The Exemplar was a title that was given to the "foretold" one who would save the galaxy from a life-or-death scenario. The title originated from Starism, the Zeno-originated religion. In Starism, it predicted that a Child of Zeno -- otherwise known as a Zenolian -- would rise above the rest and enter the lifestate of Postmortality. The Zenolian then would be faced with an evil that has returned to the Milky Way. The Zenolian was referenced as "The Exemplar". The evil that returned was supposedly Marrek -- a corrupted Star Being. If Marrek is the evil, then that means Renald X. Ion would be the Exemplar.