11. Ahsoka Tano
Ever since her introduction, Ahsoka Tano has been one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars universe. Although, I didn’t watch The Clone Wars until well after it had been canceled. So even though I wasn’t introduced to her until later, I quickly latched onto the character and wanted to know more about her.
Ahsoka is unique because of her dual sabers and how she has an unusual style of wielding them. Despite that unusual nature, she learned to use it to her advantage. One of my favorite moments for the character actually comes in Star Wars Rebels when she’s reunited with Anakin, but by then he’s Darth Vader. She goes right at him without any hesitation. Her master turned to the dark side and she forces Kanan and Ezra out so she can face him alone. We’re left seeing her holding her own, but not knowing the outcome.
Since she was trained by Anakin, she was prone to some of the same tendencies that he had developed. She wouldn’t always listen and while it usually paid off, that wasn’t always the case. Her fighting continued improving throughout The Clone Wars though because she was learning from Anakin. Not entirely knowing what he would become, she walked away from the Jedi Order and that was something that took a different kind of strength.
In Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston, we get a look at what Ahsoka does outside of the Jedi Order and she just continues to fight. This time, though, she’s fighting for those who don’t have the means to do so themselves. She’s always fun to watch in battle and she’s been admirable from the start, despite some mistakes she made along the way.