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"I found Valkorion centuries ago. He was a great warrior. A champion of ancient Zakuul. It was only natural I hollow him out to use as my vessel."
―Vitiate[src]

Valkorion was a male Human warrior from the planet Zakuul who lived centuries before the Galactic War. When the Force entity known as Vitiate arrived on Zakuul, he chose Valkorion to become his new host body, and took possession of the man's physical form.[1] The mind of the original Valkorion was completely suppressed,[4] and his identity was used by Vitiate to build and rule over an Eternal Empire based on Zakuul. Sustained by Vitiate's immense power, the Valkorion body lived for centuries, earning him the title of Immortal Emperor.[1] Using his Valkorion body, Vitiate fathered three children with his bodyguard and consort Senya TirallArcann, Thexan, and Vaylin—who were biologically children of the Human Valkorion, but inherited their strength in the Force from the Force entity that inhabited him. In 3636 BBY, the body of Valkorion finally died in a battle between Vitiate, Arcann, and the figure later known as the Commander. In death, the Human exploded in a blast of Force energy, though Vitiate—who bound himself to the Outlander in order to survive—continued to wear the image of his former host when he appeared in visions and as a ghost-like apparition.[5] Over a decade later, in circa 3626 BBY, the likeness of Valkorion was recreated in the mind of Satele Shan, used by Tenebrae to attempt to restore his dead spirit.[6]

Behind the scenes

"Valkorion" first appeared in "Sacrifice," a cinematic trailer for the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion of the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic In both the trailer and the game, Valkorion is made out to be simply a name adopted by Vitiate, the former Sith Emperor. It was not until Chapter II of the later Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion that Vitiate identifies his Human host as the original Valkorion, whose identity and body he took for his own.

Valkorion is voiced by Darin De Paul.

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne—Chapter II: Run for the Shadows
  2. According to SWTOR mini.png Forums: Dear Story Team, What Year Are We Currently In? on The Old Republic's official website (backup link), the first chapter of Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire takes place in 3636 BBY and the ninth chapter in 3630 BBY. The expansion states that the Outlander woke up five years after the events of the first chapter, placing Chapters II through VIII in 3631 BBY.
  3. SWTOR mini.png Sacrifice on The Old Republic's official website (article) (backup link)
  4. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex: "The Voice of the Emperor (Warrior)"
  5. Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire
  6. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught—Mission: "Echoes of Oblivion" on Odessen
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