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Are Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ben Kenobi the Same Person?

Dayna Remus
May 27, 2022
03:15 P.M.
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As with any franchise based on a fictional universe, there will always be theories about storylines and favorite characters. Now, Star Wars devotees are going on a mission to find out more about their beloved Jedi Master.

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Bringing back Ewan McGregor for another crazy ride, episodes one and two of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" have been released, providing Star Wars fans with yet another story about their favorite universe.

They are most likely in for a treat if the IMDb ratings are anything to go by. The first episode's description states that protagonist Jedi Maser Obi-Wan has become a target. The second speaks to Obi-Wan possibly coming out of hiding.

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Both are top-rated, with the first episode scoring 8.5/10 and the second scoring 8.6/10. By these ratings, it seems that Ewan and the storyline will keep watchers glued to their screens.

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ARE OBI-WAN KENOBI AND BEN KENOBI THE SAME PERSON?

There are many theories out there, but the most accepted idea is that this Jedi Master is using the name Ben Kenobi to disguise who he truly is.

But the fact that he still has the surname Kenobi challenges that theory as it would be a clear indicator of his real identity. Some speculate that Ben Kenobi is not an alias but his original name before becoming a Jedi.

Meanwhile, "Ben" has been used throughout the Star Wars universe. Obi-Wan refers to himself by the name in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" as a codename. Also, in "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith," Luke Skywalker refers to him as "Old Ben."

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WILL THERE BE A KENOBI MOVIE?

A fan favorite, many are looking forward to an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. There were reports in 2018 that a film of such nature was being made. But when "Solo: A Star Wars Story" flopped at the box office, this caused hesitancy. Thus, the idea of a feature film starring the Jedi has been put to the side.

However, if the current series ratings remain the same, perhaps there will be more possibility of a film dedicated to "Ben."

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford on the set of "Star Wars." | Source: Getty Images

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ARE EWAN AND CONOR MCGREGOR RELATED?

Ewan, the star of the show, has many fans and followers, with some of them wondering if he is related to MMA fighter Conor McGregor -- another confusing theory based on names.

In this case, the answer is simply no. Ewan's parents' names are James Charles McGregor and Carol Diane. On the other hand, Conor's father is Tony.

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WHEN HE PUTS DOWN THE LIGHTSABER

While we all love watching him on the screen, who is Ewan when he is not Obi-Wan Kenobi? For one, he is a father who welcomed a child into the world with Mary Elizabeth Winstead in June 2021.

He also has four other older children he welcomed from a previous marriage: Clara, Esther, Jamyang, and Anouk. Looking after Luke Skywalker must be a breeze compared to five children.

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