Chances are high, for those who subscribe to Disney+, it’s primarily for one present—The Mandalorian. It’s a present that’s half house cowboy journey, half bounty hunter drama, celebration Star Wars story, and half … uh… Punky Brewster? In case you’ve been following alongside, you recognize the Mandalorian’s subsequent objective is to seek out Ahsoka Tano as a result of she is aware of the place the Jedi is perhaps. However who’s Ahsoka Tano?
Be aware: The Mandalorian is an ongoing present, and Season 2 is at present airing. Although we’ll attempt to hold spoilers to the minimal, we’ll be discussing occasions by Episode three of the present season. Nevertheless, we’ll keep away from plot factors of the most recent episode for many who haven’t but had an opportunity to observe it. We’ll even be discussing plot factors of The Clone Wars and Rebels extra carefully.
“You count on me to go looking the galaxy for the house of this creature and ship it to a race of enemy sorcerers?” In a nutshell, this line sums up Din Djarin’s (also called the Mandalorian and performed by Pedro Pascal) present mission. On the finish of Season 1, the Armorer (Emily Swallow) duties him with returning the Youngster to his folks.
Djarin appears to be beneath the mistaken impression that the Jedi and the Youngster’s persons are one and the identical. His newest lead find the Jedi is to seek for an individual named Ahsoka Tano within the metropolis of Calodan on the forest planet of Corvus.
Whereas The Mandalorian introduces a number of new characters to the Star Wars universe, it could shock you to listen to that Ahsoka is just not an invention of the present. Like Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff), the opposite Mandalorian who gave Djarin the lead, Ahsoka hails from The Clone Wars animated collection. (Not the cartoon that followed the style of Samurai Jack, however the later CGI series.)
So is Ahsoka a Jedi? No, however she needed to be. In The Clone Wars, she is padawan to none apart from Anakin Skywalker. (That’s proper; she’s Darth Vader’s previous pupil.) Beneath Anakin’s tutelage, she grows from a younger and whiny baby (so, traditional Star Wars) to a dual-lightsaber-wielding, force-blasting, butt-kicking Togruta (that’s her race) who can stand toe-to-toe with the likes of Darth Maul.
However she doesn’t end her Jedi coaching. In Season 5 of The Clone Wars, somebody frames her for homicide. Many Jedi don’t imagine she’s harmless, and although Anakin catches the actual perpetrator, the state of affairs leaves her disillusioned with the Jedi Order.
Ahsoka returns within the newer collection Rebels, albeit as a a lot older and extra hardened particular person. She wields two white lightsabers now, and at one level, participates in an epic duel with Darth Vader. In the beginning of the struggle, she merely suspects Vader’s true id, however she finds out the reality by the top. And she or he barely escapes along with her life, due to some Star Wars-model time journey (sure, actually).
Nevertheless, that escape traps her on a religious aircraft (it’s… sophisticated), and he or she doesn’t reappear in Rebels till the collection finale. After we depart off with Ahsoka, she begins a journey to trace down the principle Rebels character, Ezra, who’s misplaced someplace in a distant a part of the galaxy.
It’s possible you’ll be questioning if Bo-Katan actually is aware of Ahsoka—and the reply is sure, she does. They first meet in Season four as enemies. However this 12 months, The Clone Wars received a shock seventh season after a six-year break. Throughout the last season, Bo-Katan and Ahsoka meet once more and struggle side-by-side (roughly) to defeat Darth Maul, who has overthrown Mandalore, the house of the Mandalorians.
What we don’t know is that if Ahsoka actually is conscious as to the whereabouts of any remaining Jedi. We haven’t but discovered whether or not or not she truly met Luke or every other Jedi in hiding—apart from these featured in Rebels (most of whom are both lifeless or lacking). Nevertheless, she does have tantalizing information of the Youngster. In spite of everything, she met and fought alongside Yoda throughout her years as a padawan. She could also be one of many few remaining individuals who nonetheless remembers Yoda’s folks.
However we’ll have to attend to seek out out. If Djarin has confirmed one factor, it’s that he has a behavior of getting sidetracked from his principal job. He’s practically all the time on a sidequest. It’s not clear when Ahsoka will seem but, however it does seem that Rosario Dawson will play the character.
Our cash is on Episode 5. In spite of everything, Dave Filoni directed that episode, and he created Ahsoka (alongside George Lucas). Don’t miss it, as a result of Ahsoka is without doubt one of the most fascinating characters in all of Star Wars. You’ll be able to catch her full historical past by watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels on Disney+.