|"Snips" no more?! Ahsoka Tano has proved herself in THE CLONE WARS.|
No longer the young Padawan, Togrutan Jedi Ahsoka Tano, as voiced by the popular Ashley Eckstein, has certainly grown up and matured in the last five years of THE CLONE WARS, since her original theatrical debut in 2008, conceived by George Lucas and Dave Filoni to give younger STAR WARS fans a character to root for in the animated series whilst, at the same time, giving her master Anakin Skywalker more character depth and interest in the build-up to EPISODE III.
|Shrouded in mystery and then unnamed, Ahsoka appeared in the shadows of the first THE CLONE WARS poster, which debuted at the CELEBRATION IV convention in 2007.|
|Early days for Anakin and Ahsoka in Season One.|
Despite her tender, sometimes vulnerable side, and her loyal friendship to the famed Jedi Knight, Ahsoka has fought many battles, too, displaying her instinctive talents and now double lightsaber skills with an often fearless streak of bravery alongside her comrades, or separately, against the likes of General Grievous no less, in the vast galaxy-spanning conflicts between Republic and Separatists.
|Taking on the fearsome General Grievous in Season One.|
|Allied with Chewbacca in Season Three's Wookiee Hunt.|
|And meeting old friend Lux, now a fugitive, in Season Four's A Friend in Need.|
With the upcoming fifth season of THE CLONE WARS, Filoni has promised an intriguing new story arc for Ahsoka which is shrouded in secrecy. When the series eventually, sadly, ends, will she become a fully-fledged Jedi Knight? And, as is her duty, having left her partnership with Anakin, will she get a spin-off, and a Padawan to train and continue the Clone Wars struggle with? Or will the producers be hopefully brave enough to see her confront Anakin Skywalker as Darth Vader after ORDER 66? A clash of lightsabers that can clearly end with only one winner...
|An adult Ahsoka, as seen in the Mortis trilogy. But will she survive to reach her destiny?|
"Always in motion is the future...", as a famed little green man likes to say!
In the meantime, why not check out AFICIONADO's own original short story featuring the character, The Wilderness of Death, set between Seasons One and Two of THE CLONE WARS, as she and a small group of Clone Troopers find themselves trapped on a ghost planet, here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B80ITjM31EVRMExrWERKbUxEQjA/edit?usp=sharing
Seasons One to Three of THE CLONE WARS are available on DVD and Blu-ray from WARNER BROTHERS HOME ENTERTAINMENT.