And to all this, what happened to Obi-Wan Kenobi a decade before his series?

It is no secret to anyone that Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most beloved Star Wars characters, of that we have no doubt.. We saw this legendary Jedi in the original trilogy and in the prequels, but over the years – within the Expanded Universe and in other formats – we have explored a little more of his history, motivations and thoughts. Although yes, the information is not enough.

However, very soon we will have the chance to see this teacher once again now on the small screen, when his own solo series premieres on Disney+ and for which Ewan McGregor will return to play Kenobi again. And this of course has us very excited, since almost 17 years have passed since the last time we saw him giving life to this role.

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Even though we’ve already had some trailers and previews of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Few details have been revealed around this series. All we know is that it takes place 10 years after the fall of the Jedi Order and at the height of the Galactic Empire. But don’t worry, what If you don’t know what happened to this great character during all that time, here we tell you, but first, let’s recap a little.

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s fight against Darth Vader and its consequences

As you may recall in Star Wars Episode V, Revenge of the Sith, we had an epic lightsaber fight between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker that, at this point in history, he was already on the dark side of the force and had taken the name Darth Vader. Teacher and student gave us one of the most intense battles we have seen in the entire saga.

Nevertheless, Kenobi’s experience was overcome and in the end, the Jedi defeated his brother and apprentice on the planet Mustafar. After defeating Vader and watching him burn in the lava lake, Obi-Wan returned to Padmé Amidala’s ship to help her and take her somewhere she could be cared for.

After making contact with Master Yoda and Senator Bail Organa, Obi-Wan Kenobi lands in an unknown, off-the-radar location of the nascent Galactic Empire where the queen of Naboo had her twins: Leia and Luke. But not everything went as expected. since in childbirth, Padmé died. From there, both the Jedi and Alderaan’s representative decided to separate the children to prevent Emperor Palpatine or Darth Vader from finding them.

Leia stayed with Organa and his wife, while Kenobi took Luke to Tatooine with his uncles, the stepbrother of Anakin Skywalker, Owen Lars, and Beru. It was at this moment that Obi-Wan decided to stay on the desert planet to take care of the son of the one who was once his best friend, even though Lars strictly forbade him to get close to little Skywalker. for fear that he would meet a similar fate as his father.

Kenobi took care of Luke, but he also did other things on Tatooine

For this moment, Obi-Wan Kenobi is exiled on Tatooine because as you may remember, the Jedi Order fell and the few remaining warriors of their kind hid in unknown parts of the galaxy to prevent Darth Vader and his Inquisitors (jedis who ended up on the dark side) they will hunt them down.

Although he went unnoticed in this place where nothing happens, he had the most important mission: take care of one of the heirs of the chosen one of the Force in order to bring the balance that they wanted so much. However, this was not the only thing Kenobi did during his years on the planet, as Yoda instructed him on further Jedi training in his exile so that he could communicate with the essence of his former master, Qui-Gon Jinn.

It is thanks to this training and after becoming one with the force in his last battle against Darth Vader on the first Death Star, Obi-Wan Kenobi can communicate with Luke Skywalker and Master Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back Y The Return of the JedYo. Although that was not the only thing he did during all that time.

While hiding on Tatooine, Kenobi wrote a diary that would serve as a teaching guide that he would leave to Luke. if he decided to take the jedi path. But while that was happening, it is known that in addition to taking care of little Skywalker and his aunt and uncle, took on Jabba the Hutt gangsters and water tax collectors.

what happened to Obi-Wan Kenobi almost 10 years after beating Darth Vader?
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The ancient jedi had interesting battles in this period

As if that wasn’t enough and moving on to the old Legends canon, Obi-Wan Kenobi also had battles with the fallen tusken jedi, A’Sharad Hett and with the black wookie, Black Krrsantan (the same one we saw in The Book of Boba Fett). Nevertheless, his most interesting and intense fight was the last one he had with his old rival, Darth Maul (Which as you may already know, he survived his combat on Naboo, and in various series and comics we continue to see his story).

We see this battle in the third season of Rebels and it takes place many years after the events that they will tell us in the solo series of the jedi, where Kenobi defeats Maul, but not before revealing to Darth Sidious’s former apprentice that the person he’s looking after on Tatooine is none other than the chosen one of the force. A) Yes, the person who murdered his master, dies at Obi-Wan’s own hands. Although it should be clarified that this moment is closer to episode IV, A new hope.

As you can see, Some things happened during Obi-Wan Kenobi’s life just a decade after defeating Darth Vader in that spectacular battle on Mustafar.. However, there are still many details in the life of this incredible character that we will discover this May 27, when his series premieres on Disney + starring the beloved Ewan McGregor.