HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 20: An original ILM Darth Vader costume at the opening of Rich Correll's "Icons Of Darkness" VIP celebration on October 20, 2021 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Part VI Resolved
A Plot Hole That
Dates Back To
Episode IV
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” has been a huge success on Disney+, and many long-time Star Wars fans found the show answering questions they’ve had since the beginning of the franchise. In particular, the season finale resolves a plot hole that dates all the way back to the first movie in 1977.
Following their epic lightsaber battle in the final episode, the injured Vader tells Obi-Wan that Anakin Skywalker is dead and that his villainous persona is all that's left. "You didn't kill Anakin Skywalker," he says. "I did." Obi-Wan agrees with this sentiment and calls his nemesis "Darth" when he leaves.
The scene also explains why Obi-Wan never referred to Anakin by his real name in the original "Star Wars" movie. He accepts that his former friend has been consumed by the powers of darkness, and he refuses to acknowledge them as the same person.