Obi-Wan Kenobi was a great Jedi Master, Padawan of Qui-Gon Jinn and Master of Anakin Skywalker. Obi-Wan defeated Darth Maul on Naboo after Maul fatally wounded Qui-Gon. He then trained Anakin Skywalker to become a Jedi becoming like a father and later a brother to Skywalker. During the Clone Wars Obi-Wan was nicknamed "The Negotiator" because of his great negotiation skills and after Skywalker became a Jedi Knight he took another Padawan Tom Norton.
Early life Edit
Obi-Wan Kenobi was born thirty-five years before the Clone Wars, the first son of a moderately wealthy family, and was taken to Coruscant to begin his Jedi training shortly thereafter. His homeworld was Stewjon, and Obi-Wan had vague, pleasant memories of playing with his brother, Owen, on the green, grassy planet.
As a youngling, Obi-Wan trained under Yoda alongside other Jedi younglings of his age; later he would be placed into a clan under the tutelage of Master Docent Vant. Bant Eerin, Garen Muln and Quinlan Vos became Kenobi's lifelong friends, and he eventually fell in love with fellow Padawan, Siri Tachi. Others would become rivals, and even enemies, such as Bruck Chun and Aalto. His lightsaber instructor was Cin Drallig.
As a youngling, Obi-Wan was fascinated by machines, building models of ships and even dreaming of becoming a pilot. Ironically, as he grew older, Kenobi came to despise flying. Despite becoming an excellent pilot, he continued to claim that "flying is for droids." His ability to repair machinery and reprogram computers would serve him well in the future but Obi-Wan became arrogant and was often impatient. Under the careful guidance of Yoda, however, Obi-Wan became more humble and reserved.
Despite being a very talented student, Obi-Wan was not selected as a Jedi Padawan until it was almost too late. This was because Master Yoda had foreseen that Obi-Wan would become Qui-Gon Jinn's Padawan, even though Qui-Gon hadn't intended to take another Padawan after the betrayal of one of his other students, Xanatos. Yoda believed that if he assigned Obi-Wan to another Master, Qui-Gon would never take another Padawan.
Becoming Qui-Gon's apprentice Edit
By the time Obi-Wan reached the age of sixteen, it seemed that his chances of becoming a Jedi Knight had all passed him by; Younglings who weren't selected to be Padawans by the age of seventeen would be shifted into one of the divisions of the Jedi Service Corps. This was actually a plan by Yoda who had foreseen that Obi-Wan was destined to become Qui-Gon Jinn's Padawan and if he assigned him to another Master, Qui-Gon would never take another Padawan.
One day, Qui-Gon visited the Jedi Temple to watch the matches. Obi-Wan dueled one of his competitors, Bruck Chun, to draw the attention of the maverick Jedi Knight. Obi-Wan fought valiantly to the point of exhaustion. The final offensive against Bruck was carried out so fiercely that Qui-Gon thought Kenobi too dangerous and declined training the boy.
Obi-Wan was sent to the mining colony of Bandomeer to work as a plowman for the AgriCorps. Strangely enough, Qui-Gon happened to be sent on a mission to the same place. The youngling and the Jedi Knight had to work together if they wanted to survive the mission, which was a trap set for Qui-Gon by his former Padawan, Xanatos. Obi-Wan showed Qui-Gon that he was worthy to be taken as a Padawan learner en route, when they were attacked by members of Xanatos' criminal organization, the Offworld Corporation. After putting an end to the tense situation, the two arrived on Bandomeer, where Qui-Gon received a letter signed by Xanatos. It turned out that Bandomeer was not in need of Jedi assistance; it had all been organized by Xanatos, who was revealed to be the leader of Offworld, a company whose ruthless business practices and mining operations terrorized all of the citizens on the planet.
Qui-Gon sent Obi-Wan off to his AgriCorps duties while he planned to meet with Xanatos, not as old adversaries, but as ambassadors, working to find an agreement between Off world and Bandomeer. Xanatos, however, planned all along to sabotage their meeting and kill Qui-Gon. With the help of Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon once more attempted to end Xanatos' acts of terror. Qui-Gon dueled with his former apprentice, and though they ended Offworld's business on Bandomeer, Xanatos was able to escape. During their altercation with Xanatos, Qui-Gon discovered Obi-Wan's true potential, and took him as his new Padawan learner. Their relationship got off to a bad start, as the pair's personalities were constantly at odds; Qui-Gon was headstrong, while Obi-Wan was more practical. As time went on, however, their opposing natures blended them into an effective duo.
Qui-Gon's Padawan Edit
During his time with Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan temporarily left the Jedi Order. Caught up in the civil war on Melida/Daan, Obi-Wan elected to stay and help the children, otherwise known as the Young, who were fighting against their tradition-obsessed elders. The planet's residents had been fighting a pointless war for generations, and had actually forgotten what had started the feud. Obi-Wan befriended a boy within the Young called Nield, and possibly developed an attraction for another of the Young named Cerasi. Soon after Obi-Wan's decision to stay, Cerasi was mortally wounded and died in Obi-Wan's arms. For a time, Obi-Wan remained on the planet to continue helping the war effort, but soon enough felt that his place was with the Jedi and was taken back by Qui-Gon.
Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan eventually caught up with Xanatos when the Dark Jedi was planning an attack on Master Yoda. Fortunately the two were able to find and engage him before his plans went into effect. It would be while foiling Xanatos that Obi-Wan was forced to fight his long time rival, Bruck Chun. Bruck had kidnapped Obi-Wan's friend Bant Eerin while working with Xanatos, and Obi-Wan engaged the misguided youth in a lightsaber duel. Obi-Wan won the duel when Bruck fell off a ledge and died, though Kenobi would carry the guilt for many years. After he escaped, Xanatos returned to his homeworld of Telos. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon went after him.
On Telos, however, they were not welcomed with open arms. They were astonished to find out that Xanatos wielded significant financial and political power there. He was considered a hero to his people. What the people of the planet did not know is that while Xanatos and the government had been distracting them with a form of gambling called Katharsis, Offworld had been pillaging the planet's resources. Not a nice thing considering the importance of the people's place in their environment. The two Jedi were also framed and wanted for a crime they did not commit. Xanatos captured them, but the two Jedi managed to escape. Xanatos committed suicide by diving into a pool of acid after Qui-Gon stopped his plans.
It was during this time that Obi-Wan first spoke to Siri Tachi, whom he had met during lightsaber training at the Temple. They started off on rocky terms, as she was angry at him for leaving the Order,but would later forge a friendship that would last the rest of their lives, and even develop into something more.
Sixteen years before the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Siri and Adi Gallia were again sent on a mission to save a boy, Talesan Fry, from bounty hunters on the planet Cirrus. After crashing on the planet Quadrant Seven, the masters sent the Padawans to hide in the nearby caves in order to protect Fry. During the time they spent in the caves, Tachi and Kenobi's bickering briefly allowed them to express their feelings for each other, but they decided to put their focus on the mission. At one point in the mission, the Padawans and Fry were on board a ship rigged to blow up if it exited hyperspace. It was during this time of potential death that Tachi and Kenobi truly recognized their feelings and after finding a way to land the ship safely, they confirmed that they were in love. They agreed to discuss their situation more in depth after the mission was over. After putting Fry into safe hands (following the death of his parents at the hands of the bounty hunter Magus), the two agreed to abandon their love, after a talk with Jinn and Yoda about the consequences of Jinn's love for the late Jedi Master Tahl. Tachi and Kenobi decided not to speak of their love again. However, this decision led to the gradual drifting of their friendship
Obi-Wan fought alongside his master in the Stark Hyperspace War and it was during the Fourth Battle of Qotile when Obi-Wan's enduring friendship with fellow Padawan Quinlan Vos truly began. Obi-Wan would later recall fondly a training mission the two Padawans undertook on Ragoon VI and missions the both of them would undertake with Dexter Jettster on the Outer Rim.
When Obi-Wan was eighteen years old, he and Qui-Gon traveled to a planet once devastated by turmoil and currently under a temporary truce. The rulers of each planet temporarily exchanged children when they reached the age of seven and raised them in an effort to get the future leaders to appreciate each other. The plan backfired after hundreds of years of success, however, when the heir of Rutan decided he wanted to remain on Senali, forsaking his royal title and home planet. This infuriated his father, King Frane, who believed his son had been brainwashed by the Senali, and he threatened to declare war on Senali. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon arrived to mediate the dispute, and after meeting with King Frane, they went to the ocean world of Senali and attempted to convince Leed to return to Rutan, thus avoiding war.
During his training, Obi-Wan and a Jedi Strike team were sent to Corellia to stop a group of Rodian terrorists from destroying a Spaceport outside of Coronet City.
Prior to the Battle of Naboo, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon participated in the colonization of Alaris Prime, where they battled the Trade Federation for control of the moon. During this time, Chewbacca had his first recorded encounter with Jedi, as Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi had been assigned by the Galactic Republic to end the conflict on Alaris Prime. Under Jinn's tutelage, Chewbacca was able to successfully lead the colony to military and economic success.
Kenobi would later assist his master in missions to Yinchorr and Dorvalla. After the Incident at Dorvalla, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon were also involved in the attempt to mediate relations between the Trade Federation and the Nebula Front, an attempt that would sadly fail with the disaster at the Eriadu Trade Summit.
Obi-Wan would later investigate the mysterious disappearance of a fellow Padawan, Darsha Assant. He found a few tantalizing clues to her fate, but galactic events caught up with Kenobi before he could track down the missing Alderaanian. Shortly after being given the assignment, he and Qui-Gon were dispatched by Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum to resolve the Blockade of Naboo.
Blockade of Naboo Edit
You were right about one thing Master...the negotiations were short.
—Obi-Wan jokes with Qui-Gon about the faliure of their negotiations.
The pair then encountered a native of the planet, the Gungan Jar Jar Binks, who took the Jedi to meet with the Gungan inhabitants of Otoh Gunga. Although Obi-Wan was initially hesitant, he finally agreed with Qui-Gon, and they dove down to Otoh Gunga with Jar Jar. The Gungans dismissed the Jedi and sent them by Tribubble bongo to the capital city of Theed, with Jar Jar serving as their navigator.
When they arrived at Theed, the Jedi managed to rescue the Queen and her entourage. Their attempt to escape the Federation's clutches led them to the isolated Outer Rim world of Tatooine.
Meeting Anakin Skywalker Edit
Qui-Gon: “Anakin Skywalker, meet Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
―Qui-Gon introduces Obi-Wan to Anakin.
Anakin: “Hi. You're a Jedi too? Pleased to meet you.”
On Tatooine, Qui-Gon stumbled upon Anakin Skywalker, a young boy who showed tremendous Force potential and an unprecedented midi-chlorian count. Jinn decided that the boy should be trained, and while Kenobi was also amazed by Anakin's strong Force potential, he initially disagreed with his master's decision; he believed, as the Jedi Council would later concur, that the boy was already too old and had acquired too many emotional attachments to become a Jedi.
In response to the Council's refusal to allow the boy to be trained, Jinn declared that he himself would take Anakin as his Padawan learner. The Jedi Code forbade a master to have two apprentices, but according to Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan was ready to face the trials of a Jedi. Though Kenobi would continue to be an apprentice until after Qui-Gon's death, he showed eagerness to face the trials and expressed thanks to his master for the praise given him before the Council.
The Battle of Naboo and aftermath Edit
During the ensuing Battle of Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan fought to protect the Queen until they were confronted by Darth Maul, Sith Lord and apprentice to Darth Sidious. Maul skillfully fought both the Jedi at once with his double-bladed lightsaber, and eventually managed to separate the two. Jinn, then fighting alone, did his best to fend off the Sith until Kenobi could catch up with them, but the elderly Jedi had been exhausted by the lengthy duel and was mortally wounded when Maul slammed his lightsaber hilt onto his chin, and then whirled and stabbed Qui-Gon in the stomach.Kenobi was enraged at the death of his master and he quickly charged at Maul. After an intense duel, Obi-Wan managed to cut Maul's lightsaber in two. However, Maul continued to fight the Padawan, and Force-pushed Obi-Wan into an energy pit. Kenobi managed to survive by grabbing onto an input nozzle on the pit wall at the last moment, but Maul kicked the Padawan's lightsaber down the long shaft and then proceeded to slash the rim of the pit, showering sparks upon Obi-Wan in an attempt to make him lose his grip. Kenobi managed to calm himself, reaching into the Force. Then, using the Force, he pulled himself up hard, leaping into the air and flipping above Maul, calling his fallen master's lightsaber to his hand as he did so. Landing in front of Maul, Obi-Wan slashed him through the waist, causing the Sith Lord to flinch in shock and pain as he was cut in two.
Qui-Gon's dying request to his apprentice was to train Anakin. Obi-Wan felt that he could not refuse, and took it upon himself to train the boy. The Jedi Council was similarly moved by the plea, and fatefully reversed its decision, albeit still with doubts and misgivings. The Council had been impressed that Kenobi bested a Sith, an enemy that had not surfaced in a millennium. Obi-Wan was made a full Jedi Knight, with his duel with Darth Maul serving as his Jedi Trials. Anakin was formally placed under the tutelage of Kenobi as his Padawan.
Training Anakin EditAbout five years into Anakin's training, master and apprentice were sent on their first mission together. They were ordered to investigate the cult leader, Kad Chun, younger brother of Bruck Chun. Kad still blamed Obi-Wan for his brother's death, and it was only after Obi-Wan and Anakin uncovered an insidious plot against Kad that he forgave Obi-Wan.
A Jedi mission to Ragoon-6 saw Obi-Wan and Anakin tangled up with a mysterious man, who was believed to be the son of Xanatos. Further research on him revealed that he was from Nierport VII, collected Sith artifacts, and was extremely wealthy for no apparent reason. After a podracing escapade, further information was uncovered regarding the man, who was trying to take over the marketing of bacta through a mining venture. Obi-Wan, along with Anakin, found out that the man was trying to impress a Sith Lord, and planning to kill the youth. Master and apprentice were able to escape, stopping Omega's mining of titanite in the process.
Mission to Zonama Sekot Edit
The next mission they were assigned took them to the living planet of Zonama Sekot in an attempt to find a Jedi Knight, Vergere, who had recently vanished during a mission there. Unbeknownst to them, Wilhuff Tarkin and Raith Sienar had followed them to exploit Zonama Sekot's ability to quickly fuse organic and manufactured technology into starfighters. On the planet, the colonists sold "seed-partners," which bonded with their hosts and allowed the planet to customize a starfighter for the individual. Anakin attracted many more seed-partners than anyone previously had, and he named his new ship the Jabitha. When Tarkin and Sienar arrived, the planet revealed its sentient consciousness to the Jedi, explaining that Vergere had left with the mysterious "Far Outsiders" in order to protect Zonama Sekot. Anakin and Obi-Wan could not rescue her, but they could stop Tarkin's attack.
Later Anakin was captured and brought before Tarkin, but Obi-Wan destroyed Tarkin's flagship, and Zonama Sekot activated its planetary hyperdrive, vanishing for the unknown regions. Sienar and Tarkin returned to the Republic, but the Jabitha died, due to her separation from both Skywalker and her home planet. Obi-Wan and Anakin then returned to Coruscant.
Outbound Flight Edit
When Anakin was fifteen Master Mace Windu sent Kenobi and Skywalker on a secret mission to Barlok to monitor the overbearing Jedi Master, Jorus C'baoth, and his Padawan, Lorana Jinzler. Unbeknownst to them, Kinman Doriana, on behalf of Darth Sidious, had planned the negotiations to work splendidly in Jorus's favor, gaining him enough prestige to go ahead with his Outbound Flight Project. Obi-Wan and Anakin did rescue Jinzler after she was captured by malcontents, but their opponents were able to acquire the components they needed to create a missile and attack the negotiations. Obi-Wan tried to stop the missile, but was unsuccessful. However, C'baoth used the Force to crush the missile and that gave him the impetus he needed to quickly conclude the negotiations, as well as receive support for Outbound Flight. Following the go-ahead for Outbound Flight for the Senate, Master Windu tasked Obi-Wan with accompanying the mission at least part of the way out to keep an eye on the headstrong, arrogant C'baoth.
While they were on the expedition, Obi-Wan often butted heads with C'baoth over C'baoth's running of Outbound Flight, especially when the Jedi Master began taking prospective Jedi children away from their parents in the middle of the night. It was only when Supreme Chancellor Palpatine himself asked Obi-Wan and Anakin to settle a dispute on a world near Outbound Flight's final stop in Republic territory that the two would leave the expedition.
Not long after, Kenobi and his Padawan, along with Siri Tachi and her apprentice, Ferus Olin, were given another mission to investigate the disappearance of a Senator's son. In order to infiltrate a band of renegade students at an elite senatorial school on Andara, Anakin proposed that he and Ferus Olin would penetrate the school by posing to be Senators' sons. Obi-Wan's and Siri's part of the mission involved posing as parents who were enrolling their children in the school. When Ferus was captured, Anakin decided not to tell Obi-Wan, instead hoping that he would find him if he continued with the mission. When Obi-Wan learned of his Padawan's actions, he and the Jedi Council were furious.
Soon after, Obi-Wan, Anakin, Yoda, and Yaddle were sent on a negotiation mission to Mawan to settle a devastating civil war between three crime gangs. These gangs, led by Decca the Hutt, Feena Shaan, and a man called Striker (who was actually Granta Omega in disguise), caused the rest of the population to take refuge underground. Unbeknownst to them, the chaotic planet was a trap set by Omega. He released a fatal chemical weapon that killed Yaddle when she absorbed it through the Force, saving the city of Naatan in the process. The weapon was intended by its vengeful maker to kill Obi-Wan and his apprentice, but it failed because of Yaddle's sacrifice. Together Obi-Wan and Anakin brought peace to Mawan, but Anakin felt responsible for the death of the Jedi High Council member.
Anakin's guilt about Yaddle's death caused friction between him and Obi-Wan, who felt that he was less than capable of teaching the mischievous boy properly. When sent on a rescue to the Uziel system to a planet called Vanqor, the two were forced to try and reconcile their differences, first fighting their way out of a nest of gundarks, then, under the influence of a drug called the Zone of Self-Containment, Anakin was taken prisoner by the scientist Jenna Zan Arbor. Siri Tachi, Ferus Olin, Garen Muln, and Clee Rhara, who were sent on a mission but received the distress signal while en route, picked up Obi-Wan together with Anakin on Vanqor. Then all Jedi went to Typha-Dor to warn them against incoming Vanqor invasion. After successfully thwarted invasion they all went back to Vanqor after Jenna Zan Arbor and realized she was gone.
Trailing Jenna Arbor and Roy Teda Edit
Jenna escaped, however, and did not resurface again until Anakin was eighteen. From information given to them by Tyro Caladian, they found out that she'd appeared on Romin, a focus of corruption and villainy and a shelter for criminals. In order to infiltrate the planet, he, his apprentice, Siri, and Ferus disguised themselves as a band of thieves looking for refuge on the planet. They found that Jenna had allied herself with Roy Teda, the ruler of Romin, and Granta Omega, who also was at qualms with the Jedi. Before the Jedi were captured, civil war erupted. The underworld was trying to overthrow Teda. In the midst of it, Roy and Jenna fled. The criminals contacted the jedi, thinking they were really criminals, trying to find a way offworld. However, Jenna recognized Anakin from their previous encounter, and Roy ordered his men to seize the Jedi. Before they could do so, Mace Windu and a team of Jedi arrived just in time, and arrested Roy and Jenna. Since they were trying to get to Omega, and they knew the two would lead them to him, they set the two captives free. Only a few weeks later, Obi-Wan and his apprentice trailed Jenna and Roy to Falleen, where they had managed to set up the Blackwater Systems facility to mass-produce her drug, the Zone of Self-Containment. When they were found, Jenna was forced to destroy the facility and Roy Teda fled.
Not long after, Sano Sauro, who was a friend of Granta Omega, and Bog Divinian, started to make anti-Jedi accusations in order to convince the Galactic Senate to lessen or completely dissolve its support of the Order. The vote was about whether the Jedi should be involved in the Senate's activities. It was all a part of Sauro and Omega's plan to leak the Zone of Self-Containment into the Senate's vents and assassinate Chancellor Palpatine. Anakin and Ferus, who were learning to forget their rivalry and understand each other, managed to prevent the assassination attempt on the Supreme Chancellor.
Omega's plan was uncovered, but not in time to save twenty-one Senators and several other Senate employees from being killed by seeker droids programmed by Teda. Unbeknownst to him, since Jenna and Granta had no more use for him, a seeker droid killed him, as well. Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Siri set off to find Omega, leaving Ferus to protect the Senators and Palpatine.
Tracking Omega and Jenna Zan Arbor to Korriban, four Jedi pairs—Kenobi and Skywalker, Siri and Ferus, Ry-Gaul and Tru Veld, and Soara and Darra—traveled there to confront and stop them. The apprentices were split up from the Masters to better accomplish the mission. The investigation of Dreshdae led them to the Valley of the Dark Lords. During the confrontation with Granta Omega, Kenobi had no choice but kill him as he felt Omega was too dangerous to be kept alive. However Omega had vital information concerning the Sith Lord Darth Sidious which he took with him to his grave.
Mission to Ansion Edit
Shortly before the Battle of Geonosis Obi-Wan and Anakin, along with Luminara Unduli and her apprentice, Barriss Offee, were sent to Ansion to settle a border dispute that could have caused the extremely strategic planet to secede to the Confederacy. If Ansion fell, so would countless other worlds. The Jedi negotiated a settlement with city dwellers to remain in the Republic, provided they also convinced the nomadic Alwari to allow expansion into the grasslands. Little did they know that Presidente Shu Mai of the Commerce Guild was pulling the strings to cause Ansion to secede. Arriving early, Obi-Wan and Anakin were just in time to rescue Luminara and Barriss from a mob of killers. Thanks again to Shu Mai and her minion Soergg the Hutt, the Jedi were in constant danger from attack by hired killers, including a successful kidnapping of Barriss by two Ansionians, Kyakhta and Bulgan. Barriss healed the two killers of injuries though, and they became guides for the Jedi to find the nomadic clans, particularly the Borokii overclan.
Traveling on suubatars, the Jedi braved hazards such as flying chawix, kyren hordes, capture by the Yiwa clan and shanhs. On one occasion, the Jedi were required to entertain their hosts, each in their own way. Obi-Wan chose to use a story, weaving a masterful tale that thoroughly impressed the Ansionians. The Jedi eventually made contact with the Borokii overclan, who, after requiring the Jedi to retrieve a tuft of rare albino surepp wool, agreed to the Jedi's settlement—provided they helped wage war against their rivals, the Januul clan. Obi-Wan shocked his companions when he agreed, but he had a plan. When the battle lines were drawn, the Jedi marched out into the middle and refused to fight either side, calling on both clans to negotiate a settlement. Obi-Wan, Anakin, Luminara, and Barriss were subsequently attacked by both sides, but they deflected the assaults, defeating both armies.
In the wake of the following peace between the tribes, the Jedi journeyed back to the capital of Cuipernam to inform the Unity Council controlling the planet's fate of their success. While they were attacked again by thugs, the two clans sent an honor guard to help the Jedi, and Ansion remained in the Republic thanks to the efforts of Obi-Wan and his companions. Because of her status as President, Shu Mai was not discovered to be a part of the matter.
Beginning of the Clone Wars Edit
Assassination attempts on Padme Armidala EditTen years after the Invasion of Naboo, shortly after returning from the border dispute on Ansion, Kenobi and Skywalker were tasked with protecting Padmé Amidala after an attempt on her life. Through a ruse organized by Anakin, the assassin, a Clawdite named Zam Wesell, was soon uncovered and Kenobi pursued her through the streets of Coruscant, finally cornering her inside the Outlander Club. Unfortunately for the Jedi, Wesell soon became a victim herself, falling to the poisoned dart of a mysterious hunter garbed in Mandalorian armor. The only clue to his identity was the very dart that killed Wesell—a weapon of Kaminoan design.
Chasing Jango Fett Edit
Kenobi contacted his old friend Dexter Jettster, who informed him of Kamino, a planet which was strangely absent from the Jedi Archives. Arriving on Kamino, he was informed that a huge unauthorized clone army was being bred for the Republic, supposedly on the orders of the deceased Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas. Kenobi was introduced to the clones' template, a bounty hunter named Jango Fett. Kenobi contacted the Jedi Council and was told to apprehend the bounty hunter for questioning. Kenobi did as ordered and attempted to apprehend the bounty hunter, leading to a fierce fight between Kenobi and Jango, in which Jango's son Boba fired on Kenobi from Fett's ship. Despite Kenobi's efforts, Fett escaped to Geonosis with his son. Kenobi followed them.
Jango noticed Obi-Wan in pursuit and attempted to finish off the Jedi once and for all by leading him through Geonosis' rings. Kenobi's Jedi starfighter was damaged and he was forced to hide on the back of an asteroid as Fett descended onto Geonosis. After landing on the planet, Kenobi uncovered a conspiracy of star systems that wanted to secede from the Republic, led by Count Dooku. Kenobi was captured shortly after sending a message to Anakin and the Council informing them of the latest development.
Dooku attempted to persuade Kenobi to join the Confederacy of Independent Systems, invoking Kenobi's memory of Qui-Gon Jinn (Dooku's former Padawan), and telling him that a Sith was in control of the Galactic Senate. Dooku invited Obi-Wan to join with him to eliminate the Sith menace once and for all. Much to Dooku's disappointment, Kenobi simply responded that Qui-Gon would never have joined Dooku, and that if the Sith did control the Senate that the Jedi would have sensed it. Dooku left, musing that it would be difficult to secure Kenobi's release.
Battle of Geonosis Edit
Obi-Wan: “I was beginning to wonder if you'd got my message.”
Anakin: “I retransmitted it just as you requested Master. Then we decided to come and rescue you.”
Obi-Wan: “Good job.”
— Obi-Wan and Anakin in the arena on Geonosis.
Having received his message, Anakin and Padmé traveled to Geonosis in an attempt to rescue Kenobi before the other Jedi could make the journey from Coruscant, but they too were captured, and all three were sentenced to death by the Geonosians in the Petranaki Arena, where three savage beasts (a nexu, a reek and an acklay) would be their executioners. In the arena, Obi-Wan, Anakin and Padmé managed to fight against the wild beasts sent to kill them and turn the field to their advantage. Dooku then sent droidekas to finish them off.It was the timely arrival of Mace Windu and a strike team of over 200 Jedi that prevented their deaths. However, Dooku revealed that he had actually been expecting the rescue all along, and unveiled a devastating army of Separatist droids. The Jedi fought bravely despite being greatly outnumbered by droids, and suffered many casualties. Master Yoda arrived just in time with a massive clone army from Kamino to save the remaining Jedi. This was the beginning of the Battle of Geonosis, and the Clone Wars.
Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padmé all jumped onto a Republic gunship and proceeded to join the main battle. The Jedi then spotted Count Dooku fleeing from the battle, flanked by two Nantex-class starfighters. Obi-Wanordered the gunship's pilot to chase him. When Padmé was knocked out of the gunship by a laser blast from one of the starfighters, Kenobi was forced to restrain his Padawan from going back after the senator.The two Jedi finally caught up to the Sith Lord in a hanger and engaged him in a duel. Anakin rushed in quickly and was incapacitated by Dooku's Force lightning. Kenobi was then left alone to face the Sith Lord and was able to deflect Dooku's Force lightning with his lightsaber. Obi-Wan fought Dooku and held him off for a time before being defeated when the Sith slashed his leg and shoulder. Anakin, however, had recovered by this point and was able to block what would have been Dooku's death blow to Kenobi.
While Anakin and Dooku briefly spoke, Obi-Wan summoned his own dropped lightsaber. Tossing the weapon to Anakin, Kenobi could only watch as his apprentice engaged the Sith Lord. Initially, Anakin was able to catch Dooku off guard, but Dooku was quickly able to sever one of the sabers. Forced to switch back to his preferred style of Form V, Anakin and Dooku engaged continue their duel as Kenobi looked on. Despite Anakin's efforts, Dooku's mastery of Makashi triumphed over youth and Obi-Wan watched as the Sith severed Anakin's arm.
At this critical juncture, Yoda arrived just in time to prevent Dooku from killing an incapacitated Kenobi and Skywalker. Engaging Dooku in a vicious battle, Yoda gained the upper hand and was on the verge of victory, but Dooku caused a massive column to fall over Obi-Wan and Anakin, giving himself time to escape while Yoda telekinetically lifted the column away from Anakin and Obi-Wan.
Battle of KaminoEdit
During the first month of the war Obi-Wan, Anakin, Aayla Secura, Shaak Ti and Kit Fisto fought in the battle of Kamino along with Oppo Rancisis who relied on his Battle Meditation and military tactics during the battle. Obi-Wan and Kit led the ground forces while Aayla and Anakin led the air forces and Rancisis used Battle Meditation. Though the battle was a victory some the Separatists, led by Passel Argente, managed to flee.
Battle of MuunulinstEdit
Six weeks after the Battle of Geonosis Obi-Wan led the ground forces on Muunilinst while Anakin commanded the space forces. Obi-Wan sent Clone Captain Fordo and Lieutenant Rex along with some other clones into the city in a Republic gunship while he and the rest of the Republic army distracted the droid army. Frodo, Rex and the others had been sent on a mission to sneak to the Separatist command centre and destroy a large cannon that was bombarding the Republic forces. They successfully accomplished with while Obi-Wan and his clones drove the droids into the city.
Once inside the city Kenobi an his forces were engaged by a contingent of IG lancer droids led by a bounty hunter named Cydon Prax. Obi-Wan countered this threat by leading a team of clone lancer troopers out to meet Prax's forces. The two bands of swoop riders entered into a vicious mass joust, both clone and droid alike being impaled or thrown aside like debris. Obi-Wan and Prax both slew a good share of the enemy. As both sides sustained massive casualties, the two commanders spotted one another and engaged in personal combat while the clones continued towards the Command centre.
On the first jousting pass Obi-Wan sliced Prax's lance in half as they went past and then came back around towards the Commander. Prax countered by firing at Kenobi using the gun built into his shoulder. Obi-Wan swiped at him but Prax ducked and succeeded in hitting the Jedi's engines as Kenobi passed him. Obi-Wan leapt off the speeder bike, considering it useless now that its engines were destroyed.
Prax then fired a cable from his arm and yanked Obi-Wan's lightsaber from his grasp before firing at him with his shoulder blaster. Obi-Wan telekinetically deflected the bolts and summoned his lightsaber and charged at Prax who turned on two minature energy shields on his arms which he use to block Obi-Wan's lightsaber but Kenobi suddenly leapt over the Bounty Hunter and landed behind him stabbing his lightsaber under his arm. The blade went through Prax's back and out through his stomach killing him. Commander Fordo then contacted him and Obi-Wan picked up a fallen speeder bike and headed for the command centre.
Obi-Wan and his clones broke into the Command centre through the ceiling and were engaged by a group of droids within including several droideka's. However though Droideka's shields blocked weapons they didn't deflect living beings so Obi-Wan and the clones only had to walk through the shields in order to defeat them. Obi-Wan captured the Muun leaders, except San Hill who had locked the other leaders in the room while he escaped, but then saw a fighter zoom past the window followed by another fighter which belonged to Anakin. Obi-Wan contacted his Padawan who told him he was chasing a Force sensitive pilot. Obi-Wan ordered Anakin not to follow the pilot, which happened to be Asajj Ventress but Skywalker ignored him and chased Ventress to Yavin 4. Obi-Wan sent Captain Fordo and a squad of clones after him.
When Anakin returned he had a scar over his right eye given to him by Ventress and every clone that had gone with him, including Fordo, had been killed by the assassin. Obi-Wan was furious with Anakin for disobeying him but before he finished scolding him he was contacted by Jedi Master Daakman Barrek who told him they needed immediate evacuation from Hypori. Obi-Wan and Anakin watched as Barrek was sliced in half by a lightsaber weilded by (though Skywalker and Kenobi couldn't see him) General Grievous. Obi-Wan sent Lieutenant Rex to rescue the Jedi on Hypori along with a group of clones. Rex successfully accomplished this and was promoted to Captain, replacing the deceased Fordo.
Loss of an old friend Edit
Shortly after the Battle of Munnilinst, Obi-Wan reunited with Siri Tachi when they teamed up with Anakin and Padmé to acquire a special codebreaker on the planet Genian. The Separatists were also after the important codebreaking mechanism invented by Talesan Fry, whom Siri and Obi-Wan had met sixteen years earlier in a mission to protect him from bounty hunters. Talesan was now the founder of a very wealthy business on Genian, a world that remained neutral during the war. Reuniting with Talesan brought back old memories to Obi-Wan and Siri of the feelings that they once had for each other. After convincing Talesan to give the device to the Republic, they were attacked by someone else from the past, the bounty hunter Magus, who had killed Talesan's parents.
Talesan accompanied the Jedi and Senator Amidala to Azure, where the Republic was fighting off more Separatists. While Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Talesan fought off the attack led by Magus (who was working for the Corporate Alliance), Siri and Padmé took a starfighter of their own to go after Magus himself. Upon reaching Magus' starfighter, Siri made a desperate leap and landed on it. She was able to break into his ship and fight him off, which resulted in the ship's crash landing, but in the process she was shot by Magus.
Obi-Wan found Siri and tried to save her, but she stopped him knowing she was dying. Siri handed him the blue warming crystal she had from that earlier mission together, telling Obi-Wan that she would always be with him, and then passed on. Her death devastated Kenobi, bringing him close to the dark side as he held his lightsaber blade to Magus' throat. However, he regained control, sparing the merciless bounty hunter. Anakin thought this indicated that Obi-Wan did not truly love Siri, because he couldn't imagine not avenging Padmé's death, had she died. Obi-Wan later realized he had learned to love with an open heart, a lesson Qui-Gon had long tried to teach him. He could live with losing Siri.
Battle of Ohma-D'unEdit
Shortly after the death of Siri Tachi, Obi-Wan, Anakin, Jedi Knight Glaive and his Padawan Zule Xiss were sent to Ohma-D'un where the Separatists were planning to build a base in order to attack Naboo. It was here that Obi-Wan encountered Asajj Ventess for the first time. The Republic had lost contact with a Gungan colony on the moon which had been slaughtered by Ventress and the mysterious Bounty Hunter Rum Sleg along with their battle droids.
Obi-Wan and the others were ambushed by Ventress, Sleg and a group of battle droids in the swamps of Ohma-D'un. Ventress easily killed Glaive while Sleg wounded Zule before being shot in the leg by Captain Rex. While the clones dealt with the droids Obi-Wan and Anakin duelled Ventress and Obi-Wan silently believed that she was the third most skilled opponent he'd ever faced after Count Dooku and Darth Maul. Eventually though the Jedi forced Ventress to flee and Sleg retreated too using his jetpack.
At some point in the month that followed Obi-Wan joined the Jedi Council.
Imprisonment on Rattatak Edit
Kenobi also led troops during the infamous Battle of Jabiim. The Republic suffered heavy casualties and weren't prepared for the atrocious conditions on the planet. The enemies' forces made great gains in the first weeks of the fighting until the commander, General Norcuna, was killed. Soon after, Kenobi himself was believed dead after being caught inside an exploding walker. In reality, Kenobi and Captain Rex had been captured by Asajj Ventress and taken to her fortress on Rattatak. There Kenobi was tortured using a Sith torture mask that obscured his connection to the Force in an attempt to break the Jedi and show his uselessness to Count Dooku. Kenobi’s ingenuity, however, eventually led to the pair's escape.
Throughout their imprisonment, Obi-Wan had used what little Force power he had to bend the pipes in the wall of cell until they eventually burst. In the confusion, he liberated some of the prisoners before running into Ventress.
After a brief lightsaber fight in which Kenobi made use of Ky Narec's lightsaber, he and Rex escaped the planet in a stolen Fanblade fighter. Flying to Riflor, they were briefly forced to hold off an army of bounty hunters hired by Ventress before being rescued by Anakin Skywalker and Ki-Adi-Mundi. Mundi had been assigned as Skywalker's master after Kenobi's presumed death. After the skirmish, Skywalker was given back over to Kenobi, with Master Mundi relieved to no longer have to train such a headstrong student.
Mission to Ord Cestus Edit
Obi-Wan was later partnered with fellow Jedi Kit Fisto on his mission to Ord Cestus to end the production of JK-13 security droids on the planet, in addition to preventing the planet from falling to the Confederacy. Traveling with the barrister Doolb Snoil while Kit worked in the desert with four ARCs, Kenobi made contact with both the Five Ruling Families of Ord Cestus and the Desert Wind irregulars, trained and led by Fisto and the clones. While Obi-Wan and Snoil tried to find a peaceful resolution to the problem, Fisto and the ARCs were preparing the Desert Wind troops for a guerrilla war, if necessary. In addition to his delicate negotiations with the ruling council, Obi-Wan helped preserve the position of G'Mai Duris and worked to pierce the veil of intrigue surrounding the government's workings.
Deciding that the time had come for more drastic measures, Kenobi and Fisto staged an attack on members of the Five Ruling Families, with Fisto pretending to be a Dark Acolyte from Count Dooku and Obi-Wan repelling him. While the ruse was successful, their theatrics were secretly revealed to the Five Ruling Families by Asajj Ventress via an emissary. Expelled from the planet, Kenobi and Snoil left, but Kenobi jettisoned in an escape pod to rendezvous with Fisto, though Snoil later rejoined them after the ship was attacked and he took flight in an escape pod also. While working with the clones, Obi-Wan and Fisto began to understand them more, and even taught them elements of the Jedi Flow exercise.
Conducting a hit-and-run campaign against Cestian manufacturing and infrastructure facilities, Kenobi tried to prevent loss of life. However, after an ambush on his troops in which many Desert Wind fighters and Snoil were killed, and with increasing pressure from the Supreme Chancellor to resolve the conflict or bombard Ord Cestus, Obi-Wan and Fisto planned a mission to knock out Cestian manufacturing. During the mission, Fisto was almost killed by Asajj Ventress but was saved by Kenobi, who defeated the Dark Acolyte and tried to drown her but she escaped.
Upon returning from defeating Ventress, Kenobi received a message from one of the clones reporting that he had called in the orbital bombardment, which would have targeted the population centers due to Ventress's sabotage, onto his location, which was also the hideaway for the Five Ruling Families. With them dead, and with the Separatist plan revealed to be a fraud by both Jangotat and Ventress, Ord Cestus was able to negotiate a settlement.
An old friendEdit
Just before the battle of Rendili, Obi-Wan travelled to the Titavian IV where he met the rogue Jedi Quinlan Vos. Despite his doubts about Vos' loyalty Obi-Wan fought alongside his old friend. Together they duelled Asajj Ventress and Tol Skorr. Vos managed to convince Obi-Wan that he still served the Republic and Obi-Wan forgave him for his crimes and offered Quinlan his friendship.
Trying to escape the ship, Kenobi proposed that one of them retrieve the Skorp-Ion, Vos' personal ship, with his starfighter so they'd both escape. Quinlan volunteered to hold off the Dark Jedi but Obi-Wan knew he was injured so Vos took the fighter. While Vos was gone Ventress arrived riding on a Rancor and taunted Obi-Wan by saying Quinlan had abandoned him. She was wrong and with Vos' help Obi-Wan managed to escape. The two Jedi Masters fled to the Rendili system leaving Ventress and Skorr stranded on the ship. Saesee Tiin had Vos imprisoned to await trial.
During the battle of Rendili, power to the prison hold was lost, so Vos escaped to take a starfighter to assist the Republic. He helped Obi-Wan board the lead Rendili ship to rescue Plo Koon, Jace Dallin and Jan Dodonna.
Battle of Christophsis Edit
Ventress: “My loyal informant let me know you were coming.”
―Asajj Ventress and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Kenobi: “Well then we thank you for your hospitality.”
Upon arriving at the Separatist base, they met and dueled Asajj Ventress once again. After she escaped, the two Jedi followed her and discovered an entire army amassing to march on the city. Returning to their base, they discovered that Sergeant Slick was the traitor, and he was taken to lockup. However, he had managed to sabotage most of their weapons apart from the heavy cannons, and forced to defend the planet against an entire Separatist army, the Jedi requested reinforcements.
Obi-Wan and his former apprentice led Torrent Company and Ghost Squadron with Rex and Cody. They managed to defeat the first wave of droids, but their opponents soon returned. Obi-Wan's former apprentice wiped out the tri-droids with Rex, and the cannons took charge of the rest of the droid troops. The Separatist army retreated under General Whorm Loathsom's order.
Following this, a shuttle arrived, carrying two Padawans, Tom Norton and Ahsoka Tano. Ahsoka was assigned to be Anakin's Padawan and at first Anakin was annoyed about this. Tom became Obi-Wan's Padawan. Anakin and Ahsoka found Captain Rex and Ahsoka and Rex went for a walk to check on the other clones and the droids.
Soon after this, Rex and Ahsoka discovered that the Separatists had activated a deflector shield and the battle was reignited. While Anakin and Ahsoka set off to deactivate the shield, the clone troopers were outnumbered easily, and their cannons could not get through the shield, even at full power. Within minutes there were only a limited amount of clones left, and Obi-Wan and Tom were surrounded by Whorm and his battle droids.
Obi-Wan surrendered and mouthed at Tom to do the same. Obi-Wan then negotiated with Loathsome and Tom could hardely believe how calm he was acting. He thought Obi-Wan was acting as though they were meeting old friends in a pub and was even more amazed when Obi-Wan requested refreshments. However Obi-Wan stalled Loathsome long enough for Anakin and Ahsoka to destroy the shield generator and the battle became a Republic victory.
Afterward, Master Yoda arrived and informed the Jedi that the Republic had been contacted by Jabba the Hutt, as he was willing to ally himself with them, should they locate and rescue his kidnapped son, Rotta. Obi-Wan and Tom went to negotiate with Jabba while Anakin and Ahsoka went to rescue Rotta.
Negotiations with Jabba the HuttEdit
On the way to Tatooine, Obi-Wan and his new Padawan spent the journey getting to know each other and talking about their lives. Tom told Obi-Wan about Carmen Conrose's death and admitted that he was attached to Ahsoka. Obi-Wan told him that he hoped he wasn't too attached but other than that he did not lecture Tom on the detachment part of the Jedi Code, most likely because he too had attachments. In turn, Obi-Wan told him about the death of Qui-Gon Jinn at the hands of Darth Maul, to show that he understood the pain Tom was going through from losing his own Master.
When they arrived on Tatooine, Tom and Obi-Wan began negotiations with Jabba who promised them that he would allow the Republic to use the hyperspace routes in his territories in exchange for the safe return of his son, Rotta. Obi-Wan reported this information to Anakin, who was on his way to Teth where Jabba's son had been located, before informing Yoda and Chancellor Palpatine. It was suspected that the kidnapping was a Separatist plot, which aimed to turn Jabba against the Republic.
Battle of TethEdit
Once their negotiations with Jabba were complete, Obi-Wan and Tom headed to Teth and found Rex and the army heavily outnumbered by battle droids. With Obi-Wan and Tom's reinforcements, the battle was then even again and Kenobi and his padawan went to search for Anakin, R2-D2 and Ahsoka. Unfortunately, they ran into Asajj Ventress whom they battled through the B'omarr Monastery. After a vicious duel, during which Obi-Wan saved Tom from having his head sliced off by Ventress, the Jedi Master disarmed her and she gave up and called for a Vulture droid to rescue her.
Returning to their troops, the two Jedi learned that Skywalker had taken a B-Wing-like ship called the Twilight and had flown to Tatooine where he and Tano had battled Dooku and IG-100 MagnaGuards, before giving Jabba's son back to him. After fending off the droids, Obi-Wan, Tom and Yoda took gunships to pick up Ahsoka and Anakin, and Jabba confirmed passage through his routes.
Later, when information arose regarding a mysterious Separatist superweapon that systematically destroyed several Republic fleets, the Council sent one of its members, Master Plo Koon, to track it down. However, upon Master Koon comming Skywalker with information regarding the unknown weapon, his communications systems became jammed and he was unable to be contacted. As such, Skywalker reported these events to Chancellor Palpatine, and Masters Yoda, Mace Windu and Obi-Wan. Tom was also present during the meeting.
The Council, in conjunction with the Supreme Chancellor, decided against mounting a task force to ascertain the situation that Master Koon had found himself in, feeling that his forces were most likely entirely wiped out much like previous fleets. However, Anakin's Padawan, Ahsoka, having a special connection to Plo Koon, refused to believe that he had been killed, and as such, she and Skywalker disregarded the Council's orders and journeyed to the Abregado system.
Obi-Wan soon discovered his former Padawan's actions and was forced to report them to the Council. However, Anakin's recklessness soon proved fortunate, after he successfully rescued Plo Koon and a handful of troops. In addition, Plo Koon was able to reveal the nature of the Separatist superweapon; it was a giant ship, known as the Malevolence, with ion cannons capable of disabling entire fleets.With this information, Anakin formulated a daring plan to engage and destroy the Malevolence's ion cannons using Y-wing bombers, to prevent the destruction of an Outer Rim medical center. It would then fall to Obi-Wan and Tom to enter the system and destroy the massive warship using the combined fire power of their fleet. Kenobi helped organize the evacuation of the medical center, dispatching medical frigates for the evacuation. While Skywalker's task force proved successful in destroying the ion cannons, the Malevolence was so large that it could withstand the fire of Obi-Wan and Tom's fleet.
Indeed, the situation became much worse when an old friend, Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo, appeared in system during the battle, having been given false information regarding a diplomatic mission to the system. Obi-Wan and Anakin were horrified as they watched Padme get pulled aboard the Malevolence by a tractor beam. The pair quickly mounted a mission to rescue her, along with their Padawans, which ultimately proved successful, though Obi-Wan was forced to briefly clash with General Grievous while attempting to sabotage the warship's hyperdrive. In addition, Anakin rigged the warship's navacomputer to pilot it into a nearby moon, destroying the deadly superweapon, after the group escaped.
Battle of Polis MassaEdit
After the Malevolence crisis, Jabba the Hutt's spies told the Republic that the Separatists were planning to attack Polis Massa. Obi-Wan and Tom were sent to deal with them but at first it seemed that the Separatists weren't coming. Why the Separatists were delayed is unknown but they did attack Polis Massa, albeit later than expected, so Tom, Obi-Wan and their clone pilots were forced to engage them in a space battle.
During the battle, Tom's starfighter was shot in the wing, and his astromech droid was destroyed. Tom managed to pilot the starfighter into a hanger but accidentally went into a Separatists hanger rather than a Republic one. Obi-Wan soon joined him and scolded him for flying into an enemy hanger. Tom responded by telling him that he'd had difficulty controlling the aircraft because of the damage it recieved and that he'd been so desperate to get out of it that he just flew into the nearest hanger, which unfortunately happened to be an enemy hanger.
The two Jedi quickly eliminated the droids in the hanger and called for a gunship to pick them up since both of their ships were damaged. However, they were then confronted by none other than Sora Bulq. The two Jedi duelled Bulq briefly but then escaped when their gunship arrived to pick them up. Though they were victorious in the battle, Bulq managed to escape in his personal fighter.
After winning the battle Obi-Wan and Tom had a discussion about the anger Tom had displayed during his duel with Bulq. Tom was still mourning the death of his first Master so Obi-Wan once again told him about the time he lost Qui-Gon Jinn and then admitted that he'd fallen in love with Siri Tachi. After the discussion Tom and Obi-Wan decided to do some piloting training since that was the second time Tom had been shot down in a space battle.
Mission to Orto PlutoniaEdit
Later Obi-Wan, along with his former and current Padawans, visited Orto Plutonia along with Chairman Chi Cho and Senator Riyo Chuchi. There they discovered that the native Talz had killed their Clone troopers. Chairman Cho declared war on the Talz and Obi-Wan sent Tom to guard him while he, Anakin and Chuchi attempted to find a way to stop the war. Tom failed in his assignment and Cho was killed but none of the Jedi were particularly remorseful. Chuchi made peace with the Talz and Obi-Wan later comforted Tom about killing two Talz in self defence.
Personality and traitsEdit
In his youth Obi-Wan was arrogant and impatient but under the guidance of Yoda he became more humble and reserved. He was very dedicated to his Jedi training and showed desperation to become Qui-Gon Jinn's Padawan. Qui-Gon later agreed to train him and though Obi-Wan was less headstrong and more orthadox than his Master they made an effective team.
As Obi-Wan grew older he became more peaceful and cautious than he had been in his youth and preferred to settle things by talking rather than fighting. After the death of Coleman Trebor, Obi-Wan was considered the Jedi's best negotiator earning him the nickname "The Negotiator". Though he preferred peace, Obi-Wan was known to have a calm and sometimes cheerful demeanor in combat often coming up with quick witted quips even when he was in a deadly situation. He possessed a dry sense of humour and sarcastic wit. Obi-Wan even called Asajj Ventress "my darling" and "my sweet".
Obi-Wan was a strong willed man and was able to resist the pull of the dark side on at least two occasions, first when he duelled Darth Maul and later when he fell in love with Siri Tachi. Though heartbroken by Siri's death he didn't kill her murderer, Magus, when he had the chance.
Unlike most Jedi, Obi-Wan did allow himself to form attachments and became attached to Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon Jinn, Tom Norton and Siri Tachi. He was also very understanding about other peoples attachments. However he didn't approve of becoming attached to a droid since they were not living beings and therefore lectured Anakin on becoming attached to R2-D2. He was also able to let go of his attachments as shown when he moved on from the deaths of Qui-Gon Jinn and Siri Tachi.
Obi-Wan was an intelligent and resourceful Jedi and gained a reputation as a formidable warrior, an excellent negotiator, and a skilled leader and strategist during the clone wars.
Qui-Gon Jinn Edit
Obi-Wan was very close to his Master Qui-Gon Jinn considering him to be almost a father figure to him. Despite being less headstrong and more orthadox than his Master, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon made an effective team. When Qui-Gon was killed by Darth Maul, Obi-Wan attacked the Sith Lord in a fit of rage but ultimately defeated him by calming himself down and remembering Qui-Gon's fallen lightsaber. He continued to miss his Master for many years after that.
Obi-Wan had a close bond with Anakin Skywalker and by the time of the Battle of Christophsis he considered him to be like his brother. However Obi-Wan commonly scolded Anakin and even after Anakin became a Jedi Knight he would sometimes bicker with his former apprentice. Despite this he considered the younger Jedi to be the best friend he'd ever had with the possible exception of Qui-Gon.
Tom Norton Edit
Obi-Wan became close to his second Padawan, Tom Norton, but during the early stages of their relationship Tom was incredulous about Obi-Wan's calmness when they were unarmed and surrounded by enemies, and amused by his dry sense of humour. Despite being trained not to feel attachment, Obi-Wan was very understanding about Tom's attachments and didn't lecture him for forming attachments to Ahsoka Tano or Carmen Conrose. He knew that to lecture Tom would be hypocritical due to Obi-Wan's own attachments. He also helped Tom move on from Carmen's death and admitted to him that he'd fallen in love with Siri Tachi.
Siri Tachi Edit
Obi-Wan had known Siri Tachi since he was a Padawan and though their relationship started of rocky, they became close friends and eventually fell in love. Obi-Wan was heartbroken when Siri was killed but despite his grief he didn't kill her murderer, Magus, even though he could have easily sliced off Magus' head. Anakin though this was because he didn't really love Siri but this was incorrect as Obi-Wan did love Siri but had learned to love with an open heart and could live with losing her.
Siri Tachi was not Obi-Wan's only lover. At some point while he was training under Qui-Gon, he met Satine Kryze and developed romantic feelings for her. They met again in the Clone Wars and still had feelings for each other.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Though Obi-Wan was a peaceful man he was also a formidable swordsman one of the best in the Jedi Order. In his early years Kenobi was trained to use Ataru and became a skilful practitioner of the style, managing to hold his own against Darth Maul despite Ataru's weak defence. However after the death of Qui-Gon Jinn he studied and mastered Soresu. Mace Windu, who was himself a master of Soresu, believed that Obi-Wan was not a master of Soresu but the master of Soresu. Though Soresu was Obi-Wan's signature style, he still utilised Ataru at times, having mastered that style as well.
Obi-Wan also put elements of Shii-Cho into his swordplay and he frequently used the Niman opening stance when preparing to fight. It's likely that Obi-Wan had knowledge on all lightsaber combat forms even if he didn't actually use them all.
Obi-Wan's lightsaber skills were so advanced that he was able to defeat Darth Maul while he was still a Padawan. However he only defeated Maul because the Sith Lord was arrogantly sure that Obi-Wan was defeated and hadn't thought about the fact that Obi-Wan could use the Force to leap out of the pit and summon Qui-Gon's lightsaber. Therefore it could be argued that Obi-Wan defeated Maul through luck rather than skill. He later survived the battle of Geonosis, held off Count Dooku for several minutes despite being exhausted and fended off Asajj Ventress on several occasions. Alongside Tom, Obi-Wan was also able to hold his own against Sora Bulq during their encounter over Polis Massa.
Obi-Wan and Tom quickly learned to fight as a team particularly when faced with lightsaber weilding adversaries; indeed only hours after they first met they were able to fight effectively against Asajj Ventress, forcing her to flee. This could be because they were both practitioners of Soresu and Ataru and therefore had a good idea of what lightsaber techniques to expect from each other.
Master Kenobi was also very powerful in the Force and was able to use a powerful Force Push or Force Wave when he needed to. He was also able to leap huge distances and telekinetically deflect attacks without his lightsaber.
In addition Kenobi was a master of Jedi Mind Tricks and incredibly skilled at controlling vicious animals. This was displayed on Ryloth when he was able to control a whole group of angry and hungry Gutkurs by using the Force. His Padawan Tom Norton was highly impressed by this and asked Obi-Wan to teach him how to do it.
Despite his dislike of flying, Master Kenobi was an excellent pilot one of the best in the Jedi Order. He was also good at fixing broken machines and as a youngling he was facinated by mechanics.
Obi-Wan was a great military strategist leading the Republic to numerous victories during the Clone Wars. He was also good at speaking alien languages which he learnt from Qui-Gon. The languages he could speak were Basic, Nelvaanese, Shyriiwook and Twi'leki. He may have known more languages but it is unconfirmed.