I found out about this online fandom disagreement randomly while looking through my Twitter timeline. Apparently, Dave Filoni announced a few days ago (probably closer to a week now) that he thought Ahsoka is Luke’s “Senior” in The Mandalorian (I would say because she is older than Luke as well).
Here is a quote from Dave Filoni’s interview:
Technically she’s had vastly more training than he ever has. She’s actually his senior which is difficult for people to remember ‘cause of when these characters were created.”Via GeekFeed
Let’s just say that I don’t agree nor disagree with what Dave Filoni is saying because I actually think there is a very high possibility that he is (partially) correct. Everyone knows that I am a HUGE Luke Skywalker fan, and I’m really not as impressed by Ahsoka Tano as a lot of others seem to be. That’s mostly because Ahsoka seems like part of the “more recent” group of characters stemming from Disney and Luke is old school George Lucas Original Trilogy. My benchmark will always be the original saga of films. Nothing will ever be better than this for me. But this is an interesting debate either way.
Listening to this Star Wars YouTube clip l I have to side with this dude, The Stupendous Wave, and his opinion. He goes into the debate quite well, takes everything into consideration, and analyses the argument objectively. So I listened to the whole thing.
He says that in terms of “power” alone, Luke is a few points ahead of Ahsoka because of his lineage and natural affinity with The Force. And I totally agree here. Being the son of the chosen one is a BIG deal. He is directly connected to one of the most (if not the most) powerful legacies in the Star Wars universe, and this cannot be denied. On the other hand, Ahsoka has covered a lot of groundwork in her training as a Jedi with masters of the force, including Luke’s father Anakin, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Grandmaster Yoda himself. Yes, Luke also trained with Yoda, but I think Ahsoka probably had more time with Yoda than Luke did. By the time we see Ahsoka in The Mandalorian, she has become a powerful practitioner of the force and masterful with her lightsabers.
If it came down to a fight between these two (which I highly doubt would happen), I actually think it would be extremely close. But that’s as far as I’d like to wager.
So what do you think about this new piece of fandom controversy? Agree or disagree or on the fence? Let me know in the comments, friends!
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