O is for Obi-Wan: #AtoZchallenge

Today’s fictional favorite is rather specific. Yes, I am here to talk about Obi-Wan Kenobi, but not the Old Ben we first see in Episode IV, fond of him as I am.



Aww. That smile.

Padawan Obi-Wan is earnest and adorable, but he’s not quite up to standard when it comes to the character I want to discuss.



Aww. That smile.

Let’s talk young, bearded Obi-Wan. I’m not the biggest fan of the prequels, but Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of Kenobi is leaps-and-bounds the best thing about them.


Can you, as youth culture would ask, even?

It’s as if he ignored the tepid direction and decided to give the character what interest and depth he could, balanced with a wry sensibility.

Ta for that, by the bye.


Remember ‘fun’?

That excellence is expanded upon in the Clone Wars animated series*. Brilliantly voiced by James Arnold Taylor, we’re afforded a richer opportunity to see Obi Wan as warrior, diplomat, and mentor.


sidebar: Thank you, Clone Wars, for writing such a fantastic Anakin.


He’s damn near fearless, and able to work around the bit that isn’t, which makes him an outstanding general. He’s a good friend. He’s a fine Jedi. He has loved, deeply, even if he wasn’t able to act upon it.


That is some sweet blade work. #thatswhatshesaid

He effortlessly balances self-possession, strength, and humour.


Aww. That smile.

Lastly, and entirely superficially, the beard completes the red-gold framing that hightlights those piercing blue eyes.


Badass and beautiful.


Bearded Obi-Wan = Best Obi-Wan. That is all.

*on the off chance you’re not familiar, this takes place between Ep. II: Attack of the Clones and Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith.




3 thoughts on “O is for Obi-Wan: #AtoZchallenge

  1. shanjeniah

    I’ve never truly gotten into Star Wars (nothing personal, really, it just has a distinct lack of Vulcans, and, well, I NEED Vulcans), but I do love a beard and piercing blue eyes. I think I’m sold on your post, even if I will forever be a Trek girl, because, well -VULCANS! =D

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