Friday Favorites: Ahsoka Tano - Almost Assuredly Doomed Jedi

Watching the third season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, it struck me how far along Anakin Skywalker's headstrong padawan learner has come since the premiere movie. Though I took a liking to the character right away (she had a Kitty Pryde-like quality I always enjoy in my nerd culture heroines), a lot of people thought she was pushy and whiny. And, yeah, they were right, but then again, so was her master (not to mention her master's eventual son), so Ahsoka made the perfect apprentice for Anakin. In attempt to curb her worst instincts, he might be able to curb his own.

Well, we know that he doesn't when it's all said and done, but at least he's a lot more likable on the show than in any of the prequel movies.

But clearly something about their relationship was working, because as we see in the finale two-parter, she's becoming quite the capable Jedi, and already seems more capable of handling her emotions and powers than her master. It's impressive to see such character development in a franchise that - and as much as we may love it, we have to admit this - isn't really known for good character development.

Of course, I fear for Ahsoka Tano. She's certainly not anywhere to be seen in Revenge of the Sith, and failing to prevent her demise could be another thing that sends Anakin along the path to becoming Darth Vader. But I'm hoping she can somehow avoid the fate we're all expecting. Or at the very least go out heroic as all hell.

1 comment:

AB said...

Agreed on all counts, Bill. Well said.