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The Inquisitorius was an organization of Force-sensitive warriors formed after the fall of the Galactic Republic by the Galactic Empire. Trained by Darth Vader, the Inquisitors hunted down and killed any Jedi Knights that survived Order 66, which wiped out most of the Jedi Order. Among their many victims was Luminara Unduli. In addition to killing Jedi, the Inquisitors were sent to find the Force-sensitive children scattered throughout the galaxy and either kill them or shanghai them into service. They were led by the Grand Inquisitor. Of the order, five Inquisitors (four in-series and one in the tie-in novel, Ahsoka) have been seen thus far, but there may very well be many more. Some, like the Grand Inquisitor himself, were once Jedi, giving them an added edge in their hunts to exterminate the latter from the galaxy.

Background

The Inquisitors formed sometime after the fall of the Galactic Republic and began hunting down any Jedi that survived the Jedi Purge. One of their most notable victims was the Jedi Master Luminara Unduli. Luminara's skeleton was kept by them to lure in other Jedi to their deaths.

Ability-wise, Inquisitors were strong, but relied mostly on brute strength and intimidation to defeat their enemies. However, most of the Inquisitors were no match for Jedi Masters or sufficiently trained Force-sensitives in skill.

By the time of the Battle of Yavin, the Inquisitors became redundant, as virtually no more Jedi were left to hunt by that time. Because of this and likely because of Palpatine's fear of rival Force-users, the Inquisitors eventually ceased to exist, leaving only Palpatine, Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa as the only known Force-users by that time.

Organization

The Inquisitors were led by the Grand Inquisitor, and answered only to the Sith, their masters. Darth Vader commanded all Inquisitors, including the Grand Inquisitor.

In terms of rank, Grand Inquisitor was the highest ranking title bestowed on them. All inquisitors beneath that referred to each other by the title of Sister or Brother depending on Gender and by the rank they had attained. Such examples included the Seventh Sister and the Fifth Brother. Despite their mutual goal of hunting Jedi, the Inquisitors competed fiercely against one another to attain higher ranks. When one was killed, the others of lower rank would compete to claim the rank that had opened up. The Inquisitors also hunted for Jedi and Sith artifacts and potential rivals to the Sith's regime as well; for example, the Eighth Brother was dispatched to hunt down Darth Maul and retrieve the Sith Holocron he was after.

Powers and Equipment

  • The Force: The Inquisitors were skilled in the ways of the Force, particularly the Dark side. They learned from the Sith that commanded them, or from they Jedi Order before they betrayed it. Though some were highly skilled, they were closely watched by Vader and Palpatine to ensure they never became too powerful.
  • Lightsabers: All Inquisitors were armed with gyroscopic double-bladed red lightsabers that allowed them to win duels quickly and easily by unnerving their opponents using the spinning function. However, these lightsabers had a weakness in that the openings in the hilt made it easy to destroy it by slicing the spinning components apart. They could also be utilized for flight in a similar manner to a helicopter. The Kyber crystals powering these weapons were stolen from the Jedi Temple and likely from the weapons of fallen Jedi, and were turned red through corruption of the Dark side of the Force, which was known as "making the crystal bleed".

Appearances

Star Wars Rebels

The Grand Inquisitor was dispatched by Darth Vader five years before the Battle of Yavin to hunt down the children of the Force, so that young Force-sensitives could not become Jedi. The Inquisitor would later go after Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus, whom he had been alerted to by Agent Kallus. Kallus' intel allowed the Grand Inquisitor to eventually capture Kanan after a long pursuit, but Ezra and the crew of the Ghost rescued him and Kanan defeated the Inquisitor, who, knowing he had failed, killed himself instead of awaiting the punishment he would face at the hands of Darth Vader.

Darth Vader would then send Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister to hunt Ezra, Kanan and the rest of the Rebels. The two Inquisitors also had a priority of hunting down any Force-sensitive infant they could find, but were thwarted by Kanan, Ezra and Ahsoka Tano, whom they were also hunting. They continued hunting the Jedi, and eventually faced off against them and Darth Maul on Malachor with the Eighth Brother. All three Inquisitors were killed as Vader arrived to finish what they started and claim the Sith temple on Malachor they had found for the Emperor.

In Printed Media

Ahsoka

The Inquisitor known as the Sixth Brother hunted for and eventually tracked down Ahsoka Tano during her days on the run from the Empire. However, Ahsoka proved to be more than a match for him, killing him and taking his lightsaber components and imbuing the Kyber crystals with the Light side of the Force to construct her two white-bladed lightsabers.

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Main Saga: The Force Awakens | VIII | IX
Star Wars Stories: Rogue One | Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film | Untitled Boba Fett Star Wars Stories film
Television: Star Wars: The Clone Wars | Star Wars Rebels/Videography
Video Games: Club Penguin Star Wars Takeover | Star Wars Battlefront | Star Wars: Tiny Death Star | Star Wars: Attack Squadrons | Star Wars: Assault Team | Angry Birds Star Wars | Angry Birds Star Wars II | Star Wars: Scene Maker | Star Wars: Commander | Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition | Star Wars: Uprising | Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions | Star Wars: Mobile App
Books: Star Wars Rebels: Ezra's Wookiee Rescue | Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero | Chopper Saves the Day | Ezra's Gamble | Rise of the Rebels | Zeb to the Rescue | Ezra and the Pilot | Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide | Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head | Ultimate Sticker Collection: Star Wars Rebels | Star Wars The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight | Star Wars Rebels: Meet the Rebels | Star Wars: A New Hope Illustrated Novel | Star Wars Rebels: The Inquisitor's Trap | Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy | Star Wars: Classic Trilogy | Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader | Star Wars: The Wrath of Darth Maul | Star Wars Rebels Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy | Star Wars: Escape From Darth Vader | Ahsoka | Star Wars: Bloodline | Catalyst | The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Comics: Marvel Comics
Soundtrack: Rogue One

Disney Parks

Star Wars Land | Star Wars Weekends | Season of the Force | Carbon Freeze Me | Hyperspace Mountain | Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith | Star Tours | Star Tours: The Adventures Continue | Star Wars: Command Post | Star Wars: Path of the Jedi | Star Wars Launch Bay
Entertainment: Behind the Force | Disney Illuminations | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple | Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular | Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away | World of Color: Celebrate!
Restaurants: BB-8 Snack Cart
Shops: Endor Vendors | Tatooine Traders | The Star Trader
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade

Characters

Jedi: Luke Skywalker | Anakin Skywalker | Obi-Wan Kenobi | Yoda | Mace Windu | Qui-Gon Jinn | Shaak Ti | Kit Fisto | Ahsoka Tano | Depa Billaba | Luminara Unduli | Aayla Secura | Plo Koon | Ezra Bridger | Kanan Jarrus
Sith/Dark Jedi: Darth Vader | Palpatine | Darth Maul | Count Dooku | Asajj Ventress | Kylo Ren | The Grand Inquisitor | Fifth Brother | Sixth Brother | Seventh Sister | Eighth Brother
Bounty Hunters: Boba Fett | Bossk | Greedo | Jango Fett | Dengar
Clones/Stormtroopers: Clone Troopers | Rex | Wolffe | Gregor | Cody | Stormtroopers | Sandtroopers | Snowtroopers | Scout Troopers | Death Troopers | First Order Stormtroopers | Flametroopers | First Order Snowtroopers | Shoretroopers
Others from Prequel Trilogy: Padmé Amidala | General Grievous | Sebulba | Max Rebo | Clegg Holdfast | Bail Organa | Jar Jar Binks
Others from Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Hondo Ohnaka | Cham Syndulla | Cad Bane | Numa | Bo-Katan Kryze
Others from Star Wars Rebels: Garazeb Orrelios | Sabine Wren | Hera Syndulla | Agent Kallus | Cikatro Vizago | Zare Leonis | Maketh Tua | Valen Rudor | Cumberlayne Aresko | Myles Grint | Zare Leonis | Jai Kell | Tseebo | Azmorigan | Gall Trayvis | Imperial Combat Drivers | Kassius Konstantine | Quarrie | Ketsu Onyo | Brom Titus | Ryder Azadi | Ephraim and Mira Bridger | Thrawn | Arihnda Pryce | Chava | Gron | Fenn Rau | The Bendu | Gar Saxon | Jun Sato | Mart Mattin | Gooti Terez | Jonner Jin
Others from Original Trilogy: Leia Organa | Han Solo | Chewbacca | Lando Calrissian | Wilhuff Tarkin | Admiral Ackbar | Mon Mothma | Wedge Antilles | Wicket W. Warrick | Owen Lars | Beru Whitesun Lars | Bib Fortuna | Figran D'an and the Modal Nodes | Emperor's Royal Guard | Salacious Crumb | TIE Pilots | AT-AT drivers | Rebel Pilots | Nien Nunb | Jabba the Hutt
Others from Sequel Trilogy: Rey | Finn | Poe Dameron | Lor San Tekka | Captain Phasma | Maz Kanata | General Hux | First Order TIE Pilots | Supreme Leader Snoke | Sidon Ithano | Tasu Leech | Teedo | Unkar Plutt | Snap Wexley
Star Wars Stories: Jyn Erso | Cassian Andor | Bodhi Rook | Krennic | Chirrut Îmwe | Baze Malbus | Jebel | Galen Erso | Lyra Erso | Pao | Imperial Hovertank Pilots | Saw Gerrera | Edrio | Bistan

Droids

R2-D2 | C-3PO | RX-24 | G2-9T | G2-4T | Aly San San | R2-MK | Gonk droids | C1-10P | ROX-N | WEG-1618 | AC-38 | R5-D2 | BB-8 | Probe Droid | ID9 Seeker Droid | AP-5 | K-2SO | Battle Droids | C2-B5 | Kalani | Droidekas | R3-A3 | Imperial Sentry Droid

Creatures/Races

Wampa | Sarlacc | Tauntaun | Bantha | Ewoks | Wookiees | Gungans | Twi'leks | Jawas | Togruta | Gran | Rodians | Gamorreans | Ugnaughts | Tusken Raiders | Mon Calamari | Womp Rats | Dianoga | Dewbacks | Space Slug | Loth-cat | Fyrnock | Purrgil | Convor | Rancor | Krykna | Reek | Lasat | Rathtar | Mynock | Puffer Pig

Episodes

Star Wars Rebels
Shorts: The Machine in the Ghost | Art Attack | Entanglement | Property of Ezra Bridger
Season One: Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion | Droids in Distress | Fighter Flight | Rise of the Old Masters | Breaking Ranks | Out of Darkness | Empire Day | Gathering Forces | Path of the Jedi | Idiot's Array | Vision of Hope | Call to Action | Rebel Resolve | Fire Across the Galaxy
Season Two: Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal | The Lost Commanders | Relics of the Old Republic | Always Two There Are | Brothers of the Broken Horn | Wings of the Master | Blood Sisters | Stealth Strike | The Future of the Force | Legacy | A Princess on Lothal | The Protector of Concord Dawn | Legends of the Lasat | The Call | Homecoming | The Honorable Ones | Shroud of Darkness | The Forgotten Droid | The Mystery of Chopper Base | Twilight of the Apprentice
Season Three: Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow | The Holocrons of Fate | The Antilles Extraction | Hera's Heroes | The Last Battle | Imperial Super Commandos | Iron Squadron | The Wynkahthu Job | An Inside Man | Visions and Voices

Organizations

Rebel Alliance | Galactic Empire | Jedi | Confederacy of Independent Systems | Sith | Galactic Republic | Mandalorian | First Order | Resistance | Inquisitorius | Jedi Temple Guards | Church of the Force | New Republic

Objects/Weapons

Lightsaber | Blaster | Ezra's Energy Slingshot | Holocron | Bo-Rifle | Kyber crystal | Synthetic kyber crystal

Spacecrafts/Vehicles

StarSpeeder 3000 | Millennium Falcon | X-Wing | Y-Wing | A-Wing | B-Wing | U-Wing | T-70 X-Wing Fighter | Snowspeeder | Naboo Starfighter | Anakin Skywalker's Podracer | Imperial Shuttle | Imperial Star Destroyer | Slave I | TIE Fighter | TIE Advanced x1 | TIE Bomber | TIE Interceptor | TIE Advanced v1 | First Order TIE fighter | First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter | TIE Striker | Jedi Starfighter | AT-ST | AT-AT | AT-ACT | Super Star Destroyer | Jedi Mickey's Starfighter | Blockade Runner | StarSpeeder 1000 | Ghost | Phantom/Phantom II | AT-DP | Imperial Speeder Bike | 614-AvA Speeder Bike | Imperial Landing Craft | EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate | AT-TE | Imperial Freighter | First Order Star Destroyer | Imperial Interdictor | Hammerhead Corvette | Sato's Hammer

Locations

Tatooine | Death Star | Alderaan | Yavin 4 | Hoth | Dagobah | Yoda's Hut | Cloud City | Bespin | Death Star II | Endor | Ryloth | Naboo | Coruscant | Jedi Temple | Kamino | Geonosis | Kashyyyk | Mustafar | Mandalore | Lothal | Lothal Jedi Temple | Jakku | Starkiller Base | Takodana | D'Qar | Ahch-To | Atollon | Garel | Malachor | Sith Temple

Merchandise

Star Wars: Star Tours (toy line) | Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends

See Also

The Force

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