fools! revan and the exile are one in the same
In kotor 2, if you return to telos before going to malachore, you will have a conversation with the republic general onasi, in which he will aks about revan, if you ask if he knows revan, he will tell you "all revan told me is that he had to go some place, he needed to walk in a place where having allies or anyone he cared about would only hurt them", to which your reply is simply asking Onasi ihe wants you to tell him wether or not you find revan.
He quickly says no,(not only does he not want to know where he is, he doesn't even want to know if you find him) and requests only that you relay the sentimental message "Just tell him that General Onasi is following his orders" (onasi tells you that revan left him to take care of the republic while he was gone, and that he would one day return)
Then, after you leave, you see a scene in which a woman walks into the room and asks him "Did he know?" Onasi says "No, maybe its better that he doesn't"
Obviously, the woman isn't simply asking if the exile new where revan was because if that was their interest, they would have the exile tell them where he is, or at least try.
Revan would be counting on onasi to watch over the republic, so Onasi would have no need to seek out the exile in order to relay a redundant message, the request is just a farce to resolve the conversation, for example;
Onasi: Blah blah blah balh revan blah blah blah
Exile: did you know revan?
Onasi: blah blah 'take care of republic' blah blah 'i will return' balh balh blah
Exile: do you want me to tell you if I find him?
Exile:ummm.... ... okay...?
I assumed this conversation was meant to allude to perhaps an invent involving revan, or maybe that the exile is revan too, and that everyone is revan, like some chrisitan revealtion, or at the very least, more conversations referring to his whereabouts.
I can't really think of any good reason why we would be told in kotor 2 that revan left his allies to go somewhere, left the republic in onasi's care, that onasi is curious as to what the exile knows about revan and that he doesn't want to know of revan is found.
If it doesn't allude to something that happens in this game, and isn't at the end to set up a sequel, then all they're doing is either arbitrarily limting themselves as writers, or creating a chance of continuity issues, and then a bunch of teenagers will argue about it for years on a forum somewhere...
The exile is definitely revan. That's why you don't see revan in kotor 2.
Revan left his allies, and the republic, and subsequently became involved in the mandalorian wars and ****. Then he decided that the force is to blame for him falling once again, so he shuts himself off from it.
If you accuse a jedit of stripping away the force from you, they will deny it, and say it was just because you were such an ass-hat. I disagree. The exile is much to strong to simply accidently lose the force.
That's why revan never makes an apearance, because he's you. That's also why no one ever tells you that you are revan.
The exile was born after revan fell again and cast off the force to punish himself. The result was the sith master visas belonged to, who is not a man, but the force in corporeal form, kreia tells you even that he is no longer a man. That is why visas is drawn/sent to you, and why when visas looks into him, she sees "a thousand ghost ships, I see it in your (the exile) eyes as well" also, if you choose to take his mask, it will make you stronger with the force.
perhaps that is why kreia brought you to malachor; because that is the place revan left his allies for, and became a pure human and a shell of his dark force.
That's why the exile did horrible things, because revan became stronger than he ever was, and fell again, HARD. Then, perhaps his conscious, struggling with the dark side, brought him to malachor where he was able to strip himself of the force into raw material and start again.