Star Wars Character spotlight: Ahsoka Tano

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Strong in the Force at a young age

Ahsoka was discovered to be strong in the Force by Jedi Master Plo Koon, who brought Ahsoka to the Jedi temple at a very young age.

After learning the ways of the Jedi under the protection of the walls within the Jedi Temple, she was then sent to battle as the learner of Anakin Skywalker as a young teenager. Ahsoka spent almost three years as the apprentice to Anakin, where both master and student were impulsive and headstrong, forming a virtually unstoppable duo as the Clone Wars raged on.

The Padawan went toe-to-toe with some major adversaries during the Clone Wars, surviving encounters with General Grievous, elusive bounty hunter Cad Bane, and the former Sith Lord (Darth) Maul.

It seemed that Ahsoka was close to achieving full knighthood as a Jedi, but the Force had different plans for the young Torguta Padawan.

The framing at the hands of her “friend” Barriss Offee as a culprit for a bombing of the Jedi Temple. Her Master proved her innocence, but the damage was done. Before she could earn the title of Jedi Knight, Ahsoka walked away from her Master Anakin and the Jedi Order.

Released in the Ahsoka’s Untold Tales, Ahsoka spent the next few months on Coruscant, learning how to live as a non-Jedi. Then right before the Jedi were betrayed by Emperor Palpatine’s Order 66, Ahsoka discovered that Maul was in fact still alive on Mandalore.