Could Snoke have suffered his injuries at the hands of Luke Skywalker?
Snoke. The humanoid that has had many fans puzzled about who is he, what he is, and his role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
How did he get so disfigured? Is Snoke ancient, finding a twisted path to immortality? Or, perhaps, did Luke Skywalker inflict those injuries on Snoke during the New Republic era?
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Andy Serkis, who plays Snoke, sheds a little light on the matter.
The process of Lucasfilm’s attempts to uncover who Snoke indeed is very fruitful. Serkis has a lot to say about him, starting with how powerful he is in the Force.
"He is extremely strong with… the dark side of the Force. He’s terribly powerful, of course. But he is also a very vulnerable and wounded character."
Serkis went on to also talk about Snoke’s mentality, whenever it came to how he presented himself. Unlike the Emperor in the Original Trilogy, Snoke adorns himself in extravagant clothes.
A gold robe drapes across his shoulders, to be exact while sitting in his throne room with the guards donned in their red armor surround him.
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Having all that around you begs the question if Snoke was brought up wealthy as a child or the opposite, who can now have it all.
He could’ve been poor and oppressed all his life and soon can finally be rich while hurting those that hurt him.
Snoke’s injuries have also been one of the biggest mysteries surrounding him. From the caved in skull and missing part of his jaw, people are wondering what happened to him.
Maybe he grew up on a planet that the Republic couldn’t afford to help during the war against the Empire, while his world was out under the thumb of the Empire.
Now, this would explain his hatred for Luke and The Resistance/Republic. Maybe, they didn’t come to his aid as his planet was destroyed and tossed aside after the Empire was finished destroying his world.
That same scenario could explain his injuries if the case. A life of fighting the Empire, now known as The First Order, attempting to get freedom can come with some severe costs. That could explain Snoke’s hatred for Luke Skywalker and why he’s afraid of him.
Or, maybe, Luke discovered Snoke’s true intentions with Ben Solo, exacting a bit of revenge on the Dark Side master.
No matter the case, Snoke is not a pretty sight, and, he hates Skywalker. The two can be more connected than we realize.
Or, perhaps, maybe those injuries were caused by the Old Republic, or even Luke Skywalker himself. The possibilities are endless, and we cannot wait to find out.