Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Fun Facts

Star Wars' Obi-Wan

Over $888 million tickets have been sold to see Star Wars movies. From the original movie, Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, to the Disney+ series The Book of Boba Fett, the Star Wars universe has been popular for 45 years.

Disney+’s newest series is Obi-Wan Kenobi. This series is set post-Revenge of the Sith and chronicles Obi-Wan’s life on Tatooine as Darth Vader takes over the Empire.

Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi is an extremely popular character. His adventures have been chronicled in Star Wars movies, books, and television shows. But do you know everything there is to know about Obi-Wan?

Keep reading to learn some Obi-Wan fun facts you may not know.


Obi-Wan Almost Wasn’t Qui-Gon’s Padawan

As a youngling, Obi-Wan exhibited some pretty erratic and defiant behavior. As a result, many Jedi Knights passed on him as a potential Padawan.

Qui-Gon Jinn took note of Obi-Wan’s impressive skills during a sparring session, but still thought he was too wild. He also passed on Obi-Wan as a Padawan. Then he and Obi-Wan became trapped on the mining planet called Bandomeer.

They worked together to make it out of the sticky situation and realized they made a strong pair. Qui-Gon agreed to train Obi-Wan as his Padawan, and the rest is history.


Obi-Wan Had a Love Interest

Siri Tachi is a Padawan introduced in Star Wars Legends. She was a Padawan under Adi Gallia. The two Jedi were often paired with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan on missions, and Obi-Wan and Siri developed feelings for each other.

The Jedi Order frowned upon romantic relationships, however. Reluctantly, Obi-Wan and Siri buried their feelings and moved on with the business of strengthening their skills as Jedi.

No doubt Obi-Wan was speaking from personal experience as he cautioned Anakin about his relationship with Padme Amidala.

Star Wars' Obi-Wan

Obi-Wan Once Faked His Own Death

During The Clone Wars, Obi-Wan took on a mission to derail the plans of a bounty hunter called Moralo Eval. The bounty hunter was plotting to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine. Obi-Wan faked his own death and went undercover as Rako Hardeen, his own “killer.” 

In order to conduct a successful mission, Obi-Wan’s Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, had to believe Obi-Wan was dead. Anakin was involved in capturing his master’s killer, Hardeen—Obi-Wan in disguise. The undercover Obi-Wan gets thrown in a Republic jail, where he could begin to work on Eval.


Obi-Wan’s Home Planet Named for Jon Stewart

In 2010, at Celebration V, big Star Wars fan Jon Stewart (of Daily Show fame) asked George Lucas the name of Obi-Wan’s home planet. As a joke, George dubbed it “Stewjon,” a combination of Jon’s name.

Even though it was just meant to be funny, the name stuck and has become canon. In many official Star Wars encyclopedias, Obi-Wan’s home planet is recorded as Stewjon.


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