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A modified dorsal fin light freighter captained by Greez Dritus, the Mantis found itself with two unlikely passengers during the early years of the Empire, Jedi Knight Cere Junda and her Padawan Cal Kestis, among the few survivors of Order 66.
Padawan Cal Kestis
A Jedi Padawan that survived Order 66. He has managed to hide among regular civilians by working as a mechanic for the Scrapper Guild, a salvaging firm that collects and refurbishes detritus from the Clone Wars. After five years of staying under the radar, an accident on the job results in him being discovered and hunted by the Inquisitorius.
- Cover-Blowing Superpower: He couldn't help but use the Force to save a falling friend—in plain sight of an Imperial probe droid.
- In the Hood: His mechanic jumper has a hood to protect him from the elements. Cal frequently has the hood up when he walks the city streets in order to keep a low profile.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Modeled after his voice actor.
- It Began with a Twist of Fate: His story kicks off when he is caught using the Force to rescue a friend, alerting the Empire to his survival and forcing him to go on the run while being pursued by Inquisitors.
- Survival Mantra:"There are three rules to survive:
Don't stand out; don't reach out.
Accept the past.
Trust no one; trust only in the Force."
- What You Are in the Dark: His code of survival crumbles when he uses the Force to rescue a coworker from falling to his death all while in front of an Imperial probe droid, resulting in the Inquisitorius coming down on him when it could have been more advantageous to let him die.
- Wrecked Weapon: He comes into possession of a blue lightsaber with the bottom part of its hilt broken, exposing its wires and machinery.
- Fun with Acronyms: His name during the game's production was "Buddy droid one", which, abbreviated, leads to a Punny Name.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: It speaks with the same sort of beeps and whistles as R2-D2 that Cal has no problem understanding.
- Punny Name: Possibly unintentional, but he could BD-1 ("be the one").
- Robot Buddy: He's to Cal what R2 is to Anakin and Luke, right down to their similar style of banter.
Knight Cere Junda
- Action Girl: She was one in Dark Temple. In Fallen Order she focuses more on reconnaissance and Mission Control while Cal does most of the heavy lifting.
- Communications Officer: Assumes this role on the Stinger Mantis.
- Godzilla Threshold: Her lightsaber actually seems to be this, as she tends to save it for opponents who really want to get dangerous. During a dustup with Trandoshans, she took quite a few of them down with martial arts alone, only drawing her saber when their leader pulled a gun on her.Cere: I guess we're done trying to have an old fashioned brawl, huh? I don't want to hurt any of you.
- Hot-Blooded: As a Padawan. She gets better, though.
- Important Haircut: In Dark Temple she had long hair in a signature Padawan braid. By the time she meets Cal, she has cut her hair short.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Modeled after her voice actor.
- The Mentor: Since Cal was still a Padawan when Sidious issued Order 66, Cere takes it upon herself to become his new master.
- Properly Paranoid: Of Saw Gerrera.Cere: Saw's goals may not be the same as ours. We should be careful.
- Punishment Detail: After her reckless actions on Nameel, the Council send Cere to Ontoth as an opportunity redeem herself. Cere has a more cynical take:Eno: And you thought you would be punished.Cere: This assignment is my punishment.
- Sempai/Kohai: She was the kohai to Eno, and the sempai to Cal.
Captain Greez Dritus
- Ace Pilot: His four arms give him excellent coordination skills, though he has little experience with combat.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite his sharp teeth and bat-like facial features, he's a good guy. Counterbalanced by some Muppet-like features that sell him as the comic relief.
- Deadpan Snarker: Continuing the tradition of wise-cracking pilots.Greez: I fly my ship into the middle of a battlefield, and now we're talking about risk?
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Though he has some bat-like features thrown in for good measure.
- Expy: Of Rio Durant from Solo.
- Multi-Armed Multitasking: His multiple arms come in handy while piloting.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The Devs based quite a few of his mannerisms around John C. Reilly.
- Shout-Out: Greez's flight jacket evokes a style of open-collared shirt that was popular in The '70s.