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Obi-Wan or Anakin?

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Alright, who would you use as the main protagonist of your PT rewrite? I know some people use Anakin because he was the main guy in the actual PT, but others use Obi-Wan. Any reason why? If you still want to use Anakin, why? Just curious.

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Neither. I would keep the Lucas Prequel Trilogy as is and weave a new tale in and out of it, just to make things interesting.

I would focus on another character entirely, probably female, who becomes associated with Anakin during one of his Clone Wars missions. Anakin at this time has placed himself in hibernation in order to survive otherwise lethal wounds, and so he must communicate telepathically with this female protagonist in order to survive. He mentally guides her through piloting the ship, but as she is part of a gang of scrap merchants illegally scavenging the Clone Wars battlefields, she must avoid the Republic, and so they part ways at the end of Episode 1. Neither she, nor the audience, has even seen Anakin's face or heard his spoken voice, letting their imagination fill in the details of this legendary character.

Episode 2 focuses on our protagonist's growing aggression and the first hints of Force sensitivity (attributed to a subconscious mental link to Anakin), and her insistence that she should join the Republic and fight with Anakin. She secretly joins a squadron under the command of another Jedi, but Order 66 comes down the line and she only barely manages to save her Jedi commander. She almost dies herself, blacking out and thinking that Anakin has been killed.

Episode 3 shows that our protagonist is now seemingly without any power in the Force, attempting to serve her Jedi commander. It is also concerned with the children of the Jedi, including the child of Anakin, and with our protagonist confronting Vader in a final aerial combat. The Clone Wars are over, but the final battle of the Clone Wars has begun...

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I originally planned to make Ben the main character, but with the way my story's evolving, it looks like both characters are going to get equal prominence.

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I agree with DuracellEnergizer. Both Anakin and Obi-Wan have to be the main characters in the prequels, obviously one will have more weight in the prequels, being Anakin and Obi-Wan in the prequels as Luke and Han in the OT.

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The first of the two we're introduced to would be Anakin, with a similar reveal to Luke in ANH. Then Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon meet him, and he goes with them in order to help them with their problem...

After that they share similar screen time, but Anakin would have the most.

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the Star Wars nine episode series is about the Skywalker clan. That's it. That's who we focus on, that's who we follow. No Skywalker, no care! Lucas himself established this pattern and theme with 4, 5, and 6. When A New Hope starts off we see Vader and Leia, then we go to Luke, then back to Leia, then Luke again, some stuff with Vader and back to Leia and so it goes. Thats it. We see the same pattern in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. All the major points of all the films deal with a Skywalker. So the prequels should have concentrated more on anakin and padme mostly then obi-wan.

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Anakin. From the way he was described in the original trilogy it makes him much more intriguing than Obi-Wan. 

I think that an Obi-Wan-centric movies would work but I think the appeal of a prequel to the original films is to find out what Darth Vader was like as a Jedi, the heroic tales of Anakin Skywalker.

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I've been doing some thinking, and I have this idea where the main focus is not Obi-Wan or Anakin, but Owen. 

We already know much about Anakin and Obi-Wan, and using them over and over again can get repetitive. Owen doesn't have much aside from being the uncle who dies in ANH, but his connection to Obi-Wan and Anakin does make up for it. 

Going off of old ideas, I imagine Owen as Obi-Wan's brother. He can either not have the Force or not be strong in it, but he's ultimately a starship captain who's witnessing and adapting to the changing times.

My main trio in this case would be Owen, Beru, and Obi-Wan (acting as the Luke, Leia and Han). At first, the story would be them dealing with the Clone Wars as Obi-Wan begins to taken Anakin under his wing. Then, skip to after the Clone Wars, when Owen sees the Empire's rise and helps Obi-Wan escape the Jedi purge, while unaware of Anakin's fate. Owen would slowly but surely become the uncle due to the things he had seen in both the war and the Empire.

So what do you guys think? Does it have any merit? Does anything need to be improved upon? I'd like to hear. Thank you.

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

- Yoda

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The way I had figured it is that Obi-Wan and Anakin would be the main characters at the very beginning, before shifting focus to the leaders of the rebellion near the end of Episode II and through Episode III (Obi-wan disappears at the end of Episode II, after defeating some unknown cloaked figure in a Tie-Fighter factory in duel. He takes the name 'Ben' as a tribute to a fallen friend of his, though this wouldn't be stated outright. He doesn't show up again until STAR WARS) Characters like Mon Mothma, that bearded guy in the briefing scene in STAR WARS, and Admiral Ackbar would be prominent secondary characters before taking the reins at the end of Episode II as we see the rebellion formed amidst the continuing rise of the empire.

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