The Saga Continues: A Commemoration of the Star Wars Mythos #12: Ahsoka Tano

Note: This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: Rebels Season 1 Episode 13 “Fire Across The Galaxy”, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 Episodes 17-20 “Sabotage”, “The Jedi Who Knew Too Much”, “To Catch a Jedi” and “The Wrong Jedi”. If you wish to remain spoiler free until after you have viewed the episodes for yourself, please stop reading now.  Consider yourself warned.

 

Despite his clever machinations Palpatine’s power grab could not go unchallenged. Along with senators like Padmé Amidala, Bail Organa and Mon Mothma , many politicians tried to challenge many of his decisions, even signing a petition with some 2000 other senators requesting that he give up his emergency powers. However the hammer would fall with Anakin’s turn to the dark side, and Palpatine would declare himself Emperor of the galaxy.
With Padmé dead and the Jedi either killed or in hiding it would seem like there was no one left to stand against him. However, Bail Organa and Mon Mothma would be instrumental in forming what would be known as the Rebel Alliance: a group of freedom fighters spanning the galaxy dedicated to restoring order, freedom, and justice.

Many operatives worked alongside them included a mysterious individual known as “Fulcrum”. Introduced in Star Wars: Rebels,  Fulcrum appeared only in holograms with the face obscured and the voice modulated. Fulcrum would supply Kanan Jarrus and the crew of the ship the Ghost with intelligence and supplies to complete their missions against the Empire. Not even Hera Syndulla, the ship’s owner and captain, knew Fulcrum’s true identity, which cast this mysterious benefactor in a dubious light. There were hints at who this Rebel agent may be, and fans had their share of suspicions.

Whoever this was, had been in close contact with Senator Organa. Then, in the season one finale,  the crew of the Ghost performed a rescue mission to free Kanan from captivity. Stranded near the Mustafar system with Imperial forces baring down on them, things seemed hopeless. That was when a small fleet of Rebel troops came to their aid.  Initially the protocol for the alliance was for none of the operatives of the various splinter cells to know who each other was, in the event they were captured or killed. However as Fulcrum would tell Hera, the directive had changed.

All of this had to do with Kanan, a former Jedi and his new apprentice Ezra Bridger. Ezra had sent out a message and it changed things. As Fulcrum told them,

“Because of you and your apprentice. Many in this system and beyond have heard your message. You gave them hope in their darkest times. We didn’t want that hope to die… One chapter has closed for you Ezra Bridger. One chapter has closed for you. This is a new beginning. A new day.”

Descending down the ladder from the ship’s cockpit, she introduced herself as Ahsoka Tano, proving a vast majority of fan speculations right. A relative new comer to the Star Wars mythology, her story began even before the Star Wars: Rebels series and back to the development of the series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. George Lucas wanted to add a character to serve as a Padawan for Anakin Skywalker who could potentially appeal to younger viewers. Moreover this character was going to be a girl.

 

Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano

Star Wars is often seen as a “boys only” franchise and it’s not hard to see why. Even though there are female Jedi Knights during the Prequel Trilogy, they tend to mainly be in background shots or killed during Order 66. Further, while women like Leia and Padmé certainly have their share of action, the “really cool” stuff is being done by men. Leia and Padmé may be handy with a blaster but they don’t get to wield a cool lightsaber or do awesome Jedi tricks. Now, girls were going to have a Jedi they could call their own and look up to.
However, this was not met without some resistance at first. Even producer Dave Filoni recounted the initial backlash the character faced in an interview with Entertainment Weekly following the Season Five finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars,

“As we kept writing the character of Ahsoka we knew it would be – well, I don’t want to say an uphill struggle – but we knew it would be a challenge to place a character like her in the midst of the Anakin’s and Obi-Wan’s of the Star Wars universe. It was a spot we would definitely have to earn for her…It was a situation where at first [fans were] like “Why is this kid here?”

However, through five seasons and the tie-in comic books she grew, developed, and changed, even striking out on her own or working alongside other heroes of the Jedi Order and likes of Padmé. As such, she developed her own legion of fans, not only among the intended girls, but among male viewers as well. As Ahsoka’s voice actress, Ashley Eckstein noted in an interview with AboutSciFi.com,

“We had worked on the show for over two years before the movie actually came out so it was tough for me, when it first came out and people were calling Ahsoka ‘the Jar Jar of The Clone Wars,’ because I knew her evolution… [that] she would start winning over some fans by the end of the season, because she was going in a different direction. She was growing up; she was becoming more serious. I thought that she was really going in the direction that the fans wanted her to go… I mean, this is a new character that we want to grow with and watch her mature… And I’m happy that the fans have stuck with her.”

To that end, Ahsoka functions in a way as the Robin to Anakin’s Batman. Not only does she act as the audience surrogate for The Clone Wars series, she also pulls him back from the Dark Side and makes him think his decisions through carefully. Anakin is well documented to be impulsive and reckless, but now he has to take Ahsoka’s safety into concern and be more aware of his surroundings. She also acts as the Kitty Pryde to Anakin’s Wolverine: a cute, spunky little sister figure who causes the hero to open up more emotionally and brings out his more nurturing instincts.

The hero/sidekick relationship between the two of them is alluded to in The Clone Wars movie when Ahsoka asks Anakin what the plan is for the battle and he retorts by asking her if she has an idea. Ahsoka innocently responds,

“No, I’m the one with enthusiasm. You’re the one with the experience, which I’m looking forward to learning from.”

Like Robin and Kitty, fans may not have liked Ahsoka at first, but in time they grew to love her. As Lauren Davis noted in the essay, “ Why Ahsoka Tano is the Best thing To Happen To Star Wars in 20 years,” on iO9,

“ Some older fans raised on the original Star Wars trilogy were suspicious of Ahsoka’s introduction. We grew up being told that Anakin Skywalker was one of the great Jedi, the man who would become the fearsome Darth Vader. Who was this pipsqueak of Padawan to buddy up to the future Sith Lord, to tease him and question him and inform his personality? There were criticisms of her annoying little sister qualities, of a brashness that matched Anakin’s own but lacked his pathos. But it’s important to remember that Ahsoka was not created for adults; she was created for children, serving as a much-needed point-of-view character. When I was a kid, I wanted to be Luke Skywalker, the young person plucked from obscurity to become a powerful Jedi. The prequel trilogy was missing that, missing a character who could serve as our emotional through-line. (That person probably should have been Obi Wan, but that’s a different discussion.) Through Ahsoka, children could imagine that they were having adventures with Anakin Skywalker, buddying up to him, and that they were learning how to become not just a Jedi, but also a better person.”

Among the many goals for the Master/Padawan relationship in the Star Wars saga was for the Master to not only pass on their wisdom to the apprentice, but for the apprentice to help “knock-off” some of the master’s rough edges, the Obi-Wan who trains Anakin is much more thoughtful and reserved then the Obi-Wan who accompanied Qui-Gon to Naboo. In Anakin’s case, Yoda and the other Jedi are more than aware of his attachment issues, so the hope they have is for Anakin to not only pass on his wisdom to Ahsoka, but for Ahsoka to help him learn how to let go when the time is necessary for her to fulfill her own destiny.

She also added a level of intrigue to the series. In watching The Clone Wars, fans already knew that Padmé and Mace Windu died, Obi-Wan and Yoda went into hiding, and Anakin became Vader. However, Ahsoka’s fate was a complete blank slate with the only necessary element to her character being her absence from Revenge of the Sith, and her not becoming a Jedi Knight as part of the reason why Anakin cannot become a Jedi Master. Aside from his anger issues and impulsive behavior, it is required that in order for a Jedi to receive the rank of Master, they must train a Padawan to become a fully fledged Jedi Master.

Certainly, the issues Anakin had are part of the reason fans weren’t so eager to see him acting as a teacher. Even Padmé can’t help but jab at Anakin in The Clone Wars episode “Sphere of Influence” from the shows third season saying that she can’t believe the council lets him teach. She, and the rest of the audience, can see the same sense of recklessness and defiance in Ahsoka that were present not just in Anakin, but in Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and later Luke. This is to say nothing of his difficulty in letting go of his attachments when the time is right.
As Dave Filoni noted in an interview with Star Wars.com,

“Her ultimate point is that the Jedi are aware of Anakin’s shortcomings. They’re not naive to it. Yoda, in particular, talks to Obi-Wan and they give him this Padawan, saying, ‘Knowing Anakin as we do, he will not want this girl to be around. He’ll resist it. But if and when she wins him over, he will bond with her like everything else he does. Like R2-D2, like Obi-Wan, like Padmé. But this girl will be different, because he’ll basically raise her. She’ll be trained by him, and he will see in the long run that she overcomes her fears and she becomes a Jedi, and she does not need him. But she respects him and they become equals, and Anakin needs to learn this so he can let go.’ And Yoda knows this is critical for Anakin.”

Fellow Jedi Master, Luminara Undulli even posts this question to Anakin in The Clone Wars season two episode “Weapons Factory” when both her own Padawan, Luminara Undlui, and Ahsoka are feared missing on a mission on Geonosis. When the two emerge Anakin tells her that he told her not to doubt them. Luminara responds,

“It’s not that I gave up on them, Skywalker, but when the time comes, I am prepared to let my student go. Can you say the same?”

So, how was this young girl introduced to Anakin? Ahsoka, a young Torguta female from the world of Shili had been discovered by the Jedi Master, Plo Koon at the age of three and taken to the temple where she was trained. Then sometime after Anakin was knighted, Obi-Wan put in a request for a new Padawan learner. However, Master Yoda had other ideas.

Ahsoka joined the two masters on the world of Christophosis in the middle of a major battle, being sent along with relief and back-up. Initially, Kenobi believed it was the Padawan he requested and even introduced himself as such to the young girl. Anakin didn’t see the need, as taking on a student would just slow him down.
Obi-Wan felt differently and even told him in The Clone Wars movie,

“I spoke to Master Yoda about it. You should put in a request for one. You’d make a good teacher… Anakin, teaching is a privilege. And it’s part of a Jedi’s responsibility to help train the next generation.”

Anakin still wasn’t convinced and when the ship landed, the young girl introduced herself, and Kenobi introduced himself and Anakin to her. That was when she told them both that she was not assigned to Kenobi, but to Anakin, much to both of their surprise. She also had a message for them. Jabba’s son had been kidnapped and they were tasked with trying to rescue the Huttlet. However, they still had a battle to win.

Even the troops were surprised to see Anakin with a Padawan, and the two couldn’t stop snarking at each other. Ahsoka began given nicknames to both Anakin and Artoo, calling them ‘Skyguy” and “Artoy”, while Ashoka’s “snippy” attitude awarded her the nickname of“Snips”. Obi-Wan couldn’t help but be amused at the two of them, having encountered the same attitude from Anakin not so long ago.

She took a few unnecessary risks during the battle, but managed to save Anakin from falling debris. Even he had to admit she was just as quick at thinking up a way out of a dangerous situation as she was with her wits, even saying that while she may not have cut it as Obi-Wan’s student she may make it as his.

Then when Yoda offered to recall her, Anakin objected saying,

“No, wait a minute. I admit Ahsoka is a little rough around the edges. But with a great deal of training, and patience…..she might amount to something.”

With the battle won, she and Anakin were immediately sent on their first mission together: rescue the son of Jabba The Hutt. The mission nearly failed, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Count Dooku and his own apprentice Assaj Ventress. However, thanks to their skill, quick wit, and an assist from Padmé, they managed to win the day, and prevent Jabba from joining the Separatists.

From then on, Ahoska was as much a part of Anakin’s missions as Obi-Wan or Artoo. Because of the experience of the war, she grew and matured. The goofy nicknames faded away, though Anakin still called her “Snips” as a term of affection. The bond between the two of them grew to the point that they were more like brother and sister, just as Anakin and Obi-Wan had been like brothers.

As actor Matt Lanter who voiced Anakin in The Clone Wars cartoon series said,

“Yeah, I think their relationship is in a place that she is probably one of the most special people in his life. They’re a team. I think it’s definitely a brother/sister relationship now, which is fantastic because whatever happens, happens.”

Sometimes she would pair off with another Jedi like Plo Koon, formed a friendship with fellow Padawan Barris Offee, and she even accompanied Padmé on a few missions. She managed to save Anakin and Padmé when it was needed and had even been trusted with vital information by Jedi Master Evan Peill when he was cut down in battle. When Ahsoka and Padmé contracted the rare Blue Shadow Virus Ahsoka managed to destroy all the battle droids before they could escape and prevented the virus from leaking out. Padmé was quite proud of her and told Anakin as much.

Ahsoka even got to pass on some of what she learned to younger Jedi and even Mandalorian students. At the same time for every success she had, she would also experienced great heartbreak in watching other Jedi die or even in losing an entire battalion of Clones in a failed campaign. Yet with each event, she continued to grow and learn from the experience. As she grew, she also became frustrated with Anakin’s overly protective nature and his unwillingness to teach her, much as Robin and Kitty grew frustrated with Batman and Wolverine in similar attempts to sideline them.

As Ahsoka stated in the episode “The Citadel” when Anakin and Obi-Wan went on a mission to rescue Evan Piell and the future governor Tarkin from the Separatists’ seemingly impenetrable prison, and Anakin refused to let her come with,

“Not coming? But you’re breaking into Citadel. No one’s ever done it…You’re just being protective again. That’s not fair. How am I supposed to learn if you won’t let me share the risk?”

As such Ahsoka took a play from Anakin’s playbook and defied his orders much to Anakin’s dismay and Obi-Wan’s bemusement, stating Anakin’s method of teaching was do as he does not as he says. However, Anakin’s teachings proved invaluable later on when she was captured by Trandoshan slavers to be hunted for sport. She discovered other Padawans had been taken. The others lost their cool having been out in the wilderness for too long and seen too many of their friends killed for sport, but Ahsoka remained calm and led the others to safety .

However, deep down she faced a crisis of faith during the Mortis arc. While Qui-Gon appeared to Obi-Wan, and Anakin was haunted by his mother’s ghost, Ahsoka saw a vision of her future. The specter told her,

“There is a wildness to you, young one. Seeds of the dark side planted by your master. Do you feel it?… There are many contradictions in you and in him. Be warned, you may never see your future if you remain his student.”

Ahsoka refused to leave, being loyal to Anakin and seeing he was like no other Jedi. However, as the war dragged on, she began to have doubts about the role of the Jedi. She also saw when she traveled with Padmé behind enemy lines in an attempt to forge a peace agreement that there were those on the side of the Confederacy of independent Systems who wanted the war to be over, and simply wanted more freedom, feeling the Republic couldn’t properly govern all worlds.

Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano

However, her time as a Jedi would be cut short. Following a bombing at the Jedi temple, Ahsoka was framed for murder by her friend, Barris Offee. Barris had grown frustrated with the Jedi’s role in the war, feeling they were no longer guardians of peace and justice, but soldiers. Helping to stage a bombing she lured Ahsoka to the right place where she could look like she killed the bomber.
On the run, Ahsoka found herself forging a brief uneasy alliance with Ventress herself. In many ways their lives were in direct parallel to each other. The Star Wars saga is fond of mirrors and very often an event will be mirrored from one film to another. Case in point the duel between Luke and Vader in the Emperor’s throne room in end of Return of the Jedi is mirrored in the duel between Anakin and Dooku in a control room in the beginning of Revenge of the Sith, complete with Palpatine urging both Anakin and Luke to give into their base desires for revenge, ending in different results. In the case of The Clone Wars, the good quartet of Yoda, Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Ahsoka is mirrored on the Dark Side with Sideous, Count Dooku, General Grievous, and Ventress.

They are, as Rene Belloq tells Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark,

“I am but a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light. “

While at one point she would have dueled Ventress and called her a “hairless Harpy”, now Ahsoka couldn’t help but see Ventress in a different light now that her own master is forced to chase her down. Ahsoka tells her,

“I know Dooku tried to have you killed. I know he betrayed you. What if this is his new apprentice? I’ve fallen from my path just as you’ve fallen from yours. We have a lot more in common than you think.”

The allegiance was short lived as the true attacker made it look like Ventress stabbed her in the back. Ahsoka was arrested, expelled from the order, and put on trial, with only one person fully believing in her: Anakin. He even went so far as to acquire Padmé’s help in providing her defense. Anakin did some detective work on his own and managed to arrest Barris, bringing her into the trial just before Ahoska could be sentenced, and forced Barris to confess.

The Jedi were quick to try and make amends with Ahsoka to no avail. The damage had been done. Her friend betrayed her, her order condemned her, and only two people believed in her. Hurt, she decided to leave the order. Anakin tried to urge her to stay, telling her she couldn’t just throw it all away. He felt just as hurt, having believed her, and gone to the mat for her. Ahsoka told him,

“I’m sorry, Master, but I’m not coming back…The Council didn’t trust me, so how can I trust myself?…I know you believe in me, Anakin, and I’m grateful for that. But this isn’t about you …I can’t stay here any longer, not now… I have to sort this out on my own, without the Council and without you.”

Anakin revealed to her that he understood, far more then she realized the desire to walk away from the Jedi order. Ahsoka, in exchange, told him that she knew of his own struggles. Having been with him for so long she could tell there was a struggle inside Anakin. Moreover, she had seen him with Padmé on numerous times and could sense something between them, even at one point noticing how well that got along, hinting that she may have detected their forbidden romance. She left the order, taking those secrets with her.

Naturally, when she left fans wanted to know from David Filoni what would happen to Ahsoka. He was tight lipped, but assured them in an interview with the LA Times Hero Complex, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Dave Filoni on Ahsoka’s fate, Master Yoda ”

“I’m really protective of that character, having written her and worked alongside George on all of her thoughts and actions…One thing I’m really grateful for is even though there’s been a lot of transition at Lucasfilm, everybody here working creatively understands I feel that way and comes to me with questions about her…I have a good idea of what happened to her, and I’ll just leave it at that.”

When it turned out that Ahsoka left the order and was not killed, this instantly opened up a whole new universe for fans. Here was the first time that we actually saw a Jedi leave the order, and learned it was possible for a few more Jedi beyond Obi-Wan and Yoda to escape the Purge. It also meant that there was at least one other person close to Anakin left alive in the universe. Further her fate did not come as a direct result of Palpatine’s machinations, but more her own personal choice. As Lauren Davis noted,

“Ahsoka seemed a character doomed for the refrigerator, one who existed to create an emotional attachment and whose death would explain the actions of another, ostensibly more important, character. Ahsoka might very well die before Revenge of the Sith, although her decision to leave the Jedi Order at the end of Season Five might offer her a reprieve. She might survive only to be killed later by Darth Vader. She might live a long life, using her Jedi training to help people outside of the rules and regulations of the Order. But however she dies, she will die not just as a vehicle for Anakin’s character development, but as a fully realized character who helped highlight the Jedi’s flaws.”

The sad truth was the Jedi had become so bogged down by fighting the war, and their own standard set of rules that went beyond the Jedi Code, that they failed to notice their own internal struggles. Much as Camelot fell due to internal betrayal, so to would the Jedi order. Ahsoka needed time away from all of that to figure out who she was, and what she believed in.

Her becoming Fulcrum is the next, logical step in her own journey. Like Robin hanging up the shorts and pixie boots to become Nightwing, Ahsoka became her own hero.  No longer hindered by the stringent Jedi Order, she continued to live by the core beliefs she had been taught, insuring the fire of the Jedi never completely go out in the universe by continuing to defend peace and justice in the galaxy. She would even help lay the framework for the organization that would work to rid the universe of the evil Empire.

To that end, Ahsoka is also a vital part of Anakin’s legacy. Even while he was lost to the Dark Side, whether it was through Ahsoka, or Luke and Leia, someone was still out there fighting the good fight because of Anakin. Everything that he had been, the good man, the caring friend, the wise teacher, the cunning warrior, and the dedicated freedom fighter continued on in them. They in turn could pass it on to others in their noble struggle.

As Ahsoka told Anakin in “Wookie Hunt” From season 3 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

“When I was out there, alone, all I had was your training and the lessons you taught me. And because of you I did survive. And not only that, I was able to lead others to survive as well.”

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