- This page is about the character, Ahsoka Tano. You may be looking for the novel by the same name
To ensure the secrecy and security of Tano's identity, Hera Syndulla was the only member of the Ghost Crew who made contact. Additionally, "Fulcrum" used scrambled audio in transmissions to disguise her voice.
Ahsoka Tano was discovered by the Jedi Order at the age of three by Jedi Master Plo Koon and taken to the Temple to be trained. Having been born on the planet Shili, she was nearly enslaved by an imposter who intercepted the signal to the Jedi Order and who hoped to put her powers to use for his own ends. Fortunately, this scheme was thwarted, and Ahsoka began her life as a Jedi.
The Clone Wars
Later in the Clone Wars, Ahsoka was framed for a bombing on the Jedi Temple by fellow Jedi Barriss Offee. When she was captured, the Jedi Council expelled her from the Order so that she could receive a trial in the Republic courts. After she was acquitted, the real attacker having been exposed, she was invited back into the Order. However, disillusioned with the Order and the Republic, she refused and left the Jedi behind.
The Last Meeting with her Former Master
In the last weeks of the Clone Wars, approximately a year after she left, Ahsoka discovered the whereabouts of the former Sith Lord Maul, who had taken over Mandalore and gained leadership of Death Watch. Shortly before establishing a Siege of Mandalore, Anakin and Obi-Wan were called back to Coruscant to save Chancellor Palpatine, who had been abducted by General Grievous. Unable to use the help of her former masters, Ahsoka was given the possession of her old lightsabers, and the command of an army of Clone Troopers led by Rex. Unbeknownst to Ahsoka, this would be the last time she would ever see Anakin as a friend, before his horrible transformation into the dreaded Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Ahsoka and her allies then laid siege to Mandalore. After engaging in a lightsaber duel with Maul, Ahsoka managed to lure the former Sith into a plaza where her comrades trapped him in a ray shield.
Fall of the Jedi
However, all the efforts of Ahsoka and her allies were undone when Palpatine, who was actually the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, enacted Order 66, a devastating command that turned the clones against the Jedi and wiped out most of them, including Ahsoka's former mentor Plo Koon. As a result, the Clone Troopers under Ahsoka's command turned on her, with the exception of Rex, who had previously removed his inhibitor chip, an inorganic brain implant that compelled each Clone Trooper to comply with Order 66. As a result, Maul escaped once again, but Ahsoka and Rex were able to escape as well, after faking their own deaths.
Spark of Rebellion
A New Path
After fleeing Mandalore, Ahsoka went into the Outer Rim, first to the planet Thabeska and later to the moon of Raada. Under the alias of Ashla, Ahsoka befriended Kaeden Larte and made a life for herself in the farming community. Unfortunately, Imperial forces under Jenneth Pilar soon targeted the moon for their own purposes, leading to an Imperial occupation. Ahsoka and her new friends set about forming a resistance movement, but some of the farmers took too aggressive of a stance and ended up in a battle with the Imperials. As a result, Ahsoka was forced to employ her Jedi powers during a confrontation, which alerted an Inquisitor called the Sixth Brother to her presence on Raada.
Ahsoka duelled the Inquisitor, defeating him and causing his double-bladed lightsaber to explode, unintentionally killing him in the process. She then took the kyber crystals from his lightsaber and used them to craft a pair of white lightsabers. With the assistance of Senator Bail Organa, Ahsoka evacuated the citizens of Raada, and the two began organizing a formal Rebellion against the Empire.
Working under the codename of "Fulcrum", Ahsoka provided the Rebels of the Ghost with intelligence for missions in order to hit Imperial forces or interests, and those missions were part of a larger plan that the Rebels were part of. Only crew member Hera Syndulla knew of both this plan and Fulcrum's identity. Because of all the secrecy, Sabine Wren, the crew's explosives expert, became curious and suspicious of who Fulcrum was and on rare occasions insisted on knowing the individual's identity to no avail. This made Sabine feel untrusted and wanted to know why the Rebel missions were becoming so dangerous, but Hera assured her that the less she knew, the safer she would be if captured by the Empire.
Sometime later, Fulcrum took former Imperial Information Officer, Tseebo, into safe custody who had half of the Empire's secrets downloaded into his cybernetic implants. Information that would prove useful in the Rebels fight the Empire, despite the whole download was an accident when Tseebo was actually looking for information on what happened to Ezra's parents.
Sometime later, Ahsoka, as "Fulcrum", informed Hera that Travis traveled to the planet he mentioned in his messages.
When Kanan was captured by the Empire, Fulcrum contacted Hera and dissuaded from her attempt in rescuing him. After reminding her that Kanan understood the risks and Ezra, the crew's remaining Jedi, was too important to risk losing, Fulcrum informed her that the transmission they sent out had attracted a great deal of attention, not just from citizens but also from the highest levels of the Empire. Fulcrum urged Hera to take her crew into hiding to avoid further risks that would jeopardize their mission. Unfortunately Hera was convinced by Ezra to continue to search for Kanan.
During the mission to save Kanan from Mustafar, Chopper contacted Ahsoka for help, when the rescue mission was going south. After the Rebels save Kanan from the Sovereign and were being chased by TIE fighters, Ahsoka arrives in the Ghost with Chopper in the stolen Imperial freighter and three Alderaan Cruisers to rescue them. Once in hyperspace, the Rebels head over to the Ghost where Ahsoka reveals herself to them. She then tells the Rebels that Ezra's message has given hope to many people, and that one chapter in Ezra's journey has closed, and that it was a new beginning for the Rebellion.
The Siege of Lothal
After the Ghost Crew returns to the Rebel fleet, after their failed mission to rescue Maketh Tua, they discover the shuttle they stole had a tracking chip on board. Once they tell Ahsoka and Commander Sato about the tracker, Darth Vader exits hyperspace in his TIE Advanced x1. After Vader destroys half the Rebel Pilots, Hera and the others decide to help out in the Ghost, which Ahsoka asks Ezra if she could tag along, which he agrees to. During the space battle Ahsoka and Kanan try to figure out who is in the TIE fighter, but Ahsoka becomes overwhelmed by his presence and she faints in Kanan's arms.
After they escape Ahsoka asks Kanan and Ezra about the Sith Lord they encountered on Lothal, where Kanan tells Ahsoka that he hasn't felt a presence like that since the Clone Wars. Ezra then asks if she knows who or what he is, which Ahsoka denies, while suspecting the truth.
Reuniting with Rex
After the destruction of Phoenix Home, Ahsoka and the other Rebels were trying to find a suitable base for what remains of their fleet. Ahsoka brought up that she knew a great commander with experience in the outer rim that could help them find a base. She gave the Ghost Crew a old Tactical Droids head and told them to search the Seelos system first before starting to leave. Ezra asked why she wasn't coming with them, and Ahsoka told him that she has other matters to deal with the Sith Lord that attacked them. Before leaving Ahsoka told Kanan that he must trust her friend.
It was soon discovered that her friend was clone captain Rex. Even though Kanan didn't trust him, Ezra constantly reminded him that Ahsoka did.
Upon regrouping with Ahsoka's Alderaan Cruiser, the Ghost Crew reunites her with Rex. After exchanging a few words, Ahsoka embraced Rex. Ahsoka thanked the crew for trusting her friend, and though Kanan tells her it still isn't easy; Ahsoka simply tells him "Nothing worth doing, ever is."
Encountering Double Trouble
After returning to the fleet, Ezra informed Kanan that the Inquisitors know of Ahsoka's existence. Kanan assured Ezra that he'll tell her.
The Children of the Force
Ahsoka's continued efforts included intercepting communications from Mustafar in an effort to learn more about Darth Vader. Information on him proved scarce, but she learned of a secondary mission given to the Inquisitors. After decoding a pair of coordinate sets, she asked Kanan and Ezra to investigate one of them and take Zeb along for help, while she went to investigate the other. She soon came across a derelict transport ship and an injured woman named Darja, whose granddaughter Alora had been abducted by the Inquisitors. Ahsoka quickly made her way to join Kanan's team on Takobo, where she took on both the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister after they defeated her friends. Easily beating the pair of Inquisitors, she then joined the others in escaping aboard the Phantom. Realizing that the Empire was seeking to capture Force-sensitive children, something Ahsoka had seen the Sith attempt previously, and the group became dedicated to protecting them from the Empire.
Accepting the Truth
After Kanan and Ezra were attacked by the Inquisitors on Oosalan Mesa, they realized their presence was endangering the rebellion's search for a base and met with Ahsoka on the Ghost to discuss a plan of action. While waiting for them, she viewed a holocron of Anakin giving a demonstration in lightsaber combat, which Ezra also watched when he arrived. Remarking on his skills, he asked her what happened to him. Hesitant, she revealed she saw him once more when he was sent to rescue Chancellor Palpatine, but did not know what happened to him as the Jedi Purge unfolded. When Kanan arrived expressing his concerns, she mentioned in difficult times she would have had asked Master Kenobi or Yoda for advice. Kanan revealed that they had communicated with Yoda in the Lothal Jedi Temple, and chose to return there in the Phantom.
Ahsoka declined to raise the entrance to the temple, pointing out she was not a Jedi. Kanan and Ezra raised the temple from the ground, discovering a new door below the one they had entered before. Inside, Ahsoka, Kanan and Ezra had their own visions. She was confronted by the spirit of Anakin, who expressed anger at her departure, calling her selfish and accusing her of abandoning him. He finally asked if she knew what he had become. Lashing out with her lightsaber, she howled in agony as she finally accepted her master became Darth Vader.
The Inquisitors arrived, but the visions in the temple took the shape of the Jedi Temple Guard and distracted them, allowing Ahsoka and the Jedi to escape. As she fled, Ahsoka turned and saw Yoda on Dagobah, who waved at her. Smiling back, she turned and continued on her way back to the Phantom. On board, Ezra revealed he had spoken to Yoda and that he had been told to find Malachor. Ahsoka explained that Malachor was not a person, as Ezra assumed, but a place.
Arriving on Atollon
After the rebellion found a new base on the planet Atollon, Ahsoka traveled there to meet with Kanan and Ezra and take them with her on their mission to Malachor. Whilst on Atollon, Ahsoka spoke with Ezra. When Ezra told her about his predicament with the Krykna Spiders, she explained that the Force became more mysterious as one learned more about it. Ezra then followed Ahsoka back to the base.
Facing the Dark on Malachor
Using the Phantom during a journey in which Rex contacted Ahsoka-the three friends made their way to Malachor, which Ahsoka and Kanan told Ezra had long been forbidden to Jedi. When he countered with curiosity as to why Yoda would send them there, Ahsoka responded that they were looking for knowledge about their enemy. After arriving on the surface and finding a strange obelisk, Ahsoka attempted to translate the ancient writing on it only for Ezra to activate it, causing the ground beneath the trio to collapse. Finding themselves in a massive cavern containing a Sith temple and the ruins of an ancient battlefield, Ahsoka and her companions made their way towards the pyramid structure before being alerted to the presence of another ship by Chopper. It's pilot, a masked Inquisitor known as the Eighth Brother, soon revealed himself, and Kanan and Ahsoka became separated from Ezra before pursuing their enemy.
After capturing the Eighth Brother with help from Chopper, the pair learned that the Eighth Brother was on Malachor in pursuit of someone else, whom they quickly came to fear Ezra would run in to. Heading to the temple with the Inquisitor in manacles, they had their fears confirmed by the realization that Ezra couldn't have entered the structure alone, but were then attacked by the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister responding to a signal sent by the Eighth Brother. The three Inquisitors then engaged the two survivors of the Jedi Order, who were unexpectedly reinforced by Ezra and his new "ally," the Eight Brother's target: the former Sith Lord known as Maul. The Zabrak warrior joined Ahsoka and Kanan in driving off the Inquisitors, before urging that they take a Holocron that he and Ezra had recovered to the top of the temple. Claiming that he felt incapable of defeating Vader, who he was sure would soon arrive, by himself, Maul convinced the three rebels to work with him, though Kanan and Ahsoka remained suspicious.
The group split briefly as Ezra and Kanan took a lift up the temple, but Ahsoka and Maul quickly followed and arrived in time to save them from an attack by the Eighth Brother. Splitting again, Ahsoka paired with Kanan, and they were soon engaged by the Eighth and Fifth Brothers while the Seventh Sister went after the other two. Maul soon dispatched the Seventh Sister and sent Ezra to the top of the temple before joining the fight with the other Inquisitors, which soon saw their deaths as well. However, Maul then claimed Ezra as his apprentice to the ways of the dark side, launching an attack that blinded Kanan before crossing blades with Ahsoka. After a brief duel, Ahsoka left a somewhat recovered Kanan to deal with Maul while she went after Ezra, who had played into Maul's hands and activated the temple with the holocron.
Ahsoka arrived just in time to save Ezra from a new arrival: Vader, who offered to spare Ahsoka if she told the Empire of any other surviving Jedi she knew of. Claiming that none had escaped Vader or his Inquisitors, Ahsoka revealed she had suspected Vader to be her old master but refused to acknowledge as such due to Vader's cruelty. The Sith Lord claimed to have destroyed Anakin, and Ahsoka vowed to avenge him, noting that she was "no Jedi" when Vader noted the inconsistency between vengeance and Jedi teachings. With that, the pair engaged in a ferocious duel; at first, they were equally matched, but Vader eventually seized the upper hand over Ahsoka by driving her back towards the edge of the temple and knocking her off the edge. However, she survived and made her way back to the summit just in time to prevent Vader from seizing the holocron from Ezra and Kanan as they tried to escape, only for her blades to penetrate Vader's mask and reveal the scarred and deformed face of her former master. Left with irrefutable proof of her former master's fall, Ahsoka resolved not to leave him again, and continued to fight Vader as the Sith temple crumbled around them and Ezra and Kanan made their escape.
Vader later departed the ruins alone, while Ahsoka was seen disappearing into the shadows.
Following the mission, Ezra blamed himself for what had happened to Kanan and Ahsoka on Malachor for the next six months until Kanan reaffirmed him that he did not blame Ezra for what happened.
Personality and traits
As a teenager meeting her master for the first time, Tano was very snippy which earned her the nickname Snips from her master. She was known to be very aggressive like her master, willing to use terror or threats to get the answers she wanted.
Over time, she became a more mature and enlightened person, her experiences during the Clone Wars shaping her. She had her victories, her failures, and her losses yet strove through them all, as she felt it was her duty as a Jedi to help restore peace and prosperity to the Republic. Her constant travels and experiences made her more worldly than most young people her age, and often she was surprised by the various events and people she came across during the Clone Wars.
However, when Ahsoka was framed for murder and treason, she was horrified when the Jedi Order coldly cast her out and all but condemned her to a Republic trial and came very close to being sentenced to death. When Anakin unveiled the true culprit, Ahsoka was shocked to see it was her friend Barriss Offee.
When offered to return to the Order, Ahsoka was deeply conflicted, but ultimately chose not to, having lost faith in the Order for not standing by her, and felt she could no longer devote herself to the Order after it had become clear it was serving the political interests of the Republic rather than following its ancient ways and traditions.
Ahsoka was a confident and moralistic person, and a firm defender of the innocent. This carried on even after she left the Order, as she joined the Rebels to restore liberty and democracy to the people oppressed by the Empire.
During her time running from the Empire, Ahsoka continued to suffer from grief over the loss of her friends and guilt over her inability able to protect them. During her time on Raada, Ahsoka was unsure about making new friends, largely due to the emotional pain inflicted by Barriss's betrayal. Despite everything Barriss had done, Ahsoka still had some affection for her former friend, and later expressed her belief that while she was wrong about most things, she did have a point about the Jedi and the Republic, and that if had they truly listened to her, they might have been able to stop Darth Sidious before it was too late.
As a Rebel Informant code-named "Fulcrum", Ahsoka worked indirectly with various rebel cells, always with her face hidden and her voice disguised, and became somewhat pragmatic as she advised Hera to cease searching for Kanan to protect her crew, especially Ezra. This may suggest she developed a more discrete nature and decided overall to put the many before the few.
However, her dealing in secret as Fulcrum appears to have remained, as Ahsoka lied to Kanan and Ezra of having knowledge about the Sith Lord they encountered, and she herself is clearly having trouble coming to terms with the horrific realization of what has become of her former Jedi master.
These feelings recently made themselves apparent when she refused to help open the Lothal Jedi Temple, stating she was no longer a Jedi for leaving the Order. While inside the temple, she was haunted by a phantom of her master, who angrily scolded Ahsoka for leaving him to a fate worse than death. Ahsoka, shedding tears and welling up with grief, lashed out at the illusion, and then wept when she saw no one there, but now realized her fears were true - Her former master was a Sith Lord. But perhaps Ahsoka found hope, which allowed her to see one of her old mentors, Master Yoda, as she was leaving the temple. They shared a wordless moment but a mutual smile, that perhaps alleviated some of Ahsoka's own feelings of guilt.
Upon finally coming face-to-face with her former master once again, Ahsoka refused to believe he and Vader were the same person, stating Anakin "could never be as vile as Vader", to which Vader responding by claiming he had destroyed Anakin. Ahsoka then swore to avenge Anakin's "death", something against her Jedi training and morals, but affirmed she was not a Jedi and proceeded to duel Vader, only to find that he was indeed her former friend and mentor. Still tortured by guilt, Ahsoka offered Vader compassion, refusing to leave him behind again, only to be rebuffed. Despite Vader's cruelty and relentlessness, Ahsoka bravely continued the fight.
Powers & Abilities
Ahsoka was a Jedi Padawan during the Clone Wars up until she resigned the Order. During her years as a Padawan and a Commander, she progressed on and off the battlefield, her skills as a Jedi growing, along with herself as a person.
Ironically, Ahsoka's departure from the Jedi Order led to her growth in the Force and in combat. Sixteen years after her departure, her strength and skill had grown to the point where she was able to outfight two elite Inquisitors single-handed, surviving unscathed.
When she started out the Padawan of her Master, Ahsoka originally wielded a single lightsaber, utilizing the unorthodox Shien reverse-grip, though her master would later train her to use a standard grip along with the lightsaber styles of Form IV and Form V.
Later on in the Clone Wars, she trained in Jar'Kai after constructing a lightsaber shoto to wield alongside her first saber, and utilized it often when facing multiple opponents.
Despite leaving the Order, Ahsoka's skills with a lightsaber have greatly improved to mastery, proven by her duel against both the Seventh Sister and the Fifth Brother, as she was able to easily outmatch and overpower them both unaided and walk away unscathed. A testament to her skills was, during the battle, Ahsoka was able to disarm the Seventh Sister while Ahsoka herself was unarmed, having disengaged her sabers and taken a moment to focus herself in the Force, reaching out as the Sister attacked and grabbing the Inquisitor's saber, before effortlessly disengaging it, wresting it from the Sister's hands, and tossing it aside.
During the mission to Malachor, Ahsoka was also able to duel evenly with former Sith Lord Maul and even hold her own reasonably well against her former master, Darth Vader; however, it is unknown who ultimately came out on top in their battle, as the outcome wasn't seen.
Ahsoka possessed a strong connection to the Force even while she was a Padawan, able to wield Force powers such as Telekinesis, utilize the Force Jump, Force Push, and possessed a strong Force Sense (which led to her discovering her former master had become a Sith Lord).
During her time in the Lothal Jedi Temple, her Force Sense caused her to be haunted by a phantom of her old master, but then she was able to see one of her old mentors, Yoda, and the smile they shared might have been a manifestation of hope to inspire her.
As a veteran of the Clone Wars, Ahsoka is an experienced leader, having once been a commander of the 501st, and led many clone troopers in battle.
After the end of the war, Ahsoka would eventually join forces with Bail Organa and found the Rebel network, learning to act with great discretion, taking up the codename "Fulcrum" to contact various Rebel cells and assign them missions or targets of interest.
- She is voiced by Ashley Eckstein, who also voiced as her in the series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and video games Ahsoka appeared in.
- At the time of the series, she is in her early 30s.
- The design of her new pair of Lightsabers bears resemblance to the early concept by Ralph McQuarrie. Their white blades also signify her disassociation from the Jedi Order.
- Ahsoka's armor is described by Pablo Hidalgo as something he imagined her finding in an old Jedi temple in the years between The Clone Wars and Rebels.
- In her debut, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ahsoka became the first female Jedi to be a leading character in the Star Wars universe on screen.
- Her original name during her creation was Ashla, prior to being changed to Ahsoka. Her original name was however used in the book Ahsoka where she used the name "Ashla" as an alias on Raada.
- The tie-in novel Ahsoka (2016) bridges the story of what happened to her in the gap between The Clone Wars and Rebels. Among other things, it explains:
- Rebels wasn't the first time that Ahsoka encountered an Inquisitor, though she didn't know what they were before. She encountered and defeated an Inquisitor called the "Sixth Brother".
- Ahsoka specifically aided Captain Rex go into hiding from the Empire by helping him fake his death. This is also how she lost her original lightsabers - she left them on Rex's empty grave.
- Ahsoka built her new lightsabers using the Kyber Crystals she obtained from the Sixth Brother's dual-bladed lightsaber.
- Traveling around the galaxy trying to stop the Imperials from acquiring Force-sensitive children (as the Inquisitors were seen doing in Season Two), before long she caught the attention of Senator Bail Organa, who recruited her into his attempt to start a rebel movement. Given her knowledge, Ahsoka wanted to be in a position to coordinate information and actions for different rebel cells, leading to her new position and code name as "Fulcrum".