SWNN Video: Star Wars: Supreme Leader Snoke – A Mythic Case Study

In this video, Wayward Jedi approaches the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke, master of Kylo Ren and shadowy ruler of the First Order, from a perspective rooted in mythology. What does the character represent, and using that, what guesses can we make about him going forward in the Star Wars franchise?





Let us know what you think about this video in the comments below and if you like what you see, make sure to subscribe to Wayward Jedi’s Youtube channel HERE.



Website | + posts

Founder of SWNN, MNN and The Cantina forums.

Born on April 24, 1980.

Val Trichkov (Viral Hide)

Founder of SWNN, MNN and The Cantina forums.Born on April 24, 1980.

6 thoughts on “SWNN Video: Star Wars: Supreme Leader Snoke – A Mythic Case Study

  • November 22, 2017 at 5:21 am

    My theory is that Snoke (and his race) is from the Unknown Regions of the Outer Rim. He was the real power behind Palpatine and helped him rise to power. After Palpatine failed him, Snoke came out from the shadows to run things directly.

    What is his motivation and why he’s been messing with civilizations in the known SW galaxy for several generations is an unknown (I have no theory except it’s something about the Force). And if my theory about Snoke is correct, they may not even address his motivation in Episode IX. It will be a topic to be addressed perhaps in other movies in the future (but not Johnson’s new trilogy).

    • November 22, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      Methinks that’s a good take on things. I think to emerge as the leader of the First Order, Snoke would have to have had some connection with or stake in the old Empire.

      I just hope they don’t retcon his role to being too similar to that of Darth Plagueis. That opera scene was one of the best ones in the prequels, and I’d hate it to become a huge smokescreen for “The Tragedy of Snoke the un-foreboding”.

  • November 22, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    People knew who Snoke was, as Leia says to Han that Snoke was who corrupted their son. This makes me think he was somewhat of a public figure or maybe someone associated with Luke’s new Jedi order that they trusted to be around their son.

    • November 22, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Not to go all real-world here, but statistically, most murders and other deliberate crimes against persons happen by someone that was known and trusted by the victim(s). I don’t think you are far off the mark here at all. I think Snoke was probably someone from the unknown regions that was perhaps in league with Palpatine. After the fall of the Empire, he encountered Luke Skywalker and together they worked to rebuild the Jedi Order (Snoke’s true motives unknown to Luke at the time of course). In time, Snoke developed a rapport with the Republic and a relationship with Ben Solo. I could see something like this taking place. Of course this is 100% speculation.

  • November 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    The ST villains are basically revisions of the OT villains, right down to the red guards even. Beyond Ep. 9, I hope they are a little more original, and less copycat-ish.

  • November 26, 2017 at 2:51 am

    I don’t really think this is the case but I kind of have a theory. Snoke reminds me slightly of Asajj Ventress from the clone wars show.

    His feelings on the sith and Jedi, would stick with the feelings of Ventress’ take on the force, Jedi and sith. She was betrayed and screwed over by all sides. Also, coincidence or not, the first episode of the clone wars, she was called “supreme leader” by one of the droids under her command.

    So i feel like it would be kind of cool if snoke was tied to Ventress somehow. Especially since she is one of the most complicated and best characters from the clone wars.

Comments are closed.