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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ fans continue to meme the show’s most forgettable character

The memes are just Wade too much.

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Warning: Spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi to follow

The reception to the cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi is about as sporadic as it gets; for every complaint about a character, there’s an equal or opposite appraisal.

One character, however, seems to be getting the worst of both worlds in the form of immortalization via Reddit memes; perhaps the most effective way to ensure that the departed don’t rest in peace.

Wade, along with new characters Tala and Sully, was a member of The Path, a secret organization that sought to smuggle surviving Jedi away from the Empire’s manhunt after the events of Order 66. In the fourth episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he participated in the rescue of Princess Leia alongside Tala, Obi-Wan, and fellow pilot Sully. After Tala and Obi-Wan are discovered by the Third Sister on the Fortress Inquisitorius’ bridge, Wade and Sully appeared in a pair of airspeeders to rain down suppressing fire on the Empire’s forces, offering a window for Tala, Obi-Wan, and Leia to escape.

Upon the retreat, however, the Third Sister hurled an explosive at Wade’s ship, blowing it up and seemingly killing him. With a member of the Path dead and Tala’s double agency compromised, we left our heroes at a low point in their morale.

Reddit’s morale, however, seems to have spiked inappropriately high from Wade’s sacrifice.

Others posited that a spin-off series starring Wade should begin production, proving once again that the difference between ironic and unironic approval of a character is an impossible one to spot.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is currently streaming on Disney Plus. The fifth episode is scheduled to release tomorrow.

Charlotte Simmons
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Charlotte is a freelance writer for We Got This Covered, a graduate of St. Thomas University's English program, a fountain of film opinions, and the single biggest fan of Peter Jackson's 'King Kong,' probably. Having written professionally since 2018, her work has also appeared in The Town Crier and The East