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CT Why Obi Wan still use Jedi tunics in hiding?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by Lord Sith Harloxzz, May 14, 2021.

  1. Lord Sith Harloxzz

    Lord Sith Harloxzz Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 27, 2016
    or why he still use the name Kenobi and hiding Luke with the name Skywalker? imo when i watch the movies Ben looks like he lived there more than hiding ESB retcon a New Hope and now Vader is Luke father so Kenobi now hide Luke but in the PT we know that Vader home planet is Tatooine and the Jedi robes are the uniform that Kenobi uses in the OT dont matter how many retcons will be dont make sense why Vader never go and search for Kenobi to defeat him or why Obi Wan still use the name Kenobi
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  2. darthvader88

    darthvader88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 29, 2005
    Out of Universe answer is all those things weren't thought lf when Star Wars was first made...

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  3. Watcherwithin

    Watcherwithin Jedi Knight

    Nov 9, 2017
    Darth Vader did look for Obi-Wan he just never found any evidence that could lead him to Tatooine. And Jedi robes just look like robes, which are commonly worn.
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  4. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Knight star 3

    Apr 14, 2018
    Because they cut the budget and removed Obi-Wan's planned Tatooine moisture farmer outfit.
  5. Shadao

    Shadao Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 31, 2017
    If you notice more carefully, Obi-Wan's robes matches with the Tatooine moist farmers clothes, so naturally he would blend in easily with the crowd and undetected.

    As for hiding himself and Luke on Tatooine, it is simply the biggest troll move that Kenobi ever pulled off on Vader. Yeah, he knew his apprentice hated Tatooine so much, he wouldn't even check to see if Kenobi is hiding there in the first place.

    And when Vader found out the truth, let's just say he was incredibly pissed off that he didn't check that place sooner.
  6. Qui-Riv-Brid

    Qui-Riv-Brid Force Ghost star 5

    Apr 18, 2013
    Most of these things come out of ANH in the first place which obviously was before things were reformed into the saga we know.

    Tatooine was Anakin's home planet not Vader's. Tatooine was also Obi-Wan's home planet at that point so from the start Obi-Wan was hiding on his own home planet. Presumably Vader didn't know that was the case since Obi-Wan and Anakin left it long before otherwise you'd think he would search for him there.

    With no knowledge of Obi-Wan's whereabouts in an entire galaxy then the use of the name Kenobi makes some sense though why not change the last name as well as the first? As for Luke that is easier since in that case Luke isn't in hiding because Vader isn't looking for him which is still the case in the saga. It works out better that Obi-Wan isn't from Tatooine because then why would he even be there?

    As for the "Jedi" robes that's simple because robes and garb of that kind are worn all over the galaxy and Tatooine.

    In-narrative it's the Outer Rim which wasn't in the Empire or Republic before that and is controlled by the Hutts. What possible connection could there be for Obi-Wan to be somewhere that he only ever went once?
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  7. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

    Sep 2, 2012
    And the in-universe reason why the Jedi chose garments that, looks-wise, match those worn over the galaxy, was as a sign of humility and solidarity with the people.
  8. Billy_Dee_Binks

    Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 29, 2002
    They're the monks of the GFFA, so their clothes have a simple, earthy look that won't stand out.
  9. Lord Sith Harloxzz

    Lord Sith Harloxzz Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 27, 2016
    imo Obi Wan never let his home and rarely go out and when he does he only watch Luke
    just like Yoda he exile himself from the world
  10. AEHoward33

    AEHoward33 Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 11, 2019
    Actually, Owen Lars' clothes reminded me of the Jedi tunic.
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  11. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 4

    May 27, 1999
    EU sources say that Ben (as we old-time fans know him) would leave his hut and wander the deserts alone. He'd help travelers in need, and occasionally pick up supplies, but otherwise rarely sought the company of others.
  12. Vorax

    Vorax Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jun 10, 2014
    All Jinn needed to bend in was a poncho.
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  13. R.D.

    R.D. Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 26, 2015
    Funnily enough TCW has Kenobi wear armor with bold Jedi emblems on it during most of the next to that, yeah, he was going inconspicuous!
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  14. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

    Nov 12, 2012
    If we're going to get another SE of Star Wars they should add Obi-Wan wearing his old Jedi/Republic emblem shoulder/torso armour to everything after they leave Tatooine.
  15. Ithorians

    Ithorians Jedi Master star 3

    Apr 26, 2016
    Well, from the way he is dressed, he doesn´t look all that different from Wioslea... easy to mistake them, aside from small details, like the amount of eyes and the antennae :D

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 25, 2003
    I wonder if the Obi-Wan series might shed some light on this concept-or perhaps spin that assumption upside down on us!

    Anyway, I just figure Obi Wan had no reason to change. Perhaps he couldn't bring himself to let go of that bit of his past-or cos it's the only kind of outfit he's ever known. Heck, maybe it's just cos he liked them! Honestly the Jedi's robes always looked quite comfortable to me! :p