I’ve changed my mind quite a bit about Ahsoka since she appeared on the scene. Back then I had mixed feelings to say the least regarding the prequels, and I also didn’t like the animation style of The Clone Wars initially, so Ahsoka had the deck stacked against her.
When I did start to warm up to The Clone Wars and Prequels, I still wasn’t big on Ahsoka. I didn’t like her attitude at first and wasn’t big on the idea of Anakin having a Padawan at all.
Then a funny thing happened. The character Ahsoka started to resonate with me. I found myself agreeing with her thoughts about a lot of things. I could see her struggling with how the Jedi were handling things. She couldn’t deny her own feelings, but couldn’t comprehend how she could be right and the Jedi wrong. She listens to Anakin and Obi-Wan because she respects them, and she learns a lot, but still has issues.
The end of season five was eye opening for her. She was able to see things more clearly from the outside looking in. Her skepticism really comes together. When we see her again, she obviously still has respect for Anakin and Obi-Wan, but is a lot more vocal in her defiance of the dogma. I think Ahsoka and Qui-Gon would have seen eye to eye. He saw it too. They were right. The Jedi had lost their way in a sort and Palpatine used their rigidity to play them like a fiddle.
Ahsoka brings a lot to Star Wars. She had a huge impact on Anakin and was most likely a factor in his fall as Palpatine undermined Anakin’s trust in the Jedi. Now whenever I watch The Clone Wars, it feels a lot more like Ahsoka is the main character and the entire reason for watching. Filoni is brilliant and Star Wars is in good hands as long as he is around. The end of The Clone Wars season 7 is some of the best Star Wars period. She is definitely one of my favorite characters.