Star Wars Rebels: Ashley Eckstein Reveals Her Theory on Ahsoka's Fate
Ann Convery, wife of Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni, hosted a special one-on-one Q&A with Ashley Eckstein at Emerald City Comic Con today. Focusing on Eckstein's now-legendary character, Ahsoka Tano, the Q&A saw answers and speculation on some the biggest questions in the Star Wars universe right now. Currently, there's no bigger question in the Star Wars universe than the question of what happened to Ahsoka Tano at the end of Star Wars Rebels season 2.
After a clash with her former master, Darth Vader, we're led to believe that Ahsoka perished, but some symbolic moments right at the end of that episode has given hope to many, including the person who has voiced the character form almost 10 years.
When the panel moved to a fan Q&A, it was inevitable that the first question would be related to Ahsoka's fate. Eckstein confirmed that it was Ahsoka that we see entering the temple at the end of the episode, but revealed that, beyond that she hasn't received any concrete information. But, just because she hasn't had any confirmation, that doesn't mean she doesn't have a theory on what happened to her character. Eckstein has playfully adopted the 'Ahsoka Lives' mantra since she watched the finale, and today she revealed her theory on why that might be possible.
In Clone Wars, the Mortis episode arc saw Obi-Wan, Ahsoka and Anakin travel to Mortis, a mysterious planet in unchartered space that appeared to be have an influence on the force. There, they meet three beings that are more powerful in the force than anything they'd experienced before. Comprised of a father, his son and his daughter, the trio of beings were in a constant battle, with the father trying to balance his daughter's light side against his son's dark side. The daughter, which Eckstein refers to in her theory, is eventually killed after sacrificing herself to save Ahsoka by channeling the last of her life-force into the young Jedi.