There is no doubt that the bond between Obi-Wan and Anakin went beyond a simple teacher-apprentice relationship. The two shared battles and experiences in all the years they were together, which made them practically brothers. Unfortunately for him, Anakin joined the dark side of the Force in the third episode of Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith, to prevent Padme’s death. Their getting along so well led fans to wonder why Obi-Wan never tried to help him, and now we know the answer.
According to Qui-Gon Jinn, Anakin was the person who would bring balance to the Force, but that did not happen because of the fear and hatred within him, which made him an easy target for Dath Sidiuos. Obi-Wan and the other Jedi did not realize in time the danger the young apprentice was in, and when everyone learned of his betrayal, his former master faced him in an epic lightsaber battle.
His friend Obi-Wan always cared for him, but after defeating him and cutting off his legs, he left him to his fate and never helped him return to the light of the Force for two simple reasons. The first has to do with the execution of Order 66, where the Jedi were annihilated except for him and Master Yoda, trying to save him would mean putting himself at high risk of dying and his survival was vital to ensure Luke’s safety. and Leia.
He knew that if he met Dath Vader the Empire would defeat him by surpassing him in strength and numbers, so it was impossible to come out in one piece. The other reason is that Obi-Wan realized that Anakin could no longer be saved by completely losing his humanity the moment he killed the children in the Jedi temple; convincing him to return to the Force Light would be a waste of time, plus he wouldn’t listen to him because he didn’t support him when he was in love with Padme.
Instead, he took it upon himself for years to train in anonymity and watch over Luke so that he would be in charge of taking care of his father, the Empire, and Darth Sidious. He did it so well that in the end Dath Vader returned to the good side of the Force before he died.
Anakin’s hateful heart could not give in to the words of his former friend and teacher, so he decided to abandon him to his fate and hide.
It was not because he had stopped wanting it, but because he did not see any remedy at the time, so turning around was the only option. What would you have done in his place?
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