Obi-Wan broke the Jedi Code because he wanted his brother Anakin to be happy


Obi-Wan Kenobi knew of the forbidden marriage of Anakin Skywalker and Padme, yet, never said a word. Why would he do such a thing?

Obi-Wan Kenobi is most known for his title as the high-ground Master in the Star Wars universe, but, that isn’t the only gift the legendary Jedi Master possess. Evidently, Obi-Wan is the bro-est of all bros, keeping a secret with dire consequences.

According to a deleted scene (which is we believe is canon)  Obi-Wan reveals that he indeed knew of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala’s secret marriage — yet, never snitched on his friend. Evidently, all Obi-Wan wanted for Anakin was for him to happy.

"You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you."

Come to find out, Obi-Wan loved his Apprentice and good-friend more than we ever realized. His words to Luke Skywalker decades later echo this very truth.

"“And, he was a good friend.”"

Before The Clone Wars era, he becomes romantically involved with Dutchess Satine of the planet Mandalore. Obi-Wan being the purest of all Jedi Knights, sacrificed true love for himself in keeping his Jedi vows.

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Why would Kenobi not only allow Anakin betray his own oath of service but do so himself? Because his love for young Skywalker is deeper than anything.

This very truth makes Anakin’s betrayal and Obi-Wan’s dismemberment of his former student that much more tragic.

Revenge of the Sith brilliantly shows their very friendship falling apart, which develops well in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the novelization for the film.

It was more than a one-way street, with Anakin loving his Master just as much.

Skywalker looked up to Kenobi — shown entirely in the Revenge of the Sith novel and also in the Obi-Wan & Anakin comic.

So, who or what is to blame for their relationship tearing apart?

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“The Senate” himself Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Ever since Anakin was a young boy, Palpatine began working his Dark Side “magic” on young Skywalker — planting seeds of doubt and mistrust in Kenobi within the young man.

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When the fruits of Palpatine’s labor bore ripe fruit, that’s when the Skywalker and Kenobi friendship fell apart. Palpatine used Anakin’s goodness in creating a lust for power, destroying the good man he once was into an agent of evil — resulting in friends becoming enemies.

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Fortunately for Obi-Wan, Anakin, and the state of the galaxy as a whole; Luke Skywalker saves his father from the depths of despair, pain, and anger years later — bringing Anakin Skywalker back. In the netherworld of the Force, Anakin and Obi-Wan were broskis once again.

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