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Questions tagged [obi-wan-kenobi]

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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Why does Obi-Wan-Kenobi touch Luke Skywalker's head at the rock canyon in Tatooine? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), after been attacked by Sand People, we see Luke Skywalker laying inert in the ground, then, we hear a great howling moan echoing throughout the canyon which sends the ...
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Was Obi-Wan Kenobi assuming the same pose of the Jedha statue before he died?

After watching for the nth time Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, it looks to me that Obi-Wan Kenobi, just before he sacrifices himself in the lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, assumes the same pose ...
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How did Obi-Wan know what Darth Vader looked like in Episode IV?

How did Obi-Wan know what Vader looked like before he confronted him? "He is more machine now than man"
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Did Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen know that Obi-Wan Kenobi was a Jedi?

This was inspired by a related question about whether Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru knew that Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. Did they know that Obi-Wan "Old Ben" Kenobi was a Jedi? Or did they ...
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What's the name of this Star Wars novel where Obi-Wan kenobi fight's against a force cult and a deranged former Jedi?

Okay, so this novel takes place in an alternative Star Wars universe. Obi-Wan Kenobi is now a very aged old man. He has long since given up the mantle of Jedi after the death of his protege, Anakin ...
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Why didn't Ben take Luke to Degobah when he was much younger? [duplicate]

One of Yoda's objections to training Luke was that he was too old. Also, with the limited time available, by the time Luke first faced Darth Vader he was not ready for it. Would it not have been a ...
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What was Obi-Wan's plan on Mustafar?

Obi-Wan knew that his best-friend and student, Anakin had fallen to the dark side. Knowing the truth, he was shocked in terror. Obi wan even told Master Yoda that he would not kill Anakin, because he ...
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How did Obi-Wan not know about Leia in Episode 5?

Towards the end of the Empire Strikes Back when Luke is flying away in his X-Wing to face Vader. Ben's ghost says to Yoda: That boy was our last hope. To which Yoda replies: No...there is ...
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Star Wars now-Legends book where a jedi (Obi-wan?) engages in a duel with metal swords?

I recall reading a Star Wars book, I think it was paperback, a few years pre-Disney so several years ago and the book wasn't new at the time but I also don't think the book was more than ten years old ...
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Did Luke know the “Chosen One” prophecy?

When Anakin becomes Darth Vader, Yoda and Obi Wan conclude that the prophecy didn't happen. Besides Yoda and Obi Wan wants Darth Vader to be dead. They even expect Luke to kill him. But when Luke ...
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Why wasn't Obi-Wan surprised or amused by meeting a new species in Attack of the Clones?

When in the Attack of the clones (Episode 2) of Star Wars Obi-Wan lands on Kamino and sees the Kaminoans for the first time (upon first contact on Kamino) he has no amusement whatsoever. Assuming we ...
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Did Yoda and Obi-Wan temporarily liberate Jedi Temple after Order 66?

After Order 66, Yoda and Obi-Wan returned to Jedi Temple and found it occupied by Clones. They do not try to sneak in, instead they openly attack and kill number of Clones. After that, they relatively ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan use more Force powers when he fought General Grievous?

When Obi-Wan fought General Grievous on Utapau, during most of the fight, Grievous was constantly on the offensive. During that entire fight, Obi-Wan only used the Force to grab a gun, and to Force ...
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Why can't Tyranus/Dooku sense Kenobi in Geonosis?

At this scene, Obi wan overhears the Seperatists plans. But one of the Seperatists leaders is a Sith Lord. Who is Count Dooku. In A New Hope , when the crew of the Millenium Falcon boarded the ...
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Is Obi-Wan Kenobi particularly gifted at Jedi mind tricks?

If we take a look and compare each Jedi (or Force user) and their track record when it comes to using the iconic Jedi mind trick (not so "Jedi", it seems), a Force ability used to influence the ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan give Jinn's lightsaber to Anakin?

When Obi Wan kills Darth Maul, he uses his master's lightsaber to defeat the Sith Lord. After that, the lightsaber's fate is unknown according to this answer. Anakin becomes Obi Wan's Apprentice after ...
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Was Obi-Wan alone in sensing a disturbance in the Force?

During the opening dialogue in The Phantom Menace we learn that Obi-Wan is feeling a general disturbance in the Force - although what this relates to he can't quite put his finger on. OBI-WAN: I ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan incapacitate Darth Maul?

Obi-Wan cuts off the double-bladed lightsaber, thus making Maul's lightsaber into two single-bladed sabers. He is full of anger because of his master's death at the hands of the Sith Lord. Notice that ...
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Which lightsaber form did Obi-Wan use against Maul on Tatooine?

    In their final fateful duel on Tatooine, Obi-Wan ignited his lightsaber and took opening stance of Soresu, or Form III. Soresu is a defensive form, and Kenobi was master of it, ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan refer to Darth Vader as Anakin during the Death Star duel?

During their fight on the Death Star in A New Hope, Obi-Wan refers to Darth Vader as "Darth" a couple of times. "Only a master of evil, Darth" "You can't win Darth" In their previous ...
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Was Obi-Wan Kenobi part of the Rebel Alliance?

I recently had an argument with a stranger on the Internet, and was surprised the answer was not here already. I do not believe he was, for a few reasons: Leia did not deliver her request as ...
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Why did Anakin blame Obi-Wan on Tatooine?

After massacring the Tusken Raiders, Anakin brought his mother to Lar's Homestead. The next morning, Padme talks to Anakin. Anakin says: It's all Obi-Wan's fault. He is jealous. He is holding me ...
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How is Obi-wan Kenobi aware of those facts?

In the latest Star Wars Rebels episode Twin suns, we hear Obi-Wan say: Moreover, throughout the conversation, we learn that How did Obi-Wan ever learn about this name and this fact? As far as I know ...
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Why did Maul hate Obi-Wan Kenobi after death of Satine Kryze?

    Without going much into spoilers, we see that Maul in latter part of his life (after Clone Wars) had two main motivations : his hate against Obi-Wan Kenobi and his hate against ...
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Did Vader actually kill Obi-Wan?

So I was looking at this question: Did Obi-Wan need to sacrifice himself to Vader? And it occurred to me... did Vader actually kill Obi-Wan? At the end of the fight, Obi-Wan lifts his lightsaber and ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever wonder why he failed?

I ask this question from comment of this answer by @MooS on Why was Obi-Wan was so confident about Count Dooku? Was he arrogant? Palpatine uses the force to make Obi-Wan unable to defend himself, ...
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Why was Obi-Wan was so confident about Count Dooku? Was he arrogant?

In Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi says the following: Obi-Wan Kenobi: Chancellor. Anakin Skywalker: Are you all right? Palpatine: [looking behind them] Count Dooku. Obi-Wan: ...
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Was Obi-Wan speaking the truth when he said “I'm too old for this”?

In ANH, Obi-Wan told Luke that he was "too old for this" when Leia pleaded for him to aid the Rebellion and bring the Death Star plans to Bail Organa in ALderaan. Obi-Wan always planned to train Luke ...
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Why did Obi-Wan's final message from the Jedi Temple not mention Darth Vader? [duplicate]

When Obi-Wan and Yoda return to the Jedi Temple, they discover that many Jedi knights, padawans and younglings were killed. Obi-Wan records a warning message for all Jedi to stay away from the temple. ...
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Why didn't the Alliance send for Yoda instead of Obi-Wan?

We all knew from ANH that Leia was on a mission to bring Obi-Wan to Alderaan. Now, in Rogue One we saw Mon asking Bail Organa to call "his jedi friend". Since Yoda always took a position of ...
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Shared Culture of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan?

In another question it was established that while the two originate from two different planets (Coruscant and Stewjon respectively), This can be explained away by the fact that, at least in EU canon, ...
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Why does Yoda opt to hide in the jungle for the rest of his life, while Obi-Wan Kenobi opts to return and fight?

Once a famous and active jedi, Yoda hides on the remote swamp planet of Dagobah. He agrees to train Luke (quite reluctantly) but does not even think to come back himself to support Rebels. He is one ...
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Why didn't R2D2 recognize Obi-Wan in a New Hope?

This is the flipside of another question. When Obi-Wan comes across the unconscious Luke, R2D2 seems afraid. Fast-forward to 2:15 in this video clip. R2D2: Beeps ...
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Was Obi-Wan the first Jedi (or first person) to transform bodily into a Force Ghost?

This question came up in a discussion on another question about Jedi Force Ghosts. Was Obi-Wan the first Jedi to transform bodily into a Force Ghost? On various other questions, people have made ...
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Why didn't Darth Vader tell Sidious that Obi-Wan disappeared instead of dying?

After the events of A New Hope, Sidious believed Obi-Wan was dead. Vader apparently never told Sidious that Obi-Wan disappeared instead of being sliced in two on the original Death Star. From the ...
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Why was Princess Leia in the Battle of Scarif?

In the end of Rogue One, it was obvious that the Death Star plans just had to end up in the hands of Princess Leia. It was a necessity in terms of continuity and storyline. But from the in-universe ...
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Why were Anakin and Obi-Wan the only ones to wear excessive armor?

In the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Obi-Wan and Anakin wear a great amount of armor. However, the rest of the Jedi seem to only wear armor on their arms, or even not at all. Why is ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan counsel Luke on his affections for Leia?

Luke was clearly attracted towards Leia's beauty since the first time he saw her in the holo-recording stored in R2-D2. Given how Luke was so zoned out gazing into the full holo-recording at Obi-Wan's ...
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Why does Obi-Wan ignore Yoda?

In Episode 3 Obi-Wan ignores Yoda: Why would he not take Yoda's word that he would find pain if he looked at the security video?
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Why did Obi-Wan have to sneak around the Death Star?

These aren't the droids you're looking for, you don't need to see his identification. Not just in the books, but in the movie, Obi-Wan has the power to persuade minds, so why not just use it and run ...
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What did Obi-Wan do in between bringing Luke to Tatooine and leaving on the Falcon?

What, besides acting out the role of 'Old Ben the Hermit', did Obi-Wan do on Tatooine in between bringing Luke to his Uncle and saving Luke from the Sand People years later? Did he have a trade, or ...
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Did Obi-Wan Kenobi ever drink alcohol?

On this question, someone in the comments pointed out that while Obi-Wan Kenobi orders drinks at bars a couple times throughout the movies, there appears to be a lack of evidence that those drinks are ...
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Was Obi-Wan Kenobi an alcoholic?

There are scenes in Star Wars that provide a certain subtext that suggests to me, that dear Old Ben may have had a drinking problem. Or, at the least, may have been a regular at the local bar. First, ...
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Did Obi Wan know it was Luke’s sister in the hologram R2-D2 showed?

In the “Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope” hologram, when Obi-Wan first saw it, did he know that it was Luke’s sister?
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How wide and deep was the Pau City sinkhole?

In Revenge of the Sith, both General Grievous and Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi visited Pau City. The site was the stage of the conclusive battle of the Clone Wars. But what were the dimensions of the ...
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Why was Luke surprised that Obi-Wan had fought in the Clone Wars?

In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Luke sounds surprised to learn that Obi-Wan fought in the Clone Wars. I haven’t watched it recently, but I think he even said, “…but that was so long ago!?” But according ...
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Did Obi-Wan train Luke in between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back?

In my previous question, Have we ever seen an untrained Force-sensitive using Force powers?, I told you about an argument between me and my friend on whether or not it would have been possible for Rey ...
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How exactly did Obi Wan Kenobi alter the hidden message to the remaining Jedi who were alive?

After the Order 66 execution we see Obi Wan Kenobi and Master Joda in the Jedi Temple. In the next scene we observe Master Kenobi trying to alter the hidden message to all the remaining Jedi. He tried ...
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Did Luke Skywalker ever refer to Obi-Wan as “Uncle Ben?”

Until recently, the Wikipedia article for Peter Parker's Uncle Ben said this at the top: As far as I can remember, Luke never refers to Obi-Wan as "Uncle Ben" in any of the films, or any of the EU ...
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Why bring Luke to his family on Tatooine? [duplicate]

So I just finished the Star Wars series (again), and because I watched the original trilogy first, I ended with Revenge of the Sith, which brought a question to my mind. Why in heaven's name did Yoda ...