We already know that Star Wars villain Snoke is much older than we thought, but what if he actually dates back as far as the origins of the Jedi? This latest theory suggests that he may very well be the Last Jedi.
Back in March, a reported set leak revealed that Snoke’s name could be an acronym, and now a strong theory implies that the villain is in fact the Last Jedi.
The theory was posted on Reddit recently and has since had the support of thousands of users on the site. Here it is in full:
It was pretty cool how we saw Jedha in Rogue One. But was there also a strategic reason? What if we are supposed to get in the mindset that the Jedi order is very, very ancient?
In one of the most recent star wars novels, Palpatine sends someone to Jakku to uncover an ancient secret. In The Force Awakens, we see that Luke is looking for the original Jedi temple.
What’s with this sudden obsession with Jedi history?
In The Force Awakens novel, Snoke reveals that he is very old. But we don’t know how ancient he is.
Kylo Ren’s lightsaber is confirmed to be an ancient version of the lightsaber. Where did he get it? Snoke.
Now keep in mind the title of episode 8, The Last Jedi. What if we are learning about early Jedi because we are going to find out how different the ancient Jedi order is? What if what we know as Jedi are not really Jedi after all? What if Snoke is the last Jedi, in its original form?
It makes sense that we are learning about early Jedi. It makes sense that Kylo Ren has this ancient version of the weapon. It makes sense that Luke went to look for the original Jedi temple in order to learn about Snoke.
What if we are learning about early Jedi because we are going to find out how different the ancient Jedi order is? What if Snoke is the last Jedi, in its original form?
Many have pointed out though that for it to be true, Snoke would have to be around 25,000 years old, since the current Jedi Knights protected the galaxy for over “one thousand generations.” Although some fans have suggested that “body-jumping” or “force hibernation” could explain his survival.
We can find out if the theory’s right when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th. See its trailer below in the meantime: