I've played KOTOR2 through several times, but the confrontation with Zez-Kai Ell on Nar Shadda always confuses me.
Why does he want to fight the Exile? After the set of questions you ask him, there is an option either to kill him (DS), or "what happens now?" Zez-Kai Ell first says:
Now... now I must take up the role I was ready to cast aside. This threat has finally revealed itself, and we Jedi will need to stand together.
Which itself implies that Zez-Kai Ell is prepared to rejoin the other Jedi on Dantooine.
But only a few breaths later, he follows up with:
Make no mistake - I am no Jedi. This is the end you see. After this, there will be nothing. And I think it will be for the best. Do you wish to do battle now? I have nothing more to say.
Does he think the Exile is the threat referred to in the first quotation? This makes no sense if he is LS, unless Zez-Kai Ell is so far gone he can no longer tell friend from foe.
Is he so broken and tired that he wants someone to put him out of his misery? But then why offer to end his own self-imposed exile to stand with the other Jedi? Was this merely a symbolic statement of intent, that by 'stand together' he means to finally take action - but again, why does this mean fighting the Exile?
Any clarification provided would be most welcome. I'm trying to properly RP my playthrough but because I don't understand what is happening here I can't choose the most appropiate response.