One of the biggest questions in the Star Wars universe after why Obi-Wan doesn’t know R2 and why Jar Jar Binks is why does Obi-Wan seem to lie to Luke about who his father is.
Remember in Star Wars Episode VII: A New Hope Obi-Wan told Luke that Darth Vader betrayed and murdered his father? And then, when Luke found out the truth and asked Force ghost Obi-Wan why he lied, Obi-Wan replied: “Because when George wrote the first movie he didn’t know?” no, wait, sorry, he actually replied that what he told him was true “from a certain point of view”?
Well, in the new Star Wars novel Aftermath: Empire’s End, author Chuck Wendig sets the record straight and explains that it’s all part of the religion of the Force.
In the novel Wendig refers to The Journal of the Whills and a passage in it that reads:
The truth in our soul
Is that nothing is true.
The question of life
Is what then do we do?
The burden is ours
To penance, we hew.
The Force binds us all
From a certain point of view.
The Whills is a big deal in Star Wars as it is an ancient manuscript that deals with the Force and the history of the Star Wars universe and, strangely, has never been spoken about until Rogue One which revealed that Chirrut Imwe was a member of the religious order known as Guardians of the Whills.
We have no doubt that, moving forward, the movies, books and more will refer to the Whills a lot more but in the meantime, the addition of ‘a certain point of view’ in the new novel means that Obi-Wan wasn’t being a, well, dick. But rather he was merely obeying a religious writing.
And let’s be honest, that’s pretty damned clever if you ask us.
What do you all think?