Star Wars Reveals the Identity of Ahsoka's Mysterious Inquisitor
Clarified by StarWars.com, the armored individual is named Marrok, and while they're donned in the attire of a Jedi Hunter, that life is in their past. "Once an Inquisitor hunting Jedi for the Empire, the mysterious Marrok now works as a mercenary hired by Morgan Elsbeth to carry out dark deeds," reads the character description. "Fully encased in battered battle armor, the warrior still carries a red double-bladed saber with a circular hilt." While it's currently unknown how Marrok will fit into Ahsoka's narrative, it's worth noting that their employer Elsbeth is currently working on bringing Thrawn back to the galaxy in a bid to reform The Empire.
Seemingly serving as one of the series' villains, Marrok isn't the only adversary Ahsoka will have to face down. The aforemention Thrawn, played by Lars Mikkelsen who lent his voice to the character in Star Wars Rebels, is expected to play a major role in the story. While the upcoming live-action series will pick up on several plot threads established in previous series, star Rosario Dawson has promised that fans can enjoy the show as a standalone adventure without all the added context.
Star Wars for All Seasons
"With Star Wars fans, there’s folks who really just watch the films, but now and especially with The Mandalorian, more people are watching the live-action shows," Dawson said. "And then there are people who watch the animated shows. There’s even a tier beyond that with all the books and fan fiction. So there’s different levels to the Star Wars family, and it’s always been very highly considered to make sure [everyone can watch it]."
Ahsoka will pick up where The Book of Boba Fett left off as the titular ex-Jedi embarks on a quest to find Grand Admiral Thrawn before he can return to the galaxy. In order to do so, she'll need to reunite with several allies, including Hera Syndulla and Sabine Wren, both of whom originally debuted in Star Wars Rebels. While the show has yet to debut, Dawson is already looking to the future and she's hopeful that Ahsoka will have even more opportunities to shine. "I think [Dave Filoni, creator] one of the greatest I've ever worked with in this medium and in this space," she said. "And I hope that he continues to bring Ahsoka along. Because he's been very loyal to her over the years, and she to him. That's not going away anytime soon."
Ahsoka debuts on Disney+ on Aug. 23.