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This article is about Obi-Wan Kenobi's brother. You may be looking for Owen Lars.
Owen
Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Owen was the brother of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The famous Jedi Knight had vague memories of playing with his brother in his youth before being taken to Coruscant for training. It is recorded that Kenobi might have visited him and the rest of his family occasionally later in his life.

Behind the scenes

Early printings of the novelization of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi included a fragment identifying an Owen (implied to be Luke Skywalker's adoptive uncle) as Obi-Wan Kenobi's brother. Said brother was later alluded to in the Jedi Apprentice book series. However, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones revealed Luke's uncle as Anakin Skywalker's step-brother, and gave him the surname Lars, establishing him as someone different from Kenobi's brother. Further mention of Owen was eliminated from later printings of the Return of the Jedi novelization, leaving Obi-Wan's brother as a mostly unexplored character. It is conceivable that the name similarities may have given rise (in-universe) to an erroneous conflation of the two Owens in galactic records, and thus account for the out-of-universe misidentification.

Coincidentally, Ewan McGregor's stunt double in the prequel trilogy was Nash Edgerton, brother to Joel Edgerton who plays a young Owen Lars in the prequel.

Appearances

  • Jedi Apprentice: The Hidden Past (Mentioned only)

Sources


This article uses material from the "Owen (Kenobi)" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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