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Star Wars: The Holocron 6: Ashoka Tano

by on February 1, 2016
 

It has been little over a month since the release of the latest in the Star Wars Space Opera, instead of bouncing off into the land of what could have been, I figured we must say the course and stick to what is officially cannon.  Allow me to start with one Ashoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s old apprentice.

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If you have not watched the Clone Wars animated series, you read that correctly, the apprentice of dear old Darth Vader, pre-being hooked up to a ventilator.  Ashoka Tano is a female Togruta from the planet of Shili.  Once Anakin had achieved the rank of Jedi Knight, and following Episode 2: The Clone Wars, Jedi Master Yoda assigned her to be his apprentice.  She prefers a two lightsaber style of combat rather than a traditional one, and tends to use a reverse grip when not around her master.

 

Ashoka was instrumental in many battles of the Clone Wars, however after the Jedi Council turns on her over her apparent involvement in an attack on the temple, she is exiled from the Jedi Order.  Anakin later finds the true attacker and she is offered her place in the Order back.  However, feeling betrayed, she refuses, instead heading off on her own; thus allowing her to avoid Order 66.

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She reappears in the Rebels TV show, assisting the rebels alongside several key figures of the rebellion, which means that there is potential for her to show up in a future movie in some way shape or form, overlooking the fact that they may write her off in a future episode of the TV series.

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Ashoka is one of those characters that did not need to exist in the Star Wars Universe, however it is better off that she did, even if she only plays a role in the animated series. Who knows if we will see her again, but she is out there, fighting the First Order in her own way I would suppose.  If you happen to miss my last article, check out The Holocron 5: Sana Solo

 

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