- "An Open airbag and a Closed gondola. Open and Closed do not mix, boy. Not ever. What you're talking about would be an abomination."
- ―Grecker to Anakin Skywalker
The Open-Closed War was an intraplanetary war between the Open and the Closed, two rival factions of humans who lived on the planet Carnelion IV. Both sides blamed the other for the conflict and were determined to annihilate each other, yet their continuous fighting had ruined conditions and technology on their world. One individual, a female scavenger named Sera, hoped to end the conflict, but her method involved the death of the adults involved, hoping to start things fresh with the young of both factions.
The war between the Open and the Closed first broke out many generations before the outbreak of the Clone Wars in the Galactic Republic. A vicious series of battles, it was believed, in fact, by the wider galaxy that everyone on the planet of Carnelion IV had destroyed themselves in the fighting. The planet was surrounded by a dense debris field which made entry by any vessel extremely difficult. In fact, a civil war continued to rage, yet the destruction of technology caused by the war meant that nobody involved with the war had the technical means to contact the outside galaxy.
Despite this, the Jedi Order was surprised to detect a communications signal coming from the planet. They summoned two Jedi, the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and fledgling Padawan Anakin Skywalker to investigate.
Behind the scenesEdit
The war between the Open and the Closed is the subject of Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin, a series of comics released by Marvel Comics depicting an early mission of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, following Skywalker's initiation into the Jedi Order but prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars. These comics are the first canon depiction of events within this time period, which previously had only been explored within content that is now part of the continuity of Star Wars Legends.
- Obi-Wan & Anakin, Part I (First appearance)
- Obi-Wan & Anakin, Part II
- Obi-Wan & Anakin, Part III
- Obi-Wan & Anakin, Part IV
- Obi-Wan & Anakin, Part V