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The Mandalorian might have included another key Clone Wars character with Ahsoka

Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian
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The Mandalorian season 2 episode 5 saw plenty of big reveals, including the introduction of Ahsoka Tano in live-action for the first time, a Grand Admiral Thrawn reference, and even the surprise of Baby Yoda’s real name, Grogu. One small detail many might have missed, however, is the potential inclusion of another animated Star Wars character.

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we meet the Daughter from the planet Mortis – an embodiment of the Light side of the Force. Her brother, the Son, is the Dark side, and the Father of them both keeps the balance between them. Anakin Skywalker is lured to their planet in the hopes that he would take the Father’s place – however, when the Son tries to kill the Father, the Daughter is accidentally killed. After Ahsoka was also apparently killed by the Son, the Daughter’s life essence was used to revive her.

Then, Morai the convor (a bird that looks more or less exactly like an owl) appears in Star Wars: Rebels. She has a connection to the Daughter, and could even be the being herself in another form. Morai is often at Ahsoka’s side, and is present at many important events in the series. It seems she’s still following Ahsoka even now – the bird can be seen sitting on a tree branch while Mando searches for the former-Jedi.

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(The tweet above mistakenly refers to the Daughter as the Sister.)

While it’s possible the creature could just be a random bird, it seems unlikely that this could be anyone but Morai considering Dave Filoni – showrunner on Clone Wars and Rebels – both wrote and directed the episode. It's probably a long shot that Morai will have much of a part to play in The Mandalorian, but it’s still reassuring to know she continues to look out for her old friend.

Check out our The Mandalorian season 2 release schedule so you don’t miss when the next episode drops.

Molly Edwards

I'm a freelance Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for our Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after getting my BA in English.