WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5.
Episode Five of Obi Wan Kenobi reveals that the Grand Inquisitor survives his wound that Reva gives him at the end of episode two. And in the way that he survives mirrors another famous Dark Side user in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
The Grand Inquisitor explains that he survives his wounds on Daiyu by saying “Revenge does wonders for the will to live,” telling the audience that he survived through sheer hatred and need to tear Reva down, showing the deepness of his own darkness. This shows the immense amount of power that one can find in the Dark Side, and the willpower of those like Obi Wan Kenobi and others needs to overcome their foes.
However, the Grand Inquisitor isn’t the only person to survive would be death blows through hatred. During the Clone Wars, just over a decade prior, on the junk planet of Lotho Minor, Savage Opress would encounter a survivor that had been fuelled by pure hatred. Maul. Star Wars The Clone Wars reveals the Maul survived his injuries, in a damaged way. The spider legs Maul has are a visual representation of the damage surviving on revenge has on Maul, alongside having his mind utterly consumed by it.
The Grand Inquisitor by contrast seems to be walking about as though little has happened, being in possession of both his mind and limbs. This is easily explained by the fact that Maul’s injuries were a lot worse than the Grand Inquisitor’s, alongside the fact that it’s highly likely the Grand Inquisitor was taken to a medical facility immediately after, whereas Maul had no such luxury. It’s fair to say The Clone Wars had more time to explore the damage that surviving on revenge alone can do to a person, whereas Obi Wan Kenobi doesn’t.
Overall while some audiences might be questioning how the Grand Inquisitor can survive off hatred alone, those who have watched The Clone Wars will know the he isn’t the only one to have done so, meaning that it isn’t that surprising.
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