Romanceable by: Bounty Hunter male characters
About: At first glance, Mako’s relationship with Braden seems more like that of a father and daughter than members of a team of professional bounty hunters — and that assessment wouldn’t be too far off the mark. Orphaned and homeless but with an uncanny instinct for computing, Mako had been living as a freelance slicer in the shadows of Nar Shaddaa’s underbelly… until the day Braden pulled the girl bleeding out of an alley, and paid a street surgeon to patch her blaster burns. Recognizing talent and trouble when he saw it, Braden took Mako under his wing and has been looking after her as his own ever since. But while Mako loves the old man more than anything, her independent nature is beginning to chafe under Braden’s protectiveness.
How to start romance: The male Bounty Hunter can romance Mako during the Bounty Hunter story as well as the companion conversations with her. These companion conversations are unlocked by completing quests within the Bounty Hunter storyline, so check your companion on your ship after every planet to see if more companion conversation quests have become available, indicated by a quest marker over your companion’s head. The first companion conversation will take place right after you get them, and the last will take place after Corellia and your final class story chapter. A very important thing to know is that if you start the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion, the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion, or the Jedi Under Siege / Ossus / Onslaught expansion, you will automatically lock yourself out of the original companion storylines and will not be able to complete them later, and it is not guaranteed that your romance will be toggled for future expansions. You also can not do the companion conversations if you have used an Outlander Token or Commander’s Token to create a level 60, 65 or 70 character (using a Master’s Datacron to boost an existing character to level 70 is fine though.)
Romance continuation: Players can resume their romance with Mako after completing the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion and the To Find a Findsman Alliance Alert. Press N on your keyboard to open the Companions & Contact menu. If you have not done To Find a Findsman, pick that one up and complete it first, and then the alliance alert The Tatooine Rundown will become available in the Companions & Contact menu as long as you have finished Knights of the Eternal Throne. The player will reunite with both Mako and Akaavi as a team. Mako will ask the player if they still feel love for her. The player can reply “Of course I do.” to resume the romance or “I’m sorry, Mako.” to break up. Choosing to resume will have a box pop up that says “This choice will resume your romance with Mako. Doing so will end any other romances you may be involved in. Are you sure you want to proceed?” and will lead to a kiss and then Mako will request that she and Akaavi join the Bounty Hunter’s crew. If the player chooses to break up, Mako will understand, but still request that she and Akaavi join the Bounty Hunter’s crew.