Obi-Wan’s Anakin Hallucination Makes Vader’s Entrance So Much Scarier

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 3,Obi-Wan’s hallucination of his fallen apprentice Anakin Skywalker made Darth Vader’s entrance so much more frightening in Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 3. Shocked that Anakin is alive after the Third Sister taunted him with the revelation, Obi-Wan’s uncertainty in the Force during this dark time for the galaxy is shown to have greatly increased. Likewise, it also explains the hallucination he sees of Anakin while protecting young Princess Leia, just before he faces Darth Vader for the very first time.,In Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 3, Obi-Wan and Leia arrive on the mining colony of Mapuzo. As they travel, Obi-Wan sees a hallucination of a hooded and robed Jedi. As he turns, Obi-Wan can see that it’s Anakin Skywalker staring back at him. However, he has no helmet, mask, or life-support armor. This is because Obi-Wan has no idea what Anakin looks like in the present and, up until recently, thought his apprentice and brother had died on the lava banks of Mustafar a decade prior in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.,Related: What Darth Vader’s “Now I Am The Master” Line Means After Kenobi,As a result, Obi-Wan seeing Darth Vader in all of his intimidating glory is made so much worse following the earlier hallucination. As Vader gets closer and closer to the place where Kenobi is hiding, he tortures the nearby townspeople in an attempt to draw out the Jedi master. It’s an unfiltered look at the terrifying and powerful Sith Lord Darth Vader has become, leaving very little room for the former Jedi he was once that Obi-Wan saw earlier in the episode.,One of Darth Vader’s most intense lines in the episode is the response he gives Obi-Wan when he asked Vader what he’d become: “I am what you made me.” While Obi-Wan was responsible for all of the pain and cybernetics Vader now needs to survive after his defeat in Revenge of the Sith, this line can also be extrapolated to cover the scope of Anakin’s entire life. After all, Obi-Wan trained Skywalker to become a Jedi at Qui-Gon Jinn’s insistence,Hopefully, seeing the darkness of the Sith Lord and Obi-Wan’s subsequent duel with Darth Vader at the end of Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 3 will be enough to convince Kenobi of what he comes to realize in A New Hope. During this era, Darth Vader is more machine than man. He’s not yet at a place where he can be redeemed, and he’s truly been transformed into a monster. It’s what made Obi-Wan’s hallucination of Anakin in this episode the perfect set-up, making Darth Vader’s entrance all the more terrifying in this new chapter of Obi-Wan Kenobi.,More: Star Wars Theory Reveals Obi-Wan Fakes His Death In Kenobi’s Ending,Obi-Wan Kenobi releases new episodes Wednesdays on Disney+.