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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 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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 and family and mentor that eventually pushes Norman Karr into calling upon the Dark Side and convinces Jaesa to leave the Jedi Order.
- Cultured Badass / Wicked Cultured
- Dark Is Not Evil: You can play a light side Sith Warrior. The light-side 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.
- 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.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Throughout the story you end up either killing, or destroying the career of, Overseer Tremel, Darth Baras' Master and later Baras himself. You also convince Jaesa to turn on Norman 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:
- Genius Bruiser: Again, if you so choose.
- Glory Seeker: Several dialog options paint the Warrior as such.
- Guile Hero: A Light-sided Sith Warriors 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.
- 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.
- Lady of War: A female Sith Warrior, especially a light-side one, tends to come across as this.
- Magic Knight: Black Magic Knight, to be precise.
- Make Me Wanna Shout
- Manipulative Bastard: There are opportunities to be this, especially when it comes to Jaesa.
- 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 Sided 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.
- 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; do to a combination of your typical armor look and your reputation.
- 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.
- War Is Glorious: Several dialog 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".
- 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 Twi'lek female, 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. 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.
Vette is a companion of the Sith Warrior, and a potential love interest for male characters. Mechanically, she is the Sith Warrior's ranged damage companion. Voiced by Catherine Taber.
- A Match Made in Stockholm: Romance option.
- Battle Couple: With a male Sith Warrior, if romanced.
- Born Into Slavery: She escaped, adventured and was enslaved again. This time by Sith.
- Blue-Skinned Space Babe: Or green, red, or a lighter shade of blue thanks to customization items.
- 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.
- Expy: Same race, skin colour, personality and voice actress as Mission Vao from Knights of the Old Republic.
- 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.
- 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 pay 1.5 million credits and reach Legacy level five to unlock the species for all classes.
- 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.
- Plucky Girl
- 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.
- Sarcastic Devotee
- Shock Collar: If you marry her, you discover she kept it after you took it off, and apparently has "ideas" for its use..
- 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 asks, or keep shocking her for every minor offense? Your call.
- 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.
A human male Imperial Operative recruited on Balmorra. Potential love interest for female Sith Warriors. Mechanically, he's the Sith Warrior's healer companion. Voiced by Richard Teverson.
A female human fallen 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 is romanceable.
- Ax-Crazy / Cute and Psycho: If Dark.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her starting outfit if Dark.
- 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.
- Evil Feels Good: If Dark.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: If you reject her.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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 to darkness after being let down by 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.
- Teacher/Student Romance
- The Tease: Her entire romance arc is based on emotional lust without immediate physical gratification.
- 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 male 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.
A Talz warrior who joins the Sith Warrior on Hoth. Mechanically, he's the Sith Warrior's melee tank companion.
- Ax-Crazy: Blood Knight tendencies aside, his introduction on Hoth has him killing his own fellow Talz and Republic troops, but only for his own beliefs of "We must be clean". However, as you gain his influence, you can pull him away from this trope and just to more restrained Blood Knight.
- Blood Knight: His philosophy in a nutshell.
- Catch Phrase: "We must be clean!" referring to his hatred of his clan for siding with the Republic.
- The Exile
- Extra Eyes: Two of them, totaling to four.
- Mighty Glacier: He's big, strong, and tough, and he's the Warrior's melee tank companion.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Subverted. While the Talz are a Proud Warrior Race, Broonmark's Blood Knight tendencies got him exiled.
- Social Darwinist: According to his Codex entry, he did not even feel any sadness for his father's death in the wilds of Alzoc III, but rather was disappointed in him for being weak.
- Strange Syntax Speaker: He refers to himself in the first person pluralnote and prefers to call people by their titlesnote .
- Talk to the Fist: Greatly prefers fighting to negotiating.
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, yet his class in the actual boss fight you fight him in is Sith Warrior, complete with acrobatic jumps and leaps.
- 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 results in him genuinely believing 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
- 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 has really 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
- 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 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. 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 to access 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 care for his soldiers and bodyguards. So much, that the first thing he says when you meet him is to spare them. Because he thought you were still working for Baras and was sent to assassinate him.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He's a Sith Lord. 76 years old. And is a Dark Council member for decades. He might be funny and charming, but if he kept himself alive in a Chronic Backstabbing Disorder society like the Sith, and even achieved so much power, he is hardly someone to not beware.
- 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!
- Evil Mentor: Becomes one to the Sith Warrior.
- Evil Sorcerer
The apprentice of Darth Vengean.
- 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.
- Friendly Enemy: Constantly refers to the Warrior as "friend" even after the two of them become enemies.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: He cannot be killed. The specifics are never elaborated, but it allowed him to survive being thrown into a fiery pit until Baras could 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.
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 his account.
- A Match Made in Stockholm: Romance option.
- 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.
- 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-Sided Inquisitors definitely come across as this.
Andronikos: I just can't figure you out, Sith.
Inquisitor: That's how I prefer 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 gives them a Darth name based on their Light/Dark Side rating (Darth Nox if Dark Side, Darth Occulus 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.
- Catch Phrase:
- "You have my complete, undivided attention."
- "I really am the best."
- "Just show me where the fun is?"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Sith Inquisitor.
- To the point where a light-sided 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.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From slave to Dark Councillor to be precise.
- Five-Man Band
- The Hero: The Inquisitor
- The Lancer: Andronikos Revel. Lord Zash usurps the role when she's in possession of Khem Val.
- The Big Guy: Khem Val
- The Smart Guy: Talos Drellik. Lord Zash usurps the role when she's in possession of Khem Val.
- The Chick: Ashara Zavros. Lord Zash usurps the role when she's in possession of Khem Val.
- The Sixth Ranger: Xalek.
- Gentleman Wizard: The Sith equivalent.
- Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!: Light-sided 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 noticable 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.
- Guile Hero: Has shades of this, particularly during the Kaggath, as Thanaton's Dark Council resources vastly outmatch their own.
- 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 Sided Inquisitor.
- The Infiltration: Similar to a light-sided Sith Warrior, a light-sided 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.
- Improvised Weapon: On Corellia, the Inquisitor takes down Thanaton's guards at the museum using zoo animals!
- 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 Fašade: 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.
- 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 darkside Sorcerer is built around using lighting 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 RÚsistance with as little collateral damage as possible, pointing out that plans that involve unnecessarily stopping to Kick the Dog, only serves to 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 spirts 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, Occulus watches the conflict but remains neutral, 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 him, 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-sided 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.
- 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 lightside 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-sided 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.
- 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.
- 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 blasÚ about what they do?!
- 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.
The Sith Inquisitor's Dashade
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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, that 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Averted.
- 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.
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.
- 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 connvincing Nem'ro the Hutt to side against the Republic, and that isn't the last time you can convince some group to launch attacks on people and organizations you dislike or goad some group into a potentially foolish action.
- Anti-Villain: It can be argued that a 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 sided 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 Sided agents usually pull of unconventional sollutions 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."
- 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 his real identity and current location. The big one is Faathra the Hutt, who is rather pissed with how you made Nemro when 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 side the Agent is 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.
- 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 American: Adopts a Republic accent whilst undercover as "The Red Blade" on Hutta and whilst infiltrating a terror cell on Balmorra. This seems to be a favoured infiltration tactic for Imperial operatives working on assignment, in order to throw off any suspicion.
- 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 he's 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.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: You can be lightside, 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!
- 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."
- 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 anyway 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.
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
be a member. note
- Shoot the Dog: Is often ordered to take morally questionable actions to defend the Empire. Light side options usually involve subverting this.
- 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.
- 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!
- Take Cover
- 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 Correllia 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.
- Trigger Phrase: 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
- 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...
- 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.
- Glacier Waif: Has been retooled into a tanking companion.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Villainesses Want Heroes: Her romance arc with a Light Side Agent in a nutshell.
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.
- Black Eyes of Evil: He's not evil however, just different.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Na´ve Newcomer: She is new to intelligence operations and several of her side-conversations are requests for additional training from you.
- 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.
Keeper/Minister of Intelligence
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 hes done in service to the Sith, and states he never lost sight of his goal to make the Empire a better place.
- Bald of Evil
- 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.
- Evil Brit: Although whether he is truly evil is up for debate, he is still on the "bad" side.
- Evil Counterpart: To General Garza on the Republic side since he handles the Empire's special operations group.
- 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 hes 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. Also, he only disapproves of the Agent trying to be an idealist because he doesn't want the Agent to be traumatized by the line of work.
- 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, telling them that it's for their own good. 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 (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.
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. This is because he used to be a Jedi himself and he still believes in the Jedi Code though he no longer feels like 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 some 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
- 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 recieved 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
- The Stoic
- Voice with an Internet Connection: On Nar Shadaa. 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
- An Adventurer Is You
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 somewhat justified 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. [[spooiler: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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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
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
- 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.
- The Big Guy: Fills this role in the Bounty Hunter's retinue, at least until Skadge comes along.
- Distressed Dude: In Chapter 3, he gets kidnapped by GenoHardan agents in order to draw the Bounty Hunter into a trap.
- 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. He's a melee companion armed with a techblade or techstaff.
- Glory Seeker: If anything, even more prominently than most Mandalorians.
- Kill It with Fire: Almost all of his abilities involve his flamethrower.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Not surprisingly, given his Mandalorian heritage.
- 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.
A Jawa companion of the Bounty Hunter class, recruited on Hoth. Mechanically, he's the Bounty Hunter's ranged tank companion.
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. Mechanically, he's the Bounty Hunter's melee tank companion. Voiced by Neil Kaplan.
- The Big Guy
- 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).
- 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.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Uses a pistol on Belsavis, then switches to a large techblade.
- Psycho for Hire
- Token Evil Teammate: By far the most brutal member of the crew.
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.
- 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, Human, The Defenestrator, droid, and Jewl'a Nightbringer, Zabrak.
They are the winners of the Great Hunt, mighty Bounty Hunters that get access to the Blacklist. Bloodworthy becomes your contact in Act II. He gets later killed alongside The Defenestrator and Jewl'a Nightbringer in 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. Bloodworthy on the other hand is quite diplomatic with the Bounty Hunter.
- 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.
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.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: 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 this 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.
- Blood Knight: He is a pureblood cyborg Sith with a passion for war and the power to back it up. His main goal is to crush the Republic leadership, and force the Dark Council to kneel before him, 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.
- 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.
- 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.