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Origin

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Ahsoka Tano was discovered/rescued by Jedi Master Plo Koon during a mission to the planet Shili. Ahsoka was abandoned by her parents and was left to live by herself on the outskirts of her city. When attacked by a native beast of her planet, Plo acted quickly to save her. Only being three years old at the time, Plo Koon could sense the Force in her and raised Ahsoka as his own child in the Jedi Temple. Years later after numerous training exercises, Ahsoka Tano reached the title of "Padawan" before most force wielders. Sensing great excitement and brashness like Anakin Skywalker, Yoda temporarily made Anakin a Jedi Master and let Ahsoka Tano be his apprentice.

Creation

Original Ahsoka Concept Art
Original Ahsoka Concept Art

Ahsoka Tano was created for the movie and animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, to be Anakin Skywalker's Padawan. The movie served as the introduction of Ahsoka Tano, and the series was the continuation of where the movie left off. Ahsoka was a major character in both movie and animated series and acted as the eyes in which younger viewers could see the Clone Wars, as stated by Dave Filoni, the movie and show's director. Originally before both the movie and the show came out, Ahsoka was going to be the unknown daughter of Togruta Jedi Master, Shaak Ti. This was the original thought that David Filoni and writer Henry Gilroy first came up with. However, with careful planning and many concept ideas on how Ahsoka would turn out, she eventually became what she looks like today. George Lucas states that Ahsoka Tano was 11-years-old when the Clone Wars began, and 14-years-old when Jedi Master Anakin Skywalker took her as his Padawan.

Character Evolution

Ahsoka Tano
Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano is the Padawan of the "Chosen One" Jedi Knight/Master Anakin Skywalker. Ahsoka is a Torgrutas from the planet Shili, and acted as the Padawan of Anakin during the Clone Wars. She was assigned to Anakin by Jedi Grand master Yoda. Ahsoka Tano has proved to be a great Jedi, she has single handedly taken down many of the Republic's/Jedi enemies like Aurra Sing, and has helped establish a on/off peace treaty between the Hutt Family. Wise like Obi-Wan, but brash and wild like Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka is a combination of both the two Jedi's. Due to her having many characteristics like both Jedi's.

Ahsoka is blue eyed, orange skinned Torgruta. She (like most Torgrutas) are aggressive. Ahsoka doesn't always take "no" for an answer because of her relationship with her master, Anakin. However when it counts, she does know when to make a plan go into action. While trying to stray away from the Torgrutas beliefs, Ahsoka has used violence and fear to get answers to certain information. Jedi Master Luminara Unduli sought that Ahsoka's intentions were for good, but those actions could lead her to the Dark Side! Throughout the many battles and death traps that Anakin and Ahsoka have been in, her future has been noticed. It is said if Ahsoka doesn't stop being the Apprentice of Anakin - he will eventually seduce/draw her to the Dark Side.

Major Story Arcs

During the War

Ahsoka proved her worth to Anakin Skywalker during the battle of Christophsis and the rescue of Jabba the Hutt’s son, Rotta, during the battle of Teth. Later during the war, the Padawan would accomplish many great feats during her time: Preventing the outbreak of the Blue Shadow Virus, freeing her race from slavery, and saving her master on numerous occasions. She has even come to blows with some of the most deadly characters in the galaxy and survived most encounters. There was a time when she even endured the power of the Dark Side and survived death in the process. Ahsoka has formed strong relationships with many members of the Jedi Order, the Senate, and even the Confederacy.

Leaving the Order

Leaving the Jedi Temple
Leaving the Jedi Temple

Ahsoka’s longtime friend Barriss Offee, a Jedi who has despised the Order for quite some time, orchestrated a bombing on the Jedi Temple and framed Ahsoka for the attack and the murder of a suspect. Ahsoka manages to escape and try to prove her innocence, even enlisting the aid of her former enemy Asajj Ventress. Barriss would eventually lead her to a trap where she would be captured again and further convicted of the crime. The Jedi High Council would later expel her from the Order and turn her over to the Republic, where she was put on trial. Anakin would eventually learn that Barriss was the culprit and capture the fallen Jedi. Once she confessed to her crimes, Ahsoka was pardoned. When the Council offered Ahsoka her place back into the Jedi Order, she refused. Still feeling betrayed by the Council, the former Jedi bid farewell to her master and left the Temple to begin a new life.

Soldier of the Rebellion

Due to leaving the Jedi Order, Ahsoka manage to survive the Great Jedi Purge and endure the Rise of the Galactic Empire. She would eventually become a member of the Rebel Alliance under the mysterious identity of Fulcrum. Ahsoka rescues the Ghost Crew from the Empire and discovers a shocking revelation about the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Ahsoka would team up with Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger to learn more secrets about the Jedi and Sith while also fighting against the threat of the Imperial Inquisitors that hunted them down. Eventually Ahsoka would confront Darth Vader on the planet of Malachor, and following the massive explosion of the Sith Temple within the planet her fate remains unknown.

Powers and Abilities

Ahsoka Tano is a very skilled lightsaber duelist; she even managed to wield two lightsabers to combat multiple opponents. Ahsoka is also gifted with the Force, able to unleash forms of mind tricks, Force push, Force jump, and foresee possible futures.

Ahsoka in battle
Ahsoka in battle

Ahsoka is capable in hand-to-hand combat and under the tutelage of Anakin, is a very good mechanic. During the Clone Wars, Ahsoka has proven to be talented starpilot and brilliant war strategist.

She would continue to use these skills well after leaving the Jedi Order. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, Ahsoka would use her skills to assist splinter rebel cells who fought against the Empire.

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