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Seferite Order
Following the annihilation of Christophsis, a large portion of the Valkoran Empire was disgusted by their Emperor's actions. Within a month, about half of the Empire defected under the leadership of Maesterus. This Valkoran separatist faction allied with the Galactic Alliance to defeat the remains of the Empire they once served at the Battle of Ockla Prime. Unfortunately, while the Valkoran were defeated at that battle, the arrival of the Forceless Collective's main force and the death of Maesterus sent a message that the war with Valkor was far from over. Now under the leadership of Maesterus's protege, Arcidus, the Valkoran separatists were renamed the Knights of Maesterus before revising it to the shorter Seferite Order in honor of their fallen leader. Still faced with stigma from their time with the Valkoran, the Seferites continue to loosely work with the Galactic Alliance through contact with Maesterus's present-day blood descendant, Zolph Vaelor.

    In General 
  • The Atoner: A lot of the Seferites are fighting against the Forceless Collective to make up for atrocities they committed in service to Valkor.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: They are a valuable ally to Zolph in the fight against the Forceless Collective, but because of their roots in the Valkoran Empire, some politicians in the Galactic Alliance try to paint them as if they are still Valkoran (if only to avoid having to deal with the Forceless Collective). That plus, some Mega Corps such as Kuat Drive Yards have tried to sue the Seferites for having similar-looking vehicles and technology to their products.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Discussed and Zigzagged. Maesterus and Admiral Gravlek acknowledge that they have a lot of blood on their hands from their time in the Valkoran Empire, and as such, they expect to be court-martialed by the Galactic Alliance for it despite their Heel–Face Turn, Maesterus in particular since he was the first face of the Valkoran. While it is revealed in Episode III that they ultimately made reparations for the damage they had done (which wasn't too hard for them since they just sold one of their Fortress Tanks to pay it off), Zolph Vaelor and the Alliance forces that cooperated with the Seferites on Ockla Prime worked to get them amnesty.
  • Renegade Splinter Faction: Inverted. The Valkoran Empire were a villainous faction, and the Seferite Order is made up of most of the more well-intentioned members. What's left of the Valkoran Empire became even worse after they defected.
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Leadership

    Maesterus 

Seferin Vaelor (Maesterus)

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This Force-user led the attack that orphaned Zolph and is the public face of the Valkoran Empire. He served as the main antagonist for Episode I. A long-lived ancestor of Zolph Vaelor's, he eventually founded the Seferite Order.

  • Affably Evil: A subversion. Throughout Episode I, he frequently asks for his enemies to stand down and actually attempted to ask for Alec's consent to train Zolph, and he tries to avoid killing people as much as possible. The subversion comes from him not really being so evil to begin with.
  • Anti-Villain: A mix of Type I, III and IV. He is not even interested in ruling the galaxy. He only wishes the galaxy to have a more efficient government. And he's very suspicious of Valkor now.
  • Badass Cape: Which he continues wearing even after he grows his wings.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Possibly because of the Forceless symbiote.
  • Benevolent Boss: He's very caring towards his men as well as his prisoners, but according to Doctor Thilid, he'll only kill his own men if they are posing an active threat from within or kill prisoners for no practical reason.
  • Berserk Button: Killing prisoners or other Bad Boss behavior. Also, DO NOT threaten those related to him either.
  • Black Knight: He's Valkor's top enforcer and wears a black suit of armor.
  • Body Horror / Lovecraftian Superpower: He can shoot spikes made from bones out of his palms, and the coverart typically shows his own blood running down these spikes. He also grows four pairs of wings by having them rip out of his back, and the second two out of his other wings. This is because of his Forceless symbiosis.
  • Cassandra Truth: Despite dressing as such, he's not really a Dark Jedi, but nobody affiliated with the Galactic Alliance or Jedi Order initially believes him when he insists that he isn't. When he tries to explain the circumstances of Alec Vaelor's death to Zolph, the latter doesn't initially believe that Maesterus had no intention of killing Alec. However, he is able to successfully relay this truth later.
  • Cool Helmet: With a red visor, and it conceals the fact that he's related to Zolph.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: After getting skewered through his arms, Valkor cuts off all of his wings before impaling him with multiple tentacles.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite looking like a stereotypical Sith Lord and being the most prominent villain in Episode I, he's not very Dark-Sided for a Force User nor is he really that evil to begin with.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Let's see... black armor? Check. Most prominent villain in the first part of the trilogy? Check. Blood ancestry to The Hero and very protective of them? Double check.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like ancestor, like descendant.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He not only killed an Archfiend, he also defeated Zolph's dark Force Channeling form by waiting for it to wear off.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He's also willing to backtalk Valkor.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He seems to be the main villain for Episode I, but he's really a pawn of Valkor's, and is now working on a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: To Valkor, although you wouldn't think this initially since he's the most prominent villain in Episode I.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He finds Doctor Thilid disgusting, making sure to point out that he didn't recruit her. He is even appalled by the idea that he would molest Zolph. He's also against mutating people, attaching symbiotes to them (even though he's a Forceless host himself), genocide and condemning people to Fates Worse Than Death. These last few standards push him towards a Heel–Face Turn.
  • A Father to His Men: And if you murder them, you will regret it, even if you're a Forceless Archfiend.
  • The Heavy: The most active villain in Episode I, with most of his actions driving the plot.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He still works with the Valkoran, but he does what he can to oppose Valkor without getting his attention. It comes full circle after the Valkoran Empire splits.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Subverted in the climax of Episode I, where he flies Belluzub into Krantisi's star after he threatened Zolph. However, he just launches him into the sun when he gets close enough and flies away.
    • Played straight at the end of Episode II, where he leaves himself open to being skewered by several Combat Tentacles when he saves Zolph from being crushed to death by Valkor, eventually resulting in his own death.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He's not an abomination himself (he's just a possessed and altered human), but he's bearing a Forceless symbiote. Thankfully, he still has control of his body and isn't subservient to the Collective.
  • Laser Blade: His lightsaber.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Not only is he incredibly fast (especially with wings) and strong enough to lift an Archfiend a few times his size, he has survived a lot of punishment.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He is actually a distant ancestor of Zolph's.
  • Made of Iron: Every encounter Zolph's had with him, he's proved almost impossible to kill. He has survived getting thrown through a wall, hit by a piece of a large statue, thrown out a stories-high window, drenched in acid rain, shot by ship blaster fire and knocked into a lava pit, exposure to the vacuum of space and flying close to a star. He lampshades his tendency to survive things that would kill most people after Harphscor tries to kill him with a strong wind and Maesterus attacks him. However, Valkor manages to pierce his defenses and do some fatal damage.
  • Obviously Evil: A deconstruction and subversion. Because he dresses so similarly to a Sith Lord, a lot of the Jedi and Galactic Alliance are quick to attack him on instinct despite not actually being a Sith (he'd rather negotiate peacefully with them). The subversion comes from the fact that he isn't really as evil as his appearance suggests.
  • One-Winged Angel: Sprouts two pairs of wings. The first pair out of his back, the second pair out of his first pair.
  • Papa Wolf: Belluzub learned this the hard way about trying to kill Zolph. Also, don't try to harm Arcidus in front of him.
  • Parental Substitute: To Arcidus, as not only did Aiken lose his parents at an early age, Seferin was the only Jedi to really understand the difficulties he was going through..
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His helmet has a red visor. Underneath his helmet, he has red eyes due to being a Forceless host.
  • Spike Shooter: He can fire spikes made from bone out of his palms.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: He seems pretty obsessed with capturing/recruiting Zolph Vaelor. May have to do with their blood relationship.
  • The Starscream: A more benevolent example of this in that he's trying to overthrow Valkor because he knows he's dangerous.
  • Super Strength: He's apparently capable of lifting (and flying with) a Forceless Archfiend several times his size and capable of swallowing him whole.
  • Winged Humanoid: Becomes one in Chapter 7 of Episode I. Grows two more wings on them in Chapter 10.

    Arcidus 

Aiken Cremas (Arcidus)

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The son of farmers on Saleucami, Arcidus was the personal enforcer and apprentice of Maesterus. After Maesterus's death, he took up the mantle of Supreme Leader of the Seferite Order.

  • Ambiguously Brown: When his face is revealed for the first time in "The Messenger", his skin is described as light brown. Even supplementary artwork of him unmasked doesn't make it clear what ethnicity he is supposed to be.
  • Anti-Villain: Type IV. "The Enforcer" reveals that not only does he have a traumatic past, he doesn't like Valkor very much and is just a guy following Maesterus's orders (orders that even Maesterus himself doesn't want to carry out).
  • Character Development: Arcidus's character arc in Episode II involves him becoming independent of Maesterus.
  • Cold Sniper: As a trained assassin, one of his weapons is a sniper rifle.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Like Zolph, he's also willing to use blasters in combat.
  • The Comically Serious: As leader of the Seferites, he's so insistent on wearing his mask in public, that it has gotten people to wonder if Arcidus drinks through his mask's filter.
  • Cool Mask: He's very rarely seen without his mask on.
  • Cool Starship: The Phantom Razor.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Shows signs of this when Zolph asks him about the color-physics of his lightsaber. He simply responds with "How does sound travel through space?"
  • Delegation Relay: The only way anyone higher in the chain of command (including Valkor) can give Arcidus orders is through Maesterus.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He flipped off Emperor Valkor of all people. He continues flipping him off when he threatens to eat him.
  • The Dragon: To Maesterus in Episode II. Taken to the extent that he won't be a Dragon to Valkor, who Maesterus is a Dragon to. Of course, he was also Co-Dragons with Dynn Manthis before she died.
  • Faking the Dead: From Zolph's experience, he's pretty good at this. He even leaves fake corpses behind sometimes. He can even pull this off with his starfighter and with other people.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Unsurprisingly, he sided with Maesterus when the Valkoran Empire split.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: He prefers to fight his enemies on even skill levels. That won't prevent him from using his other tricks though.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has some burn scars on his face from back when he had no control over his ignition powers. He's also one of the nicer people in the Valkoran Empire and later, the leader of the Seferite Order.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: Lightsabers are already this, but his is black, and also referred to as a Darksaber or Stealth Lightsaber.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: As Zolph notes, he's either had to dodge or deflect all of Arcidus's shots (warning shots aside). As Arcidus is a Force user, he uses precognition to Lead the Target, and he does the same for pinpointing Force Combustion; it's not as effective against other Force users like Zolph since they have precognition abilities too. Zolph deduces that Arcidus didn't come to Coruscant to assassinate Senator Mophula because of his experience with Arcidus's marksmanship.
  • The Musketeer: Like Zolph Vaelor, he also uses a blaster.
  • Playing with Fire: He knows a Force power called Combustion, which allows him to set things on fire or generate explosions. However, he has to pinpoint where the explosion occurs.
  • Power Incontinence: He had very little control over Force Ignition as a child, accidentally killing his parents and destroying his home when he first used it. Most of his Jedi training amounted mostly to learning how to suppress it and once he followed Maesterus into the Valkoran Empire, how to actually control it as a weapon.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He'll only follow orders from Maesterus. He warns Zolph about Valkor's secret weapon on his own volition when Maesterus worries about Valkor being aware of his treachery.
  • The Quiet One: He rarely speaks if there are other people carrying out a conversation.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: If those goggles flash, something is going to combust or explode.
  • Refuge in Audacity:
    • While outright trying to defy Valkor almost got him eaten alive, lighting Valkor's cape on fire after deciding to follow his order didn't (Valkor did try to goad him into doing so before Maesterus ordered him to follow orders).
    • His plan to warn Zolph about a Valkoran superweapon threat involves faking an assassination attempt on an unpopular Alliance senator to get Zolph's attention.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He accidentally killed both of his parents in a fire when he was two-years old.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Zolph Vaelor. While Maesterus is Zolph's legitimate distant ancestor, he is Arcidus's surrogate father. They also have their own starships with design traits from their own respective factions' starfighters and astromech droids to go along with them. Also of note is that while Zolph's astromech droid R9-C4 is an Ax-Crazy Heroic Comedic Sociopath, Arcidus's - V7-L20 - is somewhat compassionate and restrained by comparison.
  • The Stoic: He's not very talkative.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Downplayed. It's more accurate to say "too loyal to Maesterus to live". Lampshaded by Valkor when he's attacking him. After that incident, Maesterus makes a point to inform Arcidus that he doesn't need his say-so to defend himself. Arcidus justified it by claiming he didn't want to give Valkor the satisfaction of giving him what he wants.
  • Troll: Towards Valkor. When he taunted Arcidus to burn him while attacking him, he did so when Maesterus ordered him to do as he said.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Maesterus, to the point that he won't even take orders from those higher than him in the chain of command.
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: He burned his own home down when he accidentally killed his parents.
  • You Are in Command Now: After Maesterus is killed by Valkor, he is made the new leader of the Valkoran separatists, later renamed the Seferite Order in Maesterus's memory.

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Force-User Commanders

    Juganak 

Argem Nylek (Juganak)

A hulking Miraluka possessing superhuman strength, Juganak was the former Jedi Master of Arcidus.

  • Anti-Villain: Type IV. He's secretly conspiring against Valkor. Not to mention he also saved Zolph from being killed by a Force apparition.
  • Bald of Awesome: His head is completely shaved, exposing some tattoos on his scalp. He avoids being Bald of Evil despite being with the Valkoran in the fact that he is one of the few secretly conspiring against Valkor.
  • BFS: His lightsaber is essentially a club.
  • Blind Seer: Miraluka don't have eyes, so he sees with the Force.
  • Cool Old Guy: According to his character profile, he's biologically in his 50's.
  • Enemy Mine: He temporarily (temporary because he has to keep his true agenda hidden) teams up with Zolph to kill Mandoculus.
  • Eyeless Face: As a Miraluka, he never had eyes to begin with.
  • Genius Bruiser: He was also Maesterus's mentor.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He sided with Maesterus when the Valkoran Empire split. That said, he was always wary of Valkor.
  • Human Alien: Miralukas are essentially humans born without eyes, but can "see" with the Force.
  • Large and in Charge: He's big, well-toned, and commands a lot of respect from his troops.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Really big, can take more punishment than most beings without armor, pretty fast, and strong enough to dismantle a vehicle with his bare hands.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Defied. Despite once being Jedi Council member, he's surprisingly moderate when it comes to Jedi falling in love. He's aware of the negative temptations that can come with love, but he knows those temptations can be kept in check if the relationship is handled responsibly. That, and he's probably aware of the opposite happening throughout galactic history.
  • Made of Iron: He has been shown to survive lightsaber slashes with just his muscles alone.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to the other Valkoran leaders, he doesn't have any notably freakish traits (aside from Super Strength) nor does he have lingering mental issues, aside from being Maesterus's mentor in the Jedi Order. This gets lampshaded by Armogeist.
  • Reverse Mole: Subverted. He still works directly for the Valkoran, but he's secretly suspicious of Emperor Valkor himself.
  • Scary Black Man: Downplayed. He's calm and collected most of the time, but that doesn't change the fact that he's strong enough to rip an AT-AT's leg off and bludgeon you with it.
  • Super Strength: Unknown whether this is Force-enhanced strength or he's naturally that strong. Still he can dismantle an AT-AT with his bare hands, and that is nothing to sneeze at.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: According to General Choi, he was also dressed like this on Hoth and Mustafar.

    Neur 

Neur

A Twi'lek-Human hybrid from Dathomir suffering from severe brain damage since childhood, she had her lekku (her head-tails) replaced by Machinus and became his surrogate daughter. She has two different personalities.

  • Abusive Parents: The Nightsisters are responsible for her forced lobotomy and they made her childhood really miserable.
  • Affably Evil: When her brain's working properly, she's pretty pleasant.
  • Amazon Brigade: She was raised among the Nightsisters, but it's implied they never truly accepted her.
  • Anti-Villain: Type II. It's her abusive childhood with the Nightsisters that has made her mentally unstable without her prosthetic lekku. When she does have them, she can be really friendly.
  • Badass Adorable: She's got a very bubbly personality (at least when her lekku are working), but she's just capable of giving Zolph a challenge as the other Valkoran leaders.
  • Bare Your Midriff: The only not-so-modest thing about her attire.
  • Break the Cutie: Her backstory amounts to probably having her father killed, being lobotomized by her people under the pretense of having "brain tumors", and being abused for being a half-breed.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: In both mental states, she can come off as very eccentric.
  • Cool Sword: Her lightsaber has a curved hilt like Count Dooku's.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's normally enthusiastic and socially upbeat until her lekku get damaged. Then she goes berserk.
  • Cyborg: Her lekku (the head-tails on Twi'leks) are cybernetic. For specifics, they are part of her brain and she needs them to stay mentally stable.
  • Delayed Reaction: When she's insane, she won't react to injuries recent received until minutes later, and it goes even further than that: she even reacts to all the previous injuries she's received throughout her life. Again, this a result of her brain damage.
  • Evil Albino: Due to being half Dathomirian, she's very pale compared to pure-blooded Twi'leks. Downplayed in that, violent split-personality aside, she's not really that evil, and drops the villain part completely when she sides with the Seferite Order.
  • Facial Markings: She has Nightsister cultural tattoos on her face. Among the earlier injuries she experiences, the tattooing is one of them.
  • Fangirl: Of Zolph, particularly when she's sane. But when she's insane... She eventually tones this down after the Valkoran Empire splits.
  • Friendly Enemy: When she's sane, she's even hoping Zolph would join their side.
  • Genki Girl: Deconstructed. She's only really cheerful when her head-tails are functioning, but is very unstable when they're broken, and a result of having a very hellish childhood until Machinus found her.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She's half-human half-Twi'lek. This is what led to her brain damage when she was young.
  • Handicapped Badass: She's not physically crippled, but she does have brain damage only kept in check by her replacement lekku.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She sided with Maesterus after the Empire split, but according to her, she didn't just do it just because Machinus did.
  • Large Ham: When her lekku gets damaged and her other side crops up, she can milk the scenery for all it's worth. This is especially true in the Battle of Ockla Prime.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Inverted. Neur is her real name, and unlike the other members of the Valkoran leadership (barring Dynn Manthis), she's the only one not to have a codename.
  • The Southpaw: She's one of the only characters stated to be left-handed.
  • White Skinned Space Babe: Her skin's chalk-white unlike most Twi'leks (but then again, she's half-human, and she was raised with the Nightsisters).
  • Womanchild: Deconstructed. She's biologically 21 years old (chronologically 400+ years), but due to the fact that her own people were violently abusive towards her and lobotomized her when she was little, she acts like a teenager to make up for her lost childhood under Machinus, and she turns into a Psychopathic Womanchild whenever her lekku is damaged or malfunctions. It is reconstructed after the Valkoran Empire splits in half and Neur confesses her reasons for acting this way to Zolph, resulting in her showing a degree of maturity when the Battle of Ockla Prime comes (however, her psychotic side is still around).
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Considering her backstory, she definitely qualifies.
  • Yandere: She is this towards Zolph when she's in psycho mode. She thinks Grein is taking advantage of him just because she's there. Of course, this is partially justified due to the fact she grew up in a society of abusive misandrists. By the time the Valkoran Empire splits, she started to deviate from this behavior through therapy.

    Machinus 

Cid Geero (Machinus)

Formerly a Nautolan Jedi engineer, this droid was the head of the Valkoran R&D department and created a lot of the Valkoran Empire's technology.

  • Anti-Villain: Type IV. Once Fafniros is summoned, it is explicitly revealed that he is working against Valkor.
  • Arm Cannon: He has two-repeating blasters on his wrists.
  • Brought Down to Badass: His backstory: He used to be a Jedi, but lost his Force Powers when he became a droid. His upgrades compensate for his loss, however.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He has a bunch of other systems to compensate for the Force Powers he lost when he became a droid.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Enemy Mine: Has a very brief one with Zolph to kill Fafniros. They don't make much progress together.
  • The Engineer: He's designed and invented a lot of the Valkoran's weapons.
  • Fish People: He used to be a Nautolan. His current body even resembles one except with digitigrade feet.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He is responsible for most of the Valkoran's technology, including the creation of a large ship-mounted artificial gravity controller.
  • Glowing Mechanical Eyes: He received these when he became a droid.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He sided with Maesterus when the Valkoran Empire split.
  • Jet Pack: A built-in one.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a little condescending towards Zolph (especially when he does something reckless), but he's willing to defend him and he's very protective of Neur.
  • Just a Machine: He dislikes this mentality towards droids, especially since he himself is living proof that droids can have souls.
  • Large Ham: He can be dramatic when he wants to. Possibly justified by the fact that he wants to emphasize that he used to be a living creature.
  • Laser Blade: Has a lightsaber.
  • More Dakka: He can fire a spray of blaster fire from his wrists.
  • No-Sell: The tentacles on the back of his head are used to absorb electricity and keep him from being disabled by eletro-magnetic pulses, a common weakness for droids.
  • Papa Wolf: To Neur. He especially gets pissed if anyone breaks her prosthetic head-tails (since she really needs those to think straight). He also doesn't trust any of the more psychotic Valkoran leaders like Masochus to take care of her when he has to leave her.
  • Reluctant Mad Scientist: Subverted with the use of the gravity controller ship on Christophsis. Not only was the gravity controller not supposed to be a superweapon in the first place (in fact, he thinks doing so is incredibly reckless), Valkor sent the ship to Christophsis before it was finished without his notification.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Justified because he used to be an organic being that had his consciousness implanted.
  • Robot Hair: The mechanical tentacles on the back of his head are modeled off the head-tentacles of a Nautolan. Unlike the head-tentacles on organic Nautolans, these tentacles can move with Machinus's neural input.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Mostly averted since he used to be organic, but because he has no lungs to breathe with, he can't make an actual sigh and just says "sigh" as if he were actually sighing.
  • Was Once a Man: He was a Nautolan before he transferred his consciousness into a droid.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Or more accurately, he can also rebuild himself.

    Armogeist 

Balos Oiren (Armogeist)

A former Sith Lord (and former apprentice to Masochus) that had his spirit bound to an archaic suit of armor.

  • Affably Evil: He's very polite for an ex-Sith Lord (especially compared to his former master).
  • And I Must Scream: According to Grein, Masochus bound his spirit to an inanimate figurine (preventing from killing himself and saving himself from further torture) before the rest of the Valkoran saved him from his teacher's abuse and had his spirit transferred over to the suit of armor.
  • Animated Armor: He wasn't always like this.
  • Anti-Villain: Discussed by the protagonists, saying that his life wouldn't have been such a mess if he weren't born in the Sith Empire.
  • Being Evil Sucks: He's developed this attitude from not only having a life-ruining psychopath as a Sith master in his early life, but having former Jedi who haven't fallen to the Dark Side treat him much better.
  • Blade on a Stick: His weapon of choice is a lightsaber pike.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: With his personality, you'd have trouble believing this guy was a Sith. That said, he still has some pent up hatred for Masochus.
  • Death Seeker: Unlike most Sith, he actually seeks to die a dignified death, but he's been forbidden from becoming one with the Force because Valkor still has uses for him (and being smashed into multiple sheets of metal wouldn't allow him to die either since he'd still be bound to them). Even after siding with Maesterus following the Empire's division, it's implied he's still staying in the material world by choice so he can get rid of Masochus and stop the Forceless Collective.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sided with Maesterus after the Empire split.
  • Insane Troll Logic: He tries to stop Zolph's party from getting to Xixixix on the logic that the Archfiend will drive them insane (which it does) and then kill them, ignoring the fact that he's killed several Archfiends before. However, this is justified as Xixixix was already driving him mad even before he started having hallucinations of Masochus. And he admits what he tried to do was stupid later (as he is now free of Xixixix's influence).
    • He himself is a victim of this in his backstory. When Masochus was exiled from the Sith Empire, Armogeist was exiled along with him due to being his apprentice, even though he is clearly not as insane as him.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: During the Battle of Ockla Prime, he goes directly after Masochus despite being ordered to take the upper levels of the capital with Neur. This gets subverted later, as he waits to team up with Grein to take Masochus down.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Also carries around a blaster/lightsaber-resistant shield.
  • Meaningful Name: Justified in that, like the other Valkoran leaders, it's only a codename. Lampshaded by Zolph.
  • No-Sell: Since he no longer has an organic body, electrocution barely affects him, if it affects him at all since he has no nerves to fry. Not even Force lightning works, as Masochus learns.
  • Revenge: He very much desires this against Masochus. He and Grein both get to share it.
  • Sanity Slippage: He fell victim to this while inside Xixixix's temple. He broke out of it once Xixixix was killed.
  • Super Toughness: He seems to be all about defense since he fights with a large shield.
  • Token Heroic Orc: For a former Sith apprentice (and one who was raised in their Empire) who's still having troubles with the call of the Dark Side, he's actually a very noble warrior and is actually trying to reject the call as much as he can due to the trauma it's caused him already.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Not really evil (see above), but when he sides with Maesterus after the Valkoran Empire splits, he's still suffering the taint of the Dark Side and still desires to put Masochus's head on his pike for what he did to him. He's still pretty mellow compared to the stereotypical Sith Lord, and he calms down after Masochus dies.
  • Training from Hell: He had Masochus as his teacher. Do we need to say more?
  • Was Once a Man: Had his body taken away from him by Masochus.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Anti-villainous example. He tried to keep Zolph and his company from going further into Xixixix's temple to keep them from falling victim to Xixixix's madness effects. And it was also counter-productive for both parties as he notes later.
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    Marx Gravlek 

Admiral Marx Gravlek

A high-ranking admiral in the Valkoran Navy and former member of the Imperial Remnant. The first antagonist Zolph deals with at the beginning of the war. Supposedly died during the Battle of Ithor, but it turns out he survived.

  • Affably Evil: He's very polite to Zolph during their encounters, even when he threatens to incapacitate him.
  • An Arm and a Leg: In fact, both arms and legs.
  • Anti-Villain: He lets Zolph leave when defeated and only seems to do the things he does out of loyalty to Maesterus. He also regrets some of the more questionable things he's done under both Maesterus's and Valkor's orders.
  • Badass Normal: He uses an exo-skeleton, but still...
  • Badass Transplant: See Cyborg below.
  • Body Horror: When he's reconstructed as a cyborg, the only things left of his organic body are his head, spinal chord, vocal chords and vital organs.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's in his fifties.
  • Cyborg: Gets rebuilt as one after Ithor. The organic parts he has left are his head, spinal chord, vocal chords, and vital organs. His eyes got replaced after Zolph infiltrated the Doomsayer.
  • Dead Man Switch: Getting injured in any way caused the engines on the Conqueror to explode.
  • Defector from Decadence: He deserted from the Imperial Remnant after serving one-too-many would-be tyrants.
  • Determinator: He tries to fight back even after getting one of his arms cut off. He even alerts the Doomsayer's crew to Zolph's infiltration after being blinded.
  • Emergency Transformation: How he survived the Conqueror's crashlanding.
  • Electronic Eyes: In Episode II, after getting his eyes melted out.
  • Eye Scream: In his second battle with Zolph, he gets his eyes melted out with a shot from his own plasma pistol.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He decides to go down with the ship when defeated. Subverted in that he survives the crash.
  • Four-Star Badass: He's not only in charge of the biggest ship in the Valkoran fleet, he's also not a bad fighter himself.
  • Handicapped Badass: When he's rebuilt as a cyborg and when he gets his eyes melted out.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sided with Maesterus after the Valkoran Empire split. This means the Doomsayer also became part of the Valkoran resistance.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He sacrifices himself with the Doomsayer to kill the Ragnirathan.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: He takes Zolph one-on-one despite letting his guards on the bridge provide some warm-up. Of course, anything is fair game when fighting Jedi. This even applies to their second duel.
  • Mighty Glacier: His Minotaur-class Powered Armor is pretty powerful, but slow-moving. However, this armor has repulsor sleds for quick transportation across battlefields, but it takes a while to both start up and come to a stop, making this feature unreliable for close combat.
  • Not Quite Dead: He was thought to have died on Ithor until Zolph infiltrated the Doomsayer.
  • Powered Armor: Uses this when he fights Zolph Vaelor, but only the first time. The Minotaur-class exo-skeleton eventually got mass-produced for the Valkoran Army.
  • Ramming Always Works: He kills the Ragnirathan by impaling the Doomsayer through its neck before overloading its plasma cannons and self-destructing.
  • Stealth Mentor: An antagonistic variant combined with Sink-or-Swim Mentor, in that he acts like the situations he's putting Zolph in are tests.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: What he thinks of what he did in the Battle of Ithor and what Valkor did to Dynn Manthis.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Not only did he gain command of the Doomsayer - the largest ship in the Valkoran Navy and Maesterus's personal flagship - he also became a better combatant thanks to his upgrades. He wasn't a slouch when he was just using Powered Armor, but that traded speed for fire-power and armor. With the cybernetic upgrades, he has agility compared to a Jedi.

    Will Helms 

Lieutenant/Captain Will "Phoenix" Helms

A former Valkoran private that had shown up almost every mission Zolph has had to deal with the Valkoran. Notable for dying every time he encounters him. Following the Battle of Krantisi, he was quickly promoted as he died less over time. After the Battle of Ockla Prime, Arcidus promoted him to captain of the Black Guard.

  • Abusive Parents: Averted according to him. Even though he claims that an attempt to abort him was made before he was born (whether by his parents or not remains to be seen), his parents genuinely loved him as their son.
  • Black Comedy: His existence is essentially dying over and over again.
  • Butt-Monkey: Some of his deaths can be attributed to his fellow soldiers despite being comrades in arms. This is only because they know he keeps coming back. He's also Masochus's only repeat test subject.
  • The Chew Toy: Sometimes literally if his deaths involve getting eaten or chewed on.
  • Cosmic Plaything: While it's pretty obvious the whole galaxy is out to kill him, Zolph just assumes that the Force keeps killing him (sometimes to keep him from saying anything about it) and bringing him back for its own amusement after giving up on figuring it out.
  • Death Cheap: As he started dying less, he also started to use his inability to stay dead to his advantage.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: He fills in for a squad of Skakoan Commandos to blow up a HyVel cannon full of Forceless, knowing that, unlike the Skakoans, he can always come back.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He sided with Maesterus after the Empire split.
  • Meaningful Name: The nickname "Phoenix", which he got after being promoted. Phoenixes can die as many times as they'd like and still rise from the ashes, just like Helms does. It's debatable whether it's an awesome name or an Unfortunate Name.
  • Mook Promotion: Gets promoted to Sergeant sometime before Episode II for surviving Krantisi. He then gets promoted to Lieutenant after the Battle of Alpheridies. After Ockla Prime, he became captain of the Black Guard.
  • Praetorian Guard: He's now the captain of the Black Guard, the elite warriors that were previously hand-picked by Maesterus.
  • Properly Paranoid: Considering what his life is like, can you blame him?
  • Punny Name: Will Helms. The story implies that he has the Wilhelm Scream as his actual death scream.
  • Rank Up: He's gone from Private to Lieutenant (and he went to that last one from Sergeant very quickly) throughout the course of the first two Episodes.
  • Redemption Promotion: As the Valkoran Empire (or at least those loyal to Maesterus) started becoming more sympathetic, Helms was not only getting literal promotions over time, he started taking levels in badass and died a lot less. And this eventually led to him becoming the captain of the Black Guard.
  • Running Gag: His deaths almost every time he appears.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Taking it further, he even reincarnated from abortion. He and everyone that knows him is aware of his repeated deaths.
    • Masochus abuses this in "Defector", going so far as to make an undead army out of his corpses.
    • During the Battle of Ockla Prime, he takes advantage of this trait to perform a Heroic Sacrifice instead of having the one-lived Skakoan Commandos enact a suicide bombing on a hypervelocity cannon infested with Forceless. He reincarnates not long after.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Him surviving Krantisi got him a promotion to Sergeant. He got another bone for not dying once on Alpheridies and getting promoted to Lieutenant. And by the time of Episode III, he's become the Black Guard captain.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Episode II, he got promoted twice. During the Battle of Ockla Prime, he takes advantage of the fact that he can't stay dead to perform a Suicide Attack against a swarm of Forceless.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Some of Helms' deaths can fall into this, such as coming to Masochus despite refusing to provide him another corpse for his undead army. He also describes his childhood self as being this.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: When he got eaten by a Sarlacc on Tatooine, it simply regurgitated him at high velocity and killed him afterward. Of course, he wouldn't be able to reincarnate if it could digest him.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Almost got eaten by Pipsqueak the cyborg rancor, only to get stepped on by him.

    Cham Beneska 

Doctor Cham Beneska

A Lethan (red-skinned) Twi'lek medical officer. Worked with Juganak on Dagobah and Dynn Manthis, whom he gave a standard cybernetic arm before it was replaced with the Forceless arm by Masochus.

  • Anti-Villain: He's really a decent guy and cares for his allies' health, and he helps Zolph recover after almost suffering from a fatal hallucination. He just happens to be working with a bunch of deranged cultists when he first meets Zolph.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT compare him to Masochus. He really hates the guy, especially after what happened to Dynn.
  • Combat Medic: He participates in the Battle of Ockla Prime, working alongside Neur and Lieutenant Helms. He also reconnects Neur's lekku before she suffers another breakdown.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He sided with Maesterus after the Valkoran Empire split.
  • Rubber-Forehead Alien: He's a red-skinned Twi'lek.

    Saul Varson 

Private Saul Varson

A human Valkoran trooper that served under General Ilen Kosar until the Annihilation of Christophsis. After that battle, he served under Lieutenant Will Helms.

  • Driven to Suicide: After General Kosar is killed and Zolph Vaelor demands the remaining troops under his command to flee, Varson tries to blow his own brains out with a blaster, guilt-stricken by the idea of serving under a monster like Valkor. However, Zolph takes the blaster away from him and tells him to make up for his mistake and move on. Varson's ultimately thankful for this, as he joins Maesterus's faction when the Valkoran Empire splits.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Following Christophsis, he and several others that were serving under Kosar side with Maesterus when the Empire splits.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's not shown to be particularly malicious at all. Just an ordinary soldier following orders until Valkor's actions shake his loyalties.
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