MIB was not the first Smokey!
MIB was not the first Smokey;
‘mother’ knew that on entering the light it would be worst than death I.e the punishment of your soul being trapped as smoke, bodyless, and eternal hell.
‘mother’ clearly was the protector for many hundreds if not thousands of years. And would have witnessed lots on the island.
The Egyptians demonstrated in their hieroglyphs in the temple of a smokey with the Egyptian god. This clearly pre dates MIB and Jacob.
I believe the story has looped over and over again throughout history, each time the protector looking to hand over the island when they couldn’t do it any longer.
I believe the purpose of the show, showing us the Egyptian references was to highlight the age, or like some kind of prop to demonstrate that the story has been going since ancient times. So there was no need to explain or show us the Egyptian story.
I also believe (which I think back up my multiple smokey theory) that once the egyptians defeated the smokey they built the statue to worn others from landing on the island and then left themselves never to return! If you look up the statue of taweret one of it’s meaning is the warning of evil or the devil or something like that. In Richards flash back episode one of the slaves saw the statue and said something like, an island protected by the devil!
So many ‘mysteries’ are for us to asssume and work out ourselves.