She is probably not as universally well-known as her mentor, Anakin Skywalker, or her later acquaintance Luke Skywalker, however Ahsoka Tano undoubtedly stays one of the vital attention-grabbing characters in all of Star Wars.
Originally launched because the quick-witted padawan assigned to Anakin in The Clone Wars movie and subsequent TV sequence, Ahsoka has turn out to be an extremely common character inside the Star Wars universe, filling a distinguished position in The Clone Wars, Rebels, and her upcoming TV present, Ahsoka, on Disney+.
Despite not bodily showing in any of the principle Star Wars films, there’s a lot to find out about this plucky Togruta Jedi Knight, together with her chronological appearances in Star Wars from The Clone Wars onwards.
From her debut in 2008’s The Clone Wars to her cameos in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and The Rise of Skywalker, right here is each canonical look Ahsoka makes in the Star Wars universe.
The Complete Linear History of Ahsoka Tano
For a quick, simple information to each considered one of Ahsoka Tano’s chronological appearances in Star Wars, we put collectively the next record of each TV sequence and film to characteristic Ahsoka in a distinguished or minor position.
- The Clone Wars (movie)
- The Clone Wars (TV sequence)
- Forces of Destiny
- Star Wars: Ahsoka
- Tales of the Jedi
- The Mandalorian
- The Book of Boba Fett
- The Rise of Skywalker
While the above record is pretty transient and simple to grasp, we additionally detailed extra particular data summarizing Ahsoka’s look in every of the abovementioned movies and TV exhibits.
The Clone Wars (movie)
A couple of brief months into the Clone Wars at round 22 BBY, the 14-year-old Togruta padawan learner is assigned by Yoda to be taught the methods of the Jedi beneath the reckless however gifted Jedi Knight, Anakin Skywalker. Initially hostile in the direction of each other owing to their equally abrasive personalities, the 2 quickly develop a grudging respect for each other’s skills, with Anakin quickly agreeing to take the younger Jedi on as his pupil.
Their first project collectively sees Anakin and Ahsoka tasked with rescuing the kidnapped son of Jabba the Hutt from Separatist forces (commanded by Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress). The mission is a hit, ushering in a treaty between the Hutts and the Republic. More importantly, the occasions additionally assist introduce Ahsoka to people who would turn out to be her closest buddies and foremost allies in the years to return, together with Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Captain Rex.
The Clone Wars (TV sequence)
Set virtually instantly after The Clone Wars movie, The Clone Wars TV sequence covers the titular battle because it wages from 22 to 19 BBY. During the course of the struggle, Ahsoka serves faithfully alongside her grasp, combating Separatist and Sith threats wherever they crop up. Despite her devoted service to the Republic, Ahsoka’s loyalty known as into query after she’s framed for bombing the Jedi Temple by her shut buddy, the disillusioned Jedi Barriss Offee.
Though her innocence was later confirmed by Anakin, Ahsoka – devastated by her remedy by the hands of the High Council – willingly leaves the Order, embarking on her personal adventures throughout the galaxy.
In 19 BBY, simply previous to and in the course of the occasions of Revenge of the Sith, Ahsoka is approached by her former grasp with a precious project. Aided by Rex, Bo-Katan Kryze, and a process drive of Mandalorians and the 501st Legion, Ahsoka is ordered to liberate Mandalore from the yoke of crime lord, Maul. Though profitable, Ahsoka’s mission is lower brief when Order 66 is issued by the Chancellor. Narrowly surviving an assault by the Clones, Ahsoka manages to surgically take away Rex’s inhibitor chip, the 2 overcoming their former squad mates earlier than individually fleeing from the Chancellor’s forces.
Forces of Destiny
Set at round 21 BBY – one 12 months earlier than Order 66 – Ahsoka is featured in the canonical animated internet sequence, Star Wars Forces of Destiny, showing in a number of episodes of the sequence. In phrases of her appearances in the present, every of the 4 episodes Ahsoka is featured in takes place in the course of the Clone Wars. Within the sequence, Ahsoka is proven persevering with her coaching beneath Anakin and Yoda, who each brazenly reward her continued development as a Jedi.
Additionally, Ahsoka is seen interacting with Padmé Amidala, bonding along with her by shared dialog, instructing her how you can pilot a starfighter, and even saving her from a Clawdite murderer.
Star Wars: Ahsoka (novel)
As the Republic transitions into the totalitarian Galactic Empire and the Empire asserts her management over the galaxy – searching down the surviving remnants of the Jedi Order – Ahsoka goes into hiding, a main focus of the YA novel, Star Wars: Ahsoka. Set in 18 BBY, a few 12 months after Revenge of the Sith, Ahsoka assumes the alias Ashla, struggling to cover her skills and mix in with the non-Force delicate galactic inhabitants.
Avoiding detection from Imperial authorities, Ahsoka works as a mechanic on the moon of Raada. Sickened by the Empire’s remedy of the native farmers, Ahsoka organizes an unsuccessful resistance motion that subsequently reveals her true powers, attracting the eye of an Inquisitor.
Realizing that hiding is not an possibility, Ahsoka joins Senator Bail Organa’s underground revolt, defeating the Inquisitor and utilizing his lightsaber’s kyber crystals to assemble two new white-bladed lightsabers of her personal design. The novel ends with Ahsoka taking the brand new code title of Fulcrum, with the Empire dispatching their crafty Grand Inquisitor to find and destroy her.
Tales of the Jedi
Like Forces of Destiny, the anthology sequence, Tales of the Jedi, jumps round lots in phrases of its chronological exploration of Ahsoka. The first episode in which she seems, “Life and Death,” depicts an toddler Ahsoka’s childhood on her homeworld of Shili at round 36 to 35 BBY (three to 4 years previous to The Phantom Menace). In explicit, it exhibits a younger Ahsoka utilizing the Force to carry off a wild animal menacing her village, prompting the elders to understand she possesses a powerful connection to the Force.
In the fifth episode of the sequence, “Practice Makes Perfect,” Ahsoka is seen coaching beneath the watchful eye of Anakin, someday in the course of the early interval of the Clone Wars. As a part of her coaching routine, Ahsoka is made to beat back a heavy assault from a squad of Clones, offering a possible rationalization as to how she was capable of survive an precise assault from her troops throughout Order 66.
The present’s season finale, “Resolve,” adapts a lot of the aforementioned Star Wars: Ahsoka novel for the small display screen. Set in 18 BBY, it depicts Ahsoka dwelling in anonymity as an atypical farmer on Naboo. Adopting the title Ashla, Ahsoka makes use of the Force to avoid wasting one other farmer sooner or later. Now conscious of her presence, the Empire assaults the farm she’s been engaged on, although Ahsoka shortly manages to defeat the Inquisitor despatched to seize her. With Bail Organa’s assist, she and the opposite farmers are rescued, with Ahsoka formally accepting Organa’s supply to affix his resistance motion.
Star Wars Rebels
Jumping forward round 15 years after her earlier appearances in Tales of the Jedi, Ahsoka returns in The Clone Wars’ follow-up sequence, Rebels, set from 5 to 0 BBY. Now an grownup of roughly 31 years outdated, Ahsoka is launched as a main agent connected to the fledgling Rebel Alliance, organizing strategic strikes in opposition to the Empire and offering Lothal’s Rebel cell with provides and knowledge.
At first an nameless supply for the Lothal Rebels, Ahsoka ultimately reveals her id to the Ghost’s crew, serving to them in numerous missions. While aiding them at one level, Ahsoka comes to understand that Anakin – whom she’d lengthy since assumed killed throughout Order 66 – continues to be alive, and has was the infamous Sith Lord, Darth Vader. Horrified at what her former grasp has turn out to be, Ahsoka duels with Anakin on Malachor, the previous refusing to consider Anakin has utterly fallen to the Dark Side. Seemingly killed throughout this battle, Ahsoka is later saved by Ezra Bridger through time journey, vowing to reunite with the Ghost crew on Lothal after she’s returned to her correct place in the timeline.
Years later, after the Battle of Endor in 5 ABY, Ahsoka lastly returns to Lothal, fulfilling her promise from years earlier. Meeting with Sabine Wren, the 2 depart from the planet in search of Ezra, who’s since gone lacking with Grand Admiral Thrawn.
For the subsequent 4 years, Ahsoka scours the galaxy looking for Ezra. Believing that he’s doubtless nonetheless in the arms of Grand Admiral Thrawn, Ahsoka combs the universe in search of influential Imperial personnel, interrogating them to be taught extra about Thrawn’s whereabouts. Ahsoka’s quest is roofed to a small diploma in The Mandalorian’s second second. Set in 9 ABY, Din Djarin initially seeks Ahsoka out upon the recommendation of Bo-Katan Kryze, hoping Ahsoka will undertake Grogu and prepare him in the Jedi Arts.
Meeting on Corvus, Ahsoka communicates with Grogu by the Force, revealing his traumatic expertise on Coruscant throughout Order 66. Sensing nice worry in him, Ahsoka refuses the chance to instruct Grogu, fearing he’ll fall to the Dark Side the identical means Anakin had beforehand. Offering recommendation on the place to seek out one other Jedi Master, Djarin and Grogu depart from Corvus, Ahsoka resuming her seek for Thrawn and Ezra.
The Book of Boba Fett
A couple of brief months after their preliminary encounter on Corvus, Ahsoka and Djarin meet once more on Ossus, the planet chosen by Luke Skywalker as the location for the brand new Jedi Academy. Reuniting her outdated buddy R2-D2, Ahsoka advises Djarin in opposition to seeing Grogu – who’s coaching is now being undertaken by Luke – citing strict Jedi codes forbidding emotional attachments.
After Djarin leaves, Ahsoka meets with Luke, who confesses his uncertainty over whether or not Grogu is absolutely dedicated to his Jedi coaching. Speaking frankly, Ahsoka encourages Luke to belief his emotions, reflecting on her personal apprenticeship with Anakin a long time prior.
At the time this text was written, the Ahsoka TV sequence had but to be launched. However, preliminary particulars surrounding the present’s manufacturing make clear that it takes place across the similar time as The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, placing it at round 9 ABY. From the present’s premise and promotional materials, it additionally appears to focus closely on Ahsoka’s continued seek for Ezra and Thrawn.
More doubtless than not, judging from Hayden Christensen’s presence in the sequence, it can additionally deal with Ahsoka’s continued torment over the lack of her grasp, whose fall to the Dark Side she feels partially chargeable for. (Owing to her leaving the Jedi Order and never being there for him when he was tempted by Darth Sidious).
The Rise of Skywalker
Except for The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Ahsoka, the timeline between the Original Trilogy and Disney’s Sequel Trilogy continues to be largely unexplored. Like many characters in the Star Wars universe, what occurred to Ahsoka following the tip of the Civil War is generally unknown. However, she does determine briefly into the plot of The Rise of Skywalker, albeit through a wholly unseen look.
During Rey’s climactic battle with Palpatine on Exegol in 35 ABY, quite a few Jedi Knights are heard reaching out to Rey by the Force. Among the voices Rey hears are Obi-Wan, Yoda, Luke, and Ahsoka, reminding her of her immense energy and connection to the Force. It’s not but recognized whether or not Ahsoka is bodily alive on the time of this communication (if she have been, she’d be 72-years-old), or whether or not she has since handed on and turn out to be one with the Force.
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Richard Chachowski is a contract author based mostly in New Jersey. He loves studying, his canine Tootsie, and just about each film to ever exist (particularly Star Wars).