• In a recent episode of Ahsoka, it was revealed that Obi-Wan Kenobi, the typically rule-abiding Jedi, disregarded a rule during his time with the order.
  • The Jedi are known for their strict adherence to rules, but some Jedi, like Obi-Wan, have been known to bend or break them to do what they believe is right.
  • This revelation about Obi-Wan’s rebellious side adds depth to his character and shows that even before the prequels, he was not always a squeaky-clean Jedi.

A recent episode of Ahsoka on Disney+ seemed to reveal a little extra context for one particular event seen in the Star Wars prequels. It turns out that Obi-Wan Kenobi, the boy scout camp counselor of the Jedi, disregarded a rather blatant rule during his time with the order. What a rebel.

The Jedi are nothing if not sticklers for the rules they made up. Widely regarded as the peacekeepers of the galaxy during their prime and even long after their fall, this order of warrior monks inspired awe in many and terminal velocity eye rolls in others. So it’s no surprise that Star Wars has seen so many “Gray Jedi” straying from that dogma but still maintaining their connection to the Force. The focus on following procedure can be seen as getting in the way of doing the right thing by some, so it isn’t surprising to see many bending those rules from time to time.

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Obi-Wan is one Jedi who always held the Order to the highest regard, but it turns out even he wasn’t the squeaky clean “by the books” agent of peace he’d have liked people to think. As pointed out by Screen Rant, a recent episode of Ahsoka saw the ancient Jedi droid Huyang explaining certain procedures employed by those in the Order. One of these included dropping out of hyperspace a fair distance from whatever planet they were approaching in order to evade surveillance. Well, fans with a good memory will note that this isn’t at all how one particular instance went in the grand tale of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi ship hyperspace ring

In the rather poorly-regarded Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Obi-Wan is seen traveling to the planet Kamino while investigating a lead. While using a hyperspace ring on his ship, he drops out of light speed particularly close to the planet, not really bothering to scan the area for threats before making his way to the watery surface. That’s a flagrant disregard for what would eventually be revealed as standard operating procedure for Jedi in unknown territory. Naturally, those procedures weren’t part of Star Wars canon at the time. But this interestingly helps further develop Obi-Wan’s character even further.

Even in Obi-Wan’s time before the Star Wars prequels, he was already showing a rebellious side. Sure, all padawans have that bit of a rule-breaking streak in them. But he kept that going throughout his time as a Jedi. Perhaps the most noteworthy was his relationship with Satine Kryze, Duchess of Mandalore. Perhaps the most famous Jedi rule is that romantic love is forbidden in the Order. But Obi-Wan very much disobeyed that one, even ultimately revealing that if Satine had asked him to leave the Jedi, he would have.

The moment in Ahsoka was likely meant as a simple throwaway line offering a little extra info on the Jedi Order, and with Huyang’s programming essentially forcing him to strictly adhere to those rules, there’s nobody better to provide that exposition. But it inadvertently gave fans another look into Obi-Wan’s wild side, as mild as the Episode II instance was. He is, after all, one of the many “non-traditional Jedi” that helped make Ahsoka the proud rule-disregarder she became.

Ahsoka releases new episodes Tuesdays on Disney+.

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