Saturday, April 4, 2015

Characters You've Never Heard Of: DARKLIGHT

"You want this, don't you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it. Give in to your anger. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant. It is unavoidable. It is your destiny."
- Emperor Palpatine, Return of the Jedi

Back to nerdy RPG stuff. Nomi Darklighter was my character from a Star Wars game many, many years ago (holy crap, it was a good 20 years ago, now that I think about it). She was a pirate and bounty hunter but was Force sensitive and started some irregular Jedi-type training that led her down a dark path.

Actually, to be 100% honest, she gave the Emperor a lap dance and his man juice gave her Jedi powers. I take no responsibility for this. That was entirely on the guy who was Game Mastering at the time. I thought it was ridiculous, but I didn't argue because I got the Force powers for free and saved a ton of Character building points.

Shut up, we were 15. All of this happened while another player character was being crushed to death by mindless repair droids for the Emperor's enjoyment. (Actually, it was mostly for the GM's enjoyment - he was being a total dick at the time)

I wrote an extended Star Wars fan fiction a year or two later that featured Nomi prominently. In my version she became Empress Darklight, taking over after the Emperor died and becoming a formidable dark Jedi in her own right. That version of the story glossed over the lap-dancing-Jedi-apprenticeship. I have no idea what happened to that story - it's probably on one of the many floppy disks buried in The Closet. That's one I'm actually glad will probably never see the light of day.

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