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Star Wars Ahsoka: What You Need to Know From The Clone Wars and Rebels


Ahsoka is as much a sequel to Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars as it is a spinoff of The Mandalorian.

Star Wars: Ahsoka
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There’s never been a Star Wars Disney+ series quite as ambitious as Ahsoka. Not only is it a continuation of storylines introduced in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett but also a direct sequel to animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels. Specifically, the new Disney+ show picks up where Rebels left off, showing us what our favorite characters from the cartoon are up to in the years after the fall of the Empire.

But for those Star Wars fans who haven’t watched those animated series, catching up on multiple seasons of The Clone Wars and Rebels to learn everything there is to know about Ahsoka, Hera, Sabine, Ezra, and Thrawn might seem like a daunting tasks. That’s why we’ve broken down the key things you need to know about these characters as Ahsoka kicks off…

Ahsoka Tano Was Anakin Skywalker’s Apprentice…Until She Left the Jedi Order

Ahsoka Tano made her debut in the 2008 animated movie The Clone Wars, which was in essence a pilot film for the much more beloved TV series. The animated feature takes place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of Sith, and introduces the young Togrutan as Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Padawan. From 2008 to 2014 — the show’s original run of episodes — we watched as Ahsoka learned the ways of the Jedi from Anakin, all while serving in the Grand Army of the Republic against the Separatists and the evil Sith leading them. It’s also during this time that she met Huyang, the droid professor who helped younglings construct their first lightsabers. In Ahsoka, Huyang now serves as her trusty companion.

While Ahsoka’s years learning at the Jedi Temple and at the frontlines of the war made her strong in the Force, her time with the Order came to a shocking end. After becoming disillusioned with the Jedi and being accused of a crime she didn’t commit, Ahsoka decided to leave the Order and her master behind, never officially completing her training.

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