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OBI-WAN "BEN" KENOBI is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise . Within the original trilogy he is portrayed by Sir Alec Guinness , while in the prequel trilogy a younger version of the character is portrayed by Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
. In the original trilogy, he is a mentor to Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker
, to whom he introduces the ways of the Jedi
. In the prequel trilogy , he is a master and friend to Anakin Skywalker . He is frequently featured as a main character in various other Star Wars
Star Wars

Sir Alec Guinness's portrayal of Obi-Wan in the original Star Wars (1977) remains the only time an actor has received an Academy Award nomination (Best Supporting Actor ) for acting in a Star Wars
Star Wars


* 1 Appearances

* 1.1 Original trilogy * 1.2 Prequel trilogy * 1.3 Sequel trilogy * 1.4 Television * 1.5 Novels and comics

* 1.6 Legends

* 1.6.1 Novels * 1.6.2 Video games * 1.6.3 Comic books

* 1.7 Presumed planned Anthology film

* 2 Cultural impact * 3 References * 4 Bibliography * 5 External links



Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi
is introduced in the original Star Wars
Star Wars
living as the hermit Ben Kenobi on the planet Tatooine
. When Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker
and the droid C-3PO
wander off in search of the lost droid R2-D2
, Obi-Wan rescues them from a band of native Tusken Raiders
Tusken Raiders
. At Obi-Wan's home, R2-D2
plays a recording of Princess Leia
Princess Leia
saying that R2-D2
contains the plans for the Death Star
Death Star
, the Galactic Empire 's superweapon. Leia asks him to deliver the droid and the plans safely to the planet Alderaan
in order to help the Rebel Alliance
Rebel Alliance
. Obi-Wan reveals his true identity, and explains that he is a Jedi
Master, a member of an ancient group of warriors that were hunted down and exterminated by his apprentice Darth Vader
Darth Vader
, the apparent killer of Luke's father. He gives Luke his father's lightsaber and asks him to accompany him to Alderaan
and take up Jedi
training. Luke declines, but after finding that his uncle Owen and aunt Beru have been killed by Imperial troops, he agrees to go with Obi-Wan to Alderaan
and to train as a Jedi.

In the spaceport city Mos Eisley , Obi-Wan uses the Force to trick Imperial troops into letting them through a military checkpoint. They enter a local cantina and make a deal with two smugglers, Han Solo
Han Solo
and Chewbacca
, to fly them to Alderaan
aboard their ship, the Millennium Falcon . During the journey, Obi-Wan begins instructing Luke in lightsaber combat. He suddenly becomes weak and tells Luke of "a great disturbance in the Force". Emerging from hyperspace, the party finds that Alderaan
has been destroyed by the Empire, and the Falcon is attacked by an Imperial TIE Fighter . The trio chase the TIE fighter to the Death Star, and subsequently get caught in the space station's tractor beam. On board the Death Star, Obi-Wan shuts down the tractor beam, but Darth Vader
Darth Vader
confronts him and they engage in a lightsaber duel. Obi-Wan uses the duel to distract Vader as Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca
escape to the Falcon. Although Vader strikes Obi-Wan down, his body mysteriously vanishes the moment he dies. At the climax of the film during the Rebel attack on the Death Star
Death Star
, Obi-Wan speaks to Luke through the Force to help him destroy the Imperial station.

In The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back
, Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi
appears several times as a spirit through the Force. On the planet Hoth
, he appears to instruct Luke to go to the planet Dagobah to find the exiled Jedi Master Yoda
. Despite Yoda's skepticism, Obi-Wan convinces his old master to continue Luke's training. He appears later to beseech Luke not to leave Dagobah to try to rescue his friends on Cloud City, although Luke ignores this advice.

In Return of the Jedi
, Obi-Wan again appears to Luke after Yoda's death on Dagobah. Obi-Wan acknowledges that Darth Vader
Darth Vader
is indeed Luke's father, revealed by Vader himself in the previous film and confirmed by Yoda
on his deathbed, and also reveals that Leia is Luke's twin sister. After the Rebels destroy the second Death Star
Death Star
and defeat the Empire, Obi-Wan appears at the celebration on Endor , alongside the spirits of Yoda
and the redeemed Anakin Skywalker.


In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace , Obi-Wan Kenobi appears as the Jedi
Padawan (or student) of Jedi
Master Qui-Gon Jinn
Qui-Gon Jinn
. He accompanies his master in negotiations with the Trade Federation
Trade Federation
, which is blockading the planet Naboo with a fleet of spaceships. After they are attacked by battle droids and forced to retreat to Naboo, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon rescue Queen Padmé Amidala through the help of native Gungan Jar Jar Binks
Jar Jar Binks
and escape in a spaceship toward Coruscant , the Republic capital. Their ship is damaged in the escape, however, and they are forced to land on Tatooine, where they discover a young Anakin Skywalker. Qui-Gon senses Anakin's extraordinarily strong link to the Force and brings the boy to Coruscant
to begin Jedi
training, although Obi-Wan expresses concerns.

When Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan return to Naboo to defeat the Trade Federation, they are met by Sith
Lord Darth Maul
Darth Maul
. When Maul mortally wounds Qui-Gon in the ensuing duel, Obi-Wan rushes to fight Darth Maul, who nearly kills him. However, Obi-Wan manages to turn the tables and defeat Maul, slicing him in half and sending him plunging down a vast reactor shaft. He promises to fulfill Qui-Gon's dying wish of training Anakin in the ways of the Jedi, with or without the Council's blessing. Yoda
proclaims Obi-Wan a Jedi
Knight and reluctantly allows him to take Anakin on as his own Padawan.