Star Wars: Inquisitors to Tell First Solo Story of Jedi Hunters

Star Wars: Inquisitors
Credit: Marvel Comics

Star Wars: Inquisitors
Credit: Marvel Comics

Star Wars fans may have seen a few Inquisitors in the franchise, with the famous one being Darth Vader’s right-hand man, the Grand Inquisitor, but only little details are known about them. However, that’s about to change with the announcement of the new Marvel Comics miniseries, Star Wars: Inquisitors.

The story of the Jedi hunters during the early days of the Empire following Emperor Palpatine’s issuance of Order 66 is about to be revealed.

Star Wars Inquisitor in Rebels
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Written by Rodney Barnes and illustrated by Ramon Rosanas, Inquisitors follows the story of the Empire’s Jedi Hunters as they look for one enemy: Tensu Run. A new character specifically made for the latest Star Wars miniseries, he’s one of the Jedi who has survived Order 66.

Tensu eyes to rebuild the Order to battle the Empire, but he catches the attention of the Sith Lord Darth Vader. This makes the so-called Chosen One eager to find Tensu, sending the Inquisitors to hunt him and have him killed.

When discussing this project, Barnes told that he was honoured to write the first solo story of the Inquisitors.

“I love this time period of Star Wars lore because it’s the one I grew up on — when Darth Vader and the Empire were imposing their will on the entire galaxy,” he said. “Plus, I got to create an all-new legendary Jedi with Tensu Run! Truly the best of times!”

Who are the Inquisitors in Star Wars?

Inquisitors are tasked to hunt the Jedi who have survived Order 66 after the destruction of the Jedi Order and other political dissidents. Also known as Red Blades, they are governed by Darth Vader and led by the Grand Inquisitor.

Inquisitors were first seen in Star Wars: Rebels Episode 1, with the appearance of the Grand Inquisitor. Here, Darth Vader talks to the Master of the Inquisitorius about not completing his task despite the destruction of the Jedi Knights. The Emperor sees a new threat rising against him and warns the Grand Inquisitor not to let the children of the Force become Jedi.

The Grand Inquisitor
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As the Grand Inquisitor heeded, Darth Vader asked him to hunt down the new enemy and eliminate them, along with the other surviving Jedi, if they refused to serve the Empire. “And so, it will be done,” the Grand Inquisitor promised.

The Inquisitors debuted in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi in live-action and first appeared in video games in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Since their first introduction, Inquisitors have been an integral part of the franchise in the period between the prequel and original trilogies. However, they’ve only been part of the canon for a decade out of Star Wars’ 40-year history.

So, prepare to hunt Tensu and the other surviving Jedi when Inquisitors becomes available on July 3, 2024.

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