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WATCH: Star Rupert Friend addresses the death of the Grand Inquisitor in Obi-Wan Kenobi series

June 14th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Anyone watching Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ and who knows their Star Wars lore/timeline will know that in that show’s second episode we were dealt a major misdirect with the death of Rupert Friend’s Grand Inquisitor who appeared to be murdered by Moses Ingram’s character, Reva.

It’s a misdirect because many of us know that the Grand Inquisitor is alive and well in Rebels, a series that takes place some years after Obi-Wan Kenobi.

So, what gives?

Well, we wrote a fairly extensive article (here) about how exactly he survived although I also believe that while we discuss clones, Sith magic, cybernetic implants, different characters and other reasons, the simplest one is the most likely.

And the most likely? Well, the Inquisitor’s species, in Star Wars lore, are called Pa’au and they have two stomachs and since we saw him stabbed through the stomach, we assumed that he simply was able to service with one.


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In a new interview on the Jimmy Kimmel show, star Friend was asked about his death and it seems he’s also aware of the lore which, to us, pretty much confirms he knows how he survived.

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“And then your character got stabbed through the stomach,” Kimmel says to Friend, who responds: “One of them.”

Kimmel then replied: “One of the stomachs. Because your character has two stomachs, like a hippo or something. So that’s what many of the Star Wars analysts-slash-nerds are saying is the reason you’re able to survive this, is because you have another stomach.”

When Friend asks Kimmel if he knows his character survives, Kimmel replies: “No, but I assume you do, otherwise why would you be here right now?”

With the show’s second last episode airing tomorrow, I’m assuming we will see the Grand Inquisitor back in the next week or so… it would be silly to leave it ambiguous… wouldn’t it?

Anyway, how do you think he survived? Or did he? Let us know

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….