14 Facts About Mission Vao


Mission Vao is a fictional character and party member in the 2003 action role-playing video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts.

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Mission Vao has been well-received as a character; she is noted as an example of a well-rounded female extraterrestrial character in the Star Wars series, and has remained popular as a fan favorite.

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Catherine Taber's role as Mission Vao served as a starting point for her career in the voice acting industry.

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Taber, a self-described Star Wars fan, noted that the audition for Mission Vao was her career's second, and felt that her enthusiasm for the intellectual property helped her secure the role.

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Mission Vao is presented as having mastered of sleight of hand and slicing techniques, adept at stealth, lockpicking and demolition abilities, and skilled in the use of a blaster and vibroblade.

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Mission Vao is first seen in a Lower City bar on the planet Taris, and is later encountered in its Undercity.

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Zaalbar swears fealty to the player character upon his rescue, and both he and Mission Vao join the player character's party as companions for the remainder of the game.

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Optional conversations with Mission Vao will reveal details about her past and how she and Zaalbar met, and eventually unlocks a subplot side quest involving her brother Griff.

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Mission Vao's past is explored in the twenty-second issue in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series of comics.

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Mission Vao has been mentioned in the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic as well as Star Wars reference books, such as the second volume of The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.

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Mission Vao has received a positive critical reception, and is considered a fan favorite.

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Megan Crouse from Den of Geek praised Mission Vao, a Twi'lek female who is "a street-smart thief who would fit in perfectly with the smugglers and scoundrels of the galaxy", as a nuanced alien character who is not typecast as typical of the Star Wars franchise.

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Mission Vao is considered by Gamestm to be one of Bioware's eight most memorable party companions.

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Mission Vao was included in GameSpot's 2019 list of "15 Great Star Wars Characters Who Came From Video Games".

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