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In 2008 LucasArts launched a much-hyped game billed as a brand new and necessary a part of the Star Wars saga. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed bridged the hole between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, introducing Galen Starkiller as Darth Vader’s extremely highly effective apprentice.
The game was notable for displaying the Force as by no means earlier than, with Starkiller capable of fry complete squads of Stormtroopers with Force Lightning, hurl objects across the map, and most memorably pluck a Star Destroyer from the sky and ship it smashing onto a planet’s floor. An iffy sequel adopted, however when Disney bought Star Wars they rapidly rendered Starkiller’s adventures firmly non-canon.
But, with so many elderly ‘Extended Universe’ characters making a comeback, is it time to resurrect Starkiller? Fans on Reddit are debating the problem, theorizing that he’d make an awesome Imperial Inquisitor:
The consensus within the replies is that whereas it could be enjoyable to see Starkiller return, his story shouldn’t be shuffled off to the aspect as a supporting character. A top-voted reply factors out that Starkiller’s “whole thing” was that he was an excellent secret and ridiculously highly effective apprentice, so being an Inquisitor is a public-facing position would imply he’d principally be a unique individual altogether.
Also, extra prosaically, the identify ‘Starkiller’ has already been taken by The Force Awakens‘ Starkiller Base.
At this point, it’s most likely greatest to let the character keep within the outdated video games. It’d be good to see these get a contemporary remaster sooner or later, significantly because the alt-history DLC that sees Starkiller carve his approach by way of the unique trilogy heroes is a significantly enjoyable mini-story.