Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ahsoka Tano

I was going to post this one tomorrow, but rumor has it that we'll be knee-deep in snow with no power, so I thought it prudent to drop it tonight. This is the last Star Wars pic I'll be posting for a while - the school week is starting back, and during weekdays I need to work on Crogan's Loyalty - but I wanted to post my favorite new character from the TV show before wrapping this round up.

Star Wars has been one of the few action franchises to have strong female characters.  Princess Leia is lots of fun; Padme Amidala is like a shrewish, second-rate version of Princess Leia, but at least she can handle her own.  But the show has introduced the character of Ahsoka Tano, the first Star Wars female character that, had I been a girl growing up rather than a strapping young lad, I would have wanted to play in the backyard as.  Fourteenish, daredevil, and optimistic, she's one of the more likeable characters in the whole SW franchise, at least in my opinion.  Kudos to the Lucasfilm folks for making a character that my daughter can identify with should she ever want to play Star Wars.


Shelli Paroline said...

Man, school ruins EVERYTHING! I really enjoyed the Star Wars drawings, Chris!