Star Wars: Dark Forces/Characters

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A List of notable characters from the Dark Forces Saga.


Kyle Katarn

The main character of the saga. Kyle started as an Imperial soldier before finding out that the Empire was behind the death of his father, after which he defected and became a mercenary serving the Rebellion and later the New Republic against the Empire, especially when it came to tasks of infiltration and sabotage, as his inside knowledge of the layout of Imperial ships and bases gave him an advantage. In the second title, Kyle became a Jedi and was charged with the task of defending the legendary Valley of the Jedi on Rusaan. He appears as a NPC and, in the dark ending, as a Bonus Boss during the events of Jedi Academy.

  • Badass
  • Bad Powers, Good People: He can use Dark Side powers like Grip and Force Lightning, but is still on the side of good.
  • Bonus Boss: In Jedi Academy, if you've chosen the Dark Side ending. And you're fighting in order to escape him.
  • Breakout Character: One of the few video game characters to appear in the main expanded universe and easily one of the most prominent of them.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Being a Jedi doesn't stop him from carrying blasters, disruptor rifles and thermal detonators along with his lightsaber. Not to mention he makes use of both Light and Dark Side powers.
  • The Chosen One: He, Jan, and as of Jedi Outcast, Luke, are the only people who know the location of the Valley of the Jedi.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Escort Mission: In some areas of Academy. Rather than guiding him to the next spot, you have to walk to the next objective while he calmly chops up every enemy in his path when he isn't dropping them into deep pits or using Force Lightning For Massive Damage on Hazard Troopers.
  • Fan Nickname: God
  • Final Boss: In the bad ending of Academy and in Mysteries of the Sith, although in the latter you must unequip your lightsaber.
  • Genre Savvy: He seems to be well-versed in first-person shooter tropes by Jedi Academy.

"They always lock the door. You’d think they’d have learned by now. Doesn’t look like there’s a key – that would be too easy. The console to unlock the door is probably hidden in some room twelve floors up or something... how does that make sense?"

Jan Ors

A space pilot and partner of Kyle Katarn. She helped him in many situations. She's the only other person who knows the location of the Valley of The Jedi.

Jaden Korr

The Main character of Jedi Academy, a youth full of talent from Coruscant who managed to build a lightsaber by himself. He's sent to Luke's Jedi Academy on Yavin in order to learn the ways of the Force. The Player can choose different races and genders for Jaden, but officially, he's a male human with a purple (later green) standard lightsaber. Jaden has since stared in two EU novels, Crosscurrent and Riptide, set nearly 30 years after the game.

  • The Atoner: Following his actions during the Battle of Centerpoint, in which he ordered a deck be spaced to quickly clear his strike team a path even though there were civilians inside. He takes a leave of absence from the Jedi Order to sort everything out.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Like Kyle, he can learn both Light Side and Dark Side powers. However, Luke and Kyle will warn you if you focus only on Dark Side powers.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Double Weapon: After his mission on Vjun, he can build a double-bladed lightsaber.
  • Dual-Wielding: Or he can learn this.
  • Face Heel Turn: If the player decides kill Rosh, Jaden turns to the Dark Side.
  • Featureless Protagonist: You can choose six different models (male and female human, male Kel-Dor, male Rodian, female Twi-lek and female Zabrak)
  • Fingore: He loses three fingers in a lightsaber duel during Crosscurrent.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: If you choose Twi'lek.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Female Jaden.
  • Sword and Gun

Supporting Characters

Qu Rahn

A Jedi knight killed by Jerec. His spirit guides Kyle during his journey to the Valley of the Jedi.

Morgan Katarn

Kyle's father, an old man sensitive to the Force and a leader of the Rebellion. He was slain by Jerec. His ghost later appears to both Luke and Kyle. He knew the location of the Valley of the Jedi and made a map built inside the stone roof of his lab.


Dark Trooper Project

Moff Rebus

The paranoid imperial scientist working on the Dark Trooper project, in order to create invincible warriors for the Empire.

Rom Mohc

The Big Bad of the first game and the man behind the Dark Trooper project. He fight Kyle on his ship using the Phase III Dark Trooper armor.

Seven Dark Jedi


The youngest member of the Dark Jedi, a human with a yellow lightsaber. Is fought by Kyle in Jerec's Palace at Barons Hed, but is spared. If you choose the light side path he makes a Heel Face Turn, performs a Heroic Sacrifice and give his lightsaber to Kyle.


A modified Kowakian monkey-lizard who became sensitive to the Force. He's a tiny Jedi warrior who's always seen with Gorc. He and his "brother" attack Kyle on the Suulon's Star when he tries to recover 8t88's head. Wields an orange lightsaber.


A modified Gamorrean who became sensitive to the Force. He's a huge warrior who fights with Pic. Wields a gargantuan orange lightsaber.


One of the vilest Dark Jedi, was cut in half by Rahn but managed to survive. He uses the Dark Force to float in the air and fights with a blood red lightsaber. He fights Kyle on Russaan and gets killed, almost pushing Kyle towards the Dark Side.


Jerec's right hand woman, a cold temptress who serves her master with uncanny devotion. Has a blue lightsaber. She sides with Kyle in the Dark Side ending.

Bocas "Boc" Eca

A perverse Twi'lek jedi serving Jerec. An insane warrior who fights with a large purple lightsaber (actually two held together). He's killed by Kyle in the Valley of the Jedi.


The leader of the Dark Jedi, is a Miraluka Jedi with great power and ambition. He seeks for the location of the Valley of the Jedi in order to absorb its power and become an almighty being capable of eradicating star systems with a whisper.

Jedi Outcast


Former Jedi under Luke, is a powerful Chistori who turned to the Dark Side. He despises the weak, and plans to eradicate the Jedi once and for all using the Force Nexus in the Valley of the Jedi to create an army of "Reborn", Force-sensitive warriors with Jedi-like powers.

Tavion Axmis

A Dark Jedi serving Desann as his right hand woman. She's defeated by Kyle on Bespin and forced to escape. She reappears in Academy as the new Big Bad bent on gather enough energy in Ragnos' scepter in order to resurrect the legendary Sith Lord Marka Ragnos.

Admiral Galak Fyyar

Officer of the Remnants and ally of Desann. He's an evil genius working for the Dark Jedi. He sends his men mining for Force Crystals and Cortosis (a metal resistant to lightsabers) in order to procure material for the anti-Jedi Reborn. He eventually faces Kyle on his spaceship, the Doomgiver but is bested.

Reelo Baruk

A Rodian gangster from Nar Shaddaa. He supplied Desann with thugs, who took over Bespin, for money.

Jedi Academy

Marka Ragnos

The ancient and now mummified Sith Lord. He eventually possesses Tavion in order to return to life, but is stopped by Jaden Kor.


A red-skinned Twi'lek Sith serving Tavion as her new apprentice.

Kothos Twins

Two high ranking members of the Disciples of Ragnos.



A droid appearing in Jedi Knight as a ruthless dealer of information and knowledge. He's hired by Kyle Katarn to learn the truth about his father and is later hired by Jerec in order to find out the location for the Valley of the Jedi. He gets decapitayed by Pic and Gorc when he asks for his reward.

Ka'pa' the Hutt

A Hutt crimelord who decided to cooperate with the New Republic in order to avoid trouble. He helps Mara Jade in her quest in Mysteries of the Sith after she helps him against his rival Takara.

  • Dirty Coward: Bravery has never been a trait of Hutts.
  • Genre Savvy: Ever since Jabba's demise, he's extremely careful when dealing with Jedi.
  • Heel Face Turn: He decided to support the New Republic in order to avoid troubles with the Jedi.

Rosh Pennin

One of the students of the Jedi Academy and rookie member who trains with Jaden. Later, he falls to the Dark Side and can be redeemed (Light Side) or killed (Dark Side).