It Looks Like Obi-Wan Kenobi Has Been Confused With Jesus Christ

In an innocent mistake, a child has innocently confused Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi with Jesus Christ of Nazareth. In the Star Wars Episode II the Attack of the Clones, Yoda explained how amazing children are by saying how wonderful the mind of a child is. And a new childís quiz about Jesus Christ appears to have confused the two. Last week, a Star Wars fan on Twitter that goes by Depressed Darth shared an image of what appears to be a Sunday school-quiz that is designed to figure out if children can recognize a picture of Jesus Christ. The person most likely a child who answered the questions decided that the image wasnít Jesus, but rather, Obiwon Kenobi. Which isnít so crazy as the two look quite similar, both having a beard, with similar hairstyles, and the special ability to communicate with the living after they have died.

This wouldn't be the first time an icon of Christianity has been confused with a character from a fantasy novel or film. In January, a woman from Brazil discovered she had mixed up the Lord of the Rings Elf Lord Elrond with that of the Saint Anthony. Obi-Wan Kenobi has been rumored to return in The Last Jedi, which will be released in theaters on December 15 of this year.

Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi is the fictional character from the Star Wars movie franchise. In the original trilogy, he is portrayed by actor Alec Guinness, while in the prequel movie trilogy a younger version of the Obiwon character portrayed by actor Ewan McGregor. In the original trilogy, Obiwon is a mentor to Luke Skywalker, to whom his character introduces the ways of the Jedi. In the prequel movie trilogy, Obiwon is a master and friend to Anakin Skywalker. Obi-Wan is often featured as the main character in various other Star Wars media. When Obi-Wan was portrayed by Alec Guinness's in Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope released in 1977, it was the only time the actor had received an Oscar nomination for acting in a Star Wars film. Alec Guinness received an Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Obi-Wan Kenobi was first introduced in the original Star Wars film living as the hermit Ben Kenobi on the planet Tatooine. When Luke Skywalker and the droid known as C-3PO wander off in search of the lost droid R2-D2, Ben Kenobi rescues them from a band of native Tusken Raiders. At his home, R2-D2 plays Ben a recording of Princess Leia played by actress Carrie Fisher that explains that R2-D2 contains the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire's superweapon. Princess Leia asks Obi-Wan to deliver the droid and the plans safely to the planet Alderaan to help the Rebel Alliance. Ben Kenobi reveals to Luke Skywalker that his real name is Obi-Wan and that he is a Jedi Master, a member of an ancient group of special warriors that were hunted down by Obi won apprentice Darth Vader, the apparent killer of Luke Skywalkers father. Obi-Wan gives Luke his father's lightsaber and asks Luke to accompany him to Alderaan and take up Jedi training. Luke Skywalker declines but promises to take Obi-Wan as far as Anchorhead Station. After Luke Skywalker finds his uncle and aunt killed by Imperial troops, he agrees to go with Obi-Wan to Alderaan and to start training as a Jedi. This Star Wars Obiwon story is just one of the trending stories you will find on the Inverse site. The site also has science news, innovation, entertaining, culture, mind, and body and so much more. **

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