Thursday, February 9, 2023


Star Wars Black Series - Obi-Wan Kenobi 03 - Reva (Third Sister) - Hasbro 2022

One of my favorite types of characters is an insolent villain who doesn't follow orders and undermines their leaders. This can only really work when the antagonists are part of a larger militaristic organization. The best part about G.I.Joe is how the Cobra leaders are always crossing each other and pursuing their own agendas - if they could just unify under one strategy they would be unstoppable, but that in-fighting is what makes a great story. Reva is a member of the Inquisitors, the Empire's elite group of Jedi-hunters. Right away, it is clear she fits this role of not respecting authority. In fact, some of her main goals include becoming the Grand Inquisitor and killing Darth Vader - obviously neither on the Empire's agenda. In the first few episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, I admit I wasn't immediately a fan of this character. Despite liking Moses Ingram (she was great in The Queen's Gambit), I felt that character just wasn't creepy enough. The other Inquisitors were visually chilling and conveyed an alien sense of evil. 

Meanwhile Reva looked and acted like someone I could run into at Target - yes, there was a drive and a sense of villainy, but I wanted it to be over-the-top. I eventually warmed up to her performance quite a bit. And despite not having the most toyetic character design, this Black Series figure is quite stunning. The gray panels and little details on her outfit weren't really visible in the show but help convey a Vader-esque aesthetic that looks great in my Star Wars display. Let's check out Reva, the third Sister Inquisitor below!

Reva comes with two versions of her lightsaber: Connected and Split.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Reva with her figure from the Retro line.

There aren't a lot of black female characters in the Star Wars Black Series line, but the few so far have pretty unique and diverse designs. Here is Reva with Val from Solo and Jannah from Rise of Skywalker.


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