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Pairing: Qui-Gon Jinn/Obi-Wan Kenobi
Alternative name(s): Q/O, Qui/Obi
Gender category: slash
Fandom: TPM
Canonical?: no
Prevalence: main pairing
Archives: Master and Apprentice
The Obi-Wan Torture Oasis
Beloved Padawan art print by Suzan Lovett
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randomalia's Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan ship manifesto

Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan is the Star Wars: The Phantom Menace OTP for most TPM slashers. If it weren't for them, there probably wouldn't be a noticeable TPM fandom.

Slash fans responded quickly to The Phantom Menace, launching the Master/Apprentice Fanfiction Archive on 21 May, 1999,[1] two days after the movie's North American premiere.[2] The fandom drew heavily from the big fandoms of the late 1990s (such as Sentinel, Highlander, etc.) and the first few months were characterized by an incredibly high output of quality fanfiction by established and new authors which laid the grounds for a rich fanon and everything that followed after that.


Several of the early Q/O classics have been republished as zines, for example Riding the Wheel of If, L'Histoire d'Obi, Walk Softly and Carry a Big Lightsaber, The Warrior's Heart, and Buying Trouble. Other well-known stories were collected at T.O.T.O. - the Obi-Wan torture Oasis.[3] T.O.T.O. was a hurt/comfort archive that featured some of the best stories in the fandom and looked very pretty with its fanfiction covers by analise.

Example Fanfiction

For all the Q/O fanficiton listed on Fanlore see Category:Star Wars TPM Q/O Fanfiction




  1. ^ Master/Apprentice Archive launch date (Accessed 13 Oct 2008.)
  2. ^ The Phantom Menace release dates (Accessed 13 Oct 2008.)
  3. ^ T.O.T.O., via Wayback. (Accessed 15 October 2009)