It's finally time - the first episodes of Ahsoka are here, and fans have immediately been stunned by a whole lot of information.


The new Disney Plus series sees plenty of characters making their live-action debut, including Rebels favourites like Ezra Bridger and Sabine Wren, but one we've already been introduced to is Morgan Elbseth, played by Diana Lee Inosanto.

Episode 2 revealed a lot more information about Elsbeth, including confirming a shock fan theory - that she's actually a Nightsister.

Here's everything you need to know about the mysterious character and her association with Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Who is Morgan Elsbeth in Ahsoka and is she a Nightsister?

Morgan Elsbeth was a key figure in the construction of the Imperial Navy during the Galactic Empire and a servant of the villainous Grand Admiral Thrawn. It's also revealed in episode 1 of Ahsoka that she is a Nightsister, a theory that some fans have long believed.

We find out in The Mandalorian that Elsbeth's people were massacred, which led to her bitterness and her later actions of plundering worlds of their natural resources to assist the Imperial Navy.

The first episodes of Ahsoka show Elsbeth being rescued from prison by Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson) and his apprentice Shin Hati (Ivanna Sakhno), before they present her with the map to Grand Admiral Thrawn, which had been stolen from Sabine.

Episode 1 sees her talking with Skoll and Hati at the ruins of a Jedi temple, with Elsbeth saying: "It was built by my ancestors, the Nightsisters of Dathomir."

Hati brands her a witch, with Elsbeth insisting she's a "survivor".

We later see her using her powers, with Grand Admiral Thrawn calling to her.

Elsbeth and Ahsoka also have a colourful history. When Elsbeth was magistrate of the city of Calodan, the pair of them met. Elsbeth demanded Ahsoka tell her the whereabouts of her master, Grand Admiral Thrawn.

The exchange ended up with Elsbeth offering up a beskar spear to Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) in return for killing Ahsoka. As we saw in The Mandalorian, he instead goes to warn her, with Elsbeth eventually being arrested.

Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth in Ahsoka looking concerned
Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth in Ahsoka. LucasFilm/Disney+

How did Morgan Elsbeth come to work under Grand Admiral Thrawn?

It's not yet known just how Elsbeth came to work under Grand Admiral Thrawn - but we do know the lengths she'll go to to find his whereabouts. Plus, it's referenced in Ahsoka that she's been a long-time ally.

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It's thought that this will be explored more in the upcoming series, and that she'll reunite with Ahsoka.

Who are the Nightsisters of Dathomir in Ahsoka?

The Nightsisters were an ancient clan of magic-wielding people who lived on Dathomir.

They were able to use their magic by tapping into the magical ichor that flowed through the planet.

Who is Morgan Elsbeth actress Diana Lee Inosanto?

Diana Lee Inosanto at Star Wars Celebration 2023
Diana Lee Inosanto at Star Wars Celebration 2023. Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Disney

Inosanto is an actress with a background in martial arts - perfect for the character of Morgan Elsbeth.

The star, who is the daughter of Dan Inosanto, a student of Bruce Lee, has acted in and performed stunts in many well-known films and TV series, including Blade, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: Enterprise and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

She made her first appearance as Elsbeth in season 2 of The Mandalorian.

Inosanto told EW of what Elsbeth's story holds: "The beautiful thing was, Dave [Filoni] was always there to assist me on what her backstory is.

"She's quite the manipulator, and we all know she's cold-hearted, but this is a character that is truly dedicated and loyal to Grand Admiral Thrawn. And there's nothing getting in her way."

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