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Obi-Wan Kenobi Recreates Iconic Darth Vader Second From Star Wars Rebels

Obi-Wan Kenobi Recreates Iconic Darth Vader Second From Star Wars Rebels

Warning: full spoilers for the Obi-Wan Kenobi season finale forward!

With the Obi-Wan Kenobi season finale providing a re-rematch for the ages between Previous Ben and his fallen former apprentice, Darth Vader, Star Wars followers have been handled to an iconic second from the Rebels animated collection introduced into stay motion. So we’re going to interrupt down how they did it, and the way it enriches three totally different eras of Star Wars.

We have Seen Darth Vader’s Helmet Sliced Open Earlier than

The finale sees Obi-Wan Kenobi lead Darth Vader away so the refugees of the Path can escape, and he meets him on the floor of a rocky planet for a very good quaint lightsaber duel. Because the combat reaches its climax, Obi-Wan is ready to acquire the benefit and land a strike throughout Vader’s helmet on the left aspect, exposing the scarred and corrupted man beneath. This isn’t the primary time Star Wars followers have seen this significantly superior visible. Within the Rebels Season 2 finale, “Twilight of the Apprentice,” which takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, Ahsoka Tano fought her outdated grasp and equally sliced into the proper aspect of his masks. Each cases have direct parallels.

Upon seeing the person contained in the helmet, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka name out Anakin’s title, shocked to see the face of their former pal and the way corrupted he’s grow to be.

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Image Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney.

Picture Credit score: Lucasfilm/Disney.

Each Obi-Wan and Ahsoka are dismayed by what they see, and making eye contact with Anakin–a direct human connection–makes them drop their guard and bear in mind what he meant to them. Each skilled with him within the Jedi Order, fought alongside one another as heroes, and liked him like household. And regardless of all of the evil they know Vader has executed, this intimate human connection granted by the damaged helmet permits them each to precise a want for reconciliation.

However, Vader gonna Vader, and he makes it clear to his former allies that their outdated pal Anakin Skywalker is useless, and eliminating that a part of himself was a call that he made.

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Image Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney.

Picture Credit score: Lucasfilm/Disney.

These are merciless replies to Obi-Wan and Ahsoka’s heartfelt makes an attempt to achieve the Anakin they as soon as knew, however in a method it absolves them from any additional guilt. They did what they may to assist Anakin, however he in the end selected to show them down. Vader makes it clear that he now not values their love, and in reality he relishes this Sith abomination fueled by hate that he’s grow to be. And to that finish, in one other direct parallel, he makes the identical pledge to each of them once they say they’ll attempt to cease him: “Then you’ll die!”

A Goal for the Parallel

Sure, these two scenes are extremely comparable. Perhaps too comparable? However then once more, Star Wars is chock-full of parallels and callbacks, so this sort of factor is par for the course for the franchise. In addition to, the Ahsoka/Vader scene is without doubt one of the all-time biggest moments within the historical past of Star Wars, so we will’t blame Lucasfilm for desirous to recreate it in live-action for the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection.

That stated, there could also be a very good motive for repeating that very same second with two characters. Displaying Vader refusing assist from his outdated pals two totally different instances emphasizes simply how far gone he was–how utterly consumed by the Emperor’s evil he had grow to be. Which on reflection makes his final redemption in Return of the Jedi all of the extra shifting. Perhaps it’s only a coincidence, however we select to see a robust symbolic message in how Ahsoka might solely break the proper aspect of Vader’s helmet, and Obi-Wan solely the left, however it took the love of Vader’s son Luke to completely take away it–and at last deliver his father again to the Mild Facet.

Image Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney.

Picture Credit score: Lucasfilm/Disney.

For extra on Obi-Wan Kenobi, try our review of the Obi-Wan Kenobi season finale and why the Obi-Wan Kenobi series may have created more problems than it solved.

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