2. Ahsoka Tano
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Ahsoka Tano is the most fan-favorite of all the canon characters created within the past decade. The Clone Wars viewers watched her grow from an annoying little “Snips” to a well-rounded young adult. In Star Wars Rebels, she was reintroduced as Fulcrum, a rebel informant, and resistance organizer. Her fate remains uncertain after her battle with Darth Vader. But such is her popularity that Rebels creator Dave Filoni says she will return.
Why is this character so popular? Part of it is her mischievous personality. Another is her wisdom, which is beyond her years in The Clone Wars. Her arc is also the most tragic in that series. She is framed for a crime against the Jedi she did not commit. After she is proved innocent, her faith in the Jedi is so shaken that she leaves the Order. In Star Wars Rebels, she is not officially a Jedi. Nevertheless, she still uses the Force and carries a pair of white-bladed lightsabers. When she duels Darth Vader, she discovers the Sith Lord was once her master, Anakin Skywalker. It is a poignant, deeply sad moment unprecedented in animation.
Ahsoka is the kind of character who inspires deep emotional responses. That is the true secret to her infamy in the Star Wars fandom. And it is why she receives the number 2 spot on this list.