But like. What would Obi-wan do with all the limbs? O.o (Like, if he is legit some dark entity maybe he what... incorporates them, like some thousand arms thing? Or, maybe he makes them into those ehh, the dead hand holding a candle, I forget what theyre called, lights. Or... idk. Maybe he doesn't acutally want people to give him extra arms but it happens anyways and he's just sitting there going wtf am I supposed to do with these...)
He feeds them to his pet gundarks of course :) :) :) :)
in a cultish sense, I would imagine that the removal of limbs from a living person would be a way of showing respect to whatever dark entity one was supposed to be worshiping or otherwise courting the favor of.
if I was taking Obi-Wan’s character into consideration, it would probably be more of a power-move? Like a power-game sort of thing? He’d have to be fairly good with a lightsaber to reliably lop limbs off his opponent. So he’s kind of disrespecting them and exerting his power over them by permanently ‘disfiguring’/altering their body. Not really a ‘fetish’ but a ‘signature’. One would not want to draw Kenobi’s attention least one lose a limb.
if I were doing dark!Sith!Limb-removing!Kenobi, and I had him go up against our favorite Jedi, Anakin, on the first meeting Kenobi would likely barely notice Anakin, on the second, Anakin might lose a limb; if he doesn’t on the second meeting he definitely does on the third, where he has Kenobi’s attention. I’d then thwart further attempt of limb removal until Kenobi’s interest has shifted from ‘rival’ to ‘ooh shiny’
going back to the suggestions you had, I think it might be interesting if Kenobi had some stupid little idiot trying to court his favor and become his apprentice by mailing him severed limbs :’) Kenobi is somewhere between insulted and disgusted, because they’ve completely missed the point. It’s not the limb, it’s the removal of that limb, Kenobi leaving a mark on them, a reminder, that’s the purpose and reasoning behind it.
Loki and Robin Hood mightboth beAkechi’s ‘awakening Personas’.
Akechi’s awakening seems to be ‘split’ into two aspects, owing to the intensely ambivalent emotion and conviction he has. You could say that his desire to be loved and his overpowering hatred towards Shido encompasses this. The root of it was probably the birth of his potential as a wild card, and the key to being the most useful pawn. The key to his self-destruction.
Loki on his own represents that dissonance enough, but what if he wasn’t the only one born?
Given that Shido manipulates Akechi from the beginning- the time his Persona power awoke to its full strength- he’s stuck between irreconcilable ideas and emotions, hinging on Loki’s guidance. This meant he doesn’t achieve ‘synthesis’ like the others, due to being stuck in his own cognition trap. He doesn’t even come close to understanding it either, until he meets Akira.
Robin Hood until this point is weak, pitifully so, but heis aware of his existence.
That ‘something special’ about Akira.. might have something to do with how Robin Hood grew stronger. That is, Akechi didn’t gain Robin Hood at that time, but he did grow, quite unexpectedly.
Take that one thing you don’t like about yourself and more often than not that’s the one thing that makes you more special. Whether it’s that gap in your teeth, or that mole you never liked, or your skin color.