Sunday, January 3, 2016

Here's All Official Source Book Material About Snoke



Snoke was a Force-sensitive male individual who served as the Supreme Leader of the First Order approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. He had a distinctive, idiosyncratic bone and facial structure. Snoke was a powerful figure, skilled with the dark side of the Force, who had trained at least one Force-sensitive, Kylo Ren, as an apprentice.

Snoke witnessed the rise and eventual fall of the Galactic Empire. He had several apprentices before he became invested in the Skywalker bloodline, believing General Leia Organa and Han Solo's son, Ben, the grandson of Darth Vader, had the right balance of the dark and light sides of the Force in him.[4]

Leia was aware of the influence Snoke could have on her son, but did not inform Han, believing he would not understand and that as a Force-sensitive, it was her responsibility to keep Ben away from the dark side.[4] Eventually, Snoke turned Ben to the dark side, anointing him Kylo, master of the Knights of Ren, and ordered him to destroy Luke Skywalker's revived Jedi Order. Though Ren succeeded in slaughtering the entirety of the fledgling Jedi Order, Skywalker managed to escape into hiding.[1]

Shortly before the Battle of Starkiller Base, Snoke summoned Kylo Ren to discuss an awakening in the Force, and he ordered Ren to kill his father to overcome his temptation by the light. In Ren's search for Skywalker, he captured a scavenger named Rey, who had seen the final piece of the map to Skywalker's location. Snoke was later upset to hear that the girl resisted Ren's interrogation. Ren defended himself by explaining that Rey was strong in the Force, albeit untrained. As the Resistance base had been discovered, Snoke ordered Ren to bring Rey to him. When the destruction of Starkiller Base by the Resistance pilots was inevitable, Snoke ordered General Hux to bring Ren to him in order to complete his training.[1]

Snoke was the Supreme Leader of the First Order, and appeared to be a calculating and reserved military leader as well as a powerful master of the dark side. Kylo Ren of the Knights of Ren described Snoke as "wise", while Han Solo and Leia Organa believed he was manipulative and that he exploited Force-sensitive individuals, such as Kylo Ren, only for their power.[1] Snoke was very old, having a vast knowledge of the past and of the Force. He displayed tendencies unusual for practitioners of the dark side, displaying an interest in Kylo Ren due to his embodiment of a balance between both the light and dark sides of the Force, as opposed to only one aspect.[3]

Snoke was very thin and frail with large hands. His hologram used on the Starkiller Base projected him several times larger (around 25 feet) than his natural appearance, towering over Kylo Ren and General Hux. Snoke had an elongated face with pale, scarred skin and dark black eyes. He sported a large scar from the top of his head, all the way down to his brow. Snoke also had what appears to be a scar or burn on his right cheek that causes his mouth to be contorted. Snoke wore a simple cloak similar to those worn by Sith Lords. Snoke tended to speak slowly and enunciate his desires with a forceful undertone.[1]

Snoke showed little emotion, appeared very calm, and didn't appear to be in any form of worry or distress despite the circumstances against him and the First Order. When Starkiller Base was being destroyed, he calmly expressed his wishes without showing any form of anger or annoyance, a stark contrast to his apprentice Kylo Ren, who is prone to violent outbursts when faced with frustration.[1]

Snoke is portrayed by Andy Serkis in the film Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens using motion capture.[5][6] Snoke's distinct voice was first heard in the movie's first teaser trailer.[7][8] His name was officially unveiled on May 28, 2015.[6]

Snoke's appearance underwent many changes throughout the development of the film, with the character's final appearance not being decided on until October 2015, two months before the film's release. J.J. Abrams and Neal Scanlan didn't want the character to look old and decrepit like Darth Sidious, and even considered making him female.[9]

16 comments:

  1. It's on his left cheek, not the right.

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    1. that's because of the camera of the hologram :) it's inverted

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  2. No, the burn / scar is on HIS right cheek.
    It might be on your left when you watch it on screen, but it's Snoke's right cheek/

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    1. that's on the left , the camera of the hologram , make it inverted

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  3. Snoke told Kylo to kill his father??? This gets worse. The whole moment tying in with the sun dying is supposed to represent Kylo finally turning to the dark side, allowing himself to be engulfed through his own choice.. but in fact he was just following orders...

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  4. snoke is darth plaegis... he create life.. had ani created and this is why skywalkers are to be going dark side

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    1. He has been officially confirmed as not being darth plaegius

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  5. So why wasn't the word Sith ever used?

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  6. I thought Darth Sidious killed him in his sleep...

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  7. I thought Darth Sidious killed him in his sleep...

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  8. Because he isn't Plugeis and they aren't sith. There is far more than Jedi and Sith when it comes to the use of the Force.

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  9. Snoke is Palpatine, or rather, a clone of Palpatine.
    We know from the Extended Universe that Palpatine cloned himself. Granted, the Extended Universe is no longer canon, but The Force Awakens definitely had components in it that related to EU (Han and Lei marrying, having children, Rey representing their daughter and Kylo representing Jacen). So it is certainly possible that they would write Snoke as a clone of Palpatine.
    Now, the proof. Examine the story of Jango and Boba Fett. Boba is an unaltered clone of Jango. They are alike physically, but not completely. Clones were never exactly the same as the template, never perfect. Take the image of Snoke and Sidious. Similar red, indented eyes. Similar cleft down the middle of the skull. Not identical, but similar.
    Now, take the story of Star Killer. His clone "inherited his skills, but also his weaknesses", as Darth Vader says.
    There is a page on the Wookiepedia all about the "prime clone" or "clone template".
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Prime_clone
    My evidence from this is that the template's memories and experiences could be copied onto the clone, but as memory flashes. Therefore, "the clone essentially inherits the identity of its template".
    But,the clone could also "distinguish its own experiences from the genetic template's memories". This would explain why Snoke spoke in the tense he did "I have seen the rise and fall of the Galactic Empire". He has the memory of Palpatine's experiences. I firmly believe that Snoke is indeed a clone of Palpatine, and I will be very surprised if it is not written that way.

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    1. EU doesnt matter in the context of canon, as far as star wars is concerned, palpatine never cloned himslef

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    2. But the movie is based on components of the EU. It still plays a role, it just doesn't determine how the script goes.

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    3. Palpatine is more likely a clone of Snoke than the other way around given the expected ages.

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