Star Wars: Ahsoka didn’t simply decide up on threads from Star Wars Rebels, it additionally developed some new plotlines for its returning forged. Chief amongst them, Rebels character Sabine Wren ended up being Ahsoka’s apprentice and found she had Pressure powers, making her a Jedi Mandalorian—and the primary of her form, within the eyes of basic audiences.
Some discovered that Sabine took to the Pressure a bit too simply, however to actor Natasha Liu Bordizzo, the character struggled with it the correct amount. In a latest Leisure Weekly interview, she pointed to how a lot the present has Sabine making an attempt “time and again” along with her new powers earlier than actually getting the dangle of them. Whereas her present suite of Pressure strikes aren’t as flashy as extra skilled customers, these rising pains have been there, and the actor loved how “messy” mentioned development finally was. “It’s superior [to me] that it was a journey,” mentioned Bordizzo. “When the stakes are so excessive, she’s capable of harness it within the time she wanted to most.”
As a part of her Pressure struggles, Ahsoka briefly sees Sabine work with Morgan Elsbeth’s group to leap to a brand new galaxy. It’s all for the sake of lastly carry her good friend Ezra Bridger again house, and additional difficult by her conflicting emotions on beforehand failing to be Ahsoka’s apprentice. Bordizzo is aware of her character was “polarizing” to some in that first season. However in her eyes, that turmoil was wanted to point out how a lot Sabine’s modified since Rebels’ finish in 2018. “It was enjoyable to have the ability to come from such a darkish place,” she said. “I believe the present wouldn’t have had as a lot of a journey with out beginning with [Sabine and Ahsoka’s] dynamic being so tense and needing one another, however probably not wanting to wish one another.”
Now that we all know a second season of Ahsoka is within the works, we’ll probably see Sabine come extra into her Pressure powers, similar as we did with Ahsoka throughout Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Given how versatile Sabine was throughout Rebels, giving her a lightsaber and telekinesis is sensible and underlines how anybody is usually a Pressure consumer. It additionally has the additional benefit of additional making Sabine one of the crucial busted, extremely versatile characters the franchise presently has in its steady.
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