Ahsoka "Snips" Tano is a fictional character and primary protagonist in the Star Wars universe, appearing in the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the following series. She is depicted as a 14-year-old Togruta female. However, according to Lucas, she was only 11 when the Clone Wars began.
Ahsoka Tano is discovered by Master Plo Koon and raised in the Jedi Temple. She graduates to Padawan at an early age, both due to the ongoing Clone Wars and as an effort by Master Yoda to teach Anakin Skywalker a greater sense of responsibility. She wields a green lightsaber and wears a Togruta-inspired outfit that includes the akul-tooth headdress (a surprising feat for someone her age).
Ahsoka displays the same type of rash and rebellious behavior that Anakin is known for. She adopts a highly informal attitude towards her new Master and tends to address individuals by nicknames; for example, Anakin is dubbed "Sky Guy" and R2-D2 is referred to as "Artooey". Anakin in turn refers to her as "Snips", in reference to her "snippy" attitude when they first met.
She first appears in the Clone Wars film as a messenger sent by Yoda to Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Anakin initially believes that Ahsoka is to be Obi-Wan's new Padawan, but she claims that Yoda has in fact assigned her to Anakin, much to his chagrin. It is later revealed that Obi-Wan and Yoda engineered the confusion over who was to be Ahsoka's Master as a means of forcing her upon Anakin in order to make him look like a more responsible Jedi than in his previous recklessness. After earning Anakin's respect on a dangerous mission to destroy a Separatist shield generator, Ahsoka accompanies him on a quest to rescue the infant son of Jabba the Hutt. Her impetuous nature both annoys and endears her to her Master, and by the end of the film, Anakin reveals a newfound affection for his new apprentice, abandoning a duel with Count Dooku when he believes her life to be in danger.
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