A chalk drawing at Celebration VI featured the ominous tag line, “Who Will Fall?” The art depicted Darth Sidious looming above prospective characters marked for death, i.e. no one who appears in ROTS. They included Ahsoka, Rex, Satine, Darth Maul, Savage Opress, Asajj Ventress, Pre Vizsla, Embo, Adi Gallia, and Hondo.
This seems to hint that somebody there, or somebodies, will meet the Star Wars Grim Reaper during Season Five. Of course, they could mean a literal fall, like Ahsoka slipping on a banana peel. But I doubt it.
Speaking of Ahsoka, I think that’s one person you can take off the table right away. If this was the final season of Clone Wars, and it isn’t, I would have given it about an 80-90% chance Ahsoka was going to croak. But a Clone Wars without Ahsoka is like pizza without cheese. She’s a vital part of the show and a big draw for kids, especially girls. She’s not going anywhere. Yes I’m aware of secret recording sessions, but that could have been anything, even Ahsoka finding out about Anakin and Padme. Ahsoka could very well get kicked out of the Order or abandons it. But she won’t die, not yet. This isn’t “Shonda Rhimes’s ‘Clone Wars’.”
Rex is almost as an iconic representation of the show as Ahsoka is, which is why I don’t think he will die either. Again, if it was the last season, it would be a different story. But Rex is a popular character and the clone we’ve become closest to over the years. It wouldn’t be too smart to lose that link with the audience. Besides we’re all dying to know what Rex does on the day Order 66 is issued. He can’t miss it!
As for everybody else, they’re all fair game. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if ALL of those other characters die over the course of the season. Satine has courted death from the get-go by her stubborn pacifism and by earning the enmity of Death Watch. Pre Vizsla makes the mistake of fighting characters way more powerful than he is and some of the preview clips hint at a schism within Death Watch. Adi Gallia’s obviously not in ROTS. Asajj Ventress was fired by Count Dooku and is a wanted woman with no one to back her up anymore. Will she go out doing something noble, redeeming herself? Embo was chasing Anakin, Padme, and Clovis around in another preview clip, giving him an excellent chance one of those three is going to smoke his heinie. Hondo? A pirate who might find himself on the wrong side of somebody’s wrath.
Maul and Savage in particular have put a monkey wrench in Sidious’s intricate schemes. NOBODY who gets in Sidious’s way survives. (Unless he is named “Luke Skywalker,” who hasn’t been born yet.) Everything that guy has schemed for depends on those two being eliminated and again, they are nowhere to be seen in ROTS. Dooku survives as the only other Sith and is quickly eliminated to make way for Anakin. However, given Maul’s popularity and the fanfare surrounding his miraculous return, I would guess that if only one of those two were to be killed this season, it would be Savage.
So there you have it. Start your office Clone Wars Death Pool now.
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