Bastila Shan Respect Thread (Updated 2017)

"I'm Bastila Shan, a member of the Jedi Order and a fleet commander for the Republic." ―Bastila Shan

This is the largest collection of Bastila Shan feats and accolades. Respect the companion.

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Force Accolades:

"Master Satele is heir to a line of powerful Jedi. She claims to be a descendant of the once-fallen hero Revan, and Bastila Shan, whose battle meditation skills were peerless. Though there is immense power in the Shan bloodline, there is also a streak of unorthodoxy."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"Bastila Shan is the quintessential Jedi: trained from a very young age and gifted with a natural ability with the Force that has given her both renown and considerable pride.

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Prima Guide

"Maybe the most heroic Jedi of her time, Bastila Shan was a Jedi exemplar. The dark side, however, erodes even the purest lights. Born on Talravin, at an early age Bastila exhibits an independent streak and a startling Force acuity that inevitably leads to Jedi life. "

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

"No one doubts that she will one day be a great Jedi... but at what cost? Bastila possesses all the qualities that separate those special few destined to leave their mark on history, but her very youth and determination may be what ultimately consumes her. She has much to learn, and little time to learn it as the Sith menace continues to gather its strength. Even in the dark halls where the Sith Lords gather, young Bastila is whispered to be a Jedi of note. Who knows the terrible cost of such dark praise?"

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Prima Guide

"She is strong in the Force, but she is also impulsive, willful and proud - as you once were, Revan."

―Jolee Bindo (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Oh yes, I have been told all about her vaunted powers with the Force."

―Juhani (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"But Bastila's young, and she has a powerful command of the Force."

―Carth Onasi (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"She is a direct descendant of Bastila Shan, the legendary Jedi who battled Darth Revan centuries ago."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website

Combat Abilities:

Bastila Shan, drawing on the power of the Star Forge, held her own against Revan himself before succumbing in combat. The battle was described as intense and climatic between the two fighters.

"Combat is fraught and frantic, but [ends with Revan's] victory."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Prima Guide

"The next time Revan encountered Bastila, she was a dark warrior filled with rage."

―Star Wars Databanks: Bastila Shan

Bastila Shan held her own against Revan, Jolee Bindo, and Juhani on Rakata Prime before abruptly ending the fight via a telekinetic burst. Still armed with her lightsaber, she tried to tempt Revan to the dark.

Bastila Shan held her own against Darth Malak, one of the most powerful Sith Lords in history, long enough for Revan and Carth Onasi to escape from the Leviathan and blast off in the Ebon Hawk.

"When this occurs, a blast door bursts open, and Bastila charges in, attacking Malak and allowing you and Carth to escape. Her sacrifice will not be in vain! Run east of the corridor, looking for the hangar bay doors, and head on through. You appear inside the hangar; sprint for the Ebon Hawk. The ship blasts off and away from the Leviathan under heavy laser fire."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Prima Guide

"Revan dueled Malak until Bastila sacrificed herself to aid Revan's escape."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

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Bastila Shan defeated a Dark Jedi in combat far before her prime, demonstrating she is a "highly skilled duelist." It can also be assumed Bastila Shan fought through even more Dark Jedi on her way to his bridge.

"The many wars of this era compel large numbers of Jedi to become experts in lightsaber and Force-related combat. Some become masters on the battlefield; others become highly skilled duelists, able to battle dark Jedi and Sith in single combat."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

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Bastila Shan held her own against a Sith ambush boarding party which included Darth Bandon.

"During the battle, one of the crippled space craft jettisons Jedi Bastila Shan, after fighting valiantly against a boarding party including Malak's new apprentice, Darth Bandon."

―Star Wars: Chronicles of the Old Republic

Bastila Shan proved to be a superior combatant to Revan during the early stages of his retraining.

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Bastila Shan's double-lightsaber can split into two - allowing her to use Jar'Kai in combat.

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Bastila Shan is stated to be masterful in double-bladed lightsaber combat.

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Telekinesis (Alter):

Bastila Shan unleashed a Force blast that hurled back Revan, Jolee Bindo, and Juhani, on Rakata Prime.

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Bastila Shan shut a massive Star Forge door with the Force, locking out Revan's two companions.

"This door is held closed by some great power."

―Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic)

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Bastila Shan, hindered by a neural disruptor, pulled a Black Vulkar with such force her cage opens.

"What? Impossible! You were restrained by a neural disruptor! How could you have possibly summoned the will to free yourself?"

―Brejik (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

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Bastila Shan telekinetically threw a lightsaber a great distance, injuring Darth Malak.

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Bastila Shan telekinetically triped Mission Vao without a gesture.

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Bastila Shan was stated to be masterful in Force Slam.

"[Bastila Shan can] pound one or more creatures with the Force."

―Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition Core Rulebook

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Bastila Shan was stated to be proficient in Force Whirlwind.

"[Bastila Shan can] call upon the Force to surround an enemy in a swirling vortex of Force energy. The whirlwind lifts them about a half a meter off of the ground, spinning them in the air and buffeting them with Force energy."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

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Bastila Shan was stated to be proficient in Force Choke.

"[Bastila Shan can] use the Force to choke or crush [her] enemy."

―Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition Core Rulebook

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Battle Meditation (Alter):

Bastila Shan was the greatest user of Battle Meditation during the Jedi Civil War. Bolstering her allies strengths and powers while draining the resolve of her enemies, she mastered it to the point where she changed the course of the entire conflict with such intensity that Darth Malak razed entire worlds in an effort to capture and subdue her. This, and all other feats with this power, is also a display of Telepathy.

"Her Battle Meditation that can turn the tide of any conflict."

―Juhani (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Bastila Shan, whose battle meditation skills were peerless."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"Now you and Carth Onasi must find Bastila - the only person capable of stopping the Sith from conquering the galaxy."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

"Bastila will be a great Jedi someday. Even among the Masters and the Council it is rare to find one so skilled in the art of Battle Meditation."

―Vandar Tokare (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Shan was gifted in art of Jedi Battle Meditation, a rare ability usually only accessible to the most skilled and wizened Jedi Masters. Through sheer force of will, she could influence the course of massive battles. She could bolster the courage of one side of a battle, while draining the resolve of another."

―Star Wars Databanks: Bastila Shan

"Her ability to affect minds blossoms with astounding speed and scope, and she becomes one of the youngest Jedi ever to master battle meditation. This sweeping Force power, which infuses allies with hope while simultaneously strangling enemy morale, has in the past reversed whole wars, and as the Jedi Civil War engulfs the galaxy, Bastila hopes to turn the tide toward Jedi favor."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

"Bastila is no ordinary Jedi. She has a rare gift the Jedi call Battle Meditation. Bastila's power can influence entire armies. Through the Force Bastila can inspire her allies with confidence and make her enemies lose their will to fight. Often, that's all it takes to tip the balance in a battle."

―Carth Onasi (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"They say she has already mastered the art of Battle Meditation, remarkable in one so young. "

―Belaya (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Despite her youth, Bastila is skilled in the rare art of Battle Meditation. Through sheer force of will she can influence the course of a battle. One side is given courage and strength while the other is sapped of will. This ability alone has put Bastila into the forefront of the Republic’s plan to defeat the Sith."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Prima Guide

"A brash, impulsive, and powerful Jedi, Bastila Shan was gifted with the rare art of Battle Meditation. By concentrating on the lives around her, she could bolster the resolve of her allies while disheartening her enemies."

―Wizards of the Coast: Champions of the Force Preview 6

"During the Jedi Civil War, the Jedi Knight Bastila Shan used a rare and powerful ability known as battle meditation to inspire, coordinate, and strengthen whole legions of Republic soldiers... However, Bastila's unique power of battle meditation soon drew Darth Malak's attention. By reaching out with the Force, Bastila could unite entire armies, boosting their morale and coordinating their attack. Darth Malak desired such power."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"Bastila? The young Jedi holds great promise, and great danger. She can do much for both the Republic and the Council. Without her skill in Battle Meditation the Sith armada would have conquered the galaxy long ago."

―Vrook Lamar (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Bastila is the key to the whole Republic war effort."

―Carth Onasi (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Malak now controls the Sith fleet. He is hunting Bastila tirelessly, fearing her Battle Meditation."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Bastila Shan used her Battle Meditation to overcome a vastly superior and larger Sith armada, which included the Star Forge, that was described as the Sith Order's greatest defeat.

"I was able to use my Battle Meditation to allow the Republic to break through the Sith fleet. The capital ships are in bombardment range!"

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Green squadron's through! We've broken their lines! Red squadron into the breach! Capital ships - reinforce their position! Bastila is no longer using her Battle Meditation against us. The tide has turned!The Sith fleet is in disarray!"

―Forn Dodonna (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"You have to attack the Star Forge now, otherwise the Sith will use its power to destroy the Republic. I'll try to press the attack but we can't hold out much longer. Not unless you can use your Battle Meditation to turn the tide."

―Forn Dodonna (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

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Bastila Shan used her Battle Meditation to wreak absolute havoc on the Republic fleet while bolstering the Sith fleet with peerless military precision. The Republic armada would have been utterly crushed if she had not been redeemed by Revan and turned her telepathic powers onto the Sith Empire.

"The tide of the battle is turning against us. The entire Sith fleet reacts instantly to our every strategy. Every fighter and capital ship attack in perfect unison. I've never seen such military precision!"

―Vandar Tokare (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Once Bastila joins her Battle Meditation to our enormous fleet, we shall be invincible. Then we shall begin our final conquest of the Core Worlds, and the Republic will be crushed forever. "

―Darth Malak (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"If Bastila is using her power to augment the Sith then Malak's fleet is invincible. Our only hope is to somehow stop Bastila from using her Battle Meditation."

―Vandar Tokare (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Master, why have you summoned me? Without my Battle Meditation there is a chance the Republic capital ships could break through and attack the Star Forge itself!"

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"She fled to the Star Forge, where she will use her battle meditation to destroy the Republic fleet unless you find a way to get onto the Star Forge and stop her."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

"The Republic is on its way, but if you don't get to the Star Forge and stop Bastila from using her Battle Meditation against them, the fleet is doomed."

―Carth Onasi (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

Bastila Shan used her Battle Meditation to overcome Darth Revan's fleet, board his command ship, and capture the Dark Lord (with the aid of Darth Malak). This is credited as her greatest accomplishment given Revan is both one of the greatest military tacticians of all time, as well as one of the most powerful Force users in galactic history. Revan was additionally a master of the art of Battle Precognition.

"They amassed an even greater fleet and might have brought the Republic to its knees but for the efforts of the Jedi Knight Bastila Shan, a master of battle meditation. Bastila subdued and captured Revan, and the Jedi Council Force-scoured his memories to learn the location of the Star Forge."

―Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force

"In disarray, the Jedi Council quickly gathers a small band of Jedi warriors together under the command of Jedi Bastila Shan with an imperative and almost suicidal mission; to capture Darth Revan, demoralize his troops, and strangle the insurrection."

―Star Wars: Chronicles of the Old Republic

"The Jedi Knight Bastila Shan, a master of Battle Meditation, helped prevent the Republic's defeat, and soon the Jedi arranged a trap for Darth Revan."

―The New Essential Chronology

"Under the command of the powerful Jedi Bastila Shan, the strike team attacked Revan's flagshipped, boarded his vessel, and confronted the mighty Sith."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

"To fight Darth Revan, the Jedi used Bastila's Battle Meditation to board the Sith flagship."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

"The technique is exhausting and difficult, but Bastila proved invaluable in several critical battles against Darth Revan and Darth Malak. In fact, she led the attack on Revan's flagship that resulted in the Sith Lord's capture and memory wipe."

―Wizards of the Coast: Champions of the Force Preview 6

Bastila Shan is stated to be masterful in Battle Meditation.

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Stasis Field (Alter):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Stasis Field also known as Force Stun.

Bastila Shan incapacitated Canderous Ordo and another of Revan's companions on the Star Forge.

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Force Bond (Alter):

Bastila Shan formed an immensely powerful Force-bond with Revan that connected them telepathically and nearly physically, and failed to break even after Revan's mind-wipe by the Jedi Council.

"Our fates are linked, and for two as strong as we are in the Force that amounts to a near-physical bond."

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"You and Bastila share a powerful connection to the Force, and each other. This is not unheard of. Connections often form between Master and student, but rarely does a bond develop so quickly. Whatever dangers may lie ahead, we cannot ignore the destiny that has brought you and Bastila here to us. Together. You and she are linked, as is your fate to hers."

―Zhar Lestin (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Our bond is not easily broken, Revan. Even when your mind was destroyed and reprogrammed with a new identity the bond between us endured."

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Our fates are strongly connected; so connected that a literal bond has been forged between us."

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Remember the bond that was forged between you when she rekindled the spark that was your life. Through that bond she touched your memories, and also the echo of the dark taint within you."

―Jolee Bindo (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Bastila uses the Force to keep Revan alive, establishing a telepathic bond between them."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Bastila Shan is stated to be proficient in creating Telepathic Links.

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Sever Force (Alter):

Bastila Shan was stated to be proficient in Sever Force.

"[Bastila Shan can] can block another Force-user’s access to the Force."

―Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition Core Rulebook

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Force Slow (Alter):

Bastila Shan was stated to be proficient in Force Slow.

"[Bastila Shan can] slow [her] targets as if they are encumbered by an extremely heavy load, making it difficult for them to move."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

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Force Healing (Control):

Bastila Shan healed Revan back from the brink of death after he was betrayed by Darth Malak.

"I used my Force powers to heal you on that bridge; we share a bond. I convinced the Council I could use our bond to draw out your memories and lead us to the Star Forge."

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"Remember the bond that was forged between you when she rekindled the spark that was your life. Through that bond she touched your memories, and also the echo of the dark taint within you."

―Jolee Bindo (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

Bastila Shan was stated to be proficient in Vital Transfer.

"[Bastila Shan can] use own life force to heal another living creature, using the Force as a conduit."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

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Bastila Shan was stated to be proficient in Force Valor.

"[Bastila Shan can] call upon the strength of the Force, reaching out to an ally and sharing [her] strength with them."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

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Bastila Shan is stated to be proficient in Force Healing.

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Tutaminis & Force Deflection (Control):

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Tutaminis, also known as Force Absorption .

Bastila Shan was stated to be proficient in Tutaminis and Force Deflection.

"[Bastila Shan can] harmlessly absorb or deflect [some Force attacks] used against [her], perhaps even turning it against its creator."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

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Force Sense (Sense):

Bastila Shan sensed a disturbance in the Force - Darth Malak's being notified of the Ebon Hawk's crew capture by Admiral Saul Karath - even across entire hundreds of star systems of space.

"Did you feel that? A disturbance in the Force. The Admiral has sent his message, the Dark Lord knows we are here now. Malak is coming."

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

Bastia Shan sensed Darth Malak's presence from across entire hundreds of star systems of space.

"We better get moving. I can feel the darkness of Malak's presence approaching."

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

"He speaks the truth, Carth. I can feel the Dark Lord's presence approaching."

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

Bastila Shan sensed the power of the Force and alignment of Jolee Bindo.

"I can feel the power of the Force within you, old man, but I do not sense the taint of the dark side. I think you are a servant of the light, despite what you claim."

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

Bastila Shan is stated to be masterful in Force Sense.

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Force Visions (Sense):

Bastila Shan experienced visions of the locations of the Star Maps across the galaxy. Bastila Shan was able to resurrect these visions at will and then mentally show them to Revan - a display of Telepathy.

"You felt it, yes Another vision? The Force continues to work through us; showing us the Star Maps unearthed by Revan and Malak."

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

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Pain Resistance:

The content in the next section reflects the umbrella title of Pain Resistance, including Control Pain, Endurance, Stamina, Pain Tolerance, and Durability.

Bastila Shan resisted Darth Malak's gruesome tortures for a week before succumbing. This is also a display of Force Resistance since Darth Malak unleashed barrages of powerful Force Lightning onto her.

"Darth Malak tortured the Jedi Bastila Shan for days before she finally succumbed and became his apprentice."

―Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

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Bastila Shan resisted Admiral Karath's torture through the power of the Force.

"Karath asks you a series of questions, using electrical discharge beams to fry your Jedi friend Bastila (whose Force powers are enough to withstand the barrage) if your character is male."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Prima Guide

"I am surprised she did no pass out sooner. Rarely have I seen someone withstand such punishment and remain conscious."

―Saul Karath (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

Mental Resistance:

The content in the next section reflects the power(s) of Mental Resistance, also known as Telepathic Resistance, Force Resistance, Willpower, Mental Fortitude, and Psychological Resilience.

Bastila Shan, along with all other members of the Noetikon of Secrets, knew how to form resistance against an ancient plague that could corrupt even the greatest of Jedi Masters. They then taught the technique to a powerful Jedi Consular named the Barsen'thor to combat the insane and powerful Lord Vivicar..

"The Jedi Order is imperiled by an ancient plague--one that warps the minds of even the wisest of Masters and turns them to the dark side. This young Jedi has stepped forward in search of a way to help his ailing Master and save the Jedi Order. But he can't do it without our help. Millennium ago, a powerful ritual was developed to shield the Jedi from the power of the ancient plague. The ritual cut off the plague master from his victims, but it exacted a great price from the healer when he wielded it. It is once again necessary for someone to use the ritual. The ritual is a difficult one to learn, Jedi, and will take many hours of deep meditation and study. Open your mind, and we will teach you."

―Masters of the Noetikon of Secrets (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Since she already fell to the dark side, Bastila Shan falling to temptation again would be unlikely.

"Having succumbed to the lure of the dark side, we have greater respect for its pull. We would not claim to be immune, but we have come out stronger for our trials."

―Bastila Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Physical Attributes:

Bastila Shan used a kick to instantly kill a fully armored Black Vulkar.

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Bastila Shan carried an unconscious Darth Revan over her shoulder while his ship exploded around them.

"You reach an intersection and find Bastila carrying a dark-robed body over her shoulder and a few Jedi following behind her."

―Star Wars: Betrayal of Darth Revan

d20 Character Summary:

"Maybe the most heroic Jedi of her time, Bastila Shan was a Jedi exemplar. The dark side, however, erodes even the purest lights."

Born on Talravin, at an early age Bastila exhibits an independent streak and a startling Force acuity that inevitably leads to Jedi life. Her ability to affect minds blossoms with astounding speed and scope, and she becomes one of the youngest Jedi ever to master battle meditation. This sweeping Force power, which infuses allies with hope while simultaneously strangling enemy morale, has in the past reversed whole wars, and as the Jedi Civil War engulfs the galaxy, Bastila hopes to turn the tide toward Jedi favor.

She does that, in the most direct way possible. Storming Darth Revan's own command ship, Bastila's Jedi strike team captures the Dark Lord. Thanks to Revan's treasonous apprentice Darth Malak, a turbolaser blast aimed at Revan's ship knocks him comatose, and Bastila uses the Force to keep Revan alive, establishing a telepathic bond between them. Upon returning to the Jedi Council with her Sith prize, she helps to concoct an audacious plan. After using the Force to temporarily wipe Revan's memories, Bastila coaxes him into revealing priceless intelligence about the Sith enemy. The scheme is controversial at best. Mind-wiping is considered an immoral Force application, and there is no telling how Bastila's Force bond with the Dark Lord would affect her. Yet, with trepidation, the Council proceeds.

In the end, they fail to account for two distinct possibilities: that Bastila would fall in love with Revan; and that Bastila, purest of Jedi, would fall to the dark side. As Bastila watches Revan for Sithlike reversion, she becomes enamored of his unexpectedly compassionate nature. Amid this emotional turmoil, she is captured by Darth Malak, who twists her into his apprentice.

With the roles of Sith and Jedi reversed, Bastila confronts Revan on the Star Forge. Revan asks her to come back from the dark side for both their sakes, and after witnessing Revan's compassion, Bastila returns to the light, going on to use her invaluable battle meditation to help defeat the Sith Empire."

―Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

"Bastila Shan: A brash, impulsive, and powerful Jedi, Bastila Shan was gifted with the rare art of Battle Meditation. By concentrating on the lives around her, she could bolster the resolve of her allies while disheartening her enemies. The technique is exhausting and difficult, but Bastila proved invaluable in several critical battles against Darth Revan and Darth Malak. In fact, she led the attack on Revan's flagship that resulted in the Sith Lord's capture and memory wipe.

Revan was given a new persona and paired with Bastila in the search for the Star Forge, the mysterious source of the Sith Lords' seemingly limitless armada. Bastila shepherded Revan through his rediscovery of his Force abilities, keeping a watchful eye on him for any sign of the dark side. Unfortunately, this intense awareness of the dark side, paired with her reckless nature, ultimately led to her being drawn into Darth Malak's control as his new apprentice. In the end, her fate was in the hands of Revan when he confronted her on the Star Forge."

―Wizards of the Coast: Champions of the Force Preview 6

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