Happy Birthday to Obi Wan Kenobi« Like all the Jedi of the old order, Kenobi was taken from his family as an infant to undergo training. He knew very little of his parents or of his brother, though he would later visit them on occasion. Kenobi grew up in the Jedi Temple of Coruscant, alongside such fellow apprentices as Bant, Siri, and Bruck Chun.« For an agonizingly long time, the impatient Kenobi thought he would never be chosen as a Padawan apprentice. The Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, whose past tragedies had left him hesitant to take on a new apprentice, overlooked Kenobi as a Padawan on several occasions. « It was not until young Obi-Wan attempted to bring Qui-Gon's previous apprentice -- one of the few fallen Jedi of the order -- to justice that Jinn accepted Kenobi as his student. « After passing the trials and achieving Knighthood, Obi-Wan's reputation and valor continued to grow unabated. Obi-Wan eventually ascended to the rank of General. It is all the more tragic then that he should be responsible, in part, for the fall of the Jedi and the Republic. It was his successes that fueled the pride that would trigger his own downfall. « Learn more about Obi Wan at the StarWars.com Databank.