Wait, What? Obi-Wan Kenobi Wasn't Going to Die in A New HopeJames Whitbrook4/14/16 1:24pm25012EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkObi-Wan Kenobi being struck down—and becoming more powerful than we could possibly imagine—is a defining moment in the Star Wars saga. It informs so much of Luke’s journey from farmhand to Jedi Knight. It’s a chapter in the tragic tale of Anakin Skywalker. But in the initial script, it wasn’t going to happen.