In “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the Grand Inquisitor mocks Third Sister, calling her “the least of us.” But Reva is anything but the least of them.
There’s a moment in the series when Reva’s eyes pass over a Jedi-carved inscription and she nearly tears up before she reverts back to her stony, ruthless, professional mode. Over the course of “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” Third Sister blossoms into a compelling antagonist. She’s petulant, but very competent. The most reckless of the Inquisitors, she’ll do anything to get Kenobi in her grasp and ingratiate herself to Darth Vader. Thanks to Moses Ingram’s balance of dignity and fervor, Reva emerges as one of the most formidable Inquisitors, always one step ahead of both her “siblings” and the heroes. Regardless of the Grand Inquisitor’s admonishments, she understands that the more brazen her ambitions, the bigger the prize.
As “Obi-Wan Kenobi” progresses, Reva’s true motives are revealed, and they’re driven by tragedy. She has been plotting to slay Vader for a long time, not out of ambition, but for revenge. Reva turns out to be a former youngling who watched Anakin murder her Jedi family. Deep inside, that youngling remains, and that’s what saves her from becoming another Darth Vader. In the midst of a deranged downward spiral, Reva’s conscience makes the decision that Anakin Skywalker couldn’t: walk away from the evil choice. Unlike the rest of the Inquisitors on this list, she is given a future.