51 Facts About Obi-Wan Kenobi


Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise.


Obi-Wan Kenobi is a mentor to Luke Skywalker, to whom he introduces the ways of the Jedi.


Obi-Wan Kenobi is frequently featured as a main character in various other Star Wars media, including the streaming television miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi, in which McGregor reprised the role.


Obi-Wan Kenobi is introduced in the original Star Wars film living as a 57-year old hermit under the name of Ben Kenobi on the planet Tatooine.


Obi-Wan Kenobi reveals to Luke his secret identity and explains that he is a Jedi, a member of an ancient group of Force-sensitive warriors.


Obi-Wan Kenobi explains that the Jedi were hunted down and exterminated by the Empire with help from his former apprentice, Darth Vader, the apparent killer of Luke's father.


Obi-Wan Kenobi gives Luke his father's lightsaber and asks him to accompany him to Alderaan and take up Jedi training.


At the settlement of Mos Eisley, Obi-Wan Kenobi uses the Force to trick Imperial troops into letting them through a military checkpoint.


Obi-Wan Kenobi suddenly feels "a great disturbance in the Force", and when the ship comes out of light speed, he and the others find that the Empire has destroyed Alderaan.


Obi-Wan Kenobi uses the duel to distract Vader as Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca escape to the Falcon.


Obi-Wan Kenobi allows Vader to strike him down, and his body mysteriously vanishes the moment he dies.


At the climax of the film, during the Rebel attack on the Death Star, Obi-Wan Kenobi speaks to Luke through the Force to help him destroy the battle station.


Obi-Wan Kenobi appears later to beseech Luke not to leave Dagobah to try to rescue his friends on Cloud City, although Luke ignores this advice.


In Return of the Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi again appears to Luke after Yoda's death on Dagobah.


Obi-Wan Kenobi acknowledges that Darth Vader is indeed Luke's father, revealed by Vader himself in the previous film and confirmed by Yoda on his deathbed, and reveals that Leia is Luke's twin sister.


Obi-Wan Kenobi accompanies his master in negotiations with the corrupt Trade Federation, which is blockading the planet Naboo with a fleet of spaceships.


However, Obi-Wan Kenobi manages to turn the tables and defeat Maul, cutting him in half.


Obi-Wan Kenobi learns of a massive clone army that the planet's inhabitants are building for the Republic.


Fett escapes to the planet Geonosis with his clone son Boba, unaware that Obi-Wan Kenobi has pursued them.


On Geonosis, Obi-Wan Kenobi discovers that a conspiracy of star systems bent on revolution from the Republic is led by Jedi-turned-Sith Lord Count Dooku, Qui-Gon's old master.


In Revenge of the Sith, set three years later, Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Jedi Master and a member of the Jedi Council, as well as a General in the Grand Army of the Republic.


Yoda says that he will confront Palpatine, and he charges Obi-Wan Kenobi with battling Vader.


Obi-Wan Kenobi visits Padme to question of Vader's whereabouts, and realizes that Vader is her husband and the father of her unborn child.


Unbeknownst to Obi-Wan Kenobi, Vader is rescued by Palpatine moments later and reconstructed into the cyborg as first seen in the original trilogy.


Obi-Wan Kenobi takes Padme to the asteroid Polis Massa, where she dies after giving birth to twins Luke and Leia.


Obi-Wan Kenobi's line "Rey" is an edited voice recording of Alec Guinness saying "afraid".


Obi-Wan Kenobi is mentioned in Leia's message to him when R2-D2 plays it in an attempt to inspire Luke to help the Resistance to the tyrannical First Order.


Obi-Wan Kenobi is referenced indirectly in the 2016 film Rogue One.


Obi-Wan Kenobi is a main character in the animated micro-series Star Wars: Clone Wars and the CGI animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, voiced by James Arnold Taylor.


In both series, Obi-Wan Kenobi is a general in the Clone Wars, and he and Anakin have many adventures fighting the Separatists.


In Star Wars Rebels, set five years before A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi appears as a hologram in the pilot episode, "Spark of Rebellion".


In Rebels, Obi-Wan Kenobi was voiced by Stephen Stanton, who replaced James Arnold Taylor.


However, a voice recording of the late Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi was used in a 2018 episode.


Obi-Wan Kenobi appears in a non-speaking cameo in the premiere episode Aftermath of Star Wars: The Bad Batch.


Obi-Wan Kenobi is shown in the prologue rescuing Palpatine with Anakin.


Obi-Wan Kenobi appears in the episode "Practice Makes Perfect" of Tales of the Jedi.


Obi-Wan Kenobi is shown attending Ahsoka's training in the Jedi Temple.


Obi-Wan Kenobi appears briefly in the novel Dark Disciple, based on unfinished episodes from The Clone Wars.


Obi-Wan Kenobi appears as a main character in the novel Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray, set before the events of The Phantom Menace.


Obi-Wan Kenobi is a main character in the novel Brotherhood by Mike Chen, set at the beginning of the Clone Wars.


Obi-Wan Kenobi is featured as the protagonist of the novel Star Wars Padawan by Kiersten White, in which the character's early years as an apprentice are explored.


Obi-Wan Kenobi appears extensively in the Star Wars Expanded Universe of comic books and novels.


Obi-Wan Kenobi discovers that Vader is still alive after seeing him on the Holonet, the galaxy's official news source.


Obi-Wan Kenobi appears in the final chapter of Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, set just after the events in Revenge of the Sith, in which he learns with alarm that Vader survived their duel on Mustafar.


Obi-Wan Kenobi advises Obi-Wan not to reveal to Luke his true parentage until the time is right.


Obi-Wan Kenobi appears as a Force ghost in many novels set after Return of the Jedi.


Various Dark Horse Comics works utilize Obi-Wan Kenobi, including several set during the Clone Wars.


The duel ends when Owen Lars shoots and kills Maul; he then warns Obi-Wan Kenobi to stay away from his nephew.


Obi-Wan Kenobi was listed as IGN third greatest Star Wars character, as well as one of UGO Networks' favorite heroes of all time.


Portraits of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi have been confused for being those of Jesus.


Obi-Wan Kenobi takes part in the game, referencing Darth Vader and advising Mary Berry to "use the fork".