Kyle Katarn was a famous Human male Allied operative from Sulon and later a Jedi of the New Jedi Order. He was a former Axis stormtrooper who defected to the Rebellion. Often paired with fellow Allied agent and smuggler Jan Ors, he performed many covert missions for the Alliance Joint Military, including the sabotage of the Black Sun Project.
Katarn was later informed of his Force sensitivity, and taught himself to become a Jedi while in search of the Valley of the Jedi. During this journey, he confronted the dark side within both himself and in the form of the Dark Jedi Jerec and his minions. After defeating them, Katarn went on to become a Jedi Master, teaching at the Jedi Praxeum. He participated in the offensives against the Axis and became a part of the Jedi High Council in the New Jedi Order.
On the one hand, Katarn appeared very self-confident and possessed an almost cynical dry sense of humor. On the other hand, he often doubted himself and always gave every choice a good deal of thought. He was an independent and free-thinking person, but at the same time his primary concern was always the safety and well-being of those he cared for. An ever-present factor appeared to be fear—fear of dying, fear of doing the wrong thing