We know Ahsoka Tano is one of the different Star Wars characters who went through many experiences that transformed her. She survived the events of Order 66 and even lived through the entire Rebellion, wherein she went through one of the most unique experiences a Jedi can go through. As such, after the Rebellion, she resurfaced on Lothal wearing a white robe that had fans calling her “Ahsoka the White.” So, who is Ahsoka the White, and how powerful is she?
Ahsoka the White is the version of Ahsoka Tano that went on a spiritual journey through the World Between Worlds. This journey turned her into a wiser and more spiritual version of herself after going through events that we aren’t privy to yet. Ahsoka also ended up having a deeper connection with the Force.
At this point, we don’t know much about the things that Ahsoka Tano went through in the World Between Worlds when she entered it in season 4 of ‘Star Wars: Rebels.’ The only thing that we know is that this experience transformed her into the wiser and more spiritual version of herself during the era of the New Republic. That said, let’s talk more about Ahsoka the White.
Ahsoka the White’s origins
One of the things that we know about Ahsoka Tano is that she went through many different experiences that changed her view on life and even turned her into a better character. During the events of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ she meets literal Force gods, dies, is resurrected, and leaves the Jedi Order to become the nomadic Force wielder that she eventually became during the reign of the Empire.
Then, in ‘Star Wars: Rebels,’ she was a wise mentor and ally to both Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus but ended up realizing that she had issues that were yet to be resolved after learning that her former master, Anakin Skywalker, became Darth Vader.
Her issues with the feeling that she abandoned Anakin allowed her to stay on Malachor V to fight her former mentor. Of course, Ahsoka was about to die right then and there before Ezra Bridger traveled through time and space, using the World Between Worlds to rescue Ahsoka from that point in time. However, while Ahsoka and Ezra were in the World Between Worlds, the actions of Emperor Palpatine, who wanted to enter this dimension, forced the two of them to go their separate ways.
Ezra returned to his timeline on Lothal, whereas Ahsoka returned to the timeline of her duel with Vader on Malachor V on 3 BBY, around seven years before the end of the Rebellion. While on Malachor, she found another gateway leading to the World Between Worlds.
That was when it was presumed that Ahsoka went on a spiritual journey throughout the rest of the Rebellion era, as this explains why she wasn’t there to help Luke and the other Rebels in their fight against the Empire. That means that she must have spent almost seven years journeying through the World Between Worlds in a life-changing experience.
In the ‘Rebels’ epilogue, which took place five years after the disappearance of Ezra and Grand Admiral Thrawn, Ahsoka appeared right after the people of Lothal celebrated the Empire’s defeat and the emperor’s death. Her clothes changed as she wore a greyish-white robe while carrying a staff. Sabine Wren, who was monologuing in the background, said that she and Ahsoka were about to explore the entire galaxy for Ezra.
This version of Ahsoka is the one that people often call “Ahsoka the White” because she now looked much more spiritual than before. On top of that, she was now wearing a greyish-white robe and carried a staff that made her look wiser than she ever was. For fans of ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ this is akin to how Gandalf the Grey transformed into Gandalf the White after he was reborn.
Of course, this version of Ahsoka isn’t actually called “the White.” It’s just a nickname fans started calling her after her character design drew comparisons to Gandalf. Nevertheless, it was clear that her experiences during her spiritual journey changed her, as there’s a good chance that she spent years in the World Between Worlds.
How powerful is Ahsoka the White?
At this point, it is safe to say that Ahsoka the White isn’t necessarily more powerful than Ahsoka was before she went on that spiritual journey. But there’s a good reason that her spirituality, wisdom, and connection to the Force increased during this time.
One of the things that make the Jedi strong is their wisdom. As Yoda once said, “wars not make one great.” In that regard, Ahsoka did not become strong in the physical and forceful sense when she spent time in the World Between Worlds. Instead, it is possible that her wisdom and experiences gave her a stronger connection to the Force, as we all know that the Jedi draw power from their wisdom, discipline, and inner peace.
Before Ahsoka went on that spiritual journey, she was troubled by the fact that she had left Anakin years ago and that abandoning him might have contributed to his downfall to the dark side. This was one of the biggest regrets that she had in her life. And it is possible that, based on the rumors about the ‘Ahsoka’ series, Ahsoka used the World Between Worlds to travel back in time to try to stop Anakin from falling to the dark side.
But we all know that Ahsoka had already gotten over that big regret in life after she came out of her spiritual journey as a wiser version of herself. During that journey, she must have realized that she could have done nothing to save Anakin from becoming Darth Vader. And it was likely that this moment of catharsis was what allowed her to have inner peace and a stronger connection to the Force.
This is similar to how ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ allowed us to see Obi-Wan becoming stronger in the Force in his battle with Anakin after realizing it was never his fault that his friend fell to the dark side. In the same way, we can assume that Ahsoka also had a stronger connection to the Force after letting go of the notion that she abandoned Anakin and that staying with him could have saved him.
As such, we can assume that Ahsoka is now spiritually stronger than she ever was and is now stronger than ever. She may be near the level of a Jedi Master like Obi-Wan Kenobi but still a tad weaker than Luke Skywalker, who has Chosen One blood running through his veins. So, in a sense, there’s a good chance that Ahsoka is now somewhere in the middle or higher tiers of the Jedi Master power levels.
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