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Ezra and Ahsoka Tano in Star War Rebels
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What is the World Between Worlds in ‘Star Wars?’

The advent of spacetime in the galaxy far, far away that holds the power to topple entire timelines.

Few writers have attempted to change Star Wars lore beyond a mere revision of what we know about certain concepts like the Force or the political and cultural structure of the galaxy far, far away, but in the case of the “Worlds Between Worlds,” Dave Filoni’s introduction of the spacetime continuum to this expansive, and at times convoluted, science opera soup has fundamentally changed our perspective toward the canon.

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The Worlds Between Worlds first appeared in Star Wars Rebels, in an episode where Ezra Bridger accidentally tapped into it to hinder Palpatine’s dark-side cronies. He ended up floating in an endless void that stretched in all directions, connected by what seemed to be countless platforms outlined by white streaks.

But what is the Worlds Between Worlds, and more importantly, will it appear in the upcoming Ahsoka series on Disney Plus?

What the Worlds Between Worlds means in Star Wars?

After exploring the place, Ezra realizes this plane of existence connects all of time and space. This is when Morai, Ahsoka’s owl, shows up and guides the aspiring Jedi toward a specific moment in time — Ahsoka’s fight with Darth Vader atop the Sith Temple. Ezra uses this opening to reach Ahsoka, bringing her into the Worlds Between Worlds conjunction and saving her life.

In a way, this implies anyone with the key could walk into the Worlds Between Worlds and influence crucial moments in the Skywalker Saga timeline. For that reason alone, Darth Sidious showed an obsessive inclination to gain access to it, believing that it would give him “mastery over all of existence.”

While it’s not clear if the Worlds Between Worlds would give the travelers unlimited power to change the course of history, we do know that Ahsoka dissuaded Ezra from saving his late master Kanan Jarrus, since Kanan sacrificed himself to save the Rebels crew and undoing that moment would probably end up in all their deaths, thus creating a paradox on top of other disturbing implications.

Was the World Between Worlds featured in Ahsoka?

Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano
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Warning: The following paragraph contains spoilers for Ahsoka on Disney Plus.

The fourth episode of Ahsoka, titled “Fallen Jedi,” ended with the titular protagonist falling off a cliff and waking up in the Worlds Between Worlds. It’s unclear how Snips gets there, but after a few moments of gazing into that infinite abyss, her former master Anakin Skywalker appears to guide her path.

It seems that Force Ghosts like Anakin (who was redeemed at the end of Episode VI) can use the Worlds Between Worlds to contact the living. The plane is, after all, an embodiment of the Force, so it’d make sense for Hayden Christensen’s Anakin to appear there.

And who knows what will happen from there on out?

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Jonathan is a religious consumer of movies, TV shows, video games, and speculative fiction. And when he isn't doing that, he likes to write about them. He can get particularly worked up when talking about 'The Lord of the Rings' or 'A Song of Ice and Fire' or any work of high fantasy, come to think of it.