Of all the amazing characters created by George Lucas for Star Wars, the most beloved is arguably Obi-Wan Kenobi. In A New Hope, he offered wisdom and sacrifice as Luke Skywalker embarked on his hero's journey, and he returned for its sequels to continue this role despite being dead. When the prequel trilogy was released, audiences learned a lot more about the Jedi than was previously revealed, and subsequent cartoons, comics, and now a live-action series on Disney+ have expanded his role considerably.
His remark about fighting in the Clone Wars in A New Hope was significantly expanded upon in The Clone Wars animated series. He fought alongside many Jedi, revealed he had a romance with Duchess Satine Kryze, and more. On top of all that, his role as Anakin Skywalker's master came to light as he was seen training his young friend throughout the conflict. Eventually, Obi-Wan went into exile on Tatooine, but he never took his eyes off Luke Skywalker, and with a great deal of work and sacrifice, he helped him fulfill the prophecy told to him by his master Qui-Gon Jinn.
Because many fans don't have time to read hundreds of comics and watch hundreds of hours of cartoons, there are plenty of things Star Wars fans probably don't know about Obi-Wan Kenobi. This list features some of the most important facts about the man Luke mostly knew as "Old Ben." His impact, purpose, place in the grand scope of galactic affairs, and everything else can be found below. Take a look, and if you learn something new about Obi-Wan, be sure to give it an upvote to see which item takes the high ground!
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He Became A Part Of Tatooine Folklore In A Story Called 'The Knight and the Dragon'Photo: Disney Lucasfilm Press
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He Was Considered An Older Youngling At 3 Years OldPhoto: Marvel Comics
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He Was Almost Played By Someone Else EntirelyPhoto: Yojimbo/Toho
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Kenobi Fought Black Krrsantan And SurvivedPhoto: Marvel Comics
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On Tatooine, Kenobi Rescued Luke From Jabba The Hutt
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Alec Guinness Is The Only Actor To Be Nominated For Any 'Star Wars' Film