Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoilers: Who Is Snoke?
Has the mystery been answered?
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally out in theatres, with critics and fans generally lauding the latest adventures of the Skywalker clan (not to mention series newcomers such as Rey, Finn, and Poe). And while this new film does answer some of the burning questions set up in The Force Awakens, there are still more mysteries to be sifted through. And one of the biggest questions we still have is: Who exactly is Snoke?
Snoke, the puppet master behind both the First Order and Kylo Ren, was first introduced in The Force Awakens, but little was actually disclosed about his origins. We had hoped more would be revealed about the enigmatic baddie in The Last Jedi, but sadly, Kylo Ren's treachery means Snoke is no more, with the film divulging no further details about his former master.
So what do we know about Snoke? Very little, it seems, with the films themselves simply presenting Snoke as the leader of the First Order who also was extremely strong in the dark side of the Force (witness the lightning power he uses to dispel Rey in The Last Jedi). Snoke is similarly a mysterious figure in other non-film Star Wars media, so all fans are left with is speculation. By far the most popular prevailing theory is that Snoke is actually the mysterious Darth Plagueis, the never-seen Sith master of Emperor Palpatine himself.
What are your theories about Snoke? Tell us in the comments below. And for more The Last Jedi questions and theories, check out our extensive feature. And don't forget to read our Star Wars: The Last Jedi review.