Leading up to Star Wars Celebration in April, one of the biggest mysteries surrounding Ahsoka was who would play Grand Admiral Thrawn.
After showing the fan-favorite villain from behind in the series teaser, Lucasfilm later confirmed Lars Mikkelsen - the voice actor of the character in Star Wars Rebels - would bring the blue-skinned Chiss to live-action.
Five episodes later, he finally arrived; and, in doing so, Mikkelsen made Star Wars history.
Lars Mikkelsen's Thrawn Makes Historic Star Wars Return
Warning - The rest of this article contains spoilers for Episode 5 of Ahsoka.
In Episode 6 of Ahsoka, Lars Mikkelsen made his long-awaited appearance as Grand Admiral Thrawn, making him the first actor to physically play a Star Wars villain in live-action after first having portrayed them in the animated medium.
Granted, Mikkelsen is far from the first to play a Star Wars character both in live-action and animation.
But again, what sets Lars Mikkelsen apart is he's the first to voice a Star Wars animated baddie before physically portraying them in live-action.
Other Ways Thrawn Made Star Wars History
Lars Mikkelsen's tenure as Grand Admiral Thrawn isn't the first time the villain and his actor shattered preexisting precedents.
It's also worth noting that Thrawn is originally from Timothy Zahn's Star Wars book trilogy which Disney deemed as non-canon. Of course, this means Ahsoka and Star Wars Rebels showrunner Dave Filoni is responsible for bringing the villain from book to animation and now live-action.
Still, while Mikkelsen's first Thrawn appearance is a huge moment for the Star Wars faithful, Ahsoka Episode 6 is only the beginning.
New episodes of Ahsoka drop on Tuesdays on Disney+.