Snoke and Palpatine were both powerful Force users, but that’s where the similarities end. Let’s debunk the latest Star Wars fan theory.
When Snoke was first introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he was a very mysterious character. A lot of people were curious about where he came from how he was so powerful.
It’s said he witnessed the rise and fall of the empire, and there were theories that he was Darth Sidious’ master Darth Plagueis because he and Darth Sidious sought the secret of immortality. Sidious ultimately killed his master in his sleep.
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When Snoke appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi it showed his power as he was able to create a connection between Rey and Kylo when they are halfway across the galaxy from each other, and bounce lightning off of the floor. So a lot of people were very surprised when Snoke died in the movie. Kylo manages to trick him and hide his true intentions, he cuts him in half with a lightsaber.
There a few theories about how Snoke might return in Star Wars: Episode IX. The big one right now is that Palpatine possessed Snoke.
They go out of there way to say Snoke is not Sith and believes that what the Emperor and Vader did was a failure.
The biggest contradiction to this is Snoke is almost nothing like Palpatine. Yes, he is powerful in the force, but that’s where the similarities end. Palpatine knew to never underestimate people. He knew Vader would one day try to overthrow him, which is why he put him in a suit that was constantly hurting him and was weak to lightning. Why is he suddenly like that with Kylo Ren? Snoke is overly cocky with Kylo basically saying he will never betray me.
There is another theory that like Palpatine he was looking for the power to cheat death, he was looking for the secret of immortality. In the throne room scene, It almost seems like he is goading Kylo Ren to kill him he says: “Pathetic child. I cannot be betrayed, I cannot be beaten. I see his mind, I see his every intent. Yes. I see him turning the lightsaber to strike true. And now, foolish child. He ignites it, and kills his true enemy!”
He doesn’t say I see him turning the lightsaber to kill you Rey he says: “Yes. I see him turning the lightsaber to strike true. And now, foolish child.”
He ignites it and kills his true enemy, maybe this was Snoke’s final test for Kylo to see if he would kill him and he would bide his time to see what Kylo would with the First Order.
This is all assuming that Snoke comes back in the movie. It’s a chance that he may not come back at all.
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