The Evolution of Ahsoka Tano’s Lightsabers; From White Lightsabers in ‘The Mandalorian’ To Green and Blue in ‘The Clone Wars’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ahsoka Tano with her white lightsabers in

Since The Mandalorian doesn’t take care of Jedi nor Sith, lightsabers and duels haven’t been a factor on the collection. That, in fact, doesn’t imply there hasn’t been motion; there’s been a ton of that. But there simply hasn’t been a lightsaber in sight, which is new for a Star Wars collection. 

That modified with this most up-to-date episode due to the looks of Ahsoka Tano. For followers that knew Ahsoka in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, however could have missed her in Star Wars Rebels, her lightsabers are a distinct colour. Why have they modified? And how is that even doable? Ahsoka’s lightsaber evolution has an extended life than many Force wielders on the market. [Spoiler alert: Spoilers forward for The Clone Wars and The Mandalorian Season 2, “Chapter 13: The Jedi” forward].

‘The Mandalorian’ confirmed Ahsoka Tano with white lightsabers 

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While Bo-Katan’s entrance on The Mandalorian was jolting and a shock, regardless that it was rumored earlier than this season began, Ahsoka’s entrance was very anticipated. The title of the episode was “The Jedi,” and Bo-Katan had already informed Din Djarin that he would discover Ahsoka Tano on the planet of Corvus. So followers have been about 95 % constructive that they’d come face-to-face with the live-action model of the beloved Star Wars: The Clone Wars character in “Chapter 13.”

Still, seeing her white lightsabers was a very thrilling second. Going from animation to live-action, portrayed by Rosario Dawson for the primary time, issues have been sure to be completely different. So her lekku and montrals and her preventing fashion have been tailored for the live-action collection. 

But, her white lightsabers stayed the identical. In Star Wars Rebels, Ahsoka first seems after being identified off-screen as Fulcrum. She’s a Rebel spy and he or she seems with white weapons, versus the inexperienced ones she final had on The Clone Wars’ fifth season. Blue, now that the seventh has come out. But the place do these colours even come from?

The energy supply of a lightsaber is the kyber crystal inside it, which younger Padawans use to create their weapons throughout the Gathering ritual. The crystals themselves are colorless, however as soon as created, the aura of the Jedi is what creates the colour related to their lightsaber. While widespread colours are blue and inexperienced, others like Mace Windu have purple or Rey has yellow.

To perceive why Ahsoka’s change so usually — and extra so than different Jedi we’ve seen — it’s a must to take a look at the entire image.

When Ahsoka was first launched, she had one inexperienced lightsaber 

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Going all the way in which again to the start, Ahsoka is first launched with only one lightsaber, which is the usual. It’s inexperienced, which as acknowledged above, can also be fairly widespread. 

While there isn’t a totally correct canon description of what inexperienced means, many suppose {that a} inexperienced lightsaber denotes concord and goodwill. Blue, the opposite commonest colour, and one which Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are seen with, sometimes is related to bravery. 

In the center of the collection’ third season, Ahsoka has a brand new look that reveals she’s maturing. And with that new look, she additionally will get one other lightsaber. Most Jedi don’t have two, and within the present, it’s by no means stated why she has two, though, in a Forces of Destiny brief, she is proven coaching with it. But she’s actually expert and superior for her age, so it’s most likely only a most well-liked preventing fashion. And her backhanded stance with one of many two sabers has grow to be a signature of hers, so it’s undoubtedly paid off. 

Unfortunately, her time with the Jedi Order is lower brief when she’s framed for bombing the Jedi Temple by Barriss Offee. They, in fact, take her lightsabers since they’re strictly a Jedi’s weapon. However, when she comes again to assist lead a squadron of Clones within the Siege of Mandalore in Season 7, she will get them again. And they’re a bit completely different. 

Since Season 7 simply got here out earlier this 12 months, it’s a bit extra contemporary in followers’ reminiscences, so that you could be questioning, “But doesn’t she have blue lightsabers?” Yes. When Anakin excitedly provides Ahsoka again her weapons in Season 7, he “improved” them whereas she was away. They’re now blue, like his, and Ahsoka simply provides him a sly smile in response. 

In Season 7 of ‘The Clone Wars,’ Anakin gave her again her lightsabers, they usually have been blue 

Ahsoka Tano with her white lightsabers in 'STAR WARS REBELS'
Ahsoka Tano along with her white lightsabers in ‘STAR WARS REBELS’ | Disney XD through Getty Images

Dave Filoni stated that Anakin is aware of lightsabers effectively sufficient to tinker with them and alter the colour with out compromising the precise weapon. 

“As far as the story goes, I wanted to show a clear connection between the master and apprentice relationship of Anakin and Ahsoka,” Filoni defined in a “Clone Wars Download” video on YouTube in April. “So I decided to shift her lightsabers to blue, like Anakin’s.” 

He went additional, saying that this reveals that Anakin is “always thinking of her.” As if that’s not unhappy sufficient, Filoni then stated that the lightsabers are a “a representation of [Ahsoka] in the story and his thoughtfulness regarding her.” And, in fact, it additionally highlights his attachment and protectiveness towards her, additional exhibiting his utter disregard for the Jedi Code. Which then results in his downfall in Episode III — Revenge of the Sith

After the Siege of Mandalore, viewers watched Order 66 play out from Ahsoka’s perspective and he or she in the end needed to crash her complete ship of Clones. She and Rex have been the one survivors, and he or she left her remaining lightsaber with the wreckage. She’d misplaced the opposite one amongst the preventing. We later see Darth Vader on the lookout for Ahsoka and discovering this makeshift gravesite.

She finally ends up creating the white lightsabers we see in Star Wars Rebels and The Mandalorian in Ahsoka the novel out of an Inquisitor’s bled kyber crystals. She purifies them, and the chosen colour, based on her aura, is white. Many have taken this to imply she’s detached to the Jedi. Regardless, she’s undoubtedly on her personal journey, one which’s stretched longer than most. 

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