Warning! This article contains spoilers for Ahsoka episode 7.
- Thrawn’s greatest strength is his ability to plan for the future, but Baylan Skoll’s unpredictable behavior undermines this advantage.
- Baylan Skoll’s story is even bigger and more crucial to the galaxy than Grand Admiral Thrawn’s plans to reestablish the Empire.
- Baylan is searching for something ancient and powerful that has the potential to end the cycle of power between the Sith and the Jedi in Star Wars history.
A line of Ahsoka Episode 7 has shown how important Baylan Skoll’s story is through another of the show’s villains, Grand Admiral Thrawn. Before Ahsoka It began, many assumed that the duo of Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati would be much more conventional than they are. Upon their introduction, it seemed that the two Force wielders would simply be characters with Sith leanings who wished to free Grand Admiral Thrawn from exile to oversee the resurgence of the Galactic Empire.
However, AhsokaThe seven episodes so far have shown that both characters are much more than initially thought. From the end of Ahsoka In episode 7, Baylan Skoll specifically is one of the most compelling characters on the show with an intriguing story centered around his desire to find a latent power in Peridea that will end the cycle of light and darkness in the Star Wars galaxy. While this story has not yet reached its conclusion, one line in Ahsoka Grand Admiral Thrawn Episode 7 demonstrates how big Baylan Skoll’s story is, but also how it undermines the first by being completely unpredictable.
Thrawn without knowing what Baylan is doing breaks his greatest strength
As for why Baylan’s story undermines Thrawn, a line in Ahsoka Episode 7 proves it. At one point, Thrawn is overseeing his forces’ attack on Sabine, Ezra, and Ahsoka. However, Thrawn notices that Baylan is not on the battlefield and comments “Where is Baylan Skoll?” This line indicates how enormous Baylan’s story is, given that Thrawn’s greatest strength is his ability to plan 10 steps ahead of others. Thrawn’s tactical mind and knowledge of both his enemies and allies always give him an advantage, whether in the thrown novels, Star Wars Rebelsor what has been shown in Ahsoka until now.
That said, Baylan’s behavior is completely unpredictable to Thrawn. His question about where Baylan is during the battle sums this up, as Thrawn usually has a pretty good idea of how most situations will play out. However, with Baylan, the fallen Jedi is searching for something that no one but himself is aware of and that proves that he has undermined Grand Admiral Thrawn’s greatest strength.
Baylan Skoll’s Story Is Even Bigger Than Grand Admiral Thrawn’s Return Plans
This line from Grand Admiral Thrawn and what it implies demonstrates how big Baylan Skoll’s story is in Ahsoka. As Thrawn seeks to return to the main Star Wars galaxy and restore the Empire, Star Wars‘ Future canon stories already reveal that it fails. While the journey to that point will be explored in the coming Star Wars movies and shows are certainly intriguing, the return of Grand Admiral Thrawn is not as crucial to the galaxy at large as Baylan’s story has the potential to be.
Baylan is clearly searching for something extremely ancient that even the Nightsisters of Peridea and Thrawn are running away from in his mind. Similarly, Baylan seems to think that whatever he is seeking has the power to end the wheel of power that has constantly turned between the Sith/Empire and the Jedi/Republic in Star Wars‘ history. This positions your story as one of infinite possibilities that could be greater for you. Ahsoka than anything Grand Admiral Thrawn has planned.
new episodes of Ahsoka releases Tuesdays at 6pm PT / 9pm ET on Disney+.