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Ahsoka Tano, nicknamed Snips by her master, was a female Togruta who trained as a Jedi Padawan during the Clone Wars. She was trained by Anakin Skywalker and, alongside her master, commanded troopers from the Grand Army of the Republic for most of the war. She was expelled from the Jedi Order after being falsely implicated as the culprit in a bombing at the Jedi Temple, and she was put on trial by the Galactic Republic before the true bomber, her friend Barriss Offee, was discovered. Despite the Jedi Council allowing her to return to the Order, Tano became disillusioned with the Council and their lack of trust in her, and she chose to leave the Jedi Order.
After the rise of the Galactic Empire, Tano became part of a rebel movement against the Empire, working with Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan. She took on the codename "Fulcrum" and was in contact with numerous rebel cells, including the crew of the Ghost which operated on and around Lothal.
Ahsoka Tano was discovered by Jedi Master Plo Koon at the age of three during a mission to Shili, and was raised in the Jedi Temple. Tano considered Master Koon to be among her oldest and dearest friends by 22 BBY and felt a large amount of gratitude to him for discovering her Force sensitivity and ensuring that she would be given a home at the Jedi Temple.
Battle of ChristophsisEdit
Tano was a talented student and was promoted to the rank of Padawan earlier than normal by Master Yoda, and assigned to Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker in hopes that it would teach Skywalker a greater sense of responsibility. Tano takes part in a meeting at the conclusion of the Battle of Christophsis. The Jedi Council hoped that as Tano became more independent, her Master would learn to let go of his problematic sense of attachment. They sent the Padawan to the planet Christophsis to join Skywalker, hoping to aid him in the current battle and pass on a message. Though it was presumed she was going to be Master Obi-Wan Kenobi's Padawan, she revealed that she was assigned to Skywalker. Unfortunately, Confederacy General Whorm Loathsom had activated a deflector shield and had his droid army advance behind it, negating the use of cannons. Master and Padawan tried to figure out how to get inside the shield and destroy the generator. They hid beneath a box and waited till the droids passed before they carefully sneaked in. Unluckily, they accidentally bumped into a droideka. Tano was intent on fighting, but Skywalker insisted on running. He told her to stop, allowing the chance to slash at the rolling droid as it passed them. When they reached the generator, Tano accidentally tripped a number of sensors, alerting retail droids to their presence. Skywalker distracted the droids while Tano planted explosive charges on the generator. One of the droids approached her from behind, but she managed to slice it in half with her lightsaber. Unfortunately, the droid's "body" rolled over more sensors, alerting more of the droids. Seeing her Master outnumbered, she saw that he and the droids were underneath a wall with a convenient hole in the middle. She used the Force to bring down the wall. Skywalker passed through it, while the droids around him were crushed. Tano activated the charges, blowing up the generator, enabling artillery to finish off the droid legions. Despite Skywalker's initial reluctance to take a Padawan, he and Tano quickly found common ground, which left Yoda wondering whether the responsibility of mentoring a Padawan would actually calm Skywalker's wild ways, or if he would simply pass them on to his new charge.
Battle of TethEdit
After Christophsis, Master and Padawan were dispatched to find and rescue Jabba the Hutt's kidnapped son Rotta, whom scouts had located on the planet Teth. The success of their mission was vital to completing negotiations with the gangster for trade routes in the Outer Rim Territories. En route, Tano gave the troops an account of how she "saved" Skywalker from the retail droids. Upon arriving on Teth, it proved impossible to land at the B'omarr Monastery where the Huttlet was being held, which forced the Republic forces to land at the base of the mesa. The only way to reach the monastery was by scaling the vertical cliff walls. Master and apprentice treated it like a race and began their climb to the top. Tano got aboard an AT-TE walker, and defended it from dwarf spider droid fire when its gunner was shot. STAPs nearly caused the walker to lose grip, and likely would have succeeded had Skywalker not commandeered one of the STAPs to destroy the others. Once at the top, she used the AT-TE cannon to save her master from three droidekas.
After securing the Monastery, they discovered a protocol droid designated 4A-7, who informed them the Huttlet was being held in the dungeons. After dispatching a few battle droids, the Jedi found Rotta, who was found to be just a baby, and whom Tano thought was cute. Unfortunately, while trying to load the Huttlet, whom Tano had nicknamed "Stinky," into a pack, a recording of their actions was taken by 4A-7, who was actually the servant of Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress. Ventress transmitted the recording to Count Dooku, to convince Jabba that the Jedi had been the ones who kidnapped Rotta. With an army of droids sent to "retrieve" the Huttlet, the Jedi had to find an alternate way off the planet, as the Huttlet was sick. The two Jedi spotted another landing platform. Tano had a brief duel with Ventress before her Master picked her up on the back of a Can-cell, followed by astromech droid R2-D2. They discovered a ship, with 4A-7 at the foot of the ramp. When battle droids descended from the ship, it became obvious to Tano that 4A-7 was a spy. She destroyed the battle droids and decapitated 4A-7. The Jedi commandeered the ship and attempted to land on the Venator-class Star Destroyer Spirit of the Republic, but its hangar was destroyed before they could land. With no other options left to them, the Jedi traveled directly to Tatooine in the old freighter. While in transit, Tano was able to treat Rotta with medicine on board the ship, saving his life.
Duel on TatooineEdit
The Twilight arrived at Skywalker's homeworld, Tatooine, but the ship was shot down by MagnaGuards. The Jedi survived the crash and made their way across the Dune Sea to Jabba's Palace. Tano wished to know more of her master's life on the planet, but he refused to talk about it. On the way, both Tano and Skywalker sensed a trap. Tano separated from her Master, taking the Huttlet with her. As her master faced Count Dooku, Tano was forced to fight three MagnaGuards single-handedly. Though it was difficult, she managed to defeat the MagnaGuards and deliver Rotta to his father before Jabba could have Skywalker executed, on the false belief that the Jedi had kidnapped his son. However, Jabba believed the Jedi were still using him and ordered them killed. Luckily, at the last moment, Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo appeared via hologram with testimony that Jabba's own uncle, Ziro Desilijic Tiure, was responsible for Rotta's kidnapping. Once the truth was made known, Jabba promised the Republic safe passage through his territory in the Outer Rim, provided they promise to bring Dooku to justice for his crimes. Ziro would be punished severely by the Hutts. Tano and Skywalker were picked up by Kenobi and Yoda.
Battle of GworiEdit
Jedi Master Mace Windu briefed a gathering of Jedi and highlighted a key issue in the war: that the Separatists vastly outnumbered the Republic in terms of ships. Master Kenobi suggested a surgical strike on the InterGalactic Banking Clan warship building factories. It soon became clear that the Gwori system was the prime target, yet due to the Republic forces being too splintered, it would be impossible to launch an all-out attack. Further complicating a possible strike team's sabotage attempt was a gigantic bio-scan-irradiator-incinerator that would kill any organics on ships that pass through it. Skywalker concocted a plan that would successfully bypass this complication; the strike team would freeze themselves in carbonite, which would resist the radiation produced by the incinerator. Skywalker ordered Tano to not participate in the mission; however, after he and the strike team were frozen, she manipulated Admiral Wullf Yularen into believing that Skywalker had decided to reverse his order and to allow Tano to be frozen and accompany the team on world. As R2-D2 piloted the frozen teams' shuttle to the planet's surface, a Separatist commander noticed an irregularity and ordered the ship fired upon. R2-D2 had the carbonite slabs strewn from the ship, and moments before it was destroyed, escaped from it himself. R2-D2 freed Tano from her carbonite slab, who in turn freed the rest of the strike team; her Master being less than impressed to discover that she had disobeyed his commands. While the team located the Separatist shipyards, they were unable to contact the Republic bombers, due to the Separatists having jammed all communications. However, Tano noticed a communications tower nearby and after fighting their way in, the team communicated with Masters Plo Koon and Saesee Tiin who organized that the bombers would strike at dawn. Unfortunately, the overseer of the shipyards, Juhm, noticed the unauthorized transmission and attempted to destroy the comm tower; however, the Republic team escaped and split up. B2 super battle droids equipped with jetpacks trailed Tano and her strike team into a cave, where she was forced to kill a large reptilian carnivore. Kenobi and Skywalker soon learned that the Separatists were using organic slaves to build warships; quite surprising due to it being far less productive than the use of droids. Later, the remnants of the strike team - Tano, Skywalker, Kenobi and Rex - were captured. Skywalker and Tano came to an agreement to trust each other and the group proceeded to escape. In addition, the Separatist slaves revolted and joined the Jedi strike team. However, upon the arrival of the Republic forces, and the destruction of half of the shipyards, the escape craft of the Jedi and slaves was nearly destroyed by friendly fire, though, after transmitting to the Republic forces, the situation of mistaken identity was resolved. The freed Separatist slaves were made Republic citizens, and volunteered for the work of building warships for the Republic.
Mon Gazza MissionEdit
Following a failed attempt by Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi to rescue a stolen data file, Anakin Skywalker and Tano were summoned from the planet of Queel to intercept a Separatist spy, Messo, in the Mon Gazza system. After Skywalker discovered that Messo no longer had the file in his possession, Skywalker, Tano and Rex watched the famous Mon Gazza Speedway podraces. After Skywalker determined that racer Kidd Kareen must be involved with the spies, he entered Tano in the race and pretended to be her oil boy, telling her to talk with Kareen and find out what she can about him. Kareen gave Tano a tour of the speedway and talked about his life of podracing. As they talked, Tano began to develop feelings for Kareen, and decided that he must not be part of the Separatist plot. When Tano and Kareen returned, Skywalker was in the middle of a heated confrontation with Kareen's racing team. After Tano calmed Kareen down, she finished preparing for her first race, Qualifier Race Number Two. One member of Kareen's team, Devaronian Maxus, decided that Tano must not be a real racer and tried to crash her in her first race. Another racer crashed Tano, but she still managed to qualify for the Mon Gazza Maze by coming in tenth place. Kareen offered to let Tano fly one of his pods in the race, and she eagerly accepted. Skywalker warned Tano about letting her feelings get in the way of finding out the truth about Kareen, before he followed Maxus and witnessed him contacting Dooku. Kareen gave Tano a kiss on the cheek for luck before heading to the race. Skywalker revealed to Tano what he found out about Maxus, and a disjointed Tano prepared for her race. Meanwhile, Maxus told Kareen that he is working for the Separatists and that he found out that Tano is a Jedi. Kareen was disappointed in Tano, hating the war and believing that the Jedi were responsible for it. He was also very shocked that Maxus was a traitor. Maxus convinced Kareen to help him or be caught by the Jedi. Maxus and Kareen both competed in the race against Tano, planning on meeting a Separatist agent and paying Tano back for tricking them. Skywalker and Rex attempted to stop them, but were thwarted by Kareen's team. Maxus and Kareen forced Tano into the dangerous and long-closed Skeleton Straits. As Maxus crashed Tano, she begged Kareen for help, and he rushed to her rescue as she jumped from the exploding pod. Tano drew her lightsaber to face Asajj Ventress as she appeared to meet Maxus. After Tano engaged in a brief duel with Ventress, Skywalker came to her rescue, Force-crushing the data file as it landed in Ventress' hand. Maxus crashed, and Kareen saved Tano as Ventress fled from Skywalker. Later, as Skywalker and Tano prepared to leave Mon Gazza, Kareen found out that Tano's master is the legendary racer Anakin Skywalker, and Skywalker and Tano promised to return and race with Kareen after the war was over.
On Kiros, a Togruta colony world under the control of the Separatists, Tano was apprehensive, due to the horrors faced by her people. While Kenobi "negotiated" with Commander Xerius Ugg, the Master-Padawan team of Skywalker and Tano disabled all the bombs around the city, except the one near Ugg's escape ship. Afterwards, they discovered that the entire planet's population had disappeared. Meanwhile, Ugg's computers indicated that he was talking to someone in the Zygerria system, a system of slave traders. After making contact with Grand Master Yoda, the Jedi were informed by the diminutive Master that Dooku had begun to spread lies about the Republic destroying the population of Kiros. When told about the Zygerrians, Yoda recounted how the Jedi crushed their empire on the orders of the Republic. Skywalker ordered everybody to get ready and for the ship to jump to the Zygerrian system while Kenobi informed Tano about how Skywalker was once a slave, causing this mission to effect him somewhat. Aboard the Twilight, the Jedi hid in an asteroid field, which was all that remained of the homeworld of the Shi'Kar after it was struck by a comet. Smugglers, scavengers and pirates used it as a haven as Republic cruisers were unable to maneuver safely through the asteroid field. The Jedi and the Zygerrian's engaged in combat, though they were soon forced back and Tano was captured by the captain of the Zygerrian slave ship. The captain used Tano's comlink to try to strike a deal, but Skywalker, Kenobi and Rex were already in space-suits and mounting a rescue mission. Once aboard, the small group took the Zygerrian's captive and discovered that Queen Miraj Scintel planned to auction off the captured Togrutas in an attempt to bring the Zygerrians back to prominence. As such, the Jedi formulated a plan to use Tano as merchandise in order to thwart Miraj's plans. However on Zygerria, sensitive because of his former life as a slave, Skywalker sent Tano back to Kenobi and Rex and continued to the Royal Palace alone. Later, while attempting to enter the palace discreetly, the trio discovered the governor of Kiros, Roshti, imprisoned and released him. Unfortunately, after freeing the governor, they were spotted by guards and forced to flee the palace; with Kenobi and Roshti being captured by the Zygerrians. Later, Tano and Rex were contacted by Skywalker who had managed to infiltrate the inner circle of Queen Miraj and needed her to pretend to be his slave. Back at the palace, Tano assumed the identity of Princess Zaa Vashee, whom was the current heiress to the throne of Shili. Impressed, Miraj wished to know the price for her, and Skywalker, wishing to further impress the queen offered "Princess Zaa" to her as a gift. Shortly afterward, Miraj began the auction; with Kenobi being included as the Queen wanted to assert that even Jedi could be enslaved. To prevent the Jedi Master's torture, Rex created a distraction and Skywalker broke his cover to attack Kenobi's captors. Though Tano did manage to fell her guard, she still wore a slave collar and was easily shocked into submission by Queen Miraj, while Kenobi, Skywalker and Rex were ultimately overpowered by slavers. While Kenobi and Rex were transported to a secret processing facility, Skywalker was forced to become Miraj's personal slave; lest his friends be killed. Tano was kept in a cage in the capital city, where her guards attempted to break her will but Skywalker managed to rescue her. He assigned her to secure transport, while he went to save Miraj from Ventress and Dooku, who were not happy with her intentions. He failed but managed to escape his enemies with Tano and R2-D2 on a stolen solar-sailer, intent on heading for the processing facility to rescue everyone before Dooku would destroy it.
Sometime afterward, there was distress as news spread of a secret Separatist weapon that had destroyed over a dozen Republic warships, leaving no survivors. Plo Koon, the Jedi that had brought Tano to the Jedi Temple, went to the Abregado system with three attack cruisers to track down the weapon. Anakin Skywalker's fleet was stationed in the nearby Bith system at the time, with Tano accompanying her Master. Koon contacted them and warmly greeted Tano, revealing to Skywalker his Padawan and the Jedi Master's prior acquaintanceship. Communications, however, were cut off as the Malevolence approached Koon's small fleet. Skywalker contacted the Jedi Council, informing them of the situation. The taskforce appeared to have been destroyed, and Master Koon was assumed dead. Master Windu assigned Skywalker's taskforce to protect vital convoy missions, but Tano, obviously not wanting to give up on her old friend, interrupted to urge the Council to go searching for Master Koon. However she was chided for her impetuous outburst, and after the conference, Skywalker scolded her for speaking out of turn. Skywalker gave orders to Admiral Yularen to deploy the task force to protect against any enemies who may be a threat to the convoys, while he and Tano flew the Twilight to 'scout ahead'. The Twilight arrived in the Abregado system, but rather than search for the secret weapon, Skywalker ordered R2-D2 to calibrate the sensors to look for life-forms. Skywalker had bent the rules to look for Plo Koon, much to Tano's surprise. Skywalker explained to his Padawan that he had always intended to look for survivors, but he was trying to teach to Tano a lesson on using discretion. Skywalker had chosen to creatively interpret his mandate, rather than be directly confrontational as Tano had been. They searched the field of debris with no luck. Kenobi contacted them, telling them to return to the defensive escorts. As they were about to turn around, R2-D2 picked up a distress signal and they decided to continue searching. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine contacted the two Jedi, ordering them to listen to the Jedi Council and rejoin the convoys. However, just as they were about to head back, Tano sensed Master Koon's presence and started piloting the Twilight herself towards him. She and Skywalker found that Master Koon and three of his clones were the only survivors from the attack, and brought them aboard the Twilight, giving immediate medical attention to the wounded clones. Koon informed them that the "secret weapon" that the Separatists were using was an ion cannon that disabled all electronic systems, rendering their ships defenseless. At that point, the Malevolence passed by, forcing them to shut down all systems before it could detect them. However, they forgot to shut off the medical droid, TB-2. It was detected by the Malevolence, which responded by firing the ion cannon. The Twilight managed to escape the ion wave by jumping into hyperspace, taking the knowledge of the Separatist weapon with them. Added by JMASShortly thereafter, Skywalker devised a plan to utilize the newly acquired BTL-B Y-wing starfighters in a daring attack upon the Malevolence, primarily focusing on targeting Separatist General Grievous to ensure a speedier resolution to the war. The Republic plotted the course of the Separatist super weapon to the Kaliida Shoals Medical Center, where over 60,000 wounded clones were being cared for. In an attempt to arrive there before it, the strike force made its way through the Balmorra Run; however, the small force had not reckoned on encountering Neebray mantas. After barely escaping with their lives, the strike team engaged in battle with the Malevolence, taking several casualties. When it became apparent that the original plan would fail, Tano, acting as her Master's gunner, suggested a change in tactics. In line with her suggestion, Master Koon devised an attack plan. The remaining starfighters fired upon one of the ion cannons as it was charging up, causing it to overload, and thereby destroying both the port and starboard super weapons. After the destruction of the ion cannons, Master Kenobi arrived in the system with three Republic ships that began pursuit of the fleeing Malevolence. Due to the Malevolence being able to withstand the barrage of fire because of its immense size, by Masters Kenobi and Koon, Skywalker and Tano contacted Jedi Master Luminara Unduli to request reinforcements, though the Mirialan Jedi Master was unable to oblige due to being involved in a skirmish with a Separatist fleet herself. As the battle continued, Tano discovered that a small Naboo ship had entered the system; aboard was none other than Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo, who thought she had been sent on a diplomatic mission to the region. Unfortunately, the Senator became caught in the Malevolence's tractor beam and was taken captive aboard it. While Skywalker and Kenobi mounted a mission to rescue Amidala, Tano remained with the Republic forces to aid Master Plo Koon. Soon, the small task force escaped the Malevolence with the Senator. On board, Skywalker had reset the navicomputer to cause it to collide with a nearby moon, destroying it and removing the Separatist threat.
A droid gone missingEdit
After the Republic suffered a series of defeats at the hands of General Grievous, Tano was commissioned to participate in the defense of the planet Bothawui, along with her Master and his battle group. Tano commanded the Republic flagship, while her Master led a starfighter assault. While the Republic managed to repel Grievous, Skywalker's ship was destroyed in the battle, and though he was able to be recovered, R2-D2 was not. Skywalker believed that the droid had survived the ships destruction and he and Tano mounted a mission aimed at recovering him. Tano encouraged the use of the replacement droid R3-S6, especially after she and her Master failed to recover R2-D2. Later, Skywalker mounted a mission to discover a listening post used by Grievous; however, due to the ineptitude of Arthree, he found himself in dire trouble. Fortunately, the timely intervention of Tano and Rex aboard the Twilight ensured that Skywalker escaped.
Mission to Skytop StationEdit
Still hunting for R2-D2, Tano and Skywalker followed a signal that Skywalker felt was from the missing astromech and arrived at Skytop Station, the listening post used by General Grievous. Upon arrival at the station to destroy it, Skywalker separated from Tano and left the small clone task force under her command to plant explosive charges and destroy the station's reactors, while he himself went to locate R2-D2. Tano found herself face to face with General Grievous himself, who caught the group by surprise. After saving Captain Rex from a killing blow by Grievous, Tano engaged the cyborg in a brief duel, luring him away from the clones. Although a Padawan, she distinguished herself by being one of the extreme few to face the cyborg and survive. She later discovered that Arthree was a Separatist spy droid under the general's command. Arthree revealed Tano's location when she hid from Grievous after he proved to be too much for her to defeat. Grievous grabbed Tano's neck, took her lightsaber and told her it would be added to his collection. Yet, as he was distracted by the explosions from the charges set by the clones, Tano managed to slice off the cyborg's right hand, used the Force to retrieve her lightsaber, and escaped through the vents. She made her way to the landing bay where she helped her Master and the clones fight against B2 super battle droids and 88th Flight. After R2-D2 had managed to open the blast doors to the landing bay that was keeping the Twilight from escaping, Tano, Skywalker, and the clones exited as the station plummeted down through the planet's atmosphere. Tano reassured Rex as Skywalker left in his Delta-7B to retrieve R2-D2.
Capture of GunrayEdit
Later, Tano was assigned to Luminara Unduli's ship to guard Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray, who had been captured on Rodia. Tano threatened Gunray during his interrogation, earning a chastising from Unduli. When the ship was boarded by super battle droids, Tano stayed at Gunray's cell while Unduli dealt with the droids. Tano faced Asajj Ventress when the dark assassin broke into the detention level to free Nute Gunray. However, Tano was tricked and was locked in Gunray's cell. Unduli came to her rescue, though, and the two briefly fought Ventress together. Unduli insisted on chasing Asajj alone, despite Tano's warning. Eventually, Tano decided to go help the Jedi Master, and the two dueled Ventress together. Although the traitor Captain Faro Argyus and the Rattataki assassin successfully rescued Gunray, it was not a total loss because the ship could be tracked. Tano spoke with her Master, who told her to meet him at a rendezvous point, departed after saying goodbye to Unduli. She also briefed the Jedi Master Kit Fisto on the possible whereabouts of Gunray.
Capture of DookuEdit
When Skywalker went to locate Count Dooku, he and Obi-Wan Kenobi contacted Tano to command the Resolute and attack Dooku's frigate. Later, after a crash-landing on the planet Vanqor, the two Jedi were trapped in a cave. Tano rescued them by opening the cave to let them out, and ordered her clones to reseal the cave as a Gundark advanced on them from within. Later, when the Republic wanted to negotiate a deal between pirates on the planet Florrum to obtain captivity of Dooku, Skywalker and Kenobi went to confirm that they were holding Dooku. They were captured themselves, but later escaped, with some assistance from Binks.
The Resolute later assisted Jedi Knight Aayla Secura's cruiser, which was being heavily attacked by Separatist Munificent-class frigates. Tano, her Master, Rex and a platoon went to assist on LAAT/i gunships. Skywalker used the rocket droids as stepping stones to get inside Secura's ship, while Tano, Rex and the troopers got in when their gunship was shot down and penetrated the hull of the destroyer. Since the cruiser had sustained extensive damage, they had no choice but to escape its imminent destruction by using a docked Consular-class frigate. On their way, they saw an explosive blast approaching them, and Skywalker used a Force-push to throw the others ahead while he held off the blast by closing blast doors with the Force. After the blast dissipated, Tano managed to haul an unconscious Skywalker out of the wreckage, along with Secura's help, and brought him inside the ship. However, before they could dock with the Resolute to give him medical attention, an assault from Vulture droids knocked out the pilot and accidentally engaged the hyperdrive. Fortunately, the Resolute managed to maneuver out of the way in time, and the frigate jumped to hyperspace. Upon entering hyperspace, Bly, Secura, Tano and Rex realized that the navicomputer was not correctly set before the hyperdrive was activated, sending them on course for a nearby star. Secura ordered all the power systems to be shut down to reset the navicomputer. Tano protested that doing so would include shutting down life support for Skywalker, but was convinced by Secura that they otherwise would not survive. After shutting down and restarting the ship's systems, Tano managed to slingshot the ship around the star, but after the stress the ship endured and the rate of speed at which they were going, they were on a collision course with a nearby planet. Tano successfully kept all of the occupants alive with her maneuvers, despite the damage the ship sustained from the crash landing, garnering praise for her piloting skills from Secura. Once they settled camp, they had to find help for Skywalker and found proof of sentient life in the form a tablet with a carving of a tree on it. Tano volunteered to stay behind; however, Secura explained to her that the two of them had to work together. Rex reassured Tano that he would stand guard over Skywalker, while the others went to search for help. While she was with Secura, Tano learned from the Twi'lek master the Jedi Code of having no personal attachments. After losing three clone troopers to indigenous animals, they found a village of Lurmen, who had settled on the planet to escape the war. Though their leader Tee Watt Kaa was adamant in not participating in the Republic's conflict with the Separatists, he agreed to give Skywalker medical attention. One of the Lurmen and Watt Kaa's son, Wag Too, accompanied Tano and Bly to retrieve Tano's Master. They arrived at the camp in time to save Skywalker and Rex from aggressive mastiff phalones. After bringing Skywalker back to the village for Wag Too to treat, Tano admitted to Secura that if she had stayed with her master, they would have never found the village in time to save him.
Battle of MaridunEdit
As Skywalker was healing his injuries, a Separatist ship appeared on Maridun, and the Jedi and clones were forced to flee so that the Lurmen would not be slaughtered for their presence. Tano could not understand the Lurmen's aversion to fighting, but Secura told her that it took courage to follow one's beliefs. A recon droid discovered them, and after Tano, Rex and Bly gave chase, Secura was able to destroy it. Climbing a tree, the group discovered that the Separatists had set up a station, and were testing a new weapon and planning on using it on the Lurmen colony. That night, the group took out the Separatists' communications and stole a shuttle, but instead of leaving the planet, they went back to the Lurmen colony. Tee Watt Kaa was adamant against receiving help from the Jedi, but Skywalker managed to convince him to let them stand by their beliefs. The Jedi set up a deflector shield, and they were able to withstand the defoliator. The Jedi were able to defeat the first wave of droids, but the second wave of droids was much larger in strength, and the droids managed to get past the Jedi and destroy the shield generators. General Lok Durd ordered the defoliator reloaded, but before it could be fired, Skywalker destroyed it and captured him. Meanwhile, Wag Too led an assault on the droids against the wishes of his father, and the Lurmen tied up the remaining droids with rope. Tano was able to destroy the disarmed droids. Later, as the Jedi prepared to leave, Wag Too gave the Jedi his thanks. Tee Watt Kaa did as well, but wondered what price it had come at. The Resolute and two other Venator-class cruisers came out of hyperspace; Admiral Yularen was apparently able to find the Jedi on his own.
Mission to NabooEdit
The Jedi Council later sent Tano, along with Skywalker and Kenobi, to Naboo in response to intelligence that suggested that a Separatist bio-lab had been set up on the planet. When contact with Senator Amidala and Representative Jar Jar Binks, who had begun the search for the lab, was lost, Skywalker sent Tano along with the Gungan native Peppi Bow to locate them. While they searched the swamp where Binks and Amidala disappeared, the two accidentally found a spy cam. While hiding from the camera, Tano contacted Skywalker and Kenobi, who instructed her to detonate a bomb in the south bunker to create a distraction. She levitated a thermal detonator using the Force and dropped it right on the hatch. Tano told Bow to stay outside the lab and stop anyone from leaving, while she continued into the lab. Once inside she acted as a distraction, drawing battle droids to her so that Skywalker would be free to rescue Amidala and Binks, which he was ultimately able to do. Luckily, the Jedi were also able to capture Dr. Nuvo Vindi, the scientist in charge of the lab, and prevent him from releasing the deadly Blue Shadow Virus. While Kenobi and Skywalker prepared to transfer Vindi for trial, Tano, Amidala and several clones went about further securing the lab, only to discover that a vial of the virus was missing. Though they were able to sound the alarm, it was not in time, and Vindi's still at-large personal assistant droid was able to detonate a bomb releasing the virus throughout the lab. Fortunately, Amidala and Binks were in a safe room at the time and avoided infection, though Tano and the clones with her were not so lucky. Despite her deteriorating condition Tano aided Amidala in ridding the lab of battle droids; during which Amidala herself became infected by the virus. Moments before Tano succumbed to the effects of the virus, Skywalker and Kenobi returned with the antidote which they had acquired on the planet Iego, curing her, Amidala and the majority of the clones.
Battle of RylothEdit
After Techno Union Foreman Wat Tambor took control of the planet Ryloth and its inhabitants, the Jedi Council dispatched Skywalker and Tano to destroy the blockade surrounding the planet, to clear the way for the invasion forces. Tano, and her new droid, R7-A7, led a squadron for the first time, leading Blue Squadron as Blue Leader. She led her squadron from the Resolute and proceeded to attack the incoming Vulture droids, and managed to cut a clean path straight to the control ship. However, after Separatist reinforcements arrived, she disobeyed a direct order from Admiral Yularen and Skywalker to retreat. Vulture droids began to plunder the Resolute on suicidal runs, and Tano turned back, but lost half of her battle group along the way. After the Republic forces retreated, she was extremely shaken. Skywalker tried to comfort her, which was to no avail. Later, Tano found the injured Admiral Yularen unconscious in the medical bay, and mournfully apologized for her failure. Skywalker received orders to continue with the plan despite their losses. Tano, now adamant against taking command because her earlier failure, questioned Skywalker's readiness, and Skywalker ordered her back to her quarters to "cool off". Later, alarms started to sound, and Tano found from a passerby clone trooper that the Defender had been ordered to evacuate. Arriving in the hangar bay of the Resolute, she found that Skywalker had devised a plan to pilot the Defender alone and ram it into the lead control ship, thereby leaving out-maneuverable droids in charge of the blockade. Tano was overwhelmed, now given more pressure with the added responsibility of her Master's life, but before she could stop Skywalker, he left for the Defender and left her in charge of the remaining forces. Tano was hesitant about devising a plan to take out the remaining blockade. When she devised a plan to angle the hull of the Resolute toward the blockade, acting as a screen so the fighters could launch, the navigation officer of the Resolute was doubtful, but she received support from a recovered Admiral Yularen. After Skywalker rammed the Defender into the lead control ship and its commander, Mar Tuuk, fled, the Resolute came out of hyperspace, and Tano led fighters, and successfully destroyed the remaining frigates in the blockade. Three Acclamator-class ships came out of hyperspace, the lead ship carrying Obi-Wan Kenobi and Mace Windu. Kenobi conferred with Tano, and she told him that they were clear for ground assault; Kenobi was rather disapproving of Skywalker's reckless plan, but was glad it had worked. Tano dispatched Rex to send a shuttle to pick up Skywalker's escape pod.
Retaking the capital cityEdit
Shortly after General Kenobi destroyed the proton cannons and allowed the transports to land, Mace Windu headed to the capital with his forces. Tano joined her master in her fighter to destroy the deployed Hyena-class bombers. While Mace Windu prepared to attack the city with Twi'lek Cham Syndulla and the freedom fighters, Master and Padawan engaged the bombers, which were pillaging inhabited villages. Tambor's shuttle and his tactical droid TA-175 left without him, and despite Tambor's presence, Count Dooku still ordered the city of Lessu bombed. However, before the Republic forces and the Twi'lek inhabitants were blown to pieces, Skywalker and Tano arrived just in time to destroy the bombers. Tambor was captured, and the Republic emerged victorious: Ryloth was finally free once more.
Felucia and punishmentEdit
As the war continued, Confederate forces—led by General Grievous—invaded the Outer Rim planet of Felucia. High General Plo Koon, Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Tano, led an assault to counter the Separatist threat. The Republic forces engaged the Confederate Navy above the planet and began to break-up their advancement; however, waves of Vulture droids caused problems for the Republic group. Few clone trooper transports made it to the planet surface to aide Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. As battle droids continued to fire on the struggling clone troopers, General Koon cleared the skies of Vulture droids, inside his starfighter. Meanwhile, a Vulture droid fragment fell from the sky and landed on one of the Republic's AT-TE walkers. Seeing that the Republic forces had lost much of its reinforcements, Kenobi signaled for an immediate retreat; however, both Kenobi and Skywalker noticed that Tano has been missing. Contacting her through his comlink, Tano revealed that she had engaged another group of battle droids 6 klicks east of the Jedi Masters' location. Kenobi told her that the Republic forces were retreating and she needed to return, which the Togruta Padawan denied and told him that she has broke through the Separatists' defense. However, Skywalker and Kenobi landed their LAAT/i gunships in front of Tano's Juggernaut Turbo Tank, which caused her to shout at Skywalker is dismay. Skywalker then forced her to enter his gunship. As the Republic forces—on board the LAAT/i gunships—lifted above the ground, the forces within them witnessed the destruction of Tano's Turbo Tank and its reinforcements, which made Tano finally realize her mistakes. After leaving Felucia, the Republic forces returned to Coruscant. Inside the Temple' High Council Chamber, Skywalker and Tano stood before Jedi Masters Mace Windu and Yoda. Kenobi had provided the Council information on what Tano had done on Felucia. After Windu informed the Padawan of Kenobi’s information, Windu asked if she agreed with Kenobi's claims. Tano agreed, and told the Jedi Master that she is regretful of her actions and that she was "caught in the moment." Skywalker defended his Padawan by taking the blame for giving Tano too much responsibility; however, Windu dismissed his claim. The Jedi Master then announced that Tano would take time off from the battlefield and become an Archives guard, under the assistance of Jedi Librarian Jocasta Nu. Skywalker and Tano soon left the council chamber and headed for the Archives. Along the way, Tano reflected on her actions and apologized to her Master; however, Skywalker told her that he understood what she was felling since he was once a struggling Padawan not too long ago. The Jedi Knight soon greeted Nu, who was near her desk outside the main Archives hall. Skywalker introduced Tano to Nu, and told the Jedi Librarian that Tano was to be her new guard officer. After leaving Skywalker, Nu took Tano on a tour around the Archives. After giving the Padawan the authority to guard the Holocron Vaults, Nu left Tano and departed back to her desk. Upon recognizing a Jedi that she had met in the past, Tano greeted Jedi Master Ord Enisence. However, unbeknownst to her, a female Clawdite bounty hunter had taken the appearance of Enisence to infiltrate the Jedi Temple. Tano began to bother the seemly Jedi, asking if he needed help. The bounty hunter, enraged, told the Padawan to "leave him be". After the Padawan walked away, the bounty hunter uses a computer terminal to secretly provide Duros bounty hunter Cad Bane information about the Jedi Temple, via comlink. As Bane and his Techno-service droid, Todo 360, entered the Jedi Temple through a ventilation vent, Grand Master Yoda continued to feel the intruders through the Force, and soon placed the temple on high alert. While the ongoing events escalated, the elder Jedi Librarian told Tano to remain on guard, while she went to notify everyone that the temple was on high alert. Nu first went to Enisence; however, the bounty hunter punched Nu in the face, knocking her unconscious. Yoda contacted Tano, via comlink, and alerted her of the danger. Worried, Tano left the Archives main room and confronted Cato Parasitti who had changed her appearance from Enisence to Nu. Parasitti engaged Tano in a brief lightsaber duel inside the Archives main room but was no match for the Padawan who quickly defeated the Clawdite, knocking her to the ground. Several Jedi—consisting of Mace Windu, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Aayla Secura, and Kit Fisto—arrived inside the Archives room. The group arrested the bounty hunter yet noticed that a holocron was missing from the vault. Before the Jedi dismissed the captured bounty hunter, the latter revealed that Cad Bane was about to hunt Jedi Master Bolla Ropal to retrieve the Kyber memory crystal, a crystal that contained a list of potential Force-sensitive younglings throughout the galaxy. Fearing for the future of the Jedi Order, Skywalker suggested that he could rescue the Jedi Master with Tano, and Windu reluctantly agreed.
Taking back the stolen holocronEdit
After leaving Coruscant on board the Venator-class Star Destroyer, Resolute, Tano joined Skywalker and a clone trooper on the bridge of the cruiser. Admiral Yularen joined the group, who told Skywalker that they have arrived near the navy forces of the ruthless bounty hunter, Cad Bane. Above the planet of Devaron, Republic Star Destroyers engaged Bane's Munificent-class Star Frigates. After witnessing the location of Bane's frigate, Skywalker and Tano joined Rex and his men on the Resolute's hangar bay. After Rex revealed that they had no transports to deliver the troops to Bane's frigate, Yularen joined the group and offered his help. Skywalker ordered the latter to activate a few AT-TE walkers that were near them; however, Yularen was not pleased in Skywalker's decision. Determined to use deactivated AT-TE walkers, Skywalker ignored the admiral's claim, and soon activated them with Tano who claimed that her Master was a genius. While both Skywalker and Tano were dressed in pressurized suits, the clone troopers soon climbed on board the walkers, and were prepared to land on top of Bane's frigate. The Resolute's bottom release platform inside the hangar opened, letting the walked free fall in zero-gravity down to the Munificent-class Star Frigate. B1 battle droids engaged the group, although were defeated by the Republic force. Skywalker ordered his astromech droid, R2-D2, to open the main hatch, which allowed the group to enter the frigate. Upon entering, the group made their way into the bridge. After dispatching more battle droids, neither Ropal or Bane were found. The group soon departed he bridge and entered the detention level. Their search for Ropal soon ended when Tano found his corpse inside a torture room. Unbeknownst to them, Bane had access to the ship's functions through his wrist gauntlet, and soon turned off the lights throughout the frigate. The Republic force soon ventured through the ship, and soon R2-D2 spotted Bane running through a hallway. They caught up to the bounty hunter; however, the latter soon released his battle droid force at the Jedi and clones. Through his wrist gauntlet, the bounty hunter turned off the artificial gravity, which allowed Bane to have the advantage over the Jedi. Tano ordered R2 to reactivate the gravity, and the droid complied. The holocron, which was out of Bane's possession for a brief time after Skywalker kicked the bounty hunter, was recovered by the mercenary, and soon he fled the area. Not willing to let Bane escape, Tano chased after him without Skywalker's approval. As Tano chased after Bane, Skywalker shouted that they'd take the bounty hunter together, although the Togruta Padawan ignored him. Luring the Padawan to a dead-end corridor, Bane closed the blast door, which blocked Skywalker from helping his Padawan. Bane used his blaster pistol for fire at the young Togruta; however, Tano easily deflected the shot, injuring Bane's right arm. Tano attacked him with her lightsaber, although Bane kicked it from the Padawan's grasp. Using his weapon again, Bane attempted to fire at the weaponless Padawan, but with a quick grab to Bane's left arm, Tano elbowed Bane and flipped him to the ground. Not impressed with the bounty hunter's ability to fight without his weapons, Tano tried to telekinetically retrieve her fallen lightsaber, although Bane tricked the Padawan. Bane reached and grabbed Tano's ankle and activated a paralyzing electric shock, which rendered the Padawan unconscious. The bounty hunter placed his Jedi hostage in stun cuffs, and began to savor his victory over the Padawan. Pulling off one of her silka bead Padawan braids, Bane attached it to his belt as a trophy. Tano, who told him that she still wasn't impressed, reminded Bane that her master would rescue her. Sensing Skywalker and Tano's strong bond, Bane activated the stun cuff's electric shock through his wrist gauntlet, as a way to increase Skywalker's struggle to rescue his Padawan. A B1 battle droid contacted Bane via comlink, and alerted Bane that an angry Jedi was approaching. Bane activated a ray shield to block Tano from escaping, which proved successful when she attempted to run at the ray shield and just bounced off it. Skywalker entered the room, and soon was greeted by Bane. Seeing his Padawan in grave danger, Skywalker began to be hasty to the bounty hunter; however, Bane told the Jedi Knight that if he pressed a button on his gauntlet, Tano would be sucked out of an airlock. The mercenary gave Skywalker the choice of sacrificing his Padawan, and kill him, or open the holocron. Though Tano feared for her life, she bravely tried to persuade Skywalker not to cooperate with the bounty hunter, thinking that killing Bane and retrieving the holocron was more important than her own life. However Skywalker didn't feel the same way; he cared about Tano more than he cared about the holocron so he chose to open the holocron for the bounty hunter. Using the Force, Skywalker opened the holocron, and Bane placed the stolen Kyber memory crystal within before holding up the now readable holocron. With Bane distracted for a second, Skywalker telekinetically retrieved both his lightsaber and Tano's. Making quick work of Bane's two B2 super battle droid bodyguards, Skywalker noticed that Bane had opened the airlock, which threatened Tano's life. Skywalker Force pushed a fragment of the droid at the ray shield control and saved Tano, although Bane had escaped the room with the holocron. Both Jedi exited the room, and began to chase after the mercenary, in retaliation. Tano, who had realized that they needed to get off the ship, demanded Skywalker to not chase after Bane, and instead return to Rex and the clones, who were waiting for the Jedi in the frigate's hangar bay. Acknowledging her claim, both soon entered the hangar bay. Noticing that Rex and his men had secured an Sheathipede-class transport shuttle, both ran toward it. Above in the upper-deck level of the hangar, clone troopers Denal and Koho engaged Bane in a brief duel, which cost the lives of both clones. Disguising himself as Denal, Bane entered Skywalker's getaway ship and remanded hidden within the clone trooper armor. Tano, who believed that Bane had died, wanted to retrieve the seemly fallen holocron; however, Skywalker told her that there wasn't any time to do so, because the frigate was tearing itself apart. Returning to the Resolute, Skywalker told Tano that he felt Bane's presence through the Force, although he had seen the bounty hunter fall to his death inside the frigate's hangar bay. Tano asked for her master's forgiveness, allowing herself to take the blame, due to her actions. However, Skywalker insisted that the mission's failure was his fault from "start to finish."
Chasing a bounty hunterEdit
Through the Force, the Council managed to pinpoint which children Bane would target. Unfortunately, Master Kenobi failed to prevent the bounty hunter from capturing a child on Rodia. Tano and Skywalker, however, were assigned to protect the young Gungan Roo-Roo Page on the planet of Naboo. Bane touched down near Page's home, located in the waterfall–surrounded Jan-gwa city and witnessed a Gungan mother place a small figure in a crib before leaving the room. Believing that she had left behind Page, the bounty hunter entered the nursery and pulled back the blanket, only to find a tooka doll in place of the expected baby. A moment later, Tano burst into the room, lightsaber drawn. Remarking on the Padawan's combination of cleverness and naivety, Bane used his gauntlet's lanyard to ensnare her weapon and pull it away from her. The Duros fired his blaster at Tano, who rolled and ducked behind some furniture. Bane attempted to escape with his rocket boots but was confronted by Skywalker, who jumped and grabbed onto the hunter's boots. With the extra weight, Bane's boosters were disabled, and as the two tumbled onto a roof, the hunter's hat was knocked off. The pair struggled before landing on the ground, and the outmatched Bane looked up to see Tano's lightsaber in his face. The Duros was placed in binders, and Tano retrieved her Padawan braid jewelry that the hunter had previously taken from her as a trophy. Bane and the Xanadu Blood were taken to the Resolute; the hunter was placed in a shielded holding cell, while his starfighter was examined by the Jedi. Interrogated by Masters Kenobi and Mace Windu, Bane refused to reveal the whereabouts of the kidnapped children and the location of the holocron. The two Masters and Skywalker bound together and employed the Force to compel the strong-minded Bane to lead them to the stolen holocron—an act that came at the risk of destroying his mind and seemed to disturb Tano. Thrashing from his attempts at resisting the Jedi's influence, Bane eventually promised to take them to the holocron, albeit with the intention of leading them into a trap. The bound bounty hunter was escorted into a waiting T-6 shuttle, where he dictated the coordinates of the deep space Black Stall Station to his accompanying guards—Kenobi, Windu, and Clone Commander CC-2224, nicknamed "Cody." While the Jedi Masters travelled to Black Stall Station, Skywalker and Tano were left to report to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine; or rather, Tano was made to wait outside the door while the Chancellor conferred with Skywalker. Afterwards, the two Jedi examined Bane's captured ship and by pinpointing where the bounty hunter had refueled, were able to ascertain that he had visited the planet of Mustafar which was several parsecs out of his way. The pair travelled to an installation on the volcanic planet, where they managed to overcome several nanny droids to rescue the two children captured by Bane. Windu and Kenobi on the other hand managed to retrieve the stolen holocron, though it came at the cost of Bane escaping once again.
Second Battle of GeonosisEdit
Tano and her master, along with Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi, CC-2224, CC-2009, CC-1993 and CC-7567, lead an assault on Poggle the Lesser's new droid factory on Geonosis. The second phase of the battle involved Skywalker and Luminara Unduli engaging new advanced separatist tanks to act as a diversion while Tano with Unduli's former Padawan, Barriss Offee, completed their mission of destroying the droid foundry using the underground catacombs made by the Geonosians. The Padawans were followed by one of Geonosians, who soon alerted Poggle of their presence. Poggle ordered the deactivation of the Padawan's detonators, which covered the entire droid foundry generator. While doing so, Poggle also sent a squad of battle droids and super tanks to distract the Padawans. After the two Jedi destroyed all of the droids, Tano suggested that they use the super tank's weapons system to blow up the power generator since the Geonosians took the bombs. She contacted her master, telling him that they were trapped inside. After taking out the power generator, Tano was able to help her master locate Offee and herself by hotwiring a power cell from the tank. Skywalker and Unduli were able to locate the two in time and freed them from the rubble.
Invasion on a supply shipEdit
Tano and Offee were assigned to lead a supply ship to the Ord Cestus medical station. Since she was not able to sleep, Tano decided to eat with Offee. While they were eating, two clones named Edge and Ox attacked them because they were under control of brain worms. The Padawans took out their lightsabers and defeated them. Then Trap and another clone came to Tano and Offee asking them what was happening. The troopers said that they would keep an eye on Edge and Ox. After realizing what was going on in the ship, Tano and Offee decided to split up and Tano went to talk to Skywalker and Master Fisto. While investigating the ship, Offee walked into a trap laid by the infected troopers and was infected by the worm and then went after Tano. Tano escaped when Offee engaged her and Skywalker advised her that the parasites could be destroyed by cold. Tano ruptured the coolant system aboard the ship, but was then attacked again by Offee. In the midst of the duel, Offee started to regain control of her mind and begged Tano to kill her. Tano refused to harm her due to her attachment to Offee and only killed the worm that was coming out of Offee's mouth. Fisto, Skywalker and reinforcements quickly arrived and told Tano she had managed to stop the infection, though Tano remained conflicted about the choice she made. Tano recognized that if she had failed, the parasite could have spread further, but Skywalker reassured Tano that she did the right thing by following her instincts to save as many lives as possible.
When Jedi Master Eeth Koth was captured by General Grievous, Tano was present when the General sent the Jedi a recording of him torturing Koth. Skywalker and Tano were in the slums of Coruscant searching for an arms dealer named Car Affa. They eventually arrived at the bar where he was located, and she was instructed by Skywalker to stand guard outside in case Car Affa were to escape. When patrons stormed out of the bar because of blaster shots and Skywalker's lightsaber, Tano was caught in the middle of the hurried crowd and her lightsaber was snatched by, unbeknownst to her at the time, Bannamu. Having felt unable to tell her master about it, she headed to the Archives in the Jedi Temple for assistance. There, she inquired Jocasta Nu for any sort of help the old Jedi could provide. Though Nu was unable to help, she introduced the Padawan to Tera Sinube, a Jedi Master who possessed vast knowledge of Coruscant’s criminal underworld. After having acquired some information about the thief’s physiology, Sinube located Tano's thief in the archival database, a Patrolian named Bannamu. Although hesitant at first, fearing he might slow her down, Tano allowed Sinube to accompany her in her search for Bannamu. Back in the slums, they made a stop at Lauli Wahlo's noodle shop to inquire the shop's owner about the location of the Patrolian. After making the Quarren aware that he is dealing with Jedi, Wahlo's friend, Jan Dez, revealed Bannamu's hideout; the Spider Arms Hostel. They both entered the building located Bannamu, only to learn that he had sold Tano's lightsaber to an assassin named Nack Movers. Thus, both Jedi hurried to Movers' apartment, only to find the lock broken and Movers dead. They soon saw a frightened female called Ione Marcy hiding in the apartment, whom asked if the men who killed Movers were gone. Tano searched the bedroom for any of the men who killed Movers, where she was ambushed by another female, bounty hunter Cassie Cryar, who is in possession of Tano's lightsaber. Upon learning that Tano is a Jedi, Cryar made a break for the window and fled by running along the city's rooftops. Tano pursued and contacted Sinube, informing him about the predicament. Due to the fact that Tano's attacker was a female was inconsistent with Ione's recollection that men had broken into the apartment, coupled with sensing something more than just shock and fear in her, Sinube deduced that Ione was involved in the crime. Meanwhile, Tano began to close in on Cryar on the top of a high building, when Cryar jumped off and landed in Ione's passing speeder. The next morning, Sinube picked up Tano in a police BARC speeder. The two followed the tracking device Sinube had placed on Ione the night before to a train station. Police droids apprehended Ione, but Cryar managed to cut down the two droids about to grab for her and dashed off onto the top of a departing train. Tano ran after her on top of the moving train; they ultimately entered a wagon, where Cryar took a Twi'lek mother and child as hostages, still with Tano's lightsaber in hand, holding it to their throats. When the train arrived at the next station, Cryar attempted to run away again, but Sinube, having gotten to the station first, intercepted her and disarmed her with his own lightsaber, rightfully returning Tano's lightsaber. Later, as Sinube requested that Tano share the lesson she had just learned, she headed to the Jedi Temple and told a small group of younglings how they should never lose their lightsabers as it is both their life and their responsibility.
Return to FeluciaEdit
Later Kenobi, Skywalker, and Tano returned to Felucia after losing contact with a medical station near the planet. They crash landed on Felucia and found a seemingly deserted village. While exploring they met four bounty hunters, Sugi, Embo, Seripas and Rumi Paramita. At first the Jedi and bounty hunters were hostile towards each other but then the village leader Casiss stopped them from trying to kill each other. After getting acquainted with the villagers and bounty hunters, Skywalker and Kenobi met an old acquaintance, though hardly a friend, Hondo Ohnaka and his pirate gang. Tano was present when Ohnaka arrived though she hadn't met him before. Kenobi tried to get Ohnaka and the pirates to leave the village in peace but the Weequay wanted to get his hands on the villagers spice harvest for profit. The pirates gave the villagers until morning to prepare the harvest before leaving the village and regrouping with the rest of the pirate forces. After the pirates left, the Jedi and bounty hunters started to prepare for their return. They tried to train the villagers to fight, with limited success. During the preparations, Tano befriended Seripas who wore a suit of armor to make him look larger and more intimidating than he actually was. She saved his life during the preparation for the pirate attack. He was cutting down a large fungus at the time, and did not realize that it was too heavy for his suit to handle. Tano was able to get him out of the way during the preparations. Tano then told him that just because he did not look tough, it did not mean he could not be tough. Along with the other Jedi and the bounty hunters Tano defended the village from the pirates and eventually they managed to defeat them, forcing them to retreat. Sugi then offered the Jedi a ride in her ship since theirs had been destroyed, which they accepted.
Chasing Boba FettEdit
After Boba Fett tried to kill Master Windu on board the Endurance, Windu and Skywalker wound up trapped in the wreckage with severe, but non-permanent burns, but were saved by Tano and Plo Koon after R2-D2 went to them for help. When Fett sent a hologram message showing that he had hostages Tano went with master Koon to track them down. Starting in the under levels of Coruscant the pair had some difficultly getting useful information due to Tano's lack of subtlety. After arriving at a small diner Master Koon told Tano to stand back and remain subtle while he questioned the barman. Wanting to be useful instead of standing around, she used her Togruta montrals to listen for anything useful and after a while, she finally ended up hearing a conversation involving Aurra Sing. Getting caught while listening in, she and Master Koon were forced to abandon subtlety to get out. After doing so, Koon chided Tano for her unsubtle ways, but she told him that she overheard that Sing and Fett were on Florrum. After arriving on Florrum they received assurance from the pirate gang leader Hondo Ohnaka that he wasn't involved nor would he interfere. After Koon briefly questioned Sing, Tano cut off her head antenna and held her lightsaber to her throat. That didn't last long and after a brief skirmish Sing ran off with Tano at her heels. Arriving outside Tano took a speeder to chase after Sing, but would have been shot before she could if Ohnaka hadn't stopped his man. After chasing Sing through many canyons she received word from Master Koon (after using Ohnaka to persuade Fett to talk) that the hostages were in the opposite direction. After freeing the hostages Aurra Sing tried to escape on Slave I, but was unsuccessful thanks to Tano's efforts. Afterwards she accompanied Master Koon in bringing Fett back to Coruscant to face justice.
During the Blockade of Pantora the daughters of Chairman N. Papanoida were kidnapped. The morning after it happened Tano informed Senator Amidala and her master of what had happened. Since the Jedi couldn't officially get involved Tano volunteered to go it alone since Senator Chuchi was a good friend of hers. When she arrived at Chuchi's office Chuchi introduced her and then informed the chairman that she would be helping in locating his daughters. Taking the news with welcome the chairman assigned Tano and Chuchi with a diplomatic visit to the Trade Federation, thinking that his daughters were on the ship blockading Pantora while he and his son followed their own lead. When they arrived on the Federation ship Chuchi announced to the administrator of a pending alliance between Pantora and the CIS if it would lift the blockade. After being shown to their quarters the Tano and Chuchi sneaked out and explored the ship hoping to find the girls. When they made their way into a conference room they hid under a table while listening to a conversation between the captain and the administrator involving the chairman's daughters. Chuchi nearly gave Tano and herself away by gasping forcing the pair to take new hiding spots. When Ahsoka noticed that Chuchi was about to be discovered she used the Force to levitate her out of sight. After avoiding discovery the pair made their way to the detention level to find one of the girls. When they arrived the guard wouldn't let them pass so Ahsoka used a mind trick for the first time. Chuchi almost got left behind because Ahsoka wasn't specific enough. The pair soon found one of the chairman's daughters but were discovered due to listening devices in the halls. After dispatching a group of B2 droids Ahsoka stood back and watched as Chuchi interrogated and then blackmailed the captain into compromise. The whole fiasco was resolved in the senate later.
Corruption on MandaloreEdit
After Duchess Satine Kryze made a request to Senator Amidala for a Jedi Knight, Master Yoda sent Tano to aid Kryze on Mandalore in an undercover mission to expose government corruption. Tano arrived under the guise of being a teacher to Mandalorian students, of which included Kryze's nephew Korkie. After Korkie and his friends discovered that someone had been holding out the food supply in order to boost the black market trade on Mandalore, Tano soon discovered it was Prime Minister Almec, the second most powerful official behind the Duchess. After making this discovery, Tano and the students went to present this discovery to Satine only to discover that she had been arrested by Almec and imprisoned under false charges of treason. Tano then came up with the plan to present the students to Almec as prisoners in order to discover Satine's location. Almec imprisoned the students, but would not reveal Kryze's location to Tano, forcing her to alter her plan. After conversing with the students under the ruse of an interrogation, Tano then used a mind trick to have a guard take her to the Duchess. Upon discovering Kryze, Tano attempted to free her, only to fall into a trap set by Almec. Almec captured Tano and attempt to force Kryze into signing a confession for committing treason. Kryze refused forcing Almec to torture her with a shock collar, followed by Korkie. Tano however managed to free herself and capture Almec using the same shock collar he used on Kryze. After his imprisonment, Kryze revealed that she had planned all along for Tano to discover the corruption in the Mandalorian government.
Thwarting an assassinEdit
After the events on Mandalore, Tano returned to Coruscant to report to the High Council of her mission. During her stay, Tano started to become plagued by visions of Aurra Sing and a potential assassination attempt. Asking Master Yoda for advice on the subject, Yoda advised her to calm her mind use her visions to try and see who was going to be assassinated. It was determined that Senator Padmé Amidala was the target of Aurra Sing. Tano went to Amidala to give her warning of the threat, finding out that Amidala was going to Alderaan at the request of Senator Bail Organa to speak on the war. Seeing Amidala was going to go despite the warning, Tano insisted that she escort her to Alderran as a part of her security detail, to which Padmé agreed. After arriving on Alderaan, Tano had another vision of Sing, leading her to believe that Amidala was in danger at that very moment. It was however a false alarm as Tano was inexperienced in interpreting dreams. Tano would have another vision revealing the location of the assassination attempt to be the very room that Amidala was to speak in. Increasing the security, Amidala proceeds to speak at the gathering, during which time Aurra Sing attempts to shoot Amidala. Tano sensing Sing was there, intervened and prevented the shot from being deadly and causing damage only to Padmé's left arm. After a short battle and chase with Sing, Tano lost her and was forced to return to the security team to plan further action. Amidala was set to speak again later and refused to cancel her appearance. This prompted the plan to send a cloaked droid in her place while Amidala spoke remotely from a different location, thought to be secure. During the speaking, Tano sensed that Amidala was still in danger and rushed to the room she was in, barely making it in time to deflect a blaster bolt shot by Sing. Sing would shoot the controls to the room's door to lock the three of them inside. Afterwards Sing would pull out her blasters and proceeded to shoot at Tano, who was desperately trying to keep up with the pace of the shots to protect Amidala. Shortly after Sing began firing, Tano was overwhelmed and hit in the arm, collapsing to reveal Amidala holding a blaster set on stun, shooting Sing with the blaster and stunning her. Amidala's security was able to pry open the door at that point and place Sing under arrest. After returning to Coruscant with Aurra Sing in custody, Tano revealed that the person who hired Sing was not found out. Yoda then told Tano to use the Force and her instincts to feel who the perpetrator was. After concentrating, Tano could not figure out the identity of who hired Sing, but gave a few details about the who it may be. After hearing the description, Amidala was able to deduce it was Ziro the Hutt. Tano and Skywalker then went to where Ziro was being held to confront him on the charges. Denying them at first, Tano managed to cleverly trick Ziro into confessing by telling him Sing had already told them about the job, to which Ziro furiously got angered at Sing then at Amidala, but unwittingly he confessed his crime to Tano and Skywalker, earning himself an extended stay in prison.
“Look at me. I'm not so bad, am I?"—Ahsoka Tano speaking with Lux for the first time
"No, not bad at all."
"Well, it seems boys are the same whether they're Republic or Separatist.”
Further into the war, Ahsoka Tano trained with her Master in the use of a dual weapons, thus wielding a shoto along with her original lightsaber. As the Galactic Senate debated on borrowing financial loans from the InterGalactic Banking Clan to fund the creation of more clone troopers, Ahsoka had difficulty understanding the politics of the war. Hence, Anakin Skywalker left her with Senator Amidala, hoping that a lesson in politics would reassert Tano's belief in the righteousness of the Republic's cause. Contrary to Skywalker's wishes, Amidala had other plans and eventually sought to use Tano to further her agenda to broker a peace treaty with the Separatists. After the Galactic Senate passed a law to make it illegal to hold official meetings with the Separatists so as to not legitimize their rebellious movement, Amidala took advantage of Tano's Jedi status in order to travel to the neutral world of Mandalore. From there, Tano and Amidala boarded a ship en route to the Separatist world of Raxus. Upon their arrival, the pair met with Mina Bonteri, an old mentor to Amidala and a member of the Separatist Congress. While Amidala spoke with Bonteri about ending the war through peaceful negotiations, Tano met Bonteri's son, Lux. After a short talk about their differences, both took a liking to each other. When Bonteri put opening negotiation with Chancellor Palpatine on the floor of the Separatist Congress, the motion was passed by majority vote. Tano and Senator Amidala returned to Coruscant to relay the news to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine so that the Galactic Senate could have the opportunity to vote on ending the war as well. Just before the Republic senators could vote on the issue, however, Coruscant was unexpectedly struck by a surprise attack. Demolition droids managed to destroy the planet's power core, thus shutting down all electrical systems planet-wide, which in turn led to widespread panic, confusion and chaos. Once it was confirmed as a Separatist attack, the Galactic Senate canceled the vote and many senators motioned to redirect corporate economic assets to bolster the Republic war funds to create additional clone troopers. After the session concluded, Skywalker took his apprentice back from Amidala, and expressed deep disappointment in Tano for engaging in a dangerous and illegal activity that violated Republic law. Although Tano tried to defend her actions by pointing out Skywalker's own unorthodox tactics, her Master dismissed her argument and stated that she went too far by meeting with Separatists in secret. Although she considered that her actions may have crossed the line, Tano commented that politics were not as black-and-white as she once thought.
Mission to MortisEdit
After the Jedi Council received a 2,000 year old Jedi distress code from Chrelythiumn system, Tano along with her masters Obi-Wan and Anakin was sent there to meet up with Captain Rex and an armed cruiser to investigate. Though they made it to rendezvous point, neither of them saw each other. Tano, along with her masters, was pulled towards a crystal-shape structure and was then knocked out. When they came to, they found themeselves on a strange world where the Force is unusually strong. They were then met by the Daughter who took them to see her father, but Ahsoka and Obi-Wan were separated from Anakin. They tried to head back to the shuttle to wait for Anakin but the shuttle was gone. The two were then greeted by the Son, who asked if Anakin is the one. The two Jedi draw their lightsabers coming to the conclusion that he is a Sith Lord. The Son then escaped them as he transformed himself into a gargoyle and flied away. She and Obi-Wan take shelter in a nearby cave, where they both have visions. Tano encountered an older version of herself, who warned her that her Master Anakin has tainted her with the dark side and that she must leave him to reach her potential, but Ahsoka said she trusts her master. Ahsoka was later captured by the Son who took her to Father for Anakin's test. Father forced Anakin to choose between his Padawan and his Master. Anakin used the Force which was amplified by the planet, and ordered Son and Daughter to let go of Tano and Obi-Wan. Father revealed Anakin has passed the test and asked Obi-Wan and Ahsoka to leave them so they may speak in private. Before leaving Ahsoka warned her Master not to trust him. Anakin refused Father's offer and left with Ahsoka and Obi-Wan aboard their ship. Unfortunately, Son sneaks about the Jedi's ship and kidnaps Ahsoka. He takes her to a tower where he imprisons and then infects her with a poison that turned her to the dark side. Son then released Ahsoka and had her wait until her master came for her to pass on a message: either Anakin join Son, or the latter kills Ahsoka. When Anakin refused, Ahsoka dueled her master, before Obi-Wan joined in. The duel was interrupted when Daughter and Son were thrown onto the battlefield by Father. Son overwhelms Father with Force lightning. Obi-Wan tries passing Anakin a dagger that would kill Son, only for Ahsoka to catch it and pass it to Son. Satisfied, Son then taps Ahsoka on the head and she collapses, as if dead. Son then attempted to strike Father with the dagger, only for Daughter to take the blow. Enraged, Son flew off. As Father despaired over the loss of Daughter, Anakin demanded that he save Ahsoka but Father was more concerned that the balance of the Force has been disrupted. But he honored Daughter's wish to save Ahsoka. He showed Anakin how to transfer Daughter's life force to Ahsoka and purge her of the darkness within. Returned to the light, Ahsoka revived with no memory of what transpired. Father then urged the Jedi to leave Mortis before Son can. After these events, Ahsoka attempted to repair the damaged shuttle to leave Mortis, while Anakin and Obi-Wan contemplate whether this is the right thing to do, with the Son, consumed by the Dark Side, who is trying to escape. When Obi-wan leaves to find Anakin, he orders Ahsoka to not finish repairs to the ship. Soon after this, Obi-Wan contacts Ahsoka, instructing her to disable the shuttle because Anakin had joined with the Son, but before she can go about the task, Anakin arrives. Just in time, Ahsoka manages to sabotage the power systems, get away and recover Obi-Wan. Ahsoka and Obi-Wan arrive at the Father's Monastery, where they find Anakin whose memory of his future has been erased by the Father. After the Father kills himself and Anakin kills the Son, the Father and Mortis vanish and then they find themeselves back in their ship, with Rex contacting and telling them that only a few moments have passed since they lost contact.
Rescuing Master PiellEdit
After Master Plo Koon's meeting, Ahsoka met up with her Master. Ahsoka was eager to rescue Master Piell, but Anakin decide to not take Ahsoka on this mission, since it was a "do or die mission", and not a learning one. In the Jedi Temple's hangar while Anakin and Kenobi's men prepare to for the mission and to be frozen in carbonite, Ahsoka talked with master Plo. Ahsoka told Master Plo that it should her choice to go, not her master's. After R2's ship passes the blockade surrounding Lola Sayu, Anakin and Obi-Wan discover that Ahsoka has also had herself frozen and smuggled into the group, claiming that she was assigned to the team by Master Koon. Now unable to turn her away, they decide to let her join in. The team see that the cliff near the Citadel is the only way to a small side door, which is, however, patrolled regularly and otherwise secured by a ray shield. When the team start to climb the cliff with a small door, the droid guards activate a ray-shield. Ahsoka proves her usefulness to the team when she manages to slip inside through a vent and deactivates the shielded door. The team then finds and saves Master Piell after avoiding many booby traps. After Piell tells them that his captain has the other half of the coordinates of Nexus Route, Ahsoka and the rest of the team move to where Piell's officers were being held. Along the way down there, Ahsoka and the team were ambushed by a squad of commando droids. Though Ahsoka was pushed to the ground by one, she and the rest of the team were able to defeat the commando droids. Commander Sobeck then activated a magnetic ceiling which took Ahsoka's lightsaber, the team's weapons and Anakin by his bionic hand. Obi-Wan, Piell and Ahsoka tried using the Force to subdue the commando droids, but the commando droids had magnetized feet plates and are merely kept off-balance. Fortunately, Anakin manages to reach his lightsaber and disable the magnets, enabling the others to retrieve their weapons. When the team found Piell's officer, Captain Wilhuff Tarkin and the other officers, Ahsoka along with ARC Troopers Typhuss, Echo and Fives took care of the commando droid guards. Obi-Wan and Anakin decide to split up the team, with Obi-Wan, Cody and Piell creating a diversion while Anakin, Ahsoka, Rex, Typhuss, Echo and Fives take Tarkin to safety. After Anakin cuts his way into an old tunnel, Ahsoka scouted ahead.
As Skywalker's and Ahsoka's team make their way through the tunnels, Ahsoka becomes the object of open criticism by Captain Tarkin who wonders why the Jedi would let a mere child on a mission of this scale. Along the way, Ahsoka is surprised how Tarkin admires the layout of the Citadel with the only problem being is that it's in Separtist hands, which her master agrees with. When Anakin leaves Ahsoka in charge of the team when he covers their flanks. Ahsoka and the team then come across a wall which bars their progress. Not long after, a trio of super battle droids and commando droids armed with energy shields come up on their rear, but Tano manages to slip two thermal detonators behind, taking them out and allowing them access to a fuel pipeline which will bring them to their rendezvous point. Inside the pipeline, Ahsoka continues to scout ahead of her master's team. Ahsoka was then the first to go out and see if the way was clear. Unfortunately, Ahsoka and the team encounter a droid force at their exit point, but Skywalker manages to annihilate them by blowing up the pipeline. After this, Skywalker's and Ahsoka's team rejoin Kenobi's team, but they were unable to get to the ship. The entire team then retreated to some caverns below the Citadel, waiting for the rescue fleet Kenobi had earlier called.
After Master Piell contacted the Jedi Temple, Ahsoka, Skywalker, Kenobi, Piell and Tarkin, then moved on towards the rendezvous points. Along the way, Ahsoka asks her master why Master Piell would share half of the information with a man like Tarkin and why he lacks faith in the Jedi. Anakin tells Ahsoka that Tarkin feels that the Jedi should not be leading the war, but Ahsoka objects. Anakin however tells her that the Jedi are keepers of the peace, not soldiers. The Jedi then notice a pack of anoobas trailing them, along with a squad of STAP-mounted droids. As Anakin, Obi-Wan and R2 lure the creatures into an ambush, the rest of the team under Piell and Ahsoka moveon until they are ambushed by crab droids and another group of STAP-mounted droids. Separated from the others, Piell and Ahsoka are attacked by the last remaining anooba which fatally mauls the Jedi Master. Dying, Piell entrusts Ahsoka with his half of the Nexus Route coordinates, despite her confession that she was never assigned to the mission, with the explicit instruction to repeat it to none other but the Jedi Council. Ahsoka then rejoined her fellow master and the team, carrying Piell's body. The Jedi and the team then take a brief moment to consign Piell's body to the lava before moving on. After they reach rendezvous, Sobeck arrives, but his STAP is shot down. Sobeck, determined that the information will not be given to any side, tries to cast Tarkin into the lava. Luckily, Ahsoka moves and kills Sobeck with her lightsaber, and finally earning the thanks of Captain Tarkin. Just then Master Plo Koon and his gunship arrive just in time to extract the team. When they returned to Coruscant, Tarkin states that he can deliver his part of the information only to Chancellor Palpatine himself, while Ahsoka holds true to her promise to Master Piell to reveal her half only to the Jedi Council, so Master Yoda is forced to confer with Palpatine about this matter. Upon Anakin's inquiry, Master Koon covers Ahsoka's claim that he had permitted her to join the mission. Ahsoka then goes into the temple.
Return to FeluciaEdit
Ahsoka, along with her Master Skywalker, Master Plo Koon and their Clone Officers Captain Rex and Commander Typhuss, Commander Wolffe returned to Felucia to take out an enemy outpost that had been reinforced by General Grievous. While Master Koon, Wolffe and the rest of the Wolfpack went on the side, Ahsoka and a squad would come in from behind the outpost. While her squad was moving into position, Ahsoka sense something but thought it was just an animal. When her squad were climbing, Ahsoka was ambushed by a Trandoshan Hunter.
Survival on WasskahEdit
“When I was out there, alone, all I had was your training and the lessons you taught me. And because of you, I did survive. And not only that, I was able to lead others to survive as well.”—Ahsoka thanking her master for training her
Ahsoka was then taken to Trandoshan slave ship bound for the Trandoshan moon of Wasskah to Island Four, where she was released into the jungle to be sport for them in their hunt. Ahsoka then joined with group of Jedi younglings, Kalifa, Jinx and O-Mer. Ahsoka finds them despondent and grim, fighting for their survival and no longer expecting any help to come. The next morning, the Trandoshans open the hunt, and Ahsoka has to learn that their harsh experiences has hardened her comrades to the plight of others, as the hunters kill two of the prisoners who arrived with Ahsoka. Determined to change that, Ahsoka takes action and ambushes a lone Trandoshan, just in time preventing Kalifa from Force-choking him to death. But the hunter calls for help, forcing them to retreat. Having survived the day, Kalifa unexpectedly professes hope that Ahsoka, as an advanced learner, can help them recover what they have lost. Drawing on her military experience, Ahsoka makes a plan to strike at the Trandoshans' base. when the trTandoshans resume the hunt, ahsoka and the others are forced to split up. Ahsoka and Kalifa pair, but Kalifa is shot off a briar branch and lands and injures herself, on the ground, with Dar in hot pursuit. Before Dar can shoot Kalifa, Ahsoka intervenes and engages him in hand-to-hand combat, which ends with Dar getting impaled upon a briar patch on the ground. Enraged, Garnac, Dar's father, opens fire on Ahsoka and Kalifa, fatally injuring Kalifa. Just before Kalifa dies, Ahsoka promises her to look after the others before being forced to retreat.
As Ahsoka evades the hunters, she overhears Garnac vowing vengeance on her for murdering his son Dar. When Ahsoka meets up with Jinx and O-Mer at their hideout, she makes a plan to attack the slave ship when it comes back, cheering up her comrades. Ahsoka and the others jump onto the ship as it hovers above the beach, forcing one of the pilots to go after her. While Jinx and O-Mer wrestle him down, Ahsoka descends into the ship to take down the other pilot. Ahsoka fights the other pilot but the ship is then sent drifting around aimlessly and with its damaged systems, Ahsoka and the others are forced to abandon their attempt. Just before the ship breaks apart, Ahsoka opens the cage release to let the other prisoners out, but the only prisoner on that ship is a Wookiee named Chewbacca, who joins Ahsoka's company. Though their escape attempt has failed, Chewbacca announces that he can contact his nearby homeworld Kashyyyk for help if they can get their hands on the ship's wreckage to make a transmitter. Ahsoka and Chewbacca sneak back to the ship, which is, however, being patrolled and guarded by a sniper after the Trandoshans have become aware of the younglings' unexpected new boldness. While O-Mer and Jinx take on the sniper, Ahsoka and Chewbacca sneak into the ship to collect the necessary parts. With the Chewbacca's help, Ahsoka and the others even succeed in capturing the sniper alive and take him to their hideout. The transmitter fails to work properly at first, however, and Jinx, who has grown angry and impatient, suggests using their captive to lure down and hijack a hunting pod and take the base ship. Though Ahsoka believes they should be patient, she persuades Chewbacca to join them in their endeavor. The next day Jinx uses a Mind trick to make their captive call for a pick-up. Ahsoka, Chewbacca and the others manage to capture the pod and get aboard the base ship, but cannot prevent the guard from warning his fellow hunters and are overpowered after a vicious but short fight. Fortunately, Chewbacca's transmitter has succeeded in contacting his home, and a Wookiee relief force, led by Wookiee General Tarfful and aided by the bounty hunters Sugi and Seripas, arrives just in the nick of time to save them. While a firefight erupts on the lower deck, killing the entire Trandoshan crew, Ahsoka follows Garnac into the bowels of the ship and defeats him in hand-to-hand combat. When he still attempts to kill her in retaliation for his son's death, Ahsoka Force-pushes him out of the hatch and down onto the lower deck, killing him instead. When Ahsoka returned to Jedi Temple on Coruscant, Anakin Skywalker welcomed his Padawan back joyfully, but also heavily blaming himself for his inability to protect her. Ahsoka however en heartens her master as she tells him how his teachings had helped her and the others to survive, and the two bow to each other in a newfound mutual respect.
Following the bombing of the Jedi Temple Hanger, Ahsoka and Anakin were recalled from Cato Neimoidia to investigate. After interviewing witnesses and analysing the hologram of the explosion, they discovered that a woman named Letta Turmond was the perpetrator. She fed explosive nano-droids to her husband Jackar Bowmani turning him into a walking bomb. While he was working in the Jedi Temple hanger, they exploded. Skywalker and Tano confronted Letta in her apartment but she tried to escape. After a short chase, Letta was caught, arrested for her crimes and imprisoned in the Republic's Military Base.
Shortly after, Tano, along with many other Jedi and Republic officials, attended the funeral for the Jedi who were killed in the bombing. During a meeting to discuss the latest Separatist attack, Tano was told by Admiral Tarkin that Turmond wanted to talk to her. Tano visited Turmond in the prison where she told Tano that a Jedi had told her how to make the bomb and had given her the explosives. Right before revealing the name of the Jedi, Turmond was suddenly Force-choked by a person unknown to Tano. The clones quickly arrived in the cell having seen what they thought was Tano killing Turmond. She was subsequently arrested and imprisoned for the murder.
Tarkin later visited her, and though Tano insisted that she was innocent, Tarkin did not believe her. Earlier she had expressed her desire for Turmond to be punished and the security footage showed her in front of Turmond while she was choked to death. Curiously, the sound wasn't working on the camera, so Tano had no proof of what their conversation had actually been about.
Imprisonment and EscapeEdit
Later on, Tano spotted a keycard lying outside her cell. Assuming it to be a gift from her Master she used the Force to control the keycard and open the cell. As she made her way to the security checkpoint, she came across several injured clones lying next to her lightsabers and comlink. As she picked them up, Commander Fox arrived and saw Tano standing over the clones. Automatically assuming that she was the one responsible for the injured clones and seeing that she had escaped her cell, he activated the alarms.
Tano fled, avoiding clone patrols and eventually coming upon another group of clones, these ones killed with a lightsaber. When Fox found the clones, he assumed Tano had killed them. He was quickly joined by Skywalker and Rex, who assisted in chasing down Tano. She fled outside the compound, narrowly escaping being caught by a massiff. However, once her ship was destroyed she fled along the industrial pipelines adjoining the facility.
She lost her shoto as one of the clones fired a missile close to her, knocking her off her feet. As more clones joined the chase, she cut into one of the massive pipes, fleeing below the surface. Managing to evade the clones, her escape was cut short as she came out to the end of the pipeline as it dropped out into one of the massive pits leading to the lower levels. Skywalker however, managed to find her and tried to convince her to come back. Convinced that no one would believe her side of the story, Tano jumped out of the pipe, landing on one of the ships descending through the layers of the planet.
With the Coruscant Security Force on the lookout for her, Tano tried to lay low and made a call to Barriss Offee in the Jedi Temple. Offee promised to do some investigating on her end and advised Tano to stop using her comlink. The young Togruta complied and smashed the device. She then spotted a homeless Gotal and traded him a ration bar for his cloak. She then boarded a train but quickly spotted a pair of CSF officers checking the passengers' passes. She attempted to get off at the next station, but walked straight into more officers who quickly identified her as the rogue Jedi. Tano fled through the train, pursued by the CSF officers, and jumped off the still moving train onto a passing platform.
Eventually losing the officers by going deeper into the underworld, Tano was ambushed by Asajj Ventress, now a bounty hunter. Though Ventress was planning on turning Tano in for the bounty on her head, she was convinced by Tano to help prove the Padawan's innocence. She agreed when Tano promised to persuade the Jedi Council and the Senate to grant Ventress a pardon for her crimes.
However, the Jedi Council had dispatched Skywalker, Plo Koon and a squadron of clone troopers to capture the runaway Padawan. Fleeing from the arriving clones and Jedi, the duo came by a public holoterminal, which Tano used to get in touch with Offee. She told Tano about a warehouse, the one where Turmond got the nano-droids, and Ventress agreed to take Tano there. Before they could leave, Tano and Ventress were confronted by a clone squad led by Commander Wolffe, who demanded that they surrender. Tano and Ventress managed to disarm the clones and escaped. Upon finding the warehouse, they decided to part ways, with Ventress returning Tano's lightsaber to her. Ventress was later attacked by a Force-sensitive female figure who took Ventress' clothing and lightsabers.
Duel and CaptureEdit
As the Dark Jedi attacked her, Tano immediately assumed that she was fighting Ventress due to the helmet and lightsabers. As the two fought in the abandoned building, the mysterious assailant slowly led Tano higher in the building. The attacker then caused the barrels of explosive gas to ignite, setting off a huge explosion that knocked Tano off her feet and drew the attention of the Coruscant Security Force and the Jedi pursuing her. Staggering, Tano was quickly disarmed by her assailant and with a powerful kick, smashed through the wooden floor. Landing amidst crates of nano-droids, Tano was immediately found by Commander Wolffe and several clones. Wolffe quickly stunned the Padawan and it was discovered that the crates of nano-droids were the same type used to blow up the Temple hangar, making them believe that this would be evidence due to her being the true mastermind on the bombing of the Jedi Temple.
Trial and aftermathEdit
At the encouragement of Tarkin and the Senate, the Jedi Council expelled Tano from the Jedi Order, so she could be tried by a military tribunal. Padmé Amidala agreed to represent Tano, while Tarkin represented the prosecution. Just as her verdict was to be delivered, Skywalker arrived with the real culprit, Barriss Offee. Tano was shocked to learn that her friend had been setting her up.
Afterwards, the Council offered to re-instate Tano to the Order. However, feeling betrayed because the Council never believed in her and that she couldn't trust either the Council or herself, she refused the offer and left the Temple. Skywalker followed her and tried to convince her to stay, but she reaffirmed that she needed to go on her own path, stating that she knew that her master understood the feeling of wanting to leave the Jedi. She then walked into the sunrise, starting a new journey.
End of the Clone WarsEdit
Three years after the start of the war, Palpatine issued Order 66 to all clone units, which stated that the Jedi had become a threat to the Republic and thus had to be eliminated. Palpatine was actually a Sith Lord operating under the name Darth Sidious, and the entire war was part of an elaborate plan to destroy the Jedi Order and have the Sith rule the galaxy. Palpatine named himself Emperor and reorganized the Republic into the Galactic Empire. A squad of Antarian Rangers serving with Ahsoka learned of the order and immediately took her into hiding. Stealing a Republic cruiser, Ahsoka and her rebel forces disappeared into the Outer Rim, her fears having become reality. Following her disappearance, Ahsoka was officially listed as dead in Imperial records, although Lord Darth Vader, Palpatine's new Sith apprentice, was aware that she had survived.
Rebellion against the EmpireEdit
After the rise of the Galactic Empire, Tano became part of a rebel movement against Imperial rule. She worked with Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan and took on the codename "Fulcrum," which she used to communicate with rebel cells across the galaxy. One of these cells was the crew of the Ghost, which operated on and around the Outer Rim world of Lothal. She spoke only with Hera Syndulla, the owner and pilot of the Ghost, and identified herself only as "Fulcrum." As Fulcrum, Tano provided the Ghost rebels with intelligence for missions in order to hit Imperial forces or interests, and those missions were part of a larger plan that the rebels were part of—one that, amongst the rebels, only Syndulla knew. Tano's intelligence was generally accurate, but sometimes only partially so. One mission that Syndulla, along with Ezra Bridger and Sabine Wren, went on was an attack on an Imperial convoy. The intelligence that Fulcrum provided was correct about the route and timing of the convoy, but underestimated the Imperial defenses. As a result, the Phantom—the shuttle used by the rebels—sustained minor damage while outrunning a squadron of TIE fighters.
Shortly thereafter, Syndulla—along with Wren, who insisted on knowing more about Fulcrum and the missions the rebels were being sent on—travelled to Fort Anaxes, an asteroid base used by the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars, in order to pick up supplies from Tano. Tano contacted Syndulla while she en route and informed Syndulla that the supplies were unloaded and ready for pickup. Wren, eager to know more about the individual giving them their intelligence, suggested that "Fulcrum" wait for them at the rendezvous, prompting Tano to wonder if something was wrong. Syndulla convinced Tano, however, that Wren was just there to help with the mission. Nonetheless, Wren felt untrusted and wanted to know why the rebel missions were becoming so dangerous, but Syndulla assured her that the less she knew, the safer she would be if captured by the Empire. Once they arrived on Fort Anaxes, Tano was already gone.
Sometime later, the rebels rescued Tseebo, a Rodian in the Imperial Information Office whose AJ^6 cyborg construct headpiece contained vital Imperial information, including a five-year plan for the entire Outer Rim. After fleeing Lothal, the Ghost rendezvoused with Tano's vessel. Syndulla turned Tseebo over to Tano, who would be able to analyze the information contained within Tseebo's headpiece.
After the capture of Kanan Jarrus, the leader of the Lothal cell, by the Empire, and the Ghost crew's subsequent transmission of messages intended to inspire the public, Tano contacted Syndulla and dissuaded her from attempting to rescue Jarrus. After reminding her that Jarrus understood the risks he took, and that Bridger—the crew's remaining Jedi—was too important to be risked, Tano informed her that their message had reached beyond Lothal and had attracted attention from the top ranks of the Empire. Tano urged Syndulla to take her crew into hiding to avoid further jeopardizing their mission. The crew ignored Tano's warning and set out on a mission to rescue their captive leader.
The rebels soon learned that Jarrus was being held on the Sovereign, the personal Star Destroyer of Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, in orbit of Mustafar. The crew set out to rescue him and succeeded, but were overwhelmed by Imperial forces. The crew's astromech droid, C1-10P, contacted "Fulcrum" and requested reinforcements. Tano and a fleet of rebel ships arrived at Mustafar and helped the crew of the Ghost escape; Tano herself piloted the Ghost. When the rebels were safe and away from Mustafar, Tano revealed her identity and and told them that they were part of a wider rebel movement.
Tano's departure from the Jedi Order had a deep impact on those she knew. During a quest to discover the secrets of immortality, Yoda was faced with visions of the fall of the Jedi Order. In one such vision, he saw Tano dying in the halls of the Jedi Temple, with the vision of her asking if she could become one with the Force after having been expelled from the Jedi Order. The vision of Tano was a result of Yoda's guilt over having placed her on the path that led to her departure from the Jedi Order.
While on a mission with Kenobi, Skywalker spoke of calling her for help, only to then realize that she was gone. In an emotional conversation with Kenobi, he expressed heartfelt grief at her absence, describing her as "one of us." Kenobi reminded him that it was her choice to leave, but Skywalker felt that they had not given her any choice and that the Council had turned their backs on her. Kenobi, however, stood by the Council's authority, much to Skywalker's annoyance and anger. Kenobi did admit, however, that he would not sleep well were Skywalker to leave the Order. Skywalker himself did eventually leave the Jedi Order after falling to the dark side and becoming Darth Vader. Like Tano's decision to leave the Jedi, Skywalker's fall to the dark side was partly influenced by his belief that the Jedi Council did not trust him.
After the Republic was transformed into the Galactic Empire, Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader had a somewhat tense relationship with one another. Tarkin, who believed that Vader had once been Skywalker, suspected that the strain in their relationship was influenced by Tarkin's prosecution of Tano for the Jedi Temple bombing.
Confederation of Free Planets and Order 66Edit
In 7 ABY, Ahsoka joined the Confederation of Free Planets after hiding on Endor. In 8 ABY, Order 66 was given to Confederate troops across the galaxy to kill the Jedi. Ahsoka was shocked that the New Jedi Order tired to overthrow the Confederation of Free Planets. Ahsoka thought that the New Jedi Order was evil and fought on the side of the Confederation of Free Planets against the Jedi.
New Galactic Empire and the VongEdit
Later Ahsoka was forced to join the New Galactic Empire after it replaced the Confederation of Free Planets. After the Peace treaty on Coruscant, Ahsoka and the Empire allied themselves with the Cartel to fight the Yuuzhan Vong. She fought alongside CC-2009.
Personality and traitsEdit
“You're reckless, little one. You never would have made it as Obi-Wan's Padawan...but you might make it as mine.”—Anakin Skywalker to Tano, following the Battle of Christophsis
While Tano's Jedi training was meant to bring out the good side of her personality, she was also plagued by several more aggressive tendencies, some stemming from her Togrutan predator nature. When in combat, she displayed an extreme determination to win at all costs. Similar to her master's disposition, she would also occasionally sulk when things didn't go her way. She often talked down to others in battle, behaving as if she was superior to them, mirroring the attitude of her master. This extended to her behavior towards enemies, as she often came up with degrading pet names for them, such as referring to the IG-100 MagnaGuards as "stick-tinnies". In accordance with her predatory Togrutan nature, she was known to be quite aggressive in her postures and actions; willing to use terror and threats as a means to get information. Even though Tano obviously did not intend to follow through with any of these threats, her behavior caused concern on the part of the venerable Jedi Master Luminara Unduli, who felt Tano's actions were not in accordance with the Jedi way.
Ahsoka Tano absolutely adored being with her master and was proud of her position as his apprentice, though Skywalker did not realize this. Tano immediately adopted a very informal attitude with Skywalker, nicknaming him "Skyguy." However, once something of a formal Master-Padawan relationship had been established, Tano addressed Skywalker as "Master" just as a Padawan was expected to do. In retaliation for his dubbing as "Skyguy," Skywalker began to refer to her as "Snips" from time to time because of her feisty personality. Tano was prone to overconfidence, believing strongly in Skywalker's teachings of following what you believe even if it means being a little reckless. However, Tano sometimes took this too far, even refusing to follow orders from her own master and others; as was the case in the Battle of Ryloth, when she got most of her clone squadron killed when she refused to pull back, believing in her own skills above all else, and ignoring the fact that the rest of her fighters were getting shot down. Tano was also known to disregard the safety of the clones under her command when she behaved like this, in the Battle of Felucia as she refused to let her troops be extracted, believing she could win the battle, despite Skywalker and Kenobi's warnings that more droids were coming. Moments after forcibly being extracted, the Separatist reinforcements that Skywalker and Kenobi warned her of, arrived and overran her position, and within seconds destroyed her vehicles, which would have resulted in the death of all her troops and herself, if not for her masters' intervention.
Despite these traits, Tano was very selfless and was willing to sacrifice herself if necessary as proven when she and Barriss Offee blew up a droid factory on Geonosis even though they were still inside it. She also tried to persuade Skywalker not to open a holocron for the bounty hunter Cad Bane, despite the fact that Bane would kill her if Skywalker didn't open it, and offered to trade herself for a pair of Twi'leks who were held hostage by Cassie Cryar. Tano would also often apologize for her mistakes. She was also honest and never tried to deflect blame onto others and she didn't hesitate to tell the Jedi Council about her mistakes during the Battle of Felucia.
Despite her tendency to get her clones killed, Tano could get upset if clones died because of her mistakes. She appeared to be friendly with Captain Rex. Tano also appeared to be good with children judging by the way she looked after Rotta and the children that were kidnapped by Cad Bane. When General Grievous sent the Jedi Order a message, telling them about his capture of Eeth Koth, Tano comforted some younglings who were watching the hologram. Tano made her Padawan braid out of silka beads and wore an akul-tooth headdress on her forehead. Ahsoka has the ability to understand Shyriiwook while translating for Chewbacca while captured on the Trandoshan moon.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Though Tano was a Padawan, she was very skilled in lightsaber combat for someone of her age. She made use of the unorthodox Shien reverse grip during combat. However, she would utilize the standard grip at the insistence of her master. In addition to being skilled in Shien, Tano also received training in Ataru and was learning Djem So under her Master. Skywalker also gave her training in the early levels of Niman as an exercise, as well as engaging in numerous hours of quarterstaff training to prepare her for opponents wielding saberstaffs. Her technique consisted of rapid switches and feints, darting from one side of the battleground to the other to exhaust her opponent. Tano's combat skills were clearly quite considerable, as she was able to defeat three MagnaGuards single handed and at least temporarily hold her ground against Asajj Ventress. At some point during the Clone Wars Tano began to learn Jar'Kai, wielding a yellowish-green shoto along with her original lightsaber.
Tano possessed a strong connection to the Force, and often used it to perform the Force Jump power and other acrobatic feats. Although Tano's Force powers required more training, she was capable of performing extensive telekinetic feats, as seen during the Battle of Christophsis where she pulled down a large wall in order to save Skywalker from a group of retail droids. Tano was also skilled in the use of the Force push power, which she used to save the life of Luminara Unduli. Tano also had a strong Force sense, able to sense the presence of Plo Koon after his fleet was destroyed by the Malevolence and the presences of the children who were kidnapped by Cad Bane. She also eventually learned the Jedi Mind trick.
In addition to her Force powers and lightsaber combat skills, Tano possessed advanced visuospatial awareness, aided by the hollow spaces in her montrals that gathered information ultrasonically. This passive echolocation was a Togrutan ability which allowed Tano to sense the proximity and movement of physical objects around her. She used this to great effect during the Battle of Christophsis, toppling a wall on top of Anakin Skywalker and a number of droids he was fighting, timing it so that Skywalker was cleared by a broken gap in the falling slab, whereas the droids were crushed. Tano was also a talented pilot and also displayed potential as a skilled war strategist by leading an attack that penetrated a Separatist blockade on Ryloth. Tano was also trained by her master to quickly analyze technical scans of enemy ships. Tano also displayed skill in hand to hand combat as she was able to easily overpower Cad Bane before dropping her guard and being incapacitated by the bounty hunter. She later used her hand to hand combat skills on Mandalore by single handedly defeating a group of the Mandalorian Secret Service and later holding off several guards and subduing Prime Minister Almec despite being handcuffed at the time. However on this occasion she armed herself with one of the guards shields which she used to fend them off and defend herself from a stun gun.