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Star Wars fans have a new Snoke theory after The Mandalorian Chapter 12

Published: 20/Nov/2020 23:40

by Michael Gwilliam

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Back when Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens came out, everyone had a unique theory on the identity of the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke. While The Rise of Skywalker answered the question, another theory has popped up, thanks to a new episode of The Mandalorian.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers!

Snoke was a very interesting figure in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. While many fans were angry with how The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson disposed of the antagonist introduced by JJ Abrams, his origins were revealed in the next film.

As it turns out, for better or for worse, Snoke was created by the Emperor back on Exegol and had many clones of him in vats.

Regardless of the true character’s origins, for a good few years, many fans had numerous theories about Snoke and how he came to be. Now, even in 2020, fans are back debating, thanks to Chapter 12/Season 2 Episode 4 of The Mandalorian titled ‘The Siege.’

Supreme Leader Snoke
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Snoke theories in 2020? We live in the weirdest timeline.

In the episode, Cara Dune, Greef Carga and Mando break into an Imperial base and discover a lab. Once inside, the music used is quite foreboding and familiar to those who watched The Force Awakens.

As the group notices what appears to be a clone or test subject, John William’s “Snoke” theme plays in the background.

Following this, the team uncovers a recent recording from Dr. Pershing discussing the Child (Baby Yoda) and its “high M-count” – perhaps referencing midi-chlorians.

Users on Reddit noticed the theme and started asking questions, coming up with a few new theories.

“I’m pretty sure we are going to see more about Snoke. I mean Snoke was created by Palps but I mean I’m pretty sure ‘Snoke’ was cloned by another being,” one pondered.

“Why would Snoke clones be on Nevarro and not Exegol?” another asked, leading to an amusing response of “A good question, for another time.”

The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda in episode 2
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The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda in ‘The Passenger’

“The more I think about this, the less it makes sense. Snoke should already be a thing. It’s been said repeatedly Ben was targeted by Snoke since birth. Ben has to be like four or five at this time so the Snoke clone thing should already be successful,” another user pointed out.

It will be interesting to see how The Mandalorian connects to the sequel trilogy, or if this scene really doesn’t have anything to do with Snoke, at all. Nonetheless, one thing is for certain – Star Wars fans will always look over every possible storyline a TV show or movie has to offer.

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The Mandalorian theory may uncover surprising new fate for Baby Yoda

Published: 25/Nov/2020 13:28

by Emma Soteriou

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A fan theory questions what will happen to Baby Yoda once he is united with Ahsoka Tano and whether that will mean the end of his adventures with The Mandalorian.

Over the first two seasons of The Mandalorian, fans have followed Din Djarin as he tried to find a home for The Child aka Baby Yoda, and reunite him with his people.

He’s still yet to succeed in this quest, but seems to be edging closer as we reach Chapter 13 of the show.

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Will Din Djarin leave The Child with Ahsoka Tano?

What will happen to Baby Yoda?

With so much of The Mandalorian heavily revolving around The Child – and him immediately becoming a fan-favorite among viewers – it begs the question of what will happen to him once his home is found.

One Reddit user (TheMediocreCritic), thinks they have worked out The Child’s fate, especially once he comes face-to-face with the famous Ahsoka Tano.

“Ahsoka will advise Mando to run and raise the child as his own lest it is used by others to fulfill misunderstood prophecies or for the designs of people who would use the child’s gifts for evil,” they said.

“[She] will subtly tell the story of her former master and how he was used by both religions of the force and manipulated because of his gifts until he was a twisted shadow of himself.”

With Tano no longer claiming to be a Jedi, she has a much more balanced perspective of the force, her previous experience – as seen in The Clone Wars and Rebel – showing how both sides can be just as dangerous.

This is what makes this theory so feasible and could easily be the direction the show decides to go in.

The clan of two could soon be back to one

If this weren’t enough, Din Djarin’s growing bond with Baby Yoda, becoming both a father figure and a clan of two, means it would inevitably be hard for him to leave The Child after so long.

However, some people in the comments are more hesitant to accept this theory, worrying that the show could lose direction and lead to there being nothing else to tell, aside from the adventures of Din Djarin and Baby Yoda.

This could be the case, but there’s potential for it to be made into a bigger arc, following Tano trying to train The Child throughout Season 3, before making this decision.

There is, of course, another huge storyline at work now, after Chapter 12’s revelations led to fans already theorizing that Moff Gideon could have a surprising secret and that the latest revelation could tie in with Snoke.

With more questions around Gideon’s experiments and the darksaber rising, there’s plenty of content that can still be covered in coming seasons of the show, while ensuring The Child is in the best place for the future, so fans won’t be disappointed.

New episodes of The Mandalorian are available to stream every Friday on Disney Plus.