CHARACTER NAME - The Grand Inquisitor
SPECIES - Pau'an
GENDER - Male
AGE - 40's
HEIGHT - 1.98 meters
Eye color: Silver, later yellow (dark side)
Skin color: Ashen white (with red markings)
MOVE - 10
Brawling Parry: 6D
Melee Combat: 6D
Melee Parry: 6D
Thrown Weapons: 5D
Planetary Systems: 6D
Scholar (Jedi Lore): 8D+2
Scholar (Sith Lore): 4D
Starfighter Piloting: 7D
Starship Gunnery: 7D
Starshield Shields: 4D
Beast Riding: 4D
Repulsorlift Operation: 6D
First Aid: 5D
Lightsaber Repair: 7D+1
Force Powers:- Absorb/Dissipate Energy, Accelerate Healing, Control Pain, Detoxify Poison, Reduce Injury, Remain Conscious, Resist Stun, Life Detection, Life Sense, Magnify Senses, Telekinesis, Lightsaber Combat, Affect Mind, Enhance Attribute, Rage, Combat Sense, Danger Sense.
Double-bladed spinning lightsaber (5D damage)
Armoured Robes (+1 Vs Energy Damage, +2 Vs Physical Damage)
TIE Advanced v1 starfighter
FORCE SENSITIVE - Y
FORCE POINTS 12
DARK SIDE POINTS 14
CHARACTER POINTS 18
Description: The Grand Inquisitor, commonly known simply as the Inquisitor, was the name adopted by a Pau'an male Jedi Knight who turned to the dark side of the Force and became the leader of the Inquisitorius, a band of Jedi hunters who served the Galactic Empire. The Grand Inquisitor was once a Jedi Temple Guard and was involved in the events surrounding the bombing of the Jedi Temple during the Clone Wars, arresting the innocent and later exonerated Padawan Ahsoka Tano as well as the true culprit, Barriss Offee. After his fall to the dark side, the Grand Inquisitor was responsible for hunting down and eliminating Jedi during the Jedi Purge. He personally served the Sith Lord Darth Vader, from whom he received his orders, and was intimately familiar with the records of the Jedi Temple.
The Grand Inquisitor took an active interest in eliminating the rebel crew of the starship Ghost, particularly the Jedi Kanan Jarrus and his Padawan, Ezra Bridger. He encountered these two Jedi on a number of occasions, including a Duel on Stygeon Prime and a duel on the asteroid base Fort Anaxes. After the Grand Inquisitor and the government of Lothal, from which the rebels operated, were consistently unable to eliminate the rebels, Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin arrived on Lothal to hunt for the rebels. Together, they captured Jarrus and hoped to use him to learn more about a larger rebel movement that was operating in the galaxy. They brought Jarrus to Mustafar, where the rebels mounted a rescue mission in orbit. During the operation, the Grand Inquisitor engaged Jarrus and Bridger in lightsaber combat, and Jarrus eventually bested him. Rather than face the infamous wrath of Darth Vader for his repeated failures, the Grand Inquisitor chose to fall to his death.
Sometime after his death, a vision of the Grand Inquisitor as his former Jedi Temple Guard self appeared to Jarrus in the Jedi Temple on Lothal. In the vision, this Sentinel warned Jarrus that Bridger could fall to the dark side, and the two engaged in a lightsaber duel. After Jarrus refused to fight any further, the Sentinel knighted Jarrus and told him he was a Jedi Knight as the Grand Inquisitor once was.
The Pau'an male who would one day become the Grand Inquisitor hailed from the planet Utapau, where he was born over fifteen years prior to the Invasion of Naboo. At some point, he became a member of the Jedi Order and rose to the rank of Jedi Knight. As a Jedi, he served in the Jedi Temple Guard, a group of Jedi tasked with defending the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.
uring the Clone Wars, in a period of protests against the Jedi High Council for their continued leadership over the war between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, a bombing at the Jedi Temple rocked the Jedi Order. Although the true culprit was Padawan Barriss Offee, who believed that the Jedi Order had lost its way and were the true villains in the war against the Confederacy, she framed her friend and fellow Padawan Ahsoka Tano for the crime. Tano fled into the Coruscant underworld, away from the Grand Army of the Republic forces that pursued her, but she was eventually captured and brought to the Jedi Temple. She was brought before the Jedi Council, who stripped her of her Padawan status and expelled her from the Jedi Order. The future Grand Inquisitor was one of the guardsmen who led Tano from the Jedi Temple, and she was ultimately brought to trial before Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. During the trial, Tano's master, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, uncovered Offee's duplicity and had her arrested. The future Grand Inquisitor was one of the guards who escorted Offee into the trial, where she admitted her guilt in front of the chancellor and was subsequently taken away by the guards. Tano was exonerated, but she refused to rejoin the Jedi Order and chose to seek a new path.
The events with Offee and Tano left the future Grand Inquisitor feeling disaffected, and he lost faith in the Jedi Order. This left him susceptible to the pull of the dark side of the Force, and ultimately, at some point, he did fall to the dark side. At the end of the war, the Supreme Chancellor—secretly Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith—transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire and declared himself Emperor of the galaxy.
The Inquisitor came into the service of the Empire and the Sith, though he was not a Sith himself. When the Inquisitor entered the Jedi Temple's Archives, he was confronted by the Sith Lord Darth Vader, who was once Anakin Skywalker before his own fall to the dark side. He and Vader then fought each other until Vader damaged his lightsaber. The fight was then stopped by the Emperor, who explained to Lord Vader who the Inquisitor and the Inquisitorius were. They then went to the Inquisitorius' training center in The Works to meet with the other Inquisitors.
Vader then tasked the Inquisitor with hunting down and eliminating any Jedi who had survived Order 66, the order given to the clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic to destroy the Jedi Order. To accomplish this task, the Inquisitor was trained in the ways of the dark side and studied the records of the Jedi Temple in order to better know his enemies.
One such Jedi that the Inquisitor led to their death was Jedi Master Luminara Unduli. After the execution of Order 66, Unduli was captured and held in the Spire, a former Separatist-turned-Imperial prison on Stygeon Prime. At her end, Unduli was in the presence of the Inquisitor, who stood in the doorway of her cell as she walked into an execution chamber and died. The Inquisitor kept her remains in the prison cell, using them to lure other Jedi to their deaths when they heard rumors that Unduli was still alive. A holographic recording of Unduli and her execution was kept by the Empire as part of this ruse.
At some point, he became the Grand Inquisitor and led the Inquisitorius. Among these Inquisitors were dark warriors such as the Fifth Brother, the Sixth Brother, the Seventh Sister and the Eighth Brother. Like the Grand Inquisitor, these Inquisitors had their roots in the Jedi Order.
One year after the rise of the Galactic Empire, the Grand Inquisitor was alerted of the presence of a Force-sensitive being old enough to have received Jedi training on the farming moon of Raada. Though he wanted to hunt down the supposed Jedi himself, his talents were needed elsewhere and the task instead went to the Sixth Brother, who then went to Raada to lay a trap for the Force-sensitive. However, he was killed in the following battle and the Jedi, as well as the farmers who had rebelled against the recent occupation, escaped. Meanwhile, the Grand Inquisitor was alerted to the situation and traveled to the moon with a fleet of Star Destroyers to provide backup, but by the time they arrived, the insurgents were gone. The Grand Inquisitor personally examined the damage done by the battle and discovered the burnt corpse of the Sixth Brother. Though annoyed by the incompetence and recklessness of his subordinate, the Grand Inquisitor was impressed by what the Jedi had done. He then went back to his ship and instructed his agents to set a course back to base and to inform Darth Vader that they had found evidence of another survivor–who was in fact Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker's former Padawan.
In the years prior to the Battle of Yavin, the Grand Inquisitor was contacted by Darth Vader, who told the Jedi hunter that the Emperor had foreseen a new threat rising to challenge his rule: the "children of the Force," who could not be allowed to become Jedi. Vader ordered the Inquisitor to hunt these individuals down and either make them serve the Empire or destroy them, along with any Jedi survivors who could train them. With the orders of the Emperor given, the Inquisitor told Vader that it would be done.
One method that the Inquisitor used to find Force-sensitive individuals was to look for cadets at the Academy for Young Imperials on Lothal who met a set of criteria, one that indicated their ability to use the Force, an operation known as Project Harvester. One known target of Project Harvester was Dhara Leonis, a promising cadet and the daughter of Imperial agricultural scientists. The Imperial authorities attempted to cover up her kidnapping by claiming that she had run away from the Academy. However, her mother Tepha and younger brother Zare Leonis suspected that the Empire was lying. To ascertain his sister's fate, Zare enrolled at the Academy the following year.
Some time later, fourteen years after the rise of the Empire, a group of rebels who operated on Lothal came to the attention of Agent Kallus of the Imperial Security Bureau. The rebels rescued a group of Wookiees that had been enslaved in the spice mines of Kessel, a mission in which the rebel leader, Kanan Jarrus, used a lightsaber and revealed himself as a Jedi survivor. After the rebels escaped, Kallus contacted the Inquisitor and informed him about what happened on Kessel. The Inquisitor was pleased that Kallus informed him of the rebel cell and the Jedi in its ranks.
Personality and traits
A male Pau'an, the Grand Inquisitor had furrowed ashen white skin and stood 1.98 meters in height and weighed 80 kilograms. Prior to his fall to the dark side, his eyes had gray sclerae and silver irises and pupils, along with light red markings around his eyes and down the sides of his face. After his fall, the Grand Inquisitor's sclerae and pupils turned black and his irises became yellow with red rims. He also adorned his face with dark side tattoos inked in the same shade of red as human blood, striking fear into targets and subordinates alike. He wore black armor emblazoned with the crest of the Galactic Empire and carried a red gyroscopic double-bladed lightsaber, using this type of lightsaber in order to intimidate his opponents. In particular, he was able to throw inexperienced Jedi off-balance. Because Jedi relied on balanced emotions, the imbalance gave the Inquisitor an edge in combat. Although he was a physical opponent for Jedi and tapped into the dark side of the Force, he did not appear overly emotional, instead operating as a cold and analytical mind. Whatever intensity he showed was a result of his purpose in completing his mission.
Through the dark side, the Grand Inquisitor was able to learn about individual Jedi and use their secrets against them. He studied the records of the Jedi Temple to not only identify Jedi, but also have an understanding of their combat forms and traditions. His knowledge was extensive enough that he could identity who a Jedi was trained by, such as when he identified Depa Billaba as Jarrus' Jedi Master, and identify their fighting style in 10.6 seconds. He utilized this, like his lightsaber, to inflict an opponent with fear, which was his most powerful weapon against his enemies. Once in combat, he did not show mercy, having been tasked with judging and eliminating Jedi survivors. The Inquisitor also supported Captain Piers Roddance's view that the Empire needed to purge itself of all weakness and regarded compassion as the most insidious weakness.
After realizing he had been defeated by Jarrus, the Grand Inquisitor chose death rather than face the wrath of his Master for his failure.
Powers and abilities
The Grand Inquisitor was a practitioner of the dark side of the Force and trained in lightsaber combat, having learned to use and counter all seven forms recognized by the Jedi Order. He wielded a double-bladed lightsaber, which he used in multiple settings; single-bladed, double-bladed, as well as double-bladed with the blades spinning on the hilt. In addition to using the weapon to unnerve his enemies, he wielded it in order to quickly and efficiently end combat with as little effort as was required. This allowed him to skillfully execute the Jedi he encountered. The Inquisitor also demonstrated skill in the use of dual blades to the point of using a single-bladed lightsaber and his double-bladed spinning lightsaber at the same time, such as when he fended off a giant fyrnock in Fort Anaxes.
The Grand Inquisitor held some skill in Makashi, able to hold the upper hand against Kanan Jarrus twice whilst using the form before quickly defeating him.
In addition to being a formidable lightsaber duelist, the Grand Inquisitor was skilled in the use of telekinesis. He possessed enough telekinetic power to push Kanan Jarrus clear across a hall and throw his lightsaber with lethal precision. The Inquisitor had a keen Force Sense, which he demonstrated during his pursuit of Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger on Empire Day. While interrogating Kanan, the Inquisitor demonstrated an affinity for mind tricks and the mind probe, allowing to potentially compel his victims to divulge information or to scan their thoughts and emotions for it. The Inquisitor was also a skilled pilot, and commonly demonstrated his competence in flying a TIE prototype while hunting rebels.
The Jedi Knight who would become the Grand Inquisitor wore formal robes and an identity-concealing mask, the ultimate expression of emotional detachment required in service to a higher calling. He also carried a folding lightsaber pike, a thick and imposing double-bladed weapon that produced a rare and distinctive yellow blade. As an Inquisitor, he wore a Special Adjutant's Helmet during his flights in his TIE Advanced v1 starfighter. As a Pau'an, he wore coverings to protect his hypersensitive ears.