Obi-Wan Kenobi was a jedi
in the time of the rise of the Emperor and Darth Vader. A Padawan under
the Jedi knight Qui-Gon Jinn, he was made a jedi knight after Qui-Gon
died during the battle of Naboo. At this point, Kenobi took the young
Anakin Skywalker on as his apprentice. Together Kenobi and |Skywalker
fought on the side of the Republic during the clone wars. It was
at the end of the clone wars that Anakin Skywalker succumbed to
the dark side of the force and became Darth Vader. Kenobi was
insturmental in spiriting away Anakin's tow infant children to safe
places to be raised. At this point Obi-Wan changed his name to Ben and
went into hiding on the planet Tatooine.
Years later, one of Anakin's children, Princess Leia of Alderan attempted to recruit Kenobi into the rebellion's fight in the galactic civil war. She sent R2-D2 to search for him with the plans for the first Death Star. This mission did bring the destruction of the first Death Star, as well as the meeting of some of the rebellion's most important heroes it also led to the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi at the lightsaber of his former pupil Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker). After his death the spectral form of Kenobi would appear to Luke Skywalker and aid him in his adventures and training.
I picked up this Ben Kenobi figure a couple of years ago at the Chiller show.
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