Dave Filoni Reveals Previously Unseen Conversation Between Bendu and Ahsoka from Star Wars: Rebels!

Yesterday, Star Wars: Rebels creator Dave Filoni shared an interesting tweet with a photo and some dialog from a previously unseen conversation between Bendu and Ahsoka Tano. This encounter took place right before her confrontation with Vader on Malachor and adds even more fuel to the fire of speculation concerning Tano’s fate.




Although certainly a great deal more cryptic in nature, this encounter with Ahsoka and Bendu is very reminiscent of the conversation that Luke has with Obi-Wan and Yoda right before he heads off to Cloud City to confront Vader himself. She is determined to face Vader, despite Bendu’s warning of death, much like Luke in TESB. She definitely has her suspicions, and to find the answers she seeks, she must face the Sith Lord – and she must do it alone.


So what do you think about Ahsoka’s fate? Filoni certainly seemed to indicate at Celebration that she survived the encounter. But regardless, I think it’s safe to say that she will be a different character in some ways when and if we do see her again. Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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Jordan Pate is Co-Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net, of which he is also a member of the book and comic review team. He loves all things Star Wars, but when he's not spending time in the galaxy far far away, he might be found in our own galaxy hanging out in Gotham City or at 1407 Graymalkin Lane, Salem Center, NY.

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Jordan Pate is Co-Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net, of which he is also a member of the book and comic review team. He loves all things Star Wars, but when he's not spending time in the galaxy far far away, he might be found in our own galaxy hanging out in Gotham City or at 1407 Graymalkin Lane, Salem Center, NY.

19 thoughts on “Dave Filoni Reveals Previously Unseen Conversation Between Bendu and Ahsoka from Star Wars: Rebels!

  • July 7, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Looks like we’ll have another force ghost running around out there.

  • July 7, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Her arm will be dead, he prolly just chops her arm off or something. What he meant by “Much will change” is she will have to use the other arm to wipe from now on.

  • July 7, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Ahsoka never made it to Jedi Knight… she had the potential but she didn’t go through the Ceremony… I believe that what Bendu means is that the last vestiges of her Jedi persona disappeared in Malachor when she faced Vader.

    • July 7, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Bendu doesn’t seem to really care about the details of the jedi order, as far as whether Ahsoka was padawan, knight, or master. But i do agree that seeing Anakin as Vader probably wiped away the last vestiges of any connection she had with the jedi

    • July 7, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Does a ceremony really make the difference between padawan and knight? maybe in a strict sense, but for all intensive purposes she was a knight, equal experience, knowledge, and power to a knight. You could argue that she had more training, knowledge, experience, and power then Luke in RotJ, at least as far as the force and how to use it.

      However, with that being said there is a difference between how the movies (original) show the force and clone wars show the force for various real world reasons.

  • July 7, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I think Filoni is just messing with fans for fun at this point.

    But if we must discuss this, could the death the Bendu refers to be Ahsoka’s ideas about her former master?

  • July 7, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Dave needs to crap or get off the pot. This teasing is annoying and frankly, he seems to have an issue with letting characters go.
    Also, this should have been in a story. Don’t start J.K. Rowling it. This would have been a cool Forces of Destiny thing.

  • July 7, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I think the death line is more about the fact that the encounter with Vader begins to set certain things in motion. Considering the Master and Apprentice relationship he had with her and the fact that she was ousted, I imagined that Anakin viewed her as a daughter in a sense. Or a little sister. Perhaps one change was that this was the “death” of Anakin Skywalker as he had to face the last person who was closest to him, whom he raised like a child (which I think means more considering he thinks his children died), and yet he still makes the choice to go for the killing blow… or so we’re lead to believe. I don’t think Ahsoka is dead. Maul didn’t need some weird metaphorical visual for his death, he just dropped and died. All the other casualties in the show die straight up as well. I don’t think that scene at the end was to make us believe that. Also considering the order of the scenes we were presented, if Vader actually went for the killing blow I highly doubt we’d see Ahsoka walking anywhere. Either that was a force ghost, he spared her, she got away, or it’s just some unnecessary artistic flourish.

    • July 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Very well said. I never got why people wonder if she died or not when it is clear that they show her walking into the Temple. It’s like people do not either truly watch the episodes or just like to ignore the facts that are right in front of them. I personally feel like another one of these examples is the fan made mystery of is Rey a Skywalker or not when all along everyone from Lucasfilm has confirmed and still confirms that the Star Wars Saga movies are about the Skywalker family. So, there is no way that the main protagonist is not a Skywalker. Even Daisy Ridley said she was surprised that everyone didn’t get what her lineage is bc she thought it was pretty clear.

  • July 8, 2017 at 2:45 am

    “Pablo and Dave, could you guys through out some nonsensical double-talk on Twitter this week to divert fans’ obsessive attention away from the Han Solo train-wreck? Thanks.” — Kathy Kennedy

  • July 8, 2017 at 3:51 am

    This meeting between the Bendu and Ahsoka (which I assume is canon) strengthens my belief that Ahsoka will become a Bendu or The Bendu (assuming it is a title).
    I suspected it from the owl (which was associated with the Bednu) on malachor. I suspect the owl (being part of the Bendu) was training Ahsoka to find balance on malachor. What better place to learn aspects of the dark than a sith temple.
    I supposed given the life force of the daughter and the colouring of the owl resembles the daughter she could be elevated as The Daughter. But the recent emphasis on “balance” in TLJ leads me to believe she will become The Bendu.
    Not only will that successfully remove her from rebel alliance without killing her (as The Bendu is beyond the matters of war as he said) but it would be an excellent way to bring her into the films. While we as fans know her history as Ashoka (anakins padawan) to new fans she would just be The Bendu entity. And if Luke and Rey are hoping to find balance The Bendu is an obvious teacher.

    • July 9, 2017 at 12:24 am

      The emphasis on balance in The Last Jedi is based on one line from a trailer. Given the amount of dialogue from The Force Awakens and Rogue One trailers that was cut, odds are it won’t even be in the movie.

      • July 10, 2017 at 2:31 pm

        There has been a major push on the concept of balance in the force from the Bendu in rebels to the canon TFA novel in which Snoke emphasis the idea of balance in the force.
        Also the dialogue of the trailer sounds more significant to the story as opposed to “this is a rebellion isn’t it… I rebel”.
        Honestly, they have already explored so much of the back white view of the force in the OT and prequels. We have seen the both the Light and Darkside win and loose. Exploring the balance is a much more interesting way to take the series otherwise we are just retreading the same material again.

        • July 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

          Rebels and TFA novel are not The Last Jedi. Rebels is insignificant because it has virtually no audience and it’s a very tangential story. Be careful what you wish for with the balance stuff. Fans who like the idea are talking a lot about it but not one has actually thought it through. Anyone who does comes to the conclusion that it simply can’t make sense.

          • July 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm

            The light side has failed twice (the Jedi purge and Luke’s Order) as has the Darkside when the Sith were eliminated. It’s only natural to explore a part of the force that could possibly be maintained.
            Again, from a story perspective, the idea of a strict good and evil has been explored in both the the OT and Prequels. Additionally, today’s audiences expect more complex characters/story ideas.
            Putting aside Rebels, the TFA is a major link to the TLJ. Snoke has interest in the balance of the force. It is a part of his character. That knowlege as well as the only dialogue in the TLJ trailer, greatly hints at the idea of balance being a major part.

          • July 10, 2017 at 8:05 pm

            Good versus evil is far more complex than “everyone is just whatever.” Good versus evil deals with explaining what the concepts really are, what drives someone to do selfish or selfless acts, and is the reason Star Wars was a success in the first place.

  • July 8, 2017 at 7:33 pm


  • July 12, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Of course Ahsoka is alive. Anakin trained her. There is no way he could defeat her.

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