‘The Mandalorian:’ Why Ahsoka Tano Doesn’t Want to Train Baby Yoda

The Mandalorian teaches viewers about the ways of these bounty hunters and even re-introduced them to a fighter formerly in an animated Star Wars series. Here’s what we know about the latest character from this Disney+ original, named Ahsoka Tano.

The Mandalorian wanted Ahsoka Tano to train the Child

After a long journey with this force-wielding child, the Mandalorian finally completed his quest and found a Jedi. However, the Jedi he found operates somewhat in a gray area when it comes to the force and her organizational affiliation. 

According to Star Wars Fandom, “Gray Jedi are those who, though having completed the teachings of the Jedi, operate independently and outside of the Jedi Council. They are typically seen as misguided, though they have not necessarily succumbed to the dark side.”

When fans first meet Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian, she explains that the Jedi Council has long since fallen. There are few Jedis who remain after the fall of the Empire. As far as fans know, that means Luke Skywalker, Ahsoka, Leia Skywalker, and the Jedis that Luke took on, including Ben Solo. 

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Is Ahsoka Tano a ‘Grey Jedi?’

When fans first met this character in the animated Star Wars series, she was a Jedi Padawan, who used both green and blue lightsabers while training and in battle.

When it comes to her past relationship with the Jedis, though, it wasn’t exactly a positive experience. Particularly, her relationship with Anakin Skywalker. As a result, this character decides not to train the Child.

By the time viewers of the live-action Star Wars series meet Ahsoka Tano, she has distanced herself from the the structural “Jedi Order,” a way of life long since abandoned by many force-weilding characters. The biggest giveaway is that Ahsoka Tano uses two white lightsabers in The Mandalorian, a color rarely seen and used by Jedis in the Star Wars universe. 

In this Disney+ series, she even teams up with the Mandalorian to free a village and teach viewers more about “Baby Yoda,” whose real name, she discovers, is actually Grogu. 

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Ahsoka Tano of ‘The Clone Wars’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ | Star Wars

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Other Jedis might come to train Grogu in ‘The Mandalorian’

This wouldn’t be the only Star Wars character who went against the Jedi norm. According to CBR, Rey is another “Jedi” who acts somewhere in between the ways of the Jedi and the Sith, including Rey.

However, her “rise” to power doesn’t come until the First Order’s emergence in the galaxy. When it comes to training the Child, though, Ahsoka Tano doesn’t completely leave the duo without a clue. She tells the Mandalorian that if he places Baby Yoda on the “seeing stone,” he can connect with other Jedis across the galaxy.

Fans will presumably see more of Ahsoka Tano in the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. To learn more about this live-action original and to subscribe to Disney’s streaming platform, visit their website