Disney Plus's latest Star Wars live-action foray Ahsoka has seen the return of many Star Wars: Rebels characters, much to fans' delight.


Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka is joined by a stellar cast that includes the likes of Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) and Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who are on the hunt for missing Jedi Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi).

Plus, fans were delighted to see the appearance of Jacen Syndulla (played by Evan Whitten) who joined his mother Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) on quite the mission in episode 5.

Here's everything you need to know!

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Who is Hera's son Jacen Syndulla in Ahsoka?

Hera's son Jacen first appeared in the epilogue of Star Wars: Rebels. The boy, who's depicted with bright green hair, is seen joining his mother on the Ghost.

Hera says: "It's why we need to work for it. Everything we're doing right now… it's for the New Republic, not for us. But I've got a family. I've got a son who needs me, a home-world I haven't seen in too long. I've got people who I care about – I want to live for them awhile, instead of the galaxy."

Jacen is first seen in Ahsoka running up to his mother after he hears the news that Sabine has returned to be Ahsoka's Padawan, saying: "I wanna be a Jedi!"

Episode 5 sees more development for him, as he proves crucial in finding Ahsoka after her journey to the World Between Worlds. Standing on the cliff where Ahsoka lost her battle against Baylen Skoll (Ray Stevenson), he encourages her to listen for lightsabers.

Hera listens to her son, flying low to find her friend and recover her from the ocean. It certainly seems to prove that Jacen is force-sensitive.

Jacen Syndulla in Ahsoka
Jacen Syndulla in Ahsoka. Disney Plus/LucasFilm

Who is Jacen Syndulla's father?

Jacen was born to Hera and Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus. Jarrus began as Hera's second in command before the pair developed a romantic relationship.

Jarrus died on Lothal after rescuing Hera and sacrificing himself, allowing his fellow rebels to escape. He never got to meet his son, with Hera later giving birth.

However, fans have noticed a heart-wrenching reference to Kanan in Ahsoka, with Jacen seemingly wearing the same shoulder armour as his father.

Kanan in Star Wars Rebels
Kanan in Star Wars Rebels. Disney Plus

Why did Hera name her son Jacen?

Dave Filoni, who created Rebels and the character of Ahsoka, chose the name Jacen to pay homage to Jacen Solo and the larger Star Wars universe.

He previously said: "It seemed, in a very small way, naming him 'Jacen' was a way to honour the expanded universe character of Jacen Solo who just really isn't there anymore as the timelines have changed.

"I thought that's a little bit of a wink to people that I know that was an important character. And maybe, in some way, that lives on through this character. I don't know yet."

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