This 1 Thing Could Hint At Ahsoka Rejoining The Jedi Order By The Time ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Happens
Star Wars is as infinite as any galaxy. Even without the non-canon Legends series, the canon lore and content are endless. And some of the best moments happen in The Clone Wars. Although it was an animated series that originally aired on Cartoon Network, it’s one of the most beloved Star Wars media since the original trilogy. It also introduced us all to Ahsoka Tano, a major fan favorite.
Her arc is a complex one that spans longer than some of the characters’ from the films. And a recent appearance of Ahsoka begs the question: Did she ever rejoin the Jedi Order? It could hint towards yes. Spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker ahead.
Ahsoka left the Jedi Order and didn’t look back
If you’re familiar with her story, you know that Ahsoka was falsely accused of bombing the Jedi temple in Season 5, and a lot of people believed she did it. The whole ordeal was heartbreaking for her and the audience. It was quite obvious she wasn’t involved, and after everything she did for the Republic, the Jedi, and the war, they still turned their backs on her.
The officials cleared her name once Anakin found Barriss Offee, the real culprit. However, the situation soured Ahsoka’s feelings for the Order. They threw her under the bus when the going got tough and were blind to the actual Dark Side work going on behind the scenes (aka Palpatine). So she left.
Could her appearance among the other Jedi’s in Rey’s vision prove she came back to the Order?
Fast forward to The Rise of Skywalker, which is around 54 years after Ahsoka departed the Order. In Rey’s final battle against Palpatine, she gives a last-ditch effort to call on the Jedi of the past. Whether it’s through the World Between Worlds or strictly the Force, she connects to them. Voices of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, and more guide her to win. And among them is Ahsoka Tano’s voice. Her appearance is a possible hint that Ahsoka becomes a Jedi once again down the line.
If we examine Ahsoka’s story, it might seem possible. She goes back to Malachor after Ezra saves her in Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels. Even though she was back in the time she came from, Ezra told her that Kanan dies by his time. She might see this as a need to get back in the Order since such a close Jedi friend’s life is cut short. Ahsoka has several years to think on it by the time she shows up to Sabine in the Epilogue of the series and might feel the need to rejoin the Jedi, as CinemaBlend points out. The Council that betrayed her is long gone by this point, and maybe she feels more comfortable becoming one again.
However, Ahsoka might feel too unconnected to the Jedi
For Ahsoka to come back to the Jedi, she would have to have a serious heart-to-heart with herself about why she left in the first place. Of course, one reason was the Council’s lack of trust in her. With them gone, now, that part’s taken care of. However, she also left because she didn’t trust herself. Even though she’s an adult now, as opposed to Anakin’s teenaged Padwan, it’s possible she still feels that doubt about herself. It’s evident in the novel Ahsoka which takes place one year after Revenge of the Sith. Plus, she’s still pretty adamant about not being a Jedi in Star Wars Rebels.
She does still keep up with Jedi habits, though. She meditates, is very strong in the Force, and her fighting has only improved. She watches old videos of Anakin’s teachings and teaches Kanan a thing or two as well. She is basically a Jedi through and through but doesn’t accept that title.
It’s possible on her journey with Sabine to find Ezra, Ahsoka has a change of heart. Or maybe her fight with Vader made her face the immense guilt she felt about Anakin’s turn, and she decides to become a Jedi again to change that. But we don’t definitively know. Hopefully, there’s a new Ahsoka spin-off in the future to give us some answers.