The Star Wars universe is still expanding and is full of untold stories. It has taken a brave leap of faith into uncharted territory with the introduction of a new galaxy in the Ahsoka series. As we explore the galaxy and travel together with Ahsoka and Sabine in order to find Ezra, we get a lot of moments that are full of mysteries.
Ahsoka gave us a lot of potential hints through the last seven episodes of the series and it offers the potential for a revelation of a new old-new trio. That trio being new incarnations of the Mortis Gods: Father, Daughter, and Son. Join me as we delve into this theory full of intricate possibilities and undiscovered potential.
[Warning: Spoilers from Star Wars projects and the Ahsoka series are discussed below!]
The unknown history of Mortis Gods
Before delving into the Ahsoka series and what it suggests, it’s important to go back and revisit the history of Mortis Gods. They were introduced in season 3 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Mortis was a realm existing outside of time and space, inhabited by god-like Force entities. The Father, who maintained balance; the Daughter, who symbolized the light side; and the Son, a manifestation of the dark side.
Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka Tano met them, just because Anakin was the Chosen One. During their meeting, Ahsoka died and acquired the Daughter’s life essence, due to her noble sacrifice. Ever since Ahsoka was living to honor the Daughter’s death.
They were powerful beings that no one, not even Master Yoda himself, knew anything about. Yet, in those three episodes of the story arc in The Clone Wars, and partially in season 4 of Rebels, we learned more about them. Especially one thing, that they are connected to the World Between Worlds, and that they are immortal, as long as the Father is alive.
Ahsoka Tano as the new incarnation of the Daughter
Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka, having grown beyond her role as Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice, leaves the old ways of the Jedi. She embodies the qualities of Grey Jedi from the Legends as well as the “positively sounding” rules from the Jedi Order. But what’s most important, we can see that she tries to embrace the qualities of the Daughter. Her journey so far was marked by resilience, compassion, and a deep connection to the Light Side.
After her recent interaction with Anakin (who is now a Force Ghost/God) in the World Between Worlds, Ahsoka learned some valuable lessons. This helped her to embrace her true self, and accept that she’s not just Ahsoka. She’s Ahsoka and the Daughter. As of her resurrection, she’s now a full representative of the light side of the Force. She is truthfully good, and she wants to remain so. She wants to help others survive, let her enemies live, and be peaceful and compassionate. Just like the Daughter was.
Ahsoka’s new outfit and new point of view of the Force, really make her one of the few characters that we can meet again from their unknown side. That’s why after she visited World Between Worlds, she knew what she had to do. What she stands for, and that she is now the Daughter, and she must fight for good, peace, and balance.
Anakin Skywalker as the new incarnation of the Father
Anakin Skywalker was and again is a central figure in the Star Wars universe, played once again in Ahsoka by Hayden Christensen. Anakin was a Jedi who turned Sith. But largely due to his son Luke (Mark Hamill), he became good again. And what’s most important, he brought balance to the Force. That’s the most important thing, all this time. Anakin was supposed to bring balance, and that’s what the Father represents: balance between the light side and dark side.
His role as the Father within this new version of the Mortis Gods trio could sum up his entire journey and allow him to appear more in upcoming projects. Anakin’s emotional journey from the Chosen One to Darth Vader signifies a meaningful struggle to maintain balance. His connection to both the light and dark sides positions him as a symbol of the Father, tasked with preserving equality.
Anakin’s connection to the Force allows him to present himself in a fully merged body, and not as a Force Ghost/God. Hence he can interact with the world around him. He can also help someone to preserve their life forces before they are rescued, just like it was with Ahsoka.
Undoubtedly Anakin Skywalker was the obvious choice to replace the Father as the person who maintains the balance because he was the one who experienced it.
A new incarnation of the Son, Baylan Skoll
To complete this new Mortis trio, Ahsoka could introduce a character who is the new incarnation of the Son. This character must be similar to Anakin being tempted by the dark side. But he/she must also represent the need for balance and not complete chaos and evil. He/she must understand there is a balance, and you can’t change it. That’s why I think the newly introduced character in Ahsoka, Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson), was meant to be a new incarnation of the Son.
It’s hinted through the series that Baylan is not a Sith, but he’s not a Jedi. He is evil, but not fully. He senses a higher purpose. Baylan is not interested in fighting in a war, causing chaos, or ruling a galaxy. The last episode of the series or a possible prequel to his story, could explore his origins and motivations. Helping us understand that he is the new Son, what his real target is, and why he’s so noble and wise. We can hear him saying that something is calling him in episodes 6 & 7. And I believe it has something to do with his more meaningful and important future.
Ray Stevenson’s portrayal of Baylan Skoll is certainly one of the best not only in live-action Star Wars but in the whole universe of animations, books, games, etc. And I believe it wasn’t a coincidence. Dave Filoni wanted to make the Ahsoka series a continuation of Clone Wars and Rebels, but he also wanted to make it something more. Something that was meant to help in exploring and reinventing Star Wars universe.
A new Mortis Trio is something we really need to see
By aligning Ahsoka, Anakin, and Baylan as the Daughter, Father, and Son respectively, the Ahsoka series unfolds as a new beginning. It also forces viewers to ask more questions about what exactly is the Force and how it really works. This cyclical nature introduces philosophical questions about destiny, choice, and the ever-present tension between the light and dark sides. And the forever fight between good and evil.
Ahsoka’s venture into the unknown galaxy, coupled with the revelation of this reimagined Mortis trio, transforms the series into a catalyst for a larger exploration of Star Wars mythos. This series unfolds its cosmic narrative with the potential for creating a new powerful Mortis trio. Ahsoka as the Daughter, Anakin as the Father, and Baylan Skoll as the Son could redefine the new mythos, and give fans something new.
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