The trailer of the ‘Ahsoka’ series got us talking a lot because we saw many different elements in this upcoming Disney+ series. While a lot of people are still talking about Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, Baylan Skoll, and Shin Hati, we can’t help but notice the Inquisitor that was featured a few times in the trailer. We all thought that the Inquisitorius died before the original Star Wars trilogy, but there is still one more Inquisitor alive. So, who is this mysterious Inquisitor in ‘Ahsoka?’
There’s a good chance that this mysterious Inquisitor in ‘Ahsoka’ is the Eighth Brother, who we believed died in ‘Star Wars: Rebels.’ But because this is a series about Ahsoka Tano, a person from her past could have turned into an Inquisitor. That’s why theories also say that it could be Barriss Offee.
At this point, we can’t help but speculate regarding the different things we’ve seen in the upcoming ‘Ahsoka’ series. Fans believe, however, that Barriss Offee could be making her return to the Star Wars storyline as an Inquisitor hunting Ahsoka down. So, with that said, let’s look at what we know about this mysterious Inquisitor,
Is it the Eighth Brother?
We know that some Inquisitors existed during the time of the Empire, and they were all tasked with scouring the galaxy for any Jedi that survived Order 66. In that regard, these Inquisitors were trained by Darth Vader himself so that they would be equipped to handle any remaining Jedi that may have survived the purge of the Jedi Order. Of course, the Inquisitors were also tasked with finding the location of Force-sensitive individuals that could become threats to the Empire.
That is why we saw and met quite a few Inquisitors during the ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ series. We also met some of them in ‘Star Wars Jedi’ and the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series, wherein they made their live-action appearance. But we all thought that the Inquisitors had gone extinct before the original Star Wars trilogy because they were seemingly absent during the height of the Rebellion, even though we know that Darth Vader would have surely utilized them in his hunt for Luke Skywalker.
But the ‘Ahsoka’ trailer changes all of that because we saw that she was actively fighting an Inquisitor wearing a mask that was formidable enough to give her a tough fight. This character was obviously an Inquisitor because it used the trademark dual-bladed spinning lightsaber that the Inquisitors were equipped with. On top of that, it had an outfit that was similar to the other Inquisitors we’ve seen in the past.
In that regard, some fans believe that this mysterious Inquisitor could be the Eighth Brother. The last time we saw the Eighth Brother was in ‘Rebels’ when he went to Malachor V to hunt Darth Maul down, only for him to end up fighting Kanan Jarrus and Ahsoka Tano. And the biggest reason why fans believe that this is the eighth brother is the similarity in their costumes.
However, the Eighth Brother was a Terrelian Jango Jumper with four-fingered hands and feet. His feet also had a rear toe. On the other hand, the Inquisitor in the ‘Ahsoka’ trailer seems to have a more humanoid appearance compared to a Terrelian Jango Jumper.
Of course, we saw the demise of the Eighth Brother in ‘Rebels.’ After fighting Kanan Jarrus, he had to flee because he understood he was losing. However, Kanan had damaged his lightsaber. So, when the Eighth Brother was floating up in the air using his spinning lightsaber, his weapon exploded and caused him to fall from a great height that presumably killed him.
While we know that Jedi, Sith, and those trained in the ways of the Force are quite durable and resourceful, we do believe that the Eighth Brother, who was never an important character, died from that fall. Of course, while there’s a good chance that he may have survived that fall, it’s a mystery why he didn’t return to the Empire after surviving that fall.
The possibility that this Inquisitor is the Eighth Brother is still out there because the Eighth Brother may have some unfinished business with Ahsoka. But we know that the Eighth Brother wasn’t as strong as Ahsoka. Meanwhile, the Inquisitor in the trailer seems to be strong enough to hold its own against a powerful Force wielder like Ahsoka, and that means that this one might be stronger than most of the other Inquisitors we’ve seen in the past.
Is this Inquisitor Barriss Offee?
Of course, there’s one more character that fans believe could be the one hiding under that Inquisitor’s mask. And we have to go all the way back to the time of the Jedi Order to understand this character more.
Back in the Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano befriended a fellow young Jedi named Barriss Offee, who was the Padawan of Jedi Master Luminara Unduli. However, Barriss set Ahsoka up as the fall guy for the bombing of the Jedi Temple. She tried to make it look like Ahsoka was responsible for that attack even though Ahsoka had nothing to do with it. And this eventually led to Ahsoka’s expulsion from the Jedi Order.
Anakin eventually found out that Barriss was responsible for this attack. He defeated Barriss and took her to Ahsoka’s trial, where she admitted that she was the one who framed Ahsoka. Barriss reasoned that she had lost faith in the Jedi Order and that the Jedi and the Republic were responsible for the Clone Wars.
This event changed Ahsoka because she saw how far a former friend tried to get her in trouble for the sake of her ideals. Ahsoka also saw how flawed the Jedi Council was because the members ousted her from the Jedi Order without even hearing her side first. In that regard, because of Barriss, Ahsoka left the Jedi Order and found her true calling as a wanderer that was still loyal to the light side of the Force but wasn’t exactly a Jedi.
After Barriss was taken into custody, we never heard from her ever again. We don’t even know if she survived Order 66 or if she lived through the era of the Empire. That means that she is still a large plot hole that is yet to be filled by the current continuity. And we know that Dave Filoni likes filling up plot holes.
What we are saying here is that there’s a good chance that Barriss could be the one hiding under that Inquisitor mask because she has a long history with Ahsoka. That would mean that she had every reason to come after Ahsoka, especially after the things that happened between them in the past. And Barriss is likely the only one skilled enough to actually give Ahsoka a hard time in a fight, as we all know that the other Inquisitors were nowhere near Ahsoka’s skill level.
So, if this Inquisitor is actually Barriss, that would explain a lot because Barriss is likely someone that the dark side would easily corrupt due to her radical ideals. And adding Barriss into the storyline allows the Star Wars continuity to close the book on her chapter.
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