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Atton may join your party on Peragus II when you return to the administration level from the dormitories, and you may speak to him briefly then, or in the cockpit of the Ebon Hawk before traveling to Telos: Citadel Station, but what follows is only unlocked after arrival.

When you speak to Atton with Alignment 40 or less:

KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Look, I know we've been through some rough times so far, but you need to stop letting it get to you.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. I'm fine. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Do my features trouble you? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Your concern is touching - and insulting. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. If my appearance bothers you, then leave.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Well, the signs are starting to show. You don't look like you've slept in weeks. Or a year. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Easy - I'm just pointing it out. And if I notice, others are going to - if you think Jedi are unpopular, think of the reception a fallen Jedi will get.

When you speak to him with Alignment 25 or less:

KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Look, I didn't want to say anything, but you've forced my hand. I've heard about the Force, and what it does to people who can't control it... or themselves. And it shows in everything you do - and in your face.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. I am in control, more than ever. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. If you fear the face of power, then I have no use for you. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Keep your concerns to yourself.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: That's what you think - trust me, there's a reason you're changing. It's because it's corrupting you. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Look, all I'm saying is that there's a reason you're changing. That power is corrupting you.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I can't help but feel it - all of us can. Whatever that witch is doing to you, she's dragging you down into whatever hole she crawled out of.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. She has no influence over me - she is my creature, not the other way around. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Are you implying I cannot control her?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Well... you're starting to get creases - almost thought you were that old witch for a second. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Well... you're starting to get creases - you could pass for the old witch's son.

When you speak to him with Alignment 10 or less:

KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I don't know what that witch did to you, but she's dragging you down into whatever hole she came out of. I'm only saying this because there's still a chance for you to stop this before whatever darkness she brought on you eats you alive.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. I am stronger than I have ever been. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Question me again, and I'll show you what power is. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Spoken like a true coward... like a Jedi.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: That's what you think, but it's gonna rot you - the signs are already in your face. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: All right... I tried. But whatever's consuming you... it's affecting everyone else. You may be strong enough to handle it, but the others may not.

When you speak to Atton with Alignment 60 or more:

KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: You seem pretty calm - it's almost streaming off of you. A lot calmer than you were on Peragus when I first met you.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. What do you mean?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: On Peragus, you seemed... well, a little less at peace with yourself. Now, you're different. It's hard to explain.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. I'm fine. In fact, I haven't felt this good in a long time.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Well, it's good to see. You're a nice counterbalance to that old witch back there.
Alignment 75 or more Alignment 90 or more
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I don't know what it is, but you look different. It's hard to explain - but it's, uh, it's good to see. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: You know, I noticed a glow before, but now... now it's bright around you. You've come a long way since Peragus... and despite all we've been through, you seem a lot better for it.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. What do you mean? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. What do you mean?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: It's like you've got this glow, but only when I see you out of the corner of my eye. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: It's like... well, it's like you've found this center, and nothing's going to budge you from it. Even with all the crazy stuff that's been happening, you seem at peace.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. I feel as if I'm more in touch with the Force than I ever have been. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. It's hard to explain, but even with everything that's happening, I feel at peace.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: It shows... it's kind of inspiring, to be honest. Anyway, just wanted to mention it - I think the others have noticed it, too.

If Hanharr joins your party:

KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Care to explain why we have that psychotic Wookiee with us?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Because Hanharr is loyal, and I need a loyal ally. Understand? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Kreia thinks he will prove useful. I believe her. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. We can always use that animal to draw more blaster fire. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. Because I needed one more slave. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 5. Don't question me, Atton.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: All right. But this won't end well - trust me.

Otherwise, or upon returning, you can play Pazaak or say the following:

KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Something up?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. I had some questions for you. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. Nothing, never mind.

Pazaak[edit]

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Can you teach me to play pazaak? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Let's play pazaak.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: All right, but I'm out of credits, so it's Republic Senate rules.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Forget it. I had some other questions.

Otherwise:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Republic Senate rules?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: That's where we waste a lot of time trading cards and trying to beat each other, but in the end nobody wins, everybody loses, and nobody accomplishes anything. It's like stalemate, except the goal is to pass time until the audience gets bored and leaves.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Can you go over the rules first?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Sure, shouldn't be a problem. It's basically a numbers game, but I can give you the ground rules.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. [Note: The rules for pazaak will show up in your "completed quests" section of your journal screen whenever you need to access it.]
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Let's just play for practice, then. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. How about a game of pazaak, Republic Senate rules?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Uh... let's play a practice match, then. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Sounds good to me. I'll deal.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. [Play Pazaak]

Once Visas has joined your party, and you've continued the lesson Kreia can teach you afterwards:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Playing pazaak in your head again? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Atton, why do you play pazaak in your head?
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Passes the time. It's better than listing off engine sequencers, memorizing hyperspace routes, or counting ticks in the power couplings.
Repair > 3 KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. [Repair] There are no ticks in the power coupling - it's fixed.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Of course it's fixed. And that's why you should count the ticking in the power coupling, too.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. That doesn't answer my question. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. But you do all those things. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. You're not making any sense.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: ::Silent, looks at player, frowns. ::
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Why do I play pazaak? All right, I'll show you.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. I don't want to play pazaak. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Look, I don't have the credits.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: We're not playing for credits. We're playing for something else. Are you going to play or not?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. This better not be using Nar Shaddaa rules.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Nope, our clothes are gonna stay on. Do you want to deal, or should I? KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: No, blasters stay in their holsters. Do you want to deal, or should I?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. If it's a friendly game, sure. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. Let's play.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Good match... now, what are you thinking about right now?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Thinking about why I was playing this stupid game. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. Wondering if you had a skifter up your sleeve.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Fair enough. But that's why I play pazaak in my head.

Otherwise:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Well, pazaak, of course. The game. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. I was trying to compute the totals to twenty.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Right. And that's why I play pazaak in my head. Because if you don't, you've left the door open. And anyone could walk right in.

Influence is gained every time the following response is given:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Atton, before, I felt your mind. With Kreia's help. I'm sorry.
Influence Gained: Atton
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Of course you did. You see, Jedi... light or dark... do it, more often than you'd think. But I never heard one say they were sorry before... that's a new house rule.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. You play pazaak to shield your thoughts. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. What do you have to hide?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: No, I play pazaak in my head. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Nothing, I'm just someone who plays pazaak in his head.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: But while I'm doing that, it's a lot harder for someone to walk in.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Can you teach me to shield my thoughts? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Is that something you can train me to do?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: No. I can only teach you to play pazaak. Do you understand what I'm saying?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. No - I want to learn to shield my mind.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: That's not something I can teach you - you've come to the wrong guy.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Then I want to learn to play pazaak.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Good. Now you understand. All right, I'll deal, then.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: If you're ever fighting someone who has the power over your mind... whether light or dark... play pazaak. Start listing hyperspace routes. Recite engine sequencers. And when they try to use their powers on you, suddenly it's not as easy as they thought.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Because you'll be right here with me, playing pazaak, where they can't reach you. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Jedi do it all the time, and when they walk in the dark places of your mind, they'll use it to hold you by the throat.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. [Atton has taught you to play pazaak in your head as a way of resisting mental domination. You have gained a permanent +1 to your Willpower saves.]

Questions[edit]

KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: All right - what did you want to know?

Before leaving Telos, you can only ask about Pazaak. After leaving Telos, if you told a Handmaiden Sister in the secret academy you were searching for your friends there before freeing them, and she told you about Atton's Echani training, then you can ask about it now if you didn't already completely exhaust the subject with Atton back at the academy:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Care to explain where you got your Echani training?
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Huh? What are you talking about?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. When we entered the Telos Academy, you dropped into an Echani combat stance.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Oh - that. Don't tell anyone, but you wouldn't believe how many fights you can prevent just by pretending to know that stuff. I mean, it doesn't compare to wearing a lightsaber, but then again, that doesn't seem to help you much.
Low (Affect Mind) 1. [Force Persuade] Tell me the truth. Now.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Atton: Enhhhh... wh... Y... you damn Jedi are all the same... give you a little power, and it rots you all the way to the core. Stay out of my head - I mean it.
Influence Lost: Atton
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Very well. But I'll be watching you.

Otherwise, with Persuade rank > 3:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. [Persuade] Don't change the subject. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. I think you're lying to me.
Influence Lost: Atton
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Yeah? So what? I don't ask any dumb questions about your past, despite the fact that it keeps throwing us into life-threatening situations. Want to know why? I figure if you ever want to tell me something, you will. So give me the same respect, all right?
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +1
4. I was just asking - no harm meant. I just thought it could be an asset.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. [Persuade] I'm not accusing you, I just want to know if you've got any other useful skills. You could be a real asset with combat training.
Influence Gained: Atton
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Huh? Well... hey, thanks. But you've got the wrong guy. I'm good at shooting people, cracking wise, and pretending to know how to fight with my hands.

If you return after trying to use the Force to persuade him:

KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: What, you ready to continue interrogating me? I think I've got some childhood details you haven't tried to rip out of me yet.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Forget it. Let's go.

Otherwise, with Persuade rank > 3:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. [Persuade] I wasn't interrogating you, I just wanted to know if you had any other useful skills. You're a real asset.
Influence Gained: Atton
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Huh? Well... hey, thanks. But you've got the wrong guy. I'm good at shooting people, cracking wise, and pretending to know how to fight with my hands.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Got it. Just wanted to check on you.

Nar Shaddaa[edit]

While travelling through the southeast quarter of Refugee Commons in the Refugee Quad on Nar Shaddaa, two Twi'leks approach you with something you might like to know. Once you've been warned not to trust Atton, you can confront him about this:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. I met someone on Nar Shaddaa who says he knows you.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Yeah? That's a surprise. Did he say I owed him credits, too?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. He says you're not "Atton" at all. That you showed up on Nar Shaddaa during the Jedi Civil War.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I'm as Atton as Atton will ever be, and whoever your trusted informant is, he's right, I did show up on Nar Shaddaa during the Jedi Civil War... along with a lot of other refugees.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Is there anything you want to tell me?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: No, because you're asking about it - if I wanted to tell you anything, I would have come and told you. Anything else?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Calm down, I just wanted to know. No harm meant. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. I think I have a right to know about your past.
Influence Gained: Atton
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Is this an interrogation? If so, you're terrible at it, especially for an ex-Jedi... or whatever you are. Why don't you just crawl in my head and try to dig out whatever you're looking for rather than asking about it?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Maybe I will if you won't tell me. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. I wouldn't do that - again. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. If you've got a problem, let's settle it right now. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. Perhaps pain will bring the truth out of you.
Influence Lost: Atton
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: You know what? I helped you get off Peragus. If I hadn't been there, you wouldn't have even gotten off the administration level. I'm trying to help you. I don't know why I'm bothering.
Intelligence > 14 KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Why are you trying to protect me?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. [Intelligence] Actually, if I had been trapped on the administration level on Peragus, the Sith still would have arrived through the airlock and tried to capture me.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Yeah, well... I - I still helped you. Sort of. Maybe you shouldn't look a free ronto in the mouth before you buy it. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I don't know. I'm not sure I understand it half the time.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. You should if a Hutt is giving it to you. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. I want to know where you were before you arrived on Nar Shaddaa.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: You know what? Not once have I asked you about the Mandalorian Wars. Not once. I heard about Dxun. Everyone has. I heard about Serroco, and I sure as hell know about Malachor V. What makes you think you've got the right to interrogate me on anything? You've got plenty of lives to answer for - all you Jedi do.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. If you've got a question, then ask. KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -1
2. I did a lot I wasn't proud of - and I am sorry for the lives that were lost, on both sides.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -1
3. My power gives me the right.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: How did you even live with yourself after Malachor? Is that why you went back to the Jedi Council? Hoping they'd kill you?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. It wasn't like that. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Go on, let's hear it all.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Wasn't it? Maybe you thought they'd forgive you - sure, you might have thought they'd execute you.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: But Jedi don't kill do they? At least not their prisoners. Maybe you were counting on it when you went back in chains. So you got off easy - you were exiled, brushed under the cargo ramp, another dirty little Jedi secret. I'll tell you - all those Jedi at Malachor? They deserved it. Every last one of them.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -1
4. If you wish to die, keep talking.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Go ahead and try. I might be a little more than you can handle... but I expect that kind of arrogance from a Jedi.

Otherwise:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. You weren't there. You have no idea what happened.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Oh yeah? Shows how much you know. Maybe you're wrong about a lot of other things, too.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +1
1. They did not deserve it. Why would you even say that?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. There must be some reason you believe as you do – why? KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +1
1. No one deserved what happened at Malachor. How can you say those Jedi deserved to die?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Because Jedi lie. And they manipulate. And every act of charity or kindness they do, you can drag it out squirming into the light and see it for what it is. The galaxy doesn't need Jedi arrogance or Jedi hypocrisy anymore.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +1
1. The Jedi are guardians of the peace. They are not as you describe.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -1
3. And that is why the Sith were right.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. That is why I am no longer a Jedi. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. What do you mean?
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: The Jedi... the Sith... you don't get it, do you? To the galaxy, they're the same thing; just men and women with too much power, squabbling over religion, while the rest of us burn.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: At least the Sith are honest about what they're killing for. The Jedi are pacifists... except in times of war. They're teachers... except when it comes to telling their students the truth. And when they save you, it's only so you can suffer more.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. You are wrong, Atton. That is not the way of the Jedi. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. I've heard enough.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Whatever - just leave me alone. I don't know why I'm wasting time with you anyway.

Even if you've gained or lost sufficient influence to continue, you can now stop and return to this point when you next speak.

Mandalorian War[edit]

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. I'd like to know about your past, especially if we're travelling together.
40 > Influence > 60 40-60 Influence
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: [Influence: Success] Well, don't get too attached to me - I don't like it. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: [Influence: Failure] Yeah, well, maybe it's better that way. I'm not a sharing kind of guy.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Why not? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Are you all right? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. I don't think we've done one thing you have liked since we left Peragus.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: It's because I'm a deserter. It's what I do. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: It depends on your perspective. I... have this habit... I'm a deserter. It's what I do. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Well, you haven't seen anything yet. I have this habit... I'm a deserter. It's what I do.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. You served in the war? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Which war are you talking about? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Did you turn away from the Jedi Civil War or the Mandalorian Wars?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Served in both of them. Against the Mandalorians, before and after Revan, and again... when Revan declared war on the Jedi.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. But why? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. You were Sith? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. I didn't know you served with the Republic.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Because I followed orders. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: That's just a name - it's what we did that was important. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I did. Up until the Republic officers began to "betray" their oaths to the Republic and side with Revan - Admiral Karath, Mon Halan, General Derred, and all the rest.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: But it was more than that - you were there, you knew how easy it was to hate the Jedi who sat back in the Republic "evaluating" the threat... and watched us die against the Mandalorians.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Why did you desert?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Because you can't believe in the Republic anymore after the Mandalorian Wars. After Revan, nothing was the same.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Right after that final battle at Malachor, I was right there with the rest of the defectors, because it was the right thing to do.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. You took an oath - what you did was a betrayal. KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +1
2. That was wrong - you answered war with war.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. I agree. The Republic did not deserve your loyalty, not any longer. KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -1
4. The Republic was weak. You were right to turn from them - and the Jedi.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: No, it wasn't. We needed the Jedi during the Mandalorian Wars, more than anything.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: The Mandalorians were slaughtering us by the millions. The millions. You were at Serroco, when they turned the Stereb cities into glass craters. At Duro, when basilisk war droids rained like meteors onto the orbiting cities, and when the Mandalorians set fire to the Xoxin plains on Eres III - the fires that still burn. Without the Jedi who turned on the Council - without you, the Republic would have lost the war, and we would all be Mandalorian slaves or corpses.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Instead, you all became Sith. KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +1
2. That is no reason to start another war against the Republic and end more lives.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. You betrayed your oath. KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -1
4. The Republic deserved to be betrayed - and you knew where your true loyalties lay.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: If that's what you want to call knowing when to fight and when to kill, then yes, but you can't really break down people into Sith and Jedi and expect everything to make sense. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Well, that puts us on the same level, doesn't it? Doesn't make your decision any more right than mine if you want to start sentencing me.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: We were loyal to Revan. That was enough. He saved us. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: We were loyal to Revan. That was enough. She saved us.

If you've gained or lost sufficient influence then you have to continue, otherwise you have to stop and return to this point when you have.

Jedi Civil War[edit]

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. What happened then? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. So you followed Revan - like I had. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Do you want to talk about it? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. I'd like to hear more about what happened after the Mandalorian Wars.
30 > Influence > 70 30-70 Influence
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: [Influence: Success] After Malachor, after the Mandalorian Wars, that's when the Sith teachings started spreading through the ranks. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: [Influence: Failure] It's another story, and it's nothing I feel like talking about. I did a lot of things I'm not proud of... and I couldn't do it anymore.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: We knew where our loyalties lay - to the Jedi who came to help us, not the ones who sat back on Dantooine and Coruscant, watching us die. So when those same Jedi who watched us die decided to start fighting us during the Jedi Civil War, we fought back. I fought back.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. The idea of you fighting a Jedi is ridiculous. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. How? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. You fought Jedi?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Yeah, it sure is. And that's why I was so good at it. And that's why I wasn't fighting Jedi. I was killing them. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I started killing Jedi. A lot of them. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I didn't fight Jedi, I killed them. A lot of them.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: People say killing Jedi is hard. It's not, you just have to be smart about it. No blasters, no getting close to them, no attacking them directly when you can gun down their allies instead. There's ways of gassing them, drugging them, making them lose control, torturing them. I was really good at it. What's worse, is that killing them wasn't the best thing. Making them fall... making them see our side of it, that was the best.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. This is a little hard to believe.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Yeah, maybe you'll believe this - that when fighting a Jedi, you wound the Padawan first, then let the rest take care of itself. Not only will the master move to protect the student, but the Force bond between the two will mess up the master's head better than any stab wound. Anything else? That's only a sample of my arsenal.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
1. Could be handy if I need to murder any Jedi - go on.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
2. Tell me, I need to know how to protect myself, and others around me.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: If there's no whiny little Padawan, start shooting innocents - not to kill, just enough so that they're gonna die unless the Jedi does something to save them. And if any Jedi is stupid enough to use their Makashi lightsaber form against you, start shooting as fast as you can and drop them while they're exposed. Set mines. Set a lot of them. Fire gas grenades, but make sure they have magnetic lock targetters so Jedi can't force push them back.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. How could you have killed Jedi? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. You make it sound easy. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. How did you learn how to do this?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I taught myself... techniques. It's hard for Jedi to sense what you're really thinking if you throw up walls of strong emotions and feelings. Lust, impatience, cowardice... most Jedi awareness doesn't cruise beyond the surface feelings, to see what's deeper. And I was good at that, throwing up walls, and my superiors knew it. Sometimes the Jedi on our side wouldn't even realize I was there.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Is that why you act the way you do? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. That seems unusual. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. So you force emotions? To block someone reading your mind?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Part of it. Maybe it was always me. It's hard to tell sometimes. I haven't known who I am for years. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Yeah, I had a talent for it. More like instinct.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I wasn't the only one. I know you left at the Mandalorian Wars, so you don't know much about what went on behind the scenes in the Jedi Civil War. But Revan understood one thing - the real battle was going to be fought between the Jedi on both sides. That was the only battle that mattered.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. What do you mean? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. So this all came down to the Jedi - and the Force. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. He was right. And he proved it. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. She was right. And she proved it.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Whoever had the most, the strongest Jedi were going to win the Civil War. If Revan couldn't convert Jedi, then Revan would kill them. So Revan trained elite Sith units into assassination squads, whose duty was to go out and capture enemy Jedi. I was in one of the special units trained to do this.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Capture Jedi? Not kill them? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. So what happened? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. I still don't believe this.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Well, it doesn't really matter what you believe.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Revan had plans for all Jedi. I think it was important that the Jedi see his side of things, the Sith teachings. Revan wanted to break them. And then have them join him. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Revan had plans for all Jedi. I think it was important that the Jedi see her side of things, the Sith teachings. Revan wanted to break them. And then have them join her.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. But you're here now. Why? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. So how did you break away? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. That doesn't sound like something one can walk away from.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: One day I decided not to do it anymore, so I left. Ended up on Nar Shaddaa, became someone else.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
1. Why are you telling me this? You're telling a Jedi you killed Jedi.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
2. You took a risk, thinking I would care that you killed Jedi - I don't.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Because you've killed Jedi, too. Different circumstances, but you have a bigger body count than I ever did. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I didn't think you would, after Malachor. But it was a chance. I guess I was just tired of keeping it in.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: And I've been with you only a short time, enough to know that as soon as someone signs on with you, they haven't got long to live. You got history, and anyone who travels with you doesn't. And maybe I want somebody to know who I was in case a story needs to be set straight. Maybe you understand.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. I need some time to think about this.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Take your time - I have.

Even if you have gained or lost sufficient influence to continue, you can now stop and return to this point when you next speak.

Jedi[edit]

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. But why did you leave the Sith? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. What made you leave the Sith?
20 > Influence > 80 20-80 Influence
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: [Influence: Success] Well, there was a woman. A Jedi. She... she gave her life for mine. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: [Influence: Failure] I think there's been enough lies and truth for today. Let's just leave it for now. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: [Influence: Failure] No, I don't think we're ready for that conversation yet.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Who? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Were you assigned to kill her? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Was this the last mission?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I never knew her name. She sought me out. She said she had come to save me. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: It wasn't a mission. She sought me out. She said she had come to save me.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: She was lying, of course - or I think she was. It doesn't matter - she told enough truth to get my attention.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Like what? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Truth about what? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Are you sure she was lying? Maybe she did want to save you.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Maybe. It doesn't matter. She knew the right things to say.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: She said that Revan was doing something terrible to Jedi within the Unknown Regions. That when we captured Jedi, they were sent to a place designed to... break them. And that anyone in his service who showed any ability with the Force was sent there, too, to turn them, to break them into Dark Jedi... or assassins trained to kill Jedi. She said that's what would happen to me - that I had the Force inside me, that's why I was so good at killing Jedi. And that when the Sith learned of it, there would be no escape, no turning back. I would become an instrument of the dark side, forever. I had heard talk in the ranks, troops vanishing. I knew what she meant, but I didn't believe her - or want to believe her.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. So what did you do? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. If you didn't believe her, then what happened to her? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Did you kill her?
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I did what I did with all Jedi. I hurt her. I hurt her a lot. And then, right when I thought she couldn't take any more - she showed me the Force. In my head. And I felt everything she felt, and I heard just an echo of what the Force was. And how what I was doing... I think I loved her, but it wasn't that kind of love. It was the kind of love where you're willing to give up everything for someone you don't even know.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +1
1. That is what it means to be a Jedi.
KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +1
2. Perhaps she felt a greater good would be served with your salvation.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -1
3. Jedi lies.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Maybe. It doesn't matter.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I killed her for crawling in my head, for showing me that. But before she opened her mind to mine, my only thought was that I would love to kill her. And at the end, I killed her because I loved her.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. That is a lot to bear - and it is a lot for me to forgive. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. So what happened to her? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. You were right to kill her.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: In the end, she sacrificed herself to keep my secret, to prevent the Sith from knowing about that touch of the Force inside me. She wasted her life to save me. Me. And I felt her die, when she opened her mind. I've killed Jedi like I said, but I was never there to feel it, to be on the receiving end. And after that, I couldn't stop feeling things - before, guilt, lust, impatience, it had been orchestrated to get close - now, it all just kept tumbling out - and I couldn't keep doing what I was doing. So I left. I fled with the displaced war veterans to Nar Shaddaa and I lost myself there, until the war came to an end. I wanted no more of Jedi, or Dark Jedi, or the Force. I just wanted to be left alone. And then I met you on Peragus. And I thought, maybe, maybe she had saved me so that I could help you. And if I can't, then I have to try.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Then I welcome your help. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. I can't forgive you for what you've done, Atton.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I didn't want to tell you any of this. But... I had to. Because if something happens, I can't let you think I was doing it for something other than the past. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I don't want you to forgive me. That would only make it worse. All I want is to try and help, try and make a difference - pay her back. I feel I owe her that much.

Any of the following sets a darker tone, but otherwise has no effect on the alignment of either of you:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Then she lied to you, Atton. That is what Jedi do. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. You owe her nothing - she filled your head with Jedi lies. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 5. Pay her for what? Using the Force on your mind?
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: It didn't feel that way, though - it was different.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Yet she caused you to turn from the Sith. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. There was a chance you could have been trained to be something stronger, and you weren't. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. She saw a threat, and she dealt with it. That is all. There was no concern in her actions for you, only for the Jedi.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Yes, but that was my choice.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Was it? She crawled inside your head, changed you. Made you doubt. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Is that what you believe? Then she truly succeeded. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Then you are lying to yourself.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: But what she said... if I had remained, they would have turned me into something else.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. The Jedi let Republic soldiers and innocents die against the Mandalorians, refused to help, because of the vaunted "Jedi Code," which claims to respect life. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. You were already a killer, Atton, and you could have been so much more. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. She manipulated you, made you turn away from your calling. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. She already turned you into something else! Look at you!
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: {:: Frowns, silent, thinking ::}
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Atton, you could feel the Force. You were a threat to the Jedi. You had killed members of their Order - why would they forgive you? KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. She made you turn away from Revan to convert you - to fight back against Revan. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Maybe "saving" you was intended to punish you. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. You admit she crawled in your head. That Jedi have the power to change someone's personality... she changed you from a killer, to a fool.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: But why would she die for me? And the feeling... that love...
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. She didn't die for you. She died to help defeat Revan, and to help Jedi. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Love? You throw up walls of emotion all the time - and Jedi are far more skilled at it than you are. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Emotions can be faked. Or inflicted on others.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: You're right... I didn't think of it like that... but she tricked me. Another Jedi trick, more Jedi hypocrisy, like the others. I'm tired of Jedi crawling in my head. I'm tired of not knowing who I am any more.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Your name is meaningless. Your instinct, your strength is all that matters. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. I can train you, Atton. You can feel the Force again. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Then follow me, and together, we can kill the Jedi and all who oppose us. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. If you wish control, then I can teach you to learn to kill again - with the Force as your ally.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I will follow you, to hell and back. I will do whatever you ask, and your enemies shall be mine.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1, That is all I ask. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Then let us find Jedi, and Sith, and kill them. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. Your obedience will be rewarded... and failure shall be punished.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Once, I was shown the Force - I heard it, I felt it. And it was used to weaken me. I know that turning away from it was her plan for me, and I will not walk that path any longer. I want to learn how to use the Force, as I was meant to. And there will be no place in the galaxy where Jedi or Sith can hide from me.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. I cannot train you, Atton.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Do not discount me - I can do whatever task you ask, kill anyone you want to prove myself. You have only to name it.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. You feel too much emotion - such emotions are dangerous. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. You could never prove yourself. You are a fool, not a killer, and nothing will convince me otherwise. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. I cannot take you as a student. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. I will consider it. But now is not the time.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: You are wrong, and I will try to show you why. Until then, I only ask that you not abandon me. To be honest, it's kind of a relief. I already know how to kill Jedi... I'd always be second-guessing myself when entering a fight. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Then that is the decision I will accept. But I will still serve you, aid you against the Jedi, if that is your wish. KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Then I will await your decision. You have heard my request, and that is enough.

Otherwise, or upon returning:

KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. That is all I ask. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. Then let us stand together against the Sith. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. I welcome your help - and your honesty. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. I want to teach you to feel the Force.
Dialog
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: Once, a Jedi showed me the Force - I heard it, I felt it. At the time, there was too much pain to confront it - because if I did, it meant I would be changed into something else. Now, I'm not afraid of it any more. And I think that by learning how to use it - I can help protect you. Or at least buy you some time when disaster comes screaming in. I want to learn how to use the Force. I want to learn how to use the Force to help you.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. I cannot train you, Atton.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: But... I can do it. Whatever it is, name it.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Because you feel too much emotion - such emotions are dangerous. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 2. I cannot take you as a student. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 3. I will consider it. But now is not the time. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 4. I have lost other Jedi - and I cannot lose another.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: I understand. If there's any chance you will change your mind... let me know. To be honest, it's kind of a relief. I already know how to kill Jedi... I'd always be second-guessing myself when entering a fight.

In either case, only say you'll train him once you don't want him to gain any more levels as a Scoundrel:

Dialog
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Then I will train you, Atton.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: What must I do? Is there someone you need me to kill to prove myself? KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: What must I do? Is there some... some ritual, or...?
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. That will come later. For now, close your eyes. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Just close your eyes. And open your mind.
KotORII Icon Atton.png Atton: :: Silence ::
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Imagine the slaughter of the war, the death - and the energy it filled you with. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. You must learn to feel it around you, feel its currents, its eddies.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Hear the echo of the rage you felt during the war - the hate, the betrayal. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Listen to the echo of your thoughts, your heart - seperated from war, seperated from hate.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Feel the fires as Republic ships burn, as Jedi fall before you. KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. Think of what you felt when you felt the need to help me, to protect me.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. And at last, Atton... awaken.
KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. [Atton has taken his first steps on the path of a Dark Jedi Sentinel. His power will grow as he travels with you and masters what you know of the Force.] KotORII Icon Dialog.png 1. [Atton has taken his first steps on the path of a Jedi Sentinel. He will grow in ability as he travels with you and learns what you know of the Force.]

Only your alignment affects these responses, but in practice Atton's alignment is also affected by your influence with him:

Alignment Dark Light
Influence Low Jedi Sentinel Dark Jedi Sentinel
High Dark Jedi Sentinel Jedi Sentinel