10 Notable Star Wars Characters Absent from Ahsoka’s ‘Clone Wars’ Flashbacks

In a gripping turn of events in Ahsoka episode 5, Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano dives deep into her memories, guided by the spirit of her old master, Anakin Skywalker. Portrayed by Hayden Christensen, Anakin’s spirit attempts to complete Ahsoka’s Jedi training by navigating her through two significant live-action flashbacks of the Clone Wars – the Battle of Ryloth and the Siege of Mandalore. The younger version of Ahsoka, played by Ariana Greenblatt, encounters Anakin during the beginnings and the tail-end of the Clone Wars. While there are delightful surprises like Temuera Morrison voicing Clone Commander Rex in live-action, certain Star Wars characters were conspicuously absent.

Missing Links: 10 Characters MIA in Ahsoka’s Flashbacks

1. Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Missed Cameo? The masterful Obi-Wan Kenobi, known for his pivotal role in the Battle of Ryloth, surprisingly did not make the cut in the flashbacks. Fans would have cherished witnessing Ewan McGregor reprising his iconic role, especially given the three-pronged assault spearheaded by Kenobi, Skywalker, and Jedi Master Mace Windu during the Ryloth campaign.

2. Commander Cody: Where Art Thou? Commander Cody’s absence was evident, emphasizing the gaps in the Clone Wars representation.

3. Waxer & Boil: Heroes Left Out The heroic duo from the 212th Battalion, Waxer and Boil, are remembered for saving a young Twi’lek named Numa. Their absence is a potential missed opportunity for character depth and narrative.

4. Mace Windu: The Absent Leader Jedi Master Mace Windu’s exclusion, especially when considering the weight Samuel L. Jackson brings to the Star Wars franchise, was a poignant miss for fans.

5. Cham Syndulla: The Twi’lek Hero While Cham’s heroics against the Separatists are renowned, his significance as Hera Syndulla’s father and the connection to Ahsoka in the present timeline makes his absence more glaring.

6. Darth Maul: The Shadow Over Mandalore A cameo from the former Sith Lord during the Siege of Mandalore would have added a thrilling twist. Maul’s potential interaction with Ahsoka could have enriched the storyline.

7. Gar Saxon: Maul’s Fierce Aide Saxon’s unique yellow visor and his prominent role during the Clone Wars makes his absence noteworthy.

8. Rook Kast: The Missed Mandalorian Another of Maul’s lieutenants, Rook Kast, was noticeably absent from the Siege of Mandalore flashbacks.

9. Bo-Katan Kryze: The Warrior Left Out Given Bo-Katan’s expanding role in the live-action Star Wars series, her exclusion from the Siege of Mandalore flashbacks feels like a missed opportunity.

10. Ursa Wren: A Legacy Ignored The appearance of Ursa Wren could have tied together multiple generations of Star Wars resistance and rebellion.

Looking Forward

With each episode, Ahsoka continues to take fans on a nostalgic journey, even as it leaves them yearning for more. As the series progresses on Disney+, it remains to be seen how many more surprises – and potential omissions – await the audience.