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Lucas' Original Return Of The Jedi Plans Made Obi-Wan Luke's Uncle

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Obi-Wan Kenobi and Owen Lars nearly shared an unexpected connection in Return of the Jedi, whose early story drafts revealed that the two are brothers.

This connection, which would have recontextualized Obi-Wan Kenobi’s relation to Luke Skywalker by essentially making him Luke’s uncle, made its way into one Legends-era book before being reconned twice.

Had the connection been canonical, Obi-Wan and Owen’s dishonesty to Luke throughout his upbringing would become even more complex.

Luke and his twin sister Leia were raised separately and didn’t receive Jedi training early in their lives. As part of a long-term plan by Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Bail Organa to eventually bring the Jedi Order back and defeat the Sith, the two would be kept hidden from the Empire and begin their Jedi training when the time was right.

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