Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Real Intentions Towards Anakin Skywalker in Revenge of the Sith Revealed?

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A few weeks ago Revenge of the Sith celebrated its fifteenth birthday. However, a decade and dust later, fans continue to wonder about the third episode of the prelogy led by George Lucas. If the final scene on Mustafar was particularly epic, succeeding in closing a trilogy where The Ascension of Skywalker failed, a theory today suggests a new interpretation of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s intentions at the time of the tilting of the dark side of Anakin Skywalker. Using the Mortis bow present in Season 3 of Clone Wars, a Reddit user suggests that the Jedi Master knew before their clash that his padawan was a lost cause.

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker on Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith.

This theory indicates that Obi-Wan always knew that if Anakin would not resist calls from the dark side, he would abandon him. He would have intervened too often to defend Anakin, to save him once he became Sith. Although he could have pulled him out of the lava and forgiven him, Obi-Wan chose to leave him for dead on Mustafar. It must be said that the character embodied on the screen by Ewan McGregor did not have an easy life. Having seen Qui-Gon Jinn murdered before his eyes, Obi-Wan was subsequently propelled to the rank of Jedi master. A heavy task that this Knight had to take on for a long time, while maintaining his belief in the Force and a certain balance for his pupil. This weariness could therefore have subsequently led to Obi-Wan’s decision to leave his padawan on Mustafar. While creating a rich narrative arc for Anakin, Revenge of the Sith also provided a complex plot for his master. However, the story of Obi-Wan and his withdrawal from Tatooine are yet to be told. That’s good, the plot of the spin-off series on the Jedi Disney + has been unveiled!

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