- "I feel an unease in the Force. All of our teachings are being tested. I find myself unsure of the steps in front of me. I sense you feel it as well."
"War breeds confusion. We must hold the teachings you mention close to our hears. Some of those teachings include combat because at times that is necessary. And as for the beliefs? Master Yoda tells us to believe in the Force and in ourselves. You will find the path you are on to be the right one."
- ―Prosset Dibs and Mace Windu, on their fateful mission to Hissrich
The Tenth Brother, formerly known as Prosset Dibs, was a Force-sensitive Miraluka male who served the Galactic Empire as a member of the Inquisitorius. Prior to the reign of Emperor Palpatine, Dibs held the rank of Jedi Master during his time in the Jedi Order. During the Clone Wars, Dibs was sent on a mission to Hissrich where his faith in the Jedi's role as peacekeepers conflicted with their new responsibilities as generals in the armed forces of the Galactic Republic. After returning to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant from Hissrich, Dibs was put on trial by Grand Master Yoda and the Jedi High Council for attempting to kill Mace Windu. At Windu's request, Dibs was spared from the death penalty and sentenced to rehabilitation.
In the aftermath of the Jedi Purge, Dibs joined the ranks of the Inquisitorius—a group of Jedi hunters led by Darth Vader, Sith Lord and the Emperor's apprentice—as the "Tenth Brother." He accompanied Vader, the Ninth Sister, and the Sixth Brother to the planet Mon Cala to hunt Padawan Ferren Barr, a survivor of the Purge. Although the Inquisitorius renounced their allegiance to the Jedi Order, Barr manipulated the Inquisitor clone troopers into executing Order 66 against the fallen Jedi, including the Tenth Brother who was shot to death by the clones in the ensuing firefight.
Assignment to HissrichEdit
- "Patrol squadron. A few battle droids and an octuptarra."
"Such a meager welcoming party. I'm insulted."
"We hit them fast and we hit them hard. Master Fisto, Prosset, above and around. Rissa, with me."
- ―Mace Windu and Prosset Dibs as a droid patrol squad approaches
Following the Battle of Geonosis, the Jedi High Council sought to ascertain the truth behind the Separatist operation on the planet Hissrich. While assembling a special squad for this assignment, Prosset Dibs was chosen by Mace Windu who felt that Dibs possessed a strong intuition in spite of his blindness. Windu also chose Jedi Master Kit Fisto and Jedi Knight Rissa Mano to be on his team. He believed that Dibs would provide useful insight and reconnaissance for the mission.
After arriving on Hissrich via the T-6 shuttle Westwind, Dibs confided in Windu his feeling of unease in the Force as well as his belief that the teachings and beliefs of the Jedi Order were being tested, to which Windu concurred. Around the same time they noticed a group of battle droids patrolling the area. They almost immediately charged the droids and Dibs jumped on top of an Octuptarra tri-droid, cutting it in half. After eliminating the droids, the Jedi were confronted by the planet's inhabitants.
Into the cavernsEdit
Dibs and the rest of the squad were then taken to series of caverns hidden beneath Hissrich's surface, which led him to the native's home. Prosset and the others believed that the natives had brought them there for a reason. He also believed that the inhabitants had a clue about the Separatists' plans for Hissrich. As the Separatists drilled into the planet, their mercenary commander AD-W4 engaged the Jedi in open battle, causing Dibs to fight alongside Fisto to protect the inhabitants.
Dibs and Fisto were separated from Windu and Mano after the caverns collapsed. He insisted that they tend to the wounded inhabitants, to which Fisto agreed. However, they were confronted by a Milodon. After killing the creature, they found the remains of several deceased indigenous inhabitants. Alarmed by the numbers of deaths on Hissrich, Dibs began to question the Jedi's ability to maintain peace and protect others, to which Fisto countered by stating that casualties are inevitable in war and that the Jedi were now striving to mitigate the loss of life. Dibs was not convinced.
After reuniting with Windu and Mano, Dibs confronted Windu by voicing his disagreement with the Jedi's role in the Clone Wars. He also accused the Council of corrupting the Jedi doctrine and proceeded to physically assault Windu, who refused to entertain Dibs' claims, dismissing all of them as "bold accusations" and "grand inquisitions." Dibs then ignited his lightsaber, intending to take Windu's life. Though he felt responsible for failing Dibs, Windu activated his own lightsaber in order to defend himself, resulting in a duel between the two Jedi Masters.
As they fought, Windu beseeched Dibs to cease his attack, but the latter refused, declaring he would no longer serve the Jedi Order and now follow his own path. The duel pressed on until Windu disarmed Dibs of his lightsaber. After a moment of contemplation, Windu decided that the Jedi Council should determine Dibs' fate and therefore arrested him. Leaving Dibs confined in the Westwind, the Jedi proceeded to complete their mission.
Trial under the JediEdit
A shackled Prosset Dibs was later brought back to the Jedi Temple. Placed on trial for turning against his team and attacking Windu—a Jedi Master as well as a general in the Republic military—Dibs stood before the High Council accused of heresy and insubordination. He refused to find fault in his actions and again expressed his belief that the Council had corrupted the Jedi doctrine for their own selfish gain. Ultimately, he was found guilty of treason, and though Dibs expected to be put to death, Windu, who harbored his own reservations against the Jedi's new military responsibilities, implored his colleagues to be merciful. He believed that the Jedi had a duty to help rehabilitate the members of the Order who strayed from the light, and therefore requested for Dibs to be placed on probation, confined to work in the Jedi Archives, where he hoped the fallen Jedi would reevaluate his opinions. Dibs, however, remained skeptical of Windu's sincerity and as his former friend walked out of the chamber, taunted him that his hubris would be his undoing. Windu later confided in Mano his concern for Dibs and the future of the Jedi Order, but the experience ultimately renewed his faith in the Jedi's role as the protectors of all peoples across the galaxy.
Fall to the Dark SideEdit
In 19 BBY, the Jedi Order was all but wiped out by Order 66, a contingency order implanted into the clone troopers that ordered the deaths of all Jedi. Coinciding these events, the Galactic Republic was replaced by the Galactic Empire, who sought to hunt all of the remaining Jedi. Dibs fell to the dark side of the Force and eventually joined the Inquisitorius, a group of fallen Jedi turned agents for Darth Sidious. Dibs was named the Tenth Brother and worked under the Grand Inquisitor, the leader of the Inquisitorious.
Mission to Mon CalaEdit
A year after the rise of the Galactic Empire, Tenth Brother was chosen by Darth Vader to assist a search for a possible Jedi influencing the monarchy on Mon Cala. Alongside Tenth Brother were Sixth Brother, Ninth Sister and a squad of elite clones known as Inquisitor Troopers. They travelled to Dac City where negotiations between Ambassador Telvar and King Lee-Char were becoming hopeless. Upon arrival, the three Inquisitors were stopped by the King's chief of Security, Gial Ackbar, at the landing pad. The Mon Calamari demanded their business and Vader came down to explain the possible presence of a Jedi on their planet. Ackbar refused the possibility at first but as Telvar departed Dac City, his Lambda-class T-4a shuttle exploded, killing all on board. Vader and the Inquisitors passed Ackbar and travelled into the city.
Battle of Dac CityEdit
Telvar's superior, Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, responded to the assassination by sending his forces down to Mon Cala. Led by Major Rantu, the Imperial forces invaded Dac City with Vader and the Inquisitors fighting to take the landing pad. After taking the landing pad, Ninth Sister asked Vader where they were to go. Vader told her they were going to the palace to question the king about the Jedi. Tenth Brother then questioned Vader as to why the Jedi would even stay in the palace after Tarkin's forces came down and Vader told him that the king remained there. The four fought their way into the palace where Ninth Sister interrogated the king. However the king had already ordered the final defensive maneuver and a school of giant fish-like creatures broke through the sea-level and caused a tsunami to erupt throughout the planets surface. Tenth Brother and the other three attempted to hold off the wave but it was no use, they were swept away.
Pursuing the JediEdit
Despite all odds, Tenth Brother and the other two Inquisitors survived the wave and began searching for Vader on an Imperial submarine. They found Vader alive and picked him up. Ninth Sister revealed she had found the location of the Jedi they were looking for from her interrogation with Lee-Char and they set a course for it in search of their target. There they found Jedi Padawan Ferren Barr and his six acolytes evacuating their refuge. They immediately dispersed and one of them, Nipaltoo attempted to break the submarine's windscreen, only to have his helmet crushed by Vader using the Force. Another, Orvek, sacrificed himself to slow them down a bit.
The four continued to pursue Barr and his acolytes to Bel City where they faced another two, Stell and Rebb, and dispatched them before continuing their pursuit. Vader then received a transmission from Tarkin requesting him to capture the king and end the fighting on Mon Cala. Vader complied and left the Inquisitors and their troopers to find Barr. They found him at a dead end where Sixth Brother cut Daren in half, leaving Barr and his last acolyte, Verla. Barr then confronted them and reminded them about their Jedi past, reciting their original names including Tenth Brother's. Barr claimed they will always be a Jedi to which Ninth Sister refused his claim. But Barr wasn't trying to tell it to them, but to the clones. Before the Inquisitors could realise this, Barr used a mind trick on the troopers saying "execute Order 66".
The clones then turned to the Inquisitors and despite Tenth Brother's protests to them, they open fired. The three Inquisitors began blocking the shots and deflecting them back at the manipulated troopers. But before long, Tenth Brother was hit in the chest, dropping him to the floor, dead. Barr used this to his advantage and he and Verla leapt over the fighting and escaped. Keen to not end up like Tenth Brother, Sixth Brother suggested to Ninth Sister that they leap over the troopers as well to pursue Barr. But Ninth Sister told him to push them away instead and the two Inquisitors force pushed the troopers to the side. Sixth Brother cut Ninth Sister's leg off, leaving her to fend off the rest of the clones.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "You've lied to us from the outset. The Council had no idea such a valuable energy source existed? You insult our intelligence and our integrity"
"Master Dibs, what are you saying? Of course the Council didn't know. We came here to stop the Separatists!"
"So naive, young Jedi. Wake up, girl! The Council is using you. You're a pawn. No more than a clone in Jedi attire"
- ―Prosset Dibs questions the Jedi Council's true intentions in front of Rissa Mano
Prosset Dibs was a tall Miraluka male with dark skin, long gray hair and no eyes. As a Jedi Master, he was held in high esteem by his colleague and superior Mace Windu, who believed his lack of eyes had gifted him with great intuition of what was around him, as well as exceptional hearing. Windu also believed Dibs was capable of providing useful insight and reconnaissance. Dibs himself admitted that he had a great mind, and believed his only flaw was his tendency to speak about it.
Dibs wrestled with feelings of unease concerning the Jedi's new role as warriors and military leaders in the Clone Wars, believing it was no place for them. During the mission to Hissrich, his doubts about their new role and the loss of multiple natives, which he felt the Jedi were responsible for and should never have happened in the first place, led him to lose faith in the Order and the High Council. Eventually, his disillusionment turned to anger, and he came to believe that the Jedi had not only abandoned their traditions, but were distorting them for their own selfish gain. This led Dibs to turn on Mace Windu with the intention of killing him, only to be defeated and arrested.
During his trial before the Jedi Council, Dibs refused to find fault in his actions, insisting that he had done nothing wrong and the Council were the ones to blame for the war and its losses. He reacted with anger to Windu's decision to spare him and his attempts to sympathize with him, believing the other Jedi was simply "patronizing him" and making him an "example of his false benevolence."
- "No disrespect, Lord Vader, but that's assuming the king's even still up there. He probably evacuated the minute the Empire landed an entire battalion on this rock."
"No, Tenth Brother. He remains. I am certain of it."
- ―Tenth Brother and Darth Vader during the battle of Dac City
Four years later, Prosset Dibs, now Tenth Brother, had white hair and had since fallen to the dark side of the Force. Tenth Brother became a part of the Inquisitorious, where he adopted his name, and was willing to hunt down and kill the Jedi he once respected and fought alongside. Tenth Brother was observant and assumed that Lee-Char would have left Dac City when Tarkin sent his forces down to Mon Cala. Vader put his mind to rest when he told him that Lee-Char remained at the palace. Tenth Brother was more harsh than his former self and openly insulted Mon Cala as smelling like fish upon his arrival. When Ninth Sister told him it was just Sixth Brother, he pushed his ego by saying it was more like fish. When the Inquisitor troopers were convinced to turn on Tenth Brother and the other two, by Barr, he called them "stupid clones", even though he was trying to keep them on his side. The Inquisitor troopers ended up firing on him and he was gunned down in the process.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
- "Prosset Dibs. His lack of physical sight has gifted him with great intuition. He is as strong with the Force as any Jedi I have known. He will provide valuable insight and reconnaissance for this mission."
- ―Mace Windu on Prosset Dibs
Like all Jedi, Prosset Dibs was Force-sensitive. He was described by Mace Windu as being "as strong in the Force as any Jedi he had ever known." He also possessed considerable skill with a lightsaber despite having no eyes, being able to destroy several battle droids with ease and hold his own against Mace Windu, though he was ultimately disarmed and bested by the Jedi champion.
During the Battle of Dac City, Tenth Brother overpowered the Mon Calamari and Quarren guards when fighting at the landing pad and into the palace. When threatened by a large tsunami, Tenth Brother and Sixth Brother were not able to hold it off, even when Vader assisted them. At Bel City, Tenth Brother and the other two Inquisitors were betrayed by their Inquisitor troopers, who were forced to do so by their inhibitor chips. Tenth Brother was able to deflect several blaster shots from the clone troopers, but was soon hit in the chest and killed.
As a Jedi, Prosset Dibs had a green lightsaber. He wore brown Jedi robes and had a black blindfold to cover his empty eye sockets. He also had a black belt around his waist and wore brown boots. Furthermore, he wore beige trousers and had his long hair tied back with a bandanna. When part of the Inquisitorius, the Tenth Brother no longer had a blindfold and wore grey clothing with black armor plates on his shoulders, wrists and boots with red outlines on the edges. He also had two new lightsabers that were both red. The lightsabers were two separate ones rather than the double bladed spinning lightsabers that the other Inquisitors used.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Tenth Brother first appeared in the canon 2017 comic Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part I written by Matt Owens and pencilled by Denys Cowan as Prosset Dibs, and was later identified as Tenth Brother in the 2018 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 14: Burning Seas, Part II comic, written by Charles Soule and pencilled by Giuseppe Camuncoli.
- Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part I (First appearance)
- Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part II
- Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part III
- Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part IV
- Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part V
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 13: Burning Seas, Part I
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 14: Burning Seas, Part II (First identified as Tenth Brother)
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 15: Burning Seas, Part III
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 16: Burning Seas, Part IV
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 17: Burning Seas, Part V
Notes and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 17: Burning Seas, Part V
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 14: Burning Seas, Part II
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part I
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 13: Burning Seas, Part I
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part II
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part III
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part IV
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Jedi of the Republic—Mace Windu, Part V
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 16: Burning Seas, Part IV
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 6: The Chosen One, Part VI
- ↑ Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 15: Burning Seas, Part III