Ahsoka Tano Art Collection | Officially Licensed Artwork

Ahsoka Tano, a Togruta female, was the Padawan learner to Anakin Skywalker and a hero of the Clone Wars. Alongside Anakin, she grew from headstrong student into a mature leader. But her destiny laid along a different path than the Jedi.

Ahsoka is best-known for her central role in various episodes of the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels” animated series. Ahsoka spent much of the former series commanding a legion of Clone Troopers in numerous fights during the Clone Wars and faced off against famous “Star Wars” antagonists such as General Grievous, Maul, and Asaaj Ventress. Ahsoka formed close ties with the Clone Trooper Rex and several other soldiers throughout the series and undertook numerous missions with Anakin, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other Jedi. Ahsoka eventually became disillusioned with the Jedi Order and left the organization during the Clone Wars. She allied herself with Mandalorians near the end of the series and ultimately became one of the few Jedi to survive Order 66.

Both Ahsoka and “The Clone Wars” marked major firsts for the “Star Wars” franchise. There were few prominent young or female Jedi in “Star Wars” titles — Carrie Fisher’s Leia Organa aside, the franchise generally lacked any notable female characters outside prior to “The Force Awakens” — and “The Clone Wars” and Ahsoka’s introduction helped broaden the franchise’s appeal.