November 29, 2022

Ahsoka Tano from The Clone Wars and Beyond

The character of Ahsoka Tano has had many design changes since her introduction in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated film in August 2008.

Concept Stage

Concept sketches of Ahsoka Tano shared and created by Dave Filoni

Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo comments via Twitter about the development of Anakin’s padawan during the concept process for Star Wars: The Clone Wars

“George (Lucas) came up with her first. Dave (Filoni) then defined it with him.” Throughout the concept design process, Anakin’s Padawan was always “gonna be a teenage girl”.

Introductory Design in Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars promo from featuring Ahsoka Tano

When Ahsoka is introduced in early 2008, she is shown wearing a tube top with a skirt, white leggings and tall boots. She is also carrying a single green colored lightsaber. Ahsoka sports this design throughout Star Wars: The Clone Wars seasons 1 and 2.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 3 Redesign

Ahsoka’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3 character model

In the season 3 episode, Heroes on Both Sides, Ahsoka’s design changes to a less revealing outfit with a longer skirt and fancier leggings and boots. She is also carrying two green lightsabers instead of one.

Star Wars Rebels

Fulcrum: Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars Rebels

At the end of Season 1 of Star Wars Rebels, the mysterious Fulcrum is revealed to be a grown-up Ahsoka Tano. Her design is very mature and includes pattern changes to her facial marks and lekku. Her outfit is similar to the one she wore in the later seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars except with more leather material and in different colors. She is still carrying two lightsabers, but they are now white, which indicates her lack of affiliation with either the Jedi or the Sith.

Cover from the Star Wars YA novel Ahsoka

Note: The story of how Ahsoka obtained the white lightsabers seen in Star Wars Rebels is revealed in the Star Wars YA novel, Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston.

And Beyond…

Ahsoka in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny animated series coming soon

Personally, I love how each design change brings something new to this character. Hopefully, we will continue to see more of Ahsoka Tano and of course any other design changes in the future.

So what do you think of the different Ahsoka designs since she was first introduced?

Which of Ahsoka’s looks is your favorite?

Originally published via on 02/16. Re-posted and revised 06/17.

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