Have you ever wondered where Ahsoka Tano was during the original Star Wars trilogy? Now we are going to explain the whole story of him.
It’s time to explain where Ahsoka Tano was during the original Star Wars trilogy. Although it plays an important role in the Star Wars story, the togruta was absent from George Lucas’ original trilogy. Although the real reason is that Dave Filoni had not yet created the character for The Clone Wars animated series, the fictional reason has yet to be revealed. This is quite strange, considering how important the character as Fulcrum was to the development of the Galactic Civil War.
The Fulcrum Era in ‘Star Wars Rebels’
In the Star Wars Rebels animated series, which takes place before Episode IV, Ahsoka Tano was acting under the code name “Fulcrum.” Through this undercover character, the togruta acted as an informant helping to coordinate individual rebel cells throughout the galaxy. In time, that would eventually become the Rebel Alliance.
However, Ahsoka Tano later decided to take on a much more prominent and public role alongside Jedi Master Kanan Jarrus and his apprentice Ezra Bridger. This, in turn, leads directly to the mysterious reason why he does not appear in the original trilogy. Take note of what happens in the animated series of Star Wars Rebels, because it will have a direct impact on what they will narrate in the new Disney + series.
The Sith Temple of Malachor and the World Between Worlds
At the end of the second season of Star Wars Rebels, Ahsoka Tano’s efforts to help the Phoenix Squad led to a duel with Darth Vader himself. After discovering that the Sith Lord is her former master Anakin Skywalker, the togruta refuses to flee. She and Darth Vader fight on top of the Malachor Sith Temple… And the former Padawan seems to die. However, we learn that she was saved by a future version of Ezra Bridger, who accessed this moment in the past through a Force portal known as the “World Between Worlds.”
Although this experience outside of time and space explained the appearance of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars Rebels season 4She also had Ezra Bridger send her back in time to Malachor, where she disappeared into the ruins of the Sith Temple as Darth Vader left the world, believing his former Padawan to have died entombed by the rubble. This was the last time we saw the togruta before her appearance in The Mandalorian season 2. That appearance takes place five years after the fall of the Empire and the end of the original trilogy. As such, there is a large gap in time during the Galactic Civil War where we don’t know what really happened to it.
The ‘Ahsoka’ series could reveal the hidden story
Everything suggests that the Ahsoka Tano series will explain the absence of the togruta in the original Star Wars trilogy. A time jump from the origins of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire via the World Between Worlds could explain its demise. In the same way, perhaps the former Jedi has been searching for Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn in the Unknown Regions for years, both of whom also disappeared before Episode IV of the galactic saga.
In any case, the flashbacks or the dialogues that explain where he was will be more than justified in the Ahsoka series. As minimum, Miss Tano should explain her absence to the rebels who are going to return to the Star Wars saga. This is the case of Sabine, Hera Syndulla or Chopper himself. His absence has been noted in the galaxy. Therefore, he should explain what happened in all those years.