- Ahsoka addresses the continuity issue of characters regaining their cloaks without explanation.
- Dave Filoni ensures proper continuity by having characters discard their cloaks during battles and not magically reappear later in the series.
- The attention to detail in Ahsoka helps alleviate small gripes and criticism from the Star Wars fanbase about continuity errors.
Star Wars is a franchise that has faced occasional continuity errors. One common issue is the unexplained disappearance and reemergence of characters’ cloaks throughout the series. However, Ahsoka managed to avoid this problem by paying close attention to the characters’ garments.
From the franchise’s beginnings to its expansion, characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Emperor, and Yoda all flaunted cloaks. The problem arises when characters lose their cloaks in battle, particularly during the New Republic Era, and somehow regain them without any explanation as to how they acquired new ones.
Dave Filoni, the creator of Ahsoka, made sure to address this complaint in his series. Attention to detail, even with minor issues like this, can make a difference in preventing a franchise like Star Wars from becoming the subject of online ridicule. In Ahsoka, characters such as Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati also wear cloaks, and when Ahsoka and Baylan engage in a lightsaber duel on Seatos, they both discard their cloaks before battling. Importantly, these cloaks do not reappear later in the series.
The original Star Wars trilogy featured a limited number of characters needing cloaks, but the prequels introduced this garment as a more common element, causing continuity headaches for fans. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is a prime example of this issue, with Yoda’s and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s cloaks magically reappearing after being lost. Although it is possible that there are spare cloaks available for Jedi, it seems unlikely within the context of the story for characters to have the time or resources to find replacements.
Star Wars fans can be quite critical of even minor errors in the franchise. If the attention to detail exhibited by Ahsoka is maintained in future installments, it can help to lessen these small gripes that often cast a shadow over new entries in the saga.