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(IGN)   Ten reasons why Obi-Wan Kenobi was the worst Jedi ever   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Obi-Wan, Star Wars, Jedi, Sith Lord, Count Dooku, Qui-Gon, Rebel Alliance, Alderaan  
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2013-03-23 08:41:19 PM  
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Flint Ironstag: All these reasons come down to "Because Lucas just made it up as he went along" and then when he made the prequels just came up with any old plot to shoehorn characters in even though the original trilogy didn't even hint that they were connected.

Just about everything Alec Guinness' Obi-Wan said ended up being contradicted by a later movie.

"Darth Vader killed your father."
"Yoda, the Jedi master who trained me."
"Only Imperial stormtroopers are this precise."
2013-03-24 06:52:00 AM  
2 votes:
Is he bothered?
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2013-03-23 08:22:17 PM  
2 votes:
I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if a million voices screamed out in butt hurt then where suddenly silenced,
2013-03-25 10:08:56 AM  
1 vote:
Oh, and then there's Obi-Wan's "gotcha" to Anakin, during the big face off:

ANAKIN:  If you're not with me, then you're my enemy!
OBI-WAN:  Only a Sith deals in absolutes!

Disregard the irony of Obi-Wan's comeback for a minute and compare/contrast it with Yoda's "Try not!  Do; or do not.  There is no try."

My Jedi faith crisis is complete.
2013-03-25 10:05:49 AM  
1 vote:
My own gripe says just as much about the Empire as it does about Obi-wan, but here goes:

At the end of Episode 3, they hide the twins and get out of Dodge.  Yoda goes to Dagobah.  Antilles becomes a detective in NYC.  And Obi-wan goes to Vader's HOME PLANET to lay-low from the Empire.  But he's no chump, he's gonna disappear, so he changes his name ... to BEN Kenobi.  Yeah, that'll throw 'em off your scent.

VADER:  Lieutenant, have you located Obi-wan Kenobi?
LIEUTENANT:  Not yet, Lord Vader.  All we have found is that "BEN" Kenobi, living a few miles from where you grew up.
2013-03-24 12:12:31 AM  
1 vote:

mariner314: I thought Anakin turned because Obi-Wan got BBQ sauce on his robes

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2013-03-23 11:31:13 PM  
1 vote:

Flint Ironstag: somemoron: What I can't figure out about that fight scene with Dooku is this:  Saruman pinches off that giant metal column so that it will land on the unconscious Obi-Wan & Skywalker.  So the obvious thing for Yoda to do is... put his lightsaber away and force-push the humungous mass of metal, rather than easily pull or push the 300 pounds or so (tops) of sleeping human flesh out of the way then bounce onto Dookus back and give him a nice lightsaber tracheotomy?  Dafuq? The guy can think fast enough on his feet to bounce around like a farking superball wielding a sword fer fraks sake, but he can't think fast enough to pull some people out of the way?  He'd rather move a Greyhound bus than a feather?  GAAAAH!

I thought the exact same thing at the time.

Plus the prequels were just so CGI laden. I swear if the script called for Obi-Wan to drink a cup of coffee Lucas would have chosen to do it with CGI and a green screen.

That's so when coffee drinking is no longer socially acceptable he can replace the coffee mug with a walkie-talkie.
2013-03-23 11:18:00 PM  
1 vote:
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11.) He was not a pony.
2013-03-23 08:38:20 PM  
1 vote:
He wasn't just incompetent, he was also a huge dick. When your supposed best friend forever who turned evil is laying on the ground after a duel, missing all his arms and legs, and is ON FIRE in incredible pain, the right thing to do is to put him out of his misery with a quick swipe of your lightsaber. Just walking away and leaving him there in agony is a bit of an asshole move.
2013-03-23 08:37:16 PM  
1 vote:
Well that was stupid.  Most were "Obi Wan did not act in a perfectly optimized way and/or didn't act on the script of another movie" - and then there was one of "Jedi ghosts must be space heaters".
2013-03-23 08:23:44 PM  
1 vote:
Considering that the prequels never existed, this list is flawed.
2013-03-23 08:21:03 PM  
1 vote:
I have a bad feeling about this...
2013-03-23 08:19:12 PM  
1 vote:
It sucks to be a Jedi.. people think the Jedi have all the answers, they can't be wrong, they can't have a bad day... I just wanted to go fishing.. but NOOOOO! I gotta train this stupid kid and have no idea how because I didn't have a mother!
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