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"I rededicate myself to the only path on which I see true balance. True enlightenment. I know my own truth, and the Force speaks it to me through the stars above and the gravity beneath my feet."
―Fifth Brother[1]

The Fifth Brother was a humanoid male Inquisitor of the Galactic Empire several years before the Battle of Yavin. On the orders of the Emperor, Darth Sidious, the Fifth Brother was dispatched by the Sith Lord Darth Vader to hunt the growing rebellion against the Empire. He participated in the mission to locate Eeth Koth, and joined the Grand Inquisitor and Third Sister to search for Nari, a Jedi hiding on Tatooine. After the death of the Grand Inquisitor, he was deployed to pursue the Spectres, but clashed with Seventh Sister. Fifth Brother ultimately perished at the hands of the former Sith Lord Maul on Malachor.


Early life

"Who are they?"
"Inquisitors. Many were Jedi who turned to the dark side. Now, they hunt their own kind."
―Leia Organa and Obi-Wan Kenobi, upon seeing Fourth Sister and Fifth Brother[6]

The individual who became known as the Fifth Brother was a Force-sensitive member of a family living on the planet Artemesium. The Jedi Order promised a meaningful life of grand spirituality and service to the Force before taking him from his family. He would later believe the Jedi had lied. Looking back, he felt they made him serve corrupt politicians in the Galactic Senate instead of the balance of the Force, and did not intervene while those same senators decided that saving lives around the galaxy with Artemesium's valuable resources was more important than the lives lost there.[1]

Fallen Jedi

"I am aware what happened with the Second Sister. You will not find the same cracks in me, Jedi. I have chosen to be here."
―Fifth Brother tells Cal he became an Inquisitor by choice[1]

The Fifth Brother loses his right hand during training with Darth Vader.

At some point after the reorganization of the Galactic Republic into the Galactic Empire, he willingly[1] joined the Imperial agency of Force-sensitive assassins called the Inquisitorius. There, he became an Inquisitor known as the Fifth Brother, and was tasked with hunting down and eliminating any Jedi who survived Order 66.[5]

To accomplish that, Fifth Brother and his colleagues were trained by the Grand Inquisitor at the Inquisitorius Headquarters in the Works on Coruscant. They soon fell under the command of the Sith Lord Darth Vader after the Emperor, Darth Sidious, revealed the Inquisitorius to Vader, who then continued their training in the ways of the dark side of the Force.[5] During his training with Vader, Fifth Brother lost his right hand.[4]

Age of the Empire

Working with Darth Vader

"Any thoughts on how we approach this? This city's not exactly small. Lots of places to hide."
"Split up. We'll cover more ground. Stay in contact. Whoever finds them, bring in the others."
―Tualon Yaluna and the Fifth Brother, on finding Eeth Koth's child[7]

Following the hunt on Chandar's Folly,[8] Darth Vader took a team of Inquisitors, including Fifth Brother, on a mission to locate Eeth Koth. When Vader and the Inquisitors arrived, they found Koth with his wife, who had just given birth to their daughter. He was assigned, along with the other Inquisitors, to find the child. As they made their way into the city,[7] Tualon Yaluna[9] asked how they would find the infant, and the Fifth Brother suggested that they split. The three did so and[7] Thirteenth Sister[9] found the child first. The Fifth Brother arrived soon after and was surprised to see that she had allowed Koth's wife to escape with the baby. However, after the Twi'lek Inquisitor also arrived, Akaris used the Force to pull the baby from her mother and over to her. They took it back to Vader and Koth saw the infant in their hands before he was struck down. The baby was made a part of Project Harvester and taken back to Coruscant with the Fifth Brother and the others.[7]

After the mission, the Fifth Brother reported Akaris' actions to Vader, who was already suspicious of her attachment to Tualon. Vader deduced her to be a traitor,[10] and while the Inquisitors were socializing around in a bar, Vader approached the assumed traitor and ignited his lightsaber, interrupting her conversation with Tualon.[7] The Fifth Brother stood across the room behind the Grand Inquisitor, who asked Vader if this was a test or training exercise. Vader bluntly replied no and tried to kill Akaris, only to have his lightsaber blocked by Tualon's. Vader confirmed his suspicions of them having a special attachment and threw Tualon into the wall while Akaris got away. Tualon then followed her and the Grand Inquisitor asked Vader if he needed the Inquisitors around to help. Vader told him he did not and made chase for the two rogue Inquisitors.[10]

Conflict with the Mantis crew

Conflict begins
"This technology holds infinite potential."
"Including helping us to eradicate the remaining Jedi forever."
"Yes. The remaining straggling Jedi in the galaxy will fall, once the Shroud is in our hands. Are you capable of this task, Fifth Brother?"
"I am capable. I will find the Shroud, and put an end to the last, pathetic vestiges of the Jedi once and for all."
―The Grand Inquisitor and Fifth Brother[1]

Between 12 BBY and 11 BBY,[11] the Grand Inquisitor assigned the Fifth Brother the task of retrieving the Shroud, a technology with such great potential that it could even be used to eradicate the remaining Jedi. Around that time, Chellwinark Frethylrin deserted the Empire, calling upon the crew of the Stinger Mantis, and offering them valuable information about the Shroud exchange for their protection. During the incident, they came into the path of the Fifth Brother.[1]

The first duel
"And what have the Jedi done for you, hmm? What has your life been like?"
"One of my own making."
"And yet even so, only one of us has control over our destiny. And unfortunately for you… Well. You know who's in control here. But you tried your best."
―The Fifth Brother and Cal Kestis[1]
Cal Profile

The Fifth Brother faced Cal Kestis, the Jedi who defeated the Second Sister, confident that Kestis would not find the same weaknesses in him.

On Murkhana, the Fifth Brother dueled Cal Kestis and Cere Junda. Junda tried to bring the Inquisitor back to the light side, but the Fifth Brother had completely put his past behind him. Having overcome what he saw as the weakness that led to the Second Sister's defeat, the Inquisitor declined her offer of redemption. Junda disassembled the Fifth Brother's lightsaber using the Force, but the Jedi's reluctance to intervene provided an opening. The Fifth Brother used the Force to retrieve Junda's lightsaber and attempted to strike down an incapacitated Kestis. The Mantis' pilot, Greez Dritus, threw himself into the Inquisitor's path, sacrificing an arm and saving his friend.[1]

Returning for the Shroud
"Try as you might, you cannot escape the destiny the Force has set out for you. And you will not deny me mine."
―The Fifth Brother, to Cal Kestis[1]

The Fifth Brother pursued the Mantis crew, with the Empire having placed a tracking device on Irei. On Hosnian Prime, the Inquisitor killed Qeris Lar and prepared to fight Kestis and the Nightsister Merrin. Merrin reanimated Qeris' corpse, which successfully distracted the Fifth Brother.[1]

On Kenobi's trail

Journey to Tatooine
"The Grand Inquisitor was right. You still want Kenobi, but he's gone, and you won't find him. We spent the last ten years looking for him."
―The Fifth Brother confronts the Third Sister[12]

Fifth Brother confronts Third Sister.

In 9 BBY,[2] the Fifth Brother accompanied the Grand Inquisitor and the Third Sister to Tatooine as they hunted for Nari, a Jedi survivor of Order 66, who had drawn attention to himself by helping the owner of a local saloon. The trio arrived on the planet aboard their ship, the Scythe. As the Inquisitorius marched through the town, the Fifth Brother stared at the civilians who watched them. The trio soon arrived at the saloon, where the Fifth Brother stood by the entrance as the Grand Inquisitor questioned the saloon's owner. Impatient, Sevander threw a knife at the man in an attempt to expose the rogue Jedi. Sevander was successful, as Nari used the Force to hold back the knife. Nari then attempted to escape, before being blocked by the Fifth Brother. The Jedi survivor was soon surrounded, and the Grand Inquisitor ordered the Inquisitorius to prepare Nari for interrogation. However, Sevander attempted to strike the Jedi down, causing the Grand Inquisitor to intervene and hold back Sevander's lightsaber blade with the Force before pushing her aside, which allowed Nari to escape. The Fifth Brother remained on the planet in order to hunt the fugitive Jedi.[12]

Later on, the Fifth Brother and the Third Sister travelled to Anchorhead to ask for information on Nari's whereabouts. As he approached the crowd, the Fifth Brother shouted at some civilians, demanding that they move out of his way. The Fifth Brother then revealed to the townspeople that there was a Jedi hiding on the planet, and that there would be a reward for anybody who could provide any information regarding his location. However, Sevander interrupted, stating that she would punish anyone with information. Sevander then made eye contact with a moisture farmer named Owen Lars, and questioned him on if he knew anything. Unbeknownst to the Inquisitors, Lars was the stepbrother of their master Darth Vader, and was raising Vader's son Luke Skywalker. Lars also knew exactly where Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was, having just spoken to him moments earlier. Sevander then held her lightsaber up to Lars' neck and threatened to kill him and his family if nobody revealed any information, frustrating the Fifth Brother. Eventually, the Fifth Brother intervened and placed down a hologram, before reiterating that rewards would be given to those who knew anything of Nari's location, and ordering Sevander to stand down. After the pair left, the Fifth Brother grabbed Sevander and pushed her up against the wall, reprimanding her for her impulsiveness and telling her that the Grand Inquisitor was right about her obsession with Kenobi. The Fifth Brother claimed that Kenobi is gone, however, Sevander insisted that the Inquisitorius had been looking in the wrong places. The Fifth Brother questioned her on what she would have to gain from this and replies that she will be gain what is owed as she walks away. The Fifth Brother warned Sevander that she had gone too far, whilst Sevander claimed that the Inquisitorius don't go far enough.[12]

Search on Daiyu
"I want a garrison here within the hour, and remember this is no ordinary Jedi. Kenobi is the last ember of a dying age. Extinguish him."
"Consider it done."
―The Grand Inquisitor, and the Fifth Brother[6]

The Fifth Brother and a battalion search for Obi-Wan Kenobi on the planet Daiyu.

Following the hunt on Tatooine, Sevander traced a connection between Kenobi and Bail Organa. Desperate to hunt down Kenobi, Sevander hired a group of mercenaries to capture Bail Organa's daughter Leia Organa in an attempt to lure out Kenobi. The princess was taken to Daiyu, leading Kenobi to visit the planet, followed by Sevander. Outraged that Sevander would kidnap the child of an Imperial Senator, the Grand Inquisitor, the Fifth Brother and the Fourth Sister confronted Sevander on the matter.[6] The Fifth Brother arrived with a battalion of Imperial stormtroopers.[13]

The Fifth Brother stated that Sevander was simply looking to gain favor from Vader. The Grand Inquisitor instructed the Fourth Sister and the Fifth Brother to secure the city while he captured Kenobi himself. The Grand Inquisitor soon ordered the Fifth Brother to lead a garrison to continue locking down the city and emphasized that it was essential to capture Kenobi, an exceptional target and an ember of a bygone era. The Fifth Brother continued to lead a squad of stormtroopers through the city, but Kenobi and Organa escaped.[6]

Return to Fortress Inquisitorius
"You are not in charge here. That seat is mine, not yours. I am the next in line."
―The Fifth Brother to the Third Sister[14]

During the hunt for Kenobi on Daiyu, Sevander stabbed the Grand Inquisitor through the chest. A meeting was later held in Fortress Inquisitorius by the Fourth Sister and the Fifth Brother. After Sevander entered the room, the Fifth Brother prevented her from sitting in the chair belonging to the Grand Inquisitor, instead claiming that he was the next in line. Sevander revealed that she had contacted Vader herself, and had been tasked with leading the hunt for Kenobi. Sevander then ordered them to send out probe droids. Frustrated, the Fifth Brother declared that he will get what he owed, and that Sevander will get what she deserves, before departing the room.[14]

Visit to Mapuzo

Soon after, the Fifth Brother joined Darth Vader, Fourth Sister, and Reva on the planet Mapuzo after Imperial viper probe droids located Kenobi. The Sith Lord and the Inquisitors caused chaos in the village where Kenobi was hiding in an attempt to draw him out.[14]

Rescue of Leia Organa
[To Third Sister] "It seems I have underestimated you."
"But, my lord, the base was almost destroyed..."
"Kenobi is all that matters."
―Darth Vader, The Fifth Brother and The Third Sister[15]

After Leia was kidnapped by Leia and transferred to to the Fortress Inquisitorius. Kenobi and Tala Durith launched a rescue mission. During the mission Fifth Brother ordered that Fortress Inquisitorius be locked down, while blaming Reva for mishandling the situation. After the successful rescue of Leia, he was present when a furious Lord Vader entered and force chocked Reva. When Reva stated that he installed a tracking device on their ship, and Vader said that he underestimated her, the Fifth Brother protested, reminding them that the base was almost destroyed.[15]

The rebellion

A new target
"I care not for your struggles. I will succeed where you and Kallus have failed."
―The Fifth Brother, to Admiral Kassius Konstantine[3]

The Fifth Brother was sent by Darth Vader to continue the Grand Inquisitor's hunt for the rebels in the Lothal system.

After the death of the Grand Inquisitor and after Vader hunted and broke a growing rebel fleet during the Siege of Lothal, Vader was ordered by Emperor Palpatine, to dispatch another Inquisitor to deal with the growing rebellion against the Empire. Vader soon sent the Fifth Brother to continue the work that he and the Grand Inquisitor had started.[3]

During the Imperial assault against the Lothal rebel cell on the planet Seelos, Admiral Kassius Konstantine was ordered to have his Star Destroyer rendezvous with a shuttle he was led to believe carried Lord Vader himself. In reality, however, it carried the Fifth Brother, who arrived aboard Konstantine's Star Destroyer to begin hunting the rebellion. Konstantine questioned why his vessel had to divert from Seelos to rendezvous with an Inquisitor, as the diversion may have compromised the assault that ISB Agent Kallus was leading on Seelos, but the Fifth Brother had no interest in the assault and pledged to stop the rebellion himself.[3]

Skirmish at the medical station
"I'm surprised to see you here."
"The kill is mine!"
"You are short sighted. We will use the boy as bait to draw in the others. Now find the girl!"
―The Fifth Brother clashes with the Seventh Sister[16]

The Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister clash aboard a Republic medical station while searching for the Spectres.

Later, he was present with both Kallus and Konstantine on the bridge of the Star Destroyer when a power surge at an abandoned Haven-class medical station was detected. Though Kallus dismissed it, the Fifth Brother quickly took command and immediately set out for the medical station, unaware that the Seventh Sister was already there and hunting the rebels. When Ezra Bridger and Sabine Wren were fleeing the Seventh Sister, they were met by a grinning Fifth Brother who ignited his lightsaber threateningly. Ezra was captured helping Sabine to escape, with the Fifth Brother reaching him just as the latter fled. He attempted to kill the young Jedi with his lightsaber, only for the Sister to deflect it with her own blade. When the Fifth Brother protested, citing Bridger as his kill, the Sister derided him for short-sightedness and pointed out that the boy could be used to trap his friends.[16]

Fifth threatens Sabine

The Fifth Brother threatens Sabine Wren.

While the Seventh Sister interrogated Ezra, the Fifth Brother went to hunt down Sabine accompanied by two of the Sister's ID9 seeker droids. Hunting her through the corridors, he sensed the presence of Sabine and the Lasat Garazeb Orrelios who had prepared an ambush consisting of several thermal detonators planted in the corridor. Unfortunately, the Fifth Brother used the Force to lift the detonators and throw them at the rebels, knocking out Sabine in the process. Hefting the unconscious Mandalorian over his shoulder, the Brother told the two seeker droids to do as they wished with Orrelios; both droids were subsequently destroyed when the Lasat crushed them against boxes of medical supplies.[16]

The Brother returned to find that Ezra had delivered very little information, but at that moment they received a transmission from "Commander Meiloorun" asking if they needed help; the Brother forced the two to accept at lightsaber point and then proceeded to Bay Six where the rebels were to arrive. When they got there, they were ambushed by Orrelios in the Phantom; in the chaos, Ezra managed to recover his lightsaber and both boarded the shuttle. Both Inquisitors attempted to hold it in place with the Force, but the Brother was forced to break off to deflect blaster fire and the Sister was nearly dragged out into space when the shuttle burst free, leaving both Inquisitors fuming.[16]

Abducting children
"You would question me, Seventh Sister?"
"Only when you're wrong, Fifth Brother."
―The Fifth Brother pulls rank on the Seventh Sister[17]

Later, the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister boarded a passenger ship above the planet Chandel to seize a Force-sensitive infant named Alora. Despite the best efforts of Alora's grandmother Darja to stop them, the two Inquisitors managed to corner them and took Alora into custody. Prior to leaving the ship, the Brother killed all of the other passengers by throwing his double-bladed lightsaber at them. The Inquisitors' actions attracted the attention of the former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano and the rebel crew of the Ghost. While Ahsoka traveled to Chandel, Ezra, his master Kanan Jarrus, Zeb, and Chopper traveled to the planet Takobo aboard the Phantom to investigate. Taking Alora with them, the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister traveled to Takobo to collect a Force-sensitive Ithorian infant named Pypey. After parking their TIE Advanced starfighters at a spaceport hangar bay in Hammertown, the two Inquisitors left a seeker droid to guard their ship and the baby. Together, they then visited Pypey's home and confronted her mother Oora. However, Oora had already sent her child away with a droid. Before leaving the house, the two Inquisitors accosted her and smashed the furniture in her home.[17]

While prowling the streets of Takobo, the two Inquisitors managed to intercept the droid. However, Pypey had already been picked up by Zeb. The Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister then pursued Zeb to a nearby apartment building. While the Brother used Pypey's fear to track the Jedi, the Sister sent one of her seeker droids to keep an eye outside. Shortly later, Ezra and Kanan entered the building to aid Zeb.[17]

Ezra's presence caused Pypey to cry since he could sense the boy's fear. Closing in on the rebels, the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister attempted to spike them out with their lightsabers. Bridger managed to temporarily mislead the Inquisitors by using a comlink to make a recording of Pypey's cries. The Fifth Brother fell for that ruse and was warned by the Seventh Sister to stop wasting their time. In the meantime, the rebels managed to escape the room and made a run for the stairs. To confuse the Inquisitors, the rebels split up; with Bridger and Pypey heading into the ventilation shafts while Kanan and Zeb held off the Inquisitors.[17]

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Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister encounter Kanan and Zeb

Resuming their pursuit, the Fifth Brother sensed Ezra and Pypey's presence in the ventilation shaft above. He then used his lightsaber to spike holes in the ceilings in an attempt to flush out their quarry. Before the two Inquisitors could corner their prey, they were confronted by Kanan and Zeb. Zeb took on the Brother but was unable to match the Inquisitor's Force powers. Forced to retreat, Kanan and Zeb jumped out of the window and fled on a speeder. In response, the Inquisitors commandeered another speeder and continued the pursuit. Following another skirmish, the Inquisitors cornered their rebel foes outside the spaceport.[17]

The two Inquisitors quickly overpowered the three rebels. Before they could finish off their work, the spaceport doors opened to reveal Tano. While the other rebels retreated aboard the Phantom with Pypey, Ahsoka engaged the two Inquisitors in a lightsaber duel. Armed with two lightsabers, she engaged both Inquisitors for a few moments before effortlessly side-swiping the Fifth Brother's clumsy attack and throwing him against a pillar, knocking him out. The Seventh Sister put up a better fight, but was soon defeated as well. Before Ahsoka could finish the Sister, Imperial reinforcements arrived in the form of stormtroopers and a few Imperial Troop Transports. Though the Brother threw his lightsaber at her to try and prevent her escape, Ahsoka managed to dodge it and escaped with her rebel comrades and the babies aboard the Phantom. To add insult to injury, the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister discovered that the rebels had also destroyed their TIE Advanced fighters and taken Pypey. However, the Inquisitors were delighted to learn from one of the Sister's seeker droids that the rebels were hiding on the planet Garel.[17]

Duel on Bilzen
"This fight will be more satisfying than I first thought."
―Fifth Brother[18]

Fifth Brother duels Kanan Jarrus on Bilzen.

Jarrus and Bridger traveled to the planet Bilzen for Jedi training. The Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister tracked Jarrus and Bridger there and fought them in the icy caverns of Bilzen. Eventually the Inquisitors lost and Jarrus and Bridger escaped.[18]

Raid on Garel
"Garel is a major port and under our control. Surely our garrison there would've spotted Rebel activity."
"You doubt my word, Admiral?"
"No Inquisitor, I merely look to the day when you produce results."
―Admiral Konstantine and the Fifth Brother[19]
Legacy Inquisitors

The Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister come face-to-face with Ezra Bridger.

Following the duel on Bilzen,[18] the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister joined forces with Kallus and Konstantine to attack the rebel presence on Garel. The two Inquisitors accepted Kallus' suggestion that the Imperial servants work together to capture Phoenix Squadron, which included the crew of the Ghost. The Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister took part in the ground assault and encountered Bridger and Jarrus in their hangar bay. Despite the Sister's best efforts to goad Ezra into attacking them, Kanan prevented the fight from occurring by shutting the blast door; leaving the Inquisitors on the other side. The crew of the Ghost then took advantage of this delay to escape into the atmosphere above Garel.[19]

Pursuing the Jedi
Kanan and Ezra fight the Inquisitors

The Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister fighting Ezra and Kanan.

For several months, the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister pursued Kanan and Ezra. The two Inquisitors cornered the two Jedi while they were scouting Oosalon as a potential site for a new rebel base. During the duel, the Fifth Brother threw Ezra down a cliff but the young Jedi managed to cling onto his master. The two Jedi counter-attacked with their lightsabers but were pushed back to the edge of the cliff by the two Inquisitors. Before the Inquisitors could finish off their Jedi opponents, the two Jedi managed to escape on the back of a tibidee before being picked up by Chopper in the Phantom.[20]

Later, the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister visited the Jedi Temple on the planet Lothal. They landed their TIE Advanced v1 starfighters moments after Chopper had departed the scene on the Phantom. While the Brother did not sense the presence of the Jedi and thought they had left, the Sister could still sense that they were hiding in the Temple. Using their Dark Side powers, the two Inquisitors forced their way into the Temple. After forcing the Temple open, the two Inquisitors entered the structure only to be confronted by several spectral Jedi Temple Guards, who were part of a Force vision. The two Inquisitors recognized the leader as having the face of the late Grand Inquisitor, who had once been a Jedi Knight.[20]

While the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister both survived their supernatural encounter, they failed to captured the Jedi. However, they managed to capture the Temple and promptly informed their master Darth Vader, who came to visit the site in person. Imperial reinforcements including stormtroopers and patrol transports also surrounded the Temple. When the Fifth Brother reported that the Jedi were growing in their power, Vader assured him that it would be their "undoing."[20]

Mission to Malachor and death
"The boy has the holocron."
"We cannot allow him to use it."
―The Seventh Sister and the Fifth Brother[21]

The Fifth Brother arrives on Malachor.

The Fifth Brother was ordered by Darth Vader to travel to Malachor with the Seventh Sister and obtain a Sith holocron from within a Sith temple located beneath the planet's surface. She and her accomplice came to the aid of the Eighth Brother after he was captured by Jarrus and Tano; all three Inquisitors were forced to retreat when their opponents were joined by Bridger and his new companion, the former Sith Lord Maul. Having escaped her adversaries, the Seventh Sister dispatched some of her ID-9 seeker droids to spy on them.[21]

While the Sister pursued Maul and Ezra, the Fifth Brother went after Ahsoka and Kanan, ambushing them on one of the Temple parapets. Managing to catch them off-guard, he was soon joined by the Eighth Brother and together they engaged the Jedi. The situation soon turned against them when Maul, having slain the Seventh Sister, leapt into the fray and engaged the two Inquisitors on behalf of the Jedi. Taking advantage of the Fifth Brother's distraction in fending off Maul, Ahsoka lunged forwards and struck the hilt of his lightsaber, damaging the weapon and causing him to drop it. Defenseless, the Fifth Brother was swiftly cleaved through the stomach by Maul's lightsaber, ending his life.[21]

Personality and traits

"Be careful, Third Sister. You go too far."
"Maybe you don't go far enough."
―The Fifth Brother the Third Sister[12]

The Fifth Brother had mint eyes and gray-green skin.

The Fifth Brother was a tall, muscular humanoid male[3] with sallow gray-green skin and upward-tilted eyes that were light minty in color.[1] He also possessed two sets of eyelids, one of which closes horizontally instead of vertically when blinking.[16] He wore the gray and black uniform of an Inquisitor, wore a metallic headpiece, and carried a double-bladed spinning lightsaber.[3] The Fifth Brother displayed a confident personality, bordering on arrogance, upon arriving at Admiral Konstantine's Star Destroyer, dismissing the admiral and Agent Kallus' "struggles" as being beneath him and vowing to succeed where they had failed.[3] As the next in line to the position of Grand Inquisitor, the Fifth Brother did not like being ordered around by his fellow Inquisitors and would become very aggressive to his perceived lessers.[14] He was also quite bloodthirsty and brutal, eager to hunt and murder any Jedi who had survived the Purge, but did not seem to have much in the way of foresight or strategic sense, focusing purely on the kill in front of him and not considering how they could be used to accomplish a larger objective, causing the Seventh Sister to label him as "short-sighted".[16]

In this capacity he showed no qualms with murdering children or young adults, attempting to murder Ezra Bridger with his lightsaber once he was defenseless and threatening to behead Sabine Wren in order to convince Ezra to summon rebel reinforcements to be captured.[16] The Fifth Brother never cared about safety of innocent people. When watching the Third Sister chop off a hand of a Tatooine citizen, he was not flinched but instead annoyed that she was acting out. In addition to that, he only stopped the Third Sister threatening Owen Lars out of pragmatism, believing she was again acting rash.[12] Despite his rather poor track record in hunting and battling the rebels, he still maintained a sense of arrogance and entitlement, pulling rank on the Seventh Sister and threatening Admiral Konstantine when they expressed doubt in him.[17] When he encountered the apparent ghost of the former Grand Inquisitor when he was a noble Jedi Knight and Temple Guard, as well as the spirits of several other Temple Guards, the Fifth Brother displayed confusion and fear at this Force apparition.[20]

Powers and abilities

Lightsaber skills


The Fifth Brother's lightsaber

The Fifth Brother was not highly skilled with a lightsaber and he relied on his Force abilities instead.[13] The wide swinging arcs he used left him wide open to counter attack by clever and agile opponents; a weakness which was exploited by Jedi Knight Cal Kestis during his duel with Fifth Brother on Murkhana. Despite those glaring weakness in his technique, he was still able to contend with and defeat the seasoned Jedi Knight during their bout, though the letter lived thanks to the intervention of his Master Cere Junda. The Fifth Brother holded considerable skill in the art of Jar'Kai dual blade fencing as he demonstrated on Murkhana against Jedi Knights Cere Junda and Cal Kestis; keeping both seasoned combatants on the defense through the majority of the duel, almost to the point of overwhelming them.[1] His lack of finesse and proclivity for pushing the offensive could cause him problems against more experience opponents than himself, like Ahsoka Tano who despite his best efforts was proven to be no match for her and was swiftly knocked out of the fight through the usage of a well-placed force push.[17] He was later able to put up a slightly better fight against her on Malachor, albeit whilst backed up by two other Inquisitors, but was utterly outmatched by the powers of former Sith Lord Maul and was bested and killed.[21]

Force abilities


The Fifth Brother was Force-sensitive.

The Fifth Brother was one of the most dangerous Inquisitors.[22] He was capable of reading others' minds[13] and held considerable power in his command of the Force. He held a superb level of precision and control with his telekinesis where he was able to control the opening and closing mechanisms of a transports automated door to the point of jamming. He was also able to expertly manipulate the detonation mechanism of four thermal detonators to activate on his command. His force pushes and shoves were powerful enough to fling his opponent several meters away with relative ease or incapacitate a full grown Lasat warrior with deadly precision.[16]

His telekinetic grips where of such high potency that they could cause the target to groan in pain from the immense pressure. During his duel against Jedi Knight Cal Kestis and Cere Junda on Murkhana, the Fifth Brother was able to use the force to fling Cal into the concrete ceiling of the prison they were fighting in with such speed and power that it had cracked it and knocked the Jedi Knight unconscious upon impact.[1]

Later during the same fight he would use his full power to force push Jedi Knight Cere Junda across the room they were fighting in, into a wall with enough force to cause her back to let out a cracking sound as her bones fractured. During his second encounter with Jedi Knight Cal Kestis and his allies on Qeris's tower, the Fifth Brother used the force to freeze Merrin in place while also simultaneously doing the same to the Omwati Qeris before dispatching him with ease. Later in the same fight he was able to engage Cal in lightsaber combat while simultaneously keeping Merrin frozen in stasis with little to no effort and only managed to free herself once the Inquisitor had shifted his focus to restrain Cal in stasis.[1]

Fifth Brother possess an incredulous level of skill in the realm of force based physical augmentation, which enabled him to easily overpower and throw an adult Lasat warrior several meters towards a wall with enough force to shatter portions of it. During his fight against Jedi Knight Cere Junda and Cal Kestis in the prison located on the planet Murkhana, Fifth Brother ripped apart the metal cage Cere had fashioned from a prison door with his bare hands.[1]

Where the Fifth Brother truly held an edge over most of his fellow Inquisitors was in his ability to sense anomalies in the force, being able to deduce that the cause of the disturbance on the medical station in sector 11 to be the work of his targets rather than the result of scavengers or a malfunction. He was also able to sense the location of Zeb and Sabine as well their intentions with their improvised trap when searching for them onboard the same medical station. When on the hunt for the Jedi Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, and their friend Garazeb Orrelios following their meddling on his and Seventh Sister's mission on Takobo it was the Fifth Brother who was able to sense the location where Orrelios, Bridger, and Jarrus had hidden the Force-sensitive child Pypey from Seventh Sister and himself inside of an apartment complex.[17]

It was also him who was able to sense Ezra Bridger in the apartments vent system as he attempted to escape with the force-sensitive infant while the Seventh Sister could not.[17] The Fifth Brother also demonstrated a modest level of skill in reading the emotional and mental state of his quarry; a skill he put to good used against Jedi Knight Cal Kestis on Murkhana during the opening stages of their duel, where he sensed the Jedi fear of falling to the Darkside and becoming an Inquisitor.[1]

Behind the scenes

Fifth Brother The Force Awakens Concept

Unused concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens that inspired the design for the Fifth Brother

The Fifth Brother was created for the second season of the animated television series Star Wars Rebels. He is voiced by actor Philip Anthony-Rodriguez.[3] The character's design was based on unused artwork from the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, the first installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.[23] The artwork, depicting a Sith, was drawn by Christian Alzmann and was labeled Villain 03 early in the production of the film.[24]

In the Obi-Wan Kenobi television series, the Fifth Brother was played by Sung Kang.[12] In Stuart Beattie's script for an Obi-Wan Kenobi feature film, Reva was going to be the only Inquisitor. The film eventually became a series[25] that included the Fifth Brother. Kang was given a fair amount of room to make the character his own.[26] The lightsaber was shifted to accommodate Kang's hands.[27]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Timelines
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Relics of the Old Republic"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Darth Vader (2017) 7
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Darth Vader (2017) 6
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo Obi-Wan Kenobi — "Part II"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Darth Vader (2017) 19
  8. Darth Vader (2017) 18
  9. 9.0 9.1 Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade
  10. 10.0 10.1 Darth Vader (2017) 20
  11. Jedi: Battle Scars dates itself to a few years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which take place in 14 BBY per Star Wars: Timelines. Therefore, the events of Jedi: Battle Scars must take place in 12 BBY at the earliest. Additionally, the novel dates itself within the years before Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the events of which take place in 9 BBY per the reasoning here. Within Jedi: Survivor, it is also noted the Stinger Mantis crew has been broken up for "years." As the crew are together in Jedi: Battle Scars, the latest it can take place is 11 BBY. Therefore, the events of Jedi: Battle Scars occur between 12 and 11 BBY.
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  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Star Wars The Dark Side Pocket Expert
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  19. 19.0 19.1 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Legacy"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Shroud of Darkness"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels — "Twilight of the Apprentice"
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  24. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  25. Obi-Wan Kenobi Writer Reveals Commander Cody's Scrapped Role (Exclusive) by Johnson, Nathan on thedirect.com (July 1, 2022) (archived from the original on July 1, 2022)
  26. YouTube 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Star Ewan McGregor Explains Why He Sounds So 'Alec Guinness-y' | Rotten Tomatoes TV on the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel (backup link)
  27. StarWars Inside the Lucasfilm Archive: Weapons of the Inquisitorius from the Obi-Wan Kenobi Limited Series on StarWars.com (backup link)