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Does Baylan Skoll have a list of targets that includes Han, Luke and Leia in Ahsoka series?

September 26th, 2023 by Marc Comments

With the second last episode of Ahsoka season one dropping later tonight, it seems that an eagle-eyed fan may have spotted a massive Easter egg with the character of Baylan Skoll, played by the late Ray Stevenson.

In the series, Skoll is a Jedi who seems to operate somewhere between the light and the dark as something of a mercenary. At the moment his character is working on behalf of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Dathomir Witch Morgan Elsbeth, but it’s more than clear that Skoll has an agenda all of his own.

In last week’s episode, he confided in his padawan Shin Hati, played by Ivanna Sakhno, that he’s sick of the unending cycle of wars and Jedi rising and falling and that he intends to go back to the beginning to fix it all… whatever that means; it might be something to do with the World Between worlds, magic or something else altogether.

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But, if this fan is right, then it might tie back to the original trilogy and the Heir to the Empire book series by Timothy Zahn that gave us a lot of the story elements we’re seeing here, heck, Ahsoka even referred to Thrawn – who was introduced in Zahn’s now non-canon books – as the Heir to the Empire, meaning that he stands to lead the Empire that Emperor Sheev Palpatine left behind when he died (although, somehow, he might return).

On Skoll’s arm, he wears a little screen with a readout that is barely readable – and even if it was, it’s likely in Aurebesh, the language written predominantly in the Star Wars universe:

However, Star Wars Holocron on Twitter claims that not only can they read and decipher the writing on the read-out but it features some very familiar names; they claim that the list reads: Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie, C3PO, R2D2, and Ben (Solo, currently a boy who would grow to become Kylo Ren).

Now, I’ve seen others online who claim that the readout also has the word Target on it, but who knows?

If true, this could mean that Skoll is not only aware of the heroes of the original trilogy but he may be hunting them? In the original Heir to the Empire story, Han, Luke and Leia met and battled Thrawn, so having them – and they all exist digitally in the Disney archives now – appear in the Ahsoka show and taking on Thrawn along with Ahsoka and the crew of the Ghost isn’t only possible, it sort of has to happen.

However, before we all get too excited, the fact that the list has ‘Chewie’ on it instead of Chewbacca and even includes C3PO (I mean, I understand R2 being on there, he’s a menace and a constant threat) makes me belive that, if this itrue, it might just be a fun nod to fans rather than a sign of what’s to come.

But I really hope it’s the former.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….