Why is Ashoka Tano hunting Grand Admiral Thrawn?

13 April 2023
Grand Admiral Thrawn is a character who originally appeared in the Star Wars Legends books starting with Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire, which were considered part of the official Star Wars canon until Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012. After the purchase, Disney announced that they would be creating a new continuity for the Star Wars universe, known as the "new canon," which excluded the Legends books.

However, in 2016, Thrawn was reintroduced into the new canon through the animated series Star Wars Rebels. In the series, Thrawn is depicted as a highly intelligent and strategic member of the Imperial Navy who is tasked with hunting down the Rebels. 

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Over the course of the series, Thrawn proves to be a formidable adversary for the Rebels, and his presence raises the stakes of the conflict.

During the series finale of Rebels, Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn are both pulled into hyperspace by a group of space-faring creatures known as the Purrgil. This leaves their ultimate fate uncertain, and it is this event that Ahsoka is referring to in The Mandalorian when she mentions that she is looking for Thrawn.

It is unclear what Ahsoka hopes to accomplish by finding Thrawn, but it is likely that she is hoping to learn more about Ezra's fate and possibly even rescue him. 

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Ezra was a close friend of hers, and she may feel a sense of responsibility to try and help him if he is still alive. Additionally, Thrawn is a dangerous adversary who poses a threat to the galaxy, so Ahsoka may also be hoping to neutralize that threat.

Ahsoka's search for Thrawn sets up an intriguing storyline that is explored in the live-action Ashoka series.


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