My analysis of Obi-Wan Kenobi will be drawn from his appearances in the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy and its tie-in novelizations, comic adaptations, and visual dictionaries, the 2003 Clone Wars Microseries and its tie-ins, in addition to his numerous appearances in the books, comics, and video games of the Expanded Universe. As I am focusing on the character within the timeframe of Revenge Of The Sith, I will be devoting most of my attention to Clone Wars-era material.
My analysis of Darth Talon will be drawn from her primary appearance in the Star Wars: Legacy comic series, specifically within the timeframe of the "War" arc, with additional information pulled from the Legacy Handbook and the Legacy-Era Campaign Guide. Background information on both combatants and the overall setting will be drawn from The Essential Guide To The Force, The New Essential Chronology, and the Power Of The Jedi Sourcebook, among others.
The idea for this match-up came from a surprisingly innocuous place: In my abridged versus video, Rahm Kota Vs. Darth Wredd, uploaded back in October of 2018, I cited Master Kenobi and Darth Talon as examples of archetypal members of their respectives organizations, and I found that the side-by-side images of the two I had arranged simply... clicked.
So with all of that out of the way, allow me to present Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs. Darth Talon.
- The Cestus Deception - [04:36], [18:50]
- Jedi Apprentice #1: The Rising Force - [04:40], [33:40], [33:44]
- The New Essential Chronology - [04:45], [33:52], [04:45], [06:11], [18:18], [14:05], [34:24]
- Mysteries of the Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Pg 58-59) - [05:10]
- Revenge of the Sith (novelization) - [05:26], [05:32], [15:57], [35:23], [37:01], [46:02], [05:46], [36:40], [38:28], [38:38], [17:12], [17:23], [17:59], [20:23], [36:22], [38:56], [46:42], [48:01], [36:47], [37:07], [37:10]
- The Complete Visual Dictionary (2006) - [06:47], [06:59], [06:54], [07:02], [14:31]
- The New Essential Guide to Alien Species - [08:15]
- Legacy Handbook (Issue 0), The Sith Empire, Darth Talon (Pg 5) - [09:03]
- The Jedi Path - [11:17], [15:23], [18:09], [34:50], [35:44], [36:01], [37:18], [37:29]
- Scourge - [11:56]
- Labyrinth of Evil - [14:12]. [17:55], [36:17], [46:56]
- Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force (2010) - [14:21]
- Jedi Vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force - [14:27], [14:35]
- Fightsaber: Jedi Lightsaber Combat, (originally published in Star Wars Insider #62) - [15:09], [15:31]
- Fightsaber: Mastering the Art of Lightsaber Combat (online supplement), Form V: Shien/Djem So - [15:16]
- Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - [15:43]
- Legacy Era Campaign Guide - [21:51], [27:43], [41:31], [44:45], [24:15]
- The Essential Guide to Warfare - [22:37]
- Barely Tolerable: Alien Henchmen of the Empire, Part 2 (online supplement) - [24:19]
- Power of the Jedi Sourcebook - [35:05], [36:12]
- Attack of the Clones (novelization), Chapter 18 - [38:20]