Where Was Luke Skywalker During the Events of ‘Ahsoka’?

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One of the things that we know about the ‘Ahsoka’ series is that it takes place during the time of the New Republic, which means that this is just years after the fall of the Empire and that Luke and the other Rebel heroes are still at their prime. Of course, we know that Ahsoka Tano and Luke Skywalker are already quite familiar with one another because this was shown in ‘The Book of Boba Fett.’ But it just seems odd that Luke isn’t around in the series. So, where was Luke Skywalker during the events of ‘Ahsoka’?

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Luke Skywalker was last seen building his Jedi Temple on the planet called Ossus, where he and Ahsoka last encountered one another.
  • Ahsoka knows and understands that Luke has his own role and is busy rebuilding the Jedi Order.
  • The ‘Ahsoka’ series events happened so fast that there was no time for Ahsoka to call Luke for help.

Luke was busy building the foundations of his Jedi Order

The events of ‘Ahsoka’ take place after season 3 of ‘The Mandalorian,’ which means that we already know that Luke Skywalker was still quite active during this time. Of course, as they previously met, Luke and Ahsoka Tano were familiar with one another.

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During the events of ‘The Book of Boba Fett,’ it was clear that Luke and Ahsoka had met one another at one point in the past because there was already a sense of familiarity between them. They talked about Anakin while Ahsoka was visiting Luke on Ossus. It was clear that Luke had his hands full already because he was trying to build the foundations of a new Jedi Order by building his Jedi Temple on that planet.


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Luke, of course, wanted to take in Grogu as his first apprentice. Ahsoka was there to observe Luke training Grogu in the ways of the Force. But she also told him that he was quite attached to Din Djarin. And before Ahsoka left, she told Luke that she had something else important to do, so she couldn’t stay and spend more time with him in his Jedi Temple.

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Ahsoka was busy trying to find any clue about Ezra Bridger’s whereabouts, as she had just captured Morgan Elsbeth and was likely already aware of where the starmap was. It is possible that Ahsoka immediately went to the ruined temple on Arcana to go looking for the starmap after she left Luke on Ossus. And she wasn’t even aware that Grogu had chosen to return to Din Djarin instead of staying on Ossus to learn how to be a Jedi.

While Luke failed to convince Grogu to stay with him to become his first student, we can assume that he was still too busy building his Jedi Temple, searching the galaxy for new students, and honing his skills and knowledge as a Jedi. After all, the next phase in Luke’s life after defeating the Empire was to rebuild the Jedi Order.

Why didn’t Ahsoka ask Luke for help?

So, while we do believe that Luke was likely on Ossus while things were happening during the ‘Ahsoka’ series, some fans are wondering why the strongest Jedi in the galaxy wasn’t even there to help Ahsoka out in her mission to get to Ezra.

The first thing that comes to mind is that Ahsoka’s mission was to find Ezra instead of locating Thrawn. The only reason she was looking for Thrawn was for her to get to Ezra because it was logical to believe that Ezra was wherever Thrawn was. Finding Ezra was Ahsoka’s personal quest because she owed him his life after he saved her from Darth Vader on Malachor V. That means she wouldn’t have asked Luke to help her on a personal quest.


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Ahsoka’s quest only turned into the most important mission in the galaxy when she discovered that Morgan Elsbeth had escaped and that they were also looking for Thrawn. And that was when it became clear to her that the mission was about stopping Thrawn’s return to the galaxy instead of finding Ezra.

Things happened in the ‘Ahsoka’ series so fast that Ahsoka and her allies hardly had time to breathe. Every event happened one after another, and she didn’t have time to try to call for more backup. She needed to head to Seatos quickly to prevent Morgan and the Eye of Sion from leaving the galaxy. After waking up from her short adventure in the World Between Worlds, Ahsoka had no time to go find Luke because she needed to follow Morgan and her allies to Peridea to rescue Sabine.

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That time was of the essence for Ahsoka and her allies during the events of the ‘Ahsoka’ series. If she had more time, she would have asked more people for help instead of just relying on Huyang and Sabine the entire time.

Ahsoka likely also believes Luke is too busy with his new Jedi Order. She wasn’t there when Grogu decided to return to Din Djarin, and Ahsoka likely believes that he is still training him on Ossus.

There’s also the fact that Ahsoka knew that Luke had his role to play in the grander scheme of things, whereas she had more freedom in her hands because she was, as Thrawn would say, a ronin, a warrior with no allegiance to anyone. While Luke was set to carry the legacy and hopes of the Jedi, Ahsoka could do her own thing as long as it was within the will of the Force.

Because of that, she knew that Luke’s role was just as important as hers, which meant that she wouldn’t have bothered to ask Luke to help her out in her mission to stop Thrawn’s return and secure Ezra’s way back home.

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