- "To one less Jedi in the galaxy."
- ―The Inquisitor, toasting to the death of Eeth Koth
During the reign of the Galactic Empire, a male Twi'lek Inquisitor served under Darth Vader. The Inquisitor accompanied Vader, Fifth Brother, and another Inquisitor to hunt down former Jedi Master Eeth Koth.
Hunt for Eeth KothEdit
- "Any thoughts on how we approach this? This city's not exactly small. Lots of places to hide."
- ―The Twi'lek Inquisitor, to the Fifth Brother and female Inquisitor
Years after Order 66, the Inquisitor was sent to a desert planet on a mission to hunt former Jedi Master Eeth Koth alongside Darth Vader, the Fifth Brother and another female Inquisitor. Koth had been banished from the Jedi High Council and had avoided Order 66 and the initial onslaught of the Jedi Purge. Vader confronted Koth shortly after his wife Mira had given birth to their baby, and Koth pleaded to be spared as he was now only a priest for the Church of the Ganthic Enlightenment. When Koth was unable to persuade Vader, he told Mira and the newborn baby to escape as he dueled Vader. During the lightsaber duel, Vader ordered the three Inquisitors to recover the baby for Project Harvester.
To cover more ground while searching the city, the three Inquisitors decided to split up. While this Inquisitor and Fifth Brother were unsuccessful, their companion used the Force to detect ripples and locate the child. Just as Mira was about to board her father's shuttle, the female Inquisitor cornered her. Mira begged the Inquisitor to let her escape, and was allowed to board the shuttle as the Fifth Brother and the Twi'lek Inquisitor arrived. The Inquisitor asked why Mira and the child had been allowed to escape, commenting that Vader would find out. As the Twi'lek watched, the female Inquisitor used the Force to move the baby out of the shuttle, letting Mira live so that she could suffer from the loss of her child and not trust in anyone.
Going rogue and deathEdit
- "I'm sorry."
"It's all right. I don't think either one of us expected to die in bed. Not after the choices we've made. And at least now we'll be fr--"
- ―The female Inquisitor and Twi'lek Inquisitor, before they are killed.
The three Inquisitors returned to find Vader still dueling Koth, and informed him that the baby had been captured, showing him the baby. Distracted by the Inquisitors and seeing his child, Koth was stabbed in the back and killed by Vader, who then took the baby from the Inquisitors. Vader and the Inquisitors left the planet, and returned to the Inquisitorius Headquarters on a Zeta-class shuttle. To celebrate the success of their mission, the Inquisitor and the female Inquisitor toasted to the death of Koth by drinking Dust Juice, a local beverage which they both found to be unappealing. Together they wondered what Vader would do once there were no Jedi left to kill, to which the the Inquisitor replied that he was sure that Vader would find someone else to kill. As the Inquisitor drank more Dust Juice, his companion turned around to see Vader's shadow looming over their table igniting his lightsaber.
Upon witnessing Vader's action against the two Inquisitors, The Grand Inquisitor asked his master if what he was doing was a test or an indication of more training, to which Vader denied. Seeing Vader's blade, the Twi'lek Inquisitor ordered his fellow Inquisitor to run as he used his double-bladed spinning lightsaber to defend himself from his master's wrath, who was furious upon sensing their camaraderie, a weakness the Inquisitor believed supplied strength while expressing that Koth's death should have served as a lesson about attachments. As such lesson was apparently unsuccesful, Vader used the Force to slam the Inquisitor against the wall. Fearful of what Vader was going to do, the Inquisitor ran for his life along with his partner. Politely declining the help of the Grand Inquisitor and the other Inquisitorius, Vader started to chase the two Inquisitors.
After asking his fellow Inquisitor if she knew why Vader was attacking them, the Twi'lek replied that he told her how he felt when she said that she couldn't believe that he got in Vader's way to save her, having rejected his offer to remain in the Inquisitorius, leading the Inquisitor to respond that he guessed that he had proven it to the Dark Lord of the Sith, to which his fellow said that it was a stupid idea as Vader would now come to take them out. With not other options, the two Inquisitors resolved to murder Vader and then escape from the Empire. Meanwhile, Vader and two Imperial shock troopers followed them aboard an EasyRide passenger airspeeder. The Inquisitors managed to destroy the airspeed, leading Vader to jump to another to then fall from it as the Inquisitors' blades destroyed it into another airspeeder.
Aboard another airspeeder accompanied by a droid, the Twi'lek told his fellow that Vader was still coming for them, so his partner promised him to kill Vader together. The Sith Lord launched them an airspeeder, but missed. The Inquisitors then performed the same attack and succeeded, knocking Vader into a building just as he jumped from his vehicle to kill them. Jumping into the building to kill their former master, after his partner verified that Vader was still alive, the Inquisitor expressed his surprise that both of them had actually managed to beat the Emperor's enforcer. As his partner prepared to kill Vader assuring him that he deserved to die, Vader used the Force to make the Inquisitors kill themselves. As his partner told him that she was sorry, he replied that it was all right as no one of them expected to die on bed after the choices they made, telling her that at least they would be finally free. After saying this, both Inquisitors used their respective lightsabers to fatally stab each other, becoming free at least in death.
After the chase, Vader reported the actions of the two Inquisitors to the Emperor in the Imperial Palace. When Palpatine asked him about evidence of the female Inquisitor's treachery, Vader told him that she ensnared the Twi'lek Inquisitor as part of her "plan" to build a coalition against them. The Emperor, however, was furious with Vader as during the chase, one of the airspeeder crushed a Gran senator of the Imperial Senate, leading him to relocate the headquarters of the Inquisitorius off-world in Fortress Inquisitorius on the moon Nur.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "I'm sure he'll keep himself busy. A guy like that…he'll always find someone to kill."
- ―The Twi'lek Inquisitor, on Darth Vader
The Inquisitor was a male black-skinned Twi'lek with orange eyes. Like most Inquisitors, he was cruel, showing no hesitation over kidnapping a child and celebrated the death of Koth. He appeared to have a friendly relationship with other Inquisitors, but was still fearful of Darth Vader; especially since he had developed feelings for the female Inquisitor. The Twi'lek Inquisitor's feelings for her prompted him to protect her when Vader tried to cut her down. His act subsequently made him an enemy of Vader but he worked around it and, with the female Inquisitor, he plotted to kill the Sith Lord so they could be free.
The Inquisitor wore a standard gray and black outfit, with the Imperial crest on his shoulder plates. He also utilized a facial apparatus during combat, as well as a double-bladed spinning lightsaber.
Behind the scenesEdit
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ The introductory paragraph of Tarkin states that the events of the book take place five years after the rise of the Galactic Empire, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, the events of Tarkin must take place in 14 BBY. As Darth Vader knows about Wilhuff Tarkin's past on Eriadu in Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 18, which he only learned about in Tarkin, issue 18 must take place after the novel. The later issue Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 19 featured the Second Sister, who was killed in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Fallen Order takes place five years after the Jedi Purge, which is dated to 19 BBY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Therefore, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is also set in 14 BBY. As Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 18 is between both Tarkin and Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 19, the events of the issue must take place in 14 BBY. Since Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 20 takes places immediately after the 19th issue, the events of this issue must also take place in 14 BBY.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 20
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 19
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 7
- ↑ Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order