Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of several primary characters in the Star Wars series. He is the archetype mentor figure, bringing Luke Skywalker to the action in the first film and guiding Luke in the subsequent films. In the prequels he is mentor to Anakin Skywalker, becoming a Jedi Master between Episodes ...

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How did Obi-Wan survive the trip to Naboo?

In the beginning of The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn were sent by the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic to discuss a settlement to stop the Trade Federation from blockading the ...
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Why was Mos Eisley spaceport the most wretched hive of scum and villainy?

Obi-Wan Kenobi: "Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious." Obi-Wan has been all over the galaxy and seen many more wretched hives ...
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How did Obi-Wan Know About Yoda?

The scene where Luke sees Ben's force ghost, Ben tells him to go to the Dagobah system and seek out Yoda, the Jedi master who trained him. How did Ben know about Yoda though? The remaining Jedi went ...
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What did Obi-Wan do while as a Force Ghost?

From the Battle of Yavin to the Battle of Endor, Obi-Wan spent about 4 years as a Force Ghost. Throughout these 4 years, we only witnessed him (in the movies) speaking to Luke from thin air a couple ...
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Why does Obi-wan tell Anakin not to jump?

In the last battle of Episode 3, Obi-wan tells Anakin not to try jumping at him. Why does he do this? If Anakin surrenders, Obi-wan can't take him into custody and put him on trial, since the Republic ...
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Why did Obi Wan tell Luke his father wanted him to have his lightsaber?

In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi makes a comment about Anakin's lightsaber that seems completely contradictory with the prequels. BEN: I have something here for you. Your ...
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Why didn't Kenobi turn Grievous Lightsabers off? [duplicate]

As I read, Jedi learn early on to 'force shield' themselves so that another Jedi cannot turn their Lightsaber off during battle. Is there a in-universe explanation as to why Obi-wan Kenobi didn't do ...
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How Did Obi-Wan (and Luke) Remain Hidden? [duplicate]

We know that Master Yoda remained on Dagobah to make use of the Living Force (and more importantly, the powerful Dark side energies) of the planet to help conceal himself during his self-imposed ...
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Why did Obi-Wan lop off Ponda Baba's arm?

In the canonical novel Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Weapon of a Jedi - A Luke Skywalker Adventure, Luke recalls the incident in the Mos Eisley Cantina as follows [emphasis mine]: ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever pay Han Solo? If so, where did he get the money?

In Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope, Obi-Wan promises to pay Han 17,000 credits for taking himself, Luke, and the droids to Alderaan; part of the money intended to pay Han appears to come from the ...
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How many times was Obi-Wan less than honest with Luke?

Despite his attempts to persuade Luke otherwise1, Obi-Wan is often less than entirely honest with Luke. Sometimes he stretches the truth, sometimes he omits important details in such a way that Luke ...
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What has been Alec Guinness's attitude toward Star Wars?

inspired by Harrison Ford's attitude toward Star Wars I've heard claims here and there about Alec Guinness's attitude toward the Star Wars franchise, with some claiming that he hates it or used ...
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Did Kenobi use the dark side against Maul in Episode I (Phantom Menace)?

@3:05 when Jinn dies Kenobi screams "No" and I can't really tell his emotion from his facial expression (maybe anger or fear?). When he senses the gates are about to ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan use The Force?

While Qui-Gon and Darth Maul were having their final fight, Obi-Wan was simply watching them "trapped" behind a single shield/laser/plasma(?) panel. So, at this point, why didn't he help out his ...
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Obi Wan died then didn't do anything at all? [duplicate]

This question must be redundant, but I can't find an answer anywhere. Just before Obi Wan is slain by Vader, he says "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly ...
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How long did Luke know Obi-wan?

I just rewatched A New Hope and was bothered by the following two (!) lines after Obi-Wan dies: LUKE I only wish Ben were here. as well as LUKE I can't believe he's gone. I felt like Luke ...
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When does Luke learn about his father?

When, exactly, does Luke learn about his father? By that, I don't mean the reveal in ESB about Vader being his father. I mean, when does he learn that his father was a Jedi Knight? I was watching ...
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Did Obi-Wan Kenobi ever show regret for training Anakin Skywalker?

Even though the Jedi Council greatly disapproved of Anakin becoming a Jedi, Obi-Wan still took him under his wing after promising Qui-Gon Jinn. Anakin eventually becomes Darth Vader... Has Obi-Wan ...
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Why Obi-wan was defeated by Dooku in EP 2? [duplicate]

Obi-Wan was considered "The Master of Soresu" by Mace Windu. And Soresu is considered the most defensive technique, effectively shielding the practitioner from anything. However, Dooku stabbed ...
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What upset Luke more: the death of his family or the death of Kenobi? [closed]

Why does Luke Skywalker seem as upset by Obi-Wan's death, as he is by the death of his uncle and aunt? Especially considering he found them burnt to the bone (the people that raised him all his life ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan and Yoda train Luke from a young age? [duplicate]

I feel like I should note that I've watched the Star Wars movies as a kid, but it has been a while, and I may have missed/forgotten a lot of details along the way. Also, the movies are all I've seen. ...
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What is the full extent of the power of the Jedi mind trick?

We all know the famous scene where we first witness Obi-Wan using the Jedi mind trick on the Stormtrooper at Mos Eisley. I'm curious as to what effect (if any) it was having on the Stormtroopers that ...
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How old was Obi-Wan when he was apprenticed?

How old was Obi-Wan when Qui-Gon-Jinn took him as an apprentice? What age? And how long was Obi-Wan his apprentice?
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Why couldn't Obi Wan help Luke on Bespin?

When Luke is leaving Dagobah to save Han and Leia, Obi Wan says: If you choose to face Vader, you will do it alone. I cannot interfere. Why? As a Force-ghost, Obi Wan can presumably go anywhere ...
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How did Obi-Wan so easily beat Anakin?

Having seen the Clone Wars animation series, where Anakin's abilities are comprehensively demonstrated (can make high altitude jumps and drag non-Jedi troopers with him without crashing into the ...
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In episode IV, A New Hope, why did Obi-wan wait till Luke showed up, then let Vader kill him?

Did Obi-wan find it important to have Luke see it? Isn't that setting him up to fall to the Dark Side?
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Star Wars canon, small ships and hyperdrive

I distinctly remember in Star Wars, A New Hope, in the scene when the Millennium Falcon arrives at the remains of what was once Alderaan, a TIE fighter passes close by and Han Solo gives chase. ...
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What Are Death Sticks (In Star Wars)

Many many many times throughout the Star Wars movies, games, books, ect... the mention of death sticks appears. In Star Wars II: The Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan is asked to buy some from a shady ...
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Is a lightsaber's hilt resizeable?

I saw in The Phantom Menace that when Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn followed Jar Jar Binks underwater to his city, they held their lightsabers in their mouths and that the lightsaber hilt seemed to ...
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Where are Obi-Wan Kenobi's and Qui-gon Jinn's Lightsabers?

In Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, when Darth Maul kills Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi starts a saber duel with Darth Maul, and Darth Maul uses Force Push on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan hangs on ...
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How does Obi-Wan Kenobi make a living on Tatooine?

By the time of A New Hope, Obi-Wan lives out in a remote hut by himself, doesn't seem to have any method of transportation to get into town (presumably his Eopie from RotS is gone at this point), and ...
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In Obi-Wan's Order 66 warning transmission why didn't he tell the surviving Jedi about the Sith, including Palpatine's true identity?

If you've seen the premiere episode of Rebels, you will have seen Obi-Wan's warning message that he broadcast to Jedi throughout the galaxy in RotS. In this message he speaks cryptically & warns ...
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Why did Obi-Wan do nothing about Anakin's feelings for Padme?

Rewatching episode II of Star Wars, it's very clear that Obi Wan knows that Anakin has feelings for Padme...such as when Anakin admits he's bothered that she's back in his life...or when Padme falls ...
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How did Obi-wan become more powerful? [duplicate]

In reference to this question about if Obi-wan become more powerful, I'm curious to know how it was possible for him to become more powerful. In reference to this quote: You can't win, Darth. If ...
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Is Guilded Age's Gravedust meant to be a homage to Obi-Wan?

[Note: Question contains spoilers for Guilded Age] He is clearly not a The Obi-Wan, but consider these major similarities, among others: They are both the last (or one of the last) members of ...
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Why did Qui-Gon consider Obi-Wan to not be ready for Knighthood?

In TPM, Obi-Wan is a 25-year old Padawan who according to Qui-Gon is not yet ready to take the Trials. Of course, Qui-Gon changes his tune when he finds Anakin and wants to take the Chosen One on as ...
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How did Anakin learn how to become a ghost after his death?

Qui-Gon discovered how to become a force ghost after death and talk to the living (if they are receptive). At the end of episode 3, Yoda had learned that from him and told Obi-Wan that he would teach ...
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Why did Obi-Wan disappear instead of being cut in two pieces? [duplicate]

In A New Hope, at the climax of the duel, we are led to believe Obi-Wan turns instantly into a force ghost. Why did he not get cut in two, similar to how Anakin was diced in episode 3, taking away ...
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How Obi-wan Kenobi disocover that Anakin/Darth Vader is still alive? [duplicate]

How Obi-wan did discover that Anakin/Darth Vader is still alive?
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How does Vader know that escape is not Obi-Wan's plan?

In Episode IV, Vader senses Obi-Wan's presence on the Death Star. In a conversation with Governor Tarkin, he states that, "Escape is not his plan. I must face him alone". How does he know what ...
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Why did Obi-Wan strike first against Vader?

When Obi-Wan and 'Darth Vader' meet in episode three, Obi-Wan adopts a very defensive stance. He wears down his brilliant but impassioned opponent in this way ultimately leading to Anakin's defeat. ...
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What story plans did George Lucas have for Obi-Wan killing Luke’s father?

I know that the big reveal about Darth Vader being Anakin Skywalker was a late addition to The Empire Strikes Back. I seem to recall reading somewhere that initially it was to be revealed by Darth ...
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Why did/would Obi-Wan say that Yoda trained him? [duplicate]

Reading this question and this one, I noticed that Obi-Wan says twice that Yoda trained him. Yoda: [Looking away from Luke] I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience. Obi-Wan: [voice-over] ...
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How did Obi-Wan know Darth Vader was Anakin?

As noted in this question (similar, but not duplicate), Obi-Wan did know that Anakin was not dead, and that he was, in fact, Darth Vader. In this question, it is clear that the fact that Anakin was ...
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How was Obi-Wan felled by such minor injuries?

I'm pretty confused. During the fight between Obi-Wan and Count Dooku on Geonosis, Obi-Wan is doing fine until he gets a little cut on his arm, and a little cut on his leg. Then he's down. I don't get ...
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Why did Luke name his son Ben and not Obi-wan?

When Luke had a son, he called him Ben, in honor of his old master. But his master's real name was Obi-Wan. Why did he use the false identity of his master to name his son? After all, he barely knew ...
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Did Obi-Wan Kenobi ever become more powerful?

In Star wars: IV A New Hope, Obi-Wan says to Darth Vader: You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine. What did he mean by this? ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan Kenobi hide better?

It's been said that Obi-Wan and Yoda masked their light side presence, but as far as anyone was aware, the Jedi had all betrayed the Republic and were fugitives. Yoda hid on an uncolonized planet but ...
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Why Obi-Wan wasn't able to cross all laser gates in the fight with Darth Maul?

At some point during the battle between Qui-Gon and Darth Maul, then enter a corridor. Obi-Wan follows them, but is separated from them by some kind of laser gates. Qui-Gon and Darth Maul reach ...
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Why didn't Kenobi start training Luke earlier?

When Anakin was only 9 years old, everyone in the Jedi Council was arguing that he was already too old for Jedi training. When it comes to Luke, it was a pre-planned agenda to make him a powerful ...