|Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi
|apprentice to Qui-Gon Jinn, master to Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker
|Star Wars, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan Kenobi (TV series)
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Obi-Wan Kenobi, also known as Ben Kenobi, is a fictional character from the Star Wars series of films and related media. He is portrayed by Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness, the former of whom is generally considered to be one of the better aspects of the prequel trilogy.
He appears in the first six Star Wars films and the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. A spin-off miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi focussing on this character is set 10 years after the prequel trilogy,
In the earliest film (Star Wars IV: A New Hope, 1977), Kenobi is the Jedi Master who Luke Skywalker seeks out after seeing the message that Leia Organa had given to R2-D2. The prequel trilogy features Kenobi's relationship with Anakin Skywalker, who becomes Darth Vader. The Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries (2022) is set between the prequel and the original trilogies, and is more of a character study, with a focus on Kenobi's pain, guilt and grief.
Especially within the Prequels-era Fandom, he is often used as a Fandom Bicycle.
|Obi-Wan Kenobi/Satine Kryze
|Padmé Amidala/Obi-Wan Kenobi
|Both Anakin and Padmé
|Jango Fett/Obi-Wan Kenobi
|Obi-Wan Kenobi/Quinlan Vos
In part due to his status as a fandom bicycle, there is a great deal of smut featuring Obi-Wan as a main character. One semi-fanon trope that exists involves his home planet of Stewjon. There is almost no canonical information about the planet, since the name was coined off-the-cuff during a convention interview, which enables fans to develop their own fantastical biological traits to apply to Stewjoni characters (ie. Obi-Wan). These traits are often similar to those of A/B/O, such as male pregnancy and self-lubrication, or a biological need to have sex. Other Stewjoni tropes include Sithspawn (in which Stewjoni were biologically modified by ancient Sith in some way), dual-sex biology, and wings of various forms.
As well as events related to many of the various ships, there are also events about Obi-Wan generally or with anyone.
|Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.
- Obi-wan kenobi star wars photoshop painting by Bing Tsui
- "I'm fine." by Calyss Marviss
- untitled by Cheery Space Lizz
- ✨ by frefrnky
- Obi-Wan by 02png
- Sith Obi-Wan by ironmess
- Sith Obi-Wan by themadknightuniverse
- Tatooine by nerdyhideoutphilosopher
- Obi by nerdyhideoutphilosopher
- standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset by A_Spark_Of_Hope, Nine years after Naboo, Senator Amidala spots an old friend at a Senate function. Though face is familiar, the new flutter she feels in her chest is not.
- I Have Loved You, Always by A_Spark_Of_Hope, A love story that blossomed during the Mandalorian Civil War gets a second chance in the aftermath of the Clone Wars
- Heart of Kyber by I_Gave_You_Fair_Warning, Obi-Wan is a band-new HK-series protocol droid, and his greatest desire is to be a Jedi. Mace thinks that's reasonable. Qui-Gon, though, might have to be convinced.
- Trappings by esama, Obi-Wan goes under cover and Anakin goes from pfft yes to oh kriff no at record speed.
- Drowning by I_Gave_You_Fair_Warning, Obi-Wan and Baby Luke appear where General Kenobi was. Post-Mustafar Obi-Wan doesn't have a chance to figure out what happened before he's confronted with his battalion and... And Anakin.
- Reprise series by Elfpen, Ben Kenobi dies aboard the Death Star in the year 0 BBY. He wakes up shortly thereafter in the Jedi temple in the year 41 BBY. Haunted by memories and regret, Ben must forge a new path for himself in the Jedi Order of his youth while navigating the murky waters of time travel. Crafting a better future from bitter experience is hard, but learning to heal is even harder. Major AU.
- Short Fuse by Avid_Aviator, It wasn’t often that Jedi had to fight unarmed. Ah, but when they did it was a thing of beauty.
- For the young by SWModdy, Being requested to the Jedi council chamber is unusual for creche masters but when Obi-Wan sees Jinn with a nine year old blond, he gets a lot more understanding.
- Grief is hard by SWModdy, Unable to see them, Obi-Wan is unaware that he has company on Tatooine as the ghosts of his family keep an eye on their surviving members.
- Dimension Jump by SWModdy, Due to Dooku meddling with forgotten Force powers during the clone wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi gets dragged into a new dimension where he's dead but Qui-Gon is not. He can never return home and has to make a new life. He hopes he can do better in this one.
- The rise of WildWan by SWModdy, Obi-Wan Kenobi has had enough, he wants a break. He takes it. This is the start of the end.
- Old Ben by SWModdy, When Ben gets cut through by Vader on the Death Star, he does not expect a new adventure. But that is what the Force grants him, a new chance to heal.
- Golden Eyes by I_Gave_You_Fair_Warning, Obi-Wan has a choice to make, and chooses based on the information he has at the time. But he's not the one who's going to have to live with it.
- The Face of the Enemy by Lwyn'nya Kenobi. Gen Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan
- The Desert Storm by Blue_Sunshine, Four years after Revenge of the Sith, Ben Kenobi is suddenly sent 23 years in the past. As he struggles to fix the mistakes of the past and preempt the plots of the Sith, he also takes his younger self as his Padawan.
- Re-Entry by Flamethrower, (Quiobi) Obi-Wan, while still a young Padawan, suffers an injury and wakes up with all of the memories, experience, training, and Force-strength of Old Ben Kenobi. It isn't long before the Jedi discover that Anakin Skywalker, a five-year-old slave from the Outer Rim, has undergone the exact same change.
- darth maul/obi-wan kenobi - hunt you down; eat you alive by eurythmica
- Obi-wan - dirty work by vordeel
Sample Gallery of Fan Art
cover of Force Fan Quarterly issue #3
Archives & Fannish Links
- The Obi-Wan Torture Oasis
- Obidala Network, Obi-Wan Kenobi/Padmé Amidala fanfiction archive
- Works on AO3 tagged as "Obi-Wan Kenobi"
- Works on FF.net tagged as "Obi-Wan K."
- Obi Online, fanart, vids and graphics
- A Celebration of Star Wars Celebration!, published Aug 26, 2020 (archived).