“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” features a creepy scene in which Kylo Ren descends into an ancient Sith temple filled with Sith statues. So who are those statues? One Reddit theory has an idea.
What happened: A Reddit user dove into the Wookiepedia and Star Wars canon archive to discover which Siths were represented in the Sith temple on Exegol in “The Rise of Skywalker.”
- The user wrote: “The Statues we see on Exegol are the Four Sages of Dwartii, the ancient founders/philosophers of the Old Republic who were said to be familiar with the Dark Side, and may have even inspired the Sith. This makes Exegol’s ruins very, very old, possibly as old as Ahch-To.”
Deeper dive: ComicBook.com did a deeper dive into the characters to explain who they were.
The Four Sages of Dwartii were Braata, Faya, Sistros, and Yanjon, who were four philosophers from the early days fo the Galactic Republic, and helped shaped the republic into what it eventually became. In the non-canon Star Wars Legends brand, The Four Sages were also influential in the ways of the Force, with Braata said to have encouraged study of the dark side. But none of that is now considered official. Smaller statues of the Four Sages of Dwartii have popped up in the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy and various episodes of The Clone Wars animated series. Chancellor Palpatine kept a set in his office on Coruscant, while Supreme Leader Snoke’s ring was inscribed with glyphs referencing the Four Sages.
Flashback: We’ve seen these statues before in canon Star Wars properties, according to Inverse.
- The statues appeared in “Star Wars Rebels.” Darth Maul and Ezra visit a Sith temple to find a holocron. The statues are there.
- The statues are in Chancellor Palpatine’s office in “Attack of the Clones” and “The Clone Wars.”