Star Wars Rebels: Dave Filoni Hints at Ahsoka’s Fate…
One of the most pivotal moments in Disney XD’s “Star Wars Rebels” was the battle between Ahsoka Tano and Darth Vader. As Ahsoka and her former master traded blows, Ezra and Kanan managed to escape as they watched the temple collapse. Many assumed that this was the end of Ahsoka, but Executive Producer Dave Filoni tweeted a cut scene from the show that hints at something beyond death.
— Dave Filoni (@dave_filoni) 7 July 2017
In Ahsoka’s meeting with Bendu, the essential embodiment of the “grey Jedi,” she learned of her battle with Darth Vader, but when it came to the question of her fate, Bendu gave a rather cryptic response. Bendu mentions “death” which leads Ahsoka to believe that is her fate, but when she asks Bendu if she will die he responds with “Will you? I didn’t know that”.
This response is left to interpretation but this new information along with Dave Filoni hinting that we haven’t seen the last of her, I don’t think Ahsoka is entirely out of the picture. The most obvious answer to this question would be that she found her way to become one with the force like Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Qui-Gon. This would satisfy Bendu’s conversation regarding death and dying and also allow Ahsoka to still have a role. Also since she is not present in any Star Wars films, this is the most logical means for her character to depart.
Although I love Ahsoka, I cannot see any way for her to physically live after her confrontation with Vader. Despite being a tragedy, this is a poetic send off for the character and with Rebels coming to a close, focus is going to be placed on phasing out Ezra, Kanan, and the others leaving little room for exploring a “living” Ahsoka further.
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