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    Vandar Tokare 

Master Vandar Tokare

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Voiced by: Tom Kane

A member of the Jedi Council. He is of the same species as Yoda.


  • Big Good: He appears to be the leader of the Council members based on Dantooine. He'll also be present at the battle at the Star Forge, sending Jedi to help destroy it.
  • Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: The Captain Smooth to Vrook's Sergeant Rough, being wiser, more personable and of a higher rank.
  • Old Master: It's implied that he's centuries old.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He is very supportive of the party. He also recognized the Jedi Exile's talent and moral strength.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker: Averted. He's a member of Yoda's species and has a very similar voice; but he speaks in normal, coherent sentences.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: He was killed by Darth Nihilus at Katarr between the two games.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He's basically Yoda 4000 years before Yoda was Yoda; same species, same voice actor, same role as a wise Jedi master.
  • The Worf Effect: Offscreen. Despite he was profiled as a powerful Jedi master and leader of the remaining Jedi Council, the sequel's game has him killed in the Katarr disaster to show how frighteningly powerful Darth Nihilus is.

    Vrook Lamar 

Master Vrook Lamar

Voiced by: Ed Asner

"The lure of the dark side is difficult to resist. I fear this quest to find the Star Forge could lead you down an all too familiar path."

A particularly stern member of the Jedi Council. He returns in the sequel, where the Exile searches for him on Dantooine.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: As the Exile discovers if s/he tries to kill him in the sequel.
  • Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: The Sergeant Rough to Vandar, as he is a hardass with little patience for anybody.
  • Death by Irony: This can occur in two different ways, depending on the Exiles alignment.
    • Lightside. Vrook attempts to severe the Exile's connection to the Force for the apparent greater good. Kreia interferes and instead violently severs Master Lamar's connection to the Force. This kills him instantly.
    • Darkside. Vrook labelled the Exile as a mediocre padawan. He is later slain by that same "mediocre" student with his own lightsaber technique. A technique that took Vrook a lifetime to master but the Exile learns in minutes.
  • Good Is Not Nice: As stern and grouchy as he is, he is a devoted servant of the Light.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Lampshaded when you ask why he's being a jerk:
    Vrook: If you find me overly critical, perhaps it is because you do not fully understand what is at stake...[The Republic] may fall because we, the Jedi, have failed them... this is why I can ask for nothing less than perfection.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Take a look at the voice actor again.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Vrook is especially critical of a Exile from a very early age, even going as far to declare the Jedi as "mediocre" during his/her days as a padawan. During a light side playthrough, that same "mediocre Jedi" then goes on to lead from the front in the most brutal and lethal campaigns in the Mandalorian Wars, earning a reputation as legendary warrior, surviving even the destruction of Malachor V, then goes on to save the entire Jedi Order from certain extinction. Subverted in that the Exile's abilities are later shown to have the same root as the Sith assassins and Darth Nihilus: by forging bonds with companions (or enemies) through the Force, the Exile can draw on those same bonds to become stronger, making the Exile an exceptionally persuasive leader and skilled Jedi, something Vrook and the other Council members never fully understood at the time. Vrook's fears prove to be spot-on, however, if the Exile falls to the dark side.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Resembles Ed Asner.
  • Jerkass: Though there are instances where he is justified in his less than welcoming demeanour, as you can see in these very examples, but there's no getting around the fact that sometimes he's clearly just being an ass.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He acts like a flaming jerk to both player characters. In the first case, it's because re-training and trusting a mindwiped Sith Lord really is a bad idea. And in the second game, he's even less thrilled with the Exile, seeing her (or him) as a "mediocre Jedi" whose presence only brings disaster... and turns out to be right, at least the last part.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • He's a jerk, no question, but he's also a Jedi. It's practically a requirement. Despite his stern behavior, general unlikability (both out of universe and in, people just don't seem that fond of him), he is still a good man. He praises light-sided acts in the first game, at least the few on Dantooine, anyway. In the second game allows himself to get captured by bounty hunters in an effort to avert all-out war on Dantooine (which you screwed up), then goes off to fight the mercenaries on his own for no reason other than to buy you time to prepare Khoonda for the inevitable invasion. Sure, all in all he may be short-sighted and judgmental, but his heart's in the right place. He also accepts that he was overly harsh to the Exile after having helped take down Azkhul.
    • The times a player character gets anything resembling approval from him? In the first game, he's relieved you were able to bring Juhani home. In the second game, he almost apologizes if you run the LS option and defend Khoonda successfully from the mercenaries.
  • Old Master: As old as he is, he is a powerful and wise Jedi Master.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Vrook has strong biases that cause him to be short-sighted and judgemental.
    • He takes a disliking to the Exile from a very young age. As such he ignores how skilled a leader and warrior the young Jedi could potentially become. He instead believes the Exiles apparent mediocrity will lead to trouble. The Exile can become many things but mediocre is not one of them.
    • Master Vrook assumes the Exiles unusual power is inherently evil as the Sith utilise similar abilities to hunt Jedi. He never considers that a servant of the light could wield it in a positive way and use it to draw more people to the Lightside. Even if the Exile is firmly on their side.
  • The Worf Effect: He's killed by Darth Traya in the second game, literally single-handedly and along with another two masters, to show how dangerous and determined she is.

    Zhar Lestin 

Master Zhar Lestin

A Twi'Lek Jedi Master in the council of Dantooine. He was a master of Revan and Malak.


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    Brejik 

Brejik

Voiced by: Jason Marsden

Adopted son of Hidden Bek leader Gadon Thek. He defected to the Black Vulkars after Gadon refused to make him leader.


  • Ambition Is Evil: He ran off to join, corrupt, and take over the Black Vulkars after Gadon refused to retire.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: Averted with Gadon, who will mourn for his adopted son in private when you return to the Bek base.
  • Arc Villain: Of Taris in the early game, when you need to find Bastila. Turns out he captured her and tried to set her up as a prize for the swoop race.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He betrayed Gadon out of ambition, and if you side with him, he betrays you because up yours.
  • Jerkass: No matter what, he'll refuse to give up Bastila, regardless if you were racing for or against him.
  • Moving the Goalposts: If you win the swoop race as a Hidden Bek, he refuses to surrender Bastila on the grounds that you used a prototype accelerator (something that he was planning to do). If you win as a Black Vulkar, he refuses on the grounds that a Jedi is too dangerous to have as a slave.
  • Smug Snake: Canderous even states that he has delusions of grandeur. Compared to later antagonists in the game, he's a small fish in a very big pond.
  • Spoiled Brat: Being a lieutenant for the Beks wasn't enough for him, and he betrayed his father figure because he didn't believe Brejik was ready to be leader. Then when you win the swoop race, he'll refuse to hand over Bastila, regardless of whether you raced under the Beks or Vulkars.
  • Starter Villain: A leader of one of the local swoop gangs in Taris. Very small time compared to the likes of other villains.

    Chuundar 

Chuundar

Zaalbar's elder brother, the one responsible for his exile and Czerka Corp's increased presence on Kashyyyk.


  • Arc Villain: If you're on a Light Side playthrough, Chuundar is the primary antagonist of Kashyyyk, being responsible for Czerka Corp's presence, the enslaved Wookiees, and Zaalbar's exile.
  • Cain and Abel: He's the Cain to Zaalbar's Abel, but due to his good publicity the Wookiees of Kashyyyk see it the other way, viewing Zaalbar as a mad-claw and Chuundar the savior of their people. Also, despite being the Cain, Chuundar tries to convince Zaalbar to join him, only resorting to killing him if he continues opposing him.
  • Challenging the Chief: He's Chieftain of Rwookrrorro, but if the player gives his father the blade of Bacca's sword, it gives him the right to challenge Chuundar for leadership.
  • Les Collaborateurs: He's aiding Czerka Corp in their occupation of his planet, selling his fellow Wookiees into slavery all so he can have power as Chieftain.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He adopts a friendly front to manipulate others but in reality he's a selfish sociopath.
  • I'll Take That as a Compliment: Calling him a hairy Hutt just has him say he's heard of Hutts, and they sound like they have good business sense.
  • It's All About Me: The only person Chuundar cares about is himself and he's willing to sacrifice his people and his family for his own benefit.
  • Karma Houdini: It's possible for Chuundar to get away with everything if the player convinces Zaalbar to side with him. By the end of the quest, he'll still be Chieftain, his father will be dead, his brother manipulated to his side, and his people will still be oblivious that he's selling them into slavery.
  • Large Runt: Zaalbar says he was the runt of their family, which Chuundar angrily protests, but even if it's true, Chuundar is still a Wookiee and still tall and imposing.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Chuundar is very good at deceiving others, manipulating his father into exiling his brother and tricking his fellow Wookiees into thinking he has their best interests at heart when he’s really selling them off into slavery. A few hours talking with him is all it takes for Zaalbar to begin doubting Chuundar's death is the best thing for Kashyyyk.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He paints his actions of seizing power and enslaving fellow Wookiees as a Necessary Evil, rather than waging an unwinnable war against Czerka Corp. In reality, Chuundar only cares about gaining power for himself.
  • Patricide: He attempted to personally murder his father when he began to interfere with his plans, and later attempts it by proxy, sending the player character to assassinate him. Whether the player agrees is up to them.
  • The Quisling: He became Chieftain of the Wookiees by working with Czerka Corp to acquire weapons and selling off his own kind.
  • Redemption Rejection: In spite of all his crimes, the player, Zaalbar and his father can all offer Chuundar the option of mercy and working things out nonviolently. If this attempt is made, Chuundar will reject their attempts to talk things out and orders everyone killed.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: The fact that Chuundar is not just selling people into slavery, but his own kind, is a mark of how detestable he is.
  • Smug Snake: Surprisingly for a Wookiee, Chuundar is incredibly slimy and arrogant in his scheming.
  • The Sociopath: Chuundar has all the signs of a high-functioning one. He's superficially charming and a skilled manipulator, incapable of caring about other people, has no moral lines he won't cross, and feels no remorse for anything he does, whether it be selling his own people into slavery or trying to murder his family.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Chuundar is very popular among his people as Chieftain, because he's managed to deceive them into believing he's doing his best to save them from Czerka Corp. By the time a Wookiee finds out he's really selling them into slavery, it's usually too late.

    Davik Kang 

Davik Kang

A high-ranking member of the Exchange, Calo Nord's and Canderous' former employer, and the owner of the Ebon Hawk.


  • Dual Boss: He and Calo will fight you in his hangar.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Shot down by a turbolaser blast from the Sith bombardment if you took down Calo first.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: Unlike many upper class humans on Taris, Davik has many non-humans on his payroll.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Welcomes you to his humble abode and wanted to recruit you, though he doesn't take it kindly that you wanted to steal his ship.
  • Shoot the Builder: Like Calo, he murdered the designer of his unique armor so that only he can have it.
  • Stone Wall: Has a unique energy shield that made him a tough nut to crack. Complimenting Calo Nord's Glass Cannon.

    Dustil Onasi 

Dustil Onasi

Voiced by: Jason Marsden

Carth Onasi's son, who was presumed dead following the destruction of Telos.


  • Antagonistic Offspring: Dustil is a Sith Academy student, which is at war with the Republic his father serves. Downplayed since, while cruel, he won’t sell Carth and the player out when he finds out they’ve infiltrated the Academy.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He'll abandon the Sith if you bring him proof that they really are as evil as everyone says. In this case, the proof is evidence that Master Uthar murdered his friend. He also doesn't sell out his father and the player when he finds out they've infiltrated the Academy.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Though he's more misguided than evil, he'll turn against his Sith master when presented with proof of his evil.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Doesn't think the Sith are as bad as they're made out to be, despite the fact that they orbitally bombarded his homeworld and killed his mother. To say nothing about how the Sith Academy treats its students.
  • Jerkass: When first encountering him, Dustil is incredibly hostile towards his father and the player character. One below the belt comment has Dustil say Carth's wife was planning on leaving him.
  • Obliviously Evil: Despite the Sith being Obviously Evil, Dustil joins them because he doesn't believe they're as bad as they're made out to be.
  • They Were Holding You Back: Master Uthar murdered Dustil's friend, Selene, believing Dustil's affection for her was interfering with his promise. Proof of this is enough to get Dustil to abandon the Sith.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: According to Dustil, even when Carth wasn't off fighting, he still wasn't home often.
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    Helena Shan 

Helena Shan

Voiced by: Carolyn Seymour

The cold and estranged mother of Bastila Shan.


  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Bastila and her have a very shaky relationship, but Helena truly loves her daughter, and Bastila is horrified to discover that her mother really is dying. They can end Bastila's side quest on much better terms.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: She convinced her husband to give Bastila to the Jedi because she wanted her daughter to live a better life they did as treasure hunters barely hanging on and constantly on the move.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her interactions with her daughter consist primarily of passive-aggressive snark.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards her daughter. It's apparent where Bastila gets her frigidness from.
  • Gold Digger: Bastila accuses Helena of giving her to the Jedi so she could manipulate her husband into going on more treasure hunts. The truth is much different, that her husband loved going on his hunts and she didn't want Bastila going along because it was too dangerous.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's an abrasive person, in particular towards her daughter, but also apparently to strangers as one customer leaving the cantina attests. She is a good person, however, as shown when she and Bastila reconcile.
  • Parental Abandonment: Bastila accuses Helena of abandoning her by convincing her father to give her to the Jedi. Bastila's account isn't exactly unbiased.
  • Parents as People: She's a flawed woman with a strained relationship with her daughter, but she does love her and want what's best for her.
  • You See, I'm Dying: She tells Bastila she's dying but it takes a while for Bastila to believe her.

    Griff Vao 

Griff Vao

Voiced by: Robin Atkin Downes

The conman older brother of Mission, who raised her as a kid.


  • Aloof Big Brother: When Mission was old enough, he abandoned her on Taris to pursue his own ends.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He raised Mission and taught her everything she knows.
  • Broken Pedestal: Mission initially refuses to believe the brother she looked up to could've abandoned her without being manipulated into it. She eventually recognizes him for the deadbeat that he is.
  • Con Man: Griff is a conman who's always working on his next get-rich-quick scheme.
  • Epic Fail: His attempt in synthesizing Tarisian Ale after Taris was decimated. Let's just say it wouldn't be until another four thousand years when Tarisian Ale would be served in public.
  • It's All About Me: Griff only cares about himself and how he profits.
  • Jerkass: Not overtly, but it takes a special kind of douchebag to find out the kid sister he abandoned is still alive and then immediately try to hit her up for money after she saves his life.
  • Never My Fault: Lena says Griff blamed Mission for his lack of success on Taris, then began blaming her once he abandoned his sister.
  • Pet the Dog: Before running again when his latest scheme goes south, he leaves a message behind apologizing to Mission.
  • Promoted to Parent: He's Mission's older brother and was responsible for raising her when they were kids.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Griff abandons Tatooine before he can be killed by his Exchange contact for failing him.
  • Shoot The Shaggy Dog Story: Even if you complete his task by giving him money as an investment and bring him Tach glands so he can make his Tarisian ale, Griff's scheme will still fail and he'll run before his Exchange contact can kill him.

    Jagi 

Jagi

Voiced by: James Horan

A soldier who served under Canderous in the Mandalorian Wars.


  • Arc Villain: He's the main antagonist of Canderous's side quest.
  • Duel to the Death: Jagi publically challenges Canderous to one to resolve their dispute.
  • Honor Before Reason: Instead of killing him, you can convince him that Canderous was right to abandon him and his men. Jagi then adheres to Mandalorian custom and kills himself rather than live dishonorably.
  • It's Personal: He's after Canderous for the death of his comrades and his own near death.
  • Revenge: His motive is to kill Canderous in revenge for leaving him and his comrades to die.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: You can convince him that Canderous made the right tactical decision to sacrifice him during the war, however, in order to preserve his honor after publically challenging Canderous, Jagi kills himself.
  • We Have Reserves: He doesn't hold to this mentality, instead he was a member of the "reserves" who survived and wants revenge on his commanding officer, Canderous.

    Xor 

Xor

Voiced by: Neil Kaplan

A slaver with a connection to Juhani's past.


  • Adaptation Species Change: For some reason, Xor is a human in the Xbox version of the game, but a Twi'lek in the PC version. Eventually his Twi'lek version was made canon. Becomes doubly odd with his dialogue insinuating the player feels the same way as he does about "lesser, nonhuman species."
  • Arc Villain: He's the main antagonist of Juhani's side quest.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Even after realizing that the Cathar lady and her companion(s) are Jedi, and fully capable of kicking his ass, he still persists in trying to attack.
  • Career-Ending Injury: He took wounds during the Battle of Cathar that prevented him from participating in combat.
  • Defiant to the End: Even when mortally wounded, he keeps insulting Juhani and daring her to kill him.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards the Cathar, which he views as pets at best when they're enslaved, or animals to be put down. He went so far to fight in a battle that nearly rendered the species extinct, purely for the joy of it.
  • For the Evulz: He flat-out admits he participated in the Battle of Cathar for the pleasure of watching their world burn.
  • Hate Sink: The few scenes he does have show him to be a sadistic, racist and sexist coward with no redeeming traits.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: His attempts to enslave female Cathar and Juhani in particular have an uncomfortable sexual undertone.
  • Mugging the Monster: He tries to enslave Juhani just because she's a Cathar, even though she's also a Jedi.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Racism, sexism, implied sexual assault, and all within five sentences.
  • Psycho for Hire: He admits that he didn't join the Mandalorians in their war because he shared their beliefs. He did it for fun.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Not only is he a war criminal, he's also a slaver who views the Cathar he owns as "pets" to be trained.
  • Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: After being mortally wounded, he tries to goad Juhani into giving into her anger and killing him. Whether Juhani gives into her anger or not is up to the player.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Seriously, how much of an idiot does one have to be to walk up to a pair of people packing lightsabers (who could either be Jedi who can kick your ass if you give them reason or Sith who don't even need the excuse to do so), and offer to buy one of the people who are armed with a lightsaber? And if that still wasn't enough, who would be stupid enough to try and ambush them at the spaceport?
  • You Killed My Father: Xor is the one who murdered Juhani's father.

    Sunry 

Sunry

Voiced by: Frank Welker

An old friend of Jolee Bindo’s who's been accused of murdering a Sith woman on Manaan.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Despite being a war hero for the Republic and presenting himself as a kindly man innocent of any wrongdoing, it turns out not only was he cheating on his wife with a Sith, he really did commit the murder, and for a really petty motive.
  • Dating Catwoman: Sunry is a Republic war hero who is rumored to have been having an affair with a Sith. By the time the player meets him, the Sith is dead and Sunry is imprisoned for her murder.
  • Framing the Guilty Party: Investigating the murder reveals that the Sith are planting evidence of Sunry's guilt. Unfortunately, they're doing that because they know Sunry did commit the murder and the Republic helped him cover it up.
  • Handicapped Badass: Sunry claims he couldn't commit the crime because his wounds during the war rendered him crippled, but a lot of people note that Sunry's underselling his abilities to look more innocent. Many people still think he could've taken on a younger Dark Jedi, even with his injuries.
  • Honey Trap: Sunry claims that he was trying to turn Elassa into a double agent for the Republic. It turns out later that he was lying. He really was just sleeping with her, but ended up killing her when he found out she was using him to get information about the Republic.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Sunry tells the player character that if the truth of his guilt comes to light in court, it will hurt the Republic in the long run. The Selkath will fine the Republic more for kolto, putting more restrictions in place and damaging the war effort.note 
  • Karma Houdini: Even if the player knows Sunry is guilty, it's possible to get him off scot-free, retaining his war hero reputation, and remaining with the wife he cheated on. Jolee even lampshades it, asking the player if what they did feels like justice.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Sunry didn't murder Elassa because she was a Sith spy and Dark Jedi, but because finding out she was just milking him for information hurt his pride. Jolee notices the distinction between killing a Sith in a fair fight and murdering one in their sleep.
  • May–December Romance: Sunry is much older than his presumed mistress, Elassa. He also looks much older than his wife does, though that could just be because of limited character models.
  • Old Friend: He's presented as an old friend of Jolee’s who needs his help.
  • Retired Badass: Sunry is a former soldier of the Republic and renown as a war hero, even if he doesn't get up to much fighting nowadays. A lot of people have no problem thinking he could’ve taken out a much younger Dark Jedi, even with his injuries.
  • Walking Spoiler: Investigating Elassa's murder and discovering his guilt or innocence is the main mystery of his sidequest.

    Rakata 

The Rakata

A species of amphibian humanoids with tall craniums and two eyes on short stalks on each side of their heads, the Rakata were a very advanced race with a strong connection to The Force, who created the infamous Infinite Empire and ruled the Galaxy with an iron hand before their eventual downfall.


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