One of the things that we know about the upcoming ‘Ahsoka’ series is that there will be new and old characters that will be featured in the storyline. While she isn’t exactly a new character, we know that Morgan Elsbeth will be featured as an important figure in the ‘Ahsoka’ storyline, especially because of her connection with Grand Admiral Thrawn. So, who is Morgan Elsbeth in ‘Ahsoka’?
Morgan Elsbeth was an Imperial sympathizer who worked in secret for Grand Admiral Thrawn while serving as the Magistrate of the city of Calodan on the planet of Corvus. She once owned a Beskar Steel spear that Din Djarin obtained and turned into Grogu’s Beskar chainmail.
The thing about Morgan Elsbeth is that there are still many unknown things about her and her origins. Of course, one thing that isn’t mysterious about her is that we know that she is loyal to the Empire, which means that she will be an antagonist in the upcoming ‘Ahsoka’ series. So, with that said, let’s look at what we know about Morgan Elsbeth in ‘Ahsoka.’
Morgan Elsbeth’s background
Throughout the entire storyline of the Star Wars universe after the fall of the Empire, we know that there were still people loyal to the Empire even though the Empire was run only by a few Imperial remnants that acted as warlords throughout the galaxy. And that was one of the things that we saw during the events of ‘The Mandalorian.’
In season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian,’ one of the characters that Din Djarin encountered on his mission to find the Jedi that would be able to take in Grogu was Morgan Elsbeth. He met her when he went to the city of Calodan on the planet of Corvus. Elsbeth worked as the Magistrate of this city. And during their meeting, Elsbeth hired Din to hunt down a Jedi in Corvus as she was willing to give him the pure Beskar Steel spear she possessed.
While Din Djarin was searching the planet for this Jedi, he encountered Ahsoka Tano, who made her first live-action appearance in the Star Wars universe. That was when Din learned more about Ahsoka, who connected with Grogu using the Force. As such, Din also got to learn more about Grogu through Ahsoka. And Ahsoka also told Din why she was on this planet as she was looking to ask his help to bring down Morgan Elsbeth, a sympathizer of the Empire.
With Din’s help, Ahsoka got to Elsbeth after defeating all of her henchmen and hired mercenaries. Ahsoka dueled with Elsbeth, whose Beskar Steel spear could contend with Ahsoka’s lightsabers. However, Ahsoka’s skills and experience won out as she defeated Elsbeth and demanded to know where Grand Admiral Thrawn was.
So, from there, it became clear that Elsbeth was not only working for any other Imperial remnant but was actually one of the people loyal to Thrawn, who we know is dubbed as the “heir to the Empire” because he is set to usher in the rise of the Imperial remnants in the ‘Ahsoka’ series. And Elsbeth is set to have a role in Thrawn’s return even though the New Republic arrested her for being an Imperial sympathizer.
Of course, Elsbeth was featured in the trailer of ‘Ahsoka,’ which means she escaped the New Republic. It is possible that Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati were responsible for busting Elsbeth out, as we saw them also engaging the New Republic in the trailer. And after that, Elsbeth and the two rogue Force users went to some ruins, where Elsbeth activated an ancient contraption that may or may not be connected to the World Between Worlds.
She is rumored to be a Nightsister
One of the things that we know about Morgan Elsbeth is that there aren’t many things we know about her outside of what we saw and heard in ‘The Mandalorian.’ But one of the things that we do know is that Elsbeth’s people were massacred during the Clone Wars, which turned her into a bitter person that forced her into joining the Imperial Navy. It was never mentioned who her people were and where she came from.
However, in a recent Reddit post, we saw that rumors were being circulated regarding Elsbeth’s origins. Her hairstylist posted a photo of Morgan Elsbeth while saying that she is one of the last remaining people of Dathomir. Of course, we can’t say that this is a confirmed leak, but we know that the Dathomirians or the Nightsisters were slaughtered and killed during the Clone Wars by General Grievous under the orders of Count Dooku.
The Nightsisters were all but wiped out in the Clone Wars, as only a few were able to survive. In that regard, it is possible that Morgan Elsbeth was a Nightsister even though she doesn’t have the same non-human features as Dathomirians. Nevertheless, because Elsbeth’s people were also wiped out during the Clone Wars, similar to how the Nightsisters were all but killed, it is possible that she came from Dathomir.
Several clues point to the possibility that she could be a Nightsister. First, Elsbeth had every reason to join the Imperial Navy because the Separatists were responsible for killing all of the Nightsisters on Dathomir. It is possible that she didn’t know that Dooku and Palpatine were working together, and that’s why she wasn’t aware that the emperor was the one who ultimately caused the death of her people.
Of course, we also saw Morgan Elsbeth’s skill in using her Beskar Steel spear, which no longer exists as it was turned into Grogu’s chainmail. Nevertheless, she showed incredible skills that were good enough to fight Ahsoka on par. And the Nightsisters have always been skilled fighters that may not have been on par with the Jedi but were still strong enough to give them a tough fight.
Then, in the trailer, we saw that Elsbeth could operate an ancient contraption that may or may not be connected to the Force or the World Between Worlds. Considering that the Nightsisters could use Force-based magick spells that not even the Jedi and Sith could use, it is possible that Elsbeth’s magick was required for this ancient contraption, as not even Baylan and Shin were seen operating it.
All that said, we are yet to confirm whether or not Morgan Elsbeth is a Nightsister. But the fact that Dave Filoni is the one behind the entire ‘Ahsoka’ series makes this a possibility as we know that he is probably looking to incorporate the Nightsisters into ‘Ahsoka’ especially considering that he used them a lot of times during the events of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars.’
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