SUPER MEGA SPOILERS FOR THE IMPERIAL AGENT STORY IN SWTOR! Read at your own risk. Also it’s all a bunch of personal headcanon stuff, and how I mentally rp’d my particular Agent.
Those are some doodles I did of my Agent, on the left wearing something very much based on Hunter’s outfit but with a hood for anonymity’s sake. On the right just something a little less Hunter-based. Why? Because:
As I was approaching the end of the game the first time through, I kinda started letting my mind run wild, coming up with all sorts of stuff that could happen. None of them predicted what actually happened. But I sort of came up with a post-game somewhat-alternate-universe version of my character, I guess?
As you may or may not know, my agent’s name is Solune Rauthaz (aka Sol’une, since I transferred her over and now I have both Solune and Sol’une). If you’re familiar with the quest line, this’ll probably make more sense to you. But basically, as I played I sorta evolved her character (even more so when Kailexanra and I remade them on a new server and tweaked our characters a bit):
Pre-Castellan Restraints: Almost totally light side, loyal to the Empire and by extension the Sith, more or less following Sith orders without any complaint unless things get ridiculous (IE every fucking conversation with Zhorrid… the second time around she zapped me >.>;). She also tried to find non-violent solutions, if possible.
While she was under the effect of the Restraints I had her still being pretty much the same, although maybe a touch more snarky, particularly with Hunter, as a way of sort of fighting him verbally. With all the other SIS squad members though, she was kind to them, for the sake of her cover and as an attempt to earn their trust so that they would stop pulling the keyword on her.
Post-Castellan Restraints: Once she managed to break them, she was pretty pissed, and I had her making some much darker choices. Blowing away the doctor on Quesh, fighting and killing Ardun Kothe, and steadily developing an almost fanatical vendetta against Hunter. Not to mention her newfound hardcore disdain/almost-hatred for the Sith and their abuse of power.
So this whole time, during the race to get to Hunter, I was really gearing up for this hate-fueled stand-off. And right up until the final conversation, Solune wanted to kill him. She wanted to wrap her hands around his throat and watch him die. Hell, * I * wanted to kill him.
And then that last conversation totally blew everything I had in my head apart.
So I had her go through a little bit of momentary shock, even offering to heal Hunter, then understanding as Hunter explained that s/he envied Solune because she got to keep her face and name while Hunter never had a choice. Finally she told Hunter that s/he was a great opponent, they had a little bonding moment, and then Hunter died.
When the Sith came for the Black Codex, Solune was mildly put-off because they showed up unannounced (and because they were Sith), and then she lied, giving them her holocommunicator and keeping the Black Codex for herself to carry to the Minister. The Minister of Intelligence, who was almost a father figure for her, chided her one last time for her sense of humor before basically giving her the option of erasing herself from existence so that she could serve the Empire on her terms. So she accepted.
So now she still faithfully serves the Empire, but she’s making something of an effort to perhaps strengthen it somehow. Influence deals or politics or something so that the Empire is more accepting of non-humans and non-Force users, maybe redistribution of power so that the Sith aren’t above everyone else as much as they are… I don’t quite know what would actually be happening there.
So that’s that for the canon stuff.
So then I was thinking about post-game stuff and I kinda sorta came up with a little something that I kinda like. I was thinking that whether she likes it or not, Hunter was a pretty important part of her life and a huge reminder of this whole espionage-and-intrigue field that she’s in, and she thinks that Hunter’s story is actually pretty tragic, and she actually feels a little… sorry for him? Guilty? I don’t know. But, since she’s no longer a Cipher, and (I’m assuming based on the way it sounded to me in the dialogue) her name isn’t on any records anymore, she’s pretty much a ghost. The only people who know her name are her friends and allies, so she decides that if she’s still going to be dealing with the Empire and such, she’s going to need a handle to go by, so she starts calling herself Hunter when she’s dealing with people who don’t know who she actually is. Sort of a way of carrying on his/her legacy. I think I may also have her write up a little biography on Hunter in a datapad or something, just so s/he still exists in some physical way.
Aaaaaand then there’s the darker alternate universe Solune I messed around with. It’s a sort of extreme manifestation of her fear-turned-hatred for the Sith. To jump to Kotor II for a second (by the way SPOILERS FOR KOTOR II ARE ABOUT TO DROP, HEADS UP): I thought it was a neat idea to have a sect of sith-trained jedi-hunters. Atton reveals this once you push him enough. He tells the Exile how he was trained to interrogate and hurt Jedi, and how he was taught some tricks to shield his mind and such. Now Atton was also Force-sensitive, whereas Solune isn’t, so my idea doesn’t translate completely, but I played around with the idea of her almost snapping; not totally, but she uses her Intelligence connections to start digging up information and techniques on how to deal specifically with Force-users, because she wants to guard herself as much as possible against the Sith in particular, but really any Force-users. Since she doesn’t have any Force sensitivity though I’m guessing that means any mental techniques are pretty much out of her reach, which means she would have to rely on technology, stealth, deception, and being able to get the upper hand, which could mean striking first.
I was messing around with one very loose scene in my head where she sets up camp on some contested world, where there’ll be a pretty decent source of Jedi and Sith of various skill level, and she uses them as lab rats, more or less. Getting her hands on various poisons and such, seeing how much it takes to incapacitate, how much to kill, etc.
It’s pretty messed up but thankfully it’s not really my official headcanon :p just a sort of darker, alternate what-if.
And that’s the end of that rant.