In celebration of Ahsoka Tano Day, I am republishing one of my earlier articles I wrote for TheCantinaCast blog…
What did Ahsoka learn from Anakin?
I thought now, would be good time to reflect on what Ahsoka learned from Anakin while she was his padawan during The Clone Wars. Perhaps, this can help us understand her character better, as we see her in Star Wars Rebels.
Ahsoka learned strategies from Anakin on how to outwit their Separatist adversaries.
Ahsoka obtained the skillset to teach others how to pass-on the necessary skills in battle and on the frontlines from Anakin and Obi-Wan.
Leave No One Behind
Ahsoka learned from Anakin that every life is important, especially those that are in danger.
How To Survive Despite The Odds
When Ahsoka was kidnapped by the Trandojians for sport, Ahsoka relied on what Anakin taught her, to not only survive in that hostile environment, but to encourage those around her as well.
When It Is OK To Disobey Orders
Ahsoka learned from Anakin that it was alright to disobey an order from the Jedi Council when circumstances warrant it.
So what else do you believe Ahsoka learned from Anakin?
Ahsoka Tano was first publically introduced into the Star Wars Universe on January 29, 2008.
I, like many others, were not too sure about this new character first intoduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. However, as time went on, Ahsoka is now a vital and beloved part of the Star Wars Universe. This can be seen when there were cries of great joy from many fans, including myself, when Ahsoka appeared as the mysterious ‘Fulcrum’ in Star Wars Rebels.
Therefore, in celebration of Ahsoka’s introduction into the Star Wars Universe, fans declared that this Anniversary be known as #AhsokaTanoDay.
I am celebrating #AhsokaTanoDay by sharing the series of blog articles I wrote in 2016 about Ahsoka’s character development from The Clone Wars Movie to Star Wars Rebels. I hope you enjoy my look at the development of this important and beloved Star Wars character, Ahsoka Tano.
The Character Development of Ahsoka Tano by Patty Hammond (aka PattyBones2):
Foods in Star Wars with Significance
Consuming food is the basic foundation of life, but within the Star Wars Universe, some of them can have greater significance than just providing substance. Some can either further our understanding of characters, while wome further the plot in some way. A few of the foods that have significance for one reason or another in the Star Wars Saga are…
Appearance: The Phantom Menace
Significance: When Jar Jar snags a Gorg using his long tongue from a vendor in Mos Espa on Tatooine, he accidentally hits a Dug, with it. The Dug he hits with this delicacy is Sebolba who is Anakin Skywalker’s competitor in the sport of pod racing. The introduction of Sebolba is important in understanding what obstacles Anakin has to face in winning the Podrace, which is necessary for the ship repairs and in gaining his freedom from slavery.
Description: Round mostly round fruit with white stripes that can be found on Lothal and other planets
Appearance: Star Wars Rebels Season 1 Premiere Episode, Spark of Rebellion
Significance: Just before Ezra Bridger met the crew of The Ghost, a merchant selling Jorgan fruit was having a confrontation with Imperial officers. This confrontation led the Imperials to call for this merchant’s arrest for treason. Ezra quickly went to help this merchant by making these Imperials think there was an emergency elsewhere in the city. After these officiers left the area, Ezra helped this merchant pick up the Jorgan Fruit that fell to the ground during the confrontation. However, he takes some of the Jorgan fruit without permision. This scene with the Jorgan fruit, gives us a better understanding of Ezra’s character as quick thinking thief, who is willing to help when he can.
Appearance: The Force Awakens
Significance: In The Force Awakens, Imperial rations are used as currency on the planet Jakku for items that are salvaged from crashed ships. When Unkar Plutt offers Rey 60 of these ration portions for BB-8, she refuses to sell the droid. This shows that Rey’s friendship with BB-8 is more important to her than what she was offered.
Appearance: Star Wars Rebels Season 1 Episode, Fighter Flight
Significance: A simple assignment to obtain some of this fruit for Hera turns into an adventure where Zeb and Ezra obtain a Tie Fighter. This Tie Fighter was then used as part of the plan to a rescue Kanan Jarrus from Imperial custody.
Description: A stew made of root leaves found on Dagobah
Appearance: The Empire Strikes Back
Significance: This stew is the ‘Good Food’ that Yoda offers Luke when he first encounters him on Dagobah. This is significant because it is when Luke is eating this repast that he discovers that the crazy creature that offered to help him find the Jedi Master, Yoda, is actually the one he was seeking.
So do you agree with me that these foods have significance within the Star Wars Saga?
Do you have any other examples that I missed?
Patty Hammond (@pattyBones2) is the Everyday Fangirl from Michigan who has a disguise as a mild mannered data analyst. Patty is very active in the Star Wars community. You can find her posting about Star Wars and much more on her blog EverydayFangirl.com, TheCantinaCast.com, FutureofTheForce.com, TheBeardedTrio.com, and of course on Twitter @Pattybones2.
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Welcome to the last day of the A to Z Blog Challenge and a topic related to the letter…
Today’s #AtoZBlogChallenge Topic: Zingers
A Zinger, according to dictionary.com, is when someone says a quick, witty, or pointed remark or retort during the story.
Characters can become associated with these zingers. Below are some examples:
As said by Vash the Stampede in the anime series Trigun:
“This land is made of LOVE AND PEACE!”
As said by Marin Brody in the film Jaws:
“We’re going to need a bigger boat.”
As said by Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy from Star Trek TOS in the episode “The Devil in the Dark“:
“I’m a doctor, not a bricklayer.”
“Don’t Ever Tell Me There’s No Way”
Welcome to another day of the A to Z Blog Challenge and a topic related to the letter…
Today’s #AtoZBlogChallenge Topic: X The Movie
X The Movie is one of the first anime films I was introduced to. In addition, as a fangirl I was excited that this was created and written by an all-woman writing team, known as CLAMP.
This story of X The Movie centers around the conflict between The Dragon of Earth, who wants to wipe out humankind because of the damage people have inflicted on the Earth, and the Dragon of Heaven, who is fighting to protect civilization. It is the character, Kamui Shirō, who is the chosen one and must pick a dragon to fight for in order to end the conflict.