Cal Kestis never has a dull moment in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order thanks to the persistent presence of the Second Sister. While Star Wars is rich in characters and worldbuilding thanks to over four decades of storytelling, it is only now that players have been given a closer-look at these dark tools of the empire.
Who Are The Inquisitors?
An Inquisitor was a force sensitive individual tasked with hunting down the remaining Jedi who may have survived Order 66. They were also known as “Red-blades” or “Mystics” depending on who was referring to them. Before Fallen Order was released, there was little formal background information available, apart from the Grand Inquisitor, who was a former Jedi that turned to the Dark Side before the Jedi were attacked, and he did so purely in the pursuit of greater powers that he was barred from accessing in the Jedi archives.
While little was known about the Inquisitorius, the name that represented all the Inquisitors as a group, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order provides significant amount of information that fans have wanted in their lore for years, beginning with the Second Sister, Trilla Suduri.
Trilla was a mere Padawan of the Jedi Knight Cere Junda during the Clone Wars. While Cal’s master Jaro Tapal died in an effort to escape the attacking clones, Cere was captured and tortured, revealing the location of Trilla and other younglings.
Soon Trilla was captured, tortured, and all but driven to madness in order to make her turn to the Dark Side, becoming the Second Sister. The idea of weakening the mind and body to turn a Jedi is not exclusive to Fallen Order but a focal point of turning or compromising many Jedi throughout the Star Wars saga. As Darth Vader was tasked with eliminating the Jedi, he exploited those who were weakest to make tools of them for the Empire. These poor individuals are constantly under the torture of Darth Vader, and though they are the antagonists of Fallen Order, they are no less victims than the Jedi who died in the execution of Order 66.
Have We Seen Them Before?
The Inquisitorius are developed bit by bit across various Star Wars stories, and early on they appear in the Darth Vader comic series and their function within the Empire. They also play a significant role all throughout the popular animated series Star Wars Rebels, but that is a long story for another time.
What Is Their Role In Fallen Order?
After undergoing intense torture to be turned over to the Dark Side, an Inquisitor would primarily serve Darth Vader in his larger task of finding and eliminating the remaining Jedi hiding across the galaxy. Hunting Cal is the driving force of the Second Sister in Fallen Order, right up until the end.
As players have no doubt noticed in Fallen Order, the Second Sister has a fighting style that can best be described as chaotic, aggressive, and consisting of a flurry of attacks. This shift away from the Jedi style of focus and precision is primarily a Sith strategy. By tossing their double-bladed lightsabers and aggressively attacking quickly, most Jedi and non-force users are overwhelmed and quickly fall.
The Jedi have trouble dealing with this aggressive style of attack because they have had so little practical use of their lightsabers in duels because the Sith have been in hiding for so long. The Sith exploit this by pushing hard and fast to overwhelm their opponents. When this fails it is because the Jedi focus on their training and calm their minds, as seen with Kanan Jarrus and Ahsoka Tano outside of Fallen Order.
The Best Look At A Group Of Tragic Characters So Far
Information on the Inquisitorius until now has been extremely limited, and Fallen Order not only gives players a great single-player Star Wars game, it also reveals what can only be described as the most tragic of fates for those who survived Order 66. Jedi like Trilla saw everything they knew of the world shattered with the purging of the Jedi, and then unlike Cal, fell into the hands of Vader to be twisted and demented into shells of their former selves. Cal may be out protagonist, but Trilla is by far the character who has suffered more than anyone else in Fallen Order.
Source: Star Wars Fandom
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