Ahsoka’s Blade of Talzin Has a Darker Star Wars History Than You’d Expect

The Blade of Talzin is more than just a dope Nightsister sword, it has a major connection to The Clone War era of Star Wars.

Lakesis (Jane Edwina Seymour), Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen), Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto), Klothow (Claudia Black) and Aktropaw (Jeryl Prescott Gallien) in Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: AHSOKA
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This Star Wars: Ahsoka article contains spoilers.

Ever since the Nightsisters of Dathomir first appeared in canon in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, they have been the epitome of “if evil, why cool?” Their Dark Magick and witchy Force powers have long made them formidable opponents of the Jedi and those who would dare cross them. During the Clone Wars, they caught the ire of Count Dooku after he betrayed Asajj Ventress, and were mostly wiped out by General Grievous and the Separatist army.

Dathomir’s Great Mother Talzin survived, however, and reappeared sometime after on the Bardottan moon Zardossa Stix. To try to regain her power, she creates a cult of followers that help her kidnap people to absorb the Living Force from unsuspecting victims. One of those potential victims is the Bardottan Queen Julia, whose people distrust the Jedi despite their Force-sensitivity. Julia is also a close friend of Jar Jar Binks, who she calls to investigate the cult before her disappearance.

Mace Windu tags along on this mission, and works with Jar Jar to rescue Julia and stop Mother Talzin from absorbing her essence into a magical Nightsister orb. During their climactic battle, Talzin creates a blade from her Magick that can withstand Lightsaber attacks just as Beskar does. Even though Talzin ultimately loses and disappears when the life-force-containing orb explodes, it’s still a cool fight that proves the Nightsisters’ skills as Force-wielders.


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