Hailed as one of the best characters introduced in the ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars’ series, Ahsoka Tano has found a special place in the hearts of plenty of Star Wars fans because of how unique of a character she is in a male-dominated Star Wars galaxy. Of course, the most popular thing about Ahsoka is the fact that she used to be Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan before she started her own path in life.
In that regard, Ahsoka has appeared in a lot of different movies and TV shows in the storyline of Star Wars because her story is yet to be concluded. On top of that, she has always been one of the best supporting characters in the different Star Wars shows that we’ve seen in the current canon. That means that she is incredibly popular among different fans. So, with that said, let’s look at all of the movies and shows that feature Ahsoka Tano as a character.
How many movies and shows has Ahsoka appeared in?
Ahsoka Tano had appearances in 7 movies & TV shows for now. She appeared in one movie, which was her debut appearance in the continuity. She eventually appeared in five Star Wars shows before appearing in the ‘Ahsoka’ series. Of course, her voice was also featured in ‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.’
So, with that said, let’s look at all of Ahsoka Tano’s appearances in the Star Wars continuity.
Ahsoka Tano’s appearances in order – at a glance
- ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ (Movie) (2008)
- ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ (Series) (2008-2020)
- ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ (2014)
- ‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’ (voice only)(2019)
- ‘The Mandalorian’ (2019-)
- ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ (2021)
- ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi’ (2022)
- ‘Ahsoka’ (2023)
Are all Ahsoka Tano appearances connected? Do you need to watch them in a specific order?
All Ahsoka Tano appearances in movies and TV shows are connected, but the choice of whether you will watch them in order or no is completely up to you. They are set within the same continuity and mostly follow more or less the same cast of characters. Events that took place in one show are referenced in another as well as in the overall canon.
What is the best way to watch movies & TV shows where Ahsoka Tano appears?
The best way to watch all Ahsoka-related media is in chronological order. However, it’s not absolutely necessary, and all media can be equally enjoyed by watching them in their release date order, as the show-runners intended. Still, since the chronological timeline can be consuming, we’re bringing you the optimal chronological order in the rest of this post.
All Ahsoka appearances in Star Wars in chronological order
1. ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Movie
‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ was a 2008 movie that rewrote the entire Clone Wars storyline by decanonizing the Clone Wars cartoon series released in 2003. This was an entirely different storyline that focused on the Jedi and the clones that fought in the Clone Wars. Of course, the movie’s events take place just right after the Clone Wars broke out in ‘Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.’
The 2008 ‘The Clone Wars’ movie was also the official debut of Ahsoka Tano as Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan after he had been elevated to the status of Jedi Knight. Ahsoka was assigned to Anakin by Jedi Master Yoda himself so that Skywalker would learn what it meant to not have attachments to people. In that regard, this started the whole master-pupil dynamic between Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano.
2. ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Series
After the events of ‘The Clone Wars’ movie, the events of the Clone Wars continued in the massively successful and popular ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ series, which started off from where the movie ended. This series focused on a lot of different characters that had a lot of stories to tell. In that regard, it became popular because we got to see the stories of the clones and the different Jedi that the movies never actually focused on.
Of course, the focus characters were still Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and Padmé. We got to see more of Ahsoka’s growth as a Jedi Padawan in this series as we saw how her skills grew while her perception of the war also evolved.
Of course, Ahsoka ended up leaving the Jedi Order due to her disillusionment with the Jedi High Council. And the final season of ‘The Clone Wars’ focused more on Ahsoka’s story while she was away from the Jedi and how she survived Order 66 and went into hiding.
3. ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi’
‘Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi’ is a mini-series that follows certain Jedi’s stories while filling in the holes in their stories. Season 1 focused on two prominent Force wielders with similar stories but different decisions: Count Dooku and Ahsoka Tano. Three episodes explored Ahsoka’s origins and how she trained to survive an attack by multiple clones. But the final episode allowed us to see more of what happened to her after Order 66.
Episode 6 of ‘Tales of the Jedi’ was a loose adaptation of the ‘Ahsoka’ novel. In this episode, Ahsoka tried to live a quiet life on a rural planet until she had to use the Force. An Inquisitor arrived on that planet to look for Ahsoka, who dueled the evil Force wielder without using a lightsaber and eventually defeated him. This incident allowed Ahsoka to understand that innocent people around the galaxy needed her help.
4. ‘Star Wars: Rebels’
Set 14 years after Order 66, ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ tells the story of a small rebel cell led by a Jedi survivor named Kanan Jarrus, who took on a talented Padawan named Ezra Bridger. While ‘Rebels’ focused on the different missions of this group of rebels called the Ghost, it also featured a returning character. Of course, we are talking about Ahsoka Tano. Taking on the codename of Fulcrum, Ahsoka was initially a secret informant working for the crew of the Ghost until she revealed herself at the end of season 1.
In season 2, she took a more active role in helping out the Ghost crew until she, Kanan, and Ezra had to confront the Inquisitors on the planet called Malachor V, which was also the same planet where she had a fateful duel with Darth Vader. While Kanan and Ezra left Malachor thinking that Vader killed Ahsoka, it was revealed in season 4 that Ezra went back in time using the World Between Worlds to rescue Ahsoka from certain death. Ahsoka got separated from Ezra but ended up going on a spiritual journey in the World Between Worlds until the end of the Rebellion era.
5. ‘The Mandalorian’
Ahsoka made her first appearance in ‘The Mandalorian’ during Season 2, Episode 5 titled ‘Chapter 13: The Jedi’. Five years after the defeat of Emperor Palpatine, the Mandalorian named Din Djarin took on many different missions as a bounty hunter and ended up having to take a young Force wielder named Grogu, who was still just an infant. His goal was to search for Grogu’s people and bring him back to them, as the Mandalorian code demanded him to do that.
In season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian,’ Din learned that a Jedi was somewhere on a planet that was ruled by an Imperial remnant named Morgan Elsbeth. That was also when Din met Ahsoka, who was on that planet to try to defeat Elsbeth because she was a cruel leader with connections to Grand Admiral Thrawn. That was when we learned through Ahsoka that the young infant’s name was Grogu and that Ahsoka was still looking for Thrawn and Ezra years after they disappeared at the end of ‘Rebels.’
6. ‘The Book of Boba Fett’
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ is a spinoff to ‘The Mandalorian’ and follows the story of Boba Fett, who returned to live-action during the events of ‘The Mandalorian’ season 2. This series focuses on Fett’s new journey as the Daimyo of Mos Espa on Tatooine. While the series focused on Boba Fett, there was an episode that focused entirely on Din Djarin after the events of season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian.’
In that episode, Din went to the planet where Luke Skywalker was training Grogu to become a Jedi. The person who met Din was Ahsoka Tano, who also visited Luke on that planet. However, because Ahsoka told Din that seeing Grogu would only confuse the child, the Mandalorian decided to leave the planet without seeing his friend. Ahsoka also had a few heartfelt moments with Luke while talking about Anakin.
‘Ahsoka’ series has also been called ‘Rebels’ season 5 because of how it involves some of the most prominent characters of ‘Rebels’ in their official live-action debut. But the focus character of this series is Ahsoka Tano, as she is now looking to embark on a new journey during the era of the New Republic. That means that the series is likely going to take place during or after season 3 of ‘The Mandalorian.’
In this series, Ahsoka is now searching for Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has been called the heir to the Empire due to how he was the only one that could unite all of the remnants of the Empire under one banner. Ahsoka is now looking to stop a war before it happens, and that means that she has to go up against Baylan Skoll, who is a former Jedi Knight that is also looking for Thrawn so that he can destroy the current system and recreate it.
8. ‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’ (voice)
One of the things that most fans believe is that Ahsoka Tano will die somewhere between the ‘Ahsoka’ series and the sequel trilogy. That’s because she had a neat cameo in ‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.’ As Rey was lying weak from the effects of fighting an empowered Emperor Palpatine, she ended up hearing the voices of some of the most prominent Jedi from the past as they gave her their power to fight back against the revived Sith Lord. One of the voices that could be heard was Ahsoka Tano’s voice, as she had a cameo in the movie without necessarily appearing in it.
Where to watch above mentioned movies and shows?
You can watch all Ahsoka Tano-related Star Wars media on Disney+ with an active subscription, which is well-known to be the home of all Star Wars shows.
Will there be more of Ahsoka Tano?
Ahsoka is currently the main star of her own show in the currently ongoing series titled ‘Ahsoka.’ After that, nothing is confirmed as of now, but we can guess that it will depend on the success of her stand-alone series.
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