Ahsoka Tano is a character in the Star Wars franchise. Introduced as the Jedi Padawan of Anakin Skywalker, she is a protagonist of the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the subsequent television series. Ahsoka reappears in Star Wars Rebels, where she uses the codename Fulcrum, and as a voiceover cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
About Ahsoka Tano in brief
Ahsoka Tano is a character in the Star Wars franchise. Introduced as the Jedi Padawan of Anakin Skywalker, she is a protagonist of the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the subsequent television series. Ahsoka reappears in Star Wars Rebels, where she uses the codename Fulcrum, and as a voiceover cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. She is also the main character of the eponymous novel, which has Ashley Eckstein narrating the audiobook version. Although initially disliked by both fans and critics, she eventually developed into a more complex, well-rounded character, and ultimately became a fan favorite. She has been highlighted as a strong female character of the franchise. She was originally envisioned as a more passive player, not engaged in combat, but later decided it was more appropriate to see her as a warrior during a turbulent time in the franchise’s history. Her relationship with Anakin was seen as an essential story arc spanning both the animated film and the Clone Wars television series, and the storyline initially had her return to the Jedi Order. She also had different endings, including one in which Vader kills her just as she slashes open his helmet to reveal Anakin’s scarred face. Her final confrontation with Vader was originally intended to be a normal arc, but was changed to allow her to shine through through Vader’s presence. The FulCrum character introduced early in StarWars Rebels was always understood to be Ahsokah, but the writers were excited for her to play a role in the show’s second season and about Rebels’ main characters, Ezra Kanan and Kanan; he saw her new role as similar to the one played by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars The Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.
The character’s name was originally written as Ashla, but George Lucas renamed her after the ancient Indian emperor Ashoka; the spelling was then altered by screenwriter Henry Gilroy. The writers were aware that audiences initially found the character annoying, and that there was a “fine line’ between Ahsoko being bratty and becoming endearing. The discovery that she has ‘the right stuff’ to become a Jedi would be a cause for celebration in her hometown. The writer Dave Filoni said he has always had a story in mind for Ahsoke’s overall development. He said he was anxious for the character to become ‘The Show’ instead of “The Ahsko Tano’. He also said he is protective of the Ahska character. He initially struggled with writing her because he had ‘zero perspective’ on what it was like to be 14-year-old girl. He, therefore, shifted his focus and instead wrote Ahsoku primarily as a Jedi who just happens to be an adolescent female. He believed Ahskok survived Order 66, the command that led the Republic’s clone army to murder the Jedi.