He cut off the arm of a drunken patron because he was about to get in a fight with Luke...I think giving Vader (the right hand man of Palpatine) his all would have been a given. And anything could have delayed the arrival of the Clone Army.
I do agree with you, just playing Devil's Advocate, more or less.
As for your second post, OB1 never wanted Luke to redeem his father, he specifically told him to not even try, that his father was dead, consumed by the dark side. He wanted Luke to kill him.
Even if did not want Luke to redeem his father, my original point still stands. His sacrifice brought both time and a chance for Kenobi to communicate with Luke at any critical time when Luke needed to rely on the Force to guide him.
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OB1 was selfish. He was tired of living on a dusty planet for the second half of his life. Not exactly the fate a Jedi Master like him deserves and he knew if he died that he could be with Qui-Gon. The fact that he could converse with Luke after he did this was just a good scapegoat.
Nah he clearly knew him, and seemed to look at him like an uncle. My guess would be he used to know him much better as a kid, but at some point Owen got annoyed and decided he didn't want Luke to have anything to do with the Jedi.
Lol yes it was. Was hoping they would explain that more in the prequels. Oh well. Dnt always get what we want.
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Ben actually went there and eventually saved Vader, showed him how to become a Force Ghost and went to reunite him with Luke after death. Considering how he totally failed to train Anakin as a decent jedi, I think his sacrifice in that regard was kind of needed.
Maybe Georgie had something up his sleeve in ANH that was supposed to be further explored with this line.
But it did not pan out. Luke was in the fight of his life with Vader in Cloud City...Obiwan could have at the very least popped up during that fight, dropped his pants and flashed Vader a view of his wrinkled, glowing @$$ just to provide a distraction.
But he didn't, as he declared on Dagobah if Luke faced Vader prematurely Kenobi couldn't get involved. Something was restricting this (not his choice; he glumly declares that Luke was their last hope before Yoda drops the Leia hint).
George hadn't fully written out the force powers with ANH. The lightsabers were used with two hands, instead of one in ANH (for the most part). If OB1 wanted to make it back to the MF, he could have. But George did not want to write it that way. It happened that he ran into Vader as he was running back to the ship. Why didn't OB1 get back to the ship, faster? Why didn't he create a distraction with force push/pull? Again, George hadn't fully written out the force powers with ANH.