Yes, we’re about to divulge information that shows the Star Wars universe isn’t perfect. It’s a tough pill to swallow for the most devoted fans, but after the mixed response to The Last Jedi, it may go down a little easier.
The latest galactic debate started when writer Dennis DiClaudio took to Twitter with an observation about Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope. Unexpectedly, he points to the hidden Jedi’s method of dress on the planet Tatooine.
According to DiClaudio’s argument, based on the middle trilogy (The Phantom Menace through Revenge of the Sith), Kenobi’s choice of garb was possibly the worst when it comes to blending the Jedi into the world around him. To solidify his point, he shares a promo shot from The Phantom Menace which depicts a young Obi-Wan Kenobi wearing something that may look a little familiar.
As you can expect, pointing out a plot hole in a Star Wars film garnered a large response, some in favor and some against DiClaudio’s observation. Dan McKee (@danieljmckee) expands upon the ridiculousness of Kenobi’s choice of attire simply by pointing to Luke Skywalker’s own garb.
Another user tries to (jokingly) explain it away as Kenobi planning his dress for that day based on a “feeling in the force.”
Time out, when we start Ep 4 that’s the first time you see Ben. It’s plausible that he normally wore overalls or some other desert clothes but he just felt like wearing his robes that day. Maybe he had a feeling in the force and happened to be prepared. Boom continuity 😂👍🏻— Steven Braun (@BrawnByBraun) June 6, 2018
Except why did Luke dress the same minus the cloak?— JRBUpton (@up2000lbs) June 6, 2018
Boom no continuity
The conversation starts to break down into a look at other Tatooine residents, with CodaQueen (@CodaQueen) questioning the status of Jawas and their potential place in the Jedi Order, to which DiClaudio responds appropriately.
There's me thinking he was just dressed as a freakishly tall Jawa. Ruined.— Adam Mumby (@adammumby) June 5, 2018
As much as DiClaudio’s criticism can be taken in jest, Olaus Linn steps in with an admittedly logical answer that only a Star Wars fan could muster.
My understanding always was that Jedi wore robes to fit in with the common folk of the galaxy, as befitting their monk-like existence. As opposed to the Sith, who are all about dramatic appearance and the ostentatious appearance of power.— Olaus Linn (@olauslinn) June 6, 2018
It wouldn’t be a Star Wars debate if people didn’t get overly defensive, with some feeling like DiClaudio is just jumping on the anti-Star Wars bandwagon, but the writer shuts that down with one very simple tweet.
Amidst the back and forth, however, is a much bigger gaff that deserves quite a bit more attention than Obi-Wan’s clothing.
This bothers you more than the fact that he has no memory of R2D2 at this point in time after sharing adventures with him for decades of his life?— jerome vlaska (@winston_fwwm666) June 6, 2018
Then, of course, there’s this thought, which we absolutely must leave you with.
H/T: Mashable, Twitter