A forty-plus year era of Star Wars ended in 2019 with The Rise of Skywalker. The original trilogy characters are dead and/or gone from the future of the franchise. We’ve even likely already seen the last of the characters to which we were introduced in the sequel trilogy. For now, at least, we have The Mandalorian and the beloved “Baby Yoda” to capture our attention. But… given the current state of Star Wars storytelling, and of the world in general, what we need now, more than ever, is more Ahsoka Tano.
Throughout her entire character arc thus far, the former padawan to Anakin Skywalker has always embodied the best of the Jedi. Caring and compassionate, Ahsoka sought the best in people. She sought the best in every situation. Even in her battle with Vader, she fought to save Anakin until all hope was gone. And though facing certain death, she still refused to blame the clones for turning on her and would not kill them. Now, a new Instagram post from Dave Filoni shows us why a character like Ahsoka Tano is such a beacon of light.
Ahsoka Tano: the inspiration we need
Filoni, of course, created the character of Ahsoka back in 2008. He was also responsible for overseeing her growth and maturity over the course of seven seasons of The Clone Wars. From time to time, Filoni will tweet or post pictures of Ahsoka Tano to Instagram. The latest also carries with it a poignant message, encouraging us to be better and help those in need:
In my life when you find people who need your help you help them no matter what.”
What better mantra could we ask for in these troubled times we’re facing in this country right now? Such a simple gesture, such a simple notion: help those in need. Period. End of discussion.
With any luck, if rumors hold true, we’ll get to see Ahsoka put action to those words in the second season of The Mandalorian. In the meantime, we here at That Hashtag Show encourage all of you to follow Ahoska’s teaching.
May the Force be with you.