Star Wars - Legends
Togruta mentor spirit for Aceda
- mentor spirit to Aceda
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. When in combat, she displayed determination to win, similar to her master’s disposition, as 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. That 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”, and even calling Asajj Ventress a “hairless harpy” and dismissing Grievous as “just another tinny”.
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 adored being with her master and was proud of her position as his apprentice, though Skywalker did not realize that. 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 one believed even if it meant being a little reckless. However, Tano sometimes took that 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 become too focused on one task or aspect of a mission, thus disregarding the safety of the clones under her command. This was demonstrated 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; within seconds they had destroyed her vehicles, which would have resulted in the death of all her troops and herself if not for her masters’ intervention. Her overconfidence also nearly got her killed by Cad Bane.
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 willing to admit her mistakes 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. However, although she was usually an honest person, Tano was capable of lying well enough to fool her Master into thinking that Plo Koon had allowed her to join the mission to rescue Even Piell.
Despite Tano’s strategies early in the war that cost the lives of many clones, she did care about them and was considerably upset when those under her command were killed. She appeared to be friendly with Captain Rex. Tano was also shown to have very good maternal instincts, 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. She was also in charge of the younglings who went to get their lightsabers during the Gathering ceremony and protected them from General Grievous.
Tano made her Padawan braid out of silka beads and wore an akul-tooth headdress on her forehead. After being expelled from the Jedi Order, she allowed her Master to keep the braid.
Following her trial and the revelation of Offee’s treason, Tano was offered the chance to return to the Order by the Jedi Council, which referred to her ordeal as a trial with only Plo Koon actually apologizing to her. Ultimately, Tano chose not to return and walked out of the Temple, feeling that if the Jedi Council could not trust her, then she could not trust herself or them anymore. Skywalker tried to talk to her, but she felt she had to leave and said she knew that he also harbored an intent to leave the Order. She said she was grateful for her master’s trust, but felt she could not stay there.
Ahsoka Tano, nicknamed Snips by her master, was a Togruta female from the planet Shili who trained as a Jedi apprentice during the Clone Wars, the conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Tano was assigned to Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker by Jedi Grand Master Yoda, and she demonstrated an eagerness to prove herself worthy to be his apprentice. Tano was involved in the defeat of the Separatist army on the planet Christophsis and was important to Republic efforts during the Battle of Teth. Along with Skywalker, Tano was instrumental in acquiring the Republic’s safe passage through Hutt Space, due to her part in rescuing the son of Jabba the Hutt, which ensured an alliance between the Republic and the Hutt clans.
Later, Tano and her master achieved many things during the war including stopping the Blue Shadow Virus, freeing Togruta slaves from Kiros, saving her Master and many others on multiple occasions, and even halting a plot masterminded by Darth Sidious himself. She also engaged some of most deadly people in the galaxy, most notably Asajj Ventress, General Grievous, and Cad Bane several times, always surviving without any serious injury. Tano had a brief brush with the dark side on Mortis after being infected with it by the Son and even died, but she was resurrected by the Daughter. Tano formed close bonds with many members of the Order, which included Plo Koon, Barriss Offee, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luminara Unduli as well as people outside the Order such as Padmé Amidala and Lux Bonteri, to whom she developed a romantic attraction.
Around 20 BBY, Tano’s friend Barriss Offee, who believed the Jedi Order to be evil, and corrupt, and overly belligerent, orchestrated the bombing of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, killed the bomber, Letta Turmond, and caused the deaths of clone troopers while framing Tano for these crimes. While running away from Republic authorities and Skywalker, who still believed her to be innocent, Tano met her longtime nemesis Asajj Ventress and briefly allied with her, since both were on the run from their masters. Tano was led by Offee, the only Jedi whom she still saw as an ally, into a trap at an abandoned Coruscant warehouse in Coruscant’s Undercity, where she was captured by Skywalker’s forces. The Jedi High Council then expelled Tano from the Jedi Order and turned her over to the Republic for trial. Tano came very close to a conviction and death sentence, but she was acquitted at the last minute by the forced confession of a captured Offee. While the Council pardoned Tano and offered to bring her back into the Order, Tano refused, and she left the Jedi Temple.