How Does Bo-Katan Know Ahsoka Tano? The Two Worked Together in ‘The Clone Wars’ however Weren’t Always on the Same Side

by Jeremy Spirogis
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For followers of Star Wars that haven’t gotten into the animated sequence but, Ahsoka Tano remains to be a reputation that could be acquainted. That’s how fashionable her character has change into within the franchise. But for followers of The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels, she’s a significant character. And whereas Bo-Katan isn’t as effectively know, she’s nonetheless important, and extra so now. But how do the 2 know one another? [Spoiler alert: Spoilers forward for The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 3].

Bo-Katan helped Mando get 1 step nearer to delivering The Child to the Jedi

Frog Lady, Mando, and The Child within the Razor Crest in ‘The Mandalorian’ “Chapter 11” Season 2 | Disney+ /

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The third episode of The Mandalorian’s second season, “The Heiress,” was most likely probably the most thrilling but. Frog Lady reunited together with her husband and made some tadpoles and Mando lastly discovered extra Mandalorians. But they weren’t simply any Mandalorians. Din Djarin bumped into Bo-Katan and her two different members of the Night Owls. 

Bo-Katan, as she explains to Mando, is a member of Clan Kryze and made her debut in Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Season 2. She’s sisters to Duchess Satine Kryze, who established a pacifist rule on Mandalore. This was, after all, reverse of what Bo-Katan believed in, as a result of she was part of Death Watch. They have been a terrorist group of Mandalorians from Mandalore who wished the traditional warrior methods to be reestablished on the planet. And that didn’t coincide with the pacifist, impartial stance Satine put into place. 

Bo-Katan did depart Death Watch when Maul took over, although, and Mando is a Child of the Watch, which is a type of Mandalorians who went on to maintain that historical type of their tradition. Which is totally different from her model, which is simply straight from the planet’s individuals. 

Regardless of their variations, he helps her and in flip, Bo-Katan tells Mando the place Ahsoka Tano is. She may help him with The Child. 

Bo-Katan and Ahsoka have been enemies early on

For followers of the animated exhibits, seeing Bo-Katan was the apparent and needed hyperlink to Ahsoka that many have been ready for. The characters have been on two very reverse sides of the Clone Wars, regardless that Death Watch wasn’t particularly aligned with the Separatists. But additionally they positively weren’t with the Republic and Jedi. 

In one episode in Season 4, Ahsoka is taken on Lux Bonteri’s mission to rent Death Watch to avenge his mom’s dying. However, Death Watch aren’t probably the most reliable individuals, they usually already are taking the native individuals of the planet they’re on hostage. Ahsoka, after all, isn’t OK with this. And when Death Watch and Pre Vizsla, their chief, discover out Ahsoka is a Jedi, they assault. 

Ahsoka, being the majorly expert Padawan she was on the time, killed 4 Mandalorians directly in one of many coolest maneuvers on the present. She escapes with Lux, and it’s not till later in Season 5 that Bo-Katan leaves Death Watch after Maul kills Satine, Pre Vizsla, and takes over Mandalore.

This brings us to the principle portion of time when Bo-Katan and Ahsoka Tano labored collectively. Because regardless that they weren’t on the identical facet initially, they have been on the finish. 

Bo-Katan defected and sought Ahsoka’s assist through the Siege of Mandalore 

Bo-Katan and Ahsoka Tano in 'The Clone Wars' Season 7.Bo-Katan and Ahsoka Tano in 'The Clone Wars' Season 7.
Bo-Katan and Ahsoka Tano in ‘The Clone Wars’ Season 7 | Disney+ / Lucasfilm Ltd.

Maul held management of Mandalore by means of Almec, who was performing as Prime Minister of the planet after Satine’s homicide. Maul was, after all, pulling the strings behind the scenes. Bo-Katan discovered Ahsoka on the planet Oba Diah in Season 7.

This is after Ahsoka left the Jedi Order in Season 5. Long story brief, Ahsoka was framed for bombing the Jedi Temple, and she or he didn’t really feel like she trusted herself sufficient to remain within the Jedi Order, even after her title was cleared. Plus, beneath all of it, there was an underlying mistrust with the Order generally that she doesn’t fairly grasp till later. So she left. 

Bo-Katan recruited Ahsoka’s assist as a result of she thought Ahsoka was nonetheless with the Jedi and the Republic. Even although she wasn’t, Ahsoka nonetheless agreed to assist and obtained in contact with Obi-Wan and Anakin, pondering they’d tackle the mission as a result of Maul was concerned. It turned all bureaucratic, although, as a result of Mandalore wasn’t part of the Republic so technically they couldn’t get entangled. 

In the tip, although, they did ship Ahsoka with a small squadron of troopers, they usually defeated Maul and his group of Death Watch that have been trustworthy to him. However, proper on the finish is when Order 66 was ordered, and the remaining is (sadly) historical past.

As Bo-Katan advised Mando on this final episode, they misplaced management of Mandalore once more, however there’s nonetheless a gaggle of them, similar to there are Children of the Watch like Mando. And subsequent week (possibly), followers will see a live-action Ahsoka Tano. 

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