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The masked juggernaut of a villain in Jedi: Fallen Order has a glance which can be acquainted to followers of Star Wars comics. She’s the Second Sister, one of many Inquisitors tasked with looking down surviving Jedi within the days after the Emperor initiated Order 66.
Her first look in Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #19 by Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli launched the Second Sister to the order of Jedi hunters already established by the Rebels animated sequence. While comedian closely focuses on the genesis of Darth Vader and his fortress on Mustafar, we additionally get to see the early days of the Inquisitorius in addition to a mission by which the Inquisitors steal a Force-sensitive youngster.
Throughout the comedian, Darth Vader is proven attacking and executing Inquisitors, who’ve a camaraderie between each other and are inquisitive about their chief. Like the Jedi Order he left, Vader forbids attachment between his Force-strong underlings. The Second Sister seems solely briefly, standing beside the Grand Inquisitor. She witnesses Vader attacking her brethren, however doesn’t get up for them.
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This strategy to violence isn’t uncommon for an Inquisitor. The Inquisitors first appeared in Rebels as Force-sensitive foils to the Jedi Kanan Jarrus and his apprentice, Ezra Bridger. Where Kanan and Ezra had been principally alone towards the galaxy, the Inquisitors had been organized into squads of Jedi-killers. Lead by the Grand Inquisitor, every had a quantity as an alternative of a reputation. There isn’t any clear indication to this point that the numbers point out rank or ability, though the Grand Inquisitor was the primary of Vader’s troopers chosen to hunt Kanan in Rebels season one. The Seventh Sister and Sixth Brother comply with within the Grand Inquisitor’s footsteps after Kanan defeats their chief.
The Inquisitors work as a unit, every outfitted with double-bladed spinning lightsabers, higher often known as “Inquisitor lightsabers,” and are relentless of their pursuit of sunshine facet Force customers. They fill roughly the identical function because the Legends timeline’s Dark Jedi, however much less cultish and extra organized, fueled by a singular mission.
So the place does the Second Sister match into all of this? In the reference ebook, The Dark Side by Tricia Barr, the Second Sister is described as “a vindictive and devious warrior, [she] was animated by a ferocious hatred towards the Jedi Order, which had profoundly deceived her.” (Note that this can be a Google translation because the ebook was printed in French.) Because of her historical past with the Jedi, some imagine that the Second Sister was initially Barriss Offee, a Jedi who betrayed the Order.
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That title ought to sound acquainted to followers of The Clone Wars. Formerly a valiant and dependable Jedi padawan, Offee grew to become disillusioned with the Jedi as a consequence of her perception that that they had instigated the Clone Wars and that the Republic was doomed to fall. Convinced that the Jedi needed to be stopped, Offee bombed the Jedi Temple. Anakin Skywalker’s personal padawan, Ahsoka Tano, was framed for the crime at first, however Offee ultimately confessed and was arrested. The character’s destiny following her arrest stays a thriller.
One factor is for positive: if the Second Sister actually is Barriss Offee, her arrest and certain excommunication from the Jedi Order offers a transparent path for the previous padawan to develop into the Second Sister, now a pupil of the darkish facet led by the armored killing machine as soon as often known as Anakin. Offee’s presence in Jedi: Fallen Order will surely elevate the sport’s story into one thing actually particular for followers of the bigger Star Wars universe. The probability of this state of affairs is dependent upon how a lot time Respawn Entertainment desires to spend recapping Offee’s background earlier than the Jedi Purge.
Judging from the Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, the Second Sister will convey all her aggression down on younger Order 66 survivor Cal Kestis, who’s compelled to stay a life as a fugitive whereas unlocking his true potential as a Force person. Whoever the Second Sister seems to be — or perhaps she actually simply is a brand new acolyte of the darkish facet who loves killing Jedi — she’ll doubtless show to be a significant menace for Cal, who by no means accomplished his coaching. We’ll have to attend to see extra of the Second Sister, together with extra gameplay footage that fleshes out her talents. For now, it seems that she would be the recreation’s main antagonist, a darkish Force person who is aware of precisely methods to exploit a Jedi’s weaknesses.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is out on Nov. 15 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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