Who’s Snoke? Well, recent speculations have run from him being Rey’s granddad to being Mace Windu. That’s right, Samuel L Jackson’s killed Jedi Master from the Revenge of the Sith.
Another Star Wars canon novel, Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig, takes us through the occasions, specifically following The Return of the Jedi and winds up in the darkest concealed ranges of Unknown Space, a long way from a galaxy far, far away.
Think about who is waiting there with his vicious plan?
Well, Emperor Palpatine trusted that wellspring of The Dark Side originated from outside the known galaxy, past The Rim, some place in Unknown Space. Prior to his death, Palpatine came into contact with an anonymous and wicked force past the Rim.
Around the same time, the Acolytes of the Beyond additionally started to get dreams of the Sith and the Dark Side of the Force. However, Palpatine alone could detect the presence of an extraordinarily effective force drawing specifically from the Dark Side.
The Force Awakens novel effectively expressed that Snoke (around then in an unspecified location) had been watching the ascent and fall of the Empire. We additionally realize that he had been viewing Kylo Ren when he was an embryo.
Snoke is not some shapeless being who has been stirred by Palapatine’s manned probes and Force searches into the obscure. In fact, he is some sort of an ancient being with a tremendous plan traversing hundreds of years.
This at long last appears to ruin the popular hypothesis that he is some sort of ancient, shrouded Sith.
Truth be told, it appears to be progressively likely that he is a totally new sort of alien from another, completely new galaxy. Snoke is by all accounts an inconceivably capable life form who has a one of a kind association with the source of The Dark Side that rises above anything we have seen before.
Palpatine had been looking for a back-up plan if the Jedi ever crush him. Rather, he opened the door for a significantly more prominent evil to enter the galaxy we know so well.
The Aftermath trilogy uncovers how the Emperor, otherwise known as Darth Sidious, had not only been looking for the origins of the Dark Side, but also setting up an escape course for his philosophy.
Should he fall, he wanted to decimate the Republic and all hope for the known world in a disastrous cataclysm by exploding the planet of Jakku. His elite disciples would be sent to another galaxy to set up another order, free from the Jedi.
Palpatine bombed on practically every front. He not only died but also, his picked successor Fleet Admiral Gallius Rax high-jacked the plans with his own ego and fixations and was, thus, murdered by Admiral Rae Sloane. Sloane then leads the remainders of the Imperial powers out into Unkown Space and sows the seeds of what occurs in The Force Awakens.
Sloane is an unadulterated ideologist who was repelled by Palpatine and Rax’s egos and flaws. Her unadulterated vision is expressed in her animating discourse at the end of Empire’s End:
“It’s time to start over…That is our first order. To begin again. And to get it right this time.”
The First Order is conceived and when it comes back to the known galaxy, the times of the Republic are numbered. However, the First Order does not return alone and their unadulterated philosophy is merely an apparatus for Snoke’s own fantastic plans.
Whatever a limitlessly powerful ancient and shrewd alien might what doesn’t seem good for The Last Jedi and the Light Side of the Force.
The new book Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End by ChHuck Wendig (Century, £19.99) released on 23rd February