HK-47

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HK-47 is a fictional assassin droid initially developed by BioWare for the role-playing game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and then further developed by Obsidian Entertainment for its sequel Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. Darth Revan created him during the Jedi Civil War in order to assassinate targets that his master designated for elimination and to aid Revan as a translator. Revan used him in order to eliminated several Jedi.

Eventually, Revan sent HK-47 on a mission to assassinate an individual in Mandalorian territory but was captured by a Mandalorian. HK-47 was then passed through a series of masters. In Knights of the Old Republic, the player may purchase HK-47 from Yuka Laka.

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Observation: Well, master [the Jedi Exile], I was not at Malachor V during your near-genocidal reaction to the Mandalorian threat, but I feel that I may have been constructed as a result of that.

— HK-47, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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Observation: I believe that Revan determined that mass slaughter on such a scale may no longer be needed to achieve his aims. So perhaps you [the Jedi Exile] are responsible for my creation.

— HK-47, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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Clarification: I meant that I was built as a result of the need for a selective killing machine rather than a crude mass-slaughter war droid.

— HK-47, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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Answer: Yes. I believe my original Master [Revan] needed this functionality [translator] in order to recover information from various indigenous tribes across the galaxy, but I know little else than that.

— HK-47, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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You [Revan] created me shortly after you and your apprentice [Malak] began your war to conquer the galaxy.

I was sent on an assassination mission into Mandalorian space, but I was damaged and unable to return to you.

— HK-47, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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During the Jedi Civil War, I was responsible for certain strategic targets. For some reason, Revan did not feel that the Republic presented much of a military threat.

— HK-47, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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Answer: Revan felt the true war was against the Jedi.

Observation: It was not something discussed with much of the others, but I think Revan recognized that a single Jedi, both in the past and in the present, could turn the tide of a conflict.

So my targets were frequently Jedi, or someone close to a Jedi that could result in their corruption or collapse. Revan often assigned me to kill leaders or supporters of certain Jedi so as to erode their will.

— HK-47, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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Answer: Revan saw the pressures of war on Dxun, and knew that even in the heat of conflict, Jedi could be broken, not physically, but psychologically.

Observation: It is a curious thing to assassinate and wound someone's personality, to assassinate them psychologically, and it took me some time to reconcile the acts.

I am much more used to the… direct approach. Still, I served well, and killed many Jedi.

— HK-47, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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If you [the Jedi Exile] had not slaughtered the Mandalorians at Malachor V, they would have destroyed you and everything you tried to protect.

Now once you accept that the Mandalorians had to die, then the next logical step is determine exactly how many need to die to convince them to correct their need for conquest.

And that, I am pleased to say, is where I come in.

— HK-47, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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Statement: It is a fact that the targeted extermination of certain individuals will bring war to a close quickly and efficiently. Leaders unite – and when the leaders are removed, the unity they inspire erodes as well.

— HK-47, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

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