Character of the Week

Ahsoka Tano

For many casual Star Wars fans you’ve probably never heard of Ahsoka until everyone started freaking out about some random voice in Episode 9. However, Clone Wars fans will remember and know this name well.

Ahsoka was brought into the Star Wars cannon through The Clone Wars animated movie, which helped set up The Clone Wars TV show.

I, for one, was skeptical of this new direction Star Wars was going and didn’t hop on the amazing ride until later in the series. Pretty much a season or two before Darth Maul’s return, man was I missing out.

For many fans of the series, Ahsoka is a stalwart of the Star Wars franchise, she started out as a rash decision-making, quick to anger, too smart for her own good character. Now-a-days she’s taken her training and turned into a wise and formidable Force user. Ahsoka used to be the Padawan of Anakin Skywalker, based off the description above one would be correct in assuming they were a perfect fit. Ahsoka had the opportunity to learn from one of the most raw talented Jedi of her age. She took that opportunity and made the most of it, learning from Anakin’s strengths and weaknesses. Anakin, of course, pushed her to reach the greatness he saw in her. So, when Ahsoka made a mistake it usually had severe consequences, but Anakin always had her back and was able to guide her through it. The show also allowed Ahsoka to interact with other Jedi like Obi-Wan, Plo Koon, Yoda, Mace Windu, and Luminara Unduli. They all were able to instill small amounts of knowledge for the young Padawan. You were really able to see the scope of investment the Jedi council had in Anakin and Ahsoka.

Now that The Clone Wars show is back, we couldn’t think of a better way to honor Ahsoka than to bestow upon her the, Of Blades and Kings Character of the Week title.

As always, thank you for your time and remember, not all those who wander are lost, the crownless again shall be king.

– The Wandering One

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