9) Obi-Wan’s Death – A New Hope
Picking the most iconic Obi-Wan moment from A New Hope is a tricky task, as the character is an icon himself. While we almost went with the classic “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for” line, ol’ Kenobi’s most iconic moment has got to be his climactic fight with Darth Vader at the end of the movie.
By today’s standards, and to any younger fans who grew up with the much flashier fights of the prequels, the duel between Obi-Wan and Vader might seem a tad tame. However, at the time the movie came out, this scene was as exciting as it got. The franchise’s first major lightsaber battle between good and evil is a significant moment and the part where Obi-Wan fades away into nothingness is etched into every fan’s memory.
A shout-out should also go to the two old frenemies’ later – though chronologically earlier – fateful fight in Revenge of the Sith. The duel to the (near)death in the lava-infested lands of Mutasfa is one of the most dramatic and visually dynamic fights in the franchise.