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Who Is the Grand Inquisitor within the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Trailer?


Whether or not you’ve seen the animated reveals otherwise you’ve solely watched the live-action Star Wars content material, there’s no denying that the trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi seems to be cool. It had every thing: new planets! Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor)! Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) respiratory! “Battle of the Heroes,” and extra iconic music!

However, whilst you didn’t should have seen the animated packages to understand the transient snippets of the present, there’s one “new to live-action” character which may befuddle movie- or live-action-only Star Wars followers: The Grand Inquisitor. Right here’s why he’s necessary.

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Who Is the Grand Inquisitor?

To grasp the Grand Inquisitor, first, a little bit of backstory on Inquisitors themselves. Inquisitors are a bunch of former Jedi who survived Order 66. After that, they both volunteered or had been tortured to help Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader in searching down all remaining Jedi. As such, they’re skilled in and robust with the darkish facet of the Pressure. They carry double-bladed pink lightsabers that spin like a fan once they battle, and whereas we doubt this can occur in Obi-Wan Kenobi, these lightsabers did additionally often enable them to fly.

The Grand Inquisitor first appeared in Star Wars: Rebels. There, he labored for the Empire to seek out Kanan (voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.) and Ezra (voiced by Taylor Grey). He seems as the primary antagonist in Season 1, the place he’s killed within the finale when he falls right into a fiery pit. Different Inquisitors present up later to tackle his mission.

Notable bits of his backstory embrace that he was as soon as a Jedi Temple guard, however he turned to the darkish facet after seeing the Jedi Order falsely accuse and practically exile Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) over against the law she didn’t commit. Additionally notable: It seems he’ll be performed by Rupert Pal on the present, moderately than Jason Isaacs, who voiced him in Rebels.

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What Does the Grand Inquisitor Imply for Obi-Wan?

Merely put, this man — and all of his Inquisitor friends — are dangerous information. If he’s after Obi-Wan, “Ben Kenobi” must watch his step! But when a face-off between them happens, don’t anticipate it to be lethal.

Most clearly, Obi-Wan will survive as a result of he needs to be within the authentic trilogy. And the Grand Inquisitor will survive as a result of chronologically, Obi-Wan Kenobi is about earlier than Rebels. In Rebels, Princess Leia is near her A New Hope age, whereas Luke, her twin, is sort of younger within the Kenobi teaser. We’ll have to attend and see in the event that they duel, however till then, it’s thrilling to see one other character from the animated reveals making an look in live-action.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Premieres Might 25, Disney+

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