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    8 Shocking Facts About Obi-Wan And Darth Vader For Star Wars Day

    In honor of #Maythe4thbewithYou: 8 facts you probably didn't know about Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader....and because today is all about the fans, cosplayers portray the famous archenemies.

    1. Darth Vader is the most popular and profitable character in all of the Star Wars universe.

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    He may be bad, but he's perfectly good at it.

    ...billion-dollar good.

    2. Obi-Wan Kenobi almost quit the force.

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    An early draft of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi saw Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda leaving the Force to more directly aid Luke.

    3. Darth Vader and C-3PO are tied for the record of the most limbs lost.

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    Each lost five limbs over the course of six Star Wars films.

    4. The actor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi thought of the Star Wars films as “fairy-tale rubbish”.


    Good thing the rest of the world didn't share Alec Guiness' poor taste.

    5. BTW, that actor earned 2% of the gross box office receipts for all Star Wars movies he appeared in.

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    .....Ultimately reeling in over $95 million.....Still feel like "fairy-tale rubbish"?

    6. Darth Vader’s mother, Shmi Skywalker, claims that there was no father.

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    Vader, you have no father!

    7. Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi appear quite often for Star Wars.

    They are 2 of only 4 characters that appear in all 6 Star Wars films (before Force Awakens) - the other 2 characters are R2-D2 and C-3PO.

    8. Darth Vader wasn't supposed to wear a helmet.

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    One of George Lucas' artists designed it as an accessory for Vader's character, but Lucas thought it fit, so the helmet stuck.


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