Who are the Inquisitors and what is their mission?

star wars it’s a huge universe of stories, characters and places. Thanks to Disney Plus, we got to meet new faces and stories that hadn’t had a place in the feature films of the Skywalker saga. In addition, the doors were opened to versions live action of characters who have had important roles in animated series and even in video games. The next to follow this path will be the inquisitorsWho is it will have a crucial role in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Now, unless you’re a fan of star warsit is very possible that you do not know or have never heard of the Order of Inquisitors. It’s for a reason: his appearance has appeared in works outside of film. Among them the series rebelsGames Galactic Defense and Jedi: Fallen Orderas well as several comics.

Why should you care about them now? Because the first trailer of Obi Wan Kenobi confirmed that They will play an important role throughout the series.. However, Lucasfilm is unlikely to take the time to tell you who they are. Remember that this content will only have 6 episodes, which will not be enough to cover so many topics beyond what happened with the legendary Jedi Master. This is what you need to know about them.

Order 66, the origin of everything

To talk about the Inquisitors, we have to go back to the prequel trilogy. At Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the SithDarth Sidious executed the Command 66with which the Empire intended wipe out all members of the Jedi Order. Leaders, masters and apprentices, no one could be spared from an extermination that spread throughout the galaxy. In the aforementioned feature film, we saw how many Jedi were betrayed and killed by clone troopers, who before Order 66 fought alongside the Republic.

However, it was clear that at least a small percentage of Jedi would survive. In most cases, the most experienced and qualified. Among those who were able to flee are Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano, Grogu, Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, and Cal Kestis. The Empire knew very well that, in order to hunt down the survivors, it was not enough to send in more clone troops; they needed an elite team trained to fulfill the mission.