Does Obi-Wan Kenobi Have a Family?

In 1999’s The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan Kenobi is a 25-year-old Padawan apprentice to Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson). There isn’t a Karate Kid-style training montage, so we’re left to imagine how young he was while learning from Qui-Gon. It’s apparent that Obi-Wan has a lot of affection for his master.

In Obi-Wan’s third episode, McGregor’s titular Jedi says, “As Jedi, we’re taken from our families when we’re very young.” He continues, “I still have flashes. Flashes, really. My mother’s shawl. My father’s hands. I recall a newborn baby . . . Yes, I believe I had a brother. Don’t remember him particularly well.” This seemingly obscure allusion is actually rooted in the Star Wars extended universe and a certain Owen Kenobi.