MOVIE NEWS – Obi-Wan Kenobi was a stickler for rules, but a moment in Ahsoka proved that even in his heyday, he had a bit of wildness in him.
A recent episode of Ahsoka, which premiered on Disney+, seemed to provide some extra info on one of the events seen in the Star Wars prequels. It turns out that Obi-Wan Kenobi, the leader of the Jedi scout camp, ignored a rather blatant rule during his time with the Order. What a rebel!
Obi-Wan is one of the Jedi who has always held the Order in the highest regard, but it turns out that even he wasn’t as spotlessly pure as he wanted people to believe.
As pointed out by Screen Rant, in a recent episode of Ahsoka, the ancient Jedi droid Huyang explained specific procedures used by members of the Order. One of these procedures was to drop out of hyperspace far enough away from the planet to avoid being observed. That way, they could avoid drawing attention to themselves. Now, fans with a good memory will notice that one particular incident in the incredible tale of Obi-Wan Kenobi did not happen like that at all.
In Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Obi-Wan’s investigation takes him to the planet Kamino. While using the hyperspace ring on his ship, he drops out of light speed, particularly close to the planet. He doesn’t really bother to scan the area for threats before reaching the watery surface. This blatantly ignores what eventually turns out to be standard operating procedure in territory unfamiliar to the Jedi. Of course, these procedures were not part of the Star Wars canon at the time. But it does help interestingly develop the character of Obi-Wan.
Obi-Wan has shown his rebellious side even before the Star Wars prequels. Of course, every Padawan has a tendency to break the rules. But he has maintained it throughout his Jedi era. Perhaps most notable is his relationship with Satine Kryze, Princess of Mandalore. The most famous Jedi rule is that love is forbidden in the Order.
But Obi-Wan very much broke it, eventually revealing that if Satine had asked him to leave the Jedi, he would have.
The Ahsoka moment was probably meant to be a simple throwaway line providing a little extra information about the Jedi Order. Since Huyang’s programming forces him to follow those rules strictly, no better character can provide that insight. But it did give fans an unwitting glimpse into Obi-Wan’s wild side, however mild the Episode II incident was. He is, after all, one of the many “unconventional Jedi” who helped turn Ahsoka into the proud rule-breaker he became.
Source: Screen Rant