Ever since his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans have wondered if the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke was actually someone we’ve already heard of or met in the Star Wars universe. And while the last movie didn’t offer many hints about Snoke’s identity, the latest Star Wars: Aftermath novel by Chuck Wendig has offered up some tantalizing hints about who Snoke really is. Today’s Nerdist News is one with the Force as the Force is with us as we search for answers!
Join host, and the last surviving member of the New Republic, Jessica Chobot, as she walks us through everything we learned in Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire’s End. As much as we enjoyed the rumors that Jar-Jar Binks was a secret Sith lord, Empire’s End put those rumors to rest by showing what happened to the former senator who gave the Emperor the means to permanently seize power. And what of the Emperor’s rumored mentor, Darth Plagueis? The possibility that Plagueis is Snoke also seems remote.
There are spoilers ahead for Empire’s End. You’ve been warned!
Until now, the most promising choice for Snoke in the Aftermath novels was Gallius Rax, a deliciously Machiavellian villain who was once a part of the Emperor’s inner circle. But we have to put that rumor to rest as well, considering that Rax meets his end in the course of this story. But without the prime suspect, who is Snoke? It turns out the answer may be more simple than we expected, as the novel describes a moment as the birth of the First Order. And it appears that Snoke may be a threat on a much grander scale than we previously imagined.
What do you think about the latest developments in Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire’s End? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!