Aug. 26th, 2012 04:36 pm
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So I have a lot of feelings about Obi-Wan. Specifically in regards to his relationship with Anakin and all the complexities and emotions evolved therein. Here, I will feebly attempt to explain my thoughts on those things, but also you may note that I have found quotes from others to help that along.

    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 was hunted down and killed. Finally, the boy Anakin fathered reaches an age in 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.


    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.

    Blade to blade, they were identical. After thousands of hours in lightsaber sparring, they knew each other better than brothers, more intimately than lovers; they were complementary halves of a single warrior.

    ~Revenge of the Sith Novelization.

    This, then, is Obi-Wan and Anakin. They are closer than friends. Closer than brothers. Though Obi-Wan is sixteen standard years Anakin’s elder, they have become men together. Neither can imagine life without the other. The war has forged their two lives into one.

    Together, they are unstoppable. Unbeatable. They are the ultimate go-to guys of the Jedi Order. When the Good Guys absolutely, positively have to win, the call goes out. Obi-Wan and Anakin always answer.

    Whether Obi-Wan’s legendary cleverness might beat Anakin’s raw power, straight up, no rules, is the subject of schoolyard fistfights, créche-pool wriggle-matches and pod-chamber stinkwars across the Republic. These struggles always ends, somehow, with the combatants of both sides admitting it doesn’t matter.

    Anakin and Obi-Wan would never fight each other. They couldn’t. They’re a team. They’re
    the team.

    And both of them are sure they always will be.

    ~Revenge of the Sith Novelization.

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