Meetra Surik (Jedi Exile) Respect Thread

As a follow-up from my last EU respect thread, I decided to create this thread.

Respect Meetra Surik, the Jedi Exile:

"And where they look at you and see the death of the Force, I look at you and see hope for all life."

Power

Kavar noted that even in the days before the Mandalorian Wars, as a Padawan, Meetra Surik exhibited a strong, deep connection to the Force:

"You always had deep connections to the Force. I am glad to see that it is once again your ally. When I first sparred with you during your training as a Padawan, I could tell that you were different. And it wasn't just your strong connection to the Force."

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

Revan claims that Meetra Surik was a powerful Jedi during the Mandalorian Wars:

Revan sensed there was something she wasn’t saying. “What does that mean? Meetra was a powerful Jedi. Why didn’t the Council try to redeem her?”

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

The Exile's destiny causes ripples in the Force, affecting even those that she has never met:

Your destiny causes ripples, affecting even those you have never met.

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

Even early in her rehabilitation, the Exile's use of Force powers is sufficient for her to easily defeat an assassin:

Even though you are unarmed, you still have full use of your Force powers and can take down the assassin easily.

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

The Exile's Force powers are sufficient to destroy Iziz air defense towers and automated turrets:

Use blasters or Force Powers to destroy turrets that are out of melee range.

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

A dense mine field surmounted with automated turrets stands in your way. If Bao-Dur tries to clear the mines, the turrets cut him down, so take out the guns first from a distance with ranged weapons, ion grenades, and Force powers.

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

Kreia teaches the Exile an advanced technique which Jedi Masters train for for years but still fail to learn. The Exile learns it immediately and is therefore commended by her teacher for being extraordinarily strong:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZtYywU_b2o

"You are strong indeed... what you heard were surface thoughts only, but it is something that masters have trained for for years and never learned."

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

Visas senses that the Exile is stronger than her. As Darth Nihilus' Shadow Hand, Visas is second only to Nihilus in power, making her stronger than any of Nihilus' other subordinates:

"Your strength is superior.... it is as I felt."

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

A Shadow Hand's expertise in cruelty, trickery and the dark side are second only to the Master - for now.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

As the Exile grows in power, she eventually becomes so powerful that she creates a disturbance in the Force and can no longer effectively conceal her presence from Darth Nihilus, who can now feel her presence from across the galaxy:

{Referring to a disturbance in the Force, the player has just barged into her meditation chamber}

"Ah, you are here. You felt it, did you not?"

"It was Visas' Master - he can feel my presence in the Force."

"The time to hide your presence is coming to a close, and you will need to increase your training."

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

Surik grows more powerful after discovering the Meetra Surik crystal, which is bonded to her:

"That crystal is bonded to you. Through you it acquires its character and strength. And through it, your power is enhanced."

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

Kreia claims that the Exile is greater than any she has ever trained. Whether this relates to her power and other combative facets is questionable, but it should be noted nonetheless:

"You are greater than any I have ever trained."

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

Traya uses vast telekinetic powers to wield a trio of lightsabers against her, but she is ultimately killed by the person she considered her greatest disciple.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Master Zez-Kai Ell is surprised and impressed with how quickly the Exile learns the Lightsaber/Force Form taught to her by him, and by just watching:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NhvVfno3Ww

{Player demonstrates the form he just learned, beside Zez-Kai Ell}{pleased} "Perhaps exile has been good to you indeed - it has certainly not dulled your instincts, nor the speed at which you learn."

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

Master Kavar is surprised and impressed with how quickly the Exile masters the Lightsaber/Force form taught to her by him, and by just watching:

{Player demonstrates the form he just learned, beside Kavar}{Impressed} "Excellent! I'm impressed with how quickly you've mastered this form. I always knew you were gifted."

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

Master Vrook is surprised and impressed with how quickly the Exile learns the Lightsaber/Force form taught to her by him, and by just watching:

{Player demonstrates the form he just learned, beside Vrook}{grudging respect} "Hmmm... I don't know how you learnt that so quickly. Still, your form is sloppy. Keep practicing to tighten it up, and you'll be fine."

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

Brianna is surprised and impressed at the rate at which the Exile learns Battle Precognition:

{A little surprised again} "You learn quickly. Perhaps it is your connection to the Force that allows such things, but I do not think so."Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Visas Marr is surprised and impressed at the rate at which the Exile learns Force Sight:

{Player gets it, she is impressed toward the end} "There... it is not as difficult as I thought - you learn quickly."

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

By the time she arrives on Malachor V, the Exile is a "powerhouse of destruction":

This shouldn't be a problem, however; after all that you've been through, your character should be a powerhouse of destruction.

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

Chris Avellone suggests that the Exile can kill the Greater Storm Beast, even whilst being "drowned in the dark side" on Malachor V, where the gravity vortex nearly crushed her and made it incredibly difficult for her to even breathe:

Question-

4. When on Malachor V, you're required to defeat the Greater Storm Beast. Is it fair to suggest that the Exile could have/did put it down with her force powers (telekinesis, force drain, etc) instead of just her lightsaber? I mostly ask because, in gameplay, you can theoretically kill it with anything, but given how tough the species is for barely surviving the first usage of the Mass Shadow Generator, obviously some tools you have available shouldn't feasibly be able to hurt it canonically.

5. Could Sion have theoretically accomplished the same concerning the Storm Beast?

Answer-

for 4 and 5, I honestly don’t know. Considering Luke killed a Rancor without a lightsaber, I’d like to think the Exile could have done the same.

Sion might have been able to, but the Exile would have a better chance.//

Source: Chris Avellone

"There is a place in the galaxy where the dark side of the Force runs strong. It is something of the Sith, but it was fueled by war. It corrupts all that walks on its surface—drowns them in the power of the dark side. It corrupts all life, and it feeds on death."

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

"To walk on its surface is to feel it crushing every cell of your being. It is like being buried alive until it feels like you may never breathe again..."

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

Traversing its surface had been agony. Mentally, she had still sensed the anguish of all who had lost their lives there. Physically, the intense gravity of the world had held her in its crushing grip, leaving her gasping for breath. It had been the most awful and horrific experience of her life … until now.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Sion claims the Exile is strong and may come to surpass Kreia:

"You are strong... I cannot see as she does, but I know, that in time, you shall surpass her power."

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

"You are strong... as strong as I had believed."

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

Kreia claims that she used the Exile so that the latter might become stronger than her:

"From the moment you awoke, I have used you. I have used you so that you might become strong, stronger than I."

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

The Exile has reached the pinnacle of Force Mastery:

"This form is considered the pinnacle of Force Mastery."

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

The Jedi Exile possesses supreme mastery over Force Powers:

The esoteric Force forms are the domain of the Consular and corresponding Prestige classes, Jedi Master and Sith Lord. Instead of lightsaber forms, these characters gain supreme mastery with Force powers.

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

Revan claims that though he had sensed the Exile's exceptional potential during the Mandalorian Wars, she had grown far more powerful than he could ever have imagined:

"I was told you had been cut off from the Force, but I can sense its power in you. I always knew you had great potential, but you have become far greater than I could ever have imagined."

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

The Exile is a powerful Force-sensitive, allowing her to return as a Force Ghost after death:

Some powerful Force-sensitives emerge from nothingness after their demise, appearing as ghostly figures that can communicate with the living. Among the Sith, such apparitions are fearsome spirits who refuse to accept their natural end; their peaceful Jedi counterparts are rare, reluctantly deferring their rest and reaching out to the living only when dreadful events are imminent. The Jedi entity’s warnings, therefore, are taken very seriously by the Jedi Order.

Source: The Old Republic: Codex Entry: The Jedi Entity

Revan deems the Exile a great Jedi:

"She was a great Jedi. My most trusted ally. History remembers her as the Exile. To me, she was... more."

Source: The Old Republic

Lord Scourge considers the Jedi Exile to be the greatest of the Jedi heroes, along with Revan. He implies that she is stronger than any other Jedi he has seen since with the exception of the Hero of Tython, making her stronger than other Jedi he has met, such as of Satele Shan and Jaric Kaedan. It is worth noting that Scourge has killed more than a hundred Jedi that the Emperor deemed too powerful to remain alive:

"For a time I worked with the greatest of your Jedi heroes: Revan and the Jedi Exile."

Source: The Old Republic

"Revan was both Jedi Master and Sith Lord. His student, the Exile, defeated the Sith triumvirate. They were your greatest heroes."

Source: The Old Republic

As the Sith Emperor’s personal executioner, the grimly fatalistic Lord Scourge has personally killed more than a hundred Jedi–and ten times as many Sith.

Source: The Old Republic: Codex Entry: Lord Scourge

As the feared "Emperor's Wrath," Scourge enforced his Master's will for more than three centuries. When a Jedi grew too powerful or a Sith too ambitious, Scourge eliminated the threat.

Source: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Lord Scourge once believed that Revan and the Exile were capable of defeating the Emperor, and was willing to serve them, admitting his own inferiority:

"Revan and the Exile were much like you. They truly believed that they could destroy the Dark Lord. I believed them, too."

Source: The Old Republic

"I liked them. I would have served them, but my vision told me they would fail - I cut down the Exile and brought Revan to the Emperor as a gift."

Source: The Old Republic

Scourge goes on to imply that the two of them were stronger than any Sith, save those who were killed young or co-opted into the Dark Council:

"Revan, the Exile and I were all Jedi-trained. We all resisted the Emperor. What Sith have done so?"

"That was... a surprise. In three centuries, I expected to see one test his strength against the Dark Lord. But those strong enough to challenge him are killed young, or co-opted into the Dark Council."Source: The Old Republic

The Jedi Exile is one of the greatest heroes in history:

Average beings stand no chance of stopping these ultra-powerful monsters of the dark side. Only the greatest heroes may ultimately defeat them.

Source: Power Beyond Belief: Using Ultra Powerful Sith Lords in Saga Edition

Force Bonds

Vrook Lamar notes that even as a Padawan, the Exile's ability to form Force Bonds and influence others was often discussed by the Jedi Council:

"Still... your ability to form such connections, to influence others, was always a subject of discussion, even when you were a student here."

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

"...whatever the other Padawans see her do, they are quick to do the same..."

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

Vrook later goes on to claim that the Exile's Force Bonds allow her to leech the life of those connected to her, and simultaneously siphon their will, causing her to dominate them:

"You are a cipher, forming bonds, leeching the life of others, siphoning their will and dominating them."

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

Vrook Lamar, Zez-Kai Ell and Kavar note that Exile's companions are a special case of this, with them following her unquestioningly and unhesitantly, even against their instincts and sense:

"Have you noticed that when you act, others follow? Those that travel with you......they follow you, without question. Without hesitation."

"Against their instincts, and sometimes against their sense."

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

Kavar claims that after regaining her connection to the Force, the Exile's ability to form Force Bonds is even greater, and the Bonds she forms are now stronger than ever:

"But what's worse is that bonding you have - it hasn't gone away. It's gotten stronger, and the more attachments you form, the more you draw others to you."

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

Kreia explains that the Exile easily forms Force Bonds with others, and she can instinctively manipulate these connections to influence others in dominating fashion, such as her companions. Although those who are connected to her become stronger, she is also capable of drawing upon their strength to become stronger herself. However, the pain of an individual is reciprocated through these bonds, causing other bonded individuals to feel their pain (or death) as well:

"You form such bonds easily - the why of it is not important now, all that is important is that you understand that your actions affect others, strongly. Anyone can do such things, since life is connected by the Force. Sometimes the connections are faint - but in your case, they are very strong. You instinctively know how to manipulate such connections to influence others. You have seen it mirrored in those who travel with you. When you accept this, you must accept that this can occur on a larger scale. When you act, you cast echoes. Your intent is mirrored in others - your bond, in many ways, is predatory, an expression of dominance. It is your right. But when you are wounded, all those you are connected to are wounded. You give others strength to act, but it is also possible to draw upon the strength of others to increase your own."

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

"The stronger your connection to life, to the Force, the stronger these echoes can be made - and the stronger they are felt. When heard, Force Sensitives instinctively seek out the source, are drawn to it, to try and form a connection. And when the connection is formed, both become stronger. And the influence between them grows. Your... companions, many are touched by the Force, on some level. And in many ways, they serve out of compulsion, and because your connection influences them strongly. It was much like it was for you in the Mandalorian Wars, with many Jedi under your command. But this connection has other consequences. When the source is wounded, the one on which others draw strength, then they are wounded as well. What one feels, the other feels. And when others die, the scream travels back to the source."

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

The Exile's ability to influence her companions is most strongly seen when she randomly kills a person. Despite having no intention to do so themselves, her companions are instinctively forced to mirror her actions:

"What... what just happened? One minute, we were just talking... and then... I just lost control. It's like this... impulse just came over me, I couldn't stop myself. Next time, warn me - if you're out to kill someone, don't surprise me like that."

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

"Why did we... why did I just do that? There was no reason to, but suddenly... suddenly this urge came over me. I... didn't like it. It felt wrong, but I couldn't help myself."

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

"I do not know. As soon as your stance changed, so did mine... it was a strange thing. Echani are taught to be prepared for any battle, at any time. We are trained to predict each battle several movements in advance - and any great battle several hours in advance. The true Echani, the greatest of our teachers, are said to be able to predict the path of wars, of battles, years in advance. Yet this attack I was unprepared for. I did not anticipate it, yet as you acted, I acted as well. I am not used to such things."

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

"It is strange... as you acted, suddenly I acted. It is like we were fighting in tandem, as a Force Bond, though I do not feel the same connection. Your impulse to kill, to attack that one - I felt it mirrored in me. It was a strange sensation. It was as if I had no choice in the matter."

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

"Your will to act becomes my will. As you command, I follow."

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

"When one of us is committed to battle, then all of us are committed."

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

Force Chain

Force Chain is a particularly powerful form of Force Bond which allows connected Force users to enhance or heal others by using such powers on themselves, but at the cost of feeling identical pain to any connected being that suffers it. This is its definition from The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia:

The ancient Jedi discovered that some of their number possessed the ability to forge a powerful mental link to one or more other Jedi. The exact mechanism was unknown, and many Jedi considered it the will of the Force whenever a Force chain was created. Whilst connected, the strengths of individual Jedi could be used by others, allowing them to work together against a common enemy. The chain could also be used to augment strength and maintain health. However, if a Jedi in the chain was injured, all members in the link would feel their pain - and it was believed that they could all die if one linked member died. A similar ability, known as the Force meld, was developed during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy.

Source: The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

The Exile regains her connection to the Force by forming a Force Chain with Kreia:

Kreia's union with the Jedi Exile creates a vergence in the Force that reconnects them to the energy field surrounding all living things.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

This Force Chain indeed allows the Force to flow easily between the two of them. When either Kreia or the Exile uses the Force to heal or strengthen themself, the other is affected in the same way. However, when one feels pain, the other feels it as well, unless the one who suffered pain is prepared to mentally shield the other from the pain:

"I confess its nature eludes me as well. But the bond is strong, and its roots run deep. It seems that at times of stress - and pain, if they catch us unawares, then the pain is transmitted between us. It seems the Force flows easily between us - when one of us manipulates the Force to heal or strengthen ourselves, the other is aided as well. A powerful technique indeed - though, as we have noticed, it has its drawbacks. When battle is upon us, I suspect our minds are prepared enough to shield each other from the pain. I think we shall not have a repeat incident of what happened at Peragus."

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

Wound in the Force

Because the Exile had formed Force Bonds with many of her Jedi brethren in the Mandalorian Wars, when they all died simultaneously on Malachor V as a result of the Mass Shadow Generator, the Exile felt their collective pain, which threatened to kill her as well. In order to survive, the Exile was forced to cut herself off from the Force so utterly that she became a Wound in the Force:

"To hear the Force over such pain... it is not possible. It was too much for any Jedi to endure... and it is a wonder that you did not die there when thousands perished, all those you had fought with and struggled with. You cut yourself off, because you had to if you were to survive."

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

"When the source is wounded, the one on which others draw strength, then they are wounded as well. What one feels, the other feels. And when others die, the scream travels back to the source. If they occur at the same time, or at the right time, these screams will build upon each other, until it is the only sound you can hear. And the deaths of many will cause the screams to build, until their pain becomes yours and you die as well. And that is why during the Mandalorian Wars, you lost your connection to the Force. It was that final battle, the deaths of so many Jedi, that caused you to lose your connection. It caused the wound that you feel now. It caused pain in the Force, an emptiness, a wound that has yet to heal."

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

"In times past and in times future, there are Jedi who will stop listening to the Force, those that will try to forget it, but maintain unconscious ties. And those, as in the past just as I, who have had the force stripped from them. But no Jedi ever made the choice you did. To sever ties so completely, so utterly, that it leaves a wound in the Force."

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

The Jedi Council explains that they saw her as a Wound in the Force, and saw the end of the Force in her. They believe what she carries may be mean the death of the Force, and death of the Jedi. They explain to her that she unconsciously transmits her pain and suffering through the Force. She is described as a cipher, and the Council believes that she unconsciously forms bonds, leeching the life of others, siphoning their will and dominating them. As such, they believe that she is a "breach that must be closed", and so they attempt to cut her off from the Force. Additionally, they reveal she is essentially an iteration of Malachor V, another wound in the Force, and that she grows stronger with each passing death by unconsciously feeding on it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kep9mUEfxA

Vrook: "When you returned to us, we saw what had happened. You carry all those deaths at Malachor within you, and it has left a hole, a hunger that cannot be filled."

Kavar: "In you, we saw a wound in the Force."

Zez-Kai Ell: "In you, we saw the end of the Force."

Exile: "But... that makes no sense. I can feel the Force again."

Vrook: "Yes.. you can feel the Force, but you cannot feel yourself. You are a cipher, forming bonds, leeching the life of others, siphoning their wills and dominating them. It is the teaching of these new Sith, to feed on others, on other Force Sensitives. They are symptomatic of the wound in the Force. You are a breach that must be closed. You transmit your pain, your suffering through the Force. Within you, we see something worse than merely the teaching of the Sith. What you carry may mean the death of the Force... and the death of the Jedi."

Exile: "But I can feel Force, strongly."

Vrook: "So you think. It is not the strength of a Jedi you feel."

Zez-Kai Ell: "He's right. It's... all the deaths you've caused to get here. You feed on it, and you grow stronger. You're like Malachor... it's in you, it's what you are now. You must have noticed as you've fought across all these planets, killing hundreds, only to grow more and more powerful. Why do you think that was?"

Kavar: "But what's worse is that bonding you have - it hasn't gone away. It's gotten stronger, and the more attachments you form, the more you draw others to you."

Vrook: "And that is why you are a threat to us all. [...] But it is of no consequence. Your ability to make such connections, such bonds so easily are why you cannot remain."

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

Because the Exile is Nihilus' "polar opposite" Wound in the Force, she uniquely repels his Force Drain, weakening him when he attempts to devour her:

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When Nihilus tries feeding on this Jedi, his hunger is mysteriously repelled, as if confronted by his exact polar opposite. Psychically starved by the effort, the Dark Lord falls to the Jedi, and Nihilus the man dissolves into oblivion.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Unable to devour the Exile as he had so many others, Nihilus was finally defeated.

Source: The Old Republic: Codex Entry: Galactic History 81: The Battle of Telos IV

Kreia describes looking at her as "staring at the death of the Force", as a contrast to her hyperbolic claim that Revan was the "heart of the Force":

"Revan was power. It was like staring into the heart of the Force. Even then, you could see the Jedi he would slay etched on his soul."

"What do you see when you look at me?

"You are different. When I look at you, it is like staring at the death of the Force."

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

Force Drain

As a Wound in the Force, the Exile subconsciously feeds off the deaths of those that die around her, causing her to grow stronger with every death:

"He's right. It's... all the deaths you've caused to get here. You feed on it, and you grow stronger. You're like Malachor... it's in you, it's what you are now. You must have noticed as you've fought across all these planets, killing hundreds, only to grow more and more powerful. Why do you think that was?"

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

"It is something the Sith, the assassins that stalk us, can do - it is of the dark side, the ability to feed on life, the Force, the closer one comes to it. It makes them stronger - for a time."

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

In the non-canon, dark-sided path, the Exile Drains Masters Vrook Lamar, Kavar and Zez-Kai Ell to death upon besting them in battle. It is revealed that they not only die but become absences in the Force - proof that the Exile Drained their connections to both life and the Force:

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This master is dead...drained of life. His body is worse than lifeless, it's like an absence in the Force.

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

Willpower

The Exile managed to withstand the wound in the Force created on Malachor V during the final battle of the Mandalorian Wars (in part due to cutting herself off from the Force) despite being unprepared for it, something which few others could do. This survival gave her the strength to defeat Darth Traya and her followers:

"Now she seeks to create another echo, a wound in the Force, greater than the one before - greater than the one you caused. It will deafen all touched by the Force, until no life is left. You were strong enough to withstand it once - but few have your strength in such matters, especially if they are unprepared."

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

In some ways it reminded her of Malachor V—the massive and instantaneous loss of life on that doomed world had created a wound in the Force. The activation of the mass-shadow generator had obliterated two armies, shredding apart the bonds of the Force that linked all living things.

Meetra had been close enough to feel the shock wave; to survive it she had cut herself off from the Force, shielding her psyche against the horrors of what she had unleashed. Many years had passed before she regained her connection to the Force, but in the end, surviving the trauma of Malachor V had given her the strength to defeat Darth Traya and her followers.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

This is reinforced when Chodo Habat and Moza claim that her suffering is unprecedented and that she endures a planet's worth of pain:

"Forgive me, Chodo, but the human - I could feel her suffering. I did not feel it until she stood before us, but then it filled my senses. Have you ever felt such an intensity before?"

"Only once before. The day I came to Telos and strode upon its ashen surface. It is a planet's worth of pain."

"I do not know how she endures."

"It is because she has no choice. Perhaps in helping to heal a planet, it will help her become whole again."

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

The Exile resists the corrupting power of the dark side on Malachor V, which has consumed individuals such as Darth Traya:

"There is a place in the galaxy where the dark side of the Force runs strong. It is something of the Sith, but it was fueled by war. It corrupts all that walks on its surface—drowns them in the power of the dark side. It corrupts all life, and it feeds on death."

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

JEDI MASTER KREIA, Revan's old mentor, is still haunted by guilt, wondering whether it was her teaching that resulted in Revan's fall to the dark side, and begins to search for him. Sensing his last location, she travels to Malachor V, but is unable to shield her emotions, and is completely consumed by the dark side of the Force.

Source: Chronicles of the Old Republic

"Now we shall see if you can overcome the weight of Malachor, and silence the echoes that beat from its heart."

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

Meetra Surik resists the Void on Nathema for a time:

The entire process took less than five minutes, but for Meetra it might as well have been an eternity. She had managed to keep busy up until this point, but while waiting idly by for T3 to finish she began to notice the absence of the Force once more.

She could feel the Void pressing in on her from all sides. At the same time it was pulling on her, trying to rip away the very essence of her existence. Nature abhors a vacuum; the emptiness was trying to fill itself with her energy. For an instant she felt as if she were going to become undone, her physical body discorporating into trillions of subatomic particles that would scatter across the entire surface of Nathema.

No! she screamed in her mind. The Void will not take me! I am more than just a collection of random matter and particles! I am a living being. I am Meetra Surik!

The affirmation of her own existence seemed to push the Void back, at least for the moment. But Meetra knew she couldn’t hold out against it much longer. As much as she tried to ignore what she felt—or, more precisely, didn’t feel—all around her, she knew it was only a matter of time until the horrors of Nathema stripped away her sanity.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Along with Revan and the Hero of Tython, the Exile was one of the few who could resist the Emperor's corruption:

"Revan, the Exile and I were all Jedi-trained. We all resisted the Emperor. What Sith have done so?"

Source: The Old Republic

This is in spite of the fact that the Emperor is capable of withering and running even the strongest Jedi's connection to the light side, his mere presence forcing others to succumb to fear, anger and hatred. The Emperor has even broken dozens of Jedi into submission. In spite of these things, the Exile was able to resist his corruption:

His corrupting influence is so complete that none can stand in his presence without succumbing to fear, anger and hatred. The Emperor can wither and ruin even the strongest Jedi's connection to the light side. They fell to the dark side and returned to Republic space as Sith Lords. Since then, dozens more Jedi have followed the same path into evil.

Source: The Old Republic: Codex Entry: The Emperor's Fallen Jedi

Dun Moch

Dun Moch is a verbal form of combat designed to incite doubts and distractions in the mind of an opponent.

With the aid of Sion's weakness for her, the Exile successfully persuades the Lord of Pain to give up his hatred and will to live, causing him to finally concede to death:

However, in their final confrontation, the Jedi Exile convinces the Dark Lord to release himself from his enslaving hatred. Rage and life flee Sion simultaneously, his undead body finally yielding to absolute necrosis.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

The assassin Darth Sion also returned there to face the Exile, but he was defeated, persuaded to release his unnatural hold on life.

Source: The Old Republic: Codex Entry: Galactic History 82: Darth Traya's Return

Force Valor/Protection/Speed

Force Valor is a light-sided power enabling a Jedi to enhance one's resolve and physical traits. 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.

Meetra survives the shock wave of the Mass Shadow Generator:

“Meetra was much closer to the mass-shadow generator than you were. She felt the shock wave; it nearly killed her. Left her vulnerable. At the same time, she felt the deaths of the Mandalorians and her fellow soldiers through the Force. It was all too much to bear in her weakened state. It would have killed her.” She paused for emphasis, before continuing. “Instinctively, she protected herself the only way she knew how. She cut herself off from the Force … permanently.”

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

The Exile knows and is talented in the usage of Force Valor:

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Meetra has perfected Force Speed, allowing her to avoid any close-combat enemy:

Perfect Force Speed early so you can avoid any close-combat enemy.

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

The Exile is able to use Force Valor along with Aura and Barrier to turn the tide of any battle - this all becomes more effective upon learning Force Enlightenment:

There are several defensive and supporting Force powers in this category that light side Jedi should use often. Force Aura, Force Valor, and Force Barrier applied in combination can turn the tide of any battle; this becomes even more effective when you learn Force Enlightenment.

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

The Exile in the first member of her party to awaken from having her ship crashed. She is unharmed from the ordeal, which Bao-Dur describes as a "spectacular ship crash", and she is able to stand up and fight in short order:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRs0k2YIfSk

When a HK-50 assassin droid fires a rocket at the Exile's ship, the ship is suddenly knocked from the skies in a severe crash landing. Despite this, the Exile is uninjured and shortly manages to stand up again without difficulty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmieO0RvaTs

While the Exile is able to learn Breath Control in time to save herself from the poisonous gases of the Jekk-Jekk Tarr, she still initially inhales some of the poisonous gas. Despite this, she manages to stand and fight in short order with no visible detriment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmqDMgfBbn0

The Exile is able to walk on Malachor V without being crushed by its intense gravity, which is capable of killing other Jedi. Walking on Malachor V is described as feeling it crushing every cell of one's being, and being buried alive until it seems you will never breathe again:

"Return to the surface, let the planet claim you... as it claimed the other Jedi."

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

"To walk on its surface is to feel it crushing every cell of your being. It is like being buried alive until it feels like you may never breathe again..."

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

Traversing its surface had been agony. Mentally, she had still sensed the anguish of all who had lost their lives there. Physically, the intense gravity of the world had held her in its crushing grip, leaving her gasping for breath. It had been the most awful and horrific experience of her life … until now.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Even on a potent dark side nexus, Surik reacts and processes information in less than a second:

It took Meetra less than a second to see and process the odds she was up against.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Still on a dark side nexus, her reactions are faster than Murtog and his handpicked soldiers:

Even blinded by the flash of T3's lamp, they were disciplined enough to react by unleashing a volley of blaster bolts at the last known location of their target. Unfortunately for them, Meetra's reactions were quicker than theirs.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Meetra is able to leap out of the way of a Force Lightning blast, even with her speed being diminished by the dark side nexus:

She raised her free hand above her head and fired off another burst of lightning. Both Scourge and Meetra threw themselves clear of the deadly electrical bolt, but in doing so they gave Nyriss the early advantage.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Force Enlightenment

Force Enlightenment is an extremely rare Force power learned after extensive light side study which enables one to use augmentative powers to the highest level.

Having learned Force Enlightenment on Dantooine, the Exile is able to use it to call upon several defensive and augmentative aspects of the Force at once, all to the highest level, making her completely shielded by the Force:

"The holocron spoke of a way of calling upon several defensive aspects of the Force all at once, a form of sudden enlightenment - it is possible that when active, a Jedi would be almost completely shielded by the Force."

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

There are several defensive and supporting Force powers in this category that light side Jedi should use often. Force Aura, Force Valor, and Force Barrier applied in combination can turn the tide of any battle; this becomes even more effective when you learn Force Enlightenment.

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

This power allows the Jedi to use the light side of the Force to enhance the Jedi's powers. The best of the Jedi's Speed, Armor, and Valor powers are instantly activated at a reduced cost. This power is useful to quickly become ready for difficult battles.

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

Battle Precognition

Battle Precognition is an Echani technique that allows a Force user to anticipate attacks before they happen, allowing one to avoid them. It is similar to Force Precognition, but derives from warrior insticts as opposed to the clairvoyance granted by the Force.

The Exile learns Battle Precognition from Brianna, allowing her to anticipate attacks before they happen and therefore avoid them:

"It is the way of the Echani to be able to read their opponents - to know where an opponent is going to strike before it connects, anticipate it, and then strike against them. Echani battles are fought several minutes in advance - in many ways, it is much like the game of dejarik played in the core systems. The most advanced among the Echani are able to predict the course of battles by months, and the most revered are said to be able to predict the path of wars. Only Revan ever demonstrated such skill in war. And even as he slaughtered us, the Echani still respected him."

"Can you teach me to do this?"

"You are already doing it. If you do not know you are doing it, then training will make you a dangerous opponent indeed. Come - as we fight more, I will teach you. Do not think about predicting my movements - react instinctively. You are doing better. At first, I was afraid that your awareness of your own ability might ruin it, but that is not the case.

{A little surprised again}

You learn quickly. Perhaps it is your connection to the Force that allows such things, but I do not think so. Now you fight as an Echani warrior fights - always in the future."

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

"The holocron spoke of a way of keeping one's attention open, so that one could anticipate an attack a split second before it happens - and avoid it."

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

Crucitorn

Crucitorn is a Jedi technique used to transcend the physical senses in order to ignore pain.

The Exile learns Crucitorn, allowing her to turn aside pain and ignore it:

"The one we found speaks of... strange things, more like impulses. It speaks of a way to turn aside pain, to ignore it - and the suffering of others."

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

Breath Control

Breath Control is an ability enabling a Force user to hold their breath for extremely long periods of time without oxygen. This technique can be used to avoid poison gas.

When the Exile is in danger of being killed by poisonous gas fumes in the Jekk-Jekk Tarr, Kreia telepathically teaches the technique to her, giving Surik the ability to sustain her breath and prevent herself from breathing in the poisonous fumes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmqDMgfBbn0

Kreia: "Listen to me - clear your thoughts."

Exile: "Wh... can't... breathe."

Kreia: "Still your breathing, let the trace amounts of air in your lungs hold you. The Force can sustain you... listen to it. Let it keep you alive until you reach safety. It is an old technique, similar to the healing trance - some Jedi can hold their breath for hours, even days..."

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

As you collapse, gasping for breath, Kreia makes telepathic contact with you. With her guidance, you learn Breath Control, a secret Force power that seals you in a protective bubble and makes you completely immune to the gas.

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

Breath Control provides complete immunity to all poisons.

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

Unfortunately, your revenge is delayed; the Quarren uses his favorite weapon, gas, in an attempt to knock you out. Your Breath Control renders you immune, and as Visquis ponders what to do next, the voice of G0-T0 rings out.

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

The Exile uses Breath Control to walk by poison gas vents such as those on Onderon's museum and the cracked landscapes of Malachor V (as well as in its Trayus Academy) with complete immunity:

Breath Control protects you from the gas vents in the museum.

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

Beware of the glowing green cracks in the soil; these mark the location of poison gas vents. Use Breath Control or a bio-antidote implant to move through them with complete immunity.

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

Use Breath Control to move through the poison vents with impunity.

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

Consider equipping a bio-antidote system to protect you from the erupting poison gas vents, or simply rely on Breath Control.

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

When you've passed the test, the training room door on the Academy's other side opens. Before going there, equip any breath masks or bio-antidote implants to protect you from the poison gas in the eastern hallway. If you've been to Nar Shaddaa and learned Breath Control, use it.

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

Breath Control provides immunity to the poison gas in the eastern hallway.

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

Beast Control

Beast Control, also known as Beast Trick or Animal Friendship, is an ability that enables one to control beasts.

The Exile is taught Beast Control by Kreia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWMiOuHYDL8

Kreia: "A moment - that beast there. Do you see it? The Force flows even through these simple creatures. If you empty your mind you may be able to feel its thoughts. They aren't fully formed. Basic instincts, primal urges, every breath dominated by the needs of the moment."

Exile: "What's the point of this?"

Kreia: "The Force is strong in such creatures... but their minds are weak, prey for those able to hear its thoughts - and influence them."
Exile: "I feel its thoughts."
Kreia: "Good. Beasts can be easier to affect than other sentients. But you must bridge the gap between what distinguishes us and them. You feel its thoughts, yes? Like a low rumble before the storm. Use the Force to create a barrier around it - carefully and slowly."
Exile: [Beast Control] "This shouldn't be difficult."
Kreia: [Failure] "You came close, and you have the potential. With practice you can make any animal passive and pliable. But the cage around their perceptions is a fragile thing. Many things can break its hold. Violence, especially."Source: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

However, Surik shortly becomes more masterful with the technique as she employs liberal use of it, enabling her to stun any animal she encounters on Dxun:

With this ability, you can temporarily stun any animal, giving you time to pass by safely; physical attacks free your target from its trance, however.

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

Force Sense/Force Listening/Telepathy/Empathy

Force Sense is a basic power that enables a Force user to feel or sense events, people, and objects. Force Listening enables one to extend their awareness and perceive sounds throughout particular areas. Telepathy is the power to sense, communicate and manipulate thoughts, whereas Empathy is the power to sense, communicate and manipulate emotions.

Surik is able to affect and dominate minds. Additionally, she can augment her persuasive abilities with the Force, leaving very few individuals with the ability to resist her persuasion:

One of the most important is Affect Mind (including Dominate Mind). Only your main character can use this power. It allows you to augment your Persuade skill with the Force; very few beings can resist its effects.

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

With Kreia's telepathic aid, Surik learns to use the Force again, sensing the droids in the next room:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_75K_dOxUl8

Kreia: "... be careful. There is much energy in the room beyond... yet it stems from nothing that lives..."

Exile: "Kreia? Wh-?"

Kreia: "...can you not sense them... reach out... cast aside your sight, cast aside what you see, and instead, reach out with your perceptions... ah, you can feel them... the droids you cannot perceive, but the small oscillations of energy... that you can feel... echoing outwards..."

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

Kreia contacts you with the Force as you approach the door leading out of the security office. With her guidance, you detect the presence of three droids ahead.

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

Precognition: Kreia teaches you a secret Force power that warns of impending danger.

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

Meetra seemingly senses Visas Marr's presence aboard the Ebon Hawk, and so she is automatically drawn to her:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9zPppGjvpc

Kreia teaches the Exile to extend her senses to hear everything throughout the ship, including T3-M4's welding and a struck motivator, the hum of the hyperdrive/rumble of hyperspace, and even Visas's surface thoughts and the Handmaiden's training, as well as the Handmaiden's hands cutting through the air. She obviously could sense and hear all of this as well (which she references several other times), and this is an incredibly impressive showing. Kreia also comments that this power is something Jedi masters train for for years and never learn, whereas Surik learns it immediately:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZtYywU_b2o

"You are strong indeed... what you heard were surface thoughts only, but it is something that masters have trained for for years and never learned."

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

This time, Kreia teaches the Exile to enhance her Listening powers, and she hears the surface thoughts of all of her sentient companions at once. Due to her link with Bao-Dur, she can hear his thoughts even when Kreia cannot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD7QFrGyTdA

Meetra senses the anger, desperation and other emotions of the people on Nar Shaddaa, and Kreia comments that she is is feeling "the true Nar Shaddaa", with all the metal and machines stripped away and the currents of the Force laid bare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA2cuXIZh9k

Cut-Content: Meetra reads the thoughts of all her companions again, which tell her to go to Malachor V:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiJqv8YWpuQ

Surik is able to use a combination of Mind Tricks and Force Camouflage to make sneaking around look like child's play:

Other universal powers are suited to the Sentinel’s style of stealth and subterfuge: Mind Trick and Force Camouflage make sneaking around child’s play.

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

Surik is telepathically powerful enough to paralyze groups of weaker foes with Force powers such as Horror:

Use Horror to paralyze the weaker foes while you concentrate on their leader.

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

Surik is telepathically powerful enough to, should she desire it, immobilize groups of Red Eclipse troops as well as their leader Cahhmakt with mind-affecting powers such as but not limited to Force Horror:

Use Force powers like Horror or Stun to immobilize groups of enemies, then wade in with your melee specialists to finish them off.

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

You can eliminate this danger by immobilizing him with Force powers like Stun or Horror or by tossing an adhesive grenade.

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

Surik is telepathically powerful enough to, should she desire it, immobilize several Storm Beasts with mind-affecting powers such as but not limited to Force Insanity:

Immobilize them with mind-affecting Force powers like Insanity, then carve them up while they're helpless.

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

Render the storm beasts helpless with Insanity, then slay them in complete safety.

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

Cut Content: The Exile senses the presence of her captured party members in the prison cells of the Trayus Academy, even though they are visually blocked by large doors:

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Meetra Surik senses the presence of Revan on Dromuund Kaas:

As she brought the ship in to land, she knew with a sudden and unshakable certainty that Revan was somewhere on this world.

"He's here, Tee-Three," she informed her companion, trying to contain her excitement. "I can feel it."

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

She utilizes a Mind Trick on an Imperial Officer, whilst hindered by a potent dark side nexus:

"Maybe you could make an exception this one time, seeing as how we're both human," Meetra suggested, reaching out with the Force to give the woman's psyche a gentle nudge.

"I guess I could make an exception this one time," the woman said with an affable shrug. "Seeing as how we're both human."

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

As a Force Ghost, Surik senses Revan's suffering under the Emperor's imprisonment:

Revan's cell was as much laboratory as prison. Trapped in a suspended cage of shimmering power, he hovered somewhere between life and death.

His paralyzed body was in some kind of stasis, preserved and protected so that even time itself could not touch him. But his consciousness was fully aware.

Meetra could sense his suffering. When she had died, she had not become one with the Force. Loyal to the end, her spirit had remained with Revan, an invisible presence hovering just outside his cell.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Surik senses Scourge's intentions upon becoming a Force Ghost, realizing that he had betrayed her with the best of intentions:

When asked how she came to die, the Jedi entity’s response has been blunt, saying only: “The betrayer always strikes with the best of intentions.”

Source: The Old Republic: Codex Entry: The Jedi Entity

Force Cloak

Force Cloak, also known as Force Camouflage, is a Force Power that can affect the minds and perceptions of others, or the appearance of the user, in order to make themselves appear invisible.

Surik is able to use a combination of Mind Tricks and Force Camouflage to make sneaking around look like child's play:

Other universal powers are suited to the Sentinel’s style of stealth and subterfuge: Mind Trick and Force Camouflage make sneaking around child’s play.

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

Force Sight

Force Sight is a Force ability that enables a Force user to see through the Force, allowing for the perception of things beyond the capacity of one's physical sight to behold.

Visas Marr teaches the Exile Force Sight, which the latter learns quickly:

"First, you must close your eyes... the surface of this ship, its sights will only be a distraction. Now, in your mind, reach out, listen for my breathing. Do not focus on the sound, but the life behind it. Imagine its energy, its texture, in tandem with the breathing - and then, in your mind, step back from the image, and see what remains. {Player gets it, she is impressed toward the end} There... it is not as difficult as I thought - you learn quickly."

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

"It will take effort to maintain such sight, but you now have that power. And with it, you can use it to see life around you in a different way... as I used to see it."

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

She is effectively blind but uses her Force Sight talents to view the world from a first-person perspective. She can teach you this technique, which is useful as it allows you to see entities behind walls before entering a room.

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

Force Resistance/Energy Resistance/Force Barrier

Force Resistance is a Force power that allows a Force user to increase their resistance to Force powers and the influence of the dark side. Energy Resistance is a Force power that weakens the effect of energy attacks on oneself, whilst Force Barrier creates a solid wall of Force energy that is often used defensively but can have offensive purposes.

Meetra Surik knows Force Resistance:

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Surik is capable of using defensive Force powers:

Master Vrook isn't the only one who can use defensive Force powers.

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

The Exile is able to use Barrier alongside Aura and Valor to turn the tide of any battle:

There are several defensive and supporting Force powers in this category that light side Jedi should use often. Force Aura, Force Valor, and Force Barrier applied in combination can turn the tide of any battle; this becomes even more effective when you learn Force Enlightenment.

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

Similarly, the Exile is able to use Energy Resistance alongside Battle Meditation to make her party stronger and toughter, greatly titling the odds of a battle in her favor:

For Consulars focused on defense, Energy Resistance and Battle Meditation are ideal. Like Force Valor and similar abilities, these powers make your party stronger and tougher, tilting the odds greatly in your favor.

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

Surik is capable of using both Energy Resistance and Force Barrier to withstand Vrook's double-bladed lightsaber assault:

To survive his onslaught, protect yourself with Force Barrier and Energy Resistance, then take advantage of Vrook's lack of armor by attacking aggressively with your best melee combat feats.

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

The Exile is capable of using Energy Resistance and Force Barrier to a successful extent against Atris:

Since you don't have any companions to provide healing or support, protect yourself with Energy Resistance or Force Barrier if you're a Consular with low defense.

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

The Exile's defensive powers such as Force Resistance are effective at reducing the impact of the Greater Storm Beast's physical blows:

Buff yourself up with defensive powers, such as Force Resistance, and increase your physical stats with adrenal stims.

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

Even on an extremely potent dark side nexus, Surik's Energy Resistance is as effective as powerful shield items at protecting her from lightsaber assaults:

The shattered Dark Jedi attacks you with a lightsaber and Drain Life; improve your chances the moment battle begins by protecting yourself with Energy Resistance or a powerful shield item.

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

Whilst her powers are suppressed by the incredibly potent dark side nexus of Malachor V, Surik is able to raise a Force Barrier on short notice to withstand Nyriss' Lightning, which still knocks her from her feet but inflicts no injuries - the same Lightning had earlier turned two guards to withered husks:

Dazed, he looked up just in time to see another bolt of violet lightning catch Meetra in the chest. Like Nyriss, she threw up a barrier to save herself from the worst of it, but she was still knocked from her feet.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

A burst of purple lightning arced down the steps, catching both men in the chest. They barely had time to scream before they were turned into charred and smoking husks.

Scourge took a step back, knowing exactly who had been responsible for unleashing the fury of the dark side against the hapless guards.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Force Absorption

Force Absorption, Tutaminis, Absorb Energy or Negate Energy is a Force power which enables the absorption of energy in various forms, which can then be channeled for various uses.

The Exile can Absorb the energy weapon attacks from Cahhmakt, leader of the Red Eclipse:

Use protective force powers to absorb some of the assault.

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

The Exile is able to Absorb the offensive Force powers of Vrook Lamar, Zez-Kai Ell and Kavar, even when they are increased in power by Force Potency:

"Note the strength of his Force powers. He is desperate to finish you quickly, so he uses a potent form of the Force. Defeat him by going on the defensive and absorbing his attacks with the Force. He will quickly run out of energy and then you can finish him easily."

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

Force Stun

Force Stun is a Force power that temporarily deadens the sensory and motor features of another being, rendering them immobile.

Force Stun is extremely useful early on in Surik's journey:

The light side isn’t strictly about defense. Two powers, Stun and Stun Droid, are extremely useful, especially in your quest’s earlier stages.

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

Surik is capable of using Stun to immobilize groups of Red Eclipse troops as well as their leader Cahhmakt:

Use Force powers like Horror or Stun to immobilize groups of enemies, then wade in with your melee specialists to finish them off.

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

You can eliminate this danger by immobilizing him with Force powers like Stun or Horror or by tossing an adhesive grenade.

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

Ionize

Ionize is a Force power relating to the manipulation of droid mechanics, allowing one to stun or even destroy a droid. It is often divided into the categories Stun Droid, Disable Droid, and Destroy Droid, in increasing order of effectiveness and mastery.

Stun Droid is extremely useful early on in Surik's career:

The light side isn’t strictly about defense. Two powers, Stun and Stun Droid, are extremely useful, especially in your quest’s earlier stages.

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

Surik is able to stun the enormous Tank Droid:

The tank droid is a gigantic, lumbering machine that attacks with grenades and a flamethrower.

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

If you didn't bring Kreia along to cast Force Lightning and Stun Droid, this burden falls on you.

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

Force Lightning

Force Lightning is a Dark Side power that enables a Force user to unleash crackling bolts of electricity which also weaken life.

Early on in her career, Surik is capable of using Force Lightning against a pair of bodyguard droids to great effect:

Slusk sends a pair of bodyguard droids to deal with you. Fight them with ion weapons if you have them; Force Lightning also works very well here.

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

Surik is capable of using Force Lightning to great effect against a group of fairly strong military droids:

Break through the next energy barrier to encounter a group of Telos military droids. These are fairly strong, so watch your health closely. Force Lightning works very well here.

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

Early on in her career, Surik's Force Lightning can bypass energy shields:

Force Lightning can bypass the mercenary's defenses.

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

The mercenary commander here is extremely strong and protected by an energy shield.

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

Even early on in her career, Surik's Force Lightning is very potent:

Force Lightning is also very potent.

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

Meetra Surik is capable of demolishing air defense turrets with Force Lightning:

As you pass through the Merchant Quarter, the defense turrets you saw earlier suddenly activate and begin spraying you with blaster fire. Demolish them with grenades, ranged attacks, and Force lightning, then continue on to the starport.

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

Surik is capable of unleashing Storms of Force Lightning that can strike almost a dozen enemies at once:

Force Storm can strike almost a dozen enemies at once.

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

The Exile can wipe out entire squads with a single burst of Lightning:

Use Force Lightning to wipe out entire squads in a single stroke.

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

The Exile is capable of hurting Zez-Kai Ell with Force Lightning:

If you are a Consular, avoid mind-affecting powers as Zez-Kai Ell will probably shrug off their effects. Instead, go for guaranteed damage with powers like Force Lightning or Force Whirlwind.

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

Heal

Force Heal allows a Force user to relieve pain and heal wounds.

Meetra can utilize Vital Transfer:

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The Exile is able to use the Force to replenish her vitality:

One of the most important is Heal; apart from medpacs or the passage of time, it’s the only way to replenish your vitality.

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

HK-47 notes that the Exile and her companions can recover from even the most grievous wounds quickly:

"Observation: It does seem unlikely, Master, but I have observed that you - allies included - seem to be able to recover from the most grievous injuries, and quickly as well."

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

Battle Meditation

Battle Meditation is a power enabling an individual to boost the morale and physical performance of his allies, erode enemies' wills to fight and hinder their physical performances, or even both at once.

The Exile is able to use Battle Meditation (alongside Energy Resistance) to make her party stronger and toughter, greatly titling the odds of a battle in her favor:

For Consulars focused on defense, Energy Resistance and Battle Meditation are ideal. Like Force Valor and similar abilities, these powers make your party stronger and tougher, tilting the odds greatly in your favor.

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

Surik is capable of using both Energy Resistance and Force Barrier to withstand Vrook's double-bladed lightsaber assault:

Meetra Surik utilizes Battle Meditation to aid the Royalists. Where the Royalists and Vaklu's troops were evenly matched beforehand, Meetra's Battle Meditation causes the Royalists to win instantly:

https://youtu.be/zmenc1Yfy3o?t=230

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Sever Force

Sever Force is a Force power that allows a Force user to sever another Force user's connection to the Force.

The Exile knows Sever Force and is stated to have mastery of it:

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The Exile is stated to be have an aptitude for severing others' connections to the Force:

After he leaves to fight the Mandalorians in the early skirmishes before the outbreak of the Mandalorian Wars, she trains with other masters, including Vima Sunrider, who cautions the Jedi Exile to be mindful of her powers, particularly her aptitude for severing another's connection to the Force.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

To survive the sudden Wound in the Force created on Malachor V as the Mass Shadow Generator killed thousands of Jedi and Mandalorians at once, the Exile instinctively Severs herself from the Force, to a degree greater than that of any other who has had the Force stripped of them (Ulic Qel-Droma, Kreia, Jacen Solo, etc.), making herself a Wound in the Force in the process:

"To hear the Force over such pain... it is not possible. It was too much for any Jedi to endure... and it is a wonder that you did not die there when thousands perished, all those you had fought with and struggled with. You cut yourself off, because you had to if you were to survive."

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

The disturbance in the Force is so great that the Jedi Exile instinctively severs herself from the Force before the backlash rips her to pieces.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

"In times past and in times future, there are Jedi who will stop listening to the Force, those that will try to forget it, but maintain unconscious ties. And those, as in the past just as I, who have had the force stripped from them. But no Jedi ever made the choice you did. To sever ties so completely, so utterly, that it leaves a wound in the Force."

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

The lead writer of Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Chris Avellone, claims that the Exile could potentially deafen Revan to the Force for at least a period of time:

"...unless the Exile pulled some strange Force deafening move, but even that wouldn’t keep Revan down for long."

Source: Chris Avellone

Telekinesis

Telekinesis is a common Force ability than affords the user the ability to alter and distort reality around them.

The Exile can create Force Whirlwinds:

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The Exile displays Moving Meditation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4RpCKwW9K8

Note: While the video above is dark-sided, this happens in the light side iteration of the story as well; there simply isn't any video of it online.

Surik can send multiple foes sprawling before they can reach her:

Also master Force Wave, an excellent power attack that affects multiple foes, sending them sprawling before they can even reach you.

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

The Exile is capable of hurting Zez-Kai Ell with Force Whirlwind:

If you are a Consular, avoid mind-affecting powers as Zez-Kai Ell will probably shrug off their effects. Instead, go for guaranteed damage with powers like Force Lightning or Force Whirlwind.

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

Surik is capable of unleashing a Force Wave that can send numerous Kinrath hatchlings hurtling into walls, incapacitating them:

Force Wave is extremely useful in this battle; one blast sends the hatchlings hurtling into the walls, leaving your strongest melee character free to take on the matriarch.

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

On Korriban's dark side nexus, Surik is capable of unleashing Force Waves to great effect against entire swarms of Shyracks - even their toughest variety:

Force Wave is extremely effective against shyrack swarms.

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

Battle past the crowd of shyrack brood, the toughest variety of this beast. Use of powers like Force Lightning or Force Wave make the battle against overwhelming numbers of foes much easier.

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

Surik is capable of stunning Traya's floating lightsabers with the Force, even on a "colossal geyser of dark side energy":

Force Wave can stun Kreia's floating lightsabers.

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

Even though they are inert objects, the lightsabers are still vulnerable to status effects; Force Wave is extremely effective here. It knocks the lightsabers away from you, and it has a good chance of stunning them.

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

The nexus of Trayus Academy, the core is a clawlike altar built over a colossal geyser of dark side energy. It is here that you face your ultimate battle and fulfill your destiny.

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

Meetra kills a mercenary by throwing them into a cave wall, whilst weakened by the ambient dark side energies of Dromuund Kaas:

As he fell to the ground, Meetra thrust her free hand out toward the next closest soldier, palm open. The woman flew backward, lifted off her feet and hurtled across the cave by the Force until she slammed into the rock face of the far wall. She slid to the ground, dead.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

She exhibits Lightsaber Throw to knock the lightsaber out of Vitiate's hand, despite being weakened by Dromuund Kaas's nexus of dark side energies:

In desperation, she hurled her lightsaber with a wild sidearm throw, guiding it with the Force to that it spiraled end-over-end to intercept the descending blade, knocking it from the Emperor's grasp and sending it skittering across the floor.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Force Forms

The Exile is taught Force Channel by Kreia, and Force Potency, Affinity and Mastery by the Jedi Masters. These Force Forms have varying enhancements (and sometimes drawbacks) on her Force powers. All are esoteric Force techniques, but they allow the Exile to gain supreme mastery over Force powers:

The esoteric Force forms are the domain of the Consular and corresponding Prestige classes, Jedi Master and Sith Lord. Instead of lightsaber forms, these characters gain supreme mastery with Force powers.

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

Force Channel allows the recovery of the Force more quickly as well as a slight enhancement to strength in the Force:

"It allows you to recover your strength with the Force more quickly, and it lends strength to your Force powers. It has no other drawbacks - such a form is a gift, preferred of the Jedi Consulars, and effective in combats where you must fight only with the Force."

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

Force Channel's regenerative traits can allow the Exile to single-handedly take down armies with Force Storm and Insanity without rest:

Keep Force Channel or Force Affinity selected to regenerate Force faster, allowing you to tackle entire armies single-handedly with a volley of Force Storms and Insanity without having to stop and rest.

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

Force Potency causes one's Force powers to become drastically more powerful, useful for dealing with threads quickly, but drains energy equally quickly:

"The Jedi Order generally scorns unnecessary use of the Force as a weapon. However, it is sometimes necessary to deal with certain powerful threats with a potent Force attack. This form is used for such dire situations. Be warned though. Using your powers in this manner will quickly deplete your Force energy."

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

"...but there are techniques to enhance one's tie to the Force - to make your influence through the Force more potent. Yet even as such techniques can enhance the Force they should be used cautiously. They can drain you quickly, leaving you at the mercy of your opponents."

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

Force Affinity is useful for sustained or pitched battles, as it allows the regeneration of Force energy throughout a fight:

"This form gives you increased Force affinity. In simple terms, it helps you to quickly regenerate Force energy in the middle of a fight."

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

"This form heightens your affinity to the Force, allowing you to gather your strength faster, even in the midst of combat."

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

Force Affinity's regenerative traits can allow the Exile to single-handedly take down armies with Force Storm and Insanity without rest:

Keep Force Channel or Force Affinity selected to regenerate Force faster, allowing you to tackle entire armies single-handedly with a volley of Force Storms and Insanity without having to stop and rest.

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

Force Mastery is said to be one of the greatest techniques a Jedi Master can learn, and is considered the pinnacle of Force mastery. It can create the illusion of one being more powerful in the Force by increasing the duration of their Force powers, but the focus required can quickly drain Force energy and leave the user vulnerable to Force attack:

"Through careful concentration, the duration of many of your Force powers will be enhanced. But be cautious when you face Dark Jedi. This form drains energy quickly, and decreases resistance to Force powers."

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

"This form is considered the pinnacle of Force Mastery. Now watch carefully. This subtle technique enhances the duration of many Force powers at your disposal. However, the focus required for this form can drain your energy quickly and leave you vulnerable to Force attack."

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

"This is among one of the greatest techniques of the Jedi Master - yet when one has seen all that you have, it is such a simple thing, you may wonder why you did not notice it before. Do you feel it gathering within you - now, slowly, let it out... slowly - this technique allows you to maintain your Force powers for longer than normal, though the energy and discipline required is great."

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

The Exile is so gifted that she quickly masters all of the above forms merely by observing their use by the masters:

"Excellent! I'm impressed with how quickly you've mastered this form. I always knew you were gifted."

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

Combat Skill

Mandalore compares the Exile's combative prowess to Revan's, claiming that even the greatest Mandalorian warriors, with all their martial training, are no match for her:

"I thought that Revan was a singular Jedi, but now there's you. With all our martial training, battles and ethics, even our greatest warriors are no match for you."

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

The Exile has Echani training (which includes Echani fighting arts and Battle Precognition), has martial arts proficiency, and is proficient in a number of weapons such as lightsabers, pistols, rifles and other simple weapons:

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The Exile possesses mastery of all the lightsaber forms. Kreia teaches Meetra the Shii-Cho, Makashi and Soresu lightsaber forms, whilst the remaining four are taught by the Jedi Masters Vrook, Kavar and Zez-Kai Ell:

Shii-Cho is a simple, basic lightsaber technique taught to other Jedi, and is a solid fallback choice:

"It is simple, and it's simplicity is strength. It allows focus, a slightly improved chance of connecting with one's opponent. It has no other advantages or disadvantages - it is an effective form to fall back on when no other form will do."

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

Makashi is a form designed to counter Shii-Cho, specializing in dueling other lightsaber-wielding Force-users, but being poor against blasters:

"Ah - a technique that helps one resist the Force attacks of an enemy, and is also excellent for lightsaber combat. It does more damage, but it leaves you vulnerable to other attacks. Use it against others wielding the Force or lightsabers... but not against anyone else."

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

Soresu is a defensive form useful against many opponents, especially those with blasters. Soresu can turn somebody's blaster offense against them, but lacks its own offensive power:

"A… defensive technique. But effective. Use it if you do not wish to be hit, or if you are facing many opponents with blasters. With a lightsaber blade and enough skill in deflection, it is an excellent offense against blasters, but in other situations, it merely delays the inevitable."

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

Ataru is an aggressive dueling form against single opponents, faring poorly against blasters and multiple enemies:

"This is Ataru, an aggressive lightsaber form which is best suited against a single opponent. Take care when you face multiple adversaries, and be sure to close the distance between ranged attackers quickly, as your ability to deflect blaster fire will be diminished."

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

"Ataru is the name given to the movements of this form - though it is aggressive, it is focused, and its best use is in combat against a single opponent."

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

Whether in friendship or in battle, you learn the lightsaber stance Ataru after meeting with Zez-Kai Ell. This stance is perfect for one-on-one battles, like the duel you just survived.

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

"This form is Ataru. Because it is such an aggressive fighting style, you should only use it against single opponents. And don't try using this form amidst heavy fire. Nothing is more embarrassing for a Jedi than to be cut down by a stray blaster shot."

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

Shien is a more offensive variant of Soresu, excelling in deflecting blaster fire and protecting against strikes from multiple assailants without compromise to offensive power:

"You will doubtless encounter many situations with multiple assailants. To better protect yourself against enemy fire without compromising your offensive capabilities, use the Shien form."

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

Whether you ally with Jedi Master Vrook or fight him, you learn a new lightsaber form, Shion, during your encounter. This form improves your defense and makes critical strikes more potent.

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

"This Shien form should prove appropriate - its best use is when you are outnumbered, which I fear suits your... our predicament perfectly. You will find it easier to deflect blaster fire with this form - and it shall also guard you against critical strikes by your opponents."

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

Niman is a balanced form with no specific strengths or weaknesses:

"For superior balance, use the Niman form. This form has no specific strengths, but no weaknesses either."

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

Juyo is an extremely ferocious lightsaber form which can devastate lone opponents, but leaves one vulnerable to Force attack:

"There are times when you want to overwhelm a particular opponent quickly. For these situations, use the Juyo form. Do not get carried away using this form, particularly against Dark Jedi. The ferocity required to use this form leaves one vulnerable to enemy Force powers."

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

"I hesitate to teach this to you, because of your demonstrated recklessness... This is Juyo, a very ferocious form of lightsaber offense. It goes without saying to exercise proper control and restraint when using this technique. It may allow you to eviscerate a lone enemy, but it will leave you open to attack by Force powers."

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

Only the most skilled of Force wielders and high-level masters of multiple lightsaber forms can learn Juyo:

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

The Exile quickly learns these forms merely by watching the Masters perform the techniques and briefly practicing them:

"Excellent! I'm impressed with how quickly you've mastered this form. I always knew you were gifted."

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

The Exile may have been one of the greatest dueling masters that the galaxy has ever seen:

Some of the greatest dueling masters the galaxy has ever seen fought in the Form II style.

Source: Star Wars Adventures Magazine #3

Under Kreia's tutelage, the Exile learns many forms but also to not rely on any one of them. Her ability to switch between all the styles makes the Exile one of the most skilled Jedi in history:

"The Jedi practice many forms, many styles of lightsaber combat. It is good to know them, but not to rely on them."

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

There are seven main forms of lightsaber combat. Every Jedi has a favourite, but the most skilled can switch between all the styles depending on the situation.

Source: Mysteries of the Jedi

Meetra beats a handmaiden in an unarmed contest, in a weapon contest, in a free-for-all matchup, and then a free-for-all against two handmaidens at once. The Handmaidens are proficient martial artists and have Battle Precognition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzxdeCZLvjk

Meetra beats all five handmaidens at once in a free-for-all battle fight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW7-9VNRj6Y

In an unarmed contest, Meetra outmatches Brianna the Handmaiden. Brianna is impressed, and says that Meetra has caught the principles of the Echani fighting style by watching and anticipating her movements:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVzPlKbtCfM

During another sparring lesson against Brianna the Handmaiden, this time using a melee weapon, Surik outfights her and is praised:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZtYywU_b2o

The Exile easily defeats Davrel, Kex and Tagren, all Beskar-wearing Mandalorians, in unarmed combat without the interference of the Force or external weapons. She can also just as easily defeat Kex with weapons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOQl2G4W7GQ

Your first opponent is Davrel, a young recruit with little battle experience. You aren't allowed to use any weapons or Force powers during this battle, but you can use any melee combat feats you know. You should have little trouble defeating this inexperienced opponent.

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

This time you are challenged by Kex, the quartermaster. You can choose the terms for this battle: unarmed or with weapons. Choose the latter to easily defeat the arrogant quartermaster, earning further renown among the Mandalorians.

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

Tagren is a better opponent than Davrel, but your unarmed specialist feats should be more than enough advantage for you to win easily.

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

Surik outfights the former Mandalorian battle champion Kelborn, both wielding vibrolades. She then fights the Mandalorian battle champion Bralor, the strongest and best among among the Mandalorian fighters, and defeats him in a fight without terms:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k28clPdKrM

She summarily outfights Visas Marr and destroys the latter's lightsaber, despite the fact that Surik later notes Visas as having affected her sight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9zPppGjvpc

"My lightsaber... you have destroyed it."

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

As Nihilus's Shadow Hand, Visas does her Lord's bidding. This includes tracking down a disturbance in the Force that turns out to be the Jedi Exile. They cross lightsabers, and Visas is summarily beaten, subsequently vowing loyalty to her vanquisher.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Cut-Content: Surik spars with Visas under Kreia's supervision. First, she outfights Visas with a lightsaber, then outfights her using two lightsabers, one in each hand, and finally, she takes on Visas with her bare hands (Visas retaining her blade) and still defeats her. Kreia then admits to the Exile knowing as much of battle as she did, indicating that the Exile had already rivaled her at this point, far from her prime:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DfURydimf4

"There is nothing more for me to teach you. You know as much of battle as I."

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

Surik outfights an army of laigreks (and traps) in the Jedi Enclave's sublevel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBIwmh56YKg

You meet him after fighting your way through an army of laigreks and traps; he offers vital information about Jedi Master Vrook and, if your character is female, joins your party.

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

The Exile fights and defeats Atris through her lightsaber prowess:

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

But Atris's pride is no match for the Jedi Exile's lightsaber prowess.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

The Exile and Atton Rand are forced to fight an army of Sith on Citadel Station:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR0HfWM68q4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9oL7QPIydw

When you return to Telos, an army of Sith invade Citadel Station.

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

Along with Visas Marr and Mandalore the Preserver, the Exile must fight through the hordes of Sith commandos and officers aboard the Ravager:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umA0LtAiuos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daHBdZinY0c

Placing the cores won't be easy thanks to the hordes of Sith commandos and officers in your way.

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

As the trio approach Nihilus, they are forced to fight Dark Jedi and Sith heavy troopers in such great numbers that they fill several entire chambers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbZp31sbkJ8

The Lord of Hunger is protected by several chambers full of Dark Jedi and Sith heavy troopers.

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

With the help of Visas, Mandalore, and a fortuitous misuse of Nihilus's power, Meetra outfights the Dark Lord Darth Nihilus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbZp31sbkJ8

However, Traya reciprocates his betrayal by luring him into a confrontation with the Jedi Exile and Nihilus's own former apprentice. When Nihilus tries feeding on the Jedi, his hunger is mysteriously repelled, as if confronted by his exact polar opposite. Psychically starved by the effort, the Dark Lord falls to the Jedi, and Nihilus the man dissolves into oblivion.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Although Darth Nihilus managed to stun the Exile, he was unprepared for the devotion of his former pupil Marr to the young woman. Marr tried to exchange her life for that of the Exile, giving the former Jedi time to recover. Together, they confronted Darth Nihilus. The Sith Lord was no match for their combined might, and he fell in battle.

Source: The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Unable to devour the Exile as he had so many others, Nihilus was finally defeated.

Source: The Old Republic: Codex Entry: Galactic History 81: The Battle of Telos IV

Note: The following showings were all accomplished on Malachor V, a planet with extremely powerful and corruptive dark side energies as well as intense gravity that physically crushes those who walk on its surface, and, through prolonged exposure, can kill even Jedi:

"There is a place in the galaxy where the dark side of the Force runs strong. It is something of the Sith, but it was fueled by war. It corrupts all that walks on its surface—drowns them in the power of the dark side. It corrupts all life, and it feeds on death."

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

"To walk on its surface is to feel it crushing every cell of your being. It is like being buried alive until it feels like you may never breathe again..."

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

"Return to the surface, let the planet claim you... as it claimed the other Jedi."

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

Visitors to the planet face extremely harsh conditions.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Traversing its surface had been agony. Mentally, she had still sensed the anguish of all who had lost their lives there. Physically, the intense gravity of the world had held her in its crushing grip, leaving her gasping for breath. It had been the most awful and horrific experience of her life … until now.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

On Malachor she’d felt the echoes of unimaginable pain and suffering...

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

There are also cracks in the earth that release poison gas, forcing the Exile to divert some of her power to using Breath Control:

The dark side energy seething throughout the planet has created a terrain of jagged rock spires, treacherous paths, and sheer cliffs. You find a pair of wrecked Republic ships that are mostly buried under mountains of sharp boulders. Beware of the glowing green cracks in the soil; these mark the location of poison gas vents.

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

In spite of the conditions listed above, the Exile defeats a score of Storm Beasts, along with the Greater Storm Beast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORqi4szGl5M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuaUPr7MfCg

You also find a score of storm beasts that attack you in small teams.

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

More dangerous still are the storm beasts—massive humanoid brutes twisted into monstrous forms by the corrupting energy of Malachor V.

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

Storm beasts are hulking monstrosities that roam the surface of Malachor V. Savage reptilian hunters that stand about 2 meters tall, they possess vicious demeanors and abilities that have been augmented by the dark side of the Force.

Source: Jedi Academy Training Manual

Largest of his breed, the greater storm beast possesses immense strength and toughness.

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

Through "raw destructive power", the Exile defeats wave after wave of Sith assassins, Lords, Warriors and all other manners of Sith totaling an entire legion, all enhanced by the potent dark side nexus of Malachor V and the Trayus Academy. They are said to be the strongest guardians of the Sith, and the vast amount of them is repeatedly mentioned:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5sTdWpVSco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXQqceVnvW4

Trayus Academy is the home of those Jedi who have succumbed the to dark side taint of Malachor V. To reach the structure's core, where Darth Sion and Kreia await, you must face a legion of elite Sith single-handedly.

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

Skills and subtlety may have served you well previously, but here there is no substitute for raw destructive power, whether through combat feats or Force attacks. Only by fighting your way through the Sith's strongest guardians can you earn the right to confront your nemesis.

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

This wing of the academy is also teeming with Sith; fortunately, the many doors help keep them separated, allowing you to divide and conquer.

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

The majestic halls of the Trayus Crescent are thronged with Sith and not much else.

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

Additional accolades for these Sith fighters:

The Sith students of Darth Revan and Darth Malak are many of the same Jedi Crusaders that once fought for the Republic. Already proficient in the Jedi arts, these marauders acquire new nefarious talents studying at the feet of Headmaster Jorak Uln - one of Exar Kun's original Sith acolytes.

During the Dark Wars, surviving Sith students submit to the triumvirate.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Established by Darth Revan and heavily utilized by Darth Sion, these surreptitious butchers specialize in practical modes of Jedi execution. They drain the Force from their targets to augment their own powers and expertly turn captives into Sith with a combination of torture, Sith poisons, and the dark-side-drenched masks they wear.

The most elite of these assassins are the Bladeborn - Sith blademasters who sometimes use lightsabers but more often wield dreaded tremor swords. Secluded on Malachor V, the Sith Assassins become pivotal tools for the Sith Triumvirate.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Traced to the Bladeborn, a Sith offshoot dedicated to sword mastery, these cortosis-faced weapons were given to “masterblades” who survived no less than 10 lightsaber-wielding warriors in combat.

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

She repeatedly outfights an amped Darth Sion, who expresses his own immortality by continuously rising up again. Although he says that within a dark side nexus, he is undefeatable, Meetra uses Dun Moch techniques to whittle his will and eventually cause him to give in to death:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqFAXjoVrrw

She outfights Darth Traya in the Trayus Core, an extremely potent dark side nexus listed as a colossal geyser of dark side energy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRf5CP9GOV0

The nexus of Trayus Academy, the core is a clawlike altar built over a colossal geyser of dark side energy. It is here that you face your ultimate battle and fulfill your destiny.

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

Despite Traya being more powerful, the Exile proves victorious. Since Traya clearly expressed the desire to kill the Exile if the Exile did not kill her first, the only logical explanation is a significant disparity in skill:

Although Traya was more powerful, the Exile managed to defeat her in combat.

Source: The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Defeated once, Traya uses three floating lightsabers to attack Meetra next. The Jedi Exile prevails once again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyFt1tLtb4g

Traya uses vast telekinetic powers to wield a trio of lightsabers against her, but she is ultimately killed by the person she considered her greatest disciple.

Source: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Scourge is impressed by Surik's combat skill, and considers her a true challenge - so much so that he did know who would prevail in a contest between the two of them, despite having only witnessed her beating Murtog and his mercenaries. This is in spite of the fact that the dark side nexus of Dromund Kaas would've weakened her and empowered him:

He was impressed with how easily she had dismantled Murtog and his handpicked team.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Part of him wanted to leap into the fray: battling this Jedi would be a true test of his skills. He didn't know which of them would prove the stronger, but he was intrigued by the challenge.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Even whilst impaired by the dark side nexus of Dromund Kaas, Meetra Surik proves superior to an amped Scourge when the two are attacked by an equally amped Nyriss. Despite starting the battle in a disadvantageous position, Surik manages to hold her ground even when Nyriss was concentrating her efforts on her, whereas Scourge is forced away even when he is fighting together with Surik:

She raised her free hand above her head and fired off another burst of lightning. Both Scourge and Meetra threw themselves clear of the deadly electrical bolt, but in doing so they gave Nyriss the early advantage.

Before they could recover, she leapt at them. Despite her withered appearance, she moved with the all the speed and ferocity of a dark side warrior in her prime. She landed right between her two adversaries, her blade flashing back and forth in a series of slashes and cuts that immediately threw her two opponents on the defensive.

Scourge barely managed to parry the first wave of her assault, unable to even think about countering with an attack of his own. Another quick thrust forced him off balance and he staggered backward.

Nyriss seized on the opportunity to focus all her efforts on breaking through Meetra’s defenses. The Jedi was clearly overmatched; though she managed to hold her ground, she was forced down to one knee.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

Meetra outfights and slays a pair of Imperial Guards amplified by Vitiate's power on a potent dark side nexus, whilst said nexus hindered her as well:

"We have to help Revan!" Meetra shouted, and Scourge turned to see that she, too, had just finished off her opponents.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

The Imperial Guards are among the most deadly non-Force sensitives in history, and in sufficient numbers, are deferred to by even the strongest of the Sith:

The Empire's ultimate non-Force sensitive warriors, the Imperial Guard is a selfless army devoted to the Emperor and the Emperor alone. Clad in blood-red armor and wielding deadly weaponry designed to exterminate Force users, the Imperial Guard sweep across the galaxy at the Emperor's command, destroying his enemies both outside and within the Empire. When confronted by the Imperial Guard, the mightiest of Sith have laid down their lightsabers and surrendered to the inevitable death offered by a guardsman's electrostaff. Even members of the Dark Council fear the Imperial Guard, though many would die before confessing such a weakness.

Source: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

Before the Emperor’s apparent demise, the Empire’s greatest non-Force-sensitive combatants were selected for the Imperial Guard to serve and defend the Emperor himself. But being selected and developing into a guardsman were two different matters entirely. The Emperor chose worlds strong in the dark side for his academies–locations where his influence was strongest, where he could form a bond with his would-be guardsmen. In these academies, the candidates would undergo a relentless, merciless training regimen that included regularly scheduled battles to the death. Regardless of what kind of person entered an Imperial Guard academy, if they survived they would emerge as a honed-to-perfection killing machine molded to the Emperor’s will.

Source: The Old Republic: Codex Entry: Imperial Guards

Drew Karpyshyn, the author of The Old Republic: Revan, has additionally confirmed that the Imperial Guards that Meetra fought were better than typical Imperial Guards described above:

"I'd agree they were better than the typical Imperial Guard, but I don't like to say what ability they were versus a Jedi Master, etc."

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Karpyshyn also says that the Exile is probably better than Revan at dueling, implying that they're on a similar tier in lightsaber skill:

"And how do you think Revan and the Exile compare as duelists [...] would she beat Revan in a strictly lightsaber duel?"

"This is similar to my last answer - the Exile is probably more skilled at dueling, but I hate "vs" questions."

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Force Ghost

Force Ghost is a rare, esoteric technique allowing a Jedi to maintain their identity and consciousness after death. They could then manifest as Force Ghosts that exhibited identical traits they had shown in life, whilst allowing them to interact with the material plane despite not being a part of it.

Upon death, Surik becomes a Force Ghost, using her power to aid Revan in his mental war against the Sith Emperor Vitiate. Specifically, she continuously restored his energy as it faded as a result of being Drained by Vitiate:

Meetra could sense his suffering. When she had died, she had not become one with the Force. Loyal to the end, her spirit had remained with Revan, an invisible presence hovering just outside his cell.

She couldn't speak with him; whatever arcane Sith sorcery the Emperor had used to bind Revan in his cell made that impossible. She doubted Revan was even aware she was there. Yet even though she couldn't communicate with him, she was able to offer aid and support, her power trickling through the energy barrier that surrounded him, a lifeline he could cling to in the dark ocean of his imprisonment.

As the Emperor fed off him, Meetra was allowing Revan to feed off her. Her sustenance strengthened his resolve whenever he grew weak, refreshing and restoring him so he could continue his never-ending mental war.

Because of her, Revan was able to do more than just fight to keep the Emperor at bay.

Source: The Old Republic: Revan

The Exile's Force Ghost manifests to Master Oteg and the Republic Strike Team, informing them about Revan and telling them that they need to free him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2sb5Qea9DU

"She is here... a Jedi without physical form. Her body is long dead, but her wisdom - her essence, lives on."

"The dead shouldn't be able to speak, much less appear."

"And yet, she does. Her death must have been a terrible thing."

Source: The Old Republic
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