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Complete cast and character guide for the Disney+ series

Hello everyone. As one of the few universally beloved elements of the prequel trilogy, Ewan McGregor’s performance proved that George Lucas simply couldn’t have found a better actor to embody Alec Guinness’s take on the old Ben Kenobi. His vital function as a mentor figure to Luke Skywalker helped the young Jedi-to-be fulfill his ultimate destiny in the Originals, though all awaits him at this point in the “Star Wars” timeline.

As seen in “The Phantom Menace”, a much less experienced Obi-Wan first encountered a young Anakin Skywalker by pure chance on the desert planet of Tatooine, alongside Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Padme Amidala. Convinced by the boy (deep sigh) Midi-chlorian reckoned he possessed latent Force abilities on a scale no one had ever seen before, Qui-Gon took him to be trained in the ways of the Jedi and eventually tasked Obi-Wan with l raise as his own apprentice. You may remember this decision leading to all sorts of dark anxieties, alarmingly fascist adjacent rhetoric, creepy age-inappropriate romance, the killing of innocents a few times, and ultimately Anakin being seduced to the dark side by Chancellor Palpatine – all under Obi-Wan’s watch.

Forced to face the growing threat from Anakin himself, Obi-Wan tragically confronts Anakin to the death on the volcanic world of Mustafar…or so he thought. When we reconnect with Obi-Wan in the Disney+ series, he’s still reeling from the events of “Revenge of the Sith” and the extent of his failure, even 10 years after the fact.