So far there are two episodes from Disney+’s new Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and fans already have so many questions. One of the biggest comes from the fate of a character who plays a fairly significant role in the canon of the entire franchise. Here you will find everything you need to know How does the Grand Inquisitor die in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi?
How does the Grand Inquisitor die in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi?
In Episode 2 of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Inquisitor Reva corners the Jedi while he boards a ship with young Princess Leia. But before she can capture them both, the Grand Inquisitor shows up. The leader of the Inquisitors tells her to stand down and then hints at using the force to take the credit for capturing Kenobi himself.
As he does so, Reva stabs him through the chest and declares that she is no longer the weakest of the Inquisitors, before telling Obi-Wan that she will find him when his ship departs. For anyone familiar with Star Wars canon, this death came as a bit of a shock.
Does the death of the Grand Inquisitor violate canon?
The answer to that question is yes…at least for now. You see, in 2014 Lucasfilm announced that all Star Wars books, video games, and shows would be considered non-canon and renamed “Legends.” This was in line with the Disney-bought franchise, which launched a whole new slate of films, shows, and games that they declared part of canon.
Despite being an animated show, the debut of Star Wars: Rebels in 2014 was a part of this new canon. In the show, the Grand Inquisitor plays a central role as he is tasked by Darth Vader with hunting down the remaining Jedi. So what’s the problem?
Well, this series takes place five years before the Battle of Yavin, while Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place about nine years before the Battle of Yavin. This means that the death of the Grand Inquisitor in this scene is against canon as he is very much alive in Star Wars: Rebels a few years later.
This begs the question: did the Grand Inquisitor really die in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Is the Grand Inquisitor really dead?
The problem with Star Wars canon is twofold: it’s always changing, and even if someone looks dead, they might not actually be dead. The first point is pretty self-explanatory, since we mentioned earlier in this article that LucasFilm isn’t overwhelming is to adapt the canon to their needs.
In terms of people who look dead and come back healthy, just look at Darth Maul. Although he “died” in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, it is later written that he survived being cut in half and later appeared in Clones Wars, Rebels, and Solo.
Despite the fact that the Grand Inquisitor had a hole in his chest and is staring at the ceiling and looking pretty dead in Episode 2 of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, you never ever tell him that he is actually dead.
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