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Obi-Wan = OB-1?

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Hey guys, I've heard about this idea of Obi-Wan in the OT being a clone (OB-1) of the original Obi-Wan Kenobi (or just Ben, depending on the case). I've sometimes heard that the original Obi-Wan of the Prequels is killed by Anakin while the OT Obi-Wan (the clone) escaped with Luke. 

Does anyone know where this comes from and does anyone think this can actually work when writing a prequel rewrite? Just curious.

"Adventure, excitement. A Jedi craves not these things!"

- Yoda

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I read somewhere that the OB-1 idea might have originated in a prequel fanscript someone wrote back in the '80s, after ROTJ came out.

“Okay, I’m goin’, takin’ off. See ya… bye….” — Chip Douglas

“This concludes our broadcast day. Click.” — Chip Douglas

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Yes but how would this idea be used in a prequel rewrite? Would the clone OB-1 be the main character as he grows into the Obi-Wan of the OT? Would he just be there on the side while the original Obi-Wan and Anakin go off in the war? 

"Adventure, excitement. A Jedi craves not these things!"

- Yoda

W.S.

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"I don't recall ever being a droid."

“Okay, I’m goin’, takin’ off. See ya… bye….” — Chip Douglas

“This concludes our broadcast day. Click.” — Chip Douglas