That the Star Wars lore has expanded way beyond the main series of films is a known fact, however, Disney has tried to incorporate more characters and locations from beyond movies into their new canon.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, the long-awaited limited series that sets to connect the iconic Jedi's journey following the aftermath of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith leading up to Episode IV: A New Hope, re-introduces a faction of villains recognisable by the most loyal of Star War fans but perhaps are a new threat for more casual ones, the Inquisitors.
This villainous coalition has appeared in a ton of Star Wars stories across several types of media, including comics, animated shows, and video games, but they're finally making their debut in a live-action format.
Who are the Inquisitors in Star Wars?
Despite what you might think after watching the first two episodes of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, the Inquisitors are not actually Sith. All of them are Force-sensitive, in fact, the majority of them are former Jedi that fell into the Dark side and is recruited by the newly formed Empire to hunt down their former allies.
Their first appearance in Star Wars media came during the Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion animated film which served as a prelude to the eventual animate show. Other major appearances the group is also known for are the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game, in which several members serve as the main antagonists, and the Darth Vader comic book from 2017.
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While we don't have a confirmed number of Inquisitors, we know the identities of the ones that have appeared so far in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. These are:
- The Grand Inquisitor
- Fifth Brother
- Third Sister
As we've mentioned, plenty of other Inquisitors are instantly recognisable to fans of Star Wars, including the Seventh Sister, who is one of the main villains of Star Wars Rebels. The Second and Ninth Sisters appear as antagonists to Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Viewers of Obi-Wan Kenobi have been particularly curious about the Third Sister's obsession with the former Jedi Master. As we've mentioned, most of the Inquisitors are former Jedi turned to the Dark side, either willingly or after having their wills broken via torture.
It wouldn't surprise us that the Third Sister will have deep ties with Kenobi or the Jedi Order as a whole. The Second Sister that showed up in Fallen Order was a former apprentice of Jedi Knight Cere Junda, who helps Cal Kestis in his quest against the Empire during the events of the game.
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