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This article is about an organization of Inquisitors. You may be looking for the Inquisitor, the villain of Star Wars Rebels Season One.
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Darth Vader[1]

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Galactic Empire[2]

"For now, dispatch another Inquisitor to hunt them down."
―Darth Sidious[src]

Inquisitors were Force-sensitive agents who worked for the Galactic Empire.[2] Under the command of Darth Vader,[4] Emperor Sheev Palpatine's apprentice, their mission was to track down and terminate any Jedi who had survived Order 66 at the end of the Clone Wars. Due to the nature of their mission, Inquisitors had the power to commandeer any required Imperial forces, and all officers were to obey their orders.[5]

The Inquisitors were trained by Darth Vader in the ways of the Force and wielded double-bladed lightsabers with a ringed emitter, allowing the blades to rotate.[6]

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The Inquisitors were heavily involved in efforts to prevent Force-sensitive children from falling into the hands of the remaining Jedi or from using their skills against the Empire. As part of this strategy, an operation, codenamed Project Harvester, was designed to identify cadets in Imperial academies across the galaxy who met the criteria that would identify them as Force-sensitive.[7]

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Two Imperial Inquisitors confront their target.

When rumors emerged of a Jedi leading a rebel cell on the planet Lothal reached the ears of the Empire, Vader sent a Pau'an Inquisitor to take care of the problem. However, despite his success in capturing the Jedi, Kanan Jarrus, the Inquisitor was defeated during a rescue staged by the rebels and Jarrus's Padawan, Ezra Bridger. Rather than face his Master's punishment for his failure, the Inquisitor killed himself.[8]

During a skirmish with Jarrus's cell, Darth Vader learned that his old apprentice, Ahsoka Tano, was still alive. Upon learning of this news, the Emperor ordered Vader to dispatch another Inquisitor to hunt the rebels down.[9]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Imperial Inquisitors were originally created for The Star Wars Sourcebook, a 1987 sourcebook for a Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game written by Bill Slavicsek and Curtis Smith.[10] Their role was expanded upon in many sources that are now labelled Star Wars Legends, and thus not part of official canon.[11] However, the Inquisitors were canonized by their inclusion in the animated television series Star Wars Rebels.



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