02 Feb 2021 4:20 PM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars: The High Republic Sheds Light on Ahsoka Tano's Confusing Jedi Status

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Ahsoka Tano is undoubtedly one of the standout characters in the entire Star Wars Universe but her true connections to the Jedi Order still remains a huge mystery to a lot of people. Tano was recruited into the Jedi Order as a youngling and eventually transitioned to becoming the Padawan of Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars.


Her path to Jedi Knighthood didn't come easy though as it was halted by Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Sidious and his execution of Order 66 which saw the downfall of the Jedi order. As soon as the order saw its demise, Ahsoka would leave everything behind and since then, her true connections to the light side of the Force have been shrouded by questions.

Now, the latest Star Wars story The High Republic may have shed some light as to how we should address Ahsoka. In Claudia Gray's Into the Dark novel, there's a character named Orla Jareni, a Jedi Knight whose story is quite interesting. Jareni, a protagonist in the novel, serves the light side of the Force but refuses to agree with the philosophies of the Force dictated by the Jedi Council.

Orla refers to herself as a Jedi "Wayseeker" and as the name suggests, she is a Jedi who seeks her own path to the Force and she chooses not to abide by the laws of the Jedi Council. The novel doesn't make any sort of connections between the two characters or not yet, at least but Ahsoka's ways are quite similar to Orla's which could very well indicate that Ahsoka is a Wayseeker herself.

If you've been following Ahsoka's story, she once rejected Yoda's Jedi Council and its ways, claiming that their ideas of the Force and Jedi practices are flawed. Now, with all the similarities between her and Orla, it begs the question: is there a possibility that Ahsoka actually patterned her ways to that of Orla's? That may be quite a stretch but that's not to say that there's zero possibility that Ahsoka is indeed a Wayseeker Jedi.

Star Wars: The High Republic is available at your favorite comic book stores.

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