Fans have delighted in the newness of The Mandalorian on Disney+. But Star Wars has always thrived on being an interconnected universe. Even though Mando visits Tatooine on a surprisingly regular basis, what fans want is to see character crossovers. Season 2 has already provided one, bringing Bo-Katan out of the animated format and into the world of live-action storytelling. But the tantalizing hint of Star Wars: The Clone Wars star Ahsoka Tano showing up has the fandom really running wild. These Mandalorian theories about Ahsoka Tano prove fans cannot wait for her to turn up.
Warning: Spoilers for The Mandalorian follow. It might seem like fans have put the cart before the horse here, as Ahsoka Tano has not been officially confirmed to show up this season. (Though there have been rumors since early 2020 that Rosario Dawson will play the role.) The mere mention of the character by Bo-Katan to Mando at the end of the Nov. 13 episode was enough for the fan theories to really go flying. After all, in the show's timeline, Tano has not been seen since just before the events of Rogue One, when she made cameo appearances in Star Wars: Rebels. The Mandalorian is set a decade later, in 9 ABY. Just about anything could have happened to her.
Here are the leading fan theories: