Trooper & Companions
A decorated sergeant in the Republic military, the Trooper is a new recruit into Havoc Squad, the pinnacle of Republic Special Forces, and deployed to the war-torn world of Ord Mantell. Subsequent events catapult the Trooper into the thick of the war - both on the physical battlefield, and politics on Coruscant.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: You get promoted in rank as you complete more missions.
- A Space Marine Is You: Although you're technically not a Marine, it's the closest you're gonna get.
- Badass Boast: Drops a powerful one in Rise of the Emperor, when taunting Vitiate, the former Sith Emperor, into a fight."Attention former Sith Emperor. Your repeated and horrific crimes against the Republic and innocent civilians throughout the galaxy will not go unpunished. On the authority of the army of the Galactic Republic, I hereby notify you of your impending annihilation. Whatever you truly are, whatever power you think you have, it won't save you from me."
- Badass Normal: Unlike the unnaturally lucky Smuggler, the Trooper is very explicitly the best of the best.
- Blatant Lies: Depends on the player's choice. During an interrogation by Senators, the Trooper can claim to have no recollection of being on Ord mantel, the planet they just left, despite the fact that his/her assignment there was common knowledge.
- Blood Knight: One possible response to being asked why they joined the army is "shooting Imps". Note that this is not a Dark-side option, meaning even Light-side Troopers may have this shade.
- ...But He Sounds Handsome: While infiltrating the Republic defectors, the Trooper is asked if there's any truth to the rumor that a lone Republic soldier has been single-handedly demolishing their operations. The possible responses are mostly made of this trope, including one in which the Trooper gets to describe him- or herself in breathless awe as a "one (wo)man army".
- By-the-Book Cop: Dark-side Troopers tend to follow their orders to the letter, even if they're unethical. Light-side ones, in contrast, go the other way.
- BFG: The Commando advanced class gets this, and it is beautiful.
- Cassandra Truth: After learning that the rest of Havoc Squad has defected, you can cheerfully inform them that you've just deactivated the Republic missile they're gifting to the Empire, so all they have is a giant radioactive paperweight. They don't believe you.
- "I take it you have a plan in mind?"
- "What's our next move?"
- "Now you'll see how Havoc Squad gets things done."
- Casual Kink: When romancing Elara, in one conversation they ask if she's going to be the promiscuous nurse, the Hutt slave girl, or an ambassador.
- Chainsaw Grip BFG: Provides the trope image.
- Child Soldier: If darkside or neutral, Jorgan mentions in dialogue that you've been fighting the Empire "since you were old enough to hold a blaster," implying this.
- Colonel Badass: In Fallen Empire, the Trooper was promoted to Colonel "posthumously" during the timeskip. The Onslaught expansion makes it official.
- Deflector Shields: Vanguards. It's how they tank.
- Do-Anything Soldier: Technically, you are an infantry officer. You also pilot a spaceship and run intelligence operations.
- Elite Army: The unit you are part of, SpecForce Division, is explicitly said to be this.
- Elite Mooks: In the eyes of the enemy, you and your entire squad are an example of this.
- Elites Are More Glamorous
- Ensign Newbie: If you're light-sided, then you're fresh out of the Academy when you first join Havoc Squad.
- Expy: Though understandably looser than most, this is the guy/gal you'll pick if you're a fan of Captain Rex, Delta Squad, and the other Clonetroopers.
- And, if a gal, FemShep.
- Extended Disarming: Implied: a guard on Belsavis's orbital station asks the Trooper if they're carrying any rifles, vibroblades, grenades...Trooper: Sign me up for all of the above.
- Eyepatch of Power: One of the unique options available for Cyborg Troopers.
- Five-Man Band:
- Hurting Hero: Jorgan implies the Dark side and Neutral trooper was a child soldier.
- The Lost Lenore: A male Trooper who romanced Ava Jaxo when they are killed.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: A dark-sided trooper can engage in this to get information from enemy POWs and uncooperative civilians.
- La Résistance: The darkside or neutral Trooper ran one when they were younger.
- Majorly Awesome: They get promoted to Major at the end of the class story.
- Military Maverick: The Trooper can be rather lax about rules, telling their crew they can speak their mind whenever they want and seemingly caring little for formalities and decorum. They can also display a disdain for politics and even lie to the Senators on occasion. Additionally, a light-side trooper will pull Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right! about fifty percent of the time, defying the letter of their orders to uphold the principles of the Republic. The other fifty percent of the time, a dark-side trooper will pull Good Is Not Nice to make sure there's a Republic left to have principles.
- Multinational Team: The Trooper has a very diverse crew consisting of a Cathar (Jorgan), an Imperial Human (Dorne), a Weequay (Vik), and a Gand (Yuun). Gains an additional layer if the Trooper is an alien themselves.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: The Trooper is, naturally, fiercely loyal to the Republic and its ideals. No matter how Dark you play them, they never do anything that actually harms it, and state time and again that they're loyal Republic citizens.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In the climax of Act 2, they storm the Gauntlet and destroy it. Afterward, the top Imperial general claims that by doing so, you're responsible for restarting the war between Empire and Republic. Subverted in that it's been obvious for a while now that this was coming; at most, Havoc lit the match. Also, Rakton blames you for turning a one-sided Curb-Stomp Battle (in which the Republic military would be swiftly annihilated or forced to surrender) into a much bloodier (and fairer) fight, essentially scolding you for not just lying down and submitting to the Empire.
- New Meat: It's implied the Light Side Trooper is fresh out of the academy.
- Nothing Up My Sleeve: The Gut ability for Vanguard, which produces a Blade Below the Shoulder.
- Officer and a Gentleman: Light Sided Troopers come across as this in most flirtation dialogues.
- Patriotic Fervor: The Light Side trooper would make Captain America proud, although he gets outshone by M1-4X later on. Further highlighted by the fact that the male trooper's voice actor, Brian Bloom, is also known for voicing Cap.
- Pistol-Whipping: The Stock Strike ability is the rifle version.
- Powered Armor: Standard issue for Havoc Squad. Eventually.
- Rank Up: Gets promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant at the end of the prologue, and then to Captain at the end of chapter one, and finally to Major at the end of their story. After disappearing while fighting the Eternal Empire, they receive a posthumous promotion to Colonel.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: "Death to all traitors!" is a common enough response when faced with said traitors.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Played as a Light-sided Trooper usually results in them disregarding orders they find morally reprehensible and Taking a Third Option to get the job done right.
- Shock and Awe: Has a number of electrical attacks, too.
- Shoot the Dog: Related to Sociopathic Soldier below, it can be argued that a Dark-Side Trooper's actions, bad as they are, will save more people in the long run.
- Sociopathic Soldier: A dark-sided trooper can commit war crimes such as killing wounded enemy soldiers that have surrendered or abusing their position as an officer in the army to extort money and resources out of people.
- One of the first Tatooine missions actually has an option to demand sex from a woman you just saved from exploding droids.
- If you're dark, or gray leaning dark, it's implied in a conversation with Jorgan that (in contrast to New Meat, above) you'd already seen some pretty brutal fighting before the game even started, which he thinks might have an effect on someone...
- Depending on the exact choices you make, it's easy to play the Trooper as any variety of this, from ultra-nationalist (although the Light-Side trooper also has this), to signed up for slaughter, to (perhaps most accurately), a cross between scared kid forced into war and biting back/broken man who'll get his hands dirty to end the war quicker
- Sticky Bomb: The aptly named "Sticky Grenade" skill.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Gets plenty of explosive attacks.
- Survivor's Guilt: Implied-if you sacrifice Jaxo, they will wish that they had been faster to save her.
- Swiss Army Gun: From the start, their weapons qualify as these - the basic Trooper starts out with a blaster rifle that also fires grenades or mortars. Both advanced classes can also (potentially) fire off incendiary rounds.
- Vanguards get to add a Lightning Gun to their rifle's function, as well as possibly having a shock prod built into the stocknote and a Grappling-Hook Pistol function to pull enemies to them. This means that Vanguards have effectively turned a long-range, precision rifle into a close-range lightning gun of death. Then again, that's a good idea when you're facing Force users and you don't want to have your shots deflected back at you...
- Commandos' Assault Cannons can shoot rounds that create gravity vortexes on the target (not as spectacular as it sounds - it simply debuffs the target's armor), or fire healing beams at their allies.
- Treachery Cover Up: An even more horrible version than usual: at the end of their Tatooine arc, choosing to kill Fuse will cause General Garza to send you an email stating that his body was found... and his death will be explained as a speeder accident.
- If you chose to kill Tavus the record will show that he died from complications after being injured on a mission, and he will be honored as a hero of the Republic.
- Uncertain Doom: If the Trooper did not become the Outlander in Fallen Empire, the codex states they disappeared sometime during the invasion. Specifically, they mysteriously vanished while exploring the edges of Wild Space.
- With This Herring: Upon arriving to help save a Republic world from civil war, the elite special forces soldier is equipped with what essentially amounts to a T-shirt and flashlight. This especially stands out since every other squad member gets a Havoc unit uniform issued to them on joining.
- Justified: You've just been assigned and have not received your gear yet, and there is no time to fit you when you arrive. As you complete missions on Ord Mantel, you receive the pieces of Havoc Squad's armour. If you do enough side-quests, you will have a complete set by the time you leave.
- Worthy Opponent: Rakton flat out calls the Trooper "the only worthy opponent I have ever fought".
- You Are in Command Now: After the defection of the original Havoc Squad and Jorgan's demotion, the Trooper is placed in charge of the new Havoc Squad.
Lieutenant Aric Jorgan
A Cathar stationed on Ord Mantell, in charge of the local loyalist forces. He starts out as the superior and Mission Control of the Republic Trooper, during the first phase of the game. After Commander Harron Tavis defects to the Sith Empire with the rest of Havoc Squad, Jorgan is scapegoated for the defection by Republic High Command, and demoted to Sergeant. Recognizing his loyalty and service record, he is reassigned to the now undermanned Havoc Squad, joining as a companion character for the Republic Trooper. Romance option for female Troopers. Originally, he was the class's ranged damage companion.
In Knights of the Fallen Empire, he has been promoted to Major and is now the new commander of Havoc Squad. Having grown sick of Saresh's rule, he and his unit have gone rogue to take the fight to Zakuul.
- Ambiguous Situation: In Chapter XII of "Knights of the Fallen Empire", if you send him to destroy the GEMINI signal, he suddenly drops out of contact behind enemy lines. The next chapter reveals that he survived, at the cost of the rest of his squad.
- Bald of Awesome: His default appearance, despite being a cat-man.
- BFG: Prior to the rework he was originally equipped with an Assault Cannon when he first joins Havoc Squad, often having higher DPS than the player character does upon recruitment.
- Cat Folk: He's a Cathar, a species with a distinctly feline look.
- Cold Sniper: Before Ord Mantell, he was a member of the "Deadeyes" sniper squad and as of the rework he uses Sniper Rifles as his main weapon.
- No Sense of Humor: Strangely, he seems to be one of the few companions with this trope who (usually) doesn't appreciate it if the PC is also snarky.
- Enemy Mine: In Knights of the Fallen Empire, he tells an Imperial-aligned Outsider that in another time he'd gladly take out his pension just to take the shot at you, but he considers Arkann a big enough threat that he'll deal with you.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Originally, he used an Assault Cannon despite being stated to be a sniper. However, as of the 4.0 patch he's been retooled to use Blaster Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
- Interspecies Romance: Since the Cathar were not a playable species until patch 2.1, any romance with him beforehand was this. (And it's still pretty common, since Cartel Coins have to be spent to unlock them.)
- The Lancer: Fills this role in the Trooper's squad.
- Love Interest: For a female trooper.
- Killed Off for Real: In Chapter 13 of Fallen Empire, either he or Kaliyo can potentially be executed by the player.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: In Fallen Empire while he's still loyal to the Republic, Jorgan hates Saresh and her puppet's dictatorial rule to the point that he and Havoc Squad has gone rogue in order to take the fight to Zakuul.
- Only Sane Man: Possibly excepting the player, he is this for the Trooper's Main storyline. He dislikes both Just Following Orders, and Knight Templar attitudes. In every other situation, he likes dutiful and respectful remarks, and dislikes bravado and greed.
- Rank Up: In Fallen Empire, as the new commander of Havoc Squad he is now Major Jorgan.
- The Scapegoat: As mentioned above. When Havoc Squad defected and stole a WMD for their new Imperial masters, Republic Command chose to save face by blaming the officer in charge of Spec Ops activity on Ord Mantell for not anticipating it.
- Scary Black Man: Alien, but his dark skin and fur qualifies him anyway.
- Sergeant Rock: An efficient overseer, committed to the Republic's ideals, but pretty condescending and dismissive of the Republic Trooper when he/she first shows up. Only at first though, as the player character proves their skill while questing to save Ord Mantell in the first part of the game.
- If you're planning on romancing him, you'd be wise to become this trope as well (at least while he's around).
- Straw Civilian: Affection gains and losses on Nar Shaddaa and his interactions with Theron in Fallen Empire indicate that he has this attitude towards the SIS.
- You Are in Command Now: By the time of Knights of the Fallen Empire, he's the new commander of Havoc Squad as the only member still on the roster.
A former Imperial soldier who defected to the Republic over moral differences, Elara Dorne is a combat medic serving on Taris where she is recruited by the Trooper to fill the same job in the reformed squad. Romance option for male Troopers. Originally, she was the class's healer companion.
- The Atoner: She hasn't committed any atrocities herself, but desperately wants to prove to everyone her loyalty to the Republic despite her background as an Imperial.
- Babies Ever After: What she hopes for if you complete her romance.
- Badass Bookworm: She's not only a skilled Combat Medic, but also an expert in both Republic legal terminology and medical science.
- Badass Bureaucrat: Well-versed in legal terminology, and has probably learned both the Imperial and Republic codes and regulations off by heart.
- During her romance sequence Elara keeps track of the squad's paperwork, calculates how long it will take each member to fill theirs out, sends you around with data-pads, and then informs you that based on past experience you two have seventy-three minutes to kill before the first one finishes their back paperwork. It's very clear she's engineered this situation so she can get a quickie out of you.
- Beleaguered Bureaucrat: After she joined Havoc squad, she was put in charge of taking care of all their paperwork. If you romance her, she uses this to her advantage and forces everyone to leave the ship and fill out their paperwork, allowing you two to have the entire ship to yourselves.
- By The Book NCO: She generally approves when you follow rules and regulations to the letter and do things the proper way by obeying orders. However, there are moments in which she encourages you to disobey ethically questionable orders or even to commit what's a few steps away from war crimes, such as when she encourage you to kill a surrendered Imperial officer (her former CO and a war criminal himself) instead of releasing him.
- The Captain: Her rank in the War for Iokath arc.
- The Chick: Excluding a female Trooper, she's the only female member of Havoc Squad, a healer, and is generally concerned with making the right choices.
- Combat Medic: Her specialty.
- Defector from Decadence: Formerly an Imperial trooper that defected to the Republic for moral reasons.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Her personality in general and romance in particular. Appropriately one of her combat abilities involves encasing a foe in carbonite.
- Doesn't Trust Those Guys: It's quite clear that a good number of people in the Republic treat her with suspicion for her Imperial background. One man she helps you rescue on Taris makes a snide comment about her reuniting with her Imperial buddies, and the antagonist of her character arc is a Mirialan who treats her with suspicion and barely-concealed loathing. According to Word of God, the reason she's no longer in Havoc Squad as of Fallen Empire is that she was drummed out to prevent an Imperial from being in command of the Republic special forces. By War for Iokath, she's back in the Republic military with the rank of Captain and reports directly to Supreme Commander Malcolm.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Most people in the military dislike her, either for her Imperial birth or for her stuffy adherence to rules. The Trooper can be the first real friend she's ever had.
- Immigrant Patriotism: Extremely loyal to the Republic and what it stands for despite being from a bloodline of Imperials with a strong military tradition.
- Lady of War: Comes across as this. The British accent helps.
- Love Interest: For a male trooper.
- Battle Couple
- Unequal Pairing: Depending on if you promote her to be your XO or not, you are still her commanding officer, who outranks her by either one or two pay grades. This is evident in that even if you romance her, she will still call you 'sir' in private conversations. She managed to bypass the regulations against relationships between enlisted personnel and officers by filling out all the correct paperwork, allowing the two of you to go official with your relationship.
- Military Brat: She comes from a long family tradition of military service - Imperial military service, that is. Needless to say, this has not made her life any easier. She later ends up helping her brother to defect.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: With Malavai Quinn in War for Iokath. Which one joins the alliance depends on which side you join during the battle. In Elara's case, you have to ally with the Republic to get her to join.
- Shadow Archetype: To the Sith Warrior's companion Malavai Quinn. A by-the-book military officer with strong adherence to rules and protocol, who comes from an Imperial military family and were originally the player's healer companion. The main difference is that Quinn is a dedicated Imperial loyalist who tends to approve of more morally questionable actions that benefit the Empire, while Elara defects to the Republic due to moral differences. In War for Iokath, both she and Quinn represent the Republic and the Empire respectively, and in the end, Quinn offers to join the Sith Warrior regardless of which faction the Warrior sides with, while Elara refuses to join a Trooper who sides with the Empire.
- The Stoic: Her attitude is apparently a common outcome of Imperial upbringing.
- That Man Is Dead: In War for Iokath, she will call out the Trooper if they have made certain Dark Side decisions during the Fallen Empire/Eternal Throne storyline or if they killed Jorgan and refuse to join them on the basis that her former commander died a long time ago.
- Token Human: If the Trooper isn't human themselves, then Elara is the only human on the squad. Fortunately, despite her background in the highly-racially-segregated Imperial military, there's no Fantastic Racism to work through.
A prototype assault droid, possibly the most advanced in the Republic military, M1-4X is programmed to be the ideal soldier and specifically designed to be a part of Havoc Squad. The Trooper recruits him/it on Nar Shaddaa. Originally, he was the Trooper's ranged tank companion.
- Apologetic Attacker: As he was programmed to be incredibly patriotic, he hates being forced to attack the player, to the point he actually gives the player advice on how to destroy him.
- The Big Guy: Your first tank and one of the biggest companions in the game.
- Blood Knight: The only way to describe his viewpoint on Imperials. Justified, he was programmed that way.
- Defeat Equals Friendship: After it's revealed that Captain Andrik and his group are traitors, they use Forex's command codes in order to force him to fight the Trooper. Afterwards, he was rebuilt and put in Havoc Squad.
- Good Is Not Nice: Patriotic to the point of zealotry. Seeks to uphold the Republic's ideals in everything that he does. Volunteers himself on assassination missions purely to boost Republic morale. He also tends to approve of overwhelming brutality towards the Empire and any enemy of the Republic.
- Likewise, in Knights of the Fallen Empire he'll only join the Alliance if the Outlander is a Trooper or wins a significant number of player versus player battles against the Empire.
- Large Ham: He's programmed to be an overly enthusiastic, patriotic soldier.
- Mythology Gag: He shares a voice with the "newsreel narrator" charater from Clone Wars and is a hyper-patriotic character who eventually starts composing Republic propaganda.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: In Knights of the Fallen Empire, the Outlander's faction background determines whether or not they get to recruit Forex or Pierce.
- No Sense of Personal Space: His companion AI is set to follow as closely as other companions - unfortunately, being much larger than most of them, this leads to him somehow always parking himself right on top of things you're trying to click.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: If you encourage him to take initiative in attacking the Empire he'll often bring up a target for Havoc Squad to take down before the screen briefly fades to black. When it fades back in he'll give you an incredible tale of amazing heroics that most likely would have been impossible to render in the game's engine due to an overload of patriotic-powered awesomeness.
- Override Command: Though he hates it when forced to do things against his will.
- Patriotic Fervor: Parodied. He does nothing but spout extremely exaggerated patriotic slogans whenever he gets an opportunity to speak, whether it fits the situation or not. The Trooper can call him out on it multiple times, to no effect.
- Republic Robot
A Weequay demolitions expert born on Nar Shaadaa. Formerly serving the Republic military, Tanno Vik was faced with criminal accusations throughout his short career, until he was finally convicted for masterminding a protection racket while defending a Republic outpost on Talay. After his discharge, Vik resorted to mercenary work, and still plies his abilities in the galaxy's deadliest conflict areas to this day. Originally, he was the Trooper's melee tank companion.
In Knights of the Fallen Empire, Vik runs a weapons smuggling gang in Asylum and is found in conflict with the engineer Tora.
- Affably Evil: Downplayed. As far as his biography has told, Tanno is charming, but amoral, and much more interested in achieving his own goals first. As long as the Trooper lets him continue his criminal activities he's fairly easygoing and will always give them a cut, seeing them as a business partner.
- Affectionate Nickname: He calls you "boss", while everyone else calls you "sir", which is just one of the things that marks him as different from the other companions. note
- Awesomeness by Analysis: His biography mentions that he impressed his instructors with his ability to quickly find structural weaknesses in buildings and vehicles.
- Berserk Button: Insulting his mother means that he's obligated to kill you, though he's willing to drop it if he's convinced otherwise. He even tells the Trooper that he'd kill them if they did it.
- Demolitions Expert: His military specialty and why he was recruited into the squad.
- Demoted to Extra: Compared to other returning companion characters in Fallen Empire, you don't even get the chance to recruit him even if you're a Trooper. You simply get the choice of either negotiating with him or killing him. Granted, you meet him before the establishment of the Alliance.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He takes insults about his mother very personally since his mother died to make sure he survived as a baby.
- From Camouflage to Criminal: While he already had a shady past due to growing up in Nar Shaddaa, his time in the Republic military gave him the skills and experience to be an even better criminal.
- Genius Bruiser: He's skilled with explosives, capable of stringing the Balmorran resistance along and has the savvy to run criminal operations without getting caught. He's also the most heavily-built of the humanoid companions. Valkorion himself considers Vik the real brains of the squad, referring to him the "Scheming manipulator".
- Hot-Blooded: He's been called belligerent and rebellious in his biography, to the point where his disregard for authority is what prevented the Republic Special Forces from recruiting him. In the game however, he's surly but otherwise fairly calm.
- Killed Off for Real: He is the first of the original companion characters that can be killed off in Knights of the Fallen Empire. note
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Agreeing to his offer to sell the missiles off leads to them being bought by Darmas Pollaran of the Smuggler storyline, who also happens to be an Imperial Agent.
- Punch-Clock Hero: While he lived on Nar Shaddaa, Vik hopped around various gangs as a demolition expert, which earned him more than a few enemies, whom he escaped by enlisting. He doesn't think much of the moralistic side of the war either, and freely lines his own pockets during off-duty hours while sharing the proceeds with his boss. Considering Nar Shaddaa is an utter Wretched Hive, his shady past and self-interest aren't too surprising, mind you. When he reunites with the Trooper in Fallen Empire, he's just as blase towards them as he is with any other Outlander since he no longer recognizes them as his commander.
- Recruiting the Criminal: Despite being dishonorably discharged, he's considered a good enough demoman to be sought after by Garza.
- Ship Sinking: There's no real flirting possible anyway, but in his final conversation, as a female trooper you can ask if he's hitting on you."Don't be dense. You're not nearly trashy enough for me. Plus your people are ugly as Hutts."
- Still Wearing the Old Colors: Despite no longer being part of Havoc Squad by the time of Fallen Empire, he still wears the brand on his armor for the influence it gives him.
- Token Evil Teammate: He is a self-interested criminal who is also the only member of the new squad that isn't loyal to or even interested in the ideals of the Republic. He's only in the army to benefit from the protection against the criminals that are after him. And his personal quest involves him trying to persuade you to abuse your position as a Republic officer to run a criminal racketeering gang with him.
A male Gand Findsman and Republic soldier, Yuun is a highly capable technician in the military and shamanistic tracker among his people, though some find his insectoid appearance disturbing. He joins the Trooper's squad on Hoth, and was the class's melee damage companion.
- Because Destiny Says So: As you learn during one of your conversations with Yuun, he first joined the Republic army because of a mild case of this; as a Findsman, he is called to follow signs and paths note , and when signs pointed him away from the Gand and to the galaxy at large, he couldn't ignore the path. After getting out into the galaxy at large and discovering the Empire's goals, he joined the Republic army because he felt that was why the signs pointed him away from the Gand—to stop the Empire from destroying so much.
- In Knights of the Fallen Empire the signs bring Yuun immediately into the Alliance's fold almost as soon as the Outlander is thawed. If the signs say he's following a Sith Lord, ruthless bounty hunter, or former Imperial Intelligence agent, so be it.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: As a Gand, Yuun breathes ammonia. The Encyclopedia mentions that this is effectively a handicap in a galaxy prominently populated by oxygen-breathers, and if his mask were to malfunction or be damaged, he would die. Between that and Gand soldiers being rare, his superiors rarely put him in combat units until he was recruited into the new Havoc Squad, opting to take advantage of his technical and tracking skills.
- The Engineer: He's recruited to be Havoc Squad's tech specialist. He's so talented that he's Dr. Ogguropp's first choice for a recruit.
- Insectoid Alien: He is a Gand, meaning that he looks like a walking fly.
- Real Men Are Pink: His default character model is pink, and his role in the party is primarily that of a damage-dealer.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: As the Trooper player character finds out during a conversation with Yuun, Yuun was recognized among the Gand as worthy of having the personal name of "Yuun" because he completed training as a "Findsman"; a Findsman's job is to find criminals, missing persons, or lost objects.
- Seven Heavenly Virtues: Sergeant Yuun embodies the virtue of "patience". He likes Trooper player characters who exercise patience and restraint in their dealings with others, and he practices meditation.
- Simple Staff: He uses the techstaff as his main weapon.
- The Stoic: Though if the Outlander is the Trooper, he has a moment where he questions his sanity.
- Third-Person Person: Justified. As part of Gand culture, he has yet to earn the right to use personal pronouns such as "I" or "me".
General Elin Garza
A Republic general noted for her strict nature and almost trigger-happy stance on the war, Garza was among the co-founders of the Republic Special Forces (i.e. the Trooper) division.
- All There in the Manual: Her full name and much of her backstory is fleshed out in supplementary works.
- Back for the Dead: In the Nathema Conspiracy questline, if the Trooper sided with the Empire in Iokath then Garza joins the Order of Zildrog for revenge and is later sacrificed.
- Blatant Lies: She's adamant that no one be told about Havoc Squad's defection to preserve operational security and continues to order the secret be kept even well after the advantages have evaporated. The fact that this covers up a massive mistake on her part is completely coincidental.
- Evil Counterpart: She's this to Keeper, oddly enough. They both are a Benevolent Boss who works to shield the player from scrutiny and hide quite a bit from their superiors. Keeper does this because the Sith are unstable psychopaths remarkably unsuited to overseeing intelligence operations and are fond of killing valuable agents for minor errors. Garza covers up her actions to get around those pesky laws and to avoid being held accountable for her actions.
- General Ripper: She tends to advocate for the most brutal and destructive options, including capturing Imperial WMDs to be used against the Empire. It's up to the Trooper to decide whether or not to follow them. Her recklessness finally catches up with her in Shadow of Revan.
- Iron Lady: It's probably not a surprise that she's not one to be trifled with.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's a no-nonsense taskmaster who has a vision for success that may or may not involve making some very morally ambiguous choices. She's also A Mother to Her Men who looks after her troops, defends them from obstructive bureaucrats, and honestly praises their accomplishments, even if they fall short of the outcome she hoped for. She's also remarkably forgiving when Harron Tavus is finally captured.
- Jurisdiction Friction: She's not very forthright with information, which really irks the SIS. She's also totally wrong in distrusting them; if you're honest with Agent Jonas Balkar, he is completely helpful.
- Knight Templar: She faces frequent accusations of ordering covert assaults on Imperial holdings throughout the galaxy. She's also willing to order the execution of innocent people on the slightest chance they might have been converted into cyborg Manchurian Agents... and then creates her own, sort of, with Eclipse Squad.
- Military Maverick: In theory, she's beholden to the Senate. This doesn't stop her from lying to them.Trooper: Did you just... lie to a senator?Garza: Of course not. You've only just told me about Tavus's defection.
- Necessarily Evil: Most of the time when Garza orders you to perform a dark-sided option, this is usually her justification.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: After Havoc Squad was moved to the front lines on the orders of Supreme Commander Malcolm, Garza created Eclipse Squad, a squad enhanced with Rakatan cybernetics as a SpecOps replacement. Unfortunately, the soldiers went crazy and she needs the Trooper to clean up her mess.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite her reputation and how she occasionally orders you to commit morally questionable actions, she comes across as one since she understands the hardship that you and your men are going though and doesn't give you anything more then a harsh lecture even when you disobey said questionable orders.
- After you complete Jorgan's companion quest, she tells you that, despite disapproving of you using Havoc Squad for an unauthorized op, she is making it a SpecForce assignment, overruling the SIS major who wanted to blackball your career because you and Balkar went over his head.
- Retired Badass: She used to be the commander of Havoc Squad before she was given a desk job.
- Another layer in Shadow of Revan. After the Eclipse Squad debacle, she fully expects to be put out to pasture.
- The Rival: A major political rival to the Supreme Chancellor.
- Shadow Archetype: To Keeper in the Imperial Agent's storyline. Both are the commander to the military classes of the factions and both tend to advocate shady actions, though Keeper is more about mitigating destruction while Garza encourages it.
A talented field operative for the Republic's Strategic Information Service, Jonas Balkar has led an impressive career despite his young age, earning him undercover placements on high-risk worlds such as Nar Shaddaa and Balmorra. His exceptional planning and investigatory skills have led to numerous Republic successes, both seen and unseen.
Personnel records also make particular note of Balkar's charming demeanor, encouraging his assignment to operations where personal interactions are key—particularly interactions with female subjects.
He supports the Republic Trooper through out the whole story, serving as the main SIS contact of the character.
- Could Say It, But...: He's not above using this method to let information slip to the Trooper when he's not supposed to, such as in Jorgan's personal mission "Missing In Action":Jonas: I've got major players breathing down my neck. Otherwise, I'd tell you to investigate that prison the Imperials set up in Shadow Town.
- Nice Guy
- Ship Tease: Female Troopers can flirt with him quite a bit, much to Elara's disapproval and Jorgan's dismay.
- This continues when he returns in the Jedi Under Siege expansion, and now extends to male Troopers as well.Trooper: I thought you'd forgotten about me.
Jonas: A face like yours? Never.
- This continues when he returns in the Jedi Under Siege expansion, and now extends to male Troopers as well.
- Suddenly Sexuality: He makes passes at players of both sexes in Jedi Under Siege, despite having shown no interest in men beforehand.
Sergeant Ava Jaxo
A Republic Sergeant who assisted the new commander of Havoc Squad during the Cold War and the Second Great Galactic War between the Republic and the Sith Empire.
- Due to the Dead: If she is sacrificed to rescue the prisoners, the Trooper can abstain from telling the rescued commander that Jaxo begged them to let the prisoners die instead. They can also choose to give her full credit for the mission's success and praise her sacrifice in the official report.
- Explosive Decompression: Either she dies this way, or the 300 Republic prisoners you were supposed to rescue do.
- Hesitant Sacrifice: Said during the rescue operation when she learns the only way to save the prisoners is to vent the area she is in. Very heartbreaking for male Troopers who romanced her.
- Optional Sexual Encounter: After a joint operation to rescue a kidnapped Senator and midway through chapter 2, she invites the Trooper to her apartment on Coruscant. A male trooper can explore this option each time.
- Romantic Runner-Up: Inevitable when it comes to male Troopers who explored her Optional Sexual Encounter early on, but romanced Elara later on. When you catch up with her, she still shows clear signs of attraction, but she accepts it and wishes both of you well. In a meta sense as well, as her romance with the male Trooper either ends with Jaxo spaced or so traumatized she doesn't want to see you again.
- Sadistic Choice: Saving her or the prisoners at the cost of their lives.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Letting her die is pretty hard to watch, especially if you're romancing her. On the other hand, letting her live leads to her suffering from Survivor's Guilt, and you won't ever talk to her again after that.
- Survivor Guilt: If you choose to save her at the cost of the prisoners' lives, Jaxo's hit heavily by this once she realizes how many died just to save her. As a result, she can't bear to talk to the Havoc Commander again.
- Walking Spoiler
The Sith Empire
The commander of Havoc Squad when the Trooper arrives on Ord Mantell, Tavus is a distinguished war hero and considered one of the best soldiers in the Republic. At the end of Ord Mantell, he and the rest of Havoc Squad defect to the Empire and leave the Trooper for dead. The rest of Chapter I consists of hunting him and the other squadmates down.
- Apologetic Attacker: He doesn't like having to kill you off, and ponders whether you may have joined him if you'd served together longer.
- Badass Mustache: Just look at it.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: If the Trooper tries to bring him in to stand trial rather than bringing him in to Garza, he decides that he'd rather go out fighting than be marched around as a prisoner.
- Arc Villain: For Chapter I
- Defector from Decadence: In his own mind.
- Easily Forgiven: If you let him live, General Garza is surprisingly magnanimous.
- FaceHeel Turn: He defects to the Empire in the prologue.
- Honor Before Reason: Why he refuses to let Wraith just execute you: he feels he owes a fellow soldier an explanation.
- Hypocrite: He defects to the Empire, which treats soldiers like dirt, because he thought the Republic wasn't treating him and Havoc Squad well enough.
- Jerkass: Though not one beyond redemption.
- Karma Houdini: Potentially, if you decide to deliver him to Garza.
- Moral Myopia: He and his squad decry the corruption of the Republic while engaging in acts of terrorism.
- Straw Civilian: How he views non-military folk.
- Villain Has a Point: The player can encourage him to turn himself in with the idea that his trial would be a chance to get the truth of how he and his men were abandoned on Ando Prime out. He refuses on the grounds that Garza would just cover everything up. Given there have been been several instances of Garza masking unsavory events, possibly with the player even helping, this is a fair concern.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Inverted. He denies Wraith an easy opportunity to kill you In the Back so the Imperials present can give you a warrior-style death, which he feels you deserve.
The Original Havoc Squad
- Black and Grey Morality: A truly bizarre take on this trope. Havoc Squad admits the Republic is flawed (grey) and the Empire is evil (black), but they choose to defect from the flawed-but-mostly-good Republic for the truly-evil-and-corrupt Empire, merely because (in their minds) one of the Republic's flawed actions was against them, while the Empire's many atrocities weren't directed against them personally.
- Defector from Decadence: They view the Republic as a corrupt government that treats their soldiers like dirt.
- Hypocrite: So they join a government that's corrupt and treats their soldiers like dirt, and they treat other soldiers in turn as expendable resources. The Trooper can actually get an Imperial officer to peacefully give them information by pointing out that the Havoc traitors left him to die at their hands.
- Five-Man Band:
- To Elara Dorne. Elara defected from the Empire for moral reasons, and loyally serves the Republic no matter how much they openly despise or distrust her. The old Havoc Squad defected for selfish and immoral reasons, yet despite being accommodated surprisingly well for traitors, they feel no qualms about treating their Imperial allies with contempt, or betraying/abandoning them on whim.
- To Malavai Quinn. Like Quinn, they are highly competent soldiers that have been poorly treated by their superiors. Yet where Havoc squad defected to the enemy, Quinn remained absolutely loyal.
- HeelFace Turn: By the end of Chapter I's light side path, Tavus rejoins the Republic, out of remorse for his fallen comrades, and Fuse has been saved after helping bring Havoc to a secret Imperial base on Tatooine and being left to die by them.
- Insane Troll Logic: Their decision to defect boils down to this. Any time the player tries to point out how the Empire is worse than the Republic in every conceivable way, including how they treat their soldiers, they find some mental gymnastics obstacle course around it.
- It's All About Me: Furious with the Republic for (supposedly) leaving them to die on a mission? Understandable. Defecting to the Empire, which treats their soldiers worse in every way? No. But every time the player tries to point it out, their answer boils down to: "We know the Empire commits endless atrocities, but they never did it to us."
- Never My Fault: To say they have this mentality is an understatement.
- Obviously Evil: Come on, was anyone really fooled by Needles? And even Wraith...
- Playing with Syringes: This is Needles' specialty. You confront him in a lab on Taris where he's working on making the rakghoul virus even worse.
- Self-Serving Memory: There are suggestions that the mission they were 'abandoned' on wasn't authorized by the senate or Garza, and was putting Republic citizens at risk.
- Sociopathic Soldier: All of them besides Fuse give this sort of vibe. Is it any surprise they defected to the government that approves of this sort of behavior?
- Stealth Expert: Wraith, naturally. During your mission on the Justice, she sneaks up on you.
- Straw Civilian: They despise the Senate for "abandoning" them on Ando Prime.
- The Unsolved Mystery: Why were they abandoned? Depending on who and what you believe, they were either: A) sent on a suicide mission by the Senate, then deliberately left to die. B) Sent by Garza on a mission that was not authorized by the Senate, and the Senate refused to send backup when it went wrong. C) Went on a mission without authorization from either Garza or the Senate. The player never finds out the truth.
General Arkos Rakton
- "Morality is a matter for peacetime. It has no place in war."
One of the Empire's greatest strategists and most successful field commanders, with a reputation of being undefeated. He was the mastermind behind the development of the Gauntlet super weapon. After its destruction, he led the Empire's campaign in capturing the Bastion on Corellia and hopes to use the intelligence stored in its databanks to defeat the Republic once and for all.
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Together with Lieutenant Pierce's Black Ops team, he led an assault on the Bastion, which was the Republic's centre of commands on Corellia.
- Anti-Villain: A mix of Type I and III
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Even as a high ranking commander, Rakton is still a good soldier and excellent fighter.
- Big Bad: For the Trooper storyline.
- The Cameo: Makes an appearance in Lieutenant Pierce's storyline for the Sith Warrior, where he sends you a holo-message just before Pierce sets out to help take the Bastion explaining the mission parameters and why you need to stay behind (they're running a False Flag Operation and the Jedi protecting it would sense you). He also gets name-dropped early on.
- Combat Pragmatist: See the quote from him above. Despite him treating the Trooper as his one and only Worthy Opponent, he is not above using underhanded tactics such as attempting to kill you by luring you in a trap using Republic POWs as bait, or tricking the Republic Senate into shutting Havoc Squad down by slandering your reputation. When you destroy the Gauntlet, he scolds you for forcing the Empire to conquer the Republic the hard way, rather than with a swift, one-sided and relatively bloodless (for the Empire, anyway) Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Evil Brit: As with all Imperial characters, he speaks with a British accent.
- Evil Genius: He designed the Gauntlet super weapon and plans to defeat the Republic by analyzing all the intelligence stored in the Bastion's databanks and come up with an unbeatable strategy.
- Expy: In many ways, he's similar to Grand Admiral Thrawn, as an Imperial commander known for his strategic genius as well as relatively merciful and pragmatic nature.
- Hannibal Lecture: Delivers one to the Trooper about how the Empire is a superior civilization when you confront him.
- Karma Houdini: Potentially; If he's captured, Saresh plans to trade him back to the Empire in exchange for countless prisoners of war. The Trooper can either go along with it or stop her from going through with it.
- Noble Demon: His codex entry states that soldiers under his command are strictly prohibited from harming civilians in occupied areas. And the Gauntlet super weapon is specifically designed to only be used against military targets and avoid collateral damage on large populations.
- Patriotic Fervor: He's a fanatic Imperial patriot that passionately believes in the Empire's ideals and thinks that he's fighting a war of enlightenment to bring law and order to the corrupt and inferior Republic.
- Shadow Archetype: To a light-sided trooper. Both are skilled military commanders who are patriotic, brave, treat the soldiers under their charge well, and go out of the way to avoid collateral damage on innocent civilians. The only real difference is the country that you serve.
- Good Counterpart: As a result, a dark-side Trooper is the embodiment of everything he's sought to fight against.
- We Will Meet Again: His last words to you if you take him alive as a prisoner instead of killing him. If you then go with the light-sided ending, it will very likely be the case.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He seems to think he's The Hero of the story, when it's the Trooper who actually holds that title.