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* DeadpanSnarker: Even a vicious Shadow Killer can be quite snarky.
-->"I have an excellent Sabacc face. Just kidding, I hate Sabacc."

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* {{Sabotutor}}: It's implied that the reason Xalek's version of the Sith philosophy is just "Kill or be killed" was due to Harkun deliberately botching his training.


* HiddenDepths: As noted above, numerous individuals comment on the [[BunnyEarsLawyer strangeness]] of a Light Side Inquisitor. Conversely, people underestimate the sheer [[MagnificentBastard cunning]] of the Dark Side Inquisitor, despite them nominally just being a power-hungry Sith.
** During one conversation with Ashara, the Inquisitor can reveal that they always wanted to be a pirate, or a shopkeeper. Alternatively, maybe they would have settled for [[TearJerker "not a slave."]]

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* HiddenDepths: As noted above, numerous individuals comment on the [[BunnyEarsLawyer strangeness]] of a Light Side Inquisitor. Conversely, people underestimate the sheer [[MagnificentBastard cunning]] of the Dark Side Inquisitor, despite them nominally just being a power-hungry Sith.
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Sith. During one conversation with Ashara, the Inquisitor can reveal that they always wanted to be a pirate, or a shopkeeper. Alternatively, maybe they would have settled for [[TearJerker "not a slave."]]"]]
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Throughout most of the class story, the Light Side Inquisitor maintains a facade towards most everyone, except [[MoralityPet Ashara]]. The mask loosens a bit in ''Rise of the Hutt Cartel'' and beyond, with [[spoiler:Darth Imperius]] routinely giving pep talks to the Makeb and Oricon strike teams.



* ItsAllAboutMe: The Light Side Inquisitor likes to [[JerkassFacade project the image]] of a [[ChronicBackStabbingDisorder stereotypical Sith]], even when they're going out of their way to help people.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: The Light Side Inquisitor likes to [[JerkassFacade [[HiddenHeartOfGold project the image]] of a [[ChronicBackStabbingDisorder stereotypical Sith]], even when they're going out of their way to help people.



* JerkassFacade: Throughout most of the class story, the Light Side Inquisitor maintains this towards most everyone, except [[MoralityPet Ashara]]. The mask loosens a bit in ''Rise of the Hutt Cartel'' and beyond, with [[spoiler:Darth Imperius]] routinely giving pep talks to the Makeb and Oricon strike teams.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: It's ''very easy'' to interpret or play the Light Side Inquisitor as this; especially if they tend to choose more boastful or aggressive dialogue options in front of other Sith or Imperials to play the role of the self-obsessed Sith Lord everyone expects them to be, but then drops the mask to show a more humble, compassionate side to their companions and/or random victims they can spare or help out on their journeys. See JerkassFacade.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: It's ''very easy'' to interpret or play the Light Side Inquisitor as this; especially if they tend to choose more boastful or aggressive dialogue options in front of other Sith or Imperials to play the role of the self-obsessed Sith Lord everyone expects them to be, but then drops the mask to show a more humble, compassionate side to their companions and/or random victims they can spare or help out on their journeys. See JerkassFacade.

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* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: During his time as an apprentice, Thanaton despised people who were rich and greedy, even his fellow sith for their poor treatment of him and attempts to "keep him in his place" despite the fact that he was a very loyal sith. But as a master, and member of the Dark Council Thanaton became rich, and took it upon himself to keep lower Sith in their place, showing a greed for power. By the time you meet him in the game, he's become just like the Sith who treated him like trash when he was an apprentice.


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!!'''Darth Thanaton (formerly Teneb Kel)'''
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-->''"Philosophy gives structure to the delicately ordered chaos of our Empire. Tradition. Principles. History. The threads that compose our society."''

A Sith Lord who fought in the Great Galactic War. As an apprentice, he learned the ways of the Sith under Lord Calypho and was frequently accompanied by a male Abyssin slave named Maggot. After the arrest of Lord Calypho, Kel was sent on a mission by the Dark Council to hunt down the Emperor's traitorous apprentice, Exal Kressh. After the success of his mission, Kel returned to the Dark Council and demanded to be granted the title of Dark Lord and be renamed Darth Thanaton.

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[[folder:Darth Thanaton]]
!!'''Darth Thanaton (formerly Teneb Kel)'''
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-->''"Philosophy gives structure to the delicately ordered chaos of our Empire. Tradition. Principles. History. The threads that compose our society."''

A Sith Lord who fought in the Great Galactic War. As an apprentice, he learned the ways of
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!!'''Ffon Althe'''

-->''Save your well-wishes, slave!''
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the Sith under Lord Calypho Inquisitor at the Academy, and was frequently accompanied by a male Abyssin slave named Maggot. After the arrest of Lord Calypho, Kel was sent on a mission by the Dark Council TeachersPet to hunt down the Emperor's traitorous apprentice, Exal Kressh. After the success of his mission, Kel returned to the Dark Council and demanded to be granted the title of Dark Lord and be renamed Darth Thanaton. Harkun.


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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Like many Sith, he believes his connection to the Force, his Sith blood, and his prior training under the greatest teachers entitles him to be an arrogant prick to everyone.
* BreakTheHaughty: After what a massive prick he's been to the Sith Inquisitor and the other acolytes all game, it is ''immensely'' satisfying to see [[spoiler:Lord Zash]] wipe that arrogant smirk off his smug face, and to see him absolutely crumble in terror before her [[spoiler:before she kills him herself.]]
* TheBully: Toward the Sith Inquisitor, and all other low-born "slaves."
* DirtyCoward: All it takes is for Zash to apply a little pressure, and he crumples like a napkin.
* DumbMuscle: Implied. He doesn't seem as cunning as Harkun, Zash, or the Sith Inquisitor, and tends to loudly yell insults and death threats to the Inquisitor despite often being admonished by Harkun to show discresion. But he's certainly gifted with a light saber.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When the Sith Inquisitor first arrives on Korriban and pauses to admire the view, Ffon deliberately bumps their shoulder while walking past them, and moves on rather than wait to hear instructions from Harkun like the rest of the acolytes. This establishes his rudeness, arrogance, and belief that the rules don't apply to him.
* {{Foil}}: To the Sith Warrior. A prodigy from an ancient Sith family flown in for a trial not meant for them by a racist instructor out to make sure lowborn "slaves" and "halfbloods" don't advance, are shown much favoritism in the Academy, and make it far in their trials. The difference is the Sith Warrior is surprisingly cunning and manages to impress the Darth despite being an upstart in his trials, while Ffon never had what it took to impress Zash [[spoiler:who kills him for it]].
** Also to Vemrin, from the same Sith Warrior storyline. Both are TheRival to the Sith PlayerCharacter on Korriban, and ruthless bullies to fellow acolytes. However, Ffon is an ArrogantKungFuGuy from a privileged background and shown much favoritism, while Vemrin is a "half-blood" who had to claw his way to favor with a deck stacked against him. Both are WrongGenreSavvy and can't match the Sith [=PC=]'s sheer cunning, dying near the end of Korriban.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His habit of going on to the next trial rather than wait with the rest of the acolytes ensures that [[spoiler:he isn't present when Zash reveals a crucial hint to the final trial, ensuring that he cannot complete it.]]
* SmugSuper: An exceptionally powerful (and privileged) Sith Pureblood, and very haughty of the fact.
* SympathyForTheDevil: The Sith Inquisitor, of all people, can express sympathy for his death.
-->'''Sith Inquisitor:''' [[spoiler:to Zash]] Was it really necessary to kill Ffon? He couldn't help it Harkun was a fool.
* TeachersPet: To Overseer Harkun. Lampshaded by Lord Zash, and possibly the Sith Inquisitor themself many times.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Sadly, the Sith Inquisitor never gets a chance to fight him, since Zash kills him herself.]]
* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: In a sense. [[spoiler:Lord Zash]] and potentially the Inquisitor lament that Ffon could have been a very gifted Sith had he been flown in to a trial meant for him, [[spoiler:since Harkun flew him in against Zash's specific instructions, as she wanted "low born" acolytes]], and that his death was wasted potential.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he's the protagonist of the Sith Warrior story (see {{Foil}}), but he's really TheRival to the Sith Inquisitor's RagsToRiches origin story.
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[[folder:Darth Thanaton]]
!!'''Darth Thanaton (formerly Teneb Kel)'''
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-->''"Philosophy gives structure to the delicately ordered chaos of our Empire. Tradition. Principles. History. The threads that compose our society."''

A Sith Lord who fought in the Great Galactic War. As an apprentice, he learned the ways of the Sith under Lord Calypho and was frequently accompanied by a male Abyssin slave named Maggot. After the arrest of Lord Calypho, Kel was sent on a mission by the Dark Council to hunt down the Emperor's traitorous apprentice, Exal Kressh. After the success of his mission, Kel returned to the Dark Council and demanded to be granted the title of Dark Lord and be renamed Darth Thanaton.
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He's confused by a Light Side Inquisitor who ''doesn't'' want to seek gory revenge for people who accidentally slighted them. (Though it's more because he's confused by a compassionate ''Sith'', which, to be fair, [[TokenGoodTeammate most characters have trouble comprehending]].)
-->What?! Some thieves make off with your artifact and you don't even want to knock them around? I just can't figure you, Sith.



* AFriendInNeed: For all his faults, Andronikos always comes through for these.

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* AFriendInNeed: For all his faults, Andronikos always comes through for these. One quest involves him going to save an old friend with a [[TheGamblingAddict gambling problem]] from being offed by gangsters whom he owes money. Andronikos admits he probably deserves it, but he's done right by him, so he'll help him.



** Also Corso Riggs: two bluff and honest underworld fighters with itchy trigger fingers who ''love'' [[InHarmsWay traveling the galaxy]] [[IJustWantToBeFree looking for excitement]]. However, while Corso is [[{{Keet}} cheerful]], [[NiceGuy compassionate]], and [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids idealistic about being a hired gun]], Andronikos is brooding, vicious, and [[JustForPun revels]] in the violence his job entails. Corso also [[ICallItVera tends to name his blasters]], while Andronikos [[DefiedTrope avoids naming his weapons]] [[TakeThat to avoid getting attached]]. They're both also implied to fall fast and hard for the female [=PC=], but while Corso quickly becomes an EntitledToHaveYou DoggedNiceGuy, Andronikos never flirts unless the female [=PC=] makes the first move.

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** Also Corso Riggs: two bluff and honest underworld fighters with itchy trigger fingers who ''love'' [[InHarmsWay traveling the galaxy]] [[IJustWantToBeFree looking for excitement]]. However, while Corso is [[{{Keet}} cheerful]], [[NiceGuy compassionate]], and [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids idealistic about being a hired gun]], Andronikos is brooding, vicious, and [[JustForPun revels]] in the violence his job entails. Corso also [[ICallItVera tends to name his blasters]], while Andronikos [[DefiedTrope avoids naming his weapons]] [[TakeThat to avoid getting attached]]. They're both also implied to fall fast and hard for the female [=PC=], but while if she doesn't reciprocate then Corso quickly becomes an EntitledToHaveYou a DoggedNiceGuy, while Andronikos never flirts unless the female [=PC=] makes the first move.


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* UnfazedEveryman: He takes all the crazy weirdness thrown at the Sith Inquisitor in stride. (And there is a ''[[WeirdnessMagnet lot of it.]]'')


*** But his move was done subtly, with no evidence against him. By Sith tradition that makes it acceptable. Zash, on the other hand, moved in a very brazen way that left no doubt as to who was responsible.


*** But his was done subtly, with evidence against him. By Sith tradition that makes it acceptable. Zash, on the other hand, moved in a very brazen way that left no doubt as to who was responsible.

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*** But his move was done subtly, with no evidence against him. By Sith tradition that makes it acceptable. Zash, on the other hand, moved in a very brazen way that left no doubt as to who was responsible.

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*** But his was done subtly, with evidence against him. By Sith tradition that makes it acceptable. Zash, on the other hand, moved in a very brazen way that left no doubt as to who was responsible.

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* NoYou: He tries this at every stage of the Kaggeth. You didn't win the engagement because you scuttled his plans and forced him to flee, he actually won because you didn't catch him. Absolutely nobody is buying it.


** Possibly foreshadowed by the Inquisitor. The first time on the ship, she openly wonders what she is doing and insists she is light, rather than dark. The Inquisitor can ask why it always has to be one or the other.

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** Possibly foreshadowed by the Inquisitor. The first time on the ship, she Ashara openly wonders what she is doing and insists she is light, rather than dark. The Inquisitor can ask why it always has to be one or the other.


* EqualOpportunityEvil: She comes across as this compared to the rest of the otherwise rather racist Imperials. Most of the other Sith on Korriban will deride the slave-born (possibly alien) Inquisitor. However Zash seems to care for none of this, seeking only the most accomplished Acolyte for her apprentice, without caring about anything but skill and Force potential. [[spoiler:Later, she admits that the real reason she asked for Force-sensitive slaves to train in the first place was due to a dream she had, showing that only the Inquisitor would be able to aid her in her research, and, by extension, give her a new body and the means of taking it.]]

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* EqualOpportunityEvil: She comes across as this compared to the rest of the otherwise rather racist Imperials. Most of the other Sith on Korriban will deride the slave-born (possibly alien) Inquisitor. However Zash seems to care for none of this, seeking only the most accomplished Acolyte for her apprentice, without caring about anything but skill and Force potential. [[spoiler:Later, she admits that the real reason she asked for Force-sensitive slaves to train in the first place was due to a dream she had, showing that only the Inquisitor would be able to aid her in her research, and, by extension, give her a new body and the means of taking it.]]]] Made even more remarkable if the Inquisitor is an alien, which means that Zash was willing to put herself in an alien body, despite the [[FantasticRacism general attitude of Sith society]]..


* ShadowArchetype: To Nadia Grell. Nadia's arc is someone who was not trained from infancy learning how to temper her passions and work within the Jedi Code. Ashara's arc is all about trying to break free of the confines of the Jedi Code and work with her passions. Both of them hero-worship their masters, and are romantically interested if the Consular/Inquisitor is male. [[NotSoDifferent Though, one suspects the two of them might actually get along very well if they weren't on opposite sides.]]
** It's even more noticeable when one compares their reactions to losing their lover, if he became the Outlander in ''Fallen Empire''. [[spoiler:Nadia, who was originally alone save for her father, is now supported by a group of friends and allies, and dedicates herself to finding and rescuing the Consular. Ashara, who originally had friends and ties to the Jedi Order, is now alone in the galaxy after losing the Inquisitor, and dedicates herself to avenging him.]]

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* ShadowArchetype: To Nadia Grell. Nadia's arc is someone who was not trained from infancy learning how to temper her passions and work within the Jedi Code. Ashara's arc is all about trying to break free of the confines of the Jedi Code and work with her passions. Both of them hero-worship their masters, masters and are romantically interested if the Consular/Inquisitor is male. [[NotSoDifferent Though, one suspects the two of them might actually get along very well if they weren't on opposite sides.]]
** It's even more noticeable when one compares their reactions to losing their lover, lover if he became the Outlander in ''Fallen Empire''. [[spoiler:Nadia, who was originally alone alone, save for her father, is now supported by a group of friends and allies, and dedicates herself to finding and rescuing the Consular. Ashara, who originally had friends and ties to the Jedi Order, is now alone in the galaxy after losing the Inquisitor, and dedicates herself to avenging him.]]



** Possibly foreshadowed by the Inquisitor. The first time on the ship, she openly wonders what she is doing and insists she is light, rather than dark. The Inquisitor can ask why it always has to be one or the other.



* {{Tsundere}}: Non-romantic example. Swings between regarding the Inquisitor as automatically evil due to the fact they're Sith and seeking validation of her ideas from them. Disappears fairly quickly when romanced however.

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* {{Tsundere}}: Non-romantic example. Swings between regarding the Inquisitor as automatically evil due to the fact they're Sith and seeking validation of her ideas from them. Disappears fairly quickly when romanced romanced, however.


** Can be both at the same time, alternating [[WhyDoYouMakeMeHitYou torture]] with appeals to reason.

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** Can be both at the same time, alternating [[WhyDoYouMakeMeHitYou torture]] [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou torture with appeals to reason.reason]].

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** Can be both at the same time, alternating [[WhyDoYouMakeMeHitYou torture]] with appeals to reason.

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