Here’s Why Obi-Wan Kenobi Buried Two Lightsabers

Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor, is finally out, and people are loving it. The first episode saw him after his battle with Anakin on Mustafar, on Tatooine, where he had planned to spend the next two decades. His padawan had fallen to the dark side, and all he could do right now was to retire from being a Jedi until Luke grew up. So a very interesting scene saw him burying two lightsabers, as opposed to a single one, that was his own. We believe that this scene was bigger than you think and here is why Obi-Wan Kenobi buried two lightsabers!Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

Disney+’s Obi-Wan is one of the most ambitious Star Wars projects that bring back McGregor in the titular role. Fans have loved his iteration of the character for a long time and seeing him back is a dream come true. The series will finally reveal what Obi-Wan had been up to during his exile on Tatooine, following the fall of the Jedis. He is seen putting his days as a Jedi behind him as he buries his lightsaber, along with Anakin’s. Many viewers don’t seem to understand the significance of this masterpiece of a scene. But don’t worry because we are here. Also, let us know if we missed anything.



Obi-Wan Kenobi took Anakin as his padawan right after the death of his master, Qui-Gon Jinn. From that moment, Kenobi trained Anakin in the ways of the Jedi. In one of the many training scenes in Episode 2: Attack of the Clones, we see Kenobi teaching Anakin about the lightsabers. He says to Anakin, “This weapon is your life.“. And it is not just him, Lightsabers are the signature weapon of a Jedi and his identity, even. Even more, it helps its wielder to focus better, thus becoming a better warrior. It even binds itself with its wielder because of the Kyber crystal contained inside them. We saw this happening with Anakin as he became a better Jedi and a worthy master.


A moment came in Anakin’s life when he and his lightsaber were no longer two entities. They had become one and Kenobi knew it. So, when he fell to the dark side, he believed that the Anakin he knew was now dead. And that is why, after the Battle of Mustafar, Kenobi took Anakin’s saber because he was no longer worthy to wield the weapon of the Jedis. And when he got to know that Anakin has a son, he tried to keep it safe for Luke. He did this by burying his saber, right alongside his own, in the shifting sands of Tatooine.


Why Obi-wan Kenobi Buried Two Lightsabers

But there was an even bigger reason that many fans missed. When Anakin fell to the dark side, Kenobi felt like he failed him as his master. He started to regret every moment of his life that led him and his padawan down this path. And every one of those regrets was represented by this saber. Also,  it represented all the good times he had with him. He didn’t want to lose those because he never believed that Anakin turned. Instead, he said that Anakan died. And since this saber belonged to him, and he was the Chosen One, it made sense to him that Anakin’s son gets it.



This is not the first time that the franchise has shown the significance of burying the lightsabers in pairs. The ending of Star Wars Episode 9 saw Rey burying two lightsabers, belonging to Luke and Leia, under what she thinks is a great location. However, as opposed to Obi-Wan’s reason to bury the sabers, Rey buried them to preserve their legacy. Another difference was that she wanted someone to find those sabers. She wanted someone with the potential to become great Jedis like them to find those sabers and make them their own. So, in a way, Obi-Wan’s burying of lightsabers scene makes us appreciate the ending sequence of Episode 9 a little more.


What other reasons can you think about why Obi-Wan Kenobi buried two Lightsabers? Let us know your answers down in the comments.

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