If you are new to Star Wars or only familiar with the live-action stories, the Inquisitors in Obi-Wan Kenobi might be confusing. The Inquisitors served as the Galactic Empire’s elite force to hunt down Jedi that survived Order 66. Including The Grand Inquisitor, the Third Sister, the Fourth Sister, and the Fifth Brother that appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, there are a total of 14 Star Wars Inquisitors in canon so far.
Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers relating to the Obi-Wan Kenobi live-action series, The Clone Wars and Rebels animated series, Jedi: Fallen Order video game, Darth Vader and Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle comics, Star Wars: Force and Destiny roleplaying game and Ahsoka novel.
Who Are the Inquisitors in Star Wars?
Collectively known as the Inquisitorius, the Inquisitors are a mysterious order of dark-side Force users that the Empire used to eliminate Jedi that survived Order 66. They also abducted Force-sensitive children that could eventually threaten The Emperor and the Galactic Empire.
Right now, there are 14 Inquisitors in the Star Wars canon timeline. All known Inquisitors were originally Jedi or Padawans who were tortured and corrupted by the dark side after Order 66 during the Great Jedi Purge. However, more Inquisitors could appear in future Star Wars stories.
The Inquisitors are extremely competitive and often turn on each other to gain more power. To break their Jedi training, Darth Vader treated them cruelly to strengthen their emotions and increase their aggressive tendencies. Like Vader himself, they are fueled by anger and hate.
Here is the complete list of the Inquisitors in Star Wars:
The Grand Inquisitor
Although his name and the majority of his life as a Jedi are still unknown, The Grand Inquisitor once served as a Jedi Temple Guard on Coruscant. After Order 66, he fell to the dark side and led the Inquisitors in their search for surviving Jedi, including Jocasta Nu, Luminara Unduli, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kanan Jarrus, and Ezra Bridge.
The Grand Inquisitor is first introduced in Rebels and voiced by Jason Isaacs. Rupert Friend plays the character in Obi-Wan Kenobi. He also appears in the Darth Vader comic and Ahsoka novel. Although we did not know it then, Dave Filoni revealed that The Grand Inquisitor actually appeared in The Clone Wars as a Jedi Temple Guard.
Second Sister: Trilla Suduri
Formerly known as Trilla Suduri, the Second Sister was once the Padawan of Jedi Knight Cere Junda. They were captured and tortured during the Great Jedi Purge, with Suduri becoming an ambitious and sadistic Inquisitor. She notably hunted down Cal Kestis and her former master Junda.
First introduced in the Darth Vader comic series, the Second Sister appears as one of the primary antagonists in the Jedi: Fallen Order video game. Elizabeth Grullón provided the voice and motion capture for the character.
At this time, we know almost nothing about the Third Brother. He only appears in the canon reference booklet “Darth Maul and Other Dark Side Followers,” part of the Star Wars Encyclopedia.
Third Sister: Reva Sevander
As a Jedi initiate, Reva Sevander was attacked and left for dead by Darth Vader during the attack on the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Eventually, she turned to the dark side and became an Inquisitor known as the Third Sister. Seeking revenge, she secretly plotted to assassinate Vader.
The Third Sister, portrayed by Mose Ingram, is introduced in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Although she was once part of the Jedi Order, we know very little about the Fourth Sister. She eventually helped The Grand Inquisitor, the Third Sister, and the Fifth Brother hunt down Obi-Wan Kenobi. At some point, Rebel Alliance Commander Lina Graf obtained the Fourth Sister’s armor and impersonated her to infiltrate Fortress Vader on Mustafar.
Introduced in Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle comic series, Rya Kihlstedt portrays the Fourth Sister in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The Fifth Brother’s time with the Jedi Order, including his name, is a mystery. After joining the dark side, he lost his right hand while training with Darth Vader. As an Inquisitor, he hunted Force-sensitive children and Jedi like Eeth Koth, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, and Ahsoka Tano.
Voiced by Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, the Fifth Brother first appears in Rebels. He also appears in the Darth Vader comic series and is portrayed by Sung Kang in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Sixth Brother: Bil Valen
Known as Bil Valen while a part of the Jedi Order, the Sixth Brother pursued Force-sensitive children and Jedi that survived Order 66. During his training, Darth Vader cut off his lower left arm to teach him a lesson about loss and make him more aggressive. He is known for his role in hunting Ferren Barr and his disciples and, later, Ahsoka Tano.
Introduced in the Ahsoka novel, the Sixth Brother also appears in the Darth Vader comic series.
The Seventh Sister’s history with the Jedi Order remains a mystery, but she turned to the dark side sometime after Order 66. In addition to abducting Force-sensitive children, Darth Vader assigned her to track down Ahsoka Tano. After The Grand Inquisitor’s death, she fought for control of the Inquisitorious.
Introduced in Rebels, Sarah Michelle Gellar voices the Seventh Sister. She also appears in the Darth Vader comic series.
Nothing about his time with the Jedi order is known, but the Eighth Brother joined the dark side sometime after Order 66. Fiercely loyal to the Empire and Darth Vader, the Eighth Brother was excessively brutal and vicious. After the death of The Grand Inquisitor, he focused on hunting down the former Sith apprentice Maul.
The Eighth Brother first appears in Rebels and is voiced by Robbie Daymond. He also appears in the Darth Vader comic series.
Ninth Sister: Masana Tide
Known as Masana Tide in the Jedi Order, she was tortured until she eventually gave into the dark side. During her training, Vader took her left eye to teach her about loss and increase her anger and aggression. She took part in the hunt for Ferren Barr and his disciples and, later, for Cal Kestis and Cere Junda.
First introduced in the Darth Vader comic series, the Ninth Sister also appears in the Jedi: Fallen Order video game. Misty Lee provided the voice and motion capture for the role.
Tenth Brother: Prosset Dibs
A Jedi Master during the Clone Wars, Prosset Dibs lost faith in the Jedi as peacekeepers and eventually attempted to kill Jedi Master Mace Windu. Later, Dibs fell to the dark side and became the Tenth Brother where he notably hunted down Ferren Barr and his disciples.
As Prosset Dibs, he first appears in the Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu comic series. As the Tenth Brother, he appears in the Darth Vader comic series.
Thirteenth Sister: Iskat Akaris
Born around 40 BBY, Iskat Akaris served as the Padawan to Jedi Master Sember Vey. As a Padawan, she primarily collected lost knowledge and artifacts for the Jedi Archives. Along with her master, Akaris took part in the assault on Geonosis, participating in the rescue of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padawan Anakin Skywalker, and Senator Padmé Amidala.
Ultimately, she fell to the dark side and joined the Inquisitorious sometime after Order 66.
Together with Darth Vader, the Fifth Brother, and an unidentified Twi’lek Inquisitor, she helped hunt down Jedi Master Eeth Koth, his wife, and daughter. She also formed an attachment, or even a romantic relationship, with the unidentified Twi’lek Inquisitor.
The Thirteenth Sister appears in the Darth Vader comic series and the 2023 novel Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade by Delilah S. Dawson.
Unidentified Female Inquisitor
Sometime during the Great Jedi Purge, an unknown female Inquisitor discovered a teenaged Nardithi Nightsister named Jeserra on Dathomir. The Inquisitor trained the teenage witch as a secret apprentice, planning to use her against the other Inquisitors. After several years of training, Jeserra killed her master and became a mercenary. Since it does not appear that Jeressa served the Galactic Empire, she is not considered an Inquisitor at this time.
This unidentified female Inquisitor first appears in the Ghosts of Dathomir adventure book, part of the canon Star Wars: Force and Destiny roleplaying game. The canon reference booklet “Darth Maul and Other Dark Side Followers,” part of the Star Wars Encyclopedia, also mentions her character.
Unidentified Twi’lek Inquisitor
Some time after Order 66, an unidentified Twi’lek male with black skin served as an Inquisitor. Along with Darth Vader, the Fifth Brother, and an unidentified red-skinned Inquisitor, the Twi’lek helped track Jedi Master Eeth Koth, his wife, and daughter. He formed an attachment or perhaps a romantic relationship with the unidentified red-skinned Inquisitor.
As with the unidentified red-skinned Inquisitor, he only appears in the Darth Vader comic series.
What Happened to the Star Wars Inquisitors?
While we definitively know the fate of ten of the fourteen Inquisitors, we believe all of the Inquisitors are dead by the Battle of Scariff in 0 BBY. Since there are still significant gaps in the Star Wars timeline, future stories about any of the Inquisitors are possible.
10 Inquisitors Are Dead
In 18 BBY, Ahsoka Tano killed the Sixth Brother during the uprising on Raada. In a strange twist, the Tenth Brother was killed by his own Purge Troopers on Mon Cala in 18 BBY when Ferren Barr reminded them he was once a Jedi.
Darth Vader killed the unidentified red-skinned Inquisitor for allowing Jedi Master Eeth Koth’s wife to escape. Vader then killed the unidentified Twi’lek Inquisitor after he tried to protect the red-skinned Inquisitor. These unnamed Inquisitors died on Coruscant in 14 BBY.
Darth Vader killed the Second Sister on Nur in 14 BBY after she failed to capture Jedi fugitives Cal Kestis and Cere Junda.
In 4 BBY, The Grand Inquisitor fell to his death aboard the Imperial Star Destroyer Sovereign after a duel with Kanan Jarrus.
Maul killed the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister in duels on Malachor in 3 BBY. During the same battle, Kanan Jarrus damaged the Eighth Brother’s lightsaber. While using the spinning blades of his saber to escape, the Eighth Brother fell to his death.
Jeserra, the Dathomirian witch turned apprentice, killed her master, the unidentified female Inquisitor, sometime between 18 BBY and 0 BBY.
The Fate of 4 Inquisitors Is Unknown
Cal Kestis defeated the Ninth Sister in a duel on Kashyyyk in 14 BBY, Force-pushing her out of a tree. While presumed dead, it is possible she survived the encounter.
Reva Sevander, the Third Sister, left the Inquisitorius in 9 BBY, but her ultimate fate is still a mystery. While presumed dead, it is unclear what happened to the Third Brother and the Fourth Sister.
What About Non-Canon and Legends Inquisitors?
Several Inquisitors exist outside of the current canon Star Wars timeline. An unidentified Inquisitor appears in a non-canon episode of Star Wars: Visions. Additionally, a version of the Inquisitorius also appears in the Legends timeline and includes 33 known Inquisitors.
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