Ahsoka Tano may be the most beloved Star Wars character in the series, which never appears in live action. At least until now.
on Mandalorian In Season 2, Episode 5, the ex-Jedi finally made her first warm-blooded appearance at Canon. This moment, played by Rosario Dawson, can be thrilling for those who have been talking about her for years, and a little confusing for those who haven’t.
[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for The Mandalorian season 2 episode 5.]
Ahsoka plays a vital role in Baby Yoda’s future as it helps guide Mand to his child’s hometown. But of course things are not that easy. Instead, the encounter between Ahsoka and Mand was shortened by Moff Gideon. Moff Gideon found that both characters had a bit of history.
He had already seen a deal with Mandal’s Imperial officer last season, but Ahsoka explained that he had a relationship with Mandal, partly because of his friendship with the Mandalorian. As you can guess from his appearance so far, Ahsoka says Gideon is obsessed with the most famous warrior race in the galaxy. This is part of why he first attacked Mandalore.
on Clone Wars And Rebel armyTogurta Jedi was an apprentice to Anakin Skywalker, where she was approached by Ashley Eckstein. The two fought with Obi-Wan Kenobi during the Clone War and completed many important missions with several clone troopers, including Captain Rex. After being falsely accused of bombing the Jedi Temple, Tano chose to leave the Jedi’s orders after her name was cleared.From there she spent years exploring the galaxy and eventually Rebel army I met Darth Vader. Darth Vader couldn’t kill after noticing that it was her old Master Anakin.
Over the years, Ahsoka has become a meaningful part of the canon. Because, as Xtine mentioned in an interview with StarWars.com in 2016, the character was instantly revolutionary. She was the 14-year-old Padawan of the most famous Jedi on the planet and the first real female Jedi in the universe.
“She started this revolution,” Eckstein said. “She did it honestly, and what I think I did so beautifully was not only she made a statement for the girl, but also groundbreaking. She put a lightsaber in the hands of a little girl. So when they play Clone Wars There was a girl in the playground with a lightsaber. So it literally started moving. It’s taken for granted now, but it was amazing at the time … [The animators and writers] I made you forget the fact that she was a girl, and they never pointed it out. They just created a strong personality and suddenly also created a boy related to her. They no longer saw her as a girl character. They regarded her as Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan, and as I said, she was in the eyes of the audience and the children who grew up with her were able to learn these lessons through her. “
For long-time Ahsoka fans, the most interesting part of this episode will be the details of some of the hesitation she gives about where she has been since we last met her.For those who don’t remember, the last real appearance of Ahsoka was at the end Star Wars: Rebels, When she and Sabine Len set out on a quest to find Ezra Bridger The rise of Skywalker While Ray was confronting Palpatine, the voice cameo did not end her story completely satisfactorily.
Even more fun facts: of this episode Mandalorian Written and directed by Dave Filoni.Filoni was an executive producer Star Wars: The Clone Wars And Rebels, It hinted at the future of the character Clone Wars It finally ended in April.
“I told a lot more Ahsoka stories than I ever thought,” he told Vanity Fair. “It seems like an unstoppable force at this point. Just be careful, make sure the bar is high, and always tell a good story and a story that adds depth and dimension to your character.”
In the same interview, Xtine said he understands that he may hand over a lightsaber to a newer version of the Jedi.
“I’ve always known that Ahsoka is bigger than I am. For those who join Team Tano, understand how much Ahsoka means to people, and that she’s not just a character. I hope she will do more than just a role. She’s not just another story. Ahsoka is changing her life. Anyone on the team will recognize it and share her legacy. I hope she keeps coming to life in a way that takes over. “