- "You're the fourth Inquisitor we've seen. How many are there?"
"More than enough for the two of you. Nothing can save you."
- ―Kanan Jarrus and the Eighth Brother
The individual who became known as the Eighth Brother originally occupied a position within the Jedi Order. At some point after the Galactic Republic was reorganized into the Galactic Empire, he was inducted into an Imperial agency of Force-sensitive assassins called the Inquisitorius, which was tasked with hunting down and eliminating any Jedi who survived Order 66. To accomplish this, he and his colleagues were trained by Darth Vader in the ways of the dark side of the Force and studied the records of the Jedi Temple in order to defeat their enemies.
Age of the EmpireEdit
Following the Grand Inquisitor's death at the hands of the Jedi Kanan Jarrus and his padawan, Ezra Bridger, the Brother and the other Inquisitors saw "new opportunities" to take his place by hunting down the two Jedi and their crew on their VCX-100, called the Ghost. However, while the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister were given the chance to do so when Darth Vader dispatched them on the Emperor's orders, the Eighth Brother was given the task of hunting down Maul, the former Sith apprentice, whom he knew only as "the Shadow."
Trouble on MalachorEdit
After eventually tracking Maul to the Sith temple on Malachor, the Brother unexpectedly found Jarrus, Bridger, and Ahsoka Tano. After stalking them for a short time, the Eighth Brother attacked the three rebels but was forced to retreat. After the trio was split up, Tano and Jarrus tracked down and captured the Eighth Brother, who was unable to escape due to Chopper commandeering his TIE Advanced v1. However, the Eighth Brother managed to send a covert signal, which was answered by the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister, with all three attacking Tano and Jarrus. However, the tables were turned on them when Bridger arrived with Maul in tow, the pair of them joining Tano and Jarrus and driving the Inquisitors off.
Fearing that Maul had claimed a Sith holocron sought by Darth Vader, the Eighth Brother impulsively set out to hunt down the enemy and reclaim it. He attacked Jarrus and Bridger, knocking out the Jedi Knight before turning his attention to the apprentice, only to be driven off by Tano and Maul. Teaming up with the Fifth Brother, he then went after Tano and Jarrus while the Seventh Sister went after Bridger and Maul, only for Maul to arrive and kill the Fifth Brother whilst Jarrus damaged the Eighth Brother's lightsaber. Over-matched and outnumbered, the Eighth Brother attempted to flee using his lightsaber's spinning blades to slow his descent as he leaped from the temple, only for the weapon to fail and cause him to fall to his death.
Personality and traitsEdit
Like the other Inquisitors, the Eighth Brother was fiercely dedicated to the service of the Empire and Darth Vader. He was aggressive to the point that he often charged into action while his fellows hung back to allow him to weaken the enemy. He was also ruthless and cruel, demonstrating a willingness to drag out the terror of an enemy before killing them. However, his impulsive streak proved to be his undoing, as he chose to rely on his damaged lightsaber to escape when faced with battling three skilled enemies at once.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Like all Inquisitors, the Eighth Brother was Force-sensitive and possessed skill in the art of wielding a double-bladed spinning lightsaber. He also possessed the same TIE Fighter design as his fellows. The Eighth Brother typically employed both of his lightsaber's blades in battle, and also employed them in order to propel away from enemies when outmatched. Additionally, his lightsaber had the unique ability to convert into a buzz-saw-like weapon that employed the handle while the blades were deactivated. In doing so, this allowed the emitters to be visibly seen. Other equipment the Brother used were a multitude of S-Mine Detonators he kept on a bandoleer. Within easy reach, the Eighth Brother would throw these small explosives toward his enemies. He also wore a suit of black and gray combat armor which bore the insignia of the Galactic Empire.
His fighting style was somewhat similar to the Seventh Sister's, given his slim and acrobatic build. However, he appeared to have been no more skilled than his fellow Inquisitors in battle, as illustrated by his losses on Malachor.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ The events of "Twilight of the Apprentice" take place after "A Princess on Lothal," which is the first known episode to take place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. As such, we can deduce that this event takes place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. For more information, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Star Wars Rebels Events.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Star Wars Rebels – "Twilight of the Apprentice"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 screenshot) . “@pjamesfallon They have ties to the Order in some way, the exact connection varies. He was a guard, some may have been Padawans etc.” (
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Always Two There Are"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal