Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi: Why Obi-Wan the favorite one of the Star Wars
"Hello There!" - Star Wars fans only need to hear these two words to know who is meant. Nobody other than Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mentor of Luke Skywalker and Coolster Jedi knight of all. At least when it comes to the regular surveys that query the best Jedi knights, most popular Star-Wars characters and most sympathetic heroes of the film series. How important Obi-Wan Kenobi is now for Star Wars, also shows the jubilation that the first trailer has triggered the Disney + series of the same name.
Mentor and Jedi knight
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi: First, Obi-Wan acted as a mentor for Luke Skywalker. Source: Lucas Arts Obi-Wan Kenobi is initially nothing more in the original trilogy than a minor character, which takes over the role of a mentor for Luke. But the things he reveals make him a goal in the past. Not only is Obi-Wan the first contact Luke and the viewer with the Order of Jedi knights and power, he also gives a few cryptic insights into the old republic. In a "civilized time", as he says. It fits that Obi-Wan looks like his appearance as ancient knight who has fallen from the time.
Obi-Wan Kenobi liked the audience so much that actor Alec Guinness was also committed to the following films, though that his role was not tasted. The fact that Obi-Wan was killed by his monitual student Darth Vader in Star Wars: a new hope was killed the film team by taking him to a power spirit who could support Luke from the hereafter.
Very much for the annoyance of Guinness, who demanded the death of Obi-Wan. The dialogues that had to speak his character were simply awarded the award-winning actor to the banal as he mentioned in interviews. Maybe this was just this high acting art that Alec Guinness brought, another part that fascinated the fans. Obi-Wan Kenobi was just too good to be part of the modern star-Wars universe.
From the stitchword to the main character
Final to the independent character Obi-Wan was in the prequel trilogy. And that was again at the actor who took over the role. Ewan McGregor was inspired by Alec Guiness, but embodies a much younger and energetic Obi-Wan, which is still at the beginning of his time as Jedi knight - and has incredibly a lot of fun. Only during the prequel trilogy and the Clone Wars Animation Series learns Obi-Wan, who can take on impetibility at the beginning with someone like Luke Skywalker, how crucial it is for a Jedi knight to get his feelings under control. In spite of everything he does not lose his humanity, and his friends are further important to him is the Balance Act, the Obi-Wan Kenobi at Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi: In the Prequel Trilogy is a young, energetic Obi-Wan to see. Source: Disney must carry out his adventures in the old republic.
For many fans is exactly the special charm of Obi-Wan Kenobi. On the one hand, he embodies the principles of the Order like no other Jedi knight. Even as a general of the old republic, his own fame does not rise to his head, he likes to be sarcastic and still shaped by a deep compassion and although he is one of the better lightweight fighters in the galaxy, he seems his weapon only in the very last moment.
More: Even in the worst situations, he does not reveal the Jedi Code. On the other hand, he is just no insensitive machine, but questions and fights with his decisions. The best example of this is a relationship with Anakin Skywalker. To keep the on the path of the Jedi knights is anything but easy for OBI-WAN and the impulsive Anakin often brings him to the stress limit. For some fans, the ratio of Anakin and Obi-Wan is one of the light points of prequel films and OBI-WAN according to one of the most important characters there.
So it was only a matter of time until Obi-Wan Kenobi Star became his own story. Originally, he should be the main character of his own film, similar to Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story. After this film was flopped, a series concept was developed, which lit the years that the Jedi knight spends on tattoins, where he wakes up via Luke Skywalker. A time about which one, with the exception of a novel, who is now no longer canon, as good as nothing.
Last Jedi and broken hero ****
All the more exciting is what Ewan McGregor has betrayed his character. The Series Obi-Wan Kenobi begins the Jedi knight namely as a broken character, who has lost everything he once believed. On the one-star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Obi-Wan of the series describes Ewan McGregor as a broken man. Source: Disney he is one of the last members of his Order, on the other hand, for ten years the fight against Anakin and his fate to him. At the beginning of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Obi-Wan is still in a very different constitution than the left-enlightened ones, which takes place in him later.
This development from the broken man to wise Jedi master should be the red thread that draws thematically through Obi-Wan Kenobi. It is central to his relationship with Anakin Skywalker, who hunts the last Jedi knights as Darth Vader. Hayden Christensen is supposed to play the Dark Lord of the Sith again, which hopefully leads to one or the other confrontation between Vader and Obi-Wan, in which the same chemistry can flash, which had the two actors and characters during the prequel trilogy.
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