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What Role is Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea is Playing in Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Spoilers Ahead!

Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered on Disney+ today. There’s a lot to process from the first two episodes, as Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen make their long-awaited comeback to the Star Wars franchise. While fans eagerly anticipate a rematch between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, several aspects of the released two installments piqued their interest, notably an appearance that caught many by surprise.

Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s first episode was released today

Obi-Wan Kenobi is set ten years after the prequel film Revenge of the Sith and follows the eponymous character as he unwillingly embarks on a new mission after Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) is abducted. He discovers an unsettling revelation about his former Padawan Anakin while also coming closer to being caught.

Is Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers in Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers
Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers

Give yourself a pat on the back if you noticed Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Obi-Wan Kenobi. The bassist plays a character named Vect Nokru in the show, and he has a leading part in it. Under the orders of Inquisitor Reva, the Third Sister, Vect Nokru leads a crew of bounty hunters that capture the young Princess Leia (Moses Ingram). They do this to entice Obi-Wan, and they use the princess as bait since Reva knows the Jedi won’t be able to resist saving her.

Obi-Wan Kenobi – Who is Flea?

Obi-Wan Kenobi restarts ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and nine years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope. Kenobi (a terrific Ewan McGregor) is now a Jedi Master, but rather a distant protector of Luke Skywalker, keeping a watch on Darth Vader’s offspring on Tatooine. Vader, of course, hasn’t forgotten about his old master and dispatches his Inquisitors to follow him down.

Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen)
Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen)

Third Sister Reva (Moses Ingram) employs a bounty hunter to capture Leia Organa in order to lure Kenobi out of hiding. Vect Nokru, performed by Flea, is that criminal. Since Kenobi aided Bail Organa during the Clone Wars, the Alderaan Senator is hoping to gain the Jedi’s help in finding his daughter. Kenobi does indeed dig out his old lightsaber and travels to Daiyu to save the girl — and face Vect.

The first two episodes for Obi-Wan Kenobi are now available to watch on Disney+.

Written by Varshit Sharma

Marvel did what Mathematics didn't - it helped me find the value of X, which turned out to be 'Beware spoilers ahead!!'