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DarkStar Star Wars Character Database: Obi-Wan Kenobi

3 May 2023  |  Captain Rex

Obi-Wan Kenobi - The Wise and Noble Jedi Knight

Obi-Wan Kenobi, portrayed by Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor, is a central character in the Star Wars saga, embodying the noble spirit and unwavering dedication of the Jedi Order. Born on the planet Stewjon, Obi-Wan was taken to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant as a young child, where he was trained by Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. Throughout his life, he demonstrated exceptional skill as a warrior, diplomat, and teacher.

Obi-Wan played a significant role in the events leading up to and during the Clone Wars, fighting alongside his fellow Jedi and his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. Despite their strong bond, Anakin was seduced by the dark side, forcing Obi-Wan to confront and ultimately defeat his former student. Heartbroken by Anakin's fall, Obi-Wan dedicated himself to protecting Anakin's unborn children, Luke and Leia.

In the years that followed, Obi-Wan went into hiding on the remote desert planet of Tatooine, keeping watch over the young Luke Skywalker from afar. When the time was right, he introduced Luke to the ways of the Force and the Jedi, setting him on the path to confront the Empire and redeem his father, Anakin. Obi-Wan ultimately sacrificed himself in a duel against Darth Vader, becoming one with the Force and continuing to guide Luke as a spirit.

Obi-Wan Kenobi's wisdom, courage, and unwavering loyalty to the Jedi way have made him an enduring symbol of hope and justice in the Star Wars universe.

Appearances in Movies, TV Shows, and Books

Obi-Wan Kenobi has appeared in various Star Wars media, including:


  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) [voice]
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) [voice]
  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) [voice]

TV Shows:

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)
  • Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018) [voice]

Books (selected):

  • Star Wars: Master and Apprentice (2019) by Claudia Gray
  • Star Wars: The Kenobi Trilogy (2001-2004) by Jude Watson
  • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy (1991-1993) by Timothy Zahn
  • Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series (1999-2003) by various authors
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