By the point we meet up with Ahsoka Tano within the New Republic period, which is about 5 years after Return of the Jedi, the Jedi Order isn’t any extra, and the few Jedi left are scattered all through the galaxy. As proven in Revenge of the Sith, Order 66 systematically worn out many of the Jedi on the finish of the Clone Wars, and the few who survived have been pressured into hiding, became Imperial Inquisitors, turned mercenaries, or joined the Insurrection. However whereas this occasion did drastically impression Ahsoka Tano’s life and her path ahead as a Pressure-wielder, it wasn’t the catalyst that drove her away from the Jedi Order and her Grasp Anakin Skywalker.
The final 4 episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars fifth season comply with an investigation right into a bombing of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. The investigation is led by Ahsoka and Anakin. The 2 have been off-world on the time of the assault, and subsequently the least more likely to be concerned, at the very least based on Yoda. Nonetheless, because the investigation goes on, sufficient circumstantial proof surfaces for Ahsoka to be framed for the crime.
Ahsoka goes into hiding, looking for sufficient proof to clear her identify, however when she is ultimately captured, Republic Admiral Tarkin (sure, that Tarkin) insists that she be tried as a civilian in navy court docket as an alternative of tried by the Jedi. The Jedi Council complies, stripping Ahsoka of her Padawan standing and kicking her out of the Order with out a lot hesitation. There are some, like Anakin, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, Ki-Adi-Mundi, and Saesee Tiin, who stay on Ahsoka’s facet by way of the entire ordeal, however many of the Order successfully abandons her.
Ahsoka’s identify is lastly cleared by Anakin, who discovers that the Padawan Barriss Offee is chargeable for the bombing. Although Ahsoka thought of her to be an in depth good friend, Barriss had develop into disillusioned with the Jedi and believed that they’d develop into extra warmongers than peacekeepers. Ahsoka is freed, however the injury has already been achieved.