In this last episode of Star Wars Rebels, "Out Of Darkness", we were introduced to a new, unseen character named "Fulcrum". Fulcrum is a trusted contact of Hera whom they rely on as a source of information, as well as supplies. In Out Of Darkness, Hera and Sabine journey to an abandoned Clone Wars era Republic Asteroid base to pick up some crates of supplies from Fulcrum, who speaks to them via comlink in a male sounding, modulated voice. The character does not appear in person in the episode, which leaves us wondering; who is Fulcrum?
On the most recent Star Wars Underworld Podcast, we speculated about who Fulcrum might be, suggesting everyone from Bail Organa to Darth Maul. This mystery character has also inspired more in-depth investigation from other fans, such as the good folks at Rebels Report. They took the audio of Fulcrum's voice and edited it, giving it a higher pitch. The result is the following sound clip, which features the original audio first, the same audio four semi-tones up second, and lastly, six semi-tones up. You can listen to it below. Also, read on for some speculation based on this audio. But be aware, possible SPOILERS follow!
Some have suggested that the voice sounds like a heavily edited female voice, rather than a male one. More specifically, many believe the voice sounds distinctly like Ashley Eckstein's, who, of course, voiced Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Ahsoka would be a logical choice for Fulcrum, being that the last time we saw her she was leaving the Jedi Order. Her abandonment of the Order would have ultimately saved her life when Order 66 was initiated, leaving the door wide open for her to appear in Star Wars Rebels, which is set 15 years after Revenge Of The Sith.
So, what do you think? Is it Ahsoka? Or another, possibly brand new character? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below, or in Club SWU!
Source: Rebels Report
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