Originally Posted by Sordid Dreams
Yeah, I think the existence of the OT is pretty much the most important reason for all of this, including the incredibly stupid decision by Kenobi and Yoda to split up at the end of Ep3.
What else did you think was going to happen? That seemed like the only possible outcome. The original Trilogy--particularly Episodes V and VI--kind of solidified this.
It was there from the start.