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Ahsoka Tano Fan Theories That Make Her Character Even More Interesting

Updated February 11, 2021 3.4k votes 898 voters 110.3k views9 items

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Ahsoka Tano's popularity has only risen since she was created for The Clone Wars animated series, and after appearances in Star Wars: Rebels and The Mandalorian interest in her has never been higher. These fan theories offer possibilities about what Ahsoka was up to in the missing years between the Clone Wars and her meeting Grogu – and even what her ultimate fate could be.

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    Star Wars Timeline Splits Based On Whether Ahsoka Lives Or Dies

    From Redditor u/mdallen:

    From this Nerdist article on an episode near the end of Star Wars: Rebels, Dave Filoni is quoted as saying,

    "To me a very dangerous thing would be this world where all things are happening and possible and time is fluid...So, we sound designed in a line from pretty much every single Star Wars film to be happening all at once in this void, to prime you for the idea that time is always happening in here. And all these events are happening."

    In a literature comparison, this World between Worlds acts similarly to Stephen King's Dark Tower:

    "Suppose that all worlds, all universes, met at a single nexus, a single pylon, a Tower. And within it, a stairway, perhaps rising to the Godhead itself. Would you dare climb to the top...? Could it be that somewhere above all of endless reality, there exists a room?"

    Which brings up the ending of Star Wars: Rebels. Once Ezra rescues Ahsoka from Malachor, he sets in motion the events leading to the current Star Wars canon. Rescuing Ahsoka from Vader leads to a timeline split, post-Battle of Endor. In the new Canon, where Han and Leia marry and divorce; their son, Ben, becomes the leader of the Knights of Ren; and Luke ends up on Ahch-To, found by a scavenger girl from Jakku.

    If Ezra fails, at any time, or rescues Kanan instead, he sets in motion the Star Wars: Legends canon. Ahsoka dies at Vader's hands on Malachor; the Lothal rebel cell die in the fuel explosion. Lothal then stays under Imperial rule until after the Battle of Endor. Leia marries Han, and they have three children together. Luke eventually marries the Emperor's Hand, Mara Jade; they have one son. On and on down the line.

    The watershed moment is Ahsoka's duel with Vader; she is literally the fulcrum on which the new canon pivots.

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    Ahsoka Trained Luke Before 'Return Of The Jedi'

    From Redditor u/TyPiper93:

    In short, the theory linked above states that Luke, between episodes V and VI, trains with force user Snoke. Although I agree that he must've trained with a force user in that time it wasn't Snoke but Ahsoka Tano. A brief glimpse of those too lazy to read through the linked theory, it explains that Luke goes from a relative novice Jedi in episode V, having his ass ended to him by Vader to the greatest warrior in the galaxy defeating Jabba and his gang, Vader, and the Emperor in episode VI. In Return of the Jedi, when Luke travels to Dagobah he asks the question of Obi-Wan's ghost why he hadn't been told Vader was his father suggesting that was the first time seeing his ghost and Yoda since V. The difference in seeing them is that now he's a renowned Jedi when the last time he had seen Yoda he was new to the Jedi life and really just got the gist of force use from Yoda and Obi-Wan in training.

    This is where Ahsoka Tano comes into play. For those not familiar with the Clone Wars show, Tano was the apprentice of Anakin Skywalker who we all know later became Darth Vader. At the end of I believe season 4, Tano walks away from the Jedi life and simply vanishes into obscurity. According to some information I've found on Wookieepedia, the last known whereabouts of Tano were that she was off on a remote planet and was not reported dead after Order 66. That's to only assume that she is still alive somewhere in the galaxy at the time of Episodes V and VI. So from getting his ass handed to him by Vader in V to the most ruthless Jedi defeating not only Vader but Jabba and the Emperor in VI, my theory suggests that it was Vader's apprentice herself that Luke trained with between V and VI. Because who better to train Luke in order to beat Vader then the one who Anakin/Vader trained?

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    Ahsoka Spends Time With The Bad Batch After The Clone Wars

    From Redditor u/TarkinsBlueSlippers:

    After Disney acquired Lucasfilm the show was canceled but many of the story arcs were told through different types of media, novels, comic books and so forth.

    Plus, obviously, we got 2 more seasons even though they were much shorter than the other ones.

    Still, Some stories never saw the light of day in any form.

    Which brings me to Barriss Offee. Dave Filoni explicitely stated that he had plans for that character past the 5th season of the Clone Wars. He didn't reveal anydetails but one can speculate. Many thought that we would see Barris in Rebels as an Inquisitor but that did not happen. I am thinking The Bad Batch might be the perfect opportunity to close out the story arc of that character.

    The Bad Batch takes place right after the end of the Clone Wars and will explore the early days of the Galactic Empire.

    Given the scene from the trailer which is basically a ROTS tie-in similar to another scene from the seventh season of the clone wars, I am thinking the very first episode might take place at the same time as the Siege of Mandalore.

    Here is my theory: Eventually clone force 99 will be tasked with hunting down Jedi. Who else is hunting jedi at this time? Other than vader, the inquisitors. Yeah, my guess is that we will get to see some inquisitors in The Bad Batch and learn more about how they came to be. The Fallen Order plus Vader comics already delved into that to some extent but much is still uknown about the Inquisitors, especially about how Palpatine recruited them early on. Were all jedi given a choice by Anakin/Vader to join him during the jedi temple raid or did Palpatine contact some mebers of the order prior to order 66?

    Krell might be an example of a jedi who was recruited to eventually became an agent of evil, though we know he was approached by Dooku but perhaps Dooku was simply doing what Sidious told him to do.

    So, how does Barriss play into all this? Well, it is likely that at the time of order 66 she is impriosned by The Republic. As The Republic is transformed into the Empire and jedi are no more, Palpatine can do whatever he wishes with her. What if Vader actually tasks Barriss with tracking down Ahsoka after the former is made an Inquisitor?

    Barriss knew Ahsoka well and would be a perfect candidate for such a task. This would also give some closure to the conflict between those two that wasn't really resolved in The Clone Wars.

    Its not that they hated each other, Ahsoka actually thought that Barris made some valid points about the Republic and the jedi but obviously went about things in a completley wrong way and shouldn't have killed anyone. Still, seeing those two confront each other again has a lot of potential to explore some cool notions I feel.

    Also, my guess is that The Bad Batch will somehow tie into Kenobi and depending on how many seasons it will have, at some point it might act as a prelude to Kenobi. Obviously one will be able to watch Kenobi without seeing the Bad Batch but if Inquisitors and Jedi Hunters appear in Kenobi, the Bad Batch might explain how they came to be.

    Cody also has some history with the clone force 99 and my guess is that we will see him in both the Bad Batch and Kenobi. As for his appearance in Kenobi, that warrants a separate thread lol.

    Though all this raises some concerns: if they introduce so many different CRUCIAL characters, won't the bad batch, the actual main protagonists of the series, be sidelined as a result? I think if things are done right, not necessairly. Perhaps The Bad Batch ends up saving Ahsoka if the writers will want the clone force 99 to split away from the empire at some point. Might be that Rex will try to contact some clones such as Wolfe and Gregor and Cody and get their inhibitor chips removed with the help of the Bad Batch. Honestly, I am really excited about this series as you canprobably tell, there is so much to explore with it and I think they will surprise, in a really good way.

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    Ahsoka Taught Chirrut The 'I'm One With The Force' Mantra

    From Redditor u/cs342:

    So we all know this famous catch phrase was first heard spoken by Chirrut Imwe during Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, it always struck me as odd that he would say this, because 1) he never received any Jedi training and 2) the Force and the Jedi had basically been whitewashed from history by the Empire. So it makes sense that the only way Chirrut would know about the Force, let alone trust it, would be through actually seeing it in action. I believe that the Jedi who convinced Chirrut the Force is real was Ahsoka Tano.

    We get further evidence of this in the last season of the Clone Wars, when we see Ahsoka recite the exact same mantra while being hunted during Order 66. She eventually escapes and survives the Jedi Purge, but has to go into hiding to avoid being captured by the Empire. During Star Wars Rebels, we learn that Ahsoka has been secretly working with the Rebels behind the scenes, going by the name of Fulcrum. This means that she likely had contact with Rebel leaders such as Bail Organa, and she might even have met up with Obi Wan on Tatooine, since Bail knew that Obi Wan was alive. This also means that she could have had contact with other important rebels such as Saw Guerera (she already met him during the Clone Wars). Saw Guerera lived on Jedha during the Imperial era, and guess who else was born on the same planet? Chirrut Imwe. My guess is that Ahsoka was conducting a secret Rebel mission involving Saw, and during her time on Jedha, she ran into Chirrut. He would have still been able to see then, and would have been able to witness Ahsoka's extraordinary abilities in action. Maybe his life was even saved by her. This could also have been the moment when he decided to start studying the Force. Since Ahsoka could sense the good in Chirrut, she would have left him with some parting words of advice - maybe even saying something like, "You are one with the Force and the Force is with you". Later when he goes blind, he remembers this phrase and how Ahsoka was able to use the Force to react to things even without seeing them. And he would use this phrase to comfort himself and give him strength whenever he needed it.

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