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TL;DR: How do you know Ben Kenobi is lying? Because he's opening his mouth. 50% more untruths than truths in ANH. 56% more untruths than truths in all original trilogy. DISCLAIMERS AND EXPLANATIONS: The way I interpreted the question was, that the intent was to be uncharitable to Obi-Wan. So that is what I do when scoring. I deliberately pick holes, ...


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While a robot may not require oxygen to function, that does not mean it is vacuum-compatible. Many materials are perfectly ok at normal to low air pressures but will outgas at near-vacuum pressures. The consequences range from nothing to popping open like a bad tire. Lubricating products are particularly troublesome, and we don't want the grease boiling away ...


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The goal is stealth. Even if he somehow manages to use force-persuasion on everyone he encounters, this still doesn't factor in the possibility of his being seen by a droid, a security monitor or simply someone that he didn't notice. His failing to maintain a stealthy approach could also lead to the others being put at graver risk, not to mention the sheer ...


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It's a fairly major plot point that he didn't want Luke to know that Vader was his father. Based on ROTJ, Obi-Wan considered Anakin to be dead. This was likely to help him fight with everything he had and potentially kill an old friend. (ROTJ Screenplay) You father was seduced by the dark side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became ...


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Obi-Wan saw a security hologram of Papaltine/Sidious referring to him as "Lord Vader" From the script: 185 INT. CORUSCANT-JEDI TEMPLE-CONTROL CENTER-NIGHT OBI-WAN enters the Main Control Center with YODA and heads for the hologram area. OBI-WAN: Wait, Master. There is something I must know . . . YODA: If into the security recordings you go,...


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The film's tie-in "Incredible Cross-Sections" book states that the design of the landing craft wasn't bespoke, it was based on an earlier design for a cargo ship, one intended to be staffed by a living, breathing crew. That being the case, trying to vacuum-proof a ship that was originally intended to contain an atmosphere would present a number of fairly ...


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Imagine you grew up a farm boy in some podunk town in Backwater, Nebraska, where nothing ever happens. All your life you have never been further than 20 miles from the place you were born, and in that 20 miles there is nothing but corn. You are still in high school, and you realize your instructor used to be a Navy SEAL. And a secret agent. And walked on the ...


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Because Vader was a well-known individual in the Empire. Vader quickly became a highly visible symbol of the Empire, serving as Palpatine’s fearsome enforcer. He hunted down fugitive Jedi who had escaped Order 66, as well as ferreting out enemies both within and without. Darth Vader - Databank (emphasis mine) And if you are wondering how Kenobi knew ...


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Obi-Wan knew what was going to happen even before the fight with Vader. When R2 found the locations of the tractor beams, Luke wanted to go with him and Obi-Wan said, "Your destiny lies along a different path than mine." He knew, at the time, that he was going to be facing something where he might not survive. He probably even knew that there was no way ...


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He was contemptuous towards Star Wars before he even started! Here's what he wrote in a letter to a friend when he was first approached for a role in the original Star Wars: I have been offered a movie (20th Cent. Fox) which I may accept, if they come up with proper money. London and N. Africa, starting in mid-March. Science fiction – which gives me ...


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Opinion - I believe his meaning was two-fold: In being struck down, he was allowed to transcend boundaries that kept physical beings limited. His influence grew (at least where Luke, Yoda and other force sensitives were concerned) even while his physical influence was lost. This proved useful in his wise council to Luke at the Battle of Yavin and, ...


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TL;DR: Analyzing A New Hope only (because I don't have time for more), and using the same quotes as DVK posted, I counted 11 definite lies, 2 arguable statements, 7 statements to which no truth value can be assigned (questions or commands), and 75 statements that are definitely not lies - they may be opinions, even incorrect opinions (though we don't know of ...


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When Obi-Wan mentions Luke's father, Luke asks, "You fought in the Clone Wars?" to which Obi-Wan replies, "Yes, I was once a Jedi Knight, the same as your father." They then proceed to talk about what happened to Luke's father. Luke never mentions how long ago the Clone Wars were, nor even expresses much surprise that Obi-Wan was involved. Over-all, he takes ...


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He actually likes Anakin and doesn't want to kill him. A Jedi that is not fueled by hate would not make that jump since it's obviously a bad idea, whereas a Sith lets his rage guide him into making that jump. If he would have surrendered I guess Obi-wan would have given him another chance to come to the light side, so with 1. he hopes that that's the outcome....


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The nice thing about e-Books: searches. The phrase "Uncle Ben" does not appear in the Star Wars novelization. There are 55 instances of "uncle" and all of them refer to Uncle Owen. Thanks to Valorum, we know the phrase "Uncle Ben" doesn't appear in any of the 17 official novelisations, nor in any of the new "Journey to the Force Awakens" novels, nor ...


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Yes, Beru and Owen were aware that Kenobi was a Jedi, at least according to the story told from her perspective in the (canon) anthology book Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View Still, there’ve been plenty of times I’ve wondered if I’d made a mistake. That day old Ben Kenobi showed up with the baby, my first instinct was to run. I may be a country ...


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Obi-wan is a fairly distinctive name, and Vader knew he had survived Order 66. He could hardly call himself Obi-wan Kenobi any longer. That said, he needed a link to his previous name, in the event that he was needed (as he was, by Bail Organa, years later). Last names, in the SW galaxy as well as ours, tend to be firmer - a person's last name rarely ...


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It was never intended as the truth. They filmed the scene with David Prowse speaking that line and Mark Hamill reacting to it, but Lucas and Kershner had always intended to replace Prowse's dialog with James Earl Jones' correct line. From an interview with Hamill: But, for example, your big scene, one of the classic cinematic moments when Darth Vader ...


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How long did Luke know Ben/Obi Wan? According to the new, canonical webcomic, Ben saved Luke from a Krayt Dragon attack when Luke was 13 years old. As you might expect, Uncle Owen was less than enthusiastic about Ben getting involved in Luke's life, despite the fact that the boy would have died if not for Ben's intervention. It appears that the two didn't ...


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In the book version of "Revenge of the Sith".. Yoda and Obi wan are discussing what to do with Padme's twins. Obi-Wan was telling Yoda that each one should take one of the children, that he would take Luke to Tattoine and train him and that Yoda should take Leia and train her. Yoda immediately said "No.. Jedi training is not the only way to hone their ...


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It wasn't necessarily a question of more effectiveness, as of changing the tactics. Up till that point, Anakin was about to lose due to expending more Force energy than Dooku. 2-bladed fight would change Anakin's pattern and thus force Dooku to change his pattern. Also, it's clear that this wasn't some deep-thought stratagem by Obi-Wan. It was a spur of the ...


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Bail Organa has a close relationship with Obi-Wan. She was on the same wavelength as him. Obi-Wan Kenobi had been a faithful friend long before he’d become one of the galaxy’s most hunted fugitives. Bail didn’t want to disturb the man, but things had finally become that desperate. “He served me well during the Clone Wars and has lived in hiding ...


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This was explained in a John Jackson Miller's 2013 EU/Legends novel "Kenobi", covering Obi-Wan's life on Tatooine: He picked a name Ben because, as he explained in his meditation attempt to contact Qui-Gon: Meeting her {{a teenage girl character named Kallie - DVK }} gave me a chance to finally use the name I chose. You’ll like this: Ben. I had seen it ...


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Owen did not allow it. From Adventure in Beggar's Canyon by way of Wikia: The reason for Owen's anger was that Kenobi had attempted to give Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber to Luke, feeling that Luke was old enough and should be allowed to have it. Owen refused to allow it because he believed the Jedi path was a destructive one. He told Kenobi that he didn'...


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Just stumbled across the answer: According to Disney canon, the rebellion paid Han the whole sum. “Yeah,” Han said. “The captain. A real pleasure to meet you and all, but I’m going to skip ahead in this story to the finale. I was hired by Luke and this General Kenobi to shuttle them to Alderaan and promised a reward for bringing everyone here. I have no ...


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It took about an hour to land the Space Shuttle; given Star Wars technology I have to assume the invasion ships could do so far more quickly. According to these calculations a single cubic meter of air will last one person for two hours, so assuming the ships were pressurized there would be more than enough air. Why would they be pressurized? Well, for ...


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Obi-Wan seems to have realized that he was unlikely to escape soon after the Millennium Falcon was captured by the Death Star. When he split up from the rest of the group to deactivate the tractor beam, he had the following conversation with Luke: Obi-Wan: I don't think you boys can help. I must go alone. Han: Whatever you say. I've done more than I ...


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It had been said that Anakin learned to become a Force ghost due to the timely assistance of ghost Obi-Wan and/or ghost Yoda. Lucas said as much on the Return of the Jedi DVD commentary: "This little scene where he burns his father's body, it wasn't originally in the script. But I decided it gave more closure in terms of Luke's relationship to his father, ...


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The names you first know someone by are hard to shake. Luke first knew Obi-Wan Kenobi by the name Ben Kenobi so that's how he always thinks of him. This is similar to how the hobbits in Lord of the Rings continue to refer to Aragon by the name Strider even after they learn his true name. From the Star Wars film script: THREEPIO: He says he's the property ...


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The first movie Star Wars came out before there were any books so you can't count the books which expanded on the movie. You can only consider evidence in the movie itself. That's my starting premise. Obi Wan's power of persuasion works on 1 or 2 people at a time and is not 100% effective. In Mos Eisley he failed to persuade the guy who picked a fight ...


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