Ahsoka Tano has had one of the most exciting and interesting stories we’ve seen in Star Wars. Her involvement in multiple eras throughout the timeline has impacted both pre-established and new storylines. With that being said, it’s no doubt why Ahsoka is now getting her own standalone series. With all the hype, anticipation, and theories rolling around, Ahsoka has reached a most impressive milestone that many fans may have missed.
As it turns out, Lucasfilm has never released a series or film centered around an alien protagonist before. Considering how many extraterrestrial characters there are in the galaxy, this may come as a shock to many. However, presumably for the sake of relation to the audience, the main protagonists have always been human. While there are some iconic alien characters, such as Master Yoda, Ahsoka is the first alien character to lead her own story.
Looking back at how fans of The Clone Wars received Ahsoka, and then again when she returned in Star Wars Rebels, it’s no surprise Lucasfilm made this call regardless of the fact that this had never actually been done before. With everyone looking forward to the two-episode premiere of the series, the question remains if the opens up the door for other alien characters to get their respective spotlight as well.
Many wonder who will follow Ahsoka as the next alien protagonist in their own respective project. Another character that fans all around can’t seem to get enough of is Grogu. Formally known as “Baby Yoda,” Grogu has made The Mandalorian one of the top shows on Disney+. However, it seems that Grogu will stay under the umbrella of Mando for now, but as time passes and the galaxy expands, Lucasfilm could easily decide to tell a story centering around Grogu using a time jump so that he will be able to construct full, coherent sentences such as Yoda did.
As many views and critics as the Disney+ Star Wars series all get, there is also a huge market for Lucasfilm in the video game industry. Some of the biggest game releases are Jedi Survivor, Jedi Fallen Order, and the recently announced first open-world Star Wars video game, Star Wars: Outlaws. While the rabid fans of the Star Wars games seem to love and enjoy the content they’ve sold for the past several years, one constant frustration is the lack of representation. Many feel that as amazing as the Cal Kestis character is, Fallen Order and Survivor could have used a stronger, more diverse character. With the release of Ahsoka, fans of past games hope that this is not the only time we see a diverse character take on the main lead of an important story