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As the details for ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' and ''The Force Unleashed II'' 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. Much of this information is AllThereInTheManual or according to WordOfGod.

Due to the age and ItWasHisSled state of this media project, '''beware of spoilers'''. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned.

!!Starkiller's Team

[[folder:Galen Marek/Starkiller]]
!!Starkiller (Galen Marek)
!!!'''Species:''' Human
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Kashyyyk

--> Voiced by: Creator/SamWitwer

->''"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 Wookiee 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 TheEmpire. 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 RuleOfTwo dictates.

In the sequel, Starkiller has a fragmented memory of his past, having been told by Vader that he's a clone of the original. Unable to shake off the emotions the "real" Starkiller felt, he escapes Vader and goes on a journey to find his friends and discover the truth of his existence.
* AbusiveParents: He was raised by Darth Vader, and his childhood consisted almost entirely of [[TrainingFromHell Sith training]]. This is pretty much a given.
* TheAce: Starkiller is a virtually unstoppable engine of mass destruction and beats nearly anyone he ends up against. His connection with the Force is so strong he can tear down a Star Destroyer, kill a Sarlacc with lightning, and defeat Anakin Skywalker and nearly the entire heroic cast of the ''Star Wars'' films.
* AchillesHeel: In the sequel, Darth Vader considers Juno this for Starkiller. Considering that [[spoiler:Starkiller was willing to surrender to Vader to save her life]], he might have a point.
-->'''Vader''': Rise above this. She means nothing!
* ActionGenreHeroGuy: Definitely fits this mold.
* AffablyEvil: When he was Vader's apprentice, he was pretty decent to anyone he wasn't trying to kill. He mainly shows this side of himself to [[OnlyFriend PROXY]] and [[LoveInterest Juno]].
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl:
** He disobeys a direct order from Vader to "sever all ties to his past" and rescues Juno from the ''Empirical'''s crash into a nearby sun, jeopardizing his own life in the process.
** {{Lampshaded}} by Kota in the sequel, as Starkiller's main motivation is to rescue Juno while Kota begs the boy to help in the war against the Empire.
* AmbiguousSituation: In the sequel, whether or not he actually is a clone or the original Starkiller somehow brought BackFromTheDead is unclear. Starkiller himself angsts over this for quite some time before concluding that it doesn't matter.
* AntiVillain: Despite being a ruthless Jedi killer, Starkiller is rather innocent and non-malevolent, showing no real hatred for his victims beyond what was instilled in him by Vader. He definitely has a number of positive traits before his HeelFaceTurn, with his time as an "[[BecomingTheMask undercover]]" Jedi giving these traits the chance to thrive.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He was given no formal lightsaber training by Vader. The reason why he's a MasterSwordsman is that he observed and reverse-engineered Vader and PROXY's moves... while struggling to survive them during his TrainingFromHell.
* BackFromTheDead: 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.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: In the sequel he still can use [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] and his use of JediMindTrick borders dangerously close to MindRape, considering that he uses it to make mooks attack each other or even commit suicide. Despite all of this, he still has turned away from the dark side and is dead set against going back.
* BattleAura: While using Force Fury.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Despite nearly twenty years of brutal training under Vader, Starkiller has somehow avoided any disfiguring facial scars, although the rest of his body has taken its fair share.
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* BeenThereShapedHistory: He seems to be present at a lot of really large events in ''Franchise/StarWars'' canon as well as rubbing elbows with a lot of really important and fan favorite characters.
* BloodSplatteredWarrior: Some of his costumes have blood splattered all over him, mostly those he uses during the early game.
* BodyHorror:
** The Sith Stalker costume unlocked after completing the Dark Side ending shows Starkiller reconstructed in a similar manner to Vader, with pale white skin, cybernetic arms unevenly mixed with flesh, and his fingers replaced with sharp metallic claws. Behind the mask, Lord Starkiller is completely bald, with dead looking eyes and three unexplained scars across his forehead.
** The Cybernetic Reconstruction costume available in the Jedi Temple DLC is even more horrifying. The lower portion of his face is replaced with cybernetics, and what is left of his head has bits of metal on his head. His torso is only half biological, with the lower half being a skeletal replacement, with bits of skin hanging from his back. His hands and arms are once again a blend of metal and flesh, with sharp claws replacing his fingers.
* BornWinner: 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.
** How strong was his presence in the Force exactly? Vader mistook a young Galen's Force signature for that of a Jedi ''Master'', that is, stronger than his own father.
* CannotSpitItOut: Starkiller wasn't exactly raised with emotional well-being in mind, so he has real trouble expressing his feelings for Juno.
-->'''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.
* ChewingTheScenery: He has a few moments of this in the second game.
* ChildProdigy: Had a strong connection with the force as a little kid, and during the events of the first game he is only 17.
* ChildSoldier: Was taken in by Darth Vader and raised in order to assassinate Jedi and eventually the Emperor, he is even sent on missions that Vader blatantly said would probably kill him.
* CloningBlues: He spends a lot of time in the second game angsting over whether or not he is the original Starkiller or a clone before deciding it doesn't matter.
* CodeName: His real name is Galen Marek but never goes by it in-game, only being referred to his imperial codename, "Starkiller."
* CombatPragmatist: Especially in ''The Ultimate Sith Edition''.
* CoveredWithScars: Sith training is rough.
* DarkIsNotEvil: After his HeelFaceTurn, he still fights like a Sith warrior, but is firmly on the side of good.
* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: In the bad ending and the Ultimate Sith Edition, Sidious mortally wounds him and then reconstructs him as a cyborg, just like Darth Vader.
* DespairEventHorizon: In the bad ending, after letting the Rebels and Juno die, getting crushed by the Rogue Shadow and then further mutilated by Sidious, Starkiller finally becomes a Sith Lord, having no other options, or anything else to live for.
* DeadpanSnarker: 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.
* TheDragon: Starts out as this to Vader.
--> '''Starkiller''': I bring Darth Vader's enemies to justice. Now, so do you.
* DoomedByCanon: Naturally, a Force sensitive with Starkiller's power couldn't be alive during the events of the films without becoming involved with the story.
* DualWielding: He dual wields a pair of lightsabers in a reverse grip in the second game.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:In the game's Light Side ending, Starkiller holds his own against the Emperor before [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself]] to cover the escape of the other Rebel leaders.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Starkiller appeared in ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur IV'' as a GuestFighter before the release of ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed''.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: A twisted example. In the first novel, the staunchly Imperialist Starkiller is disturbed by Vader's order to kill all witnesses, including Imperial Stormtroopers.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Inverted; Vader had told Starkiller that Jedi had gone soft from a life of privilege, and as such seeing battle-hardened Jedi Knights such as Rahm Kota and Shaak Ti threw him off.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the first game, he's generally only referred to by Vader, and thus only as "The Apprentice." The second game starts using "Starkiller" more, but even then, that's not actually his name, just his CodeName.
* EvilCounterpart: 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.
* EvilTwin: He has one in the form of the Dark Apprentice.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:In the non-canonical DarkSide 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.]]
* TheFettered: Especially in the second game.
* FragileSpeedster: Coming straight off of playing as Vader, Starkiller notably lacks the endurance and vitality that made Vader such a threat in the opening level, but he compensates by being much faster and having a dash to help with mobility. As the game progresses, he develops more of Vader's strengths and abilities to move on from this role.
* GeneticMemory: His clones got all his memories through memory flashes, in order to advance their skills more rapidly. [[DeconstructedTrope It really screws them up mentally]], driving most of the clones insane, and even the more stable ones have trouble separating his memories from their own.
* TheGift: Starkiller's skill with the Force has been present since birth, when he was already far stronger than his fully trained father.
* GoodCounterpart: 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 ActionGirl... yes, he's Anakin Skywalker if he hadn't been ruled by hubris, hate, and ambition.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Even after his HeelFaceTurn, Starkiller can still be brutal to his enemies, which the game actively encourages with its Frenzy and Crush points bonuses for doing exceptional amounts of damage. The [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown absolutely savage]] beating he dishes out to Vader after winning their duel in the first game stands out.
* HeelFaceTurn: With a healthy dose of BecomingTheMask 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.
* HeroKiller: Starkiller starts out as a Jedi hunter who no one, not even a Jedi council member, can stand up to.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* IllKillYou: His response when Vader seemingly kills Juno in the sequel.
* ImplacableMan: Nothing short of his own death will stop Starkiller from achieving his goals, best visualized by the way he can casually push aside laser fire with his bare hands.
* ImprovisedWeapon: With the Force, he can telekinetically grab any object and launch it at incredible speeds, allowing him to use enemy troops and mundane furniture as ammunition against his enemies.
* InASingleBound: Using the Force, Starkiller can pull off some pretty impressive leaps.
* InkSuitActor: Modeled after his voice actor, Creator/SamWitwer. Interestingly, the concept art bore a strong resemblance to Witwer even before his casting.
* InTheBack:
** After the third level of the first game, Vader impales Starkiller from behind and throws him out an airlock, seemingly betraying him.
** In the second game's Dark Side ending, [[spoiler:he is impaled from behind by his evil clone.]]
* InTheHood: His Jedi outfit at the end of the game, as well as his unlockable Sith Robe, and his father's robe, which you can unlock.
* ISurrenderSuckers: A gambit he pulls in the novelization of the sequel. [[spoiler: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.]]
* JediMindTrick: He starts using these [[CombatPragmatist in combat]] in the second game to convince enemies that they're spies, that their allies are spies, or just to straight up commit suicide.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: 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.
* LaserBlade:
** Starkiller built his own lightsaber with little to work with but spare parts, which he wields with a reverse grip. As such, it looks like a prototype of Darth Vader's saber and has the same red color. Later in the game, Starkiller switches the color to blue in order to pass himself off as a Jedi.
** The second game starts with Starkiller wielding two red lightsabers, although he switches the color to blue in time for his final confrontation with Vader.
* LegacyCharacter: Starkiller in ''The Force Unleashed II'' may not be the same Starkiller from ''The Force Unleashed I''; it's likely that he is a clone of the original made by Darth Vader.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Upon seeing Juno for the first time, though it takes him a while to understand his feelings.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: 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 have proved disastrous, and tries to limit his use of Dark Side techniques afterwards.
* MadeOfIron: He survived being [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice skewered]] with Vader's lightsaber, telekinetically beaten half to death, and [[DestinationDefenestration 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.
* MachineMonotone: Lord Starkiller in the DLC packs sounds distinctly robotic, as a result of his cybernetic reconstruction.
* MasterSwordsman: Starkiller can match fully trained Jedi Masters, as well as Darth Vader himself, in lightsaber combat, despite being a teenager who taught himself to fight to survive.
* MeteorMove: Deemed the "Sith Slam," this technique sees the Apprentice stop mid-air and launch himself towards the ground before hitting it with his lightsaber and releasing a shockwave with the Force.
* MindOverMatter: Starkiller can lift nearly any enemy and interactable object with his Force Grip. This even extends to larger objects like Rancors, TIE Fighters and yes, a Star Destroyer.
* MoralityPet: Juno. She's the only reason he doesn't join Vader in crushing the Rebellion.
* MythologyGag: Starkiller was originally meant to be Luke Skywalker's last name.
* NeckLift: The Force Choke, which he uses against his own men in the Hoth DLC, just like Vader did in ''The Empire Strikes Back''.
* NeckSnap: The ReactionCommand to kill a Shadow Guard (done with his bare hands).
* NotSoDifferent: 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.
* OneManArmy: With the full training of Darth Vader, Starkiller has managed to single-handedly tear down General Kota's militia, the Felucian army (twice), the crew of ''The Empirical'', and the entire defensive force of the Death Star.
* PastLifeMemories: 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.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: The man is powerful enough to pull spaceships the size of football stadiums out of the sky and send them crashing along the ground.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner
** Starkiller gives a chilling line as he infiltrates an enemy base.
--->'''Juno''': They're fortifying all positions to try to keep you out.\\
'''Starkiller''': Let them try...
** He gives one to Vader before the final boss fight.
--->'''Darth Vader''': This is your last chance.\\
'''Starkiller''': I make my own chances.
* RaisedByOrcs: Darth Vader raised him in the ways of the Sith, despite both of Galen's parents being valiant Jedi.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:In the canonical Light Side ending of the first game, he pulls off a HeroicSacrifice to buy time for Rahm Kota, Bail Organa, and the other rebel leaders to escape from Palpatine and Vader.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: In a twisted way, it's implied that Vader is using Marek as a substitute for the child he thought he lost.
* ReverseGrip: His standard stance. While he has studied all seven forms of lightsaber combat, he favors the Shien style.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: 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.
* ShockAndAwe: Force Lightning is one of Starkiller's most powerful and as such, abusable moves in either game. Oddly, he only unlocks it upon completing the first level, but after that, he can use it to shoot out waves of lightning, infuse his LaserBlade with it, set objects to blow and much more.
* SphereOfDestruction: Force Repulse has him float in the air, charge up the Force, and then push out his arms as a shockwave circles around him and sends everything in its radius flying.
* SuperMode: Force Fury in the second game. Normally, it only lasts about 20 seconds, but it lasts indefinitely in the FinalBattle, which is understandable as it runs on UnstoppableRage and [[spoiler: Starkiller is ''pissed'' that Darth Vader pushed Juno out a window and seemingly killed her.]]
* ThatManIsDead:
** 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.
* TooManyBelts: Some of his outfits in the first game. The training gear he starts off with has no fewer than ''five'' belts.
* TrainingFromHell:
** Being raised by Darth Vader, or any Sith, is not good for your childhood. Vader once injected him with a paralyzing drug and dumped him into a wilderness, ''all to force him to [[DieOrFly quickly figure out how to do the Jedi Mind Trick to get the predators to leave him alone]]''. We first see him in the sequel after Vader has kept him shackled in a dark pit with no food or water for ''13 days''.
** To perfect his DualWielding 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.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: 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.
* TykeBomb: Vader raised him from early childhood to be a living weapon and enforcer for his will.
* TheUnfettered: Starkiller does what he does for Juno and Juno alone. He doesn't care about the War, the Rebellion or the Empire, just making sure the one he loves is safe.
* UnstoppableRage: Par for the course of a Dark Force user. Force Fury taps into Starkiller's primal rage, and channels it into unleashing carnage on the battlefield. [[spoiler: taken up to 11 when Darth Vader apparently kills Juno, Starkiller goes ballistic and proceeds to lay a beat down on Vader, with all of Vader's counterattacks being pretty much shrugged off or turned against him.]]
* UnwillingRoboticization: In the Dark Side ending, this is what becomes of the Apprentice. In this, the Apprentice defeats Darth Vader, but while weakened, is almost killed by Palpatine. The Emperor transforms him into a 'placeholder' until he can acquire someone to take over Vader's role.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* UpToEleven: The feats he can do with The Force are incredible even by StarWars standards.
* VillainProtagonist: Initially, the Apprentice lives only to serve Vader's will and has no qualms about murdering heroic Jedi and the innocents who protect them. The end of the first game offers the player the choice to either reject this role or fulfill it and give into hatred.
* VaderBreath: After being reconstructed as Lord Starkiller and the DLC packs based on this ending. Ironically he got it after killing the TropeNamer.
* WeCanRebuildHim: [[spoiler:If you chose the Dark Side ending, the Emperor will destroy his body and rebuild him as a cyborg.]]
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: He can solve nearly any obstacle with the Force, or his lightsaber.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Delivers one to 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... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. Let. You. Live.]] I've finally broken your hold over me. [''Starkiller turns to leave'']
--> '''Darth Vader''': [[spoiler:As long as she lives, I will always control you.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: He killed Shaak Ti, and was perfectly willing to fight Maris Brood.
* YinYangBomb: Starkiller blends Light Side and Dark Side techniques in battle, like an unrefined version of Vaapad.
* YouAreNumberSix: His clone designation was Subject 1138 in the sequel.
* YouHaveFailedMe: In ''The Ultimate Sith Edition'', he pulls this on the incompetent Captain Keenah, Force Choking him to death ''over the radio''.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: 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.

[[folder:Darth Vader]]
!!Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker)
!!!'''Species:''' Human
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Tatooine (birthworld unknown)

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MattSloan

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 RuleOfTwo 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.
* AbusiveParent: Throughout [[TrainingFromHell teaching Galen the ways of The Dark Side and the Sith]], he never gave him one ounce of encouragement or kindness.
* AlasPoorVillain: InUniverse 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.
* AxCrazy: Cuts down Wookies as casually as one would use a windshield wiper on a rainy day.
* BadBoss: For example, upon arriving at Kashyyyk, he immediately begins to choke the first officer who talks to him. He allows the officer to live, but later, he effortlessly frags said officer and a squad of stormtroopers in order to save himself the trouble of [[EvilIsPetty telling them not not shoot the young Starkiller.]]
-->'''Imperial Commander:''' Lord Vader? We were ambushed upon arrival, but I have the situation well in- (''is Force Choked'')
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Tries to impress this on Starkiller every chance he gets.
* BeingEvilSucks: 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.
* BigBad: Vader works mostly on his own in the second game and personally hunts down Starkiller II, even acting as the only final boss option this time around.
* BlackKnight: A black armour clad swordsman.
* BossBanter: Darth Vader attempts to convince Starkiller that he should fall in line as a clone in their fight from the second game.
* BreakThemByTalking: 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."\\
"[[spoiler: As long as she lives, I will always control you.]]"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: 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.
* TheCorrupter: He wants Starkiller on the dark side and will allow nothing to get in the way of that goal.
* TheDragon: Vader is the Emperor's attack hound, and is his physical representative for most of the first game. He's also the last opponent Starkiller must fight before he can get a chance to challenge the Emperor.
* DragonInChief: The Emperor mostly oversees the construction of the Death Star, leaving Vader to hunt down Jedis, Rebels, and any who sympathize with them.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: He trained Starkiller without Palpatine's knowledge, so that they could kill the Emperor together.
* EnemyMine: Starkiller actually tries to invoke this in order to get Darth Vader to join the Rebellion since both sides want the Emperor dead. [[SubvertedTrope Darth Vader's reply to the offer is downright ''venomous'']]; he rejects the notion of seeking their help to realize his plans.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Matt Sloan does an admirable imitation of Creator/JamesEarlJones' bass voice.
* FinalBoss: In the Dark Side ending, Starkiller fights Vader instead of Palpatine.
* FlunkyBoss: In the sequel, has reinforcements in the form of [[spoiler:Starkiller's own clones.]]
* GeniusBruiser: He proves to be a skilled manipulator, in addition to his fearsome combat skills.
* GetBackHereBoss: In the sequel, the first stage of his battle has him jumping from platform to platform.
* HandicappedBadass: Vader's suit is a life-support system, and without it, he will die.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: 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 for Starkiller to evade it and shove him into the pylon. Surprisingly, he survives this.
* ILied:
** [[spoiler:After betraying Starkiller, Starkiller asks about their plan to defeat The Emperor. He replies with this, although it's more accurately a half-truth, since Vader just didn't plan to betray the Emperor ''with'' Starkiller]].
** The bios and some statements by those involved in Creator/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, [[spoiler:he lied about the cloning process not being perfected.]]
* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler:Tries to lure Starkiller back to him in the second game by kidnapping Juno.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''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 TheDarkSide. 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!]]
* ImplacableMan: It takes a ''lot'' of punishment to put Vader down for the count. Otherwise, he just keeps attacking.
* InASingleBound: Using the Force allows Vader to make great leaps.
* InsistentTerminology:
-->'''Starkiller''': The Force gives me all I need.\\
'''Vader''': The Force?\\
'''Starkiller''': TheDarkSide, 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.
* KamehameHadoken: Uses this stance for some especially powerful Force pushes.
* KickTheDog:
** [[spoiler: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 torture Starkiller and Juno in the sequel.
* KneelBeforeZod: [[spoiler:Orders Starkiller to do this in the sequel by threatening to kill Juno.]]
-->'''Vader''': ([[spoiler:''Force-chokes Juno'') Bow before me, or she dies.]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Starkiller''': Wait! Wait! (''drops his lightsabers and kneels'') I will do your bidding. Just let her go.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: When he shows up, the game gets serious.
* LackOfEmpathy: Towards Starkiller and Juno.
* LargeAndInCharge: Vader is ''massive'', towering over Starkiller and even the Emperor.
* LaserBlade: His signature weapon is a red lightsaber.
* LoveIsAWeakness: He's so disgusted that Starkiller loves Juno that he [[spoiler: 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.
* MadeOfIron: 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.
* MasterSwordsman: Vader is an expert with a lightsaber and has even come to the point where he could beat a young Obi-Wan Kenobi.
* MightyGlacier: Vader is incredibly strong, but not very fast or agile; he can't even Force Dash.
* MindOverMatter: Vader can use the Dark Side to tear down massive gates on Kashyyyk and send hordes of Wookees flying into the abyss.
* NeckLift: Both physically and telekinetically, the latter being how he kills Kento Marek.
* OminousWalk: His typical manner of walking is a menacing march.
* OneManArmy: An army of Wookiees ([[BadBoss and several of his own troops]]) prove to be no challenge for Vader.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Starkiller. An cruel, abusive, altogether unkindly father figure, but a father figure nonetheless.
* PerfectPlayAI: Fights like this.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: In the sequel, he tests Starkiller's commitment to TheDarkSide 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. [[spoiler: 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.
* ShockAndAwe: Normally Vader has no way to create Force Lightning; however, he can use the lightning rods on Kamino to absorb and fire lightning in a move that replicates Force Lightning.
* ShowsDamage: At the end of his duel with Starkiller in the first game, Vader is a ''mess''.
* TheSlowWalk: He never seems to actually run.
* TheStarscream: His entire purpose in training Starkiller was so that Vader could use his own apprentice to help overthrow his master.
* TheStoic: He maintains a cold detachment throughout the games, until [[VillainousBreakdown the climax]] of the second.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: The Saber Throw technique is a favorite of Vader's, who uses it to cut down Wookees in the prologue. This come back to bite him in the sequel when [[spoiler:Starkiller catches Vader's saber and throws it back, cutting off his hand.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: In the second game, the fight against him is lengthier with many more stages to it. It takes a ''lot'' to bring him to his knees (force lightning ''amplified'' with natural lightning) and then in the canonical ending, the story actually goes and implies that although he put up one heck of a convincing show, he ''[[PlayingPossum lost on purpose]]'' to allow the Rebellion to capture him and take him to a secret base (where he was tracked by Boba Fett).
* TookALevelInJerkass: Despite his actions in the first game, it did somewhat hint that in a twisted way that Vader did care about Galen more than a Sith Lord would ever be allowed to admit (helped by the developers describing Galen as what Luke could have been if Vader had raised him). By the second game, Vader has taken to cloning him, and considers every single clone as expendable as the last if they fail their training.
* TurnsRed: He does this in his boss fight.
* TheUnfettered: 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.
* UsingYouAllAlong: [[spoiler: Vader was working with Palpatine the whole time. To him, Starkiller was nothing but a tool to find the rebels and capture them.]]
* VaderBreath: Obviously, Vader keeps his trademark deep breath from his respiratory mask.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:His "she dies" speech in the second game shows just how fed up he is with Starkiller.]]
* VillainousDemotivator: 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."
* WeHaveReserves: Imperial lives mean nothing to Vader.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: 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.
* WouldHitAGirl: He's ready to flat-out ''murder'' Juno in the sequel.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Starkiller gets a lightsaber through the back when he inadvertently alerts the Emperor to Vader's plans.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Pulls this on Starkiller when his EvilPlan to capture the rebels comes to fruition.]] It didn't end up well for him.

[[folder:Juno Eclipse]]
!!Juno Eclipse
!!!'''Species:''' Human
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Corulag

->'''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 TheEmpire'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''.
* AbusiveParents: Her father is a piece of shit, see [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Girl]] below.
* AcePilot: Vader was impressed enough by her skills to assign her to be his apprentice's personal pilot.
* ActionGirl: Juno gets to do some covert ops work for the Alliance and knock Boba Fett on his ass in the novel of the sequel.
* AllThereInTheManual: The majority of her backstory, and the lion's share of her characterisation, are present in the novelisations.
* AntiVillain: Type I at first.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: "Juno Eclipse" is an awesome handle. Her ship (technically Starkiller's, but Juno is it's pilot) the ''Rogue Shadow'' also qualifies.
* BadassBoast:
-->(''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 TheEmpire. Eventually, you will be an outlaw too. And then, Vader will be hunting ''you''."
* BadassNormal: No Force powers, just raw skill and talent.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: 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.
* TheCaptain: Though she holds the rank in the first game, she actually has a crew who listens to her as the boss in the second.
* ChildSoldier: Juno joined the Imperial academy at 14.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She gets jealous when Starkiller's battle against Maris Brood is described to her by Bail Organa, mainly because Maris is an attractive girl.
* CoolShip:
** She is the principal pilot for ''The Rogue Shadow'' and by the end of the game she pretty much owns it.
** She pilots the frigate ''Salvation'' in the sequel. In the novelisation, [[spoiler:she's quite annoyed when Starkiller wrecks it]].
* DarkChick: Starts out as an Imperial fighter pilot loyal to the Empire and willing to help Starkiller in his goals to exterminate Jedi.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In the novelisations, she's the only point-of-view character other than Starkiller and gets a great deal of CharacterDevelopment and her own subplots.
* DistressedDamsel:
** Starkiller rescues her from imprisonment on the ''Empirical''.
** [[spoiler:In the sequel, Boba Fett is hired to kidnap her and lure Starkiller into a trap.]]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Close to it when she kisses Starkiller after he tells her she probably won't see him again.
* HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler:Starkiller's death]].
* HeelFaceTurn: 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.
* InkSuitActor: Modeled after her voice actress, Nathalie Cox.
* LoveInterest: For Starkiller. She was most likely the first woman he met who wasn't an assassination target.
* TheMourningAfter: [[spoiler:After Starkiller's death, Juno finds herself unable to move on.]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Rare dramatic example at first.
* MsFanservice: A rather tame example, but she clearly favours open jackets and low-cut tops.
* MyGreatestFailure: She led the bombing of Callos, which ended up making life on the planet extinct. It's haunted her ever since and plays a part in her willingness to betray the Empire.
* MythologyGag: Juno Eclipse was originally meant to be Asajj Ventress' name.
* NowOrNeverKiss: Gives one to Starkiller before his final mission, [[spoiler: to rescue the Rebel Alliance from the Death Star.]]
* SatelliteLoveInterest: In the games, she receives very little characterisation apart from her love for Starkiller. Averted in the novels, where she's much less of a FlatCharacter.
* ShellShockedVeteran: While in the Black Eight Squadron, she bombed Callos under Vader's orders, and ended up [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone wiping out all life on the planet]].
* TookALevelInBadass: In the novelisation of the sequel, Juno is a captain and covert agent for the Rebel Alliance. She also [[spoiler:takes a shot at Darth Vader with one of Starkiller's lightsabers]]. The latter feat [[spoiler:nearly gets her killed]], but it still took a ''lot'' of guts.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [[spoiler:She pulls a ShutUpHannibal 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]].
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Shares the task of guiding Starkiller with PROXY.
* WellDoneSonGuy: 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.
* WrenchWench: Juno is introduced doing some maintenance work on the ''Rogue Shadow''.


-->'''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 TrainingFromHell, 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 ThereAreNoTherapists. 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.
* AllYourPowersCombined: 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.
* AntiVillain: Type III, to hilarious results. He's a combination of C-3PO and HK-47.
* BadassAdorable: Effectively an innocent child who treats battle like a game and is too naive to understand what "death" means, PROXY is a deadly combat droid armed with the knowledge of countless master lightsaber duelists.
* BattleButler: To Starkiller on occasions.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: 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.
* FreudianSlip: PROXY's holograph malfunctions in the novel of the sequel could be considered this.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: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 (on the way to Kashyyyk in the comic) and reappears in the sequel.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Saves one fighting module for last: [[spoiler:Darth Maul.]]
-->"I have one module you've never seen. An enemy I've stored for years."
* LaserBlade: A '''lot''' of them, since it needs to store one for every Jedi he has data of; most notably, he contains the iconic lightsaber wielded by [[spoiler:Darth Maul, which he uses to hold his own against Starkiller on Raxxus Prime]].
* MasterSwordsman: He's programmed with the experience of a ''lot'' of them, allowing him to train Starkiller to assassinate Jedi and protect him if need be.
* NiceGuy: 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.
* ObliviouslyEvil: 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.
* PluckyComicRelief: PROXY is the principal source of humor in the game.
* RobotBuddy: After training him since childhood, PROXY has become Starkiller's lifelong friend and clearly enjoys being with him even when his programming makes them duel to the death.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip:
** 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.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Shares the task of guiding Starkiller with Juno.

[[folder:Rahm Kota]]
!!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. Serving as 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 kept in contact with surviving Jedi, Kota finally surfaced to wreak havoc on the Empire and try to draw out Darth Vader, only to encounter Starkiller.
* AntiHero: Type III; Kota may be a light-aligned Jedi, but he sees no reason to obey the law or offer his enemy any mercy in his quest to end the reign of Vader and the Sith.
* AFatherToHisMen: 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.
* TheAlcoholic: Descended into alcoholism when his sight was taken from him.
* BlatantLies: He keeps on claiming that his link to the Force was severed, but he blatantly uses it throughout the game.
* BlindSeer: He's blind, but he has no trouble getting around or fighting off enemies.
* CaptainObvious: Sometimes. His description of [[{{Kaiju}} the gorog]] as "big" is a good example.
--> '''Starkiller''': [[DeadpanSnarker That's perceptive, for a blind man]].
* ChildSoldier: Kota started out as a child soldier on his homeworld before being taken in by the Jedi.
* CowboyCop: It is mentioned in the [[AllThereInTheManual novels]] that Kota would often lead raids without the Rebel Council's approval.
* CynicalMentor: 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.
* DrowningMySorrows: For quite a long time after the incident.
* EyeScream: Being blinded by your own lightsaber has ''got'' to hurt.
* FallenHero: 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.
* FourStarBadass: 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. It's to the point that he's more commonly known as "General Kota" than "Master Kota".
* GeneralRipper: Obsessed with destroying the Empire.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Picks up quite a few badass facial scars from his time in the arena.
* HandicappedBadass: Even after being blinded, Kota is a deadly fighter and needs no help surviving the Imperial forces on Bespin.
* HesBack: On Corellia, he shows up to the Rebel meeting sober, tidied up, and ready to take up the good fight once again.
* HiddenDepths:
** Initially shown as an arrogant GeneralRipper before resurfacing a drunk FallenHero, Kota's cynicism occasionally breaks away to show his true wisdom, which helps Starkiller better understand the Force.
** 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.
* HotBlooded: A rare Hot blooded ''Jedi'' (see his rant at Starkiller in the sequel for a particularly noticeable example).
* InkSuitActor: Modeled (though with some added hair) after his voice actor, Cully Fredrickson.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: 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).
* KnightInSourArmor: 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.
%%* LargeHam: In the second game.
* MadeOfIron: He had to have been to survive the fall from his space station into Nar Shaadaa's atmosphere.
* TheMentor: Guides Galen to the light side of the Force.
* MindOverMatter: He even coaches Starkiller on using it.
-->'''Kota:''' You're a Jedi, boy! Size means ''nothing'' to you!
* NotSoDifferent: 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.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Even after being blinded and binge-drinking, he's actually as wise and as powerful as he ever was. [[spoiler: 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.]]
* OldSoldier: Kota's been a soldier for most of his life, and seems more comfortable as a fighter than as a peacekeeper.
* OneManArmy: He may not be as powerful as Starkiller, but his performance in Tarko's gladiator arena speaks volumes.
* ParentalSubstitute: 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).
* PragmaticHero: Best exemplified in the Light Side choice for the ending of ''II'', where his reason for Starkiller to [[spoiler:spare Vader]] isn't for the typical nebulous Jedi reasons like "you'll fall to the dark side", but rather because he thinks that [[spoiler:Vader]] is best left imprisoned so he can be interrogated, and then executed in front of the entire galaxy as a show of defiance to the Empire.
* ProperlyParanoid: Not trusting the clone troops saved his life.
* RefugeInAudacity: 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.
* ShadowArchetype: Non-villainous variation: According to the [[WordOfGod Producers]], Kota was specifically built as the anti-thesis of Obi-Wan, being a [[HotBlooded angry]], [[GeneralRipper War-obsessed]] [[KnightInSourArmor world-weary]] Jedi, everything Obi-Wan is ''not''. He maintains, however, the same wisdom.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He was pretty arrogant until Starkiller [[BreakTheHaughty beat the crap out of him]].
* SticksToTheBack: His lightsaber. Coupled with his armour and haircut, Kota has a distinct samurai look to him.
* TheStrategist: 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."
* UnderestimatingBadassery: 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?!
* VerbalTic: 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.


[[folder:Kento Marek]]
!Kento Marek

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomKane

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.
* AncestralWeapon: Starkiller eventually finds his broken lightsaber and uses its blue focusing crystal when constructing a new one.
* BloodKnight: 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, [[WhatTheHellHero she called him out on this]], leaving him ashamed of his foolishness and un-Jedi-like behavior.
* CurbStompBattle: Is on the receiving end of one by Darth Vader. He never really had a chance, and just did his best to keep Galen safe.
* DeathByOriginStory: In fact, Kento's death is what allows Vader to recruit Galen as his apprentice.
* GoingNative: He adopts a style similar to the Wookiees general aesthetic, while still being reminiscent of a Jedi robe.
* HeroAntagonist: Of the first game's prologue; he's a light aligned ex-Jedi Knight and father, so naturally Vader needs him dead.
* InTheHood: He keeps his hood up for the entirety of his screentime.
* LaserBlade: He wields a blue lightsaber, which his son eventually inherits.
* MindOverMatter: Powerful enough to yank TIE Fighters out of the air. Like father, like son.
* PapaWolf: Kento tries to fight off Darth Vader to protect his son. His last act in life is to yell for Galen to run.
* PosthumousCharacter: Slain by Darth Vader fifteen years before the bulk of the story.
* UnskilledButStrong: 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.
* YouShallNotPass: Pulls this when Vader tried to enter his house.

[[folder:Rahm Kota]]
!General Rahm Kota
->See the "Starkiller's Team" folder.

[[folder:Kazdan Paratus]]
!!Kazdan Paratus
!!!'''Species:''' Aleena

->'''Voiced by:''' Larry Drake

A disgraced 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.
* BladeOnAStick: His lightsaber-pike.
* FamousLastWords: "I'm sorry, masters. I've failed you… again."
* FallenHero: Not villainous, but cowardly and tragic. He fled the holocaust while his brethren were murdered (though to be fair most surviving Jedi did) and by the end the guilt drove him into the abyss. But he did not fall to the Dark Side.
* FlunkyBoss: At the loss of each third of his health, Paratus will retreat and create a golem made of junk to fight Starkiller.
* GadgeteerGenius: He had a natural affinity for machines.
* HeroAntagonist: A darker, more tragic take given his fearfulness and guilt. But he did not fall to the Dark Side even at the end of his sanity.
* ImaginaryFriend: Parataus thinks the statues he made to resemble the Jedi Council are the real deal, and will cry out in grief if Starkiller destroys any of them.
* LaserBlade: He wields blue lightsaber-pike.
* LizardFolk: He's an Aleena.
* LonersAreFreaks: Even during his time in the Jedi Order, he preferred hanging out with droids rather than people.
* MindOverMatter: Paratus's insane mind drove him to construct a Jedi Temple and an army of droids using the Force.
* TheNapoleon: He gave himself SpiderLimbs to compensate for his short stature.
* SanitySlippage: Guilt and isolation drove Paratus completely insane, to the point that he thinks his junk sculptures of the Jedi Council are the real thing.
* SpiderLimbs: Via a harness he wears, Kazdan Paratus uses four spider-like robotic legs to move with incredible speed and dexterity.

[[folder:Shaak Ti]]
!Shaak Ti
!!!'''Species:''' Togruta
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Shili

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SusanEisenberg

A Jedi Master 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.
* TheBeastmaster: Gains control of a Sarlacc and several Rancors.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Shaak Ti accepts her death with a serene remark, showing more pity for Starkiller than fear of death.
* FamousLastWords: "Poor boy. The Sith ''always'' [[ChronicBackStabbingDisorder betray one another]]. [[{{Foreshadowing}} But I’m sure you’ll learn that soon enough]]."
* FlunkyBoss: Shaak Ti can summon three Felucian Warriors at a time during her fight, and she calls in the Sarlaac to help her out after half the battle.
* FourStarBadass: She was a general in the Clone Wars, and is the most powerful Jedi that Starkiller hunts down.
* GoingNative: Shaak Ti adopts a Felucian style of dress after retreating to the world to survive the Empire's purge of the Jedi.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: She's quite attractive, and quite red.
* HeroAntagonist: A faithful, humanitarian Jedi Knight. Which is precisely why Vader wants her dead.
* HornedHumanoid: Typical of her species, Shaak Ti has massive white horns to differentiate herself from other humanoid species.
* LaserBlade: A blue lightsaber.
* MindOverMatter: Shaak Ti can use the Force to summon waves of dirt to follow her enemies, send them flying back with (conveniently red-tinted) telekinetic blasts, or protect herself with an impenetrable shield.
* MsFanservice: Her costume is quite revealing.
* NeverMessWithGranny: She's about 57 during the time of the game and she's the strongest Jedi that Starkiller had to battle against.
* NubileSavage: She has the style of one, although she wasn't born on Felucia.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Judging by the timeline, she is about 57 years old. Justified in that Jedi age slower than normal thanks to the Force.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: With Shaak Ti being alive in the first game, both of her deleted death scenes in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' were treated as non-canon during the ''Legends'' run. In canon, she was killed during Order 66, canonizing one of those deleted scenes.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: What she tried to do with the Felucians.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: She tries to convince Starkiller that he can be something more than Vader's attack dog. He doesn't listen. Not at first, anyway.

[[folder:Ozzik Sturn]]
!!Captain Ozzik Sturn

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomKane

A sleazy Imperial officer who was put in charge of an Imperial-controlled Kashyyyk.
* {{BFG}}: Favours them, as his walker can attest to.
* EgomaniacHunter: He even keeps a trophy room.
* FamousLastWords: "Wait! Let's be civil-AAAGH!"
* FantasticRacism: He sees no problem with hunting sentient Wookiees and other non-humans.
* HumongousMecha: He pilots an [=AT-ST=] that is larger and more heavily armed than the regular kind.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: 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.
* InkSuitActor: Modeled after his voice actor, Creator/TomKane.
* {{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.
* PsychicStatic: In the novel, he's so choked with hate and pride that the JediMindTrick has no effect on him.
* SmugSnake: Even armed with a {{BFG}} and a HumongousMecha, did he, a non Force-sensitive who's ''not'' General Grievous or Boba Fett, really think he could defeat a Jedi?
* TrophyRoom: Holds the remains of creatures he has hunted throughout the galaxy. This includes heads of various creatures, among which include an acklay, a nexu, a reek, a tauntaun, a wampa, and a krayt dragon.

[[folder:Maris Brood]]
!!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 DarkSide of the Force, along with the rest of the planet.
* BareYourMidriff: Her costume shows off her midriff.
* TheBeastmaster: She can control rancors, and even uses one in an attempt to kill Starkiller.
* CuteMonsterGirl: She's attractive, and somewhat monstrous.
* DarkActionGirl: After falling to the Dark Side.
* DualTonfas: Her two lightsabers are more like knives than swords.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: She spins her tonfas around a lot in combat.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[DespairEventHorizon She falls to the Dark side]] after Starkiller kills her Master, Shaak Ti.
* GoingNative: Like Shaak Ti, she adopts a Felucian style of dress.
* HornedHumanoid: Typical for a Zabrak.
* InASingleBound: She uses the Force for some impressive acrobatics.
* InkSuitActor: Modeled after her voice actress, Adrienne Wilkinson.
* {{Invisibility}}: Utilises this while fighting Starkiller.
* LaserBlade: In a variant, Maris {{dual wield}}s two lightsaber tonfas in combat.
* MindOverMatter: She uses the Force to fire telekinetic blasts and throw her lightsabers like boomerangs.
* MonsterAllies: She has a ''Bull Rancor'' for a pet.
* MsFanservice: Maris doesn't wear much from the waist up.
* NubileSavage: She looks like one, but she's not native to Felucia.
* ShadowArchetype: Starkiller sees himself in Maris and lets her go because he wants to give her a chance to redeem herself like he hopes he can do someday.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Makes liberal use of this against Starkiller.
* VillainTeleportation: Sort of; she turns invisible, then reappears in a different spot from where she vanished.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her fate after being spared by Starkiller is unknown, and she isn't even mentioned in the sequel.

[[folder:Darth Vader]]
!!Darth Vader
->See the "Starkiller's Team" folder.

[[folder:Palpatine/Darth Sidious]]
!!Darth Sidious (Emperor Palpatine)
!!!'''Species:''' Human
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Naboo

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/SamWitwer

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.
* AlwaysAccurateAttack: His Force Lighting always hits, even if you're hiding behind a wall behind him. The trick is to block it with your lightsaber, which will deflect it back at the Emperor.
* BadassBoast:
-->"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!"
* BadBoss: He's the friggin' Emperor Palpatine, of course he doesn't do nice.
* BlackCloak: He wears one at all times.
* ChewingTheScenery: Much of his lines. The Sith aren't particularly known for restraint.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He forces Vader to betray and try to kill Starkiller, then tries to convince Starkiller to kill Vader after he wins their duel.
* DeflectorShields: Sometimes he conjures a force barrier during his fight with Starkiller.
* ElectricTorture: He ''loves'' Force lightning, and takes great joy in using it as soon as General Kota gives him cause to.
* EvilLaugh: A joyous cackle when [[{{Sadist}} he sees Starkiller being beaten nearly to death]]
* EvilOldFolks: An elderly man, and an utter monster.
* EvilOverlord: He's the Ruler of the Galactic Empire, and he uses this opportunity to oppress the free people of the galaxy
* FinalBoss: If you choose the Light Side Path in the first game, Palpatine fights Starkiller head-to-head.
* FinishHim: This is a recurring trait for Palpatine in ''The Force Unleashed''.
** First, Palpatine discovers Starkiller and orders Vader to personally kill his own surrogate son to prove his loyalty. Vader complies without hesitation, although it later turns out to be a ruse and Vader never had any intention to kill Starkiller.
-->"YES! KILL HIM, Lord Vader!"
** When Starkiller defeats Vader, Palpatine encourages him to kill his former master and take his place as Palpatine's Apprentice. Notably, this is an interactive variation of the trope, as the player chooses whether Starkiller finishes Vader or takes the path of a Jedi.
--->"Yes! Kill him! He was ''weak''."
** Finally, if Starkiller decides to kill Vader, the Emperor will give one final test: to finish off a nearly dead General Kota. [[spoiler:This choice isn't interactive and Starkiller rejects the Emperor's offer. In retaliation, he kills Juno and the Rebels while crippling Starkiller.]]
* FlashStep: Proves surprisingly fast during his boss fight, using the Force to leap across half the room as Starkiller approaches.
* FlunkyBoss: His [[SuperPoweredMooks Royal Guard and Shadow Guard]] will step in and help him in his final battle with Starkiller, while he stands back in his impenetrable lightning shield.
* ForTheEvulz: While he had an actual reason to order Vader to kill Starkiller, Palpatine took ''way'' too much pleasure in watching the beating.
* GreaterScopeVillain: He's not as active as Vader, but, as the ruler of the Empire, Palpatine is ''the'' evil for the setting.
* InTheHood: Always wears a black hood.
* InvincibleVillain: In both games. In the original, he's mostly successful in his plan to [[spoiler:lure the soon-to-be Rebels out of hiding -- only failing to kill them right then and there]] -- not to mention his [[spoiler:MadeOfIron against Starkiller's SuicideAttack in the Light Side ending and CurbStompBattle against him in the Dark Side ending, respectively]]. And in the sequel's post-Dark-Side-ending DLC, [[spoiler:Palpatine just {{Electric Torture}}s Vader to death (or at least into paralysis) before he can even draw his lightsaber.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Even more so than Vader.
* KickTheDog: Commanding Vader to kill Starkiller, who had already been stabbed through the back, and was therefore helpless. Later, he encourages Starkiller to kill Vader, just so Palpatine can have a stronger apprentice.
* LackOfEmpathy: 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.
* LargeHam: A trait that is kept from the films; Palpatine can't use the Force without wildly yelling about his power and maniacally
* LaserBlade: He carries one, but doesn't use it, as the lightsaber is stolen by Kota.
* MadeOfIron: He managed to survive the explosion at the end of the first game with no apparent injuries.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's the ''real'' mastermind of Vader's Rebel Alliance plan, [[spoiler:which he created to gather his greatest enemies together so he could have public reason to execute them]].
* ManipulativeBastard: 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).
* MasterSwordsman: You can only lightsaber duel him in the Wii version, though. In the Xbox 360/[=PS3=] versions, his combat style is essentially...
* MindOverMatter: His main weapon, apart from Force lightning, is his incredible power over the Force.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain:
** His XanatosGambit kind of backfired. It ''did'' provide important information that would be used in the trilogy but the main goal of [[spoiler: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).
* {{Sadist}}: While Vader brutalises Starkiller, Palpatine is laughing his head off and cheering Vader on.
* ShockAndAwe: Force lightning is his main weapon.
* ShoutOut: 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.
* TheSociopath: As expected. Human suffering (or that of any other sapient being for that matter) is a source of amusement for Palpatine, and he tries to throw Vader aside in favour of Starkiller as soon as it's convenient.
* ToThePain:
-->"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."
* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:After Galen defeats Vader in battle, Palpatine offers to let him take Vader's place as his Apprentice.]]
* WeHaveReserves: He's perfectly fine with countless Imperials getting killed, so long as Palpatine gets what he wants.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: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.]]
* YouKilledMyFather: 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.

[[folder:Darth Desolous]]
!!Darth Desolous
!!!'''Species:''' Pau'an

-> '''Voiced by:''' Kristoffer Tabori

A long dead Sith Lord from ages past. He was once a Jedi, but turned to TheDarkSide, 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.
* BadassBoast:
-->"A thousand Jedi died cursing Darth Desolous. Now, you too shall scream my name!"
-->"It took the entire Council to kill me, boy. You have no hope!"
-->"I am more powerful in death than I was in life!"
-->"Your hatred cannot defeat me."
-->"The dark side is truly your ally, but I am its master."
* TheBerserker
* BloodKnight: He's legendary as one of the most bloodthirsty Sith Lords in history.
* CombatPragmatist: Before he even appears onscreen, he attacks Starkiller from behind.
* FallenHero: He was once a Jedi, but turned to the Dark Side and became a brutal Sith Lord.
* GodGuise: He is known in legend as the AnthropomorphicPersonification of hatred and rage.
* HotBlooded
* IShallTauntYou: Endlessly taunts Starkiller as they fight.
* LaserBlade: Wields a lightsaber.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: In addition to a lightsaber, he wields a cortosis alloy shield that can withstand lightsabers.
%%* MasterSwordsman
* MeaningfulName: Desolate, as in how he's nearly forgotten by Starkiller's time despite his infamy.
* MindOverMatter: A given for both Sith and Jedi.
* ThePowerOfHate: All Dark Side users use this, but he claims to be the personification of it.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Pau'ans were a peaceful race, but during his reign as a Sith Lord, he turned them into his army, teaching them his fighting style.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses Force lightning as a weapon.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He ''was'' pretty infamous back in his day, but he still has a very massive ego.
* UnstoppableRage

[[folder:Darth Phobos]]
!Darth Phobos
!!!'''Species:''' Theelin

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KariWahlgren, Nathalie Cox (in Juno Eclipse's form)

A long dead Sith Lord from ages past. She nearly conquered the galaxy, and was so dangerous that the Jedi and Sith were forced into an EnemyMine 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.
* BadassBoast:
-->"When Sith have nightmares, I am the face they see."
-->"I will crush you, and your terror will sustain me for another millenium!"
* BreakThemByTalking:
-->"I know your kind. Confused. Alone. And I will learn what you fear most!"
-->"Look inside yourself. You do know fear!"
-->"You stupid boy. [[{{Foreshadowing}} Your entire life has been a lie!]]"
* CuteMonsterGirl: In her true form.
* DoubleWeapon: Her lightsaber.
* TheDreaded: She was feared by her Sith rivals. Even roughly 2000 years after her original death, Jedi told tales of her like ghost stories. Eventually, she got so powerful, the Jedi and Sith [[EnemyMine teamed up]] to kill her.
* EmotionEater:
-->"The scent of your fear is... intoxicating."
-->"Your terror will sustain me for another millenium!"
* FamousLastWords: "Please, don't..."
* GodGuise: She's known in legend as the AnthropomorphicPersonification of fear.
* IKnowWhatYouFear: In Starkiller's case, it's watching Juno Eclipse die.
* LaserBlade: Wields a double-bladed lightsaber.
* MasterOfIllusion: Uses illusions to torment her opponents.
* MeaningfulName: Phobos is the Greek God Of Fear.
* MesACrowd
* MindOverMatter
* MindRape
* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: She probes Starkiller's mind and discovers his attraction to Juno Eclipse, taunting him for it.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner:
-->"You have a lot to learn, boy."
* RedBaron: The Hidden Fear.
* ShapeShifterGuiltTrip: When Starkiller arrives, she imitates an injured Juno, then attacks him when he tries to help her. She adopts Juno's form a few more times to try to get Starkiller to hold back. When she's defeated, she takes the disguise one more time in a desperate attempt to stop him from killing her, which fails miserably.
* ShockAndAwe
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks
* VillainTeleportation
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair


[[folder:Leia Organa]]
!!Princess Leia Organa

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CatherineTaber

Daughter of Senator Bail Organa and the 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.
* DistressedDamsel: 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.
* HumansAreDiplomats: Just like her father.
* PluckyGirl: Shows ''no'' fear when held hostage by the Empire, and an equal lack of fear of Starkiller, who she initially assumes is an assassin.
* RebelLeader: A less public version than her father.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the non-canon Endor DLC, [[spoiler:she becomes a Jedi, and puts up a serious fight against the Dark Apprentice before succumbing.]]
-->[[spoiler:"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."]]
* WomanInWhite: Leia is always wearing white, with the only variation being the grey cloak she wore in the first game.

[[folder:Bail Organa]]
!!Senator Bail Organa
!!!'''Species:''' Human
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Alderaan

-> '''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.
* DistressedDude: After Galen saves Organa's daughter, he then has to save Organa himself from the hands of a corrupted Maris Brood.
* HumansAreDiplomats: A human, and an influential senator.
* RebelLeader: One of the most vocal.
* RousingSpeech: Delivers quite a good one as the Rebel Alliance assembles for the first time. [[spoiler:Vader kind of steps on it, though.]]
-->"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!"

[[folder:Mon Mothma]]
!!Senator Mon Mothma
!!!'''Species:''' Human
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Chandrila

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.
* TheChick: Plays this role among the Rebel leaders.
* RebelLeader: As seen in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
* TheVoiceless: She doesn't speak in the games.

[[folder:Garm Bel Iblis]]
!!Senator Garm Bel Iblis
!!!'''Species:''' Human
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Corellia

-> '''Voiced by:''' Kristoffer Tabori

One of the founders of the Rebel Alliance who favors an aggressive approach.
* BadassMustache: An aggressive Rebel leader with an impressive mustache.
* DistressedDude: In some versions of the game, Starkiller has to save him on Bespin before the leaders can meet.
* RebelLeader: Specifically providing arms and ships.

[[folder:Boba Fett]]
!!Boba Fett
!!!'''Species:''' Human (clone)
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Kamino

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

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.
* BadassNormal: No Force powers, yet he's a match for any Jedi.
* BountyHunter: One of the most well-known examples.
* BrutalHonesty: He doesn't bother pretending that the stormtroopers he needs to hunt down Starkiller have any chance of surviving. Fortunately, [[BadBoss Vader]] values the lives of his troops about as much as other people value pocket lint.
* CombatPragmatist: He uses any method available to win in a fight, and is fine with siccing Terror Walkers and Terror Troopers on Starkiller.
%%* TheDragon: To Vader.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He balks at the idea of Vader cloning him, and can't bring himself to shoot at Starkiller as he reunites with Juno.
* IWantThemAlive: Vader commands him to bring Juno in alive.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When it became apparent that Starkiller was to arrive at Kamino. See ScrewThisImOuttaHere.
* NotSoDifferent: Sees Starkiller as this in the comic, [[spoiler:as they're both clones and {{Unwitting Pawn}}s deemed expendable by Vader. To his horror, he finds that Vader had him cloned as well.]]
* NotSoStoic: After [[spoiler:finding himself unable to kill Starkiller as he reunites with Juno]], Fett is seen to wipe away a tear.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Typical of a Mandalorian, Boba lives only to hunt his bounty and revel in victory.
* PunchClockVillain: Fett has no real investment in Vader's conflict with Starkiller. He's just a guy looking to get paid.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: 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."
* TheStoic: His response to seeing the monstrous Terror Troopers? "[[SeenItAll Hm]]. They'll do."
* TheUnfought: He and Starkiller do have a brief confrontation in the novel and the Wii version, but the [=HD=] version of ''The Force Unleashed II'' has no encounter between the two.
* VillainProtagonist: Of the comic for the sequel, which is from his point of view.

[[folder:Merillion Tarko]]
!Baron Merillion Tarko

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

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.
* BadassBoast
-->"The full might of the Empire is at my disposal. Surrender to me now or be destroyed."
* BadBoss
-->"[[SkewedPriorities Troopers' lives are cheap, but that Neimoidian architecture is expensive]]."
* BaldOfEvil: Apart from his sideburns, Tarko is bald.
* GoingNative: By the time Starkiller meets him, he's wearing Neimoidian attire and speaking in a Neimoidian accent.
* GladiatorGames: Enjoys watching them, although seven days worth of Kota killing everything Tarko throws at him is clearly wearing on the Baron's nerves.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Is eaten by his own Gorog.]]
* SmugSnake: While he's not completely stupid, Tarko seemed to genuinely think that he could stop [[ImplacableMan Starkiller]].
* VillainousBreakdown: Progressively loses his cool as Starkiller gets past his defenses. Once Starkiller arrives at the arena, Tarko is furious enough to unleash the [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Gorog]].
* WeCanRuleTogether: 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.
* WeHaveReserves: He values the architecture rather more than his troops' lives.
* YouHaveNoIdeaWhoYoureDealingWith: Threatens Starkiller with this line, though obviously Tarko clearly didn't know who ''he'' was dealing with.


-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomKane

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.
* CoolOldGuy: The coolest (and oldest) in the franchise.
* EccentricMentor: An odd little creature, but Yoda provides valuable insight for Starkiller.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: In the novel, Starkiller notes how Yoda is unaffected by the dark energy the Dark Side Cave is emitting.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Speak like this, he always does.

!!Version-Exclusive Characters

[[folder:The Core]]
!The Core
An intelligent scrap gathering computer that runs the junk planet, Raxus Prime.
* AIIsACrapshoot: What other explanation can there be for a salvage AI deciding it wants to take over the universe?
* ArcVillain: It's a major threat for a portion of the novelisation, but doesn't last beyond Starkiller's second mission to Raxus Prime.
* [[{{Brainwashed}} Brainwashing]]: Does this to droids (including PROXY) and uses them as his minions.
* GeniusLoci: It essentially ''is'' Raxus Prime.
* HackerCave: This is essentially what The Core is, just without a person running it.
* HollywoodHacking: It's plans for galaxy domination pretty much boiled down to this.

[[folder:Drexl Roosh]]
!Drexl Roosh
A leader of the Rodian scavengers on Raxus Prime.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Basically why he turns on Starkiller: his head would fetch a great price to the Empire.
* TooDumbToLive: 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.

[[folder:Chop'aa Notimo]]
!Chop'aa Notimo
!!!'''Species:''' Human

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''.
* BadassBeard: Sports a pretty impressive GoateeOfEvil
* CombatPragmatist: He does use some pretty underhanded tricks when he fights.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has two scars going down his face, straight through his [[EyeScream eye]].
* HumongousMecha: Utilizes a Basilisk war droid to fight Starkiller.
* IShallTauntYou: He's fairly confident in his abilities, and continually tells Starkiller that he will die by his hand.
* OutOfTheInferno: His helmet comes first out of the fiery remnants of his Basilisk war droid. Followed by him with a electrostaff.
* ShockwaveStomp: Capable of doing this with his electrostaff.

!!!'''Species:''' Gungan

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.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: You may think him to be a typical Gungan, but rest assured, he's Chop'aa's lieutenant for a very good reason.
* BerserkButton: He doesn't like it when his foes consider them above him, particularly when it's because he's a Gungan.
* BladeOnAStick: What he uses to fight Starkiller.
* BodyHorror: His entire right [[EyeScream eyestalk]] is missing and [[EarAche most of his left ear flap]] is mangled.
* CrazyPrepared: This is why Kleef is so successful. He ensures that he has every possibility mapped out before he engages in fighting.
* DisneyVillainDeath: How Starkiller kills him.
* TheDragon: To Chop'aa.
* GiantMook: He sics a pair of Heavy Tactical Fighting Unit droids on Starkiller.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: It's clear he isn't, but he mockingly pretends to be afraid of Starkiller to catch him off guard.

[[folder:Gial Ackbar]]
!!Captain Gial Ackbar
!!!'''Species:''' Mon Calamari
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Dac/Mon Cala

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.
* DistressedDude: In the backstory, it's mentioned that Ackbar was rescued from slavery by the Rebellion.
* FishPeople
* RebelLeader
* MadeASlave: At one point.

[[folder:Berkelium Shyre]]
!!Berkelium Shyre

A member of the Rebel Alliance who works at a repair shop on Malastare, passing on intelligence and repairing ships and droids.
* ArtificialLimbs: Has mechanical legs after he lost his legs to a thermal detonator explosion.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Known as "The Repairman".
* HeavyWorlder: Malastare's gravity is extremely high, so he's become very strong from living there for over a decade.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: 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 JediMindTrick on him to make him forget.
* NiceGuy: To the point that Juno feels bad for turning him down.
* RomanticRunnerUp: 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.

[[folder:Wedge Antilles]]
!!Wedge Antilles
!!!'''Species:''' Human (Corellian)
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Corellia

A Rebel pilot with a daredevil attitude and the skills to match.
* AcePilot: Given that he survives piloting a Y-Wing with Starkiller riding shotgun and shouting orders to him, it makes sense.
* BadassNormal: He's not Force-sensitive, but he can pilot like the best of them.
* BadassBystander: 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.
* ImprobablePilotingSkills


Boba Fett's lover and occasional partner in bounty hunting.
* BadassNormal
* BountyHunter
* ForegoneConclusion: At the time ''The Force Unleashed'' works were released, it was ambiguous as to whether or not Boba already had a lover, since the canon state of Sintas and their then-unnamed baby was unknown. But it already suggested that Xasha doesn't get to stay with Boba.
* GenkiGirl: She's very cheerful and energetic, even on the job, a sharp contrast to the more professional Boba.
* HoneyTrap: [[spoiler: Darth Vader hired her to seduce Boba in order to steal samples of his DNA.]]
* ItMeantSomethingToMe: She says she thought their relationship was true love, but Boba says there is no such thing.
* MsFanservice
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After seeing how powerful Starkiller is, she tries to persuade Boba to abandon his attempt to take him on. When he refused, she sadly left.
* XtremeKoolLetterz
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Dark Side DLC Characters ('''Spoiler Heavy!''')

[[folder:The Dark Apprentice]]
!The Dark Apprentice

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/SamWitwer

The true perfect clone of Starkiller, who served as an apprentice for Vader. Any trope that's played the same for the real Starkiller should go under his profile in the "Starkiller's Team" folder.
* AxCrazy: His stoic attitude does nothing to mask his psychopathic tendencies.
* TheDragon: To Vader, being the perfect clone of the original Starkiller.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: He has unnaturally pale skin to match his dark hair.
* EvilCounterpart: To the cloned Starkiller in the sequel.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: His existence isn't even vaguely hinted at before he appears in the Dark Side ending.
* HiddenVillain: Only appears if the player decides to try to kill Vader in ''The Force Unleashed II''.
* InTheHood: Wears a hooded Sith robe, and in the DLC wears armor similar to Vader's.
* KickTheDog: In the DLC he can literally drop-kick innocent Ewoks.
* LackOfEmpathy: He just looks at Juno's dead body with absolute contempt before moving on.
* LaserBlade: Dual-wields two red lightsabers.
* NeckLift: The Force Choke. In the Endor DLC, he does this to Chewbacca, ''with his bare hands''.
* NoNameGiven: He's only ever referred to as the Dark Apprentice.
* OneManArmy: Seen in the DLC, he took on both the Rebel Alliance and the Empire's garrison on Endor and won by himself.
* PsychoElectro: His Force Lightning, which only those converted to the Dark Side use.
* TheQuietOne: He only has two lines of dialogue in the second game.
* TheSociopath: 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.
* StealthExpert: Utter master of it, using a cloaking device to sneak up on his clone brother and backstab him.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: His irises are yellow with a red rim due to his immersion in the Dark Side.
* TheUnfettered: By the end of his training, [[TheSociopath he cares for]] ''nothing'', except the will of his master.
* WalkingSpoiler: His existence spoils the Dark Side ending.

[[folder:Jabba The Hutt]]
!!Jabba The Hutt
-> '''Voiced by:''' David W. Collins

Notorious Outer Rim crime lord, who happens to possess the intel Lord Starkiller needs about the two missing droids.
%%* FatBastard: As per usual.
%%* KarmaHoudini
* VillainBall: What does he gain by trying to kill Lord Starkiller, the Empire's current second-in-command whom even offered him a generous reward for the location of R2-D2 and C-3PO? Nothing but plot-driving conflict, of course.
* VillainRespect: He gives Lord Starkiller the chance to talk, after he had started murdering his way through Jabba's palace. But subverted when Jabba soon grabs the VillainBall and tries to kill Starkiller because HeKnowsTooMuch.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Is never even mentioned, let alone seen, again after Lord Starkiller escapes the palace. Though given Jabba [[StupidEvil (A) rebuffing a generous Imperial offer and then (B) trying to kill their current]] [[TheDragon Dragon]], it's a safe bet that his future doesn't look too good at all.

[[folder:Obi-Wan Kenobi]]
!!Obi-Wan Kenobi
-> '''Voiced by:''' Rob Rackshaw
%%* BadassBeard
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Getting stabbed in the shoulder, his body disintegrated by the Millenium Falcon's engines, and his ghost nearly vanquished with Force lightning is a pretty harsh way to go.
* DeaderThanDead: Subverted. Despite Lord Starkiller killing him by throwing him into the Millennium Falcon's thrusters, then seemingly destroying his Force Ghost with Force Lightning, he's ''still'' "alive" enough to not only encourage Luke to run, but also teach him a bit about being a Jedi, so it's more like Starkiller merely weakened him into a disembodied state.
* {{Determinator}}: He puts up a hell of a fight against the more powerful, and much more vicious Lord Starkiller, even returning as a Force Ghost to try and finish him off.
* LastStand: ExaggeratedTrope. Not only does Obi-Wan sacrifice his life to stop Starkiller, he also gets killed again as a ghost while giving his friends time to escape, leaving him as a disembodied voice with no visible form.
* SenselessSacrifice: While he manages to allow Luke and co. to escape -- and even regain enough strength to continue mentoring Luke verbally from the Netherworld Of The Force -- Luke ultimately turns to the Dark Side anyway.
* YouShallNotPass: He faces Starkiller to buy time for the Millennium Falcon to take off and escape. And it does.

!Captain Keenah
-> '''Voiced by:''' Peter Lavin
* {{Expy}}: Of Admiral Ozzel from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
* KilledMidSentence: As punishment for making Starkiller's mission harder, Keenah gets executed from miles away.
-->'''Lord Starkiller''': [[YouHaveFailedMe You've failed me]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness for the last time]], Captain Keenah.
-->'''Captain Keenah''': (''over the radio'') If that is the case, I assure you I take full- (''choking sounds'')
* MissionControl: Keenah guides Lord Starkiller through the depths of Hoth before he's killed for his incompetence.
* TooDumbToLive: [[SarcasmMode Oh sure]], admit to a guy known for executing minions for failure that you made a mistake.
* TheVoice: He is only heard on Lord Starkiller's com-link.

!Lieutenant Marsen
-> '''Voiced by:''' Matthew Wolf
* {{Expy}}: Of Captain Piett from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
* FieldPromotion: Once Captain Keenah is killed, he instantly promotes himself.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Unlike Keenah, he provides Lord Starkiller with valuable advice and strategy, and coordinates the stormtroopers.
* MissionControl: Marsen gives Starkiller (and the player) intel and advise throughout the Hoth level.
* TheVoice: He is only heard on Lord Starkiller's com-link.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Lieutenant Marsen takes over immediately for Captain Keenah after their boss kills him.

[[folder:Luke Skywalker]]
!!Luke Skywalker
->'''Voiced by:''' Lloyd Floyd

The son of Darth Vader and the pilot who destroyed the Death Star. Should Starkiller fall to the Dark Side, Luke would help lead the charge against Starkiller on Hoth.
* AnArmAndALeg: He gets his hand cut off by Starkiller.
* BadassBoast:
-->"I won't run from my destiny, or from ''you''."
* FallenHero: Once Lord Starkiller defeats him, instead of killing him, Luke turns to the Dark Side and becomes his apprentice.
* LukeIAmYourFather: 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.
* ShockAndAwe: After giving in to the Dark Side in the final phase of the battle with him, Luke unlocks the ability to use blood red Force Lightning. It behaves just like the Emperor's despite the aesthetic difference and can still be deflected.
* UnskilledButStrong: 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.
* YouShallNotPass: He faces Starkiller to protect the Millenium Falcon, which ends up escaping.

[[folder:Han Solo]]
!!Han Solo
!!!'''Species:''' Human
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Corellia
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The Dark Apprentice uses the Force to lift him onto his lightsaber.

!!!'''Species:''' Wookiee
!!!'''Homeworld:''' Kashyyyk
* BulletproofHumanShield: The Dark Apprentice uses him as one when Han opens fire on him.
* HumongousMecha: Engages the Dark Apprentice with an [=AT-ST=].