Geek Of The Week: Ahsoka Tano

Geek Of The Week: Ahsoka Tano

It is with great joy that I post this week’s GOTW, Ahsoka Tano. First of all, she’s one of my all-time favorite Star Wars characters. Secondarily, it was recently confirmed Ahsoka Tano will appear in Season 2 of The Mandalorian on Disney+. Thirdly, former GOTW Rosario Dawson is rumored to be playing Ahsoka in the upcoming season. So this week’s geek is triple awesome!

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Ahsoka novel from 2016

Ahsoka Tano was a force-sensitive Togruta who attended the Jedi Academy on Coruscant and fought in the Clone Wars. She was the padawan of Anakin Skywalker, but left the Jedi Order before reaching the rank of Jedi Knight. Ahsoka was wrongfully accused of a crime by the Jedi Council and, though she was later exonerated, this event caused her to lose faith in the Jedi. Season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars follows some of the events that transpired after Ahsoka left the order. She later assists the Rebel Alliance under the codename ‘Fulcrum’ in theĀ Star Wars: Rebels series. Additionally, Ahsoka is one of the few characters to wield white-bladed (often called silver-bladed) lightsabers. According to Star Wars canon, silver lightsaber blades can only be achieved if a force user cleanses the evil from a Sith’s lightsaber and reuses the Kyber crystal with the intent of doing good. Thus, why they are so rare.

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A fan cosplay of Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka has a ton of skills outside of her force abilities. She is an expert mechanic, computer programmer, pilot, and negotiator. Ahsoka played significant military roles in several important battles of the Clone Wars. Notably, she ensured the Republic’s passage through Hutt space by rescuing Jabba’s son, and significantly contributed to Republic victories during the Battles of Christophsis, Bothawui, and Ryloth. While she’s never had any live action screen time, Ahsoka has been a fan favorite since her inception. She’s had her own novel and is a favorite of Star Wars cosplayers as well. As mentioned earlier, Ahsoka Tano is one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars universe and I can’t wait to see her in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian.

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