Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, played by Sir Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.
Obi wan Kenobi is almost impossible to dislike in Star Wars. Next to Yoda he may be the most wise Jedi in the whole series. He was a huge part of the prequels because he avenged Qui Gon's death by heroically defeating Darth maul, training Anakin to become a very powerful Jedi but sadly turning to the dark side, taking out general grievous in a dangerous battle in utapau, and nearly killing Anakin for what he had done to the Jedi council. If you ask me I'd say he is the most likable character in episodes 1,2 and 3.
I'm going to get tons of hate for saying this, but I personally prefer Ewan's performance just a little more than Alec's. But Alec did pull a phenomenal performance. As for the character, Obi-Wan is a character that I can really relate myself to. Wise, powerful, tutor and comedic. Not saying I'm a smart ass or anything, but I can really relate myself to Obi-Wan.
Darth Vader is an iconic character, he has the iconic suit.
BUT, I like Obi Wan Kenobi best because we saw how his character evolved through the saga. From young to adult and he was never seduced by the dark side. He was wise and a great fighter, to not say the best, because it's difficult decide between him and Yoda, sad that we didn't had the change to see them on a match .
He is definitely the best! He's a great master to Anakin and Luke! He's also in every star wars movie and plays a very important role in all of them. He defeated Darth Maul as an apprentice! So in the first star wars movie he saved the day! He did a bunch of other things in the movies and Luke wouldn't be anywhere without him and Luke is an important character. Obi-Wan deserves to be number 1! - hollyeb13
Obi-Wan is one of the only Jedi to fight Vader and successfully take him down but because he was so kind he could not finish the job. Obi-Wan is very skilled in combat and took down General Grievous who at the time of the fight was attacking at near unblock-able speeds and as a padawan he successfully chopped Darth Maul's body in half. I think everybody, not Obi-Wan fan or Obi-Wan fan can agree that he is overpowered and could easily be the 3rd strongest Jedi of his time behind Mace Windu and Yoda. In short words Obi-Wan kicked Darth Maul's ass, General Grievous's robotic ass and best of all gave Darth Vader 3 missing limbs. This guy deserves the title of "Limb Hater". - MagmaFox
Certainly my favourite character. particularly Ewan McGregor. just generally women characters. his personality and humour is awesome and very amusing but, as if that isn't enough, he's a badass in combat as well having some of the greatest force feats in the entire prequel trilogy and can defeat the likes of general grievous in lightsaber combat and even darth maul when he's merely just a padawan.
Wisdom comes not only with age, but also with patience. The fine Padawan who saw his master's death, turned into a powerful Jedi Knight who not only beat Darth Vader in his first confrontation, but gave up his life in the second one to show that fear is not the path to power. The master and mentor Kenobi to both Anakin and Luke, his by far the most mesmerizing character of the Star Wars Saga.
Obi-Wan is my 5th favorite character in Star Wars, and yes I know I didn't vote for him, my second favorite character, Darth Maul was on this quiz but I was to busy out about how my favorite character, Qui-Gon Jinn wasn't on this quiz. Also my third favorite character is Conut Dooku, and my fourth favorite character is general grievous. Happy to share my opinion, I was
Obi Wan Kenobi was amazing in all six movies (a feat that is quite hard to accomplish considering how awful the prequels were) and was my inspiration to always think before you act. The force will be with us, always.
What hasn't he done. He is the Jedi ways given form. He has overcome everything thrown at him, and has cut many limbs off overtime. Played by two fantastic actors, Kenobi stands among the cinema, and fantasy, Titans
Do you know what I don't understand? Why on this list, Obi Wan Kenobi is so high and above Yoda and Han Solo, but in the top ten movie characters, he's like, 500 spaces below them both!
Does not matter if it is Alec or Ewan, Obi Wan is the best character in Star Wars and I am convinced that if the Jedi had not fallen, he would have become number 2 after Yoda died and Windu took over
Obi-Wan is the best JEDI! If he wasn't in the movie it wouldn't be as awesome. He taught LUKE who became the very last JEDI. OBI-WAN IS THE BOSS!
My fave star wars character of all time! Alec is great as obi wan but ewan is obi wan! I can not imagine anyone else playing young obi wan than ewan mcgregor
Obi-wan's arc gave the prequels credibility. Obi-wan mentored the two most powerful Jedi of all time. Obi-wan is the essential character in Star wars.
Come on how can darth v be on the top obi wan beat his ass and luke is just a wimp ps yoda is awesome too he's powerful and wise
He trained Anakin/Vader who on 8 September 2015 is at number 1 (Vader) and number 9 (Anakin) on this list so he should get credit for Anakin/Vader's fame
My favourite. He's morally upright, and probably the smartest of all the characters. Your dry sense of humour is also much appreciated - gr8gatzby
He's the perfect wise man and a role-model for all Jedi the galaxy over, being well disciplined and not rushing into battle.
Obi you are such a warrior you never give up and you are such a great role model for everyone.
I can't really choose between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader since they are both my favourite. - Daviddv0601
Should be up there among Yoda and Windu as one of the greatest Jedi of all time.
He "killed" Darth Maul in Episode I, and in the Clone Wars, his only love
dies (Satine), he kills General Grievous, his brother and friend Anakin betrays him and turns to the dark side, and he spent the rest of his life protecting Luke.
Oh and he kills Maul, real, this time.
And then he sacrifices himself to show Luke how strong the Force is.
Yes, Obi-Wan is brilliant. Han Solo, too, but I like Jedi, so Obi gets a bonus.
He is my favorite Jedi. He defeated Darth Maul, he fought Count Dooku twice, he defeated General Grievous, defeated Anakin on Mustafar, and he finally lost against Darth Vader only to become more powerful. He is so amazing. I want to be like him.
This guys is just so awesome he should be #1.