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This article is about the original being. You may be looking for the Force entity Vitiate, who took Valkorion as a host body.
"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,[3] 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 3637 BBY, the body of Valkorion finally died in a battle between Vitiate, Arcann, and the figure later known as the Outlander. 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.[4]

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.

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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 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne—Chapter II: Run for the Shadows
  2. Using comments and information from The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2, The Last Battle of Colonel Jace Malcom, and The Old Republic: Annihilation, it is possible to place the events of the Prologue and Act I for the Jedi Knight, Smuggler, and Trooper classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic in 3643 BBY, the general events of Act II in 3642 BBY, and the events of Act III for all classes in 3641 BBY.
  3. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "The Voice of the Emperor (Warrior)"
  4. Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire

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