Obi-Wan Kenobi has proven to be an interesting series. It has mostly avoided the pitfalls in the prequel trilogy even though its events completely depend on the prequels.
One scene in particular puzzled fans. What does this mean for the Star Wars continuity and Grand Inquisitor Really Die in Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 2?
Did the Grand Inquisitor Really Die in Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Although the Grand Inquisitor appears to be dead in Obi-Wan Kenobi, this is not true as he appears in other Star Wars media, which take place later in time chronologically. This leads to fans believing that he’s still alive. Let’s take a look at this.
The first and second episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi take place ten years after the events of Star WarsEpisode II, Revenge of the Sith.
The Jedi are now in a difficult time, as their order was destroyed. The few Jedi that survived were turned into Inquisitors, who hunt their own species.
Reva, also known as “Third Sister”, is one of the Inquisitors and is obsessed with Obi-Wan’s capture. Even though her superiors tell her to quit,
Reva is determined to find Kenobi. She organizes the kidnapping of Princess Leia, knowing that the Jedi master will not refuse to help her.
Reva is able to capture Obi-Wan in the conflict that ensues. However, the Grand Inquisitor appears to order her to step down and claim credit for Obi Wan’s capture.
Reva refuses to give up, and she then stabs the Inquisitor in his chest. Although the blow appears fatal, Star Wars fans remain sceptical.
This is not our first encounter with Grand Inquisitor. He’s also a character in the 2014 animated show Star Wars Rebels, which takes place after the events at Obi-Wan.
Other Star-Wars media like books, videos, and so forth have been removed from the franchise’s canon status. However, Rebelsmedia is still part of the accepted canon.
What does this all mean for the canon, then? We will soon find out which direction Obi-Wan Kenobi will take. This event raises the question of why they didn’t create a new inquisitor. We know that the Grand Inquisitor was still alive at a later date, so the stakes are low.
The event’s sole purpose was perhaps to show Reva’s ruthlessness and potential conflict with even more terrifying villains like Darth Vader. However, we will have to wait until more episodes are available before we can be certain.