Wasn’t the first stone of the Rebellion just laid in episode 4?
For 4 episodes, the series Obi-Wan Kenobi distills here and there a host of clues about the universe Star Wars. About the Jedi on the run, who have escaped Order 66 and are holed up across the Galaxy. But also on the underground network that helps them hide from the Empire and flee the Inquisitors.
Obi-Wan Kenobi and all the Jedi who survived Order 66 in Star Wars
A network called “Passage”, which we understand is in fact the ancestor of the Rebel Alliance. The famous resistance that will oppose Darth Vader and Palpatine, whose greatest feat will remain to have blown up the Death Star in episode IV!
So, on Disney+, Obi-Wan Kenobi discreetly sows the first seeds of the organization. Because in the timeline Star Wars, the series takes place in 9 BC. BY, i.e. 9 years before the events of the first film of 1977, A New Hope. At that time, the Alliance did not yet exist concretely.
There are many cells, whose creation dates back to the Clone Wars (just before the events of Episode III), set up at the time to fight against the separatist forces. It will be necessary to wait several years for these small groups, initiated moreover by Kenobi, merge into a single organization. This will happen in the year 2 BC. BY, with the Corellian treaty signed by the groups from the planets Corellia, Chandrila and Alderaan, led by Bail Organa, Mon Mothma and Garm Bel Iblis. The Alliance will then adopt this symbol which has become cult, present on the helmets of X-Wings pilots… and derived from the Jedi symbol (possibly according to the imagination of Sabine Wren, which we will see in the Ashoka Tano series in live).
In the meantime, it is indeed the symbol of the Jedi Order which still serves as a rallying sign for the “Passage”‘, in the series Kenobi. It is this symbol that annoys Reva. Because she understands that a clandestine network is being formed. He is still in his infancy. Not militarized at all. But she absolutely seeks to discover it in order to destroy it at the root. Fortunately, the young Leia will hold her tongue and thus protect the future of the organization of which she will become the leader, at the death of her father, in the destruction of Alderaan (by the Death Star, in Episode IV) .
Even more, the rescue mission of episode 4, on the Moon of Nur, at the seat of the Inquisitorius, is the founder of what will become of the Alliance. Because 7 years before its creation, the rebels who then worked in the shadows did not want to fight. Only to be “righteous”, helping hunted Jedi escape purge and death. But by launching this attack on this secret Empire headquarters, they have declared a form of war. “You are soldiers now”launches in particular the undercover officer Tala to complete this episode 4. The series Obi-Wan Kenobi has just laid the first stone of the Rebellion of Star Wars.