Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Ahsoka episode 4.


With Ahsoka acting as a direct continuation of Star Wars: Rebels, most characters in the live-action series are familiar faces.

One figure, however, has been shrouded in mystery since marketing for the Star Wars series began, with speculation rife over who Marrok – a cryptic Inquisitor sporting a mask – really is.

Potential candidates have included a de-canonised fan favourite, a fallen Jedi from the prequel era, and even a treasured friend of lead character Ahsoka Tano.

However, the ongoing Marrok mystery took an unexpected turn in episode 4 of Ahsoka, which has now landed on Disney Plus, shedding more light on the character.

With that in mind, read on for what we know so far about Marrok in Ahsoka and all the latest rumours for who could be under the mask, as well as what happens to the character in episode 4.

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Who is Marrok in Ahsoka?

Marrok and Ahsoka battling with lightsabers
Paul Darnell as Marrok and Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in Ahsoka. Lucasfilm

The current identity of Marrok is unknown, but we do know that they’re a former Imperial Inquisitor – we've seen others in shows including Star Wars: Rebels and Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as the Jedi: Fallen Order games.

We also know that the villain works alongside Morgan Elsbeth, Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati, carrying out dark deeds with their double-sided red lightsaber, but beyond that their role in the show is unclear.

The official character description on StarWars.com reads: "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.

"Fully encased in battered battle armour, the warrior still carries a red double-bladed saber with a circular hilt."

Marrok can be spotted lingering in the background in Ahsoka episode 1 and, in episode 2, they face off against Ahsoka in a brief duel in Corellia.

Just before the battle, Baylan just tells Morgan Elsbeth: "Marrok will complete his task."

In episode 3, Marrok is involved in an epic dogfight that very nearly costs Ahsoka and Sabine their lives, in which the sinister foe utters two lines – "as you wish" and "nothing" – which admittedly give us little indication of his identity.

Marrok also makes an intriguing appearance in episode 4, which we've unpacked below.

What happens to Marrok in Ahsoka episode 4?

Ahsoka and Marrok go head to head once again in episode 4.

This time, however, the outcome of their battle seems pretty conclusive, as the former Jedi slashes Marrok with a lightsaber that cuts into his torso.

The Inquisitor then turns into green mist before his form vanishes completely amidst the fumes.

This has led to speculation amongst fans that Marrok could be a creation of sorcerer Morgan Elsbeth's.

While it's currently unclear whether this is indeed the case, the green mist certainly indicates that the Nightsisters' magick is involved somehow.

A transformation as a result of magick is also a convincing theory given that in Arthurian legend, Marrok is the name of a knight transformed into a wolf by a witch tied to Morgan le Fay.

Who plays Marrok in Ahsoka?

Paul Darnell portrays the man inside Inquisitor Marrok's suit.

However, at this stage, it’s unknown whether we’ll ever see Marrok unmasked.

Is Marrok actually Starkiller?

Speculation is rife that Marrok could be Galen Marek, aka Starkiller, the protagonist of the 2008 video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (recently re-released on Nintendo Switch).

He was an apprentice taken by Darth Vader in the early days of the Empire, who was sent across the galaxy to kill the few remaining Jedi post-Order 66 – one of whom was prequels character Shaak Ti.

These rumours stem from the similarity between the names of the two characters (Marek/Marrok), and the fact that Starkiller actor Sam Witwer has been spotted in the Ahsoka credits as providing "additional voices".

Notably, the former Smallville and Supergirl star has remained a friend of the franchise since The Force Unleashed was rendered not canon by Disney.

He is best known for voicing Darth Maul in The Clone Wars, Rebels and Solo, while he also played Hugh Sion in Star Wars: Resistance, and made cameos in The Book of Boba Fett and Andor.

Witwer once claimed that Dave Filoni considered putting Galen Marek in Rebels at one stage, with Ahsoka being a spiritual successor to that celebrated animated series.

"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."

Might Filoni have decided to introduce Starkiller to the canon properly in Ahsoka? Fans will have to wait and see.

Is Marrok actually Ezra Bridger?

One theory doing the rounds is that Marrok is in fact Ezra Bridger, the Jedi Padawan who sacrificed himself by taking himself and Thrawn into the Unknown Regions at the end of Star Wars: Rebels.

However, if that’s the case, it’s unclear why he has been corrupted by the dark side of the Force after his arc in Rebels, as well as how he would have managed to return from the Unknown Regions.

Is Marrok actually Barriss Offee?

Some fans have speculated that appearing under the mask could be Bariss Offee, Ahsoka’s former friend who became disillusioned by the Jedi Order and framed Ahsoka for murder.

This would certainly provide a surprising personal link to Ahsoka.

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