The third episode of the new show aired on Tuesday (29 August), showing Rosario Dawson’s lead character Ahsoka Tano training Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) to become a Jedi, much to the chagrin of droid Huyang (voiced by David Tennant).
Ahsoka is convinced Sabine will succeed, despite her protestations.
“I can’t use the Force,” she tells Ahsoka, adding: “I don’t feel it. Not like you.” Unperturbed, Ahsoka tells her protégé: “The Force resides in all living things. Even you.”
Despite this, it’s only been thought that one Mandalorian has ever become a Jedi. ScreenRant notes that Tarre Vizsla is the only character to be identified in a previous Star Wars project – Star Wars Rebels – as one such character to have achieved such status.
That’s until now – in a follow-up scene from Ahsoka episode three, Huyang tells Ahsoka: “You realise historically there have been very few Mandalorians that ever became a Jedi.”
This quote proves the existence of several Mandalorians who have become Jedis, which is a huge revelation as Mandalorians have long considered Jedis to be their enemies.
Earlier this year, tie-in merchandise pegged to the series spoilt the return of a classic Star Wars character.
Ahsoka airs weekly Tuesdays on Disney+. Find The Independent’s review of the show here.