The Last Jedi: Did Snoke speak to Kylo Ren through Darth Vader?


With Supreme Leader Snoke able to link the minds of Rey and Kylo Ren together in The Last Jedi, did he do the same with Vader’s helmet in The Force Awakens?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson introduced Star Wars fans to intricacies of the Force never seen before onscreen.

Supreme Leader Snoke, somehow, was able to link the minds of Kylo Ren and Rey together, using that strong connection to draw Rey out.

We know how Snoke’s story ends, with Kylo Ren surprising the Supreme Leader (and fans), turning on his Master.

But, how did Kylo Ren and Snoke’s relationship begin? No doubt the venue Snoke used to seduce a young Ben Solo was by using the young man’s obsession with his grandfather, Darth Vader.

In the Star Wars canon novel, Bloodlinewe discover that the true identity of Darth Vader was revealed to the galaxy via the “media” approximately six years before the events of The Force Awakens.

We also learn that Ben Solo, now Kylo Ren, did not know his actual connection to Darth Vader until that event. So, Snoke indeed used that information to seduce Ben Solo to the Dark Side, turning him into the “evil” Kylo Ren in the process.

In The Force Awakens, one of the top scenes was Kylo Ren’s “dialogue” with the charred remains of  Darth Vader’s helmet. However, a few “red flags” stick out with that exchange.

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First off, Sith Lords, or any Dark Side user for that matter, cannot communicate to the physical realm through the netherworld of the Force. Only oblivion awaits those who choose a Dark path.

Sith/Dark Side artifacts have a way of communicating to someone — which we learn in the trilogy Aftermath and other canon material.

However, the likely scenario for Kylo Ren’s “access” to Darth Vader was no doubt orchestrated by Snoke.

The Supreme Leader, knowing the Darkness was rising within Kylo Ren, also was aware of this information — which we learn in The Force Awakens novelization and Visual Guide.

So, it would make sense for Snoke to use the fallen Anakin Skywalker as a catalyst to turn a young Ben Solo down a Dark path. It makes perfect sense, especially with what he did in The Last Jedi, connecting  Kylo Ren and Rey together, in order to manipulate things for his Dark purposes.

Snoke is the culprit behind this madness, and hopefully, we get official confirmation soon within new canon material.

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Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently playing in theatres worldwide.