The Sixth Brother was a male member of the Inquisitorius. In the year following the end of the Clone Wars, the Sixth Brother and the rest of the Inquisitors, hunted for Force-sensitive children, as well as Jedi who survived Order 66. He was killed by Ahsoka Tano during the uprising on Raada.
The individual who became known as Sixth Brother was originally a member of 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 The Grand Inquisitor in the Works, but soon fell under the command of Darth Vader when Darth Sidious first demonstrated the Inquisitorius to Vader, who continued their training in the ways of the dark side of the Force. While training with Vader, Sixth Brother lost his left forearm.
Age of the EmpireEdit
The Sixth Brother intercepted surveillance holos and reports indicating that there was a Force-sensitive child on the planet Thabeska. He went to the Outer Rim world to investigate, but was unable to locate the child. While on Thabeska, the Brother received a message from a low-level district commander on the moon of Raada. The report indicated that a Force-sensitive being, old enough to have received Jedi training, was active on the backwater moon. The Brother then proceeded to close his file on the child on Thabeska and head to Raada to investigate a possible Jedi.
Hunting Ahsoka TanoEdit
The Sixth Brother traveled to Raada to hunt down the Jedi spotted on the small agricultural moon. He learned from Jenneth Pilar, an information broker working with the Empire on the moon, that a Jedi or Padawan had been involved in an uprising by the local farming community. During the uprising, teenage farm worker Kaeden Larte had been captured and tortured for information. The Brother scoffed at the techniques used on Larte, which proved ineffective. He learned that Kaeden was then broken out of the Imperial base by a Force-sensitive being.
The Brother tracked down Kaeden and the other farm workers, who had hidden in a set of mountain caves not far the settlement. Kaeden surrendered herself to the Inquisitor, but her friends soon attacked him. The Brother deflected the blaster bolts shot by the farmers, killing them. As a show of strength, the Brother threw his lightsaber at the Rodian farmer, Kolvin, who was instantly cut in half.
To lure the Jedi back to Raada, the Brother had footage of himself holding Kaeden prisoner leaked. Upon seeing it, Ahsoka Tano returned to Raada, having arranged for the evacuation of the moon's population. She was in the process of building a new pair of lightsabers, and heard the kyber crystals in the Brother's double-bladed lightsaber sing to her. During her battle with the Brother, Tano used the Force to pull the crystals from his lightsaber. The lightsaber became unstable and exploded, killing the Sixth Brother.
Personality and traitsEdit
The Sixth Brother was of a species which neither Kaeden Larte or Ahsoka Tano were able to identify. He was described as tall with unnatural-looking gray skin, piercing ice-blue eyes, broad shoulders, and scar-like uniform markings on his cheeks, nose, and chin. Like his fellow Inquisitors, he wore an armored black and grey bodysuit and carried a double-bladed spinning lightsaber. He also wore a helmet with a blast shield that could be lowered to protect his face.
The Sixth Brother demonstrated a vicious and ruthless personality, being completely comfortable with the idea of killing innocent beings-even children-and detesting the aspects of his mission that prevented him from acting in such a matter. He was also known to have relished the idea of facing more challenging prey and feared competition from his fellow Inquisitors. He was also arrogant, claiming himself to be "the future" and displaying overconfidence during his fight with Ahsoka Tano, which ultimately led to his demise.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
- "He's had some training. He mostly relies on brute strength. If he was going to be facing Jedi, or someone with my level of training, I'd say he wouldn't be much of a threat. I defeated him without my lightsabers."
- ―Ahsoka Tano to Bail Organa
The Sixth Brother showed very little in the way of his powers and abilities during his hunt for a Force-sensitive child on Thabeska, as well as his confrontation with Ahsoka Tano. Tano described him as "lacking finesse" and "relying mostly on brute strength," as well as being apparently unable to fight with his helmet's blast shield down. Despite this, he was competent with an Inquisitor's lightsaber, being able to both deflect blaster bolts back at their firers and throw his saber in order to chop Kolvin in half.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Sixth Brother first appeared as the primary antagonist of the novel Ahsoka. He was first pictured in Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 6: The Chosen One, Part VI, the sixth issue of the comic series Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith.
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 6: The Chosen One, Part VI (First pictured)
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 7: The Dying Light, Part I
- Ahsoka (First appearance)