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- "The Inquisitorius. A project of mine, long planned. Slaves to the light side once, now awake. Hunters, one and all."—Darth Sidious
A group of former Jedi trained in the Dark Side who are tasked with hunting down surviving Jedi and apprehending or recruiting Force-sensitive individuals.
- Ace Custom: Their piloting skills and senior position in the military command structure grant them the privilege of flying the rare TIE Advanced x1, though the Second Sister seems to favor an early version of the TIE Interceptor.
- Ambiguous Situation:
- It is currently unknown how many Inquisitors there are, but All There in the Manual has stated that there are as many as twelve.
- In Uprising, the Smuggler can take an optional series of sidequests that will turn them into a Jedi. However, the NPCs mention the presence of "The Inquisitor" nearby and that the Smuggler will have to fight them soon (though with the game's cancellation, this never happens). It's unknown if this is considered canon to the actual story, as the only reason why these sidequests exist is because of Rule of Cool for players.
- Dark Lord of the Sith shows the Inquisitors first introduced in Rebels looking the same as they did a decade and a half ago. Could either be a case of Bizarre Alien Biology since none of them are human, or The Ageless (or they at least age very slowly) through unknown causes.
- Word of God that the Inquisitors had roots as former Jedi, but was vague enough to be interpreted as not applying to all of them. It wasn't clear until Dark Lord of the Sith, where it gets outright confirmed that yes, all of the Inquisitors were former Jedi. It was implied in Rebels and by
- Interestingly, at the time of this writing, we have yet to learn about the Third and Fourth Inquisitors. In Dark Lord of the Sith, they were not present at Vader and the Inquisition's first meeting, yet the Grand Inquisitor and their upper-numbered brethren were. It's been confirmed by Henry Gilroy that there is indeed at least a Second Inquisitor and a Fourth Inquisitor, but the fact remains that we currently don't know their whereabouts. Gilroy would later say that the Inquisitors were supposed to return in Rebels, which suggests that at least the Second and the Fourth Inquisitors might still be alive.
- In an interview regarding "Twilight of the Apprentice", Dave Filoni stated that all of the Inquisitors are now dead. Whether or not he means all of the Inquisitors present at Malachor or the entire organization is unknown.
- An Arm and a Leg: After being introduced to the Inquisitors, Vader removes parts from each of their bodies, such as hands, arms, and eyes, except for the Grand Inquisitor's, in order to teach them loss, just as he had learned it.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Implicitly, rank is tied to ability. After the death of the Grand Inquisitor, the Seventh Sister comments that they've been searching for the Jedi responsible, presumably to take his place by bringing them in.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Their double-ended, rotating lightsabers. The circular hilt is a huge target that more than once is destroyed by the Inquisitor's enemy, and being only the length of a single blade hilt removes the leverage that a standard double-ended saber would allow. They also have a single-blade mode where the circle retracts to a simple finger guard on the hilt; in theory this allows them to switch modes depending on the situation, but once they're in double mode they almost never switch back.
- Body Horror: In Dark Lord of the Sith, Vader makes all of them lose a body part. Ninth Sister lost one of her eyes, for instance.
- Canon Immigrant: The Inquisitiorius originated in Star Wars Legends. Rebels brings them back into the canon.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Confirmed by Jedi: Fallen Order to be a large contributing factor to their FaceHeel Turn. Second Sister and Ninth Sister admit to still being bitter over it.
- Cool Helmet: Each Inquisitor gets their own custom helmet, often with a mask. They appear to be modeled upon Vader's, although in the Inquisitors' cases, they aren't necessary for their survival.
- The Grand Inquisitor has a unique fighter pilot helmet that he wears when piloting his personal TIE Advanced x1. And he has a white helmet as the Sentinel.
- The Second Sister has a helmet bearing a strong resemblance to Darth Vader's.
- The Sixth Brother has a helmet with a blast shield.
- The Seventh Sister's has a retractable mask.
- The Eighth Brother's bears some similarities to both Darth Vader's and Kylo Ren's.
- The Ninth Sister's is a light helmet with three protrusions: one at the top of her head, and the others on the side of her head, at eye level. Additionally, she sports some cool shades.
- The Unidentified Female Inquisitor's has a visor that covers her eyes and nose.
- Averted with the Fifth Brother, who has a hat similar to a montera or kasa; the Tenth Brother, who goes without any headgear at all; and the Unidentified Twi'lek Inquisitor, whose headgear only protects his lekku, the sides of his face, and has a breathing mask.
- Cool Starship: They fly TIE Advanced fighters, similar to Darth Vader.
- Curb Stomp Cushion: While they can get in over their heads when they run into more experienced jedi or sith lords, they manage to give Ahsoka a fight.
- Darth Vader Clone: Justified, as they were trained by, and answer directly to, Vader himself. Also, they all share a lot in common with him. Dressed in black? Check. Red lightsabers? Check. Former jedi? Check. Adepts of the dark side? Check. Having ominous, sinister music play whenever they show up? Check. Being The Dreaded across the empire? Check. Mutilated and Scarred? Check. Serving The Empire? Check. Serving a master dressed in black whos more powerful than them? Check. Said master treats them like crap? Check. Badass masks? Check for some of them, but not all of them. Commanding their own personal army of Red Shirts? Check(They command the inquisitor/purge troopers, just like how Vader commands the 501st legion). Tall and imposing? Check for most of them. Fell to the dark side because they lusted after knowledge and power? Check for the Grand Inquisitor, at least(sure, Vader and the Grand Inquisitor had different reasons for seeking the power of the dark side, but it doesnt change the fact that they both fell to the dark side by being tempted with the same thing, as in the promise of gaining power and knowledge).
- Determinator: Failure is not an option for them. They try extremely persistently to capture the Jedi, and Ezra had to accept that nothing short of killing them is gonna stop them.
- Doomed by Canon: Dave Filoni states that the Inquisitorius organization would be no more by the time of A New Hope, as Tarkin states in that film that Vader is "all that's left of [the Jedi's] religion," which Filoni believes also includes the Dark Side of the Force (the Emperor's status as a Sith Lord is kept a secret to most of the Empire).
- Double Weapon: Inquisitor lightsabers are specially designed so that the user can wield them with a single or double blade.
- Elite Mook: They are sent to kill Jedi who survived Order 66. They're quite a danger to Mid Tier Jedis as Knights or fodder masters, but falter against more experienced duelists like Ahsoka or a renegade Sith like Maul.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Their lightsabers can spin on an axis. This is less impressive than it sounds. While it's great for intimidation of inexperienced Jedi (who form the majority of the galaxy's surviving Jedi as it is), it's not too practical in a battle against a seasoned Jedi. The Grand Inquisitor learns this the hard way when at the end of the first season of Rebels, Kanan overcomes his fear of him and bests him almost the moment he tries the spinning tactic.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: The notoriously xenophobic Empire employs inquisitors of various species. To boot, four (nearly half of the canonical inquisitors revealed) are women.
- Evil Wears Black: Inquisitor armor tends to be rather dark in color.
- FaceHeel Turn:
- According to Dave Filoni, some of these inquisitors were once Jedi themselves, having willingly forsaken the Order and the Light Side in exchange for their lives and servitude to the Empire. As revealed in "Shroud of Darkness", the Grand Inquisitor was one such Jedi.Dave Filoni: I would imagine that coming out of the prequel era — fans might not believe this, but I think its true — that there were some Jedi that were so affected by the Clone War that they would try to barter their life for loyalty to the Dark Side. I dont think its out of the question. I think its perfectly in play, though we havent done that at this point. Mostly because it gets into kind of gray areas and I worry wed have to be very clear about why and who is doing that.
- Dark Lord of the Sith confirms that yes, every Inquisitor we've met thus far was a Jedi who likely turned to the Dark Side of their own free will.Grand Inquisitor: The Inquisitors are formidable fighters. They are former Jedi.Darth Vader: And they fight like it. Defensive. Moving to attack only when there is no other choice. The Jedi taught that a battle could be counted a victory even if both parties survive. This error has infected the Inquisitors' tactics.
- Their mooks, the Purge Troopersnote , were clone troopers from the final production line.
- According to Dave Filoni, some of these inquisitors were once Jedi themselves, having willingly forsaken the Order and the Light Side in exchange for their lives and servitude to the Empire. As revealed in "Shroud of Darkness", the Grand Inquisitor was one such Jedi.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: In Jedi: Fallen Order, the Ninth Sister mentions that Cold-Blooded Torture, isolation, and mutilation were some of the things they had to endure in becoming an Inquisitor.
- Instant Flight: Just Add Spinning!: "Twilight of the Apprentice" shows that they can fly short distances by using their spinning sabers as helicopter rotors. However, Word of God makes clear this is only possible in Dark Side hotspots.
- In-Series Nickname: The Inquisitors are usually referred to as "Red Blades". Maul was even mistaken for an Inquisitor because of this.
- Knight of Cerebus: The only reason the Inquisitorius exists is to hunt down Jedi who survived Order 66. They're trained by Darth Vader himself.Pablo Hidalgo: We all took care to make sure our villains have real presence and our heroes just can't walk all over him. This isn't like cartoons I grew up with in the 80s where youd have the villain lose every week and yet every week we'd have to believe he's some sort of threat. When The Inquisitor shows up, it means something significant and it's a definite challenge for our heroes.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: Thus far, most inquisitors have been referred to only by their titles, or even simply as "The Inquisitor" (which makes sense for the leader, because he's not just an inquisitor, he's the Grand Inquisitor). Sixth Brother, Ninth Sister, and Tenth Brother are the exceptions to this rule in canon thus far, with Ferren Barr having revealed their names in order to turn their clones against them. Fallen Order also gives us the identity of Second Sister, as well as her backstory.
- Loophole Abuse: Their existence is an organized way for the Sith to have Dark Side servants and bypass the Rule of Two, as they're technically not Sith, nor will they be trained to the power level of a Sith.
- Malevolent Masked Men: Most of them wear masks, and they're all definitely pretty bad individuals.
- Mind over Matter: Being former Jedi, all of the Inquisitors are Force-sensitive and are capable of moving objects and people with their minds.
- Mutant Draft Board: Aside from their task of killing fugitive Jedi, the other purpose of the Inquisitorius is to take in young Force users to raise as future Inquisitors (or something else...), and these children are often taken in by force.
- Mysterious Past: We know almost nothing about them other than that Palpatine has been planning it for a while and he somehow got a hold of Force-users that used to be in the light. We can't even assume that it's been around ever since two years into the Clone Wars (as the Grand Inquisitor was still the Sentinel at the time and was present during Ahsoka/Barriss's trial), because who knows where the other Inquisitors came from and when. Fallen Order does give us a full backstory for Second Sister, however.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: The Inquisitors all wear similar black armor in their own styles.
- Noodle Incident: In Ahsoka, the Grand Inquisitor reports to Vader that they've "found another Jedi" after the late Sixth Brother's encounter with Ahsoka. Ahsoka takes place only a year after the fall of the Republic, and the Inquisitors have had very minimal experience with Jedi in this point of the timeline as well. Turns out he may be referring to Jocasta, who they had confronted shortly after the rise of the Empire.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: The Inquisitors are only dangerous for Jedi knights and fodder masters But even their strongest members are no match for guys like Ahsoka, Luke of Episode V, and Maul. This seems to be deliberate on Vader's part, as he doesn't want any serious competition.
- Not Brainwashed: Initially, it was implied that the Inquisitors were at least brainwashed to some extent, but Dark Lord of the Sith would later reveal that most if not all of them are aware they were former Jedi and knowingly left the Order to join the Dark Side. Why they fell in the first place, however, is whole other matter that has yet to be answered at the time of this writing.
- Obviously Evil: As if the fact that they're employed by the Galactic Empire wasn't clue enough, they're trained in the ways of The Dark Side, they wield red lightsabers, they wear black uniforms (although custom-made ones), and they're accompanied by...
- Ominous Latin Chanting: Their Leitmotif is composed of this. Fitting, really.
- Pragmatic Villainy: The Inquisitors are (thus far) the exception to the Empire's Fantastic Racism. The Empire espouses racism against nonhumans. It's noted that Agent Kallus looks upon them with disdain (for other reasons, not because of their species), yet all Inquisitors to this point have been aliens (with the exception of Second Sister). This is likely because they are individuals who possess exceptional skill and are capable of using the Force. They even have the authority to commandeer other Imperial forces, if need be.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: With their black uniforms and red lightsabers, the Inquisitorius makes it obvious to all that they're a less-than-benevolent organization.
- Shrouded in Myth: The Inquisitorius is a highly secretive organization, with few knowing of where they actually came from. Dark Lord of the Sith reveals that at least ten Inquisitors existed the year after the Clone Wars ended, suggesting that — unless Darth Vader trained his Inquisitor students rather quickly — they may have been around for longer than the foundation of the Empire. Some of this could be explained by the fact that the Grand Inquisitor defected from the Jedi Order and joined their ranks around the time of Order 66, and it is implied that others followed suit.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Despite being The Heavy for Rebels as a whole, the Inquisitorius makes few real appearances. The creators stated they did this on purpose so they don't feel like 1980's cartoon villains that fail every week. Instead, they rarely appear, because when they do, it's a major challenge to the heroes: they're arc villains, not enemies of the week. The Grand Inquisitor only appears for a little over half of the first season before biting the dust, but his death drives the plot of the series forward as more Inquisitors are sent after the Ghost crew. In addition, he inadvertently helps Ezra tap into the Dark Side and makes Kanan completely accept his role as Ezra's master.
- Spin to Deflect Stuff: While their lightsabers are spinning, it serves as an effective blaster bolt shield.
- Standard Evil Organization Squad: They're an organization with a dedicated purpose, (semi) similar uniforms, and a standardized hierarchy.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Completely justified, as their lightsabers are spinning discs and they have the Force to control it.
- Villains Out Shopping: At one point in the Darth Vader comic, they're all seen brooding around in the break room while two of them do a drinking game for every Jedi they've killed.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After the events on Malachor, Vader and the Inquisitors mysteriously stop chasing after Kanan and Ezra. Apparently, the Inquisitorius is still active according to Word of God (at least in the form of a Second and Fourth, who will become future adversaries), and early on in Season 3, Kanan and Ezra imply that they haven't seen any Inquisitors go after them since then. If the novel Thrawn is of any indication, the Emperor let Thrawn take over the rebel problem, relieving Vader and by extension, the Inquisitorius.
- The reference book The Secrets of the Jedi reveals that once the Jedi were officially considered extinct, the Inquisitors disappeared into darkness as well. Implied, Sidious probably killed them when he saw that they were no longer of use and for not having opponents to challenge their authority
- Would Hurt a Child: As far as the Inquisitorius is concerned, age is no object: as long as you're a target or in the way, your life is expendable.
- In their first battle, the Grand Inquisitor makes it clear he intends to kill Ezra if the boy doesn't submit."I do so admire your persistence. Ready to die?"
- The Seventh Sister hunts Ezra and Sabine in her debut appearance, then tortures Ezra and threatens to mutilate him if he doesn't give her information about Ahsoka Tano. Later, she relishes the thought of slowly torturing both Ezra and Sabine to death.
- When Ezra and Sabine accidentally run into the Fifth Brother, he simply ignites his lightsaber and gives them a Slasher Smile. He also indicates a willingness to slit Sabine's throat with his lightsaber unless Ezra fakes a distress call to lure in Kanan and Ashoka.
- The Eighth Brother was definitely going to cut Ezra's fingers off to take the holocron, child or not.
- The Unidentified Female Inquisitor held Eeth Koth's child by the head, and while not as actively malicious as the previous examples, that could hurt the baby.
- In their first battle, the Grand Inquisitor makes it clear he intends to kill Ezra if the boy doesn't submit.
- You Are Number 6: With the exception of the Grand Inquisitor, they're referred to by number. "The Future of the Force" indicates it's a ranking system, as the Fifth Brother emphasizes "Seventh" when he insists on leading the search, to the Seventh Sister's annoyance. Supported by implications in "Twilight of the Apprentice", when Seventh and Fifth decide to let Eighth confront the Jedi so to serve as bait. Seventh discusses this right after he leaves and both smirk, suggesting that they look down on him for being lower-ranked.
Grand Inquisitor (The Sentinel)
A former guardian of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, the man who would become the Grand Inquisitor questioned his faith in the Jedi Order upon learning of Barriss Offee's justifications for bombing the sanctuary of the Jedi Order. He eventually fell to the Dark Side and willingly joined the Empire to advance their cause. He held the rank of Grand Inquisitor, making him the highest-ranked of the Inquisitors at the time.
The Grand Inquisitor would directly serve under Darth Vader himself on several occasions, but was also tasked with disciplining the others beneath him — who, like himself, were disaffected Jedi who disavowed their previous ideology. In the years leading up to the Galactic Civil War, this Inquisitor was directly tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down any remaining Jedi after Order 66, which would make him put him in conflict a Rebel Cell formed by a Jedi named Kanan Jarrus and his own Padawan.
- And I Must Scream: Issue #6 of the 2020 run of the main comics reveals what he meant by "some things are more frightening than death": As punishment for his failure in Rebels, Vader used a Sith technique to bind his ghost to the Jedi Temple on Tempes to fight any Jedi stragglers trying to find answers there. Vader won't let him free until he redeems himself for his failure, and this being Vader (not to mention that the issue has Luke overcome him), it isn't happening any time soon. The Grand Inquisitor laments that he'll never be free of his punishment.
- Arc Villain: Of Season 1 of Rebels, though technically he's The Dragon to both Darth Vader and Moff Tarkin, but hes the one who directly causes trouble to the crew of the Ghost.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He is able to surmise quite a bit of information about his opponent by simply fighting them, such as how he knew Kanan specialized in Form III of Soresu. It helps that he analyzes any available information about his opponents before any skirmish.
- Badass Boast: The above quote, which is said to Ezra. In fact, most of his dialogue towards his opponents is some form of this.
- Bald of Evil: He can't really help it, since Pau'ans can't grow hair.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: According to Palpatine, he fell because as the Sentinel, he was upset that someone of his skill still wasn't allowed access to the greater Jedi Archives, and he always wanted to do so because he wants to learn more. As an Inquisitor, no one is stopping him from learning more (except for Palpatine), but at the cost of getting badly reprimanded if he fails his new masters.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: In "Fire Across the Galaxy", he commits suicide rather than incur Vader's wrath.
- Made even worse in the main comics, where it turns out his death was pointless: Vader turned him into a ghost, indefinitely bound to a trap for Jedi at the Tempes Jedi Temple as punishment for his failure until whenever Vader decides it's been enough.
- Black Eyes of Evil: His sclera are jet black, all but marking him as an antagonist.
- Boring, but Practical: He uses the Inquisitorius's gimmicky rotating lightsaber as just that, a gimmick to be used occasionally to get an advantage in certain situations. Normally, he relies on more standard swordplay to overcome his enemies.
- Co-Dragons: With Alexsandr Kallus and Minister Tua to Tarkin.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: He comes close to torturing Kanan to death with Kallus's help while under Tarkin's supervision.
- Combat Pragmatist: He's a skilled swordsman, but if it serves his purposes he's not beyond just Force-throwing his opponents.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He was able to maintain the upper hand in his fight with Kanan without taking his opponent too seriously, although both Kanan and Ezra were able to escape.
- Dark Is Evil: In contrast to Tion Medon, a Pau'an that was a heroic figure in spite of his creepy appearance, the Inquisitor is every bit as evil as he looks.
- Disc-One Final Boss: He's the most powerful threat to the crew of the Ghost in the first season, but he is ultimately killed off as the rebels face larger threats — including Wilhuff Tarkin and Darth Vader.
- Disney Villain Death: He drops himself into a burning reactor. The shot is angled from below, making sure his landing is off-camera.
- The Dragon: He's essentially Darth Vader's attack dog, but in the Outer Rim, he answers to Tarkin. He gets the most respect from Tarkin during the final arc of the first season and serves as his most direct enforcer.
- The Dreaded: Made very clear by Ezra's visions of him constantly attacking him and killing Kanan in "Path of the Jedi". He's also this to Kanan until the season finale, and once Kanan overcomes his fear, he's submitted to a Curbstomp Battle.
- Driven to Suicide: See Better to Die than Be Killed.
- Dual Wielding: He disarms Kanan at one point and wields his lightsaber along with his own.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Word of God was that he appeared in The Clone Wars masked as a Jedi Temple Guard, and was one of the guards who apprehended Barriss Offee and took her to Ahsoka's trial.
- Elite Mooks: He has special forces units under his command, including his own squadron of TIE pilots with their own unique uniforms and noticeably improved combat performance over standard TIE pilots. There's the other Inquisitors as well.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- He's pretty confused and angry when Palpatine gets him and Vader to meet by almost killing each other (or rather, almost killing the Grand Inquisitor) without explaining who the other is until Vader is about to finish off the Grand Inquisitor.
- He protests against Vader chopping off the arms of the other Inquisitors, because he sees no point to it.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Promotional materials, and the official Star Wars Databank, simply refer to him as "the Inquisitor", even though his position is one that several others have. This is because he's the Grand Inquisitor.
- Evil Brit: He is one of the few alien characters in Star Wars to have a British accent; undoubtedly because he's a relatively high ranking member of the Empire. Also, he's Obviously Evil, and voiced by Jason Isaacs.
- Evil Costume Switch: As the Sentinel, he wore white, pale grey, and gold armor, as opposed to the black and dark gray he wore as the Grand Inquisitor. His red facial tattoos were also an addition that followed his fall to the Dark Side.
- Evil Genius: He is highly intelligent and well-versed in information about his opponents, which he is able to utilize in an extremely effective manner.
- Exact Words: Possibly. He tells Kanan that he knows about Depa Billaba's fighting style because "the Temple archives were quite complete." He doesn't actually say he learned it from those archives, however, and The Reveal that he used to be a Temple Guard means that he could have known Billaba personally.
- Expy: His Awesomeness by Analysis trait often earns him comparisons with Grand Admiral Thrawn, except as a Sith acolyte. This is notable in that he isn't the only expy of Thrawn in Rebels, as Agent Kallus also shares traits with the Grand Admiral. Thrawn himself would later debut in the third season of Rebels.
- Face Death with Dignity: When he is defeated, he accepts his death calmly and falls to his demise.
- Facial Markings: He has red tattoos on his face. As the Sentinel, he only has the red marks on his cheeks, like other Pau'ans.
- Fallen Hero: As revealed by "Shroud of Darkness", he was a former Jedi Knight, and a Jedi Temple Guard.
- Fate Worse than Death: Well aware of this trope, and it's why he commits suicide rather than report back to Tarkin and Vader after being defeated by Kanan and causing the destruction of the former's Star Destroyer. In a cruel bit of irony, even death wouldn't prevent Vader from simply bounding the Inquisitor's spirit to a Jedi Temple on Tempes until Vader decides to let him go.
- Faux Affably Evil: Is rather polite when dueling with Kanan and Ezra, though it's far from cordial.Inquisitor: I do so admire your persistence. Ready to die?
- The Heavy: He's not the Big Bad, but still the biggest and most frequent threat to the heroes in Season 1.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He goads Ezra into tapping into the Dark Side, which Ezra then uses to help himself and Kanan escape.
- I Hate Past Me: While he doesn't seem to remember everything, Wistful Amnesia kicks in when he sees a Jedi Temple Guard uniform, and he bitterly says that he remembers "lies".
- Ink-Suit Actor: He looks a bit like his voice actor, Jason Isaacs.
- Interrogation By Torture: Inflicts this on Kanan in the last two episodes of Season 1.
- Jedi Mind Trick: He has a forceful version that causes considerable pain while extracting information, which he attempted to use on Kanan. Kanan let slip a few vague details, but his will held when the Inquisitor tried to dig for specifics.
- Join or Die: He's assigned to either corrupt any young Force sensitives he can find or kill them if he can't.
- Just Toying with Them: He probably could have cut Kanan's head off if he really wanted to in his first duel with him, but he wanted him alive.
- Lean and Mean: As a Pau'an, he's one of the tallest characters in Rebels. Zeb Orrelios is only taller than him by a tenth of a meter. Darth Vader is only taller than him by an inch.
- Looks Like Orlok: Bald, bone white skin, with bad yellowish teeth. His Sith eyes certainly help.
- Man on Fire: His spirit after death is perpetually on fire as a hangover of how he died.
- Master Swordsman: Very knowledgeable regarding lightsaber-wielding, and initially effectively unbeatable in this regard.
- Meaningful Name: His flagship is the Star Destroyer Relentless, and relentless is what the Inquisitor is.
- Memento MacGuffin: Defied. When he sees a Jedi Temple Guard uniform on display, he is reminded of something from his past, but he walks away and bitterly says that he only remembers "lies", so he's not too entirely keen on looking back at his life.
- Mook Lieutenant: He holds the position of Grand Inquisitor, making him the highest-ranked of the Inquisitors, which would mean he was the boss of the other inquisitors shown. After his death, there's a kind of power vacuum where the other Inquisitors try to usurp his title.
- Monochromatic Eyes: As the Sentinel, his eyes are pale grey.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Makes it very clear to Kanan that he has no idea what he has unleashed by triumphing over him and the Empire.
- Mysterious Past: We don't even know his name, much less how he came to be in service of Vader. "Shroud of Darkness" clears up a bit of his story, but not much: he was once a Jedi Knight and a temple guardsman, although his fall to the dark side and rise to the position of Grand Inquisitor remain a mystery. Word of God says that his disillusionment can be traced back to him witnessing the proceedings of Ahsoka Tano's trial. In the comics, he cites the Jedi's "lies" as why he defected.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His backstory of falling because the Jedi refused to let him access the archives in full. As usual, the Order's tendency to suppress everything that might even remotely lead to the Dark Side comes back to bite them in the ass.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He essentially causes this in "Fire Across the Galaxy" by seemingly killing Ezra, then gloating about it to Kanan's face.Kanan: That was a mistake.
Inquisitor: Why? Because you have no one left to die for you?
[Kanan, using the Force, summons his lightsaber to his hand and ignites both of his weapons]
Kanan: No... because I have nothing left to fear!
- No Name Given: His real name is never mentioned — and as a vision that Kanan faces, he is only known as "The Sentinel".
- Not So Different: He was arrogant enough to believe he should have the authority to read from the greater Jedi Archives, similar to Madame Jocasta, who takes pride in the information she finds and preserves in the Archives. Ironically, he hates Jocasta for restricting him from doing so.
- Obviously Evil: While not all Pau'ans are bad, they tend to be unnerving in appearance. The Inquisitor, however, is every bit as evil as he looks. We find out he was turned, and that he used to be a noble Pau'an Jedi.
- Off with His Head!: On Tarkin's orders, he beheads Aresko and Grint for their failures.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: "The Grand Inquisitor" is all we have.
- Pride: According to Palpatine, as a Sentinel, he believed he had enough skill to be merited entry into the greater Jedi Archives, which contributed to his fall to the Dark side.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: The Inquisitor has gray skin with red Facial Markings, wears black armor, and wields a double-bladed red lightsaber.
- Royal Rapier: When using only one blade, his sword looks like this and his fighting style resembles fencing (as it is Makashi, like Count Dooku).
- Scary Teeth: As a Pau'an, he has a bunch of needle-sharp teeth. Justified in-universe as Pau'ans mostly being carnivorous.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: He has a very smooth, calm voice.
- Starter Villain: He was a credible threat in the beginning, but mostly because of his resources. He's nowhere near as dangerous as Darth Vader, who had similiar resources but also the skills and frightening intelligence that the Grand Inquisitor lacked.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: Symbolic of his allegiance to the Dark Side of the Force, he has yellow irises. They used to be grey.
- Worthy Opponent: At the end of the season, he relishes that by this point, Kanan and Ezra will be a fight worthy of his time. However, when Kanan faces him alone with dual lightsabers (and a pistol), the Inquisitor's slow smirk says it all about how he regards Kanan as this trope. Before their final clash, the Inquisitor gives Kanan the Makashi salute (much in the same vein as Count Dooku), a formal challenge of skill. Kanan returns it.Inquisitor: At last, a fight that might be worthy of my time!
- Wrecked Weapon: Kanan splits his lightsaber in half. Turns out Vader did it a decade and a half ago too.
Second Sister (Trilla Suduri)
A former Jedi, now a vengeful and deceptive Inquisitor, embittered by the failures of the Jedi Order that she had trusted. She is sent to apprehend Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis after his survival is discovered.
- Ace Custom: Flies a TIE Interceptor prototype instead of the TIE Advanced x1 favored by her mentors.
- Alliterative Name: Second Sister.
- ...And That Little Girl Was Me: In the Imperial facility, she taunts Cal for trusting Cere, since she was such a failure that she got her naive Padawan killed. She then promptly reveals that she was in fact said Padawan.Second Sister: She was weak. Cracked in an Imperial torture chair and surrendered the location of her naïve Padawan. They would never have found me if it wasn't for her. She betrayed me!
- Arc Villain: For Jedi: Fallen Order. Her arrival on Bracca forces Cal to reveal himself, which kicks off his adventure against the Empire. She remains the most persistent antagonist throughout the game, and her actions drive the main plot, but she is still reporting to the Grand Inquisitor and Darth Vader.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: She was a Jedi tortured into Imperial servitude.
- The Blank: The faceplate of her helmet is nearly featureless.
- Blunt "Yes": This exchange with Prauf.Prauf: I think it's time someone came forward. I've been working on this heap for a long time; way before the war. We refit and rebuilt ships. Best in the galaxy. Then came the Empire, and engineers became scrappers. The workers? They just started getting worked. But we all know the truth, we're just too afraid to say it: To the Empire, we're all just expendable.Second Sister: Yes, you are.
- Break the Cutie: She used to be a good person until Order 66. The Cold-Blooded Torture that she had to endure as a result of her master giving up the hiding place of her and a group of Jedi younglings turned her into the killing machine she is today.Cal: You are a monster!
Second Sister: I am what Cere made me.
- Contralto of Danger: Like Vader, she has a voice changer that deepens her voice. It also distorts it, similar to Kylo Ren but even moreso.
- Cool Helmet: Her entire helmet is angular but also sleek and polished. Sadly, she does not wear it long after The Reveal.
- Creepy Monotone: Due to being The Stoic, but the voice distortion compounds it.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: When unmasked, her eyes are creepily sunken.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her master, Cere, hid her and the younglings they were with while she went off to distract the clone troopers during Order 66. She was supposed to come back... except she was caught, and under torture, she broke and gave away the location of their hiding spot. Trilla was caught and tortured until she fell to the Dark Side and became an Inquisitor. While the fate of the younglings is never stated, although she knows she failed to protect them.
- Darth Vader Clone: She wears a black outfit complete with mask, she was once the Padawan of the protagonist's mentor, and she dies shortly after redeeming herself.
- Deadpan Snarker: She always has a dry remark to make right before she attempts to kill someone.Cal: I had a bad feeling I'd see you here.
Second Sister: Oh? How eerily prescient of you. I thought your greatest virtue was your dogged persistence as you stumble from one debacle to the next.
- Despair Event Horizon: She fell not only because she was tortured, but because it wouldn't have happened if Cere didn't give up the hiding place of her and the younglings, and it's implied that the younglings were killed, meaning she isn't just fallen to the Dark Side in general, but out of Rage Against the Mentor in particular.
- Distaff Counterpart:
- She's pretty much a female Darth Vader. Dark, shadowy presence, Serial Killer of Jedi, artificially deep voice, former Jedi who's turned to the Dark Side and fights their old master.
- She also bears a number of similarities with Kylo Ren for many of the same reasons listed above. In particular, her turn to the Dark Side was driven by the belief that her former master had betrayed her, similar to how Kylo came to turn on Luke. Though in her case she was actually betrayed by her master, unlike Kylo who assumed Luke betrayed him and didnt let him explain himself.
- Dramatic Unmask: When she reveals herself to be Trilla. Notably, she never puts her helmet back on after The Reveal.
- Early-Bird Cameo:
- She has an unnamed cameo in one panel of Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith.
- She is mentioned in The Dark Side, which is currently only available in Spanish.
- Et Tu, Brute?: She's bitter over being given up by her master to the Empire.
- Evil Brit: Like many Imperials, she has an English accent.
- Eviler Than Thou: Ultimately for all her dark deeds and skill in combat, the Second Sister is a mere pawn of the Sith. Trilla is utterly terrified of Vader, the galaxy's most infamous Jedi hunter, and is casually slain by him when she fails to defeat Cal.
- Face Death with Dignity: After losing against Cal for the final time and seeing Vader come up behind her to punish her for failure, she calmly accepts her fate after telling Cal and Cere to avenge victims like her.
- Forgiveness: After Cal defeats her on Fortress, Cere apologizes to her for failing her. Trilla just responds that she held so much hate for her, but Vader's arrival doesn't give her much time to properly accept or reject Cere's apology, though her last words as she accepts her death are telling Cal to avenge her, putting aside any animosity she had for him and possibly Cere.
- Freudian Excuse: One of the many victims of Order 66.
- Genius Bruiser: An expert lightsaber duelist with a preternatural ability to predict the behavior of her prey.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: While not outright shown, it is quite strongly implied Darth Vader's killing blow against her resulted in this, given the nature of lightsabers.
- Hartman Hips: She has a small waist with hips that are as wide as her shoulders.
- The Heavy: Of Jedi: Fallen Order. While she is the main threat faced, it is abundantly clear to everyone involved that she is just the face of the larger threat of the Empire itself.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: After her defeat, she seems to seriously consider Cere's offer for redemption, only for her to be cut down by Darth Vader.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Taunts Cal by telling him that he can't protect the Force-sensitive kids listed on Cordova's holocron because she couldn't protect the younglings she was with during Order 66.
- Leitmotif: Many of her scenes are accompanied with a sinister, high-pitched violin.
- Ma'am Shock: It seems not even Dark Jedi are immune to this, though the Second Sister was more annoyed with not being addressed by her proper rank.Commander Atty: The planet has been pacified, but for some reason, there's one last pocket of resistance in this region. Nothing we can't handle, ma'am.
Second Sister: [Force-chokes him] You will refer to me as Inquisitor. And if you could handle it, Commander, I would not be here.
- Meaningful Name: "Trilla" means fall in Swedish.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: She is a mere Inquisitor and doesn't even seem strong enough to compete for the title of Grand Inquisitor, but since the enemies she faces are Cal Kestis (a talented but inexperienced Jedi) and Cere Junda ( a Jedi Knight), she poses a great threat to both of them..
- Oh, Crap!: She nearly has a nervous breakdown upon hearing Darth Vader's breathing as she knows exactly what it means. She composes herself enough to die with some dignity, however.
- Please Don't Leave Me: During Order 66, when Cere goes off to distract the clones while Trilla and the younglings remain hidden, she cries out to her master not to leave them.
- The Quiet One:
- Compared to the rest of the Inquisitors, she doesn't seem to bother with the pleasantries and goes straight to trying to pursue and apprehend her targets. In her cameo appearance in Dark Lord of the Sith, she doesn't even say anything and leaves a room full of relaxing Inquisitors.
- Subverted once she reveals her true identity, as she becomes surprisingly chatty in subsequent encounters with Cal, even going so far as to slice Cal's communication one mission just so she can gloat over the radio.
- Rage Against the Mentor: The vast majority of her rage is geared directly at Cere Junda for her actions leading to Trilla's capture and torture in the first place.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Her suit is very Vader-esque, but made unique with a red visor and red cape trimmings.
- Redemption Rejection: Possibly. She definitely looks conflicted when Care apologizes and tries to appeal to her, but her last words to Cere are "I've carried so much hate for you" before Vader kills her.
- Relative Button: She invokes the spirit of this by mocking Cal's late master, Jaro Tapal, and playing on Cal's insecurities that his master would disapprove of his actions.Second Sister: What would Jaro Tapal say?Cal Kestis: [furious] You have no right to mention his name!Second Sister: I wonder, what would he think if he could see his Padawan now? Skulking in the shadows with a betrayer, granting her access to a legion of impressionable students...Cal Kestis: No, I won't let anyone touch them.Second Sister: I thought the same thing once.
- Sinister Schnoz: Has a hooked nose similar to Kylo Ren.
- The Smart Guy: She is described as such by Word of God.
- Smug Snake: When fighting Cal, she condescendingly and casually critiques his fighting technique.Second Sister: I recognize that stance. Perhaps you've had some training after all. Who was your master, Padawan? Someone I killed, perhaps? What Jedi gave their life so that you might live?
- The Starscream: Subtle and easy to miss, but it's implied that she hopes finding Cordova's holocron will curry enough favor with the Emperor that she can displace the Grand Inquisitor and Darth Vader as leader of the Inquisitorious.
- The Stoic: Never raises her voice. Until her Villainous Breakdown.
- Super-Persistent Predator: While pursuing Cal, she jumps onto his ship in mid-flight and attempts to bring it down with her Force powers.
- They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: Insists on by addressed by her proper rank, not sir, and definitely not ma'am.
- Token Human: As Trilla, she's the only known human Inquisitor shown so far.
- Villainous Breakdown: In Jedi: Fallen Order, she loses her composure when she is faced with Cere Junda, her former master, without her own helmet on after losing a duel against Cal.
- Villainous BSoD: Seems on the verge of finally breaking through her conditioning when talking with Cere in Fortress Inquisitorius... but Vader makes sure she can't act on it.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She's a ruthless Inquisitor, but it's hard not to feel bad for her considering that she was horrifically tortured by the Empire and sold out by her own master.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: After Cere apologizes to her for leaving her no other choice but to become an Inquisitor, she's given the opportunity to return to the Light Side. Her ability to choose her destiny is promptly stolen away by Vader.
- You Have Failed Me: Darth Vader executes her personally after she is defeated by Cal at Fortress Inquisitorius.
An Inquisitor of unknown species. After the Siege of Lothal, Vader charged him and the Seventh Sister to hunt down the crew of the Ghost.
- Aliens of London: The casting call for the Fifth Brother specifically called for someone who could do a Spanish or European accent, so this choice might mean that his species has Spanish/European influence.
- Always a Bigger Fish: He's killed by Maul.
- Ambition Is Evil: He wants to be Grand Inquisitor. Not as obvious as the Seventh's, but it's there.
- Animal Eyes: It's a Freeze-Frame Bonus, but his eyes have nictitating membranes. Unlike normal membranes, he has two instead of one.
- Blind Weaponmaster: Implied in the show, and confirmed by Word of God.
- Blood Knight: He tries to kill Ezra without even bothering to interrogate him.
- Brains and Brawn: The Brawn to the Seventh Sister's Brains. He's willing to kill Ezra right off the bat and has to be told why he's of more use alive.
- The Brute: He's the biggest of the three Inquisitors introduced up until that point, and he generally prefers use of brute force over tactical thinking. The Seventh Sister mocks him for his lack of foresight. Physically, he can overpower Zeb.
- Co-Dragons: With Kallus and the Seventh Sister to Darth Vader in season 2.
- Continuity Nod: His design looks like it takes inspiration from the Cam Kennedy comics, with the hulking shape, sharp teeth, overall facial structure, sharp angles throughout, and color scheme resembling his signature style.
- Cutting the Knot:
- Favors the simple, direct approach. While effective, this clashes with the Seventh Sister. His straightforward moves are often sabotaged by her overcomplicated plots, while his bluntness and hammering often ruins her machinations. Knowing them, this is probably at least partially intentional.
- In the Dark Lord of the Sith, he's not happy with a fellow Inquisitor taking extra time to mess with the enemy as opposed to just completing the mission right then and there. It's implied that he ended up twisting this story in his report to Vader to get her in trouble.
- Dumb Muscle: He's huge and powerful, but not the brightest Inquisitor there is.
- Evil Duo: With the Seventh Sister.
- Flat Character: The Brute of the Inquisitors who was once a Jedi and is apparently blind, but that's all you'll get out of him.
- Force and Finesse: The Force to the Seventh Sister's Finesse. He uses his lightsaber far less than her, and those times he does use it are for straightforward attacks. He prefers to use the Force to send his opponents flying.
- Foreshadowing: He is blind and presumably uses the Force to see. Kanan ends up like this shortly after he dies.
- Grenade Hot Potato: He uses the Force to disarm Sabine's grenades, then throws them back at Zeb and Sabine, rearming them when they get close.
- Handicapped Badass: He appears to have some sort of cataracts, rendering him physically blind, but he can use the Force to sense others.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He is significantly taller and wider than the Seventh Sister. He is perhaps the tallest humanoid adult character in Rebels while she is the shortest.
- Informed Ability: He's the highest ranking Inquisitor introduced after Season One, implying him to be the most powerful. While he has a lot of brute strength, he's ultimately much less competent than the lower-ranking Seventh Sister, and fares extremely poorly against Ahsoka while his companion put up a small fight.
- Jerkass: Downplayed. Unlike the other Inquisitors, he doesn't bother with maintaining the illusion of being polite, instead opting to be blunt about whatever situation he's in. That being said, he doesn't go out of his way to be repulsive, either.
- Large and in Charge: He is one of the highest ranking Imperials on the show and he is freaking huge, being almost as tall as Zeb. Admiral Konstantine, who is of at least average height, looks like he is good half meter shorter than him. To put that in perspective, Darth Vader is only taller than the Grand Inquisitor by three centimeters and the Grand Inquisitor was a full two meters in height.
- Monochromatic Eyes: Unlike most Darksiders, his eyes are a solid pale color. Word of God is that he is blind, so they might be cataracts.
- Nice Hat: A conical one reminiscent of Embo.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
- In "Relics of the Old Republic", Kallus and Konstantine had the Rebels in their grasp, until he ordered Konstantine's Star Destroyer to rendezvous with his shuttle for no apparent reason, leaving Kallus without air support, allowing the Rebels to defeat him and escape. This is particularly silly because his shuttle has a hyperdrive, so he could have gone to them with no trouble.
- In a stunning case of Bond Villain Stupidity in the next episode, "Always Two There Are", he refuses help from Kallus and Konstantine, going on his own without the backup of the Star Destroyer. Then, when he manages to disable both Sabine and Zeb, he takes Sabine as a hostage but leaves Zeb to two of the Seventh Sister's droids, which results in Zeb escaping and saving Ezra and Sabine.
- Oh, Crap!:
- He briefly shows fear when he recognizes the Sentinel that is to say, the Force vision of the Grand Inquisitor back when he was a Jedi at Lothal's Jedi Temple.
- He and Eighth were doing pretty well against Kanan and Ahsoka in "Twilight of the Apprentice", up until Maul shows up and practically corners him. And then he dies.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Unlike the Seventh Sister or one of the female Inquisitors, he has little patience for them toying around with their victims and would rather get it over with it. He has a point, since it wastes time and gives their targets an opportunity to flee. On the other hand, he lacks subtlety, which makes things more difficult when they need to be planned ahead and performed more discretely.
- Pride: His key flaw as a soldier is that he overestimates his own abilities, refusing help from others even when it would benefit him.
- Scary Teeth: His teeth look rather shark-like and when he smiles, the effect is unsettling.
- Sensor Character: He was able to sense Ezra's presence on an abandoned space station some distance away from Kallus's Star Destroyer. Later on, when he was hunting Sabine, he was able to sense her and Zeb hiding behind some crates.
- Slasher Smile: He silently introduces himself to Sabine and Ezra with one as he ignites his lightsaber.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He called Konstantine's Star Destroyer away from an active mission just to tell him that he would deal with the Ghost crew on his own. He easily could have used lightspeed to reach the Star Destroyer itself, but he had them go to his presence just for the purposes of making an impression.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He has a low opinion of Kallus and Konstantine. The feeling is mutual.
- Villain Ball: Calling an active Star Destroyer away from a manhunt just so he could make an impression with his own arrival was an unbelievably stupid military strategy that cost the Empire three AT-ATs and the opportunity to apprehend or kill several wanted rebels. Then again, he may have done this deliberately as he wanted the credit for capturing the Rebels instead of Kallus.
- We ARE Struggling Together:
- He and the Seventh Sister are not just hunting rebel Force users. They are also competing against one another for a promotion. One suspects that part of the reason he tries to kill Ezra after the Seventh Sister had captured him is so that she wouldn't get the credit.
- It's implied that he told Vader that one of the Inquisitors let their target go (to screw with them before apprehending them) to get that Inquisitor in trouble. This results in that Inquisitor and another Inquisitor dying.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets little characterization during his tenure on the show besides The Brute.
- The Worf Effect: When he goes up against Ahsoka along with the Seventh Sister in "The Future of the Force", Ahsoka is able to send him flying twice with almost no effort.
- Wrecked Weapon: Ahsoka slices his lightsaber out of his hand seconds before Maul kills him.
Sixth Brother (Bil Valen)
An Inquisitor of an unknown species who fought Ahsoka Tano a year after the rise of the Empire.
- The Brute: Described as such. He is said to swing wildly and is relying more on his strength than skill, so Ahsoka uses her Waif-Fu skills to its best use.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: While fleeing from their Inquisitor Troopers after Master Barr uses Order 66 on them, Sixth Brother slices off Ninth Sister's leg so that she can't run and leaves her for dead at the mercy of their troops.
- Color Motif: He has grey skin and his uniform is mostly grey. The protagonists, who don't know what his title is, call him "the grey creature".
- Cool Helmet: Has a black helmet with a blast shield, somewhat similar to the Eighth Brother's and the Grand Inquisitor's.
- Depending on the Artist: The comics can't quite decide how grey his skin is supposed to be, alternating between a flat grey and a muted green-grey, sometimes even going for flat-out green.
- Due to the Dead: When he dies, it occurs to Ahsoka that he may not be completely at fault in serving the dark side. She covers his face as an act of compassion.
- Early-Bird Cameo: The solicitation for Issue #7 cover (the issue after his debut) showed his arm and lightsaber while the rest of his body is conveniently offscreen.
- Expy: He looks similar to the Fifth Brother, having grey skin and being The Brute, as well as being of an unknown species. Mostly because of the Mythology Gag behind their designs.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He is described as having some kind of ritual scarring on his face.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Ahsoka messes up the structure of his lightsaber hilt when she reaches out for his kyber crystals, exploding his lightsaber in front of his face.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Described as having such.
- Irony: His helmet has a blast shield, which would've protected his face from nearby explosions. It would've been useful if he had kept it on when he fought Ahsoka.
- Mythology Gag: Like the Fifth Brother, he is based off of concept art of a Knight of Ren for The Force Awakens.
- Pet the Dog: He makes a mental note of giving an Imperial officer a commendation in hopes of bettering the communicative relations between Imperials and Inquisitorius. He also factors in making the job easier for his Inquisitorius brothers and sisters.
- The Stoic: Implied. The first thing we see him doing is meditating while the other Inquisitors spar, and is seen calmly standing when meeting with the Grand Inquisitor, the Emperor, and Darth Vader (in contrast to the Seventh's impatient stature, Ninth's alertness, Fifth's apathy, and Eighth's eagerness).
- Terse Talker: He's not much of a talker, only speaking if he needs a report from an officer or such.
- Underestimating Badassery: He feels he has nothing to fear from Ahsoka because she is just a Jedi Padawan. Fans of The Clone Wars will know that Ahsoka is far more than a Padawan, in fact before leaving the order she was offered a promotion to full Jedi Knight.
- Walking Spoiler: His numerical rank reveals that there must at least be six Inquisitors already within a year of the Empire's establishment.
- Would Hurt a Child: His first scene has him on Thabeska investigating a report of a Force-sensitive child, having difficulty finding them due to the sheer number of Fardi cousins, and he muses about organizing an "accident" to kill all of them, which he doesn't do solely due to his orders being retrieval.Sadly, he didn't kill children. He only retrieved them for his masters.
- Wrecked Weapon: His lightsaber is destroyed when Ahsoka uses the Force to pull on the kyber crystals inside, causing it to explode.
An Inquisitor, the Seventh Sister utilizes ID9 seeker droids to hunt her prey and gain an advantage in battle. Ambitious for the rank of Grand Inquisitor, she joined the hunt alongside the Fifth Brother for the rebel Jedi without the spoken word of her master, Darth Vader.
- Alliterative Name: Seventh Sister.
- Always a Bigger Fish: She is killed by Maul.
- Ambition Is Evil: The reason for her Big Bad Wannabe behavior is because she wants to be Grand Inquisitor, now that there's a power vacuum.
- Big Bad Wannabe: At first, she seems to be building up as this, being the Inquisitor more focused on than the Fifth or the Eighth and is shown with more skill and brains than either, but this is ultimately for naught because Maul and Vader, the true Big Bads, get the spotlight after the former kills her.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Much like her predecessor her sclera are jet black during Rebels, all but marking her as an antagonist. However, during both of her appearances in Dark Lord of the Sith, her sclera are white, indicating that either an unspecified event caused the change suddenly, or that she really just got that much more evil and corrupted over time. In Twilight of the Apprentice, her sclera were white in coloration, and from up close right before her death, they were black.
- Brains and Brawn: The Brains to the Fifth Brother's Brawn. She chastises him for trying to kill Ezra without thinking ahead.
- Break the Haughty: The Seventh Sister, who has always thought highly of herself and laughed at Ezra's weakness for not killing enemies, ends up defeated by Maul and Ezra. Just when she gains a Hope Spot, Maul decides to finish her off himself.
- Brutal Honesty: The Seventh Sister usually enjoys her job of hunting Jedi. But in a Freeze-Frame Bonus in her first appearance, she said that the "Jedi of old" are dead to Ezra as her prisoner. Her expression of saying that didn't appear to look happy when she tilted her head down. Her tone even demonstrate this trope. Ezra foolishly counters about her saying that the Jedi are dead. Order 66 did destroy the republic and kill off a hand full of Jedi, but some survived such as her. That was for a brief moment.Seventh Sister: The Jedi of old are dead.
Ezra: Not all of them!
- Co-Dragons: With Kallus and the Fifth Brother to Darth Vader in season 2.
- Collapsible Helmet: Her mask is retractable, likely using the Force.
- Combat Pragmatist: She uses a large group of Mimic Droids in addition to her lightsaber skills.
- Complexity Addiction: Both a strength and a weakness. While her skills for manipulation makes her very dangerous, it also makes her a poor partner for the Fifth Brother. His blunt straightforwardness keeps her plans from being as effective as they should be, while her penchant for mindgames ruin his attempts to resolve their problems simply.
- Dark Action Girl: It comes with being an Inquisitor.
- Dark Chick: Plays mindgames, flirts, and toys with her opponents, rather than relying on brute force or intimidation.
- Deadpan Snarker: Judging by what we have seen of her so far she is very, very sarcastic.Ezra: You're an Inquisitor!
Seventh Sister: Oh good, I don't have to explain it to you. So, you know what comes next?
- Drone Deployer: She uses a lot of Mimic Droids, which electrocute people and are capable of impersonating their voices.
- Evil Duo: With the Fifth Brother, though they initially did not expect the other to show up.
- Expy: Visually-speaking, she bears a strong resemblance to Barriss Offee apart from having different tattoos. Given all Inquisitors are former Jedi, and Barriss fell to the dark side, she might be the same person.
- Femme Fatalons: She has claws on her gloves.
- Faux Affably Evil: She gets a kick out of acting polite and caring while mocking and torturing her victims.
- Flat Character: A sadistic Inquisitor who was once a Jedi and is more intelligent than the Fifth Brother but other than that, there's nothing much else for her character as of yet. Her databank says that her backstory remains a mystery, indicating that her past is worth knowing.
- Force and Finesse: The Finesse to the Fifth Brother's Force. She focuses more on lightsaber combat, mostly using the Force to overpower or pin an opponent she's already beaten.
- Force-Choke: By Maul. Ezra was supposed to take her down, but since he couldn't, Maul did it for him.
- Gory Discretion Shot: Her death. We see her scream as Maul's lightsaber flies at her, it cuts to Ezra reacting in shock, and then a shot of her lightsaber falling and what's implied to be only the lower half of her body falling to her knees and collapsing.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: A typical trait for the Mirialan species.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Maul bisects her at the torso.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She isn't really tiny, she is about average height, but considering how the Fifth Brother is so damn big it has this effect.
- Just Toying with Them: As her main target is Ahsoka, she likes playing cat and mouse with Kanan and Ezra.
- Manipulative Bastard: She is described as conniving, manipulative, and a master of deception.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She gets uncomfortably close to anyone she's interrogating, usually in the form of lovingly caressing their face.
- Oh, Crap!:
- Older Than They Look: When we meet her in Rebels, she appears to be in her twenties, like Kanan and Hera. Dark Lord of the Sith reveals that she looked the same as she did a decade and a half ago, meaning either Mirialans age slower than humans or her age has been artificially halted.
- Parrot Pet Position: She usually has a Mimic Droid riding her shoulder.
- Personal Space Invader: Gets very close to Ezra while interrogating him.
- Psychopathic Manchild: There's a certain immaturity to her demeanor that only makes her more terrifying.
- Sadist: While most Imperials are callous bastards drunk on their own power, the Seventh Sister clearly enjoys hurting others and getting attention from it. She plays cruel mind games with Ezra and amuses herself by stirring up trouble or hurting people.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: Goes hand-in-hand with being a Manipulative Bitch, which makes her much more dangerous than the Grand Inquisitor. She's got probe droids that scour old Republic bases to look out for Rebel activity.
- Shock and Awe: Her Mimic Droids can electrocute whatever they touch.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female Inquisitor introduced in Rebels.
- Spikes of Villainy: Her lightsaber ring has spiky protrusions, compared to the Grand Inquisitor's more utilitarian design.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: You may be forgiven to believe that the Seventh Sister is actually Barriss Offee, a female Mirialan Jedi who was disillusioned by the Jedi Order and was taken into custody by the Republic for war crimes, including framing her best friend Ahsoka, who also appears in Rebels. Despite in being in the perfect position to become an Inquisitor herself, Barriss is confirmed not to be the Seventh Sister and that this possibly for the best as the Seventh Sister doesn't get much character depth or dynamic in the series, with her being unceremoniously killed off by Maul.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: She has the typical Darksider yellow irises.
- Tattoo as Character Type: Like all Mirialans. Notably, hers are rather minimalist compared to Mirialan Jedi.
- The Vamp: She's quite beautiful and she knows it, hence why she tries to flirt with Kanan on one occasion.
- Villain Takes an Interest: She implies in conversation that she would be up to training Ezra herself, should he turn. Apart from it being an Inquisitor's job to recruit Force-sensitive children, she uses the absence of other prominent Jedi in the galaxy as a justification for this.
- Villainesses Want Heroes: She's somewhat flirtatious with Ezra, although her doing the same with others shows that she's doing it just to mess with him. She does seem to genuinely find Kanan attractive, when admitting she prefers brains to Kanan's good looks.
- Voice of the Legion: Even with her voice-altering mask off, there's an unnatural reverb to her voice. It might have to do with being corrupted by the Dark Side or Vader damaged her voice box as her initiation injury into the Inquisitorius, resulting in a cybernetic replacement.
- Voice Changeling: Her Mimic Droids can copy any voice they've heard, even the droidspeak of other droids.
- We ARE Struggling Together: She and the Fifth Brother are actively competing against each other since the Grand Inquisitor's death opened up opportunities for advancement in the Inquisitorius.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies without much characterization or backstory.
- Why Did You Make Me Hit You?: While trying to Mind Rape Ezra, she tells him that he is making her do this by not telling her what she needs to know.
- The Worf Effect:
- When she goes up against Ahsoka in "The Future of the Force", she can't land a hit, and Ahsoka goes so far as to deliberately lower her guard so the Seventh Sister has an opening, only to catch her lightsaber mid-swing, deactivate it, then take it from her before Force-pushing her into a pillar hard enough to crack it.
- She's at least able to hold her own against Ahsoka, even though the more experienced ex-Jedi is clearly the superior fighter. In contrast, she and the other Inquisitors are forced to straight up run away from Maul, who later kills her effortlessly after Ezra refuses to do it.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Invokes this by indicating she plans to kill Ezra and Sabine once they have served as bait to lure in Ahsoka and Kanan.Seventh Sister: Once we have the others, we'll dispose of these two . . . very slowly.
Species: Terrelian Jango Jumper
An Inquisitor sent to investigate rumors of Darth Maul's presence on Malachor.
- Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism: While female Terrelian Jango Jumpers have human-like hands and feet (though the last one may be hard to tell due to footwear), the Eighth Brother's hands have two fingers and two thumbs each and he has tridactyl feet.
- Chainsaw Good: Has a buzzsaw built into his lightsaber's hilt.
- Combat Pragmatist: Uses ambushes, hit and run tactics and explosives to even the odds in a fight against Ahsoka, Ezra and Kanan.
- Cool Helmet: Bearing some similarities to both Darth Vader's and Kylo Ren's.
- Disney Villain Death: He tries to fly off on his damaged saber, only for it to snap in two and send him plummeting to the ground.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Unlike most of the other Inquisitors, he doesn't wear any protective footwear aside from some toeless foot-gloves.
- Epic Fail: Tries to fly away using his Wrecked Weapon. This works as well as you'd expect. Although it was a bit better of an option than staying there.
- The Faceless: It's never shown what his face looks like beneath his mask. His character model sheet, however, indicates that his helmet is meant to be removable in animation, unlike the ones of other characters wearing hats/helmets who have never taken them off.
- Flat Character: He's another Inquisitor who tags along with the Seventh Sister and Fifth Brother, but he has no characteristic beyond being more of a self-preservationist.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: With his allies dead and left alone to face two Jedi and a renegade Sith, he has the sense to throw in the towel and book it... unfortunately, his saber was too damaged and he wound up dying anyway.
- Last Episode, New Character: He first appears in the two-part finale of Season Two.
- Nobody Here but Us Statues: He's seen hiding among the plaster cast corpses of Malachor.
- Older Than They Look: Or, older than they act. He sounds young (especially since his voice actor often voices young men) and is implicitly looked down on for being younger & making bold and brash decisions. One could assume that he's in his twenties. Dark Lord of the Sith reveals that he's the same age as he was a decade and a half ago before the events of Rebels, meaning that either Terrelian Jango Jumpers age slowly, his age has been artificially halted, or he's always been a cocky Psychopathic Man Child.
- Spikes of Villainy: On his lightsaber.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Uses bombs for attacks from a distance when he still needs his lightsaber.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: He tosses bombs as a part of his personal arsenal.
- Voice of the Legion: Like the Seventh Sister, there's an odd reverb to his voice.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Falls to his death in the same episode he's introduced.
- Wrecked Weapon: His lightsaber splits into two in mid-flight, thanks to Kanan slashing the ring mechanism just prior.
Ninth Sister (Masana Tide)
An Inquisitor that assisted Vader early on in his hunt for surviving Force-sensitives.
- Arc Villain: The main villain of the Kashyyyk arc of Jedi: Fallen Order.
- Affably Evil: She's casual, even around Vader, even when he makes it clear that his patience is waning regarding it. However, this doesn't apply to her targets.
- An Arm and a Leg: After Master Barr turns their Inquisitor Troopers against them using Order 66, Sixth Brother cuts off Ninth Sister's leg and leaves her for dead as he flees so that they go after her instead. However, she apparently survived the incident as indicated by her appearance in Jedi: Fallen Order, where she is sporting a robotic leg. Cal cuts off her hand in their final duel, but it doesn't do much to slow her down, forcing Cal to shove her off the mountainside.Ninth Sister: Being an Inquisitor taught me that no set-back is too great. When you've already lost yourself... A limb's easy.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: In Fallen Order, she eventually goes on an increasingly furious rant while fighting Cal Kestis about how the torture that goes into making an Inquisitor - how the Empire will rip him to pieces and stitch the broken pieces together until there's nothing of him left, clearly projecting her own past to him.Ninth Sister: It'd be fun to bring you in. Watch you crack like the rest of us! Angers you. Just wait 'til the Isolation. Torture. Mutiliation. And your friends...Cal: I won't let you touch them!Ninth Sister: YOU CAN'T STOP THE EMPIRE!Cal: I can stop YOU!
- The Brute: The largest known Inquisitor, even bigger than the Fifth Brother. This is lampshaded as a problem later, as she cannot perform acrobatics like the smaller Inquisitors, but she's definitely the toughest of them.
- Contralto of Danger: She has a fairly deep voice, befitting her sheer size and more power-oriented style of combat.
- Determinator: A dark example. Even after losing her eye, leg, and hand, the Ninth Sister keeps on fighting. After all, limbs are easily replaced when you've lost everything else, including yourself.
- Death by Irony: Apparently so. During the opening of Fallen Order, she attempts to kill Cal Kestis by throwing him over a cliff. At the end of their fight on Kashyyk, he puts her down - at least for the time being - by doing exactly that.
- Disney Villain Death: Cal seemingly kills the Ninth Sister by using the Force to shove her off a mountainside, but even the in-game database points out that you Never Found the Body.
- Does Not Like Shoes: The Ninth Sister either goes barefoot or wears a foot-glove which goes with her legwear.
- The Empath: She claims that her power in the Force mainly revolves around sensing others' emotions. She only demonstrates this by reading Vader's desire to fight and kill Jedi, which anyone with a modicum of sensibility would feel anyway, but she did also sense his desire to die.
- Eye Scream: She lost her left eye to Vader.
- Gentle Giant: She claims she was one before she had her FaceHeel Turn.
- Ironic Name: In Xitsongu, "masana" means sunrise. Considering shes a Fallen Hero from the End of an Era, a sunset (which is also associated with twilight) would better fit her.
- Literal Disarming: In their final fight, Cal Kestis cuts her sword hand off. It doesn't slow the Ninth Sister too much as she continues to fight with her left, and Cal has to resort to Force-pushing her off a mountain to beat her.
- Never Found the Body: We never see what became of her after Cal shoves her off the mountainside. He's confident it's the last he'll see of the Ninth Sister, but she's been left for dead before, and even the in-game database entry questions whether she's really dead...
- Sad Clown: Compared to the other Inquisitors (and most dark siders in general), she is very jovial and sarcastic - which at first sells how little she cares about the people she's hurt. But under duress, she reveals the truth of all Inquisitors: she was tortured and broken to become the way she has, and she hates herself for it.
- They Just Don't Get It: She claims that her Force specialty is that she's a people-person. After talking to Vader, she remarks to herself that he doesn't even know himself; that he wants to fight because he wants to die.
- Trash Talk: Ninth Sister is scathing during her fight with Cal.Ninth Sister: What's this? A Bracca scrap rat playing Jedi? I told the Grand Inquisitor you wouldn't be stupid enough to show your face here again, especially after we wiped out that feeble resistance. Love it when I'm wrong.
- Turn the Other Cheek: She doesn't hold it against Vader for cutting out her eye, but it seems to be more that she's accepted that she can't do anything about it than not caring at all. When Vader gets caught in an ambush and calls for her to bring him a lightsaber (having lost his own), she pretends she never received the message
- Uncertain Doom: She likes to dance with this trope. When the Purge troopers turned on her and Sixth Brother in The Burning Seas, the latter severed her leg and left her for dead. She managed to survive and came back with a prosthetic leg to hunt for Cal in Fallen Order. She seemingly meets her demise once again when Cal shoves her off the mountainside, but we're never shown what happened to her and the in-game database questions whether she's really dead.
- Unfortunate Names: In Urdu, "masana" can mean bladder, cyst, or vesica.
- Villainous Breakdown: Goes into a furious rant at Cal Kestis about how his efforts to fight the Empire are futile after being dismembered, leaving her open to her death.
Tenth Brother (Prosset Dibs)
An Inquisitor that, alongside the Sixth Brother and Ninth Sister, accompanied Vader in subjugating the early rebellion on Mon Cala.
For info on Prosset Dibs, see his entry on the Fallen Jedi character page.
- Ambiguous Situation: It is currently unknown why he was absent from Vader's first introduction to the Inquisitorius.
- Deadpan Snarker: Upon arrival to Mon Cala in The Burning Seas.
- Dual Wielding: Unusually for an Inquisitor, he has two lightsabers. Whether this is a result of his Inquisitor lightsaber being cleaved in half (which has happened in the Loose Canon The Freemaker Adventures), he's an exception, or something else is currently unknown.
- Five-Second Foreshadowing: In Dark Lord of the Sith Issue #16, it gets mentioned that he has no eyes (in case you couldn't tell from the artstyle) and that he has excellent hearing to make up for it. It gets indirectly confirmed at the end of the issue that he is a Miraluka when Master Barr identifies him as Prosset Dibs.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Mace turning in Prosset Dibs to the Jedi Council instead of letting him pursue his own path ultimately leads to Prosset becoming the Tenth Brother. In fairness, there's no telling if he still would've been troublesome if he had been let go anyways.
- Non-Standard Character Design: His outfit is more robe-like than what we've seen from Inquisitors so far, not to mention that he dual-wields.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He is killed in the issue right after Master Barr reveals that he is Prosset Dibs.
- White Hair, Black Heart: He has white hair and is an Inquisitor.
An Inquisitor that, alongside the Fifth Brother and the Twi'lek Inquisitor, accompanied Vader in confronting Eeth Koth and abducting his newborn.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She's of a red-skinned species. Combine that with her Creepy Long Fingers and sadism, and you've this demon-like woman.
- Creepy Long Fingers: Not that she can help it, likely being a characteristic of her species, though she does the "creepy" part on her own.
- Development Gag: Concept art for the Seventh Sister once depicted her as having red skin, which is presumably what this Inquisitor is based off of.
- Hidden Depths: When Vader lashes out at them for her betrayal, she and the Twi'lek Inquisitor decide after that they'd rather try to kill him and get their freedom instead of going back to resolve the matter, since they'd probably be killed or worse.
- Mutual Kill: Vader uses the Force to make them lightsaber each other.
- Punished for Sympathy: She has no idea why Vader suddenly decides to slice her head off, not knowing another Inquisitor has denounced her for being willing to let the child escape.
- Riddle for the Ages: Did she intend to let the child go and only acted to cover herself, or was she doing a Kick the Dog by giving the mother false hope before seizing it back again? Did she fail in her duty, or was she just the victim of Vader's twisted desire to kill anyone now he'd run out of genuine Jedi to kill?
- Sadist: When Eeth Koth's wife asks her "woman to woman" to let her and her baby go, this Sister gives them a Hope Spot by letting them get to the ship. As the ship takes off, she uses the Force to steal the baby at the last second, causing great grief and distress to the mother. When asked why she did this by her fellow Inquisitors, she cites that this incident will forever scar the woman from ever trusting another woman or anyone ever again. Subverted in that it was implied to have been a way to cover her actions, after she had been spotted by another Inquisitor."I took her baby, and I took her soul."
- Supernatural Sensitivity: Detects the child by its influence on the Force.
- Villainous Friendship: With the Twi'lek Inquisitor. Apparently, they've set up a hobby to drink a local alcoholic beverage for each time they've killed a Jedi there. Turns out that for once in this organization, they do genuinely care about each other, as they defend each other from Vader's assault (as he wants to punish her for her treachery) and flee together.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Assuming Vader wasn't just pretending, their only hope would have been if she had killed him immediately when Vader is injured by a falling statue. Instead she pauses to give a brief "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
- Would Hurt a Child: Doesn't care about the well-being of Eeth Koth's newborn daughter, and at one point, she carries her by her head between her Creepy Long Fingers. Somewhat subverted in that she was going to originally return the child to her mother, showing at least mild caring about the child, and only took it back to save her own skin when she was seen.
An Inquisitor that, alongside the Fifth Brother and a female Inquisitor, accompanied Vader in confronting Eeth Koth and abducting his newborn.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Interestingly, he's the only black-skinned Twi'lek we've ever seen in Star Wars.
- Hidden Depths:
- While Vader attacks the red-skinned Inquisitor for her treachery, the Twi'lek Inquisitor blocks Vader's attempted strike at his Sister. Later, she says that she was surprised and touched that he would do that for her.
- When Vader lashes out at the female Inquisitor for her betrayal, and the Twi'lek Inquisitor defends her, also making himself a traitor, they decide after that they'd rather try to kill him and get their freedom instead of going back to resolve the matter, since they'd probably be killed or worse.
- I Die Free: His last words before Vader telekinetically forces him and his partner to perform a Mutual Kill."And at least now we'll be fr--"
- Love Is a Weakness: He instinctively blocks Vader's lightsaber when he tries to execute his partner. Vader immediately identifies the reason.Vader: I sensed a connection between the two of you. An attachment. A weakness you believe is a strength.
- Mutual Kill: Vader uses the Force to make them lightsaber each other.
- Tempting Fate: He's saying that Vader will never run out of people to kill right before Vader turns up and tries to kill his fellow Sister.
- Villainous Friendship: With the unidentified female Inquisitor. Apparently, they've set up a hobby to drink a local alcoholic beverage for each time they've killed a Jedi there. Turns out that for once in this organization, they do genuinely care about each other, as they defend each other from Vader's attacks (as he wants to execute the female for her betrayal, and now the Twi'lek for defending her) and flee together.
An elite group of Stormtroopers assigned to help the Inquisitorius hunt down any remaining Jedi. Like many Stormtrooper legions, they were originally comprised of veteran Clones, but were eventually replaced with human conscripts. Despite this their forces still wore Phase II clone paratrooper armor; albeit colored black and red.
- Bald of Evil: The few who are seen unmasked tend to have shaved heads.
- Blood Knight: The Purge Troopers encountered in Jedi: Fallen Order come across as brainwashed psychopaths, frequently demanding that Cal fight harder and chastising his weakness should they land a hit.
- Combat Sadomasochist: Some Purge Troopers in Jedi: Fallen Order transcend their Blood Knight status to this. They giggle when you parry their attacks, yell things like "More, give me more!" and "Woo! Hit me, baby!" when you damage them, and laugh slightly when they are killed.
- Did Not Think This Through: Much like their clone predecessors, all of the original Purge Troopers were programmed by Order 66 biochips. Since all the Inquisitors are former Jedi, this backfires on them when Ferren Barr activates Order 66 mid-battle, causing the troopers to turn on their masters. Subsequent Purge Troopers would be drawn from normal human recruits to prevent a similar incident from occurring in the future.
- Elite Mooks: Serve as this in Jedi: Fallen Order, being elite Stormtroopers who will likely be far more difficult to defeat than the regular Stormtroopers, who can easily be OHKO'd.
- Evil Wears Black: Unlike the white armor worn by their fellow clones, the armor of the Purge Troopers are black with red details.
- Facial Markings: All of them have a red tattoo on the right side of their faces.
- Last of His Kind: They were originally comprised of the last batch of Jango Fett clones to be produced. Ferren Barr used this against them by activating Order 66 on them, causing them to betray the ex-Jedi of the Inquisition. As such, they were phased out in favor of human conscripts like the rest of clones.
- One Steve Limit: In canon, the title "Purge Troopers" also refers to a group of elite Stormtroopers who worked in the Anoat sector following the Emperor's death.
- Praetorian Guard: To the Inquisitorius and especially Darth Vader.
- Schrödinger's Canon: Legends continuity also featured Purge Troopers, although those were hulking battle droids with only a faint visual resemblance.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: They share more than a few similarities with the Empire's Death Troopers.