The Inquisitor

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  1. Hunter Rider

    Hunter Rider Ronin

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    I figured the lead villain of the show deserved his own thread, and I'm glad to see Filoni is getting to add another new character to the mythos given the quality of his past additions.

    Tasked by Darth Vader with hunting down the remaining Jedi, The Inquisitor!

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    Stars Wars has an unmatched lineage when it comes to creating villains, with some of the most visually iconic bad guys of all time, and I think The Inquisitor looks to like he'll carry that tradition on nicely! :woot:
     
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    Exciting stuff! I hope we get to see him successfully wipe out some Jedi.
     
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    For those wondering, Inq (THAT'S WHAT I'M CALLING HIM NOW) is a Pau'an, same species as Tion Medon from ROTS.
     
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    okay I know EA will be responsible for the Star Wars games, but I did not know they would do Crossovers with the others EA Franchises that fast The main character of dragon age inquisition is the bad guy in Star Wars: Rebels:woot::woot:
     
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    It's interesting to see the Xenophobic Empire use a non-human for such an important task. Then again, Palpatine did personally appoint Thrawn to the post of Grand Admiral.
     
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    why couldn't they just use vader?
     
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  7. Loki882

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    Because the heroes are going to win at least some of the time. If Vader can't even eliminate some schmucks in the Outer Rim, his effectiveness/intimidation factor as a villain goes down big time. This avoids that possibility.
     
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    Not to mention that Vader has been very overexposed (to Wolverine and Batman levels). It's nice to have some fresh material. :)
     
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  9. Solidus

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    Interesting enough someone at TFN mentioned that the Inquisitor's are actually mentioned in the novelizations of the OT. That they were dark side users that helped Vader take down the fleeing Jedi. So really this is not a new character, but something that was brought back from the past.

    Here is info about them:

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Inquisitorius

    Interesting that Jerec from Dark Forces II was an Inquisitor.
     
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  10. Solidus

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    Well that was from the Thrawn Trilogy that that was first mentioned. Really in true cannon even the films, Palps was not really that xenophobic. He did use aliens himself. There may have been a lot of xenophobia in the Empire as a whole just from the looks of it of course. But I don't think Sidious was as much of one. He used Maul and Grevious. So he was never above using aliens where he needed them. Just kept them in the shadows.
     
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  11. Hunter Rider

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    Yeah I'd read about The Inquisitor on Wookiepedia, I think Filoni has considered this and put a bit of his own spin on the character while respecting what has come before, it's one of the things he balanced so well with the CW.
     
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    Well of course. If it's not in the films the TV series is the second level of cannon and can create cool things. I'm sure they will just use the ideas from the past and the EU, they are for sure over-writing it and it will be of Dave's creation.
     
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    Badass. Love his sabre's design.
     
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    I look forward to seeing this baddie in action :woot:
     
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  15. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    This is so stupid. Why must they always make Vader middle management. Did Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith not show he is a hands on kinda guy?

    This is Vader's thing. The hunting down and destroying of the Jedi. Why recon that?

    With one decision they have made this the opposite of must see tv.
     
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  16. gohei_

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    Really? It's 14 years (?) after Rots so it could be possible that Vader has been doing his fair share of jedi slaying and just during the period of time at which the show will unfold he has other things to take care of so he gets someone else to finish up the job.
     
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  17. Hunter Rider

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    Always make him middle management? :huh: You just listed yourself that the other times that Vader has been onscreen he's been the opposite, did you really think Disney were gonna let this show have THE main event player to use week after week?

    As many have said The Inquisitor is gonna lose, you don't have Vader lose, but if Vader won week after week in face offs then you'd have no victories for the Rebels. I think the idea is to basically have it so Vader has mopped up most of the Jedi and The Inquisitor is now dealing with the remainder as Vader has grown beyond simply hunting Jedi, and of course the show can then have some very big event episodes/arcs where we do get to see Vader and they'll actually be special because it'll be a rarity.
     
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  18. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    The first thing I thought of when I saw the design was the Mortis Gods.

    So why do we never get to see Vader do it? It is something that is always avoided in the EU. Why make it set in a time that we wouldn't get to see that? So Ahsoka can show up and not get her head cut off? :o

    The Vader/Jedi thing is a very personal situation. A lot of his anger is rightly or wrongly directed at them.

    My point is more directed on the animated and video game EU work. Of course the films didn't do that and that is the point. The films show us the kind of man Vader was. He walked into the Jedi Temple himself. He boarded Leia's ship himself. He interrogated himself. He got in his tie-fighter to handle the rebels himself. He hunted Luke himself. Why would he stop being that way?

    Every time they try and do work in between the films these days, they always seem to make a buffer. Starkiller, Ahsoka, etc. Characters who are not nearly as interesting or engaging as the original characters they are basically working as an extension of, because we can't let the canon characters do much. It is one big tease.

    It is why the most interesting parts of the Clone Wars CGI show were when the "real Jedi" like Yoda, Mace, Obi-Wan and Anakin were at the center. It is why the original Clone Wars animated series was so good imo. No filler, no random annoyance.
     
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  19. Hunter Rider

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    Firstly I thought Ahsoka added a lot to the Mythos so we are never gonna agree there, so onwards!

    Now we are talking narrative preference, this show is not a show about Vader hunting Jedi, it's about the building of the Rebellion and it's set 14 years after ROTS to the point Vader is embedded in the Empire dominating the Galaxy, he is The Emperor's leader in the field with bigger tasks than hunting for Jedi that may or may not be alive.

    Vader will show up I am sure, but I don't want to see him week in and week out, I prefer new additions to the great villain library in the SW mythos and some special appearances from the main man so that they mean more.
     
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  20. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    First, Vader being a Sith, has no bigger role then stomping out the Jedi. No task is bigger. After all, the Jedi are the only ones capable of defeating them.

    A series about the Rebellion is inherently tied to the Empire. From a narrative perspective. They want them winning battles, there are plenty of villains to defeat. Beat up Storm troopers, Moffs, Imperial agents, commanders. Why do we have to give the villain Sith traits and a lightsaber?

    Consider the films. At what time was there any indication that Vader had anyone else with a lightsaber, much less a wielder of the Force, working under him? Even Tarkin says, these warriors, these knights (remember this was the time when there was no distinction between Jedi and an order named Sith), died out long ago. Making them "secret agents" comes off like straight fanfiction. Especially when you consider they they apparently all just disappear right before the films start.

    I have no problem with creating new villains is fine. I love that, especially when they are good. I like Cad Bane. I liked Ziro. I liked Vizsla. There existence doesn't take much to get into. They serve a purpose without feeling like generic fanfiction.

    Throwing some face paint on him and giving him a lightsaber. So obvious. He is suppose to be Vader/Maul, without actually being them. It is ridiculous.
     
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  21. Hunter Rider

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    The canon has expanded so far beyond the original films that you can't use the dialogue or Tarkin as the template for any argument.

    They were bound to create another Sith character as if they want to have Jedi they need someone for them to fight and they need some standout villain, not just Stormies and other basic soldiers. We need to see what exactly The Inquisitor does, being able to wield a Lightsaber does not make him a Sith anymore than it made Grievous or Ventress a Sith.

    As for hunting down the Jedi being priority, we don't even know for sure the Empire are certain that the Jedi are still out there in this show. Vader has to deal with definite threats to Palpatine's regime, not wild Gungan chases 14 years after the fact.
     
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  22. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    That simply isn't true though. Lucas has said it himself. Now I don't love him anymore but he is the creator and the one responsible for all that is good and bad in the canon. The 6 films and part of the TCW. That is the apparent canon. I adore Mara and Anakin Solo. Two of my favorite characters in fiction. If they show up and are brought into canon with VII i will be a very happy boy. But it has to happen first.

    You don't need basic soldiers. You can make them more. Boba Fett doesn't have any Force powers. Apparently he is able to stand up to Jedi. There has been plenty of material that has made the Clones and Stormtroopers more then just basic soldiers. This includes TCW series.

    And giving him the general look of a Sith is what is giving him Sith traits.

    Also, Ventress is a Force user. Grievous a cyborg who doesn't actually function like a mortal.

    Then why does the Inquisitor position exist? If he is going to "lose" everyone once and while, won't that mean living Jedi who escape? That they know exist?
     
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    Your post proves it is true, the canon has expanded to the point that bits of dialogue in the OT are now not as concrete as they were when the films came out. Rebels will become canon as well.


    And they may have them as well, I am sure the show has more than one major villain, but you don't have Jedi without someone for them to duel, TCW followed this rule, same as the films.

    The look is this race from ROTS.

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    I'm not sure what that has to do with my point, they aren't Sith.

    Well here is the crux of the problem with what you are complaining about, Filoni is a good storyteller and you're trying to take issue with a story he hasn't even told yet and you have no details of, it's like you didn't get Vader and just decided to be annoyed about it.
     
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    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    What do you mean by this? That they are expanding canon with Rebels and VII? Of course. But clear contradictions because you need someone to be waving a lightsaber around for people to care about your work doesn't suddenly make it good.

    That is a false argument imo. They picked the time and place. They knew what is available. Messing with it so you can have Jedi on Sith violence, but keep out all the relevant canon parties, is simply poor ideas and planning.

    Like Starkiller.

    And the black armor, face tattoos and double-bladed lightsaber? That is a part of his race?

    Whatever you call them, baddies who run around with red lightsabers, using the Force, are Sith in everything but name only. That are what Vader was before they inclusion of the name Sith two decades after the OT.

    I have watched every episode of TCW. The idea that Filoni is a good storyteller is pushing it at best imo. He is also the king of the flawed premise.

    If you tell me they are going to resurrect the Emperor and Vader for VII, I will say it as well.
     
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