Ahsoka Episode 3 May Have Debunked Big Marrok Identity Theories

Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Ahsoka episode 3.


  • Ahsoka episode 3’s credits suggest that Paul Darnell, who plays Marrok, is not just doing stunts but also voicing the character.
  • This revelation may debunk theories about Marrok’s true identity in the show, including speculations about Ezra Bridger or Galen Marek.
  • The new information pours cold water on some of the big theories surrounding the Inquisitor, revealing a potential twist in the storyline.

Who is Marrok is one of the defining questions of Ahsoka, but the Star Wars show may have already debunked some big theories about the Inquisitor. Ever since an Inquisitor was revealed in Ahsoka‘s trailers, there have been major questions and theories regarding Marrok’s real identity. That’s inevitable when there’s such a mysterious, masked character, and even more so when they wield a red lightsaber and are set up as a key villain.

The theories on who Marrok really is have ranged from ones tied closely to the show’s narrative, such as Ezra Bridger, to wilder predictions such as Galen Marek, aka Starkiller, from Star Wars Legends’ video game The Force Unleashed. It’s clearly going to be a long-running thread, perhaps setting up a big payoff towards the end of Ahsoka‘s eight-episode run. However, a new reveal about Ahsoka‘s cast from episode 3 may pour cold water on some of the speculation.

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Ahsoka Episode 3’s Credits Confirm Paul Darnell Is Marrok’s Actor, Potentially Debunking Inquisitor Theories

Much like the two-episode premiere, Ahsoka episode 3’s credits list Paul Darnell as playing Marrok, but there’s a key difference. In episode 2, Darnell is listed as doing the stunts for Marrok. In episode 3, Darnell is listed as “Featuring,” appearing higher up in the credits alongside the guest stars, which suggests he was not only doing the stunts, but voicing him too. Marrok’s role is not greatly expanded in episode 3, the biggest difference is that he talks, so it’s a reasonable assumption Darnell is pulling double duty.

If this is the case, then it could debunk some of the theories surrounding Marrok. The idea of him being Starkiller has gained greater attention thanks to Sam Witwer, the actor who voiced him in the games, also appearing in Ahsoka‘s credits as an additional voice actor (role unconfirmed). Witwer is once again listed for Ahsoka episode 3, but the way Darnell is credited strongly suggests he is not voicing Marrok. Based on that, then it makes it less likely – though not impossible – that Marrok is Starkiller.

Who Is Paul Darnell, Ahsoka’s Marrok Actor?

Night Wind Assassin in The Book of Boba Fett

Paul Darnell is not a household name, but does make sense for the person playing Marrok in Ahsoka – at least while the character is being kept under a mask. Darnell is an incredibly experienced and talented stunts performer, with credits ranging from Jurassic World to The Matrix Resurrections. In Star Wars, Darnell was the stunt double for Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth in The Mandalorian season 2, and played an assassin in The Book of Boba Fett.

How Marrok Theories Could Still Be True In Ahsoka

Marrok Inquisitor in Ahsoka

Of course, just because Darnell is playing Marrok in Ahsoka, that doesn’t 100% rule out all of the theories about him, even if it does seemingly confirm Witwer isn’t involved with the character and diminishes the chances of it being Starkiller. Because Marrok is in a mask, then it does allow for another actor to take on the role should that eventually be removed. Similarly, Marrok’s voice is clearly modulated by the helmet, which would also mean there’s an explanation for a change in voice too.

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Given the level of mystery and speculation around the character, it would be surprising of Marrok turned out to be a nobody at this stage, as it certainly feels as though Ahsoka is setting up a big twist. There’s an argument that having Marrok be, well, just Marrok would itself be a strong twist, with Darnell playing the character all the way through, but it remains to be seen if that’s something Star Wars will commit to. Either way, despite Ahsoka episode 3’s credits, the Marrok theories will continue for a long time yet.

Ahsoka releases new episodes Tuesday at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET on Disney+.

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