If you think back to Palpatine's first two canon appearances ever, they parallel Snoke's to some degree.
-In ESB, Palpatine appeared briefly as a hologram. In TFA, Snoke appeared briefly as a hologram.
-In RotJ, Palpatine briefly appeared in the flesh and did some shit before he was killed by his apprentice. In TLJ, Snoke briefly appeared in the flesh and did some shit before he was killed by his apprentice.
When the original films were first released we knew almost nothing about Palpatine, aside from the fact that he was Vader's master and could shoot lightning from his hands. Fast-forward to now, and he has been expanded on ad nauseum, and is easily the most well-known/detailed Sith Lord in the mythos.
Same basic thing can be said about Snoke: as of now we know next-to-nothing about him -- but I have no doubt that his backstory will be [thoroughly] expanded on in the near future. I just hope his story is done well, because it does have potential to be fantastic given the whole "hails from the Unknown Regions" thing. /shrug
Last edited by Galan007 on Sep 12th, 2018 at 08:14 PM
It does, I like the fact that it relates so closely to Palpatine. Smoke seems to be a remake of Sidious which is the closest I am going to get of Palpatine coming back! This is obviously the best Disney morph they made to Star Wars.
It's because the way he was portrayed, it was just basically Palps 2.0 as Galan said, his death was really cheesy as well. Why do I wanna see the same thing twice?
Plus as I've tried to get into the new Disney stuff, a lot of it just doesn't interest me. Bits n pieces have my interest, but that's it and I really tried looking at it with an open mind. I'm just not holding my breath for Snoke's backstory being something huge, because....I mean come on were getting something called The Resistance...unless they get someone good on his backstory it's in the far back of my interests.
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Last edited by Zenwolf on Sep 12th, 2018 at 08:30 PM
Indeed, I understand and respect your perspective. I do agree that they repeat this, but I loved the character of Sidious so, I hope that they base Snoke off him, but change some of the main story lines of Snoke, everything shouldnâ€™t be exactly the same. I do believe that his death was pathetic and that they were just trying to find a way to get rid of him. He was more powerful than everyone but Luke in the last Jedi, they had to kill him in a pathetic way. It was the only way. You know, because Luke is too scared to do it himself. They should have just kept him alive honestly.
From all the info Snoke has on him, I think there is a possiblity he might be an ancient Knight of Ren or some warrior esque order from the Unknown Regions, who is interested in the Force as a whole though obviously prefers the Dark Side. He started his mission on collecting force antiquities from all orders including the Jedi and Sith some time or perhaps before the Prequel Trilogy, which also allowed hin to stumble into the Known Galaxy. He then waited for the events he might have seen through Precognition to occur and well we got what we goy.
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Snoke knew an awful lot about Palpatine and Vader, along with the Empire's superstructure. He'd been surveying them/it for a LONG time, I'd wager.
There has to be a reason why he was fangirling over Vader, and why he basically remade the Imperial military from scratch, when he could have made any style of military in existence. Hell, even the planet used as a platform for Starkiller Base was once strip-mined by the Empire for its kyber crystals. So yeah, way too many parallels here...
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That's a false parallel between Snoke and Sidious. Sidious was essential to the plot and it would've made sense to tell us how he took over the galaxy. We weren't introduced to him properly at first, since he was just part of the setting that we'd been dropped in and knew enough.
Snoke was different. Different to the audience, if not to the characters.
He was supposedly the reason the Galaxy became the way it did, although how that happened was never explained. He wasn't a beloved character, nor someone anyone who doesn't actively try to look for lore in the EU cares about. So we may get stories about his past, which I believe could be very interesting, but he's not going to be the next Palpatine by any means.