Tiberius Magnus Zann
5'11" (1.80 m)
Atticus Zann (father)
- "Corruption is my weapon. And while the galaxy is distracted by civil war, I will strike."
- ―Tiberius Zann
Tiberius Zann was born on Anaxes in 12 BBY and was the son of the apparently infamous Atticus Zann and his wife Asteria. Zann was also born highly Force-sensitive, but did not know it for quite some time. He first worked in the family firm, Zann Remanufacturing, but became bored and entered into running crooked sabacc games. As his reputation grew, he attracted the notice of rival local crime lords.
In order to protect himself, he tried to arm his gang with weapons stolen from his father's warehouses. Zann's father caught him, and as punishment, arranged for him to be enrolled as a cadet in the Academy of Carida.
- "I was rapidly working my way up through the Imperial ranks. But some took exception to my creative solutions for advancement and had me expelled. I vowed to make them pay for this indignity."
- ―Tiberius Zann
One of the most promising students at the Academy, he used his Imperial service to make underworld connections, including notorious gangsters from the Black Hole Gang and Black Sun and graduated at the top of his class. Zann's clever mind would prove far reaching during the Battle of ?, where the Empire would claim a decisive victory. As his missions continued, success would follow Zann and he continually rose through the ranks.
Becoming an InquisitorEdit
Just prior to a promotion, he ran into a smuggling racket that was actually a trap laid by Imperials suspicious of his actions. Fortunately, his associate Urai Fen got word of the trap and warned Zann. He was suspected of weapons theft, but since there was no concrete evidence to connect him to the crime he was only discharged from the Imperial Navy.
Life as a crime lordEdit
Personality and traitsEdit
- "I am in complete control, that's the way I like it."
- ―Tiberius Zann
Tiberius Zann was cold, methodical, ambitious, ruthless, and had an arrogant streak, as evidenced by his steadfast confidence in himself. Zann took great pride in his aristocratic stature, and was a shrewd, opportunistic social climber who liked to be in complete control of things and was quite cunning. For this reason, Zann was very rarely if ever unconditionally loyal to anyone other than himself, which ultimately led to the establishment of the Zann Consortium. Because he didn't want either side to win the war, he often times played both sides to put himself in good standing with people who would help further his goals.
Zann was a criminal mastermind, a tactical genius, adept at using most weapons of war and was an inspiring leader to his troops. However, behind his veneer of respectability, he treated many people cruelly. Zann's cruelty was expressed during the Dathomir theft, when his scouts in Alpha Squad were killed by native spores, he expressed no sense of dismay or sadness, but said the ship would be a little bit lighter when they left the planet. He could hold a grudge on people and would not let it go until he made them pay. Zann was also quite confident in his abilities, making his leadership abilities very powerful.
In his adolescence, he studied the records of the Imperial Temple to not only learn the philosophies and traditions of the Jedi, but also have an understanding of the combat forms of his contemporaries and potential future enemies. Later on, his knowledge was extensive enough that he could identity who a Jedi was trained by. He utilized this to inflict an opponent with fear, which was his most powerful weapon against his enemies. Once in combat, he did not show mercy.
Despite these negatives traits, Tiberius did possess a sense of humor, albeit a rather dry, snarky and rude one. Zann also cared greatly for his wife, Mina, and his three children, Aurora, Alexander and Anna. He and Mina were indulgent and protective of their children, though Zann also had high expectations for them, in particular his son. He however cared very little for those who served him as soldiers and would on occasion kill those who disobeyed him even if their actions actually gained him something.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Tiberius Zann was a practitioner of the dark side of the Force and trained in lightsaber combat. He wielded a lightsaber that appeared to be nothing more than a simple staff, which he used to unnerve his enemies into a false sense of security. Zann wielded the weapon in order to quickly and efficiently end combat with as little effort as was required. This allowed him to skillfully execute any combatant Jedi he encountered. The Inquisitor also demonstrated skill in the use of dual blades, such as when he fended off a giant Rork in Fort Anaxes.
In addition to being a formidable lightsaber duelist, the Inquisitor was skilled in the use of telekinesis. He possessed enough telekinetic power to push Kanan Jarrus clear across a hall and throw his lightsaber with lethal precision. The Inquisitor had a keen sense, which he demonstrated during his pursuit of Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger on Empire Day. While interrogating Kanan, the Inquisitor demonstrated an affinity for mind tricks.The Inquisitor was also a skilled pilot, and commonly demonstrated his competence in flying a TIE fighter. Zann also seemed quite confident in his abilities, making his leadership abilities very powerful.