With a life spanning several different parts of the Star Wars timeline, Obi-Wan Kenobi has seen many shocking moments. Obi-Wan Star Wars History has seen him rise from Padawan to Master, and ultimately sacrifice his life in a fateful duel with Darth Vader. All of Obi-Wan’s most spectacular moments have one thing in common, no matter where or when they take place; They are full of emotion.
These moments are not only full of emotion, but also provoke strong reactions in the viewers or readers. That’s why many of Obi-Wan’s scenes remain memorable, whether performed by Alec Guinness or Ewan McGregor. Below are the most emotional and important moments in Obi-Wan’s life, many of which lay the foundation for who he is as a character or show who he is as a person.
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Alec Guinness’s iconic introduction has been carried out throughout the Star Wars franchise. He first says this to greet R2-D2, and again in the prequel series when he ambushes General Grievous. It was most recently used in Obi Wan Kenobi when Obi-Wan finally introduced himself to Luke. This phrase not only inspires nostalgia in those who hear it, but has also become a popular meme on the Internet.
9 Obi-Wan fights Savage Opress and Darth Maul after Adi Gallia’s death
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When Darth Maul and his brother Savage Opress join a band of pirates on the planet Florrum, Obi-Wan and his Jedi companion, Adi Gallia, struggle to keep up with their attack. However when Savage kills Adi in battle., Obi-Wan doesn’t run away. Instead, he takes his lightsaber and defends them both, eventually cutting off Savage’s arm. This sequence not only shows how powerful Obi-Wan is as a Jedi, but also shows the fervor with which he avenges his allies.
8 “People are worth more than their worst act… at least most people. And they are also worth more than the worst thing that has been done to them.”
Master and apprentice
This phrase, first uttered by Obi-Wan’s teacher, Qui-Gon Jinn, is very important to Claudia Gray’s beautiful novel. Master and apprentice. The book goes back to when Obi-Wan was a brash young Padawan with a penchant for moral absolutism, something that emerges when Qui-Gon makes them associate with jewel thieves. The Jedi Master explains his reasoning with a memorable quote, which would become central to Obi-Wan’s character throughout his life, allowing him to see the best in others, even in Asajj Ventress during the Clone Wars.
7 Obi-Wan’s fight against General Grievous
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
One of Obi-Wan’s greatest duels was against General Grievous (and it reads even better in Matt Stover’s novelization of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith). General Grievous collected the lightsabers of the Jedi he had defeated in combat, meaning that Obi-Wan ended up facing an opponent with four arms and four lightsabers. Incredibly, Obi-Wan stood his ground and General Grievous was at a huge disadvantage for most of the battle due to how well-trained Obi-Wan is.
6 Teaming up with Asajj Ventress
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Asajj Ventress is not a character many initially imagined Obi-Wan would team up with. Not only was she Count Dooku’s apprentice, but Asajj was also a Nightsister who orbited the dark side of the Force. However, when Obi-Wan is captured by Darth Maul and Savage Opress, Asajj is the one who saves him in his search for Savage’s bounty. Not only is the team fun to watch and one of the best lightsaber fights in the entire series Star Wars, the clone warsbut it also shows how far Obi-Wan has come in trusting people with lives different from his own.
5 The death of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan’s first duel with Darth Maul
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
The death of his master Qui-Gon Jinn was a pivotal moment for Obi-Wan, as it drastically changed the course of his future. Not only him He inherited Anakin Skywalker as Padawan at the time, but also gained a lifelong rival in the form of his master’s assassin, Darth Maul. This fight shows Obi-Wan at his angriest and most intense, still filled with the youthful conviction that shows that he may not yet be ready to take on a responsibility as important as teaching a Padawan the ways of the Force.
4 The death of Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
Obi-Wan’s last match against Darth Vader is much slower and less exciting than the others, but despite this it still has intensity. At this point, Obi-Wan has resigned himself to the fact that Darth Vader has killed any aspect of Anakin that was ever within him. He fights to distract Vader while his children Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa escape, he eventually ends the fight and allows himself to be killed once he knew they were safe.
3 Obi-Wan’s fateful revenge with Vader
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Obi-Wan did not discover that Darth Vader was still alive until ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sithas seen in the Obi Wan Kenobi Disney+ television show. It wasn’t long before Obi-Wan found himself fighting the Dark Lord of the Sith again; His first rematch was disastrous for Obi-Wan, but found his center in the second. Obi-Wan is even able to break Darth Vader’s helmet, and flinches at the advance of Anakin Skywalker just as he was. only when Darth Vader insists that he was the one who killed Anakin, not Obi-Wan, and that the Jedi Master finally finds peace..
2 Obi-Wan’s first duel with Anakin
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
The Duel on Mustafar (or “Battle of Heroes”) is an iconic moment in the Star Wars franchise, not only for Obi-Wan but also for Anakin. It shows the boiling point of their relationship when his brotherhood splits in two, ending with Anakin supposedly burned to death on the planet’s fiery surface. This is not a battle between the light side and the dark side; It is personal, and each one attacks for the wounds that the other has caused.
1 The death of Darth Maul
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Despite not being part of the franchise’s live-action properties, Obi-Wan’s final battle with Darth Maul is one of the most important moments in Obi-Wan’s entire story. After Darth Maul deduces that Obi-Wan is protecting someone, the fight begins, which ends moments later. Obi-Wan holds Darth Maul in his arms as he dies, ad the two discuss Luke Skywalker as the Chosen One with Darth Maul’s last words being “He will avenge us.” Even with characters who are meant to be enemies in Star WarsObi-Wan still saw the good in Darth Maul, and they realized that the Sith had stolen both their lives.