Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi's 5 Worst Decisions

ben kenobi2 Obi-Wan Kenobi. Jedi Master, Republic General, master of Form IV Lightsaber combat. Truly one of the Republic€™s greatest heroes and one of the finest Jedi to ever have lived. Until you look more closely at him. Because when you think about some of Obi-Wan€™s decisions, he€™s a bit of a prat. Let€™s waste no more time in looking at Obi-Wan Kenobi€™s five worst decisions...

5. Postponing Luke€™s Training For Three Years

ObiWanHoth After his death at the hands of Darth Vader (which I€™ll come to later) Obi-Wan€™s contact with Luke is minimal which is kind of understandable since he€™s dead. But given that he is capable of manifesting himself to Luke it would make sense, not only for Luke€™s wellbeing but for the sake of the galaxy, to resume his training right away or at least tell him €œThere€™s a green Muppet on Dagobah that can train you€ rather than just sitting around for three years watching Luke fend for himself after a few hours of Jedi training, and only appearing to him when he is on the brink of death. Admittedly being able to deflect laser blasts with your eyes closed is a pretty handy skill but it€™s not going to be a huge help in leading a ragtag band of freedom fighters against an all-dominating Empire. If Obi-Wan had kept up Luke€™s training, he might have held his own against Darth Vader a little better and the Rebellion would have overthrown the Empire a few months ahead of schedule.
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JG Moore is a writer and filmmaker from the south of England. He also works as an editor and VFX artist, and has a BA in Media Production from the University Of Winchester.