Trivia / The Force Unleashed

  • Development Gag: Galen Marek's code name "Starkiller" was Luke's surname in the prototypical Star Wars; which George Lucas changed at the last minute.
  • Franchise Killer: The second game's disappointing numbers (combined with the closing of LucasArts three years later in 2013) killed the possibility of a third game, and Starkiller's adventures were Left Hanging.
  • Image Source: The sequel's companion comics, for Boarding Pod.
  • Novelization First: The respective novels for both games came out before each game was released.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Sam Witwer and Matt Sloan.
  • Talking to Himself: Sam Witwer voices both Galen and Emperor Palpatine, and does a shockingly good impression of the latter.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • PROXY would have been a "Corpse droid" where he often harvested organs to complete himself. However, because of his not fitting in with the team dynamic, and more obviously because the only way to give a comical aspect to him (grafting organs into himself) was considered too gruesome for what was intended to be a "T" rated game, he was redesigned to be a holodroid.
    • Before creating the character of Rahm Kota, the makers wanted Starkiller's Jedi mentor to be the Force Ghost of either Qui-Gon Jinn or a reformed Darth Plagueis.
    • Starkiller could have been called "Darth Icky" or "Darth Insanius" via official mandate from George Lucas. No, really.

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