How Obi-Wan Kenobi Chapter 5 borrows from classic Star Wars comics

The cover of Star Wars: Republic #55, with scenes from Obi-Wan Kenobi Chapter 5.

Obi-Wan is at the heart of two very different battles for Jabeem.
picture: Cave Walker/Dark Horse Comics, Lucasfilm

contemporary star wars far from afraid acceptance concept This works from the expanded universe and puts them loosely into its own narrative. Last week’s second-to-last episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi It’s no different — but on Return to Jabim, a deadly conflict between the Empire and future rebels, the series bears an intriguing resemblance to its source.

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The Planet Jabim We See Obi-Wan Kenobi Notably different from what we’ve seen in the origin story of “Battle of Jabim,” this is Dark Horse Comics’ four-issue 2003 story arc Star Wars: Republic. We see the dusty discomfort of Tala, Obi-Wan and Roken immediately different from the rainy world in the story of W. Haden Blackman, Brian Ching, Viktor Llamas, Joe Wayne and Sno Cone Studios, but it’s In the scene – the setting, too. Obi-Wan KenobiThe Jabim is our hero’s haven, home of the road, an organization dedicated to driving the Force-sensitive from the evil long arms of the Empire.Jabim republic It’s hell for our heroes, both the Republic and the Jedi are locked in a nightmarish guerrilla war, literally, but morally too, a losing battle with a former Republic world that has clearly supported secession Doctrine’s backing…and a world where the Republic finally gave up at the end of the arc.

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picture: Brian Ching, Viktor Llamas, Joe Wayne and Sno Cone Studios/Dark Horse Comics

Of course, Obi-Wan is important to both stories for different reasons, but they all have one thing in common – what his presence means to the idea that he inspires hope in those around him during dark times. In the fifth chapter of the Disney+ series, Obi-Wan is the focal point that brings The Path’s sprawling fighters together as the Empire, Rewa, and ultimately Vader forge a bloody path through their base. He buys them time, interacts directly with Reva, and then chooses to hand himself over to Vader at the episode’s climax; he’s the one who struggles with his Jedi identity throughout the series, a leader and a Inspirational characters that calm nerves and thrill. Even as things went from bad to worse and people started dying and everything seemed lost, Obi-Wan kept everything together so the survivors could escape.

Obi-Wan can’t do it republic Because he spent most of the arc missing, presumed dead.Playing with characters we know is a bold twist Have In order to survive the Clone Wars, his loss is over the next four when a Republic AT-AT walker is blown up by Jabimi forces and Obi-Wan and several other Jedi Masters are involved in the blast. question. In a situation where the fight for the world has deteriorated, Obi-Wan’s only voice of reason is not only in its tragic impact on Anakin, who believes he has lost his master, but in all the desperation . That explosion.The battle of Jabim is rough in a minority star wars The story is told, both in the old EU and in the current canon – we see clips of a month of fighting, with the Republic’s army gradually weakened despite the Jedi (at this point all but a team of orphaned apprentices, Anakin in it now) and clones’ advanced arsenal, or their Force skills and strategies. The apprentices, plagued by the fighting around them, slowly began to fall apart, and Anakin, deeply hurt by Obi-Wan’s absence, drew himself in in a way that he couldn’t stand up to lead.Hope is in short supply Star Wars: Republics version of this story, it’s a hope largely provided by Obi-Wan’s presence.

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Ultimately, this makes for a fascinating contrast between the two versions of the battle, even if they share similarities in the terrifying stakes and stories of overwhelming force for our heroic characters. Obi-Wan It ends with the survivors of the Path barely leaving the world alive, though not without sacrifices in the process.When the “Battle of Jabim” arc is in republic, readers witness the military and moral carnage of heroes. The Apprentices and their troops were eventually wiped out in a brutal battle against Jabimi separatists, after Anakin was elevated from the last stand due to Prime Minister special treatment – only for being exhausted, broken, and still emotionally wounded. The damaged Jedi made a terrible decision: prioritize the evacuation of Republic survivors over members of the Jabimi army who supported the Republic in the war, leaving them stranded on a planet now completely devastated by a conflict that the Republic helped start.

no one left jabiem republic To make it a hero, it must even be a good guy, including Anakin.Although his presence still exists Obi-Wan Kenobi As a shadow of Darth Vader’s vengeance, his master’s same presence — this time for all to see — means at least some will survive as heroes in the world’s latest battle.


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