As Starkiller raced off to rescue Eclipse, he told Kota to order the attack on Kamino. The Senator arranged transportation for Kota to Cloud City on Bespin via Ziost, informing him that he intended to seek help from Master Shaak Ti on Felucia instead. On the Wookiee homeworld, Kota finally learned the name of the young man—Galen Marek—after Organa did a thorough search through all available records. [7], During his enforced exile, Kota employed reckless tactics in an effort to draw out Darth Vader,[2] although the missions were always well-planned. Ignoring the galaxy at large, Kota let his appearance degrade; his hair became greasy and ill-kept, and his robes were loose-fitting and stained. The two dueled in the facility's command center; Kota was beaten and blinded but managed to escape the confrontation. High Command agreed, having seen the need for a major and symbolic victory against the Empire after recruiting the Mon Calamari Resistance to their cause and began converging a fleet to assault Kamino. The apprentice—who had been tasked by Vader to create a rebellion with which to oppose Emperor Palpatine—wanted Kota to instruct him in the Force. Cully Fredricksen is an American actor mostly recognized for portraying General Rahm Kota in the Star Wars video games The Force Unleashed, The Force Unleashed II and Battlefront: Elite Squadron. Light[3] Kota confronts Starkiller about his priorities. This culminated in a mission to seize a TIE Fighter Construction Facility in orbit of Nar Shaddaa. 45. This was partially done out of respect for his former Padawan, Falon Grey—who was the genetic template for X2—and because Kota felt the Force within X2. The examiner also noted that Kota's body had evidence of many past injuries that had not been healed with conventional medical techniques. Rahm Kota is a respected Jedi master and general and a hero in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II and Battlefront: Elite Squadron. Despite his shock, Kota engaged the apprentice in a lightsaber duel and found the boy stronger in the Force than he had thought. While the majority of the new content in the Ultimate Sith Edition was non-canon, the Jedi Temple level was first released as downloadable content and takes place within the storyline of The Force Unleashed. Biographical information Cato Neimoidia was a hub for the transportation and redistribution of slaves throughout the Empire, and was ruled by Baron Merillion Tarko. Reaching the command center, they found the crew dead and Eclipse missing. the man who killed Ben, Biggs, who was a figurehead for the Empire that brutally murdered h Masters In 2009, Kota was included in both the PSP and Nintendo DS versions of Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, which was a release of the original game with several newly-added levels. He took Falon Grey as his Padawan sometime before the Clone Wars, training him to Knighthood. He was voiced by and modeled after Cully Fredricksen, who also voiced Jonathan Maguire in the 2016 video game, Mafia III. Grey was badly injured sometime prior to 22 BBY, and Kota landed on the planet Kamino for medical assistance. Regrouping on Kashyyyk, Kota joined in the Declaration of Rebellion, an official proclamation of the group's intent to oppose the Empire's rule. At the age of eighteen, Kota met the Jedi Mace Windu, who had been dispatched to the planet to end the conflict peacefully. Kota is not interested in talking about it, however. Maris Blood voiced by Adrienne Wilkinson and 2 others . This played into the concept of the Ronin—a Samurai who has lost everything that he once held dear, such as his master, his honor and duty, and sense of worth—and Kota was shown to be at his lowest point, becoming a drunk, feeling worthless, and unable to use the Force. The Rogue Shadow escaped the Death Star just prior to the explosion, ferrying Kota and the Senators to safety. Interestingly, the concept art bore a strong resemblance to Witwer even before his casting. The majority of the arena fell into the sinkhole, but the skybox survived, as it was directly connected to the city by its own support. Her starfighter force was evenly matched, and her standing orders were to retreat and not risk the frigate. Despite Kota's attempts to keep a low profile, word of the presence of a blind man who could nevertheless pour a glass of Corellian brandy without spilling a drop reached the ears of the Empire. [2], Shortly after reprogramming the ore cannon and firing three shots at the orbiting shipyard, the apprentice became aware that one of the Star Destroyers that was under construction was falling out of orbit toward the planet. [2], As the apprentice recovered from pulling the Star Destroyer down, Kota informed him that he had set up a meeting with Corellian Senator Garm Bel Iblis on Cloud City. Kota told him that if he surrendered to the dark side now, all the good work he had done would be lost, and he would be right back where he had started. Kota stated that he was not about to turn Eclipse in to the Empire. In addition, he almost discovered that she and the apprentice had been to Raxus Prime before when she slipped up, sarcastically mentioning that it was good to see the planet again. Despite being trained in the most aggressive of the seven forms of lightsaber combat,[7] Kota preferred to adopt a defensive stance in combat, using the Force to protect himself until he could launch a counterattack. Instead, he commanded his own militia, comprised of volunteers. He was highly skilled in Force deflection, which he easily used to catch Force lightning and a Force push from Marek during their duel. Eclipse supported his unsanctioned operations to ensure that the Alliance did not lose Kota and to keep him in check; she considered the General to be both a friend and an asset vital to the Rebellion. Rahm Kota's story is more or less told through video games, comics, and novels, but it would have been interesting to see the Jedi make an appearance … Kota began striking at Imperial targets, taking interest in the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader and hoping to draw him into a confrontation. Vader: Yes. To Bel Iblis, the apprentice was an unknown quantity, and that made him a possible military threat. [Source]. Starkiller pressed Kota for information as to her whereabouts; the General explained that Eclipse captained the Salvation and that she could be anywhere in the Outer Rim, as the Alliance Fleet was constantly on the run from the Empire. With the Dark Lord at his mercy, Starkiller was prepared to kill him for everything he had endured at Vader's hands. Starkiller also contacted the General, telling him that there was a large droid loose in the bowels of the ship, heading for the secondary reactor. The Jedi Master planned to rescue them and contacted X2 to assist him in the effort. The young man had engaged Vader in a lengthy lightsaber duel and had beaten him. General Rahm Kota Voices (Star Wars) - Behind The Voice Actors He is attacking a critical Imperial shipyard. Aboard the Rogue Shadow, Starkiller was disappointed to find that Eclipse was not with the ship. He was voiced by and modeled after Cully Fredricksen, who also voiced Jonathan Maguire in the 2016 video game, Mafia III. With the data, the Alliance could launch a major strike against the Empire. [2] At a later meeting in the hut where the Marek family had lived, Senator Organa, his daughter, Bel Iblis, Mon Mothma, Eclipse, and Kota formally formed the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Kota told Starkiller to head to the Athega system; it was the last rendezvous point he had for the Fleet, and it was possible that they were either still there, or had left some indication of their future destination. At the age of eighteen, Kota met the Jedi Mace Windu, who had been dispatched to the planet to end the conflict peacefully. [2], Eventually, the apprentice destroyed the skyhook and returned to the Rogue Shadow, where he demanded to know the identity of the woman he had just rescued. Palpatine was actually a Sith Lord operating under the name Darth Sidious, and the entire war was part of an elaborate plan to destroy the Jedi Order and have the Sith rule the galaxy. Destroy him and bring me his lightsaber. [20] Fredricksen, however, had a different take on the audition, believing that he had not "walked in as Kota." As he told the apprentice what he had to do to save them all, the drunken slur in his voice disappeared, and he recovered some of the confidence and bearing of the seasoned general that he had once been. Surly and defiant, the General made a point of noting to the Baron that he would soon be running out of executioners. Born on a war-torn world, Kota fought in the trenches during the planet’s internal conflicts from the age of ten. In a conversation with the other members at the meeting, he revealed that he considered the apprentice to have saved him. Captured during a mission to Cato Neimoidia, he was forced to fight in gladiatorial combat for the amusement of the world's ruler, Baron Merillion Tarko. At the age of eighteen, Kota met the Jedi Mace Windu, who had been dispatched to the planet to end the conflict peacefully. Instead of the mystic Jinn, or the nurturing Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mentor was meant to be "less Gandalf and more Army General. The Cerean related his experience with cloning—learned from a Khommite, a race of master cloners—and told him that Force-sensitivity got in the way of the cloning process, and that no one to his knowledge has successfully cloned a Force-sensitive being perfectly. As the Alliance was aware of the existence of the battlestation, they had begun an active campaign to destroy the superweapon. [9] As Imperial reinforcements arrived, the apprentice opened himself fully to the Force, releasing a massive wave of energy that resulted in an explosion that destroyed much of the Death Star's observation deck, injured Vader and the Emperor, and killed the apprentice himself. In The Force Unleashed video games, Rahm Kota is a blind Jedi Master who conducts guerrilla warfare against the Imperial establishment. In reality, she had ferried the apprentice to the planet to kill Paratus, a task at which he had succeeded. Upon returning to the Alliance Fleet, Eclipse relayed her belief that Kota had perished on Cato Neimoidia to Mon Mothma, Garm Bel Iblis, and Leia Organa. Kota was to be interrogated and executed by the Emperor himself. He would often react to events as if he was able to see them with his eyes and could tell where people were in relation to himself so that he could speak directly to them. Kota reminded him that if he were to turn up alone, in the midst of the Alliance Fleet, then he would be treated with outright suspicion, since he was supposed to be dead. However, it was soon realized that Fredricksen was just being Kota. Through his weak connection with the Force, Kota suspected that the individual in front of him was the same man who had dueled and blinded him over Nar Shaddaa. [2], On the way to Raxus Prime, Kota sensed that Eclipse—who had discovered that the apprentice was still in contact with Vader and the two were conspiring to bring down the Emperor—was troubled about something. Years later, the Jedi Mace Windu was … He could use these in conjunction with his Force powers in combat, allowing him to slip past an opponent's defenses to strike them. CREDITS; Team Ups; Poll; Discussion; Cully Fredricksen Voices. Kota also employed charging and the enemy and attacking them with quick, rapid strikes in combat. Starkiller dived after them, using the Force to catch up to the gorog, landing on its back. In 19 BBY, when Order 66 was issued—an emergency contingency that ordered the clone forces to terminate their Jedi commanders, who had been deemed a threat to the Republic—Kota survived the slaughter of his fellow Jedi since there were no clone troopers serving with him. Princess Leia voiced by Catherine Taber and 2 others . [7], Kota wielded a green-bladed lightsaber in combat. He was the son of two Jedi and had been born and raised on Kashyyyk until Vader had kidnapped him as a boy after slaying his father, Kento Marek. When the apprentice expressed disbelief, Kota told him that size did not matter to a Jedi. [16], Rahm Kota was a hardened soldier who was noted as being an excellent tactician and combat commander. RAHM KOTA SABER FRONT RAHM KOTA. [17] Fredricksen approached the reading fully in-character, which initially made the casting director believe that the actor may be standoffish and difficult to work with. The appearance of his father distracted Fett, and PROXY made good use of the confusion, defeating him. General Rahm Kota (Cully Fredricksen), like Star Wars Rebels’ Kanan Jarrus, was inspired in part by the Japanese film and TV character Zatoichi, a blind swordsman. Vader's apprentice retrieved Kota's lightsaber, taking it as a trophy of his victory. [7], Kota was physically fit and capable of feats of acrobatics. Given access to a communications console, Kota attempted to contact Bail Organa but failed to do so. In Rogue One there was a blind character named Chirrut Îmwe who is played by Donnie Yen, it’s possible that certain elements of Rahm Kota could’ve been transferred to … Born and raised on a war-ravaged planet, Rahm Kota fought in the brutal trench warfare that devastated his homeworld from before the age of ten. Take a visual walk through his career and see 3 images of the characters he's voiced and listen to 2 clips that showcase his performances. One of several actors who read for the part,[20] Fredricksen felt the audition was akin to a theatrical audition, as he was given a longer time to prepare for the role than he would have had if he were reading for a film part. Galen Marek's lightsaber was the Sith weapon of the Dark Lord Darth Vader's secret apprentice, a Force-sensitive assassin codenamed Starkiller. During the ensuing battle, Kota became separated from the apprentice, making his own way to the balloon dock, where the young man had arranged a rendezvous with his ship. 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