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12 theories about ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ from the bonkers to the brilliant

December 05 2017, 2:55 PM EST By Jake Richardson


Theory: Remember how Kylo Ren is a part of a group called the Knights of Ren? Well, Snoke’s master is a person called Ren, and they’re the real big baddie behind everything.

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Prominent Star Wars theorist Mike Zeroh is of the opinion that there’s a greater force of evil than Snoke that’s going to be revealed in The Last Jedi, and they’re going to be this “Ren” we keep hearing about. Zeroh predicts that, like all dark-side users, Snoke must have had a mentor like Palpatine and Darth Vader before him; and the prominence of the term “Ren” in The Force Awakens leads him to believe that Ren could be the real enemy.

Likelihood rating: 4/10; a nice thought, but if Snoke is a follower of Ren, like Kylo Ren is, wouldn’t he have the word “Ren” in his name, too? And wouldn’t Snoke himself be a part of the Knights of Ren?

Theory: ‘Ren’ has nothing to do with Snoke; he was created by the infamous Darth Plagueis.

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A lot of folks are predicting that Snoke will turn out to be Palpatine’s former master, Darth Plagueis the Wise, but one Reddit user is taking that theory a step further, presenting the idea that Snoke is a creation of Plagueis. The Force was supposedly manipulated to create Anakin Skywalker, so what if that happened again and created a being altogether more evil in the form of Supreme Leader Snoke?

Likelihood rating: 4/10; it’s more likely that Snoke will turn out to be Plagueis himself, but the Force has been manipulated to create life before, so there’s some strength to this theory.

Theory: Snoke’s older than Plagueis, and he’s an ancient Sith we’ve never encountered before.

YouTube channel Star Wars Theory claims to have a source that confirms Snoke is an ancient Sith Lord from the Old Republic era who has been entombed in the Unknown Regions for years, and this revelation will lead to Disney creating a new trilogy set in the time of the Old Republic. Apparently Snoke survives by sucking the life out of fellow Force users, and this is why he’s taken Kylo Ren as an apprentice and is hunting Luke Skywalker and Rey–so he can use them to strengthen his powers.

Likelihood rating: 7/10; this would be pretty cool, and it fits into Disney’s plans to continue expanding the Star Wars universe.

Theory: You’re all wrong! Snoke is MACE WINDU, and FINN is his SON (seriously, we’re not kidding).

This is a super complex theory, but in a nutshell, here it is: Mace Windu wasn’t killed by Palpatine; he’s alive and he’s really pissed off. The former Jedi Master is now deformed and has become Snoke, hell-bent on vengeance and looking to kill Luke after Anakin betrayed him. This theory also regards Rey as the offspring of Palpatine, and therefore Snoke/Windu is also looking to kill her after the Emperor helped Anakin defeat him. If that wasn’t enough, the theory also argues that Finn is the estranged son of Snoke, banished to the ranks of the Stormtroopers after not showing enough Force-wielding potential as a child.

Likelihood rating: 2/10; we’re gonna look dumb if this turns out to be true, but we just can’t see it. If Mace Windu was going to be the villain in this new trilogy, surely Samuel L. Jackson would have returned, rather than be begging in the media to reprise his role?

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Speaking of theories that were just never going to be true, here are three ludicrous Star Wars theories from over the years to round this list off:

Theory: Rey hatched from an egg!

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This one revolves around a culture featured in a Poe Dameron comic called the Crèche, who worship a giant blue egg they believe will one day spawn the savior of the Star Wars galaxy. Some reckon Rey popped out of that egg, making our new hero what is essentially a Force-sensitive chicken. Sorry, eggers–this theory is just plain rotten.

Theory: Darth Qui-Gon!

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Another crazy theory making the rounds speculates that Episode 1 hero, Qui-Gon Jinn, was, in fact, a Sith Lord in disguise, with the Jedi Master coercing his fellow Jedi into training Anakin, thereby bringing about the destruction of the Jedi Order. Liam Neeson’s character was a maverick, but we refuse to believe he was secretly an evil mastermind.


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This is the most infamous of all Star Wars theories: That of the alleged secret Sith Lord, Darth Jar Jar Binks. Nope, he wasn’t just a bumbling alien that made fart jokes and was there for the kids; the most hated creature in Star Wars fandom was actually an evil mastermind working with Palpatine to bring about the downfall of the Republic. Yeah, it’s obviously nonsense, but a villainous Jar Jar is better than a Jar Jar that was there just to sell toys, right? Right?!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters Dec. 15.