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Apprentice / Starkiller
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Galen Marek, codenamed Starkiller (also known as the "The Apprentice") is a disciple of Darth Vader, who saw Starkiller's potential as a Force-user and trained him personally. Starkiller's Soul Calibur IV storyline is as follows: As a covert operative, the Apprentice undertook many missions, but one mission stood out from the rest. He was instructed to investigate an anomaly - a gate to another dimension - and without hesitation, he entered the Soul Calibur universe.

In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Galen Marek is an extremely powerful force-wielder who lived during the era of the Galactic Empire, Marek originated from the Wookiee home planet of Kashyyyk as the sole offspring of two Jedi Knights - Mallie and Kento Marek - who deserted the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars. Following the death of his mother, the young Marek's father was killed in battle by Darth Vader. Though only a child, Marek possessed an exceptionally strong connection to the Force that the Dark Lord of the Sith sought to exploit.

Thus, Darth Vader abducted Marek in order to train the orphan in the ways of the Sith Order. Although the Sith were limited to only two members at any given time, Vader nonetheless trained Marek as a secret apprentice during his own apprenticeship to Darth Sidious, the Sith Lord who ruled the galaxy as Emperor Palpatine. The physical and psychological trauma of Vader's unforgiving training regimen resulted in Marek's immersion within the dark side of the Force as his Master intended. With his childhood memories suppressed and his original identity forgotten, Marek only knew himself as the Dark Lord's apprentice; a Sith assassin who operated under the codename "Starkiller" and a living weapon to be deployed against the enemies of Darth Vader.
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Page Updated:  Feb. 12th, 2013

His light-saber-based fighting style definitely has its cool moments, but to me, its "cheap" moments might outweigh the coolness-factor by just a bit. Most Soul Calibur 4 players would be quick to tell you that he's a bit "over- powered" in the game due to his projectile moves, air combos and quickness, but I wouldn't go as far as to call him "god-tier" or anything... he can be stopped. ;) 

Anyhow, I can't say that I particularly like his haircut, outfit, or personality... but he's not a terrible design at the end of the day. Actually, some of his alternate outfits in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (like his Sith attire and Stalker armor) are much much cooler than his original threads... but sadly don't appear in Soul Calibur IV.  In all honesty, I kinda enjoy kicking Apprentice's ass (especially because of the way he screams when he loses). Hehe.


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