The action-adventure drama series ‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’ on Disney+ was created by Dave Filoni. The series, which is a spin-off of “The Mandalorian,” is set in the expansive “Star Wars” universe and takes place after George Lucas’ Original Trilogy of films. The series follows Ahsoka Tano, a former Jedi Padawan, as she looks into the possible reappearance of Grand Admiral Thrawn, a danger to the New Republic. Ahsoka is compelled to fight off foes like Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati, whose use of force powers will leave viewers unsure of their allegiance. Here is all the information you require to determine if Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati are Jedi or Sith. Spoilers follow!
Who Are Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati?
The first episode of “Ahsoka” introduces Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati. Baylan Skoll is portrayed in the series by the late actor Ray Stevenson. Stevenson gained notoriety for his portrayal of Frank Castle/The Punisher in the superhero film “Punisher: War Zone” from 2008. In the animated series “Star Wars Rebels” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” both of which take place before the events of “Ahsoka,” he also provided the voice of Gar Saxon. The latter series dedicates its opening episode to Stevenson.
The character of Shin Hati is played by actress Ivanna Sakhno. The science fiction monster movie “Pacific Rim Uprising” is where the Ukrainian-American actress first gained notoriety for her performance as Cadet Viktoriya. In “Ahsoka,” Morgan Elsbeth, a former magistrate of Calodan and ally of Grand Admiral Thrawn, employs the mercenaries Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati. Elsbeth is captured by Ahsoka Tano and questioned for information regarding Thrawn’s location before being freed by Baylan and Shin from the New Republic’s grasp. As a result, the events of the episode begin when Baylan and Shin clash with Ahsoka.
Are Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati Jedi or Sith?
The backstory of Baylan Skoll is established in the first two episodes of the show. He is revealed to be a former Jedi who, in some way, avoided being killed during Order 66, the purge of Jedi carried out by Emperor Sheev Palpatine close to the end of the Clone Wars. The lightsaber-making robot Huyang recognises Baylan from his lightsaber in the second episode, proving that the mercenary was once a Jedi. It is plausible to assume that Baylan attended the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to pursue his education. Baylan, however, appears to have abandoned the Jedi Order’s principles and embraced the dark side. Additionally, it appears that Baylan and Shin are Siths based on their relationship with Baylan’s trainee, Shin Hati.
The Sith are Force-sensitive people who give in to the dark side’s enticements, according to “Star Wars” fiction. They draw their power from the dark side, and certain manoeuvres employed by Baylan and Shin show that the mentor and pupil are adept at utilising dark force abilities. Furthermore, the dynamic between Baylan and Shin appeared to be a replication of the Sith philosophy’s central principle of the rule of two. There must always be one Sith master and one Sith apprentice, according to the rule. Shin and Baylan, meanwhile, don’t appear to subscribe to Sith doctrine.
Instead, Force-sensitive mercenaries Baylan and Shin are worried about increasing their influence in the galaxy. As a result, although possessing traits of both types of behaviour, the master and pupil are neither Jedi nor Sith. In order to take advantage of the dark side’s abilities, Baylan and Shin work in a space between the Jedi and Sith philosophies. As a result, the pair appears to be less vulnerable to additional temptations from the evil side. Baylan and Shin’s ambiguous allegiance to the Sith or the Jedi is precisely analogous to Ahsoka Tano, the main character of the show. Also a former Jedi Padawan, Ahsoka followed her own moral compass after leaving the Jedi Order. Baylan and Shin, who reject the Jedi and Sith doctrines, make for interesting counterpoints to the title character.