Here's the first look at a new character from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon series. She's a young Jedi Padawan named Ahsoka Tano, and it sounds as though she plays a crucial role in the events of the clone wars between episodes two and three of the prequel trilogy. Click through for more details โ€” including one surprising twist โ€” and the full picture.

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According to the official Star Wars site, Ahsoka is a Togruta with the ability to wield a lightsaber (as you can see) and pilot a spacecraft with great agility. And then there's this bombshell: she's eager to prove herself to her Jedi master, Anakin Skywalker. Somehow I thought Anakin only became a Master five minutes before he turned into Darth Vader. But apparently, he had time to take on a student, and probably warp her completely. It could be really interesting to see that play out. [StarWars.com]