquisitor states that the main beef they have with most Jedi isn't that the Jedi are do-gooders, it's that they talk a good talk about love and compassion, but don't ever actually do anything because of their wooden and sometimes hypocritical adherence to dogma.
- Shadow Archetype: To the Consular and in spades. Not only are the classes mirror images mechanically (the Consular throws rocks while the Inquisitor throws lightning), but their companions can be creepily similar inverses of each other.
- The Consular is the only one who knows how to Force-shield the living, while the Inquisitor has an unusual talent for binding the dead.
- The Inquisitor is not without similarities with the Knight either, Both their mentors are 'gone' at the end of Chapter 1 but disappear in opposite circumstances - Orgus died sacrificing himself to help the Knight, while Zash's physical form died trying to take over The Inquisitor's body. Both of them are advised by Force Ghosts and their mentors from beyond the grave. Both have Sith lords trying to have them killed for potentially being a threat: The Emperor foresaw the Knight's victory over him, while Thanaton feared The Inquisitor would backstab him eventually. Finally, they both become members of their order's Council in the ending.
- Signature Move: Force Lightning, obviously.
- Shock and Awe: Specializes in all sorts of ways to use Force lightning.
- Shockwave Stomp: Overload, more or less.
- Slave Brand: Possibly may have one on their face, due to their time as a slave.
- Squee: While the Inqusitor is usually cool, collected and snarky, their demeanor breaks when they see their Cool Ship for the first time, rushing towards the hangar's window to get a better look.
- Stat Stick: If you chose the Sorcerer advanced class your lightsaber rarely is used in combat and is mostly used as way to increase your willpower, endurance, etc....
- Surprisingly Elite Cannon Fodder: During their training on Korriban, much to Harkun's chargrin.
- Troll: Light or Dark, the Inquisitor does seem to enjoy pissing other people off. One prime example is when you are infiltrating the archives of a noble house on Alderaan your bonus objective is to corrupt the archives. When you do so the holo-images displayed in front of the computer banks change from pictures of Jedi and Senators to Sith and Imperial officers...except of the last one. That is changed to one of a pole-dancer.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: After a while, the Inquisitor stops being fazed by the various strange Rituals they encounter or their interactions with Force Ghosts. Lampshaded by Athelis Kallis on Voss, who has genuine difficulty wrapping her head around the fact that the Inquisitor is so blasé about what they do?!
- Wave Motion Gun: Later on in the story the Inquisitor becomes involved in building a super-weapon code-named Silencer. It is a laser cannon capable of one-shoting entire fleets and the first one is mounted on-board the battleship Doombringer. Considering how Thanaton originally canceled the project before you and an Imperial Moff resurrected it, rubbing the weapon's firepower in Thanaton's face is immensely satisfying.
- We Do the Impossible: The Inquisitor has a knack for pulling these off. During their initiation to become an Apprentice, the Inquisitor completed a series of increasingly impossible tasks set by Overseer Harkun, some of which had remained unsolved for thousands of years until then.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer: There is no problem, in or out of combat, that cannot be solved with a liberal application of Force lightning (sensing a theme yet?).
- Wicked Cultured: Definitely. A good example is after being asked to rewire the reactors of Revan's vault on Nar Shaddaa, they let loose a Stealth Pun that actually works on three different levels.
- Yandere: A female Inquisitor can be played as one, in regards to Andronikos.
Fem!Inquisitor: If you ever leave me, I'll kill you.
The Sith Inquisitor's Dashade
manservant. Mechanically, he's the Sith Inquistor's melee tank companion.
- Blood Knight: Has extremely fond memories of conquering Yn and Chabosh with his former master, Tulak Hord. He generally approves of any action that will lead to violence, especially against strong and dangerous foes, but most particularly force-users.
- Broken Pedestal: Subverted. Early on, Khem is upset by the fact that Tulak Hord put him in stasis and never came back for him, but it's only a temporary disappointment.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Helping him during his fight with Zash for his body incurs an affection loss. Telling them to fight it out pleases Khem.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Khem frequently comments on how different things have become since the days of Tulak Hord, usually with a negative attitude.
- Happiness in Slavery: His time with Tulak Hord. In one of his companion quests, an old friend even mocks him by accusing him of loving his old master.
- Hidden Depths: Guess what his favorite gift is? Weapons or trophies, given his love of death, right? Wrong. He actually prefers cultural artifacts to either, which is an important hint that he's much more intelligent individual than he lets on.
- Human Popsicle: He was placed in stasis by Tulak Hord until the Inquisitor awakened him.
- I Fight for the Strongest Side: He agrees to serve the Sith Inquisitor after s/he defeats him in combat, due to a force bond that ties him to the victor. For the moment, anyway...
- I'm a Humanitarian: He's rumored to have devoured over a thousand Jedi in his lifetime. Dashade live for a long time, especially when cryogenic preservation is involved.
- Horror Hunger: Khem's hunger is never sated. He lives for feeding off of Force-users and, from some of his location comments, ordinary people as well.
- Jerkass: At first, Khem Val is loudly suspicious of the Sith Inquisitor because he believes that the Sith Inquisitor has much too high an opinion of his/her own abilities, and Khem Val also believes that the Sith Inquisitor is a poor substitute for Tulak Hord. Of course, the Sith Inquisitor eventually proves him wrong, earning his respect.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: Of a sort with Lord Zash. Towards the end of his character missions, the Inquisitor takes part in a ritual that ultimately decides which consciousness takes sole control of Khem's body.
- Older Than They Look: Khem Val is thousands of years old.
- One might think it's because he's been in a type of stasis field for centuries, but his kind don't die of old age.
- Sealed Badass in a Can: Courtesy of Tulak Hord, although it was only meant to be temporary.
- Shadow Archetype: To Qyzen Fess. An incessant predator who seeker greater and more dangerous prey and comes to believe that the player is an avatar or successor of someone he reveres. The main differences are that Qyzen prefers non-sentient prey and won't hunt someone who can't fight back. Khem just prefers whatever sentient "lunch" is tastier.
- He is also one to T7-01 and Kira Carsen. Like T7, he is long-lived and contrary to T7 serving the Jedi most notably Ven zallow and hero worships the jedi, Khem Val has served the Sith Tulak Hord and admires the sith for their Social Darwinism. While T7 get's along with the Knight from the onset, Khem Val fights the Inquisitor and only serves Him/Her because of the bond and plotted to devour them when the time is right until the Inquisitor gains his respect. Like Kira they both refer to The Knight/Inquisitor as Master, they both have a love for battle but Kira doesn't take it as far as Khem, they both had a master before the Knight/Inquisitor and Finally, They both had Sith lords in their heads at one point, the Emperor for Kira and Zash for Khem which they both break free from with the Knights/Inquisitor's help.
- Sharing a Body: With Lord Zash of all people!
- Tsundere: Type A in a very weird and non-romantic way. Don't get the wrong idea "Little Sith"... it's not that he likes you or anything, you're just a powerful Lord he can serve.
- Undying Loyalty: To Tulak Hord, his long dead former Master.
- At the end of his character missions, He acknowledges you as the heir to Tulak Hord's legacy, and dedicates himself to serve you willingly, not just because you beat him.
A human ex-pirate, attempting to hunt down the members of his mutinous former crew, and recruited on Tatooine. Potential love interest for female Sith Inquisitors. Mechanically, he's the class's ranged damage companion. Voiced by Steve Blum
- Ace Pilot: One of the few pirates to pilot their own ships. Aboard the Fury, he hangs out in the cockpit, and if the Inquisitor asks him to in an early conversation, he will be very happy to pilot it.
- Badass Baritone
- Badass Normal
- Battle Couple: With a female Sith Inquisitor, if romanced.
- Dangerous Deserter: He used to be a Captain in the Republic Army until he chose to desert and turned to a life of piracy.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Obviously with the Inquisitor, but there's distinct offscreen bonding with Ashara. Judging from her offhand remarks, he's taken something of a big brother role.
- Gangsta Style: With Guns Akimbo, either both sideways or cross-armed.
- Guns Akimbo
- The Gunslinger
- Guttural Growler: Not surprising, considering who he's voiced by.
- I Call It "Vera": Averted. He prefers not to name weapons, to avoid becoming too attached.
- I Gave My Word: Although a first-order Blood Knight who always sulks when he doesn't get to shoot something, Andronikos is a man of his word, whatever his arguments to the contrary, and he will always gain respect for a player that acts honestly and keeps his or her promises.
- The Mutiny: He was jettisoned in an escape pod after a smuggled Sith relic began to erode his crew's sanity. The Inquisitor finds him in the process of systematically tracking down and murdering said crew.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: While he started out with the Republic military, he has no personal stake in the war, nor any loyalty to either faction.
- Rebel Relaxation: His standard pose aboard your ship.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: What you find him in the middle of doing.
- Scary Black Man
- Shadow Archetype: He is as brooding, violent, and anti-authority where Felix Iresso is cheerful, nice, and loyal. Both of them also have horrible run-ins with Sith artifacts. In Revel's case, everyone but him was affected. Felix is just going to have to live with the aftereffects of his run-in. However, both men are bluff and honest fighters who prefer to fight from a distance.
- Space Pirates: His former career, as Captain and pilot of the Sky Princess. Mostly a Type 1, but his standard emotes include an "Aye aye, Captain."
- Tattooed Crook: Sports a rather large tattoo on his face.
A Togruta Jedi Padawan whom the Sith Inquisitor encounters on Taris, manipulates into falling from the Jedi Order, then guilts into joining the Inquisitor's band. Ashara is the token light-sider in the group and remains a dedicated adherent of Jedi principles despite her new company... initially, later embracing Sith principles while still adhering to a vision of hope and peace. Romance option for male Sith Inquisitors. Mechanically, she's the class's melee damage companion. Voiced by Azura Skye.
A human male of the Imperial Reclaimation Service, the Empire's military branch that focuses on acquisition of long forgotten technologies, ancient artifacts, and Force history. A somewhat eccentric, though highly knowledgable and renowned archaeologist, Talos Drellik joins the Sith Inquisitor on Hoth. While lacking Force sensitivity, he has a tremendous passion for Sith history and information. He seeks knowledge for the simple sake of uncovering knowledge, and tends to brush off the notion that some things are just too evil or dangerous to learn about. Mechanically, he is the class's healer companion. Voiced by Edward Hibbard.
- Absent-Minded Professor
- Adorkable: He's just so enthusiastic about his work that it's really quite endearing. Especially on the rare occasion a female Inquisitor gets to flirt with him.
- Adventurer Archaeologist
- Badass Bookworm
- Cain and Abel: Didn't get along with his brother, who left to become a Sith.
- Combat Medic: He's a skilled medic, but freely admits he's not much of a fighter and would prefer to stay out of the fray.
- Fandom Rivalry: Invoked. He's very impressed by the Inquisitor's discovery of the legacy of Tulak Hord, even though personally, he's always been something of a Naga Sadow man himself.
- For Science!: Not exactly science but Talos doesn't really seem to care about what use his finds are put to as he seems to seek out knowledge for knowledge's sake alone.
- Haunted House Historian: He's an expert on Ancient Sith Tombs, which have a tendency to attract all manner of weird.
- I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: Invoked word for word; he's a doctor, not a fighter.
- It Belongs in a Museum: Fervently believes this. He's somewhat distraught when the Inquisitor is forced to destroy the Sadow'een Temple in order appease a ghost, though the Inquisitor can let him take detailed holorecordings before they begin.
- Military Brat: Mentions his family have been in the Imperial Military for several generations.
- Pet the Dog: When Talos mentions that his family hasn't heard from his brother since he went to Korriban, assuming he severed ties because they were now beneath him, the Inquisitor can choose not to tell him that many acolytes don't actually survive Sith training.
- Shadow Archetype: To Tharan Cedrax, the scientist who will study anything but Force-related archaeology and Jedi/Sith history. They're both of the opinion knowledge is morally neutral and that nothing is too dangerous to learn. Neither of them are overly fond of fights, preferring to throw kolto at the Force User to keep them doing the heavy lifting.
- Stat Stick: As a Cunning companion, can equip a vibro-knife, despite never using it.
- Temple of Doom: He explores Sith tombs for a living.
- Token Good Teammate: He's actually less threatening than Ashara for the most part. His major overt sin is seeking out knowledge, no matter the cost. Even then, he tends to frown on cruelty and arrogance.
- Younger Than They Look: He's in his twenties.
A male Kaleesh Sith Acolyte, and the Sith Inquisitor's Apprentice who joins on Korriban late in the story. Mechanically, he is the Inquisitor's ranged tank companion. Voiced by Tony Armatrading.
A human Sith Lord who is trying to unlock the secrets of Tulak Hord's ancient artifacts. She takes the Inquisitor on as her apprentice. Voiced by Jen Cohn.
- Affably Evil: To quote the lady in a spoilery way:
"I very nearly changed my mind about the ritual, you know. I genuinely like you. But it was either you or me, and, well, I don't like anyone that much.
- Age Without Youth: She usually keeps it hidden behind a glamour, but Zash's body is running out of time, and she looks it.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She acts all nice, motherly, and understanding... but will backstab and kill you while still being nice, motherly, and understanding.
- Blondes Are Evil
- Cast From Lifeforce: The youthful illusion she projects is her true age, but due to heavy and prolonged use of the more dangerous Dark Side techniques, she's been left as a wizened hag, with her body on it's last legs. Her urgency to collect the artifacts of Tulak Hord and steal the Inquisitor's body is due to her time rapidly running out.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: Not unusual for a Force-user and she believes firmly heeding the visions they show.
- Prophetic Fallacy: Her interpretations of her visions and the actual truth are never quite the same thing, though. The Force has a will of its own, after all. Most notable in the first encounter with Kallig, and becomes a running theme from that point on.
- In some cases she flat out lies to people, like when she told the Inquisitor that s/he was destined to be empowered by the artifacts s/he has been hunting when they're the pieces of a Grand Theft Me ritual. Or when she told her followers that she had a vision the Inquisitor would kill her and bring new life to the Sith because she planned to kill and possess them and still wanted her subordinates service.
- On the other hand, it could be interpreted that Zash wasn't actually lying, but had instead merely misinterpreted the vision. She actually did see the Inquisitor kill her and later bring new life to the Sith... however, she just assumed she was possessing the Inquisitor's body at the time.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: She comes across as this compared to the rest of the otherwise rather racist Imperials. Most of the other Sith on Korriban will deride the slave-born (possibly alien) Inquisitor. However Zash seems to care for none of this, seeking only the most accomplished Acolyte for her apprentice, without caring about anything but skill and Force potential. Later, she admits that the real reason she asked for force-sensitive slaves to train in the first place was due to a dream she had, showing that only the Inquisitor would be able to aid her in her research, and, by extension, give her a new body and the means of taking it.
- Foil: To your first instructor, Harkun, who's a complete Jerkass, but ultimately makes you strong through adversity and comes to support you during the power struggle with Darth Thanaton. Meanwhile, Zash is good at pretending to be on your side, but she ultimately means to take your body and your life.
- Glamour Failure: She loses her youthful appearance when she confronts the Inquisitor, her body having finally run out of time.
- Grand Theft Me: Zash wants your body... and not in the way you might hope if you haven't read an earlier trope.
- It's All About Me: When the Inquisitor stops her Grand Theft Me attempt and Zash is rerouted into Khem Val, she rants about why the Inquisitor couldn't have just let her murder and possess them.
- Klingon Promotion: The Inquisitor's first task as Zash's apprentice is to murder her immediate superior, Darth Skotia. After his death, she manages to talk his superior into giving her the now vacant Darth title, the relic she was trying to obtain... and his larger office.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: Of a sort with Khem Val. Towards the end of Khem's character missions, the Inquisitor takes part in a ritual that ultimately decides which consciousness takes sole control of his body.
- Obviously Evil: In a weird sense. She's perfectly friendly and courteous, which is so out of character for a Sith Lord that many other characters are convinced she's up to something.
- Refuge in Audacity: Her plan for dealing with her rival - or rather, having you deal with her rival in a way that doesn't blow back on either of you - amounts to this. An apprentice barely out of the Academy taking down a full-fledged Darth? Haha, yeah, pull the other leg.
- Restraining Bolt: Upon finding herself in Khem's body, she initially wants to begin her attack on the Inquisitor once more, only for her former apprentice to smugly point out that since the Dashade is bound to them, she can't harm them even if she wanted to.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Her ultimate and final fate.
- Sharing a Body: With Khem Val, but not intentionally. She wanted the Inquisitor, and none of this "sharing" nonsense.
- Shoulders of Doom: Particularly pronounced since she gets the standard set of ridiculously huge shoulder pads. On her rather petite stature, they almost double her width.
- Showing Off the New Body: Inverted. Though Khem Val's body is much less attractive than her old one, she ends up learning to enjoy its brute power by the end of his companion questline, enough to try to keep it for good.
- Voices Are Mental: Uses her own, albeit distorted, voice while speaking from inside Khem Val.
A cybernetic Sith Lord and a sort of rival for Lady Zash.
Lord Aloysius Kallig
A Force Ghost (or Sith equivalent) of an ancient, all-but-forgotten Sith Lord. He occasionally offers the Inquisitor advice.
- The Chessmaster: Seems to be where the Inquisitor got it from. He's been patiently waiting for his descendant to show up and enact his plans into fruition for a few millennia!
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: It's remarked that Kallig advocated support for non-humans. Might have even been one. If the Inquisitor is a non-human species (such as Sith Pureblood or Rattataki) it's highly likely.
- Follow in My Footsteps
- Genre Savvy: The standard Sith response to a problem is to throw people at it until it goes away. Kallig explicitly exploited this tendency when he woke the spirits of the Dark Temple, knowing that sooner or later the Inquisitor would be among those sent to investigate.
- It Runs in the Family
- Legacy Character: The Inquisitor eventually becomes the new Lord Kallig.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Or rather, "Inquisitor, I am your distantly related ancestor. I expect you to restore our family to glory."
- Malevolent Masked Man: Wears a full face covering mask.
- Missing Mom: Whomever was his wife (or wives) were. Small details about Kallig are hidden here and there, but absolutely nothing on who mothered his children or her fate.
- Parental Neglect: He points out he could have been better with his own children and probably saved the lineage a lot of trouble.
- Parental Substitute: Because your goals are in perfect alignment, and you're last of his bloodline, he's honestly protective and has your well-being in mind.
- Pet the Dog: Kallig advocated aliens to be allowed within the Sith ranks. Kallig also spoke highly of his servant Jonas Escalus, even entrusting his lightsaber into his family's care until the day that Kallig's heir would come looking for it.
- Pride: He freely admits that his arrogance lead to his downfall and often warns the Inquisitor from being overconfident in their abilities, lest they succumb to the same fate.
- Sins of Our Fathers: He grudgingly admits screwing everything up with his death, and in a strange yet very Sith way, his helpful activities are like an apology.
- Spirit Advisor: Serves this function to the Inquisitor.
- Tragic Bromance: With Tulak Hord, having been friends-turned-rivals.
- Weirdness Magnet: His spirit re-awakening caused the entire Dark Temple on Dromund Kaas to descend into anarchy as the archaeological team present succumbed to Demonic Possession, as well as threatening to wake the other powerful Sith Lords trapped inside.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Once you've captured the Sith Force Ghosts on Dromund Kaas, Kallig is dropped entirely from the plot. Granted he remarks about needing to conserve his power during the last appearance in Chapter 2, but you never are given the choice to absorb him or check back on the tomb. Furthermore, he doesn't make an appearance after you earn a seat on the Dark Council: something he'd certainly have been proud of.
- Worthy Opponent: Tulak Hord considered him one. This did not stop him betraying him though.
The Sith Inquisitor’s first master, an Academy Overseer in charge of finding an apprentice for Lord Zash. A traditionalist forced to work with Force-sensitive slaves. He hates the Inquisitor from the beginning
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: His interactions with an exceptionally sarcastic female Inquisitor may come across as this. Even after you’re a lord and effectively outrank him, he still can’t bring himself to be entirely deferential to you.
- Break the Haughty
- Defeat Means Friendship / Defeat Means Respect: ‘Friendship’ is too strong a word, but in Chapter Two it’s possible for him and the Inquisitor to have a bet going. And if kept alive, Harkun remains their ally.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty
- Facial Markings: They’re identical to Thana Vesh’s.
- I Fight for the Strongest Side: If spared in Chapter Three, he apparently ends up siding with the Inquisitor over Thanaton.
- Jerk Ass
- Jerkass Has a Point: His rant about Xalek. Murder is fine in the Academy as long as you don’t get caught.
- Pet the Dog: If you choose the light side option when saying goodbye to him, he corrects himself for calling the Inquisitor ‘slave’, referring to them as ‘apprentice’ instead.
- Politically Incorrect Villain
- Shadow Archetype/Foil: To Overseer Tremel, who trains the Sith Warrior. Each is training a high-blooded acolyte to become the apprentice to a Sith lord, Baras and Zash, over low-born rivals who fight a deck stacked against them for the same honour (Vemrin and the Inquisitor); and the Sith Warrior has the possibility of being a Sith Pureblood like Ffon, go figure. Each is a bigot who despises slaves and non-humans, and gives their pet pupil a number of unfair advantages in the hopes of subverting that lord's present intentions. Each is found out and tricked by the respective lord; the point of convergence is that while Tremel's plan works and the Warrior becomes Baras' apprentice, he is killed in the doing, or at best fakes his own death and goes into hiding, while Harkun fails to distract Zash from the Inquisitor, but survives the death of his preferred acolyte to train another day.
- Stealth Mentor: Intentional or not, it turns out that Misery Builds Character for the Inquisitor.
Darth Thanaton (formerly Teneb Kel)
A Sith Lord who fought in the Great Galactic War. As an apprentice, he learned the ways of the Sith under Lord Calypho and was frequently accompanied by a male Abyssin slave named Maggot. After the arrest of Lord Calypho, Kel was sent on a mission by the Dark Council to hunt down the Emperor's traitorous apprentice, Exal Kressh. After the success of his mission, Kel returned to the Dark Council and demanded to be granted the title of Dark Lord and be renamed Darth Thanaton.
- Cutscene Power to the Max: Flying with Sith Lightning.
- Hidden Depths: For all his obvious faults, there's more to Thanaton than was openly revealed during the story. If you remained respectful to him during the various conversations (and showed respect for the ideal Sith Code), he would show begrudging respect towards you, even indicating he regretted the mutual conflict. Before and after his death, several Sith would comment Thanaton was even admirable.
- Hypocrite: Disparages the Inquisitor's background as a slave on a few occasions, despite having been one himself before becoming an apprentice.
- Also, his whole beef with the Inquisitor is that they were the apprentices of a disgraced master and thus must be killed. Teneb Kel was also apprenticed to a disgraced master and he fought tooth and nail to avoid being condemned with him.
- However it it possible to infer that this is Sith Tradition. In this case he is walking his talk because the main part of being one of the Empire force users is having strength. It's a mix of commending the beliefs of his order that were created to keep Sith from backstabbing others to the point of self-destruction, in addition that weak Sith that do not stand their ground and survive would be purged, so they can't get backstab and cause problems to the Empire later, while those powerful Sith (such as Thanaton himself) that not only fought and won, would be worthy enough that their transgressions could be more or less ignored. The problem he had with Kallig was mostly he could not believe s/he was strong, specially if they don't show any respect towards the Sith Code (which, as said, it is about strenght so only the weak or foolish would ignore it).
- Not So Different: Was born a slave like the Inquisitor.
- Only Sane Man: He takes a firm stance that Sith should not be allowed to advance by killing their superiors but the rest of the Dark Council was so impressed by Zash and the Inquisitor's style in offing Skotia that they reward them anyway.
- That said, Thanaton utterly fails to acknowledge that a Light Side Inquisitor would make a better ally than enemy and continually ignores their attempts to end the feud peacefully. Instead, he lets Moral Myopia get the better of him and pursue his revenge against the Inquisitor, even after his attempts to kill them have repeatedly failed and cost him dearly in the process.
- Shadow Archetype: Making him a dangerous foil for the Inquisitor.
- Shaggy Dog Story: As an apprentice, he had a Byssian slave named Maggot who, after a talk with a Jedi, wanted to kill Teneb for his freedom. However, Maggot issued his challenge in his native language and was talked over by Teneb, who then killed him for an entirely unrelated reason.
- Smug Snake
- This Cannot Be!: His final words are essentially this.
- Villainous Breakdown: After he gets his ass kicked, he's reduced to begging for mercy from his compatriots after treating other Sith like dirt.
Imperial Agent & Companions
The Imperial Agent (Cipher Nine)
"Controlling an empire takes more than raw power. It takes discipline, focus, and precision. Threats must be dealt with quickly and quietly. This is the mission of Imperial Intelligence. As the Empire's most elite agent, I will trace the line between truth and treachery. And I will ensure the Empire achieves galactic domination."
A member of Imperial Intelligence fresh out of training, the Agent is sent to Hutta to persuade the crime lord Nem'ro the Hutt to side with the Empire. As a member of Imperial Intelligence, the Agent's goal to ensure that the Empire is victorious over the Republic, although some Agents have their own agendas. The female Imperial Agent is voiced by Jo Wyatt. The male Imperial Agent is voiced by Bertie Carvel.
- An Adventurer Is You
- Medicine: Combat Medic
- Concealment: Backstab-heavy melee DPS
- Lethality: DoT-heavy melee DPS
- Marksmanship: Nuker/Burst-heavy ranged DPS
- Engineering: AoE-heavy ranged DPS
- Lethality: DoT-heavy ranged DPS
- Agent Provocateur: You start the game by convincing Nem'ro the Hutt to side against the Republic, and that isn't the last time you can convince a group to launch attacks on people and organizations you dislike or goad someone into a potentially foolish action.
- Anti-Villain: It can be argued that a fully Light Side Agent is too nice to qualify for being a Well-Intentioned Extremist.
- Ambiguously Evil: That said, Kaliyo comments that it takes a certain type of person to willingly choose a life where they are prepared to lie, manipulate and even assassinate others on a regular basis.
- Amazon Chaser: Male Agents romancing Kaliyo.
- Badass Longcoat: Agents in promotional trailers are often depicted wearing one and one can be obtained as early as the Black Talon flashpoint, which being moddable can stay useful for most, if not all of the game. Many players never even bother replacing it.
- Badass Normal: The class was inspired by the long-standing question of what kind of non-Force user would be considered an equal in an Empire dominated by the Sith, particularly when compared alongside the Sith player characters. The answer seems to be, those who purposely train themselves to be more dangerous than the Sith due to their sheer preparedness. Later on, the Agent is indeed fully capable of taking on Jedi and Sith opponents.
Jedi Master Gnost-Dural: Imperial Intelligence operatives are clearly just as deadly as their Sith superiors.
- Badass Boast: The Agent gets a few good ones along the story, sometimes overlaps with Talking Your Way Out
Imperial Agent: I've already marched across the swamps, fought Faathra's army of thugs and invaded your palace. You really think you can stop me now?
Nohn Veyaiko: You are... confident aren't you? Perhaps I should have waited longer before striking.
- Boom, Headshot: One of the Sniper's attacks is to fire off a powerful shot to a low-health target's head to finish them off.
- Brainwashed: Becomes half of the plot of Chapter 2. Interestingly enough, you're still allowed to choose different responses to your triggered commands even though the Agent will always say the same thing regardless, reflecting that the Agent still has their mind.
- By-the-Book Cop: A Dark Side Agent, ironically. The Agent's dark side options usually involve obeying orders to Shoot the Dog or ruthlessly following Imperial Intelligence's standard operating procedures. Light Side Agents usually pull of unconventional solutions even when obeying orders.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: If you choose to sever ties with the Sith at the end of Chapter Three, at the beginning of the Makeb story-line Darth Marr says that in earlier times he would have issued your death warrant but with the Empire in dire straits he needs someone of your proven skills and abilities to handle things on Makeb.
- The Casanova: Male Agents can become one.
- Catch Phrase:
- "What's the assignment?"
- "I am not afraid of a little challenge."
- "Acknowledged and understood."
- "I could use a break from the tough jobs."
- "Let's hear some more."
- "That will do nicely."
- "I can't make any promises."
- Cool Shades: Cyborg agents can make it part of their standard appearance.
- Cool Ship: The Agent's X-70 Phantom is what James Bond's Aston-Martin would look like if Q turned it into a spaceship.
- Cold Sniper: The Sniper advanced class can be role-played as such. Or you could go in the other direction.
- Combat Pragmatist: It shouldn't come as a surprise for a class that sneaks up behind people and stabs them or shoots them in the head before they can fight back, but in the cutscenes when fighting powerful Jedi the Agent usually has to use a trick or two to get the upperhand.
- Consummate Professional: Can be played this way.
- Crazy-Prepared: An obvious requirement for being a Imperial Agent.
- The Dragon: Can become one to Darth Jadus.
- By the end of the Makeb story-line you become an Imperial Special Projects Commander under the direct authority of, and answerable only to, Darth Marr, who has become the de facto leader of the Empire.
- Droid Deployer: Uses probe droids for a lot of things. Starts out with with a kamikaze like Explosive Probe, gains a Shield Probe (to mitigate damage) and a Adrenaline Probe (to restore energy) droids later. Snipers specced to the Engineering skill tree gain a Torture Droid and Plasma Probes. Operatives specced to healing skill tree use them for healing.
- Do-Anything Soldier: The Agent is a military officer and can fill in variety of roles. Combat Medic? Sure, no problem. Sniper? Can do. Stealth Expert? Sure, why not. Artillery spotter for orbital gun emplacements? Sounds like fun. Fighter pilot? The Agent is not afraid of a little challenge.
- Justified in that they're said to have received specialised training in multiple fields.
- The Dog Bites Back: When the Agent starts going after the Star Cabal they respond by telling people the Agent screwed over in previous missions about their real identity and current location. The big one is Faathra the Hutt, who is rather pissed with how you made Nemro win the war between the rival Hutt clans.
- Double Agent: You actually get this as a title in the second chapter of the Agent's story. Guess how you earned said title.
- Double Reverse Quadruple Agent: Imperial Agents have several opportunities to do this and decide on the fly whose they're actually on, if anyone's. One of the most notable cases is Act 2 in Imperial Agent's story, where you're an undercover agent for both the Imperial and Republic intelligence agencies. There's an extra layer of this for a Chiss Agent, who technically isn't Imperial and was (is?) part of the Ascendancy's secret police.
- Establishing Character Moment: Dealing with Karrels Javis on Hutta. For most of the game up till that point you have been helping Javis with his problems and getting him in good with Nem'ro the Hutt; getting to know him in the process, he is portrayed as a likable and sympathetic character. In fact, he actually comes to view you as a friend. Then, without any warning, Keeper informs you that Karrels' sons got into a fight with a Sith Apprentice, one was killed and the other crippled, and Karrels has now become a liability for the Empire's plans on Hutta. You are than ordered to kill Karrels and frame Nem'ro's rival and make it look like he had Republic help. This entire incident, and how you decide to handle it, sets the tone for the rest of the Agent's story.
- Evil Brit: Depends on how Evil you play the Agent, though.
- The Mean Brit: Even Light Side Agents tend to mix ruthlessness and snark in equal measure.
- Expy/Composite Character: Of Grand Moff Tarkin and James Bond.
- Or a non-force sensitive Mara Jade.
- Given how a Chiss agent has several unique dialog options compared to agents of other races, another possibility is Grand Admiral Thrawn.
- Fake Defector: The Agent's mission for Chapter 2, where they pretend to be a defector following the events of Chapter 1 in order to get close to the new head of SIS.
- Five-Man Band: The Agent and their companions:
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: All cutscenes have the Agent with a blaster pistol, even when they're not using it. However, Agents use rifles (also visible in the cutscenes) and not pistols in actual gameplay.
- Guile Hero: The Agent often achieves his/her goals by playing politics and manipulating third parties.
- HAD to Be Sharp: To succeed in an Empire dominated by the Sith and whose military will execute entire regiments for failure, this is practically a job requirement.
- Honey Trap: The Agent can frequently employ this tactic.
- The Infiltration: Several times in the story the Agent is called upon to infiltrate enemy or neutral organizations.
- Instant Sedation: The sleep dart ability does this.
- Instant Seduction: A favorite tool of the male Agent, with varying degrees of success. He is a secret agent after all! Female agents can get in on the action as well.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: An option at times.
- Kill Sat: A high level ability allows the Agent to use one against enemies.
- Knife Nut: The Operative advanced class is this. Note that it's not so much a "knife" as it is a nearly 2-foot long vibroblade.
- Manchurian Agent: The Agent still has their mind, but they must do whatever the person who uses the codeword "onomatophobia" commands.
- Leave No Witnesses: The Agent is given this order on multiple occasions from high command. It's your choice if you decide to obey it or pull off an alternative solution to the problem.
- Manipulative Bastard: You are encouraged to be one.
- Mind Screw: Let's just say there's a certain scene in ACT II after the IA's brainwashing starts to break your mind. It might break yours as well.
- Master Poisoner: The Lethality skill tree is all about using Poisoned Weapons and Critical Hits to inflict massive damage.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Entirely possible to play the Agent this way during infiltrations. A good example of this is whilst on Hutta, where the Agent tends to play the "Red Blade" as a Loveable Rogue, while in conversations with Keeper they are more of a Consummate Professional.
- Or more literally, if one tends to take Dark Side options whilst undercover, whilst Light Side options the rest of the time.
- The Mole: For the SIS.
- Mushroom Samba: Once the brainwashing starts to tear apart the Agent's brain in Act II, a terrifying hallucinatory sequence follows on your ship.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: You can be light side, but you can't defect to the Republic. In one of the light sided endings, you can work as a double agent for the Republic to reform the Empire from within.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: While the Agent can be completely loyal to the Empire, they can frequently express the opinion that the Sith are complete dangers to themselves and those around them, who need to stop interfering in Intelligence affairs and just let them do their damn jobs!
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Adopts a Republic accent whilst undercover as "The Red Blade" on Hutta and when infiltrating a terror cell on Balmorra. However, during side missions that coincide with undercover work (more glaringly on Hutta, where your quest givers aren't fellow Imperials), the Agent casually speaks with an obvious Imperial accent.
- Overt Operative: Just about every NPC Sith and Imperial officer knows who you are. And you can tell just about every one you meet you are an Imperial Intelligence officer, sometimes with hilarious results.
- Pragmatic Villainy: The Imperial Agent's Dark Side choices aren't "eat this kitten - for fun!" like some of the other characters. The Agent is merely ruthless.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Before shooting a stumbling Jedi Master Berin Fraal into a pit of hazardous chemicals, the Agent gives off a pithy "Watch your step, Jedi."
- Pretty Boy: Regardless of what he actually looks like, the male Agent gets called pretty at least a couple of times, including one alien women on Nar Shaddaa.
- Professional Killer: Cipher Agents specialize in sabotage, infiltration and assassination.
- Properly Paranoid: The Agent's introduction shows them performing a Sherlock Scan of their surroundings.
- Putting on the Reich: Several of the Agent's armor sets embody this concept.
- Really Gets Around: The Agent has the most one night stand options of all the classes.
- Rogue Agent: One possible ending has you erasing any trace of your existence so you can serve the Empire any way you see fit and off the record.
- Secret Police: In addition to conducting espionage against external threats such as the Republic, when you are operating inside the Empire's borders, your missions are to ensure stability of the Imperial government by fighting internal dissidents and terrorists.
- Kaliyo outright says you are this whenever you enter the Citadel with her.
Kaliyo: The people here, they're scared of you. You come, you go, you're the freaking secret police.
- A Chiss Imperial Agent has unique dialogue revealing that before joining Imperial Intelligence, they previously were part of the secret police in the Chiss Ascendancy. They might even still be a member. note
- Shadow Archetype: To the Republic Trooper. Both the Trooper and the Agent are officers (one is special forces and the other is intelligence) in their sides' respective military-security establishments and both are running black-ops behind the scenes to ensure their side comes out on top in the coming war. And, if Light Side, both are patriots who struggle with the moral conundrums their work frequently foists onto them.
- Shoot the Dog: Is often ordered to take morally questionable actions to defend the Empire. Light side options usually involve working around it.
- Sniper Rifle: The main weapon of the Sniper advanced class. Some of those rifles are almost as long as the agent is tall.
- Spy Ship: The X-70 Phantom is designed to look like a luxury yacht while having the combat capabilities of a heavy gunship and is fitted with all sorts of electronic warfare equipment, though Kaliyo complains about the relatively Spartan interior and low-quality rations.
- State Sec: You're an officer in one such organization. That's right, you are role-playing as the equivalent of an SS or KGB officer.
- Stat Stick: If going the Sniper route your combat vibroblade rarely gets used as a weapon and is mostly used to increase your cunning, endurance, etc....
- Stealth Expert: The Operative advanced class.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Despite being a class that focuses on stealth and accuracy, the Agent has a lot of explosive attacks. Explosive Probe at the start, frag grenades, than there is the old Kill Sat. Snipers specced to the Engineering tree gain a lot of extra abilities that make things go BOOM!
- Sweet on Polly Oliver / Ho Yay : You know that Hunter guy who's been obsessing over you since you first met him at the beginning of Chapter 2? Yeah, about that... Regardless of the Agent's gender, their Foe Romance Subtext with Hunter can be the closest thing to SGR within the base game: the male Agent can say that they always knew that Hunter liked them romantically, then kiss her, while the female Agent may have flirted with Hunter's male projection throughout the story (though they don't get to kiss at the end).
- Take Cover: Though the Sniper finds more use for it, both specializations of this class are able to duck into cover to cut down on incoming ranged damage.
- Talking Your Way Out: There are many situations where The Agent is outnumbered and outgunned, but the proper conversation option can turn the odds back in The Agent's favor, making some fights a lot easier, or allowing you to skip fighting entirely.
- Target Spotter: For orbiting battleships no less. Also, on Corellia, one of the Agent's class missions involves marking targets for Imperial bomber squadrons.
- Too Dumb to Live: One of the more amusing ways to play the Agent, and there are a surprising number of dialogue options to support it. By way of example, a scene on Hutta involves the Agent meeting an informant who tells him/her to walk away quietly so as not to attract attention.
Imperial Agent: Oh, I understand — you work for Keeper, too!
Informant: ...you're an idiot.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Alternatively, you could also play the part of being a total dumbass when on missions, but choosing the smart dialogue options when speaking to Keeper and Imperial Intelligence.
- Trigger Phrase: After being put in Castellan Mind-shackles in Act II, the Agent must do whatever the person who uses the codeword "onomatophobia" commands.
- Unperson: In the ending, if the Agent has the Black Codex, the Minister of Intelligence gives them the chance to erase their identity in order to serve the Empire without the need to answer to anyone.
- The Vamp: Female Agents can become one.
- Walking Armory: Maybe not quite to the same degree as the Bounty Hunter but Agents have a rifle (either a regular blaster rifle or a sniper rifle), a combat knife, a heavy blaster pistol (tends to only be used in cut scenes), several different types of grenades (frag, flash bang, posion gas), a wrist mounted dart launcher with several kinds of darts, various probe droids, a repulsor built into their armor, target designator for an orbital artillery piece...
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: One of the ways the class can be roleplayed. Keeper disapproves.
- Worthy Opponent: Possibly to Darth Jadus.
- Definitely to Hunter. The Agent can return the feeling once they beat him.
- X Meets Y: While the other classes are more or less Expys of different Star Wars Characters, the closest movie character to the Agent would be Grand Moff Tarkin... mixed with James Bond.
- Or in the words of the developers, a mix of Grand Moff Tarkin and Sam Fisher.
- You Are Number Six: Upon being officially inducted into the ranks of Imperial Intelligence, the Agent receives a codename: Cipher Nine.
- When infiltrating the SIS, the Agent is given the codename "Legate".
A female Rattataki and companion to the Imperial Agent, Kaliyo is an anarchistic freelance criminal, known to associate with three individuals named Anspi'shel, Nohn Veyaiko, and The Wheezer. Potential love interest for male Imperial Agents. Mechanically, she's the class's ranged tank companion. Voiced by Tasia Valenza.
- Arms Dealer: She used to run with one, who comes after her because she pulled a shell game on him and the Agent ends up having to deal with, and she still dabbles in the trade. For example, bring her into the Shadow Arsenal and ask what to do about the missiles. Kaliyo replies give her ten minutes and she will have a dozen buyers lined up.
- Bald of Evil: Or, at the very least, extreme moral ambiguity.
- Bald Woman: Ratataki have no hair, male or female, so this is inevitable.
- Battle Couple: With a male Agent, if romanced.
- The Big Guy: Despite being the smallest member of the team she is still your ranged tank and the most gung-ho member of your crew.
- Blood Knight: Kaliyo likes fighting and likes killing. Choosing violent options tends to gain affection with her.
- Bomb Throwing Anarchist: Kaliyo's defining character trait.
Kaliyo: Kaas City. All shiny and new; makes you wanna burn the whole place down...
- Boring but Practical: Gameplay perspective - Imperial Agents are essentially forced to use her until the end of Alderaan, when every other class has recruited their second or even third companion. Some still use her all the way until the end of the game, because she simply is better-geared than the others.
- Chicks Before Dicks. Some of the interactions with a female Agent can lean this way during conversations.
- The Cameo: Appears in Doc's Companion Quest if you're a Jedi Knight.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Most of the people that you and her go after are those that she's screwed over at some point and are now looking for revenge.
- Combat Pragmatist: Her profile notes that she "has been known to bite when disarmed." If she's there for the final confrontation with Jadus, Kaliyo will decide to just shoot him in the middle of his speech. Unfortunately, Jadus simply teleports out of the way and Force Chokes her.
- Consummate Liar: Never take anything she says at face value.
- Dark Action Girl
- Deadpan Snarker: Kaliyo is very sarcastic, to the point of giving the Sith Inquisitor a run for their money. A good way to earn influence with her is to be sarcastic yourself.
- The Dragon: She was serving Nemro in this position before she signed on with you.
Kaliyo (Introducing herself to the Agent): I'm Kaliyo. Nemro puts me in charge of the good stuff; his guns, his troops.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even she finds Jadus disgusting and monstrous.
- A dialog on Balmorra reveals that, violence-loving as she is, she finds trench warfare too stupid to be fun.
- Expy: Of Jack, more or less.
- Friends with Benefits: What her and the male Agent start as.
- Glacier Waif: Has been retooled into a tanking companion.
- Hired Gun: She is a mercenary at heart, after all.
- Hyper Awareness: Is the only member of Nem'ro's outfit to suspect that "The Red Blade" is not who they say they are.
- Hypocrite: Claims to be a freedom loving anarchist but ends up in the employ of the State Sec of one of the most authoritarian governments around. You can point this out to her but you lose affection because of it.
- Hypocrisy Nod: Though eventually she'll recognize that she's being hypocritical by working for a bunch of dictators. She just doesn't care, since the Agent and their crew have grown on her.
- I Uh You Too: Pretty much her reaction when she tells the Agent she's considering making their relationship serious.
- Lack of Empathy: She makes it pretty clear through her actions on class missions and when talking about her past that she only cares about herself and will gladly screw over anybody who has ever helped her for the most petty of reasons. The Agent can eventually break her out of this habit.
- Lightning Bruiser: Wears heavy armor, carries quite a bit of firepower and uses a jetpack to rocket into combat.
- Manipulative Bitch
- Meaningful Name: She's two-faced, and her name is Djannis. It's not spelled Janus, but it's pronounced the same way.
- Only in It for the Money: Being an anarchist, she's only associating with Imperial Intelligence because Keeper offered her a small fortune. If you get her approval high enough, she decides to stick around because you're fun. She also tends to approve of choices that pad your pocketbook.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: She's 1.5 meters tall. She also wears heavy armor and, as mentioned, is your ranged tank.
- Poisonous Friend: Tends to act like this to Light Side agents.
- Properly Paranoid: From her first meeting, she immediately cottons on that "The Red Blade" is hiding something and can be seen watching them in the background throughout the Prologue. She's barely fazed when the Agent drops their assumed accent and Keeper confirms they're actually with Imperial Intelligence.
- Rebel Relaxation: Her pose aboard the ship.
- Reliable Traitor: Kaliyo is motivated by pure self-interest; just about everybody she works for she ends up screwing over. Naturally, the Agent can make her change her ways.
- Sawed-Off Shotgun: Can't equip one but uses one for an attack regardless.
- The Vamp
- Trigger Happy: Kaliyo has a philosophy of shoot first, shoot some more, keep firing till her gun overheats and never ask questions. She also needles the Agent about their one-shot one-kill philosophy.
- Tsundere: Type A for the male Agent. If he tries to get her to confess her love, she gets flustered, rapidly mutters the words, and then threatens to bite his tongue off if he tells anyone.
- Villainesses Want Heroes: Her romance arc with a Light Side Agent in a nutshell.
- Your Cheating Heart: If romanced, the Agent catches her the morning after she slept with some random dock worker. It's subtly implied this was a Secret Test of Character to see how he'd react, but either way it doesn't happen again.
A male human Imperial diplomat who was assimilated by a Killik hive as a Joiner and subsequently recruited by the Imperial Agent on Alderaan. Holds the position of Dawn Herald, an advanced scout and diplomat of the Killik and thus granted greater autonomy and individuality than most Joiners. Potential love interest for female Imperial Agents. Mechanically, he's the class's melee damage companion. Voiced by Ifran Meredith.
- Ambadassador: Of a sort, having been a diplomat prior to being made a Joiner, and still occasionally acting as one. This does not diminish his ability to wreck bad guys when it becomes necessary.
- Battle Couple: With a female Agent, if romanced.
- Bio-Augmentation: His profile lists him as an enhanced human. Joiners turn out to be stronger, faster and tougher than the baseline of their species (and even more so in the case of Dawn Heralds/Night Hunters). For how much more, he fills exactly the same role as Kira Carsen, the Jedi Knight's melee DPS companion and a Jedi herself, and does it without a lightsaber. Also...
- Bizarre Alien Senses: All of Vector's senses are sharper than those of an ordinary human, and that's not even counting the ones that humans don't even have in the first place.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Subverted. The Kilik hive follows this trope, but Vector, despite his claims, consistently approves of Light Side actions and disapproves of Dark Side Actions.
- The Chick: Despite being male, Vector otherwise fits all the characteristics of this trope.
- Exotic Eye Designs: He has completely black eyes due to his status as a Joiner.
- Fantastic Racism: Is often the target of this. Aliens are bad enough to the xenophobic Empire, but a human who has been altered by aliens and seems entirely content with his lot? Not acceptable.
- Glass Cannon: His melee damage output is very impressive but since he wears light armor he can't take too many hits.
- Gentleman Snarker: Vector's always polite but once in awhile he gets a good snide remark in; especially where Kaliyo is concerned.
Cipher Nine: Look at it this way, we get to lie to a whole new group of people.
Kaliyo: Don't I know it. Just make sure to squeeze them for everything they got.
Vector: As always Kaliyo, you are the conscience of this team.
- The Handler: Serves in this function for you on Alderaan when you first met him.
- Hive Mind: However, he sees no conflict in being a Joiner and a loyal citizen of the Empire. Others are not so convinced.
- Limited Advancement Opportunities: His dossier notes that, although an extremely talented and capable individual, his mixed heritage, lack of family connections, and liberal politics (enthusiastic xenophile, advocate for human rights, etc.) he is unlikely to advance further in either diplomatic or military channels before joining your team.
- Nice Guy: Quite possibly the most moral member of the Agent's crew. For all his weirdness, Vector strongly approves of helping others, showing tolerance and open-mindedness towards other cultures, and solving problems without violence.
- Simple Staff
- Verbal Tic: Refers to himself in the plural, using We instead of I. Also tends to speak a little disjointedly, much like, but not exactly like, the G-Man. It's enough to add to his bizarreness, but not enough to really distract.
Doctor Eckhard Lokin
A male human biochemist formerly affiliated with Imperial Intelligence, Dr. Lokin's agenda and past are a mystery to most. By far his most remarkable - and disturbing - development is his ability to shapeshift between human and rakghoul form. The Imperial Agent recruits him on Taris. In his human form he is a healer companion, while in his rakghoul form he focuses on melee damage. Voiced by Anthony Cochrane.
- Combat Medic: When in human form.
- Cool Old Guy: Lokin's has got decades of service in Imperial Intelligence behind him, has got a lot of interesting stories and is pretty fun to be around.
- Crippling Overspecialization: While in his human form he is a pretty good medic but he has no attacks stronger than the default pistol shots and he is considerably weaker than Vector as a melee DPSer while in Rakghoul form.
- Deadpan Snarker: Lokin's more subtle then Kaliyo but a lot of what he says is still pretty sarcastic.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: In-story, his transformation is a rare thing, requiring time and a change of clothes. He even explicitly says he can't do it at a moment's notice. In-game, it's as easy as clicking a button.
- Gadgeteer Genius: His rank is Fixer 15. Fixers are Imperial Intelligence agents that specialize in technology.
- Guile Hero
- I Need to Go Iron My Dog: He excuses himself because of the cold when Ensign Temple questions him about knowing her father. Then again, it is Hoth. Then again, again, he uses this to excuse himself to go outside.
- Magic Pants: First time we see him shift back from Rakghoul form, his shorts are somehow undamaged.
- Noble Demon: Despite acting like an uncaring intelligence agent, he often approves of Light Side actions and disapproves of pointless cruelty, provided taking the LS option isn't a bit stupid. He will call you out on needless violence.
- Noodle Incident: Lokin is basically "Noodle Incident: The Character," with almost every conversation being littered with cryptic references to his storied career in Imperial Intellegence.
- One Degree of Separation: It makes sense that Lokin might have some vague knowledge of the other Imperial characters' interesting backgrounds, but he knows more than just that. He was an old buddy of Keeper before the man took on that role. Knows of the circumstances of Temple's father issues. And he's even closely connected to Vector and his "condition," with them both being targeted by Lokin's scientific rivals, the rivals actually having manipulated Vector's situation to make him a Joiner. You can point out this oddness about Vector to Lokin, but it will only peeve him off.
- Our Werebeasts Are Different: Lokin is a WereRakghoul.
- Professor Guinea Pig
- Pragmatic Villainy: He dislikes pointless violence and cruelty, but will show disapproval if you pick a Light Side option that is obviously Stupid Good. He recognises that sometimes you just have to shoot someone. Lokin tends to favour taking a third option if available, because those often net you more than simply killing someone or letting them go.
- Properly Paranoid: He has a string of safe-houses set up that Imperial Intelligence doesn't know about and he has them booby-trapped to boot.
- The Smart Guy: Definitely the most intellectual member of your team and probably the most Genre Savvy to boot.
- Stat Stick: As a Cunning companion, can equip a vibro-knife, despite never using it.
- Too Kinky to Torture:
"Is that all you've got? I've done worse to family."
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
Ensign Raina Temple
Raina Temple is an enigma: a human raised among Chiss and a member of the Chiss military. She is actually the Force-sensitive daughter of Imperial Intelligence agents who sent her to be raised by the Chiss when she was discovered to be Force-sensitive rather than have her be taken by the Sith.
She is recruited on Hoth. Romance option for male Imperial Agents. Mechanically, she is the class's ranged damage companion. Voiced by Georgia Van Cuylenberg.
- Action Girl
- Always on Duty
- Battle Couple: With a male Agent, if romanced.
- Cultured Badass: A big fan of Sith opera.
- Good-Looking Privates: She is pretty easy on the eyes for a professional soldier.
- Guns Akimbo
- The Gunslinger
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: In-story, the extent of her Force sensitivity is listed below, and carefully hidden. In gameplay, she openly incorporates telekinetic blasts into her attack chain.
- Hypocrite: She's a proud Imperial who seeks to be completely loyal to her Sith overlords, but is guilty of a capital crime by virtue of being a non-Sith Force sensitive. She is completely aware of how hypocritical this is and it weighs on her heavily.
- Jedi Mind Trick: She is capable of performing this to a certain degree, though due to her lack of actual Force training it's about all she can do.
- The Lancer: The only other member of the Agent's crew with a military background besides the Agent and once she joins up she starts acting like your right-hand man.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: She mostly supports Light Side decisions except when they involve opposing the Empire and/or the Sith.
- Naïve Newcomer: She is new to intelligence operations and several of her side-conversations are requests for additional training from you.
- Self-Made Orphan: When the Sith track down her father, she goes to kill him to spare him from Sith tortures and to prevent him from exposing her identity as a non-Sith Force sensitive. According to Temple, her father understood completely.
- Unequal Pairing: Male agents can romance her despite being her superior. She even continues to call you "Sir" after being married.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: She is in many ways a victim to the Imperial policies of forcing all force sensitive children to be taken from their families and be trained in the Sith Academy, but she is still very patriotic and loyal to both the Sith and the Empire
A female-looking assassin droid and a companion character for the Imperial Agent. "Recruited" by the Imperial Agent on Belsavis, not that she likes it at all. Mechanically, she's the Agent's melee tank companion. Voiced by Deborah Unger.
- Artificial Intelligence: For a droid, goes without saying. But SCORPIO is rather unique in that she was designed to eventually achieve this from the beginning, rather than appearing to be a side function requiring a restraining bolt like most other droids.
- Creepy Monotone
- Defeat Equals Friendship: If you define 'friendship' as programming that won't allow you to purposefully harm someone.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: First she fights you with a blaster pistol and her super-strong body, then suddenly switches to a techstaff once recruited.
- Hartman Hips: Despite being a robot and all. The male Agent can even comment on it.
- Mechanical Evolution: SCORPIO was designed with "heuristic self-improvement" and to "iterate on functionality." Her conversations also lead to her upgrading herself to better deal with the wider galaxy beyond Belsavis.
- Simple Staff
- The Starscream: She freely admits that she plans on killing you slowly and painfully if she were to get the chance.
- She does come around, though, if you decide to help her out with her whole "heuristic self-improvement" thing. She decides it would be more interesting and rewarding for her to stick around, and perhaps observe your offspring.
- The Sixth Ranger: She is forced to join your crew late in the game and she is none too happy about it.
- Tsundere: ...sort of. It's rather hard to describe. She'll casually talk about killing you, but responds very well to complements and gifts with what appear to be sincere thankfulness and appreciation. She is just largely unconcerned with you, treating you with equally neutral disdain and politeness, until you reach full affection and her last conversation, wherein she has come to respect you.
- The change in SCORPIO has elements of gaining prospective with the relationship she has with the Agent. She comes to accept that being with him is a unique life experience that is unlikely to present itself again. Because she's a robot and effectively immortal, she intends to capitalize upon this and see it through the end. From her viewpoint, spending several decades with the Agent will pass in the blink of an eye... thus her interest in also watching the Agent's offspring to help make the situation last (and perhaps unspoken restitution to the Agent).
The head of Imperial Intelligence. A ruthless and pragmatic man who is only known by his codename. He has managed to maintain his position for over a decade, a difficult accomplishment considering his employers
. Voiced by Francis Guinan.
- Anti-Villain: Type I. He's not a particularly nice man by any means, but he cares for his agents as individuals, and his disapproval of Light Side agents comes from the fact that he thinks they're naive and going to be broken. Just before the finale he expresses regret for the things he's done in service to the Sith, and states he never lost sight of his goal to make the Empire a better place.
- The Atoner: As of "Shadow of Revan", he's trying to undo some of his mistakes. Most notably, he gives Shara Jenn the chance to chose her own path in life.
- Dead Man Switch: The Sith allow him to retire peacefully after he goes rogue in the Imperial Agent's endgame because they fear that he's arranged for compromising documents to be released in the event of his death.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: His real name is classified, so he is referred to by his code name, "Keeper". Upon his promotion he becomes known simply as the Minister of Intelligence. Letters from "Forged Alliances" imply that his real name is Termini.
- Evil Brit: Although whether he is truly evil is up for debate, he is still on the "bad" side.
- Evil Counterpart/Shadow Archetype: To General Garza on the Republic side since he handles the Empire's special operations group. Both are running pretty much neck-and-neck in the race to see who is the most ruthless, though both do still occasionally show the sympathetically human side underneath. Both are also less-than-fond of their managers, though Keeper's are Evil Sorcerers while Garza's are mere Obstructive Bureaucrats. (And occasionally, in Garza's case, the Jerkass Has a Point.)
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: A lot of Imperial Intelligence's work involves cleaning up the messes made by some of the more reckless Sith. While Keeper is not particularly fond of the Sith, he is at least careful enough to try and avoid getting on their bad side.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: It's implied he believes the Sith should stay out of Intelligence affairs, but isn't stupid enough to actually voice that opinion in the presence of others, since he frequently reminds the Agent of the danger of that sort of talk, but never actually disagrees with the sentiment.
- Noble Demon: He tends to avoid doing evil things unless directly forced into it by the Sith. His ruthless reputation seems to be the image he's cultivated for himself to survive in his position.
- Only Sane Employee: Notes that between the Sith's power-plays and the military's incompetence, it falls to Imperial Intelligence to actually keep everything in the Empire running properly.
- Put on a Bus: After Chapter 1, he gets promoted to Minister of Intelligence and his duties are taken over by the former Watcher Two.
- The Bus Came Back: In Chapter 3, things have gotten dire enough that he starts to intervene again.
- Pragmatic Villainy: A fairly practical man who dislikes senseless acts of villainy. He disapproves of both overt idealism and brutality, seeing them as both equally inefficient.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He takes the threats that come up seriously, and has Intellegence follow up on all the intel the Agent brings in. He also provides the Agent with all the support personel and equipment s/he needs, including the Agent's Cool Ship. Compared to the Sith he answers to, he's practically a Benevolent Boss. He does authorize your brainwashing, but if you call him out on this, he points out that the only alternative that the Dark Council would have accepted was your execution. He also shows some basic concern for the Agent's well-being, even asking Jadus to leave when they are around (not that Jadus bothers to listen to him). After Imperial Intelligence is disbanded by the Sith in Chapter 3 he calls in every favor he has to secretly rebuild it just to give The Agent a shot at taking down The Star Cabal and save the Empire that just discarded him. In the ending, he offers to use the Black Codex to allow the Agent to protect the Empire in their own way.
- Rogue Agent: Rebuilds Imperial Intelligence, without Sith knowledge or approval, after they had disbanded it.
- Shrouded in Myth: Little is known about him other than his appearance.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Chastises the Agent for trying to be an idealist in this line of work, though it's more that he's worried about them potentially burning out. However, one of the reasons he encourages the Agent to take his offer to use the Black Codex is so that s/he is free to practice their idealism on their own terms.
- The Spymaster
Watcher Two/Keeper (Real name Shara Jenn)
A data analyst of Imperial Intelligence. She is the product of an Imperial eugenics program designed to create the ultimate data analyst. She serves as mission control for the Agent. A minor romance option for male Agents. Voiced by Mary Stockley.
- Brainwashed: A relatively mild example (on the surface, anyway). Along with a eugenically-enhanced brain, she was given loyalty programming that results in her getting a massive headache from even doing unofficial operations, let alone disobeying an order. After being saved in the Agent's personal quest in Shadow of Revan, Keeper plans to undo her brainwashing so that she can live her own life.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially rejects a male Agent's advances, but can ultimately fall for their charms.
- Designer Babies: She is a product of the Empire's eugenics program.
- Fantastic Racism: Seems to be uncomfortable about aliens. Especially Kaliyo. Then again, she has no problems with the Agent, but when first meeting a nonhuman Agent does get a pretty blatant "You Are a Credit to Your Race" in. (The Agent can point this out, to which she says she didn't realize you were so "sensitive".)
- Especially evident if pursuing her romance as an alien: it takes a full chapter for them to get together, as opposed to at the end of the prologue with a human. That said, she seems to warm up to alien Agents over time, romanced or not.
- The Handler: Serves as your primary one for a good chunk of the game.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: After being made Keeper.
- Put on a Bus: After the events of chapter 3, Shara vanishes. It turns out that the operation to bring down the Star Cabal took a lot out of her, and in the chaos of Imperial Intelligence's dissolution, the Republic captured her. The former Minister comes out of retirement for One Last Job for you to free her, after which he's going to see she gets the best medical care available, and, if possible, deprogram her.
- Unequal Pairing: Subverted. She dumps you after she gets promoted to prevent the problems that would arise from this.
- Voice with an Internet Connection
- What the Hell, Hero?: She calls you out big time if you side with Jadus.
A member of the Dark Council and head of the Imperial Intelligence network, controlling it through various liaisons, Darth Jadus sired Zhorrid, a daughter who would become his only known apprentice. A prominent yet enigmatic figure among the Sith, Darth Jadus was known for showing more self-restraint than his fellow Lords, rarely succumbing to the passions and emotions that powered the dark side of the Force. He is suddenly assassinated at the end of the Agent's prologue and the Agent is promoted to Cipher to avenge him. Voiced by Stephen Rashbrook.
An anti-Imperial terrorist who was considered to be of little consequence by Imperial Intelligence until his organization destroyed the flag ship of Darth Jadus, killing the Dark Councilor and over 3,000 people who were on board the ship. The Agent's first task upon being made a Cipher Agent is to destroy his organization. Voiced by Simon Templeman.
- Big Bad: Of the Agent's Chapter I.
- Defector from Decadence: He used to be an Imperial figher pilot, until the loss of his comrades during the war made him grow to hate the Empire.
- Evil Brit
- In the Hood: His costume for his public broadcasts is the same type of hood that sneaky enemy types wear.
- Taking You with Me: He uses a detonator to blow himself up after being defeated. The Agent is unharmed, but is knocked out for a few hours.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Darth Jadus
- Villain Has a Point: His insistence that the Empire cares nothing for the soldiers who support her is shown to have merit when the Agent's reward for stopping Jadus is to be brainwashed.
A 54 year old human spymaster and former Jedi
for the Strategic Information Service, the Republic's counterpart to Imperial Intelligence. He specializes in converting enemy agents into friends and creating subversion and rebellion. Much of his past is unknown, as is how he came to lead an SIS unit. The Republic believes he is the key to winning the war, and Imperial Intelligence dispatches the Agent to ensure they aren't right.
- Apologetic Attacker: He apologizes to the the Agent for his actions and even states he hopes he'll be held accountable some day.
- The Atoner: Someday. For now he has a war to win. If you let him go, then he decides to become one anyway.
- Back for the Finale: If you spared his life, he will appear again on Corellia and in the final quest of the Agent's story.
- Foreshadowing: When sending you to Taris to hunt down a rogue Jedi he starts acting the like he is taking said Jedi's actions personally, which you can point out. This is because he used to be a Jedi himself and he still believes in the Jedi Code though he no longer feels he can live up to it.
- Necessarily Evil: Kothe sees his actions as this.
- No Place for Me There: Even though he believes he's incapable of living up the standards of the Jedi Order, he still fights for it.
- Unwitting Pawn: To the Star Cabal. If he ever got his hands on the Shadow Arsenal, Ardun would end up starting the war he's trying to prevent. The Agent is free to point out the glaring flaw in his plan - and is apparently the first one to do so.note
- Villain Has a Point: The Empire really is evil and must be stopped. After the climax of Act I, his argument has quite a bit of weight.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He seem to view himself as this. but he is judging himself by the rigid standards of the Jedi Order. Compared to a good many of the people the Agent meets he's really not that bad.
- Worthy Opponent: Imperial Intelligence views him as this, which is why they sent The Agent after him in the first place. If you tell him that you've been waiting to fight him, he admits that he feels the same way.
The codename of a member of Ardun Kothe's SIS cell. Hunter is a ruthless agent who has a bizarre hatred for Cipher Nine. Voiced by Quinton Flynn
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: A lot of his interactions with the Agent, male or female, tend to come across as this.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: In keeping with the IA story's recurring theme of identity. Hunter adopted a male persona while working for the Star Cabal. Revealing her 'true' face to the Agent is clearly important to her. At the end, she tells the female Agent that she's "so jealous" that they seem to be comfortable leading double lives in their own skin, when she wasn't. Word of God says Hunter isn't really intended to be commentary on gender identity and dysphoria - but the parallels can easily be drawn.
- The Dragon: He's the enforcer of the Star Cabal.
- Dragon-in-Chief: He's the only member of the Star Cabal that the Agent gets to interact with for an extended period of time.
- Dragon Their Feet: You fight him after you've killed or arranged the arrests of most of the Star Cabal's inner circle.
- False Flag Operation: Massacres an entire mining colony and tries to lay the blame at the Empire's feet.
- Final Boss: Of the Agent's class quest.
- Freudian Excuse: The Star Cabal denied her the chance to develop her own identity. "Hunter" was what resulted when she tried.
- Graceful Loser
- Kick the Dog / Shoot the Dog: He does some very nasty stuff such as using your brainwashing to order you to kill Ensign Temple and wiping out an entire Republic mining colony and trying to blame the massacre on the Empire.
- The Mole: Is actually the enforcer of the Star Cabal.
- Samus is a Girl: The ending of the Agent's story reveals that Hunter is actually a woman who has been compelled to disguise herself as a man via holographic technology for most of her life.
- Smug Snake: He is arrogant and condescending from the first time the Agent meets him; not to mention he severely underestimates the Agent's determination, resourcefulness and other capabilities. Eventually you get to wipe that smug little smile off his face.
- The Sociopath
- Token Evil Teammate: To Kothe. Not only is he by far the most ruthless member, unlike the rest of the cell, he has no qualms about brainwashing the Agent.
- Walking Spoiler
- Worthy Opponent: Sees the Agent as this.
The Star Cabal
A mysterious organization that the Agent comes into conflict with.
- Ancient Conspiracy: Founded in the aftermath of the Great Hyperspace War, 1,000 years ago.
- Big Bad: Of the Agent's third chapter.
- Bigger Bad: They are also behind Kothe's actions in Act Two and are implied to have influenced and supported the Eagle's network, specifically the Ghost Cell.
- Continuity Nod: The inner circle consists mostly of characters from other storylines.
- Cloak & Dagger: The Star Cabal is pretty much a rogue intelligence agency devoted to its own profit.
- Expy: They bare a lot of similarity to S.P.E.C.T.R.E. from the James Bond series. Given that the Agent is roughly the Star Wars equivalent of James Bond, this is not too surprising.
- Fallen Hero: The Cabal's methods were always extreme, but their intentions used to be good. Not the case anymore.
- The Man Behind the Man: To the Old Man and Hunter.
- Omnicidal Neutral: They want to destroy the Republic, the Empire, the Jedi, and the Sith.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: The inner circle.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Cabal was founded in the aftermath of the Great Hyperspace War to prevent another war between the Jedi and Sith. To accomplish this, the Cabal kidnaps or kills anyone who takes an action that would lead to the Republic's rediscovery of the Empire. When this failed, they decided to trick the two sides into wiping one another out so they can rule the galaxy themselves. They claim that once this is done, the galaxy will be freed from the tyranny of force users.
A product of an Imperial eugenics program. The individual codenamed Watcher X was a member of Imperial Intelligence until he was deemed unstable and sent to the Empire's Shadow Town prison on Nar Shadaa. He is ordered to help the Agent with their business on Nar Shadaa. Voiced by Nicholas Boulton.
- Book Ends: If you choose to prevent his escape, he begins your final confrontation by saying aloud your analysis of the situation. He did the same thing when you first met him.
- Chekhov's Boomerang: Watcher X himself, but also the implant he gives The Agent toward the end of the Nar Shaddaa mission becomes very important again in Chapter 2.
- Creepy Monotone
- Designer Babies: He, along with Watcher Two, were the result of the Empire's eugenics program.
- Evil Brit
- Evil Counterpart: To Watcher Two, as they are both graduates of the same eugenics program and serve as the Agent's Mission Control.
- Foreshadowing: If the Agent asks if anyone else has ever received conditioning similar to Watcher X's before, he'll cryptically say yes then change the subject. This becomes important in Chapter 2.
- Gone Horribly Right: The Empire wanted to genetically engineer the perfect Watcher who could see connections and predict outcomes no one else could. It worked just a bit too well resulting in a paranoid sociopath.
- Properly Paranoid: Everything he says about Imperial Intelligence techniques for controlling their own agents and how agents always end up like him turns out to be true.
- Shadow Archetype: Lampshades this during his first meeting with the Agent, noting that his fate could very well be their own, if and when, Imperial Intelligence no longer finds them valuable as an asset.
- Spirit Advisor: In Chapter 2, long after his demise, following the Agent's brainwashing. Exactly what is going on is left ambiguous, though several explanations are floated between the two of them.
- The Stoic
- Voice with an Internet Connection: On Nar Shaddaa. And later, in chapter two, from inside the Agent's own head.
The daughter of Darth Jadus, Zhorrid is insane even by the standards of the Sith. She succeeds her father as a Dark Councillor after his sudden assassination.
- 0% Approval Rating: The only reasons she's on the Dark Council is because the other Councilors believed that she knew Jadus' secrets. When it becomes apparent that she doesn't, she loses all of her political clout. Even Keeper, who makes a habit of not judging the Sith, is not afraid to call her insane.
- Bad Boss: See The Caligula below.
- The Caligula: Again, she's considered insane even by Sith standards. Her first scene has her trying to kill the Agent by having her "delightful bodyguard" kill you for the sake of testing you. At a later point, she orders a droid to disassemble himself as punishment.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Albeit a dark version.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Though it's clear that their relationship is strained at best.
- Faux Affably Evil: Apparently thinks of the Agent as her friend, or at least her Dragon.
- Giggling Villain: She will continue to speak in an amused, sing-song and girly manner, even whilst giving orders to kill someone.
- Glasgow Grin
- Psychopathic Womanchild: She can be very enthusiastic despite being clearly insane, especially with her so-called "delightful bodyguards". Again, we know who to blame for her mental state.
- Villainous Breakdown: She's prone to this especially if you side with Jadus and tell her you have come to kill her on Jadus's orders. She completely loses it.
- We Have Reserves: She sends her bodyguards to kill the Agent upon their first meeting as a test of the Agent's strength.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She pretty much disappears at the end of Chapter One assuming you didn't side with Jadus and gun her down yourself. It's implied that she was killed by the other members of the Dark Council but it is never confirmed.
Bounty Hunter & Companions
The Bounty Hunter
"The only law in this galaxy is the one a man makes for himself. The Sith may say otherwise, but even the Empire's reach has limits. That's why they hire bounty hunters. If you've earned a death mark, we'll be seeing each other... real soon. Don't let it go to your head, though. To me, you're just another job."
A freelance gun for hire who attracted the attention of a legendary retired bounty hunter named Braden, the Bounty Hunter's story begins with gaining entry into the Great Hunt, a deadly competition of the galaxy's greatest bounty hunters organized by the Mandalorians, then entering the competition. The male Bounty Hunter is voiced by Tom Spackman. The female Bounty Hunter is voiced by Grey DeLisle
- Amazon Chaser: Is on the receiving end of this if female, mostly because male Mandalorians find ass-kicking an attractive trait in women. Mandalore himself comments on it, as does Torian and, more Squick-ily, Torian's father.
Mandalore: I like a woman who's not afraid to get her knuckles dirty.
- An Adventurer Is You
- And This Is for...: Can recite this when they finally get the chance to shoot Tarro Blood.
This is for Braden
And Mako! (BLAM)
- Affectionate Nickname: Mako often refers to the Male Bounty Hunter as "Big Guy".
- The Alleged Ship: Their starship, the D-5 Mantis, which they were required to steal during the Great Hunt. Despite supposedly being a rare and top-of-the-line vessel, their one has definitely seen a lot of better days. It's status as something of a rustbucket can be lampshaded on several occasions.
- Badass Bandolier: Several Bounty Hunter armor chest pieces have them.
- Badass Baritone: The male Bounty Hunter has a notably deep voice.
- Badass Normal: No Force-sensitivity here, just moxie and a lot of equipment. It's worth noting that, by the end of their storyline, the Bounty Hunter has the highest kill count of Force-users amongst the non-Force Sensitive classes: two Jedi Masters (both of whom were Battlemasters, one of whom was renowned for killing Mandalorians), at least two Jedi Knights, and, if you so choose, a Sith Lord.
- Book Dumb: Some lines verge on this.
Hunter: "I lost you right about the time you started talking about the things and the stuff."
- Bounty Hunter: Of course.
- Breast Plate: Not a severe offender for female Bounty Hunters, but it's still noticeable.
- Bring It Back Alive: Occasionally asked to bring in the target alive if possible, via carbonite freeze ray.
- "What's your game plan?"
- "Let's talk about my fee?"
- "Remember my name. Spread it around."
- "Pleasure doing business."
- "I've never met anyone who was blaster-proof."
- "Now you'll get to see what bounty hunters are all about."
- Clear My Name: The hunter's motivation in Chapter Three. While it is true that you did kill a Jedi Master and blow up a Republic ship without any provocation besides "somebody's paying me to, and I want to win a bounty hunting contest", you end up getting framed for loads and loads of even worse crimes that you had nothing to do with. Not only are you undeserving of a reputation that bad, but it means that all the other bounty hunters are gunning for you since there's an enormous reward for your capture or death, and you won't be able to survive long unless the truth comes to light and you're judged by your real actions.
- Combat Pragmatist: Flamethrowers, missiles, heavy armor, hidden blades, the Bounty Hunter doesn't come to a fight unprepared.
- Consummate Professional: The neutral Bounty Hunter. The light sider is more about creatively reinterpreting jobs so everyone ends up happy; the dark sider is more about killing things for fun and getting paid for it; a bounty hunter who stays neutral, or at most Dark I or Light I, more likely just does the job in front of them, and then gets paid.
- Continuity Nod: On Hutta, you get the chance to slowly count to three before blasting a Rodian giving you attitude. Just like Calo Nord's Establishing Character Moment.
- Cool Big Sis: The female Bounty Hunter is one to Mako.
- Crazy-Prepared: In a galaxy filled with Jedi, Sith, super-soldiers, government-sponsored assassins, some of the luckiest criminals you'll ever meet and various crazy droids, in order to just survive as a Bounty Hunter requires you to enter every fight prepared for just about anything.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Deflector Shield: Powertechs have a personal shield generator, it's how they tank.
- Determinator: It's surprising how many people fail to realise that when a professional Bounty Hunter threatens to hound them across the entire Galaxy, it's not mere hyperbole on their part! They really are that tenacious and persistent when it comes to getting their targets!
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Most characters are skeptical of the Bounty Hunter's skill early on, but this disappears as the Bounty Hunter builds a reputation. This comes to a head towards the end of Chapter 3, where even members of the Dark Council start greeting them politely.
- Even Evil Has Standards: The Light-Sided Bounty Hunter will be genuinely insulted if they've been hired specifically to murder their target, calling out their employer on the fact that they are a mercenary, not an assassin.
- During the Makeb storyline, they can also express their disgust for mercenaries who switch sides the moment someone makes a better offer. Depending on their own actions (particularly in dealing with Darth Tormen), this may or may not be a bit hypocritical, depending on their motivation for them.
- On Alderaan, whenever the nobles demand the Hunter perform menial tasks or act as a bouncer, they can tell them exactly where can shove it, reminding them that they are not a servant, but a professional who only does the job they were hired to do. If they really want it done badly enough, they'll have to up their fee.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Most characters typically refer to them simply as "Hunter".
- Expy: The Powertech is Boba Fett, while the Mercenary is Jango Fett.
- Face of a Thug: As noted by Mako, the Hunter doesn't have to try hard to look intimidating.
- Fantastic Racism: Can display this towards Hutts, after Nem'ro tricks them into fighting his entire menagerie. Given that several other Hutts double-cross them later on, it's understandable that Hutts make the Bounty Hunter Properly Paranoid.
- Five-Man Band:
- Freeze Ray: Is given a carbonite sprayer on Dromund Kaas that pretty much functions as this.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From a small-time gun-for-hire that nobody has heard of to Champion of the Great Hunt and potentially the assassin of the Supreme Chancellor.
- Glory Seeker: The Bounty Hunter's core motivation.
- The Gunslinger: Mostly of the Type B variety.
- Guns Akimbo: The Mercenary advanced class grants this.
- Guttural Growler: The male Bounty Hunter.
- Harmless Freezing: On Dromund Kaas, the Bounty Hunter received a carbonite freeze ray to take marks alive.
- Heel-Face Turn: You can choose to pull one of these near the end of your story, by taking a job for the Republic and killing Darth Tormen, a man who is arguably far more deserving of that fate than either Jun Seros or Janarus.
- Hired Guns: For the Empire, but really their service goes to whoever is willing to pay.
- Hitman with a Heart: The light-side Bounty Hunter.
Bounty Hunter: Don't tell anyone what a big softie I am, I do have a reputation to protect!
- The Hunter Becomes The Hunted: The Bounty Hunter has to draw out their target on Nar Shaddaa, a feared assassin, by making the target come after him/her.
- Implacable Man: Quickly develops the reputation of being this when pursuing a bounty, a status which is cemented after winning the Great Hunt.
- It's Personal: Janarus earns himself a spot on the Bounty Hunter's hit list after decrying him/her publicly. Jun Seros also goes too far when he sends Jedi to kill the Hunter's friends, the Great Hunt Champions, rather than keeping things between the Hunter and himself. And then there's what started the whole thing: the Hunter inadvertently making things personal with a number of Jedi after s/he killed one of their own.
- Kill It with Fire: Has a flamethrower. Powertechs in particular gain a wide range of flame-based attacks.
- The Lad-ette: The female Hunter is a little too blunt and gruff to qualify as a Lady of War, but she fits this very well, what with her profession, attitude and tendency to punch people out.
- Lightning Bruiser: Powertechs. Heavy armor, shields, and can use their jetpack to rocket into combat.
- No Fame, No Wealth, No Service: The Bounty Hunter's reception by the nobles on Alderaan.
- Nothing Up My Sleeve: The Retractable Blade ability for Powertech's Advanced Prototype talent tree, which produces a Blade Below the Shoulder
- Only in It for the Money: Can certainly be played like this.
Bounty Hunter: As long as the Empire's footing the bill...
- Pistol-Whipping: Used as an interrupt.
- Powered Armor: While most armour in the setting is this to an extent, the sheer amount of weapons and gadgets the Bounty Hunter has packing could probably rival Iron Man.
- Professional Killer: The Dark Side Bounty Hunter.
- While the Light Side Bounty Hunter dislikes being considered an assassin and often tries to capture their targets alive, if possible, their profession still frequently requires them to kill vast amounts of people for money, as well as those inbetween them and their true target.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Light-side options often emphasize a sense of honor, and the Bounty Hunter can join the Mandalorians.
- Psycho for Hire: The dark-side Bounty Hunter.
- Punch Clock Villain: Depending on player choices, the Bounty Hunter can repeatedly affirm that their relationship with the Empire is strictly business. There is an option at the end of the story to stop punching the clock.
- The Bounty Hunter can imply on Voss that the reason they work for the Empire (aside from the money), is because for all it's faults, it actually gets things done. Meanwhile, the Republic talks a big game, but their "hokey ideals" let them achieve little in practice.
- Quick Draw: To the point that one of the earlier missions on Hutta has the Hunter being faster on the draw then one of the galaxy's champion gunslingers and quick-draw artists.
- Shadow Archetype: To the Smuggler. Both are mercenaries who are probably Only in It for the Money when fighting for one of the major galactic powers. Both start as relative nobodies in the galactic backwaters (the Smuggler is a small-time gun runner on Ord Mantell, the Hunter is small-time gun-for-hire on Hutta). Both eventually get large bounties placed on their heads that more-or-less forces them to seek shelter with and become permanently employed by one of the galactic superpowers. But while the Smuggler breaks free by seizing control of an N.G.O. Superpower in an orgy of violence and murder on the Dark Side path, the Hunter breaks free by taking on a job for the head of the Republic and assassinating his or her Sith handler on the Light Side path.
- Shoryuken: And rocket-powered, no less.
- Shoot the Messenger: The Bounty Hunter can express annoyance at discovering that Republic supporters on Nar Shaddaa have sent assassins after them, believing them to be a loyal servant of the Empire simply because they've done freelance work for them.
Bounty Hunter: Do I look like an Imperial?
- Stuff Blowing Up: Explosives of all kinds, but mostly rockets, are a staple of the class.
- Terror Hero: Can evolve into one, offering enemy mooks the chance to run away or stand down.
- Verbal Tic: The Bounty Hunter tends to refer to young or inexperienced people as "Kid". When Torian gets offended by this as a proud Mandalorian, the Bounty Hunter can explain it's simply a force of habit and not meant as an insult.
- Villain Cred: After becoming Grand Champion of the Great Hunt, you are acknowledged as one of the best Bounty Hunters in the galaxy.
- Takes a darker turn during Chapter Two, where the Hunter become the Galaxy's Most Wanted after being framed for galaxy-spanning string of assassinations, acts of terrorism and destruction of orphanages.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: If they start dating, a female Bounty Hunter reacts...badly to Torian being kidnapped.
Fem!Hunter: They're dead if they so much as scuff his boots.
- Walking Armory: Let's see, we have a pistol, a second pistol or shield / power generator, a flamethrower, a carbonite sprayer, at least seven different kinds of missiles and rockets, grenades such as the thermal detonator, a wrist mounted dart gun with multiple darts of different varieties, retractable arm blades, and a rail-gun.
- We Will Meet Again: After being tricked by Nem'ro the Hutt into fighting all the creatures in their menagerie, including the beast-handler, it's fair to say the Bounty Hunter is completely livid. When they finally win the sponsorship for the Great Hunt from Nem'ro, before leaving Hutta, they coldly inform him that it isn't over between them. Sadly for them, Nem'ro is taken out by another bounty hunter.
- Worthy Opponent: Is considered this by the Eidelon on Nar Shaddaaa, who requests to die by your hand, rather than face the torture he'd endure at the hands the Hutt Cartel. You can either grant his request... or freeze him in Carbonite.
- On Voss, after wiping out all the critters in their Gladiator Games and then turning on the people in the stands, the Gormak admit defeat out of both fear and respect for the Bounty Hunter's ability to fight as if their "weapon and body are one". They proceed to ask for tips on how to be better warriors, which the Light Sided Bounty Hunter can agree to demonstrate.
- Young Gun: Can come across as this on Hutta and Dromund Kaas, but the Bounty Hunter comes across as an experienced professional afterwards.
The first chronological companion character for the Bounty Hunter, Mako is a human female hired by Braden to provide intel and tech for those participating in the Great Hunt. Romance option for male Bounty Hunters. Mechanically, she's the Bounty Hunter's healer companion. Voiced by Lacey Chabert
- Art Evolution: Her earlier appearance in a story preview, compared to how she currently looks.
- Badass Adorable: "I'm not just a pretty sidekick, buster!"
- Battle Couple: If romanced.
- Beta Couple/Pair the Spares: Hooks up with Torian if the Bounty Hunter doesn't romance either of them. Though they eventually break up.
- Berserk Button: Tarro Blood.
- Bounty Hunter: Seems to regard herself as such by Tatooine.
- The Chick: In comparison to the Bounty Hunter's other companions, Mako is by far the most concerned with being a good person in an often murky career, and generally approves of light-side actions.
- Cloning Blues: Implied to be a clone of Coral.
- Consummate Professional: Her take on bounty hunting, overlapping with Hitman with a Heart. Mako strives to be an honorable and professional bounty hunter, sparing those who turn out to be innocent or when the contractor lies. She seems to like buttering a contractor up when she thinks a good working relationship with them is important, even if she dislikes them or is contemptuous of them (as with Major Pirrell on Balmorra).
- To the point that she'll initially refuse to make things complicated with a male Bounty Hunter who's pursuing her, as despite reciprocating the interest, she prefers to put business before pleasure.
- Also to the point that she starts to prefer dark side options, when the dark side option is the job you were originally hired for and the contractor didn't lie about what they were sending you into. For example, on Tatooine, she prefers you to bring back the Rakata mind trap intact to the Reclamation Service. Khem Val prefers the light side option, destroying it.
- Cyborg: Has a rather high-end and expensive cybernetic suite implanted in her head. One that is elusively built by a Republic government contractor for the Republic military and Strategic Information Services.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: She's a slicer and there's no mention of having any skill at medicine. Her powerset is pretty much the same as any other healer companion.
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: She'll say this about her childhood friend Anuli on Nar Shaddaa if the Bounty Hunter keeps teasing her about him.
- It's Personal: Frequently demonstrates this towards Tarro Blood for murdering Braden.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: As a body type 1, she's this with the Male Bounty Hunter, if you picked body type 3 or 4.
- Hollywood Cyborg: Has a suite of cybernetic enhancements, notably a Holonet uplink in her brain.
- I Heard That: Says this word for word if the bounty hunter and Gault start comparing her to Hylo Visz in what they think is private.
- Leaning on the Furniture: On Balmorra, she frequently leans on the wall of Pirrell's office while the Bounty Hunter conducts business.
- The Lancer
- The Medic: Sort of. She's the Bounty Hunter's healer companion, but her medical skills have no bearing on, origin in, or explanation from the plot.
- Combat Medic: Though she's capable of holding herself in a firefight, all while healing allies.
- Mysterious Past: She can't remember much of her early life aside from growing up on the streets of Nar Shaddaa.
- Oblivious to Love: One of the early conversations has Mako casually ask if your armor is different, because it looks good on you. If you choose the "flirt" response to offer to show her more, she enthusiastically asks about the new targeting system.
- Only One Name: Unlike most of the companions, Mako doesn't have a surname. This is justified, however, due to her background story as an orphan who grew up without knowing anything about her family.
- The Smart Guy: Girl in this case.
- Stat Stick: As a Cunning companion, can equip a vibro-knife, despite never using it.
- Street Urchin: Grew up on the streets of Nar Shaddaa.
- Sword and Gun: Her weapons are a pistol and a vibroknife, though she doesn't use them simultaneously.
- Teen Genius: While never stated outright, she's nineteen at the start of the story and is an expert with technology, having been slicing security systems since she was five. Braden even calls her a little genius when introducing her to the Bounty Hunter.
- Undying Loyalty: To Braden and possibly the Bounty Hunter.
- Won't Take "Yes" for an Answer: Immediately grant her request to be a companion, and she'll continue pleading her case for a good few seconds before realising that you've already agreed.
- Wrench Wench: In charge of the Bounty Hunter's technical support.
- Young Gun: More relaxed than usual for this trope, but her introduction cutscene makes it pretty clear Mako wants to prove herself a capable bounty hunter as well.
- You Killed My Father: She frequently expresses the desire to kill Tarro Blood for murdering her adoptive father, Braden.
A Devaronian companion acquired on Tatooine, Gault is a professional smuggler, con artist, and general scoundrel. His real name is Tyresius Lokai, a target of the Great Hunt. He fakes his own death and joins the Bounty Hunter rather than continue to live the life of a hunted man.
Mechanically, he's the Bounty Hunter's ranged damage companion. Voiced by Daran Norris
- The Atoner: For what he did to Hylo.
- The Barnum
- Big Damn Heroes: Along with Hylo, he helped to break the blockade on Coruscant.
- Born Lucky: Explicitly stated that he always comes out alright no matter how bad the situation he got himself into is. For example, he is rather lucky you have been a little short on the support staff since Braden and Jory got killed and that Mako figures his knowledge and contacts might come in useful.
- Break the Haughty: How he ends up on Tatooine and eventually in the Bounty Hunter's retinue.
- But Thou Must: There is no way to dispose him for real; you will end up Recruiting the Criminal and Faking the Dead with him. Your feelings on the subject are considered irrelevant.
- Character Development: By the end of his quests, he will really come to appreciate the hunter's friendship.
- Combat Pragmatist: Disdains notions of rules or a fair fight. Honor Before Reason is a really quick way to annoy him.
- Con Man: And good enough at it, among other things, to have earned a sizable price on his head. His personal quest involves helping him con some water farmers.
- He also runs a con involving the spare cloned bodies he made of himself, allowing him to collect multiple bounties on his head.
- Crazy-Prepared: Escapes the Lady of Pain's Mooks because one of his horns actually is a grenade. Imagine having one of your earlobes replace with a microexplosive...
- This is to say nothing of how he convinces you that sparing him won't cause you to forfeit the Great Hunt.
- The Dandy: Gault enjoys the finer things in life and prefers luxury gifts. He's even derisively nicknamed this by Skadge.
- Deadpan Snarker: As per Loveable Rogue tradition, he does like his snarking.
Bounty Hunter: Jedi are all talk.
Gault Rennow: No, I'm all talk. Jedi masters are something else entirely.
- Devil in Plain Sight: Figuratively and literally.
- Easily Forgiven: Despite the fact that from her perspective, he just abandoned her, Hylo Vizz forgives him relatively easily. It remains to be seen if this will lead to them becoming lovers again, though. Her forgiveness however, required proving that he cares about her more than himself or money...through a very large credit transfer.
- Faking the Dead: How he escapes his past life and the bounty on him is collected.
- The introduction of Rise of the Hutt Cartel reveals that it apparently doesn't stick, as he's shown among the individuals with active bounties on them. Either people figured out that Tyresius Lokai was still alive, or his actions as Gault Rennow lead to a new bounty being put out on his head—depending on the Bounty Hunter's actions in the original game, the latter is entirely possible.
- Friendly Sniper: Rather upbeat and cheerful, and uses a sniper rifle as his main weapon.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Prior to recruiting him, he uses trickery, a blaster pistol, trickery, grenades, trickery, a smoke bomb, and more trickery. Recruit him, and he gains a sniper rifle and some gas grenades.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one horn broken off. See Crazy-Prepared.
- Horned Humanoid: Comes with being a Devaronian.
- Humble Pie
- Know When to Fold 'Em: He figures out at the end of the Tatooine quest chain that he isn't ever gonna get away from you, and even if he does, some other hunter will come after him and his fortune is long gone by now.
- Large Ham: Take a look at some of his combat qoutes.
Thank you, thank you. I will be signing autographs after the smoke clears.
- Lovable Rogue: Clearly thinks of himself as such. After character development, he really becomes one.
- Motor Mouth
- Only in It for the Money: One of his main motivations.
- Recruiting the Criminal: How he joins the party.
- Shadow Archetype: Of Guss, both being Con Men that are down on their luck. Though Gault was far more successful at it and while Guss comes to regret his time as one, Gault does not, what happened with Hylo being an exception.
- The Smart Guy
- Stat Stick: As a Cunning companion, can equip a vibro-knife, despite never using it.
- Tired of Running: Why he joins the party. Not only sick of running from you personally but also in general.
A Mandalorian warrior and companion of the Bounty Hunter, recruited on Taris. Romance option for female Bounty Hunters. Mechanically, he's the class's melee damage companion. Voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch
- Adorkable: Occasionally, during the romance.
- Amazon Chaser: He pretty much admits that Mando'a women are his type. The female Bounty Hunter fits this description. Mako does not.
- Battle Couple: Potentially with the female Bounty Hunter.
- Beta Couple/Pair the Spares: If not romanced by a female Bounty Hunter, he's later revealed to have hooked up with Mako. Though they eventually break up.
- Big Brother Mentor: The male Hunter's interractions with Torian come pretty close to this often, the Hunter being the big brother.
- The Big Guy: Fills this role in the Bounty Hunter's retinue, at least until Skadge comes along.
- Deadpan Snarker: Heavy emphasis on deadpan—a lot of the time it's difficult to tell whether he's being serious, snarky, or just dipping into Black Humor because of the way his voice actor delivers his lines.
- Distressed Dude: In Chapter 3, he gets kidnapped by GenoHardan agents in order to draw the Bounty Hunter into a trap.
- Early-Bird Cameo: If you look in the background during your championship ceremony, you can spot him among the other Mandalorians.
- Expy: With his backstory and personality, he's essentially a human Mandalorian Worf.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Identified as a sniper. Uses a sniper rifle when you team up with him. On your ship, he talks about gunplay and staying well away from enemies. Even so, he's the melee companion, with proficiency with techblades and techstaffs.
- Glory Seeker: If anything, even more prominently than most Mandalorians.
- Kill It with Fire: Almost all of his abilities involve his flamethrower.
- Love at First Punch: When he re-encounters the female Bounty Hunter on Taris, he tries to attack her, thinking she's come to kill him. One of her options to deal with this is to lure him into complacency with casual flirtation, then judo-flip him over her shoulder and onto his back. Tellingly, it's labelled as [Flirt].
- My Fist Forgives You: If the hunter lets Torian choose the Ransomer's fate, he just punches him out and leaves it at that.
- Nice Guy: So nice he actually asks the female Bounty Hunter whether she's seeing anyone before making any moves. No one else in the game does that.
- Beware the Nice Ones: That said, he will shoot his own father in the face in cold blood if the Bounty Hunter lets him, so he's not to be messed with.
- Pardon My Mando'a: Some of his battle cries and dialogue are in Mando'a.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Not surprising, given his Mandalorian heritage.
- Shadow Archetype: Of Akaavi Spar. Both are Mandolorian soldiers with a rather similar skill-set working on a mercenary crew fighting for the Republic/Empire. The only difference is that Torian tends to be more polite and approving of light-side choices than Akaavi.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Rare Male Example. He's polite, nice, patient, and quiet, but he's also a highly skilled warrior and strategist who is completely resolute in his morals and dedication to honor.
- Simple Staff
- Sins of Our Fathers: Is looked down on by his fellow Mandalorians simply for being the son of Jicoln Cadera, the man who tried to overthrow Mandalore. He initially joins the Bounty Hunter to help him/her bring Jicoln to justice, then stays with them out of gratitude.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Subverted. He initially holds back from confessing his love to the female Hunter, fearing Mandalore wouldn't approve of his feelings for her since his clan and Mandalore's are on shaky ground for background reasons, but eventually moves past it.
- The Strategist: Implied. He comes up with the plan to sneak past the rakghouls on Taris, the plan to trap his father, and most of his comments on planets are tactical advice. He also tends to approve more if the Bounty Hunter chooses smarter plans over running in guns blazing.
- Terse Talker: His Verbal Tic.
A Jawa companion of the Bounty Hunter class, recruited on Hoth. Mechanically, he's the Bounty Hunter's ranged tank companion.
"This is the way to do it! Doin' what we want, when we want, ain't nobody gonna say otherwise.
A male Houk that worked under Nem'ro the Hutt, Skadge is a companion character for the Bounty Hunter and acquired on Belsavis. He was betrayed by his Hutt boss at one point in his life. He has the symbol of the Black Sun on his armor, having moved on to becoming a street boss for them after leaving Nem'ro's service. Mechanically, he's the Bounty Hunter's melee tank companion. Voiced by Neil Kaplan
- The Big Guy
- Blood Knight
- The Brute: His species is reputed for raw strength and short tempers. In fact, their large size and physical prowess are only rivaled by species like Wookiees (y'know, those guys who can infamosly remove arms from their sockets). And Skadge? He's noticeably bigger than other Houks in-game.
- But Thou Must: However you might feel about him, you're stuck giving him a spot in your crew, due to his threatening to try and steal your ship if you refuse to give him passage off Belsavis. Appropriately enough, one of the dialogue options is listed "Are you kidding?"
- Cold-Blooded Torture: He's in the process of doing this to someone when you first meet him.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: According to his Encyclopedia entry, he made a Hutt eat himself!
- Evil Counterpart / Shadow Archetype: Of the Smuggler's companion Bowdaar. Both are The Big Guy Blood Knight melee-tank companion to the mercenary player character of the Republic / Empire. But Skadge is an Ax-Crazy Psycho for Hire while Bowdaar is a Gentle Giant.
- Also to Broonmark, whom he more closely resembles. Each is also the melee-tank companion of an Empire player character who freely and willingly dip into Ax-Crazy. Both are the final companion obtained in their respective class storyline. Darker and more physical actions are the easiest way to earn their respect. Gaining peace of mind from revenge is also part of their personal storylines (and both are encountered in the middle of pursuing a lengthy vendetta). While Skadge pursues revenge against individuals - Zale Barrows, the privateer who locked him up, and Nem'ro the Hutt, for stabbing him in the back - however, Broonmark takes down his entire unit for usurping him from command, and pursues a greater vendetta against the entire Republic for making his people believe in peace.
- Fat Bastard
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Inverted. Skadge is the friend who likes nobody. He thinks of Mako as a "skinny broad" and Torian as a "little twerp tryin' to walk tall", and is particularly unhappy about "squeakin' thing" Blizz and "belly-achin' dandy" Gault. The Hunter is the only person he comes to respect, and he is plenty put off by their choice of company:
Skadge: "How'd a hard-case like you end up with such a bunch of dainties?"
Hunter: "Not everyone's here to kick in teeth. Besides, I'm the only hard-case this team needs."
Skadge: "Sure, so far. But you ought to roll with a crew that ain't gonna slow you down."
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Uses a pistol on Belsavis, then switches to a large techblade. He also stabs a random mook in the back with a shiv.
- Genius Bruiser: Not a genius, per se, but compared to other members of his species: he can read, write, and speak Basic without any problems (another Houk encountered in the game spells "kill" with three Ys), comes up with plans on his own, and is an excellent opportunist, if not so gifted a one as, say, Gault.
- In Love with Your Carnage: A common occurence among melee tank companions, he favours the physical approach to solving problems, and personally approves of cruel actions and merciless moments on the Hunter's part. In this case the trope is justified: all Houks found in the game are gang leaders or enforcers, a large number work for the Hutt Cartel and as a species they have pretty casual views on violence. Skadge is pretty much the logical conclusion of such a species.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: His kills include a rampage through the Hutt Cartel, which contains many Acceptable Targets, and he's not above killing his fellow criminals, including the kind who get sent to Belsavis, which requires a lengthy rap sheet of full-on villainy. His most glaring example of this is Nem'ro the Hutt, who the Hunter will remember for tricking them into fighting his entire beast pen for his own entertainment and otherwise sending them on a wild goose chase to get his sponsorship, utterly unapologetically. Skadge's stake in his death is that Nem'ro tried to have him assassinated for costing the Cartel money during his employment with them; he only survived because Skadge didn't know who gave the order. Arguably, if anyone deserves Skadge's gory killing style, it's Nem'ro.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Will let some light side options pass in the name of profit. And while he can't believe the Hunter willingly hangs out with such a bunch of "dainties", he concedes that they have their uses.
- Psycho for Hire
- Stout Strength: Houks look fat by human standards, but can still rip a man apart.
- Token Evil Teammate: By far the most brutal member of the crew. He makes even Gault look decent.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Well, "buds" may be a bit much, but several times the Hunter can earn approval for insults or threats, and even non-hostile options are usually half-sarcastic or a subliminal barb. Skadge, for his part, gives as good as he gets. Sample:
Skadge: "You ain't so bad for a runt. You got style. I figure joinin' up with you's my best shot of gettin' off this rock. Whatcha say? I'll kill for you."
Hunter: "I always wanted my own attack dog."
Braden's long and storied career has never quite reached the heights of notoriety it deserved. For more than twenty-five years, Braden has claimed hundreds of bounties for clients ranging from the infamous crime lord Nok Drayen to generals in the Republic military and Jedi Masters with no one else to turn to. With his glory days behind him and his career in decline, Braden is looking for one last chance to shine before passing the torch to a new generation of hunters and retiring in some quiet corner of the galaxy.
He is your first supporting character and is trying to get the Bounty Hunter into the Great Hunt. He's killed by Tarro Blood right after you defeat your first target.
The son of Alderaanian nobility, Tarro Blood renounced his privileged existence as the heir to a minor lordship in favor of pursuing greater glory and fame as a galaxy-renowned Mandalorian mercenary. Leaving his past behind and taking on a new dramatic moniker, Blood was able to prove that he was no pretender after years of training under a famed Mandalorian champion. Under the guidance of this exceptional tutor, Blood became a feared warrior and the favorite to claim victory in the next Great Hunt. Unfortunately, Tarro Blood's characteristic arrogance and sudden rise to prominence rubbed his competition the wrong way. The other Mandalorians in the competition made it their mission to ensure that he never came close to claiming victory. The resulting defeat nearly cost Blood his life, in addition to his pride, and he has remained away from the public eye for nearly a decade.
He is the main antagonist for the Bounty Hunter in Act 1.
Voiced by Fred Tatasciore
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Yup. From the start he keeps telling you how unworthy you are to the Great Hunt.
- Death by Irony: If you chose to leave him locked in the brig of a ship that you're about to destroy, rather than giving him the warrior's death that he wants. Throughout the entire Great Hunt, he's been doing everything possible to avoid facing you in a stand-up fight. Be careful what you wish for, huh?
- Dirty Coward: He will do anything to avoid direct confronation. He even sent lackeys to kill Braden instead of doing it himself.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Subverted. Despite cultivating the image of himself as proud Mandalorian warrior, most other Mandalorians, including Mandalore himself, despise Tarro Blood for his cowardice and cheating tricks. He and his lackeys are called out on it by Hedarr Soongh, resulting in the former's death, and you killing the cowards.
- Jerkass: Especially towards Mako.
- Smug Snake
- Villainous Breakdown: If you decide to leave him in the brig, he completely loses it.
- Weak-Willed: Easily subdued by Kellian Jarro's Mind Trick, the Jedi Master who he was supposed to kill no less. This gets him thrown into prison and lets you determine his fate.
- The Unfought: Optionally. The ship he's imprisoned on is going to be destroyed by the Hunter. It's possible to just leave him to die there - Mako even encourages you to do this.
She is the Bounty Hunter's handler in the Great Hunt. She is quite friendly, and actually flirts with the male Bounty Hunter the first time she meets him.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Sugar" for people she likes.
- Deep South: Her accent.
- Put on a Bus: After chapter 1, you don't see her again.
- The Bus Came Back: ...until she sends you some emails after you complete the Forged Alliances story.
- Bus Crash: And then you find out from her daughter that she was killed.
- Running Gag: She keeps not giving enough information about any of the Great Hunt's targets.
- Figure It Out Yourself: One could argue that the reason she doesn't tell you enough is because it's supposed to be a challenge.
- Verbal Tic: As noted above, she tends to end most sentences with "Sugar".
Lieutenant Major Pirrell
Depraved, unscrupulous and conniving, Lieutenant Major Pirrell is an ambitious but cowardly Imperial officer determined to advance up Balmorra's chain of command at any cost. Pirrell's service record in the Imperial Navy stands as a bland testament to the inevitability of a middling bureaucracy to exist anywhere; no matter where in the galaxy he was stationed, Pirrell always managed to find a position closest to the most influential members of command and farthest from any of the actual fighting.
He is your contractor on Balmorra, seeking to improve his status and position by using the Bounty Hunter to stop his military rivals achieving success with their's duties. In the end, Admiral Ivernus, the one that he is trying to impress, actually calls him out on this and tries to kill him, at the same time his lover is revealed to be the other Bounty Hunter in the Great Hunt seeking to get the bounty.
- Cat Girl: His lover is a Cathar.
- General Failure: How he reached the rank of major is a total mystery, given his total lack of common sense, military prowess or political skill.
- Karma Houdini: If spared.
- Karmic Death: If not.
- Smug Snake: Confident in his genius, even as he screws over his own side's war effort and allows himself to be manipulated by anyone with a pulse.
- You Have Failed Me: What Admiral Ivernus says when he discovers Pirrell's plan and confronts him about it.
The Great Hunt Grand Champions
Bloodworthy, male Human; The Defenestrator, droid; and Jewl'a Nightbringer, female Zabrak.
They are the only other winners of the Great Hunt still alive (aside from Mandalore himself), mighty Bounty Hunters that get access to the Blacklist. Bloodworthy becomes your contact in Act II. He's later killed alongside The Defenestrator and Jewl'a Nightbringer at the end of Act II by a Jedi and a Republic squad that strikes your party.
- Action Girl: Jewl'a Nightbringer. You don't see it, but you can only be this as one of the Champions of the Great Hunt.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: It seems many Bounty Hunters are like this. Jewl'a Nightbringer certainly is. When she won the Great Hunt, she took the opportunity to insult the Mandalorians. (If you decline Mandalore's invitation to become a Mandalorian yourself, she reacts positively.) Bloodworthy, by contrast, hand is quite diplomatic with the Bounty Hunter either way.
- Expy: The Defenestrator is very similar to IG-88.
- Last Stand: All three of them sell their lives dearly, if the sheer quantity of corpses, wreckage, and still-burning furniture is any indication.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast
Mandalore the Vindicated
A Mandalorian male, Artus eventually became the Grand Champion of the Great Hunt, and challenged Mandalore to a duel in the gladiatorial arenas on the planet Geonosis; he successfully killed Mandalore the Lesser and took the title of Mandalore the Vindicated. He began to consolidate his power over the Mandalorian clans, destroying an uprising led by Jicoln Cadera, who believed the Mandalorians should support the Republic. After defeating Cadera's faction, Artus ensured that his Mandalorians remained in the services of the Sith Empire.
Jun Seros was a male Human Jedi Master who served the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic as the Order's battlemaster during the Great Galactic War and the ensuing Cold War. Famed for both his skills with a lightsaber and his unending loyalty to the Jedi and the Republic, he was one of the Jedi Order's leading lights and Masters during the War and the Cold War that followed.
"You chose to murder Kellian Jarro. Just like you murdered everyone sent to bring you to justice. You could have surrendered at any time."
—Master Jun Seros to the Grand Champion
- Anti-Villain: His main motivation is revenge for his friend's death.
- Hypocrite: But when you finally fight him on Corrella he brushes the battle off as "indulging your grudge" and calls it wasteful. Was it not wasteful when he was chasing you? Was that not a grudge?
- Badass: As a Jedi Battlemaster.
- Beard of Evil: He has reasons for his actions, but ultimately they don't hold any water.
- Big Bad: For the Hunter during Acts 2 and 3.
- Break the Haughty: The Hunter can do this to him after the final battle.
- Dual Wielding
- Frameup: He resorts to this as a last minute tactic at the end of Act 2.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Big time. His chase for you is a steep downhill run: luring you in with a fake sponsorship on Quesh and killing your friends because they wouldn't give up your location, always sending other people to do the dirty work of enacting his revenge. When his attempts fail, he resorts to framing the Hunter for a kilometre long list of crimes, causing the Hunter's several contacts to burn bridges because s/he is bad for PR - up to and including the Empire. And when he finally meets you again, he refuses to apologise for any of these things.
- Hypocrite: A Jedi is supposed to be unattached. He isn't. He really isn't. But that's only the tip of the iceberg:
- Despite pursuing you with a zeal better reserved for vengeful Sith, he snorts that you chasing him down for a fight is wasteful and he's just induldging your grudge.
- He scoffs that there's nothing a Mandalorian will put aside for pride, insuating that you're just too proud to surrender or stop chasing him. But his refusal to stop chasing you and arrogant assumptions of invincibility eventually get him killed; you can even lampshade the irony of this.
- He describes your killing of Kellian Jarro and the people sent to bring you in as murder, but doesn't bat an eyelid at his men killing your friends, sneering that "They made their choice."
- He growls to a light-sided Hunter that they can't distance hirself from the harm they cause and that their actions will catch up with them eventually; he doesn't seem to realise that, in his case, that's exactly what happens: the measures he takes against you set a chain of events in motion that drive you to the Siths' arms, then allow you to kill him, and maybe even Supreme Chancellor Janarus.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Subverted. The things he did were his own choices, guided not by necessity but his own self-righteous belief that the end result would vindicate his efforts. Nor did he have a greater purpose in mind when pursuing the Hunter, and his claims of a righteous purpose and "exposing the Sith's true colours" ring very much hollow. In the end, he didn't have to do anything; he just really wanted revenge.
- In the Hood
- It's All About Me: He assumes you went to all the trouble you did just to force him into the open. He doesn't even consider the possibility that there's something larger at stake, or that Tormen wanted someone else dead more.
- Karmic Death: The dark side option to his final converstion with you involves denying him the last word and taunting him with the fact his pride has caused him trouble just as he accuses you of being too proud to submit, and that his actions have put his friend's life in jepordy. As he rises to stop you, you shoot him dead and mock him further. This causes him to die with regret plastered over his face - but it's a well-deserved end, considering everything he's done to you up to that point.
- Knight Templar: Willing to kill other criminals and lie to the entire galaxy through his teeth to bring the hunter to justice.
- Light Is Not Good: He's extreme for a Jedi, but never falls to the dark side. Not for lack of potential though...
- Oh, Crap: His realization that he has doomed the chancellor. It's also the only moment when his Smug Snake exterior cracks.
- Poisonous Friend: To Chancellor Janarus.
- Revenge Before Reason: He relentlessly hounds the Hunter across the galaxy, doing some pretty wicked and occasionally downright petty things in the process. He doesn't ever wonder if he's being kind of unreasonable about it.
- Smug Snake: Not only does he do some pretty questionable things, he snipes at you relentlessly, even on the verge of death.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Apart from the angry calling-outs you can issue him during the game, Janarus gives him one at the end of the story, stating that what he did to get to you was "Atrocious. A monumental abuse of power."
A cybernetic pureblood Sith Lord, Tormen agrees to host the Bounty Hunter after the Chancellor and the Jedi frame him/her for a kilometer-long list of crimes. Darth Tormen, like Darth Malgus, is a Blood Knight
-style Sith similar to Darth Vader in the movies; his relationship with the Hunter is also similar to Boba Fett's relationship with Darth Vader. Darth Tormen is a Sith with a single passion: war. Unlike many of his fellows, he has no interest or patience for intrigue, politics, ideology or self-indulgence; but that isn't to say he is not a thinking man. Tormen would simply rather have all the pieces laid out before him. Some have mistaken Darth Tormen's dislike of subterfuge for a sense of honor or respect for his enemies. Those who have crossed him know the reality: he takes his only satisfaction from engaging his enemies directly and ruthlessly crushing them, no matter how outmatched he may seem.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: To Jun Seros. Despite his personality and actions, Tormen never lies to you and is pretty up-front about what he does. He doesn't pretend that he's doing bad things with a noble purpose either, unlike Seros. He's also willing to work with you despite Seros' framing, even after every other previous client (the Empire itself included) cuts off relations with you.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Wipes out a Republic Spec Ops squad with one strong Force push, then chokes three of his own officers simultaneously for failing him. The ground quakes every time he uses his powers. He even charges headlong into the Green Jedi lines on Corellia and you witness him killing a Green Jedi rather easily. He also chokes the player character's companion for attacking his men when they first meet. The action scenes with him make it clear that Tormen is not a man you screw with.
- Bad Boss: Chokes out his own men just for failing to prevent a Republic ambush. Also sees the Hunter as nothing more but an asset, despite you doing all his dirty work. He also bombed houses, businesses, and hospitals in a world he conquered. Friend and foe alike are not safe with him.
- Given that Mandalorians are usually mercenaries who only work for someone who's paying them, and you can flat out state as much to him at the end, this may be a justified view of the player.
- Blood Knight: He is a pureblood cyborg Sith with a passion for war and the power to back it up.
- Bonus Boss: For Lightside players, if you accept the Chancellor's offer in exchange for immunity and clearing your name, you'll have to go back on your word with Tormen and destroy him.
- Dark Is Evil: His shady armour is your first hint as to his nature, much like all Sith.
- Enemy Mine: His main goal is to crush the Republic leadership, and impress the Dark Council so he can eventually ascend to a seat there, which is why he needs the Hunter to help with his plan: capture the Republic Core World of Corellia, and lure out the Supreme Chancellor and the Jedi Battlemaster, both of whom are on the Hunter's hit list after they framed him/her. This makes it a mutually beneficial partnership.
- True Final Boss: For Lightside players who accept the Chancellor's offer. The Chancellor reasons with the Hunter that Tormen is a monster, and if he wins, he will gain more power in the Empire, and he has to be stopped. The Hunter can agree with the Chancellor and attack Tormen instead.