- "Darkness rises...and light to meet it."
- ―Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Supreme Leader Snoke appears in the set 75190 First Order Star Destroyer and 75216 The Throne Room Duel, the figure features a regular flesh-coloured, heavily wrinkled and deformed face with two blue eyes, two white eyebrows, and a black, slightly slanted mouth. Both the torso and legs are gold plated. He wears golden khalat robes with scales patterns and has plain white robes beneath them, all held in place by a golden belt. He has golden arms and regular flesh-coloured hands.
An artificial being made by the Sith Eternal, Snoke was a master over the Dark Side of the Force and a seeker of Sith arcane lore, though he was not a Dark Lord himsself. Following the collapse of the Galactic Empire, the Imperial Remnants clashed with the New Republic and were defeated in the ensuing Battle of Jakku.
Several ex-Imperial officials fled to the Unknown Regions and were soon joined by Snoke. Together they formed the First Order, a military dictatorship which viewed itself as the successor of the old Empire. Pulling strings, Snoke rose to power as the Supreme Leader of the First Order, using the obedient General Hux to oversee the military aspects. During his early reign, the Supreme Leader was able to pave the way for Ben Solo's fall to the Dark Side as Kylo Ren, the Master of the Knights of Ren and his apprentice, and the fall of the Jedi Order. Upon his ascension, Snoke gave no indication to his origins in the Unknown Regions and very few peered behind the veil to see that he was subservient to an unseen force.
From aboard his flagship, the Supremacy, Supreme Leader Snoke directs the First Order's war machine against the New Republic and Leia Organa Solo's Resistance, while General Hux, Captain Phasma and the dark enforcer Kylo Ren prepared Starkiller Base's big reveal. Granting his approval, the First Order used the massive battle station to destroy the Hosnian system housing the New Republic, before turning it to fire on the Resistance's base on D'Qar. However, Starkiller Base was soon compromised in an attack led by Captain Poe Dameron, Finn, Rey, Han Solo and Chewbacca, allowing the Resistance to gain the map to Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.
Weaving a web to catch his adversaries in, Supreme Leader Snoke ordered the First Order's armada to pursue the weakened fleet of the Resistance and recalled both General Hux and dark enforcer Kylo Ren to reprimand them for their failure. Disillusioned with his master, the latter formed a bond with Rey, who sought to turn him back towards the Light. As the First Order neared triumph, Ren brought Rey before Snoke, who revealed he had influenced their bond as part of his grand scheme to end the Resistance and prevent the resurgence of the Jedi Order unde Luke Skywalker. Failing in swaying Rey to his side, Supreme Leader Snoke took the map to the Jedi Master by force and commanded Kylo Ren to kill her. Although aware of his apprentice's unfaithful allegiance, Snoke was confident in his strength: reading minds. Indeed, he cited correctly Ren's thoughts, but failed to interpret them correctly: the dark warrior turned Rey's lightsaber towards him and bisected him from the torso.
In the aftermath of his demise, Kylo Ren claimed the mantle of Supreme Leader and initiated a campaign against the dwindling fighters of the Resistance. Much like Darth Sidious before him, Snoke had crafted his own Contingency to enable his inner circle of ex-Imperials led by General Pryde be brought into the fold as the Supreme Council. Searching for Sith teachings in old enclaves and bases, Ren uncovered parts of truth revealing Snoke was not the apex of the Dark Side pyramid. After Sidious sent a transmission throughout the galaxy threatening his enemies with the return of the Sith, Ren travelled to Exegol and confronted the reborn Emperor, who revealed that Snoke himself had been unwittingly used as a distraction while Sidious built the Final Order to restore Sith domination.
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- His voice and motion capture was performed by Andy Serkis who famously appeared in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films as Gollum and the uncredited voice of the Ringwraith and Witch-King. Serkis also played Ulysses Klaue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Despite Snoke's real height was of seven feet in height his lego incarnation is represented with default type legs, rather than using taller legs and longer arms type used for lego figures like Woody and Jessie from Toy Story lego sets. This choice was adopted probably to avoid scaling problems with the lego set 75190 First Order Star Destroyer during set development.
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