The ‘Ahsoka’ series has already started on the right foot as it has revealed many different characters that will be important in the future of the storyline. In that regard, we saw Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati working with another lightsaber-wielding character who wore a mask and wielded an Inquisitor’s double-bladed lightsaber. This character was called Marrok throughout the entire series. So, who is Marrok in ‘Ahsoka’?
Marrok is the name currently given to the mysterious Inquisitor featured in the ‘Ahsoka’ series. At this point, we don’t know much about this Inquisitor or where he came from, but some rumors point to the possibility that he may be someone familiar to Ahsoka Tano.
The thing about the Star Wars shows that we’ve seen on Disney+ is that they have done a good job at rounding up character arcs and storylines, and there’s a good chance that the ‘Ahsoka’ series is going to round up more stories aside from Ahsoka’s own story. In that regard, there’s a possibility that this mysterious Inquisitor could be someone that Star Wars fans are already familiar with. Now, let’s talk more about Marrok.
Marrok is a new Inquisitor
If there’s one thing that has been established in the ‘Ahsoka’ series, it’s that this show won’t be short on lightsaber fights. We’ve already seen many lightsaber-wielding characters in the first two episodes. Of course, Ahsoka is one of them. And we can’t forget that Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati are very important Force-wielding characters in this series.
But we also know that there is at least one more lightsaber-wielding character in the series. This character wields a red lightsaber similar to the ones that the Inquisitors during the reign of the Empire were known to wield. And this mysterious Inquisitor character actually fought Ahsoka a few times in the trailer.
In the ‘Ahsoka’ series, we learned that this mysterious Inquisitor was called Marrok and that he is employed by Morgan Elsbeth and Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati. He never talked in the first two episodes of ‘Ahsoka,’ which only added to the mystique behind his character. In that regard, he is a lot like Snake Eyes of GI Joe because they both wear ninja-like outfits and are quite silent.
Marrok was also quite skilled in using his spinning double-bladed lightsaber, which he could use to hold back Ahsoka Tano in their duel on Corellia. Remember that Ahsoka is skilled enough to defeat two Inquisitors during the time of the Empire, and that means that Marrok holding his own against her is impressive.
Of course, at this point, the only information we have on Marrok is what has been revealed. Other than what we saw in the first two episodes of ‘Ahsoka,’ we also know that Marrok used to be an Inquisitor who worked for the Empire during the reign of Emperor Palpatine. We thought they had all died before the events of the original trilogy, but Marrok somehow survived.
We don’t know how Marrok survived the fall of the Empire or why he wasn’t there to assist Vader and the emperor during the original trilogy. The only thing that we know is that he started working as a mercenary shortly after the fall of the Empire, and that’s why he started working for Morgan Elsbeth.
In that regard, unlike Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati, Marrok’s allegiance to the Imperial remnants may be motivated by greed and money instead of his desire to see the Empire return to power. And that’s why he isn’t exactly working for Baylan, who may have different views.
It is possible that Marrok also used to be a Jedi because Darth Vader’s Inquisitorius employed Inquisitors who were already trained in the ways of the Force before they fell to the dark side. That means there’s a good chance that Marrok was either a Jedi Padawan or a youngling during the time of the Jedi Order. A standing theory points to the possibility that he may be someone we are already quite familiar with.
Could Marrok be Ezra?
Fans cannot help but speculate regarding the identity of this mysterious Inquisitor, Marrok. That’s because Force wielders are incredibly rare in the galaxy. Of course, Force wielders trained in the ways of the Force and the art of wielding a lightsaber are much rarer. That’s because there wouldn’t be anyone to train them, as only a handful of Force wielders have the training and experience necessary to train other Force wielders.
Of course, we know that Darth Vader and the Grand Inquisitor were in charge of overlooking the Inquisitors’ training during the Empire’s reign. But because they are already dead, we don’t know who else could have the capacity to train Marrok, especially if he only became an Inquisitor after Thrawn disappeared at the end of ‘Rebels.’
This means that there’s a good possibility that Marrok could be someone who already received Jedi training before he even became an Inquisitor. Of course, we know that Marrok doesn’t have the body build of someone who was already a Jedi before the fall of the Jedi Order nearly 30 years ago. That means there’s a good chance that he received his training during the reign of the Empire and that he is still young compared to the other Inquisitors.
In that regard, this mysterious Inquisitor could very well be none other than Ezra Bridger himself. We know that Ezra was a true Jedi at the end of ‘Rebels’ when he sacrificed himself using the Purrgil to send Thrawn and himself to the far reaches of the galaxy to save Lothal and the ‘Rebels’ from his wrath. Ezra and Thrawn have been gone for a while already, and it has been at least ten years since they disappeared.
The current theory is that Thrawn and his remaining forces were able to capture Ezra after they teleported to the Unknown Regions through the power of the Purrgil. Because Ezra didn’t have his lightsaber at that time, he didn’t have a way to defend himself against Thrawn and his men. This opens up the possibility that Thrawn may have tortured and corrupted Ezra for years until he fell to the dark side.
As strong as Ezra’s self-control was, he was still prone to the dark side. We did see him getting tempted a few times during the events of ‘Rebels,’ and that means that there might still be an inner darkness within him that Thrawn was able to bring out through torture. And even the strongest Jedi are prone to the dark side when they are in despair.
Another reason why there’s a good chance that Marrok could be Ezra is the name alone. Marrok is a name from Arthurian legends, as he was a knight who served King Arthur until an enchantress turned him into a wolf. He still continued to serve King Arthur as a wolf until he returned to his human form.
We know that Ezra Bridger has a deep connection with the Loth-wolves of Lothal, and that fact alone already allows us to see the connection between him and Marrok, who was named after a knight who became a wolf. Changing Ezra’s name to Marrok could be a symbolic way for us to see him becoming a wolf (Inquisitor) when an enchantress (Thrawn) turns him into one. In that regard, there is some sort of an Arthurian Legends effect on the ‘Ahsoka’ series.
Allowing Ezra to fall to the dark side and seeing his death at the hands of Ahsoka or even Sabine would round up his story. That’s because we know that Ezra wasn’t a member of Luke Skywalker’s New Jedi Order and was already dead during the events of the sequel trilogy.
In that regard, his falling to the dark side and becoming the Inquisitor named Marrok would allow us to see his story coming to a close, especially if his friends end up being the ones to kill him in ‘Ahsoka.’
Of course, if he returns to his old self as Ezra Bridger, Marrok’s entire Arthurian inspiration will be completed, especially because we know that Sir Marrok returned to human form after spending years as a wolf. All that said, let’s just wait until we see more of Marrok in the ‘Ahsoka’ series.
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