Are you confused about where Ahoka landed when she fell off the cliff on Seatos? Are you wondering whether she is dead? She is most likely alive in the mysterious realm known as the World Between Worlds. First introduced in Star Wars: Rebels and building on the more mythical aspects of the Secrets of Mortis arc in Star Wars: The Clones Wars, the World Between Worlds connects time and space. From what it is to how to enter the realm, here are the most important things to know about the mythical plane the World Between Worlds in the Ahsoka series on Disney+.
Spoiler Warning: This article includes spoilers for both Ahsoka and Star Wars: Rebels. Avoid spoilers by skipping ahead to the spoiler-free essential World Between World watchlist.
Where Is Ahsoka Tano at the End of “Part Four: Fallen Jedi”
Although still speculation, Ahsoka likely went to the World Between Worlds when she fell off the cliff in “Part Four: Fallen Jedi.” In the episode, Ahsoka is dueling with fallen Jedi Baylan Skoll. Thinking that Skoll’s apprentice Shin killed Sabine, Ashoka loses focus. This allows Skoll to force her over the edge.
While little is known about the World Between Worlds, it effectively opens doors between time and space. In effect, it facilitates both time travel and nearly instantaneous hyperspace travel. Meaning, it is possible for Ahsoka to travel to almost any place or even time. Anakin’s appearance could mean virtually anything as well.
Little is known about this plane of existence, so it could be Anakin during the Clone Wars, Anakin after he falls to the Dark Side, or even a dark or light side Force ghost of sorts. At this point, almost anything can happen.
This could be the second time that Ahsoka was rescued through the World Between Worlds. Ezra Bridger previously saved Ahsoka by pulling her through a portal to the mythical realm. It is unclear who or how Ahsoka ended up there after falling off the cliff on Seatos.
“Part Five” is expected to expand further on the World Between Worlds and explain how Lady Tano ended up there.
Rosario Dawson stars as Ahsoka Tano in the eponymous series on Disney+. Natasha Liu Bordizzo plays Mandalorian turned rebel Sabine Wren, with May Elizabeth Winsted portraying Hera Syndullah.
Diana Lee Inosanto plays Nightsister Morgan Elsbeth, with Ray Stevenson as Skoll and Ivanna Sakhno as his eager apprentice Shin Hati. Hayden Christensen cameos in the episode as Anakin Skywalker.
Dave Filoni created and wrote the entirety of the Ahsoka series, also directing the first episode, “Part One: Master and Apprentice,” and the forthcoming fifth episode.
Is Ahsoka Tano Dead?
If you are only familiar with live-action Star Wars movies and shows, you might be asking: is Ahsoka dead? While it is possible Ahsoka died, she is most likely still alive. The World Between Worlds connects all times and places, and Ezra Bridger previously used the realm to rescue Ahsoka.
More than likely, Ahsoka is alive and has been rescued again. However, with Ezra lost or dead, it is unclear who saved her this time.
The fifth episode of Ahsoka will likely expand on Ahsoka’s fate.
What Is the World Between Worlds?
Also called the Vergence Scatter, the World Between Worlds is a mystical plane of existence that connects space and time. The realm is made up of collections of pathways, connecting doorways to different times and places. Translucent pathways connect ornate portal doorways, with each door containing symbols that designate the location or time.
The Jedi appear to have known about this plan of existence for millennia because it was included in the original Sacred Jedi texts. The Chain Worlds Theorem included in one of the books outlines the Vergence Scatter.
While navigating the World Between Worlds can be difficult, it allows you to travel to at least certain locations through virtually instantaneous hyperspace. It also seemingly connects different times, effectively allowing you to time travel to specific moments in galactic history.
That said, very little is known about how the World Between Worlds works. The Loth-wolves of Lothal can seemingly open portals to the realm under certain conditions. However, Jedi seem to need to use a portal or doorway.
Around 1 BBY, Darth Sidious, better known as Emperor Palpatine, was eager to learn the secrets of the World Between Worlds. While his goal is not entirely clear, he may have seen it as a path to eternal life or a source of unimaginable power.
Who Can Use the World Between Worlds?
While the Sacred Jedi texts documented the world, there is no historical record of them using the World Between Worlds until Padawan Ezra Bridger opened a portal on Lothal in 1 BBY.
Sabine deciphered the instructions that allowed Ezra to open a portal hidden in a mural in the Jedi Temple on Lothal. The mural included the Gods of Mortis, commonly called the Father, the Son, and the Daughter.
Bridger focused his powder on the hand of the Daughter to open the portal and step into the World Between Worlds. He later closed the portal by focusing on the hand of the son. It is unclear if this method works for all portals or just the one at the Temple on Lothal.
While inside the world, he rescued Ahsoka Tano during her duel with Darth Vader on Malachor. In effect, Ezra saved Ahsoka’s life through both space and time. Lady Tano’s duel with Vader had taken place approximately two years earlier, with Ezra and Kanan Jarrus assuming she had died.
Aside from Jedi, at least the Loth-wolves of Lothal have a deep connection to the world. The white Loth-wolf Dume seemingly used the world twice around 1 BBY.
The first time he helped Jedi Kanan Jarrus, Ezra, and rebels Sabine Wren, Zeb Orralius, and Ryder Azadi escape an Imperial attack. Together, they traveled from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern nearly instantaneously.
Dume later transported Ezra, Sabine, Zeb, Chopper, and Hera Syndulla to the Jedi Temple on Lothal. Again, they traveled from one hemisphere to another in an instant.
Although it is unclear how the Loth-Wolf Dume accessed the World Between World, Kanan thought the creatures held a strong, yet mysterious connection to both the Force and the planet Lothal.
It is also believed that Convors, or at least the Convor Morai. Sometimes called magical space whales, purrgil may also have access to this plane.
Essential Watch List for the World Between Worlds
Strictly speaking, there are only two episodes of Rebels you need to watch to understand the World Between Worlds. However, you should consider watching a few more episodes of Rebels and a three-episode arc of The Clone Wars for additional backstory.
The Clone Wars – The Secrets of Mortis Arc (Optional)
The Star Wars: The Clone Wars Secrets of Mortis arc includes “Overlords” (Season 3, Episode 15), “Altar of Mortis” (Season 3, Episode 16), and “Ghosts of Mortis” (Season 3, Episode 17). Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, and Obi-Wan Kenobi travel to a mystic plane ruled by three gods, the Father, the Son, and the Daughter. The three Jedi become trapped in a plot by one of the gods to overthrow the other two and take control of the universe. While these three episodes are not directly connected to the World Between Worlds, they do offer some explanation of the Gods of Mortis.
Rebels – Twilight of the Apprentice (Optional)
Jedi Kanan Jarrus, Ezra, Bridger, and Ahsoka Tano travel to the planet Malachor in the Star Wars: Rebels episode “Twilight of the Apprentice” (Season 2, Episodes 21 & 22). The planet was home to a Sith Temple millennia before the events of Star Wars we have seen on the screen thus far. The Jedi discover they are not alone on the planet and Ashoka encounters both an old adversary and her former master. Again, this does not explicitly relate to the World Between Worlds but it offers context for essential episodes on the watch list.
Rebels – Kindred (Optional)
In the Star Wars: Rebels episode “Kindred” (Season 4, Episode 7), the Lothal rebels are trying to steal the flight recorder and hyperdrive from an advanced Imperial starfighter. Corned with little hope of escape, Ezra Bridger calls on the Loth-wolves for help. The white Loth-wolf Dume leads them to safety, apparently using the World Between Worlds to transport them to safety.
Rebels – Jedi Night (Optional)
The essential episode “A World Between Worlds” references a specific event from this Rebels episode, “Jedi Night” (Season 4, Episode 10). Unfortunately, it’s one of the most climatic episodes in the series. Since you will either see it in this optional episode or in the essential episode, this is another reminder that Rebels – and most Star Wars animated series – are canon. If you have not watched Rebels or The Clone Wars yet, what are you waiting for?
Rebels – Wolves and a Door (Essential)
The first of two essential episodes about the World Between Worlds is the Rebels episode “Wolves and a Door” (Season 4, Episode 12). In the wake of “Jedi Knight”, Ezra, Sabine, Hera, Zeb, and Chopper use the Loth-wolves to travel to the Jedi Temple on Lothal in the hopes of saving it from the Empire. There, Ezra and Sabine discover a mural of the Gods of Mortis and learn the secrets of unlocking the portal.
Rebels – A World Between Worlds (Essential)
The Rebels episode “A World Between Worlds” (Season 4, Episode 13) is the second essential episode on the World Between Worlds watch list. Ezra finds himself in the mystic plane and encounters the convor Morai, a companion of former Jedi Ahsoka Tano. Morai leads Ezra to a portal where he watches the events of “Twilight of the Apprentice,” which happened nearly two years ago. With Darth Vader advancing on Ahsoka, Ezra pulls her through space and time to safety. Darth Sidious tracks the two Jedi through the portal in an attempt to gain the secrets of the realm. Ultimately, Ezra closes the portal with Sabine’s help after they escape
Spoiler-Free Watch List for Essential World Between Worlds Episodes
Here are the essential episodes related to the World Between Worlds. They may explain where Ahsoka is after falling off the cliff during her duel with Baylan in the Ahsoka episode “Part Four: Fallen Jedi.” The majority of the episodes are optional, but the final two episodes from Rebels are required.
Please note that the Rebels episode “Jedi Night” contains spoilers for the entire series. However, the essential episode “A World Between Worlds” references this scene, making it inescapable. Consider watching all of Rebels if you want to remain completely spoiler-free.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars — Season 3, Episode 15 “Overlords” (Optional)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars — Season 3, Episode 16 “Altar of Mortis” (Optional)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars — Season 3, Episode 17 “Ghosts of Mortis” (Optional)
- Star Wars: Rebels — Season 2, Episode 21 “Twilight of the Apprentice (Part 1)” (Optional)
- Star Wars: Rebels — Season 2, Episode 22 “Twilight of the Apprentice (Part 2)” (Optional)
- Star Wars: Rebels — Season 4, Episode 7 “Kindred” (Optional)
- Star Wars: Rebels — Season 4, Episode 10 “Jedi Night” (Optional)
- Star Wars: Rebels — Season 4, Episode 12 “Wolves and a Door” (Essential)
- Star Wars: Rebels — Season 4, Episode 13 “A World Between Worlds” (Essential)
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