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7: Ahsoka Tano – Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The padawan of Anakin Skywalker, a.k.a the opposite of Galem Marek in the previous slide; Ahsoka Tano first appeared on the Star Wars scene in the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Ahsoka was awesome from the moment she was introduced. She easily kicked butt wielding her two lightsabers and anyone who is familiar with the animated series can vouch that she was a worthy padawan for Anakin Skywalker.
Anakin was a hot-headed Jedi; Ahsoka was a hot-headed padawan. The two matched up perfectly.
However, her time in Star Wars: The Clone Wars ended both terribly, and perfectly. After being kicked out of the Jedi Order for a crime she didn’t commit, it all looked pretty bleak for Ahsoka. However, her name was cleared at the last-minute and the Jedi Order was willing to welcome her back.
Ahsoka declined the offer; feeling betrayed that everyone, despite everything that they went through together on the battlefield. Despite all her pleas of innocence, they believed she committed the crime. Hurt by this knowledge, she left for good.
A tragic end, one that I am sure shed a few tears among some fans (I know my daughter bawled her eyes out) but ultimately perfect. Why? Because it meant she escaped Order 66 and the mass slaughter of the Jedi.
Ahsoka later resurfaced in the Star Wars Rebels series, confirming that she did indeed survive Order 66. She was still kicking as much butt as she was doing before and even went head-to-head with Darth Vader.
More importantly, she returned neither Jedi nor Sith. Many believe she returned as Gray Jedi, a balance of the two, but that is up for debate. This could easily be where a stand alone movie could fit in.
There is a ton of time in-between her exit from The Clone Wars and her return in Rebels. A lot obviously happened with her character in between that time as well to explore. Heck, you might get more than one movie out of her. It could give fans a lot of much-needed answers that they have debated over.
It’s a no-brainer really.