Going into all of the insanity surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we have got fairly a couple of mysteries to determine. Not solely are we attempting to unpack the meaning of “the last Jedi” and uncover the identity of Rey’s parents, however we have additionally received one massive query to reply on the darkish facet: who the hell is Supreme Chief Snoke? We got here up with a few theories of our own, however we could not assist however discover the form of fodder elsewhere on the web. That is after we occurred upon one actually loopy concept: that Snoke is definitely a villain we have seen earlier than – Darth Maul. Let’s go over the way it may show true.
1. Darth Maul Is Not Useless
All of us bear in mind how Obi Wan Kenobi brutally cuts Darth Maul in half in The Phantom Menace and lets him fall to his dying. It appears fairly definitive. However, properly, Darth Maul goes on to seem within the TV reveals The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Whereas many reject these TV sequence as official components of the Star Wars canon, it is value noting that Disney has begun producing them. This is able to imply that every one artistic choices made pertaining to the TV reveals are possible made with the occasions of the movies in thoughts. Plus, if Darth Vader can lose half his physique from lava burns and survive, there’s an opportunity Darth Maul may too. Even his official bio on StarWars.com corroborates the truth that he didn’t die.
2. It Would Clarify One in all Snoke’s Most Telling Feedback
The entire purpose we’re trying to hint Snoke again to a Star Wars character we have already met is as a result of he says one very essential factor in The Power Awakens. Snoke reveals that he witnessed the rise and fall of the Galactic Empire. Contemplating how the rise of the Empire occurs within the first trilogy (Episode I to Episode III) and the autumn occurs on the finish of the second trilogy (Episode IV to Episode VI), we’re probably searching for a personality who’s been round because the very starting. For those who settle for the TV reveals as canon and consider Darth Maul survived, he definitely matches in right here. As for the second trilogy, simply because we did not see him doesn’t suggest he wasn’t round. He may have been in hiding.
three. His Highly effective Origins
Darth Maul was an apprentice of the evil Darth Sidious, one of the vital terrifying and highly effective Sith Lords on the darkish facet. It is also clear that he possessed nice agility and fight expertise. Maybe his hatred for Obi Wan fueled him and made him hungry for extra energy and even revenge. With such highly effective wishes lighting his manner, it might make sense that he would attempt to rise within the ranks of the darkish facet. This would possibly clarify how he ultimately got here to be the chief of the sinister First Order.
four. They Sound the Identical
For those who return and take heed to the handful of strains uttered by Darth Maul and evaluate them to Snoke’s voice in The Power Awakens, it is fairly clear that they sound fairly related. It isn’t simply the gravelly high quality of their respective voices, both. They share the identical accent, tone, and primary inflection. That is fairly onerous to write down off.
5. However What Concerning the Horns and the Face Tattoos?
Clearly, the most important gap on this concept is Darth Maul’s unmistakable face tattoos and cranium horns. However, I imply, come on! Take a look at Snoke. It is clear he is been fairly badly deformed by some form of accident. It stands to purpose that Darth Maul may have endured some in depth, brutal physique trauma that left his face and head completely modified. It is also value noting that Darth Maul’s mother, Talzin, is a strong Power witch. It is potential she discovered a method to switch her son’s consciousness right into a vessel that might higher deal with him. With Darth Maul inhabiting a distinct physique, his tattoos and horns would clearly be gone.
We’re not going to take credit score for this gorgeous out-there concept, although. If you wish to get right down to the nitty-gritty, it is all outlined within the video beneath.
Possibly it is time to put these tinfoil hats again within the closet for now.