This article contains major spoilers from the season finale of Star Wars Rebels.
Fans have been speculating for weeks over the identity of Fulcrum, a mysterious hooded figure that has been aiding the crew of the Ghost throughout the first season of Star Wars Rebels. Fulcrum provided intel to Hera, the pilot of the Ghost, and gave the rebels information that let them target pockets of Imperial forces across the galaxy.
From analyzing symbols that appeared in the TV show to changing the pitch of the character's voice, fans did not want to wait this long to find out the identify of Hera's contact. Just when they thought they'd figured it out, someone would make another claim as to who the character was. Despite the fact that a French actresses' resume was updated with the identity of Fulcrum, people still doubted it's validity and argued over the true person behind this character.
In the last few minutes of the episode, Hera's informant was revealed to be fan favorite Ahsoka Tano, who was last seen when she left the Jedi Order in Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. That episode aired exactly two years ago to the date of Fire Across the Galaxy on March 2nd, 2013.
At the end of Clone Wars, Tano was about 17 years old. Now, she's in her early 30s and ready to take down the Empire.
In Rebels Recon, Dave Filoni explained how Ahsoka's new look is "psudo-samuri" and how he wanted her to look like could be wearing armor found in an ancient Jedi temple. Her new lightsabers are "basically white" to reflect her non affiliation.
USA Today spoke with Filoni and Ashley Eckstein, who has returned to voice the character. "I look up to Ahsoka," Ashley said. "She has such a great moral compass and I look forward to seeing where life takes her because I don't think it's ever going to be a boring story."
Filoni explained that Ahsoka will have a big role in the upcoming season, but won't be the center of attention. "It's not like she's going to have a bunk on the Ghost anytime soon," Filoni said. "She needs to remain kind of a mysterious figure who is woven in and out of the story."
The appearance of Ahsoka Tano brings everything full circle. Fans who grew up with the Clone Wars are pleased to find out what happened to "Snips," and young fans who experienced Star Wars for the first time through Star Wars Rebels will have the opportunity to go back and experience all six seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and discover a world before the Empire.
With Tano on board, the spark of the Rebellion is now a burning flame. Vader and Imperials every where, beware.
If you want to re-watch the breathtaking moment when Ahsoka was revealed, or watch it for the first time, USA Today has released the scene on their website, which you can watch below:
Sources: YouTube(Star Wars), USA Today
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