The first season of Ahsoka first is now past its midway point, and it’s been a fun ride. We’ve seen the return of fan-favorite characters, and the advancement of the story from Star Wars: Rebels.

Below are the most frequently asked questions pertaining to what we’ve seen so far.

1. When does Ahsoka take place?

Ahsoka about to discover something

Ahsoka takes place about five years after the end of Return of the Jedi. It’s concurrent with parts of season 3 of The Mandalorian and is after most of The Book of Boba Fett. Ahsoka begins nearly 10 years after the conclusion to the Rebels animated series.

2. Where are Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn?

Grand Admiral Thrawn in Ahsoka

We now know that both Ezra and Thrawn are in a different galaxy. After the events of Rebels, the two were relocated by the purrgil, being directed by Ezra to take Thrawn’s command ship away from his home planet Lothal.

3. Is Ahsoka a Jedi?

Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka is technically not a Jedi, although there’s plenty of room for debate and disagreement. Read this review of the options.

4. Was Ahsoka dead? Having a dream? Where was she?

Ahsoka in the World Between Worlds

Ahsoka wasn’t dead or having a dream. She was in the World Between Worlds. That’s a realm outside of time and space. It was first discovered by Ezra in Rebels and was used to allow Ezra to save Ahsoka’s life.

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The World Between Worlds has gateways, allowing someone within to exit at nearly any point in time. In Rebels, the realm didn’t entirely operate as it did in chapter 5 of Ahsoka. There, Ezra had to go through a gate in order to go back in time. In Ahsoka, that transition occurred more like a dream sequence.

5. Who knows about the World Between Worlds?

The Emperor just out of reach of the World Between Worlds

Ahsoka and Ezra certainly, because both were inside of it. The Emperor also knew about the World Between Worlds (along with his lore expert Veris Hyden). It’s possible Ezra and/or Ahsoka told the rest of the Ghost crew, although that’s not verified.

As the gateway Ezra used was activated by interacting with a mural of the Mortis gods (the Father, Son, and Daughter) it’s likely they know about it and can possibly manipulate it as well.

6. Does Ahsoka know about Anakin’s redemption?

Ahsoka and Luke having a chat


Most likely.

In The Book of Boba Fett, there were scenes between Ashoka and Luke Skywalker. Clearly they were discussing matters, but the topic of Anakin wasn’t mentioned on screen. Despite that, it’s hard to believe the Chosen One never came up.

In her encounter with her former master, Ahsoka never references his fall or redemption. Their discussions are more focused on Ahsoka’s inability to overcome her aversion to fighting.

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7. Who is the Inquisitor?

The Inquisitor known as Marrok

The character is listed as Marrok in all the official documentation. Yet, we now know Marrok isn’t a traditional Inquisitor. When Ahsoka defeats Marrok, the Inquisitor turns to dust. Not the usual result when being sliced by a lightsaber. Because of that result, there’s now speculation Marrok was animated using Nightsister magic. That Morgan Elsbeth took a dead Inquisitor and gave it life.

Who the Inquisitor was before joining Elsbeth is unknown.

8. What are the space whales? Why does the TV show focus on them?

The purrgil

The giant space whale creatures are called purrgil. For more information about them, read this article.

The show focuses on them because they have the ability to travel via hyperspace. And, according to lore and legend, are capable of traveling between galaxies. Thus, they’ll likely take Ahsoka directly to Ezra and Thrawn now that the Eye of Sion has left without her.

9. Why did Ahsoka’s lightsabers change from green to white?

Ahsoka's white lightsabers

In the Clone Wars animated show and in the flashbacks in chapter 5 of Ahsoka, Ahsoka sports a green lightsaber. Yet, in the rest of her live action show, Ahsoka’s blades are white. What gives? Production oversight?


In the book Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston, we find out that Ahsoka discarded her blades when she left the Jedi Order. Then she ended up fighting an Inquisitor. Without a lightsaber of her own, she was able to take the Inquisitor’s blades and cleanse them, reversing the bleeding damage. As a result, her new blades turned white. Those are the blades she’s been using for nearly a decade.

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10. What was Ahsoka doing during the Rebellion years?

Ahsoka considering her possibilities

This is still unknown. We have a pretty good idea what Ahsoka was doing during the 15-18 years after the Clone Wars ended. Yet, at the start of A New Hope, her whereabouts get a bit fuzzy.

In Rebels, we know she’s delivered back in time by Ezra, returning to Malachor where she dueled with Darth Vader. After laying low, she’s seen again in the ending scenes of that show. Then it’s off to find Ezra. But has she been searching this whole time? Almost a decade? Hopefully we’ll find out soon enough.

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