During the “Ahsoka’s Untold Tales” panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe, Topps unveiled a set of 10 digital cards designed by Dave Filoni.
“These are images I made just for Topps that start to explain visually, metaphorically what the end is about,” said executive producer and supervising director Dave Filoni, specifically referring to the season two finale of Star Wars Rebels. “You can stare at them for hours and try to figure out what does it mean.”
I’ve stared at them for what seems like days, and the question is still the same, “What does it all mean?!”
We know that the images are following the events of the season two finale of Star Wars Rebels. Here, we see Ahsoka igniting her two lightsabers. This is the moment right before she and Darth Vader clash.
Darth Vader temporarily overpowers Ahsoka, but she returns just in time to stop him from taking the Sith holocron from Ezra and Kanan. In doing that, she slices at his helmet, revealing a familiar face. In this image, we see Ahsoka walking away. She’s not walking into the temple, though. At least, I don’t think so. I think this is Ahsoka walking away from him at the end of season five of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
This is the last time we see Ahsoka before the temple explodes. She turns to push Ezra back to spare him from what’s about to happen.
Vader emerges from the rubble and limps away. In the episode, the convor watches up ahead before flying off and disappearing into the smoke.
Through the smoke, we see the faint image of what appears to be Ahsoka walking through a triangular arch into the remains of the temple. In this image, we see her unscathed and walking down a set of stairs.
“These are the most revealing,” Filoni said, referring to the card above and below. “The most interesting, I think, because it starts to get into really these kind of psychological, subconsciousness–what is this journey into the underworld mean. It’s obviously Ahsoka in that doorway. What does that mean?”
Unfortunately, I have no idea what it means! In the image, we do see Ahsoka enter the ruins of the temple. Out in front of her is a winding “path”, and in the background, we see the convor waiting for her. Since Filoni mentioned “underworld”, my mind immediately went to Greek mythology. I remember basic details here and there, but the convor reminded me of Charon, the ferryman of Hades who carried souls across rivers, transporting them from the world of the living to the world of the dead.
Ahsoka steps into the water. I don’t recall water being present around or inside the Sith Temple, so where did it come from? Maybe the explosion cracked open some underground sources of water. Then again, this is supposed to be a metaphor of sorts, as Filoni had mentioned during the panel.
Ahsoka’s walking through the water and following the convor, who’s essentially guiding her away from the world of the living.
Ahsoka emerges from the water and starts to climb up a spiral staircase that’s taking her up to a different part of the Temple.
Ahsoka reaches her destination, but where is she? She has her left foot forward as if she’s walking into a room. A room with a circle-shaped doorway that’s lined with wolves! We all know Dave Filoni loves wolves. We’ve even seen them on the walls of Lothal’s Jedi Temple, specifically in the episode “Shroud of Darkness”.
According to the caption, “The ancient artwork seen in the Jedi Temple includes humanoid beings riding what appear to be giant wolves.”
So even after putting the images in order, breaking them down, and finding some wolf imagery in a Jedi Temple rather than a Sith Temple, I still don’t have any clue! I just have more questions: Where did the convor go? Is Ahsoka in limbo? Is the room she’s stepping into an ancient room that was used by the Jedi in the past? If so, what sort of knowledge will she find there?
We know that Dave Filoni and the writing crew have an idea of where Ahsoka will end up in the future, but for right now, it’s a complete mystery.
Do you have any theories floating around in your mind? Share them in the comments below.
UPDATE: Austin from Far Far Away Radio shared this bit of information with me on Twitter as well as his thoughts.
He wrote, “The idea of Ahsoka being more than mortal made me think of the theories of her taking the place of the [Daughter]. In which case… maybe Vader tried to kill her but she can’t *really* die. Similar to Force Ghost but different, [Daughter] thing.”
Have anymore thoughts to share based on Austin’s tweet? Share them below.