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Ahsoka Tano

Species: Togruta

Homeworld: Shili

Voiced by: Ashley Eckstein
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish dub): Leyla Rangel (Latin-American Spanish, The Clone Wars and Rebels), Marisol Romero (Latin-American Spanish, The Clone Wars)
Voiced by (Japanese dub): Shizuka Ito (Japanese dub)
Voiced by (French dub): Olivia Luccioni and Isabelle Volpe (French dub)
Appearances: The Clone Wars | Ahsoka | Rebels | Kanannote  | Rebels Magazine | Forces of Destiny

    Tropes from the Clone Wars Era 

Padawan/Commander Ahsoka Tano

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"I'm a Jedi Knight! ...Or soon will be."
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"It's every citizen's duty to challenge their leaders, to keep them honest, and hold them accountable if they're not."

Ahsoka Tano was a female Togruta who was assigned as Anakin Skywalker's Padawan learner during the Clone Wars. Though Anakin was initially dismissive towards her, she grew under his mentorship from a headstrong young student into a mature leader. Ahsoka participated in several vital battles over the course of the war, earning the respect of her clone troopers, but after being framed for bombing the Jedi Temple and put on trial by the Republic, she left the Jedi Order. She reunited with Anakin and Obi-Wan during the Siege of Mandalore, which she escaped alongside Captain Rex when Order 66 was executed and they went into hiding.


  • Action Duo: She forms one with Lux in "A Friend in Need" with Lux being the Action Survivor to her Action Girl.
  • Action Girl: She is a female Togruta who is a very skilled (now-former) Padawan learner and member of the Jedi Order. She also saves Anakin almost as many times that he saves her.
  • Adaptational Modesty: During the Zygerrian Slavers arc, Ahsoka is put in a rather fanservice-y slave outfit. However, this outfit is very modest compared to the outfit from the comic book storyline the Zygerrian Slavers arc was adapted from, which was even more revealing than her default appearance in the first two and a half seasons of the installment.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Anakin occasionally calls Ahsoka "Snips".
    • Plo Koon occasionally calls her "Little 'Soka".
  • Affirmative Action Girl: The Clone Wars has a lot of Action Girls, but Padmé was the only female character in the Prequel Trilogy with an active role.
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: As The Clone Wars' most prominently featured female character, she's also the primary source of Fanservice, resulting in most of her outfits being quite questionable.
  • Alien Hair: Her horns and head-tails.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She is attracted to Lux Bonteri and later Nyx Okami. Behind the scenes, Giancarlo Volpe says he added subtext between her and Barriss Offee: "You have no idea how hard I secretly pushed this agenda in "Weapons Factory"".
  • Animation Anatomy Aging: In the Pilot Movie and first two-and-a-half seasons, Ahsoka has disproportionately large eyes, a completely round face, horns that are only stubs, and headtails that barely reach beyond her shoulders. After the Mid Season Up Grade during the third season via "Heroes on Both Sides", her eyes noticeably shrink, her face becomes longer and angled, her horns grow larger and curved, and her headtails reach the middle of her chest. Her adult self (briefly shown in "Overlords") has almond-shaped eyes, an oval face, very large horns, and headtails reaching to her thighs.
  • The Apprentice: She is Anakin's Padawan during the time of The Clone Wars.
  • Audience Surrogate: She has this role in The Clone Wars through being a young Padawan that is thrust into a world of adventure.
  • Badass Adorable: She is especially this prior to the unspecified Time Skip in the middle of season three due to the fact that her large eyes, voice, personality, general appearance, and small frame in comparison to the rest of the main characters make her very adorable. She can be cute yet badass in the course of the same episode. She even invokes it after she sees Seripas' true form:
    Ahsoka: You don't have to look tough to be tough.
  • Badass in Distress: She has been this more than a couple of times. It’s mostly justified since she's just a learner and has the misfortune of running into opponents who are a match for even Jedi Masters. This is also justified because while she's badass, she's still in the middle of a galaxy-spanning war. War on any scale tends to be fairly hazardous even if you are a Jedi.
  • Bare Your Midriff: When she was introduced at age 14, all she wore on her upper body was a truly tiny tubetop. Her slave disguise during the Zygerrian Slavers arc was also a midriff baring one.
  • Big Brother Worship: Although she usually hides it with being snippy and snarky and is not afraid to argue with him if she feels he's wrong about something, she looks up to Anakin, she has the utmost trust in him, and one of her greatest fears is disappointing him.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: A few scenes in the Pilot Movie and several episodes focusing on her has shown that her initial brash, snippy, and overconfident attitude is merely a facade to hide how insecure she feels regarding her status as Anakin's apprentice.
  • Black and White Morality: It becomes particularly clear in "Heroes on Both Sides", where she sums up the war as "the Separatists are evil and they (the Republic and the Jedi) must stop them". She can't grasp the idea of why the Senate is wasting time debating bank-(de)regulations. After meeting Mina and Lux Bonteri, she realizes and invokes that the war is not as black and white as she thought.
  • Blue Is Heroic: The upcoming Siege of Mandalore arc sees her in a blue dress, and she also gets a new pair of blue lightsabers.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Ahsoka was this when she was first introduced, granting her the nickname "Snips" from her Master. She has mostly grown out of it by the time of season three.
  • Breakout Character: Ahsoka was originally created for The Clone Wars, but her immense Character Development has made her one of the most popular characters in the installment and the franchise as a whole, leading into further appearances in Rebels, her own self-titled novel, and Forces of Destiny.
  • Break the Cutie: Despite being an adorable Plucky Girl, the events of the Fugitive arc are just too much for Ahsoka. She gets framed for multiple murders, terrorism, and sedition; the Jedi Council abandons her and makes no effort to conduct their own investigation; the Senate Court (particularly Tarkin) are more than happy to sentence her to death. On top of that, Anakin discovers that one of her friends (Barriss Offee) is the one who framed her. In the face of all this, she understandably refuses Yoda's offer to return to the Order despite the fact that they all but said outright they would promote her to Jedi Knight for putting up with all this crap. As she leaves the Temple, she sheds a Single Tear.
  • Character Development: Over the course of The Clone Wars, she develops from a cheeky, stubborn, and rash girl into a serious, level-headed, and dependable young woman.
  • Child Prodigy: Implied. The headdress Ahsoka wears is teeth of an akul, a large & destructive creature native to Shili. If you manage to kill one, then you get to wear its teeth as a trophy. Ahsoka has had hers since she was four-years-old. Either this shows how skilled she was even then or the akul are more harmless than they sound.
  • Clear My Name: This is her main goal during the Fugitive arc, though Anakin picks this up after Ahsoka's arrested. In the end, Anakin succeeds, but her trust in the Jedi Council is shattered, which prompts her to leave.
  • Cleavage Window: Her second outfit has one. Alhough, it's a little too high to be a completely straight example.
  • Commanding Coolness: When she became a Padawan, she was also given the rank of Jedi Commander.
  • Cool Big Sis: She acts as role model to Kalifa, O-Mer, and Jinx to a lesser extent. She also acts like this towards Prince Lee-Char.
  • Costume Evolution: In the Pilot Movie and first two-and-a-half seasons of The Clone Wars, she wears a tubetop and a skirt with white tights. In the second half of the third season of The Clone Wars, she switches to a short dress that evokes more of the conventional Jedi Order outfits but is still unique to her. The upcoming seventh season has her undergo two new outfits, a jumpsuit in the Ahsoka's Journey arc and a blue dress in the Siege of Mandalore arc.
  • Cry Cute: Ahsoka sheds a Single Tear at Obi-Wan's apparent death. She does it again when she leaves the Order in "The Wrong Jedi".
  • Cunning Linguist: In "Wookiee Hunt", she is able to understand Shyriiwook, something the younger trainees with her could not do. Oddly, she doesn't understand a Twi'lek in "To Catch a Jedi".
  • Damsel out of Distress: During the Trandoshan arc, she's kidnapped by Trandoshans and thrown out into a jungle to be hunted down. She refuses to hide and run, and decides to fight back against the lizards.
  • Dating Catwoman: She's attracted to Lux Bonteri, the son of a Separatist leader. Later, he becomes a rogue element.
  • David vs. Goliath: During the climax of "Wookiee Hunt", she has to fight Garnac, the Trandoshan leader. The guy is 2 meters tall, weighs 178 kilograms, has a very thick reptilian hide, and is armed with an axe and a knife in addition to his claws, and his species are on the same scale of physical strength as Wookiees. All Ahsoka has is her Waif-Fu and skills with the Force.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She seems to have picked this up from Anakin and Obi-Wan, neither of whom she is particularly averse to snarking at.
  • Defector from Decadence: As a result of how the Jedi Order abandoned her when she had been framed for murder, Ahsoka decides not to return when given the offer.
  • Designated Victim: She has a tendency of getting into real trouble very frequently. So far she's been captured/kidnapped on six occasions and the Fugitive arc has her accused of multiple homicides and terrorism/sedition.
  • Deuteragonist: She is one of the secondary main characters of the The Clone Wars (the other one is Obi-Wan).
  • Disney Death: The Son temporarily kills her after she outlives her usefulness. Anakin and the Daughter bring her back by transferring the latter’s remaining life force to Ahsoka.
  • Doomed by Canon: Averted, as while many fans were expecting her to die at the end of The Clone Wars, she ended up surviving.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: She foresees Aurra Sing's attempt to assassinate Padmé in her dreams in "Assassin" and has a vision of her adult self warning her about the darkness in Anakin in "Overlords". In "Wookiee Hunt", she dreams of Chewbacca's capture before the Trandoshans bring him to the planet.
  • Dual Wielding: She has added a shoto (which is a short lightsaber) to her arsenal during the Mid-Season Upgrade between "Hunt for Ziro" and "Heroes on Both Sides". It doubles as a bit of Shown Their Work as the offhand weapon is supposed to be shorter in Real Life martial arts.
  • Dude Magnet: Besides a complicated romance with Lux, Ahsoka's attractiveness has been noted several times. Unfortunately, most of them were from slimey men.
  • Effortless Amazonian Lift: In "Sabotage", after Anakin gets knocked out while piloting his starfighter and Artoo has to make a crash-landing on a too-short cliff, Ahsoka leaps over to his fighter, hoists him from it, and then jumps back to the cliff moments after the starfighter goes barreling off. This is especially impressive considering that she could barely lift him back in the season one episode "Jedi Crash".
  • Embarrassing Nickname: The Mortis Arc reveals that Ahsoka hates it when Anakin calls her "Snips".
  • Ensign Newbie: Lampshaded in the Pilot Movie by Rex, who was quick to point out that even if she does outrank him, it doesn't make up for her lack of experience.
  • Facial Markings: This is the cool part of her alien physiology that morphs with maturity.
  • Fanservice Pack: While she was already attractive from the beginning in The Clone Wars, Ahsoka, being a teenager, understandably developed a more voluptuous yet athletic body after the Mid-Season Upgrade. Notably, while this trope is often accompanied by the character getting more Stripperiffic, since Ahsoka's first outfit was already very questionable, the model-change came with a more reserved yet form-fitting dress as her default outfit.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her overconfidence and drive to prove herself worthy of being Anakin's student get her into situations well beyond her ability to handle a lot of time. She's also somewhat quick to make judgements and she has the upmost trust towards Anakin, the Jedi Order and the Republic itself, things that backfire very hard on her during the Fugitive arc.
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears them with both of her standard outfits.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her second outfit looks very form-fitting. This makes one wonder how can she fit her head (which is quite a bit larger than a human's own due to her horns and head-tails) through the tight-looking neckpart of her shirt.
  • Fragile Speedster: She's quick and agile, but initially she lacks in endurance.
  • Friend to All Children: She is shown to be quite good with children through the way she takes care of Rotta (Jabba the Hutt’s infant son), rescues the force-sensitive infants from Mustafar, and repeatedly puts her life in risk to protect the younglings under her care.
  • Generation Xerox: To Anakin; she has an attitude similar to his and lost her lightsaber once.
  • Genki Girl: She is especially this in the Pilot Movie and the first two and a half seasons. Precocious little thing!
  • Girly Bruiser: She is very much this trope.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: During the Zygerrian Slavers arc, she is disguised as a slave girl and given a rather questionable Bedlah Babe outfit that was even more revealing than her first one.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: More like "Orange-Skinned Space Babe". Ahsoka is a very attractive female Togruta.
  • Hair Decorations: For most of The Clone Wars she wears a set of akul teeth as a headdress, which is a cultural trophy from Shili. After leaving the Jedi Order, she replaces it with a metallic headpiece.
  • Helping Would Be Kill Stealing: She takes this role during the Onderon arc. With her assistance, the rebellion would have gone much more smoothly, but it would defeat the purpose of internal rebellion to have obvious outsider aid in the form of the Jedi.
  • Hidden Depths: Ahsoka's brief sojourn to the Dark Side in "Altar of Mortis" implies that she is holding back quite a bit of frustration with Anakin's teaching methods as well as her perception that he doesn't entirely trust or believe in her.
  • Honorary True Companion: Despite the fact that she left them, the Jedi, clone troopers, and Anakin especially still consider her one of them to the point Anakin gave her half his army and her lightsabers on Mandalore to fight Maul.
  • Honor Before Reason: In "A Friend in Need", Ahsoka must have been perfectly aware that even if she did have her lightsabers, she would have had a rough time surviving a fight alone against the Death Watch. However, she attacked them with only a makeshift staff and her martial arts skills to protect the villagers.
  • Horned Humanoid: Her horns grant her super effective hearing.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: A platonic example with Anakin. Justified, as she is a teenager while he is a full-grown adult.
  • Human Popsicle: More like Togruta Popsicle. She froze herself in carbonite in "The Citadel".
  • Hypocritical Humor: She called Ventress (who apparently chose to be bald) a "hairless harpy" despite being naturally hairless herself.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: They signify her youth and naïveté.
  • Insignia Ripoff Ritual: In "The Wrong Jedi", her Padawan braid is taken from her when she's expelled from the Jedi Order.
  • Interspecies Romance: She is a Togruta and has love interests in the form of Lux Bonteri and Nyx Okami, who are both human.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ahsoka can be brash and arrogant, but she is also extremely compassionate and someone you can definitely rely on. She also starts to tone down the 'Jerk' part of her character and becomes more level-headed over time.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Ahsoka is this at the beginning of The Clone Wars, but she grows out of this role as the installment progresses.
  • Knight, Knave and Squire: She is the Squire to Obi-Wan's Knight and Anakin's Knave. She even invokes it in the Pilot Movie when she tells Anakin that he's the one with experience from which she looks forward to learning from.
  • The Lancer: To Anakin, a role she shares with Rex and occasionally Obi-Wan.
  • Laser Blade: She wields a green-bladed lightsaber and later adds a yellow-bladed shoto to her arsenal. In the upcoming seventh season, she's given a new pair of blue lightsabers.
  • Like Brother and Sister: This is her usual dynamic with Anakin, despite being his Padawan. They also double as Platonic Life-Partners.
  • Little Miss Badass: She is very young and inexperienced, but also quick-thinking and tough as nails.
  • Lovely Angels: With Padmé whenever they team up in The Clone Wars and Forces of Destiny. Ahsoka is a scrappy Magic Knight, while Padmé is an elegant Badass Normal and Action Politician,. They have a sisterly relationship, with teenaged Ahsoka looking up to Padmé.
  • Love Triangle: She gets caught in one with Lux and Steela (an Onderon freedom fighter) during the Onderon arc.
  • Meaningful Appearance: Her Siege of Mandalore outfit futureshadows her latter appearance in Rebels; her headpiece, wrist gauntlets and skirt look similar to what she wears in Rebels, and the patterns on her lekku have started to become jagged as well.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Ahsoka" means "sorrow-less" in Sanskrit, a reflection of her Plucky Girl status.
    • "Tano" means "five" in Swahili. Ahsoka is the fifth generation of students on the Master-Apprentice Chain that she is the part of.
  • Medal of Dishonor: In "The Wrong Jedi", after she's been cleared of all charges of sedition, terrorism and murder, she is offered a chance to return to the Order and it's implied that the Jedi Council is willing to knight her for the strength and resilience she had shown throughout the whole ordeal. Since they were the ones who kicked her out of the Order, this comes off as a rather rude attempt to make up for it and she refuses to even return to the Order.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: In the middle of season three, an unspecified Time Skip updates her appearance alongside most of the cast. Ahsoka also picks up Dual Wielding, pushing it into this trope.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Her first outfit consists of a truly tiny tube-top, and a Dangerously Short Skirt made safe by tights.
  • Morality Chain: To Anakin. She helps keeps his rash nature in check, and it's the moments when she's in danger where he comes the closest to using the Dark Side.
  • Ms. Fanservice: All the examples of Age-Inappropriate Dress should make this abundantly clear.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Over the course of The Clone Wars, she has displayed feats of physical strength belying her stature numerous times, such as when she defeated Cad Bane and Atai Moleck along with when she pulls up the much larger Obi-Wan who was hanging from a cliff. It could be justified due to the Force.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: After her first dreams about Aurra Sing attempting to kill Padmé, she is also able to sense the danger to the senator while awake. This includes sensing Aurra’s location twice, which allows her to save Padmé on both occasions.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe. Ahsoka calls Anakin "Skyguy" exactly once in the Pilot Movie, but she rarely does it for the rest of the installment and generally becomes a lot more respectful towards Anakin by the time of season three. Despite this, Anakin still calls her "Snips" a lot (granted, she did pick up some of his and Obi-Wan's Deadpan Snarker tendencies).
  • The Nicknamer: She initially called Anakin "Skyguy" and referred to R2 as "Artooie". She grew out of it fairly quickly.
  • Noodle Incident: According to All There in the Manual regarding the headdress, those are teeth of an akul, a large & destructive creature native to Shili. If you manage to kill one, then you get to wear its teeth as a trophy. While it makes sense for Shaak Ti to have one, one wonders how Ahsoka at the age of fourteen got hers, unless akul aren't as hard to kill as they sound or Ahsoka is that skilled.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: A master/student variant with Ahsoka. They form a deep, sibling-like bond throughout The Clone Wars, with Ahsoka acting as one of Anakin's Morality Chains and her having a great admiration for him.
  • Plucky Girl: Ahsoka has been beaten, tortured, hunted, nearly killed several times, and watched several friends and allies suffer and die over the course of the Clone Wars. Yet, despite all of this, she never complains or gives up. Sadly, being betrayed and framed for sedition and murder by a close friend, abandoned by the Jedi Council, and almost sentenced to death by the Republic Court in "The Wrong Jedi" manages to break her.
  • Put on a Bus: An interesting case regarding Ahsoka. "The Wrong Jedi" features her leave the Jedi Order, and her fate was left unknown for a while as a result of The Clone Wars' initial cancellation. Due to the fact that the installment was revived by Disney, the seventh season of The Clone Wars reveals what happened to her after she left the Jedi Order.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: This is the only thing that saves the Dangerously Short Skirt she wears with both of her regular outfits.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She is the red to Barriss's blue. She even has the skin color to match.
  • Remember the New Guy?: The Clone Wars develops her up as an important figure in the Jedi Order and a very close friend of Anakin in addition to being probably the third most important person in his life after his mentor/best friend Obi-Wan and his wife Padmé, but she's not mentioned once in any of the theatrical films since she was created three years after the Prequel Trilogy concluded with Revenge of the Sith (which The Clone Wars is set before). It's justified in The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones as she hadn't met Anakin yet during those theatrical films; it could also be justified in Revenge of the Sith that she wouldn't be mentioned because her departure is a sore spot for Anakin and he has other things on his mind.
  • Rescue Romance: In "A Friend in Need", she saves Lux from being executed on Count Dooku's orders.
  • Reverse Grip: Her fighting style.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: She is a Togruta.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In "The Wrong Jedi", she declines to rejoin the Jedi Order in light of her faith in the Jedi Council being shaken by her trial.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: "The Wrong Jedi" implies that she knows about Anakin and Padmé being together. This was confirmed by Filoni in an interview, although he did not specify how much she knows.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Her second outfit combines this with a more-modest-than-usual Cleavage Window.
  • She's Got Legs: She tends to wear outfits that highlight her nice legs.
  • Shipper on Deck: Implied. The Forces of Destiny episode, "Unexpected Company" has her stating that she likes Padmé, smiles warmly when the former and Anakin share a warm embrace, tells Padmé in her own way that she knows about them by saying they make a good team, and then decides to stay on the ship to give the couple some alone time.
  • Shorttank: Ahsoka is a snippy, back-sassing, little spitfire with clothes sort of befitting her rebellious attitude, but she tones down a bit by the time of season three.
  • Super Senses:
    • Since Togruta horns work as passive echolocators, she has very sharp hearing, which she uses to find the kidnapped infants in "Children of the Force" and to eavesdrop on a conversation regarding Aurra Sing in a noisy bar in "Lethal Trackdown".
    • She also possesses extremely fine spatial awareness, which she uses when she saves Anakin from a bunch of Separatist droids by bringing down a wall on them while he was standing right under a hole in it in the Pilot Movie.
  • Super Strength: Due to amplifying her physical attributes with the Force, she's strong enough to knock out armored clone troopers with single punches and send them sprawling with her blows, despite obviously lacking anywhere near the strength or mass to do that otherwise (she has little muscle on her and weighs less than 120 pounds).
  • Team Dad: Besides being a Team Mom, Ahsoka can also show disciplinary and protective side to the younglings she guarded during the Young Jedi arc.
  • Team Mom: Besides being a Team Dad, Ahsoka can also show a kind, nurturing side to the younglings she guarded during the Young Jedi arc.
  • Tempting Fate: She has a tendency early on in The Clone Wars to say something like "The hard part’s over" when it seems they've won the day. True to formula, things always turn for the worse soon afterwards. Apparently, she has learned her lesson as she stops doing it by the second season.
  • Token Non-Human: The cast of The Clone Wars as a whole has quite a few aliens, but Ahsoka is the only one in the main group.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Ahsoka has taken several over the course of The Clone Wars. This is exemplified by how she approaches each fight. In her first encounter with General Grievous, she dashes in recklessly and Grievous defeated her without even trying. In their second encounter, she was actually able to hold her own and knock Grievous back once, despite still being heavily outmatched by the cyborg general. She also assumes a purely defensive position and retreats as soon as she's able to do so.
  • Trauma Conga Line: The Fugitive arc is just one emotional blow to Ahsoka after another, leading up to her resignation from the Jedi Order.
  • Traumatic Haircut: As a Togruta, she doesn't have hair by default, so she can't grow a Padawan braid. Instead, she wears a braid made of beads to symbolize her status as a Jedi-in-training. Cad Bane took it from her as a trophy when he captured her. She didn't appear to be anything but mildly irritated by it, but she did make a point to take it back after his capture.
  • Undercover as Lovers: In "A Friend in Need", Ahsoka needed an excuse for why she was with Lux when he went to make a deal with the Death Watch and she got involved. She claimed she was his betrothed.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: A subversion of the "no eyebrows" category. As usual for a Togruta, the only hair on her head is her eyelashes. However, she does have eyebrow-shaped white stripes above her eyes.
  • Vapor Wear: Both her tiny tubetop and the Sexy Backless Outfit are "suggesting" this.
  • Waif-Fu: She's a very skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: She tries to cover it most of the time, but Anakin's acknowledgment means a lot to her, as shown in the Pilot Movie and when she rants about not getting any while she is corrupted by the Son in "Altar of Mortis". She finally gets it unadulterated in "The Wrong Jedi".
  • Wrench Wench: In "Ghosts of Mortis", it appears that she has picked up some of Anakin's skills with machines.
  • Wrongful Accusation Insurance: In "The Wrong Jedi", after she's cleared of charges of sedition and murder, no mention is made of the fact that she escaped custody, assaulted both military and civilian law enforcement, and consorted with a war criminal.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: In "A Necessary Bond", Ahsoka holds up Grievous while the younglings escape onto Slave I, which is commandeered by Hondo.

    Tropes from the Rebellion Era and Beyond 

Ahsoka Tano (Fulcrum I)

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"This is Fulcrum. Come in."
Click here  to see her after the Battle of Endor.

"One chapter has closed for you. This is a new day, a new beginning."

After escaping from Mandalore, Ahsoka wandered the galaxy for a year, staying in hiding from the Empire while attempting to offer some aid to those who stood against it. After killing the Inquisitor known as the Sixth Brother during the Uprising on Raada, Ahsoka joined forces with Senator Bail Organa to help create a rebel network. Taking the codename "Fulcrum", she became the head of the network's intelligence service.


  • Action Girl: As an ex-Jedi. She can handle both the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister easily while Kanan isn't a match for either of them.
  • Ambiguously Bi: In The Clone Wars, she had a male love interest in Lux Bonteri, would've had another in Nix Okami, and had subtext with Barriss Offee. In Ahsoka's self-titled book, Kaeden Larte is interested in her and admits her feelings to Ahsoka after being rescued from the Empire. Ahoska is surprised and flattered by the admission, but as they are in the middle of escaping an Imperial base (and with Ahsoka's Jedi conditioning), there is no time for her to process her feelings, although they are implied throughout the novel.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Hera does not use any pronouns to refer to Fulcrum, and the way the voice is modulated disguises her gender. Even the voice actress goes uncredited in her first few appearances. Fulcrum's holo-comm appearance in "Rebel Resolve", though still hidden by a cloak, has less distortion and a definite female tone to her voice. She appears in person in the season one finale, revealing herself to be Ahsoka Tano.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Twice in Rebels.
    • Darth Vader leaves her marooned on Malachor. What happened to her after that is unclear, but Topps cards drawn by Filoni suggest she is in some sort of mental underworld, a limbo. Her fate is finally confirmed in the episode "A World Between Worlds", where it shows that Ezra used the space-time manipulation powers of the ancient Jedi Temple to save her before she was swallowed up by the collapse.
    • However, "A World Between Worlds" subsequently raises another ambiguous situation, as while Ahsoka returns to Malachor after the events of the episode, she promised to find Ezra, but when this will happen is unknown... Until it's revealed in "Family Reunion — And Farewell" that she survived past the end of the Galactic Civil War and met up with Sabine. Of course, one has to wonder when she successfully escaped Malachor. . . or when she returned there, for that matter.
  • Art Shifted Sequel: Her appearance in Rebels has various changes from her appearance in The Clone Wars, even accounting for age. The blue stripes on her horns and head-tails are thinner and wavy, the markings on her cheeks extend further up to be level with her eyes, her eye markings are extended to just below her eyes, and her forehead markings are wider.
  • Back for the Finale: In Rebels. Her survival is explained in "A World Between Worlds" and she subsequently makes a cameo in the series finale.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In the last minutes of "Fire Across the Galaxy", it initially appears as though Bail Organa was behind the identity... and then the actual Fulcrum, Ahsoka Tano, shows up as his hologram dissipates.
  • Broken Bird: While she was a proud and accomplished Jedi during the Clone Wars, she has since become disillusioned with their teachings and is more of a Heroic Neutral now. She's also become somewhat of a loner thanks to most of the people she was close to dying. She also has a lot of hangups over leaving the Jedi and Anakin in particular, which especially haunt her through Darth Vader.
  • The Bus Came Back: Ahsoka officially returns two whole years after her final appearance in "The Wrong Jedi".note 
  • The Cavalry: After Chopper calls her for help, she shows up piloting the Ghost with three Corellian Corvettes as backup just in time to cover the Ghost crew's escape.
  • Code Name: Fulcrum is a code name intended to keep her identity a secret. While the Imperials know of her, they have no idea who she is.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In "Twilight of the Apprentice", while Vader is focused on trying to rip the Sith holocron from Ezra's grip, Ahsoka silently ambushes him from behind, tackling him, and managing to cut off part of his faceplate.
  • Cool Sword: Her new lightsabers are designed after katanas, including a slightly curved hilt, to better fit with her new Roninesque design, and their blades are white to reflect her separation from the Jedi Order.
  • Costume Evolution: In Ahsoka (and her intended appearance for the final seasons of The Clone Wars), she wore casual civilian clothing. Now, she's returned to wearing clothes for battle, specifically ancient Jedi armor, showing that while she may have left the Jedi Order and tried to become a civilian, she's still in the fight. She's just becoming what the Jedi originally were.
  • Cunning Linguist: In "Twilight of the Apprentice", she recognizes the script found on Malachor.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She easily beat the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister simultaneously during their first encounter. This doubles as a Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • David vs. Goliath: She's grown up since her Clone Wars days. So has Vader, so to speak. The featurette on the season two bluray set has Dave Filoni referencing the irony of Anakin teaching her to fight larger opponents.
  • Defector from Decadence: She quit the Jedi Order after being mistreated by the Jedi Council, and the event apparently shook her enough that she when she built a pair of new lightsabers during the events of Ahsoka, they had white blades to symbolize her lack of affiliation with the Order.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Inverted. When she makes her first full appearance to the crew of the Ghost, she insists on being called by her real name — Ahsoka Tano — over her codename. Her codename is still used on occasion, however.
  • Doomed by Canon: Once again averted, because despite all odds, she still lives through both the prequels and the original trilogy. Technically, she says she's not a Jedi and she's been stranded on Malachor for who knows how long that it prevented her from helping the future heroes.
  • Down the Rabbit Hole: One of the Topps cards showing what happened to Ahsoka after the events of Malachor shows her walking into a doorway with hieroglyphs of wolves around it. It appears to be the final chronological event shown by the cards for now.
  • Dramatic Irony: Because she was not seen with Anakin and Obi-Wan in Revenge of the Sith, many assumed she'd die before the end of The Clone Wars. As of the series finale of Rebels, she's outlived both of them.
  • Exact Words: When Vader claims he destroyed Anakin, Ahsoka vows to avenge his death. Vader retorts that "revenge is not the Jedi way," to which she responds thusly:
  • Faking the Dead: She and Rex did this after the Siege of Mandalore by creating a fake grave for him, and she left her original pair of lightsabers on it to sell the deception.
  • Good Counterpart:
    • To Gall Trayvis, who was baiting Rebel cells with false intel. Ahsoka's aid is genuinely helpful, though cryptic.
    • One could also make an argument that she’s a good counterpart to Asajj Ventress too. Both of them are former Jedi who left the order, both of them were the apprentices of a Sith who used to be a Jedi, both of them use two lightsabers in combat, both of them ended up getting betrayed by their respective masters, both of them fought their former masters’s next apprentices after them (Ventress fought Savage Opress after he betrayed both her and Dooku, while Ahsoka fought the inquisitors) who wielded red double-bladed lightsabers, both of them are still affiliated to their respective side of the force even after leaving the service of their respective organizations (Ahsoka is still on the light side even after leaving the Jedi Order while Ventress still uses the dark side even after the Sith betrayed her), both of them ended up joining the enemies of their former masters (the Nightsisters, the Republic, and the Rebel Alliance), both of them end up training people in the ways of the force to help them defeat their former masters (Ventress trains Opress for a little bit, while Ahsoka also trains Ezra for a little bit) and both of them ultimately fail to defeat their former masters. However, where they contrast is that while Ahsoka ended up leaving the order of her own volition and wants to fight Vader to avenge her friends (and try to bring Vader back to the light side too if she can), Ventress wants vengeance solely for herself and ends up hurting and killing a lot of people to make it happen. Ventress’s motives and methods against Dooku are more selfish and ruthless, while Ahsoka’s motives and methods are more selfless and diplomatic. Also, as said earlier, Ahsoka may not be a Jedi, but she still follows the light side, while Ventress, despite not being Sith, still follows the dark side. Her comment to Ventress when they teamed up many years ago turned out to be more accurate than either of them thought it would be.
  • Hair Decorations: She has a tiara helm.
  • Has a Type: Given her romantic interests are Lux, Nix, and Kaeden, it seems Ahsoka has a thing for humans.
  • Heroic BSoD: Upon making a mental link with Darth Vader, she screams in horror before passing out.
  • Hero of Another Story: Her role in the first two seasons of Rebels is basically meant to compliment the story of the Ghost crew, as opposed to overtaking it.
  • Honorary Aunt: While she's not in the Ghost crew's primary circle, she and Ezra share a strong bond.
  • Honorary True Companion: Despite having left them, the Jedi, clone troopers, and Anakin especially, still consider her one of them, to the point that she was given lead of an army on Mandalore to fight Maul. Ezra and Kanan still keep her memory and find a loophole in the universe to save her by the end of season four.
  • Horned Humanoid: In addition to her head-tails, she has a pair of these.
  • It's All My Fault: "Shroud of Darkness" suggests that, on some level, Ahsoka blames herself for Anakin becoming Darth Vader.
  • Kid Hero All Grown-Up: She was the Kid Hero of The Clone Wars, and over a decade later has grown into a leader in the early rebellion.
  • Knowledge Broker: Spymaster. Gives information to various Rebel groups.
  • Lady of War: She takes a moment to meditate in the middle of a battle before effortlessly defeating the Seventh Sister. She's even addressed as "Lady Tano" in Rebels.
  • Laser Blade: Ahsoka's new lightsabers have curved hilts, and emit white light instead of the green and yellow combination she had previously.
  • Last of Her Kind: As of the Rebels epilogue, she's the last person living who was trained in the Jedi Order, even though she left it.
  • Light Is Good: Wields two white lightsabers and is a firmly heroic character. Also, in her appearance in the Rebels finale, she wears a white cloak and wields a white staff.
  • Meaningful Name: A fulcrum is something that plays a central role in an activity, event, or situation. Appropriate for someone who organizes rebel cells.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: In "The Siege of Lothal", she joined the Ghost crew in their attempt to stop Vader from destroying the rest of Phoenix Squadron. When she realises that the pilot of the lone TIE is a Force-sensitive, she and Kanan use the Force together to try and probe him. She's so thoroughly horrified when she and Vader mutually recognise each other that she faints.
  • Morality Chain: Though reduced how they were back in The Clone Wars, she still serves as one to Darth Vader, given how he was willing to show her mercy and potentially do the same to Ezra and the others if she agreed to give him the information he wanted on the rebels and join him. Compared to how he usually mercilessly slaughters rebel and Jedi alike, it's a glaring moment. Even during their fight, he noticeably stops, calls for her, and looks conflicted when Ahsoka tells him she won't leave him again.
  • Mysterious Employer: Hera is the only member of the Ghost's crew who has met Fulcrum in person, an arrangement insisted upon by the latter. After the events of the season one finale, however, that pretense is abandoned.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Although she's never referred as such, Ahsoka is the first Force-sensitive character in the new canon who shows characterization of the then-canon "Grey Jedi" from Legends, by virtue of being a former Jedi follower who distances herself from the Jedi Order and operates outside the strictures of the Jedi Code.
    • She survives Order 66 the exact same way Legends character Ferus Olin did: they both resign from the Jedi Order (Ahsoka because she lost faith in them after they abandoned her during the Jedi Temple bombing, Ferus because he accidentally got a friend of his killed on a mission) and escape the nascent Empire's notice because they are not on the active Jedi roster.
  • The Needs of the Many: Ahsoka (at this point, "Fulcrum") tells Hera to abandon Kanan after he gets captured, arguing that the security around him is too tight, and any rescue attempt would most likely cost the rest of their crew. When Hera takes the crew in anyway and Chopper calls for help, she personally intervenes to rescue them.
  • Older and Wiser: Ahsoka spent a lot of The Clone Wars asking questions; now, as an adult, she is the one answering them.
  • Older Is Better: Ahsoka wears Jedi armor from the era of the Old Republic that she found in an abandoned Jedi temple.
  • Poor Communication Kills: What leads her to becoming Fulcrum is realizing that the reason so many of her friends died on Raada was because of her unwillingness to share information. She also muses that the Jedi may have been saved if Bariss had had a better way to voice her concerns about the state of the Republic, and if the Jedi had listened. At the end of her solo book she decides that she will personally ensure no more people die because of a lack of information and trust.
  • Power Nullifier: She was able to deactivate the Seventh Sister's lightsaber with the Force.
  • Put on a Bus: She's largely absent from the first half of Season 2 due to her search for answers regarding Darth Vader.
  • Retired Badass: Averted, as she's been active in the Rebellion almost since the start of the Empire. Maul refers to her as a "Part-timer" at one point.
  • Reverse Grip: She still uses this style.
  • The Reveal: "Fulcrum" is unveiled as Ahsoka Tano in "Fire Across the Galaxy".
  • Samurai: According to Dave Filoni, this was his primary influence in overseeing her redesign.
  • Shockwave Clap: It's hard to notice, but in her fight against the Seventh Sister, Ahsoka didn't actually use the standard Force-push to finish off the fight, rather she just clapped her hands together.
  • Shout-Out: Her place in the story bears a distinct resemblance to Gandalf, as an older mentor figure with her own plotline and personal connections to the Big Bad, supposedly dying holding off an enemy, and and is brought back to aid the heroes. Her last outfit is as blatant as it gets, a white hooded cloak with a staff similar to Gandalf the White.
  • Sigil Spam: Fulcrum's logo is seen on the cargo that Hera and Sabine pick up in Out of Darkness. It resembles Ahsoka's forehead markings, and serves as the first big hint at Fulcrum's identity.
  • Stable Time Loop: How she survives the battle with Vader, combined with Time Travel Escape. She pushes Ezra to safety while seemingly sacrificing herself. Two years in the future, an older Ezra (who has now accessed the World Between Worlds), guided by Morai, manages to rescue her just as Vader is about to kill her and the temple is collapsing. However, after escaping Palpatine, she decides to return back to her time stream, albeit shortly after the temple collapses, hence the shot of her walking into the temple at the end of "Twilight of the Apprentice".
  • Statuesque Stunner:
    • Ahsoka stands at 1.88 meters tall (6'2), towering over most of the men in the series. This is in contrast to her earlier depiction of usually being the shortest of the group due to her youth.
    • This height takes her lekku (head-tails), which project beyond her skull, into account. This is why in Rebels she is still shown to be shorter than Rex, who is officially 6'. Removing this additional height would still place her around 5'10 - 5'11, which is quite statuesque.
  • Survivor Guilt: She feels this in Ahsoka in the aftermath of Order 66, and again in Rebels when learning of Anakin's fate. Comes with being the Last of Her Kind.
  • The Voice: Before she was revealed, Ahsoka, using the codename, "Fulcrum", only communicates through audio transmissions using a mechanically distorted voice. A private transmission to Hera using the holo-comm was done while wearing a cloak, concealing any identifying features.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • In terms of prominence, she goes from a Padawan to an important leading force in the early fight against the Empire. Specifically, an early founder. She turns Bail Organa's spies into an intelligence network, becoming the Rebellion's spymaster until her confrontation with Vader.
    • In terms of combat ability, she goes from frequently being on the receiving end of The Worf Effect, to the applying end in her first fight on Rebels, when she soundly stomps the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister, and holds off Maul rather effectively. Everyone was expecting The Worf Effect to apply in full to her fight against Vader, but she more than holds her own, and in fact seems to be winning before the temple starts collapsing, although it's later on shown that she was seconds away from losing before Ezra pulls her out. After Ezra from the future rescues her, she manages to outrun and even briefly hold back the magic spells of Darth Sidious himself, meaning that she has fought 6 Dark Side users (3 Inquisitors, 1 former Sith Lord, and 2 current Sith) within the span of a few hours, and survived.
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice has audibly matured.
  • The Worf Effect: She easily curbstomped a pair of Inquisitors that, effectively, curbstomped Kanan and Ezra. She later gives the Hero Killer Darth Vader one of the toughest duels he's ever had, even cutting his mask and damaging his respirator. She brought him to his knees.
  • Worthy Opponent: What Vader considers her as.
  • Wrench Wench: In Ahsoka, she survives using the mechanical skills learned from Anakin.
  • You Are Not Alone:
    • She tells Ezra and the others that they aren't the only Rebel cell in the Galaxy — as her escorts demonstrate. She also notes that the people of Lothal did get their message.
    • A more tragic version occurs during her fight with Darth Vader, after she damages his mask and respirator and he calls her by name without the distortion of his voice so he sounds like Anakin again. Seeing him stand there and look conflicted, she declares that she won't leave him behind again, even when he goes on the attack again.
    • When Ezra is tempted to use the World Between Worlds to save Kanan, Ahsoka tells him she understands what she's asking him to do, as she can't save her master either. This convinces him to let Kanan go.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Performs one on Darth Vader so Ezra and Kanan can escape. Luckily enough, she's rescued - by a time traveling Ezra Bridger.
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    Evil Ahsoka (Mortis Arc) 

Evil Ahsoka

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During her, Anakin, and Obi-Wan's stay on Mortis, the Son kidnaps Ahsoka and infects her with the Dark Side, turning her into a psychotically violent version of herself. She's eventually healed by the combined efforts of the Daughter and Anakin.



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