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In Season 1 of Ahsoka, Lars Mikkelsen’s portrayal of Thrawn hinted at how the Grand Admiral might play a part in Dave Filoni’s upcoming MandoVerse film.
Thrawn’s ultimate objective was to escape Peridea and return to the Star Wars galaxy to revive the Empire and restore Emperor Palpatine’s rule.
Ahsoka creator and writer, Dave Filoni, who is also directing his own MandoVerse feature film, confirmed that Thrawn would be the primary antagonist of the New Republic era.
This announcement led fans to speculate that Thrawn would also be the main villain in Filoni’s upcoming movie, and the conclusion of Ahsoka only added to that theory.
How Did Ahsoka Set Up the MandoVerse Movie?
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Episode 8 of Ahsoka.
Season 1 ended with Grand Admiral Thrawn escaping Peridea and returning to the Star Wars galaxy.
In his journey, he brought the Great Mothers of Dathomir with him and the viewers last saw him on his way to their home planet with numerous caskets that were presumed to hold dead stormtroopers.
This scene suggests that Thrawn will maintain his partnership with the Great Mothers and will provide assistance and protection to them in exchange for their assistance.
There is a possibility that Dathomir could serve as a residence for the Great Mothers as they assist Thrawn, and also as a home base for Thrawn himself as he works to rebuild the Empire.
If the New Republic becomes aware of Thrawn’s return and alliance with the Great Mothers, they may feel compelled to take swift action to prevent any potential threat.
However, Thrawn has already devised a plan for his upcoming rule, making it challenging for the New Republic to stop him.
Thrawn has no need to recruit an army to aid the Empire, as he has formed an alliance with the Great Mothers. He already has hundreds, if not thousands, of stormtroopers that can be transformed into Night Troopers by the Great Mothers, giving him access to an essentially limitless army. Interestingly, this plan aligns with Thrawn’s strategy in the 1990s Heir to the Empire book trilogy that Filoni is drawing inspiration from. However, instead of using cloning technology on Mount Tantiss, Thrawn is utilizing the power of the Nightsisters and the Great Mothers. While an unlimited force of ground troops will give Thrawn an advantage in the upcoming war, they may not be a match for powerful Force users, such as a group of Jedi. This is where the Great Mothers come into play, as they can create magical weapons to combat Force wielders, much like how Morgan Elsbeth used the Blade of Talzin to fight Ahsoka Tano in the Season 1 finale.
They can also utilize their magic to physically improve specific people, like Mother Talzin did with Savage Opress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
As a result, it is clear that Thrawn’s choice to join forces with the Great Mothers was well thought through, and it appears that this choice will be successful on paper.
With that in mind, the New Republic and any Jedi who join the battle will have a challenging challenge; how then, will they prevail?
How Will Thrawn Be Defeated?
Grand Admiral Thrawn will need to be eliminated at some point between the conclusion of Ahsoka Season 1 and the beginning of The Force Awakens because he did not appear in any of the sequel trilogy movies.
But how will he be genuinely defeated, with all the power he possesses?
The Great Mothers and Dathomir are now the key to everything. Thrawn and the rest of the Empire will do all in their power to keep their home world secure once they have returned and set everything up again.
Someone will have to attempt to slip past the Imperial defenses and really journey to Dathomir, kill the Great Mothers, and then Thrawn will be hot on their tails because the Great Mothers can perpetually supply Thrawn with an army.
Possibly Din Djarin, Grogu, Bo-Katan Kryze, Cobb Vanth, Boba Fett, and Luke Skywalker can go on this operation together, much like Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor’s gang of characters did in Rogue One when they entered the Imperial base on Scarif.
As was already established, it won’t be simple, but it won’t be impossible to vanquish the Great Mothers.
Since the witches are so powerful, it will probably be a Force user like Luke or Grogu who eventually defeats them. However, all of the involved characters will have to do their part to achieve success.
The New Republic forces will have to engage Thrawn and the remainder of his soldiers in a space battle or a ground siege after they are ultimately eliminated, depending on where he chooses to regroup.
Even while the Grand Admiral still may have a few tricks up his sleeve, it will be clear that the New Republic will prevail in the end.