Before I get this post started, I must warn there will be spoilers. So if you have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or do not mind spoilers, keep reading.
The mysterious Commander Snoke, who appears to be at least 20ft tall in the film, is a figure of much intrigue. No back story is revealed about him whatsoever. However, here at UTB Geek we believe to have solid evidence as to who Commander Snoke is: Darth Plagueis the Wise.
Now, it’s been more than a decade since Episode III, so let me refresh your memory. Darth Plagueis was the master of Darth Sidious (AKA Palpatine). Palpatine mentions Plagueis to Anakin as he attempts to seduce him to the Dark Side. See the scene below:
Darth Plagueis was supposed to be so powerful he could prevent death, but eventually his apprentice killed him in his sleep. A being so powerful could easily prevent his own death. If you pay close attention to the soundtrack in the background (the track is named Palpatine’s Teachings), it is the same as the one that plays in the Force Awakens when Snoke appears (it is named ‘Snoke’ in the official TFA soundtrack).
Hear them both below:
Coincidence? I believe not. The recycled sound track is meant to link both scenes. Either Plagueis is Snoke, or John Williams has lost all creativity in sound track making and had to plagiarize himself.
Second, when Han Solo confronts Kylo Ren, Kylo says “The Supreme leader is wise!” Another direct reference to Plagueis the Wise. Sadly, this scene is not on Youtube yet to post.
As Palpatine said ” He could save others from death, but not himself…” or could he?
Below is the cover art for the book titled ‘Darth Plagueis:’
Do you think the theory is plausible? Would you like for it to be Plagueis? Or a new character altogether?