Ahsoka Tano was introduced in the 2008 movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars and fans hated her. The common complaint was that she was too young and annoying. As we all know, young and annoying Star Wars fans never grow up to be interesting characters... Except for Darth Vader.
And Luke Skywalker.
Or Boba Fett.
Well, anyway, another problem was that Ahsoka didn't appear in the 2005 film Revenge of the Sith. Fans took this to mean that she had an expiration date and that she would die at some point during the Clone Wars. But, as we sometimes are, the fans were totally wrong. Ok, sure, she was a little annoying early on. However, in the twelve years since her debut, Ahsoka has become one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars franchise.
Not only was she the breakout star of the Clone Wars TV show, but she also made a prominent appearance in its follow up, Star Wars Rebels. She's set to return again, this time getting her first live-action appearance in the second season of The Mandalorian, which is set to release October 2020.
Ahsoka is easily one of the most well-rounded and engaging characters to come out of Star Wars in the last decade. With that said it's worth taking a closer look at the former Jedi, and especially when there are so many things fans may not know about her...