There is little doubt that Supreme Leader Snoke was one of the most underused characters who was introduced in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. After all, he was killed off unceremoniously in Star Wars: The Last Jedi before we even learned anything about him. However, a new book reveals the truth about Snoke and it confirms he had a strange connection to Palpatine in more ways than one.
There have been speculations that Snoke was an individual who was influenced by the Sith Lord to start the First Order. There were even wild theories about how Palpatine was able to do so, with some believing Snoke came across an artifact that protected Palpatine's consciousness. However, the new book simply titled The Star Wars Book by Cole Horton, Pablo Hidalgo, and Dan Zehr reveals the truth about Snoke.
In the book, it is revealed that Snoke's species is "Genetic strandcast (artificial). Moreover, the description for Snoke confirms Palpatine still had some form of control over him.
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"It's possible Snoke himself may not know his true nature. Snoke is a strandcast - an artificial genetic construct concocted by the resurrected Darth Sidious to be his proxy in power. Snoke has free will, but his actions and goals are still orchestrated by Sidious," the book reads.
Star Wars fans have already suspected that Snoke was a clone of Palpatine himself when the character's corpse was featured in The Rise of Skywalker. However, this is the first time it is confirmed that Snoke was both a puppet and a clone of the Sith Lord.
The Star Wars Book will be released on October 20.