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Star Wars: Ahsoka Episode 5 Theory Signals the Return of a Powerful Clone Wars Villain


Anakin and Ahsoka’s reunion in the World Between Worlds could be connected to the Force Gods of Mortis introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Mortis Gods in Star Wars: Ahsoka
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This Star Wars: Ahsoka article contains spoilers.

There never really seemed to be a question of if Ahsoka would bring back Anakin Skywalker – Hayden Christensen’s casting in the series hasn’t exactly been kept a secret – but rather when in the timeline we would see him given Darth Vader’s death in Return of the Jedi. We finally got our answer in “Fallen Jedi,” which sees Ahsoka seemingly fall to her death during her duel with Baylan Skoll, but the end of the episode reveals that Ahsoka has actually somehow been transported back to the World Between Worlds, this time greeted by her former master.

But as emotional as this reunion outside of time and space may be (hearing Anakin call Ahsoka “snips” again definitely had me tearing up a bit), there are some who believe that there’s more than just some Force ghost or time travel shenanigans going on here. According to one fan theory, Anakin isn’t really Anakin in this scene, but a trick being played by The Son – a Force God introduced in The Clone Wars – to keep her trapped in his realm.

In episodes 15-17 of season 3, Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan Kenobi are transported to Mortis, a realm that exists within the Force and beyond the known galaxy, after responding to a distress call. While in this realm, they discover it only has three inhabitants known as the Mortis Gods – The Son, who rules over death and the Dark Side of the Force; The Daughter, who rules over life and the Light Side of the Force; and their Father whose duty is to keep balance between the two. Originally, the Father summons Anakin to Mortis so that the Jedi Knight can replace him upon his imminent death, but The Son has other plans, seeking to exploit the darkness within Anakin and convert him to the Dark Side.

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