Snoke is well the worst Star Wars villain. And but, he is additionally the best Star Wars villain as a result of all of us cannot cease speaking about how cool he might have been. Snoke’s obvious lack of backstory plagued Star Wars followers and pundits for almost 4 years. Then, in The Rise of Skywalker, we have been all simply casually advised that Palpatine “made him.” Bummer.
However what if that is not it? What if Snoke was barely greater than a puppet of Palpatine. One new fan principle means that the Darkish lord’s authentic id might come from The Clone Wars, and it is sufficient to get you enthusiastic about Snoke theories over again.
Over on Reddit, Keonmcaree2710 suggests that Snoke’s true origin might all be wrapped up within the Drive gods of Mortis, launched within the well-known (or notorious) Season 3 “Mortis” Clone Wars episodes 15, 16 and 17; “Overlords” “Altar of Mortis” and “Ghosts of Mortis.”
Briefly, these episodes create a metaphysical (and in addition literal) clarification for the way the Drive will get balanced and unbalanced. There have been two beings — the “Son” and the “Daughter” — being held in test by “the Father.” This Father was, in principle, retaining steadiness within the Drive, and, in these episodes, he straight-up asks Anakin to take his place, which, in fact, would fulfill the prophecy that Anakin will deliver steadiness to the Drive. Spoiler alert: Anakin would not do it, and the “Son” — the Darkish facet god — is finally killed by Anakin, however not earlier than the “Daughter” and the “Father” die, too. Anakin particularly kills the Son.
What this new Snoke principle presupposes is: What if the Son did not “die” and was later reborn as Snoke.
Redditor Keonmcaree2710 places it like this:
“[The Son being Snoke] will surely clarify his look too, and a proof for his survival could possibly be that he absorbed the stays of his father’s life pressure to maintain him residing, consistent with his character and his skills, although maybe he transferred his remaining life pressure and conscience to his father’s physique because it was rather more highly effective.”
This is my barely shorter synopsis: The Son did not die as a result of he in some way managed to get again up and suck out his Father’s life-force, which is why Snoke (who’s the Son) appears to be like so bizarre and disfigured in The Drive Awakens and The Final Jedi.
Now, the Reddit principle principally says The Rise of Skywalker ruined this principle as a result of J.J. Abrams disregarded the Mortis lore and “went towards” no matter may need been “deliberate.” I say, let’s depart that out of the dialog and simply function from the idea that we’ve to make this Snoke =The Son thought work with all three sequel movies, together with The Rise of Skywalker.
How can we do this? Like this:
What did Palpatine imply by “I made Snoke”?
Palpatine stated: “I made Snoke.” This presumably means he constructed a clone puppet of Snoke, and that is why we see further Snokes laying round in vats initially of The Rise of Skywalker. However what if it is not that straightforward?
Palps clearly based mostly this “Snoke” individual on anyone else, proper? Some followers have stated it could be cool if Snoke is actually the reanimated corpse of Darth Plagueis, which is enjoyable and all, however there isn’t any cause we will not apply that very same considering to the Son. If the Son have been “useless,” it is attainable Palps might have used Sith mojo to deliver him again to “life” in the course of the prequel period, assuming that Palps might discover Mortis.
This will appear a little bit far-fetched, but when we let that be true, then it is a hop-skip-and-jump to Paps saying he “made” Snoke. He introduced the Son again to life after which put him on ice. The vats we noticed have been clones Palps needed to make as a result of…
What if Palpatine cloned the Son as a take a look at?
We all know Sith Lords love testing evil science experiments on different folks earlier than utilizing stated evil science on issues they actually care about. Vader examined the carbonite freezing chamber on Han Solo earlier than attempting to apply it to Luke Skywalker. Possibly Palps did the identical factor with the Son.
He will get the corpse from Mortis after which realizes it is an effective way to check a plan he has in place to clone himself… however later. To verify this tech works, he clones the Son and renames that clone “Snoke.” This works effectively sufficient and Palps is glad. Due to that, he decides to develop himself an entire bunch of additional Snokes/Sons, simply in case he wants them. Which, in fact, he does!
Making the Son subordinate to Palpatine’s plans is sensible
All through all 9 episodic films, there’s ample proof to recommend that Palpatine was attempting to “steadiness” the Drive in his personal sick means. To place it one other means, Palps was very clearly attempting to assemble as many secret Drive weapons as attainable. If Palps thought he might in some way harness the uncooked energy of the Son (a darkish facet “god”) he completely would do it.
Palpatine was obsessive about residing ceaselessly with the intention to personally be certain the Sith dominated the galaxy. If he realized that some sort of immortal Darkish facet being existed, he would do every part in his energy to co-opt the essence of the Son. In different phrases, Palpatine’s patterns of manipulation and fundamental philosophies concerning the Drive all recommend that he would completely attempt to get the Son on his facet, and if the Son was already useless, and that in some way helped Palpatine, even higher.
In Revenge of the Sith and The Rise of Skywalker, Palpatine says “the Darkish Aspect of the Drive is a pathway to many skills some take into account to be unnatural.” And if Palps realized the right way to grasp these skills from the Son, and even managed to reap the essence of the Son (and assemble Snoke), then, the concept that Palpatine was the end-all-be-all of the Darkish Aspect instantly makes much more sense.