Atris Respect Thread

Atris is a unique character from Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. She is not one of my favorites, but I will create this thread anyways.

Note: In the dueling and Lightning sections, I took a part of the game where the Exile was male. Canonically, the Exile is female, however, the segments with Brianna the handmaiden, who canonically joins the Exile, only occur in the male portions of the game, so we can assume the taken scenes to be considered canonical. Also, I included notes from the Jedi Watchman's powers section in the KotORCG, as canonically, Atris is a Jedi Watchman.

Respect Atris:

"I am Atris...the last historian of the Jedi... the last of the Jedi."

Power

As one of the Jedi who met at the Conclave of Katarr, Atris is among the most powerful Jedi of her time:

Darth Nihilus began his Jedi purge by obliterating the planet of Katarr, where a secret conclave of the most powerful Jedi were taking place.

Source: The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Dark Rage/Force Protection/Speed

Dark Rage is a Force power that allows a dark sider to increase his strength, speed, resiliency, and resolve. Force Protection is the passive (and sometimes active) enhancement of a Force sensitive's durability to varying superhuman degrees. Force Speed is the passive (and sometimes active) enhancement of a Force sensitive's speed to varying superhuman degrees.

Atris knows Dark Rage:

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Atris is able to fight Brianna to a standstill, a highly impressive display of speed as Brianna was able to blitz her five fellow Handmaidens, all exceptional martial artists with Battle Precognition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rES-wpXVeGU

Atris's pain tolerance is such that she is able to withstand a severe lightsaber wound and run into her meditation chamber afterward:

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Dueling & Combat Skill

As a member of the High Council, Atris is one of the most skilled Jedi of her time:

If you prove yourself to be among the most skilled and wise Jedi, then you may be given the highest honour — a seat on the Jedi High Council.

Source: Mysteries of the Jedi

As a member of the Jedi High Council, Atris is a master of lightsaber combat:

As a former member of the Jedi Council, Darth Traya is a master of lightsaber combat.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide

Atris is more skilled than Kavar, and is a "lightsaber virtuoso":

Kavar isn't as much of a lightsaber virtuoso as the other Jedi masters you've met, but he makes up for this with his extremely potent Force powers.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide

Atris is talented in the Juyo form, which first requires "high-level mastery" of multiple other lightsaber forms. It is also said that Juyo is learned only by the most skilled of Force users:

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Only high-level masters of multiple forms can achieve and control the ultimate discipline known as Form VII.

Source: Insider #62: Fightsaber

"Perhaps one of the greatest styles, learned only by the most skilled of Force wielders."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

She appears to fight evenly with Brianna the Handmaiden, who has become a Jedi but retains her Battle Precognition and Echani martial arts from her Echani heritage. Brianna was able to defeat and stomp (possibly by speedblitz) all of her other five Handmaiden sisters (all of whom are also skilled martial artists and have Battle Precognition) simultaneously:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rES-wpXVeGU

Atris is a trained martial artist and has received Echani training, which includes Battle Precognition and Echani fighting arts:

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[Atris is] trained in Echani unarmed fighting techniques, giving [her] an advantage in hand-to-hand combat.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Force Knowledge

As a Jedi Master, Atris has a deep understanding of the Force and is able to unlock powerful secrets that few Jedi can even dream of comprehending:

A deep understanding of the Force is a must, for a Jedi Master is able to unlock powerful secrets that few Jedi even dream of comprehending.

Source: Threats of the Galaxy

As a Master, Atris is one of the few Jedi who has seen the Jedi Enclave's sublevel archive, which houses "dangerous knowledge":

"The archives here are restricted to those who have attained the rank of Master. We must protect overeager Padawans from being exposed to dangerous knowledge. The pursuit of knowledge is a noble goal, but there are some things that require the wisdom of a Master to truly understand."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic

Deep within the Jedi Enclave Sublevel lies an archive of knowledge that few have seen.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide

Atris possesses extensive dark side, esoteric, combat and general knowledge which she obtained from dozens of dark side holocrons and other knowledge sources:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URS2FE4rQs0

"All this collected knowledge, all these teachings of combat and the Force - they are mine to command."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

"All the knowledge of the Sith, gathered from across the galaxy. Brought here by my servants, so that I might uncover their secrets - and use them to track them down."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

"I have sought to preserve the Jedi Order... and I have gathered all that I know of the Sith to this place, so I might find them... and stop them."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

"You have gathered Sith holocrons, Sith teachings from across the galaxy."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

You confront her in her meditation chamber, where it's revealed that Traya has gathered dozens of Sith holocrons.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide

Force Sense/Farsight

Force Sense is a passive Force power which enables a Force user to feel physical, emotional and mental traits as well as events. Farsight or farseeing allows a Force user to gain vague impressions of events happening at other places or times.

Atris knows Farsight:

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Atris senses the Exile's status as a Wound in the Force:

"You saw it in her walk, and in the Force. It was as if she was already dead."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

"Whatever that wound was, it was of the dark side."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

During Meetra Surik's trial, Atris and the other members of the Jedi Council foresee that the Exile will have many battles in her future:

"No, not death. Many battles remain for that one, if what we have seen is true. But the future is a shifting thing, and she cuts like a blade through it."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Atris reveals that she felt the death and suffering on the planets of Telos and Dantooine as they were razed by the Sith during the Jedi Civil War:

"When the Sith attacked... I felt Telos die. Turbolasers fell like lightning upon the landscape. As they did on Dantooine. And so many died... so many voices, screaming in pain."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Atris Senses that the Exile is telling the truth, and feels the scars of her confrontation with the Sith:

"You speak truly... you have encountered the Sith. I can feel the scars on you."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

She claims to have sensed that the Jedi would have died on Katarr at the hands of Darth Nihilus:

"Yes... I sensed what would happen on Katarr."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Ionize

Ionize is a Force power that enables a Force user to overload and/or damage electronic systems, allowing a Force user to affect machines such as droids.

Atris knows and is proficient in Ionize:

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[Atris can] call upon the Force to overload electronic systems and droids, damaging or even destroying the unit.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Force Suppression

Force Suppression is a power that enables a Force user to suppress their Force signature, making them appear non-Force sensitive.

Atris knows and is talented in Force Suppression:

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Force Deflection

Force Deflection is a power which enables one to deflect physical and energy attacks.

Atris knows and is talented in Force Deflection:

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Force Stun

Force Stun is a power that enables a Force user to deaden the senses and perceptions of a target and prevent movement.

Atris knows Force Stun:

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Force Wound

Force wound is a dark-sided internal telekinetic application which allows a Force user to cause painful spasms in another's lungs.

Atris knows Force Wound:

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[Atris can] cause spasms in the lungs of [her] target, painfully injuring them.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Force Drain

Force Drain or Drain Life is a Force ability that enables a Force user to drain the life force of others.

Atris knows Drain Life and is capable of utilizing it:

In addition, she commands an array of potent dark side powers like Drain Life and Force Storm.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide
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Force Affliction

Force Affliction is a power enabling a Force user to afflict others with debilitating effects, much like a fast-acting poison.

Atris knows and is talented in Force Affliction, and her Force power carries the taint of the dark side even moreso than other dark side users:

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[Atris'] Force power carries the taint of the dark side more so than even other dark side users.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
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Force Horror

Force Horror is an advanced form of Force fear, enabling a dark sider to force multiple targets into a catatonic state of horror.

Atris knows both Force Fear and its more advanced form, Force Horror:

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[Atris can] summon the power of the dark side to instill fear in [her] enemies.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Sever Force

Sever Force allows one to cut another off from the Force.

Atris can utilize Sever Force:

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Along with the other members of the Jedi Council, Atris was powerful enough to Sever Meetra Surik (post-Mandalorian Wars) from the Force:

"Cutting one off from the Force - such punishments are reserved only for a few. Although it was within our power, we did not inflict such a loss upon you."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Force Heal

Force Heal is a Force power that can heal physical wounds or traumas and accelerate the body's natural healing and regenerative rates.

Atris knows Vital Transfer:

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After suffering a severe lightsaber wound at the hands of the Exile, Atris runs into her meditation chamber. The Exile follows within several moments and by the time she encounters Atris again in the meditation chamber, the latter is fully healed from her wound:

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Force Resistance/Energy Resistance

Force Resistance allows a Force user to enhance their durability, withstand basic Force attacks or negate Dark Side effects. Energy Resistance allows a Force user to enhance their durability against energy attacks such as blaster bolts, and on a more advanced scale, against lightsabers and Force Lightning:

Atris knows Energy Resistance and Force Resistance, and is proficient in the latter:

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[Atris can] use the Force to protect [herself] from an enemy's Force powers.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

[Atris can] use the Force to protect [herself] from damage caused by energy, sonic, fire, cold and electrical sources.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Stasis Field

Stasis Field allows a Force user to freeze the movements of all beings in a particular area.

Atris freezes the Handmaiden with a Stasis Wave:

[If either Atris or the Handmaiden is dropped to 1 hit point, Atris should fire off a Force Wave or Stasis Wave to freeze the Handmaiden.]

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is the movement of objects and manipulation of reality through the power of the mind.

Atris closes a large door that cannot be opened conventionally or burnt through with a plasma torch or even a lightsaber. The showing is made more impressive by the fact that she does this effortlessly - with no break in her stride and no need to gesture:

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This door is cold to the touch, and there seems to be no conventional means of opening it.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Atris ends her battle with Brianna by stunning her with a Force Wave that levels her and knocks her to the ground:

{Gameplay Programmer: After the Handmaiden survives, or is defeated, then Atris will stop the battle with a Force Wave, leveling the Handmaiden and knocking her to the ground.}Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

[If either Atris or the Handmaiden is dropped to 1 hit point, Atris should fire off a Force Wave or Stasis Wave to freeze the Handmaiden.]

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Atris throws the Handmaiden across the Council Chamber of her Telos Academy:

[Gameplay Programmer: Uses a Force Blast to knock the Handmaiden across the room.]

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Atris can utilize and is proficient in Force Slam:

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Telepathy

Telepathy is the ability to communicate thoughts or affect the mind of another.

Atris can utilize Mind Tricks:

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Atris can dominate the minds of others:

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Atris herself is immune to Force Fear and its advanced counterparts, Horror and Insanity:

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Atris was one of the Jedi who brainwashed Darth Revan with the Force, wiping his memory. Revan eventually recovers his memory, but only over the course of several years and many events:

"The Jedi captured you and the Council used the Force to reprogram your mind; they wiped away your identity and turned you against your own followers."

Source: Knights of the Old Republic

Atris corrupts her Handmaiden servants with the influence of the dark side. Only Brianna, a Force-sensitive Handmaiden who later becomes the strongest of them, escapes this corruption, as she is not in Atris's service and instead develops a powerful bond with the incorruptible paragon of virtue known as the Jedi Exile:

The handmaiden is the only one of Atris' servants willing to fight against the dark side.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide

Lightning

Force Lightning is a Force power which allows a dark sider to unleash electrical discharges from their fingertips, acting much like normal electricity but also having the property of weakening life.

Atris knows Lightning:

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Atris tortures Brianna the Handmaiden with Lightning, disabling her and causing her to fall to the ground:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rES-wpXVeGU

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{Gameplay Programmer: Atris begins to use force lightning on the Handmaiden, again and again.} Did you have feelings for him? Did you touch him, did you look upon him with love?

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

She can utilize the Storm variant of Force Lightning:

In addition, she commands an array of potent dark side powers like Drain Life and Force Storm.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide
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