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Obi-Wan Kenobi Profile
One of the most prominent Jedi Knights of the Republic's history, Obi-Wan Kenobi took on the task of training Anakin Skywalker and set the path up for Anakin's son, Luke, to confront his father and bring balance to the force. Kenobi was one of the few Jedi to survive the Clone Wars and the Empire's Jedi Purge. Kenobi as an important catalyst for the Rebellion to overthrow the Galactic Empire.
Kenobi was a stern and serious Jedi when he was promoted to the rank of Jedi Knight. Born fifty-seven years before the Battle of Yavin, Kenobi's road to Jedi Knighthood was a curious one. At age thirteen has was enrolled in Jedi Agricultural Corps, a disapointment to the young Jedi. But when Kenobi met Qui-Gon Jinn, he helped Jinn foil the plot of Jinn's previous padawan, Xanatos, and Jinn was very impressed and agreed to take him on as his padawan.
Kenobi's first step into inter galactic importance when he and Jinn were sent as Republic ambassadors to settle the deal with the Trade Federation blockade on Naboo. The two uncovered a sinister plot set up by Dark Lord Darth Sidious, and then found them fighting for their lives. They rescued Queen Amidala from the clutches of the Trade Federation and brought her back to Coruscant.
But the will of the force had other ideas. The queen's ship was damaged in the process of escaping the blockade and Kenobi suggested stopping on the nearby planet Tatooine to make repairs. During their pit stop, Qui-Gon freed a slave boy, Anakin Skywalker and brought him along to Coruscant. When they brought Anakin before the Jedi Council, he was tested and then rejected for Jedi training. Jinn, bitterly disapointed, told his padawan that sometimes one must follow one's own path, even if it means disobeying the Council-a lesson Kenobi would take to heart.
Upon returning to Naboo, the two ended up facing off with Sith Lord Darth Maul during the Battle of Naboo. Qui-Gon was struck down, but Kenobi avenged his death, slicing Maul through the waist. Juft before Jinn's death he requested Kenobi to train Anakin, and just after the Battle of Naboo, he was promoted to Jedi Knight and carried out his fallen master's request.
Ten years later, Obi-Wan was once again in the galactic spot light. Obi-Wan and his padawan were ordered to protect Senator Amidala after an assacination attempt on her. Then after a second one, Kenobi was pointed to the watery planet of Kamino by a friend and discovered a gigantic clone army being built for the Republic that was not known about. He then encountered the host of all the clones, Jango Fett, who was also behind the assasination attempts on the Senator. They fought on Kamino and Jango escaped not knowing Kenobi was hot of his trail. He tracked Fett to Geonosis where he discovered a droid army being constructed for the Confederacy just before being captured and sentenced to death by Geonosians.
Windu led two hundred other jedi with him to Geonosis to rescue Kenobi along with his padawan and Senator Amidala who had been captured in an attempt to rescue him. The Confederacy's droid army was unleashed against the jedi and just as they were about to be defeated, Yoda appeared with the clone army driving away the droid army. Kenobi and Skywalker failed to stop Count Dooku and the Clone Wars had begun.
Though Kenobi survived the Clone Wars, he had lost his apprentice to the dark side of the force. As Kenobi escaped from the Empire's Jedi Purge, he brought Anakin's son, Luke, to Tatooine with him, hiding the both of them from the Empire. Kenobi then gave Luke to Owen and Beru Laars who raised him on their moisture farm. It wasn't until Luke's twin sister, Leia, sent a distress signal which was intercepted by Luke, that the old jedi's involvement in the Rebel Alliance started. Obi-Wan took Luke to Alderaan to help the Rebellion. But when they got there they discovered it was gone, and then they found themselves caught in a tractor beam and they were pulled into the Death Star. While they were on the Death Star, Kenobi duelled with Darth Vader and then let Vader strike him down to let Luke escape safely. As he became one of the force he still helped lead Luke on to the fall of the Empire and the confrontation of Vader.
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