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Who did Ahsoka kill in ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi?’

Unpacking the dramatic events of the 'Tales of the Jedi' finale.

Star Wars Tales of the Jedi Ahsoka
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Warning: This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi episode six.

Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi is an underrated entry in Disney Plus’ cache of Star Wars shows as, despite its slim runtime consisting of six mini-episodes, it sheds fascinating light on two of the key figures in the Jedi Order in its last years, both of whom took very different paths in life. While three episodes touched on the surprisingly sympathetic origin story of Count Dooku, the other half of the first season checked in on three different points in the life of Ahsoka Tano, from her birth to her training with Anakin Skywalker, to what she got up to after Order 66.

It’s the finale, titled “Resolve,” that’s perhaps the most significant new chapter in Ahsoka’s story, however. While the Togrutan former Jedi’s life has been extensively explored in both The Clone Wars and Rebels, as well as Ahsoka, this episode specifically bridges the gap of what happened to her during the immediate aftermath of the Empire’s rise, revealing a hitherto unknown dark moment of the soul which Ahsoka, being the heroine that she is, was ultimately able to overcome.

What happens to Ahsoka in the Tales of the Jedi finale?

Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku in 'Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi'
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“Resolve” opens by offering a new perspective on a heartbreaking moment ingrained on the memories of Prequel Trilogy lovers everywhere: the funeral of Padme Amidala. It’s revealed that Ahsoka attended her wake in disguise, as well as detailing how Bail Organa helped her escape from Coruscant. Leia’s adoptive father lends Ahsoka a commlink should she wish to get back in touch, but she is reluctant to accept it, admitting to feeling tired of the fight. Unfortunately for Ahsoka, the fight is not done with her.

The second half of “Resolve” jumps ahead an indeterminate time later, with Ahsoka now living in a farming village on an unknown planet, going by the name Ashla. She’s managing to lay low, until a repulsorlift cart collapses a ton of hay bales onto a young woman who’s become her friend, forcing Ahsoka to use her Force powers to save her life. While the woman promises not to tell anyone of Ahsoka’s secret nature, her brother has likewise realized the truth and is less loyal.

Who does Ahsoka kill in “Resolve?”

Ahsoka Tano and the Inquisitor in 'Tales of the Jedi'
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Once “Ashla” and her friend return at night after selling their harvest, they find their settlement razed to the ground, and an Inquisitor on the scene. The brother had contacted him to sell out Ahsoka hoping for a “reward,” which the Inquisitor is all too happy to grant him — provided that reward is a quick death by lightsaber. Naturally, Ahsoka saves the greedy traitor and battles the Inquisitor herself, who realizes her true identity. Ahsoka ultimately disarms the villain and beheads him with his own double-bladed lightsaber.

Knowing that more Inquisitors will come, Ahsoka tells the settlers they have to leave this planet. The final scene unveils she has finally contacted Bail Organa for help in getting them off-world and is now once again ready to rejoin the fight. This neatly leads into where Ahsoka’s journey continues in Star Wars Rebels, in which she is introduced as a major leader in the nascent Rebel Alliance, going by the callsign “Fulcrum.”

What is the identity of the Inquisitor Ahsoka kills?

Sixth Brother Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
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As voiced by Clancy Brown, the Inquisitor who seeks out Ahsoka is credited simply as “Inquisitor,” so exactly how he fits within the ranks of the Inquisitorius is unclear. When he was briefly glimpsed in the trailer, fans assumed he might be an adaptation of the Sixth Brother, who debuted in 2016’s Ahsoka novel by E.K. Johnston, due to a slight physical resemblance. Johnston has denied they are the same character, though, and this Inquisitor’s death contradicts the Sixth Brother’s defeat in that novel so it is unlikely they are intended to be one and the same.

Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi is available to stream on Disney Plus.

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Christian Bone

Christian Bone is a Staff Writer/Editor at We Got This Covered and has been cluttering up the internet with his thoughts on movies and TV for a full decade, ever since graduating with a Creative Writing degree from the University of Winchester. He can usually be found writing about anything Marvel or DC. And yet, if you asked him, he'd probably say his favorite superhero film is 'The Incredibles'.