The Last Jedi theories: Is Snoke the first ever Jedi?


If Luke Skywalker is the last Jedi, could Snoke be the first of their ancient order?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is just a handful of days away now, with many questions looming since The Force Awakens dropped in December of 2015. Who is Snoke? Who are Rey’s parents? Will Kylo Ren return from the Darkness, responding to that pull from the Light?

Why did the (former) Ben Solo turn on his uncle Luke Skywalker and his fellow Jedi learners? Why is Luke the last Jedi, and what does that mean for the Force moving forward?

Since Luke Skywalker is the remaining surviving Jedi, with the order itself possibly ending with him, where did the Jedi originate? Who could be the first Jedi of the Star Wars universe?

Could it be, Snoke? Is the Supreme Leader of the First Order the very first Jedi?

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The original Jedi Order

Within the Star Wars canon, we don’t know much of its origins, but what we do is quite telling.

First comes the day
Then comes the night.
After the darkness
Shines through the light.
The difference, they say,
Is only made right
By the resolving of gray
Through refined Jedi sight.

During the period known as the Hundred-Year Darkness, when a rogue Jedi came to believe that the true power of the Force lay not through contemplation and passivity and that only by tapping its dark side could its true potential be reached.

The Jedi High Council balked at this new direction, and the fallen Jedi was cast out, but he gained followers and formed a new order, which eventually became the Sith.

Maybe, that rogue Jedi is now known as Snoke. The Supreme Leader has the look of someone who has been around for ages.

Thousands of years before the events of A New Hope, the Sith were destroyed by both the Jedi and internal fighting, with Darth Bane rising as the lone survivor. But, what if another survived, hiding within the Unknown in the process?

Also, the name of the First Order may refer to Snoke as the very first Jedi. Look at the words “First” and “Order.”

And, who knows, he could be the canon‘s variation of Darth Revan, forsaking that name once his rebellious Sith Legion was destroyed.

It would make sense why Snoke is so persistent in destroying the Jedi; the very sect that he founded, who turned their back on him and his new insightful Dark teachings.

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Snoke also seems to be obsessed with the Skywalker line, notably Vader. A recent connection to the Dark Lord also recently surfaced. 

So, we when he learns of Ben Solo’s connection to Darth Vader, that could be the very reason he seeks him out. Something within the Skywalker line is critical to the living Force.

The new chosen one, Ben Solo/Kylo Ren, could very well destroy the Jedi, where his grandfather failed, thanks to the return of Anakin Skywalker.

The Skywalker line may be vital to destroying the Jedi Order for good, but how, is for The Last Jedi and beyond to tell us.

Luke Skywalker and Rey both may have something to say about this attempt, as well.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres December 15, worldwide.