The First Game
The galaxy is on the brink of total darkness. The evil GALACTIC EMPIRE has overthrown the Old Republic and now holds countless worlds in the grip of fear.
The Jedi Knights have been all but destroyed. Only a handful have escaped Imperial forces, disappearing into hiding across the galaxy.
The Emperor's spies have located a lone Jedi Knight on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. The Sith Lord DARTH VADER has been sent to destroy him...
—The first game's opening crawl.
Darth Vader: (Force Chokes Kento) I sense the presence of someone far more powerful than you nearby. Where is your Master?
Kento Marek: The Dark Side has clouded your mind. You killed my Master years ago.
Darth Vader: Then, you will share his fate. (raises his lightsaber, only for Galen to steal it with The Force) A son?
Kento Marek: Run!!! (Vader closes his fist, snapping Kento's neck)
Darth Vader: You were weak when I found you. But now your hatred has become your strength. At last, the Darth Side is your ally. (knights Starkiller) Rise, my Apprentice.
Starkiller: What is your will, my Master?
Darth Vader: Your training is nearly complete. Is is time to face your first true test.
Starkiller: Your spies have located a Jedi?
Darth Vader: Yes, Master Rahm Kota. He is attacking a critical Imperial shipyard. Destroy him and bring me his lightsaber.
Starkiller: I shall leave at once, Master.
Darth Vader: The Emperor can not discover you. Leave no witnesses. Kill everyone aboard, Imperials and Kota's men alike.
Starkiller: As you wish, my Master.
PROXY: (after turning into Juno to begin speaking) 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 Eclipse: Is there a psychological profile in there, too?
PROXY: Actually, yes, but it's restricted.
Rahm Kota: Ha. A boy. Months of attacking Imperial targets, and Vader sends a boy to fight me!?
Shaak Ti: You are Vader's slave, but your power is wasted with him. You could be so much more.
Starkiller: You will never convince me to betray my Master!
Shaak Ti: Poor boy. The Sith always betray one another. But I'm sure you'll learn that soon enough.
Rahm Kota: It's a fool's errand, boy. The Empire's army is infinite. You'll eventually be killed…or worse. And nothing will have changed.
Starkiller: Wouldn't you rather die on your feet than drown in some cantina?
Rahm Kota: I don't know. But I do have a contact in the Senate who could use your lightsaber.
Senator Bail Organa: Hurry! Shaak Ti's apprentice has gone mad.
Starkiller: This whole planet has gone insane.
Maris Brood: Oh, we're not crazy. We've just embraced the power of The Dark Side!
Starkiller: Stand aside, girl. Don't make me hurt you.
Maris Brood: (laughs) You won't. He won't let you. (the bull rancor attacks)
Senator Bail Organa: We agree that the time for diplomacy and politics has passed. It is now time for action. If you are willing to lead us, then we'll join your alliance.
Rahm Kota: As will I.
Starkiller: I thought you were passed out in the cargo hold.
Rahm Kota: I finally came to.
Senator Bail Organa: 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!
Starkiller: Keep the ship cloaked and wait beyond scanner range.
Juno Eclipse: I have a really bad feeling about this.
Starkiller: Then maybe we're doing something right.
Juno Eclipse: Am I going to see you again?
Starkiller: If I can free the Rebels, they'll need extraction. (Beat) Probably not, no.
Juno Eclipse: Then I guess I'll never need to live this down. (they kiss)
Starkiller: Goodbye, Juno.
Emperor Palpatine: You are all traitors to the Empire. You will be interrogated. Tortured. You will reveal the names of your friends and allies. And then you will die.
Senator Bail Organa: Our deaths will only rally others.
Emperor Palpatine: Your very public and painful executions will serve as an example for the rest of the galaxy.
A Fragile Hope
It is a time of Civil War. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.
During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.
Tracking the plans to Tatooine, the Emperor dispatches STARKILLER, the Sith assassin who destroyed DARTH VADER, to retrieve them before the Rebel Alliance can restore freedom to the galaxy....
—Opening crawl for A Fragile Hope, the Tatooine section of The Ultimate Sith Edition DLC.
Wrath of the Empire
It is a dark time for the rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the rebels from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy.
Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters, led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the ice world of Hoth.
Guided by the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi, SKYWALKER struggles to master the skills of a Jedi and prepare for a final confrontation with the Emperor's Sith assassin, Starkiller....
—Opening crawl for Wrath of the Empire, the Hoth section of the Ultimate Sith Edition DLC.
Captain Keenah: Um, My Lord. Scanners are indicating that the ice caverns through which you travel may be... A bit unstable. It seems that the vibrations of our walkers may be... partly to blame. It is possible that I... overlooked this when planning your infiltration route.
Lord Starkiller: You've failed me for the last time, Captain Keenah.
Captain Keenah: If that is the case, I assure you I take full- (choking sounds)
Lieutenant Marsen: Sir, this is Lieutenant Marsen. I see that you've... relieved Captain Keenah from duty. I'll be acting as your liaison with the battle group.
Lord Starkiller: We meet at last, son of Vader.
Luke Skywalker: You're wrong. My father was a Jedi. Vader murdered him.
Lord Starkiller: So you've been told.
The Second Game
The galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Inspired by the sacrifice of DARTH VADER's secret apprentice, a ragtag rebel alliance plots to overthrow the evil GALACTIC EMPIRE.
Imperial forces in relentless pursuit of the Rebels have captured the Jedi Knight RAHM KOTA. Its general lost, the Alliance fleet has vanished.
While the Empire searches for the Rebels, Darth Vader has put a dark plan in motion that will bring an end to his apprentice's legacy....
—The second game's opening crawl.
With the Force as his ally, he did battle with the Dark Lord. And he showed the measure of a true Jedi at a place called "The Death Star", where hope for the Galaxy was reborn. May all who struggle against tyranny hold his memory in their hearts.
―-Epitaph of the Unknown Jedi
Yoda: Death is a natural part of life.
Darth Vader: Foolishly, you hold to hope for the life you once had.
Yoda: Let go of everything you fear to lose, you must.
Darth Vader: You think you have a purpose... a destiny.
Yoda: Uncertain and fearful, you are.
Darth Vader: You are but a shadow of your former self.
Yoda: Confused, you have become.
Darth Vader: Weak and misguided.
Yoda: Hide not from yourself.
Darth Vader: Accept the certainty.
Yoda: Confront your fear!
Darth Vader: That ALL IS LOST!
Juno Eclipse: Will I ever see you again?
Yoda: Uncertain, your future is. Find yourself, you must.
—From the World Premiere trailer.
Darth Vader: You're alive.
Starkiller: How long this time?
Darth Vader: Thirteen days in isolation. Impressive.
Starkiller: The Force gives me all I need.
Darth Vader: The Force?
Starkiller: The Dark Side, my Master.
Darth Vader: Come. Starkiller's Jedi mentor has been captured.
Starkiller: General Kota?
Darth Vader: Yes. When your training is complete, you will travel to Cato Neimoidia and execute him. (Starkiller as a flashback of Rahm Kota) You are still haunted by visions.
Starkiller: Yes, Master. I sometimes smell a forest on fire. I see the General falling, and I feel the ground shake as a starship crashes around me. I hear a woman's voice when I try to sleep.
Darth Vader: They are the memories of a dead man. A side effect of the cloning process and the memory flashes used to train you. They will fade.
Starkiller: And if they don't?
Darth Vader: Then you will be of no use to me. Starkiller's emotions made him weak. You must destroy what he created. (hands him two lightsabers, droids prepare to attack) And you must learn to hate what he loved.
Boba Fett: He has a healthy head-start.
Darth Vader: Find the woman and bring her to me. He will follow.
Boba Fett: I'll need a squadron of stormtroopers. They won't be coming back.
Darth Vader: The Empire will provide whatever you require.
Boba Fett: (looks over the Terror Troopers, Terror Droids, and Terror Walker) Hmm. They'll do.
Starkiller: (concerning the Dark Side Cave) You guard this place?
Yoda: (chuckles) No. Only a watcher, am I now.
Starkiller: Then you'll let me pass.
Yoda: Brought you here, the galaxy has. Your path, clearly, this is.
Starkiller: You know what I'm looking for?
Yoda: Something lost. A part of yourself, perhaps? That which you seek, inside, you will find.
Yoda: What you have seen, follow it you must.
Starkiller: To the ends of the galaxy if I have to.
Darth Vader: I knew it was only a matter of time before you returned. Now you will surrender to me, or you will die here where you were created.
Dark Apprentice: How many more came before me?
Darth Vader: That is not important. What matters is if any will come after you.
Dark Apprentice: Who was he?
Darth Vader: It does not matter. He was broken and weak. You are already more powerful than he ever was.
Darth Vader: (shows him the original Starkiller's body) Do you understand what this is? What this means?
Dark Apprentice: Yes, my Master.
Darth Vader: Good. Very good. You have come far. You may yet survive.
Darth Vader: (the Dark Apprentice has just destroyed a droid that looked like Juno Eclipse) What do you feel?
Dark Apprentice: I feel nothing.
Darth Vader: Nothing?
Dark Apprentice: Hate... for his weaknesses. Disgust... for his failings. And pride for rising above them.
Darth Vader: Then you are almost ready.
Darth Vader: It is time. Your final test awaits you tonight. Do not strike until you are needed. When the moment arrives, show no weakness. Are you ready, my Apprentice?
Dark Apprentice: Yes, my Master. I was made for this.
The Battle of Endor
The Rebellion is on the brink of destruction. Mounting a desperate attack on the second DEATH STAR, the Rebels hope to restore freedom to the Galaxy.
While the battle rages in space, a small band of Rebels land on the Forest Moon of ENDOR to assault the shield generator protecting the battle station.
Little do the Rebels know, Darth Vader has dispatched his personal assassin, a dark clone of Starkiller, to finish the Rebellion once and for all....
—Opening crawl for the Battle of Endor DLC.