|Real Name||Galen Marek|
|First Appearance||Soulcalibur IV|
|Fighting Styles||Shien/Djem So|
Galen Marek (in game name Starkiller) is Darth Vader's secret apprentice and is considered to be one of the most powerful fighters in history.
Galen Marek was a Human male taken as a secret apprentice by Darth Vader from his father, a Jedi named Kento Marek, on Kashyyyk during the Great Jedi Purge. For years, the Dark Lord trained him, under the codename Starkiller, in dark side arts and to eliminate his enemies, including Jedi who survived Order 66. Marek was told that he would ultimately assist in overthrowing Vader's own Master, Darth Sidious, Emperor of the Galactic Empire. In reality, Vader and Palpatine only planned to use him to root out those who rebelled against the Empire. In 3 BBY he had begun his missions to hunt down the last remaining Jedi.
After killing Shaak Ti on Felucia, he returned to the Executor, his Master's flagship, on which Darth Sidious appeared and ordered Vader to kill the apprentice. In apparent submission, Vader telekinetically hurled him through the viewing windows, into open space. Vader secretly recovered his body and had him "resurrected" six months later on the science vessel Empirical, during which time he was known as Subject Zeta. The Dark Lord convinced Starkiller that he had saved him from death against his Master's orders, and gave him a new assignment: to rally an alliance of rebels who would eventually destroy the Empire.
After locating key figures, Marek and the rebels met on Corellia where they formed the Corellian Treaty, an accord that created the Alliance to Restore the Republic. However, Vader, along with Imperial forces, raided the meeting, captured the rebels, and revealed to Marek that he had only been used to rally the Empire's enemies. Marek tracked the Dark Lord and the Alliance leaders to the Death Star, a massive superweapon, on which he dueled both Vader and Sidious. Marek bought time allowing the rebels to escape. His sacrifice inspired them, and the new Alliance would ultimately prove to be the undoing of the Sith.
Somehow, Galen survived his sacrifice on the Death Star and fought in a fighting colloseum on an unknown planet.
- Can pull down a Star Destroyer with the Force.
- Uses Dark side powers such as, Force lightning, Force grip, etc.
- Can hold his lightsaber in an opposite grip.
In Ultimo X Fighter
- "You're strong, but I'm stronger."
- "I am the ultimate!"
- "Give up or die!"
- (When fighting Christina) "Vampire or not, I'm taking you down."
- (When fighting Electrops) "A mere being made of lightning...this should be fun."
- (When fighting Darth Raiden) "So, I hear that you're my biggest fan? Fair enough."
- (When fighting Ignatus) "Why so serious? All I want is to fight. So bring it."
- (When fighting Kratos) "I've heard much about you, Ghost of Sparta."
- (When fighting Owlman) "Think you can scare me? Come on! Come on and fight me!"
- (When fighting Rex) "This will be too plain easy."
- (When fighting SPARTAN-984) "A simple being. This is gonna be quick."
- (When fighting Ultimo X) "So, this is Ultimo X."
- (When he gets a perfect) "There is no positive, but a negative hope for you."
- (When he wins against Christina) "Well, now. I took you down fast and clean."
- (When he wins against Electrops) "No wonder you only wield lightning powers."
- (When he wins against Darth Raiden) "Hey, it's all right. Wanna try this again?"
- (When he wins against Ignatus) "You do not deserve the power you now wield."
- (When he wins against Kratos) "And don't even think about coming back from the Underworld again."
- (When he wins against Owlman) "I'll make sure you'll be sent back to Hell."
- (When he wins against Rex) "Hmph. Just a simple kill."
- (When he wins against SPARTAN-984) "You're not even worth target practicing."
- (When he wins against Ultimio X) "You may have power, but I have my stronger power yet."