Who are the Jedi-hunting Inquisitors in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Reva (Moses Ingram) in Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Reva (Moses Ingram) in Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

In the newest Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the galaxy is being lorded over by the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, the emperor who crushed the Republic and the Jedi Order. A majority of the Force-using Jedi are gone…but not all of them. That’s where the Jedi-hunting Inquisitors come in.

The Inquisitors are some of the key antagonists in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+. However, their first appearances were in the animated Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion. They also featured heavily throughout the Rebels television series, the 2017 Darth Vader comic series, and the Jedi: Fallen Order video game.

While the Inquisitors may seem new to some Star Wars fans, this group of Force-sensitive, Sith-serving hunters has a long history going back to the Clone Wars. The future Galactic Emperor offered deals to Jedi who disagreed with the Order’s rules or left the Order altogether. If these Jedi agreed to join him and serve the Dark Side, Sidious said he would save them from Order 66.

But these Inquisitors were not Sith. Per the long-established Rule of Two, there are only ever two Sith lords at one time: one master and one apprentice, aka. Darth Sidious and Darth Vader. Still, these Inquisitors were ruthless, merciless, and bloodthirsty Dark Side servants. They are the polar opposites of the Jedi, stripped of their identities and any emotions beyond anger and hatred.

The Grand Inquisitor, the first to join the ranks, used to be a Jedi Temple guard. The Second Sister used to be a Jedi Padawan named Trilla Suduri. And Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s Reva (Moses Ingram), the Third Sister, is rumored to be one of the Jedi younglings seen in the opening of the first episode.

Depending on where in the timeline you’re looking, there have been as many as a dozen Inquisitors. They were based in a castle called Fortress Inquisitorius on the water moon of Nur. Though neither Jedi nor Sith, they all used variations of red lightsabers and wielded the Dark Side of the Force.

Here’s a little history for each Inquisitor.

The Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
The Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

Grand Inquisitor

A Pau’an male, the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) was formerly a Jedi Knight and guard for the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. The future Inquisitor became disillusioned with and grew contemptuous of the Jedi because of his uneasy relationship with Jedi Archivist Jocasta Nu and his role in the trial of Ahsoka Tano.

Nu, an expert in Jedi history who guarded the library, frequently denied the Pau’an access to the archives. Nu survived Order 66, but the Grand Inquisitor and Darth Vader hunted her down, with the latter killing her.

The future Grand Inquisitor was also one of the guards who escorted Ahsoka from the Jedi Temple during her expulsion from the Order after she was framed by Barriss Offee for bombing the Temple. The Pau’an also escorted Barriss into her trial, hearing her confess to the crime and explain her reasons.

The Grand Inquisitor became a servant of Darth Sidious when the Sith Lord promised him access to the secrets of the Jedi Archives. The Grand Inquisitor (voiced by Jason Isaacs) was killed at the end of Rebels season 1 during a lightsaber duel with Kanan Jarrus.

Find him in Ahsoka, Darth Vader (2017), Rebels, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Second Sister

The Second Sister’s story is the most tragic (so far) of the Inquisitors. She used to be Padawan Trilla Suduri, who hid from the Empire after Order 66 alongside her master Cere Junda. The two Jedi were eventually captured and tortured, with Cere Junda revealing the hideout of her Padawan before she died.

Trilla was tortured and subsequently fell to the Dark Side of the Force, becoming one of the deadliest and most sadistic Inquisitors.

Find her in Darth Vader #19 (2017) and Jedi: Fallen Order (voiced by Elizabeth Grullon).

Reva (Moses Ingram) in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Reva (Moses Ingram) in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

Third Sister

While much is yet to be learned about Reva’s history, it’s clear just how much hatred she holds for the Jedi. It feels deeply personal.

It’s also clear that Reva has had some Jedi training and has continued to hone those skills in the Dark Side. Based on Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s horrific opening scene, Reva was probably one of the Jedi younglings who watched clone troopers massacre Jedi at the Temple.

Reva’s obsession with hunting Obi-Wan hints at some sort of past with him or other Jedi Masters. And while she answers directly to Darth Vader, who promises her the Grand Inquisitor position, it’s clear she wants more and will do anything — and kill anyone — to achieve her goals.

Find her in Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+.

Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister

The Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister often hunted Jedi together during the second season of Rebels. Both were originally Jedi and survived Order 66, turning to the Dark Side to hunt down their own kind.

The Fifth Brother is known for his brute strength and Dark Side powers, while the Seventh Sister is known for her deadly manipulations and agility. They made a formidable pair even as their rivalry for power and station grew.

Both Inquisitors were ultimately killed by former Sith apprentice Maul.

Find the Fifth Brother in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rebels, and Darth Vader (2017). Find the Seventh Sister in Rebels and Darth Vader (2017).

Sixth Brother

The Sixth Brother was introduced in the Ahsoka novel by E.K. Johnston and appeared again in Darth Vader (2017), where he was identified as former Jedi Bil Valen. In the novel, Ahsoka kills the Sixth Brother by using the Force to pull the Kyber crystals from this twin-bladed lightsaber, causing it to explode.

Ahsoka then uses crystals to create her new twin lightsabers after purifying them to turn them from red to white.

Find the Sixth Brother in Star Wars: Ahsoka and Darth Vader (2017).

Eighth Brother and Tenth Brother

We don’t know as much about the Eighth and Tenth Brothers as we do about the other Inquisitors. The Eighth Brother had brief appearances in the Darth Vader comic series and in the second season of Rebels, where he died like the others on Malachor.

The Tenth Brother, however, was a former Jedi Master who vehemently disagreed with the role the Jedi were playing as soldiers in the Clone Wars. The Inquisitor formerly named Prosset Dibs was also put on trial for attempting to kill Master Mace Windu.

Find the Tenth Brother in the Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu and Darth Vader (2017) comics.

Ninth Sister

Like the Second Sister, the Ninth Sister has a tragic past and is an antagonist in Jedi: Fallen Order. Formerly a Jedi named Masana Tide, this Dowutin female was extraordinarily gifted with Force empathy. The Empire exploited that power by torturing her until she fell to the Dark Side.

Find her in Jedi: Fallen Order and Darth Vader (2017).

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