Did Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi raise more questions than it answered? Max Nocerino explores the unanswered questions in Dave Filoni’s latest series
In Star Wars: Tales Of The Jedi we were presented with six short episodes centered on the progression of Ahsoka and Dooku as Force-users. Two Jedi whose paths widely converged from each other and separated by decades. Yet each episode raised more questions than answers. So, here are six of those unanswered riddles—one for each episode.
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1.) I love the Indigenous American feel of the Togruta. However, their culture is a little odd to support an infant who can barely babble in a front sling while hunting in the jungle. However, I will excuse that as a cultural thing. Yet Ahsoka almost dies and only survives due to her connection to the Force. Barely 1 year old, she uses the Force to form a bond with the saber-toothed tiger who captured her. When she returns to her village on its back, the awed mystic leader of the village says “Ahsoka is Jedi”. Now we know a few years later Master Plo Koon finds her and brings her to the Temple. My question is. The family knew Ahsoka was a Force user for 2-3 years. Did they willingly surrender her to the Order?
2.) The second episode shows Dooku with a young Qui-Gon resolving a kidnapping of a Senator’s son on a desolate planet. Dooku shows his darker methods of attaining Justice and must be reminded of his Jedi path by Qui-Gon. My question is, was Dooku constantly dipping into the Dark Side up until this point?
3.) Another Dooku episode centered around a young Dooku and young Windu following up on the mysterious death of a fellow Jedi Master. In the end, Mace takes the woman’s place on the Council. My question is, were Dooku and Mace really competing for this seat, and did losing a seat foster anger toward the Order and Windu in Dooku?
4.) The most titanic of all the episodes. Minimal spoilers but did the Order bother to investigate the death of such a highly skilled Jedi when the Sith had just re-emerged and another highly skilled Jedi was killed? Didn’t they see it as conventionally suspicious
5.) This is the episode we see Anakin teaching Ahsoka how to deflect stun bolts from the much more skilled droids, clone troopers. This training will someday inadvertently save her life and eerily foreshadows the taskmaster training Anakin will later use as Vader with his Inquisitors. Now my question. When Anakin and Ahsoka leave the training room, Saeasee Tiin and another Jedi are whispering and giving Anakin dirty looks. Even though they were not present to see him in the training room. How many of the senior Jedi hated and mistrusted Anakin?
6.) Last but certainly not least. I’m not going into depth on this one as I was severely disappointed. My question is, was this a re-adaptation of the novel Ahsoka or did this incident take place shortly after the end of that book?
These are the burning questions that any Jedi must overcome. So what say you, dear readers? Sound off and share your theories below.
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Max Nocerino is a regular Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. He is a passionate Star Wars fan and loves the literature of the galaxy far, far away. Follow him on Twitter where he shares his love of the Force frequently!