This re-occurred to me today. In ROTJ, Obi-Wan tells Luke: "When I first knew him, your father was already a great pilot, but I was amazed at how strongly the Force was with him. I took it upon myself to train him as a Jedi." In TPM, it seems like Qui-Gon took on the role that Obi-Wan had described. -- Qui-Gon was amazed at how strongly the Force was with him -- Qui-Gon was the only Jedi who was willing to train him; Obi-Wan agreed with the Council's initial decision that the boy shouldn't be trained. -- In fact, Obi-Wan tells Qui-Gon: "The boy is dangerous. They can sense it. Why can't you?" -- Obi-Wan only ends up training Anakin to fulfill the promise that he made at the request of a dying Qui-Gon Jinn With all of this, it doesn't seem like Obi-Wan took it upon himself to train Anakin as we were told in ROTJ. In-universe: Obi-Wan could've just omitted the details pertaining to Qui-Gon and just talked about how he fulfilled his promise and about the master-padawn relationship they created. Out-of-Universe: It seems like Qui-Gon Jinn was given the role that maybe Obi-Wan should have had. In the interest of discussion, I am not declaring this. Rather, I am suggesting that it may seem like this, and I wonder what all of you think.