The Outlander and Companions
One of the eight great heroes from the Galactic War, the Outlander caught the personal interest of Emperor Valkorion. After a period of being frozen in carbonite, they escaped to rally the remnants of the Republic and the Empire against Zakuul. See the various class pages for class-specific tropes and voice actors.
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: Against Valkorion to take back control of their body. The Outlander realizes at the end of the fight that being inside their mind means they can change the rules at will; Valkorion had been relying almost entirely on them not figuring that out, and goes from unstoppably powerful to utterly beaten almost instantly.
- The Chosen One/The Unchosen One: Varies. Various members of the Republic and Empire view them as the former, destined to overthrow the Eternal Empire and save the galaxy; others, such as Valkorion and Heskal, view them as the latter, someone who makes their own fate. The Outlander personally has traits of both; they could have been any one of the classes, meaning they themselves weren't special in the grand scheme of things, but they are in a way "chosen" by Valkorion to be his Worthy Opponent, thus becoming special.
- Deadpan Snarker: As per Bioware tradition. Even if the Outlander was one of the few classes that wasn't this before, they'll definitely get the chance to be one now.
- The Dreaded: To the Eternal Empire.
- Empowered Badass Normal: If one of the non-Force-sensitive classes. Thanks to Valkorion, they can now keep up and duel Force-users on even ground, and even use the Force in certain cutscenes and boss fights, if they so choose. Force-sensitives are also able to perform feats they were never able to before.
- Evil Overlord: The Dark Side ending to Knights of the Eternal Throne has the Outlander use the Eternal Fleet to become the Emperor or Empress of the entire galaxy
- The Good King/The High Queen: In the Light Side ending of Knights of the Eternal Throne, the Outlander still uses the Eternal Fleet to become Emperor or Empress of the galaxy, but declines any title and intends to be benevolent.
- Healing Factor: A Gameplay and Story Integration example, as it occurs in cutscenes and some missions. Valkorion will heal them whenever they get heavily injured, to prevent them from dying.
- Kick the Dog:
- If the Outlander chooses to kill Senya in Chapter I of Eternal Throne. He/She can convince Arcann that he was the one responsible for his mother's death.
- In Chapter IV of Fallen Empire, the Outlander can order HK-55 to kill a group of innocent exiles in secret so they won't give away the Outlander's location.
- The Leader: Of the Alliance against the Eternal Empire.
- Made of Iron: In part due to their Healing Factor, but the Outlander endures and survives an astounding number of injuries. The crowner has to be getting impaled by Arcann's lightsaber, then getting up and fighting their way through the forces between them and safety. As Koth notes: people don't just survive those kinds of wounds.
- Multiple-Choice Past: The Outlander could have been anyone—a Jedi, a Sith, a soldier, a mercenary—before becoming who they are today.
- My Fist Forgives You: The Outlander can forgive Koth for stealing the Gravestone by punching him in the face.
- Only Friend: Potentially to Arcann. They can be the only one who treats him decently in the Alliance.
- The Paragon: Can be played as a beacon of ideals and justice in a dark time, treating even Zakuulans fairly.
- Power at a Price: Lana warns them that Valkorion's assistance likely comes at a great personal cost, and not to rely on it too much.
- Screw Destiny: The reason why Emperor Valkorion finds them interesting is because of how they took charge of their own fate in the past. Heskal even says that the Outlander's refusal to bow to fate makes them the one person in the galaxy whose destiny is an enigma to him and the other Scions.
- Schrödinger's Player Character: Averted. Various dialogue and codex entries will reference the other seven classes, though not directly to avoid Cutting Off the Branches. All seven are stated to be missing and under various levels of Uncertain Doom. As it stands, any of the heroes had the potential to become the Outlander; the one who did is merely the one the player chose to hunt the Emperor with Marr—or, if more than one did, just the one who was meeting with him on the bridge of his command ship at the exact moment the Eternal Empire attacks.
- Sealed Badass in a Can: A One Man (or Woman) Army who was frozen in carbonite for five years, and upon escaping proceeds to wreak havoc with the Eternal Empire.
- Sociopathic Hero: They get the chance to do some truly dark stuff and enjoy it, such as murdering thousands of civilians in a terrorist attack for revenge, or killing their own spouse at the end of Chapter XIII without remorse.
- Supporting Protagonist: The Resistance's greatest warrior and The Face with absolute authority, but ultimately Lana runs the organization and chooses the strategies while the plot is really about Senya and the antagonists.
- Talk to the Fist: Similar to Shepard's non-verbal options at different points in the Mass Effect series, the Outlander has the option to punch certain people as a possible response to their actions. Specifically:
- Koth can be punched by way of a greeting if he stole the Gravestone at the end of Knights of the Fallen Empire and then asks for help repelling Vaylin's attack on it during Knights of the Eternal Throne. He can be punched even if he didn't steal the Gravestone in KOTFE, since the Outlander is pretty angry with him for installing a huge bomb on their ship and nearly getting all of them killed.
- Former Chancellor Saresh can be punched (ever so satisfyingly) in response to her question of how much the Outlander knows of her plot to steal the Alliance from under their nose.
- The Scapegoat: For the assassination of Valkorion, whether they did it or not. If the Outlander chooses to kneel to Valkorion. Arcann will kill Valkorion out of jealousy and publicly announce that the Outlander was the one who slew him. If they refuse, Arcann will attack Valkorion and distract him long enough for the Outlander to get the killing blow—but, of course, conveniently omits that fact when denouncing the Outlander for their crime.
- Touched by Vorlons: Being possessed by Valkorion gives non-Force using Outlanders the ability to see visions through the Force.
- Worthy Opponent: To Valkorion. Various enemies can also form this opinion of them, depending on how they act.
- You Have Failed Me: Can execute Jorgan or Kaliyo, depending on which one disobeyed their orders, at the end of Chapter XIII.
Lana BenikoSee: Major Characters
T7-O1See: Jedi Knight and Companions
A former officer of the Zakuul military who defected from the Eternal Empire once Arcann's tyranny became apparent.
- Ace Pilot: He's a fantastic pilot. His docking skills are... somewhat lacking.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: One of his idle comments is "Hate standing around. Never know what to—hey, a coin!"
- Because Destiny Says So: Tends to have this outlook, viewing everything positive that happens as a sign destiny is with him.
- Big Eater: At the celebration marking the official formation of the Alliance, he eats a lot of the food. Even the roast gormak. The most Lana and Theron can say for it is that he would probably have been less harsh on the food budget when they were hiding out on Rishi than Jakarro had been.
- Black Shirt: His loyalty to Valkorion, even when told repeatedly of his atrocities as Vitiate makes him come off as such. As far as he's concerned, he was a great ruler to Zakuul and he wants to return him to the throne.
- Character Death: He can be executed in Eternal Throne if he stole the Gravestone at the end of Fallen Empire.
- The Conscience: Unlike the more pragmatic Senya and Lana, Koth consistently disapproves of Dark Side actions, especially if they involve a lot of people getting hurt.
- Deadpan Snarker: He stands out even against the collection of wiseguys you accumulate.
- Defector from Decadence: Rebelled against Zakuul after refusing to use military force to put down riots on a conquered world.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: If the Outlander chooses to kill Koth for his betrayal. He will make one final goodbye to Lana that is cut short when he gets killed.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: If you choose to bomb the city in Chapter X, Koth realizes that he can no longer serve under someone as evil as you and deserts the Alliance. He'll even steal the Gravestone in Chapter 16 to add to the betrayal.
- Ship Tease: With Lana. They've worked closely together for a while and clearly trust each other, though most of the romantic subtext is on Koth's side.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Has a bad history with Senya, since she was the one who tried to capture him after he defected. Unfortunately, they're forced to work together.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Koth leans towards the optimistic side of things, and tends to disapprove if the Outlander ignores people who need help or does morally reprehensible things in the name of the greater good.
A former Knight of Zakuul who defected from the Eternal Empire to stop Arcann.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: She was Valkorion's wife and even after discovering what a monster he is, she is still in love with him.
- Cool Old Lady: She's generally polite and laid-back off the battlefield.
- Cultured Badass: A talented warrior, well-versed in Zakuul lore, who also enjoys singing.
- Defector from Decadence: She left Zakuul in disgust when she saw how Arcann was abusing his power. Him being her son also made things personal for her.
- Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: This is the woman that a thousand-year-old Sith Lord fell in love with.
- Foil: To Koth, while both of them defected from the Eternal Empire, the reasons for their defection was different. Koth defected because of his morals, and did not wish to kill civilians no matter which part of the galaxy they are from. Senya defected when she saw how Arcann was abusing his power and because It's Personal for her. While Koth had always backed the decisions of the Alliance so long as innocents are kept out of the fight, Senya was shown to be reluctant to engage in certain operations in the Fallen Empire. In the end, Senya chose to betray the Alliance to Save the Villain, whereas Koth betrayed the Alliance (if the Spire was bombed in CHX) because he can no longer trust the Commander to do what's best. If the Spire was not bombed in CHX of Fallen Empire, Koth will remain with the Alliance, whereas no matter what decision is made, Senya would still betray the Alliance at the very end of Fallen Empire, or in Eternal Throne, if the Commander is bent on exacting justice instead of allowing Arcann the chance for redemption.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: As a former Knight, she tends to use rough methods in getting info from people. Depending on the player's choices, the Outlander can be the good cop or encourage her to be more ruthless.
- Good Is Not Nice: While Senya isn't evil per se, she does approve of certain Dark Side actions, like threatening people to get information. However, she doesn't like unnecessary brutality.
- Heh Heh, You Said "X": When she declares that "No one knows Valkorion like I do," Koth just looks at her in disgust and tells her to share a little less.
- Hypocrite: She dislikes and distrusts Koth for having left the service of Zakuul because of Arcann's brutality. Even though she has decided to turn against Zakuul and aid the Outlander because of Arcann's brutality.
- In addition, she claimed the blood of the millions from the five planets bombed by Vaylin on Arcann's orders to be on the hands of the Alliance, yet never stopped to think about how she was the one who let Vaylin go, and how she lied to the Outlander about her action.
- She believed that Arcann, the man who is by all accounts, perfectly sane and in control of his own actions during the war, such as starting a war on false charges, proclaiming the Outlander to be the one who killed Valkorian despite being the mastermind and/or a collaborator, burning down Asylum, demolishing five planets just to lure out the Alliance (and so on and so forth) to be redeemable. Yet, she refused to believe that Vaylin, a powerful force-sensitive who was tortured and abused since young, sent to a planet devoid of Force despite being such as strong Force-sensitive, is capable of being reasoned with, even when the last chapter showed that Vaylin is perfectly capable of being reasoned with, and in KotFE, is shown to be more reasonable than her older brother, speaking up for the Knights when Arcann wanted them to fight each other to the deaths.
- Killed Off for Real: If you make it clear to her that you plan to bring Arcann to justice in Chapter I of Eternal Throne, she'll try to fight you and you'll kill her.
- Lady of War: Like her daughter Vaylin. Senya is a very capable combatant, as composed on the battlefield as she is off it.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: She is the mother of Valkorion's children.
- Mama Bear: She tried numerous times to rescue her children from their father's brutality, even to the point of charging into Vaylin's prison, lightsaber lit, and killing a half-dozen knights to clear a path for a shuttle. It didn't work. And even in the best case, two of her three children are dead. Little wonder she was so determined to save the only one that had a chance of redemption.
- The Other Darrin: A curious example, as the voice actor is not changed, but the in-game model's face was changed in Knights of the Eternal Throne to better reflect the face used in the rendered cinematic for the expansion.
- Outliving One's Offspring: One of her sons was killed by his brother in an impulsive rage before the story began, and her daughter was turned insane by her father.
- Parents as People: Senya genuinely wanted to be a good mother to her children, but thanks to Valkorion's influence, Arcann, Thexan, and Vaylin ended up hating her. And when this got to much to bear, she attempted to flee with her children, but they refused to go with her, and since they were considerably more powerful than her, she had no choice but to leave without them.
- Plot Armor: In Chapter XVI, while escaping with Arcann in a shuttle, you can attempt to shoot it down. Regardless of your decision, they still end up getting away.
- Save the Villain: In Chapter XVI, after Arcann is defeated in battle, Senya manages to save him and escape in a shuttle.
- Ship Sinking: The only instance where you can flirt with her has her responding with amusement more than anything else. And at the end of that conversation, she asks if she could speak to Valkorion, whom she's clearly not entirely over.
- Stacy's Mom: She's relatively attractive for someone old enough to be the mother of Arcann and Vaylin, and there are a couple of flirt options concerning her, but nothing really comes of it (most likely because she's still not over Valkorion).
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Koth.
An HK series droid who has been programmed to protect "meatbags" at all costs.
- A Day in the Limelight: Compensation: Those who subscribed without stopping from January to August 2016 get to play as HK-55 in his own mission to escape enemy capture.
- Back from the Dead: Remuneration: A subscriber award gives players access to a quest where Doctor Oggurobb rebuilds HK-55. Unfortunately, Arcann damaged HK's core so severely that he has lost all of his memories. However, he is still clearly the same bloodthirsty and loyal droid as he was before.
- Bribing Your Way to Victory: Explanation: His resurrection and subsequent bonus chapters were added to the Cartel Market with the release of Onslaught. However, as part of the dev team's desire to ensure his availability remained fair to those who had qualified for the initial Subscriber bonus, his pack is one of the most expensive items in the Market at a whopping 3800 Cartel Coins. Also, it cannot be sold for credits on the GTN
- Blood Knight: Admission: He might have been reprogrammed into a bodyguard, but HK still clearly enjoys killing.
- Breakout Character: Exaltation: For Fallen Empire; the first post-release series of subscriber awards will be themed around him, including a chance to bring him Back from the Dead and a special story chapter where the player plays as him.
- Combat Pragmatist: Suggestion: If you wait for the enemy to get ready, killing them becomes far less efficient.
- Deadpan Snarker: Comparison: Much like his previous predecessors.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Lamentation: Dies in Chapter 8 of Knights of the Fallen Empire, protecting the Outlander from Arcann. While nearly yelling the trope name.
- Noodle Incident: Remembrance: When Z0-0M supposedly activates herself for the first time shortly before meeting HK-55, he can comment on the sentiment.HK-55: I remember my own first activation. The fire burned for hours.
- MacGyvering: Innovation: After his apparent death, he is brought to the Alliance base and repaired. Unfortunately, due to being one of the most advanced droids seen and the incredible rarity of proper replacement parts, he is repaired with obviously jery-rigged fixes, and many of his original parts that could be salvaged retain scars from the blast. His memory core was completely fryed, so they had to install a fresh one, making him an Amnesiac Hero. Not that any of this slows him down 1 bit.
- Mirror Match: While escaping from captivity in the Coil, he comes up against another HK-55 unit. Granted this unit was an exact duplicate of him before his Heroic Sacrifice, thus lacked the jury-rigged repair job.
- Popularity Power: Analysis: Was probably intended to be Killed Off for Real, with the idea of uploading a backup of his memory into a new body explicitly stated as impossible. However, because he proved incredibly popular, he was revived, (but only for those who subscribed on a certain date). Other subscriber rewards in 2016 also feature HK-55 specific memorabilia, including a bonus chapter where you play as HK-55 for everyone who remained subscribed from January through August.
- Promoted to Playable: Intermission: A subscriber reward in 2016 features a bonus chapter where you play as HK-55 for everyone who remained subscribed from January through August.
- Sacrificial Lion: Valiance: He sacrifices himself to protect the Outlander from Arcann and ends up being Killed Off for Real.note
- Taking the Bullet: Gallantry: He saves the Outlander by jumping in front of a massive blast of Force Lightning, frying his circuits, damaging several internal systems, and permanently blanking his memory core.
- The Runt at the End: Moderation: He is the first known HK model who is designed primarily as a bodyguard, instead of an assassin. As such his arsenal is much less impressive than his predecessors. Instead of wrist-mounted flamethrowers, rocket launchers, or rail guns, HK-55 gets a tazer. His chassis is much more eye-catching as well, shiny gold and black as opposed to dull grey or rusty red. Being an HK, it doesn't really hamper his combat ability nor reflect a lack of enjoyment of killing.
- Token Heroic Orc: Exception: His programming is rather notable, considering his predecessors HK-47 and HK-51 were programmed with the primary purpose of killing "meatbags" (or as HK-51 calls it, "liquidating the undesirables" / "deleting troublemakers"), rather than protecting them.HK-55: Statement: Leave. The meatbag. Alone!
- Undying Loyalty: To the Outlander. Devotion: He is already programmed to treat you as his primary charge, and you have an opportunity to further reprogram him into an even more loyal droid while not telling anyone about it (or tell him not to treat you any different from any of the other main characters).
- Verbal Tic: Declaration: No HK droid is complete without this. Addendum: HK-55 has a tendency to call organic lifeforms meatbags. Just like HK-47....hmmm...
The Lady of Sorrows/SCORPIOSee: Imperial Agent & Companions
Theron ShanSee: Major Characters
Niko OkarrSee: Major Characters
Firebrand/Kaliyo DjannisSee: Imperial Agent & Companions
Aric JorganSee: Republic Trooper & Companions
Ak'ghal UsarA Dashade the Outlander finds sealed within a tomb on Yavin IV.
- Doomed by Canon: His quest for vengeance against Exar Kun is doomed to failure, as Kun's spirit is still "alive" about 3,700 years later in the Jedi Academy Trilogy.
- Fan Boy: He has great respect and admires Khem Val, as the Outlander can find out (though only if they are a Sith Inquisitor).Outlander: "Well, you certainly came to accept the order of things more quickly than Khem Val."Ak'ghal Usar: "Do not insult the legacy of such a Shadow Killer. Khem Val honored Tulak Hord's victory with unwavering loyalty. Few shared his renowned."
- Revenge: His homeworld was destroyed by Exar Kun, so Ak'ghal came to Yavin IV to avenge his people. Unfortunately, by the time he reached Yavin IV, Kun had already subjected himself to And I Must Scream. Ak'ghal attempted to use the Temple of Sacrifice to restore Kun to physical form so Ak'ghal could kill him, but Vitiate sealed Ak'ghal away so he could use the Temple for himself.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Since Khem Val's character arc has two radically different endings, Knights of the Fallen Empire has you recruit Ak'ghal in his place. Both of them are bloodthirsty Dashade with a love of eating force users and a strange code of honor. He is, however, not meant to be a permanent replacement for Khem, the developers simply had no intentions of revealing his fate with the chapter 12 update. Ak'ghal is intended to be a chance for characters of every class to recruit a Dashade companion without having to wait for Khem's return.
Gault RennowSee: Bounty Hunter & Companions
VetteSee: Sith Warrior & Companions
Torian CaderaSee: Bounty Hunter & Companions
A Chiss Jedi Master who had been wandering the galaxy for years, even before the Eternal Empire scattered the Jedi Order. She joins the Outlander if the player did well enough in the "Light vs. Dark" event.
- Dual Wielding: She does so not just with any lightsabers, but cross-guard sabers.
- Enemy Mine: She's not pleased to be working with a Dark Side Outlander, but she does it anyway because she considers the Eternal Empire to be a greater threat.
- Ms. Exposition: She explains what happened to the Jedi Order during the time skip, as well as the rumored fates of the Outlander's former Jedi and Sith companions.
- Token Heroic Orc: Not counting player characters designed through Legacy inheritance, Chiss affiliated with the Jedi/Republic aren't a particularly common sight, let alone Chiss who are Force-sensitive. (As the Traitor Among the Chiss flashpoint explains, Chiss who are Force-sensitive are seen as impure deviants, who either must go into exile or avoid using their power.)
- Walking the Earth: Ranos believed that the Jedi Council didn't do enough to help people, so she left Tython and spent her days wandering the galaxy, doing good wherever she could.
A Zabrak Sith Lord, one of the few to achieve consistent victories against the Eternal Empire, who is disgusted with the Sith's capitulation to Zakuul and joins the Alliance. Originally intended as a possible reward for the "Light vs. Dark" event, she was eventually added to the game for the United Forces event, a reward for players who completed the United Forces Group Recon and/or United Forces Warzone Recon achievements (only doable in November of 2017).
- Affably Evil: Quite clearly not a repentant Sith, speaks lovingly of killing sprees, but is very friendly and even affectionate, often addressing the Outlander as "darling" or hoping that exceptional success on a crafting mission will "put a smile on that face".
- Double Weapon: Uses a double-ended lightsaber.
- Enemy Mine: Is willing to work with the Outlander regardless of their history as long as it means she gets to fight the Eternal Empire.
- Evil Brit: Like many characters aligned (currently or formerly) with the Sith Empire, has a British accent.
- The Hedonist: Explicitly described as one. Uninterested in Sith politics for its own sake, she prefers to watch it as a bloodsport (which it often is in Sith circles).
- Ms. Exposition: Similar to Ranos, she explains what happened to the Sith and the Dark Council, as well as the rumored fates of the Outlander's former Jedi and Sith companions.
- One Woman Army: Brags of killing legions of Skytroopers and Zakuul Knights and even an Exarch single-handed. Bold words, but given how Lana talks her up, she's not exaggerating by much.
- Shoot the Money: An arguable example, as at least some work had been done on her before the Light vs. Dark event had even begun. Even after the event settled Ranos as the chosen character, Bioware may have decided that rather than just discarding what assets they'd developed they would finish her as a bonus some time down the road.
Star Fortress Companions
Choza RabatAn Ithorian Jedi Knight who became stranded for 10 years on an unknown planet until he stumbled across an Eternal Empire scouting mission. Forced to commandeer their ship, Choza learned that the Eternal Empire took over the galaxy and made it his mission to free the galaxy from Zakuul. He assisted the outlander on taking out the Star Fortress Orbiting Alderaan.
K'krohlA male Whiphid who was a "talent scout" that recruited various criminals. He was hired by Lana Beniko to fight for the Alliance. K'krohl agreed to assist the Alliance commander on destroying the Star Fortress above Belsavis.
Veeroa DenzA female Nautolan acolyte on Korriban who fled to Nar Shaddaa when the Eternal Empire attacked Korriban. She assisted the Alliance Commander on taking out the Star Fortress orbiting Nar Shaddaa.
Hemdil TreA male Arcona historian who had a talent of being a gunslinger. Sent by Theron Shan to observe the Star Fortress orbiting Hoth. When the Outlander arrived to take out the Star Fortress, Hemdil fought by their side. He made it his goal to observe and document the actions of the Alliance Commander.
- Badass Bookworm: Hemdil is a both a dedicated historian and a renowned gunslinger.
- The Gunslinger: He is quite skilled with two blasters.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: When the Outlander and Hemdil Tre are preparing to storm the Zakuulan shield generator on Hoth, he informs them that his holorecorder is activated, his blasters are charged, and his bladder is empty.
"Deadeye" LeytaA female Selonian who originally lived on Corellia. When her clan was oppressed from a larger clan, she decided to pay them a visit. The meeting resulted in a shoot-out which ended with Leyta being the only one standing, this earned Leyta the nickname "Deadeye". Leyta decided it was safer for her clan to move to Tatooine and do mercenary work. She found the Star Fortress to be a threat and teamed up with the Outlander to destroy it.
RokussA Gormak from Voss. In his youth, Rokuss witnessed his brothers fall to the Alliance Commander. When he saw Star Fortress above Voss as a source of disease that affected his people. When the Outlander returned to Voss, Rokuss agreed to assist them in taking down the Star Fortress orbiting his planet.
A female Mirialan, Hylo Visz was a smuggler that was employed by the Hutt Cartel, and later the Galactic Republic. Her claim to fame was breaking the Mandalorian Blockade during the war and becoming a very well paid hero of the Republic in the process. Some time later Visz was suspected of running afoul of the Hutt's and getting herself killed in the process. In Knights of the Fallen Empire, she serves as head of the Alliance's procurement specialist.
- Action Girl: She is a smuggler, after all.
- Ascended Extra: She was originally a character fleshed out in the background lore and only mentioned in Gault's storyline. In the expansion, she's one of the Alliance specialists.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: She and Gault can't stand one another, but they are still a couple.
- Big Damn Hero: Considered such within the Republic for breaking the Mandalorian Blockade, though she did it for the enormous payday involved.
- Cool Ship: The Crimson Fleece. At least until it was destroyed. She was pretty heartbroken about that.
- Faking the Dead: Gault's storyline eventually reveals that she managed to escape the Hutt Cartel's attack by entombing herself in a stasis cell on Belsavis. Gault eventually decides to release her.
- Facial Markings: Displays the traditional facial tattoos of the Mirialan.
- Friend in the Black Market: Her job in Knights of the Fallen Empire is essentially that of a combination quartermaster/black marketeer, using her underworld contacts to procure whatever the Alliance needs.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: She is a Mirialan after all.
- Mirialan Popsicle: After Gault stole her money, she went into hiding via a stasis chamber in Belsavis.
- Multicolored Hair: Black with red stripes through it. Apparently fashionable in Nar Shaddaa.
- Older Than They Look: Thanks to her time in a stasis chamber, she looks pretty good for someone in her late-50's.
- Only in It for the Money: Gault explains her claim to fame was motivated by the huge wealth she would amass. Though that's pretty rich coming from the guy who stole it.
- Outlaw Couple: She was formerly the partner-in-crime and lover of legendary conman Tyresius Lokai now known as Gault Rennow. They get back together during "Knights of the Fallen Empire".
- What the Hell, Hero?: She gets pretty angry at the player for recruiting Broonmark, since not only is he the one who tried to kill the senator she sent you to protect, but she does not want to work with a psychopath like him.
- Woman Scorned: Played with. She's furious at Gault's betrayal and is kinda justified in thinking about killing him considering he nearly got her killed as well. Though she decides against murdering him and eventually calms down enough to consider taking him back. As of Fallen Empire, they're still an item, albeit one with a pretty heated and argumentative relationship.
Dr. Juvard Illip OggurobbSee: Major Characters
Admiral Bey'wan Aygo
A Bothan Admiral formerly of the Republic, he now serves as the commander of the military forces.
- Ascended Extra: He was the commander of the Republic version of the Kuat Drive Yard flashpoint.
- But Now I Must Go: If the Commander is an Imperial, he'll retire from the Alliance once the war between the Empire and the Republic starts up again, saying that he can't fight against the Republic.
- Enemy Mine: He acknowledges an Imperial-aligned Outlander as someone who caused him a bit of grief in the past, but he's willing to put that aside. In Chapter 15, it's even possible to save his old nemesis Admiral Ranken and have her join the Alliance.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Bey'wan doesn't react favorably if the Outlander goes all State Sec to root out a traitor from the Alliance, considering it to be a breach of trust and even warning the Outlander he's thinking of leaving.
A Voss Mystic who is in charge of the Force Enclave.
- Because Destiny Says So: Being a Voss Mystic, she joined the Alliance because visions led her there.
- Enemy Mine: She has the unenviable task of getting Jedi and Sith working together.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: She's the only specialist who's a completely new character, not an Ascended Extra of some sort.
Other Alliance Members
A female engineer in Koth's crew. She is considered to be a highly competent mechanic with a really big personality.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: According to her codex entry:"Tora's short career as a swoop racer ended on Nar Shaddaa when she attempted to cheat by repurposing thermal detonators into turbo boosters. The track was destroyed and several racers were injured when the detonators backfired and exploded mid-race. Tora was miraculously ejected from the wreckage, but the swoop racers pooled their credits and placed a bounty on her head."
- If You Die, I Call Your Stuff: When the Outlander is weakened by the battle with Arcann, Tora asks if she can have his/her stuff.
- Jerkass: Koth describes Tora as "surlier than a hungry rancor".
- Only in It for the Money: If Koth chooses to leave the Alliance. Tora will stay with the Outlander because he/she pays well.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair.
- Your Mom: She insults Tanno Vik's mother by calling her a Bantha wearing lipstick.
The Eternal Empire
Emperor of the Eternal Empire. Another of Vitiate's incarnations. Vitiate reveals that he had been fleecing the Sith and weakening the Republic so the Eternal Empire, his real followers, could conquer the galaxy with no meaningful opposition.
- Abusive Parents: Valkorion sees his children as a means to further his legacy. A lifetime is spent forging his sons into warriors and leaders. The fact he barely recognizes their victories and achievements fosters a great resentment in Arcann over the years. He does eventually show recognition to Arcann... but only after he slays his other son, Thexan. Apparently one son emerging as the sole heir was the goal all along. Despite this, when their mother tried to take them from him when they were younger, all three mocked her and refused to go. His treatment of Vaylin was even worse, as after she proved too powerful for him to control, he sent her into the care of a Mad Scientist living on a Force-void world.
- A God Am I: "A god has no family,"
- A Hero to His Hometown: Most of the people in the Eternal Empire revere him greatly; even Koth still thinks the Empire would have been better if he still lived. All are unaware of who he really is and what he wants to do. By contrast, once the people of his original Empire, the Sith, learn what he had done, they turn on him by the billions.
- Badass Baritone: He has a very deep, drawling voice.
- Bare-Handed Blade Block: Effortlessly parries Arcann's lightsaber blows with his bare hands. Of course, he's using the Force while doing so.
- Broken Pedestal: An Imperial character has several opportunities to call him out on treating the Sith as nothing more than a distraction for his real Empire.
- Democracy Is Bad: Valkorion calls democracy "overrated".Republic Outlander: I wouldn't bother explaining democracy to a Sith.Valkorion: I am no Sith. And democracy is overrated.
- Demonic Possession: A comment in Eternal Throne implies that Valkorion was once a separate person from Vitiate before having his body hollowed out.
- Did Not Think This Through: When his initial attempt to overwhelm the Outlander's mind all at once (which usually works for him) fails, he fights a classic Battle in the Center of the Mind instead. The problem is that since it is the Outlander's mind the Outlander can change the rules at will; Valkorion is defeated and nearly annihilated almost instantly once the Outlander figures this out.
- Dying Curse: His final words to the Outlander are to remember him when their Alliance turns to ash. This might not even have been a necessary reminder, as the events that precipitate the Alliance ceasing to exist as an independent organization take place on Nathema, facing Zildrog, the last of the Machine Gods, whom Valkorion at some point sealed away on the dead world for safe keeping.
- Enemy Within: After his body is killed by Arcann, his spirit finds his way into the Outlander's head and offers occasional advice along with offers of his power.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He claims to have genuinely loved Senya, even after the two grew distant, and regrets their parting. Given that he is a manipulative and remorseless sociopath who has already discarded his real family by this point, he may have just been saying what the listener wanted to hear. Especially given his statement that "A god has no family," which is delivered to Senya as well as his children. He then tells all of them that they were "motes of filth, drowning in the chaos of the void," before he "graced" them with his presence.
- Evil Mentor: Tries to be this to the Outlander while his spirit is in their mind. How successful he is depends on the player's choices.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He has a very deep voice and has killed billions as Vitiate.
- Faux Affably Evil: In contrast to his previous much more openly evil attitude as Vitiate, Valkorion occasionally tries to present himself as a reasonable, wise, even caring man. It's transparently a manipulation.
- Final Boss Preview: He kills Darth Marr with a single powerful blast of Force Lightning.
- First-Episode Twist: He's none other than the Sith Emperor himself. Also, he dies (although his spirit hangs around) and the Outlander is accused of his murder, regardless of the actual circumstances.
- God-Emperor: He is openly deified among the people of Zakuul and considering that he is a nigh-immortal Eldritch Abomination, he has a proper claim to this title.
- The Good King: According to Koth and Senya, Valkorion was for the most part a wise and benevolent ruler who brought order and stability to Zakuul, which causes arguments with Lana since she still sees him as Vitiate, who is the total opposite of all those things.
- Grand Theft Me: He takes over the Outlander's body necessitating the use of a Holocron Relic to take back control from him. Vitiate can all but state on Nathema that Valkorion was a separate person — a proud knight of Zakuul — before Vitiate had him "hollowed out" and took over his body.
- Greater-Scope Villain: His primary goal throughout the expansions to make the Outlander strong enough to take the Throne and become a worthwhile vessel for his spirit.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His plan is to groom the Outlander into someone worthy of assuming the Eternal Throne, through instruction, challenge and just plain beating them around, forcing them to become more powerful, all so he can take over their body and rule again upon the Eternal Throne. In the process he creates someone with the power and the will to resist his takeover and actually destroy his spirit. In addition, the Trigger Phrase he used to keep Vaylin in check gets used against him.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: In Chapter 12 of Fallen Empire you face his spirit with no companion and a limited source of healing(unless you are a healing class). He has a lot of health and his attacks are very powerful and he cannot be stunned or interrupted. When you are in low health, you watch him defeat you in a cutscene. Even if you successfully manage to lower his health, the same cutscene will play anyway.
- In the Back: How he was killed—either by the Outlander's hands or by Arcann.
- I Have No Son!: Inverted when in Eternal Throne, if the player saves Senya in Chapter I, Valkorion is aghast at him agreeing to serve the Alliance. "I did not raise my son to serve." Arcann says, without even looking at him, "You have no son."
- Valkorion plays this straighter when he declares that "A god has no family,".
- Jerkass: In addition to treating his children with cold distaste. Valkorion as a constant air of superiority over everyone and frequently mocks and belittle various different people.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: There are several moments were it looks like Valkorion is not as bad as seems, only to later prove that no, he is. One of the best examples is his relationship with Senya. He claims that she was the one person he ever loved and even seems to have a twinge of regret when he sees her in The Outlander's mind, only to declare that "A god has no family," and "Before I graced you with my presence, you were nothing but motes of filth, drowning in the chaos of the void."
- Karmic Death: The Outlander weakens Valkorion with the holocron Valkorion used to torture his father as well as the trigger phrase he used to restrain Vaylin. The Outlander then finishes Valkorion off with the help of the family Valkorion abused. Tenebrae, who only viewed other people in terms of how he could use them or as distractions, is brought low by those he had abused.
- Kneel Before Zod: In the final chapter of Eternal Throne, The Outlander finally makes it to the Eternal Throne. Valkorion attempts to take control of the Outlander by initially forcing them to kneel before him.
- Necessary Evil: Any time the Outlander calls him out on how he raised Vaylin (sending her to a Mad Scientist on a Force-void world to be tortured into insanity and have a Trigger Phrase installed), he blithely brushes it off as a necessary precaution since "she needed to be contained." (However, given some of the horrific instructions he gave to her caretakers encouraging them to use any kind of torture and experimentation just short of killing her), his words ring incredibly hollow.
- Never My Fault: Many times he laments the failings of his children and Sith Empire. The Outlander can point out each time that it's his own fault for how horribly he raised/ruled them, which he always brushes off.
- Obviously Evil: Ironically, despite his overall less intimidating appearance and attempts to feign normalcy, he is this. Even an Outlander who takes his advice and uses his power seem to brace themselves for his inevitable betrayal, knowing full well from Ziost what he is capable of.
- Oh, Crap!: His expression on his face says this if the Outlander summons Tenebrae's father, Lord Dramath, to assist the Outlander in taking down Valkorion. And again when they use Vaylin's Trigger Phrase against him.
- Put on a Bus: In Chapter XII, he gets annoyed with the Outlander's lack of progress against Arcann and decides to leave them, eventually returning at the very end. Subverted when he tries to bodyjack you; he reveals he never left.
- Pragmatic Villainy:
- He's patient enough to wait for the Republic and Sith Empire to fight one another to exhaustion before beginning his invasion.
- Valkorion is aware of how powerful the Outlander is, so he attempts to recruit them to stop them from interfering with his plans.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When one of his sons kills the other, his eyes noticeably take on a Sith tint when he extends an arm to Arcann afterwards. It's a sign of his true identity.
- Shock and Awe: Is capable of shooting lightning which is how he kills Darth Marr.
- Social Darwinist: Emperor Valkorion has taken this approach to parenting. His twin sons are made to endure harsh training and earn everything the hard way. When Arcann kills his own brother, Thexan, Valkorion extends a hand of approval. He had always desired one to rise above the other as the strongest heir. Furthermore, he only sees Arcann's envy as a weakness, rather than an evil that he encouraged to fester.
- The Sociopath: He built up an image of benevolence with the people he was ruling, but in reality cares very little for them or his family all while having aspirations of godhood.
- Spirit Advisor: After his bodily death, his spirit latches on to the Outlander's mind and takes to offering advice, whether the Outlander wants it or not.
- Thanatos Gambit: In Chapter XII, he admits that his death was all part of his plan.
- Training from Hell:
- He subjects his sons to this from pretty much the moment they can hold weapons. It's implied their entire lives are a means of forging one of them into a worthy heir willing to make any and all sacrifices for their ambition.
- In Chapter XII, he gets annoyed with the Outlander's lack of progress against Arcann, so he kidnaps them and forces them to fight their way through the Odessen wilderness to prove that they have the strength to defeat Arcann.
- Treacherous Advisor: As soon as the Outlander claims the Eternal Throne, Valkorion attempts to steal his/her body. All of the assistance and advice Valkorion offered the Outander was just a means to get a stronger body on the Eternal Throne to host his spirit.
- Villain Respect: Shows this to the Outlander as a result of being someone worthy of his respect.
- Villain with Good Publicity: There's no indication that he or his regime are unpopular with the people of Zakuul. Especially surprising, considering who his alter ego is, but given Zakuul's relative isolation from the rest of the galaxy and the general unlikelihood of even Force-users having multiple bodies, this could be justified. Furthermore, his centuries of leadership of his birth world and the Sith Remnant Empire afterwards have given him all the experience he would need to rule a relatively small and obscenely wealthy government like Zakuul.
- Villainous Breakdown: When faced with the prospect of a true death, Valkorion is reduced to insisting that his family and the Outlander can't kill him because their lives would be meaningless without him.
- Visionary Villain: Very much so, and the primary reason he considers Arcann and Vaylin unsuitable successors. To Valkorion, one of the greatest personal failings one can suffer is to have great power and ability but never see beyond personal, short-term desires and goals. None of his children ever displayed the long-term thinking and clarity of vision he most desired in an heir (even Thexan, the most stable of the three, seemed mostly driven by a desire to please his father).
- We Can Rule Together: Offers to give the Outlander great power if s/he kneels to him, having dubbed them worthy of his attention after the events of Yavin 4 and Ziost. The Outlander has the option to accept, but Arcann intervenes.
One of the two sons of Emperor Valkorion. At the start of the expansion, Arcann orchestrates his father's murder so he could rule himself. Arcann quickly proves himself to be a brutal tyrant.
- Always Someone Better: Always seemed to come out second best to his brother Thexan, at least until their all too short final duel.
- Ambition Is Evil: Arcann expresses a desire to achieve his goals at seemingly at any cost. In contrast Thexan is following his brother's dreams, not his own.Thexan: "How much are you willing to give?"Arcann: "Everything."
- Antagonistic Offspring: Arcann develops a deep seeded resentment and anger toward his father for his distant and cold nature. He eventually attempts to kill his father after yet another refusal to acknowledge his achievements.
- Artificial Limbs: Due to losing his arm in battle, he receives a new cybernetic arm in the field. Due to taking place in the middle of battle, the procedure is not pleasant.
- The Atoner: If the player spares Senya in Chapter I of Eternal Throne, he'll show up deeply regretful of his actions and join the Alliance to try and make up for what he did. Though interestingly, he himself doesn't think he can ever make up for his past actions, but it doesn't stop him from trying.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Takes the reins of the Eternal Empire after assassinating Valkorion, and it takes the combined might of Vitiate and the Outlander to take him down.
- Badass Baritone: He has an incredibly deep voice. When he gets his mask removed it has a pleasanter, less raspy tone.
- Badass Boast: In Chapter XVI (if you pick the right conversation option):"I had fear beaten out of me before I could walk. I'll show you how."
- Bad Boss: After the events of Chapter X, Arcann orders the Knights to be paired off in twos and fight to the death in the arenas. When Vaylin points out that he's cutting his forces in half, he responds that the survivors will be motivated.
- Bash Brothers/Sibling Team:
- Fought alongside his brother Thexan since they were children. Tragically their final fight together is not side by side but against one another.
- He later became a villainous Sibling Team with his sister, Vaylin.
- Be Careful What You Wish For:
- Arcann was told to remain at Zakuul, rather than join his brother in leading their campaign in the Core Worlds, but goes with him anyway. He loses his left arm, an eye and suffers severe burns to half his face.
- He desires some form of recognition from his distant and uncaring father. He gains this only after killing his own brother in a blind rage.
- Big Bad: He is the main antagonist of Knights of the Fallen Empire.
- Cain and Abel: He killed his own brother, Thexan, after Thexan defended their father.
- The Caligula: He is little more than a murderous brute with too much power in his hands. Valkorion even notes that what makes Arcann dangerous is that as he was never raised to be true heir since an ageless Sith Lord has no use for heirs, he does not have the restraint and discipline needed to be a true ruler.
- Darth Vader Clone: He's a cyborg Force user with a deep voice who wears a mask to disguise a disfiguring burn wound. He's introduced as the chief enforcer to an Emperor that he is plotting against, although, unlike Vader, Arcann actually succeeds in overthrowing his master. And like Vader, he can be redeemed through the love of a family member.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Manages to assassinate Valkorion, killing his physical body in the process.
- Easily Forgiven: Downplayed in Eternal Throne if you spared him and Senya. He believes he's beyond redemption and can only make things better. Even specific dialogue choices mention that he will have to work to earn the Alliance's trust after all he's done. This is deconstructed in "The Nathema Conspiracy", as Chela Nayss, one of the potential Order of Zildrog members, was from one of the planets that Arcann ordered to be bombarded during his retaliation campaign against the Alliance, and she is not very happy about the perceived lack of justice.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: An off-hand comment confirms that he still misses his brother, five years after his death.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: In Chapter XVI, Senya showing that even after everything she still loves him and wants to save him, whatever she might have said to the Outlander, is apparently enough to convince him to, if not redeem himself, protect her from Vaylin and surrender himself to her care. Whether or not you kill her will lead to him either joining the Alliance or seeking vengeance.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He has Erik Todd Dellums's deep voice and is a ruthless tyrant.
- Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: In Chapter 14 of KOTFE, it takes him a while to realize why the Mandalorians are fighting so hard against his forces on Darvannis.Arcann: [The Mandalorians] have never fought like this before. As if they have a cause they truly believe in... (eye widens as he finally cottons on) The Outlander is on Darvannis! Send the fleet!
- Expy: To Darth Malak: horribly disfigured in battle, and rebuilt into a cyborg. Usurps his father like Malak did Revan, and rules with cruelty and ruthlessness.
- So here we have a golden-eyed prince, with a horribly scarred face and anger issues, obsessively chasing the biggest threat to his Empire. He spent his entire life unsuccessfully trying to impress his abusive dick of a father- a father who favored his mentally unstable sister. Now: are we talking about Prince Arcann, or Prince Zuko? (For bonus points, on a Light Side run, he even switches sides and joins the hero he was hunting, out of a desire to atone.)
- Face Death with Dignity: If the Outlander chooses to kill Senya earlier, Arcann battles the Outlander but is ultimately defeated. Arcann calmly accepts his fate once he is finally struck down.
- Good Costume Switch: If Arcann joins the Alliance, he ditches his mask, making him look more human. He also switches to an all white and gold costume resembling Senya's costume.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Can potentially become this with the Outlander if he joins the alliance. Especially given his pledge of Undying Loyalty to you when he joins.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Valkorion states that envy is what really motivates him. Although how much the player should believe Valkorion is up to them. He is, after all, the Galaxy's best Manipulative Bastard.
- HeelFace Turn: In Eternal Throne, if the player saves Senya in Chapter I, he'll show up in Chapter VI to join the Alliance.
- I Have No Son!: Inverted when in Eternal Throne, if the player saves Senya in Chapter I, Valkorion is aghast at him agreeing to serve the Alliance. "I did not raise my son to serve." Arcann says, without even looking at him, "You have no son."
- Karma Houdini: Downplayed to the point where it might be a case of YMMV. He ultimately makes it out of Fallen Empire alive regardless of the player's efforts, but he is removed from power and forced into exile, with Senya being the only ally he has left. He can then be killed in Eternal Throne if the player killed Senya in the first chapter and enraged him in the process. If he is spared and redeemed, this is deconstructed in "The Nathema Conspiracy", as one of the people who survived his retaliatory bombardment campaign sees Arcann as this and joins the Order of Zildrog out of resentment for the Alliance.
- Killed Off for Real: If you kill Senya in Eternal Throne, Arcann will come for the Outlander later in a battle to the death, resulting in him being executed in live holovision.
- Light Is Not Good: Wears white, contrasting with his brothers black wardrobe, though neither seems to have much good in them. As it is, it seems that Arcann was the one who fell deeper into The Dark Side and let his anger consume him. That being said, he's far more restrained than his sister Vaylin, who also dresses darkly.
- Love Redeems: It's Star Wars, what did you expect? His love for his mother is ultimately the catalyst for his HeelFace Turn, as long as the Outlander doesn't kill her in Eternal Throne.
- Made of Iron: About the only character who takes more punishment and survives is the Outlander. In Chapter XVI, even Senya, a powerful Force-sensitive, believes him to be dead, only for him to rise up and defend her from Vaylin.
- Manipulative Bastard: Uses the Outlander to seize control of the Eternal Empire.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He's grief-stricken when he realizes that he killed Thexan.
- Orcus on His Throne: At the end of Chapter 14, he realizes that he has spent too much time sitting on his throne and has, as a result, grown lax. He then asks Vaylin to summon his flagship.
- Public Execution: If the Outlander chooses to kill Senya, Arcann will return to have revenge. During Vaylin's celebration, the Outlander defeats him in battle. Holo-Droids arrive to record the scene and the Outlander broadcasts a speech to Zakuul before slaying Arcann.
- Plot Armor: In Chapter XVI the player is given the option to kill him twice, and both times he survives.
- Red Right Hand: His face, which is severely burned, is concealed by his shattered mask. Subverted if he is redeemed. He keeps the scars but is a much better person.
- Screw Destiny: His general beliefs in "destiny".
- Shock and Awe: He sometimes uses lightning attacks in his battles.
- The Starscream: To Emperor Valkorion. He succeeds in killing him by manipulating the Outlander, and assumes the throne.
- Undying Loyalty: To the Outlander, if he performs a HeelFace Turn. He's eternally grateful to them for saving his mother, which is only exacerbated if they become his Only Friend.
- The Unfavorite: Shades of this, as Valkorion favoured both of his siblings over him, and Senya was implied to have had a stronger bond with Vaylin.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Valkorion mentions that he as well as his sister are immensely powerful and skilled, but undisciplined. Indeed, Vaylin demonstrates great talent for using the environment against her foe, while Arcann, though he's a masterful duelist and knowledgeable of many Force techniques, doesn't show any tactical or strategic acumen and never learns to mind his surroundings. This is demonstrated in your first fight with him, where if he hits himself with his own Force Storm enough it will cause feedback with his cybernetic components and daze him, something a trained Sith would never let happen; his second fight, where you can trick him into unleashing a burst of electricity from nearby machinery, stunning him; and his third fight, where you turn his power against him with help from a Zakuulan Knight's shield (a standard-issue piece of equipment among his own forces, mind). In the final fight, if you killed Senya, he seems gunshy of the Outlander and is simply defeated in a straight battle.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Their father seemed to act coldly to both of them, but favored his brother more. This seemed to have finally trigger Arcann to attack their father, causing Thexan to Force Pull him back, culminating in his brothers death and Valkorion calling him "Son."
One of the two sons of Emperor Valkorion. He was killed by his twin brother Arcann in a fit of rage shortly before the expansion began.
- The Ace: He's shown to be better than his brother in combat, have less need for their father's acknowledgement, and be both a (slighty) morally better person and more resistant to the dark side's pull, all of which only increases the sense of tragedy when he's cut down by Arcann in a fit of rage.
- Badass Baritone: He shares the same voice actor as Arcann.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He is shown to be the more calm and protective of the two siblings, and, unlike his white-robed sibling, does not fall prey to the anger of the Dark Side. In fact, as Arcann's resentment and fury grows, Thexan notes he doesn't share his anger and hopes to eventually quell his rage. That said, he was still actively leading an army of conquest and was evidently not particularity nice; just A Lighter Shade of Grey.
- Et Tu, Brute?: He doesn't say a word when his brother strikes him down, but this trope is written all over his face.
- Identical Twin Id Tag: Before Arcann was disfigured, it was easy to tell which was which as Thexan wore black while Arcann wore white.
- Nice to the Waiter: Due to stress, he finds himself a little snappy with one of his father's knights, though he immediately apologizes for this when he notices she fought by his side in battle and, as such, deserves some respect."Forgive me. I'm tired. Will that be all?"
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He stops Arcann from slaying their father in a fit of rage by pulling him back with the Force. He dies when Arcann directs his fury towards him instead.
- Sacrificial Lamb: He is only seen in the "Sacrifice" cinematic, wherein he was killed by Arcann in a moment of uncontrolled fury.
- Token Good Teammate: Aside from Senya, he is this for the Zakuulan royal family.
- The Unfought: Out of his family he is the only one that never fights The Outlander at any point, physically or spiritually.
- The Wise Prince: He was by far the most reasonable and polite of Valkorion's children. Citizens of the Empire remember him fondly and some can be overheard wishing he had become Emperor instead of Arcann.
- The Worf Effect / Worf Had the Flu: Despite being shown as edging his sibling in combat and skill, he is killed in very short order by Arcann during a brief duel. He is implied to have been caught completely off guard when Arcann attacked him in a blind frenzy. The fact he did not wish to harm him or defend himself against him immediately led to his demise when his brother attacked with lethal intent.
- Undying Loyalty: To his family. This leads directly to his death.
The daughter of Emperor Valkorion. Vaylin's power over the Force was so great that Valkorion had her sealed away for the good of the Eternal Empire. When Arcann overthrew his father, he had Vaylin freed. Now Vaylin seeks to use her powers to satisfy her every homicidal whim.
- Accidental Murder: When Vaylin was a child, she got frustrated during a sparring match and inadvertently used the Force to crush several Knights of Zakuul to death. This was the incident that prompted Valkorion to place a power limiter on her.
- Ax-Crazy: Rarely seen not in a homicidal rage.
- Bad Boss: Her soldiers are terrified of reporting to her with bad news, since she tends to kill anyone who does so.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: When she was taken to be locked up on Nathema, she experienced many horrors there. This was a factor into her descent into insanity.
- Big Bad: She's the primary antagonist of Knights of the Eternal Throne
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With her brother Arcann in Knights of the Fallen Empire.
- The Caligula: She is the most insane member of the Zakuulan royal family, and once she's Empress, the people of Zakuul are at even greater risk than they were under Arcann's rule.
- Child Prodigy: Thought Arcann was bad news? His sister is significantly stronger in the Force than him, and has been since she was a child. Senya reveals she was moving objects with the Force while in utero.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Played with. Valkorion was a pretty awful parent by any standards, but she really wanted to grow up and impress him...or kill him. Or both. She's not exactly all there sanity-wise.
- Disc-One Final Boss: You kill her in the penultimate chapter of Eternal Throne. The expansion's final chapter focuses on stopping the Eternal Fleet and Valkorion. However, her spirit has a much harder second boss fight in the finale.
- Dissonant Serenity: Whenever she's on the battlefield. She conducts herself with poise and speaks calmly, even as she goes on about how she's going to utterly destroy her foes.
- The Dragon: She is Arcann's main enforcer. And, like the classical versions of the trope, she's actually stronger than Arcann.
- Dragon Ascendant: When Arcaan is defeated and forced into exile, she takes his place as Eternal Empress and becomes the Big Bad of Eternal Throne.
- The Dreaded: Nearly everyone, both in the Alliance and the Eternal Empire itself, is terrified of Vaylin, and for good reason.
- The Empath: Very good at detecting others through the Force. Even people who aren't, strictly speaking, there at all.
- Enemy Mine: Vaylin's spirit helps the Outlander defeat Valkorion for good, since she hates Valkorion for enslaving her more than she hates the Outlander for killing her.
- Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: She has dark makeup around her eyes.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
- When Arcann mentions missing Thexan, Vaylin says in a surprisingly soft voice that she misses him too, and for all her craziness she seems to care about her surviving brother as well. In Eternal Throne, Vaylin is confronted by someone posing as Thexan's ghost. While Vaylin quickly figures out the ruse, for a second, she is genuinely pleased to see her brother again, since Thexan looked after her after Valkorion sealed her away.
- While a Deadpan Snarker and occasionally condescending, she was truly loyal to Arcann and obeyed his orders, even when she disagreed with them. It wasn't until he betrayed her by siding with their mother that she wanted to take the Eternal Throne and kill him.
- Faux Affably Evil: Along with her psychopathic personality, she also sometimes acts sickly sweet.
- Fetus Terrible: Her mother notes that she was able to move objects with the Force before she was born.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She used to be a sweet blond hair kid, then Valkorion took her away from Senya and it all went downhill. After her power limiter was put in place she became a brunette, and stayed that way when the effect wore off.
- Insane Equals Violent: Played deadly straight. She Used to Be a Sweet Kid until her father locked most of her power and personality away and had her tortured into insanity by a Mad Scientist, and her current Ax-Crazy Sadism is attributed to her ensuing mental instability.
- It's Personal: Vaylin really, really has it in for her mother to the point where she decides not to interfere with the Outlander's attempt to kill Arcann during the Battle of Odessen if it means getting to kill Senya.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: There are a few moments throughout the expansions where Vaylin expresses a slightly sentimental side, or is offered redemption... only to revert back to her cruelty, or proudly declare that she's beyond saving. She's right. In the end, the Outlander is forced to kill her.
- Lady of War: Elegantly dressed and refined of speech, even when slaughtering everyone in the vicinity on a whim.
- Locked into Strangeness: She was blonde as a child. After her stay on Nathema, she was a brunette.
- Misplaced Retribution: Vaylin blames her mother more for her father's decision to lock her away and have her tortured into insanity by a Mad Scientist than Valkorian himself, even though her mother was powerless to stop his decision and actually tried to rescue her, while Vaylin herself refused to go.
- Moral Event Horizon: In-universe, the instant she snaps Torian or Vette's neck is treated by every character present as the instant she's beyond forgiveness or redemption.
- Nature Vs Nurture: Briefly discussed between the Outlander and Lana after they discover where she was raised. The Outlander can claim that Valkorion turned her into a monster, while Lana speculates that he might have brought out the monster already inside her.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: If Senya is killed in Chapter 1 of Knights of the Eternal Throne, she flies into a rage at being denied the chance of doing the deed herself.
- Person of Mass Destruction: After Vaylin completely removes her Power Limiter, she tests out her powers by leveling the asylum on Nathema using only the Force while she's not even on the planet.
- Power Limiter: The Sith Emperor deemed it necessary to limit her power. After he dies, it fades away and she begins tapping into her true potential. However, he also added in another limiter in the form of a Trigger Phrase.
- Power Tattoo: The limiter Valkorion placed on her takes the form of tattoos around her arms. The "Betrayed" trailer shows that, while the limiter is gone, she still has the tattoos. The tattoos now serve as a reminder that Vaylin is so strong that even the Immortal Emperor himself feared her.
- Pragmatic Villainy: While Vaylin gladly kills her subordinates for the most minor offenses, she's hesitant when Arcann orders her to have half of the Knights of Zakuul duel the other half to the death, if only because it's a massive waste of manpower.
- She averts this in KOTET, however, killing a subordinate who admitted that she was scared, and then later kills nearly her entire bridge crew to demonstrate her unleashed power.
- In KOTFE, she allows SCORPIO to grant the GEMINI captains free will. Later in KOTET, when she finds that they are making decisions that favour preserving their own lives over furthering her goals, she enslaves them again without a second thought.
- She averts this in KOTET, however, killing a subordinate who admitted that she was scared, and then later kills nearly her entire bridge crew to demonstrate her unleashed power.
- Psychic Strangle: She loves to do this to people. But with her level of power it's more of a Psychic Neck Snap.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Dangerous, crazy, and will kill anyone for the slightest of reasons. She also has a habit of throwing temper tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants. SCORPIO lampshades this in Eternal Throne.Vaylin: I killed three Knights to make sure they weren't lying, and then another three because I hate odd numbers.
- Sibling Rivalry: Averted with Arcann, and all the more surprising given their antagonistic relationship with their parents and individual... quirks. Vaylin is the only person Arcann says anything nice to in the first nine chapters of the expansion, and she supports him and his rule whole-heartedly...but even then, Chapter 2 shows she doesn't entirely trust him. In Eternal Throne, the trope is played straight. Depending on whether Arcaan becomes The Atoner or not, the rivalry is either a Cain and Abel relationship (with Vaylin as the Cain), or pure Evil vs. Evil.
- Slasher Smile: She delivers one when she breaks free of her father's conditioning.
- Stalker with a Crush: Possibly to the Outlander. She implies as much, though given her general emotional instability it's anyone's guess whether she's genuine or just messing with the player.
- The Starscream: After Arcann saves Senya from Vaylin, Vaylin realizes that she hates serving under him and usurps the Eternal Throne.
- Trigger Phrase: Her father had her mentally conditioned to automatically weaken when she hears the phrase "Kneel before the Dragon of Zakuul" from someone who is physically present. She gets it removed before your final confrontation with her.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: At the end of Fallen Empire, SCORPIO hands the Eternal Throne over to her, since all she wanted was to grant the GEMINI droids sentience.
- The Unfought: There's a brief Bait-and-Switch in Chapter VIII where it seems like she will be fought, but Senya ends up fighting her instead. And she seemingly turns up as a boss in Chapter XII, but it turns out to be merely an illusion. The real Vaylin is never fought by the Outlander at any point in Fallen Empire. This is averted in Eternal Throne, where she's fought thrice.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The "Betrayed" trailer shows that Vaylin was an adorable child until she accidentally killed several Knights of Zakuul in a sparring match, prompting Valkorion to suppress her personality and sent her to Nathema to be raised by a Mad Scientist.
- Villainous Breakdown: If the Outlander kills Senya, Vaylin is not be too happy about it, since she wanted to kill her herself.
- We Have Reserves: She is very fond of executing any soldier who fails even if they didn't actually make a mistake. At one point she orders one of the Eternal Warships to destroy each other after robbing all the GEMINI droids of their free will, simply to test if it actually worked. She even kills her own soldiers when using her powers during the fight with her.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She's a textbook case of someone treated monstrously becoming a monster.
- You Have Failed Me: Very fond of this. Even to the exaggerated state of "You were in the general vicinity when something bad happened."
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Leader of the Scions of Zakuul. Heskal is obsessed with the idea of fate.
- Because Destiny Says So: He betrays the Outlander to Arcann because he thought it all led to prophecy.
- Character Death: After he leads Arcann to the Outlander, Arcann impales him through the back.
- Mad Oracle: He attempts to kill the Outlander because he couldn't see his future.
- Prophet Eyes: Heskal has silver pupils and his eyes sometimes glow white when he is speaking telepathically.
- Seers: As a Scion, he is able to glimpse into the future.
- The Bus Came Back: In his last scene he very dramatically states that his remaining followers will meet you one by one at moments important to Fate. They do not appear for the rest of the Fallen Empire or Eternal Throne, only turning up in Forgotten World for the Machine Gods operations questline. (Though the player does receive an email from him after the end of Eternal Throne.)
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A lone survivor of the apocalyptic war that devastated Iokath. ARIES is the overseer of Iokath who reprogrammed all the droids for military purpose. Those who stumble on Iokath are put through a series of brutal tests.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: ARIES usually takes on the form of a human cyborg when communicating with the Outlander and their companion
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He pretends to be a broken automated system as opposed to the malfunctioning-but-still-very-much-in-control-of-himself AI he is.
- Villainous Breakdown: As the Outlander and his companions prove to be able to outsmart, outfight, or outmaneuver his various traps, he grows increasingly irritable and desperate.
Indo ZalMagistrate of Empress Vaylin, Indo Zal secretely plots his revenge on Vaylin for executing his sister. He teams up with the Outlander in the hopes of stopping Vaylin
- Best Served Cold: Indo wants revenge on Vaylin after she executed his sister, but he bides his time waiting for the right moment to get his revenge.
- Similarly, if the Outlander becomes a tyrant, he joins the Order of Zildrog but isn't revealed as a traitor until The Nathema Conspiracy
- Killed Off for Real: If the Outlander chose to call themselves a new Emperor or Empress after taking the Eternal Throne, he decides his opposition to Vaylin merely traded one tyrant for another, and joins the Order of Zilrog to destroy the Outlander and the Alliance. This results in him getting his life-force drained to awaken Zildrog.
- Reverse Mole: While he serves as an attendant to Empress Vaylin, he secretly worked against her by allowing the Outlander to infiltrate her party.
- La Résistance: He leads a group of rebels to crash Vaylin's party.
A former member of Vaylin's Horizon Guard, Atrius was angered at seeing the conditions of his planet after the Outlander defeated the Eternal Empire, and formed the Order of Zildrog to kill the Outlander and destroy the Eternal Alliance as vengeance.
- Character Death: Killed at the end of the Nathema Conspiracy flashpoint.
- Cruel Mercy: Both of the light-sided ways of punishing him involve him suffering some variant of this. He can either become an Alliance prisoner, or the Outlander can lecture him on how his crusade for revenge brought harm to Zakuul as well, and leave his fate to them.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Unlike the Zakuulan Knights, none of the Horizon Guard were noteworthy as characters, and few were particularly powerful. And then this one crippled the Alliance and almost killed the Outlander.
- Hypocrite: The moment that put him on his path was apparently seeing two children living on the street fighting over food that had been thrown out. The fact that the Eternal Empire, as the name implies, took a very imperialist attitude towards the wider galaxy, stripping it of resources and using them to ensure Zakuulan citizens had an incredibly high quality of life while doubtless inflicting such scenarios on countless worlds across the galaxy, does not weigh on his mind at all. Not to mention that depending on whether the Outlander was light-sided or not, he could very well be harming Zakuul even more through his crusade. (Which the Outlander can point out to him.)
- Revenge: His entire motivation. Zakuul was once great, now it is not, and he's going to punish the people responsible.
- Revenge Before Reason: A light-sided Outlander could be doing everything in their power to ease Zakuul's suffering after defeating Valkorian, but this doesn't stop Vinn from trying to destroy the alliance.
- Touched by Vorlons: Already Force-sensitive, he is empowered by Zildrog for the final fight of the Nathema Conspiracy flashpoint. Whereas before a single shot from Theron was enough to put him on the floor, he becomes a boss quite capable of taking on four players at once.
A GEMINI captain who managed to sever her command connection to the Eternal Throne completely enough that even after Vaylin reset the GEMINI network to default and destroyed their free will, she remained free. She is still connected to the Throne and the rest of the Fleet and the GEMINI network, however. She is also a key member of the Order of Zildrog.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Is willing to do anything to be truly free. Including destroy the entirety of the GEMINI network and every one of her "sisters" still connected to it.
- Character Death: Killed at the end of the Nathema Conspiracy flashpoint.
- Senseless Sacrifice: SCORPIO, if still alive, indicates that GEMINI-16's plan to free herself was this with regards to the other GEMINI captains—that even had she survived she would never have been truly alone, as she would still be connected to SCORPIO.
- You Are Number 6: Only ever known as GEMINI-16, even to herself and SCORPIO.
Senya's partner from when she was still a Zakuulan Knight.
- Killed Off for Real: Like the other potential pawns of Atrius and GEMINI-16 used to awaken Zildrog, her life-essence is drained away if the Alliance Commander killed Senya in the Eternal Throne.
- Revenge: If Senya was killed in the first chapter of Eternal Throne, she joins the Order of Zildrog to get revenge on the Alliance Commander.
- Statuesque Stunner: Female body type 3.