Warning: This article contains spoilers from Obi-Wan Kenobi Episodes 4.
The newest episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi revealed one of the darker moments in Star Wars history as we saw row after row of dead Jedi. In the lower levels of the Fortress Inquisitorius, Obi-Wan discovered many of his fallen comrades such as Teru Sinube.
You may not know this isn’t the worst thing that the inquisitors did with their bodies, and the Tomb’s foreshadowing in Star Wars: Rebels was much darker.
As Kanan Jarrus was attempting to train Ezra Bridger, Kanan had serious doubts about his ability to train Ezra by himself. This is understandable given that Kanan (whose real name is Caleb Dume) was only a Padawan when he lost his own master. So when Kanan heard a rumor that Master Luminara Unduli was alive and trapped the ghost crew went out to try and save her. when they arrived however all they found was the silent spirit of Luminara Unduli and her dead body encased in the same way that we see in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
As Ezra and Kanan quickly found out the inquisitor was more than willing to use the Tomb as bait to trap even more Jedi. Who knows how common this tactic was, especially with the mental strain that being alone can take on the surviving Jedi. As we saw at the beginning of Obi-Wan Kenobi many of the Jedi feel defeated and hunted so hope is by far the most enthralling thing that the inquisitors that use.
So Star Wars: Rebels makes it clear that the tomb is far more than just a trophy case of the Sith and their lackeys. It is a strategic tool of false hope to trap even more Jedi into their traps.
Episode 4 of Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming exclusively on Disney+. The next episode will premiere Wednesday, June 1. Be sure to check out all of our coverage on the series, including episode recaps, reviews, and more.