Characters: The Force Unleashed

As the details for The Force Unleashed differ for each form of media it is presented in, this guide mostly uses the novel and the PS3 versions. However, some characters exclusive to other consoles are considered canon, and will be described. A lot of this information is All There in the Manual or according to Word of God.
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Starkiller / Galen Marek

Voiced by: Sam Witwer

"He is no Jedi. A Jedi controls his emotions and his powers. But Starkiller... he does not know restraint. He will bring down an entire Star Destroyer on your head, if that is what it takes to kill you."
Juno Eclipse, after being captured by Boba Fett, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II comic

Born Galen Marek on the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk, he was found and adopted by Darth Vader as a small child, after Vader had murdered his father. All his life, he was trained as Vader's secret apprentice, Starkiller. He is Vader's personal assassin, his identity kept secret from all in The Empire. According to Vader, all his training and missions are to prepare him for his greatest task, to destroy Emperor Palpatine, so Vader and Starkiller can rule the galaxy as Master and Apprentice, the way the Rule of Two dictates.

  • Abusive Parental Substitute: He was raised by Darth Vader, and his childhood consisted almost entirely of Sith training. This is pretty much a given.
  • The Ace/The Gift/Born Winner: His first sign of greatness? Stealing Darth Vader's lightsaber with The Force, as a small child. He also somehow learns how to use Force lightning, despite Vader being unable to demonstrate it due to his mechanical body.
  • Action Genre Hero Guy: Definitely fits this mold.
  • Always Save the Girl: He disobeys a direct order from Vader to "sever all ties to his past" and rescues Juno from the Empirical.
    • Lampshaded by Kota in the sequel, as Starkiller's main motivation is to rescue Juno.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He was given no formal lightsaber training by Vader. The reason why he's a Master Swordsman was that he observed and reverse-engineered Vader and PROXY's moves... while struggling to survive them during his Training from Hell.
  • Back from the Dead: Twice, the first time when Vader resuscitates him after impaling him and throwing him out the airlock on Sidious' orders. The second time is when he is cloned, and one clone decides to carry on his legacy.
  • Badass: Starkiller is a virtually unstoppable engine of mass destruction. In the first game alone, he tore through legions of armed troops, defeated a Jedi Master and killed two more, and, perhaps most impressively, defeated Darth Vader in single combat before (depending on the player's choice) holding his own against the Emperor or killing Vader.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: In the sequel he still can use lightning and his use of Jedi Mind Trick borders dangerously close to Mind Rape, considering that he uses it to make mooks attack each other or even commit suicide. Despite all of this, he has still turned away from the dark side and is dead set against going back.
  • Battle Aura: While using Force Fury.
  • Becoming the Mask: Vader has him impersonate a Jedi, gather enemies of The Empire, and form an army to oppose The Emperor, but Starkiller gets into his role a little too well.
  • Been There, Shaped History: He seems to be present at a lot of really large events in Star Wars canon as well as rubbing elbows with a lot of really important and fan favorite characters.
  • Brown Eyes: When he's not Sithing out like in the picture above, he usually has Sam Witwer's big puppy dog eyes.
  • Cannot Spit It Out:
    Juno: Why did you defy your Master to rescue me?
    Starkiller: I needed someone to fly the ship!
    Juno: We both know that's not true.
  • Chewing the Scenery: He has a few moments of this in the second game.
  • Child Prodigy: Had a strong connection with the force as a little kid, and during the events of the first game he is only 17.
  • Child Soldier: Was taken in by Darth Vader and raised as his Sith Apprentice.
  • Cloning Blues: In the sequel Vader clones him, but only two of them turn out successfully: the playable character and the Dark Apprentice.
  • Code Name: His real name is Galen Marek but he usually goes by Starkiller.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Especially in The Ultimate Sith Edition.
  • Covered with Scars: Sith training is rough.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: In the bad ending and the Ultimate Sith Edition, Sidious mortally wounds him and then reconstructs him as a cyborg, just like Darth Vader.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Usually in his interactions with Kota.
    (kicking a dozing and hungover Kota, waking him up)
    Starkiller: I was beginning to worry that you'd died in your sleep.
    Kota: I'm starting to wish that I had.
  • Determinator: His steely resolve to find Juno at any cost in the sequel certainly makes him this. It's pretty much the direct opposite of his hesitant and conflicted attitude in the first game.
  • The Dragon: Starts out as this to Vader.
    Starkiller: I bring Darth Vader's enemies to justice. Now, so do you.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: In the game's Light Side ending, Starkiller holds his own against the Emperor before sacrificing himself to cover the escape of the other Rebel leaders.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Starkiller appeared in Soul Calibur IV as a Guest Fighter before the release of The Force Unleashed.
  • Everyone Calls Him The Apprentice: At least in the first game, not so much in the second.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's what Luke Skywalker would have been if he had joined or been raised by Vader. He also has one in the form of the Dark Apprentice, another clone successfully turned to the Dark Side by Vader.
    • Good Counterpart: Let's see: a person found as a child to be incredibly powerful in The Force, forced to leave his home behind and subjected to rigorous training and pressure, has a droid as a companion, driven by a love for a non-Force sensitive but extremely beautiful Action Girl... yes, he's Anakin Skywalker if he hadn't been ruled by hubris, hate, and ambition.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: In the non-canonical Dark Side ending, he kills Darth Vader, but Palpatine drops The Rogue Shadow on him, then rebuilds him as a cyborg, forced to do his bidding like Vader once did.
  • The Fettered: Especially in the second game.
  • Genetic Memory: His clones got all his memories.
  • Genre Savvy: The novelization of the second game makes a point that while Starkiller's purpose is still to Always Save the Girl no matter what, he is careful to avoid falling onto The Dark Side, as Juno most likely would not want to remain with the monster it would make of him.
  • Heel-Face Turn: With a healthy dose of Becoming the Mask for good measure. It progresses slowly over the latter half of the first game, and solidified by Vader's second betrayal and Starkiller's decision to save the Rebels. His turn is dryly lampshaded by Starkiller himself:
    Juno: What are you doing?
    Starkiller: Meditating. Jedi can sometimes sense the future.
    Juno: Have you done this before?
    Starkiller: [scoffs] I've never been a Jedi before.
  • Hero Killer: In the first game.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the canonical Light Side Ending, he rescues the Rebel Alliance, but is apparently killed while holding Vader and Palpatine off to buy the rebels time to escape.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Hunting Jedi for the first half of the game.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing short of his own death will stop Starkiller from achieving his goals.
  • Improvised Weapons: With his powers, he could turn a paperclip into a deadly weapon.
  • In a Single Bound: Using the Force, Starkiller can pull off some pretty impressive leaps.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Modeled after his voice actor, Sam Witwer. Interestingly, the concept art bore a strong resemblance to Witwer even before his casting.
  • In the Hood: His Jedi outfit at the end of the game.
    • His evil clone, the Dark Apprentice, wears this too.
  • Jedi Mind Trick: He starts using these in combat in the second game.
  • Laser Blade: He starts out as a Sith apprentice, then becomes a Jedi. It's ubiquitous in both roles.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Pun aside, Starkiller is blindingly fast, yet he hits like a freight train.
  • Limit Break/Super Mode: Force Fury in the second game. Normally, it only lasts about 20 seconds, but it lasts indefinitely in the Final Battle, which is understandable as it runs on Unstoppable Rage and Starkiller is pissed that Darth Vader pushed Juno out a window and seemingly killed her.
  • Love at First Sight: Upon seeing Juno for the first time, though it takes him a while to understand his feelings.
  • Love Redeems: As is typical for Star Wars.
  • Made of Iron: He survived being skewered with Vader's lightsaber, telekinetically beaten half to death, and thrown through a window into space. He required six months of recovery time with advanced Imperial medicine, but not being killed by any one of those things is still an impressive feat.
  • Master Swordsman: Starkiller can match fully trained Jedi Masters, as well as Darth Vader himself, in lightsaber combat.
  • Meteor Move
  • Mind over Matter: Move a Star Destroyer? No problem.
  • Mundane Utility/When All You Have Is The Force: He can solve nearly any obstacle with the Force.
  • Mythology Gag: Starkiller was originally meant to be Luke Skywalker's last name.
  • Neck Lift: The Force Choke.
  • Neck Snap: The Reaction Command to kill a Shadow Guard (done with his bare hands).
  • Not So Different: Starkiller actually states this to Vader during their final fight in the novelization, regarding being used and enslaved by the Emperor, and likewise expressed pity on Vader for not breaking free.
  • One-Man Army/Person of Mass Destruction: He pulls Star Destroyers out of the sky. We rest our case.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner
    Juno: They're fortifying all positions to try to keep you out.
    Starkiller: Let them try...
  • Raised By Sith
  • Redemption Equals Death: In the canonical Light Side ending of the first game, he pulls off a Heroic Sacrifice to buy time for Rahm Kota, Bail Organa, and the other rebel leaders to escape from Palpatine and Vader.
  • Reverse Grip: His standard stance. While he has studied all seven forms of lightsaber combat, he favors the Shien style.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: The "heavy" variant of his training robes (pictured above) includes one of these, which he wraps around his neck and lower head to protect himself from the environment on Raxas Prime, draping the excess down his back.
  • Shock and Awe: Due to his Sith training he uses Force Lighting rather liberally.
  • Sphere of Destruction: Force Repulse.
  • That Man Is Dead: When he officially turns to the Light Side, he tells Juno his real name.
    • In the novel for the sequel, this is his reaction to Kota calling him Galen. Rather more literal in this case; Starkiller believes that he's a clone, and that the original Galen Marek is dead.
  • Too Many Belts: Some of his outfits in the first game.
    • The training gear he starts off with has no fewer than five belts.
  • Training from Hell: Being raised by Darth Vader, or any Sith, is not good for your childhood.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Starkiller makes liberal use of the Saber Throw maneuver in both games. The fact that he can recall them with the Force makes this rather more practical than is typical for this trope.
  • Tsundere: Can be considered something of a type A towards Juno, seeing as how he attempted to act tough and aloof towards her during their first conversation.
  • Tyke Bomb: Vader raised him from early childhood to be a living weapon and enforcer for his will.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Vader may have never planned to destroy the Emperor, and even if he did, he certainly would not have let Starkiller help. Starkiller's true purpose was to gather the rebels in one place so they could all be arrested in one move.
  • Up to Eleven: The feats he can do with The Force are incredible even by Star Wars standards.
  • Villain Protagonist: Starts out as one.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He killed Shaak Ti, and was perfectly willing to fight Maris Brood.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Starkiller blends Light Side and Dark Side techniques in battle, like an unrefined version of Vaapad.
  • You Have Failed Me: In The Ultimate Sith Edition, he pulls this on the incompetent Captain Keenah, Force Choking him to death over the radio.

Starkiller II

Voiced by: Sam Witwer

  • Achilles' Heel: In the sequel, Darth Vader considers Juno this for Starkiller.
    Vader: Rise above this. She means nothing!
  • Back from the Dead: Kota believes he is the original Starkiller with amnesia, since it was believed to be impossible to clone Force users.
  • Berserk Button: Harm Juno Eclipse at your own risk.
  • Cloning Blues: It is revealed that he was the first successful clone of the original Starkiller. He spends a lot of time angsting over whether or not he is the original back from the dead before accepting that he is a clone and deciding it doesn't matter.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Like the original, he mixes Dark Side and Light Side force abilities. In the second novel, he's dead set against using the Dark Side to help him if only because he knows if he does he'll become Vader's slave again. He still uses Force Lightning, though.
  • Doomed by Canon/Too Cool to Live: If there was a super powerful Jedi running around post A New Hope, we probably would have heard about it.
  • Dual Wielding: He dual wields a pair of lightsabers in a reverse grip.
  • Evil Twin: He has one in the form of the Dark Apprentice.
  • I'll Kill You!: His response when Vader seemingly kills Juno in the sequel.
  • In the Back: How he dies in the bad ending, impaled from behind by his Sith Apprentice fellow clone.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: A gambit he pulls in the novelization of the sequel. In the final battle, he has an epiphany and allows Vader to disarm him. Vader puts his lightsaber to his throat and declares victory. Starkiller then blasts Vader with Force Lightning at point-blank range.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Vader had him kill Proxy drones cloaked as his friends and allies as a test. He was unable to kill the Juno Eclipse lookalike, however, and was deemed as a failure.
  • Legacy Character: He is a clone of the original Starkiller.
  • Love Makes You Evil: He doesn't give a damn about anything except Juno, and when she's captured he considers immersing himself in the Dark Side to get her back, However, he realizes that such a decision would proved disastrous, and tries to limit his use of Dark Side techniques afterwards.
  • Master Swordsman: He's even more skilled than the original, since he dual-wields lightsabers flawlessly. He mainly used the Ataru and Niman lightsaber forms, supplemented by Shien and Juyo.
  • Mind over Matter: He can use the Force to psychokinetically lift and push objects and people
  • One-Man Army: Possibly to an even greater degree than the original, since he was trained to dual-wield.
  • Past-Life Memories: Vader transferred some of the original Starkiller's memories into him to speed up his training, but this had the side effect of giving him memories of the original Starkiller's loved ones.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: He gives one to Vader before the final boss fight.
    Darth Vader: This is your last chance.
    Starkiller: I make my own chances.
  • Shock and Awe: He can fire off powerful blasts of Force Lightning.
  • That Man Is Dead: He refused to be called by Galen Marek's name.
  • Training from Hell: To perfect his Dual Wielding style, he worked his arms out like a maniac so each arm would be as strong as two. Furthermore, Vader would have him fight Proxy drones disguised as his friends and loved ones.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: Delivers one to a captive Darth Vader in the Light Side ending. Unfortunately, Vader has the perfect response.
    Starkiller: I let you live. You tell me I'm a clone, but I chose to spare you. Maybe Kota's right. Maybe this is all a trick, a way to get me so confused that I'd forget who I really am and become your slave again, but either way... I. Let. You. Live. I've finally broken your hold over me. [Starkiller turns to leave]
    Darth Vader: As long as she lives, I will always control you.
  • You Are Number Six: His clone designation was Subject 1138.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: In the novel for the sequel, Vader tries to convince him to team up against Emperor Palpatine and Starkiller gets exasperated that Vader would try that after betraying him so many times and hurting Juno.

Juno Eclipse

Voiced by: Nathalie Cox

PROXY: Captain Juno Eclipse. Born on Corulag, where she became the youngest student ever accepted into the Imperial Academy. Decorated combat pilot with over one hundred combat missions and commanding officer during the Bombing of Callos. Handpicked by Lord Vader to lead his Black Eight Squadron, but later reassigned to a top-secret project—
Juno: Is there a psychological profile in there, too?
PROXY: Actually, yes, but it's restricted.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Born on Corulag, Juno was raised to believe The Empire's propaganda of Palpatine's rule being benevolent and of the Jedi being evil traitors. She is one of the youngest cadets in The Empire's history, being accepted at age 14. After graduating, she rose through the ranks in the Imperial fleet, until joining the Black Eight Squadron, Darth Vader's personal elite unit of TIE fighters. Recently she was reassigned to a top-secret mission: to be Starkiller's personal pilot for his ship, The Rogue Shadow.

  • Ace Pilot: Vader was impressed enough by her skills to assign her to be his apprentice's personal pilot.
  • Action Girl: Juno gets to do some covert ops work for the Alliance and knock Boba Fett on his ass in the novel of the sequel.
    • She pulls a Shut Up, Hannibal! on Darth Vader by attacking him with Starkiller's lightsaber. Also survives fifty meter falls with nary a scratch to be able to pilot a ship scant hours later.
  • All There in the Manual: The majority of her backstory, and the lion's share of her characterisation, are present in the novelisations.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I at first.
  • Awesome McCoolname: "Juno Eclipse" is an awesome handle. Her ship (technically Starkiller's, but Juno is it's pilot) the Rogue Shadow also qualifies.
  • Badass: A skilled Ace Pilot and rebel commander.
    (to Boba Fett) "He is no Jedi. A Jedi controls his emotions and his powers. But Starkiller... he knows no restraint. He will bring an entire Star Destroyer on your head, if that's what it takes to kill you."
    (to Boba Fett) "Your contract with Vader will last only as long as it serves The Empire. Eventually, you will be an outlaw too. And then, Vader will be hunting you."
    • Badass Normal: No Force powers, just raw skill and talent.
    • Heartbroken Badass: After Starkiller's death.
    • Took a Level in Badass: In the novelisation of the sequel, Juno is a captain and covert agent for the Rebel Alliance. She also takes a shot at Darth Vader with one of Starkiller's lightsabers. The latter feat nearly gets her killed, but it still took a lot of guts.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Much like Starkiller, she's present at important events and is with key players in the Rebel Alliance. Other material states that she helped recruit Admiral Ackbar into the Alliance.
  • The Captain: Though she holds the rank in the first game, she actually has a crew who listens to her as the boss in the second.
  • Child Soldier: Juno joined the Imperial academy at 14.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets jealous when Starkiller's battle against Maris Brood is described to her by Bail Organa, mainly because Maris is an attractive girl.
  • Cool Ship: She is the principal pilot for The Rogue Shadow and by the end of the game she pretty much owns it.
    • The frigate Salvation in the sequel. In the novelisation, she's quite annoyed when Starkiller wrecks it.
  • Dark Chick: Starts out as an Imperial fighter pilot loyal to the Empire and willing to help Starkiller in his goals to exterminate Jedi.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Close to it when she kisses him after he tells her she probably won't see him again.
  • Distressed Damsel: Starkiller rescues her from imprisonment on the Empirical.
    • In the sequel, Boba Fett is hired to kidnap her and lure Starkiller into a trap.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Can't really blame her given that in exchange for her life long service of unwavering loyalty, the Empire brands her a traitor only because she followed orders.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Modeled after her voice actress, Nathalie Cox.
  • Love Interest: For Starkiller. She was most likely the first woman he met who wasn't an assassination target.
  • The Mourning After: After Starkiller's death, Juno finds herself unable to move on.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Rare dramatic example at first.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A rather tame example, but she clearly favours open jackets and low-cut tops.
  • My Greatest Failure: The bombing of Callos, as noted below.
  • Mythology Gag: Juno Eclipse was originally meant to be Asajj Ventress' name.
  • Now or Never Kiss: Gives one to Starkiller before his final mission, to rescue the Rebel Alliance from the Death Star.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: While in the Black Eight Squadron, she bombed Callos under Vader's orders, and ended up wiping out all life on the planet.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: See Action Girl.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: Shares the task of guiding Starkiller with PROXY.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: Her years of service to the Empire were all to get her Jerkass father (an Empire and Palpatine fanboy) to be proud of her. It didn't work, and he never even showed up to her graduation ceremony. After that, she finally he realized he wasn't worth it and thought no more of him.
  • Wrench Wench: Juno is introduced doing some maintenance work on the Rogue Shadow.

PROXY

Voiced by: David W. Collins

"I had hoped using an older training module would catch you off guard and allow me to finally kill you. I'm sorry I failed you again, Master."
PROXY, on being defeated by Starkiller after using his Obi-Wan module

A droid Vader gave to Starkiller as a training aid/assistant. Helping Starkiller is only his secondary directive; as Vader is the master of giving Training from Hell, his objective is to kill Starkiller. Every once in a while, he ambushes Starkiller, only stopping if Starkiller lands a death blow. It is explained in the novel that his usual reasons for ambushing the Apprentice are to help Galen blow off steam when he's upset since There Are No Therapists. It is also briefly mentioned that PROXY is the one who raised Galen after the boy had been kidnapped from his home by Vader.

PROXY can use holographic technology to imitate nearly any being, and uses this to impersonate Sith Lords and Jedi Knights while dueling Starkiller, give information on assassination targets, or relay messages from people.

  • Adorkable: His response to losing a duel with Starkiller is to apologise for failing to kill him.
  • All Your Powers Combined: The fighting styles of many Sith Lords and Jedi Knights are at his disposal. He can also imitate telekinesis with clever tractor beam and repulsor technology.
  • Anti-Villain: Type III, to hilarious results. He's a combination of C-3PO and HK-47.
  • Badass: A deadly combat droid armed with the knowledge of countless master lightsaber duellists.
    • Badass Adorable: Effectively an innocent child who treats battle like a game and is too naive to understand what "death" means.
  • Battle Butler: To Starkiller on occasions.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the novel, as well as some versions of the game, PROXY patches into The Core, a computer intelligence that runs the junkyard planet they were on. The Core retaliates and takes over PROXY making him attack Juno.
  • Freudian Slip: PROXY's holograph malfunctions in the novel of the sequel could be considered this.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After his primary programing was fried, PROXY took it upon himself to distract Darth Vader long enough for Galen to get away with his life after being betrayed by the Sith Lord. He is eventually rebuilt in the sequel.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Saves one fighting module for last: Darth Maul.
    "I have one module you've never seen. An enemy I've stored for years."
  • Laser Blade: A lot of them.
  • Master Swordsman: He's programmed with the experience of a lot of them.
  • Nice Guy: Being not programmed to understand the consequences or even the concept of death, he is a truly sweet fellow who loves his friends dearly even when following his primary directive to kill them.
  • Obliviously Evil: Though it's hinted many times in the novel that PROXY has a genuine fondness for Starkiller (and later Juno too), he still falls under this category because he really is trying to kill Galen every time they fight.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: PROXY is the principal source of humor in the game.
  • Robot Buddy: To Starkiller.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: He gets the upper hand on Boba Fett by turning into Jango Fett, his beloved father.
    • Though unintentional, he does it to Vader too in the first game by attacking him as Obi-Wan Kenobi so Starkiller can escape. It doesn't do much in the game, but in the book, it catches Vader off guard.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: Shares the task of guiding Starkiller with Juno.

General Rahm Kota

Voiced by: Cully Fredrickson

"Vader thinks he's turned you. But I can sense your future—And Vader isn't a part of it! I sense— I sense only... Me?''
Kota, during his duel with Starkiller

Born on an unnamed war-torn planet, General Kota had fought in the trenches since he was 10-years-old. A Jedi commander in the Clone Wars, Kota distrusted the competence of clone soldiers and preferred to rely on his own men as his troop. Because of this, he escaped execution from the infamous Order 66. After years of hiding where he still kept in contact with surviving Jedi, Kota finally surfaces to wrack havoc on the Empire and try to draw out Darth Vader.

  • Anti-Hero: Type III.
  • A Father to His Men: His militia are loyal to the end for him, and he specifically chose natural soldiers recruited from even the Separatists because he felt that clones were untrustworthy, which ended up being well founded due to Order 66.
  • The Alcoholic: Descended into alcoholism when his sight was taken from him.
  • Badass: A skilled general and warrior who managed to survive for almost 20 years on the run from the Empire. Some other impressive feats are listed below.
  • Blatant Lies: He keeps on claiming that his link to the Force was severed, but he blatantly uses it throughout the game.
  • Blind Seer: He's blind, but he has no trouble getting around or fighting off enemies.
  • Brown Eyes -> Gray Eyes: When he was blinded, his brown irises were burned off, leaving nothing but a silvery outline of where they once were.
  • Captain Obvious: Sometimes. His description of the gorog as "big" is a good example.
  • Child Soldier: Kota started out as a child soldier on his homeworld before being taken in by the Jedi.
  • Cowboy Cop: It is mentioned in the novels that Kota would often lead raids without the Rebel Council's approval.
  • Cynical Mentor: Was this to Starkiller in the first game, he has mellowed out since.
  • Determinator: He fought in the gladitorial arena for seven days, and, although injured and exhausted, was in no danger of dying by the time Starkiller rescued him.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: For quite a long time after the incident.
  • Eye Scream: Being blinded by your own lightsaber has got to hurt.
  • Fallen Hero: A mild case. After he's blinded, he doesn't turn to the dark side, but instead just complains a lot and wallows in self pity.
  • General Ripper: Obsessed with destroying the Empire.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Picks up quite a few badass facial scars from his time in the arena.
  • He's Back: On Corellia, he shows up to the Rebel meeting sober, tidied up, and ready to take up the good fight once again.
  • Hidden Depths: Initially shown as an arrogant General Ripper or a drunk Fallen Hero, but you would see true wisdom bleed through oftentimes.
    • In the sequel, he displays a surprising amount of compassion towards Starkiller, consistently reassuring him that he can't be a clone, as well as recognising his love for Juno.
  • Hot-Blooded: A rare Hot blooded Jedi (see his rant at Starkiller in the sequel for a particularly noticeable example).
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Modeled (though with some added hair) after his voice actor, Cully Fredrickson.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the first game, he spends most of his time complaining and berating everyone after losing his sight. He also helps to redeem Starkiller (alongside Juno).
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Moreso in the first game, but always present in some form: He has a far darker worldview than most Jedi, but still just as willing to sacrfice himself for the greater good.
  • Laser Blade: Befitting a Jedi.
  • Large Ham: In the second game.
  • Made of Iron: Had to have been to survive that fall.
  • Master Swordsman: A skilled swordsman, even after being blinded.
  • Mind over Matter: He even coaches Starkiller on using it.
    Kota: You're a Jedi, boy! Size means nothing to you!
  • Not So Different: In the sequel's novel, Starkiller realises that Kota, like Vader, wants to use him as a weapon. The difference, however, is that Kota actually cares about Starkiller beyond that.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Even after being blinded and binge-drinking, he's actually as wise and as powerful as he ever was. At the end of the game, he admits to Juno that he sensed who Starkiller was the whole time, and just pretended to not recognize him.
  • The Obi-Wan: Guides Galen to the light side of the Force.
  • Old Soldier: Kota's been a soldier for most of his life, and seems more comfortable as a fighter than as a peacekeeper.
  • One-Man Army: He may not be as powerful as Starkiller, but his performance in Tarko's gladiator arena speaks volumes.
  • Parental Substitute: For all their disagreements and sniping at each other, Kota becomes a surrogate father to Starkiller (and a much more nurturing father figure than Vader ever was).
  • Properly Paranoid: Not trusting the clone troops saved his life.
  • Refuge in Audacity: That's how his strategies mostly work. Such as in the first game, trying to draw out Vader to fight him by declaring war at the Empire.
  • Shadow Archetype/Foil: Non-villainous variation: According to the Producers, Kota was specifically built as the anti-thesis of Obi-Wan, being a angry, War-obsessed world-weary Jedi, everything Obi-Wan is not. He maintains, however, the same wisdom.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He was pretty arrogant until Starkiller beat the crap out of him.
    • He still is, but less suicidally so.
  • Sticks to the Back: His lightsaber. Coupled with his armour and haircut, Kota has a distinct samurai look to him.
  • The Strategist: In fact, his role in the first game is essentially the article's example of "long-lost military genius brought in table to take down a ruthless empire."
  • Underestimating Badassery: He seriously underestimated Starkiller in their first meeting.
    Kota: Ha. A boy? Months of attacking Imperial targets, and Vader sends a boy to fight me?!
  • Verbal Tic: He almost always calls Starkiller "boy". It serves as a hint that he knows who Starkiller is after they meet again in the first game.

Darth Vader

Voiced by: Matt Sloan

As The Emperor's Apprentice, his mission is to hunt down any Jedi who escaped Order 66, as well as any rebels. Finding a powerful, Force-sensitive child named Galen Marek, Vader violated the Rule of Two by taking him as his secret apprentice, Starkiller. He is preparing Starkiller for the day he destroys his own Master, and takes over as Emperor of the galaxy.


  • Abusive Parent: Throughout teaching Galen the ways of The Dark Side and the Sith, he never gave him one ounce of encouragement or kindness.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: In-Universe example from the Novel: Starkiller expressed pity on Vader for his being unable to successfully free himself from Palpatine's grasp, even stating that he intends to put Vader out of his misery.
  • Badass: Of course. Vader is, as always, one of the most badass characters in the franchise.
  • Bad Boss: For example, upon arriving at Kashyyyk:
    Imperial Commander: Lord Vader? We were ambushed upon arrival, but I have the situation well in- (is Force Choked)
    • Also subverted in the same quote, as he actually spares the commander in question (although the Wii version makes it a bit more ambiguous as it cuts to right behind Vader after releasing his grip), although only because he arrived at Kashyyyk for a very different reason.
    Darth Vader: I have no interest in your failings, commander. I am here on a mission of my own.
  • Because Destiny Says So: Tries to impress this on Starkiller every chance he gets.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Implied by an exchange between PROXY and Starkiller shortly after the latter receives his new orders from Vader.
    PROXY: I hate being him (referring to Vader).
    Starkiller: I think he does too.
  • Big Bad: Especially in the second game.
  • Black Knight: A black armour clad swordsman.
  • Boss Banter: See Badass Boast above.
  • Break Them by Talking: Gives these non-stop in the sequel.
    "You are only as strong as I allowed you to be, my apprentice."
    "You were created to do my bidding!"
    "Look around you. You are expendable!"
    "You are not a man. You are a thing, an experiment."
    " As long as she lives, I will always control you."
  • Casting Gag: Is voiced by Matt Sloan, aka Chad Vader.
    • This is even Lamp Shaded in an achievement/trophy unlocked by killing 12 stormtroopers called "Worst Day-Shift Manager Ever."
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He trained Starkiller because he wanted to betray the Emperor, then (literally) stabs Starkiller in the back to prove his loyalty to the Emperor. He seemingly betrays Palpatine again by reviving Starkiller, but this is just another betrayal of his apprentice, as Vader was working with Palpatine the entire time, and tried to kill Starkiller again. However, his actions in the sequel imply that Vader hasn't quite given up on plotting against the Emperor.
  • The Corrupter: He wants Starkiller on the dark side and will allow nothing to get in the way of that goal.
  • Determinator/The Übermensch/The Unfettered: Nothing can stop him from having his own apprentice, not even death itself. Also, credits, starships, and Imperial lives are all meaningless to him, he will expend any resources he has to complete a goal.
  • The Dragon: To the Emperor.
    • Dragon with an Agenda: He trained Starkiller without Palpatine's knowledge.
    • The Starscream: His entire purpose in training Starkiller was so that Vader could use his own apprentice to help overthrow his master.
  • Enemy Mine: Starkiller actually tries to invoke this in order to get Darth Vader to join the Rebellion since both sides want the Emperor dead. Darth Vader's reply to the offer is downright venomous, he rejects the notion of seeking their help to realize his plans.
  • Flunky Boss: In the sequel, has reinforcements in the form of Starkiller's own clones.
  • Genius Bruiser: He proves to be a skilled manipulator, in addition to his fearsome combat skills.
  • Get Back Here Boss: In the sequel, the first stage of his battle has him jumping from platform to platform.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the Wii version of the sequel, he throws one of his cloned mooks at Starkiller, only for him to miss and blow up a power pylon. He then attempts to kill Starkiller by throwing him right into the pylon's energy spike, only Starkiller to evade it and shove him into the pylon. Surprisingly, he survives this.
  • I Lied: After betraying Starkiller, Starkiller asks about their plan to defeat The Emperor. He replies with this.
    • Technically it was a half-truth. He did plan on betraying the Emperor, that much was true, but he wasn't planning on having Starkiller do so.
    • The bios and some statements by those involved in LucasArts imply that Vader did genuinely intend to betray the Emperor with Starkiller on his side, but he apparently chickened out at the last moment.
    • In the sequel, he lied about the cloning process not being perfected.
  • I've Got Your Girl: Tries to lure Starkiller back to him in the second game by kidnapping Juno.
    Vader: (releases the force choke on Juno ) Find and kill General Kota. If you refuse, the woman dies. You will return to me and give yourself to The Dark Side. If you resist, she dies. And when your training is complete, you will hunt down and execute the rebel leaders. If you fail, she dies!
  • Implacable Man: It takes a lot of punishment to put Vader down for the count. Otherwise, he just keeps attacking.
  • In a Single Bound: Using the Force allows Vader to make great leaps.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    Starkiller: The Force gives me all I need.
    Vader: The Force?
    Starkiller: The Dark Side, my Master.
  • Jerkass: He's possibly even more evil here than he was in the original trilogy. His brutal treatment and betrayal of Starkiller, as well as his actions in the sequel, show Vader at his least sympathetic.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Uses this stance for some especially powerful Force pushes.
  • Kick the Dog: Revealing to Starkiller that he doesn't give a crap about him and trying to kill him after completing his life's work.
    • Everything he does to Starkiller and Juno in the sequel.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Orders Starkiller to do this in the sequel by threatening to kill Juno.
    Vader: ( Force-chokes Juno ) Bow before me, or she dies.
    Starkiller: Wait! Wait! (drops his lightsabers and kneels ) I will do your bidding. Just let her go.
  • Lack of Empathy: Towards Starkiller and Juno.
  • Large and In Charge: Vader is massive, towering over Starkiller and even the Emperor.
  • Laser Blade: His signature weapon is a red lightsaber.
  • Love Is a Weakness: He's so disgusted that Starkiller loves Juno that he secretly makes a clone that doesn't care about her at all. Vader considers him "perfect". Which is also quite ironic, since love was also one of the reasons why Vader ended up turning to the Dark Side in the first place.
  • Made of Iron: Starkiller beats Vader to the point that the Sith Lord can't even stand in the first game, yet a short time later, he's on his feet again, and even (in the dark side ending) gives Starkiller another brutal fight.
  • Master Swordsman
  • Mind over Matter
  • Mighty Glacier: Vader is incredibly strong, but not very fast or agile.
  • Neck Lift: Both physically and telekinetically, the latter being how he kills Kento Marek.
  • Ominous Walk: His typical manner of walking.
  • One-Man Army: An army of Wookiees (and several of his own troops) prove to be no challenge for Vader.
  • Abusive Parental Substitute: To Starkiller. An cruel, abusive, altogether unkindly father figure, but a father figure nonetheless.
  • Perfect-Play A.I.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: In the sequel, he tests Starkiller's commitment to The Dark Side by having him battle robots disguised as members of the Rebel Alliance. Starkiller can't bear to attack the Juno droid and fails the test. The Dark Apprentice pleases him by striking down the Juno droid without hesitation.
    • In the sequel's novel, Vader sends the droids against Starkiller when he returns to Kamino, but he finally realizes they are just enemy droids and destroys them all.
  • Shows Damage: At the end of his duel with Starkiller in the first game, Vader is a mess.
  • The Slow Walk: He never seems to actually run.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: The Saber Throw technique.
    • Though in some versions of the sequel, this come back to bite him when Starkiller catches it and throws it back, cutting off his hand.
  • Turns Red
  • Using You All Along: Vader was working with Palpatine the whole time. To him, Starkiller was nothing but a tool to find the rebels and capture them.
  • Vader Breath: Obviously.
  • Villainous Breakdown: His "she dies" speech in the second game shows just how fed up he is with Starkiller.
  • Villainous Demotivator: It's amazing Starkiller never tried to assassinate him during his training.
    (while giving Starkiller his next mission) "My spies have located another Jedi. Kazdan Paratus is far more powerful than you. I do not expect you to survive. But if you destroy him, you will be one step closer to your destiny."
  • We Have Reserves: Imperial lives mean nothing to Vader.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The novel implies that Vader deeply wants to get out of his master's grip, but cannot. Starkiller even pities him for this during their final fight.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He's ready to flat-out murder Juno in the sequel.
  • You Have Failed Me: Starkiller gets a lightsaber through the back when he inadvertently alerts the Emperor to Vader's plans.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Pulls this on Starkiller when his Evil Plan to capture the rebels comes to fruition. It didn't end up well for him.

    Major Characters 

Emperor Palpatine

Voiced by: Sam Witwer

The dark Sith Lord who founded the Galactic Empire and nearly exterminated the Jedi. Also goes by Darth Sidious. Considered by many to be the most powerful Sith Lord that ever lived. He turned the young Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker to the dark side and named him, as his apprentice, Darth Vader.

  • Always Accurate Attack: His Force Lighting always hits, even if you're hiding behind a wall behind him.
  • Badass Boast:
    "The Rebellion ends here!"
    "You will scream like your father!"
    "You're just a worthless Jedi now!"
    "Hope makes you weak!"
    "You will never escape the dark side!"
    "I have always been your true master!"
  • Badass Grandpa: An old man who is nevertheless more powerful than even Vader.
  • Bad Boss: Of course.
  • Black Cloak: He wears one at all times.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Much of his lines. The Sith aren't particularly known for restraint.
  • Deflector Shields: Sometimes he conjures a force barrier during his fight with Starkiller.
  • Electric Torture: He loves Force lightning.
  • Evil Laugh: A joyous cackle when he sees Starkiller being beaten nearly to death
  • Evil Old Folks: An elderly man, and an utter monster.
  • Evil Overlord: Ruler of the Galactic Empire.
  • Finish Him!: When Vader betrays Starkiller the first time.
    "YES! KILL HIM, Lord Vader!"
    • When Starkiller defeats Vader, Palpatine encourages him to kill his former master and take his place.
      "Yes! Kill him! He was weak."
  • Flash Step: Proves surprisingly fast during his boss fight.
  • Flunky Boss: His Royal Guard and Shadow Guard will step in and help him.
  • For the Evulz: While he had an actual reason to order Vader to kill Starkiller, Palpatine took way too much pleasure in watching the beating.
  • Greater Scope Villain: He's not as active as Vader, but, as the ruler of the Empire, Palpatine is the evil for the setting.
  • In the Hood: Always wears a black hood.
  • Jerkass: Even more so than Vader.
  • Kick the Dog: Commanding Vader to kill Starkiller, who had already been stabbed through the back, and was therefore helpless. Later, he encourage Starkiller to kill Vader, just so Palpatine can have a stronger apprentice.
  • Lack of Empathy: Palpatine's only response to the suffering of others is enjoyment, and he twice orders someone to kill a person who was already prone and helpless.
  • Large Ham: A trait that is kept from the films.
  • Laser Blade: He carries one, but doesn't use it, as the lightsaber is stolen by Kota.
  • Made of Iron: He managed to survive the explosion at the end of the first game with no apparent injuries.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The real mastermind of Vader's Rebel Alliance plan.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He uses Vader and Starkiller to try and gather all of his enemies in one place and wipe them out. Unlike some of his other schemes, this ends up blowing up in Palpatine's face (quite literally, where Starkiller is concerned).
  • Master Swordsman: You can only lightsaber duel him in the Wii version, though. In the Xbox 360/PS3 versions, his combat style is essentially...
  • Mind over Matter: His main weapon, apart from Force lightning.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His Xanatos Gambit kind of backfired. It did provide important information that would be used in the trilogy but the main goal of wiping out all the rebels at once was a total bust.
    • Averted in the non-canonical bad ending, where he has successfully wiped out Bail Organa, Mon Mothma and Garm Iblis while Starkiller fights Darth Vader instead of the emperor himself (in the Wii/PS2 versions, they are killed when Paplpatine brings the Rouge Shadow down and crashes it, causing it to explode).
  • Shock and Awe: Force lightning is his main weapon.
  • Shout-Out: You know the badass boast above, "You will scream like your father!"? Well, that's almost a direct paraphrase of what Andross said to Fox before fighting him in the easy path of Star Fox 64.
  • To the Pain:
    "You are all traitors to the Empire. You will be interrogated, tortured. You will give me the names of your friends and allies... (Beat) ...and then you will die."
    "Your very public and painful executions will serve as an example to the rest of the galaxy."
  • We Can Rule Together: After Galen defeats Vader in battle, Palpatine offers to let him take Vader's place as his Apprentice.
  • We Have Reserves: He's perfectly fine with countless Imperials getting killed, so long as Palpatine gets what he wants.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Pulls this on Vader when he realizes that Starkiller is stronger than him, then is greatly disappointed when Starkiller dies, forcing him to keep Vader as his servant. It won't be the last time Sidious attempts to pull this on Vader, either.
  • You Killed My Father: Although Vader was directly responsible for actually killing Galen Marek's father, Palpatine confirms Starkiller's suspicions that Palpatine was actually behind Kento Marek's death in the first place.

Shaak Ti

Voiced by: Susan Eisenberg

A Togruta Jedi Knight who survived Order 66 by taking refuge on the jungle world of Felucia. Noting the natural Force-sensitivity of the natives, she struggles to train them, along with her padawan, Maris Brood, in order to resist The Empire.

Maris Brood

Voiced by: Adrienne Wilkinson

The Zabrak padawan of Shaak Ti. She spent many years in hiding with her Jedi Master on the planet Felucia. After her master's death, she turns to the Dark Side of the Force, along with the rest of the planet.

Kento Marek

Voiced by: Tom Kane

A Jedi Knight who quietly resigned from the Order after falling in love and marrying a fellow Knight named Mallie (the Jedi Order forbids romantic relationships), thus escaping Order 66 by sheer coincidence. Settling on the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk, he had to raise his son Galen alone after Mallie died, but became a respected comrade to the Wookies. Sadly, when Darth Vader arrived, Kento was defeated and killed. Vader abducted Galen, making him his apprentice. Eventually, his Force Ghost appears before Starkiller to apologize for his failure to protect his son, and to face him in battle for Galen's Trial Of Flesh.

  • Ancestral Weapon: Starkiller eventually finds his broken lightsaber and uses its blue focusing crystal when constructing a new one.
  • Blood Knight: In his backstory, he eagerly joined the Clone Wars, seeing the conflict as a chance to test his skills, and relished in the fighting. When he met Mallie, she called him out on this, leaving him ashamed of his foolishness and un-Jedi-like behavior.
  • Death by Origin Story: In fact, Kento's death is what allows Vader to recruit Galen as his apprentice.
  • Going Native: He adopts a style similar to the Wookiees general aesthetic.
  • In the Hood: He keeps his hood up for the entirety of his screentime.
  • Laser Blade: A blue lightsaber.
  • Mind over Matter: Powerful enough to yank TIE Fighters out of the air. Like father, like son.
  • Papa Wolf: Kento tries to fight off Darth Vader to protect his son. His last act in life is to yell for Galen to run.
  • Posthumous Character: Slain by Darth Vader fifteen years before the bulk of the story.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He only knew Shii-Cho, the beginner's lightsaber style taught to younglings, along with a little bit of Makashi. However, he was so strong that he could pull TIE fighters out of the sky with The Force.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Pulls this when Vader tried to enter his house.

Senator Bail Organa

Voiced by: Jimmy Smits

Served in the Galactic Senate as the Senator of the Alderaan and now serving in the Imperial Senate after the founding of the Galactic Empire. He has earned a reputation for speaking out against the Emperor and his policies. He is Princess Leia Organa's adoptive father and a friend of Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Rahm Kota.

  • Ambadassador: He's a wicked good shot, apparently.
  • Distressed Dude: After Galen saves Organa's daughter, he then has to save Organa himself.
  • Humans Are Diplomats: A human, and an influential senator.
  • Rebel Leader: One of the most vocal.
  • Rousing Speech
    "It is settled then. My wealth will fund the Rebellion, while Garm provides our fleet, and Mon Mothma our soldiers. And with you leading us, we have the power of the Force on our side. Therefore let this be an official declaration of rebellion! Today, we all vow to change the galaxy, and one day the galaxy will indeed be free!"

Princess Leia Organa

Voiced by: Catherine Taber

Daughter of Senator Bail Organa and a princess of Alderaan. She has a forceful personality and bright intellect, sharing her father's attitude in defying the Empire. Leia is no stranger to danger is willing to risk her life in what she believes in, doing all she can to help her father.

  • Distressed Damsel: Was being used as a hostage by the Empire to ensure her father's corporation and had to be rescued by Starkiller. She's defiant and snarky the entire time, and is nothing even close to ruffled by the time Starkiller arrives, even informing him that she doesn't need a pilot to fly herself home.
  • Humans Are Diplomats: Just like her father.
  • Plucky Girl: Shows no fear when held hostage by the Empire, and an equal lack of fear of Starkiller, who she initially assumes is an assassin.
  • Rebel Leader: A less public version than her father.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the non-canon Endor DLC, she becomes a Jedi, and puts up a serious fight against the Dark Apprentice before succumbing.
    "There is much you fail to see, Sith. After my brother fell on Hoth, I fulfilled the destiny that he could not. Now, I am a Jedi."
  • Woman in White: Leia is always wearing white, with the only variation being the grey cloak she wore in the first game.

Boba Fett

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

A Mandalorian warrior and bounty hunter who is a clone of the famed Jango Fett but was raised by Jango as his son. When Jango was killed by the Jedi Mace Windu in battle, Boba took up his father's mantel despite his youth. Years later, he is regularly employed by Darth Vader and the Empire to track down particularly tricky targets and bring them in alive.

  • Badass: Widely regarded as the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy.
  • Bounty Hunter: One of the most well-known examples.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He uses any method available to win in a fight, and is fine with siccing Terror Walkers and Terror Troopers on Starkiller.
  • The Dragon: To Vader.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He balks at the idea of Vader cloning him, and can't bring himself to shoot at Starkiller as he reunites with Juno.
  • I Want Them Alive: Vader commands him to bring Juno in alive.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When it became apparent that Starkiller was to arrive at Kamino. See Screw This, I'm Outta Here!.
  • Not So Different/Worthy Opponent: Sees Starkiller as this in the comic, as they're both clones and Unwitting Pawns deemed expendable by Vader. To his horror, he finds that Vader had him cloned as well.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Typical of a Mandalorian.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Fett has no real investment in Vader's conflict with Starkiller. He's just a guy looking to get paid.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tried this, but Vader refused to pay him until the battle was over.
    "I want to be as far away from here as possible when Starkiller shows up. I've seen what he can do."
  • The Stoic: His response to seeing the monstrous Terror Walker? "Hm. They'll do."
    • Not So Stoic: After finding himself unable to kill Starkiller as he reunites with Juno, Fett is seen to wipe away a tear.
  • The Unfought: He and Starkiller do have a brief confrontation in the novel and the Wii version, though.
  • Villain Protagonist: Of the comic for the sequel, which is from his point of view.

The Dark Apprentice

Voiced by: Sam Witwer

The true perfect clone of Starkiller, who served as an apprentice for Vader.

  • The Dragon: To Vader, being the perfect clone of the original Starkiller.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He has unnaturally pale skin to match his dark hair.
  • Evil Counterpart: To the cloned Starkiller in the sequel.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: His existance isn't even vaguely hinted at.
  • Hidden Villain: Only appears if the player decides to try to kill Vader in The Force Unleashed II
  • In the Hood: Wears a hooded Sith robe, and in the DLC wears armor similar to Vader's.
  • Kick The Ewok: In the DLC he can literally drop-kick Ewoks
  • Laser Blade: Dual-wields two red lightsabers.
  • Neck Lift: The Force Choke. In the Endor DLC, he does this to Chewbacca, with his bare hands.
  • No Name Given: He's only ever referred to as the Dark Apprentice.
  • One-Man Army: Seen in the DLC, he took on both the Rebel Alliance and the Empire's garrison on Endor and won by himself.
  • Psycho Electro: His Force Lightning, which only those converted to the Dark Side use.
  • The Sociopath: He was the only clone able to kill the simulations of Galen Marek's loved ones, and denounces his original as a failure. This is why Vader likes him so much.
  • Stealth Expert: Utter master of it, using a cloaking device to sneak up on his clone brother and backstab him.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: His irises are yellow with a red rim due to his immersion in the Dark Side.
  • The Unfettered: By the end of his training, he cares for nothing, except the will of his master.
  • The Quiet One: He only has two lines of dialogue in the second game.

    Minor Characters In All Versions 

Senator Mon Mothma

One of the founders and the face of the Rebel Alliance. She often frustrates her associates with her insistence of caution and the desire to never take risks.

Senator Garm Bel Iblis

Voiced by: Kristoffer Tabori

One of the founders of the Rebel Alliance who favors an aggressive approach.

  • Distressed Dude: In some versions of the game, Starkiller has to save him on Bespin before the leaders can meet.
  • Rebel Leader: Specifically providing arms and ships.

Kazdan Paratus

Voiced by: Larry Drake

A disgraced Aleena Jedi Knight who only survived Order 66 because he fled in fear, abandoning his comrades to be slaughtered. Settling on the junk planet Raxus Prime, his guilt and isolation has caused him to descend into madness, building a replica of the Jedi Temple and speaking to statues of the Jedi Council as if they were alive.

Captain Ozzik Sturn

Voiced by: Tom Kane

A sleazy Imperial officer who was put in charge of an Imperial-controlled Kashyyyk.

  • BFG: Favours them, as his walker can attest to.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: He even keeps a trophy room.
  • Fantastic Racism: Of Wookiees and other non-humans.
  • Humongous Mecha: He pilots an AT-ST that is larger and more heavily armed than the regular kind.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: He's fond of hunting sentient beings, and his greatest dream is to hunt a Jedi.
    "Are you ready, Jedi? I'm tired of hunting these filthy Wookiees."
  • Hypocrite: Hunts sentient beings like Wookiees and dreams of doing the same to Jedi, yet begs Starkiller to "be civilized" when the latter is on the verge of killing him.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Modeled after his voice actor, Tom Kane.
  • Jerkass: In addition to being a smarmy Imperial who hunts sentient beings for sport, Sturn threatens to murder the teenaged Leia and blame it on a Wookiee revolt.
  • Psychic Static: In the novel, he's so choked with hate and pride that the Jedi Mind Trick has no effect on him.
  • Smug Snake/Too Dumb to Live: Even armed with a BFG and a Humongous Mecha, did he, a non Force-sensitive who's not General Grievous or Boba Fett, really think he could defeat a Jedi?
  • Trophy Room: Holds the remains of creatures he has hunted throughout the galaxy.

Baron Merillion Tarko

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

The commander of the Imperial outpost on Cato Neimoidia. He uses his influence and power to run a successful slave-trade business, which helps create the bulk of the Empire's laboring workforce used to build outposts on subjugated planets. To further increase his wealth, Tarko established gambling casinos on Cato Neimoidia. He used the money generated from that venture to fund and build a massive arena, which features gladiator combat for both sport and profit.

  • Badass Boast
    "The full might of the Empire is at my disposal. Surrender to me now or be destroyed."
  • Bad Boss
  • Bald of Evil: Apart from his sideburns, Tarko is bald.
  • Genre Savvy: Tarko is instantly suspicious when he sees Starkiller emerge from Vader's TIE, and tries to verify his identity, immediately ordering his troops to kill Starkiller when he can't prove that he's an Imperial.
  • Going Native: By the time Starkiller meets him, he's wearing Neimoidian attire and speaking in a Neimoidian accent.
  • Gladiator Games: Enjoys watching them, although seven days worth of Kota killing everything Tarko throws at him is clearly wearing on the Baron's nerves.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Is eaten by his own Gorog.
  • Smug Snake: While he's not completely stupid, Tarko seemed to genuinely think that he could stop Starkiller.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Progressively loses his cool as Starkiller gets past his defenses. Once Starkiller arrives at the arena, Tarko is furious enough to unleash the Gorog.
  • We Can Rule Together: When he sees how powerful Starkiller is, he tries to recruit him as a gladiator, even offering to provide him with luxuries and women if he would accept. Starkiller ignores the offer.
  • We Have Reserves: He values the architecture rather more than his troops' lives.
  • You Have No Idea Who You're Dealing With: Threatens Starkiller with this line, though obviously Tarko clearly didn't know who he was dealing with.

Yoda

Voiced by: Tom Kane

One of the most renowned and powerful Jedi Masters in galactic history, who is known for his legendary wisdom, mastery of the Force and skills in lightsaber combat. When the Republic collapsed and was replaced with the Galactic Empire, Yoda went into hiding on the remote swamp world of Dagobah. He was a past teacher for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Rahm Kota.

    Minor Characters In Some Versions 

The Core

An intelligent scrap gathering computer that runs the junk planet, Raxus Prime.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: What other explanation can there be for a salvage AI deciding it wants to take over the universe?
  • Arc Villain: It's a major threat for a portion of the novelisation, but doesn't last beyond Starkiller's second mission to Raxus Prime.
  • Brainwashing: Does this to droids (including PROXY) and uses them as his minions.
  • Genius Loci: It essentially is Raxus Prime.
  • Hacker Cave: This is essentially what The Core is, just without a person running it.
  • Hollywood Hacking: It's plans for galaxy domination pretty much boiled down to this.

Darth Desolous

Voiced by: Kristoffer Tabori

A long dead Pau'an Sith Lord from ages past. He was once a Jedi, but turned to The Dark Side, his true name forgotten and lost to history. He gathered an army, savagely waging war until he was finally overwhelmed and killed. He lives on as a Force projection in the abandoned Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Darth Vader eventually sends Starkiller to face him in battle for his Trial Of Skill.

Darth Phobos

Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren, Nathalie Cox (in Juno Eclipse's form)

A long dead Theelin Sith Lord from ages past. She nearly conquered the galaxy, and was so dangerous that the Jedi and Sith were forced into an Enemy Mine in order to take her down. She lives on as a Force projection in the abandoned Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Darth Vader eventually sends Starkiller to face her in battle for his Trial Of Insight.

Drexl Roosh

A leader of the Rodian scavengers on Raxus Prime.

  • Only in It for the Money: Basically why he turns on Starkiller: his head would fetch a great price to the Empire.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Go up against the guy who nearly crushed your trachea with his mind, and sell him to the Empire? Yeah, it was only gonna end one way.

Chop'aa Notimo

A Mandalorian soldier working to capture Senator Garm Bel Iblis on Bespin, Chop'aa was a veteran of the Clone Wars, having fought many battles for the Confederacy, before being hired by notorious criminal organization Black Sun. After some jobs, Chop'aa decided to strike out on his own, and subsequently took over all underworld operations in the Bespin system, including Bespin's most prominent Tibanna gas mining colony, Cloud City. He appears in the Playstation 2, Playstations Portable, and Wii versions of The Force Unleashed.

Kleef

During the Clone Wars, Kleef served as part of Senator Jar Jar Binks's security detail for a time, before he became bored with the job. As a result, Kleef decided to follow the path of a mercenary, seeking excitement and easy money. Serving as a bounty hunter during the Clone Wars, Kleef crossed paths with Chop'aa, and was appointed as the Mandalorian's second-in-command. This Gungan bounty hunter prides himself on preparation, ensuring that whatever prey he is sent to capture, he will be ready for anything.

Captain Ackbar

A Mon Calamari from the water world of Dac, Ackbar was the leader of the resistance against the Empire there long before the Rebel Alliance formed. He was captured when his people were betrayed by an insider and he was force to serve as a slave to the high ranking Imperial officer, Wilhuff Tarkin. In a raid by the Rebel Alliance, Ackbar was eventually freed and is now serving under their crest to try and free his planet and the galaxy from the Galactic Empire.

Berkelium Shyre

A member of the Rebel Alliance who works at a repair shop on Malastare, passing on intelligence and repairing ships and droids.

  • Artificial Limbs: Has mechanical legs after he lost his legs to a thermal detonator explosion.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Known as "The Repairman".
  • Heavy Worlder: Malastare's gravity is extremely high, so he's become very strong from living there for over a decade.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Starkiller is trying to avoid news of his resurrection getting out, but Shyre figures out who he is, causing Starkiller to panic and use the Jedi Mind Trick on him to make him forget.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: He's attracted to Juno, who sees him as a perfectly good man. However, Shyre simply can't match up to Starkiller, or his memory.

Wedge Antilles

A Rebel Corellian pilot with a daredevil attitude and the skills to match.

  • Ace Pilot: Given that he survives piloting a Y-Wing with Starkiller riding shotgun and shouting orders to him, it makes sense.
  • Badass Normal: He's not Force-sensitive, but he can pilot like the best of them.
  • Badass Bystander: He meets Starkiller during a battle when the rogue apprentice randomly jumps on his Y-Wing for a ride. Any other pilot would have gotten themselves killed doing the stuff Galen asked of him.
  • Improbable Piloting Skills

Xasha

Boba Fett's lover and occasional partner in bounty hunting.

    Characters Who Appear in Dark Side Expansion Packs Only 

Jabba The Hutt

Voiced by: David W. Collins

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Voiced by: Rob Rackshaw

  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Grandpa
  • Deader Than Dead: As if killing him by throwing him into the Millennium Falcon's thrusters wasn't enough, Lord Starkiller then destroys his Force Ghost with Force Lightning.
    • And he's still "alive" enough to not only encourage Luke to run, but also teach him a bit about being a Jedi
  • Determinator
  • Last Stand/You Shall Not Pass: He faces Starkiller to buy time for the Millennium Falcon to take off and escape. And it does.

Captain Keenah

Voiced by: Peter Lavin

Lieutenant Marsen

Voiced by: Matthew Wolf

Luke Skywalker

Voiced by: Lloyd Floyd

  • Badass Boast:
    "I won't run from my destiny, or from you."
  • Fallen Hero: Once Lord Starkiller defeats him, instead of killing him, Luke turns to the Dark Side and becomes his apprentice.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He finds out, from Starkiller, that Darth Vader was his father. Of course, in the DLC timeline, Luke never met Vader, so he's far less distraught by the revelation.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's no match for Starkiller in terms of saber skills, but that doesn't mean he can't put up a good fight when relying on the Force.

Han Solo

Chewbacca