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Is Kenobi a common Star Wars surname? [duplicate]

It's widely joked about how Obi-Wan, in trying to hide from Vader, changed his first name but not his last. A theory that's gone around is that Kenobi is a common surname in Star Wars, since Luke ...
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Was Obi-Wan Kenobi patterned after Castañeda's Don Juan?

Brian Jay Jones in his biography of George Lucas, George Lucas: A Life (2016), tells that in May 1975, while writing an early six-page synopsis of Star Wars, George Lucas read The Teachings of Don ...
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Did Obi-Wan Kenobi keep and wear Qui-Gon Jinn's poncho?

During his time on Tatooine with his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn was seen wearing a poncho. After the death of Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan kept his Master's lightsaber while building a new ...
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Did Obi-Wan Kenobi know how to destroy the Death Star without the help of the stolen plans?

At the end of Star Wars: A New Hope, the Rebel Alliance, with the help of the stolen plans of the Death Star and an accurate proton torpedo shot from Luke Skywalker's X-wing guided by the Force, ...
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When did Obi-Wan know that Anakin/Vader was alive?

At the end of RotS, Obi-Wan believes that he is leaving Anakin for dead on Mustafar, disappearing to Tatooine. While he knows that Anakin is not entirely dead at the end of their battle, he leaves ...
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When did Obi-Wan know that Anakin was Vader? [duplicate]

At the end of RotS, Obi-Wan believes that he is leaving Anakin for dead on Mustafar, disappearing to Tatooine. While he knows that Anakin is not entirely dead at the end of their battle, he leaves ...
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Why didn't Luke know about Anakin Skywalker?

In A New Hope, Luke only knows about his father from what he's heard from Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, which isn't much. When he learns from Obi-Wan that he and Anakin were fighters in the Clone Wars, ...
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Why did Obi-Wan Kenobi leave the droids unguarded while stormtroopers were looking for them?

Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi intended to bring the droids into the cantina with them until the bartender said, "We don't allow their kind in here." C3PO and R2D2 were forced to wait ...
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Where exactly was Obi-Wan going?

In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, following his fight with General Grievous, Obi-Wan is handed his lightsaber by Commander Cody, remarks that they have a battle to win and then just ...
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Fanfic where the Force sends Obi-Wan back in time and he saves Siri's life

I read this ~4 years ago, and the title was shortish. Basically, Obi-Wan gets sent back in time by the Force, and starts changing history. He saves Siri's life, and starts a relationship with her. ...
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Did Obi-wan know things were unravelling in A New Hope?

This may be out of universe interpretation but it feels like too much of a coincidence that R2 ends up in Luke’s hands carrying a message by no other than her sister. Too many coincidences in a very ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan dodge Jango Fett's grappling hook?

In this scene Jango Fett used his grappling to prevent Obi-Wan from catching his lightsaber. But Obi-Wan is a Jedi, he has the ability of precognition; I mean he can reflect blaster bolts. I guess the ...
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Has George Lucas ever explained why Obi-Wan doesn't remember R2? [duplicate]

Probably at the time he didn't even have the backstory in his head, but did Lucas ever explain why Obi-Wan Kenobi didn't recognize R2-D2 in "A New Hope"?
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Why does Obi-Wan choose the loudest possible transport (a yipping Varactyl) to sneak up on Grievous?

Moments after Obi-Wan gives Grievous the slip by making him believe he's flown off of Utapau when in fact he's stealthily hidden in the shadows, he hops onto a screaming, leaping Varactyl and rides it ...
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If Darth Vader sensed Kenobi aboard the Millennium Falcon, why didn't he go aboard?

After a tractor beam brings the Millennium Falcon aboard the Death Star, Darth Vader senses the presence of his old teacher. He runs off to tell Grand Moff Tarkin ...
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How did Obi-Wan Kenobi know Luke's name in ANH?

In Star Wars: A New Hope when Kenobi saves Luke from the Sand People and wakes him up. Without Luke giving his name, Kenobi calls him, "young Luke." Is there an explanation or is this just ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever find out about Anakin going to Tatooine during Ep. II?

We know Anakin told Palpatine about his stop in Tatooine during AOTC because Palpatine tells him he doesn't have to pretend around him since he knows about the massacre at the Tusken village. But ...
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Does Ahsoka know when Obi-Wan and Anakin die?

Not sure if this has ever been revealed or discussed, but I always wondered whether she knew when exactly these two died as she would have only been in her 30's when they passed. Also does anyone know ...
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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 Separatists 'plans. But one of the Separatist leaders is a Sith Lord, Count Dooku. In A New Hope, when the crew of the Millennium Falcon boarded the Death Star I,...
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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 ...
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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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