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Clone Wars The Ahsoka Opinion Poll

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Orrelios, Oct 30, 2013.

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So How Do You Feel About Ahsoka?

  1. I Like/Love Her

    45.0%
  2. I Dislike/Hate Her

    22.5%
  3. She's Alright

    32.5%
  1. Orrelios

    Orrelios Jedi Master star 4

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    Much earlier I made an opinion poll about the controversial Mortis arc and I've been thinking about another one pertaining to Ahsoka Tano because I'm interested in knowing what the general consensus about her on the board is between members since she seems to be both liked/loved and disliked/hated (in other words, she seems to be quite a polarizing character). Now here the poll is; vote for the opinion that applies to you.
     
  2. WatTamborWoo

    WatTamborWoo Jedi Master star 3

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    Great SW character and overall story arc. Loved the interaction with Anakin.
     
  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    This one happened, but you actually give people a middle ground option.

    Voting no, although my answer in the first two seasons would have been different.

    I did like her interaction with Anakin though. Most of the time.
     
  4. Darth Valkyrus

    Darth Valkyrus Jedi Master star 4

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    Damn it! I thought about posting this exact poll a buncha times, but never did. I did post it on Sb.com a few months ago but gave a broader spectrum of options. Here ya go. (Ripmax is yours truly.)

    Got a load of votes with a spread of opinion but most seemed to fall into "like" generally.
     
  5. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    These are always interesting but at the end of the day, the "majority" opinion on a character or episode doesn't mean much unless one assumes that the "majority" opinion is the only one that deserves respect. (And Nexu and Valkyrus, not saying that's your stance, you're both way too cool for that.)

    Kind of fun seeing where people are though, just like with the old episode grading threads.
     
  6. Dathomir-Witch

    Dathomir-Witch Jedi Knight star 2

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    I dislike her for being overpowered, thinking other Jedi can't survive without her, meeting everyone, the 'You run so you're guilty' logic and the "How can I trust myself" nonsense in the final episode. And propably more.
     
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  7. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh no here we go again. The gist of this thread will be that the majority will say they like her but the one's that don't like her will be much louder about it.
     
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  8. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    And darkchrono will still be unhappy.
     
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  9. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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    Lol, and you'll still be mad that the EU is getting junked.
     
  10. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That's where you're wrong...
     
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  11. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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    So you have come to terms with it now that the movies/television shows will likely be telling a different story than what you read in all those books?
     
  12. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yes; it is unrealistic and frankly delusional to think otherwise.
     
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  13. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Hated the Artooie nickname. Skyguy was alright with me.
    Was meh with her.
     
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  14. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh ****. I forgot that it's a TOS violation to have an "unpopular" opinion and express it in the manner that one chooses as long as one is not trashing other posters.

    Or maybe I just forgot that Ahsoka Tano herself posts here.
     
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  15. Darth Valkyrus

    Darth Valkyrus Jedi Master star 4

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    I never had a problem there. Early on in TCW there are comments that kinda indicate she's stronger in the Force than the "Jedi average" if there is such a thing. In the pool of late-stage younglings / prospective padawans, Ahsoka was likely the most powerful there was at the time, and that's why she was selected to be apprenticed to Mr. Off-the-scale. Not that she was off the scale or anywhere near it, but she was the most powerful available when they were looking to give a padawan to Anakin. Like GWB said, you go to war with the army you have.

    I'm thinking for example of the time Anakin is stood in front of the council explaining himself for the leeway / responsibility he gave Ahsoka... It might have been after one of her S1 combat tunnel vision incidents where she wouldn't withdraw when her position was about to be overrun, or when she recklessly pressed a starfighter assault in the teeth of CIS reinforcements and got almost all her men killed... He says something like "Because of my Padawan's advanced abilities, I find it easy to forget how young she actually is".

    That was played for effect. In one ep, Ahsoka is interrogating the perp and she's all like "if you're not guilty of anything then why did you run?" and then the next Ep Ahsoka herself is running like hell. Which she herself had said makes you look guilty.

    For some reason I found myself thinking of the first two episodes of the Ahsoka/Fugitive arc the other day when listening to this song in the car.
     
  16. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Hate her. Next opinion poll, please.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. hlc88

    hlc88 Jedi Master star 4

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    I like Ahsoka. I liked her character arc/progression and I like how she was developed.

    I can, however, respect other peoples opinions that they felt it was unrealistic.
     
  18. TheOneX_Eleazar

    TheOneX_Eleazar Jedi Knight star 4

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    Honestly, I think this is a perfectly valid question to ask in an interrogation. The question isn't so much about saying that running means you are guilty as it is how they react to such a question can help you determine if they are guilty or not.
     
  19. Orrelios

    Orrelios Jedi Master star 4

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    Well, it definitely seems the results on here are a lot more balanced as the majority seem to like her over there; I guess it opinions get more nuanced when there's more cynical and negative folks around.
     
  20. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, you are on the largest Star Wars fan site on the Internet. Of course you're going to run into a greater variety of people.
     
  21. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    People who don't like Ahsoka are cynical and/or negative.
     
  22. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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  23. CT1138

    CT1138 Jedi Master star 4

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    Generally, yeah. I like Ahsoka, I liked her the moment she stepped off the Gunship. I liked the idea of SW actually showing the Council attempting to address Anakin's problems (in this case, his attachment issue). It makes the Jedi Council less d-baggy and more sympathetic to Anakin, and thus Anakin's eventual betrayal more powerful. I, personally, think that Haters generally don't want to try to understand her and therefore they don't accept the canon explanation (despite gladly eating up many of Lucas' half-baked reasonings for many of the inconsistencies between the PT and the OT and the resulting edits to the OT). They want something to be wrong where there isn't. Haters don't want to look deeper into Ahsoka's character for fear of finding something that they'll like about her (this is also true about EU-fanatics and PT-haters). Ahsoka was just a chapter in Anakin's life, one that brought him closer to the Dark Side.
     
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  24. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Fixed.
     
  25. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    No, she's just an annoying character who was an obvious creator's pet. Think Wesley Crusher.
     
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