In 2008, the Star Wars world was taken by storm by a conflicted Sith Apprentice. He wore his mastery of the Force like a mixture of a billboard and a battering ram in the way he acted as a mobile Hurricane Katrina in his missions throughout the Star Wars galaxy. Most shocking of all, he did this in an era that was restricted for so long- a time period whose stories so far had been restricted to smugglers, gamblers, and spies and mostly published over twenty years ago. In The Force Unleashed, Starkiller defined events fans had only dreamed about, while at the same time displaying public acts of Force prowess that would have made Obi-Wan Kenobi second guess his decision to leave an untrained Luke alone with Starkiller’s master. And, in the end, Starkiller too, renamed Galen Marek after the child he had once been, made the ultimate sacrifice, becoming the inspiration not for the Rebellion itself, but for its leaders and its symbolism. But there’s more to the story…
1. An agent legally authorized to act on behalf of another party.
In The Force Unleashed Multimedia Event, one of the most enigmatic characters of all was the droid PROXY. He was more powerful than even the most advanced IG or Droideka model and more learned than Armande Isard or Prince Xizor. He had the capability of spying on the Dark Lord of the Sith, and it was by following his access route that Juno Eclipse was able to do the same. On top of that, some stories say that PROXY was so well versed in Sith lore that he would utter a war cry designed to specifically unnerve the unshakable Lord Vader: “Anakin!”
As the caretaker and courier responsible for the day to day training of Darth Vader’s Sith apprentice, PROXY was effectively the Sith Lord’s second in command. While relaying messages for Vader, PROXY had access to passcodes, biometric data and other details that likely even the top levels of Intelligence and the Grand Moffs couldn’t get their hands on. On top of that, PROXY was a force to be reckoned with on his own, hacking into high-level computers via Bluetooth and holding his own against several Sith Lords.
I’ve explained several times what would happen if these characters remained as members of the Rebellion. Instead, this time I’m just going to ask you a question.
You’re a droid programmed and trained with unshakable loyalty to your master, while at the same time having the idea repeatedly reinforced that your master is but a student and that therefore obedience to his master is most pertinent. Your master is dead, by events that you have heard about only second hand, and your master’s master is responsible for nearly- but not completely- destroying you.
Do you just fade into the annals of history?