Height: 1.75 meters Status: Jedi Knight, General of the Old Republic Classification: Human Affiliation: Rebel Alliance Weapon of Choice: Lightsaber
Trained by the Jedi Master Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi learned the ways of the Force and became a Jedi Knight. He successfully defended teh Old Republic in the Clone Wars and was hailed as a hero. He took on his own apprentice, the young Anakin Skywalker. But Obi-Wan was not yetready to pass on the way of the Jedi, and his student became impatient with the rigors of Jedi training. Skywalker allowed himself to be seduced by the dark side of the Force. Taking the name Darth Vader, he pledged allegiance to the evil Senator Palpatine and went on to hunt down and kill the remaining Jedi Knights in the name of the Galactic Empire. Kenobi felt responsible for Skywalker's fall, and determined to stop his one time pupil. He confronted and defeated Vader in an epic lightsaber duel, leaving his broken body for dead.
Kenobi then went into seclusion on the Dune Sea of the planet Tatooine, where he became known as the hermit "Old Ben". There he watched anonymously over young Luke Skywalker, whom he had hidden from his evil father before Vader even knew of the boy's birth. Luke sought Ben out after discovering a plea for Kenobi's help hidden inside the droid R2-D2 by Princess Leia Organa. The two quickly became involved in the rebellion against the Empire, leading Kenobi to a final confrontation with Darth Vader on the Empire's Death Star. Cloaked in fearsome black armor, Vader was more machine then man at that point and proved to be more than a challenge for his teacher. Obi-Wan sacrificed his life to Vader's lightsaber for the sake of the Alliance, his spirit becoming one with the Force. In doing so he became powerful beyond imagination, and later guided Luke to the final victory at the Battle of Yavin.
Heres a prime example of a good figure gone wrong. Ben's a good figure that was screwed up.
First off, you can tell hes dressed for the Death Star battle. Hes got his hood up and he comes with is lightsaber, plus hes in his attack stance. Heres whats wrong, his stance sucks. Which basically means ol Ben needs lots of patience if you want to stand him up right. Its a real pain. Second is his hands. He holds his lightsaber like good jedi with both hands, but the hands suckm they are to wide open. The lightsaber likes to fall out, fall out easily. Theres another trip to angerville.
Bens paintjob seems a bit darker then the movie version. The brown robe's right of course but the tan seems more like a bad yellow. The lightsaber blade is blue while the handle is silver.
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Subseries from Star Wars - Power of the Force II Toy Series
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