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A long time has passed since the prequel trilogy, but while we still have to wait for the upcoming live-action series Obi-Wan Kenobi , the legendary Jedi Knight’s story has already been continued without Ewan McGregor — and not in other films or the real series (with the exception of a mini-appearance in «Solo»), but in animated form.
In » Star Wars: The Clone Wars «, which takes place between episodes 2 and 3, Obi-Wan is one of the main characters, experiences numerous adventures and even has a tragic love affair that many fans of the «Star Wars» cinematic adventures probably never knew have heard. » Star Wars Rebels » is chronologically placed after «Obi-Wan Kenobi» but before Episode 4. However, the series marked the debut of the Inquisitors, who also appear in the Obi-Wan series. The Jedi himself has only one short but very concise appearance in «Rebels»: A rematch with Darth Maul that every «Star Wars» fan should have seen.
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So that you don’t have to catch up on the complete animated series «The Clone Wars» and «Rebels» and are still perfectly prepared for «Obi-Wan Kenobi», we have collected the most important episodes about the popular Jedi master here.
Really essential to understand the plot of the new Disney + series will probably not be one of them. But they deepen the character of Obi-Wan considerably and fill important gaps in the Jedi’s biography. Along the way, you’ll also get to know lots of characters and «Star Wars» elements that were later picked up again in » The Mandalorian » and » The Book of Boba Fett «.
And since we’re still waiting a bit for Obi-Wan Kenobi anyway, these episodes are a great way to get in the mood.
«The Clone Wars» Season 2 Episodes 12-14
Don’t be put off by the crude animations. Because although the early seasons of «The Clone Wars» still look very modest, season 2 with its three-episode Mandalore arc already offers a highlight worth seeing.
In the episodes «Conspiracy on Mandalore», «Journey of Temptation» and «The Duchess of Mandalore» we not only get to know the planet and the culture of the Mandalorians, but also their ruler Satine Kryze — and she is not only Bo’s sister -Katan, who we also know from The Mandalorian, but also the one-time love of Obi-Wan Kenobi. But since a Jedi is not allowed to enter into romantic relationships, he had to choose between her and the order. In these three episodes, Obi-Wan meets his true love again after many years as he tries to uncover a possible conspiracy on Mandalore.
«The Clone Wars» Season 4 Episodes 21-22
What did Darth Maul actually become? While moviegoers have only seen an irrelevant mini-comeback in Solo since its dichotomy in Episode 1, the rivalry between him and Obi-Wan has continued through many Clone Wars episodes.
In the episodes «Brothers» and «Revenge,» Savage Opress, a sort of yellow Darth Maul with umpteen muscle mass who was trained by Count Dooku in the Force, goes in search of his presumed-dead kin. In fact, he finds Maul at the bottom of a garbage chute, with mechanical spider legs and close to insanity. Desperate for revenge, the fallen Sith and his new «brother» hunt Obi-Wan in two.
Disney and its affiliates The rivalry between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul gets a lot of space in the animated series.
If you’ve only known Darth Maul as the taciturn, stoic warrior from Episode 1, then his comeback in Clone Wars will come as a shock. Not only because of his irritating spider legs, which luckily are later replaced by regular robo-prostheses, but also because he suddenly won’t stop talking and is emotionally extremely unstable. So while Maul’s Clone Wars debut is a double-edged sword (due to his lightsaber), it sets the stage for some of the most emotional and defining moments in Star Wars animated history…
«The Clone Wars», Season 5 Episode 14-16
«The Dark Bond», «Black Sun Over Mandalore» and «The Two of Me» make up another Mandalore trilogy, only this time starring Darth Maul, who in the meantime has managed to bring the most powerful crime syndicates in the galaxy under his unite leadership. Now he’s targeting the Mandalorians as well. Maul wants to take over Mandalore and use the legendary Darksaber to kill Duchess Satine in order to exact revenge on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Of course the Jedi rushes to help…
«Rebels» Season 3 Episode 20
Since «Rebels» takes place chronologically after «Obi-Wan Kenobi», this episode can hardly be described as preparation for the real series. Still, Twin Suns is an episode that every Obi-Wan fan should know, especially if you’ve watched the Clone Wars episodes starring Darth Maul featured above. Here comes the grand finale to the rivalry between the Jedi and the Sith that began in «Episode 1.»
The final duel between Obi-Wan and Darth Maul was met with controversy as it was surprisingly unspectacular. The author of these lines, however, considers it one of the best in the entire «Star Wars» story , as it symbolically shows how much the Jedi has matured over the years and how much the Sith is guided by blind rage all the time only on the spot stepped. If you really only want to watch one Rebels episode, go for this one — especially since it’s the only one to feature Obi-Wan at all.
Want more The Clone Wars and Rebels?
This should have been the case with the main Obi-Wan episodes from «The Clone Wars» and «Rebels». Of course, there are other exciting episodes from the two series that enrich the «Star Wars» universe. With a total of over 200 episodes, it is clear that not every fan has the time and inclination to watch both series in their entirety. The following tips will help you get started:
If you want to delve deeper into the two series without having to go through too many unnecessary fillers, you will find the category «Star Wars: The Clone Wars — the most important episodes» in the «Star Wars» theme world on Disney+ (simply under the following link scroll down a bit).
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With «Rebels» it is usually enough to watch the first and last story arc of each season. This is usually where the highlights are, where the story is really advanced. There are exceptions like the Obi-Wan-Darth-Maul duel, but they are rather rare.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ on Friday, May 27, 2022 with the first two episodes. After that, starting May 1st, there will always be new episodes every Wednesday (!). The series will consist of six episodes in total.
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