i mean, clearly obi-wan & lando are being run by the same player, right? obi-wan is the guy in collusion with the dungeon master, all "let me be the mentor: give me some extra levels & i'll bow out early in the game. the balrog/vader can kill me" & then rather than have a resurrection story, the player just makes a new character of equivalent level. lando comes in out of nowhere, half npc, half pc, half deus ex machina (1/2 + 1/2 + 1/2) & all of a sudden, boom! there you have it. i wish jenny would hurry up with the sangria!