When the teaser trailer hit for Disney +’s Obi-Wan Kenobi fans were treated to the first ever live-action shots of Inquisitors. Some fans were caught off guard by the quick looks but overall they were well received. So who is this mysterious group of Force sensitive agents? Let’s take a closer look. My thought is they will play a large role in the hotly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi show.
Nearly every Star Wars fan remembers when Palpatine (AKA Darth Sidious) gave the famous call to “execute Order 66.” The Clone Troopers turned and killed Jedi. The ones the escaped were hunted down primarily by Inquisitors.
“Red Blades,” as some have come to know Inquisitors by were trained by Darth Vader. The kicker is Vader could not stand the Inquisitors because they were former Jedi. Yet, Palpatine put him in charge of them. Vader only viewed the group as a means to and end.
Vader had serious doubts the Inquisitors could take on the likes of a Jedi such as Obi-Wan Kenobi. During the training phase Vader was over the top cruel as he wanted to drive out any remaining thoughts of the Jedi life the Inquisitors lived before turning to the dark side.
Based on the trailer, the Inquisitors are looking for hidden Jedi who survived the purge. There is little doubt they will at some point (be it the whole group, a select few or even one) find Obi-Wan.
The question is, is Vader pulling there strings? After all he is in charge of them if so how does that relationship work in a live-action setting? A leader who can not stand the people he is leading should be very interesting as the show moves along.
So how about it, are you excited to see live-action Inquisitors in Obi-Wan Kenobi? How do you see the show shaping up? Drop a comment and let me know.