Obi-Wan Kenobi is arguably the greatest Jedi who ever lived. Here are his best moments in Star Wars.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the greatest Jedi who ever lived. He was never once tempted to turn to the Dark Side, though he had plenty of opportunities and even reasons to do so. He is a key part of the entire Skywalker Saga, having trained both Anakin and Luke.
He is extremely brave, excellent with a lightsaber, and is one of the wittier characters in all of Star Wars. Obi-Wan has been around since day one, and as the saga has expanded, we have learned plenty of interesting tidbits about this character and learn what a tragic life he has lived.
Many of these moments come from the films themselves, while some are from The Clone Wars cartoon that really expanded upon Obi-Wan and gave us an idea of what a powerful leader and wise general he was. With the Obi-Wan tv show coming in the near future, there are sure to be a few more great moments to come from that. For now, we will focus on the fifteen best Obi-Wan moments we have seen in Star Wars so far.
15. Obi-Wan vs. The Acklay – Attack of the Clones
In the climax of Attack of the Clones, Obi-Wan, Padmé, and Anakin are taken prisoner by Dooku and the Geonosians and sentenced to death in an arena type of setting. Their death is to be chained to three tall stone columns and then be the dinner for an Acklay, Nexu, and a Reek.
Padme squares off against the mouse-like Nexu, Anakin draws the Reek, and Obi-Wan gets the giant scorpion-lizard hybrid the Acklay. This is a menacing creature with lobster-esque pinchers it uses to stab and crush its prey. Obi-Wan is able to free himself of his chains and begins to fight the beast with his hands still cuffed. He ends up getting a spear from a poor Genosian arena keeper and fends the beast off with that. Obi-Wan relies on his Jedi reflexes to anticipate and dodge the beast’s attacks until he’s finally able to get a lightsaber and begin hacking away at the Acklay’s limbs.
This scene shows what a badass warrior Obi-Wan Kenobi truly is and that he doesn’t need to wield a Jedi’s weapon to be effective in battle.
14. Obi-Wan and Adi Gallia vs. Savage Oppress and Darth Maul
Darth Maul teams up with his brother about midway through The Clone Wars series and exacts his revenge on his nemesis Obi-Wan Kenobi. Maul and Oppress confront Obi-Wan and Adi Gallia on the planet Florrum and immediately attack the Jedi.
Obi-Wan holds his own against the metal legged Maul, but Adi Gallia falls to Oppress after getting gorged in the torso by his horns and then stabbed through the back by his lightsaber. Obi-Wan screams out upon seeing her death and then goes to business. He is able to stand toe to toe against both brothers. He eventually retreats with Hondo and his pirates in an underground shelter. The brothers seek him out and again they fight, this time in very close quarters. Obi-Wan is able to take out Oppresses’ leg with a well-placed kick and then slices off his arm. This enrages Maul and he force pushes Obi-Wan so hard the ceiling collapses separating the three.
This is an awesome battle that shows how brave and skilled Obi-Wan is with a lightsaber. He doesn’t hesitate to take on both of these dangerous dark warriors and is able to fend them both off. He also shows how important Adi Gallia is to him as he’s able to use the Force to get her lightsaber and return it to the Jedi Council.