Owen Andrew Torion Hamish Egan Kenobi
5'9½" (1.79 m)
Ben Kenobi (grandfather)
- "Who else brought their Jedi kilt with them?"
- ―Owen Kenobi
- "Because I wanted to be a Jedi. I craved it so much. I was willing to fight for the honor of my family, and I became angry when others stood in my way."
- ―Owen Kenobi
As a Jedi Initiate, Kenobi trained at the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 under Grand Master Luke Skywalker alongside other Jedi hopefuls. Bant Eerin, A'Sharad Hett, Ayla Secura, Kit Fisto, and Quinlan Vos were among those who became Kenobi's friends. Others would become rivals, and even enemies, such as Aalto. His lightsaber instructors included Kyle Katarn and Cin Drallig.
Kenobi was fascinated by machines, building models of ships and even dreaming of becoming a pilot. His ability to repair machinery and reprogram computers would serve him well in the future, but because of his ability to learn quickly, Kenobi became arrogant and was often impatient. One day in 13 ABY, Jedi Knight Kyp Durron visited the Jedi Praxeum to watch the matches. Kenobi dueled one of his competitors to draw the attention of the maverick Jedi Knight. Kenobi fought valiantly to the point of exhaustion but Durron thought Kenobi too mild and declined training him. Kenobi was later sent to the mining colony of Bandomeer to work as a ploughman for the New Republic Relief Corps. Strangely enough, Durron happened to be sent on a mission to the same place. The initiate and the Jedi Knight had to work together if they wanted to survive the mission and Durron soon agreed to take him on as an apprentice. Their relationship got off to a bad start, as the pair's personalities were constantly at odds; Durron was headstrong and distant, while the immature Kenobi was more light-hearted.
Adventures with DurronEdit
Kenobi and his master were later called to monitor the elections on Gala. The two discovered that the leader of the hill people, Elan, was the actual heir to the throne. The Jedi also saw through the current Prince Beju's plan to secretly cut off the planet's bacta supply, wait for the people to suffer and then fix it again, making him look like a hero in the eyes of his people, however the two Jedi were able to expose this plan. After Beju withdrew from the elections, Owan and Kyp attempted to convince Elan to run for queen, but she instead wanted Wila Prammi, who was far more experienced, to become queen. After the elections ended with Wila becoming queen, Elan returned to the hills with her people, now living more peacefully with the people of Gala.
During his time with Durron, Kenobi temporarily left the New Jedi Order. Caught up in the civil war on Melida/Daan, Kenobi elected to stay and help the children, otherwise known as the Young, who were fighting against their tradition-obsessed elders. The planet's residents had been fighting a pointless war for generations, and had actually forgotten what had started the feud. Kenobi befriended a boy within the Young called Nield, and possibly developed an attraction for another of the Young named Cerasi. Soon after Kenobi's decision to stay, Cerasi was mortally wounded and died in Kenobi's arms. For a time, Kenobi remained on the planet to continue helping the war effort, but soon enough felt that his place was with the Jedi and was taken back by Durron, though it took a long time for them to trust each other again.
He and Durron later traveled to a planet once devastated by turmoil and currently under a temporary truce. The rulers of each planet temporarily exchanged children when they reached the age of seven and raised them in an effort to get the future leaders to appreciate each other. The plan backfired after hundreds of years of success, however, when the heir of Rutan decided he wanted to remain on Senali, forsaking his royal title and home planet. This infuriated his father, King Frane, who believed his son had been brainwashed by the Senali, and he threatened to declare war on Senali. Kenobi and Durron arrived to mediate the dispute, and after meeting with King Frane, they went to the ocean world of Senali and attempted to convince Leed to return to Rutan, thus avoiding war.
One year later, Kenobi and his master were sent to Frego, where they had to protect Lena Cobral, a woman who wanted to testify her husband's death in front of the New Republic Senate, but was too afraid to go alone, as she believed that the murderers of her husband, who were also her family members, were out to kill her. While escorting her, the two Jedi were attacked by Zanita Cobral, the mother of Lena, but Owan easily stopped her. The three then safely traveled to Coruscant, where Lena testified, leading to the arrest of Lena's family.
Two months later, the two Jedi were sent to Vorzyd IV, where they had to find the person responsible for sabotaging the planet's monitoring systems. They discovered that a group called the Freelies, who were angry at the adults of the planet for being so serious and angry all the time, were responsible. Owen and Kyp helped the adults relax more, resulting in the Freelies stopping their sabotaging. During his training, Kenobi and a Jedi strike team were sent to Corellia to stop a group of Rodian terrorists from destroying a Spaceport outside of Coronet City.
At some point around 16 ABY, Kenobi and Durron were sent on an extended mission to Mandalore, which was engulfed in the Mandalorian Great Clan Wars. They were tasked with serving as bodyguards to the Duchess Satine, leader of the pacifist New Mandalorians, whom the Senate supported against the belligerent Mandalorian clans. Together, the two Jedi spent months on Mandalore protecting the Duchess from the hostile insurgents threatening her world. Kenobi fell in love with Satine during his stay on Mandalore, but despite his feelings toward her, he was reassigned and left. Kenobi regretted leaving her, but would later see her again.
In c. 17 ABY, Kenobi would assist Durron in missions to Yinchorr and Dorvalla. Kenobi would later investigate the mysterious disappearance of a Jedi initiate, Darsha Assant. He found a few tantalizing clues to her fate, but galactic events caught up with Kenobi before he could track down the missing fellow Alderaanian. Around this time, Kenobi went into business with his father and brothers, creating the nightclub Club Obi Wan, named in honor of their grandfather's former title.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "Your idea of safe is not the same as mine."
- ―Owen Kenobi
Owen Kenobi possessed a dry sense of humor and sarcastic wit, yet he dealt with a lot of emotional anxiety. Luke Skywalker himself reflected upon Kenobi's considerable knowledge and potential. Despite having been apprentice to the radical Kyp Durron for a time, Kenobi was relatively orthodox in his views and Durron himself was constantly disappointed in his student's complacency as well as his shortcomings.
As a young Jedi Knight, Kenobi was cynical, though wise beyond his years. His goofy and boisterous demeanor belied his warrior prowess. Despite his numerous complaints during flight, he was also a skilled pilot.
- "Lola and I did have a love affair if that's what you think."
- ―Owen Kenobi
Owen first met Cerasi on Melida/Daan. She was a member of a group called the Young and was fighting to stop a civil war. He became attracted to her, and chose to leave the New Jedi Order to help her. Sadly, Cerasi was mortally wounded shortly after he parted ways with Kyp Durron, and she died in his arms.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
- "I am strong and wise. I know everything. And I am very proud of me. I have become a far greater Jedi than you could ever hope to be."
- ―Owen Kenobi