Monday, May 16, 2005

Overrated Jedi

I always get a bunch of complaints from my friends for this belief, but I truly believe that Obi-Wan Kenobi is completely overrated!

First off, he should never have been able to kill Darth Maul! Obi-Wan was still a Jedi Apprentice when he faced Maul. Darth Maul was a trained killer; a true dark lord of the Sith! I still am offended that George Lucas allowed Maul to be defeated by Obi-Wan in the manner that occurred at the end of Phantom Menace! Obi-Wan simply didn't win by a fluke or a matter of chance; he sliced Maul in half! How can people stand for this blasphemy!

Obi-Wan vs General Grievous... how is it that Obi-Wan, a newly appointed Jedi Master, could overcome Grievous where no other Jedi Master before him could? And not only that, Obi-Wan defeats Grievous all alone. It's impossible! The only reason this is because Obi-Wan has a guardian angel, George Lucas!

Under no circumstance should Obi-Wan be able to defeat Anakin! Obi-Wan may have more experience, but he certainly is not more powerful! I can only accept Obi-Wan's victory over Anakin as a mistake or simply luck (seems like he has a lot of dumb luck)!

Obi-Wan receives entirely too much credit for training Luke. He only exposed Luke to the Force, he didn't really train him on how to use... simply how to feel it. Yoda did all of the tedious work in training Luke.

Put simply, Obi-Wan really isn't as great as he's made out to be. He really just 'Forest Gumped' his way through the entire Star Wars story.


lgl said...

I heart R2D2. Do you?

Frank said...

R2D2 rocks!