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Ahsoka Tano

Portrayed by: Ashley Eckstein
Appears in: The Clone Wars | Rebelsnote 

A female Togruta who is assigned as Anakin Skywalker's Padawan learner during the Clone Wars. Though Anakin is initially dismissive towards her, she grows under his mentorship from a headstrong young student into a mature leader.

After leaving the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, Ahsoka eventually became involved in the rebel movements against the Empire, allying with Senator Bail Organa to direct several cells against the Empire.


Appearance and Name tropes

  • Alien Hair: Her horns and head-tails.
  • Animation Anatomy Aging: When introduced, Ahsoka has eyes disproportionately large with her completely round face, her horns are only stubs, and her headtails barely reach beyond her shoulders. After the Time Skip in "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.
  • Art Evolution: 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.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tano" means "five" in swahili. Ahsoka is the fifth generation of students on the Master-Apprentice Chain she is the part of.
  • Facial Markings: Supplementary materials of the show suggests that they're cultural tattoos.
  • Horned Humanoid: Her horns grant her super effective hearing.
  • Orange-Skinned Space Babe: Once she grows up a bit, Ahsoka proves to be fairly attractive.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: She's a Togruta.
  • 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 "Leathal Trackdown".
  • 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.

Padawan Ahsoka Tano

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"I'm a Jedi Knight! ...Or soon will be."

As the Padawan of Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka was involved in some of the biggest battles and events of the Clone Wars. Although initially a rash and somewhat temperamental Jedi, Ahsoka developed into a capable and strategic warrior who began to question the role of the Jedi in the war. She left the Jedi Order before the end of the war, having become disillusioned with it after being framed for a bombing by her friend and fallen Jedi Barris Offee and abandoned by the Jedi Council to the Republic courts before being cleared.


  • Action Duo: Forms one with Lux in "A Friend in Need", with Lux being the Action Survivor to her Action Girl.
  • Action Girl: She saves Anakin as many times as he saves her.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: Cross-media example; the series has a lot of Action Girls, but in the prequels Padmé was the only female character with an active role.
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: As the series' most prominently featured female character, she's also the primary source of Fanservice, resulting in most of her outfits being quite questionable.
  • The Apprentice: She's Anakin's Padawan during the time of the series.
  • Badass Adorable: Especially pre-Time Skip, when she was a short, inexperienced fourteen-year-old way in over her head, but never backed down. She even invokes it after she sees Seripas' true form:
    Ahsoka: You don't have to look tough to be tough.
  • Badass in Distress: More than a couple of times. Mostly justified, as she's just a learner and has the misfortune of running into opponents who are a match for even Master-level Jedi. 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 in the Zygerian trilogy 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 very much, 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 Clone Wars movie, and several in 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: 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", and can't grasp the idea of why the Senate is wasting time debating bank-(de)regulations. After meeting Mina and Lux Bonteri, she realises and invokes that the war is not as black and white as she thought.
  • Break the Cutie: Despite being a Plucky Girl, the events of the season 5 finale are just too much for her: Ahsoka gets framed for multiple murders, terrorism and sedition; the Jedi Council abandons her and makes no effort to conduct their own investigation; and the Senate Court (particularly Tarkin) are more than happy to sentence her to death. On top of that, Anakin discovers that her best friend 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 series she grows from a cheeky, stubborn, and rash girl to a serious, level-headed, and dependable young woman.
  • Clear My Name: The focus of the Sabotage arc, though Anakin has to pick up the slack after Ahsoka's attempts continually backfire and she's arrested. In the end, Anakin succeeds, but her trust in the Jedi Council is shattered, prompting her to leave.
  • Cleavage Window: Her second outfit has one, though 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 very briefly acts as role-model to Kalifa, and to a much lesser extent to O-Mer and Jinx. Also towards Prince Lee-Char.
  • Cry Cute: Sheds a Single Tear at Obi-Wan's apparent death, and again when she leaves the Order in the season 5 finale.
  • Cunning Linguist: In the season 3 finale, she is able to understand Chewbacca's language, something the younger trainees with her could not do. Oddly, she doesn't understand a Twi'lek in season 5.
  • Damsel out of Distress: In the season 3 finale 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 the season 3 finale 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 Force-skills.
  • Deadpan Snarker: 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 Sabotage arc has her accused of multiple homicides and terrorism/sedition.
  • Disney Death: The Son temporarily kills her after she outlives her usefulness. Anakin and the Daughter bring her back by transferring her remaining life force to Ahsoka.
  • 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".
  • Dual Wielding: She's added a shoto (short lightsaber) to her arsenal during the Time Skip between "The Hunt for Ziro" and "Heroes on Both Sides". Doubles as a bit of Shown Their Work, as the offhand weapon is supposed to be shorter in Real Life martial arts.
  • 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, then jumps back to the cliff moments after the starfighter goes barreling off. Especially impressive considering that she could barely lift him back in the Season 1 episode "Jedi Crash".
  • Ensign Newbie: Lampshaded in The 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.
  • 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 utmost trust towards Anakin, the Jedi Order and the Republic itself, things that backfire very hard on her during the Sabotage arc.
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears them with both of her standard outfits.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her second outfit. Makes one wonder how can she fit her head (which is quite a bit larger than a human's, 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 was lacking a bit in strength and endurance. She eventually grew a lot stronger, but even then, her speed and agility remained her main skills.
  • Friend to All Children: Right from her introduction in The Movie, she is shown to be quite good with children, starting with the way she takes care of Rotta, Jabba's infant son, and culminating in the Young Jedi-arc, where she 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.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: During the Zygerian arc she's disguised as a slave girl and is given a rather questionable Bedlah Babe outfit that was even more revealing than her first one.
  • Helping Would Be Kill Stealing: Takes this role in 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.
  • Honor Before Reason: In a "Friend in Need". She must have been perfectly aware that even if she did have her lightsabers, she'd have a rough time surviving a fight alone against the entire Death Watch, yet she attacked them with only a makeshift staff and her martial arts skills to protect the villagers.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Anakin.
  • 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 naiveté.
  • Insignia Ripoff Ritual: In the Season 5 finale, her Padawan braid is taken from her when she's expelled from the Jedi Order.
  • Interspecies Romance: She's a Togruta and has a love interest in the form of Lux Bonteri, a human.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: At the beginning, but she grows out of this role as the series progresses.
  • Knight, Knave and Squire: The Squire to Obi-Wan's Knight and Anakin's Knave; she even invokes it in The 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 with Obi-Wan.
  • Laser Blade: Wields a green-bladed lightsaber, and later adds a yellow-green shoto to her arsenal.
  • Little Miss Badass: She is very young and inexperienced, but also quick-thinking and tough as nails.
  • Love Triangle: Caught in one with Lux and Steela, an Onderon freedom fighter, during the Onderon arc.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Lux's Feminine Boy.
  • Medal of Dishonor: In the Season 5 finale, 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 3, a 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 Pet: To Anakin.
  • Ms. Fanservice: All the examples of Age-Inappropriate Dress should make this abundantly clear.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Over the course of the series, she's displayed feats of physical strength belying her stature numerous times, such as flooring Cad Bane and Atai Moleck, or when she pulls up the much larger Obi-Wan who was hanging from a cliff. Could be justified with 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 Movie, rarely in the series compared to "Snips", and she generally becomes a lot more respectful towards Anakin by Season 2. 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's grown out of it fairly quickly.
  • Plucky Girl: Ahsoka's been beaten, tortured, hunted, nearly killed several times, and watched several friends and allies suffer and die over the course of the war. 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 Season 5 finale manages to break her.
  • Put on a Bus: "The Wrong Jedi" has her leave the Jedi Order, which would have likely spared her from Order 66. Though she was slated to appear in later episodes that were not made due to the show's cancellation, her fate is unknown, and it will likely be explored in a future storyline. She finally returns come Rebels.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: The only thing that saves the Dangerously Short Skirt she wears with both of her regular outfits.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Barriss's blue. She even has the skin color to match.
  • Rescue Romance: She saves Lux from being executed on Dooku's orders.
  • Reverse Grip: Her fighting style.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: The Season 5 finale implies that she knows about Anakin and Padmé being together. Confirmed by Filoni in an interview, although he did not specify how much she knows.
  • Shorttank: She starts out as a snippy, strong-headed and a bit tomboyish girl, wearing clothes befitting the attitude, but she mostly grows out of it by Season 3.
  • Team Dad/Team Mom: She shows both the disciplinary and protective traits of a Team Dad, and the gentle, kind nurturing traits of a Team Mom while guarding the younglings in the Young Jedi-arc. She's even referred to as their "chaperon" at one point.
  • Tempting Fate: She has a tendency early on in the series to say something like "The hard part is over," when it seems they've won the day. True to formula, things always turn for the worse soon afterwards. Apparently she learns her lesson, because she stops doing it by Season 2.
  • 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.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Barriss's girly girl, the girly girl to Steela's tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She's taken several over the course of the series. Probably best testifying this are her two duels against General Grievous: while in Season 1 Grievous defeated her without even trying, during their rematch in Season 5, she was actually able to hold her own and knock him back once, despite still being heavily outmatched by the cyborg general.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Early episodes show her as being a reckless student and a showoff. As the series goes on, these traits are subdued, and she better fits the mold of a member of the Jedi Order.
  • Trauma Conga Line: The final arc of Season 5 is just one emotional blow to Ahsoka after another, leading up to her resignation from the Jedi Order.
  • Traumatic Hair Cut: 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 annoyed by it, but she did make a point to take it back after his capture.
  • Tritagonist: Along with Obi-Wan, she's the secondary main character of the The Clone Wars.
  • Undercover as Lovers: In "A Friend in Need" Ahsoka needed an exuse 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. Unfortunately while this did work, it also earned her a slap on the ass from Bo Katan. Typical of any girl, Ahsoka was not happy about it.
  • 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 seen in The Movie and when she rants about not getting any while she is corrupted by the Son. She finally earns it in the Season 3 finale.
  • Wrench Wench: In "Ghosts of Mortis", it seems she's picked up some of Anakin's skills with machines.
  • Wrongful Accusation Insurance: In the Season 5 finale, 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, commandeered by Hondo.

Ahsoka Tano (Fulcrum)

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"This is Fulcrum. Come in."

After leaving the Jedi Order, Ahsoka became an unaffiliated Force user and created new lightsabers. Following the rise of the Empire, she began to oppose the new galactic regime. As a rebel leader, Ahsoka took on the codename of "Fulcrum" to communicate with rebel cells, including the crew of the Ghost. She eventually revealed her identity to some of those cells when the rebels began to organize into a larger and more coordinated force.


  • Action Girl: As an ex-Jedi.
  • 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.
  • 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 shows up as his hologram dissipates.
  • The Bus Came Back: Ahsoka officially returns two whole years after her final (non-vision) appearance in "The Wrong Jedi".
  • 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.
  • Cool Sword: Her new lightsabers have slightly curved hilts to better fit with her new Roninesque design, and their blades are white.
  • Defector from Decadence: She quit the Jedi Order after being mistreated by the Jedi Council, and the event apparently shook her enough that she built new lightsabers with white blades (signifying her lack of affiliation with the Jedi Order) rather than retrieving her old ones.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Inverted. When she makes her first full appearance, she insists on being called by her real name — Ahsoka Tano — over her codename.
  • Good Counterpart: To Gall Trayvis, who was baiting Rebel cells with false intel. Fulcrum's aid is genuinely helpful.
  • Hair Decorations: She has a tiara helm.
  • Knowledge Broker: Gives information to various Rebel groups.
  • Laser Blade: Ahsoka's new lightsabers have curved hilts, and emit white light instead of the green and yellow combination she had previously.
  • Meaningful Name: A fulcrum is defined as a thing that plays a central role in an activity, event, or situation. Appropriate for someone who organizes rebel cells.
  • 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.
  • The Needs of the Many: 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 entire crew in anyway and Chopper calls for help, she personally intervenes to rescue them.
  • Older and Wiser: The creative team behind the show noted that she spent a lot of The Clone Wars asking questions; now, as an adult, she is the one answering them.
  • Reverse Grip: She still uses this style, if concept art of her is anything to go by.
  • The Reveal: When she is unveiled as Fulcrum in "Fire Across the Galaxy".
  • Samurai: According to Dave Filoni, this was his primary influence in overseeing her redesign.
  • Sigil Spam: Fulcrum's logo is seen on the cargo that Hera and Sabine pick up. It resembles Ahsoka's forehead markings, and serves as the first big hint at Fulcrum's identity.
  • The Voice: 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: From a Padawan to an important leading force in the early fight against the Empire.
  • 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.

Evil Ahsoka

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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Ahsoka Tano

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Portrayed by: Ashley Eckstein
Appears in: The Clone Wars | Rebels

"Need a different quote."

A female Togruta who is assigned as Anakin Skywalker's Padawan learner during the Clone Wars. Though Anakin is initially dismissive towards her, she grows under his mentorship from a headstrong young student into a mature leader.

After leaving the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, Ahsoka eventually became involved in the rebel movements against the Empire, allying with Senator Bail Organa to direct several cells against the Empire.


  • Action Duo: Forms one with Lux in "A Friend in Need", with Lux being the Action Survivor to her Action Girl.
  • Action Girl: She saves Anakin as many times as he saves her.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: Cross-media example; the series has a lot of Action Girls, but in the prequels Padmé was the only female character with an active role.
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: As the series' 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.
  • Animation Anatomy Aging: When introduced, Ahsoka has eyes disproportionately large with her completely round face, her horns are only stubs, and her headtails barely reach beyond her shoulders. After the Time Skip in "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's Anakin's Padawan during the time of the series.
  • Art Evolution: 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.
  • Badass Adorable: Especially pre-Time Skip, when she was a short, inexperienced fourteen-year-old way in over her head, but never backed down. She even invokes it after she sees Seripas' true form:
    Ahsoka: You don't have to look tough to be tough.
  • Badass in Distress: More than a couple of times. Mostly justified, as she's just a learner and has the misfortune of running into opponents who are a match for even Master-level Jedi. 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 in the Zygerian trilogy 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 very much, 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 Clone Wars movie, and several in 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.
  • Bilingual Bonus:/Meaningful Name: "Tano" means "five" in swahili. Ahsoka is the fifth generation of students on the Master-Apprentice Chain she is the part of.
  • Black and White Morality: 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", and can't grasp the idea of why the Senate is wasting time debating bank-(de)regulations. After meeting Mina and Lux Bonteri, she realises and invokes that the war is not as black and white as she thought.
  • Break the Cutie: Despite being a Plucky Girl, the events of the season 5 finale are just too much for her: Ahsoka gets framed for multiple murders, terrorism and sedition; the Jedi Council abandons her and makes no effort to conduct their own investigation; and the Senate Court (particularly Tarkin) are more than happy to sentence her to death. On top of that, Anakin discovers that her best friend 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.
  • 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.
  • Character Development: Over the course of the series she grows from a cheeky, stubborn, and rash girl to a serious, level-headed, and dependable young woman who helps organize a rebel movement against the Empire.
  • Clear My Name: The focus of the Sabotage arc, though Anakin has to pick up the slack after Ahsoka's attempts continually backfire and she's arrested. In the end, Anakin succeeds, but her trust in the Jedi Council is shattered, prompting her to leave.
  • Cleavage Window: Her second outfit has one, though 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 very briefly acts as role-model to Kalifa, and to a much lesser extent to O-Mer and Jinx. Also towards Prince Lee-Char.
  • Cry Cute: Sheds a Single Tear at Obi-Wan's apparent death, and again when she leaves the Order in the season 5 finale.
  • Cunning Linguist: In the season 3 finale, she is able to understand Chewbacca's language, something the younger trainees with her could not do. Oddly, she doesn't understand a Twi'lek in season 5.
  • Damsel out of Distress: In the season 3 finale 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 the season 3 finale 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 Force-skills.
  • Deadpan Snarker: 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. The event apparently shook her enough that she built new lightsabers with white blades (signifying her lack of affiliation with the Jedi Order) rather than retrieving her old ones.
  • 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 Sabotage arc has her accused of multiple homicides and terrorism/sedition.
  • Disney Death: The Son temporarily kills her after she outlives her usefulness. Anakin and the Daughter bring her back by transferring her remaining life force to Ahsoka.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Inverted. When she makes her first full appearance in "Rebels", she insists on being called by her real name over her codename Fulcrum.
  • 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".
  • Dual Wielding: She's added a shoto (short lightsaber) to her arsenal during the Time Skip between "The Hunt for Ziro" and "Heroes on Both Sides". Doubles as a bit of Shown Their Work, as the offhand weapon is supposed to be shorter in Real Life martial arts.
  • 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, then jumps back to the cliff moments after the starfighter goes barreling off. Especially impressive considering that she could barely lift him back in the Season 1 episode "Jedi Crash".
  • Ensign Newbie: Lampshaded in The 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: Supplementary materials of the show suggests that they're cultural tattoos.
  • 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 utmost trust towards Anakin, the Jedi Order and the Republic itself, things that backfire very hard on her during the Sabotage arc.
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears them with both of her standard outfits.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her second outfit. Makes one wonder how can she fit her head (which is quite a bit larger than a human's, 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 was lacking a bit in strength and endurance. She eventually grew a lot stronger, but even then, her speed and agility remained her main skills.
  • Friend to All Children: Right from her introduction in The Movie, she is shown to be quite good with children, starting with the way she takes care of Rotta, Jabba's infant son, and culminating in the Young Jedi-arc, where she 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.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: During the Zygerian arc she's disguised as a slave girl and is given a rather questionable Bedlah Babe outfit that was even more revealing than her first one.
  • Hair Decorations: She has a tiara helm as an adult.
  • Helping Would Be Kill Stealing: Takes this role in 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.
  • Honor Before Reason: In a "Friend in Need". She must have been perfectly aware that even if she did have her lightsabers, she'd have a rough time surviving a fight alone against the entire Death Watch, yet 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: With Anakin.
  • 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 naiveté.
  • Insignia Ripoff Ritual: In the Season 5 finale, her Padawan braid is taken from her when she's expelled from the Jedi Order.
  • Interspecies Romance: She's a Togruta and has a love interest in the form of Lux Bonteri, a human.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: At the beginning, but she grows out of this role as the series progresses.
  • Knight, Knave and Squire: The Squire to Obi-Wan's Knight and Anakin's Knave; she even invokes it in The 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 with Obi-Wan.
  • Laser Blade: Wields a green-bladed lightsaber, and later adds a yellow-green shoto to her arsenal.
    • Her new lightsabers that she built after leaving the Jedi Order have curved hilts, and emit white light instead of the green and yellow combination she had previously.
  • Little Miss Badass: She is very young and inexperienced, but also quick-thinking and tough as nails.
  • Love Triangle: Caught in one with Lux and Steela, an Onderon freedom fighter, during the Onderon arc.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Lux's Feminine Boy.
  • Medal of Dishonor: In the TCW Season 5 finale, 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 TCW season 3, a 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 Pet: To Anakin.
  • Ms. Fanservice: All the examples of Age-Inappropriate Dress should make this abundantly clear.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Over the course of the series, she's displayed feats of physical strength belying her stature numerous times, such as flooring Cad Bane and Atai Moleck, or when she pulls up the much larger Obi-Wan who was hanging from a cliff. Could be justified with 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.
  • The Needs of the Many: She 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 entire crew in anyway and Chopper calls for help, Ahsoka personally intervenes to rescue them.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe. Ahsoka calls Anakin "Skyguy" exactly once in The Movie, rarely in the series compared to "Snips", and she generally becomes a lot more respectful towards Anakin by Season 2. 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's grown out of it fairly quickly.
  • Older and Wiser: The creative team behind the ‘’Rebels’’ noted that she spent a lot of The Clone Wars asking questions; now, as an adult, she is the one answering them.
  • Orange-Skinned Space Babe: Once she grows up a bit, Ahsoka proves to be fairly attractive.
  • Plucky Girl: Ahsoka's been beaten, tortured, hunted, nearly killed several times, and watched several friends and allies suffer and die over the course of the war. 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 Season 5 finale manages to break her.
  • Put on a Bus: "The Wrong Jedi" has her leave the Jedi Order, which would have likely spared her from Order 66. Though she was slated to appear in later episodes that were not made due to the show's cancellation, her fate is unknown, and it will likely be explored in a future storyline.
    • The Bus Came Back: She reappears returns two whole (real world) years after her final (non-vision) appearance in "The Wrong Jedi" as a Rebel Leader in Rebels.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: The only thing that saves the Dangerously Short Skirt she wears with both of her regular outfits.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Barriss's blue. She even has the skin color to match.
  • Rescue Romance: She saves Lux from being executed on Dooku's orders.
  • Reverse Grip: Her fighting style.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: She's a Togruta.
  • Samurai: According to Dave Filoni, this was his primary influence in overseeing her "Rebels" redesign.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: The Season 5 finale implies that she knows about Anakin and Padmé being together. Confirmed by Filoni in an interview, although he did not specify how much she knows.
  • 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 "Leathal Trackdown".
  • Shorttank: She starts out as a snippy, strong-headed and a bit tomboyish girl, wearing clothes befitting the attitude, but she mostly grows out of it by Season 3.
  • Team Dad/Team Mom: She shows both the disciplinary and protective traits of a Team Dad, and the gentle, kind nurturing traits of a Team Mom while guarding the younglings in the Young Jedi-arc. She's even referred to as their "chaperon" at one point.
  • Tempting Fate: She has a tendency early on in the series to say something like "The hard part is over," when it seems they've won the day. True to formula, things always turn for the worse soon afterwards. Apparently she learns her lesson, because she stops doing it by Season 2.
  • 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.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Barriss's girly girl, the girly girl to Steela's tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She's taken several over the course of the series. Probably best testifying this are her two duels against General Grievous: while in Season 1 Grievous defeated her without even trying, during their rematch in Season 5, she was actually able to hold her own and knock him back once, despite still being heavily outmatched by the cyborg general.
    • In "Rebels", she has taken a few more and is now a leader in the development of the rebellion against the Empire.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Early episodes show her as being a reckless student and a showoff. As the series goes on, these traits are subdued, and she better fits the mold of a member of the Jedi Order.
  • Trauma Conga Line: The final arc of Season 5 is just one emotional blow to Ahsoka after another, leading up to her resignation from the Jedi Order.
  • Traumatic Hair Cut: 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 annoyed by it, but she did make a point to take it back after his capture.
  • Tritagonist: Along with Obi-Wan, she's the secondary main character of the The Clone Wars.
  • 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. Unfortunately while this did work, it also earned her a slap on the ass from Bo Katan. Typical of any girl, Ahsoka was not happy about it.
  • 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 seen in The Movie and when she rants about not getting any while she is corrupted by the Son. She finally earns it in the Season 3 finale.
  • Wrench Wench: In "Ghosts of Mortis", it seems she's picked up some of Anakin's skills with machines.
  • Wrongful Accusation Insurance: In the Season 5 finale, 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 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.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: In "A Necessary Bond" Ahsoka holds up Grievous while the younglings escape onto Slave I, commandeered by Hondo.

"Fulcrum"

"This is Fulcrum. Come in."

An identity Ashoka used to give missions and supplies to the rebellious crew of the Ghost and other rebel cells.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Hera did not use any pronouns to refer to Fulcrum, and the way the voice is modulated disguised 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, had 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.
  • 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 shows up as his hologram dissipates.
  • 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.
  • Good Counterpart: To Gall Trayvis, who was baiting Rebel cells with false intel. Fulcrum's aid is genuinely helpful.
  • Knowledge Broker: Gives information to various Rebel groups.
  • Meaningful Name: A fulcrum is defined as a thing that plays a central role in an activity, event, or situation. Appropriate for someone who organizes rebel cells.
  • 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.
  • The Reveal: She's unveiled as Ahsoka Tano in "Fire Across the Galaxy".
  • Sigil Spam: Fulcrum's logo is seen on the cargo that Hera and Sabine pick up. It resembles Ahsoka's forehead markings, and serves as the first big hint at Fulcrum's identity.
  • The Voice: 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.

Evil Ahsoka

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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