HK-47 is a hunter killer class droid, originally belonging to the Sith Lord, Darth Revan
. HK-47 originally ran assassination missions for Darth Revan. With his memory erased, HK-47 is sold off to the main character of KOTOR
, who is coincidentally, a brainwashed Darth Revan. Since he was built for a Sith Lord
, he hates all living things and often offer solutions of murder to solve the party's problems. In KOTOR 2
, HK-47 can be found disassembled in a room of the Ebon Hawk
, the space ship used to travel the universe in both games. He join your party again if you collect replacement parts and fix him up. HK-47 survived for thousands of years when his personality was transferred to a ship's computer. When the ship crashed he found a new body and amassed an army of droids to kill all human on the planet of Mustafar
. Though his army was defeated, HK-47 escaped, giving the humans a hologram of himself engrave with his common saying for humans "meatbags."
Interesting note about the term meatbag - It was hardcoded into HK by Revan, who found the term humorous, and also because it annoyed Revan's Apprentice - Malak
(the original meatbag). HK-47 is voiced by Kristoffer Tabori
in both the games.
HK-47 stands for H
iller robot in the Star Wars universe but the name's origin can be traced back to two real, famous guns - the Heckler & Koch
(HK) and the AK-47
The Old Republic
During an official released video for the many operations in Star Wars: The Old Republic
there is a focus on the secrets of Darth Revan
and shows a group of four Empire players that are tasked to force their way into Revan's hidden complex to discover his secrets. After the content in the video is over and the title card plays the screen fades to black shortly after HK-47 appears and says "Interjection: Silence Meatbags." and raises his gun to the player characters. This had lead fans to believe that HK will appear in The Old Republic as boss character for the operation title "Mysteries Of The Old Republic".
Memorable Quotes - I am quite eager to participate in some unadulterated violence
- Player : Can you help me out here HK?
HK: I'm 98% percent sure this miniature organic meatbag wants you to help find his fellow miniature organic meatbags.
Player: And the other 2 percent?
HK: The other 2 percent is that he is just looking for trouble and needs to be blasted, but that might be wishful thinking from my part.
- As you say Master. Would you prefer me to call you something else? Perhaps liquidous fleshbag?
- Player: What are the regulations for? HK: Oh, to distinguish the difference between Killer and Killee
. Player: Killee isn't a word... HK: Expletive: Damn it master! I'm an assassin droid, not a dictionary.
- You are a very harsh master, master. I like you.
: There's something out there... it got the other submersible already. HK: Suggestion: Perhaps we could dismember the organic? It would make it easier for transport to the surface. Mercenary
: Hey! Y-you... you can't rip me to pieces! I'll die! HK: Amendment: I did forget that. Stupid, frail, non-compartmentalized meatbags!
- HK impersonating Bastila : Mockery: Oh, Master, I love you, but I hate all you stand for! But I think we should go press our slimy, mucus-covered lips together in the cargo hold!
- Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope. Statement: This definition, I am told, is subject to interpretation. Obviously, love is a matter of odds. Not many meatbags could make such a shot, and fewer would derive love from it. Yet for me, love is knowing your target, putting them in your targeting reticle, and together, achieving a singular purpose, against statistically long odds.