History of Star Wars, there have been numerous unanswered issues, particularly concerning the various characters of this massive property. Of course, many of these queries were about the prequel trilogy and what happened before, during, and after those films. The good news is that despite being reasonably short for Tales of the Jedi was able to fill in the gaps concerning the time of the Jedi before the order’s dissolution due to the Empire’s emergence.
The History of Ahsoka:
While few people are interested in how Ahsoka became a Jedi, Tales of the Jedi was gracious enough to show us her childhood. The series began with her genesis story as a baby when her mother brought her hunting in the woods when she was only about a year old. The hunt, however, did not go as planned, as Ahsoka and her mother were attacked by a wild tiger-like beast that had been chasing them. As Ahsoka’s mother fought hard to hold the beast at bay, help arrived.
A Disgruntled Jedi Master:
Following the first episode regarding Ahsoka’s origins, we saw a younger Count Dooku and a younger Qui-Gon Jinn on a trip to an underprivileged town where the inhabitants had kidnapped the son of the planet’s senator. Everyone in that destitute town was culpable for snatching the son. Still, not even the senator’s son could blame the people for what they did because they were living in poverty while he and his father were living comfortably in their palace.
Yaddle’s fate is finally revealed:
We watched Dooku meet up with his Padawan, who was strolling with Jedi Master Yaddle, after learning that a Sith Lord claimed Qui-Gon Jinn during his stay on Tatooine. Of course, we first met Yaddle in Star Wars Episode I, when Qui-Gon submitted his thesis on the Sith Lord to the Jedi Council. We haven’t seen her since then, though. The episode cut to a scene where Darth Maul had already defeated Qui-Gon Jinn, and Yaddle approached Dooku.
Return of Ashoka:
The conclusion of Star Wars: Clone Wars saw a disgruntled Ahsoka Tano leaving the Jedi Order and even fleeing after the Galactic Empire had already taken over. But we know that she ended up working with the Rebels during the events of Star Wars: Rebels. So, what happened between the end of the Clone Wars? Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi provides a solution to that question. After Ahsoka covertly attended Padme Amidala’s funeral, Bail Organa approached her.
Ahsoka’s Technique for Taming the Tiger:
Tales of the Jedi allowed us to glimpse a story of two Jedi, as the origins of Ahsoka Tano were explored in this storyline. We saw in episode 1 how her Togruta tribe reared her on the planet Shili, where they lived a more traditional way of life based on hunting and what the land had to provide. When Ahsoka was a year old, her mother brought her hunting, and she was snatched by a tiger-like beast that nearly ate her before she could tame it. So, how did Ahsoka manage to tame the tiger? Ahsoka tamed the tiger using her inherent Force powers because Force users can mentally and emotionally connect with animals.
If you’ve been following Star Wars stories for a while, especially episodes like The Clone Wars, your mileage may vary on how successful the Jedi Council is. Over time, the well-meaning Jedi become the Senate’s lapdogs, often unwittingly participating in their corruption. Despite their mastery of the force, none of them could detect that Palpatine was Darth Sidious and that many of their fellow Jedi were going to the evil side. Tales of the Jedi focuses on the Jedi’s ignorance and how their rigidity finally led to their demise. The anthology series, created by Dave Filoni, fits seamlessly within the existing Star Wars universe.