Obi-Wan Kenobi: the 5 revelations about Vader to remember from episode 5

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The almighty Sith Lord still takes all the light…

We are nearing the end. Series Obi-Wan Kenobi from Disney+ will end next week. But episode 5, posted on the platform this Wednesday, already contains a lot of new information about Darth Vader that will delight Star Wars fans. Spoiler alert!

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Obi-Wan was definitely stronger than his padawan Anakin back then

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A huge flashback, at the center of this episode 5, brings us back to Coruscant within the Jedi temple. We find there for the first time Hayden Christensenwhich plays a young Anakin (whose face is digitally rejuvenated), presumably after the events of Episode II: Attack of the Clones. They train hard in lightsaber combat. The teacher reproaches the student for his aggressiveness : “We fight to defend life, not to take it!” An obsession with victory that will lead to defeat. Here and elsewhere. Even if he is above in strength and technique, his mental approach to the duel is his great weakness. Anakin lets his emotions overwhelm him. And this scene thus echoes the final scene of Revenge of the Sithwhen Obi-Wan defeats his former student, for good (or almost).

Darth Vader is at the height of his power today

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Hayden Christensen had warned: it is a Darth Vader in great shape that we see in the series Kenobi. He is young, dashing, boosted by anger and a thirst for revenge. And not yet hampered by his feelings for his son. Thus, he is able to block a huge ship taking off with the Force! Because he is in total control of the Force. He only needs her to stop Reva’s attacks and put her down. He is much, much stronger than the Third Sister of the Inquisitorius. Which is saying something!

Darth Vader already knew about Reva

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Because, indeed, there was indeed a battle between the Sith Lord and the Inquisitor. Because the latter revealed to Obi-Wan her true identity: she was a novice at the Temple, when Order 66 struck. She hid between the bodies, to survive. Especially to Anakin, when he came to slaughter the kids. Reva is therefore there to hunt Vader, in a submarine. But he is not fooled. He knew from the start that she was a former Novice and he used her to track Kenobi…before piercing it.

Darth Vader only has one friend: the Grand Inquisitor.

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In his evil plan to trick Reva, Darth Vader even set out to fake the death of his Grand Inquisitor, who was supposed to have bitten the dust in Episode 2, at the hands of the Third Sister. But he survived (we don’t know how) and it was all calculated apparently. This Grand Inquisitor was in cahoots. In confidence. Proof that beyond his master – The Emperor – Darth Vader has a true ally, even a friend, within the dark side…

Darth Vader is going to learn that he is a dad?!

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Senator Bail Organa probably made a big mistake, recording a message that concretely reveals the existence of these hidden children, and in particular a very special boy, stashed on Tattooine at a certain Owen’s. 10-year-old Luke – who we see sleeping peacefully at his Uncle’s at the end of the episode – suspects nothing. But it may well be that by the end ofObi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader learns of its existence. That Anakin discovers that his children survived Padmé’s death. That he has a son hidden somewhere in the galaxy. Which would explain why he is aware in Episode V : “I am your father !” And what would justify this enormous upheaval in the Force felt by Obi in the last moments of this episode 5. Nothing will ever be the same again, when Vader learns that he has children…

Obi-Wan Kenobi will end on Disney Plus next Wednesday, June 22.

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