I feel bad for him. All the good deeds he's done for the republic and the Jedi order are overshadowed by his student's failure. It's only compounded by the fact that he blames himself. He holds himself accountable for thousands of innocent lives. The original trilogy represents that it was his fault as well. I can only hope that this new trilogy will change this. The saddest part of it all is that he never gets to redeem himself. Anakin/Vader, the one who should really be held accountable for hanus crimes commited against the Jedi and the republic does get redeemed at the end. It's like people dismiss him of anywrong doing because it was Obi-Wan's failure to teach him that made him do all those nasty things. I don't believe that Luke redeeming his father also redeems Obi-Wan at the same time. If anything Luke redeems Yoda. You have Anakin and Yoda redeemed, but Obi-Wan seems to be the one left to bare the scar of it all. He sacrifices his own life so that the others can escape. Utimately he can only look on with a heavy heart as Luke strolls down his path of destiny. We see and kind and noble man who must live in exile. The warm and fatherly smile he gives Luke. That fact that he can still smile at all(with all he's been through) is heartbreaking. I feel his situation is more depressing then anybody elses. With all the noble deeds he's done, with all the sacifices he's made, then only to have his reputation unredeemably shafted is a tragedy. I hope that the new trilogy will show Obi-Wan Kenobi as the greatest Jedi ever. With all that happens to him, I feel he deserves that recognition at least. Actually he deserves more but in the end will not get it. I sympathize this this character the most in the StarWars saga. Does anybody else agree with me or am I alone?