Supreme leader Plagueis
Another theory that caught my interest is about Supreme leader Snoke. It’s rumored that Supreme leader Snoke is in fact Darth Plagueis. This theory is particularly interesting because it refers to a character who was only briefly mentioned in the prequels. In revenge of the Sith, Senator Palpatine also known as Darth Sidious talks about his master, Darth Plagueis. To keep it short and relevant to this theory, it’s said that Darth Plagueis, and I quote:
“Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith so powerful and so wise, he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create life. He had such a knowledge of the dark side, he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying.” – Sheev palpatine
So in essence he found a way to create immortality and if he could keep others from dying, couldn’t he keep himself from dying too?
“But Snoke is confirmed to be a new character created for TFA”. Yes, this statement could be true without destroying the theory about Snoke being Plagueis. How? If you look deeper into his methods to how his Force power works, you get to learn that in order to keep himself alive he would would need to transfer his life energy into a new host body. This means that if he had to keep himself alive after the assassination by the hands of his apprentice Sidious, he would’ve somehow found a new host en ultimately ended up in the body that is of Snoke, which in essence is a newly created character. If you want to take this even further, he could’ve gained possession of the body of Sidious when he found out about the plans of the apprentice to assassinate his master (notice that little smirk Sidious shows when he says the line “to create…life.”? Like he is boasting as if he himself achieved the greatness of the powers of Plagueis…like he is Plageuis himself..think about that for a sec), and then went on to find a better host from the moment Sidious was defeated by Anakin (maybe the body of Anakin himself? We’ll keep that thought for a different theory). Being so close to the actual story line explains the reason to what was said that Snoke witnessed the rise and fall of the Galactic Empire, and also would explain to why he knew to follow Ben Solo, the son of Leia “Skywalker” Organa. How else could someone so powerful get unnoticed by either the Jedi or Sith and at the same time know so much about the Skywalker lineage to be able to persuade young padawan Solo?
This is what the theory of “Snoke is Plagueis” generally is based on and even though there’s also quite alot of evidence to why this theory might be incorrect, it still hasn’t been confirmed to be untrue.
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