Star Wars: All 10 Inquisitors In Canon Explained

Star Wars canon has introduced several Imperial Inquisitors, evil fallen Jedi who, under the command of Darth Vader, searched to root out and destroy survivors of Order 66. First introduced in Star Wars Rebels and playing pivotal roles in Jedi: Fallen Order and the Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith comic series, the Inquisitors are a mysterious and deadly group of dark side users. Though they no longer existed by the time of the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars, they were historically a critical tool of the Empire and the Sith in their quest to eliminate the Jedi and enforce galactic domination. But who are the Inquisitors, what was their place in the Empire, and what are their ultimate fates?


The Inquisitors are a special division of force sensitives, all former Jedi who surrendered to the Empire during the Jedi Purge and fell to the dark side of the Force. Trained by Darth Vader himself, the Inquisitors are Sith in all but name (as there can only be two Dark Lords at a time). Similar to the current canon’s version of Darth Vader, Inquisitors are not technically part of the Imperial military hierarchy, though they can take command of nearly any forces at their disposal. By the time the Death Star plans were stolen, however, the Inquisitors as an organization were long since dissolved.

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According to the reference book Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded, the total amount of Inquisitors may have been twelve, and ten have been seen so far in the current Star Wars canon. Although the Empire eventually outgrew its need for these nefarious Inquisitors, they proved to be a valuable asset to the Sith, and instrumental in the Jedi Purge after Order 66. Here’s every Inquisitors in Star Wars canon explained.

Grand Inquisitor

Star Wars Rebels - Grand Inquisitor Lightsaber

The very first Inquisitor seen in Star Wars canon is their leader, whose true name is unknown but is referred to by his title: The Grand Inquisitor. Introduced early on in the first season of Star Wars Rebels, he is a striking, menacing, Pau’an (voiced by Jason Isaacs), who pursues former-Padawan Kanan Jarrus and prospective Jedi Ezra Bridger throughout the season. The Grand Inquisitor’s power in the dark side might be second only to Vader and Sidious within the Empire, but ultimately, he relies on inspiring fear more than anything overt displays of potency. This ties perfectly into Kanan’s character arc in season 1, as it was his ability to replace his fears with faith in the Force that allowed him to ultimately defeat the Grand Inquisitor.

Though the Grand Inquisitor dies in the Star Wars Rebels season 1 finale, his origins are explored further in later material. Rebels season 2 reveals that during his time as a Jedi, he was one of the Jedi Temple Guards, and according to the reference book Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition, he was one of the same guards who seized the traitorous former-Jedi Barriss Offee (retroactively making his first appearance the Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 5 finale). The book goes on to reveal that it was the Jedi’s handling of the temple bombing and their mistreatment of both Ahsoka Tano and Barriss Offee that left him disillusioned in the order, and thus susceptible to the allure of the dark side.

Fifth Brother

Star Wars Fifth Brother

The death of the Grand Inquisitor leaves a subsequent power vacuum among the Empire’s other Inquisitors. Introduced early in Star Wars Rebels season 2, the Fifth Brother hopes to replace the Grand Inquisitor by hunting down the two prospective Jedi who defeated him. Unlike the Grand Inquisitor, who pursued Jedi with a balance of wit and power, the Fifth Brother was almost entirely uninterested in finesse, opting to use brute strength almost exclusively in his conflicts with Kanan and Ezra. Throughout Rebels season 2, he works closely with the Seventh Sister, a fellow Inquisitor. Though the two were a deadly brains-and-brawn duo, the Fifth Brother ultimately met his end on Malachor, where former-Sith Lord Maul killed him during his short-lived truce with the Rebels.

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Seventh Sister

Star Wars Seventh Sister and Fifth Brother Inquisitors

This Mirialan Inquisitor was one of the most persistent antagonists of Rebels season 2, along with her partner, the Fifth Brother. Like her cohort, the Seventh Sister was vying to become the next Grand Inquisitor, with her strategic methods and crafty use of ID9 Parrot Droids complimenting the Fifth Brother’s brute force. The two came dangerously close to defeating Kanan and Ezra numerous times throughout the season, and like her partner, the Seventh Sister was also killed by Maul on Malachor. In her final moments, the Seventh Sister was subdued by Maul, who goaded Ezra to give in to the dark side and execute the helpless Inquisitor. Ezra refused, prompting Maul to horrifically dismember her with his lightsaber.

Eighth Brother

Star Wars Eighth Brother

With only brief appearances in Star Wars Rebels and the Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith comic series to date, very little is still known about the Terrelian Jango Jumper aka Eighth Brother. This deadly Inquisitor is something of a halfway point between the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister, making use of his species’ natural agility as well as explosives. The Eighth Brother played a small but important role in Rebels’ season 2 finale, having been dispatched to Malachor post-prequels to track down Darth Maul, but instead summoning the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister for assistance upon discovering the Rebel Jedi. Like the others, he dies on Malachor, with his defeat mirroring that of the Grand Inquisitor. Kanan, no longer afraid of the Inquisitors, damages his lightsaber, leading the Eighth Brother to fall to his death.

Sixth Brother

Star Wars Sixth Brother

This Inquisitor first appeared in the 2016 novel Ahsoka and was later expanded on in Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. The Sixth Brother, once known as Bil Valen, is notable for being an overconfident bully who brutalizes the weak and defenseless but stands no chance against powerful opponents, such as Ahsoka Tano. An unarmed Ahsoka was able to kill the Sixth Brother by using the Force to sabotage his lightsaber, detonating it. The Sixth Brother’s lightsaber crystals were then purified by Tano, turning them from red to white, before being used in her lightsabers seen in Star Wars Rebels.

The Sixth Brother was also shown to be a coward with no sense of camaraderie for his fellow Inquisitors. When surrounded by mind-controlled, traitorous, Purge Troopers, he cuts off the Ninth Sister’s leg to allow himself to escape. Unsurprisingly, he was not well-liked by the rest of the Inquisitors or even Darth Vader himself.

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Tenth Brother

Star Wars Inquisitors Tenth Brother

The Miraluka Prosset Dibs made his first appearance not as an Inquisitor, but initially as a Clone Wars-era Jedi in the Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu comics. It was during the Clone Wars that Dibs lost his faith in the Republic and the Jedi Order for their role in turning the Jedi, who were meant to be peacekeepers, into soldiers. Prosset’s disenchantment was not unlike that of Barriss Offee and the Grand Inquisitor. He even tried, unsuccessfully, to kill Jedi Master Mace Windu, cementing his fall from grace and laying the groundwork for his seduction by the dark side.

Prosset Dibs appears once more in the Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith comics, now as an Inquisitor known as the Tenth Brother. Despite his objection to the Jedi acting as warriors, he has since completely abandoned his values and embraced the dark side, accompanying Darth Vader and other Inquisitors to hunt his former comrades. In one final irony, the Tenth Brother is killed when his squad of Purge Troopers (who, at this time, were made up of the final batches of would-be Republic Clone Troopers) is mind-controlled by a former Padawan to execute Order 66 on their Inquisitor leaders. In this way, the Tenth Brother ironically died as so many true Jedi did at the end of the Clone Wars.

Second Sister

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Second Sister Hunting

A tragic villain, the Second Sister is the main antagonist of the 2019 video game Jedi: Fallen Order. Previously the Padawan Trilla Suduri, she and her master Cere Junda survived Order 66 and hid from the Empire for a time. Junda was eventually captured by the Imperials and subjected to torturous interrogations, finally succumbing and giving away Trilla’s location. Feeling betrayed by her master and subjected to the same torture, Trilla fell to the dark side, becoming one of the cruelest and most formidable Inquisitors.

Out of all the Inquisitors, the Second Sister would perhaps have been the one best suited to becoming the second Grand Inquisitor, had the narrative timeline aligned for this event. The Second Sister was as tactful as she was powerful, nearly killing the former Padawan Cal Kestis multiple times. Kestis ultimately defeated her at the Inquisitor fortress on Nur, however, and the Second Sister came agonizingly close to forgiving her master before Darth Vader himself intervened and killed her for her sentiment.

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Ninth Sister

Star Wars Ninth Sister

A secondary villain in Jedi: Fallen Order, the Ninth Sister has tragic origins, not unlike those of the Second Sister. In Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith, she reveals that, despite her natural Dowutin strength, her real power came from her aptitude at accurately reading people. This was a fitting specialty for her during her days as the Jedi Masana Tide, but like Trilla Suduri, she was tortured by the Empire to a breaking point, falling to the dark side and using her empathic powers for evil.

Moreover, the torture that turned Masana into the Ninth Sister left her with a frightening callousness to pain and even dismemberment. The Ninth Sister lost an eye to Darth Vader during a training session and a leg to the Sixth Brother in a cowardly moment of betrayal. Given her proven resistance to pain and injury, it isn’t clear whether or not she survived her duel with Kestis, despite falling off one of the tallest trees on the planet into the darkness below.

Unknown Male Twi’lek Inquisitor

Star Wars Twilek Inquisitor

This unnamed Twi’lek Inquisitor had only a brief appearance in Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. Despite this, he displayed a soft side that was decidedly un-Imperial, but notable all the same. He dutifully participated in the mission resulting in former Jedi Master Eeth Koth being murdered by Darth Vader, as well as his infant daughter being kidnapped. Despite this, the Inquisitor openly showed affection, possibly romantic interest, in a fellow Inquisitor. He likely felt free from the restrictions of the Jedi Order he once served, who forbade earthly attachments. This ultimately led to his execution by Darth Vader, who disapproved of their mutual affection (an act possibly motivated by jealousy, given Vader’s own origins).

Unknown Female Inquisitor

Star Wars Red Skinned Inquisitor

The also-unnamed Inquisitor, who felt mutual affection for the unnamed Twi’lek, made her motivation abundantly clear during her short appearance in the Star Wars comic Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. Having been part of the same mission as her Twi’lek cohort, this Inquisitor cruelly toyed with Eeth Koth’s wife, Mira, during the kidnapping of her daughter. Later, after fleeing from Darth Vader over her attachment to the Twi’lek, she made the lofty proposition of killing Vader because she wanted, more than anything, for her and the Twi’lek Inquisitor to be free. Unsurprisingly, the plan failed, and both were killed by the powerful Sith Lord.

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