Jedi in Exile: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Jedi in exile
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Obi-Wan Kenobi also became a Jedi in exile for survival. In his case, though, the survival he meant to ensure with his exile was not just his. After entrusting an infant Luke Skywalker to Luke’s Uncle Lars and Aunt Beru, Obi-Wan remained on Tatooine. There he would watch over a young Luke from the shadows, protecting him and his uncle’s farm.

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Luke was, after all, the offspring of Anakin Skywalker. He had much of his father in him. Though Obi-Wan’s time as a full-fledged Jedi had ended, his duties continued. This Jedi in exile had a purpose: Keep Luke Skywalker alive so that the son of Anakin could fulfill his destiny. And that he did.