- "We will each be challenged; our trust, our faith, our friendships, but we must persevere. And in time, a new hope will emerge."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi's recording
Obi-Wan Kenobi, later known as Ben Kenobi, was a Force-sensitive human male Jedi Master who served the Galactic Republic. He was mentor to both Anakin Skywalker and his son, Luke, training them in the ways of the Force.
Born on the planet Stewjon, Kenobi was taken as the Padawan learner of Qui-Gon Jinn. During the Invasion of Naboo, Kenobi became the first Jedi in a millennium to defeat a Sith Lord when he defeated Darth Maul during the Battle of Naboo, but in that battle, Maul mortally wounded Jinn. At Jinn's behest, Kenobi took Anakin Skywalker to be his own Padawan, training him during the decade leading up to the Clone Wars.
During the Clone Wars, Skywalker was made a Jedi Knight, and Kenobi and Skywalker fought alongside each other as generals many times. In the last days of the Clone Wars, Skywalker turned to the dark side, betraying the Jedi. Skywalker's new Sith Master, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, used Order 66 to destroy the Jedi Order, though Kenobi survived and reunited with another survivor, Yoda. Kenobi confronted Skywalker, who had now taken the name Darth Vader, on Mustafar, and the two dueled. Kenobi emerged the victor, gravely wounding Vader and remorsefully leaving him for dead. Kenobi then went into exile on Tatooine, taking Vader's newborn son, Luke Skywalker, to live on the planet with his aunt and uncle, Beru and Owen Lars. Palpatine established the Galactic Empire in place of the Galactic Republic and Vader was rehabilitated, though he was forced to rely on a cybernetic suit for life support.
Nineteen years later, Kenobi received a message via R2-D2 from Leia Organa asking for help in the Rebel Alliance's fight against the Empire. The droid contained the plans to the Death Star, a battle station created by the Empire capable of destroying planets, and the plans needed to be taken to Bail Organa on Alderaan. After Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle were killed by Imperial forces searching for the plans, Skywalker agreed to join Kenobi on this mission and be trained as a Jedi. The pair were taken to Alderaan by Han Solo, only for them to discover that the planet had been destroyed by the Death Star. Their ship, the Millennium Falcon, was captured by the Death Star's tractor beam, and Kenobi was confronted by Darth Vader. Vader and Kenobi dueled again, and Kenobi allowed Vader to kill him so that Luke and his companions could escape the Death Star.
In the following years, as Luke continued fighting for the Rebel Alliance, Kenobi continued to give him guidance as a Force spirit, including directing Luke to the planet Dagobah, where Luke received training from his own Master, Yoda.
A human male from the planet Stewjon, Obi-Wan Kenobi was born 57 years before the Battle of Yavin. A Force-sensitive individual, he was taken to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to be trained as a Jedi within six months of his birth.  When Kenobi was a youngling, he underwent training with Grand Master Yoda.
- "You still have much to learn, my young apprentice."
- ―Qui-Gon Jinn
Prior to the Invasion of Naboo, Kenobi and Jinn spent a year on the planet Mandalore protecting Duchess Satine Kryze from insurgents who were threatening her world. Bounty hunters were sent after them, forcing them to always be on the run and live hand to mouth, never knowing what the next day would bring them. During that time, they had an incident with a swarm of venom-mites on Draboon, where Kenobi carried Kryze to safety, only to fall and drop the Duchess, who acquired a scar then.
Invasion of NabooEdit
- "I have a bad feeling about this."
"I don't sense anything."
"It's not about the mission, Master. It's something elsewhere…elusive."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn
By the time Jinn considered Kenobi to be ready for his trials, they were sent by Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum to negotiate with the Trade Federation, who had set up a blockade around the planet of Naboo. However, negotiations did not take place as Viceroy Nute Gunray instead sent B1 battle droids and droidekas to kill the two Jedi, but they escaped to Naboo's surface by stowing away on separate landing craft.
On Naboo, Kenobi found Jinn in the company of Gungan Jar Jar Binks, who reluctantly led the two Jedi to Otoh Gunga, where they met with the Gungan leader Boss Nass. Though unable to convince the Gungans to help the humans of Naboo, Jinn influenced Nass to give them a transport to allow them to reach Theed. Piloting the transport through the planet's core, Kenobi, Jinn and Binks reached Theed only to discover that the Trade Federation had already taken control of the city. After rescuing Queen Amidala and several others, the Jedi took Amidala off of Naboo in her starship in an attempt to reach Coruscant with news of the invasion. During the escape, the ship's hyperdrive was damaged, which prevented them from going straight to Coruscant and forced them to land on Tatooine for repairs.
After landing, Kenobi stayed behind on the ship, while Jinn, Amidala (disguised as a handmaiden), Binks and R2-D2 went to look for a new hyperdrive unit. While looking for it, Jinn discovered Anakin Skywalker, from whom he retrieved a blood sample and had the data sent to Kenobi on the ship. The Padawan, then, found that the boy's midichlorian count was the highest of any Jedi. When Jinn arrived, accompanied by Skywalker, Darth Maul's attack prompted them to escape to Coruscant at once.
Upon their arrival on the planet, Jinn and Kenobi went directly to the Jedi Council to report on the mysterious attacker, whom Jinn believed to be a Sith. After being briefed on what to do about their mysterious attacker, Jinn discussed about Skywalker with the Council, believing him to be the Chosen One. Nevertheless, the Council determined that the boy was not to be trained. However, Jinn persevered, telling them that he would take the boy as his Padawan despite the Jedi Code's restrictions, but Kenobi insisted he was ready to take the trials, and his master agreed. Instead of discussing the matter further, Mace Windu sent the pair back to Naboo to protect the Queen and lure out the mysterious assailant.
After returning to Naboo, Binks located the Gungans and Amidala, revealing herself to the true Queen, begged Boss Nass to provide assistance in fighting the droid armies of the Trade Federation. Boss Nass agreed to fight the droids as a diversion, while the Queen's forces slipped into Theed and captured Gunray. However, they soon encountered Maul once again and dueled with him so that Amidala could reach the throne room. During the duel with Maul, Kenobi was separated from his master and forced to watch as Maul impaled Jinn with his double-bladed lightsaber so, when the opportunity arose, Kenobi retaliated against the Sith. However, the Dathomirian gained the upper hand; despite his predicament, Kenobi was able to cut the Sith in half, whose severed body fell down the shaft, presumably dead. Kenobi, then, ran to his master's side and promised a dying Jinn that he would train Skywalker.
Following the end of the battle, Kenobi was promoted to the rank of Jedi Knight by the Council, with Yoda reluctantly accepting his decision to train Skywalker. Kenobi was later present during Jinn's funeral, where he informed the boy that he would become a Jedi. Later on, Kenobi, alongside his new Padawan and several members of the Jedi Council, took part in a victory celebration in Theed.
Protecting Senator AmidalaEdit
- "You know I don't like it when you do that."
"Sorry Master. I forgot you don't like flying."
"I don't mind flying, but what you're doing is suicide."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker
Following an assassination attempt on Senator Amidala on Coruscant and their return from a border dispute on Ansion, the Jedi Council sent—at the behest of Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine—Kenobi and Skywalker to protect the Senator from future attacks. Kenobi sensed his apprentice's anxiety and warned Skywalker of over-stepping their duties, only to be told later of Amidala's plan to use herself as a bait.
That night, Zam Wesell attempted to kill the Senator with venomous kouhun, but her plot was foiled and Kenobi used her probe droid to find the Wesell. Assisted by Skywalker's arrival in a speeder, they pursued the bounty hunter together through Coruscant until her speeder crashed outside a nightclub. The Jedi followed her in, realizing she was a changeling; however, Kenobi soon found Wesell and cut her arm off with his lightsaber before she could shoot him. Before she could tell the Jedi who she was working for, Wesell was shot and killed by a toxic dart fired by Jango Fett.
Subsequently, Kenobi and Skywalker were sent on separate mission by the Council—while he continued an investigation on Amidala's aggressors, Skywalker would protect her on Naboo. Despite thinking his Padawan was not prepared for his first solo mission, he abided by Council's request. Kenobi, then, took the toxic dart to his friend Dexter Jettster, who told him that it was a Kamino saberdart. Using Dex's information about Kamino, Kenobi visited the Archives, but he was unable to locate the system. When he asked Jocasta Nu about it, she surmised that the system must not exist since it was not in the archives. Unconvinced, Kenobi visited Master Yoda, who was teaching younglings, and the two agreed that someone had erased the files on Kamino from the Archives, and that Kenobi needed to visit the location of the lost planet.
Discovery of the Clone ArmyEdit
- "I have successfully made contact with the Prime Minister of Kamino. They are using a bounty hunter named Jango Fett to create a clone army."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi to Mace Windu, via hologram
Upon arriving on Kamino, Kenobi was greeted by the Kaminoan Taun We who told the Jedi that they had been expecting him. She took Obi-Wan to Prime Minister Lama Su, who said Sifo-Dyas would have been proud of the army they had created in accordance with his request—to create a clone army for the Republic. Kenobi was then shown the clones' prowess and growth, and was told that the original template was Jango Fett. After asking to meet Fett, Taun We took Kenobi to Fett's quarters, where the Jedi Master asked the bounty hunter intrusive questions concerning any recent visits to Coruscant.
After their meeting, Jango and his clone son, Boba Fett, attempted to flee Kamino in the bounty hunter's ship, Slave I. Obi-Wan confronted Jango, and the two fought on the landing platform. At the end of the battle, Obi-Wan fell off the platform, and Jango believed he had fallen into the sea. However, Obi-Wan managed to catch hold of a bridge, and he returned to the platform to see Slave I taking off with just enough time for Obi-Wan to attach a homing beacon to Jango's hull.
First Battle of GeonosisEdit
- "Attack those federation starships, quickly."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, during the battle
Kenobi pursued the Slave I in his starfighter all the way to Geonosis and managed to survive Fett's attacks with seismic charges. Tricking him into believing he had died, Kenobi managed to land on the planet, where he discovered a multitude of Trade Federation ships. Furthermore, he infiltrated and overheard Count Dooku addressing the Separatist Council and mentioning the attempts on Senator Amidala's life were at the request of Nute Gunray. Realizing the importance of his discoveries, Kenobi sent a message to Skywalker in Tatooine as his signal could not reach Coruscant on its own. Before he could end his message, however, Kenobi was captured by the Separatists and imprisoned. There, Dooku visited him; he revealed that the Republic was under the influence of a Sith Lord named Darth Sidious, and tried to convince Kenobi into join him to destroy the Sith together, but Kenobi refused.
Sentenced to execution in the Petranaki arena, Kenobi was joined in the arena by Skywalker and Amidala who, in their attempt to rescue him, were also captured. Although they managed to mostly control the three creatures deployed to kill them—a Reek, an Acklay, and a Nexu—, they were saved by the arrival of a Jedi task force led by Windu to rescue the prisoners. The Jedi fought back against the overwhelming droid armies, but soon only a few survivors were left in the center of the arena, surrounded by droids. Just as they were about to be executed, the clone army arrived, led by Master Yoda. The clones fought back against the droids and rescued the Jedi and Amidala. Kenobi, then, boarded the same Republic LAAT/i transport as Skywalker and Amidala.
Soon enough, they caught sight of Dooku, who was fleeing on his speeder. Despite Amidala's fall from the vehicle, Kenobi and Skywalker caught up with Dooku and dueled him, until they were both taken out of commission—Dooku wounded Kenobi and severed off Skywalker's right arm at the elbow. Even though Yoda arrived to fight Dooku, the Count used the Force to cause the ceiling to cave in on Kenobi and Skywalker, forcing the Grand Master to focus on protecting them from the collapsing ceiling instead of stopping his old apprentice.
After the Jedi returned to Coruscant, Kenobi met with Mace Windu and Yoda in the Jedi Council room to discuss the confrontation that had just taken place. Although Kenobi noted that it would not have been a victory without the clones, Yoda did not think of it as victory, as it meant the beginning of the Clone Wars.
The Clone WarsEdit
- "You fought in the Clone Wars?"
"Yes. I was once a Jedi Knight, the same as your father."
- ―Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi
Kenobi became a General in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars as he lead the Republic to many famous victories, and came to be known as "The Negotiator". During the war, his apprentice, Skywalker, ascended to the rank of Jedi Knight. The 212th Attack Battalion was under his command during much of the war effort.
At some point, Kenobi gave a lecture in the Jedi Temple central security station for younglings to learn about the Jedi recall signal, when Caleb Dume inadvertently gave him the idea to use the beacon to warn Jedi away, something he would do during the fall of the Republic.
Christophsis and TethEdit
- "Just teach her everything I taught you and she'll turn out fine."
"You know, something makes me think this was your idea from the start."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, on Ahsoka Tano
Kenobi and Skywalker were sent on a mission to bring relief supplies to Senator Bail Organa and the Republic forces that were trapped on Christophsis because of a Separatist blockade. Kenobi, who arrived later than his former apprentice, brought with him a stealth ship provided by the Republic, and gave orders to Skywalker to sneak past the blockade and deliver the supplies in secret, particularly so after Organa's command center was bombarded. However, Skywalker used the ship to attack the flagship of Admiral Trench, and broke the blockade with his successful attack, prompting Kenobi to issue Skywalker his congratulations.
Following the skirmish in space, the two Jedi Generals and their clone troopers were sent to the planet's surface to fight off the droid army taking control of the planet. When Kenobi was position was compromised and his forces ambushed, he and Skywalker were forced to abort their mission and retreat, but not before Captain Rex took the severed head of a T-series tactical droid with them. Upon surmising of a security breach, the Jedi Generals went behind enemy lines to investigate while Rex and Commander Cody investigated their spy's identity. Upon arriving on the Separatist headquarters, Kenobi and Skywalker dueled Asajj Ventress and pursued her only to discover an enormous Separatist army ready to take over Christophsis. When the two Jedi returned to the command center, they found the traitor clone Slick apprehended by Rex and Cody, and the weapons depot, and many of the gunships and AT-TEs destroyed.
Some time afterwards, Kenobi sent a ship for supplies, but regretted his decision when a second wave of Separatist forces attacked them. During the fierce battle that ensued, the Republic forces managed to force the Separatist on a temporary retreat, but the need for reinforcements was evident. It was then that Kenobi met Ahsoka Tano, who relayed Master Yoda's message to return to Coruscant for a new mission, but the impending Separatist threat made it impossible for them to leave their post. Awaiting reinforcements and under attack, Kenobi allowed Skywalker and Tano to go behind enemy lines to destroy their enemy's deflector shield generator with him stalling for time by holding a fake surrender negotiation with General Loathsom.
With Skywalker and Tano's timely destruction of the generator, Kenobi captured Loathsom and met up with Yoda, who arrived with reinforcements. The small General, then, assigned Kenobi to negotiate with Jabba the use of their trading routes for safe passage within the Outer Rim. Kenobi, then flew to Tatooine and assured the Hutt that Rotta would be returned safely and to secure a promise from the crime lord. Afterwards, he went to Teth to support Skywalker and participate in the Battle of Teth, only to duel Ventress once again on his own before her escape. Along with Yoda, Kenobi later reunited with his former arpprentice and Tano after they successfully returned Rotta to his father.
- "That's your plan? Just fly there, land, hope they don't spot us, and walk in the door?"
"Oh. Brilliant. Let's get going."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker
When Master Plo Koon's fleet was destroyed by the secret Separatist superweapon, the Malevolence during the Battle of Abregado, and Skywalker reported Plo Koon's interrupted message, Kenobi took part―along with Chancellor Palapatine, Windu and Yoda―in the meeting that decided Skywalker was to reinforce Kenobi's fleet to mount a taskforce and not sending rescue the attack's possible survivors from the Abregado system. Waiting for Skywalker to join him with his fleet, he prompted the wayward Jedi to meet them as fast as he could. Though his fleet did join him, however, its General did not, as Skywalker and Tano were rescuing Plo Koon and some of his men. Kenobi, then, told the Council of his disobedience but also reported that Skywalker's fleet had reunited with his own. Fortunately, they managed to retrieve important information about the Malevolence.
Upon learning of the Malevolences’s next target―a clone medical station in the Outer Rim―, Kenobi and Skywalker formulated a daring plan to engage and destroy the Malevolence’s ion cannons with the Shadow Squadron, only for Kenobi to enter the system and destroy the massive warship using the combined fire power of his fleet. Along with Wullf Yularen, Kenobi helped organize the evacuation of the medical center, dispatching medical frigates. While Skywalker's task force proved successful in destroying its cannons, the Malevolence was so large that it could withstand the fire of Kenobi's fleet.
However, when Senator Amidala appeared during the battle due to false information regarding a diplomatic mission to the system, and her ship was pulled aboard the Malevolence by a tractor beam, the pair quickly mounted a mission to rescue her. It ultimately proved successful, even though Kenobi was forced to engage in a brief duel with General Grievous while attempting to sabotage the warship's hyperdrive. Combined with Skywalker and Amidala's rigging of the navcomputer to pilot it into a nearby moon, they escaped and destroyed the Malevolence.
Some weeks later, while searching for General Grievous and his fleet, Kenobi and Skywalker came to the aid of Commander Cody and Captain Rex, after the pair of clones engaged Separatist forces on the Rishi moon. The Jedi's fleet arrived just in time to force Grievous' ships out of the system, foiling the cyborg's plot to launch a surprise attack on Kamino.
When he heard of Grievous's ambushes, Kenobi advised Skywalker to retreat, but Skywalker managed to destroy the cyborg's flotilla at the cost of losing R2-D2. Exasperated, Kenobi grudgingly accepted Skywalker's mission to retrieve the droid without severely rebuking him despite his reckless behavior.
- "They are devious and deceitful and, most importantly, stupid."
"It's a wonder you don't get along with them, Dooku. You have so much in common."
- ―Dooku and Obi-Wan Kenobi
Kenobi and Skywalker later spearheaded an attempt to capture the head of the Confederacy, Count Dooku himself. While the Jedi's attempts to capture the Count aboard his flagship proved unsuccessful, Tano's forces successfully made Dooku to crash land on Vanqor during his escape from the doomed vessel. While Kenobi and Skywalker searched for the Count in a cave nearby to the wreckage of his personal craft, Dooku used the Force to cause a roof collapse, trapping the Jedi and securing his escape.
After Dooku was captured by the pirates who hoped to trade him for a hefty ransom from the Republic, Kenobi and Skywalker were sent to the pirates' stronghold to ensure they had indeed captured Dooku. When the three Jedi confirmed so, Chancellor Palpatine had Representative Binks and Senator Kharrus lead a diplomatic mission to trade a ransom for the Count. Hondo Ohnaka, the leader of the pirates, however, proved treacherous and captured Skywalker and Kenobi, hoping to gain an additional ransom for them. Fortunately, Representative Binks was able to rescue them, though the mission did come at the cost of Senator Kharrus' life and Dooku's escape.
- "Now that you have created peace between your people and the Talz, remember one crucial thing..."
"Yes, Master Kenobi?"
"Make it last, senator. Make it last."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Riyo Chuchi
Called to Orto Plutonia to ascertain why the Republic had lost contact with a clone outpost, Kenobi and Skywalker, along with Chairman Chi Cho and Senator Riyo Chuchi, found the Republic base to be devoid of life, all clones stationed there having been killed, much like a nearby Separatist base. Following clues to a canyon, Skywalker and Kenobi met the Talz and arranged a diplomatic meeting between the Pantorans and the Talz.
However, Chi Cho's arrogance would provoke a war between him and Thi-Sen's people, with him proclaiming it was an internal affair of Pantora so as to remove the Jedi from the equation. Skywalker and Kenobi appealed to Chuchi, to find a way to resolve the political matter diplomatically, and she contacted the Speaker of the Pantoran Assembly near Glid Station, who granted her the authority to negotiate peace and declared the Chairman out of order. However, the solution came too late as Chi Cho was attacked before Kenobi, Skywalker, and Chuchi landed halted the Talz's attack. To settle the conflict between the Pantorans and the Talz, Chuchi met with Thi-Sen, establishing an agreement that allowed the Talz to live in peace on the planet. As the Senator and the Jedi boarded a gunship offworld, Kenobi congratulated the Senator in creating peace and urged her to make it last and act as an example to others.
Blue Shadow VirusEdit
- "A great leap forward often requires taking two steps back."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Jedi Council later sent Kenobi, Skywalker and Tano, to Naboo in response to intel that suggested that a Separatist bio-lab had been set up on the planet. Senator Amidala and Representative Binks sent off to search for the lab, but contact was lost, and Skywalker sent Tano along with the Gungan native Peppi Bow to locate them. Meanwhile, Skywalker and Kenobi learned from new information discovered by Captain Gregar Typho that Separatist scientist Nuvo Vindi] was using the lab to perfect the deadly Blue Shadow Virus so as to release it into key Republic star systems. After being contacted by Tano, Kenobi and Skywalker entered and aided Tano, before beginning a search for Vindi's viral bombs. Though Vindi attempted to release the virus, the Jedi were able to apprehend him and rescue Amidala and Binks.
As Kenobi and Skywalker prepared to transfer Vindi for trial, Tano, Amidala and several clones discovered that a vial of the virus was missing. Though they were able to sound the alarm, it was not in time, and Vindi's servant droid LEP-86C8 was able to detonate a bomb, releasing the virus throughout the lab. The Jedi were then forced to make their way to the planet of Iego to search for the antidote to the virus, so as to save Amidala and Tano. While on Iego, the Jedi were able to free the people there from an insidious Separatist security system designed to prevent the inhabitants from leaving the planet, with the help of young Jaybo Hood. They were also able to locate the antidote and returned in time to save Tano, Amidala and most of the clones.
After Techno Union leader Wat Tambor seized control of Ryloth and its inhabitants, the Jedi Council devised a plan for Kenobi and Mace Windu to lead a ground assault to invade and liberate the planet, while Skywalker and Tano were dispatched to destroy the Separatist blockade surrounding the planet. Once Skywalker and Tano's forces were successful, Kenobi arrived with the rest of the invasion forces.Unable to use Acclamator assault ships and other gunships from Crumb Bomber, Kenobi and Ghost Company landed on Nabat, and Windu tasked the Jedi General with destroying the Separatist cannons to allow the transports to land. After taking out droids in a bunker on the outskirts of the village, Kenobi and the clones entered the city and set up a temporary camp. Then, Kenobi sent Cody, Wooley, Waxer and Boil to scout ahead. Cody and Wooley came back and reported that the droids had taken the Twi'leks as hostages. Following a conference with Windu, Kenobi and his troops entered the village, Kenobi and the clones encountered starved gutkurrs that began to attack them. The Jedi lured the creatures into an alley, so that clones would trap them by collapsing a bridge between them.
When Waxer and Boil then emerged out of an underground tunnel with the young Numa, Kenobi talked to the girl in Twi'leki and learned that she could lead them to the prisoners. Tasking Cody with creating a diversion for the droids, Kenobi went with Waxer, Boil and Numa to the underground passages and freed the Twi'lek hostages, who fled into the tunnels. Then, Kenobi took control of a proton cannon, and with the help of Waxer and Boil, he managed to take out other cannons until a TX-20 blasted the three aside.
Fortunately, the Twi'leks protected them, with Kenobi attempting to shield Numa's eyes from the violence. As the Acclamator transports landed, Windu commended Kenobi on his victory, but they continued with their next mission. As the Republic forces departed for Lessu, Waxer and Boil inquired Kenobi about the meaning of "Nerra", which the Jedi General translated as "brother." After Windu and and his forces reached Lessu, Kenobi led his contingent to capture the southern hemisphere of Ryloth and was able to successfully take the Jixuan desert. With Windu taking Lessu and capturing Wat Tambor, the two Jedi Generals freed the planet from Separatist rule.
The stolen holocronEdit
- "There are thousands of children on that list. Which will he go after first?"
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
During the Battle of Felucia, Master Kenobi was sent along with Skywalker and Tano to Felucia which had been invaded by the Separatists. While Obi-Wan, Skywalker, Commander Cody and Captain Rex stayed with the main body of troops to defend their clearing-based emplacement of AT-TE walkers, Tano led two AT-TE walkers and a Juggernaut tank on a patrol of the dense jungle. Kenobi realized that they were losing and ordered the retreat as soon as Master Plo Koon arrived to help them. Kenobi contacted Tano who refused to retreat. Even though Skywalker and Kenobi arrived to pick her up, she refused to pull back until Skywalker convinced her that the battle was lost. Kenobi later reported to the rest of the Jedi Council about Tano's actions during the battle, back on the Jedi Temple.
On Yoda's warning of an intrusion in Temple, Kenobi and Skywalker surmised that the intruders might want to take ahold of Jedi transmitter codes from their communications tower center, but Cad Bane managed to trick them and steal a holocron from the vault. Once the Jedi was warned of the objective—Force-sensitive children—, Kenobi was sent to Rodia in hopes of finding Wee Dunn only Bane to take the infant before Kenobi could captured him.
After Bane was captured by Skywalker and Tano on Naboo, Kenobi, Windu and Skywalker and Windu all used a mind trick on him at the same time to make him talk. Bane resisted but the Jedi's combined efforts forced him to agree to take them to the children and the holocron. Later, Kenobi and Windu went on a mission with the bounty hunter to his hideout. Bane took them to the holocron but then Windu accidentally triggered the intruder alert system, causing lasers to fire on the two Jedi Masters. While Kenobi and Windu were occupied, Bane fled. However Kenobi and Windu still managed to retrieve the holocron and escape the base just before it was destroyed, while Skywalker and Tano rescued the kidnapped children from Mustafar.
Afterwards, the disappearance of a medical station orbiting over Felucia prompted the Jedi Council to send Kenobi, Skywalker and Tano to investigate the issue. Once on the system, they were by Separatist vulture droids and forced to do a crash landing on Felucia, where they came across a nysillin farm village raided by Hondo Ohnaka and his gang, whom they had met on Florrum. Despite Kenobi's reluctance to help them in case they attracted Grievous' attention, the three Jedi took part of a skirmish between the village and pirates, and assisted the bounty hunters hired by the farmers to protect them—Sugi, Embo, Rumi Paramita and Seripas. Following their victory and the gang's retreat, with Ohnaka claiming the land was no longer profitable, Sugi offered them a ride to a Republic outpost.
The Zillo BeastEdit
- "Why would the Chancellor want to bring the beast here? He thinks that by studying it, the knowledge could prove beneficial, but from what you reported, it hardly seems worth the effort."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
Following the discovery of the Zillo Beast during the Battle of Malastare and its transference to Coruscant, Windu shared his concerns with Kenobi, who agreed with him and suggested to let Skywalker convince the Chancellor of sending back the beast. Kenobi, then, approached Senator Amidala to help him—who, in turn, helped him convince Skywalker—to reason with Palpatine. However, Palpatine had already ordered Doctor Sionver Boll to kill the beast to extract its scales, and the poison intended to kill it only caused the creature to become agitated and aggressive. Once it managed to break free of its bonds, smashed its way out of the laboratory and started rampaging across Coruscant to reach the Senate and Palpatine in it.
Deployed to contain the beast, Kenobi and Windu managed to save the Chancellor using the Force and, later, commanded gunships to distract the beast together with Yoda and Aayla Secura while the Chancellor escaped with Skywalker, Amidala, R2-D2 and C-3PO. As the gunships arrived and killed the creature by firing poison gas bombs into into its mouth, Kenobi and the others looked on in regret, as the Zillo Beast finally succumbed to the poison and fell from the roof of the Senate to its death below.
Second Battle of GeonosisEdit
- "I cannot believe we're back here again."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
Assigned to capture Geonosis, alongside Ki-Adi-Mundi, Luminara Unduli, Skywalker and Tano, Kenobi participated in a conference to delineate the invasion plans to destroy Poggle the Lesser's primary droid factory, which was being protected by a massive ray shield. With their primary target being the shield generator at the Ray Shield Fortress, the Jedi mounted a three-pronged attack on the Geonosian defenses. Kenobi and Cody commenced the central push while Mundi and Skywalker lead the northern and southern assaults, respectively. Though Kenobi's able to reach the landing, the Jedi General was injured and forced to await for Skywalker and Mundi's arrival who, despite their obstacles, managed to join Kenobi. In a combined effort, they managed to destroy the shield generator, and Kenobi and Mundi returned to the fleet with the rest of the wounded for treatment.
Following the factory's destruction by Tano, Unduli and Barriss Offee and the Republic's hard-won victory, Kenobi returned to the planet and mounted an intense campaign to find Poggle, with Unduli spearheading the search only to follow Poggle to the Progate Temple, where she was captured by the Archduke and taken to the lair of Geonosian Queen Karina the Great in the catacombs below. Tracking Unduli's last known location, Kenobi and Skywalker set out with a clone platoon to rescue her, and entered the catacombs only to find themselves before the Queen and her "undead" servants. Soon enough, and thanks to Kenobi's plans, they freed Luminara, captured Poggle and escaped the temple, while destroying much of the Queen's lair during their escape, burying Karina the Great and her warriors beneath. Kenobi, Mundi, Unduli and Skywalker, then, took Poggle to Coruscant for interrogation, while Offee and Tano brought to supplies to Windu and Kit Fisto on Dantooine.
- "The story of Obi-Wan Kenobi ends here."
- ―General Grievous, about to finish Kenobi
Soon after Jedi Master and Council member Eeth Koth was captured by Grievous, Kenobi, Skywalker and Adi Gallia volunteered to engage the Confederacy at Saleucami, rescue Koth, and capture General Grievous.
Kenobi was the first of the Jedi to arrive at Saleucami and engaged Grievous's forces with a fleet under the command of Admiral Yularen. Early in the battle, Kenobi's light cruiser was caught in a tractor beam from Grievous's ship and boarded by the cyborg General himself. Once Skywalker and Gallia rescued Eeth Koth, Grievous dueled Kenobi until understanding that the Jedi Master had the upper hand. As the cyborg retreated to his destroyer, he ordered his ship to destroy Kenobi's—who managed to board Grievous' ship with Cody and two other clones before it was too late thanks to Gallia's help. Afterwards, they reunited with Skywalker on the hangar so that they could escape from Grievous' ship, whose General was forced to flee in an escape pod to land on the planet.
While his fellow Jedi generals continued the battle in orbit, Kenobi led a force of clone troopers to the planet's surface to hunt down Grievous. The cyborg General evaded and fled from the Republic forces, hoping to reach an escape pod with a functioning transmitter in order to call for an evacuation transport. When Kenobi caught up with and engaged Grievous, the cyborg fled the battle once a shuttle arrived to ferry him away. Seeing as the mission had failed, Kenobi contacted Rex and told him to meet them to leave the planet.
Mandalore's Death WatchEdit
- "We'll have to stand and fight. Or in your case, just stand."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi to Satine Kryze
When rumours spread that the new leader of the Council of Neutral Systems, Duchess Satine Kryze, was secretly building her own army to fight for the Separatist cause, Kenobi was sent to Sundari by the Jedi Council to investigate the matter. There, he met Prime Minister Almec and re-encountered his old friend, Kryze, who assured him that she was not behind an attack to a Republic cruiser. Angered at the accusations, she claimed the Senate was eager to intervene in the planet's affairs before being corrected by Kenobi, who claimed to be there on the Jedi Order's interest. Assuaged, the Duchess then took Kenobi for a walk on Peace Park and informed him of a renegade group of warriors known as Death Watch when a terrorist blew up the memorial shrine where Kryze and Kenobi were walking. When Kenobi had the guards round up everyone at the scene, a man fled with Kenobi after him and committed suicide instead of being captured. As the Duchess spoke to the dying man, she realized he came from Concordia and helped Kenobi reach the moon, where the Jedi Master met its Governor, Pre Viszla.
Kenobi went out to investigate the mines and discovered that the Death Watch was using one of the facilities as a base. Taken hostage by the Death Watch, he contacted Kryze, who freed him, and together, they tried to escape when they were attacked and the Commander of the Death Watch arrived. Revealing himself to be Viszla, he returned Kenobi's lightsaber and dueled him with the darksaber, until he ordered his warrior to kill him with missiles. Kenobi and Kryze managed to escape, barely surviving, and returned to Mandalore. The next day, Kenobi told the Duchess that he believed the Separatists were involved, which only angered her; the Jedi Master, then, was joined by Skywalker so as to bodyguard her during her and other senators' trip to Coruscant onboard the Coronet.
On their way to the Republic's capital, Kenobi took part of a heated debate with the Duchess over what the best course of action was to deal with the conflict, until they took a little abreak. Then, Skywalker asked him Kenobi of their past, which Kenobi explained he and his master, Jinn, had been protecting her during a year-long, dangerous mission during a civil war on Mandalore. It was then that assassin droids were activated, prompting Kenobi to defend Kryze. When the droids were stopped, Skywalker reported to Kenobi that one of the senators was a traitor, and Kenobi then devised a plan to uncover the traitor's identity by using the last active droid.
It turned out to be Tal Merrik, who took Kryze as a hostage and made his way to the cockpit to jump out of hyperspace, so that droid reinforcements could enter the ship. While Skywalker engaged the droids, Kenobi found and followed Merrik, who would blow up the ship, as he got near the escape pods, unable to make a move on the senator. Afraid she might not see Kenobi again, Kryze confessed her feelings for him, to which Kenobi replied he would have left the Order if she had told him earlier. Then, Kryze took the opportunity to escape a disgusted Merrik and take his blaster. However, neither Kenobi nor Kryze made a move to stop him, leaving Skywalker to sneak up from behind and stab him in the back, branding himself as a "cold-blooded killer." After arriving on Coruscant, Kenobi and Kryze reflected upon the situation, and the Duchess flirted with him, saying his beard hid too much of his "handsome face."
When Kryze's pleas to the Senate to not interfere with Mandalore's internal affairs went unheard, Kenobi reunited with the Duchess, advising her not to be rash, angering her. Soon enough, she was victim to another terrorist attack and barely survived, prompting the Senate to accelerate the vote—with the Republic deciding to occupate Mandalore. Despite Kenobi's plea to help her, Kryze took matters in her own hands, only to framed with murder by the Death Watch.
Asking for his help, Kenobi met her and accepted to give Senator Amidala the disc she had obtained from his contact. Despite an attack by a Death Watch assassin and Kryze turning herself in, Kenobi got the disc through to Amidala, who then played the complete recording from Deputy Prime Minister Jerec in front of the Senate—prompting the Senate to vote against Mandalore's occupation. When the Duchess received the apologies and thanks from the Chancellor and Mas Amedda, Kenobi received her thanks, though the two reflected about not knowing who tried to drag Mandalore into war and have the Duchess framed for murder.
Kamino under attackEdit
- "All too easy."
"Define 'easy,' General."
- ―Grievous and Kenobi
After the destruction of the Rishi moon tracking station, Kenobi and Skywalker intercepted a coded message between Ventress and Grievous. Generals Kenobi and Skywalker, Commander Cody, Captain Rex and troopers of the 501st went to Kamino to aid in its defense. As Skywalker fought in the space above Kamino, Kenobi took a submarine and discovered Ventress's forces readying their assault crafts under water. Aqua droids attacked his submarine, but he escaped thanks to a passing aiwha. The Jedi General managed to get back and recalled Skywalker to the city as the Separatists commanders Grievous and Ventress attacked; while Kenobi faced off against Grievous, Skywalker engaged Ventress in combat. The two generals dueled until an assault craft destroyed the platform they were dueling on. Grievous thought he had defeated Kenobi, but an aiwha saved the Jedi again. Unfortunately, Grievous and Ventress were able to escape once again.
- "I never did enjoy hanging out with you."
- ―Kenobi to Quinlan Vos, hanging off the side of a cliff
Later during the war, after the Senate hostage crisis, Kenobi was assigned to track down Ziro the Hutt and Cad Bane with his old friend, Jedi Master Quinlan Vos. The two of them headed to Nal Hutta, where they informed Gardulla the Hutt and the rest of the Hutt council of Ziro's escape and of Bane's help in this act. Though the Hutt Council denied involvement in this, Vos was able to psychometrically scan a cup, telling him and Kenobi that Ziro had been there. When they got to the prison level, however, Ziro had already escaped due to help from his lover, Sy Snootles. Kenobi and Vos then tracked Ziro down in the swamp, where they saw Bane following Ziro as well, and found Ziro's mother who told them that his son had gone to Teth, where he would secretly recover the Hutt Council records.
Kenobi and Vos then proceeded to Teth, where they found Ziro shot and dead at his Father's grave, and were then confronted by Bane. Though Bane tried to leave, Kenobi attempted to arrest Bane for taking the Senate hostage and engaged in a duel with the bounty hunter. Despite the tro Jedi's effort, Bane used his flamethrowers to throw them off the cliff, leaving the two to hang on a cliff, and escaped.
- "Warrior-like men, witches—this place has all kinds of fun."
- ―Anakin Skywalker to Kenobi, on Dathomir
During the Battle of Sullust, Kenobi was chased by Asajj Ventress in her fanblade starfighter. Skywalker managed to dispatch the tri-fighter that the assassin had sent for him and came to the aid of his former master. He then crippled Ventress's vessel, but not before she managed to shoot down the Jedi Master. The two opposing commanders crash-landed in the hangar of the Separatist command ship, Kenobi and Skywalker quickly engaged Ventress in lightsaber combat. Count Dooku, upon orders from his own master, interrupted the duel by ordering the destruction of the Separatist command ship to ensure Ventress's death. The two Jedi fled in their interceptors, presuming Ventress to be doomed but she escaped and Dooku retreated, thinking she was dead.
After the massacre on Devaron, Kenobi and Skywalker were sent to Dathomir, as footage had shown the Council of a Dathomirian's role during the attack on Devaron. Once on Dathomir, they made their way to a village, where they were ambushed by the Nightbrothers until Skywalker took their leader hostage; the Zabrak then told the Jedi that a Nightsister had taken one of their fortress, prompting the Jedi to go there. Kenobi and Skywalker questioned Mother Talzin who told them his name—Savage Opress—and whereabouts. The two Jedi then headed to Toydaria where they confronted Opress, but failed to stop him from killing King Katuunko. Using the king's ship as their was destroyed, Kenobi and Skywalker caught up with their target on Dooku's Separatist flagship; however, Opress managed to overpower them, forcing the two to retreat and leave the ship.
- "Obi-Wan, have you done as I asked? Have you trained the boy?"
- ―Qui-Gon Jinn to Obi-Wan Kenobi
When the Jedi Council received a 2,000 year old Jedi distress code, Kenobi along with Skywalker and Tano were sent to the Chrelythium system, where they were supposed to meet up with Captain Rex and an armed cruiser. Though they both made to the rendezvous point, neither Rex's nor the Jedi's ship could see each other. In fact, the Jedi's ship was guided to a mysterious planet, where they met by a mysterious figure called the Daughter who wanted to lead them to the The Father, when Skywalker was separated from Kenobi and Tano.
Trying to return to the ship, Kenobi and Tano met the Son, who suggested them to take shelter from the oncoming storm. In a cave, when Tano was asleep, his late master, Qui-Gon Jinn, appeared before him, explaining the purpose of the planet they were on and that the three figures they encountered, like Jinn, believed Skywalker was the Chosen One. As Jinn disappeared, Kenobi woke Tano up and they resolved to find Skywalker together, only for the Daughter and the Son to capture them for Skywalker's test. In danger of being killed by the Daughter, Kenobi was saved when Skywalker subdued their captors, proving himself to be the Chosen One, and the three Jedi tried to leave the planet.
However, Tano was abducted by the Son, which prompted Kenobi and Skywalker to go their separate ways. While Kenobi went to ask the Father - whom he thought would know what to do - for help, Skywalker went after the Son, fearing he would kill Tano. When he reached the monastery, he witnessed as the Son mortally wounded his Father, and asked the Daughter for help. She then showed him the Altar, where he obtained a dagger that would allow them to kill the Son, and together they faced the Son on his cathedral, only for the darksider to tell him of Skywalker and corrupted Tano's duel. Kenobi then helped Skywalker subdue Tano, until the Father's appearance interrupted them.
As the Son was about to kill the Father, Kenobi tried to hand Skywalker the dagger, but Tano grabbed it and gave it to the Son, who killed her as her usefulness came to an end. The darksider then killed his sister as she stepped in to save her Father. Then, Kenobi witnessed as the Daughter used Skywalker as a conduit to channel the last of her life force into Tano, resurrecting her. The Father then commanded Kenobi, Skywalker, and Tano to leave the planet before the Son used their ship to do so; however, their ship's repairs forced them to stay a bit longer, so Kenobi let Skywalker go to the Father for guidance.
The Father then, appeared before Kenobi and told him Skywalker had gone to the Well of the Dark Side to confront the Son, only to be shown his future and be corrupted by the dark side of the Force. Kenobi, who had gone to the well, was left stranded in there by Skywalker. Concerned, Kenobi contacted Tano and ordered her to disable the ship, fetch him on the well and meet with Skywalker—whose memories had been erased—and the Father on his Monastery. There, they confronted a newly arrived Son with the Dagger, but only the Father's sacrifice could stop the Son, with Skywalker finally killing the depowered darksider. As Mortis' conflict came to an end, Kenobi, Tano and Skywalker woke up in the ship, as if nothing had happened, and reunited with Captain Rex at the rendezvous point.
- "Obi-Wan, what took you guys so long?"
- ―Even Piell, on his rescue
Following the capture of Jedi Master Even Piell and his imprisonment in the the Citadel, Kenobi, Skywalker, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other troopers from the 501st were sent to rescue the imprisoned Jedi. Joined by a rebellious Tano, Kenobi and the rest froze themselves in carbonite to prevent the prison's life scanners from detecting them, and infiltrated the prison. During their free climbing to the entry point, surrounded by electromines, Tano sneaked through a ventilation duct to disable their entrance's ray shield. However, one trooper felt, alerting the prison of their arrival. Even then, the team made their way to Piell and freed him.
Piell, then, revealed when the ship crashed, he and one of his Captains, Wilhuff Tarkin, each memorized half of the intel on the Nexus Route so that, if one person broke, the information would be useless without the other half. Changing the plans, the team managed to rescue the other officers, where Piell presented Tarkin to Kenobi and Skywalker. Then, Kenobi suggested for them to split up—Tarkin accompanied Skywalker and Tano, while Kenobi and Piell would create a diversion to allow R2-D2 and his droids to take them off planet. Kenobi and his team, however, were captured before making it to the rendezvous point and met the prison's commander, Osi Sobeck, until R2-D2 and his squad freed them, to meet with Skywalker's team back at the shuttle, which was destroyed during the battle that ensued, taking Echo's live with it. Forced to escaped, Kenobi and Skywalker contacted the Jedi Council to send a rescue force to pick them up, and continued their escape through tunnels surrounding the tower.
After Piell contacted the Council to know the exact point of their pick-up and Sobeck sent anoobas to track them down, Kenobi, Skywalker and R2-D2 posed as bait so that the rest of the team could ambush them. Despite being successful, Piell died during the confrontation, after telling Tano the Intel. She, then, reunited with the rest of the team and they all took a moment to honor his death, as Kenobi and Skywalker lowered his body into a river of lava with the Force. Nevertheless, they managed to get to the extraction point on time, even with Sobeck's intervention, and flee on Plo Koon's rescue shuttle, with Saesee Tiin doing cover fire to allow their escape back to Coruscant.
When the Jedi Council were looking for a underwater race that close enough to reinforce the Republic's forces fighting on the planet of Mon Cala, Kenobi was the one who suggested that Naboo may be close enough to help.
- "Congratulations on your capture of the Umbaran airbase, general."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Pong Krell
Kenobi, along with fellow Jedi Tiin, Skywalker, and Pong Krell, was deployed to retake the Umbara. Kenobi's battalion's mission was to take the capital and met fierce resistance from the Umbaran militia. Kenobi then contacted Krell and the 501st, to order them to secure a Umbaran airbase that was resupplying the capital.
After his battalion had been pushed away from the capital due to the Umbaran's long-rage missiles, Kenobi congratulated on his success on taking the airbase and informed him that the capital still receiving supplies, this time from a enemy supply ship in the atmosphere. He also informed Krell of oncoming, but delayed reinforcements, only for the Besalisk to tell him he would take his battalion to the city regardless of the capital's defenses. Kenobi's transmission was then jammed by the Umbarans. Despite Krell's efforts to sabotage the Republic effort by tricking the 501st and the 212th battalions into attacking each other, Kenobi was successful in taking the capital and routing the remaining Umbaran forces, securing all sectors of the planet for the Republic.
- "If such Jedi as Skywalker and Kenobi can fall, how many other will follow? Imagine an army of Jedi in your service."
- ―Miraj Scintel, to Count Dooku
Ten rotations after Master Yoda's last contact with the Togruta colony of Kiros, Kenobi, Skywalker, Tano, Captain Rex, and Commander Cody landed on the colony, where they found no inhabitants and fought their way through droid contingents on BARC speeders to the governor's tower. Once they had the Separatist headquarters surrounded inside the governor's tower, Cody showed Kenobi a message from the Separatist commander, Darts D'Nar, asking him to come to the tower to negotiate terms of "surrender." When Skywalker became angry at recognizing D'Nar as a Zygerrian slaver, Kenobi told his old apprentice to look for the colonists while he negotiated with D'Nar and explained Skywalker's history with slavery to Tano, who assured Kenobi she would keep an eye on him.
Kenobi then went into the tower and interrupted D'Nar's meeting with Dooku and Zygerrian Prime Minister Atai Molec to negotiate terms of surrender—the Republic's surrender. Kenobi then turned his comlink on so that Skywalker and Ahsoka could hear the fact that the Zygerrian had several bombs planted throughout the city. Kenobi then surrendered, but challenged D'Nar to a duel in the Zygerrian way (with no weapons) to distract him while Skywalker and Tano disarmed the bombs. Though he received a good beating from D'Nar, Kenobi successfully beguiled the Zygerrian, who set off his last bomb located on his tactical droid and escaped from the Jedi Master. Unable to pursue him, he told Skywalker and Tano of his departure. After Skywalker captured D'Nar and his ship, Kenobi, Skywalker and Ahsoka then contacted the Jedi Council, informing them of the Zygerrians' abduction of the colonists.
Using D'Nar's ship, Kenobi, along with Skywalker, Tano, Captain Rex and R2-D2, traveled to Zygerria. Upon arrival they formed two teams; Skywalker and Tano went to talk to Queen Miraj Scintel disguised as master and slave, respectively, while Kenobi and Rex, disguised as Zygerrian traders, tried to locate the kidnapped colonists from Kiros. The two proceeded to the Royal palace's slave pits where they found the Togrutan Governor of Kiros, Roshti, weak and broken from his ordeal. With Rex, Kenobi decided to take him to safety on a brezak, only for Kenobi to be shot in the shoulder and captured along with Roshti, with Rex safely escaping. Chained to a wall and tortured for information, Kenobi was recognized as a Jedi by Prime Minister Atai Molec, and prepared to sell him at that night's auction block.
At the auction, Roshti and Kenobi were the first slaves to be put on offer, and Queen Scintel ordered Skywalker to torture Kenobi with a shock whip before the eyes of the assembled bidders. Once Skywalker entered the arena however, he signaled to R2-D2, who launched Kenobi's, Skywalker's, and Tano's lightsabers to their owners, while Rex aided them with a blaster. Despite their efforts, however, the whole team was soon captured and separated. While Skywalker and Tano were kept in Zygerria, Kenobi, Rex and Roshti were taken to Kadavo, where the rest of the Kiros colonist were kept. There, the Jedi General was forced into submission by the center’s warden, Agruss, who emphasized his point by dropping several Togrutan prisoners to their deaths and threatening to do worse to the others, should Obi-Wan ever think of rebellion.
On Kadavo, Kenobi and Rex was soon forced into working in the mines, where he had a hard time scrounging up any spark of hope for himself or the unfortunate prisoners, since every time he did so, one of the Togrutans was punished in his place in order to heighten his despair. Following the Queen's death at the hands of Dooku and her last words telling Skywalker where Kenobi was, Kenobi was part of a conference with Count Dooku in the facility control room. Despite Dooku's wish to execute Kenobi, Skywalker arrived to Kadavo with Jedi reinforcements. During the battle that ensued, Kenobi and Rex fought in the room, killed Agruss and escaped the facility, while Tano and troopers rescued the Togruta prisoners before the Republic forces destroyed the labor facility.
- "How do I look?"
"Like a criminal. Should buy you all the credibility you need in prison."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Mace Windu
Following Moralo Eval's capture by the Republic and his imprisonment in the Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center, Kenobi became part of a plot with Yoda and Mace Windu to stop Eval's machinations to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine. To do so, he allowed himself to be shot by a sniper, Rako Hardeen, in front of Skywalker and Tano, who then believed him to be dead.
Following his funeral, Kenobi assumed the identity of his apparent killer and had his physical appearance altered. In addition, once Kenobi and Windu recorded a sample of Hardeen's voice in Trueping's, Kenobi swallowed a vocal emulator to perfectly disguise his voice as Hardeen's. Kenobi was then sent to the detention center, where he formed a partnership with Eval, who trusted Kenobi and thought he could be useful, and Cad Bane, who did not. When a prison riot started, the trio was able to break out and leave Coruscant for Nal Hutta.
When they arrived at Nal Hutta, Kenobi crashed their ship in order to cover their trail. The trio then proceeded to try to find supplies and a new ship in Bilbousa, and Bane grew even more distrustful of Kenobi after Kenobi's kind treatment of Pablo, the owner of the pawnshop that the trio went to. Kenobi, suspecting betrayal, planted a tracking device on the new ship he bought, so that when Bane left Kenobi to be arrested by the local authorities, the Jedi turned the frequency of the tracking device over to his captors, who shot Bane and Eval's ship down. Kenobi, meanwhile, escaped from captivity and purchased another ship, and when Bane and Eval found him smugly waiting for them, they agreed to make him a partner in their scheme. When the trio reached Orondia, Skywalker and Tano caught up with them. During a small confrontation, Kenobi wrestled with Skywalker, whispering "Anakin, don't follow me." just before knocking him unconscious and escaping with Bane and Eval.
Eval, Bane, and Kenobi then traveled to Serenno to meet with Count Dooku, and Bane and Kenobi accepted an invitation to participate along with eleven other notorious bounty hunters in a test of skill designed by Eval called the Box. "Hardeen" surpassed Eval's tests, the Phindian grew angrier with him for his continued success. In the fourth and final test, their shooting skills would be tested, with the bounty hunters's target being a moving spot on the wall. If they missed, they would fall into a floor of flame emitters. After Sixtat failed, Kenobi stepped in to shoot the target. However, Eval had laid a trap for Kenobi, as his rifle ran out of shots before he could he could hit the last moving spot. However, when the platform dropped beneath him, Bane, disliking Eval's unfair tactics, shot Kenobi a rope and pulled him up. Dooku decided that Eval should not be exempted from the contest and dropped him to the now extinguished floor to fight with Kenobi. Though the Count wanted him to kill Eval, Kenobi refrained, disappointing the Sith lord, who then chose to put Bane in charge of the operation to kidnap the Chancellor.
Planning to abduct Palpatine during the Festival of Light on Naboo, the team commandeered a warehouse in Theed and each member of the team was assigned a role, with Kenobi being given the job of the sniper who would fire stun blasts at the Chancellor. When he was in position, Kenobi contacted Windu to tell him what he knew of the plan. Later that night, despite Skywalker and Windu's efforts during the skirmish, the Chancellor was kidnapped by Bane and Eval. Kenobi followed them with Windu and Skywalker close behind, and the criminal pair was arrested and the Chancellor recovered when they stopped at the rendezvous point.
However, he agreed on Skywalker's doubts about knowing the full truth, and returned to the apartment where he had had his position as a sniper, and discovered an activated comlink in his rifle case. Realizing Dooku's hand in it, Kenobi rushed back to the Royal Palace, where he discovered Skywalker dueling with Dooku, while Palpatine was held by a MagnaGuard. Kenobi rescued the Chancellor and Dooku fled, and Palpatine thanked the Jedi for their bravery.
- "You know, when I cut you in half, I should have aimed for your neck instead."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi to Maul
Like Master Yoda and Skywalker, Kenobi sensed a disturbance in the Force, one that signaled the return of his old enemy, Darth Maul, whom he believed to have killed on Naboo, only to have survived and make his way to a dump in Lotho Minor. Rescued by Savage Oppress and his sanity restored by Mother Talzin, Maul sent a message to the Jedi Council and lured Kenobi to Raydonia.
Though the Jedi Master was unsure if Maul was who he claimed to be, the Dathomirian proved it by telling him about their shared experience at the Battle of Naboo. The two engaged in a fight where Opress helped Maul knock the Jedi Master out. Kenobi was then brought aboard the brother's ship, who intended to have the Jedi awake so that his death would be as painful as the last ten years of his life had been. However, Kenobi was rescued by Asajj Ventress, who was trying to collect the bounty on Savage Opress' head. Though he almost gave in to rage, Kenobi gained the upper hand with the help of Ventress and together, they managed to trap Maul and Opress in the back of the ship, leaving the brothers stranded, but alive, in space.
- "Now, to be clear, we are not here to fight your war; rather, to show you how to conduct it in the most efficient and successful way possible."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
Kenobi attended a session of the Jedi Council when rebels Saw Gerrera and Lux Bonteri contacted them with a request for assistance in their struggle against the Separatist forces on Onderon, led by King Sanjay Rash. Kenobi pointed out that at the beginning of the war, Onderon made their intentions to join the Separatists, but Gerrera said that their true king was silenced by the fake. The Council refused to help, but did consent to send advisers to train and advise them. Kenobi went there with Skywalker, Tano and Rex.
On Onderon, Kenobi met the rebels and their charismatic leader Steela Gerrera – alongside his friends and together, they began to train the rebels in combat. When the Separatists discovered their outpost and attacked, Kenobi and his fellow Jedi assisted in battle, though cautious not to be in the thick of the battle. When the skirmish concluded, a strategy was devised to get into the capital city of Iziz. Once in there, Kenobi, Skywalker and Rex decided to leave for Coruscant to report to the Council, leaving Tano as a liaison to the rebels. However, they decided to ensure that Tano did not reveal her Jedi identity, though allowing her to accompany the rebels on strike. After that, they kept in frequent communication with her. Kenobi attended the funeral service for Steela after the final battle after she had perished.
Younglings in troubleEdit
- "For now, be proud. You have survived an ordeal few your age could. Welcome home, young Jedi."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
While Obi-Wan Kenobi was stationed aboard his flagship, the Star Destroyer Negotiator, he was contacted by Jedi initiates aboard the transport Crucible, who informed him that their guardian, Ahsoka Tano, had been kidnapped by Hondo Ohnaka's pirates. The younglings said they wanted to rescue Tano from the pirates, but Kenobi told them to stay on the Crucible for their safety.
Kenobi was intending to send Commander Cody to rescue the stranded Jedi, but his plans were interrupted by an unforeseen attack by General Grievous on his fleet. Grievous's ships quickly gained the upper hand on Kenobi's, destroying several of his vessels. Upon learning that Grievous had sent a boarding party to board his ship, Kenobi and the clone forces on the ship stationed themselves in the hanger in order to repel it. Grievous himself accompanied the boarding party, and Kenobi began dueling with him as the clone troopers and battle droids engaged each other. Soon, however, Kenobi realized that this was a battle that he could not win, and as he retreated through the passageways of the Star Destroyer he ordered the crew to abandon ship and initiated the ship's self-destruct sequence. When Grievous arrived on the bridge, he found a hologram recording of Kenobi. Through it, Kenobi conceded the victory to Grievous but informed him that the ship was about to explode. Kenobi escaped the destruction on an escape pod, as did Grievous, who evacuated Kenobi's ship on a shuttle just before it exploded.
Soon after, Kenobi joined Tano, the younglings, who had gone to rescue Tano despite Kenobi's orders, and members of the pirate gang, including Ohnaka himself. After Grievous's defeat of Kenobi, he had attacked the pirates' stronghold, and the Jedi and pirates had joined forces against Grievous and barely escaped with their lives.
- "You can kill me, but you will never destroy me. It takes strength to resist the dark side. Only the weak embrace it."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Darth Maul
When the two brothers attacked Cybloc transfer station in the Meridian sector, the space station sent out a distress signal, leading Kenobi and Adi Gallia there to investigate about the two brothers, who were now operating under Maul's singular vision. The Jedi learned they were headed to Florrum. There, Kenobi contacted Hondo Ohnaka to inquire about the situation, who said that "two horned men" had showed up and threatened to attack his stronghold with pirates who had betrayed him. Kenobi told him he was unable help him with his men, but that he could help stop the Sith.
Kenobi and Gallia managed to engage Maul and Opress just as they began their attack on Florrum. As the fight progressed, Gallia was slain by Opress and, after taking up his fallen comrade's lightsaber to help defend himself, Kenobi was forced to retreat and reunite with Onhaka. Inside a cave, Ohnaka decided to ambush the men while Kenobi decided to confront Maul and Opress. With great skill and Gallia's lightsaber, Kenobi violently fought the pair, injuring Opress' knee and cutting his left arm off. However, before Kenobi could continue the fight, Maul Force-pushed him into another part of the cave, bringing the fight to an end. Realizing their plan had failed, the Dathomirans left and headed off-planet to try again another time. Their ship, however, was shot down and the two were forced to head for an escape pod. As the ship fell, Kenobi went with Hondo to see "what riches [had] fallen from the sky," but there were no signs of Maul nor Opress, leaving Kenobi to doubt their demise.
Following the confrontation, Kenobi returned to Coruscant where he explained to Chancellor Palpatine about the situation regarding Darth Maul, but Palpatine dismissed the Maul's threat, saying that the Jedi needed to focus on the Separatist threat, despite Kenobi's fears of the criminal underworld being a place where Maul could flourish.
Following Maul's takeover of Mandalore, Kenobi was summoned to meet with Yoda and Ki-Adi-Mundi in the communications room. The two showed him a transmission that had been sent by Satine Kryze from Mandalore. In the message, she stated that her government had been overthrown by rogue criminals, only for the transmission to be abruptly cut. Despite Yoda and Mundi's reluctance to take part in the internal affairs of Mandalore, Kenobi borrowed the Twilight from Skywalker and headed to Sundari. Once on the planet, he tricked a guard and took his armor.
Disguised, he freed Kryze from the prison and managed to get all the way to the faulty ship. Realizing that he has arrived, Maul personally hunted down Kenobi and managed to ensure that the Twilight was shot down before it could leave. After the Jedi jumped from the doomed ship, Maul captured the now-dizzy Kenobi as Opress lifted an unconscious Kryze, and ordered them taken back to the royal palace.
Maul, realizing Kenobi's feelings for Satine, decided to execute her with Kenobi watching hoping that he would feel the same pain Maul did when he was forced to live in exile after being brutally injured by Kenobi on Naboo. Maul again attempted to sway Kenobi to the darkside, but the Jedi Master refused. Angered by the comment, as the commandos forced Kenobi to his knees, Maul let Satine go, but stabbed her with the darksaber. She ultimately died in Obi-Wan's arms saying with her last breath, that she always loved him and always would. Maul, then, had his guards escort Kenobi to a cell where he could "drown in his misery" and "rot."
Bo-Katan and her renegade Nite Owls team, however, intercepted Kenobi as he was being transferred to the prison area. Katan freed Kenobi, and had him help her find Maul and kill him. Meanwhile, unbeknowst to them, Darth Sidious appeared and engaged Maul and Opress in a duel, defeating the former and killing the latter. As the conflict escalated, Kenobi made his way to his ship and was told by Bo-Katan to warn the Republic of what had happened. Kenobi told her that it would lead to an invasion of Mandalore, but she said that Maul's death would be worth it, and that they would survive. Kenobi, before leaving, asked Bo-Katan if Satine was her sister, and apologized for her loss.
A Jedi's trialEdit
- "Surely we cannot do what Tarkin suggests. We need to stand together with Ahsoka."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
Following the bombing at the Jedi Temple, Kenobi took part of the Jedi Council meeting in which Yoda and Windu requested that Skywalker and Tano investigate the incident and find the culprit, telling to suspect even their fellow Jedi. When Tano and Skywalker told the Council of their progress―following a clue that led them to Jackar Bowmani, Kenobi was present again as a hologram. Kenobi also attended to the funeral for the victims of the bombing.
Later on, Kenobi was made aware of a Separatist attack on Saleucami. To alert his fellow Jedi in the Jedi Temple's war room, and held a conference where he was suggested for their fleets to move to the Anoat system and move across to Saleucami, when he was interrupted by Admiral Tarkin, who told the Council that Tano was requested by Letta Turmond.
Folowing Tano's escape from authorities to prove her innocence, Kenobi along with the rest of the Jedi High Council, and Skywalker, held a emergency meeting with Tarkin declaring to them that Tano was now accused of sedition. With Skywalker and Plo Koon were doubtful of her guilt, Grand Master Yoda sent the two to find her, though when Windu's doubting his emotional attachment to his Padawan, Kenobi intervened saying Skywalker knew her best, sure that he would be able to catch her. After her capture, he listened to Tarkin as he informed the Council that the Senate requested for Tano to be indicted for acts of treason against the Republic. Despite his reluctance to hand Tano over to the Republic, Kenobi took part of Tano's trial at the Chamber of Judgment, where the Council expelled the young Padawan from the Jedi Order.
Like many of the Jedi, Kenobi was present during Tano's trial as presided over by Chancellor Palpatine and during Barriss Ofee's confession, proving Tano to be innocent. Along with the Council, Kenobi agreed that Tano should rejoin the Order and was present when Windu and Yoda proclaimed her to be a true Jedi, worthy of being a Jedi Knight, only for her to refuse her readmission. Clearly hurt by the Council's lack of trust and support, she left Skywalker in possession of her braid. When Skywalker ran after her, Kenobi started to follow before Plo Koon placed a hand on his shoulder, silently advising him not to.
- "The clone in question is now dead, and the Jedi still suspect nothing."
- ―Count Dooku, to Darth Sidious
After one of Skywalker's clone troopers, Tup, murdered Jedi General Tiplar during a battle on Ringo Vinda and had been sent to Kamino for examination, Shaak Ti held a meeting with the Jedi Council, of which Kenobi took part of. Between her wanting an atomic brain scan on Tup and Nala Se wanting to terminate the clone and do an autopsy, Kenobi asked what did the Kaminoan thought of her and advised her that Tup be brought back to the Jedi Temple where he would be examined through the Force. However, the full extent of the Kaminoans' plot was only revealed to Fives, who died before he could warn the Jedi of Order 66.
- "Anakin, I understand to a degree what is going on. You've met Satine. You know I once harbored feelings for her. It's not that we're not allowed to have these feelings. It's natural."
"Senator Amidala and I are simply friends."
"And friends you must remain. As a Jedi, it is essential you make the right choice, Anakin, for the Order."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker
Following Senator Amidala's mission to Scipio where she cooperated with Rush Clovis to expose the InterGalactic Banking Clan and Skywalker's continuous demonstrations of animosity towards Clovis, Kenobi visited Skywalker to discuss his and Yoda's concerns that his judgment regarding Clovis were "clouded" after the event on Cato Neimoidia. Kenobi told Skywalker that he could not let his feelings for Amidala get in the way of his judgement. Nevertheless, Skywalker was right to distrust Clovis, as his actions not only endangered Senator Amidala's life once again, but also put the Banking Clan under the direct control of Chancellor Palpatine, thus giving Darth Sidious more power in his quest to form a New Order.
- "The creation of the clone army, kept secret from us Sifo-Dyas did. How this was done we know not, yet now a new piece of the puzzle we have. Perhaps clarity it will bring us, yes."
After Jedi Master Plo Koon intercepted a distress call from a shuttle once thought to have been lost and discovered Sifo-Dyas's lightsaber, he took of the meeting in which Plo Koon informed the Jedi Council of his findings, and Kenobi reminded them that Sifo-Dyas had spearheaded the creation of the Clone Army. Relaunching the investigation of the Jedi Master's death, Kenobi and Skywalker were sent to Felucia to find out what happened to Sifo-Dyas, where they spoke to the tribal leaders. Kenobi was told that the Felucians had cremated his body and that a another Jedi had been with him when he was killed, and reported their findings to Master Yoda.The two were then sent to Oba Diah when former Chancellor, Finis Valorum told Yoda that Sifo-Dyas had been sent to negotiate with the Pyke Syndicate to stop an underground war. Valorum, however, said that there was no other Jedi sent alongside Syfo-Dyas, but rather his personal aide Silman. On Oba Diah, Kenobi and Skywalker met Lom Pyke, who denied any involvement until Kenobi noticed that he was wearing the crest of Valorum and Skywalker grabbed the necklace and told the Pyke to "stop playing games." Lom finally complied with the Jedi, and told them that they had been paid by a man called Tyranus to shoot Sifo-Dyas's shuttle down. However, as they feared that anyone who paid for the death of a Jedi was dangerous, they kept Silman locked away for ten years as insurance.
However, once they met Silman, they realized he had gone mad after being locked up for so long, and were unable to learn much from him as Dooku arrived to kill him before Kenobi and Skywalker's eyes. After engaging Dooku in combat, they learned that the man called Tyranus was, in fact, the Count. After he managed to escape, they informed the Council of their findings, only for them to question why Dooku had been behind the creation of the clone army, and what the game of the yet-unidentified Dark Lord of the Sith was.
- "Yet, open to us, a path remains that unknown to the Sith is. Through this path, victory we may yet find. Not victory in the Clone Wars but victory for all time."
- ―Yoda, to Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi
During a meeting with the High Council, Kenobi like the rest of his peers noticed Grand Master Yoda's absent-mindedness following his communion with Kenobi's late master, Qui-Gon Jinn. Later, Windu conferred in private with Kenobi that he was worried about Yoda's turmoil and asked him to keep an eye on the old Jedi Master. Soon, however, Yoda revealed to the Council in full that a voice spoke to him from beyond, prompting Kenobi and the entire Council to perform a joint meditation with him, but they heard nothing. Though Master Mundi surmised it could be a deception by the Sith, but Kenobi dismissed the idea, believing Yoda could not be susceptible to such manipulation, but Windu replied that, even as wise and old as he was, Yoda was not beyond the corruption of the dark side.
Submitting himself for medical examination, Kenobi, Windu and Mundi were told by Rig Nema that Yoda was in perfect mental health, even if he approached nine hundredth year of life. Though Mundi suggested the Dark Lord of the Sith could be using Yoda's connection to Dooku, Kenobi vehemently rejected the idea, saying they all had been apprenticed to Yoda at one point or another. Before the discussion could go on, Nema then suggested a deprivation ritual for Yoda to reach Jinn's voice. During the procedure, Kenobi, Skywalker, Mundi and Plo Koon watched over the small Jedi, Yoda managed to hear Jinn's instruction to go to the Dagobah system before Kenobi noticed his vital signs were dropping too low and stopped the test. When asked about the procedure by Windu, Kenobi told him Yoda was sure he had contacted the dead and, like most, he was in disbelief about the whole ordeal, only for Windu to place guards to keep an eye on Yoda and the small Jedi Master to escape with Skywalker's help and R2-D2's company, willing to go on a journey that would take him to Dagobah, a mysterious planet and Moraband.
On Yoda's return to Coruscant, Kenobi and Windu greeted him, and Windu asked him if he had gained some insight on how to win the war, but the old Jedi Master told them that he no longer believed that the Jedi could win the Clone Wars but that, through hope and perseverance, the Jedi would ultimately triumph over the Sith.
Utapau's crystal crisisEdit
- "How well would you sleep, knowing that I failed you?"
"Not very well, I imagine. Luckily, that isn't true, and never will be."
- ―Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi
During the last months of the war, Kenobi and Skywalker were sent to Utapau to investigate the mysterious death of Jedi Master Tu-Anh. Once they landed on Pau City, they met Inspector Jen June who immediately led the morgue the Jedi's corpse was located. Immediately, the two Jedi examine her body. Soon enough, they went to the place where she had been found, only to determine she had been hit in the optic nerve with a precision laser dart by a sniper. As they found the sniper's position, they found slime on the floor and interrogated the building's owner, Garri, from whom the two Jedi learned of the involvement of MagnaGuards. Later, they asked Inspector June to analyze the slimy substance; she told them it was the secretion of an Amani's skin, and added that the Governor Torul Blom wanted to see them.
Though the Governor asked them to leave Utapau, Kenobi and Skywalker persevered and rented two dactillions to go to the city's lower levels and talk to the leader of an Amani tribe there. Told that an Amani outcast had been seen entering a cave not far from there, Kenobi thanked him, and he and Skywalker went to the cave, where they found the MagnaGuards, leading them to suspect of a Separatist conspiracy. Despite some resistance, they managed to get information from the droids that showed them the involvement of the Sugi and went to see Inspector June once again. After she identified the Amani as coming from the plain, Kenobi contacted the Council to inform them of their findings and later attended together with Skywalker, attended the funeral of Tu-Anh.
Soon after, they reached the Amani settlement they had been looking for, only for their dactillions to be killed and for the Amani to scatter in every direction during the ensuing confrontation, leaving Skywalker and Kenobi to follow the tracks of one that appeared to be their leader. During the hunt, Skywalker mentioned Tano for the first time since her departure, and Kenobi asked if he wanted to talk about it, yet Skywalker refused. Kenobi then suggested for them to set up a camp and rest. However, he insisted on the subject, prompting Skywalker to tell Kenobi he missed Tano and to voice his anger towards the Council for turning its back on her. Then, Kenobi suggested him to rest, but Skywalker declined so that he could keep the first watch. Finally, he questioned Kenobi on what would happen if he had turned out to be a "major disappointment," but Kenobi wanted to believe it would never happen.
However, they both fell asleep and were captured by a group of Sugis led by Chong, who brought them before Endente as Kenobi told Chong of their "intention" to buy weapons. However, they learned Endente was, in fact, selling a kyber crystal and Skywalker prompted him to show it before they made the deal. The two Jedi were then brought to the starship where the crystal was being kept and escaped from their captors. Once Skywalker took out all the Sugi and recovered their lightsabers from Chong, they were unable to capture Endente and discovered the massive kyber crystal inside the ship. Despite being attacked, the two Jedi managed to transport the crystal through Utapau's plains until they reached Pau City, where Governor Blom showed them his true colours and had the two Jedi surrounded with his men and Grievous's droids. As the kyber crystal was loaded into a shuttle and sent to ship on orbit, Kenobi and Skywalker took June and Blom as hostages, so that their underlings stopped shooting at them, and stole a freighter to recover the crystal.
During the persecution, Kenobi contacted the High Council to inform them of their current course of action, and Grievous soon damaged their ship, forcing them to crash the ship to damage the hyperdrive and board the ship where the crystal was then held. However, they got separated, and Kenobi landed in a hangar full of droids, where he was soon confronted and captured by Grievous. Following Dooku's orders to execute him, Kenobi was being escorted to the execution room until Skywalker rescued him. Together, their made their way to the kyber crystal at the vault, where they were temporarily trapped until a squad discovered them. Using the crystal and the Force to knock them out, he managed to get to a hangar where Skywalker got a shuttle for them to escape. Meanwhile, Kenobi set several AATs to shoot and overload the crystal, destroying the crystal and the ship, and escaping from the explosion in the nick of time.
Back on Coruscant, Kenobi and Skywalker reported to the Council about the outcome of their mission, when Yoda told them of the use of kyber crystals on weapons of unimaginable power in ancient times.
- "With our shipyards operational again, we can expect more victories on all battlefronts across the galaxy."
- ―Mace Windu
With mounting losses on the Republic side in the battle for Anaxes and Captain Rex’s successful mission to a Separatist cyber center with the assistance of Clone Force 99 to discover if General Trench was in possession of Rex's algorithm, Kenobi was present when Rex proposed a rescue mission to Skako Minor to the Jedi Council and subsequently rejected. Sometime later, Kenobi suspected Skywalker of attempting to go forward with the mission, and confronted him, Echo and Hunter. To Kenobi's surprise, Rex revealed the mission to be his plan, and that it was more than a simple rescue mission for the Separatists had his algorithm. Seeing their determination, Kenobi allowed them to go, saying "May the Force be with you".
After their success, Kenobi took part on Windu's debriefing on the strategy to take the Separatist assembly complex by air, when Echo posed his plan to be escorted by the Bad Batch into Trench's new comm vault on a dreadnought on the planet's orbit and plug himself to feed the Separatist's strategic movements. Kenobi took part on the assault and the combined efforts managed to take the complex under their control and, with all other fronts falling to the Republic, Trench initiated a countdown for an explosion that could destroy most of Anaxes. While Windu deactivated the bomb, Kenobi assisted in the evacuation efforts; with Trench's death at the hands of Skywalker and his fleet's destruction, Windu, Kenobi and Skywalker handed medals to the heroes of the campaign: Captain Rex, Corporal Echo and the "Bad Batch".
Vos and VentressEdit
- "You were fighting her and chatting at the same time?"
"You flirted with her?"
"Come now, Vos, you can't tell me you managed to go undercover in all sorts of shady places without flirting yourself."
- ―Quinlan Vos and Obi-Wan Kenobi
Upon Mahranee's fall and the destruction of General Chubor's refugee-carrier Republic frigate by Dooku's decision, Kenobi participated in council meeting along with Skywalker, wherein it was decided to bring about the Count's assassination, for they had reached the conclusion that all that had transpired in the war had been because of Dooku. Though Kenobi was against the idea, he nevertheless suggested Quinlan Vos to be deployed for the mission.
Once Vos returned to Coruscant from his covert mission in Otor's Hub after ending Sheb Valaad's black market operation, Kenobi greeted him at the Jedi Temple and accompanied him to the Jedi Council Chamber. Therein, Vos was informed of his mission, and Ventress's role in it; Vos accepted. At the end of the session, Kenobi went to Vos' encounter at the dining hall and gave him more details about Ventress's character. Afterwards, Kenobi and Vos would prearrange to meet at a bar in Level 1313 so that Vos would keep him appraised of his progress at regular intervals. Vos' absence in their third and fourth would-be encounters forced him to report to the Council.
Finally, it would Ventress the one to appear at the bar, after her mission in Serenno, to tell Kenobi that they had lost Vos to Dooku and the dark side; the two sat there, together, for a long time. Kenobi would later make mention of their encounter to his fellow Jedi, among them Akar-Deshu.
- "My emotions are under control, Master Tiplee. I will not fail you or this mission."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
Following the Battle of Ord Mantell, Kenobi was sent to Ord Mantell to investigate who the Separatist forces had been fighting, alongside Jedi Masters Tiplee, Mace Windu and Aayla Secura. Though the Shadow Collective had managed to collect most traces of their presence in the city, Wolffe and his men uncovered a Mandalorian helmet outside the town, which led the four Jedi on the trail of Maul.
Aware of the Black Sun's presence on the system, and the location of a Mandalorian supply outpost suspected to be Maul's hideout, Kenobi and Tiplee led an assault to lock the place down until reinforcements arrived. However, as they tried to reach the command center, Maul and Count Dooku appeared to duel the two Jedi, with Windu and Secura joining them soon afterwards. Despite their advantage over the Sith, Tiplee was killed by Dooku, and a Mandalorian assisted Maul by setting off an explosion that injured Windu and Secura. The Sith, then, managed to escape as Maul told Kenobi not to worry, as the would be seeing each other again soon; his alliance with Dooku leaving the Jedi perplexed as to what had just happened.
- "Ventress is at fault, yes, and of course Dooku. But this, Masters...this one is our responsibility. We owe Vos the chance to choose again, and, with our help, wisely."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, to the Council
Upon Akar-Deshu's meeting with Asajj Ventress, Kenobi and Skywalker met with them, with Kenobi promising her that she would come to no harm within the Temple, and brought her to the Council chambers. Despite Windu's open disapproval, Yoda allowed Kenobi and Skywalker to go with Ventress to rescue Vos. Soon enough, Kenobi, Skywalker and Ventress were on the cockpit of her ship, the Banshee, to infiltrate the Separatist dreadnought where Vos, or rather "Admiral Enigma", was issuing orders from.
Stealthily, the three made their way to the bridge where Skywalker dueled Dooku, while Kenobi and Ventress discovered Vos was still being held captive by the Count. However, Ventress saw through his ruse and tried to relieve Vos from an existence consumed by hatred, but Kenobi convinced her to escape before taking such a drastic action. Barely escaping on the Banshee, they made their way back to Coruscant, and Kenobi saw as the Council welcomed Vos and pardoned Ventress.
Fall and redemptionEdit
- "You misunderstand, Master Windu. All of you. She didn't just save his life. She saved Quinlan. And...I believe she may have saved us."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, on Asajj Ventress
A month later, Kenobi was sent alongside Skywalker, Vos and Akar-Deshu in a mission to take over a Separatist supply storage base and redistribute the supplies to worlds in need of them. However, their mission went awry when Vos, unbeknownst to them, arranged the base's destruction. Later on, Kenobi and Vos would be deployed to a listening post on Vanqor, but their second fruitless campaign on a row made Kenobi suspicious of a leak. He confided his feelings to Yoda and Windu, leading them to suspect Vos. Kenobi would later be summoned by Yoda to tell him that he had sensed concealed darkness in Vos' soul, and the Council arranged an emergency session, in which they entertained Vos' execution. Kenobi, however, protested against the idea, and believed in sending Vos again to assassinate Dooku to test his allegiances.
Afterwards, Vos had Ventress tell the Council of the Count and Grievous' presence on Christophsis, and the two set out on their mission aboard the Banshee. Kenobi and Skywalker followed suit and spied on Vos, who reunited with Dooku; they observed as the two dueled, when Vos gained the upper hand just as he let Dooku live as long as he told him about the Sith Lord's whereabouts. It was then that Kenobi and Skywalker intervened, taking the pair by surprised, and placed them on their custody. The two soon escaped from the Vigilance, causing the death of Akar-Deshu and Kav Bayons, and boarded the Banshee, but Skywalker's quick thinking force the renegades to land on the planet below.
The two Jedi pursued the three injured renegades to a Separatist tower, wherein they surrounded them, and where he and Skywalker would witness Ventress' last moments. With the Count's escape, they had Ventress' body and Vos transported to Coruscant, wherein the fallen Jedi confessed all his crimes and Kenobi defended Ventress. After being placed under Yoda's supervision for some time, Vos was released to Kenobi's care to take Ventress' body to Dathomir, where she finally reunited with her sisters.
Coruscant and UtapauEdit
- "So uncivilized."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, upon killing Grievous with a blaster
Following Chancellor Palpatine's capture by General Grievous and his full-scale attack over the skies of Coruscant, Kenobi and Skywalker returned from the Outer Rim Sieges to lead a mission to rescue the Chancellor before Grievous and his fleet could flee the besieged capital. The two Jedi fought their way through a Separatist blockade and managed to board the Invisible Hand, only to find the Chancellor being held prisoner at the top of the ship's observation spire. Not long after they arrived to the room, Count Dooku appeared before them and the two Jedi engaged him in a duel.
Though Dooku managed to gain the upper hand and knocked Kenobi out, Skywalker was end his life and rescue Kenobi, carrying him until he woke up when they were hanging in an elevator. As they got out of there and ran through hallway 328, Grievous had them trapped in a ray shield and brought to the Invisible Hand’s control room. The cyborg General personally taunted them, giving R2-D2 enough time to free them and for Kenobi and Skywalker to confront Grievous. The General, however, escaped in an escape pod and forced the two Jedi to pilot the ship and land on Coruscant as safely as they could. Following the ordeal, they escorted the Chancellor to the Senate building, where they separated, with Kenobi going back to Jedi Temple to report to the Council.
Later, Kenobi attended another meeting, concerning the reports on the Outer Rim sieges, including Saleucami's fall and the move of Quinlan Vos' troops to Boz Pity. At the end of the session, he met with Skywalker and told him to be careful with Palpatine, and that Palpatine had requested his presence for unknown reasons. Soon enough, Kenobi and the Council were made aware that the Chancellor had Skywalker appointed as his Personal Representative on the Jedi Council; though the Council approved of the appointment, they denied Skywalker the rank of Jedi Master. During the same meeting, Kenobi discussed the importance of Kashyyyk, prompting Master Yoda to assist the Wookiees himself.
At the end of the meeting, Kenobi acknowledged to Skywalker that his appointment had been accepted so that, on behalf of the Council, Skywalker could spy on the Chancellor. Later, before Yoda's departure to Kashyyk, Kenobi conferred with Windu and Yoda of Skywalker's reluctant compliance on his task, when he heard of Windu's distrust of the Jedi Knight and Yoda's doubts about the prophecy of the "Chosen One."
Following the Chancellor's disclosure of General Grievous' location on Utapau to Skywalker, who then passed it onto the Council, Kenobi was sent to capture the fugitive General. Before parting, though, Skywalker apologized to Kenobi, who told him that he needed patience and that he would soon become a master. Then, the Jedi Master departed for Utapau, where he managed to sneak up on the Separatists with help of a varactyl, Boga, and confront Grievous personally. The cyborg then challenged Kenobi in lightsaber combat, but the Jedi managed to cut two of Grievous' arms; the General gained the upper hand until Kenobi's battalion arrived and engaged the droids protecting Grievous. As battle intensified, Grievous escaped, with Kenobi chasing him—at the cost of losing his lightsaber temporarily—to a landing platform where he finally killed Grievous with a blaster, after almost being kicked off the platform. With his long-time rival slain at last, Kenobi headed off to rejoin his troops.
Rise of the EmpireEdit
- "This is Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. I regret to report that both our Jedi Order and the Republic have fallen, with the dark shadow of the Empire rising to take their place. This message is a warning and a reminder for any surviving Jedi: trust in the Force. Do not return to the Temple. That time has passed, and our future is uncertain. Avoid Coruscant. Avoid detection. Be secret... but be strong. We will each be challenged: our trust, our faith, our friendships. But we must persevere and, in time, I believe a new hope will emerge. May the Force be with you always."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi's warning in the recall signal
- "He was deceived by a lie. We all were. It appears that the Chancellor is behind everything, including the war. Palpatine is the Sith Lord we've been looking for. After the death of Count Dooku, Anakin became his new apprentice."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi to Padmé Amidala
Following Windu and other Council member's duel against Chancellor Palpatine, revealed to be Darth Sidious, and the issue of Order 66, Kenobi met up with Commander Cody and told him to contact the troops to move to the higher levels of the city. The clone then returned him his lightsaber, and Kenobi proceeded to climb with Boga, just as Cody received a direct message from Palpatine, telling him to execute the order. Before Kenobi went too far, Cody ordered his men to shoot at the Jedi Master, bringing his fall to the water below. However, unlike many others, he survived and managed to climb on his own while evading troops, only to discover it had been an intentional attack from his own troops.
Taking Grievous' starfighter, he left Utapau and made contact with Senator Bail Organa, who had seen the attack on the Jedi Temple firsthand and was trying to locate other surviving Jedi. Reuniting on the Sundered Heart, Kenobi met with the Senator and Master Yoda, who told him of the retreat message telling all Jedi to return to the Temple, saying that the war was over. Kenobi then suggested to dismantle the signal, so that others wouldn't fall into the trap, and Yoda agreed.
On their way to Coruscant, Organa was contacted by Vice Chancellor Amedda, who told him of emergency session to held by the Senate. As Chancellor Palpatine told the Senate of the Jedi's "sedition" against the Republic and declared the birth of the Galactic Empire, Kenobi and Yoda entered the Jedi Temple and witnessed with their own eyes the massacre that just taken place. At the central security station, Kenobi changed the Jedi recall signal into a holographic message of himself, warning any of the surviving Jedi to stay away from the Temple and the planet, persevere for the future and to trust in the Force.
Desperate for answers and despite Yoda's warning, Kenobi checked the security recordings to find that Skywalker had led his battalion of clones to attack the Temple, where he fought the Jedi and kneeled to the newly-proclaimed Emperor, who was proud of his apprentice, now going by a new name—"Vader".
Though Kenobi was horrified, Yoda determined that they had to destroy the Sith; Kenobi, however, refused to fight Vader and requested that he be sent to kill the Emperor instead, but Yoda vetoed the idea. Kenobi expressed that Skywalker was like a brother to him and that he did not have the heart to kill him, yet Yoda explained that the boy he had trained no longer existed and that he needed to be put out of his misery. He also told Kenobi to use his instincts to find Vader, which led him to seek Senator Amidala out, thinking she knew of Vader's location. As Amidala refused to believe Kenobi's words of Skywalker turning to the dark side and abstained of telling him about his whereabouts, Kenobi asked if Skywalker was the father of the child she bore and apologized before leaving her apartment.
Duel on MustafarEdit
- "You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi to Darth Vader
Unbeknownst to Amidala, Kenobi stowed away in her star skiff, just as she and C-3PO departed for the Mustafar system to meet with Vader, who had already killed the Separatist leaders taking refuge there. Hiding in one of the compartments, Kenobi emerged from the ship, only for Vader to think she had brought Kenobi to kill him and choked her in rage. As Kenobi checked her vital signs, Vader accused him of trying to turn her against him, but the Jedi Master stated that his anger and lust for power had already done that, and that he had allowed Sidious to twist his mind until he became the very thing he had sworn to destroy.
Unaffected by the Jedi's "lies" and unafraid of the dark side, Vader told Kenobi that if he wasn't on his side, then, he was his enemy. Realizing that he spoke like a Sith would, Kenobi vowed to stop him at all costs, prompting the two to engage in a brutal duel that caused substantial damage to the facility, just as Yoda and the Emperor dueled in the Senate. Ultimately, Kenobi and Vader were hovering over the lava, when the Jedi Master reflected on his failure while Vader stated that he should have known about the Jedi's lust for power and their evil.
Eventually, Kenobi jumped to high ground on the embankment of the lava river, gaining advantage over Vader. Despite Kenobi's warning not to try the jump, the Sith apprentice ignored him and did so anyway, allowing Kenobi to sever his remaining natural arm and both legs in one strike. Heartbroken over his former pupil's fall to the dark side, Kenobi retrieved Vader's lightsaber and tearfully expressed his disgust and sadness over Vader's ways, telling him how he had loved him like a brother. As Vader's clothes ignited, severely burning him, Kenobi regretfully left him to his apparent fate and returned to Amidala's ship, where C-3PO had already managed to bring her back on board. When she asked if Skywalker was all right, Kenobi did not respond and let her rest as they left the planet.
Age of the EmpireEdit
Exile on TatooineEdit
- "I will take the child and watch over him."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi to Yoda and Bail Organa, referring to Luke
Just as the Emperor rescued Vader and gave him prosthetic limbs and a life-support suit, Kenobi, C-3PO and R2-D2 took Amidala to Polis Massa. There, he, along with Bail Organa and Yoda, were informed that the dying Amidala was carrying twins. Kenobi was in the birthing room with Amidala as she gave birth to her two children, Luke and Leia. As she took her final breath, Amidala told Kenobi she knew there was still good in Skywalker.
After arriving on Naboo so that Amidala's funeral arrangements could be made, Yoda suggested that the children should be kept hidden and separated until the time was right: Organa would adopt Leia and take her to Alderaan as he and his wife, Breha, had always talked about adopting a baby girl and promised that Leia would be loved. Kenobi volunteered to take Luke to Tatooine where the boy would live with Skywalker's stepfamily, Owen and Beru Lars, and added that he would watch over him. As the trio prepared to go their separate ways, Yoda asked Kenobi for a moment of his time and revealed that he had training for him during his solitude on Tatooine, and that Qui-Gon Jinn had reached the path to immortality, having returned from the Netherworld of the Force. Yoda told Kenobi he would teach him on how to communicate with Jinn.
While the twin suns set on Tatooine, he finally arrived at the Lars moisture farm and left Luke to his uncle and aunt, before leaving on an eopie, heading to his exile in the Jundland Wastes, in a home surrounded by Western Dune Sea. To conceal his identity, he would use the alias of "Ben Kenobi", and forfeited the use of his lightsaber for years; however, he struggled to repress his sense of duty as a Jedi, he spent years battling monotony and inactivity, and gained the reputation of being somewhat of an old hermit. At some point, Kenobi would be forbidden from seeing or training Luke, as Lars feared the boy would end up following his father's footsteps; nevertheless, Kenobi heard that the young Skywalker had become quite the pilot.
In preparation of Luke's future training, Kenobi wrote a set of journals and placed them in a box labeled "For Luke." In one of his journals, Kenobi wrote about how he stopped Jabba the Hutt's men from collecting their "water tax" on the local farmers during the Great Drought, eight years into his exile. He kept Jabba's thugs from extorting the Lars family into paying their water tax; following his subtle use of the Force to cause the thugs' firearms to misfire so that wouldn't harm townspeople, he decided not to go into town anymore.
That same night, he sensed Skywalker to be in danger, for the boy had gone to take the water back from Jabba's men and give it back to the farmers. Kenobi went to their encounter, but blew their vehicle's lights with the Force to hide his identity and proceeded to disable all of Jabba's henchmen with the Force. One of them became startled and pushed Skywalker to the ground, causing him to hit his head and pass out. Once Kenobi handled all the thugs, he carried Skywalker to the Lars' homestead and left before he woke up. Luke's courage assured Kenobi that it wasn't the end of the Jedi and renewed his up-until-then waning hope.
Galactic Civil WarEdit
Coming out of exileEdit
- "Obi-Wan Kenobi... Obi-Wan. Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker
During the Galactic Civil War, Kenobi would come out of exile when a battle over Tatooine caused Princess Leia Organa to request Kenobi's help through R2-D2 and send the astromech droid on a crusade that risked the life of his new owner, Luke Skywalker. Kenobi appeared to chase away Tusken Raiders, who had attacked Skywalker, leaving him unconscious, and who had also scared R2-D2 off and damaged C-3PO.
Coming to the aid of the boy, Kenobi saw the droid and told him not to worry, just as Skywalker woke up and Kenobi asked why he had traveled so far. Skywalker, then, told him of R2-D2's devotion to his apparent former master and asked the exiled Jedi if he knew who Obi-Wan Kenobi was. Reminiscing, Kenobi responded that indeed he knew who Obi-Wan was, and told the young Skywalker that it was, in fact, his real name. Hearing Tusken Raiders on the distance, Kenobi took Skywalker and his droids inside his home to avoid any more conflict with the raiders.
There, Kenobi told the young farmer that his father had fought in the Clone Wars as a Jedi Knight, just like him, and gave Skywalker his old apprentice's lightsaber. He told him that Darth Vader had "killed" his father and brought about the fall of the Republic, but also explained what the Force was, until R2-D2 showed him Organa's message, asking him to deliver the intel-carrying droid to her father, on Alderaan. Kenobi then asked Skywalker to join him on his trip to the planet, to learn the ways of the Force, but the young man refused, saying that he was needed back on the farm, and offered to take him to Anchorhead.
On their way to the city, the two then discovered that stormtroopers were on the desert, looking for the two droids, and Skywalker headed back home despite Kenobi's warning not to. Kenobi, then, waited for Skywalker to come back and arranged a small funeral pyre for all the Jawas killed by the Empire's soldiers. When Skywalker returned, the young man agreed to go with him to Alderaan and be trained as a Jedi. Afterwards, the four went to Mos Eisley where they entered a cantina to search for a pilot.
There, they found the Corellian smuggler Han Solo and his first mate, a Wookiee named Chewbacca, who owned and piloted the Millennium Falcon, a ship not only capable of outrunning Imperial vessels, but also one of the fastest ships in the galaxy. For 17,000 credits, the two agreed to take them to Alderaan; however, when stormtroopers attacked, they were forced to make a hasty exit and enter hyperspace to escape two Star Destroyers still on their tail.
As they waited for the Falcon to arrive in Alderaan, Kenobi arranged an exercise for Skywalker so that he would learned how to sense through the Force and deflect blaster fire from a training remote, when the Jedi Master sensed a disturbance in the Force caused by the Disaster. Soon enough, the Falcon exited hyperspace, and they discovered that the planet had been destroyed and replaced by an asteroid field. As a TIE/LN starfighter approached them, Solo decided to shoot the small ship, but Skywalker noticed that the ship was coming from what, at first, seemed like a small moon—the Death Star. As the space station's tractor beam pulled them in, Kenobi told Solo not to resist, saying there were alternatives to fighting.
Duel on the Death StarEdit
- "I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but a learner. Now I am the Master."
"Only a master of evil, Darth."
- ―Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi, before their duel on the Death Star
As the Millennium Falcon was forced to land on Bay 327, Solo prompted everyone to hide on the ship's sensor-proof smuggling compartments, with Kenobi hiding alongside the two droids, to trick the Imperials into thinking they had abandoned the ship. As the Imperial scouts got off the ship, Kenobi told Solo he would take care of the tractor beam; soon enough, with Skywalker and Solo disguised as stormtroopers, they took control of the hangar's control room, where Kenobi learned the location of a terminal that, should one cut its power, it would allow the ship to leave. He decided to go alone despite Skywalker's protest, to whom he told that his destiny laid in a different path than his own.
As Skywalker, Solo and Chewbacca learned of Organa's presence on the station and set out to rescue her, Kenobi managed to disable the tractor beam; however, as he made his way to the Falcon, he encountered Vader and the two engaged in one final duel. During it, Vader noted that his age had made him weak, but Kenobi told his former apprentice that he wouldn't win because he would become more powerful than Vader could ever imagine, even if he managed to kill him.
They two made their way to Bay 327 just as the team reunited to board the Falcon, only for Kenobi to see the young Skywalker and give Vader a mysteriously knowing smile. As he raised his blade in surrender and took a deep breath, Vader struck him down and his body disappeared, for he had become one with the Force. Unable to attend to the body of his master, Skywalker was forced to escape on the Falcon with everyone else.
- "The Force will be with you. Always."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker
Kenobi's communion with Qui-Gon was successful as Kenobi did not vanish completely but became a Force spirit. Using his new found abilities, he was able to guide Skywalker during the Battle of Yavin so that he could successfully destroy the Death Star with proton torpedoes.
Three years later, Kenobi would reappear to Luke on the ice planet of Hoth, where he instructed Skywalker to go to the Dagobah system to seek out Kenobi's former master, Yoda, for further Jedi training. Furthermore, Kenobi would also be able to convince Yoda to train Skywalker, who thought Skywalker to be too old, impatient and reckless, as much as he had anger in him like his father once had. However, Kenobi reminded Yoda that he had been once similar to Luke, back when Yoda taught him.
When Skywalker received a vision of his friends in trouble on the Cloud City of Bespin, Skywalker rushed to aid them. Kenobi warned him that he was at a crossroads and that his abilities were what the Emperor wanted; Kenobi didn't want to lose Skywalker to the Emperor the way he had lost Vader. He also told the Jedi apprentice that, if he was to face Darth Vader, he would do it alone as he couldn't interfere. Finally, Kenobi gave Skywalker some final advice in that he shouldn't give into hate for it led to the dark side. As Skywalker departed from Dagobah, Kenobi was worried that the Jedi may have lost their last hope, only for Yoda to remind him of Luke's sister, Leia Organa.
About a year later, he reappeared after the death of Yoda to explain why he did not tell Luke the truth about his father. Though Luke wanted to believe that there was still good in his father, echoing Padmé's belief from twenty-three years ago, Kenobi no longer held that belief. He tells Luke that he must face his destiny by confronting Vader once again. Luke asks what did Yoda mean by there's another Skywalker. Kenobi confesses that Leia was Luke's sister, though he warns Luke about the powers of the Emperor.
Following the climatic Battle of Endor, Kenobi appeared standing next to the spirits of Anakin Skywalker and Yoda as they watched Luke and the other rebels celebrate their momentous victory, although Luke was the only one able to see them.
30 years later, Obi-Wan's voice was heard by Rey during a vision she received upon touching the lightsaber that previously belonged to Luke Skywalker, and his father before him. Obi-Wan called out to Rey, before saying the words of encouragement he gave to Luke during his training on the Millennium Falcon.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "Who's the more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?"
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
In his youth, the loyal and dedicated Obi-Wan Kenobi possessed a dry sense of humor and sarcastic wit. Yoda said that he sensed Qui-Gon Jinn's defiance in him, and Jinn himself reflected upon Obi-Wan's considerable knowledge and potential; he also considered his Padawan a lot wiser than him, if somewhat headstrong. Often seen wise beyond his years, his humble and soft-spoken demeanor belied his warrior prowess. Despite his numerous complaints during flight, he was also a skilled pilot. In many ways, he represented the strength of the old Jedi Order: steadfast, selfless, and modest. His later skill at resolving disputes without a single battle would earn him the sobriquet "The Negotiator", at least in the eyes of General Grievous.
Over time, Kenobi lost some of his youthful audacity and assumed the role of a more cautious and conservative mentor to Anakin Skywalker, who was in many ways his opposite in personality. Kenobi carefully measured his actions in any situation, garnering him the aforementioned nom de guerre. Kenobi was also known to be an accomplished storyteller. While hiding in the Jundland Wastes in his later years, he appeared as a kindly and eccentric old hermit (or, in Owen Lars' words, "That wizard is just a crazy old man") to those not familiar with the ways of the Jedi. In his final days, Kenobi retained his traits of patience and foresight as well as gaining some of the boldness reminiscent of his youth.
Obi-Wan often thought out plans and strategies rather than leaping into action. He would usually place his hand on his chin or stroke his beard as he thought. This was a common trait of the Jedi Master, one that his apprentice Anakin Skywalker did not practice very often. He sometimes mentally repeated the Jedi Code to calm himself.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
- "Your powers are weak, old man."
"You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."
- ―Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi
Though he had clear preferences for diplomacy, Kenobi was one of the greatest swordsmen and Force-users in Jedi history.
Kenobi was a very capable lightsaber duelist, one of the greatest swordsmen of his time. Throughout his training years, he had learnt several forms of lightsaber combat, especially Form III. In contrast to the aggressive dueling styles of his master, Qui-Gon Jinn, and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker, Kenobi's combat style was mainly defensive, though he would use aggressive attacks if pressed. He faced some of the most dangerous people in the galaxy, such as the deadly Sith Lord Darth Maul and infamous Jedi Hunter General Grievous, respectively, the latter of whom he fought on at least seven occasions. Though he lost to the cyborg in most of their encounters (the first, fifth and sixth), he was able to survive every time without any serious injury. He was able to duel Grievous to a draw in their third and fourth encounters, and was able to overpower him in their second duel and ultimately killed him in the final round. However, it should be noted that Kenobi ultimately killed Grievous with a blaster rather than his lightsaber. Although Kenobi usually used only one lightsaber, he also seemed to have been well-versed in the art of Jar'Kai, which was perhaps most prominently displayed during his duel with Darth Maul and Savage Opress, in which he wielded both his own lightsaber and the lightsaber of the deceased Adi Gallia. His mastery of dual-blade combat allowed him to hold his own against both the Sith brothers and he even managed to break Opress's left knee and sever his left arm. The dual ultimately ended as a stalemate when Maul used his Force powers to briefly incapacitate Kenobi, giving the brothers time to escape. Earlier on, Kenobi had also momentarily, though somewhat less successfully used Jar'Kai against General Grievous and Cad Bane respectively. He was also capable of using his lightsaber to ground Force lightning, as he demonstrated against Dooku on Geonosis. Finally, Kenobi was also able to defeat his former apprentice Anakin Skywalker, now Darth Vader, in an epic duel on Mustafar. Despite being on the defensive throughout the fight, Obi-Wan was eventually able to gain the high ground over Vader and dismembered the hate-filled Sith Lord when he recklessly jumped towards him.
By the time of his rematch with Vader on the first Death Star, however, Kenobi had gone for some years without a duel and his skills had grown somewhat rusty. Despite this, he was still reasonably formidable and was able to hold his own against Vader for a short time, but tired out relatively quickly due to his age, lack of practice, and the sheer force of Vader's attacks. Rather then continue the fight, he instead opted to sacrifice his physical form and become one with the Force. In doing this, he taught both of his Skywalker students a final lesson.
- "The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, instructing Luke Skywalker
Though Kenobi focused largely on lightsaber combat, he was also very skilled and powerful in use of the Force. He was trained in the use of the mind trick, making use of it whenever he wanted to avoid any physical confrontation. He was also able to use the Force to tame, control, and lead a group of angry gutkurrs on Ryloth. As befitted a Jedi, Kenobi was adept at concealing his feelings in the Force when he chose to.
He was also capable of using telekinesis to push or levitate objects,, or to crush them, as seen when he destroyed two commando droids to recover his lightsaber after a difficult hand-to-hand fight with Darts D'Nar. He would also use the Force to augment his natural leaping ability.
Prior to his exile on Tatooine, Yoda instructed him on how to communicate his late master, Qui-Gon Jinn, who was unable to visibly manifest as a spirit due to his incomplete training under the Force Priestesses. Through Jinn, Kenobi eventually learned the ability to manifest his consciousness after death, a skill he would later put to good use to guide and counsel his apprentice, Luke Skywalker, during the Galactic Civil War.
Obi-Wan Kenobi proved himself to be a great military strategist and a highly studious man, demonstrating good knowledge on galactic history or conventions of war, like the Yavin Code. He personally led his troops to many famous victories during the Clone Wars, and his persuasive demeanor earned him the moniker of "The Negotiator."
Despite his dislike of flying, Kenobi was an excellent pilot. During the Clone Wars, he led many attacks from the cockpit of his Jedi starfighter or his Jedi interceptor, proving to be an outstanding pilot when navigating through an asteroid field in pursuit of Jango Fett's ship and evading his seismic charges unscathed.
Kenobi was also a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, having developed enough level of skill in unarmed combat so as to outclass Pre Vizsla, leader of the Death Watch, in both their bouts of the lightsaber as well as their fists. During his duel with Jango Fett on Kamino, Kenobi was briefly deprived of his lightsaber, and fought the bounty hunter in unarmed combat. Furthermore, while he preferred lightsabers, Kenobi was an excellent marksman, as demonstrated during his time as "Rako Hardeen" in Moralo Eval's Box.
Behind the scenesEdit
For A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi was played by Sir Alec Guinness, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (the only acting-related Academy Award nomination for any Star Wars film). Guinness reprised the role as Kenobi's ghost in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Alec was not very fond of the Star Wars universe however, and thought that the series was "fairy-tale rubbish".
Obi-Wan Kenobi is played by Ewan McGregor in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. James Arnold Taylor voiced Kenobi in the The Clone Wars film and TV series, as well as Star Wars Rebels. In The Force Awakens, Taylor returned to voice Kenobi in a brief scene during a Force vision, but the voiceover was later replaced instead with one from Ewan McGregor. Guinness's voice was also used, with his line "Rey" extracted from audio of him saying "afraid".
Despite great critical acclaim, Alec Guinness disliked being associated solely with the role of Kenobi.[source?] The idea to kill off Kenobi came from Marcia Lucas, after her husband complained he was unable to find a way to generate tension in the story.
However, as stated in The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film, it is Lucas who originally came up with the idea of having Ben die, to which Guinness initially objected. After explaining that Ben would have little to do in the story after the Millennium Falcon escaped from the Death Star, Lucas was able to successfully convince him to allow it.
Ben Kenobi's observation on LukeEdit
The Korean Star Wars LINE Webtoon features a short story about Luke Skywalker's childhood. According to the comic, despite of Lars' effort to prevent Luke from meeting Kenobi, Luke would eventually meet him when he became 12 years old. Skywalker went off an adventure with his friend, Windy, riding a dewback but they soon encountered a sandstorm and both lost consciousness. When Skywalker woke up, there was a krayt dragon nearby sneaking up on him. Just at the time the krayt dragon attempted to attack, Kenobi appeared and beheaded the giant creature. As Skywalker asked who he was, Kenobi answered that his name is "Ben Kenobi" and revealed that he was an old friend of Skywalker's father.
Kenobi took Skywalker and Windy back to their village, meeting Skywalker's uncle, Owen Lars. Lars thanked him for bringing Luke back safely but told him to stay back from the kid; because he didn't want to get Skywalker into danger. In return, Kenobi said he was observing Skywalker and claimed that the Force was strong in him, telling Lars that he will leave the farm one day. Lars responded that the Jedi were done since the Republic had fallen, warning him once again to never visit their homestead anymore.
Notes and referencesEdit
- Obi-Wan Kenobi on Wikipedia