Newcomers in Star Wars are often put on trial by die-hard fans. For every popular character who excels with fans, there will always be a character who just doesn’t. The Ahsoka series brought back many familiar and popular characters, along with some new additions. As the series draws closer to the finale, fans all over have expressed their love for the new Force wielders in the show: Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati. Hired as mercenaries by Morgan Elsbeth, the two aid Elsbeth on her quest to rescue the exiled Grand Admiral Thrawn. However, there’s a lot more to Skoll and Hati than just muscle for hire.
This Master and Apprentice duo brings an extremely unique addition to the Star Wars universe. These two mercenaries fall under their own category as they do not consider themselves Sith or Jedi. The impression they’ve made on the series has some fans even claiming that the two characters have carried every episode they’ve been in so far.
Unfortunately, Ray Stevenson, the actor who portrays Skoll, tragically passed just weeks before the series premiere. Therefore, Ahsoka will most likely be the last we see of Skoll unless he is to be recast which is very unlikely. With Stevenson gone, one must wonder what may be next for everyone’s new favorite apprentice, Shin Hati. While we aren’t finished with Ahsoka just yet, the potential of Ivanna Sakhno’s character should not go unnoticed. Ultimately, if Disney decides to continue adding series to Disney+ as they’ve been doing, Shin Hati’s story is an incredible avenue to explore.
Hati has thrived under the tutelage of an incredibly unique force wielder in Skoll. Because Skoll had no alliance with either side of the Force, Skoll was indeed able to teach Hati how to use the best of both sides in order to become the most fierce version of herself. This makes Hati fundamentally different from almost any other Force wielder in the canon. We saw her capability back in Episode 1 when she easily bested Sabine in Lightsaber combat. Her powers certainly seem more than that of just an ordinary padawan learner, dark or light. A series focusing on an anti-hero rather than a hero might just do Star Wars some good as far as a change of pace is concerned.
Much like Ahsoka was in The Clone Wars series, Hati is still a very young learner. Therefore, it’s safe to say this could be just the beginning of her story. The longevity of her journey could result in Hati being one of the most beloved Star Wars characters of all time, right next to Ahsoka. However, how they tell that story is, for now, a complete mystery. Since none of what’s happened in the series even remotely sets up the sequel trilogy, a lot of fans consider most of these characters inevitably dead. That’s where we’ll have to hang tight and see what may happen at the end of the Ahsoka series. Then, as long as Hati survives the series (fingers crossed), the theories and ideas on Hati’s next journey can finally commence!