6. MANDALORE THE VINDICATED
Group Affiliation(s): Clan Lok, The Sith Empire
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.83 meters)
Weight: 250 lbs (113 kilograms)
Species: Human, Dark-skinned
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black, Shaved bald
Occupation: Bounty Hunter, Mand’alor
First Appearance: Star Wars: The Old Republic — Timeline 4: The Empire Changes Strategy (PC game)
The former bounty hunter named, Artus Lok, became the next Mand’alor known as Mandalore the Vindicated. He was a dark-skinned human male that wore a bulky, gold and red armor with a dorsal fin-crested helmet.
Mandalore the Vindicated sought to consolidate the Mandalorian clans but came against some resistance from a former friend of his named Jicoln Cadera who wanted the Mandalorians to ally with the Republic instead of the Sith Empire.
Legends tell that during this time period the galaxies major powers entered into a Galactic Cold War. However, this was abruptly interrupted by the invasion of a new threat called the Eternal Empire, led by a former Sith emperor named Zakuul. This rival faction sought sole dominance over all the others and therefore was a shared foe that Republic, Sith, and Mandalorian forces united against.
Unfortunately, Mandalore the Vindicated would be one of the casualties of this new threat after his planet was invaded by the Eternal Empire’s droid army of Skytroopers.
Powers/Skills: Mandalore the Vindicated was a highly-trained martial artist, marksman, and tracker gained from his previous life as a bounty hunter. He also had above normal strength, durability, and stamina on par with someone who engaged in regular strenuous activity. Besides his physical prowess, he was also skilled in diplomacy.
A Rare Honor: Mandalore the Vindicated is the only known human of his race to ascend to the position of Mand’alor. This is unique, considering that most Mandalorians of his species have been of the lighter-skinned races. The only other known dark-skinned Mandalorian was Rohlan Dyre.