It's the most wonderful time of the year! Of course, I'm talking about the fact that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is only a couple of weeks away! We've been hoarding our Kyber crystals, reading up on Jedi lore, and scanning the world wide web for the slightest hints of what might be about to occur in the galaxy we all love so much. Ever since his first holographic appearance in The Force Awakens, Supreme Leader Snoke has stoked the fires of fan theories. Seeing as it looks like he'll be playing a large part in The Last Jedi, we thought it was time to delve into some of the wildest theories about just who Snoke may or may not be.
It doesn't seem too wild, right? Couldn't Star Wars once again return to its iconic big bad, Darth Vader? As Ryan Higgins pointed out earlier this year, their facial scars do look remarkably similar, and Star Wars loves a recurring villain. So has Vader returned to lure Kylo to the Dark Side? Though Force Ghost Ani was potentially going to appear in Ep VII, we doubt they'd play it this safe and retcon Vader's redemption.
Jar Jar Binks
This outrageous theory has been floating around online, and it was originally posed by Moviepilot. Jar Jar has long been a villain to fans who hated the prequels, but could it really be that he's actually Darth Plagueis in disguise? Using the Force to appear as a lowly Gungan, biding his time until he could finally become Snoke and rule the galaxy? Lol obviously not, but it's fun to imagine, right?
Grand Moff Tarkin
This would be an interesting route, and one that fans were pondering on Reddit ever since noticing Snoke's sunken face and its resemblance to Tarkin's sombre visage. It was encouraged even more after CGI Tarkin's appearance in Rogue One. Though fans seemed pretty into this notion, Pablo Hidalgo stated categorically that Snoke was not in that movie in any way shape or form. So set phasers to blast on that theory.
Everyone's favorite purple lightsaber wielding Jedi turned to the Dark Side? This shocking video poses that Windu's face would be real messed up after Palpatine electrocuted him during Ep III. It also relies heavily on another popular fan theory that Rey is in fact a Palpatine and Mace has turned to the Dark Side to take his revenge. As fun as this would be, it's about as likely as Aunt Beru rising from the grave.
Darth Sidious' apprentice Maul was an instantly iconic addition to canon. Although he apparently died during the final battle of Ep I, Maul actually survived as revealed in The Clone Wars, and now fans on YouTube think he may have become Snoke. Maul is the right age and comes from a powerful magic family, but would it really make sense for the creators to bring a character from the prequels back? We're not so sure.
Palpatine's (Force) Son
As you'll surely remember during the prequels, it was revealed that Anakin wasn't born but was in fact created by the midi-chlorians. With this radical bit of ridiculousness added to canon, it's led many fans on Reddit to believe that Snoke might be the son of Palpatine. Whether born of woman or an accident, conceived of the Force and Palpatine's hunger for power, this would be a bold choice that we'd love to see come true.
The Son of Mortis
Now this theory would introduce a whole new level of Force user into the filmic SWU. The Son was one of three Force wielders introduced in The Clone Wars series. The embodiment of the Dark Side, he lived alongside his sister--the embodiment of the light--and the father who kept them both balanced. This video explains why Snoke could be The Son, whilst some fans have suggested that Rey could be The Daughter! It's pretty out there, but Star Wars does love a family saga...
What do you think of our Snoke theories? Did we miss one of your favorites? Who do you hope the big hologram will turn out to be? Let us know in the comments!
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