>>>> If one considers the entire SW saga, then Obi-Wan is clearly modeled after Musashi. Not Qui-Gon. The world considers Obi-Wan "an old wizard", but he knows that he remains very special to the Force. That is his reward. The Qui-Gon character in Musashi is Takuan Soho, and for the most part his character is in accordance with Qui-Gon?s. But for one very brief moment the roles are reversed?not only did Jotaro and Iori pester Musashi to make a name for himself by joining the shogun?s council, Takuan also wants Musashi to be the shogun?s tutor. Actually, not only were some aspects of Qui-Gon?s character taken from Musashi, but some of Anakin?s chcarateristics were too?in his young and unruly days, Musashi took on a whole school of Samurai, the House of Yoshioka, and killed all 80+ of them in one setting?he even killed a little kid because the child was next in line to take over the school. This whole part of the story, I think, is analogous to Anakin?s bout with the Tuskens, even though earlier in the book Musashi kills a bunch of Samurai after he thinks that they killed his sister (Musashi?s mother died when he was very young, so his sister acted as his mother for most of his childhood).