The Obi-Wan Disney+ series may be on hold, but that hasn’t dimmed our curiosity. The Illuminerdi has recently uncovered that, A’Sharad Hett, would have potentially been at the center of the series as a central villain. This character from the Legends continuity has sparked some ideas about what the story of the Obi-Wan series could have been, before it hit delays.
WHO IS A’SHARAD HETT?
A’Sharad Hett was a Jedi during the events of the Clone Wars in the old Legends continuity, which became non-canon when Disney bought LucasFilm along with the rights to the Star Wars franchise. The son of a former Jedi (who was assassinated while in hiding among the Tusken Raiders of Tatooine), Hett went on to become a Jedi himself and a general during the Clone Wars. He even became surprisingly close friends with Anakin Skywalker, fighting alongside him in many battles. Hett was a skilled warrior and eventually proved capable of escaping the Jedi Purge that happened during the events of Revenge of the Sith.
Hett made his way to Tatooine and went on to become a warlord for the Tusken Raiders, like his father once had. Intending to wipe out settlers, spread his influence, and eventually take revenge on the Empire, he and his army made their way to the Lars’ homestead. The farm was home to a young Luke Skywalker and unknown to Hett, protected by Obi-Wan Kenobi,.
The spirit of Qui-Gon Jin appeared to Obi-Wan and warned him in time for him to reach the farm. This eventually led to the Duel on Tatooine. The two had an epic battle that ended in Obi-Wan cutting off Hett’s arm and exposing his skin to the sun. This was considered sacrilege by the Tusken Raiders and his army disbanded. He begged Obi-Wan to give him a warrior’s death, but Obi-Wan spared his life. Hett would eventually leave the planet and become one with the Sith, even taking on the name Darth Krayt and become a chief villain for Luke’s eventual descendant, Cade Skywalker.