We know for a fact that Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi was able to fill in some gaps that were missing in the timeline of the Star Wars continuity. Of course, the storyline focused more on the stories of Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku but managed to insert other stories, such as Master Yaddle’s fate. Of course, at the end of episode 6, we were able to see the entrance of a red lightsaber-wielding fellow that attacked Ahsoka. So, who is the Sith in Tales of the Jedi?
The Sith in Tales of the Jedi is not a Sith but is actually a fallen Jedi called an Inquisitor. However, this Inquisitor was never identified and was not the Sixth brother that Ahsoka faced in her own novel. Of course, all known Inquisitors have already been accounted for. As such, this Inquisitor is still a mystery.
Fans were quick to point out that there were no minor characters in Tales of the Jedi, as all of the different characters that were included in the storyline had their own roles to play. In that regard, this Inquisitor has become quite an intriguing character for a lot of different fans of Star Wars. So, with that said, let’s look at who this Inquisitor in Tales of the Jedi could possibly be.
Was There A Sith In Tales Of The Jedi Episode 6?
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi was a good addition to the greater narrative of the Star Wars continuity because it added storylines that filled in the holes and the gaps that exist in the current canon. Of course, the six-episode series focused more on the storylines of Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku, who are two disenfranchised former Jedi that followed different paths in life. Episode 6 focused more on the life of Ahsoka after the fall of the Jedi Order, as she went on to live a simple life far away from the affairs of the Jedi and the Sith.
However, while Ahsoka was enjoying rural life on an agricultural planet, she had to use the Force to save one of her companions there. This led to the arrival of a red lightsaber-wielding Force user that wore a plague mask. The evil Force user burned down the farm and attacked Ahsoka when she arrived to help the others. So, was this Force user a Sith?
It is worth mentioning that the Sith follows the Rule of Two, which states that only two Sith Lords should exist at any given moment because of the fact that the Sith crave power so much that they tend to fight one another within the same order. To prevent this infighting from happening, the Rule of Two was established, and this allowed two Sith Lords to consolidate power among themselves while staying hidden from the eyes of the Jedi.
In that regard, the red lightsaber-wielding Force user that appeared at the end of episode 6 of Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi was not a Sith but was actually an Inquisitor. And we are going to talk more about the Inquisitors as we go along with this discussion.
What Are The Inquisitors?
For some people here, Tales of the Jedi was probably the first time you’ve seen a red lightsaber-wielding villain other than the Sith Lords that we’ve already seen in the Star Wars continuity. However, as mentioned, this was an Inquisitor and not a Sith Lord. So, what are the Inquisitors?
After the fall of the Jedi Order during the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the Inquisitorius was established by Darth Vader. That’s because there were still plenty of Jedi left in the galaxy, as not all of them died in the events of Order 66. In that regard, Vader needed a group that was dedicated to rounding up the remaining Jedi and Force-sensitive people hiding in the deepest corners of the galaxy, and that is where the Inquisitors come in.
The Inquisitors are former Jedi Knights, Padawans, or Younglings that were tempted to fall to the Dark Side of the Force during the events after Order 66. They were tasked with hunting and killing any Jedi that survived the fall of the Jedi Order, and these Inquisitors purged the Jedi for more than a decade after the events of Revenge of the Sith.
Because there are only two Sith Lords that could exist at any given moment, the Inquisitors are not Sith but are actually fallen Jedi or dark Force users, even if they may wear black and carry red lightsabers.
The Inquisitors have appeared in a lot of different Star Wars media, including Star Wars: Rebels, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. As far as we know, there are 12 Inquisitors (ten, if not counting the comic book Inquisitors). The one leading them is the Grand Inquisitor, who was a former Jedi Knight that guarded the Jedi Temple. Each Inquisitor, save for the Grand Inquisitor, has a number designation and a brother or sister title that corresponds to their gender.
Who Is The Inquisitor In Tales Of The Jedi Episode 6?
The thing about the Inquisitors in the Star Wars continuity is that all of them seem to have been accounted for already. That means that all 12 Inquisitors that are canon have actually been shown. And we’ve seen quite a lot of them already, as ten of them have appeared in the Star Wars series and video games, while two of them appeared in the comic books.
If that’s the case, then this Inquisitor that appeared in Tales of the Jedi seems to be an intriguing character because of the fact that he doesn’t seem to be any of the 12 Inquisitors that have already been named and revealed. So, who is the Inquisitor in Tales of the Jedi?
At first, people believed that this Inquisitor was the Sixth Brother that was seen in the Ahsoka novel. After all, this was the Inquisitor that Ahsoka fought with in her own storyline in the books. But the problem is that the Sixth Inquisitor doesn’t look a thing like the one in episode 6 of Tales of the Jedi. And this makes things very interesting as far as the overall nature of this Inquisitor’s identity is concerned.
In that regard, the Inquisitor that showed up in Tales of the Jedi might be someone who hasn’t been revealed in any of the Star Wars media. Of course, it was interesting to note that this Inquisitor knew who Ahsoka was, as he ended up getting surprised when he found out that she was still alive.
But the problem is that Ahsoka summarily executed this Inquisitor in their short fight, as she beheaded him without even revealing who was under that mask. That means that the storyline of this Inquisitor will no longer be covered by any of the other Tales of the Jedi storylines in the future.
Still, it was interesting to note that this Inquisitor knew who Ahsoka was. As we all know, all of the characters that appeared in the six-episode first season of Tales of the Jedi have a purpose for appearing, as was the case for Master Yaddle, who seemed to have been a forgotten character in Star Wars but was able to see a good amount of screen time in this series. As such, it still is possible that future Tales of the Jedi episodes will explore the Inquisitors and the identity of the mysterious Inquisitor that Ahsoka fought and killed.