Obi-Wan Kenobi (spoilers)

Dioltach

Legend
I've finally realised what bugged me about the Grand Inquisitor: he's the spitting image of Kryten from Red Dwarf.

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MarkB

Legend
Yeah, he has the same basic design and costume as his Rebels version, but just can't pull off that same air of menace. And why is he beige?


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pukunui

Legend
While I know that Rebels had a specific elongated aesthetic design, the previous Pauans we've seen in live action (in Revenge of the Sith) have all had somewhat elongated heads as well, which makes Rupert Friend's rendition of the Grand Inquisitor look off because of his round head.

They could have made Rupert look more like this:
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As an aside, I expect that the showrunners are keeping the Grand Inquisitor out of the way so he doesn't overshadow/overcomplicate Reva as the main antagonist, but also, I expect that they're playing it that Vader is taking advantage of Reva's ambition and is keeping the Grand Inquisitor's survival a secret from her so that he can dangle the carrot of false hope that she might be able to take his place. As soon as her usefulness in hunting Obi-Wan comes to an end, Vader will cast her aside.
 

As an aside, I expect that the showrunners are keeping the Grand Inquisitor out of the way so he doesn't overshadow/overcomplicate Reva as the main antagonist, but also, I expect that they're playing it that Vader is taking advantage of Reva's ambition and is keeping the Grand Inquisitor's survival a secret from her so that he can dangle the carrot of false hope that she might be able to take his place. As soon as her usefulness in hunting Obi-Wan comes to an end, Vader will cast her aside.

Or something as simple as Vader sending him off on a different hunt, once he recovered from the wound, along with the other 7 Brothers and Sisters who have not (yet) appeared in the show. Who knows how many years it took them to track down Maul before they all appeared in Rebels.

As for casting Reva aside, there are already talks of her getting her own show, but I don't know how official any of that is at this point.
 

pukunui

Legend
Or something as simple as Vader sending him off on a different hunt, once he recovered from the wound, along with the other 7 Brothers and Sisters who have not (yet) appeared in the show. Who knows how many years it took them to track down Maul before they all appeared in Rebels.

As for casting Reva aside, there are already talks of her getting her own show, but I don't know how official any of that is at this point.
Happy to be proven wrong! That was just my current theory.
 

Mannahnin

Scion of Murgen (He/Him)
Yeah, he has the same basic design and costume as his Rebels version, but just can't pull off that same air of menace. And why is he beige?
He's not really beige, though, right? He's unnaturally paler-than-pale caucasian. Like Vader under his helmet from RotJ. The first scene in episode 2 with him condescending to Reva it's obvious that he's whiter than white, and that seemed part of the subtext.

I think he looks a little beige in that photo you picked just because he's on Tatooine and there's a bunch of tan/sandy light around him.
 

MarkB

Legend
He's not really beige, though, right? He's unnaturally paler-than-pale caucasian. Like Vader under his helmet from RotJ. The first scene in episode 2 with him condescending to Reva it's obvious that he's whiter than white, and that seemed part of the subtext.

I think he looks a little beige in that photo you picked just because he's on Tatooine and there's a bunch of tan/sandy light around him.
I didn't post that photo. But I can't find an image of the live-action Grand Inquisitor that doesn't have the yellowish tinge to his skin. It's very distinct from completely colourless grey-white of the Rebels version.
 

delericho

Legend
As an aside, I expect that the showrunners are keeping the Grand Inquisitor out of the way so he doesn't overshadow/overcomplicate Reva as the main antagonist, but also, I expect that they're playing it that Vader is taking advantage of Reva's ambition and is keeping the Grand Inquisitor's survival a secret...
Any reason to think that he did actually survive? After all, we know the Star Wars universe has cloning technology this version of it doesn't have any difficulties with cloning force users...
 

pukunui

Legend
Any reason to think that he did actually survive? After all, we know the Star Wars universe has cloning technology this version of it doesn't have any difficulties with cloning force users...
They do have difficulty cloning Force users. That’s a big plot point from Ep 9 that they’ve been building up through the various shows now.

Palps has spent years trying. Snoke was his best attempt. But he’s still had to settle for what seems to be an undead body (but is probably just a badly decaying clone body because his original body would have been vaporized).

So no, I don’t think the Grand Inquisitor in Rebels is a clone. He’s either still alive, or someone at LucasFilm has messed up badly.
 



pukunui

Legend
They also explained how Reva knew Vader was Anakin and had Obi-Wan state that he would’ve kept that knowledge secret.

What I’m not sure about is what Reva intends to do with her newfound knowledge. She’s not just going to tell Vader he’s got a child. But I can’t really see why she’d want to harm Luke herself. I’m curious to see what happens next.

Other thoughts:
*That purge trooper went down a little too easily but then he wasn’t armed with batons or staff, just a blaster.

*Obi-Wan did indeed school Anakin one more time, just not with a lightsaber.

*I’m not sure how they do it, but somehow they always manage to make the “death” of a droid an emotional experience.

*Vader is really strong with the Force! We’ve never seen him do that before in live action! I wasn’t expecting that switcheroo with the transports.

So last episode will be fixing the hyperdrive so they can escape from Vader, taking Leia back to Alderaan, then getting Obi-Wan back to Tatooine to protect Luke.
 

Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
Reva backstory confirmed
Stormtroopers have both bad aim and apparently bad hearing too
and yeah abdominal wounds are apparently only a minor inconvinience
 
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Davies

Legend
What I’m not sure about is what Reva intends to do with her newfound knowledge. She’s not just going to tell Vader he’s got a child. But I can’t really see why she’d want to harm Luke herself.
Revenge on Vader and Obi-wan, who've both used her and discarded her.

Also, she's a Sith. They're just generally in favor of harming people.
 

Ryujin

Legend
Reva backstory confirmed
Stormtroopers have both bad aim and apparently bad hearing too
and yeah abdominal wounds are apparently only a minor inconvinience
Have you ever tried to hear anything while wearing a helmet? ;)

In BoBF they replaced Fennec's entire mid-section with cyber, in something akin to a tattoo parlour, so yes, I'd say it's a minor inconvenience.
 



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