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Monday, 18 April 2016

O - Obi-Wan Kenobi - Fictional Phantoms #AtoZChallenge 2016


Have we really already reached O? Welcome once again to my blog and Fictional Phantoms as we make our way through the alphabet. Today's ghost isn't that scary unless you like to wear black a lot and have a need to rule the galaxy.

[Edit: apologies to all expecting visits back from me for today and Sat - I will get to them, but I've not been feeling well today. A headache has made concentrated screen work rather difficult. I will get back to you as soon as I can. Promise.]

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)

I admit it, when Obi-wan died in Star Wars, I was shocked and devastated as a child. Even though I actually saw Empire before I ever saw Star Wars.

I was only eight when I first saw Empire (my parents had no idea is was a sequel when they took us to see it) and I may have failed to comprehend some of the details. Tauntauns and flying lightsabers I got, force ghosts I kind of didn't understand.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi knight and mentor of Luke Skywalker is awesome. Yes he made some mistakes along the way, but I think we can agree, the Jedi order was mostly the cause of those.

I love the fact that Obi-Wan just pops up every now and then through the original trilogy and imparts advice that he knows is going to be ignored. I can imagine him standing there watching everything while invisible, rolling his eyes.

The fact he glows and is slightly see through, I always thought was terrible awesome.

"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possible imagine."

That quote always makes me wonder if the force ghosts aren't running around in the background fixing things without anyone knowing about it. Kind of a supernatural police force. I mean if Jedi become so all powerful when they die, what about Sith lords and other Dark Siders? Not all of them are going to have been redeemed like Vader. Someone has to be keeping them in check.

For some reason I now have the most absurd mental image of Yoda and The Emperor playing ping pong to see who gets to go and bother the living next. Nope, I can't explain my brain either :).

Do you think we'll get Ewan McGregor showing up as a glowy ghost in the new films at any point?

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34 comments:

  1. Well, you put that mental image in my head too and it is hilarious!

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  2. I enjoyed his character in the Star Wars movies, no matter how he appeared :)

    betty

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  3. He really was a great character. I like the ping pong idea :)

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    1. It seems like a civilised way to settle things ;)

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  4. Obi-Wan seems to be a popular guy today but such an excellent character. Alec Guinness was always one of my favorite actors.

    @Kathleen01930
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  5. He was a perfect actor the part. That's for sure. I didn't like him dying, either.

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    1. I remember being very shocked the first time :)

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  6. I would venture to guess that Kenobi's power as a ghost comes from the fact that he can't be killed again, and still help guide Luke as needed. Plus, not have to worry about shooing away pesky Sand People anymore.

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    1. Possibly, but that really doesn't mean "More powerful than you can possibly imagine", does it? ;)

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  7. I was seven when Star Wars came out. I loved it, but not the part where Obi-Wan dies.

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    1. Good guys did not die in movies as far as I was concerned - it was not right.

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  8. I was seven when Star Wars came out. I loved it, but not the part where Obi-Wan dies.

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  9. You know I never though of Obi-Wan as a phantom. I guess I considered him "part of the force." Thanks for making me see something so familiar in a new light!

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    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Adventure!
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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    1. :) Well, I crow-bared him in there ::g::

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  10. I like Obi Wan, although I always thought he got killed too soon.

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    1. They needed him to be a mystic voice I guess.

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  11. Love Obi Wan Kenobi and know he will be back...in some form. Already had a hint, I believe.

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    1. His voice was in The Force Awakens I believe.

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  12. I like that... Yoda and the Emperor playing ping-pong.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    1. My brain is a strange an unusual place sometimes :)

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  13. One of the best things about the prequels movies was Ewan MacGregor's rendering of the Obi-Wan that Alec Guinness was to become :) It would be great to see Ewan do a ghost version - but maybe the physical differences would go against him.
    Great post!
    Jemima Pett

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    1. Ewan was awesome - I like The Phantom Menace, but I can't watch the other two, which is a shame, because Obi-wan is worth watching.

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  14. That is quite a visual, Yoda and the Emperor deciding their future hauntings by playing ping pong.

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  15. Great mental imagery now of ghost ping pong!

    Mars xx
    @TrollbeadBlog from
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    1. Now the question is, do they use a ghost table too, or do they borrow someone's?

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  16. I think Yoda would win ping pong. I guess if you believe in the force, you have to believe those powerful in it live on after bodily death.
    Susan Says

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    1. I think Yoda would win too - just look at what I refer to as the Sonic the Hedgehog scene where he fights Dooku.

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  17. There's room for a whole side trilogy on all the dead Jedis and what the afterlife is like for them for sure!


    @mirymom1 from
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