Obi-Wan suddenly comprehended an unexpectedly profound truth.
The man he faced was everything Obi-Wan had devoted his life to destroying: Murderer. Traitor. Fallen Jedi. Lord of the Sith. And here, and now, despite it all…
Obi-Wan still loved him. ~ Revenge of the Sith Novelization
Brooke, this is for you.
What’s the internal temperature of a Tauntaun?
The backbone of the Star Wars saga will always be Obi-Wan’s journey. From the very beginning he is burdened with training the so called prophet who will bring balance to the force. Eventually this lead to failure, not only to Anakin, but to himself…his master whom he watched die, to every jedi in the galaxy, and the force itself. He then has to go into hiding for almost 20 years while every last jedi is hunted down and killed. Finally, the boy Anakin fathered reaches an age at which Obi-Wan can train him. Train the son of the man who essentially destroyed Obi-Wan’s way of life. With all the convincing and training he gave Luke, it still wasn’t enough. He had to sacrifice his life in order to give Luke that final push he needed to believe in the force. With the help of Yoda, Obi-Wan still helped Luke in the afterlife. In the end, Obi-Wan succeeded through Luke. Balance was brought back to the force and the jedi have a chance of returning. Most importantly though, Obi-Wan got to have his brother back.
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Favorite Male Character (Part One of Three): Obi-Wan Kenobi
“This is Obi-Wan Kenobi: A phenomenal pilot who doesn’t like to fly. A devastating warrior who’d rather not fight. A negotiator without peer who frankly prefers to sit alone in a quiet cave and meditate. Jedi Master. General in the Grand Army of the Republic. Member of the Jedi Council.
And yet, inside, he feels like he’s none of these things. Inside, he still feels like a Padawan. […]
Being named to the Council came as a complete surprise; even now, he is sometimes astonished by the faith the Jedi Council has in his abilities, and the credit they give to his wisdom.
Greatness was never his ambition. He wants only to perform whatever task he is given to the best of his ability.”
~ Revenge of the Sith Novelization by Matthew Stover