Is Marrok the Inquisitor in Star Wars: Ashoka really a Starkiller? Fans can now watch Ahsoka, Sabine, Hela, and the rest of the Rebels cast in the new Disney Plus series set in the Star Wars universe.
You may imagine that the reintroduction of some of the most beloved Star Wars characters for a new Star Wars series would appease the fans of the franchise, but you’d be mistaken. No, now that the Ahsoka movie release date has arrived, fans want to know if Inquisitor Marrok, the newest Star Wars villain, is indeed Galen Marek, also known as Starkiller.
Is Inquisitor Marrok in Star Wars Ahsoka secretly Starkiller?
Although it hasn’t been verified, a sizable part of Star Wars fans think Marrok could actually be Galen Marek, alias Starkiller.
What proof does the hypothesis have, then? The ‘evidence,’ and I use that term loosely, is, nevertheless, somewhat scant. A lot of it boils down to the fact that the figure wears a mask and that Marrok sounds somewhat similar to Marek (hardly solid evidence). True, it’s not precisely made of concrete.
Still, it’s not a completely absurd theory—at least one of my friends has this belief. Sam Witwer, who portrayed Starkiller in the video games and voices Marrok in the Ahsoka movie, once said that Dave Filoni thought about including Galen in Rebels.
“Dave did share with me, by the way, he considered making Starkiller an Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels,” Witwer said during a Twitch stream [Via Gizmodo]. “It didn’t quite fit the story that they were telling, but he did think about it because he thought that would be interesting.”
So perhaps Filoni has chosen to make up for the past and properly incorporate Starkiller into the canon. We have terrible news about the Marrok idea, though. The issue is, it begs the question: Why would Darth Vader send his covert Sith student to serve as an ordinary Inquisitor? Starkiller is greater than that, and we would rather see him utilised to the greatest extent possible rather than being forced into a Star Wars appearance.
Starkiller, Darth Vader’s covert apprentice, made his debut in the video game Force Unleashed. Starkiller was trained to be the ideal assassin and is a skilled Force user, but he finally betrayed Vader and joined the Rebellion.
However, Starkiller is now not canon, therefore who is Inquisitor Marrok?
Marrok’s present identity is unclear, but we do know that they were formerly an Imperial Inquisitor and a Jedi hunter. Since the collapse of the Galactic Empire, they seem to have turned into mercenaries for hire.
We can claim with some certainty that they’ve stopped looking for Jedi because he didn’t assault Baylan Skoll or his student Shin Hati and stopped looking for Ahsoka Tano when she had a chance to flee.
If we had to speculate, though, we believe that Marrok is more likely an Ezra Bridger who has been indoctrinated and turned against his companions by the Dark Side of the Force. How did Ezra re-enter the Star Wars universe?
The Force operates in strange ways, so we can’t know, but it makes more sense from a narrative standpoint to bring back an old character rather than introduce a new one for the sake of fanservice. It also nicely explains why the guy is hiding his identity since they don’t want to reveal too much too soon.
Barris, a Jedi padawan who dabbled with the Dark Side during the Clone Wars and was thought to have perished in Order 66, is the subject of the other idea.