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.
Thus was born the Order of Inquisitors, a group of assassins whose sole objective was hunt down the nearly thirty Jedi who remained alive. It was crucial for the Empire to exterminate them because, at this time, a reorganization of the Jedi Order could put a damper on the ambitions of the Empire.
An important point to mention is that the Empire did not have enough time to train warriors capable of standing up to the Jedi. Preparing for this level could take years, at the very least. For this reason, Palpatine preferred to recruit former Jedi who at some point went to the dark side. Yes, the Inquisitors in the past have followed the path of the Light Side of the Force. – some are even survivors of Order 66. Who better than a “Jedi” to assassinate another?
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Darth Vader, Mentor of the Inquisitors
Shortly after its origin, the Order of Inquisitors became led by Darth Vader himself. He took it upon himself to continue training assassins in a cruel and ruthless manner. The Sith even severed limbs from their bodies with his lightsaber so they would never forget his teachings. It was these practices that eventually eradicated any sign of affection from the Inquisitors – if they still had any.
Although Darth Vader taught them how to assassinate Jedi, he rarely involved himself directly on the battlefield. To guide them into action, they had the Grand Inquisitor, who was once a guard at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. in the trailer for Obi Wan Kenobi is the one you hear about; then we see him holding his emblem lightsaber with rotary mechanism. The interpretation of these characters is the responsibility of the actor Friend Rupert. Here is the list of documented Inquisitors:
- Grand Inquisitor.
- Second Sister (formerly known as Trilla Suduri).
- Third Sister (formerly known as Reva).
- Fifth brother.
- Sixth brother (formerly known as Bil Valen).
- Seventh Sister.
- Eighth brother.
- Ninth Sister (formerly known as Masana Tide).
- Tenth Brother (formerly known as Prosset Dibs).
It is not confirmed, however, that each of them will appear in Obi Wan Kenobi. However, in the advance, the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend), the Third Sister (Moses Ingram), the Fifth Brother (Sung Kang) and another unknown could be seen. Be careful with the case of Third Sister, as she is a completely new character in the canon of star wars. This demonstrates that the series will allow itself to introduce new faces if necessary – as they have already done The Mandalorian and boba fett book—.
Obviously, the Inquisitors had multiple experiences in their attempt to hunt down the Jedi; both successes and failures. It is not known exactly which ones will be adapted into productions. live action beyond Obi Wan Kenobibut there are certainly plenty of stories and characters to explore in the future.