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- "Death holds no terrors for me."
- ―Ko Vakier
Ko Vakier was a male Blood Carver who served as a member of the crew of the Uhumele. He aided Jedi General Dass Jennir escape from New Plympto during the Great Jedi Purge. While escaping New Plympto Ko Vakier used the Uhumele's turret to destroy one of two pursuing ARC-170's, the remaining starfighter almost destroyed him if it were not for Dass Jennir in a stolen Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing starfighter.
Ko Vakier accompanied his crew mates to Orvax IV, where he joined his fellow crew in pledging to help Bomo Greenbark in tracking down his enslaved family. After learning of the death of Greenbark's wife and the selling of his daughter to a buyer on Esseles, Jennir offered to finish their search alone with Greenbark. Ko Vakier insisted, however, that he be allowed to see their mission through and he would participate in the attack on Dezono Qua's estate.
Ko Vakier was later captured with the rest of the crew by Haka Hai and his people in a deal gone bad. Showing defiance to their captors, Ko Vakier shared a cell with Greenbark, Mezgraf, and Captain Schurk-Heren to be interrogated for information on the location of their cargo. However, Greenbark managed to escape before Hai's people could begin torturing Mezgraf or Ko Vakier and while Greenbark fought Haka Hai's people, Shurk-Heren, Mezgraf, and Ko Vakier were freed by Uhumele's engineer Ratty. They reached Greenbark just in time to see him slaughter Haka Hai and all of his men. In spite of the shock of seeing Bomo's rage, Ko Vakier and the rest of the crew were gratified to him for saving them all and accepted him as a part of the crew.
Ko Vakier and the crew were later captured by the Empire after another betrayed deal. They were able to use the duel between Darth Vader and Celeste Morne as a distraction to escape, though not before Crys Taanzer succumbed to the Rakghoul plague.
After mourning the loss of Crys, Vakier and the surviving crew plan to find Dass Jennir that could give them hope. By chance, they were able to find Beyghor Sahdett, who was also looking for Jennir. Together, they crossed through imperial territory and were able to rescue Jennir.
- Star Wars: Dark Times: The Path to Nowhere (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Dark Times: Parallels
- Star Wars: Dark Times: Vector
- Star Wars: Dark Times: Blue Harvest, Part 1 (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Dark Times 15: Blue Harvest, Part 3
- Star Wars: Dark Times 17: Blue Harvest, Part 5
- Star Wars: Dark Times 18: Out of the Wilderness, Part 1
- Star Wars: Dark Times 19: Out of the Wilderness, Part 2
- Star Wars: Dark Times 20: Out of the Wilderness, Part 3